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    Hole carved into wall, not a tunnel, allowed Madera County jail inmates to escape

    Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Madera County Board of Supervisors, said Monday he learned from county officials that five inmates broke free from their county jail cell through a hole carved into a wall -- not by tunneling out of the unit. The i...

    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 2:09 PM

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    Madera County jail inmates used tunnel, window to escape

    One Madera County jail inmate escaped by tunneling out of his housing unit to a common room, where he broke out a large window and escaped apparently unnoticed by jailers, a Madera County supervisor said Sunday. Four more inmates apparently fo...

    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 9:36 PM

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    Last Madera County jail escapee caught in Fairmead

    Roel Soliz, the last of five men who escaped Friday night from the Madera County Department of Corrections, was captured Sunday afternoon by sheriff's deputies. Deputies found the 30-year-old Chowchilla man around 3 p.m. in Fairmead, after...

    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3:20 PM

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    Fresno police seek suspect in attempted bank robbery

    Police are searching for a man who allegedly threatened to shoot a southeast Fresno bank teller Thursday morning if he wasn't given $300. Sgt. Jerardo Chamalbide of the Fresno Police Department said the suspect walked into the Bank of Amer...

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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    Old Fig Garden resident fires handgun, scares off burglary suspects

    Fresno County sheriff's detectives are searching for two male suspects who tried to burglarize a home Thursday afternoon in Old Fig Garden but took off after the resident fired a handgun. Officials say the man who lives at the home on Ashl...

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:29 PM

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    Fresno police catch gang member with gun

    A TRG gang member was arrested Wednesday evening in central Fresno after police investigated a report that he was armed in the 2300 block East Thomas Avenue, near Belmont Avenue and Fresno Street. Sgt. Brian Valles said officers learned that t...

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:54 AM

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    Hunt for ambush suspect briefly intensifies

    Hours after a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper was laid to rest, the hunt for a man charged with killing him briefly intensified late Thursday as authorities blocked roads around the home of the suspect's parents.

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:35 PM

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    Suspect identified in southeast Fresno chain-snatch robbery

    The second suspect in a southeast Fresno chain-snatch robbery has been identified, Fresno police said. Two unknown suspects had targeted and robbed a female victim of her gold necklace outside the 99 Cents Only Store in the 1500 block of North...

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 2:25 PM

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    Fresno police seek man who swiped FAX passenger's cellphone

    Fresno police are trying to learn the identity of a man who stole a cellphone from a FAX city bus rider in southeast Fresno last week. The incident occurred Sept. 9 about 3:30 p.m. after an unidentified black man got on the bus at Sierra Vista...

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 12:58 PM

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    Police shoot, kill murder suspect in central Fresno

    A gang member sought in connection with three murders was shot and killed Tuesday morning by police officers sent to arrest him at a central Fresno apartment complex. Matthew Porraz, 21, died at Community Regional Medical Center. He was shot b...

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:13 AM

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