OAKHURST - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.