DPS Crime Reports: July 2nd – July 8th

Possession of Marijuana

July 2, 11:45 p.m.

An officer observed a black Dodge Avenger traveling northbound on the 4200 block of North International Parkway. The vehicle had no working license plate lights.

The officer activated the overhead emergency lights, stopping the vehicle at 3600 block of North International Parkway. Upon initial contact with the driver, the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside of the vehicle. Sitting next to the driver in the passenger seat was the owner of the vehicle. The driver advised they were on the way to pick up the passenger’s three aunts from Terminal A. The officer asked the driver and the passenger when the last time someone had smoked marijuana inside of the vehicle. The driver informed him it had been earlier in the night. The driver informed there was no marijuana inside of the car.

A second officer arrived on the scene, and the officers had the driver exit the vehicle and empty his pockets. While turning his left pocket inside out, a clear plastic bag, containing a green leafy substance fell in his hand. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle at this time and found a “roach” in the front passenger door.

The driver was placed under arrest for Possession of Marijuana. The driver was read his Miranda rights. He was questioned about the green leafy substance in his pocket. The driver claimed to have forgotten that the green leafy substance was in his pocket.

The vehicle was released back to the passenger along with the property of the driver.

Possession of Marijuana, Unlawful Carrying Weapons

July 03, 2:30 a.m.

An officer observed a silver 2005 Buick Lacrosse traveling east in the 2400 block of S. Airfield Drive when it changed lanes to the left without signaling the lane change. The officer followed the vehicle as it made a U-turn in the 2700 block of S. Airfield and began traveling back west.

In the 2600 block of S. Airfield Dr., the officer activated the emergency lights on his marked patrol vehicle to stop the driver for the alleged traffic violation.

The officer made contact with the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, informed him of the reason of the stop and requested his driver’s license and proof of insurance. The driver provided the requested documents. The officer issued the driver a written warning for the citation and was about to walk back to his patrol vehicle, when he smelled an odor of marijuana emitting from within the vehicle. The officer asked the driver if there was marijuana in the vehicle. The driver said he had just smoked some marijuana right before leaving his house, which he explained was approximately 20 minutes prior to the traffic stop. The driver suggested the officer may have smelled marijuana from his fingers earlier, but insisted there was not any marijuana in the vehicle.

The officer then observed an expended shell casing which was from a 9mm round of ammunition in the center compartment forward of the gear shifter. The officer asked the driver if there were any weapons in the car, and the driver advised he had his handgun between the seat and center console. The officer asked the driver to exit and walk to the rear of the vehicle. The officer requested another unit and shortly after two more officers arrived to assist.

Officers explained to the driver they were going to search the vehicle. The driver relayed there was a small blunt in his pack of cigarettes. During the search of the vehicle, officers located the following contraband: One rolled blunt containing a green leafy substance which smelled of both fresh and burnt marijuana.

Officers also located the driver’s handgun between the driver’s seat and center console, and in the center console, they located two magazines, each fully loaded with 17 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

Due to the driver admitting he had smoked marijuana approximately 20 minutes before the traffic stop, officers conducted a DWI investigation, but did not observe any clues throughout the driver’s performance of any of the test and did not believe the driver was intoxicated. Because the driver knowingly or intentionally possessed a usable quantity of marijuana, he was placed under arrest for Possession of Marijuana. Additionally, because the driver was engaged in criminal activity other than a Class C misdemeanor violation of law or traffic ordinance and was also in possession of a handgun, he was also charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapons.

Assault Family Violence/House Member Impede Breath/Circulation – Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence

July 3, 8:15 a.m.

Four officers were dispatched to 2500 Regent Blvd (Dallas Cowboys Merchandise Warehouse) for an Assault Just Occurred call. Communications advised an altercation just occurred and the subject was still outside with a manager. Communications added the subject has keys to the victim’s car and the victim was inside the building with the reporting party.

Upon arrival, officers met with the alleged victim, who claimed she was assaulted by her boyfriend of two years. The victim stated she was leaving work to avoid an altercation with her supervisor. The victim told her boyfriend she was leaving, and he would need to find a ride home. The victim then headed to the parking lot to her car with the boyfriend following her.

