Madera County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Madera County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 2725 Falcon Drive, Madera, 93637 CA
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Phone: (559)675-7770
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Madera County Sheriff's Department is located at 2725 Falcon Drive, Madera, 93637 CA. The Madera County Sheriff's Department phone number is (559)675-7770.

Madera County Sheriff's Department News

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is Currently Recruiting for Sheriff’s Cadet II Candidates The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that they are currently recruiting for Sheriff’s Cadet II cadidates. The successful candidate(s) will attend a police academy as a County-sponsored attendee, and will ideally commit to becoming a Deputy Sheriff - Basic POST with Madera County after academy graduation. No experience is required. Successful candidates will have their academy expenses covered and will be paid $21/hour while attending the academy. In addition, the County will also provide for a $4,000 bonus once the candidate successfully graduates from the academy, applies for employment with the County, completes field training, and passes probation as a Deputy Sheriff. This is the first time this position has been offered by the Sheriff’s Office. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office employs over 90 sworn Deputies that patrol the unincorporated areas of the Valley and Mountain regions. The Sheriff’s Office offers a variety of specialty assignments, including Detectives, S.W.A.T., Narcotics Enforcement, Special Investigations, Off-Highway Vehicle, Dive, Boat Patrol, K-9, Problem-Oriented Policing, Search and Rescue, and Hostage Negotiation. Interested applicants must submit a completed application and supplemental questions to Madera County Human Resources by 6/29/18 at 5:00 p.m. PST. All applications and supplemental questions received for this recruitment will be forwarded to the appropriate Sheriff's Office personnel for administration of the following: Physical Agility Test, POST (PELLET-B) Examination, Oral Examination, Personnel History Statement Review, and Command Interview. Candidates selected for further consideration will go through a thorough background investigation, and may be provided with a conditional job offer, pending a psychological assessment and medical evaluation (including a drug screen). Interested applicants may apply online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2105092-0/sheriffs-cadet-ii-extra-helpn “This is an exciting prospect both for those interested in law enforcement as well as our office. Madera County is an amazing place to live and work, and is flourishing with growth and new developments. This gives people the chance to pursue their dream of a career in law enforcement and join one of the greatest agencies in the state, without the added expense of the academy or stress of trying to work a full time job while attending the academy. We are proud to be able to offer this opportunity to better serve the citizens of Madera County.”- Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney “This is an opportunity that doesn’t come around often; it certainly wasn’t around when I started my career. The process may not be easy in comparison to the average job, but nothing truly rewarding ever is. This agency is already respected, capable, and innovative. Madera County is in the beginning of exponential growth with excellent leadership at the helm. Now is your chance to get in. It’s time- seize this opportunity, and let’s get to work!”- Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy Earl O’Neal

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware that a man has been making phone calls to citizens throughout the county impersonating a Sheriff’s Sergeant regarding outstanding warrants. THIS IS A SCAM. The Sheriff’s Office will never request funds or personal identifying information over the phone. If you receive a phone call of this nature, please contact Madera County Sheriff’s Dispatch at (559)675-7770. Based on the information we have been provided, the man identifies himself as Madera County Sheriff’s Sergeant Paul Eubanks. He makes phone calls from a 559 area code, and has a voicemail set up at the return number with the same identifying information. Again- THIS IS A SCAM. There is no one employed by that name at MCSO. If you are contacted by this man, do not provide ANY information to him, and please immediately contact our office directly at (559) 675-7770. The investigation into the identity of this individual remains ongoing. If you have information regarding this case, please contact Madera County Sheriff’s Office at (559)675-7770.

UPDATE: Avenue 12 has been re-opened following this morning’s train derailment.

