Police Reports

Madera County Sheriff BadgeMADERA COUNTY - The Madera County Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, Mar. 1, at approximately 4:07 p.m.

Officers of the Chowchilla Police Department were involved in a motor vehicle pursuit that ended with the suspect vehicle crashing into a home in the area of South 3rd Street and Mariposa Avenue.

Thursday, 26 February 2015 18:57

Two-Vehicle Crash Blocks Highway 41

CHP badgeCOARSEGOLD - A attempt to make a left-hand turn off Highway 41 in Coarsegold this afternoon resulted in a two-car crash that blocked the roadway as the scene was cleared.

Shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, a Coarsegold woman driving a Toyota Highlander was northbound on Highway 41, turning left onto Road 415.

Thursday, 26 February 2015 14:46

Asphalt Truck Overturns On Road 415

Asphalt truck cab 2-26-15COARSEGOLD - Road 415 was closed in both directions between Roads 416 and 400 for several hours this afternoon after a truck and trailer loaded with asphalt overturned on the sharp corner at Sesame Street.

According to witnesses, the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed just before the crash that left the driver pinned in the cab.

Monday, 16 February 2015 18:28

Crash On Road 274 Ends In DUI Arrest

Road 274 at Browns Ditch 2-16-15NORTH FORK - A single vehicle crash on Road 274 this afternoon left one pickup totaled and one driver in jail.

Steven Allen, 43, of Rio Linda, was northbound on Road 274 approaching Browns Ditch at about 5:15 p.m., when he lost control of his truck, swerved off the road hitting several trees, coming to rest about 25 feet down the right side embankment.

Saturday, 14 February 2015 10:54

Deputy's Daughter Accidentally Shoots Sister

Madera County Sheriff BadgeFRESNO - The 8-year-old daughter of a Madera County Sheriff's deputy is hospitalized and in stable condition after being accidentally shot by her 10-year-old sister yesterday morning in northwest Fresno.

According to Sheriff Jay Varney, the deputy was getting ready for work and his service weapon was lying on the bed. There was no clip in the gun, but there was one bullet in the chamber.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:48

Ed Lyons Found Not Guilty Of Child Sex Crimes

Ed LyonsMADERA COUNTY - North Fork resident Edward Lyons, 86, was found not guilty today of all counts of molesting a minor child.

Lyons has been behind bars since his arrest on Feb. 28, 2014, charged with 21 counts of sexually molesting a young victim over a 10-year period.

Friday, 06 February 2015 18:00

Burglary Of Yosemite Bicycle & Sports

Madera County Sheriff BadgeOAKHURST - The Madera County Sheriff's Office is reporting that Yosemite Bicycles & Sports was broken into yesterday and a bike was stolen.

Citizens are asked to inform authorities if information is known about the burglary or the whereabouts of the bike.

Friday, 06 February 2015 14:27

Arrest Attempt Leads To Standoff

William EliasNORTH FORK - An arrest attempt at a residence near North Fork ended with a standoff between the suspect and deputies, that went on for several hours yesterday.

Madera County Sheriff's deputies had taken a statement from a victim concerning a domestic violence incident, and responded to a home on Road 225 on Thursday, Feb. 5, to take the suspect into custody.

Thursday, 05 February 2015 11:18

Rollover Crash Near Willow Creek Bridge

Road 274 at Willow Creek 2-4-15BASS LAKE - A single vehicle roll-over accident near Bass Lake yesterday blocked traffic but the fortunate driver escaped with no injuries.

At around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, Rudy Sandoval, 32, of North Fork, was eastbound on Road 274 approaching the Willow Creek bridge.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 12:20

Explosion In Oakhurst

Officers at Purple Cow explosion 2-2-15 2OAKHURST - The Madera County Sheriff's Office confirms that on Monday night, Feb. 2, deputies were dispatched to the Purple Cow Mall in Oakhurst regarding reports of an explosion that had injured an adult male.

CHP, Cal Fire and Sierra Ambulance also responded to the incident, which was reported at approximately 11 p.m.

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