Patrol Report January 4, 2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 147 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight January 3 to 8:00 a.m. January 4, 2015. These are a sample of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

Date: Sunday, January 4, 2015, 1:56am
Location: 10200 State Highway 361
Event: Major vehicle crash with Police
Crash Number: C1500039

Corpus Christi Police responded to a vehicle crash with a Nueces County Constable Patrol car on the 10200 block of State Highway 361 Sunday morning.

Corpus Christi Police learned that a white 2007 Ford Sport Utility Vehicle struck the back of a 2011 Chevy Impala marked patrol car for the Nueces County Constable’s Office on the shoulder of the roadway. The 56-year-old operator of the Sport Utility vehicle was arrested by the Port Aransas Police Department. The 43-year-old Deputy Constable was taken to the hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. The crash was reported by the Corpus Christi Police Department.

Date: Saturday, January 3, 2015, 22:29
Location: 3000 Hilldale Drive
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation (Penal Code Section 30.02) 1st degree felony
Case Number: 1501030103

Corpus Christi Police arrested 34-year-old Eric Javier Garza (9/4/1980) at the 3100 block of Elderberry for burglary of a habitation, evading arrest, and criminal trespass Saturday night.

An 18 year old woman reported a burglary to a habitation on the 3000 block of Hilldale at 10:30pm Saturday night. The 18-year-old woman told Officers she was at a home on Hilldale with a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl when they saw a strange man open the back sliding glass door to the home and come inside. The 18-year-old woman told Officers the unknown man ran out the door when the girls screamed. The 18-year-old woman described the man to the Officers by tattoos and clothing description and the Officers knew the identity of the man because of numerous complaints in the area about the man. The Officers went to the Garza’s parents home nearby and found Garza. Garza has a criminal trespass warning which prohibits him from the home and Officers arrested Garza for burglary, evading arrest, and for the criminal trespassing. Officers then delivered Garza to the city detention center.

Date: Sunday, January 4, 2015, 2:00am
Location: 615 Leopard Street
Offense: Assault on a Public Servant (Penal Code Section 22.01) 3rd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1501040003

A 39-year-old man increased his criminal charges after he bit a Corpus Christi Police Officer and a Corpus Christi City Detention Center employee at the City Detention Center when they attempted to obtain a specimen of his blood Sunday morning.
Corpus Christi Police arrested 39-year-old Joe Sanchez (6/13/1975) at 10:26pm on the 3000 block of Staples Street for Driving While Intoxicated, then obtained a warrant to seize a specimen of blood from Sanchez. The phlebotomist was available at the City Detention Center, so at about 2:00am, the process began to serve the warrant and seize a specimen of blood from Sanchez. Officers said Sanchez resisted, then bit a Police Officer on the hand causing the injury to bleed and then Officers said a Detention Center employee was also bit on the hand causing the injury to bleed.
Officers did obtain a specimen of blood and the two injured men received treatment for their injuries.Officers then applied additional charges to Sanchez.

Date: Saturday, January 3, 2015, 22:14
Location: Gollihar & Kostoryz
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated (Synthetic marijuana) Penal Codee3 Section 49.04; Class B misdemeanor
Case Number: 1501030103

Corpus Christi Police arrested 38-year-old Jose Martinez (11/2/1976) for Driving While Intoxicated at the intersection of Gollihar and Kostoryz Saturday night. Officers observed Martinez operate a blue 2014 Ford Fusion in the wrong direction at about 1 mile per hour. Officers stopped Martinez and found him with a pipe and a substance the Officers believe is synthetic marijuana. Officers arrested Martinez, impounded the car, and obtained a specimen of blood from Martinez. Martinez was then delivered to the city detention center for Driving While Intoxicated.

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