Bugsey’s Owner Arrested

Date: August 27, 2014
Location: 3600 Topeka
Offense: Cruelty to Nonlivestock Animals (PC 49.092 SJF)
Case: 1408270080

On 29 August 2014, Corpus Christi Police Detectives obtained an arrest warrant ($25,000 bond) for Steven Mulligan (05/30/1966) for Cruelty to Animals. After the warrant was issued officers responded to his home, located in the 3600 block of Topeka St.,  and arrested him without incident. He was transported to the City Detention Center.

The suspect allegedly amputated one of his dog’s legs at home after it became infected from a previous injury.  The  five-year old eskimo mix-breed named  “Bugsey”  is recovering from treatment and has been transferred to the Gulf Coast Humane Society.

Animal Care Services will continue to work closely with Detectives regarding Animal Cruelty cases such as this one.

Aggravated Assault Victim Discovered this Morning

Date: 08/29/2014        7:35 AM
Location: 500 South Chaparral
Offense:  Aggravated Assault          (PC 22.02       Second Degree Felony)

Case Number: 1408290031

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a call for a assault victim located behind a building. When officers arrived they discovered a male victim in his 40’s that had serious injuries about his head. He was transported immediately to Spohn Memorial Hospital. A witness discovered the victim and called 911. That witness is being interviewed by investigators. Detectives have little information about this crime and are working hard to acquire any information that will lead them to the suspect.

Anyone who has any additional information about this crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2840. 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.

Laboratory Accreditation Board Recertifies Corpus Christi Police Forensics Services

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The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board declared the Corpus Christi Police Department Forensics Services Division has met or exceeded the accreditation requirements on August 12, 2014 in the Field of Forensics Science Testing.

The accreditation is for a period of four years and granted only after an evaluation of the laboratory’s management system and technical procedures and practices. Accreditation is the result of an extensive commitment of resources and preparation by the management and personnel of the entire program.

Accredited laboratories are expected to maintain high standards which were required to achieve accreditation. The Corpus Christi Police Department Forensics Services Division will also be expected to participate in external proficiency testing and agree for test results to be reviewed by a Proficiency Review Committee. The laboratory will be expected to conduct an annual internal audit and submit a performance declaration to the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board in accordance with program requirements.

The Corpus Christi Police Department Forensics Services Division submits to surveillance visits by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board based on the performance of the laboratory.

The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board accredited the Corpus Christi Police Forensics Services Division in the disciplines of Firearms/Toolmarks; Latent Prints; and Crime Scene Investigation.

Congratulations to the entire team assigned to the Corpus Christi Police Forensics Services Division!

CCPD Investigating Death Of Six-Year Old

“Delta District”

Date: 08/27/2014 8:25 PM
Location: 2500 Fig Street
Offense: Suspicious Death
Case Number: 1408270128

CCFD EMS responded to a home in the 2500 block of Fig Street at 8:25 PM for a call about a six-year old male having a seizure. The child was transported to Driscoll Children’s Hospital were he later died. Corpus Christi Police Officers were notified of the death after some bruises were found on the child’s body. Officers responded to the child’s home located in the 2500 block of Fig St. to begin an investigation. CCPD Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and they responded to the scene, as well as the Crime Scene Unit. At this time it is unknown how many people were at the home at the time of the call. Officers did find two other children in the home ages three and eight and they appeared to be fine. At this time detectives are still investigating this case and no charges have been filed.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Date: 08/22/2014        8:52pm
Location: 200 State Highway 358
Offense:  Traffic Crash

Case Number: C1403365

Corpus Christi Police Officers were responding to a report of a man walking on the freeway and were advised that he was possibly staggering. Three minutes later the call was upgraded to a accident involving a pedestrian. Officers and medics arrived and located the 25 year old male victim who was deceased. The victim was struck by two vehicles. Both vehicles stopped and the drivers were checked by officers. The drivers of those vehicles will not be charged in this accident. Follow up investigators shut down the West bound lanes to safely investigate this incident.

Shooting on 2900 Easley

UPDATE:

Detectives informed us that CDC Jail Booking Jesus Ruben Balli Garcia was booked into CDC late Sunday evening on the warrant for Aggravated Assault. 

