Patrol Report 12/18/2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 201 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight December 17 to 7:00 a.m. on December 18, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.


“Bravo” District
Date: 12/17/2014        2:30 PM
Location: 4200 South Alameda Street
Offense: Forgery
(PC 32.21       State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1412170092
Two bank tellers called Corpus Christi Police after a man came into the business attempting to cash a stolen check.  Officers responded to the bank located at 4251 S. Alameda St. and found the suspect sitting in the lobby.

An investigation revealed that a 32 year old male victim had several personal checks stolen and there was an alert on his account.  When the suspect came into the bank attempting to cash the check for over $900, the tellers called the victim who said he did not write anyone a check and did not know the suspect.

Officers arrested Marelle Julien (08/22/1985) and he has been charged with forgery, a state jail felony.




“Bravo” District
Date: 12/17/2014        5:45 PM
Location: 1300 Airline Road
Offense: Credit Card Abuse
(PC 32.31       State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1412170124
A 25 year old store employee called Corpus Christi Police after he saw a man walk out of a department store without paying for some merchandise.

Officers responded to the Sears Store located at 1305 Airline Rd. and were told that the employee observed a male suspect walk out of the store with a speaker. The employee also told officers that the suspect walked to a parked truck that was driven by a female and put the property inside.  The couple then drove around to the merchandise pick up area of the store to get two televisions that the male had purchased with a stolen bank debit card.

An investigation revealed that the suspect had used the stolen card to purchase one speaker valued at $50, a tablet valued at $280, two televisions valued at $940 and a printer valued at $100.   As the suspect walked out of the store with all of the items, except for the televisions,  the store employee saw him steal another speaker and leave the store without paying for it.

Officers found both the male and female in their truck waiting for the two televisions that they had purchased to be loaded.

Officers arrested the female, Lina Zapata (01/04/1970), for shoplifting, a class B misdemeanor.  Matthew Grove (05/15/1977) was arrested for credit card abuse, a state jail felony, shoplifting,  Class A misdemeanor, and failure to identify when he gave officers another person’s identification card.


“Bravo” District
Date: 12/18/2014        1:48 AM
Location: 2000 Airline Road
Offense: Crash
Case Number: C1405140
Corpus Christi Police investigated a crash in which a vehicle ran into an apartment at 2002 Airline Road.

The, 26 year old female, driver told officers that she turned her 2013 Ford Focus into the Candlewood Apartment complex too early, then overcorrected and drove into one of the apartments.

There was an estimated $6000 in damage done to the brick wall of apartment #101. Although the tenants of the apartment were asleep inside, there were no injuries reported.

The driver did not appear to be intoxicated and she was also not injured.

The driver could be issued traffic citations related to this crash, but no criminal charges are expected to be filed. .


“Charlie” District
Date: 12/18/2014        2:41 AM
Location: 1300 Airline Road
Offense: Theft
(PC31.03        State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1412180010
Two men sitting on a bus bench at 3 AM with several thousand dollars’ worth of tools were both arrested by Corpus Christi Police after the tools were determined to be stolen.

Officers responded to a call about the suspicious males in the 5300 block of Everhart Road.  Once they arrived they found Douglas Castleberry (05/04/1972) and Billie Williams (02/05/1988) sitting on the bench attempting to hide various tree trimming tools.

The officers were able to locate the 54 year old owner of the tools and he came to the scene and identified the property as his. The victim said that the two men had worked for him in the past, but they did not have permission to remove the equipment.

Officers recovered the tools valued at over $2700 and gave them back to the owner.

Both suspects were charged with felony theft.



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