Patrol Report January 16, 2017

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 1228 calls for service and generated 187 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. January 15 to 10:00 a.m. on January 16, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

“Charlie” District

Date: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 21:28
Location: Carroll Lane at Gollihar Road
Offense: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
Case Number: 1701150131

Corpus Christi Police arrested three people for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon while Officers conducted a driver license checkpoint Sunday night at Carroll Lane and Gollihar Road. The checkpoints are set up by direction of a shift supervisor when the call volume is low and operated by strict guidelines which include a specified pattern to stop vehicle (for example, every fourth vehicle that passes through).

Officers stopped a 2003 Dodge Ram truck at the intersection of Gollihar and Carroll Lane during this checkpoint and the Officers noticed the vehicle had a strong odor of burnt marijuana from the interior of the vehicle. The occupants, driver Gabriel Antonio Garcia 09/23/1998 (Convicted Felon), front seat passenger, Rene Rodriguez 12/02/1984 (Convicted Felon), and backseat passenger, Johnnie Ortiz 11/13/1993 (Convicted Felon) were removed from the vehicle due to the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. An Officer conducted a search and located a loaded revolver in a hidden compartment under the cup holder, a pack of synthetic marijuana and a loaded Taurus handgun where Johnnie Ortiz was sitting. The Officers arrested all three men for Unlawful Possession Firearm by Felon. Johnnie Ortiz was also charge with possession of substance PG 2-A and Nueces County warrant for possession of dangerous drugs. The drugs, guns, and money were tagged and placed into the Corpus Christi Police property room as evidence. The guns were not reported as stolen. 

Evidence from Case #1701150131
Evidence from Case #1701150131

Date: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 12:12pm
Location: 3400 Brawner Parkway
Event: Injured Children
Case Number: 1701150065

Corpus Christi Police investigated a crash of an all terrain vehicle in which two children under age ten were injured.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a crash at the 3400 block of Brawner Parkway and learned that a 21 year old man rode around the ditch area on a 4-wheel All Terrain Vehicle with his 5 year old daughter and 7 year old brother in-law with no protective equipment. Officers believe the 21 year old man attempted a tight turn which caused the ATV to roll and throw the children off the vehicle. The Corpus Christi Fire Department Medics told Officers the 7 year old boy may have suffered a left broken leg and then transported the child to Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Both children had numerous scrapes on their elbows, shoulders and face but Officers believe the injuries were non-life threatening. Officers noted in their report the ATV had warnings on the machine for no passengers and no one under the age of 10.

“Delta” District

Date: Monday, January 16, 2017, 3:39am
Location: 1500 Ormond Drive
Offense: Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (Health and Safety Code Section 481.115) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1701160023

Corpus Christi Police arrested 28 year old Norberto Lozano (9/22/1988) for possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop Monday morning at the 1500 block of Ormond.

A Corpus Christi Police Officer conducted a traffic stop of a green Honda Civic at 3:39am for an inoperable driver side brake light. The Officer noticed an odor of marijuana from the vehicle and removed the driver, Norberto Lozano, who was the only occupant. The Officer found a small black tin box with what the Officer believes is black tar heroine and compressed white pills inside the vehicle while he attempted to locate the origin of the marijuana order. The Officer believed the pills looked like Xanax  but noticed the pills did not have the numerical markings.  The Officer conducted some field tests on the pills and believes the pills are compressed cocaine.

Evidence from Case #1701160023

The Officer arrested Lozano for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance in penalty group one, both are felony accusations. The Officer impounded the vehicle and delivered Lozano to the city detention center.

Date: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 22:47
Location: 700 North Shoreline Boulevard
Offense: Hit and Run
Case Number: 1701150133

Corpus Christi Police are investigating several hit and run crashes on Shoreline Boulevard Sunday night which Officers believe are caused by the same vehicle operator.

Corpus Christi Police investigated a crash where Officers believe a Blue Ford Mustang pulled into 601 Shoreline and hit a parked vehicle. Officers reported the Mustang then exited 600 Shoreline and attempted to flee the scene when the Mustang struck a black Jeep on the 700 block of Shoreline. Witnesses told Officers the Mustang fled again before it was located stopped in the middle of the road at the 1100 block of South Shoreline. The Officers found the front passenger was passed out and the driver had fled. The passenger was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The Officers impounded the blue Mustang which had extensive damage to the front and rear of the vehicle. The Officers have not located the driver of the vehicle, but believe they know his identity. No other injuries were reported.

