Suspect Takes Whataburger Money Bag

Date: 3/6/2015            10:15 AM
Location: 2424 Baldwin Boulevard
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
P.C. 29.03      First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1503060030
Corpus Christi Police responded to the Whataburger restaurant located at 2424 Baldwin Boulevard after a store employee was assaulted and a money bag taken from her.

Officers arrived and contacted the 30 year old store employee who told them that she had just come from a bank across town and she was dropping off a money bag at the store.  When she exited her car, and walked up to the side door of the restaurant, she felt someone tap her on the left side of her shoulder.  She heard a young black male tell her “let me have it.” The suspect then punched her several times on the left side of the face and neck knocking her to the ground.  She let go of the bag and saw the suspect take off running.

The suspect was last seen wearing jeans, a green coat with a hood.

Other witnesses in the restaurant told officers that the black male suspect had gotten out of the passenger side of a dark colored vehicle with tinted windows.  While the suspect was robbing the employee the driver of the suspect vehicle circled around the restaurant and picked up the male.

Security surveillance cameras caught images of the suspect vehicle as it was driving around the restaurant.  It is a dark colored car, possibly a Lexus. The vehicle was said to have paper tags as license plates.

The suspects in this case were not located and the police need your help in identifying this vehicle.   Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations 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.

 

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Suspect vehicle is the dark colored car driving in top of photo

 

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Suspect vehicle in robbery

Patrol Report 03/06/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 174 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight March 5 to 7:00 a.m. on March 6, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“ADAM” District
Date: 03/05/2015       5:00 PM
Location: 3200 Interstate Highway 69 Access Road North
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
P.C.  49.04      Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1503050101
Corpus Christi Police responded to a single vehicle crash in the parking lot of Mike Shaw Toyota located at 3232 Interstate 69.

Officers arrived and observed a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze sedan had crashed into the front gate of the dealership.  The officer also saw that the driver of the car was still inside and he was attempting to reverse the vehicle off the gate.

Officers contacted the driver, Jimmy Patton (10/13/1991), and after an investigation determined that he was intoxicated.  He was treated for minor injuries at Spohn Shoreline Hospital and then arrested for driving while intoxicated.

The dealership estimated that the crash did nearly $500 in damage to the gate.
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Patrol Report 03/05/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 205 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight March 4 to 7:00 a.m. on March 5, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“ADAM” District
Date: 03/05/2015       1:20 AM
Location: 5800 State Highway 44 West
Offense: Fatal Crash
Case Number: C1500914
Corpus Christi Police responded to a single vehicle crash in the 5800 block of State Highway 44.  The 29 year old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash investigation revealed that the driver of the 2006 Dodge Durango lost control going west on Highway 44 coming from State Highway 358. The SUV left the roadway and traveled into the grass, striking a safety cable wire in the median, and then it flipped across the eastbound lanes of Highway 44. The SUV came to rest in the grass between the westbound lanes of Highway 44 and the access road.

There were no witnesses to the crash and no other passengers were in the vehicle.

The medical examiner arrived and removed the driver. It is unclear if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Traffic officers continue to investigate this crash.
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Patrol Report 03/04/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 141 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight March 3 to 7:00 a.m. on March 4, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

“ADAM” District
Date: 03/03/2015       11:35 PM
Location: 4000 Wood River Drive
Offense: Warrant For Arrest
Case Number: 1503030160
A Corpus Christi Police Officer on patrol observed a man walking in the area of the Wood River subdivision and after contacting him, he discovered he was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for burglary.

The man, Thomas Hernandez (10/10/1997), was arrested and transported to the City Detention Center.

The warrant stems from a burglary from a vehicle that occurred on November 9, 2014 in the Wal-Mart parking lot at 3829 Highway 77.  The warrants were issued on December 17, 2014 by Justice of the Peace Henry Santana Precinct 1 Place 2.
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Vehicle Auction Set For This Saturday

The City of Corpus Christi will auction 71 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Corpus Christi Police Vehicle Impound Lot located at 5485 Greenwood Drive on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00am. The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 8:00am to 4:00pm on Friday, March 6. The general public can continue to register and view the vehicles from 8:00am to 10:00am on the day of the auction. All vehicles up for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from www.siskauction.com.

Patrol Report 03/03/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 184 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight March 2 to 7:00 a.m. on March 3, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
“ADAM” District
Date: 03/03/2015       4:00 AM
Location: 900 Louis Lynch Drive
Offense: Deadly Conduct
P.C.  22.05                  Third Degree Felony
Case Number: 1503030013
Corpus Christi Police responded to a drive-by shooting at a home located in the 900 block of Louis Lynch Drive.

