Child tests positive for methamphetamine: Madera County Sheriff’s Log, April 3 - April 9

On April 5, around 3:45 p.m., Madera County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on Canoga Drive in Oakhurst to assist Child Protective Services after a 3-month-old child tested positive for methamphetamine.

That was one of 65 incidents reported to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office for the week of April 3 - April 9, with those in the Mountain Area summarized below:


April 3: A deputy spoke at the sheriff’s substation to a concerned party about petty theft on Road 620.

April 4: Shoplifting was reported near Highway 49 and Highway 41. A deputy investigated and determined petty theft had taken place.

April 5: A man with active warrants was cited and provided a day to appear in court in the Oakhurst area.

April 5: A vehicle was burglarized on Cedar Ridge Circle North.

April 6: A student was found in possession of marijuana on Indian Springs Road.

April 7: Charges were requested on a suspect that brandished a knife in the area of Highway 41 and Highway 49.

April 7: Vandalism was reported on River Park Road.

April 9: Domestic violence reportedly took place on Goldside Drive. A suspect was arrested and booked into Madera County Jail without incident.


April 4: A man from Ahwahnee, later identified as Paul Ruell, was killed in a tractor accident on Road 400.

April 4: Two men walking east on Road 417 were contacted by deputies. One with an active misdemeanor warrant was cited, given a court date, and released.

April 4: Found property was reported at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.

April 4: A woman was arrested for public intoxication at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.

April 5: A woman was arrested for being under the influence of a narcotic at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.

April 6: Harassing telephone calls were reported by a business on Highway 41.

April 7: A deputy recovered 9mm ammunition from a garbage can at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.

North Fork

April 4: A deputy from Valley County in Idaho called deputies in Madera to report one of their residents was receiving threatening phone calls from a home on Mammoth Road.

April 6: Fraud was reported on Road 221.


April 4: A threatening phone call was reported on Circle J Ranch Road.

Bass Lake

April 7: Theft was reported on Road 274.

NOTE: The above is a sampling of 65 calls to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office for the week of April 3 - April 9, and is in no way inclusive. Defendants are presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.