Phlebotomist On Duty Starting Tonight At CDC

The Labor Day holiday weekend often leads to an increase in the number of Driving While Intoxicated arrests made by the Corpus Christi Police Department. We want everyone to enjoy the long weekend and ask that you act responsibly by not drinking and driving in our city. All drivers should avoid the risk of arrest, incarceration or tragedy that is associated with driving while intoxicated.

In an effort to assist law enforcement agencies in the investigation of suspected intoxicated drivers, the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office will provide a trained phlebotomist at the City of Corpus Christi Detention Center from 10pm to 4am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights,  September 4th, 5th, and 6th .

The Corpus Christi Police Department remains a “no refusal” agency all of the time. However during this holiday period, when a trained phlebotomist is at the CDC, our officers will not have to take suspects to the hospital in order to get a blood sample. This will make the DWI investigation more efficient and will get our officers back on the street much quicker.

Patrol Report 09/04/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 964 calls for service and generated 216 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. September 3 to 7:00 a.m. on September 4, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

Date: 09/03/2015       8:40 PM
Location: 15800 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C. 22.02       First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1509030145
A 47 year old man called Corpus Christi Police after his girlfriend tried to stab him in the stomach following a disturbance between the two in the parking lot of Bob Hall Pier on Padre Island.

The man told Officers that he got into a verbal disturbance over some missing money with his girlfriend. The disturbance escalated into a physical confrontation when the girlfriend grabbed a flat head screwdriver and tried stabbing her boyfriend with it. The man was nicked across his stomach and did not suffer any serious injury.

The man grabbed his girlfriend and tried to restrain her, but she bit him on his right thigh. The man was then able to hold her down until Officers arrived.

CCFD EMS responded and treated the victim at the scene for minor injuries.

The girlfriend, Cindy L. Patrick (10/24/1972) was arrested for aggravated assault.

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First Friday Fun Fact

The Corpus Christi Police Department has a campaign called “First Friday Fun Fact” that will focus on different Texas traffic laws.  It will run on the first Friday of each month. Here is this month’s traffic fact. 

 
 Turning from and into the correct lane

 lanes

Imagine you are on a street approaching an intersection and there are four lanes to the right of the center marked like the illustration above.  I have seen people turn left from lane B and/or turn right from lane C.  The law only allows you to turn left from the far left lane or to turn right from the far right lane; when there are dedicated turn lanes, such as in the example above, those lanes fulfill those roles.  So if you’re in lanes B or C above, you are only permitted to go straight.  If lanes A and D did not exist in the example above, then you could turn left or go straight from lane B or turn right or go straight from lane C.

In Texas, when turning right, you are required to turn both from the right lane and into the right lane unless there is an obvious safety reason not to. When turning left, however, you are permitted to turn into any lane designated for traffic headed in that direction and it is recommended that you pick the lane that interferes least with other traffic.  The exception is if you’re turning left from a one-way street onto another one-way street; in that case, you must turn into the left lane.  Also, if you are turning from one of two lanes designated for the same turn movement (i.e. dual turn lanes like at S.P.I.D. and S. Staples Street), then you must turn into the appropriate lane as indicated by signs and/or pavement markings.

 

  • 545.101 – TURNING AT INTERSECTION

(a) To make a right turn at an intersection, an operator shall make both the approach and the turn as closely as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.

(b) To make a left turn at an intersection, an operator shall:

(1) approach the intersection in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to a vehicle moving in the direction of the vehicle; and

(2) after entering the intersection, turn left, leaving the intersection so as to arrive in a lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of the vehicle on the roadway being entered.

(c) On a street or roadway designated for two-way traffic, the operator turning left shall, to the extent practicable, turn in the portion of the intersection to the left of the center of the intersection.

(d) To turn left, an operator who is approaching an intersection having a roadway designated for one-way traffic and for which signs are posted from a roadway designated for one-way traffic and for which signs are posted shall make the turn as closely as practicable to the left-hand curb or edge of the roadway.

(e) The Texas Transportation Commission or a local authority, with respect to a highway in its jurisdiction, may:

(1) authorize the placement of an official traffic-control device in or adjacent to an intersection; and

(2) require a course different from that specified in this section for movement by vehicles turning at an intersection.

 

http://www.texashighwayman.com/laws.shtml

Father Arrested For Injury To A Child

Date: 09/03/2015       3:45 PM
Location: 4900 High Meadow Drive
Offense: Injury to a Child
P.C. 22.04       First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1509030099
Corpus Christi Police responded to a home, located in the 4900 block of High Meadow Drive, for a report of a three month old baby not breathing with CPR in progress.

Officers arrived and found both parents of the little boy inside the residence. The baby was unresponsive and transported to Driscoll Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Corpus Christi Police Family Violence Detectives responded and during an investigation it was determined that the child’s father, Rene Anthony Garcia (06/12/1969), had physically assaulted the child by shaking him.