Upon arrival officers found a 35 year man, a 26 year old female and their six children inside the home unharmed. Officers also located nine shell casings in front of the residence in the middle of the street.  At least three of the rounds did hit the home.

At this time, officers are still investigating this case, and there is no suspect description and no arrests have been made.

 

 

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Animal Care Services Adds Addtional Area to Voucher Program

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Animal Care Services continues to utilize grant funding awarded by the ASPCA to offer free spay/neuter surgeries for citizens living in target areas throughout the city.  Thank you to all who took advantage of this offer and came in to have surgery.  There are still funds available which must be spent by the end of March.  Animal Care Services has decided to open one final target area to increase the number of vouchers we have on hand to select for surgery.  Animal Care will be collect vouchers for DOGS & CATS living in all of the target areas below.  Please keep in mind that by receiving a voucher it does not guarantee surgery will be performed.  If you have already received a voucher you will be contacted with a surgery date.  The target areas are

 

Target 1 – Molina area all streets contained within Greenwood/Horne/Old Brownsville/HWY 358

Target 2 – all streets contained within Airline/Alameda/Nile/Mcardle

Target 3 – all streets contained within Ayers/Gollihar/Weber/Mcardle

Target 4 – all streets contained within Ayers/Horne/Kostoryz/Gollihar

Target 5 – all streets contained within Weber/Saratoga/Ayers/SPID

Target 6 (new) – all streets contained within Hwy 286/Horne/Kostoryz/Staples/Baldwin

Corpus Christi Animal Care Services & Vector Control are located at 2626 Holly Road in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Patrol Report 03/02/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 143 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight March 1 to 7:00 a.m. on March 2, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
“ADAM” District
Date: 03/02/2015       4:30 AM
Location: 9100 Scapular Street
Offense: Arson
P.C.  28.02      Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1503020018
A 40 year old man called Corpus Christi Police and Fire Department Units after he came out of his home located in the 9100 block of Scapular Street and found his truck on fire.

The owner of the 2007 Dodge Truck said he parked his truck in front of his home at about 5:00 PM.   Just before 4:30 AM the next morning, he came out to find the door to the gas tank open and the vehicle fully engulfed in flames.
The victim believes that one of his neighbors may be responsible for the arson.  At this time no suspects have been arrested and the investigation into this cause will continue.
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Police Arrest Woman For Kidnapping And Stealing Car

Date: Friday, February 27, 2015, 14:00
Location: 1821 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Kidnapping (Penal Code Section 20.03) 3rd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1502270077

Corpus Christi Police arrested a 29-year-old woman for three counts of kidnapping and for unauthorized use of a vehicle from a store located at 1821 South Padre Island Drive Friday afternoon.

A 25-year-old woman reported a red Dodge Avenger stolen and three children abducted at 2pm Friday afternoon from the store parking lot to the Corpus Christi Police. The 25-year-old woman explained to the Officers that she did not own the car, but borrowed the red Dodge Avenger from a 27-year-old woman in order to go to the store. The 25-year-old woman told Officers she picked up a 29-year-old woman on the way to the store and left a 1 month old girl, a 5-year-old boy, and a 6-year-old boy in the car with the 29-year-old woman and the keys to the car. The 25-year-old woman told Officers when she exited the store, she was unable to find the 29-year-old woman, the children, or the car.

Corpus Christi Police launched a search for the car and the children and used social media to spread the word of the search. Officers were then informed at 2:46pm that there was a red Dodge Avenger which crashed into a building at 4977 Ayers Street. Officers went to the crash and located the three children and the 29-year-old woman unharmed. Officer arrested the 29-year-old woman for three counts of kidnapping, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and have taken the 29-year-old woman to the hospital for an evaluation and to determine if she is intoxicated. The woman will be transported to the city detention center once released from the hospital.

The children were released to the mother and the vehicle was returned to the 27 year old woman owner.

Update: February 27, 2015 18:00

Officers delivered 29 year old Latoya Huff (7/21/1985) to the city detention center for unauthorized use of a vehicle and kidnapping.

Law Enforcement Explorers Thank Public For Donations

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The Corpus Christi Police Explorer Post 133 would like to thank Keith Hanson and Randy Wilbanks along with everyone who continues to support the post through donations, volunteering, and services. The Explorers were able to purchase winter jackets for the entire post complete with reflective “EXPLORER” lettering on the back and shoulder patches with help from Ready Reserves owner Keith Hanson and Prints Charming owner Randy Wilbanks.

The Corpus Christi Police John Sartain Explorer Post 133 provides educational training programs for young adults ages 14-20 on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goal of the program is to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.

These young adults depend on donations from the public and private businesses to help fund equipment, training, and competitions.

Anyone who would like to become a Police Explorer should visit us on Facebook, or call the Volunteer Program Coordinator, Tom Brown, at 361-886-2832.

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