The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 207 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight January 24 to 7:00 a.m. on January 25, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 1/25/2015 12:20 AM
Location: 200 Naval Air Station Drive
P.C. 32.21 (Third Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1501250034
Corpus Christi Police responded to a business located at 240 NAS Drive after a man came into the store and tried to use a fake twenty dollar bill to pay for merchandise.
The store clerk, at the Stripes, told officers that a white male about 5`9” to 5`11” tall, weighing 135 to 145 pounds came into the store and attempted to purchase some items with a the bill. When the store clerk told the suspect that the bill was a counterfeit he quickly left the store.
Officers will review store video surveillance in an attempt to help them identify a suspect. At this time no arrest have been made.
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The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Division will be closing portions of Interstate 37 North to investigate a fatal crash that occurred on January 19.
Officers will be laser mapping the crash scene on Sunday, January 25 at 7 AM. All north bound lanes of Interstate Highway 37 will be closed at the Rand Morgan Road exit ramp. Traffic will detour to the frontage road and then be directed to re-enter the freeway at the Carbon Plant Road on ramp.
The closure could last for up to 2 hours.
The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 173 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight January 22 to 7:00 a.m. on January 23, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 1/23/2015 12:15 AM
Location: 4600 Flour Bluff Drive
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
P.C. 49.04 Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1501230008
Corpus Christi Police responded to a one car crash in the 4600 block of Flour Bluff Drive and found the driver was intoxicated.
Officers arrived and found a 2004 Dodge Ram truck had left the roadway and drove into a private drive striking some metal barriers and a concrete block.
After an investigation it was determined that the driver, Ozvaldo Rodriguez (09/23/1992), was intoxicated. The driver was treated at Spohn Shoreline for minor injuries that were due to the crash, and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor.
Officers estimate that the driver did nearly $8,000 in damage to the metal barriers that he struck.
Continue reading Patrol Report 01/23/2015
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have secured an arrest warrant for a suspect that kicked a 25 year old man in the head while they were at a bar located at 5815 Weber Road on December 10, 2014.
Witnesses told offices that the male victim was outside the bar, when he got into an argument with another man and a girl the man was with. As all three reentered the bar, witnesses said the female appeared upset about something the male victim had said to her while they were outside.
As the victim was trying to apologize to the female, the male suspect that the female was with, jumped up onto a table that the victim had sat down at, and kicked him in the head. The victim fell back and struck his head on the back wall of the bar and was knocked unconscious. The suspect and female fled the scene prior to police arrival.
The victim was transported to the hospital by CCFD EMS for his injuries.
Joseph A. Saldana (08/19/1986) is wanted on an arrest warrant for aggravated assault in connection to this felony crime. The bond amount on the warrant is $50,000.
We ask that anyone with any information on his whereabouts to call Corpus Christi Police at 361-886-2600. Anyone who would like to provide information to the investigators and keep their identity secret may provide the information through Crime Stoppers at 886-TIPS (8477) or online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.
The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 197 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight January 21 to 7:00 a.m. on January 22, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 1/21/2015 9:35 AM
Location: 6400 Weber Road
P.C. 30.02 State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1501210036
Corpus Christi Police were dispatched to the Farmers Insurance Group located at 6410 Weber Road after suspects broke into their second story business.
Officers arrived and found that suspects had forced the wooden door open causing the door frame to break. Once inside the business, suspects opened up desk drawers and cabinets ransacking the office. A money bag from a desk drawer containing cash and checks from customers was taken from one of the desk drawers.
To get to the insurance business you have to enter through the main glass door of the commercial building. Once inside the building a set of stairs takes you to the second level. The door to the business is on that level and kept locked. Officers are unsure how the suspects made entry into the commercial building to gain access to the tenants’ offices inside.
Officers are still investigating this crime, and no suspects have been arrested.
Continue reading Patrol Report 01/22/2015
The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 192 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight January 20 to 7:00 a.m. on January 21, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 1/21/2015 5:50 AM
Location: 1900 Horne Road
Offense: Burglary P.C. 30.02 State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1501210016
A 60 year old restaurant owner called Corpus Christi Police after the front door of his business, located at 1945 Horne Road, was found smashed open with a brick.