UPDATE: 

At approximately 7:00 pm our office was notified that a man fitting the description of Jesus Ruben Balli Garcia (10/28/88) was being detained by Border Patrol agents. Agents informed us that the man had become lost in the brush near the Sarita Checkpoint and called 911 for help. The U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) officers were able to locate him. At approximately 10:00 pm USBP officers confirmed to our office that the person they had detained was Jesus Garcia.  He was arrested on the Aggravated Assault warrant and taken to the Kenedy County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives continue to work with the USBP and the Kenedy Co. Sheriff’s office regarding the case.  

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Grand Theft Auto In A Five Points Parking Lot

Date: 07815/2014         7:40 PM
Location: 4100 Highway 77
Offense: Stolen Vehicle         (PC 31.07    State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1408150168
A 45-year-old female reported to officers that her truck was stolen from the parking lot of the Chili’s Restaurant located at 4120 Highway.  Video images show a light silver-colored older model four door passenger vehicle pull into the restaurant parking lot, and a male with a white t-shirt, long tan shorts, a tan cap black shoes with white socks get out and walk to the front of the restaurant. A short time later he returns to the back of the parking lot and opens the passenger side door of the victim’s truck, slides across and drives off through the Home Depot parking lot. The silver-colored car which was parked behind the victim’s truck then pulls out behind the stolen truck and follows it out.

Anyone who can identify the individual responsible, or has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives at 886-2841. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call 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.

 

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Suspect walking to front of restaurant from back parking lot

Power Lines Across Road Closes Parts Of Saratoga Blvd.

DATE: August 21, 2014       12:21 PM
LOCATION: 1700 Saratoga Boulevard
OFFENSE: Crash
CASE NUMBER: C1403334
Corpus Christi Police Traffic Officers responded to the 1700 block of Saratoga Blvd. for a downed electrical pole caused by a 18 wheel tractor trailer.  The 58 year old male driver was exiting Roadrunner Delivery located at 1706 Saratoga Blvd. and as he did so, the trailer pulled on some low hanging power lines which then snapped a utility pole causing some lines and a transformer to come down.   Saratoga Blvd. from Greenwood Drive to the Crosstown Freeway is shut down until AEP crews can assess the situation. The damage to the pole was estimated to be nearly $5000.   There were no injuries and at this time no citations have been issued. 

Have You Seen This Wanted Man

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The Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in helping them locate a wanted person. Justin Knight (12/31/1989) is a registered sex offender and is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear on an indecency with a child charge.   He is 5’4” tall and weighs 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. There is a $20,000 bond set on the warrant.  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.

Patrol Report August 20, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 201 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight August 19 to 7:00 a.m. on August 20, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

“Adam” District

DATE: August 20, 2014       2:20 AM
LOCATION: 11600 Leopard Street
OFFENSE: Abandoned Child         (PC 22.041    State Jail Felony)
CASE # 1408200014
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex located in the 11600 block of Leopard St. after receiving a call from the apartment manager about a 10 year old female who had come to her door saying her mother had thrown a fish tank at her.  Officers contacted the little girl who said her mom, Stephanie Johnston (08/09/1977), came home drunk and started a disturbance with her. The disturbance which involved the mother calling the girl names turned physical when the mother hit her and threw a fish tank that had a pet lizard in it at her. The little girl then left and went to the apartment manager for safety.  Officers found the mother outside the apartment and determined that she was intoxicated.  During the investigation officers determined that the mother had been drinking at her place of employment and she had left her daughter alone since about 7:30 PM with no supervision until she got home at about 2:00 AM. The girl did have a cut on her finger from picking up broken glass from her broken tank but no other injuries.  The mother was arrested for public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor and child abandonment / endangerment, a state jail felony. The girl was left in the custody of Child Protective Services.

“Bravo” District

DATE: August 19, 2014       1:15 PM
LOCATION: 1500 Nile Road
OFFENSE: Aggravated Assault       (PC 22.02    Second Degree Felony)
CASE # 1408190051
A 22 year old pregnant female told Corpus Christi Police that she was driving her mother’s black Ford Escape with her 14 year old sister inside along the access road of South Padre Island Drive east at S. Staples St.   The female driver was attempting to get on the ramp to enter the freeway when a light green colored Lexus cut in front of her vehicle almost hitting them.  The female honked at the vehicle and the Lexus got behind them as both were going east on the freeway and the driver of the Lexus appeared to be very angry.  The female exited the freeway at Nile Rd. and pulled into a fast food restaurant parking lot and parked.  The Lexus followed them into the parking lot and parked behind their vehicle and a black male suspect in his mid-forties exited the Lexus, approached the female driver and hit her in the face with either a hammer or a club.  The suspect then punched the victim a couple of times and threw her against her car.  During the assault the suspect was yelling at the female that she should not have honked at him.  The victim’s sister ran into the restaurant to get help and the suspect left in the Lexus and was last seen going underneath the turnaround of S. Padre Island Dr. and Nile Rd. The victim suffered injuries to her upper arm area, her right wrist and she had a cut to the front of her nose.  CCFD EMS responded to treat the victim for her injuries and her mother arrived to take her to the hospital to be examined.  Officers are still investigating this case, and no suspects have been arrested.

