DFW Crime Reports: May 14th – May 20th


May 14, 1 a.m.

An officer was notified of a phone report for Theft. The officer made contact with the reporting party, who stated while traveling at DFW Airport, his laptop was removed from his luggage. The victim stated he arrived at the Airport at 5 p.m. and immediately went to Terminal E TSA Checkpoint located at E8. The victim placed his carryon luggage on the lane to be scanned, but forgot he had his laptop inside the bag. Per TSA’s request, he removed the laptop. After screening was completed, the victim placed the laptop inside the bag on top of clothing. The victim then made his way to Terminal E, Gate 8 to depart for Houston at approximately 5:15 p.m.

When the victim got to the gate, he was advised his bag would have to be checked. The victim opened the bag and moved the computer to the center portion of his luggage to secure it from any damage. The victim made his way down the jet bridge. Prior to getting on the airplane, the victim handed his bag to an unknown ramp worker who then took the bag onto the ramp to be placed under the airplane. From that point on, the victim did not have view of his property. When the victim arrived at his final destination of his home in Orange County, he realized his laptop was missing.

The victim stated he attempted to use the “Find my Mac” application on the computer but it showed the computer to be offline. The victim disabled the computer and it will send a notification to whoever attempts to use it to contact him. The officer contacted MCR and asked them to verify the victim’s story of events. MCR verified the victim did place the computer back inside the luggage, he did not leave the bag unattended at any point, and was seen moving the laptop inside the luggage. The victim stated the value of the laptop to be $2,000.

Due to an unknown person unlawfully appropriating the victim’s property with intent to deprive the owner, a theft report was initiated.

Driving While Intoxicated

May 16, 3 a.m.

An officer observed a blue BMW traveling southbound on the 3600 block of South International Parkway. The vehicle crossed the yellow solid line to its left, causing the vehicle to drive on the improved shoulder. At the 3800 block of South International Parkway, the vehicle failed to maintain a single lane in which it began weaving between the lanes. At the 4200 block of South International Parkway, the vehicle drifted to the left crossing into the channelized island in which it would go on to swerve to the right; the vehicle would go on to drive in between the two left lanes. The vehicle was also traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer activated his overhead emergency lights, stopping the vehicle at the 4400 block of South International Parkway.

Upon the officer approach, the driver of the vehicle identified himself. The driver’s window was not working, so the driver opened his door to speak with the officer. The officer could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. When asked for his driver’s license, the driver pulled out his debit card. He corrected himself, and then pulled out his driver’s license. When asked if he had had an alcoholic beverage to drink, the driver said yes. The driver told the officer he was out at Ruth’s Chris and had one beer with his friend. The officer noticed the driver’s pants were unzipped and his crotch was wet.

A second officer arrived on scene to assist. Officers asked the driver to exit the vehicle in order to conduct the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Once out of the vehicle, officers asked the driver again how much alcohol he had consumed. The driver advised he did not have alcohol to drink and would further explain the reasoning was because he was a Muslim and only had one beer approximately two hours prior.

The first test administered was the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN). Officers turned off their front flashing emergency lights and faced the driver away from on-coming traffic in order to prevent any interference or distractions during the test. Officers asked the driver if he had epilepsy and he advised he did not. The driver advised he had no recent history of head injuries. Officers noted the driver had equal tracking and equal pupil size, and his eyes were brown in color. Officers did not observe resting Nystagmus. Officers observed six of a possible six clues. During the evaluation, officers noted the driver had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on or about his person.

The second test administered was the Walk and Turn. Officers fully explained and demonstrated the test and the driver stated he understood. Officers observed six 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 of a possible four clues.

Based on the driving clues, personal contact, and the field sobriety test, officers felt the driver did not have the normal use of his mental and physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol 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. The driver was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated.

Public Intoxication

May 17, 4:30 p.m.

Two officers were dispatched to Terminal A, Gate 29 to the California Pizza Kitchen (Bar) in reference to an intoxicated person. Reportedly, the person had ordered his fifth drink and was now unable to stand.

Upon their arrival, officers were advised the person had moved to Gate 34, but he left his bag in the bar. Officers were able to locate the person standing next to the Terminal A, Gate 34 counter. As officers observed the suspect’s actions, they noticed he was leaning heavily on the gate counter before he approached them. Officers noticed his eyelids appeared heavy as if he was sleepy. The suspect made a phone call on his cell phone, and the person on the other end apparently hung up on him. The suspect looked at the officers again and began to stagger away from the ticket counter. The suspect also placed his hands in front of him as if he was expected to be handcuffed before they spoke a word. As the suspect came closer, they detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. When the suspect began to speak, they were able to determine the odor was also on his breath.

