Even Burglars Are At It On Taco Tuesday

Police seek help from the public to identify this burglar who broke into a coin operated machine on Taco Tuesday
Police seek help from the public to identify this burglar who broke into a coin operated machine on Taco Tuesday
Police want help from the public to identify a burglar who used this vehicle during the commission of the crime.
Police want help from the public to identify a burglar who used this vehicle during the commission of the crime.

Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 0500
Location: 1529 Waldron Road
Offense: Burglary of a Coin Operated Machine (Penal Code Section 30.03) Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1411250029

A 60-year-old man reported a burglary to a coin operated machine at the Mango Car Wash on Waldron Road to the Corpus Christi Police Tuesday morning.

The 60-year-old man told Officers that an unknown man broke the coin machine at the car wash at about 5am that morning and provided Officers a video surveillance recording of the event.

Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives would like help from the public to identify and locate a man responsible for the burglary. The suspect is described as a bald man about 5 feet 8 inches tall and wore a black long sleeve shirt, jeans, a gold necklace around his neck and ate a taco while he broke into the machine. The man used a four door sedan with a woman passenger.

Anyone who can identify this person, or has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives at 886-2841. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Patrol Report November 25, 2014

“Adam” District
Date: 11/24/2014        8:34 AM
Location: 5300 Sharpsburg Rd.
Offense: Recovered Stolen Vehicle/Burglary
Case Number: 1411200081

Corpus Christi Police Officer D. May was on patrol in the area of 5300 Sharpsburg Rd. when he observed an abandoned vehicle in the brush.  Officer May observed the vehicle to be stuck in the mud and a gun safe with its door pried off directly behind the truck. Officers observed  boards under the tires which were used in an attempt to get the vehicle out of the mud.

The vehicle was checked and found to be stolen. There was also property inside the vehicle from a burglary in Nueces County (County Case # 1406297) and a auto burglary (case # 1411220070). The vehicle was processed for evidence. No suspects were located at the scene of this crime.

“Charlie” District
Date: 11/24/2014        5:26 PM
Location: 3800 Los Arroyos
Offense: Assault on a Public Servant
(PC 22.01  3rd Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1411240144

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the area of 3800 Los Arroyos for a disturbance. Officers contacted the complainant who advised that he was having a disturbance with his intoxicated step-daughter. Officers attempted to contact the suspect, Melissa Plumb (7/9/1975), but were having a hard time communicating with her because she was intoxicated.

Officers were talking with the complainant about getting Melissa help, when she walked out of her room and started arguing with offices and the complainant. When officers mentioned contacting her probation officer, Melissa became irate and told one officer she wanted to punch him. While the officer was telling Melissa to go back to her room, she clinched her fist and struck the officer twice.

Melissa was arrested for assault on a public servant. She was also found to have an outstanding warrant out of Nueces County for assault family violence with a bond of $10,000. Melissa was transported to the City Detention Center.

“Delta” District
Date: 11/24/2014        11:44 PM
Location: 1400 Marguerite St.
Offense: Agg. Assault
(PC 22.02  1st Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1411250002

Officers responded to the area of 1400 Marguerite St. in reference to a assault with injuries. Officers arrived and made contact with the 28 year old victim. She stated that she was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend and he left prior to police arriving. Officers observed the victim to be bleeding from a bump on the back of her head.

The victim stated that she has been having problems with her ex-boyfriend for a long time and he will not leave her alone. The victim stated that she was getting something to eat when she heard  loud banging  from outside her house. The victim stated that it was extremely loud and it was scaring her children. The victim got a bat to protect herself and looked out the window but did not see anyone. When she opened the door the suspect ran up and hit her in the back of the head with a skate board. The suspect then fled the scene.

As officers were talking with the victim, other patrol officers were checking the area for the suspect. The suspect, Isaac Lopez (9-3-1984) was located hiding behind a truck in the 800 block of 14th St. He was brought back to the scene, positively identified and placed under arrest. He was also charged with criminal trespass from a warning that was issued on August 4th. He was transported to the City Detention Center.

Patrol Report November 24, 2014

“Adam” District
Date: 11/22/2014        7:11 PM
Location: 4505 Leopard St.
Offense: Agg. Robbery
(PC 29.03  1st Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1411220011

Officers were dispatched to 4505 Leopard in reference to a possible shooting or stabbing victim. Officers arrived and made contact with the 51 year old victim. Officers observed a laceration to the top right side of his head and laceration to his right lower torso.

The victim stated that he heard a knock on his door. When he opened it he observed 2 females and 1 male. The victim would not elaborate what was happening in the room but at some point the male struck him in the head, knocking the victim to the floor. The victim believes that one of the females stabbed him and then grabbed the keys to his truck driving off in an unknown location. The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial with non life threatening injuries.

