Police Arrest 16 Year Old Boy In Connection To Padre Island Burglaries

Occurred Monday, October 08, 2012, 9:05am, Cutlass Avenue at Dyna Street, Evading Arrest 1210080035

                A 16-year-old boy was apprehended by police Monday morning in relation to burglaries on Padre Island.

A Corpus Christi Police Patrol Officer investigated an unoccupied 2004 Jeep Wrangler that was parked near Cutlass Avenue and Dyna Street on Padre Island and called in by neighbors as a vehicle that was possibly involved in recent residential burglaries. A 16-year-old boy and a woman approached the police officer. The 16-year-old boy wore blue jeans and a light color shirt and had short hair. The 16-year-old boy matched the description of a suspect in the burglaries so the police officer patted the 16-year-old boy for weapons.

The police officer discovered a pry bar in the boy’s pocket and the 16-year-old boy struck the officer in the head with an elbow and then ran from the police officer.

The Corpus Christi Police Patrol K9 unit responded to search for the boy in the area of Coral Cay and Gypsy. The K9 handler saw the front door of 15422 Seamount Cay was broken open. The officer and the dog entered the apartment and the dog led the officer to an upstairs closet and directly to the 16-year-old boy.

The boy was apprehended and delivered to the Nueces County Juvenile Detention Center for resisting arrest (a Class A misdemeanor), Evading Arrest with prior conviction (State Jail Felony) and for a warrant for his arrest for previous charges of burglary and evading arrest.

Police are searching for the woman in this event after she left while the officer struggled with the 16-year-old boy. The woman is described as a white woman between 18 and 22 years of age, 5ft. 8 inches tall, about 185 pounds with brown hair and light skin.

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