Patrol Report July 14, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 208 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight July 13 to 7:00 a.m. on .July 14, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.


“Bravo” District
Date: 07/13/2014 8:25 PM
Location: Beach Marker 203 Padre Island
Offense: Aggravated Assault (PC 22.02 Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1407130145
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to Beach Marker 203 on Padre Island for a fight. Officers contacted two males who told them that they were helping a group of people get their vehicle out of the sand because it had got stuck. The males placed both of their cell phones on the front seat of their truck. After a few minutes they went to get the phones and they were gone. One of the males then pulled a knife and the other male pulled out a hammer and they both confronted the group wanting to know who took the phones. One member of the group walked up on the blind side of the male holding the hammer and hit him on the side of the head knocking him to the ground. Other members of the group started kicking and hitting the male. By the time officers arrived, only the two males that had their phones stolen were still on the beach. The male that was assaulted was transported to the hospital by CCFD EMS for treatment.


“Charlie” District
Date: 07/13/2014 7:55 PM
Location: 4400 Weber Road
Offense: Robbery (PC 29.02 Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1407130142
A 52 year old female victim reported to police that she was putting gas in her car at a business located in the 4400 block of Weber Rd. when her purse was stolen. The female was standing on the passenger side of her vehicle when she noticed her driver door open up. She stated she observed a male reach in and grab her purse and then get into the passenger side of a white Dodge Durango that was parked next to hers. She ran over to the suspect vehicle but the driver put the vehicle in gear and tried to run over her. A 28 year old male witness said he pulled up and saw a male running from one vehicle and getting into another and heard the female yelling. He was able to provided officers with details about the suspect. The suspect is described as being in his late twenties or early thirties, 5’05” to 5’7” tall, about 140 to 160 pounds with brown hair and glasses. Officers are still looking for suspects involved in this case. Police want to remind people to lock the doors of their vehicles when they are getting fuel, and be aware of cars parked next to you with people sitting inside.


“Charlie” District
Date: 07/13/2014 1:45 AM
Location: 5800 South Staples Street
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated (Class B Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1407130020
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a call about a vehicle that had been involved in a hit and run crash and the driver was thought to be intoxicated. Officers went to a business located in the 5800 block of South Staples St. There they found a 19 year old male witness who said he saw a gray GMC truck strike a vehicle at Holly Rd. and Airline Rd. The witness told officers that the truck`s left tire came off with the impact of the crash. The driver continued going west on Holly Rd. with a missing front tire. The witness followed the vehicle into a parking lot of a business located in the 5800 block of South Staples St. and then detained the driver until officers arrived. Officers contacted Benjamin Ortiz (07-24-1987), and found him to be intoxicated. The crash scene was located in the 6200 block of Holly Rd. Officers determined that the suspect had veered over while traveling east on Holly Rd. and struck a 2000 Nissan four door car that was traveling west. Two victims in the Nissan, a 43 year old driver, and his 9 year old son were not injured. The suspect was charged with driving while intoxicated, a class B misdemeanor, and his vehicle was impounded.



“Delta” District
Date: 07/14/2014 7:45 PM
Location: 734 East Port Avenue
Offense: Criminal Trespass (PC 30.05 Class B Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1407130140
Nickolas Swope (02/02/1979) ran onto the baseball diamond at Whataburger Field during a game between the Corpus Christi Hooks and the Midland Rockhounds. The game was in the bottom of the 5th inning when the Rockhounds pitcher hit a Hooks batter in the leg. The fan came running out of the stands on the third base side and ran toward the pitchers mound with his arm cocked back and his fist up. Another player came running up and pushed the suspect down. Several other players surrounded the suspect, and he was escorted off the field. Corpus Christi Police Officers working at the game found the suspect to be intoxicated and he was arrested. The suspect was also charged with threatening assault on the opposing pitcher, a Class C misdemeanor and criminal trespass for running onto the field, a Class B misdemeanor.


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