At approximately 5:45 AM the victims abandoned vehicle was located in the rear of 5400 Leopard, an area known for prostitution.

“Bravo” District
Date: 11/22/2014        7:11 PM
Location: 800 Weaver Street
Offense: Warrant of Arrest
Case Number: 1411220146

Officers were dispatched to 800 Weaver St. in reference to a suspect wanting to turn himself in to police. Officers made contact with Alexander Moore (06-12-1994) who told officers that he had a warrant. Alexander was checked and found to have a warrant for forgery out of Nueces County. He was arrested ant transported to The City Detention Center.

“Bravo” District
Date: 11/23/2014        3:19 PM
Location: 400 Ashland
Offense: Dog Bite
Case Number: 1411230095

Officers arrived in the area of 400 Ashland to investigate a disturbance. Officers went to the house of one of the individuals involved in the disturbance. As officers approached they say a tan pitbull barking and then attack one of the officers biting him in the torso area. The owner of the dog was able to pull it off of the officer. Medics were called to treat a small laceration on the officers torso. Animal was called to quarantine the dog. The officer went to Bay Area hospital for additional treatment.

“Charlie” District
Date: 11/23/2014        2:25 AM
Location: 6410 Weber
Offense: Agg. Assault
(P.C. 22.02  2nd Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1411230023

Officers were dispatched to 6410 Weber to Macaws in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim who had 1 stab wound to his stomach. The 27 year old male victim was conscious and alert and was being treated by other employees to help stop the bleeding. the victim was transported to Spohn Memorial with non life threatening injuries.

A witness stated that there was a disturbance inside the bar. As the the suspect was walking out he noticed a bouncer walking behind him. The suspect turned around and pulled a knife saying to the bouncer “Is there an issue here?” The bouncer said “no” and was stabbed once by the suspect who then left the building. The suspect was described as a male with a bald head, gold teeth, lip ring and a tattoo on his hand. The suspect is still outstanding at this time.

“Delta” District
Date: 11/21/2014        11:09 PM
Location: 3000 Carver
Offense: Agg. Assault with a vehicle
(P.C. 22.02  2nd Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1411210208

Officers were dispatched to the area of 3000 Carver in reference to a major accident. Officers arrived and located the 32 year old male victim and the suspect on the side of the road. The victim was unresponsive and bleeding from the head. The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial for treatment.

The suspect advised that the victim jumped onto her vehicle as she was leaving. she kept driving down the street to get away from the victim. The suspect stopped to get the victim off of her car and that is when he fell off the vehicle causing his injuries.

Veronica Martinez (DOB 04-24-81) was arrested for agg. assault and transported to the City Detention Center.

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these crimes should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2840. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Off Duty Officer Arrested for DWI

Date: November 23, 2014 4:24 a.m.
Location: 11800 S. Padre Island Dr. EB
Offense: 
Driving While Intoxicated
Case Number: C1404797; 1411230037

On November 23, 2014 at approximately 4:24 a.m. an officer observed a tire and debris in the roadway just east of the JFK Causeway. He then came upon a single vehicle crash. The sole occupant of the vehicle, off-duty Corpus Christi Police Officer Billy Browning, #1145, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.

Officer Browning was transported to Spohn Shoreline to be medically cleared for the accident. A blood draw was also performed by medical staff. He was then booked into the City Detention Center.

Officer Browning (7.29.1978) has been placed on Administrative Leave pending the outcome of a criminal and Internal Affairs investigation.

Officer Browning has been with the Corpus Christi Police Department since August 1999 and is assigned to the Patrol Division.

Patrol Report 11/21/2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 226 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight November 20 to 7:00 a.m. on November 21, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Adam” District
Date: 11/21/2014        3:10 AM
Location: 4300 Western Drive
Offense: Burglary
(PC 30.04       Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1411210020
A 32 year old male witness called Corpus Christi Police after he saw a male looking into and checking door handles on cars that were parked in the parking lot of an apartment complex located at 4301 Western Drive.

When officers arrived they found Jacob Pena (10/19/1992) walking in the complex but he had no property on him.  While officers were investigating this call a 1997 black Nissan Pathfinder drove past them. The driver turned out to be the girlfriend of the male suspect that they had stopped, Angela Diaz (09/25/1993). Inside the Nissan Pathfinder officers found what appeared to be stolen property from several other vehicles.  The female suspect turned out to be the driver and the male suspect was walking through the property checking door handles and burglarizing the ones that were unlocked.

Officers did make contact with one female victim who had her car burglarized and they returned her stolen items to her.  Other property from the suspect’s vehicle was recovered by the police and they are currently looking for the owners of that property.  Both suspects were arrested for burglary, a Class A misdemeanor.

