Patrol Report May 19, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 366 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight May 17 to 6:00 a.m. May 19, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

“Bravo” District
Date: 05/17/2014 6:30 PM
Location: 9500 Lovebird Street
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated (P.C. 49.04 Class B Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1405170119

 
Corpus Christi Police responded to a fight in progress in front of a home in the 9500 block of Lovebird Street. Several witnesses told officers that they were having a party when Stephen Travis (05/21/1984) and a female got involved in an argument about him wanting to leave the party in his truck while he was intoxicated. The female took his car keys so that he couldn’t leave, but Mr. Travis ran home and got a spare set. He returned to the party and jumped into his truck and sped off. He didn’t make it far before he crashed into a parked car at the intersection of Lovebird Street and Waxwing Street. When the officers contacted Mr. Travis they found him to be intoxicated. After he was treated for some minor injuries, and a sample of his blood was obtained at the hospital, he was booked into the City Detention Center for Driving While Intoxicated.

“Bravo” District

Date: 05/18/2014 8:20 AM
Location: 6100 Hidden Oakes St.
Offense: Robbery      (PC 29.02 Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1405180065

An 85 year old male victim told police officers that his wallet and truck were stolen after he was attacked in the garage of his home in the 6100 block of Hidden Oakes Street. The victim said he remembers parking his truck and getting out at about 3 in the morning. As he walked out of the garage someone hit him. He woke up a few hours later after being knocked unconscious. The victim said that his truck and wallet were both missing and that he did not get a description of the suspect that assaulted him.

 

“Charlie” District

Date: 05/18/2014 3:02 AM
Location: 4000 South Padre Island Drive West at Weber Rd.
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated (P.C. 49.04 Class B Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1405180036

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a roll over crash and upon arrival they found a vehicle upside down with the driver pinned from the knees down underneath the car. Witnesses told officers that they saw the 2013 Volkswagon Passat traveling at a high rate of speed down the access road and just before the Weber Road intersection the vehicle left the roadway and struck the fixture base of a light pole. The vehicle then flipped on its top and slid down the road to a stop. Upon further investigation the officers found that the 27 year old driver was intoxicated. He was transported to the hospital for injuries he sustained in the crash. He refused to provide a specimen of his blood, so the officers applied for a blood search warrant that was then issued by a judge and a specimen was obtained. The driver was released at the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Once investigators obtain the results of the blood, an arrest warrant could be issued for the driver.

 

“Charlie” District

Date: 05/18/2014 10:15 AM
Location: 4500 Megal Drive
Offense: Burglary of Habitation      (PC 30.02 First Degree Felony)
Case Number: 140518007

Corpus Christi Police Officers made contact with a female victim at a home in the 4500 block of Megal Drive who told them that she was asleep when she heard movement in the home from her bedroom. The victim walked into the kitchen area to look outside, but did not see anyone in the backyard. When the victim turned back around she was confronted by a male suspect, who grabbed her and shoved her head into the window. The victim suffered cuts to her face from the broken glass. The suspect ran out of the home using the back door and fled the area on foot. It is unknown how the suspect gained entry into the home. The suspect is described as a dark skinned male, 5`6 to 5`8, 180-200 lbs. At the time of the attack he was wearing a long sleeve grey shirt, black jeans and was wearing a black thin mask under a ski mask to completely cover his face. The suspect faces burglary of a habitation with intent to commit other felony crimes, a first degree felony.

 

“Delta” District

Date: 05/18/2014   4:55 AM
Location: 1500 Lazy Lane
Offense: Criminal Trespass (P.C. 30.05 Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1405180055

Corpus Christi Police responded to a call for a burglary in progress at a home in the 1500 block of Lazy Lane.  A 53 year old female victim woke up when she heard someone inside her home trying to open her locked bedroom door.   Officers arrived and found Tod McElduff (07/21/1984)asleep on the victims couch with only a shirt on. The intoxicated suspect explained that he was dropped off by his friends at the home on Lazy Lane where he was told by them that he was supposed to meet a girl. The suspect took off his pants in the front yard, wandered into the victim’s back yard and was able to get inside through the unlocked back door.  Once inside the home, he tried to open the bedroom door, and then went to the living room, took off his boxers and went to sleep on the couch.  When officers tried to arrest him, he resisted.  Officers also found a pill in the pocket of the pants that were found in the front yard. The suspect was charged with criminal trespass in a habitation for entering the residence, resisting arrest for fighting with officers when they attempted to take him into custody and possession of a controlled substance for the pill found inside his pants pocket.

