Sheriff’s log: deputies locate injured hiker and catch 3 burglars red-handed

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office received 58 calls during the week of April 16-22. Below is a sampling of those calls for the Mountain Area.


April 16: A deputy received a call of two people possibly stranded or stuck in the snow in the Fresno Dome Camp Ground area. Multiple attempts to contact the party by phone were unsuccessful. Search and Rescue teams were deployed to the last known whereabouts.

April 20: A deputy was dispatched to 39000 block of Moonray Lane in regards to a burglary investigation. Upon arrival, the victim was contacted and a report was taken. Currently, there are no suspects, witnesses or investigative leads.

April 22: Deputies and Search and Rescue were dispatched to Lewis Creek for a medical aid. Sierra Ambulance and Cal-Fire also responded. The subject was located at the lower falls area suffering a possible broken ankle. The subject was carried out to a waiting ambulance and transported to the hospital.


April 16: A deputy was dispatched to the 45000 block of Road 415 regarding theft of gasoline from a work vehicle. A report taken for documentation.

April 16: A deputy served a warrant at the 37000 block of Highway 41. The suspect had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. He was transported to Madera Department of Corrections without incident.

April 17: A deputy was dispatched to the 45000 block of Road 200 regarding a juvenile that overdosed on edible marijuana. The juvenile was transferred by EMS prior to the deputy arrival. During the investigation, another juvenile admitted to eating edible marijuana. The juvenile was triaged on scene by EMS. The juvenile checked out okay, and was turned over to family.

April 18: A deputy was dispatched to a telephonic call regarding a report of theft that occurred on the 31000 bock of Sioux Road. Report of incident was taken and forwarded to the District Attorney's Office.

April 20: A deputy responded to the 44000 block of Cool Springs Road in regards to a residential burglary alarm. When the deputy arrived on-scene he located three male subjects burglarizing the residence. All three subjects were apprehended and one of the males was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm, ammunition, and methamphetamine. The subject was also a convicted felon. The subject was arrested and booked into the Madera County Jail.

North Fork

April 17: Deputies were dispatched to the 34000 block of Road 274 for a 911 call with an open line. Deputies arrived on scene and learned about a disturbance between a landlord and tenant occurred. An investigation was completed and a report was written.