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Sheriff K9 Team Locates Wanted Suspect Near North Fork

NORTH FORK — We received a lot of questions about the helicopter circling overhead along Road 200 west of North Fork on Wednesday morning.

According to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and a Problem Oriented Policing Team were dispatched to the 55000 block of Quail Hollow Court, just off Bonnie B Road, after reports came in that a subject wanted on a felony warrant was in the area.

The subject, Gilbert Beecher, was located and led deputies on a foot pursuit, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

A K9 team was called in to assist. After a search of the area, Beecher was located by Deputy Schafer and K9 partner Apex and taken into custody.

Beecher was booked in at Madera DOC without incident.

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