Damage estimates rise in vandalism at Michigan ski resorts

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Damage estimates are rising to nearly $125,000 at two ski resorts where fraternity and sorority members from the University of Michigan are accused of vandalism.

Treetops Resort manager Barry Owens tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1D8MTyd ) estimates approach $100,000, about double previous figures. Boyne Highlands spokeswoman Erin Ernst says it sustained at least $25,000 in damage.

Six national fraternity and sorority organizations suspended their chapters at the University of Michigan because of the vandalism. The national fraternity Sigma Alpha Mu was the first to act. It was followed by the Pi Kappa and Chi Psi fraternities and the Sigma Delta Tau, Alpha Phi and Delta Gamma sororities.

The university says that members of the groups damaged the resorts in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula on Jan. 16-17. State police are investigating.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent Business & Tech stories

Related topics

Business & Tech
The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast