Police Reports

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 14:43

Victim Of Central Camp Wreck Identified

Madera County Sheriff BadgeMADERA COUNTY – A man who suffered fatal injuries in a solo vehicle wreck near Central Camp on Saturday night has been identified.

Steven Joseph Martin, 32, of Fresno, was driving just south of Whisker's Campground when he crashed through the guard rail on the bridge over Sand Creek.

Saturday, 26 July 2014 22:17

Fatal Crash On Central Camp Road

Whiskers Bridge Google map 7-26-14MADERA COUNTY - First responders were dispatched to the Central Camp area Saturday night after a 911 call about a car in the creek below the bridge near Whiskers Campground.

It was reported that a vehicle had crashed through the guard rail and timbers on the bridge, and was lying on it's top, wedged between two rocks in the granite creek bed.

James Alexander Marlett WantedMADERA COUNTY – A man featured in the Madera County Sheriff's Office's "Fugitive Friday" was apprehended in southeast Fresno just moments ago, according to the Sheriff's Office.

James Marlett, 25, was wanted in connection with stealing implement discs from a farm located on Avenue 15 and then selling the metal to recyclers.

Thomas Albert Metzger WantedMADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff's Office has posted three wanted persons in this week's Fugitive Friday (#FugitiveFriday) section on the Sheriff's Facebook page.

Anyone with information about Martin Sandoval, Thomas Metzger or James Marlett, is urged to call the Madera County Sheriff's Office at 559-675-7770.

You can follow the Sheriff's latest posts and information on both Facebook facebook.com/MaderaSheriff and Twitter: twitter.com/MaderaSheriff  (click photos to enlarge)

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:55

Man Arrested For Stealing Tequila At Vons

Rainbow Borrego Reed OrozcoOAKHURST – A Coarsegold man, accused of swiping a $28 bottle of tequila yesterday, now sits behinds bars with bail set at $15,000.

Rainbow Borrego Reed Orozco, 25, was caught shoplifting by loss prevention officers in Oakhurst shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Madera County Sheriff's Office.

Bryan Parry KingMADERA COUNTY - A Coarsegold man was back behind bars about three-and-a-half hours after escaping from the Madera County Department of Corrections.

Bryan Parry King, 47, was reportedly working in the facility's kitchen area yesterday, when he went to take the trash out and jumped the fence.

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.

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