 

Continue reading Patrol Report 11/21/2014

Patrol Report 11/20/2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 194 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight November 19 to 7:00 a.m. on November 20, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Bravo” District
Date: 11/20/2014        5:25 AM
Location: 1900 Ennis Joslin Road
Offense: Burglary
(PC 30.04       Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1411200021
A 19 year old female victim called Corpus Christi Police after she caught another female in her car while it was parked at an apartment complex located at 1938 Ennis Joslin Rd.

The victim told officers she and two of her friends went outside of her apartment to smoke a cigarette when she observed a female inside of her 2008 Jeep Liberty.  The victim pulled the female out of her Jeep and noticed she was in possession of three bags, one of which was hers. The suspect was detained on the ground in the parking lot while police were called.

The victim retrieved her bag which contained several electronic items.  The other two bags were recovered by the police and they are currently looking for the owners of that property.

Officers arrested Corinne Browning (06/30/1972) for burglary, a Class A misdemeanor.   The victim told officers she left her vehicle unlocked and that is how she believes the suspect entered her vehicle.

 

Continue reading Patrol Report 11/20/2014

Bar Shooting Suspects

“Bravo” District
Date: 11/09/2014        1:00 AM
Location: 5900 Williams Drive
Offense: Aggravated Assault
(PC 22.02       Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1411090014
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released video surveillance that shows three male suspects that they believe were involved in a shooting that occurred on November 9 at the Bottom’s Up Club located at 5945 Williams Drive.

The video shows the three suspects entering the bar talking to a female at the cash register and paying a cover charge. A short time later the three males return to the cash register complaining that they want their money back.  The bartender informs them that there are no refunds and that they need to leave.

A disturbance between the three males and employees of the club occurred in the parking lot and one of the three suspects gets a handgun from their parked Cadillac.  The suspect fires several shots at the club bouncer and he is struck  twice in the back and once in the shoulder.  The 36 year old male bouncer was transported to Spohn MMC.

The suspects have not been located and Detectives need your help in identifying these violent individuals.  Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery and Homicide Detectives 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.

 

Patrol Report 11/19/2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 194 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight November 18 to 7:00 a.m. on November 19, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Bravo” District
Date: 11/18/2014        12:00 PM
Location: 5900 Saratoga Boulevard
Offense: Assault Of A Security Officer
(PC 22.01   Third Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1411180047
Corpus Christi Police responded to an assault at Spohn South Hospital located at 5950 Saratoga Blvd. after a man bit a security guard.

The 56 year old male hospital security guard was in the neonatal unit of the hospital after he received a call about a man hitting his girlfriend in one of the rooms.  The girlfriend, a 25 year old female, told officers she was in the hospital because she was recovering from having a baby.  She said she left the room to go to the nursery and when she returned to her room, her boyfriend, was there and he started accusing her of sleeping with hospital staff members.  He then started punching her in the back of the head causing her to scream out for help.

Hospital staff and two security guards arrived and they told the male that he had to leave.  The boyfriend refused to leave the room and then became aggressive with security.  During a struggle with security the male bit on of the security guards on the upper leg breaking the skin.

Corpus Christi Police arrived and took Matthew Johnson (12/29/1985) into custody.  He was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend, a Class A misdemeanor, and for biting the security guard, a third degree felony.   The security guard received treatment for his injury in the emergency room of the hospital.

 

Continue reading Patrol Report 11/19/2014

Police need your help in locating a missing person

Missing Person Martin Rich

The Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau is asking the public’s assistance in locating 34 year old Martin Rich who was reported missing on November 17, 2014.  Rich was last seen at 902 Airport Road and is in need of his medication.

He is 5′ 1″ tall and weighs 119 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and is non-aggressive.

If you have any information or know the whereabouts of Martin Rich please call CCPD’s 911 Metrocom Center. For further information please contact Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Detective R.L. Garcia at 361-886-2850 or 361-774-5630.

 

 

Patrol Report 11/18/2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 194 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight November 17 to 7:00 a.m. on November 18, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Bravo” District
Date: 11/17/2014        10:35 PM
Location: 500 Lakeside Drive
Offense: Possession of a Controlled Substance
(HS 481.115    State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1411170125
Corpus Christi Police officers looking for a wanted man out of New Mexico found him and more. Officers went to an apartment in the 500 block of Lakeside Dr. after learning the wanted person may be living there.

Officers found Harley Skeen (01/08/1989) walking out of the apartment with two other males. When they approached, the suspect dropped a clear plastic bag that had crystal methamphetamine inside.

The wanted man gave officers a false name, but after an investigation they determined he was the man they were looking for. The other two men were released.

The suspect was placed under arrest for the methamphetamine that he dropped and while searching the man, officers found another bag of methamphetamine in his possession. Officers confirmed the outstanding arrest warrants from the state of New Mexico for parole violation and burglary.

 

Continue reading Patrol Report 11/18/2014

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