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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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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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Madera County Sheriff’s Sergeant Awarded Purple Heart

MADERA – Sergeant Mike Pace of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office was honored on Thursday with the Purple Heart during a special ceremony to swear in new hires and promotions at the Sheriff’s Headquarters in Madera. Sgt. Pace was shot during an hours-long standoff at a home near Madera on Nov. 11, 2018, that began as a domestic disturbance – ...

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Sheriff’s Office Promotes Three In Special Ceremony

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Promotional and Awards Ceremony at the Sheriff’s Headquarters in Madera on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the following internal promotions, effective Jan. 1, 2019: Tyson Pogue – Undersheriff Patrick Majeski – Commander Jason Clark – Lieutenant ...

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Madera Sheriff’s Deputies And Camarena Health Spread Holiday Cheer

MADERA COUNTY – Nearly a dozen people were thrilled to have been pulled over by sheriff’s deputies last week when they were presented with holiday gifts rather than citations. On the afternoon of Dec.11, Camarena Health CEO Paulo Soares and Director of Programs and Business Development Nichole Mosqueda joined Madera County Sheriff’s Office Problem Oriented Policing Team members Deputy Mike ...

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