The revision would prohibit owners from having their pets off leash any time in George Washington Park and would simplify off-leash hours in Rip Van Winkle from sunrise to sunset. Dogs on leash would be allowed in the portion of George Washington Park that lies north of the youth baseball field.
No More Roving Rovers In Washington Park
Alicia Austin used a handgun to end her life at about 8:05 p.m. May 16 in a bathroom at George Washington Park, according to Pacific Grove Police. Numerous young children and teenagers were in the park at the time.
“We received a call of a shot heard in the area of George Washington Park,” said police Cmdr. Tom Uretsky. “As one of our officers was responding to that, he saw some juveniles running out of the park. They had gone into the restroom and had found the victim there.”
Uretsky declined to say what type of gun was used. He also wouldn’t say whether the woman died in the men’s or women’s restroom for fear it would become a “tourist attraction” for curiosity seekers.
Washington Park Suicide Was In The Restroom
Alicia Austin’s body was discovered by teenagers at about 8 p.m. Friday at the park after they heard a gunshot, according to police. A handgun was found with the woman’s body and an investigation concluded that she took her own life, police said.
Suicide in Washington Park