DFW Crime Reports: November 15-19

PUBLIC INTOXICATION
November 13, 3:46 p.m. 

Two officers were dispatched to Terminal A, Gate 9 in reference to an irate passenger. DFW Communications advised a male wearing a camo hoodie was yelling, screaming, and flipping people off.

Upon arrival, officers met with an Einstein Bagel employee who pointed out the subject. They observed an individual matching the description given by DFW Communications walk into the Bleu Mediterranean Bar and almost immediately walk back out. Officers met with the subject and asked if he was doing ok. The subject advised he was looking for a restroom, and officers pointed one out to him. Upon exiting the restroom, officers asked the suspect to have a seat and speak with them. While walking toward the seating area, the suspect seemed to be unaware of his surroundings when he almost walked right into a child passing in front of him. Officers also observed the suspect was unsteady on his feet while he walked. Officers asked the suspect how much he had to drink today and he did not answer.

He exhibited poor dexterity while searching for his ID and eventually dropped it on the ground. The suspect advised he missed his flight but was traveling with a “crew” and they had already left. Officers asked again how much he had to drink and he advised two drinks at three different airports for a total of six drinks. While speaking with the suspect, they detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. During the conversation, officers noted he had slurred speech and the majority of the words he spoke were unintelligible.

Due to the suspect almost walking into a child, being unsteady on his feet, demonstrating poor dexterity, having slurred speech, and admitting to drinking alcohol; officers placed him under arrest for Public Intoxication.

 

PUBLIC INTOXICATION
November 16, 6:41 p.m.

Two officers responded to Terminal E, Gate 5 to standby while United Airlines’ employees removed two passengers from an aircraft.

They were requested again to respond to Terminal E, Gate 5 with another passenger (third passenger), refusing to deplane upon the request from the two officers.

A United Airlines Supervisor advised the subject was still on the aircraft screaming and recording with his phone. They were advised the passenger was intoxicated (possibly on drugs), crazy, had assaulted someone, cursing and giving passengers/flight crew the finger (the bird).

The subject would not come off the plane and he stated it would take several police officers to take him off the aircraft.

The Supervisor advised he was taking a passenger off the aircraft when the subject stated, “Get off the airplane” toward the passenger. Due to the subject’s remark and his belligerent attitude the Captain wanted him off the aircraft. After the supervisor had taken the two previous passengers off the aircraft, he approached the subject to have him exit the aircraft due to the Captain wanting him off the aircraft. The Supervisor advised the subject had fallen asleep. The Supervisor stated it took several attempts to wake up the subject.

The officers boarded the plane and located the subject in the 1st Class seating area. They advised the subject he was detained, and he needed to exit the aircraft. After multiple times of telling the subject to come off the aircraft, the subject advised he would. He stood up and tried to locate his two brief cases in the overhead compartment. He also seemed confused and had a hard time locating his brief cases.

Officers could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on the subject’s breath. They observed he had glassy and bloodshot eyes. They asked him for some identification in which he advised he had a passport. He was unable to produce a passport or a boarding pass. Officers asked how much he had to drink and he advised, “I don’t recall.” They asked where he had his drinks and the subject stated, “I don’t recall.”

Officers asked what his side of the story was, the subject stated there was no side of the story.

Based on the subject’s state of confusion, the strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath, reports of his behavior and being in a public place, they determined the subject was intoxicated to a point that he was a danger to himself or others.

He was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication.

The Supervisor advised the subject was refunded and would not be flying with United Airlines. The subject delayed the flight an additional 40 minutes.

 

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
November 16, 9:51 p.m.

Five officers were dispatched to 1774 N. Airfield Drive in reference to an Intoxicated Person. Details of the call stated the reporting party, who had made contact with a female driver of a 2015 black Chevy Equinox, who he believed was intoxicated.

Upon arrival, officers approached the Chevy Equinox which was parked on the shoulder of the roadway with the vehicle running. As they approached the vehicle, they observed the front driver side tire was completely shredded. They further observed what appeared to be vomit running down the driver side door of the vehicle. An officer observed a female sitting in the driver seat. She was unconscious in the driver seat. Officers could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. They attempted to wake up the suspect several times, but were unable to get her to open her eyes or speak to them. At this time, medics were requested to the scene to make sure she was ok.

Officers approached the other driver to get his side of what happened. The driver stated as he was traveling eastbound in the 1600 block of N. Airfield, he observed the Chevy Equinox driving slowly on the right shoulder of the roadway. He noticed the driver side front tire of the Chevy Equinox was shredded and losing pieces of the tire in the roadway. The driver stated he saw the suspect operating the vehicle and decided he would stop and see if she needed any help. He had initially gone passed the vehicle, but reversed to make sure the suspect was ok. He parked his vehicle behind the suspect’s. The driver stated the suspect asked him to help her.

