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  • CRIME

    Ed Lyons cleared of all charges

    On Wednesday Feb. 11, a jury of his peers cleared North Fork resident Edward Lyons of all charges stemming from allegations of rape and sexual assault.

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    Small explosion in Oakhurst

    On Monday night at about 11 p.m. deputies, along with CHP, Cal-Fire, and Sierra Ambulance were dispatched to the Purple Cow Mall in Oakhurst regarding reports of an explosion that had injured an adult male. Deputies discovered the man had serious injuries to one of his hands and found evidence that...

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    Madera woman slashes friend’s throat

    At about 1:05 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 deputies were dispatched to the area of Highway 145 and Road 36 1/2 in regards to reports of a woman with her throat cut.

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    Attempted kidnapping in Oakhurst

    At about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 22, two men attempted to kidnap a teenage girl along Highway 41 near the High Sierra RV Park in Oakhurst.

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    DUI campaign collars 145 drivers

    The crackdown on motorists driving under the influence (DUI) ended with a significant number of arrests from sobriety checkpoints, special saturation patrols, and routine patrol in Madera and Fresno counties. From 12:01 a.m., Dec. 12, through Thursday Jan. 1.

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    Housekeeper charged with series of burglaries at the Ahwahnee hotel

    A federal grand jury returned a 32-count indictment today against Jennifer Crystal Downing, 39, of Fresno, charging her with 16 counts of first degree burglary and 16 counts of theft, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

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    Judges increases bail on Chukchansi suspects

    Madera County Superior Court Judge Matthew Rigby denied a request to reduce bail amounts for five men involved in the Oct. 9, Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino incident.

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    Attempted robber behind bars

    A Craigslist post, advertising an estate sale, became the catalyst for a carefully orchestrated heist that suddenly turned into a home invasion; and a Fresno gypsy is accused of being the mastermind.

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    Chukchansi suspects continue to surrender

    Sheriff John Anderson announced this afternoon, a fourth and a fifth suspect, wanted in connection with the Oct. 9, Casino takeover attempt, turned themselves in to authorities.

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    Tribal councilmen McDonald and King turn themselves over to authorities

    Sheriff John Anderson announced today two more suspects wanted in connection with the October 9 casino takeover attempt turned themselves in to authorities.

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