According to the victim, she did not see the boyfriend following her. The victim got into the driver’s seat and her boyfriend “jumped” into the front passenger seat. The victim proceeded to drive off, and they began to argue with each other. At this time, the victim claimed her boyfriend choked her with one hand causing her to lose her breath a little and busted her lip. The victim was unsure of exactly how her lip was busted. At this point, the boyfriend then threw the car into neutral. The victim noticed she was bleeding and exited the car. She then asked a nearby coworker to call 911.

Officers observed the victim had a visible cut on her bottom lip and drops of blood on her shirt. The cut on her lip was still bleeding when police arrived. Officers did not observe any marks on the victim’s neck. The victim was assisted by DFW Airport EMS.

Officers then spoke with the alleged suspect, this victim’s boyfriend. The suspect claimed he never hit the victim. He advised he only blocked his girlfriend’s punches, which resulted in his pinky being bent backwards and causing him some pain. The suspect said he drove to work with the victim this morning because they live together with the victim’s children.

According to the suspect, the victim got into an argument with a supervisor at work and decided to leave work early. The suspect added this was her last day, and she already had a new job lined up. The victim informed the suspect she was leaving, so he followed along because she was his ride home. The suspect said, once inside the car, the victim started to swing at him. The victim told the suspect to stay at work and find another ride home. The suspect said while the victim was swinging at him, she hit herself and busted her lip. According to the suspect, he saw she was bleeding and attempted to wipe away the blood from her lip.

The suspect then applied the emergency brake to the car, because he didn’t want the victim fighting with him and driving at the same time. The victim jumped out of the car and headed back towards the building. The suspect grabbed the victim and took her to the front passenger seat of the car. The victim then jumped back out of the car and walked backed toward the building. It was at this time a co-worker intervened and had security call 911.

Officers spoke with the victim’s supervisor, who stated the victim was yelling and causing a disturbance before leaving. The supervisor followed the victim to ensure she exited the building. The supervisor asked the suspect if he was leaving as well, which he agreed he was. The supervisor then escorted both of them out of the building. The supervisor noted the victim was still very angry when she was leaving the building.

Officer also obtained a written statement from the co-worker on the scene. The co-worker stated he saw the supervisor escort both the victim and the suspect from the building. The co-worker followed them both to the parking lot to monitor their actions. The co-worker observed the victim’s car parked in the middle of the parking lot for about two minutes. The co-worker then saw the victim leave the vehicle. The suspect walked after the victim, grabbed her by the arms, and guided her back to the car. The co-worker said the suspect placed the victim nicely into the front passenger seat of the car.

It was at this time, the co-worker approached the vehicle to separate the two. The co-worker noticed the victim was bleeding from her lip. The co-worker stated the victim did not ask him to call 911, but asked to get her phone from the car. The co-worker attempted to retrieve the phone from the car’s center cup holder, but the suspect grabbed the phone and exited the car. The co-worker then called the building security, who called 911. The co-worker said the suspect only turned over the phone when law enforcement arrived.

Officers observed security video footage of the parking lot of the incident. Dallas Cowboys Merchandise had video footage of the incident inside the parking lot from multiple angles. Officers were unable to see inside the vehicle, but were able to see the movements of the victim and the suspect outside the vehicle. It appeared, the suspect calmly followed the victim to her car and both entered the vehicle. The victim then drove to exit the parking lot, but abruptly stopped and returned to the parking lot. The vehicle then came to a stop. At this time the passenger door opened, but the suspect did not exit. The passenger door closes, then moments later the driver door opens, and the victim exits the vehicle. The victim begins to walk toward the building, and the suspect drives the car to block her path to the building. The suspect then exits the car and walks over to the victim. The suspect grabs the victim around both arms and walks her to the passenger seat. The suspect closes the door and proceeds to the driver side door. The victim exits the vehicle again and at this time the co-worker is seen approaching the vehicle.

Upon completion of the investigation, officers advised the suspect he was being placed under arrest for Assault Family Violence, based on the victim’s visible busted lip and her claim that the suspect had caused it. His charge was then upgraded to Assault Family Violence/ House Member Impede Breath/Circulation based on the victim’s claim the suspect choked her causing her to lose her breath a little. The suspect was transported to DPS Station One Jail for processing and booked into jail with no further incident.

Officers then advised the victim she was also being placed under arrest for Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence, based on the suspect’s claim that she was swinging at him and bent his pinky backwards causing him pain. Brown was transported to DPS Station One Jail for processing and was booked into jail with no further incident.

