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River Arrest Started With Breaking Glass

Alcohol and glass related violations at the South Yuba River are on the rise this summer. A woman apparently drinking and breaking bottles along with other violations is the most recent arrest. State Parks Supervising Ranger Don Schmidt says park rangers heard suspicious activity before seeing the individuals.
Click here to listen to Supervising Ranger Don Schmidt

While interviewing the subjects a ranger spotted something of interest.
Click here to listen to Supervising Ranger Don Schmidt

As a result, 61 year old Marianne Earheart of Marysville was taken into custody for possession of the syringe and possession of a controlled substance as well as for possession of an open alcoholic beverage.

Schmidt says enforcement of alcohol and glass violations is a benefit to the river using community.
Click here to listen to Supervising Ranger Don Schmidt

Schmidt also says that there are two additional rangers available for patrol this year and more contacts are possible. As a result there have also been a lot more warrant type arrests than in prior years.

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