Patrol Report August 18, 2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 220 original reports for criminal complaints between August 17 and August 18, 2015. These are a sample of the criminal complaints filed with the Corpus Christi Police Department during that time.

“Charlie” District

Date: Monday, August 17, 2015 20:26
Location: 3300 Staples Street
Event: Vehicle Crash with Fatal Injuries
Case Number: 1508170141
A vehicle struck a pedestrian on the 3300 block of Staples Street Monday night and the pedestrian did not survive. Corpus Christi Police responded to a vehicle crash at 8:26pm Monday night and learned a maroon 2004 Chevy Tahoe struck a 44-year-old woman in the road. An ambulance took the 44-year-old woman to the hospital for treatment, but the 44-year-old woman died. Officers learned the 44-year-old woman crossed the street and not in a crosswalk when the Tahoe struck the woman. The 30-year-old man who operated the Tahoe was not issued any citations or accused of any criminal charges. Officers do not believe the 30-year-old man was intoxicated at the time of the crash and investigators will wait for results from the medical examiner’s evaluation of the 44-year-old woman to determine specific conclusions of the event. Investigators from the  Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section conducted laser mapping of the area and impounded the Tahoe while they conduct the investigation. The 30-year-old man was released at the scene.

Date: Monday, August 17, 2015, 22:13
Location: 3300 Staples Street

Offense: Driving While Intoxicated with 2 or more previous convictions (Penal Code Section 49.04) 3rd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1508170158
Corpus Christi Police arrested a 53-year-old man for Driving While Intoxicated Monday night after the 53-year-old man drove through an area closed to traffic while Traffic Safety Investigators gathered evidence from a vehicle crash scene with a fatal injury on the 3300 block of Staples Street. Officers rushed to gain the attention of a driver who drove a white 2002 Mitsubishi Galant passed barriers and Officers through a crash scene at 10:13pm. Officers got the driver, 53-year-old Donald Bates (4/3/1962) to stop the car and the Officers believed Bates had consumed alcoholic beverages. Officers arrested Bates for Driving While Intoxicated (with at least 2 previous convictions of Driving While Intoxicated), a warrant for Bates’ arrest for failure to appear for an intoxicated driving charge, and for possession of a controlled substance. Officers impounded the vehicle and took Bates to the hospital to collect a specimen of his blood for evidence. Officers then delivered Bates to the city detention center.

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