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Mariposa Sheriff Hosts Prescription Drug Take Back Day

MARIPOSA – On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Bring your medications for disposal to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office located ...

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National Night Out In Mariposa, Meet Your First Responders

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office invites everyone to join them and their public safety partners to celebrate National Night Out tonight at 6 p.m., at the Fosters Ace Hardware parking lot in Mariposa. The Sheriff’s Office along with CHP, Cal Fire, Mariposa County Probation, Mariposa Safe Families and Mountain Crisis Services will be hosting this community event. National ...

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Procession To Honor Cal Fire Dozer Operator Braden Varney

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Mariposa-Madera-Merced Cal Fire (MMU), with the assistance of California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 5, has been successful in the recovery of Cal Fire Heavy Fire Equipment Operator (HFEO) Braden Varney, from the accident site within the Ferguson Fire. The next phase will be the escort of HFEO Braden Varney to the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office. ...

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Fire Advisory Issued For Areas South Of Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued another fire advisement as the Ferguson Fire moves south. At 10:45 a.m., a fire advisement was issued for the following locations: Lushmeadows Community Ponderosa Basin Community Triangle Road from Jerseydale Road to Highway 49 South including all side roads Darrah Road from Triangle to Sherrod Road East side of Highway ...

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Will You Be Notified In The Event Of A Wildfire?

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality, the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, and the large number of fires already this season, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera and Mariposa Counties – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera ...

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Mariposa Sheriff Hosts Drug Take Back Event

MARIPOSA – On Saturday, Apr. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Bring your medications for disposal to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office located ...

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Two People Missing Following Flooding In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for two missing from the Mar. 22 storm/ flooding event. Missing Person Details: Carol Brown, 72, of Catheys Valley On Mar. 22 at approximately 5 p.m., Carol left her house to check on horses due to the heavy rain and flooding. When Carol did not return back to the house ...

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Mariposa County Sees Increase In Crime For 2017

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has released their annual crime statistics for 2017. The numbers show an increase in almost all areas, including a 38 percent rise in the number of burglaries (see chart below). “We have felt the increase during the past year and this has been somewhat expected,” says Sheriff Doug Binnewies. “However, post-reform crime ...

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Mariposa Man Killed In Highway 140 Crash Identified

MARIPOSA —  The man who was killed when his vehicle crashed off Highway 140 near Briceburg Road yesterday has been identified by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Barry Price, 72, lost his life when his pickup lost traction on the icy road and rolled into the Merced River yesterday morning. For the original story on the accident, click here.

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