51-year-old James Naum Dimanoff took an individual’s phone on Broadway in the later hours of January 21st. Officers were flagged down by the citizen, who advised them of the incident, pointing out Dimanoff as the one who stole his cell phone. Dimanoff consented to a search, which led to officers locating the phone. He was visibly intoxicated as he told them he did not have anywhere to go tonight or anyone to care for him. Dimanoff was taken into custody for public intoxication.
35-year-old Jonathan Hansen was captured on video aggressively approaching security at Kid Rock’s Bar in downtown Nashville Friday evening while appearing extremely intoxicated. Police say Hansen then continued to attempt to fight other people in the area. Officers arrived to find him extremely intoxicated and disorderly. He refused to provide his name but was eventually identified via his debit card during booking.
28-year-old Cameron Kiser was driving erratically on 1st Avenue North in the late hours of December 15th. Officers observed this and saw him make a wide turn, following the car in front of him too closely, merging into the next lane without signaling, and accelerating 60 mph in a 35-mph zone. They initiated a traffic stop and noticed Kiser was highly inebriated as they approached the driver’s side. He admitted to having two alcoholic beverages before driving, consented to sobriety tests, and performed poorly. Kiser was taken into custody for driving under the influence.
59-year-old James Broughton struck Algernon Thompkins, a traffic control officer, with his red Chevrolet Camaro at the intersection of Demonbreun Street and 3rd Avenue South on December 6th. Thompkins alerted officers of the incident and stated Broughton refused to follow his traffic control directions, causing his Camaro to bump into the officer’s leg. Then, he said that he moved toward the driver’s side door to speak with Broughton, which sparked an argument, and during the verbal dispute, Broughton moved his Camaro forward, running over the officer’s left foot, putting him in pain. Thompkins pointed out the vehicle to officers, and they conducted a traffic stop. Broughton spoke with officers and admitted to disobeying Thompkins’s traffic directions but denied running into him or over his foot with his Camaro. Officers reviewed partial video footage of the incident, which showed Broughton slowly moving forward and bumping into Thompkins’s leg while he was directing traffic. Broughton was taken into custody for aggravated assault.
57-year-old John Michael Beres was walking down the bike-travel lane on Commerce Street in the early hours of December 6th. Officers observed Beres move onto the sidewalk and collapse onto the ground, so they approached him for caretaking purposes. Beres was visibly intoxicated when he spoke with officers and was deemed unable to take care of himself, so he was taken into custody for public intoxication.
20-year-old Ethan Blackburn was reportedly extremely intoxicated and annoying cops while at a Nickelback concert at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville. On August 1st, an MNPD officer was dispatched to Bridgestone Arena to help Officer Brazee, who was placing someone into custody and being thwarted by Ethan. Officer Brazee said that while they placed the person in Ethan’s party under arrest, Ethan became disruptive and interfered with the investigation. He was reported to have slurred speech, watery eyes, and smelling strongly of alcohol. Police placed him into custody for public intoxication.
45-year-old Charles Fields was drunk and disorderly during CMA Fest in downtown Nashville late Thursday night. A THP Officer working a secondary assignment had placed him in cuffs to detain him, and a Metro Nashville Police officer responded to the scene. He was determined to be too intoxicated to care for himself and was transported to booking.
41-year-old Michael Pepper was jailed on May 5th after attempting to rob his girlfriend. Police spoke with Emily Cox at the Ascend Amphitheater, who said that Pepper hit her in the head and tried to take her purse when she refused to go with him to another location. A witness, Mr. Donny Isom, was there to stop him before he could take off with the bag.
Police say 24-year-old Andrei Gavaz unzipped his pants and whipped out his most prized possession at Kid Rock’s Bar on Valentine’s Day. He then thoroughly touched himself and then, using that same hand, smacked the face of a bouncer who had escorted him out of the venue due to his level of intoxication. He was attempting to re-enter the bar when the assault occurred. The bouncer, Shay Thomas, fell to the ground and suffered cuts to both elbows and his knuckle while attempting to detain Gavaz.
Police arrived to find Gavaz cuffed, and as they were placing him in the rear of a patrol car, he had to be hobble-restrained as he attempted to kick Officer Hill in the face, but no contact was made. He was still charged with assault of an officer, as Officer Hill stated he “felt as if he was about to be assaulted.” He then began to spit all over the rear of the patrol vehicle, resulting in an additional vandalism charge.
34-year-old Jordan Michael Votruba was with his wife, Ashley Votruba, at the Wild Beave in downtown Nashville when the couple was kicked out of the bar due to a disturbance. As they were walking back to the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, his wife walked ahead of him to show her frustration with him. She was far enough ahead that a group of men asked if she was lost, and as Jordan caught up, he heard their conversation and pushed her, causing officers to be flagged down, and everyone went about their night. After arriving at their hotel, the argument re-ignited. Jordan reportedly grabbed the back of his wife’s neck, slamming her into the counter, leaving a bruise on her chin, which was documented by officers. Against his will, Vortruba was taken into custody and charged with domestic assault.