Driving While Intoxicated
June 18, 2:30 a.m.
An officer was clearing from a traffic stop at the DFW Rental Car Center when he observed a red Ford Explorer enter the roadway to the Rental Car Facility and turn left, passing the “no turn” sign, and drive the wrong way on a one way. The officer pulled around to block in-coming traffic in order to prevent an accident and to intercept the vehicle as it came out of the loop roadway in order to conduct a traffic stop for the violation.
As the officer approached the vehicle, he observed two male occupants inside the vehicle. The officer made contact with the driver, who advised he did not speak English. The officer asked for his driver’s license, and the driver advised he did not have one. The officer asked for any form of ID, and the driver provided a Football ID Card that identified him. While speaking with the driver, the officer noted the strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle, and that the driver’s eyes appeared to be watering and bloodshot.
Due to the language barrier, the officer requested for a Spanish-speaking officer to come to his location. When the second officer arrived, he asked the driver when the last time he had consumed an alcoholic beverage. The driver stated about 9:00 p.m. The driver stated he and his passenger began drinking Modelo Beer in the morning for the Mexico vs. Germany World Cup match. After the match, the driver stated the two of them went to a Motel 6 near the DFW Airport to meet up with some friends and drink.
Officers asked the driver how much alcohol he had consumed. The driver advised he and his passenger split a 24 pack of Modelo beer throughout the day. At this time, officers had the driver turn off and exit the vehicle in order to conduct the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Officers asked the driver again how much alcohol he had consumed. The driver advised him and his passenger split 24, 12oz Modelo beers throughout the day with his last beverage consumed at approximately 9 p.m., and that he last ate a steak torta around 6 p.m.
The first test administered was the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (HGN). The front flashing emergency lights were turned off and the driver was faced away from oncoming traffic in order to prevent any interference or distractions during the test. Officers asked the driver if he had diabetes or epilepsy, and he advised he did not. The driver advised he has not had any recent history of head injuries or medical problems. The driver advised he was taking an over the counter anti-inflammatory for an ankle injury but was not taking any prescription medication, and was not taking any illegal drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, pills, etc. Officers noted the diver had equal tracking and equal pupil size. Officers noted the driver’s eyes were brown in color, and did not observe Resting Nystagmus. Officers observed four of a possible six clues. Officers noted the driver had to be told multiple times not to move his head during the test and to look at the stimulus. Officers further noted the driver had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from on/about his person. Officers additionally observed the driver swayed from side to side and front to back.
The second test administered was the Walk and Turn. Officers fully explained and demonstrated the test and the driver stated he understood. Officers observed four of a possible eight clues. The third test administered was the One Leg Stand. Officers fully explained and demonstrated the test, and the driver stated he understood. Officers observed three out of a possible four clues. Officers asked the driver on a scale of zero to ten, with zero being not intoxicated and 10 being the most intoxicated he has ever been where he thought he felt he was on the scale. The driver advised he was a four or five.
Based on the vehicle in motion, personal contact, and pre arrest screening phases, officers felt the driver did not have the normal use of his mental and physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, or a combination of two or more substances into the body. The driver was operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway and he could not safely operate a motor vehicle without putting himself or others in danger of injury. The driver was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated, handcuffed, and transported to Station One’s DWI Taping Room.
After the driver was placed in custody, officers made contact with the passenger. While speaking with the passenger, officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from on/about his person. The passenger was asked when he had his last alcoholic beverage which he replied around 2 a.m. Officers then asked the passenger how many drinks he had consumed, and he stated he was not sure. Officers noticed the passenger’s eyes were bloodshot, watery, and glassy. Officers asked the passenger to step out of the vehicle so they could conduct HGN on him to determine if he was intoxicated.
While conducting the HGN, officers observed 6 out of a possible 6 clues. During the test, officers noticed the passenger was swaying back and forth, and further noted he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from on/about his person. Due to the passenger being intoxicated in a public place with no one to care for him, officers believe he was a danger to himself and others if left by himself. The passenger was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication.
