During the period of Dec. 27-Jan. 4, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:
Wednesday, Dec. 27
o Rangers took a report of burglary from a Maswik Lodge room. The room was forcibly entered through a window sometime between 8-10 p.m. Taken was a carry-on piece of luggage containing about 300 DM German currency, 40 pounds English currency, a Mastercard and other credit cards, medications, a driver's license and other various personal effects.
o Rangers received a call from Amfac Central regarding a possible breaking and entering at Maswik Cabins. It was the second call in several days of unfounded activity.
o Rangers assisted the Coconino County Sheriff's Department on a call about a fight involving knives at the Grand Hotel's dining area. Upon arrival, the parties were contacted and no weapons were involved. CCSD assumed the investigation.
Thursday, Dec. 28
o An emergency medical call was taken of a park resident experiencing severe leg pain. The patient was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o An emergency medical call was taken near Bright Angel Trailhead of a male (no age reported) suffering a syncopal episode. The patient was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
o Rangers took a report from a visitor of someone yelling for help in the Kaibab Trail-Yaki Point area. It was determined that a hiker on his way up the trail stated that he was yelling at peole on Yaki Point because they were throwing rocks in his direction.
o Roy D. King, 50 (no city of residence reported), was cited for suspended driver's license after being pulled over on Market Plaza Road for failure to maintain his lane. The vehicle was impounded.
o Rangers responded to a report of suspicious activity at the Mohave Apartments. The owner of a red car believed someone was about to break into their vehicle. No further information was provided and rangers found no persons in the area.
Saturday, Dec. 30
o Ernest Begaye, 43, Grand Canyom, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, violent threatening behavior and under the influence of alcohol. Begaye was allegedly being disorderly and verbally abuse at the Bright Angel Bar after being cutoff and then went to the Maswik Bar where he was again asked to leave. Rangers later contacted and arrested him at Victor Hall. Begaye was transported to the county jail in Flagstaff.
o Rangers responded to a request for assistance from the Coconino County Sheriff's Department to look for a possible suspect in a burglary that had just occurred at the Best Western Squire Inn. The suspect was not located.
Sunday, Dec. 31
o An emergency medical call was taken at Bright Angel Fountain of a 52-year-old woman who tripped and fell on a sidewalk. The patient refused medical treatment.
o Rangers responded to a report of an oven fire that was out of control at the Mohave Apartments. Four units responded and the fire was contained with minimal damage.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Yavapai Lodge of a 10-year-old girl who sustained a one-inch head laceration to her forehead from a shower curtain rod.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Maswik Lodge ofa 77-year-old man complaining of chest pain. The patient was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o Rangers responded to a request for assistance from the Coconino County Sheriff's Department involving a prisoner at Moqui Lodge.
o Rangers responded to a motor-vehicle accident (site not reported) involving an Amfac bus and a passenger car. There were no injuries and information was exchanged.
o Rangers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the Verkamp's parking lot. There was a report of individuals screaming threats of killing. Upon arrival, nobody was found, but shadows were seen in the Verkamp's store. The building was searched and all was clear.
Monday, Jan. 1
o An emergency medical call was taken at Maswik Lodge of a 26-year-old woman suffering from nausea and vomiting. The patient was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o Rangers responded to a report of a vehicle that had run out of gas and was parked near the Desert View Entrance Station, occupied by several belligerent males. The license plate given had no record. Upon arrival, the males had hitchhiked to Cameron. Shirlee Penola, 50, Elko, Nev., who claimed ownership to the 1987 Mercury, was found with the vehicle. The license plate belonged to a 1972 pickup. Penola was cited and the male subjects could not be located.
Tuesday, Jan. 2
o An emergency medical call was taken at the El Tovar Hotel Gift Shop of a 56-year-old man complaining of chest pain. The patient was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
o Ruben Elias, 51, Grand Canyon, was cited for driving on a suspended license following a vehicle stop on Village Loop just below Colter Hall. Elias did not have insurance for the vehicle and was told not to drive it until he had both insurance and a valid license.
o Rangers took a report of animal larceny from T Street in Trailer Village. A 9-week-old lab mix was allegedly taken. The investigation is ongoing.
o Rangers responded to a report of a 25-year-old woman missing from her Bright Angel cabin. The subject was later found and was OK.
o Erik T. Schafer, 19, Boulder, Colo., and Joshua D. Mack, 20, Ithaca, N.Y., were cited for minor consumption of alcohol in front of Bright Angel Lodge. Rangers were at the lodge on a previous call about a missing 25-year-old woman. The two men were found to be tampering with one of the patrol vehicles. Rangers told the men why that was not a smart thing to do and were cited on the alcohol charges. There was no damage to the patrol vehicle.
Wednesday, Jan. 3
o Rangers took a report of burglary from Maswik Lodge. A resident of Australia reported that his switchblade knife was possibly stolen from his room between 1 and 3 p.m. The knife had a value of $15.
o A male (age and city of residence not reported) was cited for shoplifting from the Delaware North Park Services store. The male allegedly took a flashlight valued at $11.39.
o Rangers responded to a request for assistance from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office on a disturbance call in Valle involving a residence with previous violent history and a suicidal subject armed with a knife. The nearest county deputy was on Interstate 40 and there was no Department of Public Safety officer in the area either. No further information is available.
Thursday, Jan. 4
o Treve Walker, 32, Cameron, was cited for driving on a suspended license after being pulled over for speeding.
o Rangers responded to a report of a woman screaming for help on the Bright Angel Trail. Rangers contacted a 50-year-old woman just below the first tunnel. She was walked to the rim and care was transferred to Medic 8.
o Rangers assisted the Coconino County Sheriff's Office on a report of an injured deer just south of the South Entrance Station.
Silent Witness: For those with information concerning a crime in Grand Canyon National Park, call 638-7767. Callers may remain anonymous.
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