DATE: May 17, 2015 3:45 AM
LOCATION: 5700 South Alameda Street
P.C. 30.02 State Jail Felony
CASE NUMBER: 1505170034
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released camera surveillance images of two suspects that they believe broke the front glass door of a Stripes Store, located at 5702 South Alameda Street, and went inside.
The two male suspects used a brick to break the glass and entered the business that was closed. One of the suspects goes to the beer cooler and takes 2 twelve packs of beer. The second male runs behind the counter and takes two packs of cigarettes. Both suspects then exit the front door through the broken glass of the front door.
Both suspects appear to be Hispanic males. One of the suspects was in a green shirt and black jeans. He attempts to use his shirt to cover part of his face while standing at the cooler. The second suspect, who is standing at the cigarette shelf, was wearing a black shirt with graphics on the back, blue jeans and a black baseball cap turned backwards.
The suspects in this case have not been identified and Detectives need your help in solving this crime. Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Division at 886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to the Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.
Date: Friday, May 22, 2015, 14:12
Location: 5202 Interstate Highway 37 Access Road
Offense: Credit Card Abuse
Case Number: 1505220086
A Corpus Christi Police Officer’s keen attention as he used the automated teller machine at a convenience store Friday afternoon may have caused him to avoid becoming a victim of Credit Card Abuse.
A Corpus Christi Police Officer used the ATM machine at a store located at 5202 Interstate Highway 37 Access Road at 2pm Friday afternoon and noticed the plastic piece was loose when he slid in his ATM card into the machine. The Officer thought the piece was not seated properly and suspected the piece may not have been placed by the manufacturer and then the Officer pulled off the plastic piece which confirmed his suspicion. The Officer also noticed an additional piece above the card slot and discovered a camera. The Officer notified the store employees and the bank which owns the ATM. The bank sent a technician and confirmed to the officer that the two pieces the Officer discovered were not part of the machine. The Officer and store employees searched the store video and believe they have images of two suspects who placed the items on the machine at about 11:40am that day. The Officer took the two pieces to place in the evidence locker along with the copy of the video for Financial Crimes Detectives to investigate.
The suspects are two males and a more specific description may be provided at a later time after certain witnesses may be interviewed and Detectives attempt to identify the suspects. Meanwhile, the public is urged to conduct a careful review of ATM statements and notify their bank of any possible fraudulent charges. Anyone who used the ATM machine at the store at 5202 IH 37 Access between 11:40am and 2:00pm should pay careful attention to their bank statements and contact the Corpus Christi Police Financial Crimes Detectives at 886-2840.
To reduce the risk of this type of criminal activity, the public should have the habit of using the same ATM machines in order to be familiar with the machine and recognize when there are alterations to the machine they use. Never rely on the help of a stranger to retrieve a confiscated or stuck ATM card. Do not use an ATM where people loiter nearby. Beware of ATM machines with an unusually large amount of warnings or signs as those may conceal extra parts used for scams. If you use an unfamiliar ATM, it is best to use one in a building such as a bank, and look over it carefully for any parts that may be “add ons” and not installed by the manufacturer. If you notice any alterations to the ATM, notify the local law enforcement agency right away.
The Corpus Christi Police Department has closed Zahn Road on Padre Island due to high water. This is the main access road that leads from State Highway 361 onto the beach just past the Packery Channel bridge. Zahn Road will be closed until further notice. Anyone that wants to access the beach will be directed to the Newport Pass access road that is less than a mile down State Highway 361. If the high water recedes the road will be reopened.
The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 209 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight May 21 to 7:00 a.m. on May 22, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 05/21/2015 12:20 PM
Location: 7600 South Padre Island Drive
P.C. 31.03 Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1505210054 Corpus Christi Police were called after a male suspect attempted to steal 19 pairs of sunglasses and a couple of shirts from the Premier Yamaha Shop located at 7601 South Padre Island Drive.
Once outside, the male suspect attempted to flee the store, but was chased down by several store employees. He was held for a while, but he managed to escape by running across the freeway and into an apartment complex.
The male suspect dropped all of the property he was attempting to steal but left behind the motorcycle he drove up on.
Officers arrived at the store, and while they did not find the suspect, they did impound the 2003 Yamaha motorcycle.
The store employees told officers that the value of all the merchandise that the suspect attempted to steal was over $1000.
Officers continue to investigate this case, however, at this time no suspects have been arrested.
The Corpus Christi Police SWAT assisted Financial Crimes Detectives from the Police Criminal Investigations Unit with a search warrant at 4837 Williams Drive early Thursday morning.
A search warrant for the home was obtained after detectives received information that a counterfeiting operation was using the location.
SWAT officers secured the scene and handed over the home to detectives investigating the case.
Inside the home officers found two females and a male. The male suspect inside, Johnny Valle (08/23/1982) was determined to have an outstanding arrest warrant for probation violation.
Detectives recovered drug paraphernalia and a set of blank check stock inside the home. Other items seized inside the home included prescription pills, bags for packaging narcotics, several pipes, and a scale. Detectives will also be investigating a security camera system, and computers found at the location.
The male suspect was arrested for the outstanding warrant. The two females were identified and released.
At the request of the Corpus Christi Police Department, the Texas Department of Transportation today closed the turnaround under Interstate 37 that provides access to LaBonte Park due to floodwaters from the Nueces River.
The closure prevents access to the popular park and it will be in place until further notice. People are urged to avoid the area.
The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 191 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight May 20 to 7:00 a.m. on May 21, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 05/20/2015 5:05 PM
Location: 9100 Agnes Street
Offense: Injured Child
Case Number: 1505200080 A woman who was rushing a mother and her child to the hospital called Corpus Christi Police after her car overheated. The woman was driving the three to the hospital after the child had burned his stomach.
The woman, the child’s 23 year old mother, and the 5 year old boy were all eating dinner at the woman’s home located in the 9100 block of Agnes Street. They said that the child was in another room, playing with a lighter, when he set his shirt on fire.
The two women were able to put the fire out. They then observed that the boy had suffered serious burns to his stomach. All three loaded up in the woman’s car and were on their way to Driscoll Children’s Hospital when the car overheated near Louisiana Parkway.
The mother then called 911 to get assistance. CCFD EMS transported the child the remainder of the way to the hospital.
Medical staff informed officers that due to the child’s burns, he was being transferred to a burn center in Galveston, Texas.
On Tuesday, The Narcotics Vice Investigations Division and Directed Patrol Officers of the Corpus Christi Police Department, in conjunction with Special Agents from Homeland Security Investigations, conducted an operation focused on several local massage parlors. The operation was a result of an increase in citizen complaints directed at the massage parlors for engaging in illegal activity. This operation produced the following arrests.
3517 S. Staples
Fen Hua Shen Baza (12/10/1972) was charged with prostitution and a violation of the Occupations Code in practicing massage therapy without a license and operating a massage establishment without a license.
Caihong Tan (01/24/1959) was charged with a violation of the Occupations Code in operating a massage establishment without a license.
China Spa 5315 Everhart Road
Dong Hong Wang (06/01/1975) was arrested for a violation of the Occupations Code for massage without a license involving sexual contact.
Xiuqin Liu (10/20/1964) was arrested for a violation of the Occupations code for operating a massage establishment without a license.
5702 S. Staples Street
Yanjie Zhang (08/09/1968) was arrested under the Occupations Code for Practice by a Massage Therapist