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Coarsegold Woman Dies After Head-On Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A two-vehicle crash on Highway 41 near Morava Road has claimed the life of one woman, and injured another. At 3 p.m., reports came in of an accident in front of Mountain Aire on the north end of Coarsegold. According to CHP at scene, a 70-year-old Coarsegold woman was northbound in a Lexus ES330 approaching Morava Road, and ...

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Preliminary Hearing Set In Violent Bass Lake Home Invasion

NORTH FORK — The two men arrested following a violent home invasion robbery in Bass Lake Annex on Nov. 18 appeared in Bass Lake Superior Court today. Ray Coleman, 23, and Alvin McDonald, 18, both of North Fork, have pleaded not guilty to the charges. They were both arrested last week on charges of attempted murder, strong-arm robbery, burglary, assault ...

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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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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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Robbery And Murder At Madera Mini Mart

MADERA — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery and murder that took place at a mini mart in the Valley last night. At about 11 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a possible shooting at the Tackle Box Gas Station and Mini Mart on Road 26. When deputies arrived, they discovered ...

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Man Gets 12 Years For Arson, Ex-Wife Fears Much Earlier Release

MADERA COUNTY — When Michael Lapschies was sentenced on Sept. 26 to 12 years in prison for lighting a series of fires in the Bass Lake area in 2015, and making threats against his ex-wife Amanda Skye-Ritchie, she was not at all satisfied that he would actually serve anywhere near the term imposed by the Bass Lake Superior Court. On ...

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Vehicle Rear-Ends School Bus On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — An accident on Highway 41 involving a school bus slowed traffic for well over an hour this afternoon. Today at about 1:50 p.m., a Yosemite School District bus was southbound on Highway 41 and was stopped, waiting for traffic to clear to make a left turn onto Mecca Lane. According to CHP, traffic on northbound Highway 41 was ...

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