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Scam Warning – Caller Claims To Be Sheriff’s Sergeant

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware that a man has been making phone calls to citizens throughout the county impersonating a sheriff’s sergeant regarding outstanding warrants. THIS IS A SCAM. The Sheriff’s Office will never request funds or personal identifying information over the phone. Based on the information provided to the Sheriff’s Office, the man ...

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Madera Sheriff Receives Grant To Combat Underage Tobacco Use

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $942,525 in state grant funding from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to combat illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors. The grants, $37.5 million in total, were distributed to 71 local entities throughout the state. “Tobacco remains a very serious public health concern,” said Attorney General Becerra. “These ...

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Sheriff Asks Public’s Help Locating Missing North Fork Girl

NORTH FORK – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing girl. On the afternoon of June 1, sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for service at a residence in North Fork for a possible parental abduction of a ten-year-old girl. Isla June Duncan was taken by her mother, Viviana Andrea Duncan, from a ...

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Sheriff Asks Public’s Help In Possible Attempted Abduction Case

RAYMOND – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in gathering information related to an incident that occurred on May 27, around 1:45 p.m. near the Raymond Post Office on Road 600. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a female juvenile walking in the area was approached by at least one male subject who was driving a midsize ...

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Law Enforcement Serves Search Warrants In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – We have been getting a lot of questions about the heavy law enforcement presence in Coarsegold yesterday morning. MAGEC (Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium), Madera Police, and the Madera County Regional SWAT Team were serving search warrants at two locations in the area. The presence of law enforcement can certainly indicate a crime in progress, but that was not ...

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Supports Special Olympics

MADERA COUNTY — Law enforcement agencies throughout Madera County will be participating in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 12. Registration is still open for runners to sign up for this important cause, say organizers. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics. Participants ...

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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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