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

Officers have cleared the scene of a traffic collision that occurred on S. Granada Avenue near Merlot Avenue. Fabian Amezcua rear-ended a motorist as he tried to overtake the vehicle. The driver he collided with had a complaint of pain to her head and was transported to the hospital. Amezcua was driving while under the influence and had an open container in his vehicle. Because he was DUI and caused an injury consequent to the collision, he will be booked on felony DUI charges. JC3509

During the Love Madera event, Mayor Andy Medellin and Chief Dino Lawson were cleaning up the streets this morning with explorers, officers, and citizen volunteers. We have a city-wide commitment to volunteerism and look forward to our next opportunity to demonstrate our dedication to our community. Thanks again to April Molina! JA

There were three DUI arrests last night; Jose Luis Sanchez was observed driving poorly by Corporal Anaya and was arrested by Officer Gibbs for DUI. Sanchez is currently on probation for DUI and his driver’s license is suspended from a previous DUI offense. Officer Dunn handled a DUI investigation after he conducted an enforcement stop. Michael Boyles was driving over twice the legal limit and was arrested. Officer Gomez and FTO McAlister were dispatched to 9th St. and Gateway Drive regarding a stalled vehicle. They found Angel Flores passed out at the wheel, in the turn lane. Angel was driving with over three times the legal limit of .08 blood alcohol content in his system and his license was suspended from a previous DUI offense. As you can see, impaired driving continues to be an issue in our city. If you suspect someone is driving while under the influence, don’t hesitate to call. Two of the individuals are repeat offenders, which will cause their fines and punishment to increase substantially. With your assistance, we can continue to combat this issue in order to keep our community safe. JC3509

Our folks are gearing up for the Love Madera event! See you all out there tomorrow morning. Come help our officers and Chief Lawson clean up downtown. JA

April is child abuse prevention month so our real SUPERHEROS, (property/evidence officers, crime analyst, records clerks, and our police office supervisor), decorated our lobby and joined in a countywide costume contest with CAPMC (victim services), in an effort to spread awareness. It is our desire to SMASH OUT child abuse! Please continue to support and be a voice for the littlest members of our community. Together we can make a difference. MM

It's #WhoisThisWednesday and we are looking to identify the below male suspect who stole an Iphone 8 from Cricket Wireless located on West Cleveland. If you know who he is, call us at 675-4220 or Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP. As in all cases, callers can remain anonymous. MT

Yesterday the City of Madera Police Department's Traffic Division along with the California Department of Motor Vehicles Investigative Unit conducted a handicapped enforcement operation. The purpose of this enforcement was to enforce handicapped parking regulations and to ensure that those utilizing handicapped placards were authorized to use the placard. The operation resulted in six individuals being cited for the improper use of a handicapped placard, and several citations for illegal parking in a handicapped stall. Please be aware that handicapped parking stalls are reserved for individuals with a medical need to park close to a business. The abuse and/or misuse of handicapped placards and illegal parking in handicapped stalls is not acceptable and if seen by law enforcement will result in enforcement action being taken. #2722

Recently, the Madera Police Department has had an increase in calls regarding people operating motorized vehicles in the Fresno River. Though we understand that riding motorcycles and quads is a recreational activity that many families enjoy, it is illegal to do so in the City of Madera. In response to these complaints, officers will be patrolling these areas for violators and will be enforcing these laws. Those who are caught are subject to fines and may have their vehicles impounded. We at the Madera Police Department do enjoying seeing people having fun and enjoying the outdoors, but for the safety of the citizens and the community, we ask that you ride where it is appropriate. MA4024

Congratulations to Madera Police Department Public Safety Dispatcher of the Year Travis Varney. Travis joined the department in October 2016 and quickly became an integral part of the Madera Police Department. Thank you Travis for your dedication to the residents of Madera and the police department. TR4400

Last night Officer Martinez conducted a traffic stop in the area of Cleveland Avenue and Celeste Court. He recognized one of the passengers as Joel Sandoval-Barrera who was wanted on a felony warrant. The warrant was for failing to appear in court on fraud and passing fictitious checks charges. Joel was in possession of drug paraphernalia along with shaved cars keys. Because the keys were altered and commonly used to steal vehicles, Joel was charged with being in possession of burglary tools. JC3509

We had an amazing group of kids come visit us today from the ETAA Charter School. It is such a pleasure to see kids who are so very well behaved, respectful and kind. Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit your Community Police Department. Your smiling faces made our day! MM

This evening Officer Short arrested Jesse Perez Jr for DUI and Hit and Run. Jesse was driving out of a parking lot and collided into a parked car in front of Banda’s Kempo Karate in the Golden One Credit Union parking lot. After the collision, Jesse drove to a liquor store where he was contacted by officers. Driving while intoxicated is never safe. There are other ways of transportation to get you home than the back of a patrol vehicle. SB3372

