Warning for Trekkers at Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve

Warning for Trekkers at Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve

Marin County Parks is warning visitors to Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve about a man posing as a Ranger and harassing people with dogs. The man is described as white, in his 40s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall with short salt-and-pepper hair and very fit. The man said his name is Dave Stevenson and he worked for "the department." 

There have been two incidents this summer on or near the popular Blithedale Summit Fire Road where the un-uniformed man allegedly gave incorrect information to dog walkers about the Preserve's rules pertaining to dogs.

In once instance he allegedly kicked a dog and took photos with his cellphone of two women.

Rangers on duty in open space preserves always wear uniforms. The man is not employed or associated with Marin County Parks or the Marin County Open Space District, Marin County Parks officials said.

Marin County Parks is investigating the incidents, and anyone with information about them is asked to call (415) 473-2816.

Posted on: July 23, 2014

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