The driver stated he was attempting to get her emergency brake on so he could try and change the tire for her. As he started to talk, he quickly realized she was falling asleep as he talked to her. He noticed she slurred some of her words as she was talking to him. The driver advised he tried to see if she could find someone to pick her up or get an Uber for her to get home, but she was not able to respond at this point. He stated she kept falling asleep inside the vehicle and eventually vomited outside of her vehicle.

DFW medics arrived on scene to check the suspect. It took the medics several minutes to get her to wake up to the point where she was able to speak. She woke up and was initially agitated with the medics on scene. The suspect stated she was at DFW Airport and had arrived there from Airport Freeway (SH 183). Officers noted that she was not near SH 183, but was off of SH 121. DFW medics asked her if she had taken any drugs and she stated, “I wish”.

Since she was operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway, and she could not safely operate a motor vehicle without putting herself or others in danger of injury. She was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. DFW medics decided she needed to go to the hospital for further treatment and evaluation. DFW Medics placed her on a gurney and placed her into the back of the ambulance.

In addition to the shredded tire, officers observed a large amount of damage on the front bumper and right front quarter panel of the suspect’s vehicle. Officers had DFW Communications check with Grapevine Police Department to see if they had taken any hit and run reports in their city earlier in the night which involved a Black Chevy Equinox. DFW Communications advised Grapevine Police Department had received a call earlier in the evening from a local restaurant (later determined to be Bobs Steak and Chop House) valet which had provided the suspect’s license plate and stated the female driver was highly intoxicated. Grapevine Police responded to the area, but were unable to locate the suspect’s vehicle.

The suspect was served with a Notice of Suspension and Statutory Warning. The suspect’s Texas driver’s license was seized and sent back to the Texas Department of Public Safety for further disposition.

 

PUBLIC INTOXICATION
November 17, 2:37 p.m.

Two officers were dispatched to Terminal C, Ticket Counter C-30, in reference to a male who was denied boarding due to his apparent level of intoxication.

Once on scene officers noticed an older suspect, his description matching what was dispatched by DFW DPS Communications, (a vest over a red plaid shirt) standing unsteadily at the ticket counter. Officers asked if he had been drinking alcohol today and he said yes. They asked how much he had to drink today and he slurred, “A lot.”

The American Airlines ticket counter worker, who was the person helping the suspect, had already told the subject that he was far too intoxicated to fly. The employee was the AA worker who made the call. The suspect was confused about this flight schedule, so he had gone up to the ticket counter to inquire as to why he was scheduled for Chicago when he needed to go to Albany, NY. He was instructed, by the employee, that since he did not book direct to Albany, NY, he would have to go through Washington, D.C. or Chicago. The subject could not seem to understand this routing, the employee smelled alcohol on his breath and about his person, she was concerned, so she called DPS.

Officers tried to explain the suspect’s options to him as he could not fly until 7:30 a.m. the next morning. The subject stated he would just call his colleague to come back to pick him up to take him to the Hampton Inn. Officers instructed him to contact that colleague and after some coaxing, he admitted there really was no such colleague. He was very unsteady on his feet and he would sway as he was standing still. The subject was very slow to respond to commands and shuffled and swayed while he walked. The subject’s eyes were bloodshot, he had left his bag behind, and there was a strong smell of alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and also about his person. According to AA ticket counter worker, he had left his bags out of his eye line, many times. Officers placed him under arrest for Public Intoxication.

 

PUBLIC INTOXICATION
November 17, 4:20 p.m.

An officer responded to the Hyatt Regency (2334 N. International Parkway), in reference to an intoxicated person. The officer met with a Hyatt Regency Security Officer. The security officer said he observed a male in the lobby, who appeared to be intoxicated. He saw the subject exit the bar uneasy on his feet. When the security officer tried to talk to the subject, the subject became agitated and threw water on the security officer. The security officer said the subject sat near some other patrons, and made them feel uneasy. The security officer said the subject laid down on the floor and could barely get up to sit on a couch in the lobby.

A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage came from the subject’s breath. The officer asked the subject how much he had to drink, and he replied “enough.” He would later told the office he had five (5) drinks. The officer asked the subject if he had a room at the Hyatt, or other persons he was staying with. He said he did not have a room and he was by himself. The officer asked him how he got to the Hyatt, and he would not give an answer.

The subject was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication.

 

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
November 17, 11:53 p.m.

