DPS Police Reports 09/24 -09/30

Public Intoxication

September 24, 11:10 p.m. hours

Three officers were dispatched to Terminal E14 baggage claim in reference to an intoxicated subject.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the subject sitting in the baggage claim area with a Sky Chef shopping cart. Officers asked the subject how she was doing and she stated fine. Officers could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath. Officers asked the subject if she was flying out, and she advised she is flying to Detroit in the morning with Spirit Airlines. Officers asked the subject if they could see her boarding pass and her identification card. When the subject stood, she used the cart for balance. The subject did not provide officers with a boarding pass, but she did find her Michigan ID after a few minutes of looking for it.

Officers asked the subject if she had any alcoholic beverages to drink tonight, and she stated no and wanted to know why the officers were around her. The officers explained they were called because someone was concerned about her, and they were making sure she is okay. Officers asked the subject again if she had any alcoholic beverages, and she stated yes. Officers asked her what has she been drinking and she stated “cognac.” During the conversation, the subject’s speech was slurred and her answers were not complete.

Officers asked the subject how she came to the airport, and she stated her mother dropped her off. They asked if she was able to call her mother to pick her up, and she stated no because she was in an accident and cannot drive. Officers asked the subject what time she arrived at the airport, and she stated just a few moments ago. They asked her what time is it now and she stated, “5 p.m.” Then she changed her answer and stated, “8 p.m.” Officers asked her if she knew what day it was, and she responded “Tuesday.” The subject later stated that a Lyft driver dropped her off at the airport for her flight tomorrow.

Due to the fact the subject was not flying out until the morning, unable to keep her balance, the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath, traveling alone, a possible danger to herself and others and urinating on herself, the subject was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication.

Possession of Drugs

September 25, 7:09 p.m.

Two officers were dispatched to Terminal D22 Lower Level at U.S. Customs and Border Protection in reference to a drug violation.

Upon arrival, officers met with a US Customs Officer, who stated she and her K-9 were conducting sweeps of bags in the baggage carousel area. The K-9 was alerted to a bag, and the bag was taken to a secondary inspection area. Once in this area, the Customs Officer conducted a search of the bag and located two vials of oil that tested positive for THC Oil. The Customs Officer also located a bag with a green leafy substance inside. This green leafy substance tested positive for Marijuana.

Officers questioned the bag’s owner about her bag. The subject stated the bag in question was hers, she did state that she did not pack the bag, but admitted the THC Oil belonged to her. The subject was returning from Mexico to Dallas. The subject stated the items in question were for her personal use. Because the subject was in possession of the vial Of THC Oil and the bag of green leafy substance she was placed under arrest for Possession of Drugs.

Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Marijuana, Driving While License Invalid, Unlawful Carrying Weapons

September 26, 1:30 a.m.

An officer was conducting stationary traffic enforcement in about the 3200 block of W Airfield Dr. when he observed a black 2014 Chevrolet Silverado traveling southbound on W Airfield Dr. It appeared the vehicle was traveling faster than the posted speed limit (45 MPH). The officer verified the vehicle’s speed as 58 MPH.

The officer turned his headlights on, pulled onto the road, and followed the vehicle as it continued south on W Airfield Dr. The officer observed the vehicle turn east on Mid Cities Blvd at the last possible opportunity, without utilizing the lane designated for turning onto Mid Cities Blvd. The officer selected a suitable location (prior to the intersection of SH-360 NB Service Road and Mid Cities Blvd) and turned on his emergency lights to stop the vehicle for the violation. The vehicle continued to drive, disregarding the emergency lights, and continued across the Mid Cities Blvd overpass at SH-360. While following the vehicle with emergency lights on, the officer observed the vehicle weaving within its lane and failing to maintain its lane. The vehicle slowed from approximately 50 MPH to approximately 33 MPH on the overpass.

The officer turned on his siren to alert the driver he was the subject of the traffic stop. The vehicle finally yielded to the emergency lights by turning into the Chevron gas station at 901 Mid Cities Blvd in Euless.