June 19, 6:15 p.m.
Two officers were dispatched to DPS Station 6 on a possible domestic. Upon arrival, officers noticed another officer already on scene, speaking with the reporting party inside the lobby. Officers met with the victim and asked her to explain what had happened. The victim stated her husband called her stating he would be picking her up from work. The victim stated she informed her husband not to pick her up from work as she did not want a ride. The victim stated she and her husband are currently going through a separation.
At the end of the victim’s work day, she exited the building and saw her husband sleeping in a U-Haul box truck in the parking lot of her work. She walked over and told him that she did not want a ride, and she would be taking the bus home. She began to walk north bound on Regent Blvd when she noticed her husband was following her in the U-Haul truck.
The victim stated when she was in front of the DPS Station 6 parking lot, her husband pulled the U-Haul to the side of the road, exiting the vehicle and charging towards her threatening her life. Her husband told her to “I’ll kill you b***h I’ll kill you” while he was charging towards her. The victim was in fear for her life so she dropped her purse containing her personal belongings and ran towards the DPS Station 6 for help. Once in the foyer of DPS Station 6, she pressed the emergency button to contact the police.
Officers asked the victim why she was in fear for her life when he was yelling at her, and she replied her husband has been abusive towards her many times in the past and there has been a history of domestic violence incidents between the two of them. Officers asked if there was currently a protection order out on her husband due to the history. She replied no, but stated there was a protection order out on him in 2014.
Officers walked outside where the victim stated she dropped the bag, but were unsuccessful in locating it. The victim said she saw her husband grab the bag, get back in the U-Haul, and drive off. Officers asked the victim if she gave her husband consent to take the purse. She replied no. She was then asked if she would like to press charges for Theft which she replied yes.
The victim described her belongings as:
2 debit cards (Wells Fargo & Western Union)
1 LG Kyro cell phone valued at approximately $100.
1 box of prescription medication valued at approximately $150.
Total Value of personal belongings: approximately $250.
The victim used an officer’s patrol phone to contact a family member for a ride. Officers then contacted the husband by telephone. When he answered, officers asked if he would be willing to come back to talk about the incident that took place between him and the victim. He stated he did nothing wrong and the victim was acting crazy. Officers asked the husband if he had taken the victim’s belongings and he stated she threw it on the ground so he took them. He stated he was in downtown Dallas heading to his friend’s house. The husband stated the victim told him to meet her at her job, but when he arrived, she walked away toward the bus stop.
He stated he asked her why she was walking to the bus stop and she replied by saying she didn’t want a ride with him. He was upset he wasted his gas to come out to pick her up and then left. Officers asked him why he thinks she didn’t want to ride with him, and the husband stated his father had given them $750 to buy a car with and the husband claims the victim wanted to keep the money. The husband stated they had a car lined up to buy in Dallas. He then hung up the phone stating that he did not want to talk to the police anymore.
Officers asked the victim if her husband’s father had given her $750 to buy a vehicle with. The victim stated the day before, her husband picked her up from work and was supposed to take her straight home, but he took her by his father’s house. His dad had offered to purchase them a vehicle, so they went to look at a car, but the person who they were going to purchase the vehicle from wanted to purchase a car for himself prior to selling the vehicle to the victim and her husband. The victim stated that her husband’s father gave her the cash and the victim told her husband not to call her for the money because she was not going to give it to him, because he has a drug problem and she believed that he would spend the money to purchase drugs.
Officers gave the victim a courtesy ride to the DART station. The husband unlawfully took the victim’s belongings without her effective consent and is being charged with Theft. The items in her bag were valued between $100 – $750, which is why he is being charged with Class B Theft. The husband also threatened to commit violence to the victim by placing her in fear of imminent serious bodily injury and because of the nature of their relationship, he is also being charged with Terroristic Threat.
June 20, 8:30 p.m.
