Police Reports

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:10

Victim Of Road 222 Crash Passes Away

CHP badgeOAKHURST - Friends and family mourn as they receive word that a 59-year-old Oakhurst man involved in a two-vehicle accident on Road 222 near Road 220 yesterday has passed away.

Benjamin Leslie Peugh was transported by air ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center after the crash, but succumbed to what were described by CHP as major injuries.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:14

Road 222 Crash Results In Major Injuries

CHP badgeOAKHURST - A two vehicle accident just east of the Mountain House blocked traffic for over an hour this morning, and resulted in major injuries to one driver.

Just after 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 24, Steven Avellana, 41, of Oakhurst was eastbound on Road 222 at approximately 45 mph, approaching the intersection with Road 220, according to CHP.

Monday, 23 March 2015 11:45

Four Arrested After Night Of Vandalism

Smashed tv and electronics - photo Mariposa County SheriffMARIPOSA COUNTY - A group of partying teens are now behind bars after breaking into two homes and destroying the contents during a night of destruction that ended in four arrests.

Mariposa County deputies arrested one adult and three juveniles in connection with two residential and one commercial burglary, along with the theft of an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV).

Saturday, 21 March 2015 09:42

Single Vehicle Crash On Road 200

Road 200 at Wyle Ranch 3-21-15NORTH FORK - A North Fork man escaped serious injury this morning when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel and crashed off Road 200 into the thick brush.

David Welfield, 38, was eastbound about 1/2 mile east of Road 221 (Bass Fork Mini Mart) at about 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 21, when his Isuzu Rodeo drifted off the right shoulder and rolled about 30 feet down the embankment, crashing through dense live oak and manzanita, coming to rest on the driver's side.

Bobby AlexanderMARIPOSA - Mariposa County Sheriff's deputies used Netflix and IP addresses to apprehend a suspect in a recent home burglary case.

On the afternoon of Mar. 4, a victim reported her home had been broken into via a second story balcony. Among the items taken was a 65 inch smart TV, a Wi-Fi Blu-ray, lap top computer, miscellaneous cables and wires, surround sound system and speakers.

Highway 41 fatality 3-14-15 - photo by  Amber CunninghamMARIPOSA - The small town of Mariposa is in mourning as another young woman succumbs to her injuries following a tragic head-on collision on Highway 41 on Saturday, Mar. 14.

The CHP continues their investigation into the crash in which a 70-year-old Los Banos man crossed over the center line in a Toyota Tundra pickup and collided head-on with a Toyota Corolla carrying three people from Mariposa.

Bryan AbsherMARIPOSA COUNTY - What initially appeared to be an accidentally self-inflected stab wound turned out to be self defense by a victim, says the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office.

On the afternoon of Mar. 11, sheriff's deputies responded to a possible stabbing at a campground in the Merced River area. Upon arrival deputies contacted Bryan Absher of Modesto, Calif. Absher presented with a stab-like wound to his upper shoulder blade area.

Monday, 16 March 2015 09:24

Two Crashes Lead To Two DUI Arrests

CHP badgeMADERA COUNTY - Two separate single-vehicle accidents yesterday resulted in the arrest of both drivers after they were determined to be under the influence by officers at the scene.

At about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 15, several people reported that a vehicle had gone off the roadway on Road 632 just west of Sugar Pine Drive.

Sunday, 15 March 2015 10:17

Mariposa Teen Dies In Highway 41 Crash

Highway 41 fatality 3-14-15 - photo by  Amber CunninghamMADERA COUNTY - A head-on collision on Highway 41 just south of Avenue 12 yesterday has claimed the life of a 13-year-old from Mariposa.

Just after noon on Saturday, Mar. 14, Antonio Lopez, 70, of Los Banos, was northbound in a 2006 Toyota Tundra, just south of Avenue 12, traveling at about 65 mph, according to CHP.

Roberta Lynn SotoFRESNO - The woman responsible for the death of Yosemite High School graduate Matthew Harkenrider in a deadly DUI crash on Aug. 14, 2014, was sentenced this morning to 13 years in prison, reports KSEE24 in Fresno.

Roberta Lynn Soto, 45, of Kingsburg, originally pleaded not guilty to the charges on Aug. 22, as a judge, officers and attorneys gathered in her hospital room to arraign her on charges of vehicular manslaughter.

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