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Traffic Stop Leads to DUI Arrest & Gun Seizure Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 09:26
FRESNO COUNTY - Giovanni Herrera (26) of Fresno has been booked into the Fresno County Jail. He faces felony charges related to gun and ammunition possession as well as misdemeanors for DUI and resisting arrest. Herrera also had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Kern County for drug related charges. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

Around midnight on Saturday, a Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the area of Mountain View and Orange Avenues when he saw a GMC Yukon swerving on the road. The deputy made a traffic stop on the SUV, which was being driven by Giovanni Herrera. The deputy noticed Herrera appeared to have been drinking.
 
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Elaborate Marijuana Operation Busted at Fresno Rental Home Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016 13:05
FRESNO - Jesus Nava Rodriguez (50) has been booked into the Fresno County Jail. He faces felony charges of marijuana cultivation, intent to sell marijuana and stealing electricity. Rodriguez also faces other misdemeanors and had outstanding bench warrants. His bail has been set at $147,000.

On Tuesday, members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program (HIDTA) served a search warrant at a home on the 4600 block of W. Pine Ave. in Fresno. Once officers entered the house, the suspect, Jesus Rodriguez, ran upstairs. Officers later found him hiding in a bathtub, where he used a piece of plywood to cover himself. Several rooms throughout the house were filled with marijuana plants ranging in size from one foot tall to five feet tall.
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Measure K, Rodriguez, Arredondo and Siebert Have Easy Election Night Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:19

MADERA - While the future of our country maybe in question to nearly fifty percent of the voters after last night's Presidential election, the future of Madera is on track for continued success and safety. Measure K, a half cent sales tax increase that will benefit police and fire protection, easily passed with over 80% of the voters approval. It took the lead from the absentee ballots reported at 8:30pm all the way to the final count at 11:25pm.

It was the same for the status quo on the Madera Unified School District's Board of Trustees, with Ray Siebert and Ric Arredondo easily winning their reelection. And after a lot of hard work with his campaign walking door to door meeting the voters of Madera's district 2, Jose Rodriguez had a fairly easy election night that resulted winning his own seat.

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Man on Street Turns in One Jail Jumpsuit for Another Print E-mail
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Friday, 04 November 2016 09:15

FRESNO - Late Thursday afternoon, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office received a report of a man walking along M Street in Fresno wearing a red jail jumpsuit with the word prisoner on the back. The man, later identified as 35 year old Michael Rodriguez, walked in front of the main jail lobby and towards the North Annex jail. Court deputies responded and quickly detained Rodriguez.

Rodriguez claimed he found the red jumpsuit in the trash and decided to put it on. He is on active parole for once fleeing a peace officer during a pursuit.  His parole agent authorized a parole hold and Rodriguez was he booked into the Fresno County Jail. The jumpsuit he was wearing was collected as evidence and he was issued another jumpsuit to wear now that he is an inmate.

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Accidental Shooting Claims Life of Fresno County Deputy Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 21:50
FRESNO - Monday afternoon an accidental shooting incident occurred inside a Sheriff’s Office building near the Fresno Airport. Occupying the building at the time were about a dozen Fresno County Sheriff’s Office employees. There are several rooms in the building and the employees were in various locations throughout the building.

There were four people in the office where the incident occurred, including the deceased Deputy Sergeant Rod Lucas. Sgt. Lucas and one of the detectives were discussing their equipment, specifically their backup weapons and how they carried them. The detective had his weapon out and during this discussion the detective’s weapon discharged one round.
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