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Second Suspect In Bass Lake Home Invasion Now Behind Bars

NORTH FORK — The second suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery and assault in Bass Lake is now in custody. Ray Coleman, 23, of North Fork, is now behind bars after having eluded deputies for more than three days following a violent break-in at a home in the Bass Lake Annex on Nov. 18. Shortly after midnight ...

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Overturned 5th Wheel Causes Road Closure At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — An accident on Road 274 this evening closed the road in both directions as about five recovery and cleanup vehicles responded to deal with the aftermath. At about 5:45 p.m. reports came in of a 5th wheel trailer overturned in the sharp corner just west of Fawn Point. A 73-year-old man from Riverside, Calif., was westbound on ...

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Sheriff Searching For Ray Coleman In Bass Lake Home Invasion

BASS LAKE — Madera County Sheriff’s Office investigators are searching for one of the two men suspected in the home invasion robbery and assault in Bass Lake Annex on Saturday, Nov. 18. One arrest has been made, but deputies are still looking for Ray Coleman, 23, of North Fork. Coleman has been arrested five times since 2011 on charges of ...

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Arrest Made In Bass Lake Home Invasion And Assault

BASS LAKE — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has one man in custody in connection with a home invasion and assault in Bass Lake Annex on Saturday night. Sheriff Jay Varney announced today that one of the suspects has been arrested. Alvin McDonald III, 18, of North Fork, was arrested shortly before 11 a.m. this morning. Sheriff’s personnel are continuing ...

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Sheriff Continues Search For Suspects In Bass Lake Home Invasion

BASS LAKE — Madera County Sheriff’s investigators continue their search for two suspects who robbed and beat a woman in her home in the Bass Lake Annex on Saturday evening. At about 7:30 p.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a home invasion robbery in the 36000 block of Cedar Lane near Bass Lake. When deputies arrived ...

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Home Invasion Robbery In Bass Lake, Woman Assaulted

BASS LAKE — A woman is in the hospital and reportedly on life support after being assaulted during a home invasion robbery in Bass Lake. Details of the crime are slim at this time, but according to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to reports of two men entering a home in the 36000 block of Cedar Lane at about 7:30 ...

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Trial Date Set For North Fork Murder Defendant

BASS LAKE — Exactly one year to the day that Mary O’Keefe was arrested for the murder of North Fork resident Bonnie Hale, she will stand trial on the charges. O’Keefe, 65, of North Fork, has been in custody since her arrest on Dec. 18, 2016, charged with first degree murder with an elder abuse enhancement. She pleaded not guilty ...

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Madera Sheriff Makes Arrest In Tackle Box Murder

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff Jay Varney announced today that one of the suspects from the robbery and murder at the Tackle Box in Madera on Monday has been arrested. Armitraj Singh Athwal, 22, of Modesto, was arrested near Kerman by Fresno County Sheriff deputies on an unrelated offense, about 40 minutes after the robbery of the Tackle Box and the ...

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One Transported After Two-Vehicle Crash On Highway 49

OAKHURST — One man was taken to the hospital and traffic was reduced to one lane after a collision just north of Oakhurst late this afternoon. CHP, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire responded to reports of a two-vehicle accident on Highway 49 just north of Rio del Vista Drive, blocking the roadway. Initial reports were of a car into ...

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Two Separate Crashes Slow Traffic Through Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Two separate accidents slowed traffic through the Coarsegold area this afternoon, one on the north end of town and another at Road 417. Just before 2 p.m., CHP, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 41 and Road 417. A woman from Simi Valley was northbound and waiting at ...

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