Patrol Report 09/03/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 975 calls for service and generated 205 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. September 2 to 7:00 a.m. on September 3, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

Date: 09/02/2015       6:10 PM
Location: 900 McDonald Street
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C. 22.02       First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1509020117
Corpus Christi Police responded to the report of a shooting in the courtyard area of an apartment located at 933 McDonald Street.

When Officers arrived they determined that a 38 year old man had been shot once on the side of his abdomen by an 18 year old male suspect that he knew.

The investigation revealed that there was an ongoing dispute between the two men and the younger man had threatened the older man during a phone call earlier. The older man told him to come on over, and when the suspect showed up a short time later, he was armed with a handgun.

After a physical fight, the suspect went and got the weapon from the vehicle that he had driven over. The victim was shot one time on his right side by the man.

The offender fled the scene and was not located.

Officers did locate the weapon used in the shooting in a alley behind 709 Flour Bluff Drive.

The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital by CCFD EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

Date: 09/02/2015       11:50 PM
Location: 1900 North Shoreline Boulevard
Offense: Delivery of a Controlled Substance
H.S. 481.114   State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1509020045

The Corpus Christi Police Narcotics Vice Investigations Division conducted an operation at the Barge Dock, located at 1901 North Shoreline Boulevard.

Undercover Officers arranged to buy of Xanax pills from a suspect over a social media website. Suspect, Johnny Trujillo (02/04/1984), the passenger in a vehicle was arrested  after he sold the narcotics to Officers.

The vehicle that the suspect arrived in was driven by a 24 year old female. Officers followed up with a search at her home, located in the 2800 block of Topeka Street.  This resulted in the seizure of an additional 27.02 grams of Xanax, 4.46 grams of marijuana, 314.55 grams of synthetic cannabis packaged for gram-sized sales, and a scale and packaging material.

The male suspect was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, a state jail felony.

At this time, the female has not been charged with a crime.

Topeka 9-2-15

Items seized from the home on Topeka Street

Date: 09/03/2015       1:05 AM
Location: North Staples Street / Comanche Street
Offense: Possession of Marijuana
H.S. 481.121   State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1509030010
A traffic stop by a Corpus Christi Police Officer led to the seizure of a duffle bag full of drugs, a weapon, and a large amount of cash.

Officers stopped the vehicle at the intersection of North Staples Street and Comanche Street and the driver was found to have a suspended license, which led to his arrest.

The driver, Michael Ricaurte (02/05/1984), was arrested and inside his vehicle Officers found 2 1/2 pounds of marijuana packaged in vacuum sealed bags inside a duffle bag. Also in the vehicle was a 9mm handgun with two loaded clips and $1620 in cash.

The driver was additionally charged with possession of marijuana, and unlawful carrying a weapon.


Items seized from the inside of the car

Date: 09/02/2015       7:40 AM
Location: 6900 Weber Road
Offense: Criminal Mischief
P.C. 28.03       State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1509020019
The city traffic signal superintendent called Corpus Christi Police after technicians found the traffic box located at Weber Road and Aaron Drive had been shot an damaged again.

The traffic signal superintendent told Officers that this was the seventh incident of gunshot damage to this traffic control box this year. He showed Officers a large caliber sized bullet hole in the side panel of the box. The Officer also noticed the six other bullet holes on the same panel that had since been repaired with epoxy.

The bullet did damage to the electrical components inside. Total cost of repairs was estimated to be $9,000.


Outside of the traffic box showing all the bullet hole damage


Inside damage to the traffic box showing the bullet hole.


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