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Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is pleased to announce that 12,000 more donated books are being readied for deputies to hand out to local children.
Sheriff Margaret Mims and Chief Probation Officer Linda Penner, representing several San Joaquin Valley counties, met late last week with Governor Brown's administration in Sacramento.
Sheriff Margaret Mims, working with the Nisei Farmers League and National Immigration Forum, has been invited to a White House briefing dealing with immigration. The briefing will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 14.
Sheriff Margaret Mims warns the public about possible fundraising scams connected to the Boston Marathon bombings. Information is being received that very soon after the bombings, groups and/or individuals began registering domain names and fake Twitter accounts that are used to collect donations to assist victims of the terrorist attack. The Sheriff urges the public to be very cautious when clicking on links or using social media sites that claim to be working on behalf of victims of the bombings.
The Fresno County Sheriff's Office today announced the arrest of a Fresno man after stealing irrigation pipe and then leading deputies on a high speed pursuit. Arrested was 36-year-old Louie Dominic Bracamonte.
Updated 1/30/13: Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is asking for the public's help in locating a convicted rapist. Wanted is 20-year-old Spencer Scarber of Squaw Valley.
Members of the media are invited to join Sheriff Margaret Mims and members of the Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit when they receive ballistic vests donated by Pet Carousel.
Pet Carousel will donate two ballistic vests for the Sheriff’s K-9s assigned to the SWAT Team.
This is the second time, the family owned business has donated vests to law enforcement K-9s. Pet Carousel previously donated two ballistic vests to Selma Police Departments K-9 Unit.
The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 16th at 12:30pm, at Pet Carousel, 2350 Academy Ave in Sanger. Please see attached invitation from Pet Carousel.
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is pleased to announce the opening of another jail floor will open on schedule. The floor, located in the North Annex Jail will re-open on Saturday, January 5th. This is the last floor in that facility that had been shut due to budget cuts. This will provide an additional 432 male minimum security beds to the jail system to bring it to a total capacity of 3,289.
On October 30, 2012, the Board of Supervisors approved the Sheriff's proposal to hire and train staff necessary to open the last closed floor of the North Annex Jail. The appropriation increase was $2,983,619. The funding included hiring Correctional Officers as well as medical personnel to handle the increase in jail population. The stated goal at that time was to open the floor in January 2013.
Sheriff Mims said, "The Sheriff's Office has worked hard to reach this goal. Maximizing our jail capacity is more important now than ever. Due to realignment, there has been a significant increase of hardened criminals now staying in local jails rather than going to State Prison. Although we are still mandated by a Federal Court decree to release inmates when we reach capacity, we will be able to hold more criminals accountable."
Deputy Chris Curtice
Public Information Officer