The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 886 calls for service and generated 224 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. June 22 to 7:00 a.m. on June 23, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 06/23/2015 1:05 AM
Location: 850 Stone Street
Offense: Death Investigation
Case Number: 1506230008
Corpus Christi Police are investigating the death of a one month old infant while he was sleeping in a bed with three other family members.
Officers arrived and were told that the 33 year old mother woke up to feed the child who was sleeping next to her. She found the male infant was not breathing. CCFD EMS transported the baby to Driscoll Children’s Hospital and he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police continue to investigate this death along with Child Protective Services.
Also in the bed was another 3 year old child and the 33 year old father of the two children.
Date: 06/23/2015 2:15 AM
Location: 4200 South Staples Street
Offense: Possession of a Controlled Substance
H.S.C. 481.116 State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1506230013
A female called Corpus Christi Police to report that a man in a car was following her after they both left Club Wicked in the 5400 block of South Staples Street.
She said that a black Ford Mustang was following her Ford Expedition and that both vehicles were traveling north on South Staples Street. Officers were able to stop the Mustang with the male driver at S. Staples Street and Everhart Road.
After an investigation it was determined that the man was intoxicated. The driver, Zaragosa Beltran (07/01/1986), was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
He was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance when three pills believed to be the drug Ecstasy were found in his pants pocket.
Date: 06/22/2015 6:30 PM
Location: 3000 Houston Street
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C. 22.02 First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1506220141
A 53 year old man called Corpus Christi Police after his 26 year old daughter stabbed him in the abdomen with a pocket knife.
The man told officers that he has custody of his daughter’s children and that she is not allowed on the property because she has assaulted him in the past.
The man said his daughter arrived tonight wanting to see her children, but he refused. She began kicking the front door of his home and when he stepped out to confront her, she stabbed him one time in the abdomen.
The female fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival, however, Officers were able to locate her hiding in the backyard of a home in the 1500 block of Wynnwood Drive.
The female, Cecilia Rodriguez (12/11/1988), was arrested for aggravated assault.
The father was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital by CCFD EMS to be treated for his injuries.
Date: 06/22/2015 3:50 PM
Location: 1400 Arlington Drive
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
P.C. 31.07 State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1506220111
A 33 year old man called Corpus Christi Police after his vehicle was stolen from in front of a friend’s home in the 1400 block of Arlington Drive.
The man told Officers he had just gotten out of his 2001 Jeep Cherokee and was getting some items out of the vehicle and left it running. As he was walking out of the home and back to his Jeep to get more stuff out, he saw a man close the back hatch to his Jeep and then get in the driver’s seat and take off.
The man also told Officers that the car dealership where he had purchased the car had the ability to track his vehicle. Officers were able to call the dealership and they directed them to the 5500 block of Leopard Street.
An Officer arrived there and found the male suspect still in the Jeep and pulled over on the side of the road. The Officer was able to arrest the suspect, Paul Torres (04/18/1983), for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
The Jeep was returned to its owner.
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.