FRESNO - A strike team of Cal Fire engines reportedly heading home from the Courtney Fire today had their trip interrupted when two of the engines were involved in a major collision on Highway 41 near Shaw Avenue.
The engines were southbound at about 12:40 p.m. when one engine slowed for heavy traffic.
Cara Duke, 24, of North Fork was southbound on Road 274 at about 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 in a 2012 Mazda 3, when she reportedly lost control of her car, crossed both lanes and went down the embankment on the east side, smashing into several oak trees.
The Sheriff's Office received a call shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, advising that two males were in the backyard, and neither one was moving.
According to the Madera County Sheriff's Office, Lanan Kaye Gallo-Harper, also known as Lanan Spencer, gave the check to a cashier who accepted it and suspected the check was a fake.
The cashier immediately notified security, say authorities, who then called the Sheriff's Office. Deputies who arrived on scene confirmed the check was counterfiet and later, seized more phony checks found stashed inside the suspect's purse.
Madera County Sheriff's Deputies reportedly surrounded a house around noon Friday, Sept. 5, after receiving an anonymous tip about the whereabouts of Corey James Sahagian, aka Corey James Smith. He was earlier referred to as Central California's most prolific identity thief by the Sheriff's Office.
Madera County -- Sheriff John Anderson just learned this morning that Corey James Sahagian, 33, of Fresno, one of Central California's most prolific identity thieves, may be hiding out in Madera County.
Corey James Sahagian is wanted on a federal no bail warrant, and he is this week's Fugitive Friday's most wanted person.
Sahagian, who also goes by the names Corey James Smith and Corey James Sahagian-Smith, has brown hair, blue eyes, weighs about 180 lbs. and stands 6 feet tall.