The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 230 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight September 1 to 7:00 a.m. on September 2, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
“Bravo ” District
Date: 09/01/2014 7:50 PM
Location: 6000 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Theft (PC 31.03 Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1409010146
An off duty Corpus Christi Police Officer working at the Liberty Tire Service located at 6050 S. Padre Island Dr. was watching a storage container containing tires from the business when he saw a tan Chevrolet truck pull into the parking lot. The truck with the driver and three other occupants backed up to the storage container and the driver, Jesse Jaramillo (02/18/1962), got out and loaded six tires into the back of his truck and left. The officer began to follow the truck and observed it was swerving through traffic and speeding. The truck entered the freeway swerving from lane to lane almost striking several vehicles, and driving recklessly. Other officers responding to the call were able to stop the truck at Weber Rd. and S. Padre Island Dr. Inside the truck was the driver, his two year old son and thirteen year old daughter, neither of which had on a seat belt. Also his 39 year old wife was in the truck. All of the occupants were released. The driver was charged with child endangerment, a state jail felony, due to the fact that he was driving with disregard for the safety of the two year old. He was also charged with theft of the tires which were valued at $600, reckless driving a Class B misdemeanor. The truck was impounded.
Date: 09/01/2014 9:15 PM
Location: McArdle Road and Anthony Street
Offense: Possession of Dangerous Drugs (HS 481.115 State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1409010170
Corpus Christi Police Officers on patrol stopped a 2006 black Dodge Ram truck for a traffic violation on McArdle Rd. and Antony St. The truck was driven by Emanuel Chavez (09/24/1983) and occupied by his front seat passenger Fernando Chavez (02/11/1977). Inside the truck in a backpack belonging to the driver officers found a crack pipe, hydrocodone and LSD tablets. The driver was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor. The passenger was charged with possession of controlled substance, a state jail felony, after methamphetamine was found inside his wallet. The truck was impounded.
Date: 09/01/2014 11:35 PM
Location: 3800 South Padre Island Drive West
Offense: Possession of Controlled Substance (HS 481.115 State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1409010185
A Corpus Christi Police Officer on patrol saw a grey 2014 Ford Focus pull up to the traffic light on the access road of S. Padre Island Dr. at Weber Rd. A yellow Corvette pulled up next to it shortly thereafter. When the light turned green, both the Focus and the Corvette accelerated heavily continued to accelerate well above the posted speed limit of 45 miles an hour. The Corvette entered the freeway and the Focus continued westbound on the access road, but did not slow down. The officer was able to stop the vehicle and he contacted the driver Baldemar Romero (12/01/1991) and his 23 year old male front seat passenger. The driver was found to have an active warrant with no bond for a charge of aggravated assault on a public servant. Inside of his wallet officers located a small plastic bag containing cocaine, a state jail felony. The driver was additionally charged with racing on a highway, a Class B misdemeanor and his car was impounded.
Date: 09/01/2014 11:45 PM
Location: 800 Hancock Avenue
Offense: Unlawful Restraint (PC 20.02 Third Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1409010074
A 54 year old female victim contacted Corpus Christi Police after she was badly beaten about her face following a disturbance with her son in an apartment located in the 800 block of Hancock Ave. Officers observed the victim with two black eyes, a cut to her left eye brow, bloody nose, bloody mouth and a hand print around her neck and jaw area. The victim said Joe Witherspoon (09/07/1985) had beaten her all night long, punching her all over face and choking her with his hand. The victim stated that she attempted to leave several times but her son would not let her out of the apartment and threatened to hurt her when she would try to leave. At about 11:40 PM there was a knock on the apartment door and when the door was opened the female victim took off running out of the apartment for help. She made it over to a neighbor and called for police and an ambulance. Officers were about to take the son into custody without incident, the female was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital by CCFD EMS.
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