Police Reports

Friday, 21 November 2014 18:31

Suspect Escapes After High Speed Chase

Brandunn WilsonFRESNO - Police and Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man in the area of Farris and Herndon in northeast Fresno, after a high speed chase that began in North Fork.

Brandunn Wilson, 20, is no stranger to law enforcement, having been the target of several chases in the mountain area, and numerous arrests. This afternoon, mountain deputies received a tip that Wilson, wanted on several felony warrants, was seen driving through North Fork in a black or dark colored SUV.

Madera County Sheriff BadgeMADERA COUNTY – The latest scam targeting citizens in Madera County involves someone impersonating Sheriff John Anderson.

Anderson has issued a fraud alert, warning that you may get a call from someone posing as the Sheriff, and the caller ID will show the Sheriff's Office main number, 559-675-7770.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 20:20

Two More Casino Suspects In Custody

Brian Lec AuchenbachMADERA COUNTY - A tenth suspect wanted in the attempted takeover of the Chukchansi Casino on Oct. 9 has turned himself in to authorities.

Brian Lec Auchenbach, 38, of Gardnerville, NV, turned himself late yesterday afternoon. He was booked into Madera County Department of Corrections.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 16:20

Man Posing As Deputy Preying On Residents

Madera County Sheriff BadgeMADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is warning residents about a man posing as a Sergeant with the "Warrants Division," who is trying to con citizens out of their cash, telling them a warrant has been issued for their arrest.

An Eastern Madera County woman received the call today and reported the incident to the Madera County Sheriff's Office just moments ago.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 17:54

Sixth Suspect In Casino Takeover Turns Himself In

Ronlad Jones DOB 12-17-1960MADERA COUNTY – A sixth suspect wanted in connection with the Oct. 9 Chukchansi Casino takeover attempt has turned himself in to authorities, according to the Madera County Sheriff's Department.

Ronald Jones, 53, of Pleasanton, voluntarily turned himself in to the Madera County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 19, and was booked into Madera County Department of Corrections.

Mariposa County Sheriff ShieldMARIPOSA - The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible suicide that occurred near the highway just north of town on Sunday.

On Nov. 16, at approximately 9:06 a.m., deputies responded to the 5000 block of Highway 140 just north of the Highway 49 North intersection regarding a possible deceased person.

Thursday, 13 November 2014 20:52

Crash On Highway 41 Ends In DUI Arrest

Highway 41 JNO Cedar Valley 11-13-14OAKHURST - A single vehicle rollover on Highway 41 near Oakhurst blocked traffic for about 40 minutes this evening just north of Cedar Valley.

Just before 6:30 p.m., a 48-year-old Santa Cruz man was southbound on Highway 41 while apparently under the influence, and traveling at unsafe speeds, according to CHP.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:54

Young Woman In Fatality Identified

Madera County Sheriff BadgeMADERA COUNTY - A young woman whose life was lost in a three-car collision on Highway 41 on Monday, Nov. 10 has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff's Office as Sophia Elise Ruiz, 18, of North Fork.

Two young male passengers who were in the car with Ruiz are currently hospitalized for injuries suffered in the accident.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 09:55

Fatal Accident On Highway 41

CHP badgeMADERA COUNTY - A three-car collision on Highway 41 last night has claimed the life of a young woman from North Fork.

At 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, an 18-year-old North Fork resident was northbound on Highway 41 just south of the 22-Mile House in a 2007 Toyota at an estimated speed of about 60 mph, according to CHP.

Friday, 07 November 2014 10:27

Mariposa Man Arrested For Attempted Murder

Nickolas KjeldergaardMARIPOSA - A Mariposa man is behind bars after reportedly firing a gun into his girlfriend's vehicle.

On Nov. 6, the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office was made aware of a domestic violence assault that occurred on Halloween. Sheriff's detectives then contacted the female victim, who reportedly received a gunshot injury to her back during an attack by her boyfriend during the Halloween incident.

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