Officers asked the suspect if he had been drinking (alcoholic beverages) and he admitted he had been “a lot”. Based on the suspect’s overall appearance it was evident he was intoxicated. The suspect explained he was traveling to Las Vegas and his wife had just left him after an argument. The suspect was allowed to call his wife on the phone to see if she would come back and take him home with her. Based on the one sided conversation officers heard, she was not coming back to get him.

Based on their observations, officers determined the suspect was intoxicated to the degree that he posed a danger to himself or others. The suspect was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication.

Striking Unattended Vehicle

May 18, 9 a.m.

Two officers were dispatched to 1683 W 19th St. in reference to a hit and run. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who stated she previously parked a silver in color 2011 Chevrolet Cruze at UPS Employee parking lot, locked it, and went inside to work. The victim stated the vehicle should not have been moved or tampered with after her departure on May 16 at 3 a.m. until her return to the same location on May 17 at 8:15 a.m. The reporting party advised the vehicle sustained damage to the left rear quarter panel and both driver side door handles during her absence. Officers observed what appeared to be blue paint transfer on the left rear quarter panel, and both driver side door handles. Total damage: >$200

Upon further investigation with the UPS security office, media of the event was not able to be acquired. No further witnesses or additional information was discovered at this time. An unknown individual operated an unknown vehicle in a manner to cause damage the above listed vehicle without leaving, in a conspicuous place or securely attaching, identifying information to the above listed unattended vehicle; committing the offense: Duty on Striking Unattended Vehicle. The victim advised they would like to file charges if the suspect was located.

Public Intoxication

May 18, 4:30 p.m.

Three officers responded to Terminal D, Gate D21 in reference to an intoxicated female. Upon arrival, officers were directed to the area behind the gate counter. They observed a white female sitting on the floor crying and bleeding from her finger.

Officers identified the female and were advised by an American Airline Representative, they relocated the suspect into the hallway away from the other passengers as she was stumbling and falling. Officers were also advised the suspect fell in the hallway and cut her finger on an unknown object when they tried to place her in a wheelchair. Officers observed blood on the floor near the wall where the suspect was sitting.

Officers asked the suspect if she needed assistance. The suspect said, “No. I need to go to France, now.” Officers requested EMS to check the suspect’s bleeding finger. Officers asked the suspect if she had been drinking alcohol or taking medication and she said, “I had some booze.” The suspect refused to tell officers how much alcohol she had consumed or where she purchased the alcohol. Officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from her person. The suspect had blood shot eyes, slurred speech and was drooling on herself.

EMS arrived on scene where they checked the suspect’s finger and tried to clean the blood off but the suspect refused treatment. EMS cleared the call with a patient refusal as the bleeding had stopped. The suspect continued to inform officers she needed to leave and had to go to France to see her boyfriend because she wasn’t a terrorist. Officers informed the suspect she could not fly today as she was denied boarding due to her level of intoxication.

Officers were advised by an American Airline Supervisor that the suspect was originally scheduled to depart at 6:30 p.m. this evening. The suspect has been rolled over to the flight to Paris France tomorrow, if she shows up sober. Officers advised the suspect she was under arrest for Public Intoxication as she was intoxicated in a public place and to a degree she was a danger to herself and or others if left alone. The suspect was placed in handcuffs, and two officers had to secure her left arm and right arm as she refused to cooperate. While relocating to the outside curb, the suspect fell to the floor resulting in officers having to pick her up and carry her the rest of the way. Once outside, the suspect fell to the ground again, as she was crying and yelling at officers.

Public Intoxication

May 19, 7 p.m.

Three officers were dispatched to two intoxicated male passengers who had just boarded a Frontier Flight at Terminal E, Gate E20. Upon arrival officers were advised both passengers were off the aircraft, however, one was standing near the door of the aircraft with one foot inside the door. Officers were advised by a Frontier Supervisor that two passengers boarded the aircraft and were extremely loud and unruly. The odor of alcohol could be detected, and their policy is not to allow anyone to fly who has a strong odor of alcohol coming from them. The senior flight attendant for the flight advised officers the two individuals were too drunk to fly with them as it is against their policy.

Officers made contact with the individual who was standing in the entrance way of the aircraft. Officers asked the first suspect what was going on and he said, “Nothing. I have done nothing. They asked me to get off the plane.” Officers advised the suspect they were called to the location as he had been denied flying with Frontier Airlines due to his level of intoxication.

Officers observed the suspect had blood shot eyes, slurred speech and an extremely strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. Officers asked the suspect if he had been drinking alcohol and he replied, “Yeah, I have been drinking alcohol. Everybody on this plane has been drinking alcohol.” Officers requested the suspect to move away from the door of the aircraft so they could depart, and he refused as he held out his hands and said, “Arrest me.” The suspect was of an extremely large muscular build and wanted to be argumentative about moving from the door of the aircraft. The suspect advised he hadn’t done “sh**” wrong but they could arrest him. The suspect stated, “Go ahead and buckle me and my foot will be right there. The moment you put the seatbelt on me or whatever, then I will step off.”

