Police Report Results of Operation: Imitation Nation

Last week the Corpus Christi Police Narcotics/Vice Investigators executed Operation: Imitation Nation in which included 8 Search Warrants. The Investigators have provided the following siezures:

Amounts Seized from 8 Locatons

Location                                                              Amount of Synthetic            Value                                      Pieces of Paraphernalia

Nice Guys #1  5433 S. Staples                      909.71 grams                     $19,920.00                                                1,896

 

Nice Guys #2  1635 S. Staples                      853.92 grams                   $10,230.00                                               1,468

 

S&G #1 “Glassworks” 4820 Kostoryz          264     grams                  $ 2,640.00                                                   854

 

S&G #2 “Magic Mushroom”                        1,055    grams                 $21,100.00                                              1,773

5520 Everhart

 

S&G #3 “Escape”                                          459.54 grams                    $4,595.00                                                  598

4147 5 Points Road

 

Flashbacks  4818 Shopping Way               3,356.5 grams                $50,347.00                                              793

 

Puff-n Stuff  10338 S.P.I.D.                         8,306 grams                 $124,950.00                                           1,085

 

Sampson’s  14902 Trinity River                  2,208 grams                   $84,200.00                                         2,760

Flour Bluff Operation Proud Partnership Neighborhood Meeting

Citizens living in the neighborhood which borders Don Patricio Road to Glenoak Drive and Flour Bluff Drive to Waldron Road are invited to a neighborhood meeting next week where results from a police department crime survey will be given.

The gathering will take place Monday, February 11, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., at Real Life Fellowship located at 1241 Flour Bluff Drive.  Representatives from different city departments will also attend to answer questions.

Back in January, Code Enforcement officers and volunteers stretched out over the large populated area making sure all city facilities were being taken care of, as well as, looking for issues they can assist citizens with such as replacement of street signs, stray animal pick up, high weeds and illegal dumping.

Road Work to Impact Twigg Street Traffic

The City of Corpus Christi Traffic Engineering office advises citizens beginning Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8, 2013; weather permitting, contractors will perform field investigations and roadway testing on both Navigation Boulevard and Twigg Street.  The following traffic control plans will be implemented on both days:

Twigg Street:   Traffic on Twigg Street between Upper Broadway and Shoreline Boulevard will be reduced to one lane of traffic.   Flaggers will assist motorists through the work site.

Navigation Boulevard:  Traffic on Navigation Boulevard between Up River Road and Leopard Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic through the work area.

Traffic control devices will guide motorists through the construction site.  While the work is underway, motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes to avoid the area.  Drivers are also advised to observe all construction warning signs and barricades for their safety and be mindful of construction crews.  Access to local driveways will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.

For more information, please contact Traffic Engineering at 826-3547.

Off Duty Police Officer Stops Burglary at Neighbors House

Occurred Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 9:19am, 1100 Graham Rd. Burglary of a Habitation, 1302050026

                An off duty Corpus Christi Police Officer stopped a burglary Tuesday morning at his neighbor’s house on the 1100 block of Graham Road.

The Corpus Christi Police Officer worked in his garden at his home on the 1100 block of Graham Road Tuesday morning at about 9:20am and saw an unknown 22-year-old man with a hatchet in the officer’s neighbors drive way. The Officer confronted 22-year-old Gordon Morris (9/6/1990) and convinced Morris to drop the hatchet.

The officer then led Morris away from the hatchet and other tools which could be used for weapons while they waited for uniformed Corpus Christi Police Patrol Officers to arrive. Morris then began to struggle with the unarmed off duty officer until uniformed officers arrived and placed Morris in handcuffs.

Officers discovered Morris had entered the off duty officer’s neighbors recreational vehicle without permission from the owner and stole the hatchet and other items.

Morris was arrested for burglary of a habitation (a Second Degree Felony), for Unlawful Use of Criminal Instruments (a state jail felony), and for possession of drug paraphernalia (a Class C misdemeanor). Uniformed officers then delivered Morris to the city detention center.

Utility Work to Affect Traffic on Balboa Street and Morgan Avenue

The City of Corpus Christi Traffic Engineering office advises residents beginning on Wednesday, February 6 through February 8, 2013; weather permitting, contractors will be doing utility work in the 500 block of Balboa Street and in the 3900 block of Morgan Avenue.

Work crews will implement the following traffic control plans:

Balboa Street:  Traffic will be reduced to one through lane and flaggers will be available to guide motorist through the work site.

Morgan Avenue:  Morgan Avenue westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work area.

Traffic control devices will guide motorists through the construction site.  While the work is underway, motorists should expect delays and are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the area if possible.  Motorists are also advised to observe all construction warning signs and barricades for their safety and that of construction crews.   Access to local driveways will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.

For more information, please contact Traffic Engineering at 826-3547.

Correction:

The City of Corpus Christi Traffic Engineering office advises residents beginning Monday, February 11, 2013; weather permitting, contractors will be doing utility work in the 3900 block of Morgan Avenue.  During this period, Morgan Avenue westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work area.

The Balboa Street utility work has been rescheduled.

Traffic control devices will guide motorists through the construction site.  While the work is underway, motorists should expect delays and are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the area if possible.  Motorists are also advised to observe all construction warning signs and barricading for their safety and that of construction crews.   Access to local driveways will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.

