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During the period of Aug. 29-Sept. 5, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:

Wednesday, Aug. 29

o Rangers responded to a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident that occurred in the Yavapai Lodge parking lot on Aug. 28. There were no suspects.

o A 48-year-old Korean man was verbally warned for harassing wildlife after he was bitten on the hand behind the Bright Angel Lodge while attempting to feed a squirrel.

o Rangers issued verbal warnings in response to noise complaints at Colter Hall and Maswik Cabins.

o Rangers took a report of larceny involving several United Parcel Service items taken from a front porch. A UPS invoice indicated the order had been delivered more than a week earlier. There were no suspects or witnesses.

o Rangers responded to an activated alarm at Verkamp’s. A night supervisor reported that the motion detector alarm had been triggered by a fan.

Thursday, Aug. 30

o Verdella A. Talas, 39, Grand Canyon, was charged with disorderly conduct and fighting following the investigation of a fight in front of Coconino Apartments. It was determined that the altercation had started during a party on Rowe Well Road and then continued into the village area.

o Rangers took a report of theft from a visitor who left a digital camera on a bus. The case remained open.

o An emergency medical call was taken (location not reported) of a 22-year-old woman who hurt her back while turning a mattress at work. The woman was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o An emergency medical call was taken (location not reported) of a California man (age not reported) who suffered a ground-level fall while attempting to run after a shuttle bus. The man’s injuries included a possible fractured or dislocated left shoulder and possible concussion. He was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o Rangers received a report of a Tuba City woman who was despondent and possibly suicidal and had been missing for three days. Friends located her vehicle at a bypass lot and contacted rangers. While preparing for a possible search-and-resuce operation the following day, NPS dispatch stated that there was a 41-year-old woman at the Hermits Rest Trailhead requesting assistance for possible heat exhaustion. The woman turned out to be the missing person. She was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Phantom Ranch of an 8-year-old boy with possible severe dehydration or stomach virus. An attempt to rehydrate orally was unsuccessful. The boy was flown to the South Rim and transferred to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

Friday, Aug. 31

o An emergency medical call was taken in the West Rim area of a 72-year-old man who fell and suffered a nose bleed while running for a shuttle bus. The man refused treatment.

o Jeremy Andrews, 20, Grand Canyon, was cited for minor consumption of alcohol and excessive noise.

o An emergency medical call was taken on the South Kaibab Trail of a 16-year-old girl with a possible medical problem. Preventative Search and Rescue rangers met with family, evaluated the teen-ager and assisted them on the hike out.

Saturday, Sept. 1

o An emergency medical call was taken at the back door of Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic of a 29-year-old man who had a fainting episode in a campground and hit his head. The had another fainting episode while emergency medical services was on scene. He was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o Rangers responded to a report of beer bottles being throw from the rim. They were unable to locate any subjects.

o Rangers responded to a report from the South Entrance Station of a vehicle with a possible open container of alcohol. The vehicle was located and the can was grape juice.

o An emergency medical call was taken on the Bright Angel Trail of a 30-year-old man about 10 to 15 minutes down the trail who was lying down, exhausted and unable to hike any further. The man, who had possible dehydration and hyponatremia, was carried out by a litter team from just below Cinch-Up and transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

Sunday, Sept. 2

o Jesus Bayola, 31, Farmers Branch, Texas; was cited for an open container of alcohol following a report from the South Entrance Station. The man was also given a warning for throwing a cigarette on the road during ranger contact.

o An emergency medical call was taken at the back door of Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic of a 64-year-old woman complaining of a rapid heart rate, dizziness and flu-like symptoms. The woman, who had a possible cardiac history, refused treatment.

o Rangers took a report of burglary from a Grand Canyon resident who said her home had been entered through a bedroom window. A 32-ounce beer and chicken wings were taken from the refrigerator. There was no damage to the residence reported.

o An emergency medical call was taken on the Bright Angel Trail of a 50-year-old woman who lost consciousness for about one minute in an area 100 yards below Three-Mile Resthouse. The woman, who was suffering from a possible heat-related illness, was flown out and transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Phantom Ranch of a 44-year-old man with a cardiac condition. The man was flown out and transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

Monday, Sept. 3

o Rangers responded to a request to do a welfare check on a 21-year-old woman who lives at Grand Canyon Village. Upon arrival, rangers founds the woman had consumed a six pack of beer, roughly 700 milliliters of Vodka and all of her prescription medication estimated at 100 tablets. The woman, who eventually drifted into unconsciousness, was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o Rangers responded to report of a knife-wielding intoxicated Native American man in the Rouzer Hall lobby, however, he could not be located. A second call was received later of the same man in the parking lot. But again, officials could not locate the subject.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Mather Point of a 63-year-old woman who suffered a ground-level fall, landing on her left hand and receiving open fractures to her second and third fingers. The woman "stuffed" both of the protruding bones back in and walked to Canyon View Information Plaza for assistance. She was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

o Robert Coleman, 38, Grand Canyon, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and cited for disorderly conduct and under the influence of alcohol after rangers were called to a fight in progress at Victor Hall. Coleman allegedly attacked the victim for not shaking his hand.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a diabetic woman (age not reported) with a cardiac history who awoke with a rapid heart rate. The woman refused transported and further treatment.

o An emergency medical call was taken in the Devil’s Corkscrew area of the Bright Angel Trail of a woman in her 50s who had fallen several times, was having difficult maintaining muscle control and had possible hyponatremia and medical toxicity. The woman was flown out to the South Rim heliport and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

o An emergency medical call was taken at Mohave Point of a 65-year-old man complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. The man was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic and then later to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o Georgina K. Ochoa, 19, Grand Canyon, was arrested after rangers responded to a report of a woman who had stabbed people with a knife at Colter Hall. Upon arrival, rangers determined that Ochoa had been in a fight with her sister and was intoxicated. She was transported to county jail in Flagstaff.

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