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Man Safely Surrenders After Sunday Morning Standoff

Date: August 4, 2013, 9:16am

Location: 2500 Viola Avenue http://goo.gl/maps/LL1nb

Offense: Deadly Conduct

Case Number: 1308040063

A 23-year-old man safely surrendered after a standoff with the Corpus Christi Police Sunday morning on the 2500 block of Viola Avenue.

No injuries were reported as a result of the gunfire or the standoff. Corpus Christi Police responded to the 2500 block of Viola Avenue at 9:16am after a complaint that a 23-year-old man discharged a firearm several times and threatened suicide. The 23-year-old man went inside his home and said that he would not be taken by authorities alive.

The Corpus Christi Police SWAT team and the Hostage Negotiation Team arrived and established communication with the 23-year-old man. The 23-year-old man, Joshua Bocanegra (3/4/1990) safely surrendered to police at about 10:52am and was arrested for Deadly Conduct.

“Adam” District Report August 1, 2013

Date: August 1, 2013, 12:53am

Location: 4900 Up River Road http://goo.gl/maps/Dftb8

Offense: Driving While Intoxicated

Case Number: 1308010005

Corpus Christi Police were called to a business on the 4900 block of Up River Road for a disturbance. A 48-year-old man sat in a blue 2001 Ford Explorer and blocked the driveway to the business. The 48-year-old man was disoriented and had slurred speech. The man was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and taken to the hospital for a blood specimen to be collected. Steven Aguilera (3/24/1959) Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.

Date: August 1, 2013, 5:20am

Location: Leopard at North Padre Island Drive http://goo.gl/maps/sx1JN

Offense: Warrant of Arrest

Case Number: 1308010023

A 43-year-old man was arrested for two warrants for arrest after a Corpus Christi Police Officer stopped the man for riding a bicycle at night without a headlight on Leopard Street at North Padre Island Drive. The Officer stopped the man for the violation and conducted a routine warrants check which revealed the 43-year-old man had an arrest warrant for burglary to a building and for unauthorized absence from a correctional facility. James Cavett (4/18/1970) Arrested for two outstanding warrants for arrest.

Animal Care Services Show Improvements

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The Corpus Christi Animal Care Services has improved the comfort and environment for animals since the department transitioned management to the Corpus Christi Police Department in 2012. The Animal Care Services has a goal to meet the needs of the citizens and reduce the stray pet population.
The Department has hired a new, highly trained, staff. New staff includes the shelter veterinarian, Dr. Melissa Draper, and new Program Manager, Heather Hedrick.
The workers have acquired necessary equipment to be more effective. There are new air conditioner shells for the safety of impounded animals. Managers intend to equip the vehicles with computers to allow officers access to information in order to provide more efficient response to calls for service.
A new targeted spay and neuter program has been implemented to reduce the stray animal population. People Assisting Animal Control volunteers join community sponsors to increase the adoption rate of the facility. Relationships are growing with other community animal welfare organizations who rescue animals from the Corpus Christi Animal Care Services such as the Gulf Coast Humane Society, Heartbeats, and The Cattery.
The Corpus Christi Animal Care Services have changed the appearance of the vehicles and to the uniforms the Officers wear. This effort is to make the vehicles and workers more identifiable to the public and to promote responsible pet ownership requirements in the community. The vehicles now include the city of Corpus Christi seal and the Animal Care Services logo. Information is displayed on the vehicle that promotes responsible pet ownership, having pets spayed or neutered, vaccinate all pets, keep current registration with the city, encourage adoption and foster opportunities, and to keep dogs restrained.

“Delta” District Report July 29, 2013

Date: July 29, 2013, 15:20

Location: 3300 Port Ave http://goo.gl/maps/JjOZW

Offense: Possession of Substance in Penalty Group 2-A

Case Number: 1307290125 & Crash #C1305604

A 53-year-old man drove a white 2011 Nissan Sentra when he was involved in a vehicle crash in which he struck two parked cars in an auto dealership. The Sentra drove north on Port Avenue, made an unsafe change from a direct course to cross to the left side of the road and then strike the curb, a fence, two parked cars, and broke a utility pole. The 53-year-old man said he reached to retrieve a cigarette from the floorboard when he was in the crash. The investigating officer found the cigarette which was not tobacco, but a synthetic substance.

The 53-year-old man went to the hospital for treatment and the cigarette was sent for testing.

 

Date: July 29, 2013, 13:32

Location: 600 14th Street http://goo.gl/maps/auyVl

Offense: Burglary to a Residence

Offense Number: 1307290083

A 38-year-old woman told Corpus Christi Police someone entered her home and took her property. Entry to the house appeared to have been made by removing a window unit air conditioner.

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi.

“Bravo” District Report July 30, 2013

Date: July 29, 2013, 8:00am

Location: 8201 South Padre Island Drive http://goo.gl/maps/o7oPD

Offense: Burglary of a Building

Case Number: 1307290031

Employees of a business reported to Corpus Christi Police that the back door of the building was found open and contents inside the building were missing. The employees said the unpermitted entry and the theft happened sometime over the weekend.

 

Date: July 29, 2013, 21:15

Location: 1217 Nile http://goo.gl/maps/e2Yk2

Offense: Robbery

Case Number: 1307290171

A 24-year-old man told Corpus Christi Police he rented a truck and was approached by two black men in a white Pontiac Grand Am behind the convenience store at 1217 Nile Drive. One of the men demanded the keys, wallet, and cell phone from the 24-year-old man. No arrests have been made.

