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Police Seek Shooting Suspects

A 21-year-old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of a gunshot wound he received on the 200 block of Adams Drive Wednesday night.

Corpus Christi Police were called to the 200 block of Adams Drive at 7:36pm for a shooting. Officers found a 21-year-old man at a residence with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The 21-year-old man was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses told Police a red four door car drove past the residence and discharged a firearm. Police are now searching for a red four door car with two Hispanic men. The Driver wore a black shirt and the passenger had tattoos on his right arm and neck and were last seen travelling south on Naples Street.

Anyone interested to research reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi should search the website Crimereports.com for a host of information. Anyone with any additional information about this aggravated assault should call the Corpus Christi Police at 886-2841. Anyone who wants to keep their identity secret but provide information to investigators should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which leads to an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Date: July 12, 2013, 19:36

Location: 200 Adams Drive http://goo.gl/maps/fLlo0

Offense: Aggravated Assault

Case NUmber: 1306120126

Police Capture Escaped Prisoner

An 18-year-old man escaped from a Corpus Christi Police Patrol car Wednesday afternoon but was apprehended seven minutes later downtown near Comanche Street and Tancahua Street.

Corpus Christi Police arrested 18-year-old Javier Garcia (7-16-1994) at the 4600 block of Hakel for an assault. A Patrol Officer transported Garcia toward the City Detention Center, but, at 12:30 this afternoon, Garcia was able to escape before he arrived at the Detention Center. Garcia was able to slip out of his handcuffs, reach through the open window of the patrol car to open the door and ran at the intersection of Carancahua Street and Lipan Street.

Garcia was apprehended seven minutes later nearby by the Corpus Christi Police Department. Garcia was additionally charged with escape from custody, a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Date: June 12, 2013, 12:30pm

Location: Tancahua Street at Comanche Street, http://goo.gl/maps/DMFcm

Offense: Escape From Custody

Case Number: 1306120054

Police Investigate Murder

The Corpus Christi Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Saturday morning at 4531 Ayers Street.

A 34-year-old man went to a business at 4531 Ayers Street at about 7:25am Saturday morning. A 28-year-old man discharged a firearm from inside the business. Police discovered the 34-year-old man outside the business, deceased.

The 28-year-old man directly called police and surrendered. The 28-year-old man was detained and was interviewed by detectives.

Corpus Christi Police Robbery/Homicide Detectives are investigating the homicide and attempting to gather all the evidence from this event.

UPDATE:
Juan Perez (3/22/1985) was arrested and charged with Murder, a First Degree Felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. This is the 10th Criminal Homicide for 2013.

Date: June 8, 2013, 7:29am

Location: 4531 Ayers Street

Offense: Homicide

Case Number: 1306080043

Police Make Arrest in Murder

Corus Christi Robbery/Homicide Detectives arrested 31 year old David Alvarez (5/6/1982) in the 6100 block of Brockhampton Thursday evening in connection with the death of 25 year old Aaron Juarez last Saturday morning.

Juarez died from injuries he received after a confrontation in a parking lot at 6241 Saratoga Boulevard at 2:25am on June 1, 2013. Alvarez was arrested at 6:30pm on June 6 in connection with Juarez’s death. Bond was set at $200,000 dollars.

The Corpus Christi Police Department would like to thank the public for cooperation and providing information to develop this case.

Man Crashes Truck into Garage

A 45-year-old man caused damage to a garage after a single vehicle crash which started on the 11,000 block of Interstate Highway 37 Wednesday morning.

The 45-year-old man was treated at the scene for minor injuries and released. The man drove a yellow 2008 Dodge pickup in the center lane west on the 11,000 block of Interstate Highway 37 at a little after 9am. The posted speed limit for that portion of the roadway is 75 miles per hour. The pickup abruptly changed direction and travelled over the grass and then struck the garage to a house on the 4600 block of Old Nueces Town Road.

No injuries were reported other than the minor injuries the operator sustained. There were no other occupants in the vehicle. The 45-year-old man was issued a citation for unsafe speed. The truck was towed due to the damage. The initial estimated damage to the garage was $20,000 dollars.

Date: June 5, 2013 9:08am

Location: 11,000 block of Interstate Highway 37 http://goo.gl/maps/1Fh2D

Event: Vehicle Crash

Crash Number: C1304113

Patrol Supervisor Report June 4, 2013

Time: 9:16 pm
Location: 3300 Waldron Rd. http://goo.gl/maps/0mKDI
Event: Disturbance/Public Intoxication
Case Number:
1306040164

While handling a disturbance at a Little League game Officers contacted Raymond Delacerda (12-1-67). He was found to be intoxicated and insisted on driving home. Despite warnings by officers, he refused to let his wife have the keys.  He was arrested for Public Intoxication and found to be in possession of synthetic marijuana as well.

