During the period of April 24-30, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:
Friday, April 25
o Rangers responded to an emergency situation involving the pet of a local resident. The dog, which had consumed rat poison, was administered activated charcoal but with difficulty. The pet’s owner planned to transport the dog to a veterinarian in Flagstaff the following day for evaluation and treatment.
o Rangers responded to a report of a missing 12-year-old boy who had not returned to Hopi Point. The family reunited before arrival.
o Rangers issued verbal warnings for disorderly conduct and under the influence of alcohol to various people during a walk-through in residential dormitories. Rangers reported that subjects were "steered in the direction of their beds and told to go to sleep."
o Rangers responded to an intrusion alarm to an unidentified Grand Canyon "facility." The alarms were apparently set off by rodents.
o Rangers issued a verbal warning to a former concessioner employee for trespassing. The former roommate took the woman to her new residence in Tusayan.
Saturday, April 26
o Rangers took a report of the theft of two bicycles from Mather Campground. Rangers had no suspects.
o Kmberlynn Sloan, Tuba City, and Leonardo and Tyson Shepard, Shonto (ages not reported), were arrested for conducting a commercial operation (bead selling) at Moran Point. Tyson Shepard was also found to be in possession of marijuana. After being released, Sloan allegedly refused to pay for the taxi that returned them to their vehicle at Moran Point. Additional charges were pending against Sloan.
o Arnold Wallace, (age not reported), Grand Canyon, was arrested at Maswik Lodge for under the influence of alcohol and assault after he allegedly struck a co-worker.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Desert View Point of a woman (age not reported) who suffered a ground-level fall. The woman was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
o An emergency medical call was taken at the train depot of an elderly woman (age not reported) complaining of dizziness. The woman refused medical transport.
o Rangers responded to a report from a man who contacted the South Entrance Station stating he had lost his wife in the woods near the park’s entrance sign. The woman returned to her husband prior to arrival of rangers.
o An emergency medical call was taken east of the Desert View entrance station of a 46-year-old woman who lost control of her motorcycle and suffered injuries. The woman was thrown from her bike and struck the ground with the back of her head and right hip. The woman was wearing a helmet, avoiding a potential fatal injury. After some convincing by medics, the woman was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment and observation.
o Rangers responded to an intrusion alarm at El Tovar Hotel storage. A hotel employee advised Xanterra Fire and Security officers that the alarm had been set off accidentally.
o Rangers took reports from park residents a loss of power in the Sunset-Park Circle area, parts of Albright Training Center and NPS maintenance facilities. There was no word as to the cause of the outage.
o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 73-year-old man complaining of exhaustion and abdominal cramps during an inner Canyon excursion. Rangers assisted with a medical evacuation and transported the man to milepost 250 for transfer to Guardian Medical Transport.
Sunday, April 27
o Rangers responded to a request from a Peregrine Fund supervisor who needed assistance moving visitors away from a sensitive California condor area. A ranger responded and moved the visitors. The ranger also helped the Peregrine official give out educational information on why people should not get so close to condors.
o Rangers responded to a report of a woman under the influence of alcohol at the Desert View entrance station. Personnel there reported that an Oregon woman approached the station on foot inquiring if she and her party could enter the park for free since they did not have money. A visitor-use assistant smelled alcohol on her breath. The vehicle left the area prior to the arrival of rangers.
o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 68-year-old man complaining of pain in his abdomen and blood in his urine. The man refused care against medical advice.
o An emergency medical call was taken in the Arizona Room of a 25-year-old man who fainted. The man refused care.
Monday, April 28
o An emergency medical call was taken in the El Tovar Dining Room of a 54-year-old woman who suffered an allergic reaction to spicy food. The woman was evaluated, but she refused further treatment or transport.
o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 19-year-old man complaining of abdominal pain. The man refused care and was to be transported to Flagstaff by his group.
o Rangers responded to a fire alarm at the NPS study collection building. The building was cleared with no smoke or visible fire. Activation of the alarm is unknown.
o Rangers assisted a concessioner with the removal of an employee who had been fired but was still in his Victor Annex room.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Phantom Ranch of a 30-year-old man complaining of chest pain. The man was flown out and transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
Tuesday, April 29
o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 25-year-old woman who suffered a seizure. The woman was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
o An emergency medical call was taken at the rec center-school sport court of an 11-year-old boy who suffered a seizure. The boy was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o Rangers responded to a possible domestic violence situation at Yavapai Lodge. A Massachusetts couple stated they were having marital problems and apologized for arguing loudly.
o Rangers took a report of lost property when luggage was found sitting outside the Grand Canyon Railway train depot after dark. The luggage was tracked to an elderly couple staying at Maswik Lodge and was returned.
Wednesday, April 30
o Rangers did not report any incidents for this day.
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