UPDATE: Avenue 12 has been re-opened following this morning’s train derailment. ROAD CLOSURE ALERT: All traffic on Avenue 12 in the area of Mercantile Rd and Road 32 is being rerouted due to a train derailment. Roads will be closed for an undetermined amount of time- please avoid the area and plan alternate travel routes for the time being. ALL EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ON AVENUE 12 HAS BEEN DIVERTED TO ROAD 30 1-2 ALL WESTBOUND TRAFFIC ON AVENUE 12 HAS BEEN DIVERTED TO ROAD 32 NO INJURIES REPORTED AND HAZMAT CONDITIONS ARE UNKNOWN. CHP DOES NOT HAVE AN ESTIMATED ETA FOR THE CLOSURE.

​Proactive Traffic Stop and K9 Search of Vehicle Resulting in Felony Arrest On June 13, 2018 at approximately 1:44am, Madera County Sheriff’s K9 Deputy Eric Grijalva and Corporal Ty Tashiro observed a white pickup truck with no brake lights in the 40000 block of Highway 41 in Oakhurst. MCSO Dispatch advised that the vehicle’s registration was expired as of December 2016. Deputy Grijalva conducted a traffic stop based on the lighting violation and expired registration. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as 49 year old Timothy Alec of Coarsegold, reported that he was on active Felony Parole, and did not have a valid California Driver’s License. The truck’s three occupants were escorted from the vehicle while Deputy Grijalva and Corporal Tashiro conducted a search of the vehicle, as warranted by the conditions of Alec’s parole. During the course of the investigation, Deputy Grijalva’s K9 partner, Tonka, was deployed, and ultimately alerted in two different areas of the interior of the truck. While conducting a subsequent physical search of the vehicle, deputies discovered approximately 5 grams of methamphetamine, individual bags of marijuana, and various drug paraphernalia, including needles, packaging material, and a digital scale. After the conclusion of the vehicle search and following an interview of the subjects, Timothy Alec was taken into custody and arrested for felony possession of narcotics for sale, possession of a controlled substance, and driving with a suspended/revoked license. The female passenger, 32 year old Tamra Bahr of Oakhurst, was also taken into custody and arrested for felony possession of narcotics for sale, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of paraphernalia. The third occupant of the vehicle was released. Both Alec and Bahr were transported and booked in at Madera County Department of Corrections without incident.

#MCSO Corporal Miguel Hernandez and Corporal Drew Kirchert were part of the third 80-hour California Peace Officers Association Leadership Development Course graduating class in Sacramento last week. The course culminated in a group presentation and graduation ceremony. They explored the leadership concepts of Character, Competence, Caring, and Trust, and examined ways to effect organizational change that inspires community trust and support. It was an excellent opportunity to involve our agency in leadership development at a statewide level. Corporals Hernandez and Kirchert were chosen by command staff to represent our agency and benefit from the encouragement of leadership values. #maderasheriff #leadership #lawenforcement #deputysheriff #professionaldevelopment #maderaproud

Thank you ABC30 for showcasing the inspiring Madera Howlers Special Olympic Athletes, and for your great coverage of Madera County’s Law Enforcement Torch Run!

Some of the incredible Special Olympic Athletes the Law Enforcement Torch Run helps support. Thank you Madera Howlers for sharing this special day with us! 🔥🏆🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏾‍♂️ #maderasheriff #maderacounty #maderaproud #maderahowlers #lawenforcement #flameofhope #specialolympics #specialolympicsnortherncalifornia #torchrun #letr #letr2018 #lawenforcementtorchrun #spreadhope

Special Olympic Athlete Oath & Ceremonial Lighting of the Torch from this morning’s Law Enforcement Torch Run Opening Ceremonies at Courthouse Park in Madera 🔥🏆🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏾‍♂️ #maderasheriff #maderacounty #lawenforcement #flameofhope #specialolympics #specialolympicsnortherncalifornia #torchrun #letr #letr2018 #lawenforcementtorchrun #spreadhope

Happy Friday Madera County- It’s going to be a beautiful weekend at Bass Lake!! #maderasheriff #mcso #maderacounty #basslake #friyay #weekendvibes #summer #perfectweather #lakelife #sweetsummertime

UPDATE: Missing At Risk Adult Located Thanks to a tip from an alert citizen, missing at risk adult Juan Luis Montejano has been safely located by Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives. He is being reunited with his family in Chowchilla. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their assistance and widespread sharing of information to bring attention to this case.

