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Teenager Held In Yosemite Lakes Park Break-ins

Teenager Held In Yosemite Lakes Park Break-ins

 

Madera County – Sheriff John Anderson announced Friday the arrest of a Coarsegold boy – believed to be involved in numerous Yosemite Lakes Park break-ins.  Recovered so far, a handgun, two iPods, and a computer.

Sheriff Anderson says the teenager’s arrest is the result of teamwork by California Highway Patrol Sergeant Chris Finnegan and Deputy Sheriff Keith Schoettler.

Friday afternoon, Sgt. Finnegan spotted a juvenile who appeared to match the description of a boy involved in numerous residential break-ins in the YLP area.  Familiar with the details of the Mountain Sheriff’s Office ongoing investigation, he took the teenager in custody and called the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Sheriff Keith Schoettler showed up and together recovered the stolen property, finally booking the 14-year old into Juvenile Hall.  The investigation is ongoing.

Party In Fairmead Turns Deadly: 3 Shot & One Killed

Party In Fairmead Turns Deadly: 3 Shot & One Killed

A party turned deadly in Fairmead early Saturday morning. One person is dead, two others hospitalized – all three victims of gunshot wounds.

According to reports,  Madera County Sheriff's Deputies responded to complaints of loud music at a home located on Sinclair Drive near Road 19 ½ and Avenue 22 ½.

Deputies say the host was advised to turn it off, which he did, but turned it back up after they left. Deputies were called out again and while heading back to the house to shut the party down shots rang out. When they arrived, 1 person was dead, and two others injured.

The name of the 19-year old man has not been released.  A second shooting victim is expected to recover from injuries he sustained.

Man Accused Of Ramming Car Into 22-Mile House Nabbed

Man Accused Of Ramming Car Into 22-Mile House Nabbed

Madera County – Sheriff John Anderson announced the arrest of a Madera man wanted in connection with a vehicle theft case – the same vehicle caught on tape ramming into the front of the 22-Mile House earlier this month.

Deputy Luis Padgett captured 23-year old Abel Ramos, who was armed with a loaded gun when Deputy Padgett took him into custody.

On March 8, surveillance video captured a stolen Chrysler Pacifica slamming into the entrance of the 22-Mile House shortly before 4:00 a.m..

Twenty-four hours following that brazen stunt, deputies caught up with that stolen vehicle near Cleveland Avenue and Tulare Street. The man behind the wheel at that time (and identified as Ramos) managed to escape leaving behind his three occupants who were all arrested.

Abel Ramos, who was also wanted on three felony probation warrants, remains jailed without bail. 

 

Madera Teen Victim Of Drive-By Shooting

Madera Teen Victim Of Drive-By Shooting

Madera County – A 19-year old Madera Man has died from a wound he sustained during a drive-by shooting near Avenue 13 ½  and Cronin Street Thursday night.

Deputies responded to reports of a man being shot shortly before 10 PM. The victim, later identified as Robert Moreno III, was still alive when deputies arrived on scene.

It is not known at this hour why Moreno was the target. The only information detectives can release is the color and possible make of the car believed to be involved.

The car is described as a baby blue 4-door Honda Accord with stock rims. It was heading east on 13 ½ as the victim was walking west toward the neighborhood mini-mart, Bill’s Kwik Stop.

As the vehicle drove by, a shot was fired, striking Moreno. 

Anyone who may have information is urged to call either the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 559-675-7770 or Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP.

Sheriff's Deputy Catches Copper Thieves In The Act

Sheriff's Deputy Catches Copper Thieves In The Act

Madera County – Two Madera men face grand theft and drug charges after a Madera County Sheriff’s Lt. caught the pair stealing roughly 125 feet of copper wire during rush hour near Highway 99 Wednesday morning.

Lt. Patrick Majeski was driving to work in an unmarked Sheriff’s vehicle, when he witnessed 38-year old Jimmy Costa and 28-year old Pablo Gutierrez, snatch a spool of telecommunication wire and throw it in the trunk of their car. The incident happened near the northbound Highway 99/Gateway off ramp.

Realizing they had been spotted the pair made a quick u-turn leading them over a bridge to Almond Avenue near Madera Community Hospital, where they blew through a stop light at Barnett Way. In their attempt to escape, the driver jumped a curb, drove through an open field, stopped at one point to toss the wire out and then continued on.

Traffic Stop Nets Three Arrests: Meth Worth A Million

Traffic Stop Nets Three Arrests: Meth Worth A Million

Madera County -- A traffic enforcement stop in Coarsegold ends with three in custody, a stolen car recovered and nearly $1,000.00 of Crystal Meth seized.

The trio arrested Friday in the area of Skyline Ridge Road and Skyline Ridge Court are: 32-year old Melissa Mae Johnson of Ahwahnee, 23-year old Summer Marie Addington of Coarsegold, and 41-year old Todd Andrew Kjeldergaard of Oakhurst.

According to reports, Deputy Richard Gonzales pulled a 2000 red Geo Metro over at around 3:24 PM.

The driver, identified as Melissa Johnson claimed they were lost.  The deputy found that hard to believe since her front passenger, identified as Summer Addington lives in Coarsegold.   When asked who the car belongs to, Johnson reportedly told the deputy, a friend.  According to records, the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Oakhurst January 29th.

Deputies seized two glass smoking pipes, four packages of crystal meth, weigh

Six Teens Arrested For 3 Day Crime Spree

Six Teens Arrested For 3 Day Crime Spree

MADERA – Sheriff John Anderson announced Wednesday the arrest of half a dozen teenagers, who are accused of participating in a 3-day crime spree, carried out in the city and county of Madera.  He says the arrests may not have come about as quickly as they did had it not been for cooperative efforts between Sheriff’s Deputies and Madera Police Officers.

Behind bars are, 19-year old Nicholas Javier Castrejon, 19-year old Angel Barrios, along with four juveniles – two 17 year olds, a 15 year old, and a sixth suspect, just 14 years old. All six teenagers reside in Madera.

Authorities believe the group (with ties to a local criminal street gang) is connected to a rash of strong arm robberies, at least one shooting, and several carjackings, which began in the pre-dawn hours on January 21.