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Hazmat Threat Near Midpines In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — For the past few days, officials have been handling a hazmat issue in the Midpines area, first determining what they were dealing with, and making sure the public was not in danger. Motorists traveling between Yosemite National Park and Mariposa on Highway 140 have been reporting a large presence of law enforcement, and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s ...

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Cops Locate Large Pot Grow While Patrolling Repopulated Detwiler Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A sparking transformer in the repopulated area of the Detwiler Fire led law enforcement to a large marijuana grow where the residents were reportedly stealing electricity to power their growing operation. On the evening of July 25, mutual aid law enforcement units patrolling the repopulated areas of the Detwiler Fire, came upon a sparking power transformer near ...

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Evacuation Info From Mariposa Co. Sheriff

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Due to the Spring Fire, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has implemented mandatory evacuations and advisories in the fire area. Highway 49 South is CLOSED from Silva Road to Varain Road. As of 3:26 p.m., mandatory evacuations were ordered on:   Ching Road to Silva Road Allred Road to Morning Star Road Ashworth Road to Old Oak ...

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Inmate Apprehended After Walking Away From Work Camp

MARIPOSA – A minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) Mount Bullion Conservation Camp (CC #39) in Mariposa County on March 21 has been apprehended. Inmate Blake Castro, 31, was apprehended at approximately 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 21, by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office after a property owner notified law enforcement of a suspicious person ...

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Mariposa County Deputy Shot During Traffic Stop

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputy was shot this morning during a traffic stop, and has been airlifted to a Valley hospital. At approximately 6 a.m., sheriff deputies initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle due to erratic driving. A pursuit ensued on Highway 49 just south of the town of Mariposa. The suspect, Brian Ballasch, a 35-year-old ...

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