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Search Warrant Leads To Identity Theft Arrest

OAKHURST – Two people were arrested early this week following a search that resulted in felony charges. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Madera County Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant on a residence in the 49000 block of Greenacre Drive, related to an on-going investigation in Eastern Madera County. Detectives have been conducting an investigation into a string of burglaries, identity ...

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Victim Identified In Fatal Accident On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – The victim of a single-vehicle accident that occurred just after 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, has been identified as 40-year-old Ramon Castillo, of Fresno. Castillo was driving a Rockstar delivery truck southbound on Highway 41 just south of Road 416, when he drove off the right side of the road, rolling several times down a steep embankment. ...

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Fatal Accident On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – Emergency personnel and investigators responded to the scene of a fatal accident on Highway 41 just south of Road 416, near the bottom of the passing lane, just after 1 p.m. this afternoon. A 2011 Kenworth commercial vehicle was southbound on Highway 41 when, for unknown reasons, the truck left the roadway on the west side of the ...

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Oakhurst Resident Charged With Felony DUI

MADERA – The woman who caused a wreck in which four people were injured, and that blocked Highway 41 over Deadwood on Sept. 28, has been charged with felony DUI. Today in Madera Superior Court, charges were filed against Sherry Lynn Abraugh-Getchell, 40, of Oakhurst. Abraugh-Getchell was charged with one felony count of Vehicle Code Section 23153(a), one felony count ...

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Crash Blocks Highway 41 Near Road 417

COARSEGOLD – A single-vehicle rollover accident on Highway 41 slowed the afternoon commute south of Coarsegold today, at about 2:40 p.m. Aaron Hall, 27, of Fresno was southbound just past Fast Tire, about two miles north of Road 417 when, for unknown reasons, he allowed his 2006 PT Cruiser to drift off the right side of the road and up ...

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Coarsegold Man Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

FRESNO — A Coarsegold man is on his way to prison after pleading guilty to cultivation of marijuana and being a felon in possession of firearms. Lawrence Alexander Tidwell, 32, was sentenced Monday by United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii to eight years in prison, according to United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner. According to court documents, a search ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week Of October 19

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. Coarsegold residential burglary On Monday, Oct. 19 at 8:22 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to take a phone call for a report of a residential burglary that occurred in the 46000 block ...

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CHP Zeroes In On Speed And Aggressive Driving

SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be stepping up its efforts to prevent speed-related collisions and curb aggressive driving. Driving too fast for conditions or driving aggressively can be costly and life changing, says the CHP. Failing to yield the right of way, making frequent lane changes, and tailgating are signs of aggressive driving. To help prevent these ...

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Life-Changing Event For Rescuers And Rescued

NORTH FORK – A medical emergency on Road 221 on Saturday morning resulted in a bicyclist being airlifted to St. Agnes hospital, but ended with what has been described by the family as a miracle. Mike Nolen, 61, of North Fork was riding his bike about a half-mile north of the Bass Fork Minit Market when he lost consciousness. Passerby ...

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Thieves Steal Safes From Oakhurst Grocery Outlet

OAKHURST – At about 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, Oct. 18, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Grocery Outlet in Oakhurst for reports of a burglary. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that the front door had been forced open, the alarm system and video surveillance system had been disabled, and that two safes had been removed from the office. ...

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