BASS LAKE - Just five days after a tragic accident involving a personal water craft at Bass Lake claimed the life of a 13-year-old, another teen is dead, this time after hitting a boat with his jet ski.
At about 11 p.m. last night, Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the north shore of Bass Lake, near the Pines Resort, for reports of a boating accident.
MADERA COUNTY - The Sheriff's Office has learned that Kyle Snipes, who was wanted for questioning in connection with an officer-involved shooting near Millerton Lake last week, was arrested by the Roseville Police Department last night.
Snipes was taken into custody on a parole hold and a Fresno County warrant for narcotics and weapons charges.
On Friday, June 24, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dispatch received a 911 call from the St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The caller stated there was a man threatening people with a shotgun at the church.
BASS LAKE - After further investigation following the fatal accident at Bass Lake on Saturday, where a young teen was killed, Sheriff's Investigators have determined that the two juveniles, as well as the boy's father, were riding on an inflatable tube behind their pontoon boat when they were struck by the jet ski.
No caution flag was raised or required since the boat was underway at the time of the impact.
Late this afternoon, a family from Fresno was enjoying a day on the lake, pulling the kids on a tube behind a pontoon boat, when the accident happened.
As the deputies were responding, Sheriff's Dispatch received several more calls from residents who reported hearing shots being fired.
MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff-Coroner has determined the identity of the man killed during an officer involved shooting on Thursday near Millerton Lake as 61-year-old Gilbert Jake Vanderburgh.
Detectives have also learned through their investigation that the man who fled the scene and remains on the loose is 29-year-old Kyle Patrick Snipes.