An officer took a phone report of theft. The officer contacted the victim, who advised she left her Tiffany& Co. wallet on the aircraft by mistake upon her arrival at DFW Airport from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, GA on June 16. The victim said the flight was an American Airlines flight and it arrived at Terminal C, Gate 4 at approximately 8 p.m.
The victim said she exited the aircraft with the other passengers and went to the Skyink to change to Terminal D to catch her flight to Seattle, WA. The victim said once she entered the Skylink train she realized she left the wallet on the aircraft, but could not exit the train due to the doors closing. The victim advised she rode the Skylink all the way around back to Terminal C to ask about her wallet. The victim said when she returned to Terminal C, Gate 4, she discovered the jet bridge door had been closed and separated from the aircraft, and that no one was able to get on the aircraft to retrieve the wallet.
The victim relayed that she was advised to contact American Airlines Lost and Found to file a claim, and the next day she received a call from American Airlines Lost and Found and was told the following: “If it was found on the plane and whoever found it turned it in to their supervisor and if that supervisor feels like giving it to us, then you might be able to get it back.”
The victim then said she was searching eBay on a hunch and ran across what she said was her wallet. The victim directed the officer on how to locate the listing on eBay. The officers viewed the item listing on eBay and the victim described blemishes on the wallet she knew were there and how they were created. The victim identified three blemishes to the officer as he viewed the eight photographs of the listed item: a “nail mark” (scratch) on the inside front of the wallet near the bottom right corner extending horizontally, a small dirty spot on the white area on the outside front of the wallet, and a crease down the middle of the pocket on the inside of the wallet.
According to the victim, she identified the listed item on eBay was her wallet. The victim said her husband contacted eBay to attempt to stop the sale of the wallet and was given a reference number. The victim said eBay advised them to contact the local police department to file a report. The victim’s husband gave the officer the correspondence eBay sent him.
The victim advised that the following items were in the wallet:
- Capital 1 MasterCard Debit Card
- (2) Capital 1 MasterCard Credit Cards
- Bank of America Debit Card,
- Citi Double Cash MasterCard Credit Card
- Her Washington driver’s license
- $80 USD in cash, various denominations
- A Visa reloadable Gift Card with $25 USD loaded onto it (silver).
The victim advised the value of the wallet is approximately $525. The combined total of the value of the wallet, gift card, and $80 cash is approximately $625. The victim advised she immediately deactivated her credit and debit cards to prevent fraudulent use. The victim said if a suspect is identified, she wishes to press charges against them. Due to an unknown person unlawfully appropriating the victim’s property with the intent to deprive her of it, an offense report was generated for Theft.
Assault Bodily Injury
June 21, 4 a.m.
An officer was dispatched to a phone report of an assault that occurred at Amazon Logistics. The officer contacted the victim via phone, who explained his shift had ended at approximately 6 p.m. on June 20, and he went to his locker to get his belongings.
The victim advised there were two females standing at his locker. The victim asked to the two females “How are you doing,” thinking they would move from in front of his locker. The two females moved, and the victim retrieved his personal belongings. The victim then went to the turn style gates to exit the building. The victim advised he did not notice the Hispanic female in front of him before he exited the turn style. The victim said the Hispanic female wearing light blue shirt and Khaki pants, late 50’s started elbowing him in the pelvic area 5 to 6 times. The victim said he was shocked this happened.
The officer asked why he did not notify security of the incident. The victim explained he wanted to leave and go home because he only has so much time to catch a ride home. The officer asked the victim if he ever made any comments to the two females or talked to them after leaving his locker, and he said “No.” The officer asked if he spoke to her after the incident asking why she hit him and he said “No.” The officer asked the victim if he notified Amazon Human Resources and he said “No.” The officer advised him to notify HR and security of the incident. The officer then asked the victim if he felt pain and he said “Yes”. The victim wishes to prosecute when the female is identified.
