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Caller Impersonating Madera Sheriff Sergeant, It’s A Scam

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a man who has been making phone calls to residents 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. If you receive a phone call of this nature, please ...

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Register Now For California Boater Card Class In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – California law requires that by 2025, anyone operating a motor-powered vessel on California waterways take a boater safety course and obtain a California Boater Card. Vessel operators ages 16-25 are required to have a California Boater Card as of January 2018. All ages will be required to have the card in 2025. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is ...

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Sheriff Seeks Public’s Help To Solve Multiple Commercial Burglaries

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in gathering information related to a string of commercial burglaries. The crimes occurred in Eastern Madera County in the late evening hours of Sunday, Jan. 20, and the early morning of Monday, Jan. 21. On Jan. 20, shortly after 11 p.m., deputies responded to Grocery Outlet in Oakhurst ...

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Madera Sheriff Searching For Missing At-Risk Man

MADERA -The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing at-risk adult. **UPDATE: Missing at risk adult Sotero Diaz has been safely located, And is being reunited with his family in Madera.** Original Post: Sotero Diaz was last seen leaving his residence in the Bonadelle Ranchos area in Madera around 3:45a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, ...

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Public Comment Period On Madera Sheriff OES Emergency Plans

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is placing three County Emergency Plans out for public comment. The three plans are described as follows: Emergency Operations Plan: This plan is a framework document which outlines how the County will respond to an emergency. The EOP sets guidelines to manage a disaster in an effective, efficient, and timely ...

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Meet Your First Responders At National Night Out This Tuesday

OAKHURST — Bring the whole family to National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Old Mill Shopping Center (Vons) in Oakhurst, and meet your local first responders. This is a community awareness-raising event designed to highlight the important relationship between community members and our local emergency programs, first responders, non-profits and law enforcement, ...

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Two Men Behind Bars Following Coarsegold Stabbings

COARSEGOLD – Two Coarsegold men are behind bars in connection with separate attacks in the Indian Lakes area that sent two victims to the hospital. On Tuesday, Aug. 28, at approximately 4:36 p.m., Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies responded to the area of Apache Road and Road 417 for reports of a victim with a slashed throat. When deputies ...

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Roadways Reopen As Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On School Fire

NORTH FORK — Roads 274 and 225 in North Fork will reopen at 9 p.m. after a 3-hour closure to allow access to equipment and firefighters battling the School Fire. All mandatory evacuations have been lifted, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Road 230 in to the Rec Center will also reopen, but this is still an active fire, and heavy ...

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Madera County Cops Carry Torch For Special Olympics

MADERA – Law enforcement agencies throughout Madera County are gearing up for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 12. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement. This year’s Opening Ceremonies will be hosted at 7 a.m. at Courthouse Park in Madera. The ...

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Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony Honors The Fallen

MADERA – Madera County will honor the Peace Officers who died in the line of duty in 2017 at the 11th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, May 8, at noon in Courthouse Park in Madera. Sheriff Jay Varney will host the event, which will include the California Highway Patrol and other regional law enforcement agencies, and include the ...

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