Officers utilized two pair of handcuffs to secure the suspect’s hands behind his back, and then he complied and stepped away from the aircraft door. Once the suspect was handcuffed and moved away from the aircraft entry door, he was unsteady on his feet and seemed confused. Officers attempted to speak with the suspect who in return made the following statement, “I know my rights… I wasn’t opposed to talking to you, I was opposed to handling it myself.”

Officers made contact with the other individual. The second suspect was leaning up against the jet-bridge wall to help with his balance as he was extremely unsteady on his feet. Officers observed the suspect swaying and helped to steady him at one point. The second suspect had blood shot eyes, slurred speech, unsteady on his feet and extremely strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. Officers asked the suspect to remove his backpack and place his hands behind his back as he was under arrest for Public Intoxication. The second suspect complied with no resistance.

Officers advised DFW DPS Communications they had two subjects under arrest for Public Intoxication and requested a transport unit to Terminal E, Entrance E14. One officer advised he would escort the second suspect, while another escorted the first suspect to the outside upper curb. Officers informed both suspects the charge is Public Intoxication as the second suspect could not remember what had just been told to him.

While in transit to the outside curb, the first suspect was becoming more verbal and making comments. The first suspect was unsteady on his feet while walking up the jet bridge and bumped into the wall. Officers assisted the second suspect in keeping his balance and walking due to him being unsteady on his feet. The second suspect informed officers he had three shots and one beer because his flight was delayed.

While exiting from the sterile to the public side, the first suspect pulled away from the officer and said, “Get the f*** off me.” The first suspect continued to be verbally hostile toward the officer as he called him a “f***ing p***y” and continued with the profanity on the curb. The first suspect refused to sit down and tried to turn around and face the officer as he yelled, “You’re a f***ing p***y. I’m a real Marine.” Officers tried to speak with the first suspect and have him sit on the bench but he continued to be argumentative and refused to sit. The first suspect said, “I hope I never meet you face to face, Marine, look at that.” While the first suspect was being searched in front of the patrol unit, he turned and said, “Sir if I ever see you again, I am going to hit you in the face.” The first suspect allowed another officer to search him and place him the back seat of the car where he was transported to DFW DPS Jail to complete the book in process.

The second suspect was searched and transported to the DFW DPS Jail to complete the book-in process without incident.

Public Intoxication

May 20, 4:30 a.m.

An officer was patrolling the 2000 block of South Airfield when he observed a vehicle on the right improved shoulder with the hazards on. The driver of the vehicle appeared to be sitting from the passenger side seat with their feet outside the vehicle and their pants down at the ankles.

The officer approached the vehicle and the driver got up and pulled her pants up. As she began to walk around to the officer, he noticed her balance was unsteady. As the driver began to speak, the officer could smell alcohol emitting from her breath.

The driver stated she had stopped to use the restroom. The officer observed the driver had urinated in her pants. The officer asked the driver where she had come from, and she stated “Applebee’s”. The driver stated she got off work at 11:45 p.m. and was at Applebee’s for one hour. The officer asked the driver how much alcohol she had to drink and she stated 2 beers. The officer asked the driver to explain her timeline again and she changed her times.

The officer asked the driver if she had anybody that could come and pick her up and she attempted to call a friend who was unable to. A second officer arrived on scene to assist. The driver was unaware of what time it was, was unsteady on her feet, and was unaware of where she had been since she left Applebee’s. Due to her appearance, urinating on herself, and being intoxicated in a public place, the driver was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication.


May 20, 12:50 p.m.

An officer was dispatched to 754 Port America in reference to a report of theft. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with the reporting party. The victim advised someone had moved his semi-trailer, broken the lock and taken four pallets containing approximately 50 fertilizer bags on each pallet for a total of 200 bags with an estimated value of $3,500. The fertilizer belonged to the victim and was being stored in the trailer.

The victim stated he had last seen the cargo in the trailer when he checked it on May 13 and believed the theft had occurred between then and approximately 12:20 today when he first noticed the trailer had been moved and the fertilizer was missing. The victim further advised the trailer had originally been parked on the North (NE corner) end of 754 Port America. When he returned today, the trailer had been moved to the North (NW corner) end of 756 Port America. The victim believed the suspect had hooked up to the trailer, moved it to the new location and then taken the pallets of fertilizer from the trailer.

The victim stated he wishes to have charges brought against the suspect for the theft. The officer observed security cameras on buildings 754 and 756 Port America which were facing the loading docks. The officer was unable to make contact with the occupants of the building near the cameras. Because an unknown person took the victim’s property without his effective consent, depriving him of his property, a theft report was generated.