Below is the South Rim District report call list for the period through April 8, 2023.
On March 26, rangers assisted the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) in responding to Tusayan’s domestic assault. Rangers detained the scene until the CCSO arrived, then arrested one male subject.
While the CCSO’s previous relief effort is not over yet, rangers were asked to assist with another call to a male subject attempting to steal a golf cart in Tusayan. CCSO arrested one male subject. Rangers helped transport the individual.
On March 27, rangers received reports of a woman hitting a moving vehicle near Grand View Point and continuing to shout profanities.
Rangers arrived at the scene and interviewed the woman’s girlfriend, identified as her ex-husband. The woman, a 57-year-old woman from Albuquerque, had a history of self-harm and was taken to Flagstaff for mental health support.
Later that night, rangers responded to a call to Trailer Village about a woman screaming, banging on doors, and pushing people. Rangers contacted a 49-year-old Grand Canyon resident, who was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and drunkenness as a result of an investigation.
On March 31, rangers responded to a call from a drunken man who urinated on the sidewalk while being escorted from Yavapai Tavern. The Rangers reached out to a 24-year-old man in Tuba City, Arizona. The man had a BAC of 0.237 and said he had nowhere to stay and wanted to sleep in his truck. Due to bad weather, the ranger helped him find a room, told him not to drive, and suggested he stay in his room for the evening.
On April 4, the Ranger responded to a report of a property-only car crash at Desert View Junction. The vehicle was towed and rangers issued a summons to the driver for disobeying the traffic control system.
That night, the CCSO asked rangers to respond to the South Entrance for a report of a well-armed and extremely dangerous suicide attempt approaching the Grand Canyon. Rangers closed and evacuated South Entrance Station, South Entrance Road, and Center Road. Subject turned and did not reach the Grand Canyon.
Later that night, Rangers were dispatched to a rollover car crash on Center Road. A 52-year-old man from Braselton, Georgia, swerved his sedan to avoid a truck, slid into oncoming traffic and collided with a vehicle. The sedan slowly entered the ditch and stopped on the culvert before tipping onto the roof. The vehicle’s occupants were examined by a doctor, and the male driver was warned for dangerous driving and failure to maintain control of the vehicle.
On April 5, in the car crash that occurred at Minamiguchi Station, rangers responded only to property damage. A 79-year-old Minnesota man was warned for driving dangerously after rear-ending another vehicle.
Later that day, Rangers responded to a call that an intoxicated individual at Victor Hall had refused to leave and threatened to fight the exam proctor. Rangers arrived and found a 38-year-old Grand Canyon resident detained by Zantella guards. The Rangers learned that the subject punched a security guard in the head and sustained lacerations. Subject was arrested for being under the influence of alcohol to the extent that it endangered others and for engaging in disorderly conduct.
On April 8, Rangers witnessed a runaway vehicle near 246 miles of State Route 64. The driver, a 29-year-old woman from Topeka, Kansas, said she was looking for a place to camp. Drivers and passengers were given warnings about off-road driving, camping in restricted areas, and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).