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Tuesday, 10 April 2012 11:11

FRESNO COUNTY - Sheriff Margaret Mims today announced the arrest of a Riverdale man after leading deputies on a pursuit that traveled through southern Fresno and northern Kings Counties.  Arrested was 20 year old James Henry White Jr.

Yesterday, shortly after 11:30am, deputies responded to Fontes Farms near Riverdale regarding the theft of a Ford F-150 truck and fuel trailer.  Workers at the farm reported seeing the truck and trailer being driven away from the farm north on Polk Ave.  The owner of the farm contacted the Sheriff’s Office and then started searching the area for the vehicles.

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Aguirre Wins the Smokey Hanoian Classic! Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 April 2012 06:48

MADERA — In the LunkerDaddy Late Models race, it was Jason Aguirre, of Atwater, that took the lead past Rusty Roberston, of Fresno, on the 14th lap and never looked back as he won the 40-lap main in the Smokey Hanoian Classic on the newly revamped track at the Madera Speedway on April 7, 2012.

With 10 laps remaining, Aguirre’s comfortable lead started to dwindle as he got a late push from Ray Mayer, of Mariposa, before crossing the finish line to win in the five-car race. Mayer finished second while Robertson took third.

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Wanted Parolee Arrested After Pursuit Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 April 2012 13:06

Fresno County - Sheriff Margaret Mims today announced the arrest of a transient after leading deputies on a vehicle pursuit through central Fresno.  Arrested was 36 year old John Xavier Hansson.

The incident occurred this past Saturday morning when deputies were advised to be on the lookout for a black, 2006 Chevy Trailblazer stolen earlier in the City of Fresno.  Minutes later, deputies were advised that police were pursuing the stolen vehicle.  The police pursuit was cancelled and deputies again started looking for the vehicle.

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Suspect in Gun Battle Outside of School Arrested Print E-mail
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Sunday, 08 April 2012 19:29

STOCKTON – U.S. Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 20 year old Angelo Estrada in Stockton, California. Estrada was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon in Stockton.

On February 7th 2012, Stockton P.D. was dispatched to the area of Van Buren St. and Harding Way to investigate a report of a shooting outside two schools. A gun battle broke out across the street from the El Dorado Elementary School and the Stockton School for Adults, when one car pulled up to a parked SUV.

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Former Madera County Judge Eric Wyatt Dies at Age 45 Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 10:05

MADERA - Former Madera County Judge Eric Wyatt passed away Saturday at the age of 45 after a three year battle with brain cancer. Judge Wyatt was born in Visalia and raised in Salinas with his younger brother Keith. He graduated from Salinas High School and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis.

He earned his law degree from Santa Clara University and began his law practice in the early 1990’s with the firm of Mortimer and Oakley. He would later become a partner in that firm before leaving to begin his career with the Madera County District Attorney’s Office.

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"ZOMBIE” Drivers Endanger Other Motorists: CHP Crack Down on Distracted Drviers Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 April 2012 14:25

SACRAMENTO – Danger lurks behind the wheel when a driver redirects their attention from the road to some other distracting behavior, like talking on a cellular telephone or text messaging. During the month of April, law enforcement agencies throughout California will be especially focused on taking enforcement action on these inattentive, “zombie” drivers.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) along with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Impact Teen Drivers, and law enforcement agencies statewide are preparing to launch the second annual National Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, “It’s Not Worth It!” During the campaign kickoff month in April 2011, more than 52,000 citations were issued by law enforcement statewide, four times the monthly average. A first time citation will cost a minimum of $159, with a second violation at least $279.

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Merced Police Stop Burglary in Progress: Two Arrested Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 April 2012 13:53

MERCED  - Police were dispatched to the listed address for a burglar alarm at C&S Tow Company. Merced Police Officer’s Eduardo Chavez and Sean Green were the first to arrive at the business. While checking the perimeter of the business the officers found that the back southeast fence had been cut. Officer Green saw a subject inside of a vehicle.

When the suspect saw the officer he began to run in an attempt to escape the scene. Several other officers had arrived securing the perimeter of the business and took the suspect into custody before he was able to make it out of the fenced enclosure. This suspect was identified as Joseph Rivera.

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