Madera Police Department

  • Agency: Madera Police Department
  • Address: 330 South C Street, Madera, 93637 CA
  • Chief: Michael B Kime (Chief of Police)
Phone: 559-675-4200
Fax: (559) 675-6618

Madera Police Department is located at 330 South C Street, Madera, 93637 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael B Kime. The Madera Police Department phone number is 559-675-4200.

Madera Police Department News

Today Officer Hoover had a scary run in with a wanted gang member during a pedestrian check on Lake Street. Florentino Flores told Officer Hoover that he was armed with a weapon, then tried to run from him. Officer Hoover quickly caught Florentino, who began to struggle. Officer Gonzales arrived and together they were able to place Florentino under arrest. It was at this point that they discovered a loaded handgun in Florentino's jacket. Along with being a gang member Florentino is also a felon, further prohibiting him from possessing firearms. Unfortunately our officers face uncertain, tense situations like this one on a regular basis. But, we know it is an important part of reducing gang violence and keeping our community safe. JA

**Update** With the help of several citizens, the male in the video was identified. He turned the wallet, containing all of its contents, into McDonald's after seeing himself on Facebook.The wallet was returned to the owner. Thank you for helping us with the identification and bringing a positive outcome to what was a terrible event for one citizen. AK3902 On 1/16/18 at approximately 0845 hours a theft occurred at the McDonald’s at 1406 E Yosemite Ave. Security camera footage captured a male taking a wallet which was left on the counter from a previous customer. The surveillance cameras captured some good images of the male’s face and the vehicle he left in. Although this may seem minor to some; this type of theft has the potential to lead to fraud related crimes. Many of our citizens are affected by theft and fraud related crimes daily. If you recognize the person, please contact us at (559) 675-4220 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP. You may remain anonymous. When we work together to solve crime, we create a community to be proud of. AK3902

Last night Officer Cortez conducted a traffic stop on N D St. and Green Way. The driver, Jose Guillen, was driving while unlicensed and he lied about his name. Officer Cortez located several bags of methamphetamine in Guillen’s possession. One of the bags of meth weighed an ounce, which is a significant amount. Officer Cortez determined Guillen was in possession of the illegal substance for the purposes of sales, which is a felony. Officer Cortez is one of the eleven officers recently hired, and just completed her first phase of training with Corporal Anaya. The citizens of Madera made her hiring possible by voting YES on Measure K. JC3509

Officer Dunn was patrolling in the area of Tozer Street and Raymond Road when a spotted Salvador Bobadilla pulling his horse trailer with a flat tire. Salvador was suspected of being under the influence. He failed a series field sobriety tests and his blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit. Mr. Bobadilla was unaware the tire was flat and his destination was still several miles away. JC3509

We would like to thank Starbucks and the employee’s at the Marketplace location for once again supporting our efforts to connect with the community. The time we are able to spend together socializing and learning about what is important in our community is priceless. Thank you to all who attended and made our day a little brighter. MM

Madera Municipal Code section 4-4.05(a), indicates it is a misdemeanor to enter a city park after 10:00 PM. Officer Lasso made two separate contacts at Rotary Park for this MMC violation which resulted in arrests. Jesus Garcia was heavily under the influence of methamphetamine and was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer Lasso later contacted Chester Jeans inside Rotary Park. Chester fled from Officer Lasso but was detained by assisting officers. Chester was arrested for being in possession of methamphetamine for sells, drug paraphernalia, and delaying an officer’s investigation. He was also booked on separate felonious charges regarding a separate case he was wanted for. Officer Lasso’s intent was to warn the individuals of the MMC violation, but through good police work, the contacts resulted in worthy arrests. JC3509

Today Mayor Medellin and SIU Officer Vasquez read to Mrs. Rodriguez's class at Virginia Lee Rose Elementary School as part of our learning with the Law Program. From the Mayor to our officers on the streets, the City of Madera is committed to investing in the future of our city through the education of our youth. JA

We were dispatched to Lake Street and Ashlan Avenue today because a concerned community member believed they observed a collision. As it turns out, there was no collision, the vehicle was only broke down. Fortunately, the vehicle owner’s friends and neighbors ran out to give him a helping hand. It is simple things like this that make our community a great place to live. MM

Today Detectives spent several hours in court testifying at the preliminary hearing of Khalid Ramsey, Jorge Murillo, and James Ridge. If you recall they were all arrested and charged with the murder of Latisha Logan which occurred on June 26th of last year. We are pleased to announce that they were all held to answer for the senseless murder of Latisha. At these times we are reminded that even though this was a single incident on the night of June 26th for the community, it is and always will be a night that the Logan family will never forget. We are committed to the well being of our community and will continue to strive to make Madera a better, safer place to live. MT

We would like to thank everyone for their help in locating Mr. Van Gelderen; whether it was by sharing our post or by keeping an eye out and calling to report possible sightings of Mr. Van Gelderen. Mr. Van Gelderen was located safely in Chowchilla. He was checked by medical personnel and is doing well. Mr. Van Gelderen is happy to be home and is resting safely with his family. AK/MT

