Apartment Owners Cited After Fort Collins Pool Party
– Written by Mike Hooker for CBSDenver.com
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – In the wake of a mega-pool party late last month, the owners of an apartment complex in Fort Collins have been cited for violating the city’s nuisance ordinance.
Police issued the municipal citation Wednesday. It means the party organizers can be ordered to pay a fine of as much as $1,000 and reimburse the city for costs associated with responding to the party, which could amount to several thousand dollars.
The Aug. 27 pool party attracted at least 2,000 people and was eventually shut down as four people were cited and at least 10 people were taken to the hospital for alcohol related and other medical issues. The party was organized by managers of the Campus Crossing’s at Ram’s Pointe apartment complex, which is owned by Campus-Ram’s Pointe LLC of Philadelphia.
The city is still tabulating party-related costs such as police overtime and street cleanup. The total is likely to be in the $2-3,000 range, according to Rita Davis, the Spokesperson for Fort Collins Police Services.
Initially four men were cited after the party, all of them students at Colorado State University including two members of the football team. Police now say they have changed the charge against one of the football players. James Skelton, 21, now faces a charge of Harassment instead of Third Degree Assault.
The charge of Third Degree Assault against Daniel Rosselot, 20, has been dismissed.
There are also new charges against a security guard who was working at the party. Alan Burke, 27, is charged with third Degree Assault and False Report of a Crime.