This was sent out today to our membership.
This crime report (scroll down) just came in from Steve Flannery, Park Ranger Supervisor with Sacramento County Parks, and the first paragraph is fine, reporting the facts, but the second is, well, kind of strange, “a single isolated incident”, where has Ranger Flannery been the past ten years
But he does close with good advice “use extra caution in this area”, but our expert, Bob Slobe, who lives and walks there daily (with a large dog), would take it a step farther and warns people to not even venture into the area at all.
David H. Lukenbill
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2005 11:17 AM
Subject: Robbery/Assault-suspect in custody.
On Friday April 22, 2005 at approximately 4:15 pm a robbery/assault occurred within the American River Parkway near Northgate Blvd/Highway 160. The victim was assaulted with a steel pipe and suffered critical injuries. A suspect was arrested a short distance away by rangers and city police officers.
With the limited information available it appears that the victim was not a recreational trail user. The physical evidence found with the suspect strongly link him to the crime and we believe this will be a single isolated incident. But as always use extra caution in this area.
Park Ranger Supervisor