Time: 3:54 am
Location: 2300 Ollie http://goo.gl/maps/fKwfC
Event:
Possession of a Controlled Substance – – 0354 HRS –
Case Number:
1306050014

An officer stopped driver David Posival (1-13-50) and a 47-year-old woman after observing Posival commit a traffic violation.  At the feet of Posival was a clear plastic container that had a quantity of methamphetamine in it.  He was arrested. The 47-year-old woman was released and the vehicle was impounded.

Time: 12:47 am
Location:  13300 S Padre Island Dr. http://goo.gl/maps/jvRMm
Event: Vehicle Crash/Driving while Intoxicated (DWI)
Case Number: 1306050003

An Officer worked a DWI on Robert Sheely (7-20-87) after he rear-ended another pickup truck while westbound on the JFK.  The other truck was doing about 60 MPH when it was hit by Sheely hard enough to spin both vehicles and cause them to go into the outer wall.  The driver of the 2nd vehicle was transported to the hospital. Sheely reported no injuries.  He was arrested for DWI.

Time: 6:33 pm
Location:SH 358 EB over Carroll Lane http://goo.gl/maps/1J1Z0
Event: Major accident
Case Number: C1304107

Police units responded to SH 358 (SPID) for a vehicle rollover accident with possible ejected driver. The 18 year old woman driver traveled on SH 358 EB when a mattress pad flew out of a pick up. The woman swerved to avoid hitting the mattress and struck the barrier causing the vehicle to flip and land on its top. The driver was not ejected. She was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital.

Man Shoots Gun In Home With Child Nearby

A 48-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he discharged a firearm in his home at a person while a 2 month old child was in the house.

A 43-year-old man came to the house of 48-year-old Brett Noel (12/28/1964) to get a vehicle which was left overnight. The 43-year-old man discovered the vehicle was gone and the 43-year-old man demanded the vehicle to be returned. Noel then displayed a firearm and pointed in the direction of the 43-year-old man. Noel discharged the firearm and missed the 43-year-old man.

No person was injured in the event.

Corpus Christi Police Officers arrived and met the involved people outside the home. Officers entered the home to insure there were no injured persons, and then gathered the information about the event. Several people were inside the home at the time of the firearm discharge including a 26-year-old woman and her 2 month old child.

Noel was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Corpus Christi Police continue to gather information about the event. Anyone with any additional information about this event should call the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600. Anyone interested to research reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi should search the website Crimereports.com for a host of valuable information.

Man Steals Car From Dealership

The Corpus Christi Police Department is looking for a black 2013 Cadillac CTSV that was taken from a dealership located at 6650 South Padre Island Drive at 10:30 Tuesday morning.

Employees of the dealership reported to police that a man went into the dealership, got the keys to the car, and drove away without any permission to take the car. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, about 30 years of age, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, 250 pounds, with short hair and he wore a black shirt and black shorts.

Corpus Christi Police used a vehicle tracking system in cooperation with the dealership to locate the vehicle on Padre Island at 11:27am. Corpus Christi Police arrested 31-year-old Reagan Vines (08/26/1981) for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and the Cadillac was returned to the dealership.

Date: June 4, 2013, 10:30am
Location: 6650 South Padre Island Drive http://goo.gl/maps/0v0eh
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle
Case Number: 1306040053

Police Announce Click It or Ticket Results

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The Corpus Christi Police Department has the results from the Click It or Ticket campaign for 2013.

Officers from the Corpus Christi Police Department worked 398 overtime hours from May 17 until June 2. The Texas Department of Transportation provided the funding for the $18,494 to pay the overtime for the officers who participated in the Click It or Ticket state campaign.

Corpus Christi Police Officers issued 638 citations for adults not buckled up in the front or back seats of moving vehicles. Officers issued 57 citations for unrestrained children younger than two years old and not in a child safety seat. There were 142 other citations issued for violations such as no insurance, expired registration or expired inspection. Five individuals were arrested, all of whom had outstanding warrants for their arrest.

The Corpus Christi Police Department issued more tickets last year during the Click It or Ticket campaign. The Department hopes that is an indication of voluntary compliance to the seat belt requirement. The Corpus Christi Police Department wants everyone to get to their destination safely and wants everyone to buckle up no matter how short the distance they travel.

Detectives Announce Updated Information About Homicide

The Corpus Christi Police Department Robbery/Homicide Detectives worked through the weekend on the Homicide case that happened at 6241 Saratoga Boulevard on June 1, 2013 and have made developments in the case.

A 25 year old man was assaulted in a parking lot  at 6241 Saratoga Boulevard and was taken to Spohn South Hospital where he died from his injuries Saturday morning. Witnesses provided information to detectives to identify several individuals and a vehicle involved in the event. The vehicle has been impounded and Detectives continue to investigate and gather information about this case. Detectives have reached out to local businesses to obtain any video of the event that may exist.

Detectives are still concerned that there may be witnesses who have not spoken to Investigators. Anyone with any additional information about this homicide should call the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2841. Information may be provided to Detectives anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which leads to an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Anyone interested to research reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi may search the website Crimereports.com for a variety of valuable information.

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