The grey brick, that had been used to break the door, was found on the floor next to a refrigerator inside the restaurant. The cash register was forced opened and about $150 dollars in cash was removed. The damage to the front door was estimated to be over $600.
Officers are still investigating this case, and no suspects have been arrested.
Continue reading Patrol Report 01/21/2015
The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 175 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight January 19 to 7:00 a.m. on January 20, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 1/19/2015 9:57 PM
Location: 9900 Interstate Highway 37 North
Offense: Fatal Crash
Case Number: C1500258
A 39 year old truck driver was killed when he got out of his tractor trailer at the scene of another crash and was struck and killed by a passing suburban.
Corpus Christi Police responded to the scene of a two car crash in the 9900 block of Interstate 37 North near Carbon Plant Road. The first crash involved an intoxicated driver in a 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage who struck a 2007 Dodge Nitro from behind as both traveled north on the freeway. Both of those vehicles were disabled in the evacuation, left and middle lanes of the freeway.
The truck driver pulled his tractor trailer over into the right lane of the exit ramp of Carbon Plant Rd. and he walked over to assist the victims of the crash. A 40 year old male driver of a suburban traveling north on the interstate approached the crash scene at regular speeds and struck the man who was in the middle of the highway. The man was transported by CCFD EMS to Spohn MMC and later pronounced dead.
There were no signs of intoxication on the driver of the suburban.
After an investigation, the driver of the Mitsubishi, Martin Villarreal (08/14/1983), was found to be intoxicated and he was arrested.
The 53 year old male driver of the Dodge that was struck from behind by the intoxicated driver was also transported to Spohn MMC by CCFD EMS with minor injuries.
Corpus Christi Police Traffic Investigators continue to investigate this crash and at this time no other charges have been filed against anyone else involved.
Continue reading Patrol Report 01/20/2015
Date: 1/19/2015 7:15 PM
Location: 10400 South Padre Island Drive West Access
Case Number: C1500254
Just after 6:00 PM, a Corpus Christi Police Officer observed that there was a power outage in the area of Waldron Road and S. Padre Island Drive. Due to the dark and dangerous conditions imposed by the lack of lighting and traffic signals he called another officer to assist him, and they took it upon themselves to start directing traffic through the intersection.
At about 7:15 PM, Officer Alan Ostermiller, was out of his marked patrol car directing traffic along the west bound access road of the freeway when a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo traveling west on the access road struck a 2012 Ford F150 truck that was traveling north in the 1000 block of Waldron Road. The car struck the passenger side door of the truck as both vehicles entered the intersection.
The 24 year old female driver of the Chevrolet was not injured. The 58 year old male driver of the truck also was not injured, however, a 54 year old female who was sitting next to the passenger door in the truck that was struck was taken to Spohn Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
Following the impact of the two vehicles, Officer Ostermiller was struck by the truck. He had injuries to his lower back, and both legs. He was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital for injuries not believed to be life threatening.
At this time Corpus Christi Police Traffic Investigators are still investigating this crash. It has not been determined if any of the drivers will be issued citations related to the crash. Alcohol is not considered a factor.
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The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 190 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight January 18 to 7:00 a.m. on January 19, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 1/18/2015 1:00 PM
Location: 5400 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Theft P.C. 31.03 (Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1501180073
Corpus Christi Police responded to the Target Store located at 5425 S. Padre Island Drive after two males attempted to push a shopping cart with a television and other goods out the front door without paying.
As officers approached both males in the parking lot, one of the males fled on foot. The other got into a 1988 white Chevrolet Celebrity that was being driven by a 34 year old female that was waiting in the parking lot. The male told the female to drive away but she refused.
Jesus Lopez (11/01/1988) was taken into custody. The other male ran across both east and west bound lanes of the freeway and into the La Palmera mall parking lot. He was not located.
Inside the getaway car officers found a 32 inch television valued at $289.99, a baby digital video monitor valued at $259.99, and a sleep aid monitor valued at $99.99.
The female was identified and released. Officer are still investigating this case, and are attempting to identity the other male that fled the scene.
Continue reading Patrol Report 01/19/2015