Crime

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    Marijuana plants found at Beasore Meadows cabin

    Last week, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies received a tip from a cabin owner in the Beasore area above Bass lake that unknown people were staying in his cabin without his permission, and manufacturing methamphetamine.

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    Man Arrested After Theft in North Fork

    At about 11 AM on Thursday, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Bass Fork Mini Mart in North Fork regarding a suspicious person who had arrived in a black Chevy pickup. While Deputies were responding, Dispatch received calls that two men were fighting in the roadway near Road 221 and...

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    First arrest by POP

    Less than one week after being assigned to a newly created Problem Oriented Policing (POP) position, Sergeant Larry Rich arrested a suspect for a burglary to Oak Creek Intermediate School, as well as for possession of methamphetamine.

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    Harry Baker’s trial delayed once again

    March 05–The criminal trial of former Madera County Supervisor Harry Baker has been delayed once again after his attorney called into question Baker’s competency to assist in his defense to a child-molestation charge stemming from incident at a Fresno motel eight years ago.

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    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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