37-year-old Eric Kowalik was found on the ground sleeping at the Vanderbilt Clinic in the early hours of Monday morning, shortly after last call. He reeked of alcohol, and officers asked why he was sleeping on the ground. Without hesitation, Kowalik explained he was exactly where he was supposed to be. He admitted to consuming a “few” drinks and was taken into custody for public intoxication.
Sgt Orlando Dixson of the Vanderbilt University Police Department charged 22-year-old George Woods IV with marijuana possession on January 20. Dixson says he approached an illegally parked vehicle in a Vanderbilt University parking lot and noticed the seats were laid all the way back. Two small bags of marijuana were in plain view, and the driver, Woods, admitted it was his marijuana for personal use. Woods was booked on the citation this week.
41-year-old Tony A. Gainous is charged with public intoxication and criminal trespass after his behavior at a Vanderbilt Football game last week. Vanderbilt Police initially responded to an individual, identified as Gainous, who was sitting in the wrong section. It was soon discovered he did not have a ticket to the game and was escorted outside the gates. A short time later, he jumped the gate and drunkenly ran onto the football field, stumbling and falling. He was issued a criminal trespass warning and again escorted from the property. Still not deterred, Gainous then jumped Gate 2 to get into the stadium. Tired of dealing with his antics, Vanderbilt police took him into custody and transported him to booking downtown.
35-year-old Christopher Kyle Gainous was escorted out of Vanderbilt Stadium Saturday night after police say he jumped the fence and didn’t have a ticket to the game. He was told to leave the property and not return while he was screaming and yelling at Vanderbilt fans. After being escorted out, he re-entered the stadium and was part of a group that was attempting to run across the football field at approximately 8:30 p.m. As he was placed into cuffs, he continued to be disorderly and attempted to headbutt another Vanderbilt fan. Officers say he “reeked of alcohol” during their interaction.
Vanderbilt University student Kristen Lambert says she was in a campus parking lot when 34-year-old William Lozelle Jenkins walked up to her car and approached her driver’s side window, blocking her from leaving. He reportedly unzipped his pants, lowered them, and began to pleasure himself while telling Lambert, “I’ll make your ***** wet,” and “my drugs will make you *** faster.” Officers located Jenkins and took him into custody after a brief struggle and the assistance of additional officers. He had an encounter earlier in the day where he was intimidating and following a Vanderbilt employee and was told to leave the property at that time.
44-year-old Lacey Jaremko is charged with the misdemeanor assault of Lavontinett Washington after a dispute over a parking spot outside the Petsmart at 100 Oaks Mall in Nashville. The incident occurred just after 10 a.m. on a Monday when shows that Jaremko was physically fighting with Lavontinett Washington over a specific parking space. She is seen pushing Washington and was cited for assault.
Vanderbilt University Police responded to a multi-car crash just after 2 p.m. Wednesday on 25th Ave S. near Garland, where a gray BMW struck a red Chevy pickup truck that was parked on the sidewalk as workers were performing maintenance. The driver of the BMW, 71-year-old Nancy Carr Kacena, stated she didn’t know what happened to cause the crash and was unable to locate the “park” button on her vehicle when asked to engage it. She stated she had not consumed any alcohol but did take other medication, including prescribed Hydrocodone. She was unable to stand on her own and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Kacena was charged with DUI and transported to booking.
Just after 9 p.m. Wednesday, Vanderbilt University Police responded to the Nashville Marriott Vanderbilt on West End after a guest had reported hearing a domestic disturbance coming from an adjacent room. Hotel staff confirmed the yelling and screaming coming from a third-floor room, and officers spoke with the registered guest, 54-year-old Yolanda Matthews. She advised she and her husband had a verbal disagreement, and she was going to go back inside her room and drink the remainder of her lemon drop as her husband was already outside the hotel.
While police spoke to her husband, Yolanda came downstairs and was irate with hotel staff and patrons. She was advised to return to her room; instead, she turned to her husband and screamed, “You MuthaF**ka, you did this!” and threw herself onto the ground in front of officers. She was collected from the floor and transported to booking.
39-year-old attorney Seamus Timothy Kelly was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail early Friday morning after a VUPD Officer says he admitted drinking “a couple of beers” before making a left turn into another vehicle and crashing as the officer watched from the stop-light of the same intersection.
33-year-old Carlos Beard was charged with domestic assault after his ex-girlfriend claimed he slapped her in Vanderbilt’s Medical Center East causing visible injury and blood spatter.