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“Charlie” District Report August 22, 2013

Date: August 21, 2013, 12:45pm

Location: 4200 State Highway 286 http://goo.gl/maps/Mgt7c

Event: Vehicle Crash

Crash Number: C1306174

Corpus Christi Police responded to a single vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon at the 4200 block of the Crosstown Expressway. A 29-year-old woman told responding Officers that she drove a silver 2000 Toyota Echo south on the freeway and felt the car shake. The 29-year-old woman said she then lost control of the vehicle and it rolled onto its side. The 29-year-old woman had three children passengers ages 8, 6, and 2 who were not injured except one child had a cut to the face and was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The 29-year-old woman received a traffic citation for making an unsafe change from a direct course and for an improperly restrained child passenger.

 

Date: August 21, 2013, 21:46

Location: 4600 Blundell Drive http://goo.gl/maps/gjYnw

Offense: Aggravated Assault (Penal Code Section 22.02)

Case Number: 1308210163

Corpus Christi Police arrested a 59-year-old man Wednesday night at the 4600 block of Blundell Drive for aggravated assault. A 48-year-old man told Police that he attended a barbeque at the 4600 block of Blundell Drive and saw an unknown man, 59-year-old Raul Paz (10/30/1953) enter the yard, display a knife, and then stabbed a tree several times. The 48-year-old man said he used a chair to separate Paz from the tree and in the process; the 48-year-old man was stabbed in the forearm. Paz was arrested for aggravated assault and then delivered to the city detention center.

 

Date: August 22, 2013, 2:58am

Location: 4818 South Padre Island Drive http://goo.gl/maps/Ifh5X

Offense: Warrant of Arrest

Case Number: 1308220023

A Corpus Christi Police Officer investigated a person in the parking lot of a closed business Thursday morning and discovered the person was a fugitive. The Officer arrested 45-year-old Marcus Hopkins (2/16/1968) for a parole violation and delivered him to the city detention center.

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these offenses or any unsolved crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

“Bravo” District Report August 22, 2013

Date: August 21, 2013, 10:22am

Location: 5800 Rio Vista Drive http://goo.gl/maps/JG083

Offense: Burglary of a Habitation (Penal Code Section 30.02)

Case Number: 1308210059

A 67-year-old man reported to the Corpus Christi Police that some unknown person pried the back door to his home open to gain entry and steal a variety of his items. The 67-year-old man said the burglary happened between 8:45am and 9:25am.

 

Date: August 21, 2013, 9:51am

Location: 4300 Ocean Drive http://goo.gl/maps/rPl4O

Offense: Theft (Penal Code Section 30.03)

Case Number: 1308210062

A 53-year-old employee for a hotel reported to the Corpus Christi Police that 12 new fire extinguishers valued at about $780 dollars were stolen from the hotel located at the 4300 block of Ocean Drive overnight. The fire extinguishers were installed to hang outside the rooms.

 

Date: August 22, 2013, 2:01am

Location: 6100 Wooldridge Road http://goo.gl/maps/bmgg4

Offense: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Health and Safety Code Section 481.115)

Case Number: 1308220018

A Corpus Christi Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a silver 2013 Toyota Corolla at the 6100 block of Wooldridge Road Thursday morning. The Officer discovered a substance believed to be methamphetamine inside the vehicle and then arrested the driver, 36-year-old Fernando Chavez (2/11/1977) for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 

Date: August 21, 2013, 21:06

Location: 3600 Airline Road http://goo.gl/maps/NJDTf

Event: Vehicle Crash

Crash Number: C1306187

Corpus Christi Police responded to a single vehicle crash in which a 33-year-old woman drove a black 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle south on the 3600 block of Airline Road at 9:00pm Wednesday night and left the roadway on a curve in the road. The woman was taken to the hospital by ambulance for non life-threatening injuries. The woman received several traffic citations for making an unsafe change from a direct course, driving with an expired license, and for no insurance.

