The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 199 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight December 18 to 7:00 a.m. on December 19, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 12/19/2014 5:45 PM
Location: 10300 Leopard Street
(PC 30.02 State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1412190022
A 35 year old restaurant owner contacted Corpus Christi Police after he came to his business and found that suspects had broken in and removed the cash register.
The owner believes that the suspects entered his business, located at 10301 Leopard Street, through the drive thru window sometime between 10 PM on December 18 and 5 AM on December 19. It is unknown how much money was taken, but the owner estimated the cash register was valued at $400.
Officers are still investigating this case, and no suspects have been arrested.
Date: 12/19/2014 1:45 AM
Location: 1500 Airline Road
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
(PC49.04 Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1412190009
Corpus Christi Police arrested a man for driving while intoxicated after he crashed his SUV in the drive thru lane of a restaurant.
Officers responded to the business, located at 1502 Airline Road, and found that Jose Castillo (02/05/1975) was driving his 2006 Nissan Pathfinder in the drive thru lane and struck a pole that protected the building.
Officers found damage to the suspect’s vehicle and the pole and after an investigation he was found to be intoxicated.
He was the only person in the vehicle at the time, and was not injured. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor.
Date: 12/18/2014 9:20 PM
Location: 5700 South Staples Street
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
(PC29.03 First Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1412180139
A 26 year old male victim trying to sell a PlayStation to a man he found on Craigslist had his property stolen instead.
The victim called Corpus Christi Police to his apartment complex located at 5757 South Staples Street and told officers he was attempting to sell a new PlayStation 4 on Craigslist when someone sent him a text message stating that they were interested in buying it.
The victim texted back his address as a meeting spot to sell the property and a Hispanic male, in his middle twenties, with a shaved head wearing dark colored jeans, a white shirt, and carrying a dark colored jacket with a stripe on the sleeve showed up just after 9 PM.
After agreeing on a price, the suspect said he needed to go get the money and when he returned, instead of paying, the suspect attempted to grab the gaming system and run. A struggle ensued and both men fell into a neighbor’s glass window.
During the struggle over the property, the suspect said he had a gun, and threatened to shoot the victim. The suspect fled on foot getting away from the victim because he did not have shoes on, and he cut his foot on the broken glass.
Officers did not find the suspect or the PlayStation, and police continue to investigate this crime.
Date: 12/19/2014 4:30 AM
Location: 700 North Staples Street
Offense: Aggravated Assault
(PC 22.02 Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1412190019
A 30 year old male victim called Corpus Christi Police after he was assaulted by another man with the wooden handle of a window squeegee.
Officers contacted the victim, outside of a business, located at 701 North Staples Street and he told them that several subjects were involved in a disturbance in the parking lot. One male grabbed the window squeegee from the water container next to the gas pumps and swung it striking the victim in the head with the handle.
Ali Shabazz Ward (09/11/1980) was arrested for aggravated assault, a second degree felony.
The victim had a severe cut to the top of his head and was transported to the hospital by CCFD EMS.
Date: 12/18/2014 6:20 PM
Location: 3900 Baldwin Boulevard
Case Number: C1405151
Corpus Christi Police responded to a crash after a child ran into traffic and was hit by a car in the 3900 block of Baldwin Boulevard.
The father of the boy, who lives in front of where the accident occurred, told officers that he was loading up his eight kids into his car when the 4 year old boy took off running.
The boy attempted to run across the street, in front of his home, and was struck by a Mazda MX3 sedan traveling west on Baldwin Boulevard. That vehicle was being operated by a 52 year old female, and it was occupied by two other people.
The child was knocked to the ground where he struck his head on the roadway. He had a large bruise and several cuts to his forehead but was conscious and crying when officers arrived. He was transported to Driscoll Children’s Hospital by CCFD EMS with non-life threatening injuries.
At this time no citations have been issued, and no criminal charges are expected to be filed.
Search the website Crimereports.com 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 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.