“Delta” District

DATE: August 19, 2014       3:00 AM
LOCATION: 800 Coleman Avenue
OFFENSE: Abandoned / Endangering of a Child      (PC 22.041    State Jail Felony)
CASE # 1408190012
Corpus Christi Police received a call from an employee of the Good Samaritan Mission located at 210 S. Alameda Street after she saw four children walking toward a convenience store on Agnes Street just after three in the morning.  Officers found the kids that were 15, 14, 11 and 5 years old at the store. They told officers that their mother was out drinking with a friend, and she had left them in the care of the fifteen year old at her friend`s apartment located in the 800 block of Coleman Ave.  The apartment belonged to Magdalena Gaitan Noyola (07/26/1972).  The children told the officers that earlier that evening, Ms. Noyola came home and started yelling at the kids because she could not locate her cigarettes and cell phone. Ms. Noyola told the children to leave the apartment and they started walking on foot down the road. Child Protective Services was contacted, and after several attempts the officers and CPS workers were able to locate the mother Diana Alvarado (09/22/1982).   The mother was taken to the apartment on Coleman St. and she told officers and CPS that she refused to care for the two older kids.  She was arrested for child endangerment and abandonment, a state jail felony.  It was determined during the investigation that when Ms. Noyola started screaming at the kids she pulled out a knife and tried to use it against the older kid. Ms. Noyola was arrested for Child Endangerment for kicking the kids out of her home in the middle of the night, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first degree felony for pulling a knife out and threatening one of the kids.

“Delta” District

DATE: August 19, 2014       8:50 PM
LOCATION: 1300 Airport Road
OFFENSE: Aggravated Robbery       (PC 29.03    First Degree Felony)
CASE # 1408190119
A 45 year old male victim contacted Corpus Christi Police and said he was flagged down by a hispanic male on Clemmer St. near Ayers St.   The male asked for a ride to a friend’s house, and the victim agreed. While they were driving in the 1300 block of Airport Road the suspect pulled out a handgun. The suspect told the victim he wanted his money and the vehicle. The victim got out, and the suspect got into the driver’s seat and took off in the victim’s 2000 Chevrolet Impala along with about $100 cash he stole from the vicitm.  The suspect is described as having black hair and brown eyes, he is about 5’5” and his weight is unknown. Officers have not made an arrest in this case, or found the stolen vehicle.

 

“Charlie” District

DATE: August 19, 2014       10:15 PM
LOCATION: 3500 Mc Ardle Road
OFFENSE: Aggravated Assault       (PC 22.02    First Degree Felony)
CASE # 1408190130
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a shooting at the intersection of Mc Ardle Rd. and Carroll Ln. A 44 year old female victim was found sitting in the driver’s seat of a green Ford Ranger truck and she had been shot several times by her boyfriend, Jacob Salazar (06/03/1982) who had fled on foot.  Other motorist who had witnessed what had happened told officers that it appeared as though there was a disturbance inside the truck and then shots were heard. The victim’s parents showed up at the scene and told officers that the suspect lived on Nemec St. with his mother.  While officers were investigating the shooting, a call came in that a black Mercedes had just been stolen from an apartment complex located in the 4300 block of Carroll Lane.   The driver who had stolen the Mercedes had also crashed through the electric gate as it was leaving the apartment complex.  The description of the suspect who had stolen the car, matched the description given of the shooting suspect.  Officers found the stolen Mercedes abandoned and still running in front of 4826 Cheryl Dr.  The suspect fled on foot from that scene, and made it to his mother’s apartment on Nemec St. She was able to talk him out on the phone and he was taken into custody. The suspect was charged with aggravated assault, a first degree felony for shooting the victim, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a state jail felony for stealing the Mercedes, and criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor for the damage done to the apartment complex gate when he crashed into it. The victim injuries are not believed to be life threatening, and she was transported by CCFD EMS to Spohn Memorial Hospital.

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these crimes should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2840. 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.