UPDATE: LOCATED Thanks to a tip from an alert citizen, missing at risk adult Juan Luis Montejano has been safely located by Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives. He is being reunited with his family in Chowchilla. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their assistance and widespread sharing of information to bring attention to this case. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ (original post) •• MISSING AT RISK ADULT •• The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing at risk adult. 41 year-old Juan Luis Montejano was last seen on foot around 9:00 pm last night (06/06/18) in the area of Avenue 14 and Road 28 in the county of Madera. Juan may have a developmental disability, and is reported as having the mental capacity of a child. Juan is a 41 year old Hispanic male adult, with black hair and brown eyes, 5’4” tall, and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes. If anyone has information relating to this case, please contact the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 675-7770. If you see Juan, please call 911.

Madera County Law Enforcement Agencies to Participate in Torch Run for Special Olympics ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ DATE: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 TIME: 7:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. PLACE: (Start) Courthouse Park- 210 W Yosemite Ave., Madera (Finish) Veteran’s Park- 600 Robertson Blvd., Chowchilla REGISTER/DONATE: https://specialolympics.donordrive.com/team/5760 The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement. This year’s Opening Ceremonies will be hosted at 7:00 a.m. at Courthouse Park in Madera. The first leg of the run will commence from Courthouse Park at 7:30a.m., and the final leg of the run will conclude at Veteran’s Park in Chowchilla around 10:30a.m. There will be an interactive vehicle display available to the public at Veteran’s Park from 10:30-12:00 p.m. The Madera County Guardians of the Flame invite the citizens of Madera County to join us as we carry the Flame of Hope from Madera to Chowchilla. @specialolympicsnca #maderasheriff #maderacounty #lawenforcement #flameofhope #specialolympics #specialolympicsnortherncalifornia #torchrun #letr #letr2018 #lawenforcementtorchrun #spreadhope

On 6/4/18, #MCSO #POPTeam and #MCSODeputies responded to the 28000 block of Cholla Avenue regarding threats made by a male subject, Luis Garcia, to harm family members. Garcia, a 34 year old Madera resident, was taken into custody without incident and booked in at Madera County DOC for felony terrorist threats and probation violation. #maderasheriff #mcsointhefield #deputysheriff #probation #lawenforcement #serveandprotect #arrested #maderacounty

#MCSO would like to congratulate new employees Deputy Sheriff Steven Corner and Cadet 1 Michaela Scott. Welcome to the family!! 🔰#maderasheriff #lefamily #lawenforcement #deputysheriff #cadet #everydayhero #thinblueline #welcomewednesday

#MCSO and Madera County Fire are on scene at an active structure fire in the 27000 block of Avenue 17 in Madera. The vacant residential property caught fire after a mowing operation was conducted in the area. It has not been determined if the operation is related, and the cause remains under investigation. No residents were displaced and no injuries have been reported. Madera County Fire #maderasheriff #maderacountyfire #onscene #mcsointhefield #fireseason #maderacounty

#MCSO and Madera County Fire are on scene at an active structure fire in the 27000 block of Avenue 17 in Madera. The vacant residential property caught fire after a mowing operation was conducted in the area. It has not been determined if the operation is related, and the cause remains under investigation. No residents were displaced and no injuries have been reported. Madera County Fire #maderasheriff #maderacountyfire #onscene #mcsointhefield #fireseason #maderacounty