The father was arrested on charges of injury to a child, a first degree felony.

The 25 year old mother, who was home at the time, has not been charged with a crime. There were no other children at the home.

At last report the child was on life support at the hospital and not expected to survive. If the child does die, charges against the father could be upgraded to capital murder.

Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and FBI Make Arrest

Date: 09/03/2015       7:30 AM
Location: 4700  Waltham Drive
Offense: Online Solicitation
P.C. 33.02            Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1503250059
The Corpus Christi Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at a home located in the 4700 block of Waltham Drive this morning.

This was the result of an ongoing investigation into an on-line solicitation of a minor by a 26 year old male suspect who lives at the residence.

The suspect, John Phillip Willis (09/10/1988), was arrested for On-line Solicitation of a Minor, a second degree felony.

Patrol Report 09/03/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 975 calls for service and generated 205 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. September 2 to 7:00 a.m. on September 3, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

Date: 09/02/2015       6:10 PM
Location: 900 McDonald Street
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C. 22.02       First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1509020117
Corpus Christi Police responded to the report of a shooting in the courtyard area of an apartment located at 933 McDonald Street.

When Officers arrived they determined that a 38 year old man had been shot once on the side of his abdomen by an 18 year old male suspect that he knew.

The investigation revealed that there was an ongoing dispute between the two men and the younger man had threatened the older man during a phone call earlier. The older man told him to come on over, and when the suspect showed up a short time later, he was armed with a handgun.

After a physical fight, the suspect went and got the weapon from the vehicle that he had driven over. The victim was shot one time on his right side by the man.

The offender fled the scene and was not located.

Officers did locate the weapon used in the shooting in a alley behind 709 Flour Bluff Drive.

The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital by CCFD EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

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Patrol Report 09/02/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to calls for service and generated reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. September 1 to 7:00 a.m. on September 2, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

Date: 09/02/2015       2:05 AM
Location: 11000 Leopard Street
Offense: Burglary
P.C. 30.02       State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1509020010
Corpus Christi Police responded to an alarm at the Food Mart, located at 11001 Leopard Street, and when Officers arrived they found the front glass door had been shattered.

An employee met Officers at the store and when they went inside they found that the suspects had entered the store, and opened the cash register. Luckily employees had left the register empty, so no cash was stolen.

A hammer believed to have been used by the suspects to smash the door glass and force open the register was found inside the business.

Officers are attempting to work with the business owner to download the store video surveillance system.

At this time there is no information on the suspects, and damage to the business was estimated at $1,000.

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Patrol Report 09/01/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 922 calls for service and generated 223 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. August 31 to 7:00 a.m. on September 1, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

Date: 09/01/2015       2:35 AM
Location: 2400 Winnebago Street
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C. 22.02       First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1509010016
A 50 year old man called Corpus Christi Police after his girlfriend poured gasoline on him and his vehicle after a disturbance in the driveway of their home in the 2400 block of Winnebago Street.

Officers arrived and were told by the man that he left the home and went to the grocery store. When he returned, and was still in his truck, the female approached him and wanted to be let in.

When the man refused to let her in his truck, she grabbed a can of gas that was in the bed of the truck and she began to pour it all over the hood and roof of the vehicle. The man said that the gasoline began coming in his window soaking him, and burning his skin.

Officers arrested the female, Alisia Lewis (08/25/1988), for aggravated assault.
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23 Pets Find New Homes

Several bags of dog and cat food was collected during an event that encouraged animal adoption yesterday at Animal Control Service on Holly Road.

23 animals left Animal Control on Sunday, and in exchange for no adoption fees, a bag of dog or cat food was accepted.

Volunteers worked from noon until 5 PM getting animals adopted out.

Thank you to everyone who took time out of their weekend to come to our facility to help get our animals into new homes.  

dogfood

Photo of dog and cat food collected on Sunday

 

 

 

 

Patrol Report 08/31/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 824 calls for service and generated 199 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. August 30 to 7:00 a.m. on August 31, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

 

Date: 08/30/2015       12:25 PM
Location: 4600 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C. 22.02       Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1508300078
A 25 year old male motorist called Corpus Christi Police after another man in a passing vehicle pointed a gun at him as they both traveled west along the access road of South Padre Island Drive near Weber Road.

The victim did not know the suspect, and he did not know what provoked the man to point a gun at him. The victim followed the suspect at a safe distance and called police as the vehicles traveled south on Weber Road.

Officers were able to catch up to the suspect when he pulled into the parking lot of the HEB Store, located at Weber and Holly Road. The suspect who displayed the gun, Dominique Beasley (11/28/1991), was arrested for aggravated assault. He was also charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon when Officers located the .9 millimeter caliber handgun in the center console of his truck. He was additionally charged with delivery of marijuana, a state jail felony, when Officers found three bags of marijuana in a backpack inside the truck.

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