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Police Report: Jan. 8, 2014

Public Intoxication

Dec. 23, 1:51 p.m.

Officers went to a restaurant in Terminal C in reference to reports of an intoxicated female passed out on the bar. EMS was with the woman when they arrived. She had vomited on her pants and slurred her words as she spoke with paramedics. She became argumentative and had a difficult time answering questions. She was placed on a stretcher and taken to the gate area for assessment. She said she needed to take her Prozac since she had forgotten to take it earlier in the morning. She refused transport to a hospital but was unsteady on her feet and was helped into a wheelchair. She smelled strongly of alcohol and said she had two drinks, but she could not remember in which restaurant. The bartender said she had five glasses of wine. She was arrested for Public Intoxication.


Dec. 23, 4:08 p.m.

After a traveler returned to DFW on Wed., Dec. 18, he started the vehicle he left in Terminal E parking during his trip. It made a strange noise, and he drove the vehicle slowly to work and parked it. His repair serviceman said the catalytic converter, two oxygen sensors, and a core charger had been removed from the vehicle. Over $3,963 of vehicle parts were taken.

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Dec. 23, 4:15 p.m.

A traveler told a police officer that he accidentally left his Apple iPad Air in a Terminal C bathroom near Gate 29. He left the airport but came back the same night to look for the iPad but could not get to the secure side the terminal. An officer looked for the iPad but could not find it. Finally, the traveler activated the “Find My iPad” application on his phone, which appeared to place the computer in an employee area in a specific room. A search yielded negative results. The black Apple iPad Air is valued at $1,000.

Prohibited Weapon

Dec. 24, 3:48 p.m.

A handgun was found by X-ray at Terminal E, Checkpoint E18. The owner of the handgun was arrested for Places Weapons Prohibited.

Counterfeit Placard

Dec. 25, 2:29 p.m.

A counterfeit handicap parking placard displayed on a vehicle occupying a handicap parking space in the Remote South Parking Lot was seized as evidence and the vehicle impounded.

Public Intoxication

Dec. 25

In a restaurant in Terminal A, the manager reported an intoxicated, male customer left without paying his bar tab after becoming belligerent, yelling and cursing at the staff. An officer talked to the suspect whose eyes were glassy and watery and whose speech was slurred. He had trouble finishing some sentences. When trying to remove his identification from his wallet, the stumbled and dropped items. He said he had “four (drinks) since about 10:30 a.m.” and that he “was on Prozac for depression.” The man became uncooperative, aggressive, and threatened to sue police. Because of his yelling and disturbing the peace at the restaurant, he was arrested for Public Intoxication. An officer tried to place the man’s hands behind his back, but he refused to comply saying, “We are not doing this.” Officers had to use force to handcuff him. The bartender reported later that the man returned and paid his tab.

Dec. 26, 6:28 a.m.

An unidentified person stole the tailgate from a truck.

Prohibited Weapon

Dec. 26, 6:28 a.m.

At Terminal E, Checkpoint E18 X-ray showed a bag containing a handgun. The suspect was read her Miranda Warning and was arrested for Places Weapons Prohibited.

Warrant for Terroristic Threat

Dec. 26, 3:23 p.m.

The driver of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the 2500 block of E 37th Street was arrested for a warrant for a Terroristic Threat.

Prohibited Weapon

Dec. 29, 12:08 p.m.

X-ray showed a handgun at Terminal E, Checkpoint E15. An arrest was made.


DWI/Illegal Drugs

Dec. 29, 2:47 a.m.

Officers noticed a vehicle speeding and driving erratically while traveling on North Service Rd. As the driver answered questions, he acted overly energetic, talking with his hands and speaking very fast; the officer noticed that his pupils were an unusual size. He said he had not been drinking alcohol but had taken a pain pill for a wrist injury. The officer asked him to exit the vehicle to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. While opening the door a small metal can fell from the driver side floor board of the vehicle. The officer said he would pick up the can for him later. The driver said he had not taken any illegal drugs in the last 24 hours. He did not smell of alcohol, but he was speaking and moving very quickly. He had trouble keeping his balance and had to sway and move his arms in order to stay on his feet. He was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Performing a search, the officer found a small plastic bag containing a white crystal substance in the man’s pocket. The metal can that fell from his vehicle contained a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana. Also found was a partially burned cigarette with a green leafy substance, in the ash tray. A semi-automatic pistol was on the driver side floorboard directly below the steering wheel where the suspect had been sitting. The pistol was loaded with 12 rounds in the magazine. After Miranda Rights were read, the man said he had taken Ice, Marijuana, and Hydrocodone. The white crystal substance tested positive results for Methamphetamine.

Public Intoxication

Dec. 29, 2:58 p.m.

