CCPD Takes Enforcement Action on Ridesharing Program

The Corpus Christi Police Department, along with the City of Corpus Christ Taxi Inspectors Office, conducted enforcement action on local ridesharing services that were found to be operating outside city ordinances. As a result of the action, two individuals were cited for multiple violations pertaining to the vehicle for hire section in the Code of Ordinances for the City of Corpus Christi.

A 24- year- old male was cited at 11:26 AM on June 26 for no drivers permit, no certificate of operation, and no window decal. All three of the charges are violations under section 57 of the city ordinances. Police also impounded his 2007 GMC truck. At about 2:23 PM, a 58- year- old male was also cited for the same three violations and his 2004 Isuzu SUV was impounded.

The police department was also able to identify a majority of other drivers who may be in violation of city ordinances and will be contacting those drivers to inform them that they need to comply with the ordinances in order to continue driving for any rideshare program.

On May 10, the Corpus Christi Police Department announced that it would be giving all rideshare drivers until June 10 to comply with all the requirements needed to operate legally within the City of Corpus Christi. Fines for each violation can range up to $500.

Patrol Report June 27, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 214 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight June 26 to 7:00 a.m. on .June 27, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Bravo” District
Date: 06/27/2014 12:45 AM
Location: 6300 Holly Road
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated With A Child Passenger (PC 49.045 State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1406270005
A Corpus Christi Police Officer was on patrol in the 6300 block of Holly Rd when he saw a black 2011 Nissan Frontier truck in the center lane that was not moving. The officer observed a male in the drivers seat was asleep with his foot on the brake and the vehicle in drive with the engine on. The officer also saw there was a one year old female child in the back seat. The officer was able to go to the passenger side of the truck and put the vehicle into park. The driver, Jacob Duran (08/13/1986) was found to be intoxicated and he was arrested, and his vehicle was impounded. The child was released to a grandparent who came to the scene.

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“Bravo” District
Date: 06/26/2014 6:30 PM
Location: 1800 Ennis Joslin Road
Offense: Theft (PC 31.03 Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1406260145
Corpus Christi Police contacted a 20 year old male victim that reported to them that his tan colored kayak and a Yeti cooler were stolen from a storage area located at his apartment complex. The victim said his kayak and cooler were chained to his boat trailer, which was located in the parking lot. The suspect gained entry into the complex and eventually the storage area and then was able to remove the chain and take possession of the victim’s property. At this time officers do not have any description of suspects involved.

 

“Charlie” District
Date: 06/27/2014 1:15 AM
Location: 4500 Everhart Road
Offense: Deadly Conduct (PC 22.05 Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1406270010
Corpus Christi Police were dispatched to a business in the 4500 block of Everhart Rd. for a window that was shot out. A large glass window to the left of the entrance door of the business appeared to have been shot out by a firearm. Officers attempted to locate a bullet inside, but did not. The business was closed and unoccupied at the time of the incident. A store manager responded to the scene and was able to secure the business. Officers do not have any description of suspects at this time.

 

“Charlie” District
Date: 06/27/2014 1:15 AM
Location: 4400 Kostoryz Road
Offense: Theft (PC 31.03 Class B Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1406260139
A Loss Prevention Officer for a business located in the 4400 block of Kostoryz Rd. contacted police after she observed a female suspect Natalie Aguilar (09/27/1992) who looked suspicious due to the fact that she was grabbing groceries and merchandise at random and looking around to make sure no one was looking. The female suspect then walked by all cash registers with no intention to pay for the groceries and merchandise totaling over $130.00. She was detained until police arrived. Police found the suspect to also have an outstanding warrant for her arrest for contempt of court on another theft charge. The suspect was arrested and transported to the City Detention Center, and charged with theft, a class B misdemeanor, and the warrant of arrest.

 

“Charlie” District
Date: 06/27/2014 1:55 AM
Location: 7400 South Staples Street
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated (PC 49.04 Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1406270017
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the 7400 block of S. Staples St. for a disturbance with a male customer inside a business. The call indicated that the person calling the police believed the customer was intoxicated. A person at the business was attempting to get the customer to call a cab but he was refusing and told them he was going to drive. The customer got into his tan Nissan Sentra sedan and was leaving. At that same time, officers were arriving at the scene and observed the vehicle exiting the parking lot turning north onto S. Staples Street. Officer stopped the car, and found Christopher Trevino (07/29/1985) was intoxicated, and he was arrested and charged with Driving While intoxicated, a class A misdemeanor, and his vehicle was impounded.

