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Bank Manager Charged With Embezzlement Remains In Jail

BASS LAKE – The former branch manager at Yosemite Bank in Oakhurst will remain behind bars at least until his next court appearance in two weeks. Donald Eaves, 53, appeared in Bass Lake Superior Court this morning for a bail review hearing. He is charged with 32 counts of grand theft and embezzlement. However, the District Attorney’s Office has made ...

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Madera Sheriff Warns Of Recent Phone And Email 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: Informing people they are eligible to receive a financial grant/payment, but must pay a fee over the phone (via iTunes, Green Dot ...

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Coarsegold Woman Arrested In Oakhurst Embezzlement Case

OAKHURST – A Coarsegold woman has been arrested on charges of embezzling more than $40,000 from an Oakhurst business. In November 2017, Madera County Sheriff’s detectives were contacted by the owner of Fullmer’s Appliance Repair, a local family-owned business in Oakhurst, regarding possible embezzlement. After a lengthy investigation, Sheriff’s detectives positively identified the suspect as Heather Marie Stieler, who was ...

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Sheriff’s POP Team Investigation Yields Felony Arrest In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man is behind bars following an investigation by the Madera County Sheriff’s Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP) that led to his arrest on multiple felonies involving firearms and drugs. During a two month period the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received several calls for service in the Coarsegold area regarding a subject shooting firearms during late evening ...

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No Charges Will Be Filed At This Time In Coarsegold Shooting

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has announced that no charges will be filed at this time in the shooting that occurred on Friday, Mar. 30 in Coarsegold. Jacob Burdett, 25, of Coarsegold was arrested on Mar. 31 and charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder in the shooting of Ryan Prosser, 41, ...

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Arrest Made In Coarsegold Homicide

COARSEGOLD – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the homicide that occurred on Friday, Mar. 30, on Little John Drive in Coarsegold. The male subject detained last night for questioning by detectives has been taken into custody. Jacob Burdett, 25, of Coarsegold has been arrested and charged with one count of murder and one count of ...

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One Dead, One Injured In Coarsegold, Investigation Continues

COARSEGOLD – A man was detained in Coarsegold yesterday after an altercation left his mother with a gunshot wound, and her significant other dead, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. On Friday, Mar. 30, shortly before 7:30 p.m., Madera County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Road 416 and Robin Hood Drive in Coarsegold for reports of a ...

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Juvenile Arrested After Threat To “Shoot Up” North Fork School

NORTH FORK – A threat made on social media this morning had parents and students at the North Fork School in fear of returning to their classrooms after spring break. This morning, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a student from North Fork Elementary School used social media to post a threat of a school shooting. One ...

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Emergency Sand & Sand Bag Locations In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – As wet weather moves in the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents that emergency sand and sand bags are available for residents. At all locations, you must provide proof of residence and bring your own shovels. The County provides 10 bags per resident. If you need additional sand bags, you may purchase them at a local hardware ...

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Supervisors Approve Airplane For Madera County Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY — The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 today to approve the acquisition of a Cessna 172 for the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. There will be no cost to the County to acquire the plane, which is being offered to the S.O. by the Merced County Sheriff’s Office, who used it for nearly 11 years. It is estimated that ...

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