Police Reports

CHP badgeFRESNO - Anyone traveling north out of Fresno this afternoon should be prepared for a complicated ride home with delays, for two reasons. A major gas explosion and a separate signal outage will be causing problems that may last well into the evening.

Thursday, 16 April 2015 11:49

Coarsegold Man Dies In Head-On Collision

Highway 41 at Rocky Cut 4-15-15 - photo by Shawna Oxford GlazenerMADERA COUNTY - A three-vehicle collision on Highway 41 yesterday has claimed the life of a Coarsegold man, and caused injury to two others.

Ronald Lee Wells, 73, was southbound on Highway 41 just north of the 22-Mile House just after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 15, near an area known locally as the Rocky Cut.

For unknown reasons, Wells allowed his 1987 GMC Sierra Classic pickup to drift into the opposing lane and into oncoming traffic, according to CHP.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 18:35

Fatal Crash Closes Highway 41

CHP badgeMADERA COUNTY - A fatal crash near what is known locally as the "rocky cut" just north of the 22-Mile House on Highway 41 closed down traffic in both directions this afternoon.

Just after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 15, reports came in to 911 of a 3-vehicle accident blocking both lanes with several injured and one person pinned inside their vehicle.

Brandon JohnsMADERA COUNTY - A man wanted by the Sheriff's Office for allegedly trying to lure young girls via internet and cell phone has been captured.

Brandon Johns, 29, was arrested on Sunday, Apr. 12, at a hotel in Madera. He was wanted for numerous felony charges in regard to contacting teenage girls online and by cell phone, trying to engage them in sexually oriented conversations, and soliciting them to send him sexually explicit photos.

Friday, 10 April 2015 14:17

Stolen Property And Firearms Seized

Photo of firearms seized on Apr. 9 at a residence on Brookhill Avenue in Madera - Jeremy Huff was taken into custody according to Madera County Sheriff's Office 2015MADERA COUNTY - On Thursday morning, Apr. 9, Madera County Sheriff's detectives served a search warrant at a residence on Brookhill Road in southeastern Madera County.

Detectives were following up on a report of a stolen boat motor and received information that the motor could be at the residence on Brookhill.

Thursday, 09 April 2015 08:51

Sheriff Searches For Missing Person

Ron ToddMARIPOSA COUNTY - The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office is searching for Ron Todd, 74, who was reported missing after failing to arrive home from a road trip.

A Silver Alert has been activated by the CHP on behalf of the Sheriff's Office. Todd reportedly suffers from a medical condition and may become disoriented.

Madera County Sheriff BadgeMADERA COUNTY - At about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 8, a possible kidnapping attempt occurred near Webster Elementary School in the Madera Ranchos, according to the Sheriff's Office.

An 11-year-old boy was walking along the street when a minivan pulled up behind him and the male driver asked the boy if he wanted a ride.

Brandon JohnsMADERA COUNTY - Sheriff's detectives‬ are attempting to locate Brandon Johns, 29, of Madera County, for felony charges of emailing harmful materials including lewd photos to seduce a minor, and for annoying phone calls.

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.

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