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Bulldogs Gang Member Busted For Auto Theft Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 December 2016 11:01

FRESNO - On Thursday detectives from the Fresno Police Department’s Career Criminal Auto Theft Team (CCATT) responded to the area of Abby and Illinois to assist SW District patrol officers and FPD traffic officers with a call regarding an auto theft from a car lot that just occurred.

The suspect took a 2015 GMC pickup that was left running on the lot and fled the area. While fleeing, the suspect crashed the stolen GMC into two parked cars injuring one of the occupants. The GMC then jumped a curb and collided with a tree at which time the suspect fled on foot. Responding officers located and detained the suspect with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol airplane aircrew.

Former North Fork Tribal Leader Found Murdered Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:43
NORTH FORK - On Saturday morning, Madera County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a residence on Road 225 near North Fork after a man found his mother deceased on her front porch. Initial investigation revealed that the woman had injuries and had apparently been in some type of altercation. At about the same time Deputies were also dispatched to a welfare check of another woman who lived nearby and was showing signs of having been in a physical fight.

Sheriff’s Detectives were called to the scene and began a homicide investigation. Evidence gathered at both locations indicated that the deceased female had been killed by the other woman. The deceased victim has been identified as 76 year old Bonnie Hale of North Fork. Detectives arrested 63 year old Mary O’Keefe of North Fork for murder and she was booked into the Madera County Department of Corrections on Saturday evening.

Bridge Store to Close after 89 Years of Service to Madera Print E-mail
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Sunday, 18 December 2016 21:38

MADERA -  After 89 years of serving the Madera Community the Bridge Store will soon close its doors. The Nishimoto Family has been a proud member of the Madera Business community since 1928. Once Kameyo Nishimoto, the Matriarch of the family, first opened the doors the Nishimoto Family became dedicated members of the Madera Community.
Kameyo and Tamaichi Nishimoto opened the business in May of 1928. Then the store was a single room corner store with wooden floors. The entire Nishimoto Family including Mildred Nishimoto, Keith and Mickey Nishimoto, Sunny and Dorothy Nishimoto, Mary Nishimoto and Patty Nishimoto, have worked tirelessly in the store. In 1965 the current building was built by Keith and Sunny Nishimoto.

Singh Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 December 2016 18:57

MADERA – Madera County District Attorney David A. Linn announced that Karan Singh, of Clovis, California, was sentenced on December 9, 2016, by the Honorable Judge Mitchell Rigby, to thirteen years in State Prison, for violations of 23153(a) of the Vehicle Code, felony driving under the influence causing bodily injury to another, and 23153(b) of the Vehicle Code, felony driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or over causing bodily injury to another, along with enhancements associated with great bodily injury.

Singh was originally tried in April 2013 which resulted in a hung jury. He was again tried in December 2015, receiving the guilty verdict in March 2016. The defense made a new trial motion following the March 2016 conviction on two felony counts, which was unsuccessful. Due to various reasons, including the illness of defense counsel, the defendant was not able to be sentenced until December 9, 2016.

Norteno Gang Member Stabbed by Bulldog Gang Members Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 December 2016 18:45
FRESNO - Officers from the Fresno Police Department were dispatched to the Southwest corner of Tulare and First streets regardng a stabbing.  Officers located the victim, a twenty-four year old Hispanic male,  in front of the Dirty Bird Laundry-mat. 

The self-admitted Norteno gang member had a single non-life threatening stab wound to his upper right chest area near his arm pit.  He said he was at the Dollar Tree at First and Tulare when he observed three Bulldog gang members inside as well.

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