Police Reports

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:30

U-Haul Truck Owner Says Witness Got It Wrong

U-Haul truck convertedMADERA COUNTY - After a notice went out from the Sheriff's Office yesterday concerning a U-Haul type truck possibly scoping out neighborhoods to steal UPS packages left on people's doorsteps, Oakhurst resident Ron Fisherman was shocked to receive a message from a friend telling him that his truck was being considered the suspect vehicle.

Monday, 15 December 2014 17:03

Thieves May Be Targeting Christmas Packages

Madera County Sheriff BadgeMADERA COUNTY – Late this afternoon, the Sheriff's Office received a call about a suspicious U-Haul truck that appears to be canvassing neighborhoods, looking for packages left on doorsteps.

The truck was seen at around noon on Monday, Dec. 15, on Little Lake Road in Oakhurst.

Friday, 12 December 2014 10:53

Cause 4 Paws Thrift Shop Vandalized

Madera County Sheriff BadgeOAKHURST - Madera County Sheriff's office is reporting that a popular Oakhurst thrift store that donates its proceeds to support animals, was found vandalized, with nearly $1,000 worth of donated Christmas items discovered missing or destroyed.

When the owner of A Cause 4 Paws located on Highway 41 arrived at her thrift store yesterday, she found the property had been broken into and a storage shed titled, "The Christmas Room," ransacked.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 08:59

Sheriff Searches For Wanted Man

Brandunn Wilson booking photo 2-25-2014MADERA COUNTY - The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted man who has eluded capture and led police on several high-speed chases.

This morning, the Sheriff's Office posted this booking photo from February 2014 on their Facebook page, titled, "Wanted Wednesday."

Brandunn Wilson, 20, is known to frequent both Fresno and North Fork. He has long brown hair, which is generally pulled back in either a ponytail or single braid.

Monday, 08 December 2014 13:59

Two Arrested Following Sears Burglary

Keith Lundy StumpOAKHURST – A brazen burglary at the Sears Home Store in Oakhurst last week has ended with two arrests and the recovery of two stolen vehicles.

Keith Lundy Stump, 22, of Oakhurst, who is on active probation out of Fresno County, and Cherise Agueros, 21, of Ahwahnee, were arrested last week in Ahwahnee, after a CHP officer saw the pair ditch a Honda on Road 600 near Highway 49.

Sunday, 07 December 2014 12:49

Victim Of Fatal Bass Lake Crash Identified

CHP badgeBASS LAKE –  The woman killed in a single vehicle accident sometime before noon on Saturday, Dec. 6, has been identified as 19-year-old Melana Gaylene Allen of Fresno.

The accident happened on Road 274 near Fawn Point Lane, when the Jeep Allen was driving left the roadway and rolled down the steep embankment.

Saturday, 06 December 2014 12:29

Fatal Accident Near Bass Lake

CHP badgeBASS LAKE - A single vehicle accident on Road 274 near Fawn Point has claimed the life of a Fresno resident.

At 11:46 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, a bicyclist riding west on Road 274 spotted an overturned Jeep about 100 feet down the embankment on the north side of the road.

Thursday, 04 December 2014 14:50

Brazen Burglary In Oakhurst Sears Store

Sears Suspect 12-3-14MADERA COUNTY – Authorities are looking for man who burglarized Sears Home Store in Oakhurst. The unidentified man took off with more than $500 worth of stolen merchandise, in a vehicle reported stolen out of Fresno.

According to reports, the unknown suspect backed his vehicle – a 1995 red 4-door Honda, license plate 6JEU094 – into a parking stall directly in front of the business.

He then walked inside, yanked items right off the store's display counters, walked out without paying, and drove off.

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 07:59

Arrest Made In Courthouse Bomb Scare

Eric James SmrkovskyBASS LAKE - A Coarsegold man has been arrested in connection with a bomb scare that closed down Road 274 on Monday near Bass Lake.

The Madera County Sheriff's Office received a call just before noon on Dec. 1, that a suspicious device was found in a trash can outside the Bass Lake Courthouse.

Monday, 01 December 2014 14:36

Highway 49 Reopened After Bomb Scare

CHP badgeBOOTJACK - Highway 49 has now been reopened to through traffic after closing down due to a suspicious item in the roadway just after 11 a.m. this morning.

The item was found to be a one-foot section of PVC pipe that was capped on either end to store welding rods.

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