******UPDATE****** D St. is now open. Currently CDF is extinguishing a house fire in the 800 block of N. D St. D St. will be blocked off for a few hours. If you are planning to drive into this area we asked to use an alternative route other than D St. SB3372

The Madera Police Department is remembering the service and sacrifice of Officer Denny Shannon this month as he was killed in the line of duty on April 12, 1954. Officer Shannon was involved in a traffic accident during a vehicle pursuit and succumbed to his injuries. The Department members will be wearing the black band for the month of April and the Department’s flags will be flown at half-staff. The black band is a symbol of mourning of a fallen officer. Officer Shannon is memorialized on the County’s Law Enforcement Memorial located in Courthouse Park and at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC. We thank all fallen Officers for their service. AK3902

Today the Special Investigations Unit arrested Arturo Navarrette for unlawful possession of five firearms. Arturo is on parole for assault with a deadly weapon, and an active gang member. He is prohibited from possessing firearms. We will continue to reduce violence in our community through proactive enforcement. JA

Thanks to everyone that showed up for the Red Sand Project at the police department today. To make a great impact, we need a great number of allies in the fight against human trafficking. The work that OLIVE does is invaluable in our community, and those who support OLIVE are just as amazing! JA #redsandproject

The OLIVE Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on helping victims of human trafficking. OLIVE was founded by members of the Madera Police Department and works directly with Madera Police Department officers to help victims of human trafficking seek refuge from a life of modern day slavery. Please join us today at 1:00 pm in front of the Madera Police Department located at 330 S. C Street for an afternoon of awareness. The OLIVE Foundation and Madera Police Department will be participating in the “Red Sand Project”. The project is designed to help bring awareness and to inspire others to act against the current impression of human trafficking in the Central Valley. We look forward to seeing you all there! AK3902

HELP IDENTIFY: On April 6th the below suspect took a wallet from an unattended shopping cart at the El Toro Market, located in the 700 block of N. "D" Street. The victim inadvertently left his wallet in the cart when he was leaving the store. The suspect then took the wallet and left the store in a dark colored truck. The suspect has made no attempt to return the wallet and we are asking anyone with information on his identity to call Detective Middleton at 675-4214. To some this is a minor crime, but we believe most people here in Madera would have taken the wallet to the store manager in hopes to return it to the rightful owner. We need to take care of each other and hold people accountable for their actions. Please share and help us get this wallet returned. MT

“Between the thin blue line and the thin red line lies the thinnest gold line. This gold line represents those who are rarely seen but mostly heard. The calm voice in the dark night. The golden glue that holds it all together. Dispatchers.” This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week we honor the hard work of the Madera Police Department’s Communications Center Team. Our dispatchers are an integral part of the safety of Madera, both for residents and first responders. They are the unseen heroes who are the first contact to respond to a resident’s call for help. They are that calm, reassuring voice that help is on the way. Thank you dispatchers for your steadfast professionalism and dedication, for your grace under pressure and your compassion when people are most in need. We celebrate you this week and recognize the hard work you do throughout the year. We are very proud of our Dispatchers. They truly are the calm voice in the storm that guides us. TR 4400

We owe a big THANK YOU to the Starbucks on Market Place Dr., (Ave. 16), for once again opening their doors to our Coffee with a Cop program today. It is always such a pleasure connecting with everyone who attends, or just takes the time to chat while they wait for their order. We also appreciated City Councilmember Cece Foley Gallegos and Councilmember William Oliver for taking the time to stop by and say hi and meet members of the community. MM

Tomorrow evening Officer Martinez will be making his United Combat Association Debut in the Central California Battle of the Badges. He will be challenging Dario Salazar from Sanger PD, in a three-round boxing match. Officer Martinez is a lifelong Madera resident who is proud to represent his community. The fight will be held at the Hanford Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty Street, Hanford Ca, 93230. The doors open at 5:00 PM, feel free to come and support your local officer at this exciting event! JC3509

We try to cultivate a balanced approach to serving our community. Yesterday the Special Investigations Unit arrested Jose Guardado, an active gang member, for possession of a double barreled shotgun, possession of a handgun, and a parole violation. Jose is prohibited from owning firearms because of his criminal history and his parole conditions. Today, the Special Investigations Unit was at Virginia Lee Rose Elementary School reading to Mrs. Rodriguez First Grade Class as a part of our Learning with the Law program. Gang members with guns WILL BE ARRESTED, but we will also take every opportunity to educate and interact with our youth. JA

As a reminder, tomorrow is our monthly Coffee with a Cop event. We are looking forward to meeting and spending time with our community members. MM

The Madera Police Department would like to share this important video to remind our citizens to drive safe and look out for pedestrians in the crosswalks. A recent study showed over 5000 pedestrians die from being struck by vehicles every year in the United States. Together we can help reduce this statistic. SB3372 #sharetheroad