#MCSOBoatPatrol recently hosted a free California Boater Card Class taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. About 15 community members attended the 5 hour course to prepare for the CA Boater Card Exam. Thank you to the Oakhurst Grill for the use of your facility. ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ •• All boat operators ages 20 and younger are REQUIRED to maintain a valid CA Boater card, which Bass Lake Boat Patrol Deputies will enforce throughout the summer •• For more information, please visit californiaboatercard.com #maderasheriff #boatpatrol #basslake #watersafety #lawenforcement #summertime #maderacounty #maderaproud

Earlier this afternoon, #MCSODeputies and #MCSO POPTeam responded to a call in the 16200 block of Chapin Street in regards to a female trespasser. Upon arrival at the scene, the female subject barricaded herself inside of a mobile home trailer on the property and refused to vacate the residence. After a brief struggle, Blanca Gomez, a 29 year old Madera resident, was eventually taken into custody. She was transported by EMS to a local hospital for medical clearance, and will be booked in at Madera DOC upon release. During the arrest, Deputy Probation Officer F. Munoz was bitten by Gomez. Officer Munoz was evaluated by medical staff and treated for minor injuries. Gomez was previously arrested on 5/28/18 at a neighboring property for trespassing. She has been given prior warnings by MCSO not to trespass in the area on several occasions. Following today’s incident, she will be facing multiple charges of felony resisting an executive officer, misdemeanor obstructing/resisting a peace officer, and misdemeanor trespassing. #maderasheriff #mcsointhefield #deputysheriff #lawenforcement #callforservice #serveandprotect #maderacounty

UPDATE: Missing North Fork Juvenile Located Ten year old Isla June Duncan has been safely located in Santa Barbara, California. She will remain in the custody of Santa Barbara Police Department until she is reunited with her father. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their assistance and widespread sharing of information to bring attention to this case.

NEWS RELEASE: Missing North Fork Juvenile On the afternoon of June 1, 2018, Madera County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a call for service at a residence in North Fork for a possible parental abduction of a ten year old girl. Isla June Duncan was taken by her mother, 43 year old Viviana Andrea Duncan, from a residence in North Fork last night, May 31, 2018, around 8:30 pm. She stated she was taking Isla to dinner, but she has not returned. Isla is a ten year old white female juvenile, with brown hair and blue eyes, 5’0” tall, and 100 pounds. She was last seen wearing a t-shirt, shorts, and pink flip flop sandals. Viviana is a 43 year old white female adult with brown hair and brown eyes, 5’4” tall and 180 pounds. Viviana was last seen driving a 2008 Ford Edge, ivory in color, with a CA license plate 7TNH812. If anyone has information relating to this case, please contact the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 675-7770. If you see Isla, Viviana, or the Ford SUV, please call 911. @ North Fork, California

Good morning Madera! Happy Friday & Happy National Donut Day from #MCSO 🍩 #maderasheriff #nationaldonutday #donutday #friyay #weekendvibes #donuts #copsanddonuts #donutlove #cophumor #laughatyourself #fridayfun

Throwing it back to 1983 •• Vintage #MCSOK9 unit from the archives (top photo left to right: Dep. John Galvan & K9 Justice, Dep. Chuck Reiring & K9 Skipper, Dep. Roy Broomfield & K9 Lance) #maderasheriff #mcso #deputysheriff #k9 #k9unit #lawenforcement #goodboy #mansbestfriend #blastfromthepast #throwback #vintage #oldschool #throwbackthursday #tbt

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in gathering information related to an incident that occurred on 5/27/18 around 1:45 pm near the Raymond Post Office on Road 600. A female juvenile walking in the area was approached by at least one male subject who was driving a midsize SUV, described as brown or gold in color. The male subject asked the female juvenile if she wanted a ride, and when the female juvenile denied the offer, the male demanded that she enter his vehicle. The female became frightened and ran away, hiding in a nearby back yard. The male driver left the scene, and remains unidentified at this time. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking identification of the male subject(s). If anyone has information related to this incident, or possible related incidents in the area, please contact our office at (559) 675-7770. We would like to advise residents to always remain alert and report any suspicious activity to our office.