<center>Rangers' Log</center>

During the period of May 17-21, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:

Thursday, May 17

o Seven California condors were reported to be on the roof at Lookout Studio for several hours in the morning. Several interpretive talks were given and the upstairs balcony was closed due to the proximity to the birds.

o Rangers received a report from a visitor of an erratic driver on Center Road. The license plate was traced to a 47-year-old Grand Canyon woman who was found intoxicated and despondent at her residence. The woman was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic and later to Flagstaff Medical Center after she voiced suicidal intentions and attempts.

o Starbuck James Simon, 22, Grand Canyon, was cited for possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia after being stopped for unsafe vehicle operation on Market Plaza Road.

Friday, May 18

o Charlie J. Tijerina, 25, Grand Canyon, was cited for under the influence of alcohol and given a warning for indecent exposure. The man was found to be sick with his pants down around his ankles outside a Mohave apartment in the early morning hours.

o Rangers responded to a fire alarm at the NPS study collection. The cause of the alarm is unknown.

o Tomaro Whitehorse, 20, Grand Canyon, was cited for minor consumption of alcohol after he was contacted for entry of room in Colter Hall.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Pipe Springs of a 59-year-old man with an ankle injury. The patient was flown to the South Rim and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o An emergency medical call was taken at River Mile 137 of a 52-year-old man with heat exhaustion. The patient was flown to the South Rim and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Indian Garden of a 40-year-old man with respiratory distress. The patient was flown to the South Rim and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o Rangers assisted a visitor who reported three overdue hikers, who were part of a group of 18 making a rim-to-rim hike. The matter was self-resolved.

Saturday, May 19

o An emergency medical call was taken at the back door of Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic of a 72-year-old woman with vertigo. The woman was found to be in hypertensive crisis with heart rate changes and irregularities. The patient was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o Rangers took a report of child abduction from a Pinon Park residence. The child was taken by the birth mother from the birth father and stepmothers. No custody papers exist, therefore, no action could be taken.

o An emergency medical call was taken on the front porch of the El Tovar Hotel of a 46-year-old woman complaining of severe abdominal pain. The patient was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center by Medic 8.

o Rangers issued a citation to a man (name withheld, no age, no city of residence reported) for no current registration and no mandatory insurance after he was contacted for an eagle feather he had hanging from his rearview mirror. The feather was confiscated.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 56-year-old woman complaining of shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. The woman was found to be suffering from severe asthma. The patient was transported to Grand Canyon Clinic and later to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken on the Rim Trail between Kolb Studio and Lookout Studio of a 67-year-old man who had collapsed. Rangers reported that the patient and tour leader were more concerned with catching a tour bus than seeking medical condition. The patient refused treatment.

o Marcus M. Smith, 25, Kayenta, was cited for open container of alcohol following a vehicle stop on Shuttle Bus Road.

Sunday, May 20

o An emergency medical call was taken at Yavapai Lodge of a 72-year-old woman complaining of racing heart who wanted her blood pressure taken. The patient refused medical treatment.

o Rangers responded to a report of a 7-year-old Grand Canyon boy who was bitten by dog. The youth was playing with the neighbor’s dog in their fenced yard when the incident occurred. The boy was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center by parent. The investigation was continuing.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of 39-year-old Chinese resident complaining of chest pain. The patient was transferred to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic of a 77-year-old man complaining of high fever and wanting new medicine. The patient refused treatment and was advised to come to the clinic when it opened in the morning.

o Royce Zahney, 29 or 30, Grand Canyon, was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant after being contacted for a fight call in Trailer Village. Zahney was transported to Coconino County Sheriff’s Office jail.

o Roberta Silago, 25, Grand Canyon, and Royce Zahney, 29 or 30, were cited for under the influence of alcohol after rangers had investigated a possible fight at Trailer Village. Silago was also charged with disorderly conduct.

o Rangers responded to a report of a male running down the halls of Rouzer Hall threatening residents with a knife. The suspect was gone on rangers’ arrival.

o Rangers discovered a bathroom door to a residence at Trailer Village destroyed after responding to a report of disorderly behavior. The possible suspected could not be located.

o An emergency medical call was taken in the inner Canyon of a 50-year-old man, who was hiking rim to rim, experiencing heat-related difficulties. A Preventative Search and Rescue ranger assisted the man on the hike out. En route, the PSAR ranger came across a 50-year-old woman who was also having difficulties. Both were assisted to the rim.

Monday, May 21

o Rangers took a report of chemical spill on a vendor at the Maswik Laundry. The patient had self-transported to Grand Canyon Clinic prior to rangers’ arrival.

o Rangers took a report from a Trailer Village resident who said the back window to his vehicle was shot or smashed out sometime between 6 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. There were no suspects.

o An emergency medical call was taken on a bus of a 79-year-old woman who was struck in the shin by a wheelchair. The patient was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o Rangers took a report of a stolen bicycle (Schwinn Mesa GSX, cream and black color, mountain bike). The bike was taken sometime over the weekend from school housing.

o Erick Lee Joe, 41, Grand Canyon, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and fighting after rangers were called to Rouzer Hall. Joe was transported to jail in Flagstaff.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Maswik Lodge of a 70-year-old woman complaining of severe headaches. The patient was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o Emergency personnel responded to a report of smoke coming from a room at Brown Building. The cause of smoke was determined to be a gas lamp turned on too high.

o Rangers took a report of two Colter Hall residents harassing another resident. Rangers were unable to locate the suspects.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Yavapai Lodge of a 27-year-old woman suffering a fainting episode. The patient was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Indian Garden of a 26-year-old man hiking rim to rim. The man left the South Rim at 3 p.m. on May 20 arriving at Indian Garden at 11 p.m. He had vomited a number of times. The man was assisted by an Indian Garden ranger, who loaned him a sleeping gear. The man attempted to hike out at 5 a.m. and was unsuccessful. The patient was flown out to the South Rim and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

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