32-year-old Anica Renee Tafoya was sitting outside a restaurant without shoes at the Nashville Airport on November 20th. Officers were dispatched, checked on Tafoya, and noticed she was visibly intoxicated as she kept repeating herself. Tafoya could not provide a boarding pass when they asked what gate she was flying out of or which gate she needed to be at and could not type in her phone passcode to find the boarding pass, causing it to disable. She could not stand up to walk without assistance or walk without veering side to side, so she was placed into custody for public intoxication.
On October 12th, Detective Leuders and his canine officer, Power, were doing a luggage check when they received the luggage from Southwest Airlines flight 3709 out of Phoenix. Power reportedly gave the narcotic sign on a blue, medium-sized HiPack. The tags on the luggage stated it belonged to 20-year-old Martin Goins, who originated in San Francisco. At the same time, it’s alleged that the canine had also indicated on a very similar suitcase that belonged to Brandon Wilkins. After a male claimed the bag, investigators intercepted the man, identified as Wilkins, and he stated he owned the other bag. Goins eventually walked over to attempt to claim his bag.
Police asked both individuals if they would consent to bag searches, and they did. The officers found 29 pounds of vacuum-sealed marijuana that was wrapped in clothing. Both Wilkins and Goins were taken into custody and charged with intent to distribute marijuana.
25-year-old James Darren McKay was seen visibly intoxicated at Nashville International Airport after being removed from an American Airlines flight. The Airline employees said they asked James and his girlfriend to leave the plane several times since they were too intoxicated. Once James was off the plane, he was yelling at the employees who were trying to reschedule him for a later flight. Officer Wright reported that he was yelling at him and other officers when they were escorting him to another part of the airport. He also threw his bag while frustrated with his girlfriend. Officer Wright then placed him in custody for public intoxication.
21-year-old George Hurst was at the airport bar of Puckett’s inside the Nashville International Airport Thursday when he was refused alcohol service due to his already high level of intoxication. He became irate with staff, who notified airport police, and then moved on to the next bar, where officers located him sitting at Southern Steak and Oyster. He was advised he was no longer able to drink at any of the airport bars and needed to move toward his gate so he could make his flight. He refused and told officers, “I don’t f*/k with police, don’t talk to me!” He became more aggressive in his refusal to leave the bar and was taken into custody after a brief struggle.
36-year-old Yvonne Ceniceros was denied boarding her United Airlines flight at the Nashville Internation Airport Saturday afternoon due to her level of intoxication. She became disruptive, and Airport Police made contact with her, giving her the option to re-book her flight or take a ride-share service to a local hotel for the night. She drunkenly ran away from officers and into traffic. Due to her inability to care for herself, Ceniceros was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
Police say 22-year-old soldier Austin Grosvenor was in the Grand Lobby of the Nashville International Airport early Sunday morning when he pulled out his service member and urinated near the railing on the third floor before falling asleep. Officers made multiple attempts to awaken him and were eventually able to move him to a bench to sit. Grosvenor was visibly intoxicated and reeked of alcohol. He did not know what state he was from or have any identification besides a military ID.
28-year-old Nicholas Moore was jailed this weekend after being denied boarding a Southwest flight at the Nashville International Airport due to his level of intoxication. He became belligerent with gate agents, and Airport Police responded to the incident. Moore was unable to remain standing without assistance and continued to be a disruption to the business. He attempted to have a family member retrieve him, but he escalated the situation and began to scream in an officer’s face.
41-year-old Robert Cirilo was jailed Monday when police observed he was too drunk to board his flight at Nashville International Airport. As officers were patrolling, they saw Cirilo standing in line at Tootsie’s Bar, clearly drunk. They walked over to him, and he said that his phone was dead and he was just trying to get home. He had slurred speech and alcohol coming from his breath as he spoke. Officers were told that Cirilo was denied boarding due to his level of intoxication. Officers made a phone call to a friend who informed them that Cirilo had a flight later that day. Officers helped Cirilo obtain a new ticket and walked him to his gate. Officers were called back to the gate shortly after due to Cirilo being disruptive, looking for his lost phone. He was visibly drunk and denied boarding once again. Officers asked him to gather his belongings that were scattered on the floor so they could escort him to a hotel, but he was too drunk to gather anything and was unable to care for himself.
39-year-old Mikey Stubblefield was denied boarding for this flight twice Saturday due to his extreme level of intoxication both times. He then attempted to make a third flight Sunday. While he was en route to his gate, Airport Police noted he was stumbling and could barely stand, and was once again extremely intoxicated. He was observed throwing his bag and stealing two sandwiches along his walk. Already knowing he was going to be denied at the gate for a third time, officers took him into custody for public intoxication after he stated he was from Texas and had no way to arrange any alternate travel or accommodations.
70-year-old Kathleen Cooper was jailed on April 14th after being kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight. Police responded and saw Cooper walking unsteadily down the jet bridge to board the flight as well as dropping her bags onto her head while trying to put her luggage into the overhead bins. When police asked her to exit the plane, she refused, so they had all the passengers deboard the plane except for Cooper, who they had to escort off of the aircraft against her will. They could smell alcohol coming from her breath when asking her how much she had to drink. She claimed to have had one cocktail at the restaurant 400 Degrees inside the airport. It was later discovered that Cooper was in possession of 4 and 3 half pills of Xanax without a prescription that she took into booking.