Police Reports

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 19:55

Inmate Escapes From Madera County Jail

Bryan Parry KingMADERA COUNTY - An inmate housed in the Madera County Department of Corrections has escaped, and authorities are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Bryan Parry King, 47, whose last known residence is Coarsegold, was reportedly working in the facility's kitchen area, when he went to take the trash out and jumped the fence.

His last known direction of travel was west on Olive Avenue.

Madera County Sheriff BadgeBASS LAKE – While yesterday's search for a 19-year-old Colorado woman reported missing at Bass Lake ended on a high note, Sheriff John Anderson says the incident should serve as a good reminder to everyone who ventures out alone.

The unnamed jogger was part of a family contingent enjoying a reunion at Bass Lake.

Friday, 18 July 2014 20:54

DUI Arrest After Crash On Road 426

Ford skids across Road 426OAKHURST - A single vehicle accident on Road 426 near Golden Ball caused traffic to be routed through one lane at a time for over an hour, and resulted in an arrest.

Just before 7:30 p.m., Sandra Bateman of Oakhurst, was westbound on Road 426 at an unknown rate of speed in a Ford Focus.

Thursday, 10 July 2014 18:56

Fatal Crash On Road 200

Buick and Toyota in fatal collision on Road 200NORTH FORK - A head-on collision just west of Bass Fork Minit Mart has claimed the lives of both drivers.

At about 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, emergency responders were dispatched to a scene on Road 200 near Road 221 about four miles west of North Fork.

Sunday, 06 July 2014 10:12

Two Crashes Block Mountain Roads

Traffic backup at Old CorralOAKHURST -  A two vehicle accident in front of Old Corral Groceries stopped traffic for about an hour this morning as first responders worked to clear the scene and evaluate those involved.

At 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 6, William Warner, 72, of Glendale, was pulling out from the store in a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, turning left to head west on Road 222.

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 13:24

Sex Offender Arrested For Indecent Exposure

Gilbert BarreraMARIPOSA - A man who exposed himself in a Mariposa business several weeks ago has been located and taken into custody, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office.

On May 31, a Mariposa area business owner reported to the Sheriff's Office that a customer had exposed himself to her during a transaction inside the business.

Monday, 30 June 2014 16:49

Body Found In Fresno River In Oakhurst

Madera County Sheriff BadgeOAKHURST - Shortly after 8 a.m. on Monday, June 30, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a body in the Fresno River north of the bridge on Road 426.

According to the Sheriff's Office, they do not suspect foul play at this juncture, and no further details will be released unless it is determined that a crime has been committed.

Marijuana plants in tubs - photo courtesy Mariposa County SheriffMARIPOSA COUNTY - Sheriff Doug Binnewies and the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office continue their campaign to rid their county of illegal drug activity.

On Thursday afternoon, June 26, detectives from the Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at a parcel located on Wild Horse Lane, located about 15 miles south of the town of Mariposa.

Friday, 27 June 2014 08:05

Victim Of Fatal Crash Identified

CHP badgeMADERA COUNTY - The woman who died in a head-on collision on Highway 145 on Thursday has been identified as 61-year-old Charlotte Louis Boatright of Coarsegold.

Boatright was eastbound on Highway 145 from Highway 41 in a 2009 Chevrolet at approximately 40 mph, according to CHP, when for unknown reasons, she veered into the path of a westbound tour bus.

CHP badgeMADERA COUNTY - A head-on collision on Highway 145 just east of Highway 41 has claimed the life of a Coarsegold woman and her dog.

Just after 5 p.m. this afternoon a tour bus filled with passengers was hit head-on when a small sedan, driven by a woman who has yet to be identified, veered into its lane, according to CHP.

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