CCPD Investigating Ruth Street Homicide

DATE: August 9, 2014         6:39 AM
LOCATION: 2200 Ruth Street
OFFENSE: Murder (PC19.02 First Degree Felony)
CASE # 1408090053
At 6:39 AM, Saturday morning, Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a suspicious person call at a home located at 2222 Ruth Street.

A 15 year old male called police after he went outside of his house and saw a man lying on the ground. Officers found a 29 year old male victim down a driveway on the east side of the house underneath the stairway leading to an upstairs apartment. The victim had multiple gunshot wounds and was dead at the scene.

Officers were able to contact several witnesses who heard gunshots in the area at about 10:00 PM on Friday night. Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a call for shots fired at 10:08 PM on Friday night in that area and did recover an unfired bullet, and at this time it is unknown if that evidence is related to the homicide. Officers did not see the victim at that time due to the darkness and the victim’s position.

At this time Corpus Christi Police Homicide Detective are investigating this crime and no suspects have been arrested.

Patrol Report August 8, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 199 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight August 7 to 7:00 a.m. on .August 8, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 
“Bravo” District
Date: 08/08/2014 5:00 AM
Location: 600 Airline Road
Offense: Burglary of a Vehicle (PC 30.04 Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1408080021
Corpus Christi Police Officers were on patrol when they observed a suspicious male walking in the 600 block of Airline Rd. attempting to conceal an object he was carrying. Officers contacted Issac Coleman (10/10/1993) and found him to be in possession of a car radio. Officers were able to find a blue GMC truck parked in front of a home in the 6800 block of Monette St. that was unlocked and missing a car stereo and had wires sticking out of the dash. Officers contacted the 49 year old male owner of the truck who confirmed that the radio was from his vehicle. The property was returned to the owner, and the suspect was arrested for burglary of a vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor.

 

“Charlie” District
Date: 08/07/2014 7:30 PM
Location: 4900 Chatfield Road
Offense: Sexual Assault (PC 22.011 Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1407050028
Corpus Christi Police Detectives obtained two felony arrest warrants in connection to a sexual assault of a child on Roberto Coleman (12/14/1982) early yesterday afternoon. Patrol officers went to his home address in the 4900 block of Chatfield Rd. a short time later and arrested him without incident. One of the warrants issued was for aggravated sexual assault of a child the other was a warrant for indecency with a child. Both warrants have separate bonds of $250,000 each.

 

“Charlie” District
Date: 08/07/2014 11:15 PM
Location: 3300 South Alameda Street
Offense: Robbery (PC 29.02 Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1408070149
A 33 year old male victim called Corpus Christi Police and said he had taken money out from a bank ATM at Doddridge St. and Alameda St. and returned to his apartment in the 3300 block of South Alameda St. The victim said he had been home for only a short time when his front door was forced open and a male come into his apartment. The victim attempted to run into his bathroom to get away from the suspect but he forced his way in before the victim could get the door closed. The victim said he was assaulted and the suspect made demands to give him the money. The suspect left the apartment once the victim turned over the money. The victim thinks that the suspect may have followed him from the ATM to his apartment. The suspect is described as a black male, about 25 to 30 years old, between 5`6”and 5`9” tall and about 150 pounds, with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a black and red shirt with white or silver shorts. CCFD EMS responded and treated the victim, but he declined to be taken to the hospital. Officers are still investigating this case, and no suspects have been arrested.

 

“Charlie” District
Date: 08/08/2014 2:25 AM
Location: 4700 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated (PC 49.04 Class B Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1408080014
Corpus Christi Police Officers were on patrol when a store clerk told them that a male had just stole a twelve pack of beer from the store and left in a truck. Officers spotted the dark colored 2013 Toyota Tundra leaving the parking lot going west on S. Padre Island Dr. Officers stopped the truck and contacted the driver Zachary Dintelman (06/10/1986), and front passenger Clinton Newell (01/20/1992). The front seat passenger was identified as the suspect who had stolen the beer, and he was also found to be intoxicated. He was arrested for public intoxication and theft, both Class C misdemeanors. The driver was also found to be intoxicated and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor. During a search of his truck, officers found a handgun in the center console and also evidence of marijuana usage in the driver side door. He was additionally charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor and is truck was impounded.

 

“Charlie” District
Date: 08/07/2014 11:15 PM
Location: Ingram Drive and Mansheim Boulevard
Offense: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (PC 22.02 Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1408070147
A 20 year old male victim reported to Corpus Christi Police Officers that he and his 18 year old girlfriend were walking west on Manshiem Blvd. near Ingram Dr. when a male approached them and asked him to see a knife that was clipped to the side of his pocket. The victim showed it to him and the suspect then asked if he had any synthetic marijuana and the victim told the suspect that he did not. The suspect then opened the knife and demanded the victims backpack. The victim was able to hold onto his property, but then the suspect stabbed the victim on the left side of his wrist causing a large deep gash. The suspect dropped the knife and also dropped the backpack he had forced from the victim and he took off running south on Ingram Dr. The suspect was described as a hispanic male in his twenties with a mustache and goatee wearing black shorts and a black beanie. CCFD EMS transported the victim to the hospital for treatment. Officers are still investigating this case, and no suspects have been arrested.

 

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.

