During the period of June 3-9, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:
Thursday, June 3
• Eugene Burns was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Friday, June 4
• Michelle Fahlstrom was arrested for assault after rangers went to Coconino Apartments for a domestic disturbance.
• A counterfeit $20 bill was passed at Bright Angel Fountain.
• Craig Pittman of Grand Canyon was cited for no registration and failure to obey a traffic control device.
Saturday, June 5
• Erika Mena and Stephanie Coussemaco were cited for unreasonable noise after they hosted a large, outside party at the Maswik employee cabins, prompting complaints from a neighbor. Late-night noise disturbance had been an ongoing issue at the site with numerous contacts and verbal warnings from rangers and Xanterra fire and security officers.
Sunday, June 6
• Several cars at the Bright Angel Trailhead were found to have been smeared with peanut butter.
• Two men were observed by Verkamp’s employees carving their names in the sandstone wall with a screwdriver. The subjects couldn’t be located.
• Gregory Yazzie of Chambers, Ariz., was arrested for DUI. He was also charged for faulty vehicle equipment and refusal to submit to a breath test.
• A 62-year-old woman was evacuated from the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers with an isolated ankle injury. She had injured herself two days prior while exiting a boat and was suffering extreme pain. She was taken by helicopter to the South Rim and transported by ambulance to Flagstaff Medical Center.
• The Cottonwood ranger responded to Roaring Springs for a reported hyponatremic 24-year-old man who had been hiking in the Canyon for five days. He was on his way to the North Rim after having spent the night at Cottonwood, when he could not go on. He was assessed and rangers determined that fatigue was his only complaint. The hiker was transported to the North Rim by a mule which had been arranged by his father, who had gone on ahead.
• A 74-year-old man on a mule trip was assessed at Indian Garden after falling off his mule on the way down the Bright Angel Trail. Xanterra wranglers requested that Indian Garden rangers check out the visitor, who had no complaint and did not want assistance.
Monday, June 7
• A resident reported that a credit card and $55 in cash was taken from her purse at her Bright Angel Lodge office. The victim stated that the room was usually not locked and that it was common knowledge where she kept her purse. Investigation was ongoing.
• After receiving numerous 911 hang-ups from the Trailer Village laundry pay phone, rangers contacted and educated two 4-year-old girls.
• A 16-year-old boy was evacuated to the South Rim with a complaint of dehydration after rangers spent two days trying to stabilize him. He was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center for definitive care.
• Two women, ages 52 and 59, were assisted by an NPS paramedic up the South Kaibab Trail from the Ooh-Aah Point area after they complained of chest pain and a fainting episode. Both were transported to Grand Canyon Clinic.
Tuesday, June 8
• Rhett Lewis from Spring, Texas, was stopped for failing to heed a stop sign and driving over the center line. He was subsequently arrested for DUI and was cited for BAC of more than .08 and having an open container of alcohol in the car.
• Rangers continued investigating the previous night’s credit card theft and discovered that a Bright Angel Lodge clerk had $95 stolen from her purse under the Bright Angel desk. The victim hadn’t reported the theft.
• Rangers investigated a report that five to seven people jumped out of the bushes at a man walking down the Rim Trail. They were unable to locate the suspects.
Wednesday, June 9
• Rangers were unable to locate three men involved in a fight at Maswik Bar.
• Phantom Ranch rangers assisted a woman who choked on a chicken bone. They also assisted in three minor medical cases and aided the helibase crew with sling work.