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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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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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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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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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Bicyclist Beaten And Robbed; Public’s Help Needed To Solve Case

FRIANT – The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding those who beat and robbed a cyclist on Friant Road. Just before 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 15, a retired CHP officer in his early 60s was riding his bicycle north along Friant Road. Shortly after passing Sumner Peck Ranch Winery, the man reportedly noticed ...

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Sheriff’s POP Team Investigation Yields Felony Arrest In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man is behind bars following an investigation by the Madera County Sheriff’s Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP) that led to his arrest on multiple felonies involving firearms and drugs. During a two month period the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received several calls for service in the Coarsegold area regarding a subject shooting firearms during late evening ...

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Sheriff And FBI Investigating Email Threat To Mariposa School

MARIPOSA —  The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office learned this morning that the Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent’s Office (MCUSD) received an email from an unknown person who threatened to bring a gun and bombs to school to harm students and staff. The email received by MCUSD was generic and did not include specific school site details, says the Sheriff’s ...

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Sheriff Upgrades Equipment And Technology To Better Serve

OAKHURST – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office says they have made great strides toward assuring that deputies have everything they need to provide the best service possible. Over the past three years, Sheriff Jay Varney has implemented several major upgrades, which were outlined by Commander Tyson Pogue to the Board of Supervisors at their “on the road” meeting in Oakhurst ...

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One Dead, One Injured In Coarsegold, Investigation Continues

COARSEGOLD – A man was detained in Coarsegold yesterday after an altercation left his mother with a gunshot wound, and her significant other dead, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. On Friday, Mar. 30, shortly before 7:30 p.m., Madera County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Road 416 and Robin Hood Drive in Coarsegold for reports of a ...

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Oakhurst Man Arrested With Help From Surveillance Photos

FRESNO – Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested Bryan Gammell, 54, of Oakhurst, and Cory Scow, 46, of Friant on multiple felony charges related to burglary, possession of stolen property and being felons prohibited from possessing guns or ammunition. Both have been booked into the Fresno County Jail. On Monday, Mar. 19, a person reported to the Fresno County Sheriff’s ...

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