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Victims Of Fatal Accident On Highway 145 Identified

MADERA COUNTY – Two people killed in a head-on collision on Highway 145 yesterday have been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Heidi Vanzeyl, 53, of Coarsegold, was the right-front passenger the gray Ford Fusion involved in the crash. The driver of the Ford, Sasha Watson, 27, of Coarsegold, was passing in an unsafe manner, witnesses told CHP, and ...

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Victim Of Monday’s Fatal Boating Accident On Bass Lake Identified

BASS LAKE – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has released more details of a fatal boating accident on Bass Lake yesterday. On Monday, Sept. 3, just after 3 p.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service regarding the accident. According to witness statements, a privately owned ski boat was pulling two individuals on an inflatable tube. While ...

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A 7-Year-Old Girl Killed In A Boating Accident At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – A 7-year-old child is dead and a 32-year-old man is hospitalized after a boating accident today at Bass Lake. At about 3:08 p.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service in the area of The Pines Resort marina regarding a boating accident on the lake. Deputies responded along with EMS and located two victims, ...

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Sheriff’s Detectives Investigate Reported Stabbing In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – Madera County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a reported stabbing incident in the Indian Lakes area. Today at approximately 4:36 p.m., deputies responded to the area of Apache Road and Road 417. When they arrived on scene, deputies located a 34-year-old white male adult victim. The victim was treated at the scene by EMS and transported to a Valley ...

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Three Arrested After Breaking Into Cars Leads To A High-Speed Chase

COARSEGOLD – Vandalism and theft in the parking lot at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino early this morning ended with a 20-minute chase, a crash and three arrests. At 3:17 a.m., Madera County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of several intoxicated individuals breaking into vehicles at the casino. When deputies arrived at the scene, they encountered five individuals involved ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 29

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 23, to Sunday, July 29, 2018. Oakhurst theft of backhoe bucket On Monday, July 23, at 9:26 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to the area of Highway CA-41 and Road 426 for a report of a theft of a backhoe bucket ...

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Items Stolen From Penske Truck Found In Driveway In YLP

MADERA COUNTY – With help from a few very alert citizens in Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP), Helen Schreider — 93-year-old artist, author and explorer — has recovered the items that went missing when a Penske rental truck was stolen from a Fresno hotel. The truck had already been recovered, but now, all the items that were stolen before the truck ...

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Deputy Injured Fighting A Fire On Highway 41

O’NEALS – A vegetation fire along Highway 41 in the O’Neals area this morning closed the roadway, forcing traffic onto a detour route, and resulting in the injury of a Sheriff’s deputy. At about 5:19 a.m., reports came in of a fire in the area of Road 406, south of Road 200. The fire was burning on the west side ...

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Proactive Traffic Stop By Deputy Results In Felony Arrest

COARSEGOLD – A Fresno man is behind bars after a traffic stop on Highway 41 turned up illegal items in possession of a probationer. On Tuesday, July 10, at approximately 3:24 a.m., Madera County Sheriff’s Sergeant Tallmon observed a red sedan with a partially obstructed license plate in the area of Highway 41 and Mecca Lane in Madera County. Sgt. ...

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Woman Rescued After Fall On Lewis Creek Trail

OAKHURST — What began as a day hike in the foothills with family ended with a rescue mission when a young woman suffered an injury and had to be transported from the trail along Lewis Creek. At 1:34 p.m. today, a call came into 911 that a woman had fallen and broken her ankle in the Corlieu Falls area. The ...

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