 

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.

Narcotics Investigators Serve Search Warrant Friday Afternoon on Leopard Street

Date: Friday, May 9, 2014, 13:30
Location: 5549 Leopard Street
Offense: Warrant Service
Case Number:1405090085
 
Narcotics officers with the assistance of SWAT served a search and arrest warrant at 5549 Leopard.  Narcotics Officers received information that a subject was dealing drugs out of a room at the inn earlier this week which caused the Investigators to initiate an investigation. Through surveillance and intelligence gathering narcotics officers were able to identify the subject staying in the room as   Gene A. Hinojosa  5/18/82 and it was determined that he was wanted on a misdemeanor larceny warrant out of Aransas County.  On-going investigation led narcotics investigators to obtain a search warrant.  At approximately 1:30 p.m.  SWAT officers made entry into the room for narcotics officers.  Hinojosa was arrested for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and the larceny warrant.  A female in the room at the time of the warrant service Gudino, Richelle 08/22/92 was arrested for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.  A quantity of suspected methamphetamine and a quantity of marijuana were seized.
 

Corpus Christi Police Address Vehicles For Hire Concern

The Corpus Christi Police Department been made aware of a new type of vehicle-for-hire service entering our city in the form of ridesharing and would like to address some potential safety concerns.

The City of Corpus Christi regulates vehicles-for-hire to ensure that companies conform to industry standards to include drivers’ criminal backgrounds are thoroughly checked, vehicles are inspected for safety, and the proper amount and type of insurance is being utilized.

The Corpus Christi Police Department will give drivers of alternative ride sharing companies a one month period, ending June 10, to come into compliance with the existing vehicle for hire ordinance. After June 10th, operators of non-permitted vehicles-for-hire will be cited for violations of the vehicle-for-hire ordinance with fines up to $500 per offense.

The Corpus Christi Police Department takes it’s obligation to public safety serious and would like to remind everyone to have the following considerations when selecting a vehicle for hire service:
• Has the operator passed a thorough background check?
• Has the vehicle been properly inspected and have proper insurance;
• Has the driver been approved to be an operator of a vehicle for hire in Corpus Christi?

The vehicle for hire ordinance is in place for public safety. Please consider the previous information when making a decision to use a ridesharing service.

General Information Announced About the Buc Days Parade #bucdays

Those that attend the Buc Days Illuminated Parade scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2012 should be aware of a few guidelines to make the event fun and safe for everyone. Follow the Corpus Christi Police Twitter feed at @CorpusChristiPD for updates and progress of the parade.

The Parade route will close to traffic at 5:00pm. The parade route will start at the Buccaneer Stadium and follow Leopard Street to Schatzel Street. The Parade will then follow Schatzel to Water Street and then turn south on Water Street to Kinney Street. A map may be found on the Bucaneer Days website at http://bucdays.com/assets/pdf/2014NightParadeMap.pdf.

Street closures will include Leopard from Nueces Bay to Water Street; Buffalo Street will be closed between Nueces Bay to Palm Street; and Antelope will be closed between Nueces Bay to Palm.

Paraders are allowed to occupy their spot along the parade route starting at 5pm Friday. The open container ordinance remains in effect throughout the night. No one is allowed to block the public rights of way or entrances to private property and no one is permitted to be on private property without the owners consent.

There are a few prohibited items along the parade route. The use of any air horns, any Fireworks, Silly String, and impact firecrackers are all prohibited, so the public is encouraged to leave those items at home. Those that attend the parade are encouraged to bring trash containers to collect and remove their garbage. Everyone that attends should also be mindful of the City Ordinance Section 23-63 for littering in prohibited places.

The parade is a family event and there will be children enjoying the parade. Those that attend will be able to claim a spot on the parade route after 5:00pm on May 2. The Corpus Christi Police wants everyone to enjoy the parade and promote a safe environment for all that attend.

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Vehicle Auction This Saturday, May 3

The city of Corpus Christi will auction 81 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the four paved acres of the Corpus Christi Police Vehicle Impound Lot located at 5485 Greenwood Drive on Saturday, May 3, 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, May 2nd. 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.

Police Warn Public of Potential Safety Threat

Damian Perez (9/12/1975)

Damian Perez (9/12/1975)

The Corpus Christi Police Department has a warning for the public of a potential threat.

Damian Perez (9/12/1975) has a criminal history of impersonating a public servant, criminal trespass, unlawfully carrying a weapon, burglary of a vehicle, harassment, assault with bodily injury and terroristic threat.

