Patrol Report 07/20/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 874 calls for service and generated 201 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. July 19 to 7:00 a.m. on July 20, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

Date: 07/19/2015       6:10 AM
Location: 4000 Leopard Street
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
P.C. 29.03       First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1507190041
A 48 year old man driving around looking for a motel room was robbed by several suspects in the 4000 block of Leopard Street.

The man called Corpus Christi Police and told Officers he had been driving around from motel to motel for two hours trying to find one with a vacancy.

When he parked at the Economy Inn, located at 4024 Leopard Street, and was walking toward the front office he was approached by two male and two female suspects. One of the males pointed a gun at his head and demanded he hand over his money. The victim gave up his wallet, that had cash inside, and two cell phones.

The victim was able to provide Officers with a description of the four suspects. They were described as two black males, both wearing white tank top shirts and blue jeans. The two white females were last seen wearing a pink shirt and pink shorts and the other wearing a button up shirt over a black shirt with blue jean shorts.

At this time, no suspects have been arrested.

The victim was not injured.

Date: 07/20/2015       1:00 AM
Location: 3700 Denver Street
Offense: Burglary
P.C. 30.02       First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1507200015
Corpus Christi Police responded to a disturbance with shots fired at a home located in the 3700 block of Denver Street.

When Officers arrived they found Robert Smith (10/19/1974) in the street with a gunshot wound to his right leg. He could not give Officers a clear explanation as to what had happened to him.

After an investigation, Officer determined that Mr. Smith had charged into the residence of a 55 year old male on Denver Street.

Mr. Smith accused the man of assaulting a woman and demanded that he allow him to search his home for her. Mr. Smith grabbed the man by the throat and forced him to walk through the apartment with him while he searched for the women.

The man was able to retrieve a pistol and he forced Mr. Smith out of the apartment. When Mr. Smith again attempted to choke the man, he fired two rounds into the air. This did not stop Mr. Smith and he continued to try and get back into the man’s home.  The man fired another shot, this one striking Mr. Smith in the right leg.

Mr. Smith was arrested for burglary of habitation with intent to commit aggravated assault. He was treated at Spohn Memorial Hospital for the gunshot wound  and then taken to the City Detention Center.

There was no woman found in the apartment of the man.

At this time, Officers do not expect any criminal charges to be brought against the home owner.

Date: 07/20/2015       4:05 AM
Location: 4700 Leopard Street
Offense: Arson
P.C. 28.02       Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1507200033
The owner of Ace Mart, located at 4750 Leopard Street, called Corpus Christi Police after he was at home viewing the surveillance video feed from his store and saw suspects inside.

Officers arrived and found flames coming from the front window of the business. CCFD responded and was able to contain the fire.

Officers spoke to the owner of the business and he told them that while he was reviewing the surveillance video, he observed items scattered around as though someone was ransacking the building. He then saw a flame coming out of what appeared to be a lighter and then the fire start.

The business owner is attempting to make Officers a copy of the video to assist them in the investigation.

At this time no suspects have been arrested.


Date: 07/19/2015       11:15 PM
Location: 4400 Kirkwood Drive O
ffense: Aggravated Assault
P.C. 22.02       Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1507190140
A 19 year old man was able to run away from a suspect that shot him in his hip.

Corpus Christi Police responded to the intersection of Kirkwood Drive and Gollihar Road after the victim ran up to a car and told the two people inside that he had been shot.

When Officers arrived, the victim told them that he was outside his home, in the 4400 block of Kirkwood Drive, when he saw two cars drive up. Four males got out, two from each car, and they surrounded the victim and started hitting him.

One of the men then pulled out a handgun and began shooting at the victim. The victim believes the suspect fired five to six times at him, and he was struck one time in the left hip.

He ran toward Gollihar Road, screaming that he had been shot so that someone would help him. All the suspects fled, and the victim ran to the occupied car for help.

The victim described the men that attacked him as all Hispanic males, 18 to 22 years old. The suspect with the gun was described as being short and skinny with short hair. He was last seen wearing glasses, a blue polo shirt, and blue jeans.

The victim was taken to Spohn Memorial Hospital by CCFD EMS with injuries not believed to be life threatening.

In front of 4410 Kirkwood Drive, Officers found three spent shell casings.

At this time Officers continue to investigate this crime, but no suspects have been arrested.

Date: 07/19/2015       9:25 AM
Location: 3000 Buffalo Street
Offense: Forgery
P.C. 32.21       Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1507190062
Corpus Christi Police responded to assist the fire department at a call for smoke in a room at the Red Roof Inn located at 3030 Buffalo Street.

When Officers arrived there was a lot of smoke in the room, but no fire was located.   Inside the room Officers found several credit cards, identification cards, and counterfeit money.

All of the items were recovered, and an investigation is underway, by Officers, to try and determine who rented the hotel room.

At this time, no suspects have been arrested.

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