U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park logged the following reports for the period of Aug. 22-24:
Tuesday, Aug. 22
• Rangers, Guardian Medical Transport and Amfac Fire and Safety responded to a lightning strike at the dance platform near Hopi House. Seven people were transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic, where six were treated and released.
• Ned Bilagody Jr., 45, Grand Canyon, was cited for shoplifting from Delaware North Park Services’ General Store in the village. Rangers were actually at the store working on a previous shoplifting case while the alleged Bilagody shoplifting was in progress.
• Rangers responded to a report of a subject who had attempted to enter a patrol vehicle in the front of the Maswik bar. The subject was given a verbal warning and released.
• Rangers responded to a loitering complaint at Yavapai Lodge. Upon arrival, it was determined that a group of Asian nationals were waiting for transportation by the Nava-Hopi bus tour company. Rangers made arrangements for the group.
Wednesday, Aug. 23
• Rangers received an emergency medical call in Grand Canyon Village of a 66-year-old man complaining of chest pain. The man was transported to the helibase and on to Flagstaff Medical Center.
• Rangers responded to a possible child abuse call at Trailer Village. Upon arrival, they spoke with the reporting person who stated they heard children screaming, which had been a nightly occurrence at around 10 p.m. Rangers investigated at the residence and found no evidence of child abuse.
• Rangers responded to a motor-vehicle accident between East Rim Drive and Mather Point involving two vehicles and a deer. Both vehicles sustained approximately $2,000 damage. The deer died.
• A 53-year-old man was given a verbal warning and released for attempting to enter the women’s restroom at Colter Hall. Rangers found the man in a women’s dorm upon their arrival. He was given warnings for under the influence of alcohol and being unescorted in the women’s dorm.
• Robert Hart, 34 (no city of residence reported), was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after a traffic stop at Center Road and Shuttle Bus Road. Hart was booked into jail and later released on his own recognizance.
• Ray Havatone, 27, Grand Canyon, was arrested for being under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest after an incident at 1229 Bob Mahn. Rangers were called to the scene with reports of a person making threats. While rangers were on the scene, Havatone was spotted behind the residence and a foot chase ensued. Havatone allegedly became belligerent and began threatening rangers. He was arrested and transported to Coconino County Detention Facility.
Thursday, Aug. 24
• Ranges received an “attempt to locate” call on a vehicle and subject, who had left a suicide note. Rangers found the vehicle west of Mather Point and that a 40-year-old Phoenix man had jumped from the Canyon rim and landed more than 100 feet down. Rangers stabilized the man and short-hauled the patient out of the Canyon. He was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
• Ryan Morris, 25, Grand Canyon, was cited and released for a hit-and-run accident involving an Amfac vehicle. Morris was allegedly the driver of a vehicle that left the accident scene.
• Renaldo Thomas Nelson, 21, Grand Canyon, was charged with under the influence of alcohol for an incident at Muav Court laundry. Nelson was found in the parking lot upon arrival by the rangers and after investigation, it was determined that Nelson allegedly caused a disturbance at a nearby apartment. Nelson was transported to the Coconino County Detention Facility.
• Warren Bilagody, 20, Grand Canyon, Ned Bilagody, 25, Grand Canyon, and Jeremy Andrews, 20, Grand Canyon, were cited for various incidents at Victor Hall. Rangers responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery at Victor Hall. The complainant reported that $10 had been taken from him and Warren Bilagody was located by rangers and charged with disorderly conduct fighting and under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the Coconino County Detention Facility. While investigating the incident, rangers were advised that a fire extinguisher had been set off in the room of Ned Bilagody, who was observed by rangers shouting and cursing at Victor Hall residents. He was cited for under the influence of alcohol and released. In another situation, Andrews was cited and released for under the influence of alcohol.
• Rangers received an emergency medical call at Colter Hall of a 47-year-old man with facial lacerations. The man, who had fallen down stairs, was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.