Recently Perez approached young females at Moody and Flour Bluff High Schools and asked to take their pictures or buy them meals. Perez identified himself as a “multimillionaire entrepreneur” for Showtime Productions. Area schools have been notified of this potential threat to the safety of their students.

On April 29, 2014 Perez was arrested for a warrant for burglary of a vehicle (Case Number 1404290098). A security guard uniform and an empty smith and Wesson handcuff box were found in Perez’s vehicle at the time of his arrest.

Damian Perez is a Hispanic male, 6 feet tall and 195 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and multiple tattoos.

Perez is known to use a 2012 Red Volvo or a 2005 silver or blue Chevrolet Cobalt.

Anyone who may have information about suspicious activity of any kind should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department immediately at 886-2600 or call 911 for emergencies. If you see something, say something.

Police Announce “Drug Take Back” Results

Local Drug Enforcement Authorities announced the results of the Drug Take Back event which was held on April 26th, 2014. The following weights were announced:

HEB, 3033 S. Port Ave., Corpus Christi, Texas             67.2 kgs

HEB, 5313 Saratoga Blvd, Corpus Christi, Texas            129.6 kgs

HEB, 11110 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas           52.8 kgs

HEB, 1145 Waldron Rd., Corpus Christi, Texas         40.8 kgs

HEB, 106 S. San Patricio, Sinton, Texas                  10.0 kgs

HEB, 101 E. Goodnight Ave, Aransas Pass, Texas            11.4 kgs

HEB, 1600 Wildcat Dr., Portland, Texas               54.6 kgs

HEB, 409 E. Kleberg Ave., Kingsville, Texas         60.8 kgs

HEB, 1115 E. Main St, Alice, Texas (New Location)    57.4 kgs

NAS/CCAD April 24, 2014                              59.0 kgs

KIII                                                 159.4 kgs

Collected prior to Take Back Day                     332.3 kgs

 

Total              1,035.3 kilograms (2,277.66 pounds)

Thank you to all who volunteered and for those who participated to prevent misuse and pollution from unused and expired medications.

Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony set for May 12th

CCPD Honor Guard at 2013 POM Day Ceremony

CCPD Honor Guard at 2013 POM Day Ceremony

On Monday May 12th, the Corpus Christi Police Department, Nueces County Sheriff’s Office, and the Port of Corpus Christi Police Department will gather together to host the eighth annual Regional Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony. This year’s event once again will be held at 10:30 am at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center Outdoor Pavilion, 402 Harbor Drive, Corpus Christi. This year’s keynote speaker will be Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez. The ceremony is a tribute to all Peace Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, specifically recognizing those officers from the Coastal Bend who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their community. The public is cordially invited to attend.
The Peace Officers Memorial Day Planning Committee continues to seek current addresses for family members of the fallen officers so they can be invited and properly recognized during the ceremony. If you are a family member, or can provide the address for a family member of any of these fallen officers please contact:

Captain Russell Sherman
Corpus Christi Police Department
(361) 826-2834
RussellS@cctexas.com

Tom Brown
Corpus Christi Police Department
Volunteer Coordinator
(361) 886-2832
TomB@cctexas.com

NUECES COUNTY FALLEN OFFICERS

Corpus Christi City Marshal
Elias Mussett Jr.
END OF WATCH: May 6, 1892

Corpus Christi Police Officer
Luther B. Prather
END OF WATCH: September 14, 1919

Corpus Christi Police Officer
Joseph L. Moon
END OF WATCH: June 10, 1938

Corpus Christi Police Officer
Roy N. Smith
END OF WATCH: April 20, 1953

Corpus Christi Police Officer
Frank E. Dolan
END OF WATCH: February 12, 1960

Corpus Christi Police Officer
John W. Sartain
END OF WATCH: August 20, 1971

Corpus Christi Police Officer
Ruben T. Almanza
END OF WATCH: July 27, 1984

Corpus Christi Police Officer
Joseph D. Bock
END OF WATCH: September 9, 1987

Corpus Christi Police Officer
Juan R. Prieto
END OF WATCH: February 2, 1993

Corpus Christi Police Officer
Matthew Thebeau
END OF WATCH: January 20, 2008

Corpus Christi Police Officer
Stuart J. Alexander
END OF WATCH: March 11, 2009

Port Of Corpus Christi Police Officer
James Saavedra
END OF WATCH: December 19, 2007