The officer met the victim at Amazon Logistics on June 21 at approximately 9 p.m. and had him complete a witness statement. The officer also spoke with Amazon Logistics Security Officer advising him of the assault. The security officer took a statement from the victim. The officer contacted an Amazon Human Resources representative explaining the incident and she had not seen any information on it.
Due to the fact an unknown Hispanic female intentionally elbowed the victim in the pelvic area causing pain, an offense report for the Assault Bodily Injury was completed.
June 22, 7:45 p.m.
Two officers were dispatched to Terminal C, Checkpoint 31 in reference to a Suspicious Person. When officers arrived, they were met by the TSA Supervisor who stated the suspect had exposed his penis to a female passenger, grabbed her arm and told her to “come and sit on it”. The suspect was asked what he was doing here at the airport and he said he was here to “see his dad”. When asked if his dad was flying in, the suspect said “no”. Officers ran the suspect through Communications and the report came back clear with no wants or warrants. Communications ran a CCH which revealed multiple charges and convictions for various sexual offenses as well as Criminal Trespasses both on and off the airport.
Another officer interviewed the victim. The victim stated the suspect approached her while playing with himself, attempted to grab her arm and told her to come and sit on him while he exposed himself. The victim ran back upstairs and notified a TSA Agent who called 911.
The suspect was moved outside for transport to Station 1 Jail. While waiting the suspect was read his Miranda Warning at 8:10 p.m. Officers explained to the suspect what the victim was accusing him of. The suspect said he was “trying to get help” and also stated he was “sorry”. Even though the suspect did not admit to exposing himself to the victim, he acknowledged her accusation and apologized for his action.
Because the suspect exposed himself in front of the victim with the intent to arouse or gratify his sexual desires, he is being charged with Indecent Exposure. Because the suspect had previously received multiple Criminal Trespass warnings for all DFW Airport Terminals, he was also arrested for Criminal Trespass.
Possession of Marijuana
June 24, 8:45 p.m.
An officer was conducting stationary patrol at the crosswalk at Terminal E, Upper Level 14, when he noticed a silver Volvo coming toward his direction with a defective headlamp. The officer motioned the driver to stop the vehicle. When the driver rolled the window down, the officer asked him to pull his vehicle behind the marked patrol vehicle. The driver only rolled the window down about 3/4 of the way, which seemed peculiar. When the officer approached the window, he advised the driver of the reason for the traffic stop and requested his driver’s license and proof of insurance. The aroma of Marijuana began to emit from the inside of the vehicle. The officer observed the driver of the vehicle was shaking and was unable to produce his driver’s license. The driver finally was able to produce a Florida driver’s license.
The officer advised the driver that he could smell Marijuana and asked him if there was any inside the vehicle. The driver stated he smoked Marijuana earlier and there was no marijuana inside the vehicle. The officer advised the driver to be honest about there being any Marijuana inside the vehicle and again the driver stated there was no Marijuana inside the vehicle. A second officer arrived on scene to assist.
The officer removed the driver from the vehicle and conducted a pat down of his outer clothing which presented no contraband. Officers also removed the passenger from the vehicle, then began a search of the vehicle at the driver’s side of the vehicle. Located near the driver’s seat were multiple bags of cigars which are commonly used to smoke Marijuana. Officers located granules of what appeared to Marijuana located on the floor board of the driver’s side of the vehicle. Located in between the driver and passenger seat was a cigarette ash tray. Officers removed the lid of the ash tray and located a blunt which contained a green leafy substance consistent with Marijuana. Officers continued a search of the vehicle and did not locate any other Marijuana inside the vehicle.
Officers asked the driver again if there was any Marijuana and he stated no. Officers advised the driver that they found a blunt inside the ashtray. The driver stated it must have been there from earlier when he smoked. The officer asked the driver if he finished the blunt earlier, and he stated he could not remember. The driver stated that if it was inside the vehicle, it belonged to him.
Due to the driver possessing a useable amount of Marijuana, he was placed under arrest for Possession of Marijuana.