Public Intoxication

July 4, 5:15 a.m.

Two officers were dispatched to an irate passenger at gate 11. Upon arrival, officers met the passenger who was sitting in a wheelchair on the jet bridge and appeared to be intoxicated. Officers asked the passenger if he knew what city he was in, to which the passenger had much difficulty answering the question, but finally said Dallas. Upon visual inspection, officers saw the passenger’s eyes were bloodshot and as he spoke, they could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.

Officers asked the passenger what his plans were in Texas, and he said he was on his way to a rehab facility for his alcohol problem. Officers asked the passenger if he had been drinking alcohol, and he said “yes, 2 shots” with slurred speech. Officers asked the passenger for his driver’s license, and he slowly handed it over. During the investigation, the passenger’s answers were slow and his speech was slurred. Officers asked the passenger to stand up and walk up the jet bridge to the gate area. As he stood, he was unsteady on his feet and lost his balance twice.

Officers asked the passenger where the rehab facility was. The passenger said Houston and someone was going to pick him up tomorrow. The passenger was unaware that his connecting flight to Houston was today. Officers attempted to contact the rehab facility for someone to come pick him up with negative results. The passenger was to fly on an Alaska Airlines flight to Houston departing at 6:35 a.m.

Due to the facts, the passenger was unable to maintain balance on his own, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, the introduction of alcohol into his system and on his way to a rehab facility for alcohol dependency; he posed a danger to himself and others if left unattended. The passenger was by himself and had no one flying with him. Officers placed the passenger under arrest for Public Intoxication.

Simple Assault

July 4, 6:41 a.m.

Four officers responded to Terminal A for a call for service. When officers arrived on scene, they met with the reporting party who advised she had been assaulted by an employee.

The victim told officers that while she was searching a passenger’s bag, the passenger placed both of his hands on the table and pushed it back toward her. The victim advised that the passenger assaulted her by pushing the table into her, which caused her to lose her balance. The victim caught herself before falling.

Officers met with the passenger to determine what had happened. The passenger indicated he moved the table toward the victim because it was blocking the fire extinguisher. He told officers that he did not mean to hit the victim with the table. Additionally, officers met with a TSA Officer to corroborate the victim’s story since he witnessed the incident. The TSA officer advised the victim’s story was true and accurate.

As a result of the investigation, officers determined the passenger committed Simple Assault, because he intentionally caused physical contact with the victim when the passenger knew or reasonably believed the contact was offensive or provocative. The passenger was issued a citation. It should be noted that the victim works for DFW Airport Security Services.


July 6, 11:30 a.m.

An officer took a phone report for Theft in the Terminal C Police office. The victim was identified as an American Airlines Flight Attendant. The victim stated on July 5 between 9:35 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. she entered the C-21 TSA Checkpoint. The victim stated she was working an American Airlines Flight departing at 10:15 p.m. hours from Terminal C. The victim stated the Known Crew Member checkpoint was shut down, and she had to go through the C-21 Checkpoint.

The victim stated she entered the checkpoint, put her black purse and red shoes in a bin, took off her David Yurman Bangle-Cable Twisted Silver/Gold watch (value $2200) and two bracelets (1 David Yurman Bangle Bracelet with two Topaz Stones -value $1,750 and 1 Blue Turquois Bracelet- value $425) and placed them in a circular bowl. The victim stated she picked up her purse and shoes and didn’t realize she was missing the watch and two bracelets until she was at the gate. The victim stated she returned to the C-21 checkpoint and the items were not there.

The officer contacted MCR and gave them the information he had received from the victim. MCR was able to locate the victim coming through the checkpoint. MCR stated a Caucasian or Hispanic female directly behind the victim saw that the victim left her watch and two bracelets in the bowl and picked them up and exited the checkpoint. MCR continued to track the female to the women’s restroom located at C-29 at 11:06 p.m. MCR stated they did not see her exit.

The officer checked with the C-21 and C-30 TSA Checkpoint to see if the female returned the items to the checkpoint and she did not. The victim stated she has checked the C-2 Lost and Found as well as Terminal E Traveler’s Aid with negative results. Due to the female taking the victim’s watch and 2 bracelets without her effective consent and with the intent of not returning the items a theft report was completed.

Burglary of a Motor Vehicle

July 7, 5:30 p.m.

