RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Denver Post:
The man who was found dead at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park’s camping grounds during last weekend’s Phish concert in Commerce City, Colo., was identified.
Trevor Jackson, 26 of Salem, S.C., died on Sunday during the three-day concert, according to a news release from the Adams County Coroner’s office.
The cause of death has yet to be determined, pending an examination.
Commerce City police were called to the camping grounds around 10:45 a.m, when other campers found Jackson slumped over in a chair.
Other campers said Jackson had been that way for several hours and had been checking on him.
Police do not suspect foul play in Jackson’s death.
From the St. Petersburg Times:
A much-needed boat ramp might be in the future for people who are frustrated with waiting to launch their boats onto the Anclote River.
In a 3-1 vote Tuesday night (Sept. 6), the Tarpon Springs City Commission entered into an agreement that could lead to the city buying nearly 20 acres on the river, at the site of the former Linger Longer Mobile Home and RV Park.
With a $25,000 refundable deposit, Tarpon now has 100 days to inspect the property and decide what features it might want to see on the land. If officials decide it’s suitable for a boat launch, the question would go to Tarpon residents, who would vote in a referendum next year whether to buy the site.
If residents approve, Tarpon would have to close on the property by next May. The city would pay $4 million for it.
From WNYT-TV, Albany:
The Warren County (N.Y.) Sheriff’s Office has released the causes of death for the three people found dead at the Adirondack Village Campground on Tuesday (Sept. 6).
After a post-mortem examination, it was determined that Adam P. Parcells died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Noel Parcells died of two gunshot wounds, and Mia Parcells died of four gunshot wounds.
The case remains under investigation.
From The Willits News:
Reacting to a tip, Willits police arrested murder suspect Arone Schnebly, 35, of Willits, on Saturday (Sept. 3). Schnebly is the third suspect apprehended for the July 20 shooting death of Joseph Litteral , 40, of Willits, at Lake Mendocino”s Bushay Campground. A fourth suspect, William Hale Crocker, a person police say is living a “transient lifestyle” between Ukiah, Willits and Lake County, remains at large.
Since the Litteral murder, Willits police have been conducting periodic searches of known transient hangouts. One such search turned up the second suspect apprehended for the murder, Simon Thornton, 22, in the homeless camp on Broaddus Creek between Mariposa Market and Bush Street.
Subsequent searches have turned up a host of other wanted persons hanging out in the creeks, but Schnebly and Crocker weren’t among them.
Police have recovered the .45-caliber pistol and a 12-gauge shotgun they believe were involved in the shooting after a search of a Potter Valley location.
The other alleged shooter, Marvin D. Johnson Jr., 33, a Ukiah transient, was arrested in Ukiah.
Litteral and another unidentified Willits man were shot at close range while camping with a group of about 20 revelers at the Bushay Campground in July. Witnesses describe how a van and two cars pulled up to the camp just before dusk. Four men got out of the vehicles, some carrying baseball bats. There was a confrontation at the campsite, people began running and shots were fired. The two men fell to the ground after being shot at close range. The aggressors got back into the vehicles and raced away before police arrived.
Litteral died at Ukiah Valley Medical Center.
The second victim, not identified by police for his own protection, was taken to an out-of-county hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest. Further information on his condition was not released.
Detectives now believe jealousy may have been the motive in the shooting. Police theorize Litteral was romantically involved with a woman, present at the campsite, who was Johnson’s ex-girlfriend.