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these offenses or any unsolved crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

“Adam” District Report August 22, 2013

Date: August 21, 2013, 15:13

Location: 3500 Leopard Street http://goo.gl/maps/Uav2v

Offense: Theft (Penal Code Section 31.03)

Case Number: 1308210103

A 93-year-old man reported to the Corpus Christi Police that while he sat in his car in the parking lot, a man reached in the car window, grabbed the 93-year-old man’s wallet, removed the money, and then tossed the wallet back into the car. The suspect then left the area in a red Ford Focus and the 93-year-old man provided the license plate number to the investigating Officers. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man between the ages of 30-37, and about 5 feet 8 inches tall.

 

Date: August 21, 2013, 9:15am

Location: 2700 Sunray Circle http://goo.gl/maps/fDIQi

Offense: Burglary of a Building (Penal Code Section 30.02)

Case Number: 1308210044

A 62-year-old woman reported to the Corpus Christi Police that an unknown person broke the lock to enter a storage shed and take building maintenance supplies.

 

Date: August 21, 2013, 12:19pm

Location: 9100 Up River Road http://goo.gl/maps/zGCrp

Offense: Burglary of a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 30.04)

Case Number: 1308210083

A 22-year-old man reported to the Corpus Christi Police that some unknown person damaged the lock to gain entry into his green 2001 Mercury Mountaineer and take the stereo from the dash valued at about $380 dollars.

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these offenses or any unsolved crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Police Arrest Man For Robbery Wednesday Morning

Date: August 21, 2013, 7:13am

Location: 7700 Calgary Drive http://goo.gl/maps/F7OsV

Offense: Robbery (Penal Code Section 29.02)

Case Number: 1308210026

A 20 year old man was arrested for robbery Wednesday morning at the 7700 block of Calgary Drive.

A 35 year old man reported to Corpus Christi Police that his wife walked out of her house to go to work and discovered a 20 year old man in her truck. The 35 year old man said he chased the man, 20 year old Andrew Carignan (5/25/1993), away from the house. The 35 year old man told police that Carignan demanded the 35 year old man stop the chase or he would kill the 35 year old man. The 35 year old man stopped the chase and directed Corpus Christi Police Officers to the brush where Carignan was apprehended.

Carignan was arrested for robbery because of the threat of force used during the theft. Carignan was then delivered to the city detention center. No injuries were reported.

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these offenses or any unsolved crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

“Bravo” District Report August 21, 2013

Date: August 21, 2013, 4:25am

Location: 1200 Flour Bluff Drive http://goo.gl/maps/OFkjA

Offense: Theft (Penal Code Section 31.03)

Case Number: 1308210019

Corpus Christi Police arrested a 48-year-old man Wednesday morning for theft at the 1200 block of Flour Bluff Drive. A Corpus Christi Police Officer stopped the 48-year-old man who pushed a grocery store cart that carried scrap metal and a full size sofa. The 48-year-old man, William Hedden, (3/23/1965) gave a false name to the officer and once his real identity was discovered, Hedden was arrested for theft and Fail to Identify. Hedden was then delivered to the city detention center.

Date: August 21, 2013, 4:31am

Location: Highway 361 at Zahn Road http://goo.gl/maps/aVw4Q

Offense: Warrant of Arrest

Case Number: 1308210020

A Corpus Christi Police Officer stopped a beige 1999 Chrysler 300 at State Highway 361 near Zahn Road for an inoperable license plate light Wednesday morning. The Officer discovered the 40-year-old driver, James Banuelos (7/5/1973), had an active warrant for his arrest for non compliance with bond for a Driving While Intoxicated charge. Banuelos was arrested and delivered to the city detention center.

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these offenses or any unsolved crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Police Arrest Man For Aggravated Assault on Mary Street

Date: August 21, 2013, 1:57am

Location: 2700 Mary Street http://goo.gl/maps/c3UqF

Offense: Aggravated Assault (Penal Code Section 22.02)

Case Number: 1308200014

Corpus Christi Police arrested a 41-year-old man for aggravated assault after he used a handgun to shoot a 30-year-old woman on the 2700 block of Mary Street Wednesday morning.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a shooting at the 2700 block of Mary Street at 1:57am. Officers found a 30-year-old woman inside the home with injuries they believe were caused by gunfire. The woman was taken to the hospital by ambulance for medical treatment.