Nueces County Sheriff’s Deputy
Thomas Nolan
END OF WATCH: August 13, 1860

Nueces County Sheriff
Matthew Nolan
END OF WATCH: December 22, 1864

Nueces County Sheriff
Dennis J. Kelly
END OF WATCH: June 13, 1870

Nueces County Sheriff’s Deputy
Thomas Shaw
END OF WATCH: September 1877

Nueces County Sheriff’s Deputy
Alexander S. Downs J.
END OF WATCH: October 16, 1932

Nueces County Sheriff’s Deputy
Irvin M. Brown
END OF WATCH: February 13, 1995

Nueces County Constable Pct 1
Patrick  Freely
END OF WATCH: March 25, 1917

Nueces County Constable Pct 1
R.R. Bledsoe
END OF WATCH: July 5, 1925

Nueces County Constable Pct 1
Carl M. Bisbee
END OF WATCH: July 6, 1925

Nueces County Constable Pct 6
Patrick S. Runyon
END OF WATCH: February 7, 1981

Corpus Christi Police Demonstrate Motorcycle Skills

Senior Officers T. Cabello; B. Nunez; Lieutenant I. Soza; L. Lopez; and J. Elliott competed in the Motorcycle Skills Competition in Grand Prairie, Texas

Senior Officers T. Cabello; B. Nunez; Lieutenant I. Soza; L. Lopez; and J. Elliott competed in the Motorcycle Skills Competition in Grand Prairie, Texas

Officers display their trophies from the Motorcycle Skill Competition

Officers display their trophies from the Motorcycle Skills Competition

Five Corpus Christi Police Motorcycle Officers who are assigned to the Traffic Safety Section traveled to Grand Prairie, TX to compete in the 2014 JWA Police Motorcycle Skills and Competition Rodeo the week of April 21st.  Our Officers who represented the Corpus Christi Police Department were Lt. I. Soza; Senior Officers J. Elliott; L. Lopez, R. Nunez; and T. Cabello.  City, county, and state troopers from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas attended the event.  A total of 110 competitors were on hand to demonstrate their motor skills in hopes to be the best.  The event consisted of three days of extensive training and two days of competition.  A total of 9 trophies were awarded to our Officers which speaks high volumes for our motorcycle unit.  The following are the results from our officers:  Cabello - 1st place Division 3 Expert Main Competition, 1st place Eliminator Course, 2nd place 4 Man Race, 3rd place Challenge Run, and 3rd place Mr. Rodeo.  Nunez – 1st place Division 3 Novice.  Soza - 2nd place Division 3 novice.  Elliott – 6th place Division 2 novice.  Lopez – 7th place Division 2 novice.  “These officers did an outstanding job in placing CCPD on the competitive market and bringing home this hardware”, Lt. Soza said.  “There is a lot of talent in this unit…  My goal is to exploit those talents and continue to train hard with the continued support from our administration.”  Lt. Soza said that there will be other motorcycle rodeos they plan to attend but always places his priority first in the departments needs and mission.  ​ 

Animal Care Services Teams with Kaplan College to Raise Awareness

Students and volunteers from Kaplan College fan out around City Hall Thursday to raise awareness on responsible pet ownership.

Students and volunteers from Kaplan College fan out around City Hall Thursday to raise awareness on responsible pet ownership.

Over 80 students  and volunteers from Kaplan College joined Animal Care Services staff Thursday afternoon as they canvassed the neighborhoods around City Hall to raise awareness on responsible pet ownership.  The neighborhood is a source of frequent complaints to ACS and City Hall staff about stray dogs and cats.  Volunteers and staff went door to door, met with homeless shelters employees and their clients, as well as local businesses owners to drop off flyers and educate the public on:

  • Responsible pet ownership and city ordinances
  • Leash law and fencing
  • Pet overpopulation and the importance of spay/neuter surgery
  • Importance of rabies vaccinations
  • Proper nutrition for pets.

ACS staff and volunteers met with many homeless pet owners to encourage them to vaccinate and spay or neuter their pets.  ACS staff were able to schedule free spay/neuter surgeries for many pet owners.  The money to pay for the surgeries will  come from the $30,000 ASPCA Rachael Ray award that Animal Care Services won last August . Homeless pet owners were given bags of dog food, leashes, and educated on animal wellness. In addition to the responsible pet ownership advice, Kaplan students took vital signs and gave wellness advice to the homeless.

Kaplan students will be at Animal Care Services, 2626 Holly Rd, today at 10:00AM to volunteer throughout the facility. Students will bathe, socialize, and assist with adoptable pets. Students will also be invited to watch spay/neuter surgeries and assist in the shelter veterinarian clinic.