During the period of Feb. 15-21, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:
Saturday, Feb. 15
o Rangers responded to a report of a small leak from a tour bus at Bright Angel Lodge. The driver reported seeing a fluid dripping from the rear motor compartment. Public Garage personnel cleaned up the fluid.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Hopi House of a 34-year-old man with shortness of breath. The man was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o Rangers responded to an alarm at the National Park Service supply building. The cause of the activation was unknown.
o Gennaro T. Maida (age, city of residence not reported) was arrested for under the influence of alcohol. Maida was originally warned for trespassing and was later cited for the same offense on second contact. He was then contacted a third time but arrested for registering .454 for blood alcohol content. He was transported to jail in Flagstaff.
o Rangers responded to a report of smoke and fire at the El Tovar Hotel. The dishwasher’s selenoid shorted out, causing a small flame and smoke. The circuit breaker was turned off and the dishwasher shut down.
o An emergency medical call was taken at the closed Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic of a 25-year-old man complaining of vomiting. The man refused medical transport and went on his own to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o Wade Smith (age not reported), Auckland, New Zealand, was cited for possession of marijuana at Mather Campground.
o Rangers responded to a noise complaint in a dormitory. A "con tiki" party was broken up. The party then moved to another room and it was broken up again.
o Yong Song and Sang Noh (ages not reported), Grand Canyon, were cited for providing alcohol to a minor. Aaron Blasi (age not reported), Tusayan, was cited for a minor consuming alcohol. Song and Noh were also warned for noise and found to be in violation of fire codes.
Sunday, Feb. 16
o Rangers responded to a report of a park visitor striking a deer with his vehicle east of the Xanterra garage. The vehicle was not damaged. There was no report on the deer’s condition.
o An emergency medical call was taken on the South Kaibab Trail of a man (age not reported) who had fallen. The man, who suffered an injured wrist, was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o Rangers responded to a report of a family gathering pinecones near Shuttle Bus Road. Rangers were unable to locate them.
o Rangers responded to a report of an injured coyote near Canyon Village Marketplace. Rangers were unable to locate it. The same coyote was then observed walking on Desert View Drive. The reporting party said the coyote had only three legs.
o Foot patrols were performed at the Rouzer, Brandt and Victor dormitories.
Monday, Feb. 17
o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 22-year-old woman who had fainted. The woman was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
Tuesday, Feb. 18
o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 22-year-old woman who was unconscious. The woman was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o Edward Furman, Hunlock Creek, Pa., and Ashley Robinson, Middletown, Ohio (ages not reported) were cited for possession of marijuana at Mather Campground.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
o Rangers did not report any major incidents for the day.
Thursday, Feb. 20
o Rangers responded to a report of a missing person. A welfare check was done.
Friday, Feb. 21
o Rangers responded to a report of a missing 42-year-old woman. The group was reunited.
o Rangers responded to a report of a missing Toyota. The vehicle was reunited with its group.
o Rangers took a report of larceny from the Maswik Lodge’s front manager’s office. An employee’s wallet, which included $420 in cash from a just-cashed checked, was stolen.
o Greg Justin (age, city of residence not reported) was cited for disorderly conduct and Gloria Lotches (age, city of residence not reported) was cited for minor in possession of alcohol after rangers were called to Rouzer Hall for disorderly conduct.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Mather Campground of three campers (sex, ages not reported) who got sick after putting their grill inside their tent. The group was cold and put the grill inside to warm them up. All three were transported to Tusayan and then on to Flagstaff Medical Center.
(Note: Rangers’ Log based on ranger shift briefings; the Grand Canyon News cannot guarantee all incidents were reported).