During the period of Jan. 26-Feb. 1, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:
Friday, Jan. 26
• Rangers took a report from an El Tovar Hotel employee who reported his vehicle tires slashed. The investigation was continuing.
• Rangers took a statement from an off-duty Amfac employee who reported sighting a mountain lion along East Rim Drive, one-fourth mile past milepost 262. The mountain lion was reportedly running south from the Canyon.
• Rangers took a report from a local resident who reported the front door to her apartment open. There were no signs of forced entry and it appeared that nothing was removed or disturbed from the apartment.
Saturday, Jan. 27
• Rangers responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident at the intersectionof West Rim Drive and Rowe Well Road. The driver, a 43-year-old woman from Tempe, and three passengers were in the vehicle. All self-exited the vehicle before emergency personnel arrived and all claimed they were uninjured. The driver said that when she applied the brakes, the vehicle spun to the left, sliding sideways until it slid off the road, rolled onto its left side and came to rest against a small tree.
• Rangers responded to vehicle collision with a closure gate. A man from Argentina and his wife collided with the gate at the Kaibab-Yaki intersection. The driver said he saw the gate and attempted to stop, but when it was apparent he could not stop in time, he attempted to avoid it by aiming for the shoulder of the road. There were no injuries and little damage to the vehicle. The east-bound side gate was totaled.
• An emergency medical call was taken at Grand Canyon High School of a St. Michael’s male basketball player who suffered a severe laceration to his left eyelid during the game. The patient was transported by Medic 1 who met up with Medic 8.
• D.J. Russell R. Mann, 40, Flagstaff, was cited for gift or sale of alcohol to a minor during the Grand Canyon High School homecoming dance. Aleshandre M. Diaz, 19, Flagstaff, was cited for minor consumption of alcohol. Rangers reported there were no problems with local students at the dance.
Sunday, Jan. 28
• Rangers reported icy and snow-covered roads all day. Road crews continued to plow and cinder the roadways. Several vehicles slid off the roads, including two commercial buses at South Entrance which blocked the exit lane for approximately two hours.
• Rangers responded to a two-vehicle accident with no injuries at Market Plaza Road and Center Road.
• An emergency medical call was taken at Mile-and-a-half Resthouse on Bright Angel Trail of a visitor who fell off a mule. No other details were available.
Monday, Jan. 29
• A 25-year-old Grand Canyon man was given a verbal warning for driving on a suspended driver’s license after rangers responded to a slideoff accident on South Entrance Road west of the Shrine of the Ages.
• Rangers took a report from a 37-year-old Grand Canyon woman who reported that her boyfriend had taken her vehicle without permission. The woman believed her boyfriend was traveling to his home state of Utah. She did not wish to take legal action.
• An emergency medical call was taken at Duck on a Rock overlook of a approximately 45-year-old man complaining of shortness of breath and racing heart. The patient was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
• Ruben Elias, 51, Grand Canyon, was cited for driving on a suspended license following a vehicle stop on Village Loop near Ranger Operations.
Tuesday, Jan. 30
• A Grand Canyon National Park employee who was plowing Ponderosa Street reported that his vehicle slid into a vehicle parked alongide the roadway. There were no injuries. There was observed damage to the parked vehicle.
Thursday, Feb. 1
• Rangers responded to an alarm received from an ATM outside Tusayan General Store to assist the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office. The nearest sheriff’s unit was in Williams. The alarm was unfounded upon arrival.