The officer approached the driver’s side of the vehicle and observed the driver had not yet rolled down his window. The officer knocked on the window and the driver rolled it down. The officer identified himself and requested the driver’s license and insurance. The officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the passenger area of the vehicle. The driver and sole occupant spoke by barely opening his mouth at first, only opening his lips as he spoke. As the traffic stop progressed, the driver began to speak by opening his mouth wider. The officer asked the driver why it took him so long to stop for the emergency lights and he said “I was trying to get somewhere where I could just pull over.”

The officer asked the driver if he knew when a police officer turns their lights on, they’ve determined the best spot for the vehicle to pull over, and he said “Yes.” The driver explained his driver license is suspended and handed the officer his Texas ID card and insurance. The driver said he was coming from his job and was heading home. The driver appeared to struggle to find his insurance card in his glove box and pulled everything out to look.

The officer observed the driver attempt to conceal a plastic bag containing some sort of a leafy substance behind the other items in his hands. The officer asked the driver to hand over the plastic bag, which he did. The plastic bag contained a green leafy substance that was believed to be marijuana. The officer observed there was very little green leafy substance in the bag, but there was a green stain like there had been more sometime prior to the traffic stop. The officer asked if there was any more in the vehicle and the driver said, “No sir.” The officer requested the driver step out of the vehicle and step to the rear of his vehicle. A second officer arrived on scene to assist.

Officers searched the driver’s person and found no contraband. Officers did find a pocket knife on his waistband, which was removed for officer safety. The driver informed officers he had a handgun in the center console of the vehicle. Officers retrieved the handgun and removed the ammunition for officer safety. Officers began to search the vehicle and observed crumbs of a green leafy substance on the driver side floorboard and seat. Officers realized the driver may have eaten the green leafy substance in an attempt to prevent discovery of it. Officers walked back over to the driver and asked him to open his mouth. The driver hesitated at first, but finally opened his mouth completely. Officers observed a large amount of a green substance on the driver’s tongue and back teeth. Officers asked the driver why there was green in his mouth, and he said “When I had a little blunt, I tore it off and I ate it.”

Officers believed the driver destroyed an unknown amount of green leafy substance in his possession knowing an investigation was in progress (while not immediately yielding to emergency lights). Because the driver destroyed the green leafy substance with intent to affect the outcome of the investigation, he was placed under arrest for Tampering with Physical Evidence. Officers handcuffed the driver and asked him to sit on the curb.

Officers read the driver the Miranda Warning, which he said he understood. The driver agreed to answer questions. Officers asked the driver how much marijuana he ate and he said “I just had a little. I didn’t have a lot with me.” The driver said he forgot the green leafy substance in the glove box was there.

Officers continued to search the vehicle and found no other contraband. The handgun and plastic bag with the green leafy substance were seized as evidence. Because the driver knowingly carried a firearm in the motor vehicle that was under his control and was engaged in criminal activity other than a Class C Misdemeanor, he was also charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapons. Because the driver was in possession of a usable quantity of marijuana (in the plastic bag), he is also charged with Possession of Marijuana. Because the driver operated a motor vehicle on a highway during a period his driver license had been suspended he was also charged with Driving While License Invalid.

Public Intoxication

September 28, 12:43 p.m.

Three officers responded to a call regarding a possible intoxicated person at Terminal B, Gate 43 Entry.

Upon arrival, DFW Airport ASD personnel directed officers to a white male. The male stated he just arrived on a flight from Phoenix to DFW. The male stated he wanted to take a cab to Grapevine. He stated he had two drinks of vodka. During the interaction, officers observed the male’s eyes to be glassy, and he was unsteady as he walked. At a point during the interaction the male was sitting and nearly fell face forward when rising from a sitting position. Officers detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage as he spoke.

Officers placed the male under arrest as he was intoxicated to a degree he was a danger to himself or others. The male had difficulty standing and walking. Officers transported the male to DFW Airport Police Jail with all his personal property.

Possession of a Control Substance

September 30, a.m.

