During the period of June 13-18, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:
Friday, June 13
• An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 37-year-old man with stomach cramps. The man, who had other health problems, was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
• Rangers responded to a report of a theft from a Trailer Village address. A park visitor left two BMX kids’ bicycles outside their trailer. They were stolen sometime between 11 p.m., Thursday and 6 a.m., Friday.
• Rangers took reports of shoplifting from Lookout Studio and the Bright Angel Gift Shop. Three Native American juvenile males stole several hundred dollars in silver jewelry from those two gift shops. The individuals were chased by a store employee, but were not caught.
• Rangers responded to a report of a fatality at a Trailer Village residence. The person was a concessioner employee. As of Wednesday of last week, the investigation was ongoing and cause of death undetermined. A name was not released.
• An emergency medical call was taken at Mather Point of a female (age not reported) who suffered a ground-level fall. The injured person self-transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
• An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 65-year-old woman with shortness of breath, chest discomfort and body aches. The woman was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
• Rangers responded to a request for assistance from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office involving the pursuit of a hit-and-run suspect. J. Jiminez, 20 (full name, city of residence not reported) was arrested after foot pursuit in Tusayan.
• Rangers responded to a complaint of a loud party and the breaking of glass coming from the area of the NPS boat shop. A warning was issued to the party.
• Rangers helped reunite an 11-year-old child with family near the Three-Mile Resthouse. Indian Garden rangers and PSAR rangers helped.
• An emergency medical call was taken on the Bright Angel Trail at Three-Mile Resthouse of a 19-year-old woman with leg cramps and nausea. The woman was given self-rescue tips and she was able to make it out without incident.
Saturday, June 14
• Grand Canyon National Park’s horse patrol of Sage, Toby and Buster participated in the Pine Country Rodeo Parade in Flagstaff.
• An emergency medical call was taken at Kachina Lodge of a 93-year-old woman with a blockage in her esophagus. The woman was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
• Rangers responded to a noise complaint at Maswik Cabins.
• An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 35-year-old man complaining of general illness. The man refused medical care.
• Backcountry rangers repaired a damaged gate at Buggeln Hill.
Sunday, June 15
• Rangers responded to a reports of vandalism for graffiti spray painted on the exteriors of the Grand Canyon Post Office, West Rim interchange sidewalk and on a NPS patrol vehicle.
• An emergency medical call was taken in the Yavapai Lodge lobby of a 7-year-old girl who suffered electrical shock. Medical treatment was refused.
• Rangers responded to an alarm at Kaibab Learning Center. No other information.
• An emergency medical call was taken on the Rim Trail of a 27-year-old woman with shortness of breath and chest pain. The woman refused care.
• Rangers responded to the discovery of a one-vehicle accident on South Entrance Road. The driver was identified and the accident was under investigation.
• Rangers responded to a report of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A Victor Hall resident reported his car missing at around 2 a.m. His roommate returned the vehicle at around 3:30 p.m. Rangers reported the victim was not cooperating as a witness with authorities.
• Rangers took a report of an overdue hiker from the Bright Angel Trail. An adult man and woman attempted to hike the trail to the river and back in one day. The woman self-rescued at around 3 a.m. The man spent the night at Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse to stay warm.
• An emergency medical call was taken at Phantom Ranch of a 59-year-old man with urinary tract dysfunction. The man was flown out and transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
Monday, June 16
• Rangers responded to a report of vandalism of spray paint on the Grand Canyon magistrate building’s rear entrance and wall.
• Rangers took several reports of theft from Mather Campground sites, the incidents occurring between midnight and 6 a.m. Several bicycles, fishing poles, chairs, a cooler of beer, scooter and other items were reported stolen.
• Melissa Komalestew, 27, Tusayan, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, unsafe operation of a vehicle, driving on a suspended license and resource damage.
• An emergency medical call was taken at Kolb Studio of a 45-year-old man complaining of dizziness. No other information.
• Rangers responded to a report of vandalism of spray painted graffiti on the exterior of the Grand Canyon Community Library.
• Rangers responded to a report of loud noise at Maswik Cabins. A group was issued a verbal warning for noise and asked to clean up around the cabin.
• Rangers responded to a report of a 77-year-old man who was lost on the Rim Trail. The man was found by relatives.
• Rangers took a report on the theft of a mountain bike from the Grand Canyon School playground. An investigation was continuing.
• Rangers responded to a report of several bikers illegally parked in front of Maswik Lodge. When a ranger responded, about 20 bikers relocated to a legal parking area.
• Rangers responded to a report of a “peeper” at 11 p.m., at Phantom Ranch. No suspect was found.