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Drowning at Eastman Lake

MADERA COUNTY — Shortly before 5pm on Sunday July 3, 2022, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center was notified of an unaccounted for 13 year old female at Eastman Lake. Immediately, Madera County Sheriff’s Office Deputies along with Search and Rescue Volunteers, Sheriff’s Dive Team, California Highway Patrol Helicopter H-40, Army Corps of Engineers Rangers, Cal-Fire and Pistoresi Ambulance personnel ...

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A Message From Madera County Sheriff-Coroner Tyson Pogue

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By Madera County Sheriff-Coroner Tyson Pogue.  I am a proud, lifelong, resident of Madera County and have proudly served at the Madera Sheriff’s Office since 2001. I systematically worked my way through the ranks of deputy, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, commander, and undersheriff before being appointed the 16th Sheriff of Madera County nearly two years ago. I graduated from the prestigious ...

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Motor Vehicle Fatality in Oakhurst on Sunday Night

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OAKHURST — On Sunday, May 8, 2022, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Merced Communications Center (MCC) dispatched CHP Oakhurst area units to a call of a two-vehicle traffic collision with possible ejections and an ambulance responding. The collision occurred in the area of Road 426 and Road 427 (School Road). It was determined the true location ...

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North Fork Rancheria to Build Emergency Services Substation

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NORTH FORK —  The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California in coordination with Madera County plans to hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, for a new 4,156 square foot emergency services building. The new facility will include fire station living quarters, a sheriff substation, and an EMS substation. The project is being funded by a U.S. ...

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Minarets’ Community Welcomes Officer Michael Lewis

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By Acacia Edeluchel, student journalist for Minarets Press This year, Minarets is excited to have another addition to the Minarets community. Michael Lewis, a deputy sheriff with the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, will be on campus every day this year serving to help keep Minarets a safe and uplifting environment. Officer Lewis explains what he will be up to while on ...

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Attempted Murder Suspect in Custody Following Stabbing

OAKHURST — On Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, shortly after 6 p.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call for service for a reported stabbing in the 40000 block of Meadow Vista Drive in Oakhurst. MCSO Deputies Silva, Graves and Corporal Roth arrived on scene and discovered an adult male victim who had sustained stab wounds to his back. ...

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Evacuation Order REDUCED for M18, M16, M15, M14, M13, M2, and M1

Madera County – Evacuation Orders for M18, M16, M15, M14, M13, M2, and M1 have been reduced to Evacuation Warnings. Residents in the area need to be aware that there is still a potential for evacuations and need to be prepared to evacuate at a moments notice. Citizens need to monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately. ...

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Update | Evacuation Warnings LIFTED for M49, M50, M51 M52

Madera County – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the evacuation warnings for Evacuation Zones M49 Road 422, M50, John West and M51 Upper Road 426 have been lifted. Please go to the Madera County Web Page and click on the fire map to see more information. The following Mandatory Evacuation Order areas have been reduced to ...

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Creek Fire Nearing 200,000 Acres Burned

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 12, 2020 – Crews continue hard work on the containment line steadily moving north on the west side of the fire toward Central Camp. Dozers and hand crews are working on the containment line while other firefighters worked overnight to back-burn the area between the new line and the active fire front. The back-burns are then ...

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