Headlands gunshot damage yet to be assessed


Emmet County officials say they’re looking into the price, and alternative alternatives after windows and a door on the county-owned Headlands International Dark Sky Park building had been broken by gunfire.

In the meantime, Emmet County administrator John Calabrese stated the ability stays open to the general public.

“No, it’s going to have any impact on accessibility now not,” he stated. “(Parks and endeavor staff) have quickly constant it.”

As the News-Review formerly suggested, harm to the constructing came about Friday at about 7 a.M., while a male suspect become at the premises. There had been no accidents reported, and nobody was in the on the spot location while the incident happened. However, his photograph becomes captured on security photos. He did not advantage access to the building and fled the scene.

However, Emmet County sheriff’s employees suspect he’s the same man who was worried in an incident close to Tahquamenon Falls later that morning. The man turned himself in following that incident, Sheriff Pete Wallin said.

The incident continues to be pretty clean, however, Calabrese, speaking to the News-Review right away after a Parks and Recreation assembly Tuesday, said the county would soon start the manner of assessing the harm and determining a plan for solving the door and windows. He stated they might be consulting with the county’s coverage issuer first to figure out how plenty of the damage could be covered.

“Like whatever else, we need to undergo the manner,” Calabrese said.

Construction of the Headlands Event Center become authorized using county commissioners in 2014 for $7 million, earlier than Calabrese, or most of the cutting-edge board of commissioners started out serving of their county positions. It opened in May 2017.

The park, west of Mackinaw City, is open year-round, 24 hours a day. The occasion center is open to the public at some stage infrequently scheduled applications or using personal apartment at some stage in the hours of 9 a.M. To 10 p.M.


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