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8th Vehicle verses Pedestrian Fatality for 2017 Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 March 2017 14:42

FRESNO - On Friday, March 10, 2017, at 4:26 am, patrol officers were dispatched to Blackstone and Shields Avenues regarding a vehicle that struck a pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male laying on the roadway in the eastbound lanes of Shields Avenue just west of Blackstone Avenue.

The male was struck by a motorist and unfortunately was pronounced deceased shortly after EMS arrived on scene. The 25 year old male driver remained at the scene after the collision and was cooperative with the investigation.

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10 Year Old Boy Caught Pointing Laser at FSO Aircraft Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 March 2017 14:27

PARLIER - On the evening of March 7th, members of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit were operating E.A.G.L.E. 3, our fixed-wing airplane, on a call for service.

While flying over the city of Parlier at an altitude of 5,000 feet, our crew was distracted by a bright green laser light that was repeatedly flashing throughout the cockpit. Using the plane’s onboard camera system, our tactical flight officer was able locate a person outside a home who was aiming a laser pointer at the airplane.

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FSO Civil Unit to Assist with Homeless Encampment Cleanup Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:31
FRESNO - On Monday, March 6th, deputies with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Civil Unit will assist Fresno County Public Works and Environmental Health with a homeless encampment cleanup operation. It will occur on two pieces of property located near the intersection of W. Dennett Ave. and N. Lafayette Ave. in Fresno.

The encampment has been growing during the last year and the Sheriff’s Office has received many complaints from local residents and the property owner. There are approximately a dozen people illegally occupying the properties at any given time.
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Chowchilla Man Convicted on 10 Counts of Rape, Incest and Aggravated Sexual Assault Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:38
MADERA – Madera County District Attorney, David A. Linn, announced that yesterday, Mark Garner, of Chowchilla, was found guilty on all counts, following a four week trial in Department 21 of the Madera Superior Court, before Judge, Joseph Soldani.

Garner was found guilty of one count of rape, and one count of incest, which occurred between October 2003 and 2004. Mr. Garner was also found guilty of eight counts of aggravated sexual assault upon a child under the age of fourteen, occurring between November 1995 and November 1997.
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Two Arrested for Armed Robbery Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:00

FRESNO - Early Monday morning Southwest District Midnight Officer John Swanson of the Fresno Police Deaprtment responded to a call of a robbery at the Sands Motel, 1441 N. Golden State. The victim had gone to the Motel with a female and upon entering the room a male exited the bathroom with an AK47 style rifle, demanding his money, taking $300 in cash. Once he did this the victim was allowed to leave, whereupon he contacted the Fresno Police Department, advising of the weapon seen.

Officers arrived and utilizing precautionary measures, surrounded the motel room and called out the potential suspects, detaining them without incident. The victim was able to provide officers with descriptive detail of the weapon and suspects that led to the arrest of the suspects.

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