 Search the website 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 Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Operation Stickman

In October of 2016, the CCPD Narcotics Vice Investigations Division initiated a long term undercover operation targeting street level synthetic cannabinoid dealers, primarily focusing on dealers in the downtown area surrounding City Hall.

NVID recognized that synthetic cannabinoid abusers were causing serious quality of life issues with business owners and residents of this neighborhood. Approximately 50% of all drug related arrests and drug seizures by CCPD in 2016 were synthetic cannabinoid related.

The goals of this operation were to:

    • identify dealers
    • conduct undercover narcotics buys from dealers
    • Identify locations where being sold and follow up with search warrants.
    • Obtain arrest warrants for suspects dealing.

The operation consisted of weekly joint operations between NVID and the Operations Division Crime Reduction Unit.

  • NVID undercover officers were assisted by Operations Division Crime Reduction Unit
    • Bikes
    • Enduros
    • Downtown “Gator Units”
  • Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) were very familiar with most suspects
    • Contacted them on a daily basis.

The Operation, dubbed “Operation Stick Man” culminated today when over 30 over     Officers from NVID, CRU, Gang, US Marshal’s Task Force set out to arrest 24 suspects who had sold synthetic cannabinoid to undercover officers.

24 Arrest Warrants

  • 27 delivery cases
  • 2 gang members among suspects
  • Bonds totaling over $1.5 million

Today’s rounded up netted the following 16 arrests (4 were already in jail on other charges):

Offenders                                     Bond

Steven Ramos 12/19/1982              Jail
Dwain Tichey  10/27/1965             $80,000
Mark Chabera 3/03/1995                $80,000
Jared Brannon 8/09/1983               Jail
Victor Flores 1/03/1994                   Jail
Derrick Rexroat 10/10/1974           $80,000
Maydalis  Santiago7/8/1995          $80,000
Vanessa Abrego  9/3/92                  $100,000
Dorina Gallegos 9/11/1978             $100,000
Antonio Romero 12/02/1993         $100,000
Joshua Craney 12/12/1983              $100,000
Christopher Furr 12/7/1983            Jail
Avery Smith 11/25/1982                  $80,000
Israel Maldonado 11/15/1988         $10,000
Juan Garcia 5/01/1968                     $10,000
Daniel Bravo 9/27/1992                  $100,000

All suspects were charged with Felony Manufacture and delivery of controlled substance in Penalty Group 2A, with penalties ranging from 2 to 99 years in prison. Corpus Christi Police Officers will continue to search for the remaining eight suspects. Great job by everyone involved.

Man Charged with Murder of Breanna Wood.

Joseph Mathew Tejeda, DOB 12/13/1990, has been charged with Murder, PC. 19.02, in the death of Breanna Wood.  The accused offender is currently in the Nueces County Jail on an unrelated charge.  Bond has been set for the Murder charge at 1 million dollars.

Investigators obtained the murder warrant after extensive interviews with numerous people.  Physical and circumstantial evidence has  been collected and reviewed.   There are no further arrests for this murder anticipated but the case does remain under investigation.

The Corpus Christi Police Department acknowledges the help and support from the community in solving this case and anyone that might have additional information is encouraged to call 361/886-2840.   You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers  is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Patrol Report January 9, 2017

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 6:12 PM
Location: 2600 Bevcrest
Offense(s): Warrant of Arrest, Failure to Identify, Possession
of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon
Case Number: 1701070070

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 2600 Bevcrest in reference to a disturbance in progress. Information on the call advised that the driver of a blue Scion was threatening to shoot the house. Information also stated that the suspect involved had an active warrant and was in possession of a firearm. Officers arrived and observed a blue Scion leave the scene at a high rate of speed. Officers stopped the vehicle in the area of Bevcrest and Beardmore.

Officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle and the passenger. Neither subject had an ID on them. While officers were talking with the subjects they detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver identified himself as Christopher Moreland and was removed from the vehicle. Due to the nature of the call the driver was checked for weapons and found to have a knife and a empty pistol holster in his waistband. Officers then removed the passenger from the vehicle and discovered that he was sitting on a loaded semi automatic pistol. Both suspects were detained while officers investigated. Officers checked the drivers information and found it was obvious that he was not the person he claimed to be. The driver gave his true name and date of birth (Richard Moreland 7-6-1992) and was found to have an active warrant out of  Austin Pardon and Parole. He was arrested for the warrant and failure to identify as a fugitive. Upon searching the vehicle officers located Marijuana, over 70 packaged pills, a substance believed to heroin, a white substance believed to cocaine, a digital scale and packaging material. Officers arrested Richard Moreland (7-6-1992) and Jacob Rivera (1-31-1998) and transported them to the City Detention Center.


Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017, 12:59 PM
Location: 3000 Antelope
Offense: Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest,
Possession of Dangerous Drugs
Case Number: 1701080059

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 3002 Antelope in reference to a disturbance in progress. A officer was nearby clearing form another call and could hear females yelling and cursing. As officers arrived the female suspect was yelling for the other person to give her money. The suspect was asked several times to calm down and wait by the patrol car. The suspect ignored the officer and began yelling again. The officer again tried to calm the suspect down and escort her from the area. The suspect began to pull away, swing her arms and push the officer. The officer arrested Amber Jean Silvestry (12-28-1983) for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Amber was transported to the City Detention Center. While at The City Detention Center a female guard located a pill inside her waistband of her pants. Amber did not have any type of prescription in her possession. She was additionally charged with possession of a dangerous drug.







Man Steals Paint Sprayer From Home Improvement Store

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 16:37
Location: 1530 Airline Road
Offense: Theft (Penal Code Section 31.03)
Case Number: 1612080092

A 49 year old man reported a theft from a home improvement store to Corpus Christi Police.

The 49 year old man provided Officers with images of a man who stole a paint sprayer valued at ($489.00). The unknown man is described as an adult male who wore a red shirt, baseball cap, tan pants and shoes at the time of the theft.

capture_1 capture_2If you can identify this man, or have any additional information about this theft, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers  is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Police Search for Bank Robber at Kostoryz and Holly

Date: Friday, January 6, 2017, 14:00
Location: 3131 Holly Road
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1701060057

Corpus Christi Police are searching for a man accused of robbing the bank at the corner of Holly and Kostoryz Friday afternoon.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a call for the bank robbery at 2pm Friday in which a man took money by force. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Bank employees told Officers that an unknown man walked into the bank with black pants, a red hoodie, and a black ski mask on his head. Employees told Officers that the man went to the teller and demanded cash. Employees told Officers the man did not see a weapon, but the man made them believe he had a weapon. Employees told Officers the man took the money and ran out the door and left the area in an unknown direction. There were several customers in the bank at the time of the robbery, but no injuries were reported.

Police are now searching the area to locate the man and would like help from the public to identify and locate the man responsible for this robbery.


If you can identify the man responsible, or have any additional information about this robbery, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Patrol Report January 6, 2017

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 5:03 AM
Location: 5041 SPID
Offense: Theft
Case Number: 1701050061

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the Home Depot in reference to a theft that just occurred. The call stated that the suspect were loading items into a tan Jeep. Officers arrived and observed the vehicle attempting to leave the parking lot. Officers stopped the vehicle and contacted the occupants. Officers detained a 34 year old male and a 26 year old female. Officers contacted a loss prevention officer who stated the two suspects were observed going through the store selecting items and hiding them under a blanket inside the store. The loss prevention officer stated that the suspects then went to the vehicle and put the items in the back seat and hid them under a blanket. Officers observed a blanket in the back seat with items wrapped inside.

When officers checked the blanket they observed multiple items, several  that still had the security wiring  on them. The stolen items Totaled $1295.00. It looks as if the suspected thieves were taking home security equipment. The stolen property was returned to the business. Officers arrested Paul Acovio Jr. (1-15-1982) and Johanna Ashley Ramirez (5-22-1990) for theft. Paul was charged with felony theft because of previous theft charges. The vehicle was impounded and both suspects were transported to the City Detention Center.

Date: Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:03 AM
Location: 3700 Piedra Creek Dr.
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation
Case Number: 1701060016

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a call in the 3700 block of Piedra Creek in reference to suspicious activity. Upon arrival officers  made contact with the complainant. He stated that he observed a male with tattoos on his arms loading property from a foreclosed home into a silver passenger car. The complainant stated that he followed the suspect to an address in the 3700 block of Honey Creek.

Officers went to the area of 3700 Honey Creek to contact the suspect. Officers observed a suspect matching the description and tried to make contact. Officers told the suspect to stop but he refused and ran into the garage and then into the residence. Officers were able to contact the suspect and detain him. In the garage were cabinet doors and drawers. Officers were advised by a resident at Honey Creek that those items were new and they did not recognize them. The witness to the burglary was brought to the scene and positively identified the suspect. Officers arrested Terrell Tavin Wyatt (7-16-1980) and transported him to the City Detention Center.