An officer was dispatched to Terminal D, Level 4, Row E in reference to burglary of a motor vehicle. The officer met with the reporting party who advised his 2017 Dodge Ram had been burglarized.

The victim is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer. He parked his truck in the Terminal D garage at approximately 9 a.m. on July 7 and did not return to his vehicle until approximately 5 p.m. The back, passenger’s side window was broken (approximate damage of window $210) there was glass on the ground and inside of the vehicle. On the passenger, front window, there were two marks in the bottom left corner that appeared to be impact marks that failed in breaking the window. The interior of the vehicle was scattered. The victim informed the officer that all of the contents inside had been searched through. The victim informed that $100 from his center console had been taken along with a knife in a molle pouch attached to the back of his seat.

A CSI Officer arrived on scene to conduct further investigation and photograph the scene. The CSI Officer took a total of 36 photographs of the damage to the windows and the back seat of the truck. The officer also attempted, but was unable to lift any usable latent fingerprints from either the interior or exterior of the vehicle.

Being that an unknown individual broke into the vehicle of the victim with the intent to commit a theft, they will be charged with Burglary of a Motor Vehicle if they are identified.

Public Intoxication

July 7, 8:20 p.m.

Two officers were dispatched to Terminal A, Gate 39 in reference to an intoxicated male. Upon arrival, the officers made contact with a white male who was stumbling around the gate area. Officers asked the man to be seated during their conversation with him, as they were afraid he could fall and injury himself. The officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol on the man as they began to question him.

Officers asked the man if he had been drinking, to which he answered “yes”. The man stated he was waiting to catch a flight to Santiago, Chile. The man had left his passport along with his boarding pass at the check in counter at A39. Officers explained to the man that he had missed his flight to Chile, which had just boarded. The man was also at the wrong gate area. The flight to Chile had boarded at A34. The man had very poor dexterity and was incoherent during the conversation. Officers asked the man how much he had to drink, and what he had been drinking. The man was unable to remember how much he had to drink or what he had been drinking.

Because the man was stumbling in the gate area and was unsteady on his feet, had to strong odor of alcohol on his person, was incoherent, had poor dexterity and had missed his flight due to his intoxication, officers believed the man to be intoxicated in a public place to the degree he may endanger himself or others. The man was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication, handcuffed, placed in a wheelchair due to his inability to walk, and transported to Grapevine Jail.

Driving While Intoxicated

July 8, 2:30 a.m.

An officer observed a black Chevrolet Impala on the 3200 block of North Service traveling faster than the posted speed limit of 45 mph. The officer paced the vehicle going 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. The officer activated the overhead emergency lights, stopping the vehicle at the 2200 block of 5E Support Road.

Upon contact with the driver, the officer smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle along with the smell of marijuana. The driver advised he was on the way to pick up his girlfriend from work at United Cargo. The officer asked the driver when the last time he had been smoking marijuana inside of the car, and the driver said that he hadn’t and that the officer could search the vehicle if need be.

The officer took note of an empty vodka bottle in the back seat of the vehicle. The driver informed the officer that he had consumed some alcohol prior to heading to DFW Airport. On the rear floorboard, there was an empty Bud Ice can. The driver informed the officer that he had consumed three, 25 oz. Bud Ice and few shots of vodka. The driver also advised he had smoked two blunts 45 minutes before the officer’s contact with him. Later, the driver would also admit to having taken a Lortab (hydrocodone bitartrate) earlier in the day.

Two more officers arrived on scene to assist. Officers advised the driver to step out of his vehicle in order to make sure he was okay to drive. Officers had the driver stand in front of the patrol vehicle in order to conduct the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Prior to starting the tests, the driver urinated himself in front of the officers.

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 had the driver stand with his feet together and arms by his side. The driver stated he did not have any recent head injuries, and stated he did not have any medical problems or epilepsy. Officers noted the driver was not wearing glasses or contacts, and his eyes were brown in color. The driver had equal pupil size and officers did not observe Resting Nystagmus. The driver had equal tracking. Officers observed a total of 4 out of 6 clues.

The second test administered was the Walk and Turn. Officers fully explained and demonstrated the test. The driver stated he understood and officers observed 3 out of 8 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 3 of a possible four clues.

Based on the vehicle in motion phase, personal contact phase, and the pre-arrest screening phase, 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 of injury. The driver was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. The vehicle was released back to the driver’s girlfriend.