A supervisor in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection area in Terminal D called police in reference to a husband and wife who were in the process of entering the country, both of whom appeared to be intoxicated. The husband’s eyes were glassy, and he smelled strongly of alcohol. He did not appear to understand what an officer was saying, but he admitted to understanding English. He had a hard time balancing while sitting in a chair and kept asking to see his wife, who was waiting in another room. He was unable to comprehend or carry on a conversation due to his intoxication. His wife’s pupils were dilated, and she had a moderate odor of alcohol on her breath. She admitted they had been drinking on the flight and were to be picked up by her parents here at the airport. Her words were slurred but understandable. She and her husband wanted to be released to her parents if officers could locate them. The wife was unable to maintain her balance due to her level of intoxication. Based on the long process of escorting them through the baggage claim, obtaining their baggage, locating her parents and their level of intoxication, both suspects were arrested for Public Intoxication. They were transported to station one for booking procedures. The pair, however, was not able to answer the normal booking procedure questions due to their level of intoxication.


Dec. 30, 10:40 a.m.

A traveler from another country picked up his luggage at Baggage Claim A16 and while organizing his belongings, laid his backpack down. He boarded a shuttle to the Grand Hyatt hotel at Terminal D. At check-in, he realized he did not have his black Puma backpack containing his United Kingdom Passport and Driver License, $300 cash, iPhone 4S, and two bank cards.

Possession of Controlled Substances

Dec. 30, 11:20 a.m.

Police stopped a driver for not wearing a seatbelt. The man immediately stated he did not have a drivers’ license but requested to step out of the vehicle to look for his insurance. The officer saw the man try to wedge something between the seats. When asked, he said he had a small baggie of marijuana and handed the officer a baggie containing a green leafy substance. He also admitted he had cocaine and handed the officer a small blue baggie with a white rock substance. The man had multiple outstanding warrants and was arrested for possession of controlled substances.


Dec. 30, 6:29 p.m.

A woman onboard answered a call from her brother after her flight touched down at the airport. While the plane was taxiing, her young daughter threw a temper tantrum, trying to remove her seatbelt and leave her seat. As she attempted to control her daughter, her white iPhone 4S fell to the floor of the passenger cabin. After the plane arrived at Terminal D, she found a piece of the phone on the floor but not the phone itself. The tracking software installed on her iPhone, showed the phone was on the air side of Terminal C and moving away from the terminal, as if aboard an aircraft departing from its gate.

Weapons Violation

Dec. 31, 9:09 a.m.

At Terminal D, three illegal knives were discovered by DPS officers. The owner was arrested.

Public Intoxication

Dec. 31, 5:10 p.m.

When an officer arrived at Terminal A, he saw a woman in a wheelchair ignoring two flight attendants who were attempting to talk to her. The flight attendants said they could not understand her due to her slurred speech. They said she had been there about 30 minutes. She had her head tilted down as she was not feeling well. She said, “No” when asked if she needed paramedics. Her eyes were glassy and she was having hard time answering questions. The officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol on her. She said she had “just a few – five Chardonnays and one Martini in Chicago Airport and three Chardonnays on the flight.” She was also taking seven different medications. When asked her location, she said “Chicago.” She did not know the time and had already missed her next flight. She needed help to stand and was unsteady. The officer asked if she was okay, and she said, “Yes, I just need another Chardonnay.” She was arrested for Public Intoxication. When asked if she was suffering from any kind of medical condition, she said, “Yes, alcoholism.”

Drugs & Paraphernalia

Dec. 31, 7:37 p.m.

A TSA agent was called to do a bag check on an item that appeared to be a part of a gun. Looking through the bag, she found what appeared to be drugs and contacted DPS for assistance. Officers found a “Dugout” brand box containing a green leafy substance and metal pipe as well as a small, clear baggie containing a powder and crystal-like substance and a small baggie of marijuana. When asked what was in her bag, the owner said “weed and a weed pipe, methamphetamine,” and then, “I’m an addict.” She then asked the police officers if they “could just throw it away.” She said she takes medication for a mental disability, sees a psychiatrist once a month and has a prescription for medical marijuana in her home state of California. Furthermore, she has been using drugs since age 16. She was returning home from a trip and had a layover at DFW and went outside to smoke a cigarette. The drugs were discovered during screening for her re-entry to the sterile side of the terminal. Officers arrested her for Possession of Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia.


Jan. 1, 9:21 p.m.

A tailgate was stolen in the Terminal A Parking Garage.


Jan. 2, 11:36 a.m.

An airline employee was arrested for an outstanding warrant for Assault- Injury to a child. Bond was posted at $15,000.


Jan. 2, 9:21 p.m.

Detectives observed a vehicle traveling on Walnut Hill and East Airfield at approximately 90 mph. The driver had combined warrants of over $2,000, mainly for driving violations.