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  • CRIME

    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.

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    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.

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    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...

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    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.

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    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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    Arrests in North Fork for illegal firearm, drugs

    On Feb. 16, during a traffic stop in the 33100 block of Road 222 in North Fork, Andrew Gaylord and Heather May were arrested for being in possession of a sawed-off shotgun, approximately a quarter-ounce of methamphetamine, and a pound of marijuana. There was also stolen property in the vehicle.

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    DA announces arson treatment program

    On Thursday, the Madera County District Attorney’s Office, in partnership with Cornerstone Family Counseling of Oakhurst, will open an arson treatment program for youth offenders, District Attorney David Linn said.

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    Coarsegold man convicted of felony vandalism

    A Coarsegold man has been convicted of felony vandalism for severely damaging a Pacific Gas & Electric Company facility when he cut and stole wires last July.

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    Thefts highlight Mountain Area crime

    Leading up to Valentine’s Day, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office responded to 83 calls, some in the Mountain Area over violence and domestic disturbances. Those calls are listed below:

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