During the period of April 19-23, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:
Saturday, April 19
o Rangers responded to a disorderly conduct call from Yavapai Lodge cafeteria regarding a disgruntled customer who was creating a scene. The situation had resolved itself prior to arrival.
o An emergency medical call was taken at the El Tovar Hotel of a guest (age, sex not reported) who bumped his/her head on a shelf and suffered a minor laceration. The guest refused medical assistance.
o Rangers took a report of theft from a guest who said $50 was missing from her purse, which was left in her Maswik Lodge room. An investigation was pending.
o Robert Hailey, 53, Grand Canyon, was cited for disorderly conduct and threatening after he allegedly left a threatening letter in the Victor Hall laundry room.
o Rangers responded to a request for assistance from the Tusayan Fire Department involving a cardiac emergency at the Grand Hotel. The patient was transported to the airport and was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o An emergency medical call was taken at a Grand Canyon Village residence of a 33-year-old woman who reportedly had a miscarriage. The woman was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o Rangers responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident near Grand View. The vehicle had been traveling too fast in the snow. There were no injuries.
o Rangers responded to a request for assistance to a 24-year-old Tusayan woman who had symptoms of a miscarriage. The woman was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
Sunday, April 20
o Judith Lewandowski (age not reported), Grand Canyon, was arrested on a warrant out of Flagstaff. Lewandowski was also charged with theft of money from a room at Maswik Lodge.
o Rangers responded to a request for assistance from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office involving a domestic violence situation in Tusayan. The call ended without incident.
o Rangers responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident at the Desert View entrance station. The driver struck the entrance station with the top of his camper, lifting the roof and knocking the entire kiosk off its foundation. The visitor-use assistant working in the kiosk escaped without injury. Alfred R. Pearcy (age not reported) was cited for unsafe operation.
o Rangers responded to a report of a naked man standing in the woods behind Coconino Apartments. The man was gone upon arrival.
o Rangers responded to multiple fire alarms going off at Albright Training Center. It was a false alarm.
o Rangers responded to a request for assistance from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office involving a fight in progress at Canyon Pines Trailer Park. The situation turned out to be a verbal altercation. Each person was given separate accommodations for the night.
o An emergency medical call was taken on the Bright Angel Trail of a 36-year-old woman who suffered a fall and fractured her wrist. The woman was contacted via Three-Mile Resthouse emergency telephone. She refused medical assistance and chose to hike to the rim unassisted.
Monday, April 21
o Lisa Humphreys, 30, Grand Canyon, was arrested on a Coconino County warrant for failure to appear in court. Humphreys was originally contacted for trespassing and child neglect at the Brandt Hall television room.
o Rangers responded to a report of suspicious activity involving a Grand Canyon resident who had a strange phone call and message on an answering machine. The incident was under investigation.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Thunderbird Lodge of a 60-year-old woman who injured her ankle while climbing into bed. The woman refused medical treatment.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Rouzer Hall of a 30-year-old woman complaining of severe upper abdominal pain. The woman was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
Tuesday, April 22
o An emergency medical call was taken on the Rim Trail near Kolb Studio of a 50-year-old man who fell and cut his forehead. First aid was provided on the scene.
o An emergency medical call was taken at NPS Headquarters of a woman (age not reported) complaining of difficulty breathing. The woman self-transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
o Rangers responded to a request from the Tusayan Fire Department to transport a patient complaining of nausea and not feeling well. The person was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
o Rangers took a report of disorderly conduct from a park resident who said phone calls were being received from an unknown caller.
o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 10-year-old boy having an allergic reaction to nuts in a cookie he had eaten. The parents refused treatment.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Mather Point of a 6-year-old boy who fell and hit his head on a rock, causing a deep cut on the forehead. The parents refused additional treatment or transport, but were encouraged to take the boy to Flagstaff Medical Center for stitches.
o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 45-year-old woman complaining of swelling of her left wrist and tingling of fingers. The woman was evaluated by medics.
o Rangers responded to a noise complaint at Maswik Lodge involving a group of visitors.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Lava Falls of a 50-year-old man complaining of kidney stones and associated pain. The man, a passenger on a commercial river trip, was flown out to the South Rim. The helicopter was grounded at Supai for approximately one hour because of inclement weather.
o An emergency medical call was taken on the Bright Angel Trail’s "Heartbreak Hill" of a 20-year-old woman with nausea and vomiting. The woman was assisted out.
o The park’s search-and-rescue personnel handled two assist calls from the inner Canyon in the early-morning hours.
Wednesday, April 23
o Rangers responded to a two-vehicle accident on Desert View Drive near the Yaki Point turnoff. An Ohio woman veered to avoid an oncoming vehicle encroaching in her lane and she lost control in the snow and slid into a ditch. The other vehicle did not stop.
(Note: Rangers’ Log based on ranger shift briefings; the Grand Canyon News cannot guarantee all incidents were reported).