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.

Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 46 year old Cory Scow of Friant and 54 year old Bryan Gammell of Oakhurst.

Shortly before 9:00 pm on Friday, March 16th, Parlier Police officers responded to a call of multiple shots fired near the Quail Run Apartments, located at 13500 Tuolumne Street in Parlier.

Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have booked 42 year old Bryan Stark and his 39 year old girlfriend Jeana McMahon, both of Tollhouse, into the Fresno County Jail.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public input on the 2017 / 2018 Off Highway Motor Vehicle grant application, which runs from March 6, 2018 through April 6, 2018.

A student at Central High School West in Fresno is currently undergoing a mental health evaluation.

Around 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 22nd, an armed robbery occurred at the Helm Market and Gas station located at the corner of Lassen and Kamm Avenues in Helm.  Three men, all wearing masks and gloves, arrived in a car believed to be a dark colored Nissan Versa.  They entered the store, demanded money and ordered the two clerks to get down on the ground.  One suspect held a revolver style handgun, another had a shotgun and the third suspect pointed an assault rifle at the victims.  The suspects also confronted multiple customers in the store, who hid near the back aisles.  The suspect took tills from the registers which contained cash.  They also stole a paper bag from under the counter.  The contents of the bag are unknown.  The exact amount of money stolen is not being disclosed.  The suspects were in an out of the store in a total of 55 seconds.  They fled in the car they arrived in, which was left unoccupied in the parking lot during the robbery.

The store employees called the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office to report the robbery once all of the suspects were gone.  Nobody was injured during the incident.  High definition surveillance cameras captured images of the suspects and their car from several angles.

Anyone who knows the identities of the suspects or has additional information on this case is asked to contact Detective Carl Chalmers at (559) 600-8174, Detective Eric Penland at (559) 600-8171 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867.  You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.



On February 26th, 2018, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims proudly introduced the office’s new helicopter, a MD 530F. This state of the art aircraft will be a valuable resource for search and rescue operations, as well as daily law enforcement duties.  An interesting fact about this helicopter is that all of its parts were manufactured and assembled in the United States.

Around 1:00 am on Thursday, a woman was driving near the intersection of S. Academy and E. Rose Avenues in Selma when she noticed a man standing in the middle of the road.

Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have booked 58 year old Daniel Ferrell of Prather into the Fresno County Jail.

Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
(559) 977-0379
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