Thefts, assaults, and gunshots in Eastern Madera County

On Dec. 3, a suspect in the 45000 block of Road 621 reportedly parked their vehicle in a turnout near a home, and left, but returned to a Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy who attempted to arrest them on multiple warrants.

Though the suspect resisted arrest and attempted to run, they were tracked down by the deputy, and booked into Madera County Jail.

That was one of 103 calls responded to by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office during the week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 6:


*  Nov. 29: An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the 40000 block of Highway 41 was disturbed, and a glass door was broken. A suspect was contacted and released.

*  Dec. 1: A deputy responded to threats made after a road rage incident in the 38000 block of Highway 41. No suspect was identified.

*  Dec. 1: A theft victim said his storage unit, located in the 40000 block of Greenwood Way, was broken into. The victim said he found a different pad lock on the unit, removed it, then saw items were missing from the unit. A report was taken.

*  Dec. 1: Upon arrival to the area of the 39000 block of Road 425B, a reportedly suspicious person could not be found. An employee from a business said there have been a rise in thefts in the area. A report was taken.

*  Dec. 1: A suspect in possession of a narcotic smoking pipe was contacted and cited during a traffic stop in the area of Highway 41 and Road 222.

*  Dec. 2: A deputy on patrol in the area of Highway 41 and Road 426 spotted a person with four active warrants for arrest, contacted him, and issued him citations.

*  Dec. 3: Deputies conducted a vehicle check near Highway 49 and Oakview Drive. During investigation, two suspects were placed into custody and booked into Madera County Jail on narcotics charges.

*  Dec. 4: One person was cited on a misdemeanor warrant in the 40000 block of Highway 41.

*  Dec. 5: A sign was vandalized in the 40000 block of Jean Road East.

*  Dec. 5: Theft reported in the 39000 block of Pierce Lake Drive.

*  Dec. 6: A dog bite was reported in the 50000 block of Road 426. Case sent to animal control.


*  Nov. 29: A reported assault in the 45400 block of Meadow Brook Road was forwarded to the district attorney’s office for charges.

*  Nov. 29: A burglary was reported in the 30700 block of Titan Drive.

*  Dec. 1: Stalking charges were filed with the district attorney’s office after a disturbance in the 36000 block of Mattie Fhy Road.

*  Dec. 2: Mail theft was reported from a Post Office Box at Meca Lane and Highway 41.

*  Dec. 3: A burglary was reported in the 35000 block of Wells Road.

*  Dec. 6: After a traffic stop near Highway 41 and Yosemite Springs Parkway, two occupants were determined to have held a physical dispute and a male suspect was taken to Madera County Jail.

North Fork

*  Dec. 2: A mailbox cluster in the area of Manzanita Lake Drive and Road 222 was reportedly burglarized, but after examination, it appeared undamaged with no evidence.

*  Dec. 4: Shots from a moving vehicle were reported three days after they took place on Road 225 and Road 233.

Bass Lake

*  Nov. 30: Vehicle burglary reported while the victim was hiking off of Beasore Road and Cold Springs Summit.

*  Dec. 6: A purse was returned to its owner after it was lost in the area of Road 432 and Mallar Road.


*  Dec. 2: A woman in the 45000 block of Nipp Lane reportedly sent a message to her ex husband about causing harm to herself and their child. She was taken for a mental health evaluation, and the case was forwarded to Child Protective Services due to unsanitary living conditions.

*  Dec. 4: A butane honey oil lab may have been dumped on Road 600, south of Indian Rock Road. Remnants of the lab, often used for marijuana production, was collected from the scene and forwarded to the Madera County Narcotics Enforcement Team.

NOTE: The above is a sampling of 103 calls to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 6, and is in no way inclusive. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.