30-year-old Shepard Watson was charged with a DUI and implied consent after police asked if he believed he was intoxicated and unable to safely operate a vehicle and he stated, “I mean, scientifically I’d say yes.”
29-year-old Radell Watkins was charged with vandalism and disorderly conduct after he was caught stealing wires from an AT&T vehicle in a Walmart parking lot and then kicked out the back window of a police vehicle.
36-year-old Alan Hatcher was charged with burglary of a motor vehicle and theft after he was caught pawning a stolen leaf blower at Cash America.
Brian Roche, 51, is charged with criminal trespass and theft of services after he ordered and ate a $22 meal at a restaurant in the Renaissance Nashville Hotel that he was unable to pay for.
42-year-old Crystal Caponigro is charged with criminal trespass after Metro Police coaxed her out of a locked bathroom inside of Nashville Fire Station #9 in downtown Nashville at around 1 a.m.
58-year-old retired MNPD Sergeant Daniel Ogren was arrested Monday and charged with DUI and handgun possession while under the influence. Police found him relieving himself on the side of the road across from the Airways Motel, where he had just crashed a car into the curb. He blew a .245, had a .44 magnum handgun in the backseat, and an empty 5-liter Moscato wine box in the front seat – all before 10 a.m.
“I know I shouldn’t have done it, but I shouldn’t be this drunk either, and I am.” – those are the words of 18-year-old Jacob D. Waswick, who also told police “When you take 40 mg of Xanax, & 8 shots of Captain Morgan, and want some wine, you think… well, there’s no camera, I can jump a wall, and get into a cooler, and nobody will know.”
Nashville has recently introduced reform to the pre-trial release program, as an overall start to cash bail reform in the city. Find out how the process works, who now qualifies for pre-trial release, and more in our first installment on Nashville’s effort for cash bail reform.