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Two Suspects in Custody in Madera Police Shooting - One Suspect Outstanding Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 10:58

MADERA - When Madera Police Chief Steve Frazier said on Monday that they would have the suspects of the shooting of a Madera Police cruiser in custody by the end of the week, his department knew they had a monumental task ahead for them. Disappointment to the chief was never an option so within a day and a half the men of the Madera Police Department had two out of three of their suspects in custody.

Thomas Matthew Garcia (33) of Fresno has been identified as the shooter. He is an active member of the Fresno Bulldog gang and was taken into custody in Fresno. The shooter has an extensive criminal history including multiple assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest charges. Also arrested was the driver of the vehicle, Serena Arroyo (26) of Fresno. Her affiliation to any gangs is not known at this time, however she is the single mother of a little boy. A third suspect is still on the loose, James Cruz of Fresno. He is also an active Fresno Bulldog Gang member. Police are actively searching for this man.

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Arrests Made in Friday’s Murder in Ahwahnee Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 10:51
MADERA - Sheriff Varney announced this evening that two arrests have been made in connection to yesterday’s murder of Dennis Dolan (68) in Ahwahnee.  Craig Anthony Fetty, 28 years old, from Oakhurst and Tiffany Dambrino, 20 years old, also from Oakhurst were arrested late Saturday afternoon.

Detectives are continuing the investigation, but at this point Fetty has been arrested for murder and Dambrino has been arrested on another felony charge in relation to the murder.  The victim was found unresponsive at his residence in the 41000 block of Road 600, near Highway 49 in Ahwahnee, at around 1:30 on Friday morning.
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Man Arrested for Attempting to Abduct Four Year Old Girl Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 10:43
FRESNO - Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested and booked Juan Rocha Molina into the Fresno County Jail. The 31 year old Fresno man faces felony charges of attempted kidnapping and vehicle theft. Molina’s bail is set at $85,000.

Around 8:30 am on Monday, Molina approached the woman and her grandaughter outside their home. Molina displayed a keychain as a toy in an effort to lure the little girl to come with him. The woman intervened and ordered Molina to leave the property, which he did.
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Shots Fired at Madera Police Following Traffic Stop Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 October 2016 06:40

MADERA - The lesson that all police officers know proved true in Madera Sunday morning, there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop. During a early morning stop of a new white Mazda SUV on the west side of Madera, one Madera police officer and his civilian ride-along passenger began a high speed pursuit of a suspect through a residential area that ended in gunfire and a disabled police vehicle.

Around 4:30am Sunday morning a police officer, who the department has yet to identify, was attempting to pull the suspect over at Howard Road and Mainberry Drive when the suspect's just took off at speeds of over 50 mph. The chase went through two stop signs before it entered the Venturi subdivision across Sunset Avenue.

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Coach DeRuyter Relieved of Duties at Fresno State Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Burkholder - Fresno State   
Sunday, 23 October 2016 12:35

FRESNO – Fresno State Director of Athletics Jim Bartko announced on Sunday that Tim DeRuyter has been relieved of his duties as the school’s head football coach. Offensive Coordinator Eric Kiesau has been named the interim head coach.

“Tim DeRuyter is a man of high character – a class individual who is a leader of young men,” said Bartko. “Over the time I’ve been here, the football program has shown it has the ability to be a product the Red Wave can be excited about, but the results have not been to the standard we anticipated and expect.

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Fresno County Sheriff’s SWAT Team Captures Armed Robbery Suspect Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016 09:49
AUBERRY - At 2:30 pm on Tuesday, deputies assigned to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team arrested 26 year old Mark Cruz of Auberry. Deputies surrounded a home on the 35000 block of Auberry Mission Road and ordered Cruz to come out and give himself up. Cruz followed those commands and was taken into custody without incident.

Cruz will be booked into the Fresno County Jail on felony charges of armed robbery and carjacking. He is also currently on parole, so he will face a violation charge. On September 21, 2016, Cruz went to his mother’s home and while there he pointed a gun at a man who was visiting and robbed him of cash.
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DUI Enforcement Operations Planned this Weekend in Fresno Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016 09:43

FRESNO - Officers from the Fresno Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Saturday, October 15, 2016 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.

In California, this deadly crime led to 867 deaths and over 23,000 serious injuries in 2013 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows over 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. From 2013 through 2015, DUI collisions have claimed 26 lives and resulted in 273 injury crashes harming 395 of our friends and neighbors in Fresno.

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