Archive by category ''Crime


    Runaway lawnmower

    On May 11, a Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to the area of Road 425B and Honeysuckle Lane because a woman was riding a lawnmower on a gravel road. The mower was later determined to be stolen from the Sierra Mountain Little League group, and was returned, but the woman fled ...


    Coarsegold man arrested while allegedly DUI

    A Coarsegold man was booked into the Mariposa County Adult Detention Facility this weekend after he allegedly drove wildly along Highway 41 from Deadwood to Tenaya Lodge while under the influence of narcotics.


    Mailbox vandalism and burglaries

    On May 2, After a deputy was dispatched to the 50300 block of Barcus Circle for a burglary report, a victim said some of his property was stolen by his ex-wife.


    A rocket in O’Neals

    On April 27, the Explosive Ordinance Unit of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department was sent to a home in the 47000 block of Road 200 in O’Neals, due to a live fuze rocket inside the home. Though the rocket was real, it was determined no longer a danger to the public and the case was...


    Deputies, community searching for possible child abductor in Oakhurst

    The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man around 40 to 50 years old that allegedly approached, possibly with malicious intent, a 13-year-old boy around 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. yesterday along the Oakhurst River Parkway Trail.


    Pot grow busted in Oakhurst

    An Oakland man was arrested after sheriff’s deputies found nearly 2,400 marijuana plants inside two Oakhurst homes, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday afternoon.


    Dogs chasing students

    On April 12, a school resource deputy in Coarsegold was advised by the Yosemite Unified School District Transportation Supervisor that dogs were chasing students to their bus stop. Photos were taken of the dogs, located in the 31000 block of Apache Road, and forwarded to Madera County Animal Control...


    Phone scams

    Over the past few weeks, residents in Fresno, Tulare, Sanger, and Madera have been receiving phone calls from a person claiming to be with the Madera County Department of Social Services.


    One YHS girl admits allegations in racial vandalism case

    One of two female Yosemite High School students who allegedly vandalized a coach’s car with racial and homophobic slurs admitted to felony charges during a Friday hearing, District Attorney David Linn said.

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    Wild wreck turns violent in North Fork

    A conflict Tuesday morning between North Fork men with a reported history of hostility caused a three-vehicle wreck at the mill site, followed by someone allegedly brandishing an assault rifle in front of a crowd.

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