An officer was dispatched 2805 E. 14th Street in reference to a burglary alarm. DFW Airport Communication advised they received a call from Stanley Alarm Company stating a burglary alarm was going off at ALLFLEX warehouse. The alarm company advised the east warehouse #14, SE warehouse motion, SE main entry doors sensor were being activated. The alarm company also stated they could see a white male walking around the premises on camera.

When the officer arrived on scene, he observed a silver pick-up truck possibly a Chevy Silverado parked in the grass next to the east side of the building. The officer observed a white male wearing a t-shirt and a pair shorts walking away from the vehicle toward the rear parking lot of ALLFLEX. The officer quickly pulled into the rear parking lot and made contact with the male. The male verbally identified himself, and he stated the vehicle was operating. The vehicle had an Alabama plate attached to the rear. The vehicle appeared to be stuck in the mud and grassy area.

The officer asked the man for the reason he was on the premises. He advised that he worked at ALLFLEX and he was on scene to pick up some items, and his vehicle became stuck in the grass. While waiting for additional officers to arrive, the officer noticed the man was acting kind of strange as if he was on some type of illegal narcotic. He was very nervous and jumpy and at times angry. As the officer began to look around the area to see if the man’s vehicle was involved in an accident, he noticed in plain view, a clear plastic bag with what appeared to be crystal meth inside. Additional officers arrived on the scene. When the man notice that officers had discovered something on his center console of the vehicle, he immediately stated that whatever was found on the console is not his.

Due to the man stating he was the owner of the vehicle, the man being the only person around the vehicle, and the man stating he was the last person to drive the vehicle, he was placed under arrest for Possession of a Control Substance. Officers conducted a search incident prior to arrest of the man, and found two small syringes in his front right pocket. One syringe had bright red blood inside of the tube and appeared to be used. The syringes were safely discarded as trash.

As officers completed a search of the building, they learned a manager from Allflex had arrived on scene. The manager advised he has access to remoted into the Allflex Security Camera System from home. He further advised after doing so, he observed a white male enter the business. The manager and the officers went to his office where he accessed the security cameras and showed officers video footage of a subject officers recognized as the person they had just arrested.

Officers observed the arrestee’s vehicle enter the north parking lot at 2:44 a.m. The vehicle drove to the end of the parking lot, turned around, and then turned left onto the grassy area located on the west end of the building. Officers observed the arrestee pace in the south front parking lot area beginning at 3:23 a.m., and continually enter and exit the front entry doors. The manager advised the entry doors are never locked because the front entrance doors are locked.

At 4:16 a.m., officers observed the arrestee appeared to be agitated. He unsuccessfully attempted to open the front entrance door by pulling on the handle. Finally, the arrestee turns over a trashcan and flips over a table in what appears to be anger. He exits the front entry area. At 4:39 a.m., officers observed the arrestee in the north parking lot striking a door with a shovel. At 4:40 a.m. he drops the shovel and rests his arms on the handrails before lifting both feet into the air and using his legs to kick the door. The door opened and the arrestee walked into Allflex.

At 4:45 a.m. the arrestee is seen exiting Allflex on the north side of the business at the first door east of the door he originally entered. He then walked out of camera site, but at 4:54 a.m. officers observed water was running from the building into the parking lot. Officers were informed by the manager there was a water facet in this area. He believed the arrestee turned the water faucet on. Officers later learned the arrestee had turned the water faucet on because he wanted some water. The manager informed officers his alarm company notified him of the burglar alarm at 4:45 a.m.

During a walk-through of the business, the manager advised he did not see anything missing. He pointed to a set of red French doors that lead to the front offices. These doors are locked and controlled by a panel. Officers observed two bare footprints on the left door. The door appeared to be bent as if someone had kicked the door with their bare foot at least two times. The footprint was of a left foot. The arrestee was barefoot when he was arrested.

The manager checked the sprinkler box and landscaping area where the arrestee’s vehicle was parked. It appeared to have minor damage, but he was unsure if it was new or old damage. The manager advised he could provide this information at a later date. The manager does wish to pursue charges for Burglary of a Building.