Cannabis Cultivation Permit With the decriminalization of marijuana for personal use, citizens may now cultivate up to six marijuana plants indoors. Residents wishing to cultivate marijuana must obtain a permit from the City of Madera and follow the regulations listed in Municipal Code 4-15.02. The relevant portion of the regulation is included on page 2 of the permit application. Persons cultivating marijuana without a permit or in violation of the regulations will be subject to significant fines. The permit application can be found at the link below. RW2486 https://www.cityofmadera.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Indoor-Cannabis-Cultivation-Permit-Application-011018.pdf

**************UPDATE********Mr. Van Gelderen has been located*********** *************************************************************************************We would like to ask for the public’s assistance in locating Michael Van Gelderen who is 80 years of age. Michael was last seen at his home around noon in the area of Schnoor Street and Dutra Way. We believe Michael is riding his bicycle and could be around the City of Madera or in the County of Madera. Michael takes medication which he left at his residence. It is possible Michael became disoriented and/or lost. If anyone has any information please contact the Madera Police Department at 559-675-4220. SB3372 On your way to work, please look out for Michael and contact MPD if you locate him or have information. Thank you.

Today, Officers were presented with a basket of cookies from Sonitrol Alarm Company as their way of showing appreciation for our officers on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. We are thankful your support and we can assure you that the cookies will not go to waste. MA4024

Join us for Class 9, Citizens Academy (English). The Madera Police Departments Citizen Academy is designed to provide citizens with a better understanding of the inter-working's of the Police Department. Enjoy classroom lectures and discussions along with hands on excitement! The class is scheduled to start on March 1st. We will meet once a week, for 13 weeks, on Thursday evenings from 6-9pm. Applicants must work or live in the City of Madera. Applications can be obtained at MPD located at 330 S. C Street or by calling (559) 675-4203. AK3902

We would like to remind everyone of the dangers of driving in the rain and provide some safety tips: - If you are using your windshield wipers, you must have your headlights on, regardless of the time of day. - Double your following distance. A good rule of thumb is two car lengths for every 10 MPH you are traveling. - Drive with caution and give yourself extra time to get to your destination! The roads are very slick with the rainfall. Be safe Madera! AK3902

There has been a threatening message circulating through social media with the phrase "MHS" mentioned in the post. People are mistakenly believing that the phrase is referring to our high schools however it is referring to Monticello High School in the state of Virginia. The post has been reported as a hoax that originated in Albemarle County Va. The juvenile who shared the message has been arrested and is pending charges. Madera High School and Madera South High School students will not be in class tomorrow because of a Madera Unified in-service day. Teachers and administrators will be present so our School Resource Officers will be at the highs schools before they open tomorrow for their reassurance. JC3509 http://www.nbc29.com/story/37211377/albemarle-police-say-social-media-post-a-hoax

MPD Officers Abraham and Short were able to spend a little time hanging out with some of our younger community members who were participating in our MPAKT program at the John Wells Youth Center. Everyone had a great time and it was very obvious these kids came to win! Thanks to all who were there for your participation, questions and friendship. We look forward to the next time. MM

Yesterday, Officer Abraham observed Juan Mendoza cross Cleveland Ave. against a red light while riding an ATV. Rather than yield to Officer Abraham’s lights and siren, Mendoza decided to keep driving toward the city limit. As you can see, Mendoza did not reach the outcome he was looking for and luckily only his pride was hurt. Traffic laws apply to all motor vehicles on roadways. We understand that off-road vehicles can be fun to operate, but please do this in the appropriate areas and use safety gear. BC3657

Last night officers stayed busy making multiple arrests. All three individuals shown were arrested on drug-related charges. Officer Martinez arrested Daniel Ramos after he fled and tried to discard his methamphetamine, Officer Santoyo arrested Guy Turcotte for possessing heroin and drug paraphernalia, and Officer Gibbs arrested Patrick Behan for violating his probation conditions by being in possession of drug paraphernalia. Even though the punishment for these types of crimes has decreased, our enforcement has not. This type of enforcement leads to the reduction of other crimes, such as property theft and crimes against persons. We will continue to effectively enforce the laws for the betterment of the community. JC3509

****The northbound lane of Schnoor is now clear.**** Officers are currently investigating a DUI traffic collision in the northbound lane of N. Schnoor and Kennedy. The northbound lane is currently closed. We will update you once the scene is clear. JC3509

Are you looking for a new exciting career? Are you interested in being part of a team tasked with the safety of our citizens? If so the department is currently accepting applications for Public Safety Dispatcher. Applications must be received by Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 3pm; postmarks are not accepted. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Please visit, http://www.cityofmadera.ca.gov/home/departments/human-resources/list-of-jobs/ for more information. FG3068

Tune into Univision 21 at 9:30 AM. Sgt. Gonzalez will be on the morning show discussing our Citizens Academy in the Spanish language. Sintoniza Univision 21 a las 9:30 a.m. Sgt. González estará en el programa de la mañana hablando de nuestra Academia de Ciudadanos en el idioma español JC3509

Just a friendly reminder… We are hosting our MPAKT program (Madera Police And Kids Together) on January 6th, 2018 at the John Wells Youth Center, located at 701 E. 5th St. The program is held on the first Saturday of each month from 12pm to 2pm. This is a great opportunity for our youth to interact with the officers, and ask questions or just play a few games. MT