During the period of April 7-12, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:
Saturday, April 7
o Rangers took a report of two males placing debris on the railroad tracks at the Rowe Well Road crossing. The suspects were reportedly wearing black jackets and black ski caps.
o Patrick D. O’Hara, 43, Grand Canyon, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and DUI above .10 following a vehicle stop on Trailer Village access road.
o Juliette McClellan, 18, Grand Canyon; and Regina Gorman, 19, Grand Canyon, were cited for possession of alcohol and Jason Burbank, 20, Grand Canyon, was cited for minor consumption of alcohol after rangers responded to a report of underage drinking at Victor Hall.
o Jerrie Bickford, 40, Grand Canyon, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and DUI above .10 following a vehicle stop on Coconino Road.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Mohave Apartments of a 19-year-old man injured when a bottle exploded into a fire. The man was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o Ferdinand Tisi, 20, Grand Canyon, and a 17-year-old Grand Canyon boy were cited for entering a closed area, and Nathan Yazzie, 21; and Terrance Yazzie, 21, were cited for open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. The four were at the park’s old sewage treatment plant.
Sunday, April 8
o Rangers observed heavy traffic and received multiple complaints from commercial bus drivers regarding not being able to access Mather Point, as well as the parking situation at Yavapai Point. Multiple citations and verbal warnings were issued to visitors for speed and failure to yield to pedestrians at the Mather Point-Canyon View Information Plaza crosswalk.
o Rangers responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident that occurred at milepost 252 on Desert View Drive. No injuries were reported.
o Rangers took a report of a woman passed out in a bathroom at Colter Hall. Upon arrival, the woman was found conscious, but intoxicated.
Monday, April 9
o Rangers took a report of a hit-and-run accident that occurred in the Bright Angel parking lot. Rangers were unable to located the suspect.
o Rangers took a report from a 9-year-old boy of a suspicious person who approached him in the El Tovar Hotel bathroom. The boy reported the man, who was 20 to 30 years of age, stated that he was a policeman and asked the boy if he needed any help. The boy told the man that he was waiting for his brother. The subject then left.
o An emergency medical call was taken on a West Rim shuttle bus of a 17-month-old infant with a fever. The baby was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center via Medic-8.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Maswik Lodge of a 6-year-old asthmatic boy who was having difficulty breathing. The boy was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center via Medic-8.
Tuesday, April 10
o Marva Tapija, 26, Grand Canyon, was cited for no vehicle insurance after being stopped for excessive speed. The driver also had an expired registration.
o National Park Service’s Medic-2 assisted county units on a motor-vehicle accident at State Route 64 milepost 232 to transport a patient to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
o Rangers took a report from a 19-year-old Valle woman who reported that she loaned her car to her boyfriend and he failed to return as instructed. The woman had seen her vehicle parked in front of an apartment on Hualapai Street but upon arrival by rangers, the individual had left the area. The woman later recovered her vehicle in Tusayan.
o An emergency medical call was taken of a 53-year-old Georgia woman who slipped and fell at the El Tovar Hotel. The woman, who injured her ankle, was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic via patrol car.
o An emergency medical call was taken of a 6-year-old girl who had hot coffee spilled on her at Yavapai Lodge. The girl was treated and released.
o Rangers responded to a report of smoke at Thunderbird Lodge. Two units responded and the building was evacuated. There was no sign of a fire. The cause of the smoke was unknown.
o Rangers assisted the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office with the transport of two people from Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic to the Red Feather Lodge in Tusayan. The individuals had been involved in a motor-vehicle accident earlier in the day.
o An emergency medical call was taken at the after-hours phone at Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic of a 24-year-old man who had shortness of breath and an altered level of consciousness. The man was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center via Medic-8.
Wednesday, April 11
o Rangers took a report of vandalism at Grand Canyon School. Four juveniles were contacted. The investigation was continuing.
o Rangers responded to an accident at the intersection of Center Road and Shuttle Bus Road. A local resident rear-ended a government vehicle, which was stopped in the road due to traffic.
o Rangers reported major parking problems at Mather Point.
o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 44-year-old woman complaining of dizziness. The patient refused treatment.
Thursday, April 12
o Rangers took a report of a girl believed to be about 7 years old calling 911 from an Amfac number and then hanging up after stating a man was following her. Officials checked into the matter without results.