Police Reports

Thursday, 29 January 2015 19:58

DUI Arrest After Road 200 Crash

Road 200 at Fine Gold Creek 1-29-15NORTH FORK - A single vehicle accident on Road 200 slowed traffic to one lane for about an hour this evening.

A 33-year-old Madera man was westbound in a 2008 Jeep at about 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 29, when he failed to negotiate the 25 mph curve at the Fine Gold Creek bridge.

Saturday, 24 January 2015 15:50

Girl Escapes From Attempted Kidnapping

Madera County Sheriff BadgeOAKHURST - The Madera County Sheriff's Office is reporting that 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.

The girl had stopped to take pictures of the sunset, when two men rushed her from a nearby area where they had been hiding. One suspect grabbed the girl by the arm and lifted her off the ground while stating that they intended to kidnap her.

Surveillance video of vehicle wanted in connection with Spring Valley theft 1-21-15O'NEALS - Madera County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a theft that occurred at Spring Valley School in O'Neals last Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Chawanakee School District posted on their Facebook page last Thursday, a photo of a dark colored car, asking for information about the driver, stating that she "may have information leading to the theft of three campus Chromebooks and a cellular phone."
Friday, 16 January 2015 09:12

Mountain Couple Booked For Fraud And Theft

Cutter James Randrup 3MADERA COUNTY – Two mountain area residents, who were the subjects in an ongoing theft and fraud case, are behind bars after deputies arrested the pair earlier this week in Oakhurst.

James Cutter Randrup, 27, of Coarsegold, and Kara Nicole Raynor, 29, of Ahwahnee, face numerous felony charges, which include vehicle theft, receiving stolen property, conspiracy and fraud. Randrup also faces narcotic charges.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 16:03

Oakhurst Man Booked On Suspicion Of Rape

Timothy Edward BuchholzOAKHURST – An Oakhurst man has been arrested and was booked into the Madera County Jail last night on suspicion of rape.

Timothy Edward Buchholz, 28, who shares his time between Oakhurst and Fresno, has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 2009 that includes burglary, grand theft and narcotics. He is being held without bail.

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 18:45

One Car Involved In Two Crashes

CHP badgeOAKHURST - A pair of crashes involving the same vehicle, on either side of Highway 49, sent the driver to the hospital after he rolled his car near the Jack-in-the-Box.

Just after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, Richard Emerick, 84, of Coarsegold was driving a silver Lexus ES350 north through the parking lot of Raley's.

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 09:45

Two In Custody In North Fork Stabbing

Coleman and MagdelenoNORTH FORK - Two men have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 30-year old man outside a residence in North Fork last night.

Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney announced this morning that 21-year old Ray Allen Coleman and 19-year old Gerardo Magdeleno, both of North Fork, were captured roughly three hours after an unidentified man was reported to have been assaulted outside a home off Road 222.

Monday, 05 January 2015 22:25

Man Hospitalized After Stabbing

Madera County Sheriff BadgeNORTH FORK – A 30-year-old man is hospitalized following a stabbing tonight in North Fork. The name of the victim has not been released. 

The Sheriff's Office received a 911 call shortly before 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, concerning an incident that happened outside a home on Road 222 in North Fork.

Friday, 02 January 2015 17:59

DUI Arrest After Pickup Gets Stuck

CHP badgeNORTH FORK - A pregnant woman who ran her car off the road near Redinger Lake was taken into custody after officers determined that she was under the influence.

Ahbree Walker, 24, of North Fork, reportedly got her GMC Sierra pickup stuck in the mud about 200 yards from the boat launch, and needed a tow truck.

Friday, 02 January 2015 14:31

Highway 41 Crash Ends In Arrest

Highway 41 at Bible Storyland DUI 1-2-14O'NEALS - A single vehicle accident on Highway 41 backed up traffic for miles in both directions this afternoon and ended with an arrest for felony DUI.

At about 1:20 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, a Lincoln LS, driven by an undocumented 22-year-old Hispanic male was northbound on Highway 41 just north of Road 200.

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