 

Date: July 29, 2013 20:07

Location: 821 Behmann Street http://goo.gl/maps/OpZlT

Offense: Arson

Case Number: 1307290170

Residence was burned; no injuries reported.

“Charlie” District Report July 30, 2013

Date: July 29, 2013, 15:46

Location: Ramsey at Horne

Offense: Disorderly Conduct

Case Number: 1307290135

Corpus Christi Police responded to a fight call which originated over a disturbance over a dog. A 22-year-old man placed an advertisement on an internet site searching for a lost dog. A 39-year-old man contacted the 22-year-old man and claimed to have found the lost dog and requested money for information to find the lost dog. The 22-year-old man claimed the 39-year-old man was operating a scam and the two men got into a fight.

Both men were issued citations for fighting in public.

Date: July 29, 2013, 22:30

Location: 4500 Stony Creek

Offense: Robbery

Case Number: 1307300012

An 18-year-old man told police he left a friend’s house after playing video games and was attacked by three men he knows. The three men took money from the 18-year-old man. The 18-year-old man identified his attackers to police, but no arrest has yet been made. The 18-year-old man was treated for minor injuries.

Date: July 30, 2013, 5:34am

Location: 600 Catalina

Offense: Robbery

Case Number: 1307300026

A 59-year-old man told police he sat on his porch drinking coffee when two black men walked up the driveway to his porch. The 59-year-old man said one of the men put a knife to his throat and demanded money. The other man punched the 59-year-old man, took his wallet and the two men ran from the scene.

Police Investigate Robbery Monday Morning

Date: July 29, 2013, 10:11am

Location: 4830 Everhart Road http://goo.gl/maps/YRFbX

Offense: Robbery

Case Number: 1307290057

A 58-year-old man was robbed Monday morning at 4830 Everhart Road. Corpus Christi Police responded to a call about the robbery at 10:11am in which a 58-year-old man exited a store and was approached by a man who demanded cash. The suspect hit the 58-year-old man and then took  money from the 58-year-old man. The suspect then got into a red Chevy Tahoe and was last seen traveling north on Everhart.

The victim refused medical treatment and Police are now searching for a white man who is about 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a medium build and wore a white t-shirt and a tan ball cap.

Anyone interested to research reported criminal activity should search the website Crimereports.com for valuable information. Anyone with any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery/Homicide Detectives at 886-2841.

Anyone who would like to provide information to detectives and keep their identity secret may provide the information to Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Police Investigate Sunday Night Assault

Date: July 28, 2013, 23:07

Location: 2400 Mary Street http://goo.gl/maps/do00h

Offense: Aggravated Assault

Case Number: 1307280132

Corpus Christi Police are investigating an assault in which a 42-year-old man was stabbed on the 2400 block of Mary Street Sunday night.

A 26-year-old woman told Corpus Christi Police Officers a 42-year-old man she did not know laid on her back porch located at the 600 block of 22nd Street with some obvious injuries. Police Officers found the 42-year-old man and had the man transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment.

The Police Officers followed a trail of blood to the 2400 block of Mary Street and located several witnesses to the assault.

Corpus Christi Police are now looking for at least two Hispanic men who wore white “Muscle shirts” believed to be responsible for the assault and no arrests have been made.

Anyone interested to research reported criminal activity should search the website Crimereports.com for valuable information. Anyone with any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery/Homicide Detectives at 886-2841.

Anyone who would like to provide information to detectives and keep their identity secret may provide the information to Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Police Seek S.U.V. In Hit & Run Crash

The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section would like help from the public to identify and locate the person responsible for a hit and run crash on the 3200 block of Ocean Drive at 3:20pm on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

A 34-year-old man jogged in the bicycle lane on the 3200 block of Ocean Drive near Hewit Drive when he was hit by a vehicle and injured. The vehicle left without providing any information or aid to the 34-year-old man as required by law. The man was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Crash Investigators are now searching for a light-colored, possibly white, Sport Utility Vehicle with damage to the right side of the windshield on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Anyone who knows where to locate the vehicle, or has any additional information about this crash, should call the Corpus Christi Police Hit and Run Investigators at 886-2690. 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 www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Date: July 20, 2013 15:23

Location: 3200 Ocean Drive http://goo.gl/maps/JmFJd

Offense: Hit & Run Crash

Crash Number: C1305388 Offense Number: 1307200085

Man Crashes Into Oso Bay And Does Not Survive

A 57-year-old man did not survive a single vehicle crash into Oso Bay Sunday morning.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a single vehicle crash at 2:31am Sunday morning at the 8800 block of South Padre Island Drive in which the vehicle drove into the water. Several Corpus Christi Police Officers entered the water to recover the 57-year-old man from inside the vehicle. No other person was in the vehicle and the 57-year-old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance where the man later died. The Corpus Christi Police Dive Team responded to the scene to get the vehicle out of the water and have it taken to the city impound lot.

The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section is investigating the crash in which a tan 1999 Saturn 2 door car drove east on the access road toward Flour Bluff, drove over traffic warning signs, then went into the water. The cause of death will be investigated and determined by the Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office. Investigators have spoken to at least one witness to the crash but would like anyone who has any additional information about the crash to contact the Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section at 886-2600.

Date: July 21, 2013 2:31am

Location: 8800 South Padre Island Drive http://goo.gl/maps/ZQ2RC

Event: Vehicle Crash with Fatal Injuries

Crash Number: C1305403