For more information, please contact Traffic Engineering at 826-3547.

Police Begin Death Investigation On Bentwood Lane

Occurred Monday, February 4, 2013, 5:49pm, 3814 Bentwood Lane, Death Investigation, 1302040155

The Corpus Christi Police Department has begun an investigation that they are treating as a homicide at 3814 Bentwood Lane after a deceased person was found in a shallow grave in the back yard of that home.

The Corpus Christi Police Department was called by a San Antonio man on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 5:50pm to request a welfare check on a 77-year-old woman. The responding Patrol Officers received no answer at the door, and the woman’s vehicle and personal items were at the residence.

Investigating officers were provided information that a 27-year-old man lived in the home with the woman and they began a search for the man and the 77-year-old woman. The 27-year-old man, David Christy (2/13/1985) was found near the 6400 block of Weber Road at 8:30pm.

Christy ran and fought with police and then was arrested for Assault on a Public Servant, Evading Arrest, and Resisting Arrest, search or Transport. One patrol officer received a minor hand injury during the arrest.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives applied for a search warrant for the home on Bentwood and discovered a shallow grave in the back yard. The grave contained human remains which were collected by the Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office and have not yet been identified.

Police Search for 77 Year Old Woman From Bentwood Drive

Occurred Monday, February 4, 2013, 17:49, 3800 Bentwood Drive, Missing Person 1302040155
Corpus Christi Police are searching for a 77-year-old woman from a home on the 3800 block of Bentwood Drive Monday night.
A San Antonio man called the Corpus Christi Police Department at 5:49pm Monday afternoon after he was unable to contact his 77-year-old mother. Corpus Christi Police Officers checked the woman’s home less than 10 minutes after having received the welfare concern call by the San Antonio man. The officers saw the woman’s vehicle in the driveway and her cane inside the car. The information provided to police officers was that the 77-year-old woman was not able to walk without the use of her cane and the car was her only mode of transportation.
There was no answer at the door. Police Officers were given information that the 77-year-old woman’s 27-year-old grandson resided at the house with her. Officers searched for the 27-year-old man until he was found at the 6000 block of Weber Road at 8:30pm. The 27-year-old man ran from police, but was detained by police officers.
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have applied for a search warrant to enter the house to search for clues to locate the 77-year-old woman. The 77-year-old woman is Johanna Christy and Corpus Christi Police would like any information the any person may have which may locate Christy. Anyone with any information about this event should call the Corpus Christi Police at 886-2841.

Burglar on Furman Avenue Stopped After Witnesses Call Police

Occurred Saturday, February 2, 2013, 9:09am, 800 Furman Avenue, Burglary of a vehicle, 1302020053

                A 25-year-old man was arrested for burglary of a motor vehicle on the 800 block of Furman Avenue Saturday morning.

A 40-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman saw 25-year-old Juan Garcia (4/13/1987) in their neighbor’s driveway at about 9:00am Saturday morning. The two witnesses saw Garcia get into the neighbors unlocked green 2000 Jeep Liberty. Garcia took tools from the Jeep until the witnesses called Corpus Christi Police.

Garcia walked away from the Jeep until he was apprehended by Corpus Christi Police Patrol Officers. Garcia was arrested and taken to the city detention center for burglary of a motor vehicle; a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine.

Police Catch Burglars on Alameda Street Moments After Crime

Occurred Saturday, February 2, 2013, 1:33am, 3104 Alameda Street, Burglary of a Building 1302020018

                A 31-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were apprehended by police for a burglary moments after the crime was committed on the 3100 block of South Alameda Street Saturday morning.

A Corpus Christi Police Patrol Officer saw two people walk the street and pull on car door handles on the 2800 block of Lawnview. The Police Officer stopped the 16-year-old boy and 31-year-old Michael Jenkins (4/8/1981) to investigate them as suspects to vehicle burglaries. The two had bags of frozen turkey and packages of tortillas.

The officer heard a call on the radio for other police patrol units to respond to an alarm at a business building on Alameda Street. The officers investigating the alarm call discovered an open back window and an open freezer. The investigating officers connected the items with Jenkins to the alarm call and then Jenkins was arrested for burglary of a building. The 16-year-old boy was taken to the Nueces County Juvenile Detention Center for the burglary and Jenkins was delivered to the city detention center.

Burglary of a building is a stat jail felony punishable by up to two years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Police Take Man From Trash Can to Jail

Occurred Monday, February 04, 2013, 8:35am, 5900 Norvel Dr. Warrant of arrest and Evading Arrest, 1302040046

                A 35-year-old man was arrested after he ran from Corpus Christi Police Officers on the 5900 block of Norvel Drive near Cullen Park Monday morning.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a call for a man sleeping on the sidewalk at Norvel Drive and Belmeade Drive at 8:35am. A patrol officer woke 35-year-old Rocky Cooper (5/20/1977) and asked for identification. Cooper then reached for a bag, then pushed the officer and ran.

The officer chased Cooper until Cooper ran behind a house. The officer then found Cooper hidden in a recycle bin and Cooper refused to get out of the container. Cooper was exposed to the Electronic Control Device and then was placed in handcuffs.

Cooper had a warrant for his arrest and he was additionally charged with evading arrest. Cooper was then delivered to the city detention center.