Media Relations

This section of the Web site is kept up-to-date with the latest news, announcements, and alerts from the Fresno County Sheriff's office.

Homeless Horse Thief Arrested

Created 05/19/2014 @ 09:39pm

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of a homeless Fresno woman in connection with the theft of a horse from west Fresno.  Arrested was 48 year old Jill Lorette Jackson.


Traffic Accident Investigation Turns To Murder Investigation. Public’s Help Sought

Created 05/13/2014 @ 11:03pm

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has taken over an investigation that was originally reported as a fatal traffic accident.


One Of County’s Top Ten Ag Thiefs Arrested

Created 05/12/2014 @ 09:21pm

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office today announced the weekend arrest of one of the county’s top ten Ag criminals.  Arrested was 43 year old Melvin Edward Robinson.   


Fourth Suspect Arrested In Salwasser Murder

Created 05/12/2014 @ 08:54pm

Fresno County Sheriff’s detectives have announced the arrest of a fourth suspect wanted in connection with the murder of George Salwasser this past week near the town of Biola.


N. Howard Murder Investigation

Created 05/12/2014 @ 03:07pm

Last night at approximately 6:15 pm, the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 hang up call from a cell phone that originated in the area of Howard north of Shields, near the town of Biola.


Three Arrested In Connection With Large Marijuana Grow In Parlier

Created 05/07/2014 @ 11:56pm

Fresno County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three people yesterday after discovering a marijuana grow at a residence located in the 22000 block of E Parlier Ave.  Arrested were 63 year old John Nguyen of Reedley, 54 year old Cuc Thi Luu of Westminster, and 44 year old Cuong Van Pham of Huntington Beach.


Marijuana Plants Eradicated From Squaw Valley Property

Created 04/24/2014 @ 11:01pm

As part of an ongoing investigation into illegal marijuana grows in Fresno County, earlier this morning, Narcotics detectives eradicated just under 900 marijuana plants from a property located in the 35000 block of Sage Lane in Squaw Valley.


Two Sentenced To Prison For Shooting Off Duty Deputy

Created 04/24/2014 @ 08:52pm

Two men involved in the November, 2012 shooting of an off-duty deputy as he cycled along Friant Rd were both sentenced yesterday. 

Twenty seven year old Larry Dean McLaughlin, identified as the shooter, was sentenced to six years in state prison with a strike, and 24 year old Christopher Touchstone, the driver, was sentenced to four years in prison with a strike.  Both will have to serve at least eighty five percent of their terms before being eligible for parole.


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Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
(559) 977-0379
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Deputy Chris Curtice
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
(559) 341-9330
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