Police Reports

Monday, 15 September 2014 17:32

Fire Engines In Major Crash On Highway 41

Cal Fire Engines on Highway 41 crash - Photo courtesy Anthony NungarayFRESNO - 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.

Saturday, 13 September 2014 18:57

Single Vehicle Crash On Road 274

Firefighters work to free driver from MazdaNORTH FORK - A single vehicle crash resulted in major injuries today when a car went off the roadway just north of Putney Place on Road 274.

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.

Saturday, 13 September 2014 13:31

Oakhurst Man Dies In Fight

Madera County Sheriff BadgeOAKHURST - One man is dead and another remains hospitalized following a fight last night in the backyard of a home located on Canoga Drive in Oakhurst.

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.

Friday, 12 September 2014 09:13

Madera County's Most Wanted

Valley Crime StoppersMADERA COUNTY - The Madera County Sheriff's Office is seeking help from the public in locating Madera County's most wanted.

29-year old Edgar Gaeta, of Madera, featured on Madera County Sheriff's Fugitive Friday, is wanted on a $50,000 warrant for Domestic Violence and Resisting Arrest.

Lanan Kaye Gallo-Harper aka Lanan SpencerMADERA COUNTY - A 53-year old woman is incarcerated today, accused of trying to pass a counterfeit check in a Coarsegold establishment at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10.

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.

Monday, 08 September 2014 16:50

Classified Ad Credit Card Scam

Madera County Sheriff BadgeMADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is issuing an identity theft alert to citizens placing ads online.

If you get a call from someone claiming your credit card is no good, hang up, and call your credit card company directly.

Saturday, 06 September 2014 20:08

Head-On Collision Backs Up Highway 41 Traffic

Traffic Backup on Hwy 41COARSEGOLD - At 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, a head-on collision blocked Highway 41 for about 90 minutes.

Traffic was backed up in both directions as first responders readied the injured for transport, and then worked to manage the heavy weekend traffic.

Corey Sahagian aka Corey Smith - photo provided by Madera County Sheriff's Dept.MADERA COUNTY – The search for a wanted man has ended with his capture and the arrest of his female companion.

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.

Friday, 05 September 2014 11:38

Sheriff Searches For Identity Thief

Corey James Sahagian aka Corey James SmithMadera 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.

Thursday, 04 September 2014 14:49

Kidnap Victim Rescued At Starbucks Drive-Thru

Kyle Thomas Clarkson 3MADERA COUNTY – A Madera County fugitive is back behind bars for the seventh time, this time on charges of kidnapping.

Kyle Thomas Clarkson, 20, of North Fork, was captured just before noon on Thursday, Sept. 4, at a Starbucks drive-thru at Herndon and Palm in Fresno.

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