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“Delta” District
Date: 06/2762014 2:25 PM
Location: 700 S. Upper Broadway Street
Offense: Burglary (PC 30.02 State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1406260116
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to a church in the 700 block of S. Upper Broadway for a burglary of a building. Officers contacted employees who told them that a male suspect came into the building through an open door. Once inside the suspect damaged another door to get into an area where he removed a television. The suspect then went into one of the classrooms where an employee was working and took his tools. A description of the suspect was broadcast to police units and he was located walking in the area of 800 Leopard St. The stolen items were not found, but the suspect, Jesse Villagomez (09/08/1976) was arrested for burglary, a state jail felony.

 

 

 

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 886-2841. 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.

Man Wanted On Warrants

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The Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in helping them locate a wanted person. Enrique Perez Pesina (01/16/1990) is wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants. One warrant is for Failing to Register As A Sex Offender the other is for a Parole Violation regarding an Assault charge. He is 5’4 and 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. There is no bond set on one of the warrant and $15,000 on the other.
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.

Police Announce Summer Crime Initiative

Police Commander Mark Gutierrez delivers information to the media about the Summer Crime Initiative with a multiple partner agencies.

Police Commander Mark Gutierrez delivers information to the media about the Summer Crime Initiative with multiple partner agencies.

The Corpus Christi Police Department will be conducting a Summer Crime Initiative for the 3rd consecutive year. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure the safety of all of our citizens as well as the tourists that visit our city during the summer months. In order to accomplish this goal the police department will be taking proactive steps that will include the Uniform Patrol Division, Narcotics Unit, Traffic Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, Public Information Office, and Parking Enforcement Unit. In addition to officers from the CCPD we will work in conjunction with other law enforcement partners from our area.

The Summer Crime Initiative will run from June 21st through the Labor Day weekend. Traditionally, during this time frame, most school districts are out for the summer which has the potential to lead to a rise in juvenile crime, traffic related issues, and gang issues. The police department will work to combat any rise in crimes against persons and crimes against property. The listed units will conduct on-going operations that will target the following areas of concern:

  1. Juvenile crimes to include curfew violations
  2. Burglaries to include auto and home
  3. Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle
  4. Graffiti
  5. Gang related crimes
  6. Traffic related offenses
  7. Parole and probation checks
  8. Sex offender checks

The police department will work with the media via the Public Information Office to announce our initiatives and our efforts in working to keep all citizens safe. The PIO will utilize the print, television, and social media to ensure that citizens are aware of the efforts of the department as well as public service projects that will be available.

Our partner agencies will include:

  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice Parole Division
  • Nueces County District Attorney’s Office
  • Nueces County Community Supervision & Corrections
  • Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department
  • Corpus Christi Juvenile Assessment Center
  • Corpus Christi Code Enforcement

Uniform Patrol Division

    The Uniform Patrol Division which includes the Traffic Unit will work to be pro-active during this initiative. Patrol supervisors will look to capture data and statistics that will assist in allocating resources and deploying them in an effective manner. The Uniform Patrol Division will also staff a temporary Padre Island sub-station. The purpose of this sub-station will be to provide an opportunity for all citizens and tourists to receive information, get directions, purchase beach parking stickers, have a police report written, and to have additional public service events available. The Police Athletic League will also work with young citizens to provide activities that are conducive to a safe and peaceful summer. The Patrol Division will focus on the following areas:

  • Curfew violations
  • Underage drinking
  • Driver’s license and insurance checkpoints
  • Burglary patrols driven by up to date crime statistics
  • Bar Checks
  • Beach Patrols
  • Open a temporary island sub-station to service visitors and residents
  • Graffiti Patrols and clean up efforts
  • Assist with sex offender, parole, probation checks
  • Speed Enforcement
  • Distracted Driver Enforcement
  • DWI enforcement
  • Illegal Parking Enforcement

Patrol Report June 17, 2014

“Bravo” District
Date: 06/16/2014 5:44 PM
Location: 5445 S. Alameda Street
Offense: Agg. Robbery(PC 29.03 First Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1406160147

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to 5400 S. Alameda in reference to a aggravated robbery. Upon arrival they made contact with a 21 year old male victim. The victim stated that he was approached by two male suspects. He stated the suspects asked him if he had any marijuana to sell. When he said no, the suspect the suspects produced a handgun and robbed the victim. They took a cell phone and a shotgun. The suspects fled the scene in a silver Audi. The victim told officers that he tracked his phone to a location at 5525 S. Alameda. Officers checked the area and located the suspect vehicle. The owner of the vehicle approached the officers and told them that he loaned his car to his friends and they were still in his apartment. Officers contacted both suspects (Undrea Burton DOB 7-13-1993 and Jmelle Jackson DOB 4-30-1994) and were given a consent to search the apartment. CCPD officers located property from the robbery. Both suspects were arrested and booked into the City Detention Center. Jmelle Jackson was also found to have 3 outstanding warrants, one from Harris County for theft and two from Victoria County for obstruction.