Police Search for Failed Bank Robbers

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 11:14am
Location:4145 Alameda Street
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1701050050

Corpus Christi Police are searching for two men who tried to rob a bank at Alameda and Everhart Thursday morning, but were stopped by a security guard on duty at the bank.

Corpus Christi Police responded to the bank at 11:14am Thursday morning and met the security guard who explained that two men in hoodies went to the bank front door but were stopped right away because the hooded men wore masks. The security guard saw that one of the hooded men had a pistol in his hand which was dropped as the two men were confronted by the security guard. The security guard told Officers that the masked men ran around the exterior of the bank and escaped. Corpus Christi Police Robbery/Homicide Detectives are now searching for the two men.

This image shows a man Detectives believe is one of the suspects who visited the bank at a previous time.

img_5002 img_5003 img_5004 img_5005If you can identify these men, or have any additional information about this robbery, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Patrol Report January5, 2017

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 2:12 AM
Location: Rosebud and Santa Fe
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
Case Number: 1701050008

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Santa Fe and Rosebud in reference to a major accident. Upon arrival officers observed a 2014 Volkswagon Jetta on its roof unoccupied. Officers made contact with the female suspect who stated that she was in the vehicle and got out before police arrived. The suspect denied driving the vehicle and stated that another man was driving. The suspect had a strong odor of  alcohol on her breath, slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet. The suspect had injuries consistent with seatbelt abrasions from sitting in the drivers seat. The suspect when asked how she got out of the vehicle, motioned to her right hip how she unbuckled her seat belt which was consistent with sitting in the drivers seat. Officers checked with the person that the suspect said was with her. The subject was a long way from the accident, had no injuries and told officers that he was not in a accident with the suspect. Officers developed enough probable cause and arrested Sierra Blackstone (11-21-1990) for DWI. She was transported to Spohn Shoreline to be medically cleared and the transported to the City Detention Center.

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 3:50 AM
Location: 4600 Christie
Offense: Assault Family Violence
Case Number: 1701050015

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 4600 Christie in reference to a disturbance with a weapon. Officers arrived and made contact with the 25 year old female victim. She stated that the 25 year old male suspect was inside the residence with their 5 year old son. The victim stated that the suspect became angry after going through her cellphone. The suspect grabbed the victim and threw her out of the house. The victim went around the house trying to get back in. She went to a bedroom window and started to remove the A/C unit. The suspect grabbed a gun and was pulling on the A/C to keep it from being removed. At some point the gun went off but did not strike anyone.

Due to a gun being involved, officers surrounded the house and called the suspect out numerous times. The suspect finally came out holding the child and was taken into custody without incident. Officers found the gun, a amount if marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested James Womack Heslip (05-18-1991) for assault family violence, discharging a firearm, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the City Detention Center.

Patrol Report January 4, 2017

Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 10:04 PM
Location: 5901 Weber
Offense: Robbery, Burglary of a Habitation
Case Number: 1701030167

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 5901 Weber in reference to a burglary with a gun. Officers arrived and made contact with the 22 year old female victim. The victim advised that a female knocked on her door and asked for a male by his nickname. When the victim opened the door to talk to the female suspect, the female suspect and 2 other males forced their way into the apartment. One of the males took out a gun and asked for a male by name and asked for his stuff. The victim stated that the suspects also asked for another male as well. The victim told the suspects that the person was not here and he did not keep his stuff there. The suspects ransacked the apartment taking some electronics.  As they were leaving they took the victims wallet in case she called the police.

The suspects were described as a white female in her late teens to early twenties, 5 feet 11 inches tall, medium dirty blonde hair and wearing a long sleeve shirt and hoodie. Two black males, 1 approximately 6 feet, thin and clean shaven. The other approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, medium build and short hair. The victim was not injured.

If you have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 1:28 AM
Location: 3000 Elgin
Offense: Aggravated Assault, Deadly Conduct
Case Number: 1701040010

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 3000 Elgin in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived and contacted the victims father who advised that his son had been shot. Officers contacted the 27 year old male victim who was conscious and responsive. The victim had been shot several times in the lower back area. The victim advised that he had just spoken to a male subject outside. As he was walking into the residence numerous shots were fired into the house striking the victim. There were 4 other people inside the house that were not injured. The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial with non life threatening injuries. The suspect may have been driving a gold 4-door vehicle possible a Buick.

If you have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

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