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Ruckuses mar busy weekend

Staff writer

Marion Reservoir’s busy holiday weekend came complete with several calls to law enforcement.

Campgrounds have been busy since camping reopened June 1, lake manager Kevin McCoy said. but holiday weekends always see large numbers of people at the lake.

Law enforcement agencies did have to respond to a number of fights that broke out over the weekend.

“There are always kinds of things that occur and situations that develop,” McCoy said. “It’s sad.”

Hillsboro assistant police chief Jessey Hiebert said officers were called to incidents at Hillsboro Cove and French Creek Cove to back up deputies responding to possible domestic disturbances.

Hillsboro officers didn’t write reports on either incident because the sheriff’s office was in charge

A message seeking further information was left for undersheriff David Huntley, but he did not return a call.

“It was a decent weekend for people to really enjoy themselves,” McCoy said.

Available campsites were completely filled, with some leaving and others arriving to set up camp.

Some campsites remain closed for repairs as result of last year’s flooding.

Swimming beaches are still closed because of a blue-green algae watch, McCoy said, but plenty of visitors enjoyed being out on the water, McCoy said.

“I couldn’t tell how many boats,” McCoy said.

Last modified July 9, 2020