Police Reports

Madera County Sheriff BadgeBASS 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.

Kyle SnipesMADERA 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.

Marijuana Grow near Greeley Hill - photo Mariposa Co SheriffMARIPOSA COUNTY - On June 6, the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office received information about possible illegal marijuana gardens in the Dog Town Road area of Greeley Hill in Mariposa County.

Several Hispanic males were reportedly seen in the area with a semi-truck full of dirt and tractor equipment.

Mitchell AmondsMARIPOSA -  A Mariposa area man has been arrested after wielding a gun and threatening people at a church in Mariposa.

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.

Madera County Sheriff BadgeBASS 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.

Bass Lake boating accident 6-27-15BASS LAKE - A 13-year-old has died and his 16-year-old aunt suffered traumatic injuries after the two were struck by a wave runner on Bass Lake today.

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.

Saturday, 27 June 2015 18:10

Accident At Bass Lake Claims Life Of Teen

Bass Lake boating accident 6-27-15BASS LAKE - One juvenile was killed and another injured during a boating accident on Bass Lake this afternoon.

At around 5:30 p.m., Cal Fire, Madera County Sheriff and Sierra Ambulance responded to the dock at Miller's Landing after calls came in of an accident on the lake.

Madera County Sheriff BadgeNORTH FORK - A hiker who went missing on Friday, June 26, near Clover Meadow was located by Search & Rescue teams after spending the night alone in the forest.

Searchers were called out on Friday afternoon after the man failed to return to where he was camping with a friend.

Nicholas JohnsonYOSEMITE LAKES PARK - Late Thursday night, deputies were dispatched to the 42000 block of Holiday Way in Yosemite Lakes Park for a report of gunshots being heard in the area.

As the deputies were responding, Sheriff's Dispatch received several more calls from residents who reported hearing shots being fired.

Madera County Sheriff BadgeMADERA 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.

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