Two Madera County men were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing thousands of dollars worth of agricultural equipment and fuel from businesses throughout the county, said Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart.
The men, ages 29 and 33, are suspects in at least a dozen thefts, Stuart said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Madera County Sheriff's Office at (559) 675-7770 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.
Man is arrested in Madera slaying
Johnny Warren, 41, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of killing 51-year-old Paul Carranza in Madera on Monday, Madera Police said.
The men began to argue around 1:20 a.m. Monday in front of BJ's Liquor, 225 N. Gateway Drive.
After arguing a few minutes, Warren punched Carranza in the face, police said. When Carranza fell to the ground and hit his head on the sidewalk, Warren fled, police said.
Carranza was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where he died Tuesday.
Warren was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the 35100 block of Bonadelle Road in Madera Ranchos. He was booked into Madera County Jail on suspicion of homicide.
Bone-marrow registration starts
A two-day bone-marrow registration drive kicks off today at the Old Town Clovis Farmers Market and continues Saturday at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Building. Registration is free. Potential donors must be 18 to 55 years old and in good health.
Children's Hospital Central California has five patients who are in need of bone-marrow transplants.
Today's registration is from 4 to 9 p.m. Hours Saturday are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can also join the DKMS Americas bone-marrow registry at getswabbed.org.