 

“Bravo” District
Date: 06/17/2014 12:40am
Location: 1729 Melisa Ln.
Offense: Robbery(PC 29.02 Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1406170004

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to 5900 SPID in reference an assault with injuries. Upon arrival officers made contact with a 49 year old male victim. The victim stated that he was attempting to jump start a car for his friends, who are also the suspects (35 year old male and a 37 year old female). The victim was unable to start the vehicle and told the suspects he would try to start their car in the morning. As the victim was walking back to his car, he was struck from behind with a pipe wrench. The male suspect demanded the victims car. The victim was able to escape in his vehicle. The victim stated that the suspects were staying in a room at the Red Roof Inn. Officers attempted but were unsuccessful in making contact with the suspects. The victim was transported to Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

Police Need Your Help Identifying a Plant Thief

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Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 2:00pm
Location: 1100 Florida Street
Offense: Theft (Penal Code Section 31.03) Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1405150035

Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives would like help from the public to identify the vehicle and person responsible for a theft from a residence. At approximately 2:00pm a vehicle was observed driving into the front yard and up to the front door. Several plants and planters were taken form the front porch. Some of the items were heavy and might have required two people to move them.

Anyone who can identify the vehicle and persons involved or has any additional information about this theft should call the Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives at 886-2841. Anyone who would like to provide information to Detectives and keep their identity secret should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Crash Causes Interstate Highway To Shut Down

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DATE: June 10, 2014
TIME: 10:28 AM
LOCATION: Interstate Highway 37 South at Suntide Road
OFFENSE: Major Traffic Accident
CASE # C1402331
Corpus Christi Police, Fire and EMS responded to a crash involving an overturned box truck on Interstate Highway 37 South at the Suntide Road exit. The crash caused all of the south bound lanes of IH 37 South, coming into downtown, to be closed until the scene was cleared just after 12:30 PM. The crash investigation revealed that the driver, a 30 year old Corpus Christi man, was driving a box truck south in the outside lane of IH 37 when he left the roadway and began to travel on the shoulder, then into the grass. The driver over corrected to the left, causing the truck to veer back across all three lanes of traffic and strike the concrete center median. The crash into the median caused the box truck to roll over onto the driver side and stop in the middle and inside lane of the freeway. The driver was extracted from the cab of the truck by CCFD and transported to the hospital with head injuries. At this time no citations have been issued, however, the crash is still under investigation.

Officers Make Arrest In Fatal Hit And Run

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the 2500 block of 25th St. for a hit and run crash on June 6 at about 8:53 PM. Officers found a 56 year old male and a 57 year old female had been struck by a vehicle that had fled the scene. CCFD EMS transported both victims to the hospital. Other officers arriving found a 1999 gold Ford F150 truck parked in the parking lot of an apartment complex located in the 1000 block of 25 th St. that had damage to the front of the truck consistent with one that had been involved in a crash. Officers then located Christine Griffin (10/27/1983) and determined that she had been the driver of the truck and she also showed signs of being intoxicated. She was arrested and charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter, a second degree felony, because the male victim later died from his injuries and Intoxicated Assault, a third degree felony, because the female suffered serious bodily injuries as a result of the crash, and Accident Involving Injury or Death, a second degree felony because she fled the scene of the crash. The crash investigation determined that the male victim was pushing the female in a wheelchair walking north on 25th St. The female driver of the truck, who was traveling alone in her truck was also north on 25th St. when she struck the victims from behind.

Police Need Your Help Identifying This Tagger

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DATE: June 1, 2014
TIME: 6:01am
LOCATION: 5488 S.P.I.D.
OFFENSE: Graffiti (PC 28.08 Class B Misdemeanor)
CASE # 1406010044

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a report of graffiti at La Palmera Mall. Officers contacted Mall Security who advised that someone had spray painted the mall property. The security guard stated that they made contact with a white male approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall weighing about 170 pounds and had a beard. The suspect was wearing a black shirt, dark jeans, knit cap with a backpack. The suspect left the scene. Security officers reviewed the surveillance footage and observed the suspect damaging the property.

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.

Vehicle Auction Sale Saturday at City Impound Lot

The city of Corpus Christi will auction 97 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the four paved acres of the Corpus Christi Police Vehicle Impound Lot located at 5485 Greenwood Drive on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:00am. The general public is allowed to register and view the vehicles for auction from 8:00am to 4:00pm on Friday, June 6. The general public can continue to register and view the vehicles from 8:00am to 10:00am on the day of the auction. The vehicle for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from www.siskauction.com.

There are 24 vehicles for auction that were seized for no insurance. The department’s strong stand and enforcement of this “Zero Tolerance No Insurance Initiative” will continue and all vehicles involved in accidents will be impounded and the driver cited if they are unable to provide financial proof of insurance. Driver’s license and proof of financial responsibility checkpoints will continue to be conducted at the Shift Captains’ authorization.