Do You Know This Dynamic Duo

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Male suspect carrying items

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Female suspect who distracted employees

DATE: July 23, 2014 4:08 PM
LOCATION: 3725 Leopard Street
OFFENSE: Theft             (PC 31.03     Class B Misdemeanor)
CASE # 1407230109
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the Bealls Store located at 3725 Leopard St. for a theft. The manager advised a bald hispanic male left the store without paying for over $150 in merchandise. The manager also believes that a female who was there with the male came into the store to distract employees. There was also another female in a vehicle waiting for the couple. Video images from the stores surveillance cameras show the male who stole the items and the female who was there to help him. Anyone who can identify the individuals responsible for this theft, or has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives at 886-2840. 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.

Do You Know This Wanted Person

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The Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in helping them locate a wanted person. David Estrada (08/17/1994) is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for robbery. He is 5’10 and 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. There is a $60,000 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.

Female Swipes Cell Phone

Date: 07/17/2014 3:22 PM
Location: 4500 Kostoryz Road
Offense: Theft (PC 31.03 Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1407170093

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying a cell phone thief. Officers took a report for a stolen cell phone from a woman when she placed her phone on the counter at a business located at 4531 Kostroyz Rd. and another female took it. Store security cameras show the female suspect picking up the cell phone from the top of the counter next to the cash register and walking away. In the video it appears that the female suspect concealed said cell phone in her shirt. The suspect then is seen walking out of the store and left in the silver vehicle shown in the photos. The suspect is described as a black female, 20 to 25 years old, and 5’5” to 5’7” tall, about 240 to 260 pounds. She was wearing a white blouse and grey pants with sunglasses hanging off the neck. In one photo she is seen pushing a baby stroller. 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 pushing baby stroller

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Suspect leaving in silver vehicle

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Suspect grabbing cell phone off the counter

More Masked Men Doing More Bad Things

“Adam” District
Date: 07/22/2014 12:50 AM
Location: 11900 Leopard Street
Offense: Aggravated Robbery (PC 29.03 First Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1407220011
A 28 year old female clerk called police after two males entered the Stripes Store located at 11901 Leopard Street, one wearing a dark jacket, a ski mask and armed with a handgun, and demanding money. The other male jumped over the counter and removed money from the register and they both left the store on foot. The suspect armed with the weapon was described as a Hispanic male, unknown age, about 5’7” to 5’10”, 140 to 160 pounds, wearing a dark shirt and khaki pants. The suspect who jumped the counter and grabbed the money is described as a white male unknown age height or weight, last seen wearing a black shirt with white writing on it, khaki shorts and a bandana. Detectives investigating this case released camera images of both suspects involved in this robbery. Anyone who can identify the individuals responsible, or has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery / Homicide Detectives at 886-2840. 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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Do You Know This Masked Man?

Adam” District
Date: 06/29/2014 4:55 AM
Location: 5600 Leopard Street
Offense: Aggravated Robbery (PC 29.03 First Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1406290051
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a robbery of a convenience store located in the 5600 block of Leopard Street. The 52 year old store clerk told officers that she was behind the counter of the store when a male suspect, that had a  mask over his head, charged into the store with a knife in his hand. The male then walked behind the counter and opened the cash register, grabbed cash and ran out the store. The suspect was described as 5`6″ to 5`7″, stocky male in his late twenties wearing a gray long sleeve shirt, blue pants and brown work boots. Camera images showing the suspect were released by investigators. Anyone who can identify the individual responsible, or has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery / Homicide Detectives at 886-2840. 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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Images of robbery suspect behind counter at store

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Images of robbery suspect behind counter at store

Local Physicians Complain About Attempted Scam

Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 14:59
Location: 600 Elizabeth Street
Information Report
Case Number: 1407230099

The Corpus Christi Police Department received four complaints from four separate physicians Wednesday about calls from an unknown person who claimed to be involved in a drug cartel and held a family member of the physician captive and demanded a ransom. In each case, the physicians learned their family members were not held captive and the call was determined to be a scam. The Corpus Christi Police Department encourages anyone who receives such a call to contact the Police immediately at 886-2600 to report the information. The Corpus Christi Police Department has not received any valid information about any abduction or injuries in exchange for a ransom.

Have You Seen This Truck Or This Stolen Trailer?

“Charlie” District
Date: 07/05//2014 2:42 PM
Location: 5200 Fulwell Drive
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (PC 31.07 State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1407050122
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a report of a stolen trailer at a home in the 5200 block of Fulwell Drive. A 41 year old female told officers that her black 2010 XCEL utility trailer that had an ATV and a Bar B Q pit on it was stolen out of the driveway. The female told officers that the trailer was secured with a lock. Camera images show a white four door truck dragging the trailer away leaving scrape marks on the street. The truck appears to be a Toyota Tundra. 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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Image of a white truck pulling stolen trailer

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Image of white truck pulling stolen trailer

Lock Your Car Or This Guy Is Going To Steal Your Stuff

Date: 07/13/2014 6:30 AM
Location: 4700 Sierra Blanca Blvd.
Offense: Burglary of a Vehicle
Case Number: 1407130124

A 34 year old male called police to report that his 2012 Ford F350 truck had been broken into while it was parked in front of his home in the 4700 block of Sierra Blanca Blvd. Camera images show a male approach the truck and open the driver side door and get in. The suspect removes property from the truck and leaves.  Video surveillance also shows the male walk down the street and check other vehicle doors. The suspect looks to be a male in his mid-twenties with a light t-shirt on and shorts. 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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Camera images of suspect approaching truck

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Camera images of suspect opening truck door