Patrol Report July 11, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 222 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight July 10 to 7:00 a.m. on .July 11, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.


“Adam” District
Date: 07/11/2014 4:00 AM
Location: 3600 Leopard Street
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (PC 31.07 State Jail Felony)

Case Number: 1406290086
A Corpus Christi Police Officer checking the parking lot of a business located in the 3600 block of Leopard St. noticed a blue Chevrolet truck with a paper license tag that returned to another vehicle. The registration sticker on the windshield revealed the truck was reported stolen on June 29, 2014 from an address in the 1900 block of Saratoga Blvd. The officer set up on the vehicle and after several minutes, the truck pulled out onto Leopard St. Officers contacted the driver Paul Warner (10/17/1982) and a passenger Johnathan Phillips (02/06/1986) in the stolen vehicle and both were taken into custody without incident.


“Bravo” District
Date: 07/10/2014 10:00 PM
Location: 7200 State Highway 358 East
Offense: Driving While intoxicated (PC 49.04 Class B Misdemeanor)

Case Number: 1407100146
The victim of a hit and run crash called police after a 2007 black Mercedes Benz struck his car as both were traveling east on State Highway 358 near Rodd Field Rd. The caller told police that after the suspect struck his vehicle it continued traveling east on the freeway and he was following it. Officers caught up to the suspect and the caller  on Park Road 22 and Whitecap Blvd. There the suspect had stopped to fill up with gas. Officers contacted the driver, Juan Garcia (06/06/1976) and found him to be intoxicated. He was arrested, and his vehicle was impounded. In addition to the driving while intoxicated charge, the suspect was also found to be operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.


“Bravo” District
Date: 07/10/2014 1:35 PM
Location: 3100 Halifax Drive
Offense: Aggravated Robbery (PC 29.03 First Degree Felony)

Case Number: 1407100065
Corpus Christi Police responded to a home in the 3100 block of Halifax Drive for a robbery with weapons. Two female victims told officers they were moving items out of the house and had left the front door open. While inside the house they saw a male suspect described as being 5`7″ tall and 120-140 pounds with tattoos covering both arms enter the house caring a crowbar. The suspect demanded the keys to the truck parked out front. The male began walking toward them and they attempted to run into one of the bedrooms but a second male entered the house and grabbed one of the females by the arm. The second male was described as being about 5`8″-5`9″ tall and 170-190 pounds wearing an orange or yellow towel over his face. He was also carrying a crowbar and a large knife. The suspects took wallets and cell phones belonging to the victims and then began to try and remove a television. While they were both working to unplug the TV one of the females ran outside yelling and screaming for help. As she was running through the yard she fell and one of the suspects jumped on top of her and attempted to cover her mouth. The victim continued to yell, and the suspect took off running. The female was able to make it to a neighbor’s home and call the police. While this was occurring the second suspect was still inside the home with the other female. He left the house with the TV and cable box and went to a white Chevrolet Malibu four door car that was parked nearby. Inside the vehicle was a female in the drivers seat. A 45 year old male witness then got involved, and he approached the male with the TV. The suspect put the TV down and began swinging the crowbar at the witness. The suspect then picked up the TV and ran to the corner of Halifax St. and Calgary St. and hid in some bushes. A short time later the female driving the white vehicle pulled up and called the male out of the bushes. The male threw the TV in the back seat and got into vehicle. The second suspect then appeared from hiding and he jumped on the trunk of the vehicle and they drove away.



“Charlie” District
Date: 07/10/2014 11:25 PM
Location: 5600 Weber Road
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated (PC 49.04 Class B Misdemeanor)

Case Number: 1407100153
Corpus Christi Police responded to a crash at the intersection of Weber Rd. and Holly Rd. The crash investigation showed that a 2001 Hyundai Sonata four door operated by a 21 year old female and occupied by a 9 month old child was stopped at the red light facing south on Weber Rd. when the vehicle they were in was struck from behind by a 2004 Lexus SUV driven by Amanda Moya (08/15/1985). Upon investigation, Ms. Moya was found to be intoxicated and arrested, for driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor and her vehicle was impounded. The driver and infant in the car that was struck from behind were both transported by CCFD EMS to the hospital for treatment.



“Charlie” District
Date: 07/10/2014 11:25 PM
Location: 7200 Sun Valley Drive
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated (PC 49.04 Class B Misdemeanor)

Case Number: 1407100154
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a call involving a vehicle that had crashed into a fence, storage shed, another fence and had come to rest in the backyard of a home in the 4200 block of Snowbird St.  Witnesses saw the driver abandon the vehicle and then take off running. Officers on the scene were familiar with the vehicle and knew who usually drove it. They went to another address in the 4200 block of Snowbird St. to see if the suspect had run home. While outside the home, officers observed Juan Sanchez (05/01/1992) hiding behind a vehicle parked in the driveway. He was also found to have outstanding warrants for his arrest and they took him into custody. The crash investigation revealed that the suspect vehicle was traveling west on Cedar Pass Dr. at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and struck the two wooden fences, and a shed. Officers also determined that the suspect was intoxicated. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries he received as a result of being involved in the crash, and to provide a specimen of blood. When officers arrived at the City Detention Center the suspect attempted to escape from custody. While officers were having him exit the patrol car the suspect managed to slip his left arm from the handcuff making both hands free. He pushed off as he exited the car and ran toward Upper Broadway St. Officers gave chase and caught up to the suspect and attempted to place his hands behind his back to be handcuffed.   He kept his hands in front of his body even after being ordered numerous times to place his hands behind his back. The suspect refused officers commands and he attempted to get up with officers holding him down. After a brief struggle the suspect was handcuffed and escorted back to the jail. He was additionally charged with escape from custody and resisting arrest, both a Class A misdemeanors.


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