Parkway Crime Report April 23, 2005

This was sent out today to our membership.

Hello Everyone:

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.

Take care.

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.

Steve Flannery
Park Ranger Supervisor

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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