Two officers observed a grey Ford Focus bearing TXLP traveling north at 4100 N. International Pkwy with its right turn signal activated. The vehicle made three lane changes to the left with the right turn signal still active, and then made three lane changes back to the right. The vehicle’s right turn signal remained activated as it exited to North Service Road at the 3900 block and then turned eastbound onto E 38th St. As the vehicle turned eastbound onto E 38th St., it turned wide and crossed over the double yellow lines into the oncoming (westbound) lanes of travel. Officers followed the vehicle as it entered the front parking lot of the DFW Airport Rental Car Center (2424 E. 38th St.) and officers activated the emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop for the alleged violations.

As officers approached the driver side door, they observed the vehicle was occupied by a male driver, a female front seated passenger, and a female rear left seated passenger. Officers explained the reason for the stop and requested the driver’s license and proof of insurance. Officers immediately smelled an odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. The driver handed the officers a TX ID card and the front seated female handed the proof of insurance and advised she was the owner of the vehicle. On the proof of insurance officers noted the female’s name as an insured driver, and when asked for her name she provided her driver license. Officers asked the driver if he had a driver’s license or only the ID card and he advised he had recently applied for one and was told he could drive using his ID card in the meantime.

Two officers later arrived on scene and assisted.

Officers asked the driver if there was marijuana in the vehicle and he said, “Nah.” They told him that they could smell marijuana from the inside of the vehicle and asked again if there was marijuana in the vehicle. He said he had never smoked. Officers told him again they could smell marijuana in the vehicle, and he continued to insist he never smoked. The driver stuttered an incoherent statement and then continued to insist he never smoked marijuana, and then advised he had just gotten off probation for a marijuana related offense. Officers asked a final time if there was marijuana in the vehicle, and he continued to deny its presence.

The female rear left seated passenger became argumentative, and officers told her to exit the vehicle before they removed her from the vehicle. She complied and they walked her to the right side of the patrol vehicle. Officers informed her they were being detained during the investigation. She said it was her first night with the two front passengers. Officers asked her how she knew them and she advised she met them on “Tinder” and they were all going to go out to a club together.

She informed the officer she had been acquainted online only with the other passengers for some time and tonight was the first time they planned on socializing in person. Officers asked if she had marijuana on her person. She said no. They asked if she had seen the other passengers with marijuana and she advised she had not. She said she has seen and smelled marijuana in the past, but she does not partake in its use. Officers asked her for her ID and she opened her purse to retrieve it. Inside her purse they observed a phone charger adapter with an image of a marijuana leaf.

Officers began searching the vehicle and beneath the front of the driver seat and located a small white electronic “WeighMax” scale with red, yellow and green colored surfaces. In the rear seat, they located another small silver colored electronic “K2 Scales” scale. Beneath the rear of the right front passenger seat they also located a clear plastic cylindrical cookie jar containing a green leafy substance which was immediately recognized as Marijuana.

When asked about whom the marijuana belonged to, the driver appeared to be apprehensive about telling the officers and said “I hate to do it…” He then advised the marijuana belonged to the rear passenger.

Officers asked the driver if he knew the marijuana was in the vehicle and he said, “No…if I did it’s not my girlfriend’s because I know we don’t got weed…” He denied ownership over the scale which they located underneath the front of the driver seat and continued to deny any prior knowledge or ownership of the marijuana and it presence.

Officers spoke with the rear passenger and asked her what was going on. She said, “About what?” They asked if she saw what they had found in the vehicle and she said she did not because she was looking at her phone.

All three passengers all had care, custody and control of the container of Marijuana and continued to provide inconsistent answers to explain its presence in the vehicle. The three were all placed under arrest for POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA <2OZ.

Officers continued to search the vehicle, with and located several more pieces of drug paraphernalia.

The green leafy substance was tested with NARK II Reagent and the kit indicated positive results for Marijuana. The green leafy substance was weighed (Net Wt. – .709oz).

 

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
November 19, 1:41 a.m.

Two officers responded to a call from another officer, who had come into contact with a wrong way driver who was travelling south in the 4400 N. International Pkwy.

The first suspect appeared to be unsteady on her feet and had to lean against the vehicle in order to keep her balance. The second suspect was cooperative and handed the officers his ID when.

During the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test, the male suspect continue to engage in sudden conversation with other officers mid test attempting to explain his situation and what had happened prior to officers coming in to contact with him. Officers further noted the suspect’s eyes were bloodshot and watery, and they also noticed his zipper on his pants was down.

The male subject was then asked in Spanish, how intoxicated he felt on a scale of 1 to 10. He stated he was a 10.

Based on the vehicle in motion phase, personal contact, and the field sobriety tests, officers felt the male suspect did not have the normal use of his mental and physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol. He 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. He was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated.