Police Investigate Shooting on SPID

Date: Friday, December 19, 2014, 14:05
Location: South Padre Island Drive at Carroll Lane
Offense: Murder (Penal Code Section 19.02)
Case Number: 1412190075

Corpus Christi Police are investigating a murder on South Padre Island Drive Friday afternoon.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a complaint of a shooting at South Padre Island Drive at Wilkenson Drive at 2:05pm Friday afternoon. The responding Officers and Ambulance crew discovered an injured man at the intersection and Officers believed the injuries may have been from at least one gunshot wound. The injured man was taken to the hospital by ambulance but the man did not survive his injuries.

Corpus Christi Police closed the intersection of Wilkenson and SPID to collect any evidence and speak to witnesses. Officers then discovered evidence of a shooting at Carroll Lane and South Padre Island Drive. Officers from the Traffic Safety Section then discovered a vehicle with damage which appeared to be caused by gunfire at Tiger Lane and Carroll Lane. Detectives responded to the three scenes to determine a sequence of events. Detectives believe the three scenes are related and continue to gather facts and information. Detectives have not released any information to describe a suspect or suspects in this case as they work to verify information and compile an accurate description of who may be responsible for this crime.

Anyone who knows who may be responsible or has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery and Homicide Detectives at 886-2841. Information may be provided anonymously to Detectives through 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.

Case #1412190075

Patrol Report 12/19/2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 199 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight December 18 to 7:00 a.m. on December 19, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Adam” District
Date: 12/19/2014        5:45 PM
Location: 10300 Leopard Street
Offense: Burglary
(PC 30.02       State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1412190022
A 35 year old restaurant owner contacted Corpus Christi Police after he came to his business and found that suspects had broken in and removed the cash register.

The owner believes that the suspects entered his business, located at 10301 Leopard Street, through the drive thru window sometime between 10 PM on December 18 and 5 AM on December 19.  It is unknown how much money was taken, but the owner estimated the cash register was valued at $400.

Officers are still investigating this case, and no suspects have been arrested.

 

Continue reading Patrol Report 12/19/2014

Vouchers for Spay or Neuter Services Available

Animal Care Services is currently issuing vouchers for a FREE spay/neuter for dog and cat owners living in the following areas:

Old Brownsville/Horne/Greenwood/Hwy 358 (Molina area)
Ayers/Gollihar/Weber/McArdle
Ayers/Horne/Kostoryz/Gollihar

Any dog or cat owner living in those areas is urged to visit Animal Care Services at 2626 Holly Rd. Monday-Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm to receive a voucher.

Surgeries are currently being scheduled through the months of January and February with a goal of performing 400-500 surgeries in that time. Once a voucher is issued the animal owner will be contacted with a surgery date.

These free surgeries are funded through the Rachel Ray 100K challenge that was awarded to the City of Corpus Christi Animal Care Services.

Patrol Report 12/18/2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 201 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight December 17 to 7:00 a.m. on December 18, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Bravo” District
Date: 12/17/2014        2:30 PM
Location: 4200 South Alameda Street
Offense: Forgery
(PC 32.21       State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1412170092
Two bank tellers called Corpus Christi Police after a man came into the business attempting to cash a stolen check.  Officers responded to the bank located at 4251 S. Alameda St. and found the suspect sitting in the lobby.

An investigation revealed that a 32 year old male victim had several personal checks stolen and there was an alert on his account.  When the suspect came into the bank attempting to cash the check for over $900, the tellers called the victim who said he did not write anyone a check and did not know the suspect.

Officers arrested Marelle Julien (08/22/1985) and he has been charged with forgery, a state jail felony.

 

  Continue reading Patrol Report 12/18/2014

Chief Disciplines Officers

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On September 14, 2014 Officers responded to 229 Naval Air Station Drive in reference to a shooting. Officer D. Jimenez and Senior Officer M. Smotherman responded to the location and began to assist. A video of the incident, captured on the In-Car camera system, showed that the suspect involved in the shootings was under arrest and being detained by other officers. The video showed that Officer Jimenez and Senior Officer Smotherman used excessive force while taking the suspect into custody.

An Internal Affairs investigation was initiated on September 17, 2014 for Excessive Force and Violation of Law on both officers. After an Internal Affairs investigation, that included interviews of seventeen officers and three civilian witnesses, the department concluded that Officer Jimenez and Senior Officer Smotherman used Excessive Force during the incident.

Today I took the following administrative action regarding the officer involved misconduct:

I accepted the resignation of Officer Daniel C. Jimenez #10732 in lieu of termination. He was hired in April 2010 and assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division.

Senior Officer Michael S. Smotherman #6707, was suspended without pay for his actions. He was hired in January 2008 and assigned to the Uniform Division.

While the administrative investigation is complete the criminal investigation, conducted by the Department of Justice, continues. There will be no further information released by the Corpus Christi Police Department or the City of Corpus Christi at this time.

On a personal note, this was one of the toughest decisions that I have had to make during my nearly 30 years as a police officer. In essence, I find myself having to defend the civil rights of a man who, through self-admission, killed three defenseless members of our community and severely injured a child. While this was a difficult decision it’s one that I had to make. This department is charged with delivering exceptional police services that are at all times professional, legitimate and procedurally justified in the eyes of our profession and, most of all, the citizens of our community. As a department we must be accountable to those whom we serve, each and every day.

I commend the other officers at the scene who boldly rushed in, acted bravely in their search, administered aid, took the suspect into custody and secured the crime scene. In their actions they displayed a commitment to excellence and professionalism and maintained a high standard of integrity.

Floyd Simpson

Chief of Police

 

Patrol Report 12/17/2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 211 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight December 16 to 7:00 a.m. on December 17, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Bravo” District
Date: 12/16/2014        11:15 PM
Location: 500 Lakeside Drive
Offense: Aggravated Assault
(PC 22.02       Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1412160165
A 42 year old male victim called Corpus Christi Police after the tires and front windshield of his truck were damaged by another man that he knew.

The victim said he was giving a ride to a friend’s 20 year old girlfriend when for no reason she jumped out of his truck screaming and ran to her boyfriend’s house down the street.

The male backed up his truck and went to check on the female and he heard her calling for her boyfriend to come outside.  The female’s boyfriend, Benjamin Lebleu (05/04/1990) came outside armed with a knife and threatened the male.

He slashed all four of the tires on his 1996 Ford Ranger truck and then grabbed an object and threw it at his truck shattering the windshield.

Officers located the suspect and arrested him. He was charged with aggravated assault, a second degree felony, for making threats to the victim while armed with a knife, and for criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor, for the estimated $600 in damage he did to the truck.

 

Continue reading Patrol Report 12/17/2014

Help Identify Man Who Steals From Open Garage

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Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014 14:45 Location: 4400 Big Cyprus Bayou Drive Offense: Burglary of a Habitation (Penal Code Section 30.02) 2nd Degree Felony Case Number: 1411290100

A 34-year-old man reported a burglary of a habitation November 29th at the 4400 block of Big Cyprus Bayou Drive to Corpus Christi Police.

The 34-year-old man told Officers he left his garage door open for about two hours on the Saturday afternoon while he was not in the garage and the 34-year-old man told Officers he discovered his drill value at two hundred dollars missing.

Officers obtained a video from a neighbors house which shows a man unknown to the 34-year-old man who stops a vehicle in front of the house, enters the garage, and walks out with the drill without consent from the owner. The vehicle used by the burglary suspect appears to be a light gold older model Ford Excursion with aftermarket chrome wheels. The suspect is described as a 20-30 year old male who wore a short sleeve t-shirt and blue jeans. Detectives would now like help from the public to identify the man who took the drill.

If you recognize the suspect in this case, or have any additional information about this case, call the Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives at 886-2841. Anyone who would like to provide Detectives with information and keep their identity secret should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Patrol Report 12/16/2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 198 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight December 15 to 7:00 a.m. on December 16, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Adam” District
Date: 12/14/2014        12:35 AM
Location: 800 Omaha Street
Offense: Injury to a Child
(PC 22.04       First Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1412140007
A 19 year old mother called Corpus Christi Police after she found her 3 year old daughter had been beaten by her boyfriend who had been watching the child earlier in the day.

Officers arrived and found the child covered from head to toe in bruises and abrasions. She also had dried blood on her nose and on her body. It appears that the child had been struck with hands and other objects due to the marks on her body.

The mother told officers that she had left her daughter with her boyfriend, Julian Lopez (04/01/1992), while she went to work.  When she got home later in the evening, the boyfriend was home, but he left suddenly.  The mother found her child with the injuries and she took her to her parents’ house and called police.

Officers contacted CCFD EMS and had the child transported from there to Driscoll Children`s hospital for treatment. The injuries appear to be serious, but not life threatening.  The child has been released from the hospital and placed into the custody of family members.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have secured a warrant for the arrests of the suspect.  He is described as being 5’6” tall,  weighing 160 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.  The arrest warrant is for injury to a child, a first degree felony,  and has a $250,00 bond amount.

We ask that anyone with any information on his whereabouts to call Corpus Christi Police at 361-886-2600. Anyone who would like to provide information to the investigators and keep their identity secret may provide the information through Crime Stoppers at 886-TIPS (8477) or 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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Julian Lopez

Date of Birth: 04/01/1992

 

Continue reading Patrol Report 12/16/2014

Fatal Crash Update 2200 Agnes Street

“Delta” District
Date: 12/15/2014        11:55 AM
Location: 2200 Agnes Street
Offense: Fatality Crash
Case Number: C1405094
Corpus Christi Police are investigating a two car crash that killed one man in the 2200 block of Agnes Street.

The crash investigation revealed that two cars, a 2008 black Ford Fusion four door and a 2004 silver Nissan Sentra four door, were both traveling east in the 2200 block of Agnes Street approaching Nineteenth Street when the black Ford veered left out of its lane of travel and struck the silver car traveling the same direction.

The  driver of the silver Nissan  lost control of his vehicle and veered into the parking lot of a business located at 2110 Agnes Street and rolled over.  The vehicle also struck a yellow  post in the parking lot, and came to rest upside down near the front of the store.

The black Ford was being driven by a 28 year old female and she had a 76 year old female passenger in the vehicle with her at the time of the crash.   Neither female was injured.  The silver Nissan was being driven by an 85 year old male who was killed.  There were no other passengers in his vehicle.

At this time, no citations have been issued as the Corpus Christi Police Traffic Division continue to investigate this crash.

The eastbound lanes of Agnes Street from Eighteenth Street to Twentieth Street  were closed for nearly  two and a half hours while police completed the investigation.

Patrol Report 12/15/2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 154 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight December 14 to 7:00 a.m. on December 15, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Adam” District
Date: 12/14/2014        4:05 AM
Location: 1800 Leopard Street
Offense: False Report to Police
(PC 37.08       Class B Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1412140044
A 25 year old female was arrested for making a false report to police after she reported that she and her boyfriend had been car jacked while at a store in the 3200 block of Buddy Lawrence Drive.

The female told officers that a male suspect with a firearm approached them and then stole their white BMW while they were at the store.  Officers found the white BMW crashed near Interstate 37 and the Crosstown Freeway.

After an investigation it was determined that the boyfriend was alone in the BMW when he crashed his car.  He called the female and told her to come pick him up.  The female called another male who brought her to the scene of the crash and that is when the female decided to create a story about being car jacked.

Officers arrested Crystal Guerra (01/02/1989) for falsifying a report to police, a class B misdemeanor.

Her boyfriend, Israel Deleon (09/22/1981), was found to be intoxicated, and he was arrested for driving the 2000 BMW sedan and crashing it into the cement median on the Interstate 37 South on ramp to State Highway 286 South.  He was not injured in the crash, but he was charged with driving while intoxicated, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Continue reading Patrol Report 12/15/2014

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