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Search For Missing Hiker Last Seen Near Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Authorities with the National Park Service are searching for a missing man who was last seen near Yosemite National Park. Scott Tenczar was at the Bridgeport Ranger Station on Wednesday, July 25. Tenczar, 48, is described as an experienced hiker who knows the area well. Yosemite National Park reports say he planned to backpack from Robinson Creek to Crown ...

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Truck Filled With Stolen Artwork Spotted By Sharp Eyes In YLP

COARSEGOLD — A 93-year-old artist, author and explorer will hopefully soon recover a portion of her precious belongings thanks to some sharp-eyed residents of Yosemite Lakes Park. On Saturday, ABC30 reported the story of Helen Schreider, “famed explorer,” who was in the process of relocating from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Bay Area in Northern California. She hired a ...

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Two Plead “No Contest” In Violent Home Invasion Robbery

BASS LAKE – Two men charged in the robbery and beating of a 77-year-old woman and her disabled adult son in the Bass Lake Annex in November 2017 pleaded “no contest” today in Bass Lake Superior Court. Ray Coleman, 24, and Alvin McDonald III, 19, both of North Fork, accepted plea deals for their crimes, which took place on Nov. ...

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Sheriff Asks Public’s Help In Possible Attempted Abduction Case

RAYMOND – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in gathering information related to an incident that occurred on May 27, around 1:45 p.m. near the Raymond Post Office on Road 600. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a female juvenile walking in the area was approached by at least one male subject who was driving a midsize ...

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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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