Officers arrested 41-year-old Adam Bautista (8/21/1972) for aggravated assault at the home where the 30-year-old woman was found. The charge against Bautista is a first degree felony punishable by up to 99 year in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Bautista was then delivered to the city detention center.

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these offenses or any unsolved crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

“Delta” District Report August 21, 2013

Date: August 20, 2013, 9:37am

Location: 1100 Comanche Street http://goo.gl/maps/mnBQZ

Offense: Criminal Trespass (Penal Code Section 30.05)

Case Number: 1308200056

Corpus Christi Police arrested 19-year-old Brandon Grizzele (10/26/1993) for Criminal Trespass at an apartment on the 1100 block of Comanche Tuesday morning. A 70-year-old woman complained to the Corpus Christi Police that an unknown person was inside her apartment without permission. Police found Grizzele inside. Grizzele was arrested for Criminal Trespass and then delivered to the city detention center.

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these offenses or any unsolved crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

“Charlie” District Report August 21, 2013

Date: August 20, 2013, 10:59am

Location: 5600 Martinique Drive http://goo.gl/maps/6hyTJ

Offense: Burglary of a Habitation (Penal Code Section 30.02)

Case Number: 1308200071

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the 5600 block of Martinique Drive for a burglary in progress. The homeowner told Police that an unknown male attempted to gain entry into his garage, after knocking and ringing his doorbell. The homeowner said that his children called police and the suspect ran away. The home owner was able to give a description of the suspect and direction of travel. Officers arrived in the area and they established a perimeter and then did a systematic search where the suspect was last seen. The Officers found the suspect hiding under some leaves behind a house on the 5600 block of Fresno. The Officers arrested 27-year-old Hugo Gomez (04-22-86) for the burglary of a habitation. Gomez also was found to have an active parole warrant for burglary. Gomez was delivered to the city detention center.

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these offenses or any unsolved crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

“Adam” District Report August 21, 2013

Date: August 20, 2013, 10:45am

Location: 6000 Skyline Drive http://goo.gl/maps/f5iuL

Offense: Warrant of Arrest

Case Number: 1308200074

A Corpus Christi Police Officer checked the 6000 block of Skyline Drive for a fugitive, 25-year-old Candace Hadamek (9/9/1987). The Officer saw a vehicle leave and pull back to a house, and then saw Hadamek run from the vehicle. Hadamek ignored the Officer’s commands to stop and then locked herself inside a house. Hadamek was taken into custody after she was found in a closet. Hadamek was arrested for the warrant for her arrest for a Felony (Assault/Injury to a child/Elderly) out of the 214th District Court. Hadamek was transported to Spohn Shoreline for a medical evaluation as a precaution, cleared, and delivered to the city detention center.

 

Date: August 20, 2013, 7:53am

Location: 5702 Leopard Street http://goo.gl/maps/BZOpO

Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 31.07)

Case Number: 1308200038

A 23-year-old man reported to the Corpus Christi Police that his company truck was taken by some unknown person at 5702 Leopard Street Tuesday morning after the 23-year-old man went into the store and left the vehicle unattended in the parking lot with the keys in the ignition and the engine running. Police are looking for a white 2012 Ford F-150 valued at $36,000 dollars.

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these offenses or any unsolved crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Police Remember John Sartain

Sartain 8X10

The Corpus Christi Police Department remembers Patrol Officer John William Sartain who was shot and killed by a sniper on August 20, 1971 at 11pm.

Officer Sartain walked to his patrol unit to begin his shift with partner, Gilbert Lazo. A 16 year old sniper shot Officer Sartain in the head from an apartment 200 yards away. Officer Sartain was 22 years of age and is survived by a wife and daughter.

The sniper pled not guilty to the charges and was convicted and sentenced to 50 years in 1971. He was later paroled in 1984.

Corpus Christi’s founder, Henry L. Kinney, named many of the city streets after nature, including one of the city’s original streets; Laguna St. Laguna St. was renamed in 1991 as John Sartain St.