Patrol Report 08/20/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 917 calls for service and generated 202 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. August 19 to 7:00 a.m. on August 20, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.


Date: 08/18/2015       10:05 PM
Location: 4000 South Staples Street
Offense: Criminal Mischief
P.C. 28.03       Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1508200005
A man was electrocuted and several AEP customers were left without power on the south side of Corpus Christi after the man went onto the property of a power station located in the 4000 block of South Staples Street.

AEP personnel responded to the property to investigate the outage, when they found the 35 year old male on the ground near some copper wires that appear he was trying to remove. The man was severely burned and had serious injuries. He was transported by CCFD EMS to Spohn Memorial Hospital and then flown to San Antonio for further treatment.

The man could face charges of criminal mischief for the damage he did to the AEP power station, and criminal trespass charges for entering the fenced in area.

Date: 08/19/2015       8:20 PM
Location: 3500 Pangani Drive
Offense: Injury to a Child
P.C. 22.04       First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1508190133
A mother was arrested for injury to a child after she hit her son in the head with a large wooden cross causing a severe laceration.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a report by neighbors of a child screaming and covered in blood in front of a home located in the 3500 block of Pangani Drive.

Officers arrived and found the 11 year old boy in his driveway with his mother next to him.

When Officers went inside the child’s home to investigate, they found the child had been assaulted in his bed. Officers determined that his mother, Maricela Garduna-Quintana (01/10/1985), had struck the little boy in the head with the cross causing the injury after an argument between the two. She was arrested for injury to a child.

The child was transported by CCFD EMS to Driscoll Children’s Hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

Child Protective Services was notified and the mothers other two children, ages 9 and 3, were released to relatives.



Date: 08/19/2015       2:05 PM
Location: 1300 Airline Road
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
P.C. 49.04       Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1508190079
Corpus Christi Police responded to a three car crash in the 1300 block of Airline Road and found the at fault driver was intoxicated.

The crash investigation revealed that a female driver of a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe side swiped a 2014 Chrysler 300 sedan in the middle turn lane while traveling south on Airline Road. The driver of the Tahoe then struck a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu sedan stopped at a red light at the intersection of Airline Road and McArdle Street.

After an investigation, the driver of the Tahoe, Melanie Weeden (09/14/1962), was determined to be intoxicated and she was arrested. She was taken to Bay Area Hospital for treatment of minor injuries before being booked into the City Detention Center.

Neither the 50 year old female driver of the Chrysler nor the female driver of the Malibu were injured.

The female suspect was additionally charged with possession of a dangerous drug, a Class A Misdemeanor, after two pills without a prescription were found in a bottle in her purse.


Date: 08/19/2015       8:15 AM
Location: 1700 North Lexington Boulevard
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
P.C. 31.07       State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1508190038
An employee at a business located at 1737 North Lexington Boulevard called Corpus Christi Police after he found the lock off the back gate of a fence on the property had been cut.

The employee also discovered that after the suspects entered the property they stole a 2012 Landa gooseneck flatbed trailer. The trailer had two high power pressure machines on it and they were also stolen. Each machine is valued at $20,000 dollars and the trailer is valued at nearly $10,000 dollars.

At this time Officers have not made an arrest in this case, and have not identified any suspects.



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