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Madera County’s Sheriff’s Log Through September 2, 2019

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, August 27, to Monday, September 2, 2019. Oakhurst Coroner’s Report On Tuesday, August 27, at 3:48 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to Oakhurst regarding a deceased individual at a residence. A report was forwarded to Madera County Deputy Coroner Office for review. North ...

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Missing At-Risk Madera Man Has Been Located

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a man reported missing has been located. 69-year-old Leonardo Chaidez was found on Tuesday morning, May 21, in a rural area of Madera County by farm workers, according to the Sheriff’s Office. He is safe and appears to be in good condition. As a precaution, Mr. Chaidez is being transported ...

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Felony Arrest For Willful Discharge Of A Firearm in Wishon

BASS LAKE – A man was arrested on felony charges after allegedly shooting at someone in the Wishon neighborhood near Bass Lake over the weekend. On Saturday, May 4, at approximately 10:18 a.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service in the 36000 block of Road 222. Corporal Williams, along with Deputies Fullhart and Schafer responded ...

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Madera Sheriff Warns Of The Latest Phone Scams

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of several phone and email scams circulating throughout Madera County. Though specific details may vary, these scams typically contain one or more of the following characteristics: Requesting people provide or confirm their Social Security number Informing people they are eligible to receive a financial grant/payment, but must pay ...

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Deputy Jack Williamson Retires After 21 Years Of Service

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff’s Deputy Jack Williamson is retiring after 21 years of outstanding service to the citizens of Madera County. Deputy Williamson reported for his final shift on Monday, April 22, though his last official day is May 1 and he will continue to serve as a reserve deputy. Jack was born in Fallbrook, Calif., in 1964, and shortly ...

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Detective Pulls Credit Card Skimmers From Oakhurst Gas Stations

OAKHURST – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation into credit card fraud related to skimmers found at two gas stations in Oakhurst. On April 16, deputies were called out to reports of fraudulent credit card activity in the Oakhurst area and through the course of their investigation discovered four skimmers installed at gas pumps at Vons Gas ...

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Madera County Sheriff Honors Citizens On Patrol

MADERA – In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office will be highlighting their Citizens on Patrol (COP) volunteers throughout the week. In 2018, the Sheriff’s Office COP program boasted 42 total volunteers – 27 in the mountain division and 17 in the valley division. Collectively, COPs participated in over 30 events and completed over 100 ...

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MCAlert To Conduct May Day Emergency Alert Test

MADERA – If you have not yet signed up to be notified in the event of a fire, flood or other emergency, now is the time to register. It is free and it’s important, not only for your safety but for the safety of first responders. On Wednesday, May 1, at around 10 a.m., Madera County’s Emergency Alert System (MCAlert) ...

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Sheriff Seeks Public’s Help Finding Woman Who Left Newborn Baby In The Road

MADERA – Madera County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding yesterday’s discovery of an abandoned newborn baby girl in the 35000 block of Avenue 13 ½ in Madera. The baby girl, just hours old, was found by a newspaper delivery man at about 4:30 a.m. yesterday morning. She was lying in the middle of the road ...

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Exposure To Deadly Fumes Prompts Rescue Mission At Beasore

BASS LAKE – Nearly two-dozen sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, CHP, SAR volunteers and EMS personnel were called out to rescue six individuals from the Beasore Meadows area yesterday after several of the group suffered the effects of carbon monoxide exposure. The 911 call came in at about 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, after someone at Beasore was able to make ...

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