Patrol Report 09/15/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 1070 calls for service and generated 226 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. September 14 to 7:00 a.m. on September 15, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

Date: 09/15/2015       12:45 AM
Location: 900 Sam Rankin Street
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C. 22.02     Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1509150006
Corpus Christi Police responded to a report of a female walking near the T.C. Ayers Center in the 1700 block of Winnebago Street bleeding from her head.

Officers located the 30 year old female and observed her to have several stab wounds to her head, face and arms. All the victim would tell Officers is that a black female stabbed her, but would not say why or exactly where it happened.

Officers were able to locate the crime scene in the 900 block of Sam Rankin Street.

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

The victim refused to answer Officers questions regarding the assault.

Date: 09/15/2015       1:45 AM
Location: 1900 North Shoreline Boulevard
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
P.C. 49.04     Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1509150017
Corpus Christi Police responded to a call about a man who had parked his truck up on to the grassy median, and passed out, in front of the American Bank Center on North Shoreline Boulevard.

Officers arrived and noticed the 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche truck stopped on top of the median at the end of the road. When they approached the truck, they noticed that the engine was still on and there was someone asleep in the driver’s seat. The truck was still in drive and the driver’s foot was on the brake pedal.

After several unsuccessful knocks on the window to try and wake the driver, Officers noticed that one of the truck windows was slightly open. They were able to use a police baton to roll down the window and open the door.

Once the door was open the truck was placed in park and the keys were removed from the ignition.

After an investigation the driver, Cesar X. Guerra Jr. (09/14/1984), was determined to be intoxicated.   He was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a Class B Misdemeanor, and his truck was impounded.

Date: 09/15/2015       1:30 AM
Location: 3000 McKinzie Road
Offense: Theft
P.C. 31.03     Class C Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1509150015
A Corpus Christi Police Officer was at a convenience store, cleaning his windshield, when the clerk approached him and said there was a female inside the store stealing candy bars.

When the Officer approached the female suspect, he was able to recover the stolen candy, which was in her purse, and return it to the store.

After an investigation, it was determined that the female suspect, Heather S. Canals (05/01/1985), had a total of four outstanding warrants issued for her arrest.

One of the arrest warrants was for possession of dangerous drugs, the other was for manufacturer and delivery of a controlled substance from Nueces County. The female also had an outstanding warrant from Harris County for terroristic threats, and yet another from Kleberg County for probation violation on a previous assault charge.

The female was arrested on all four outstanding warrants, and for theft of the candy.


Date: 09/14/2015       12:40 PM
Location: 700 Cullen Street
Offense: Burglary
P.C. 30.02     Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1509140068
Corpus Christi Police responded to a home, located in the 700 block of Cullen Street, for a burglary in progress with the home owner actively fighting with an intruder.

As Officers were arriving they saw the offender fleeing on a bicycle. Two Officers were able to catch up to the fleeing suspect and take him into custody

The 39 year old female home owner told Officers that her two teenage daughters called her and said someone was trying to break into their home. When she arrived home, her daughters were outside, calling police, and the mother went inside and found three male suspects inside.

The mother started fighting with one of the men, while the other two fled on foot. The fight between the homeowner and the suspect continued outside into the backyard.

A neighbor, who saw the fight, came over to help. The 55 year old female neighbor sprayed the male suspect with a fire extinguisher. The male then produced a knife and attempted to cut the neighbor. At this point he was able to flee on a bicycle and that was when he was caught a short distance away by Officers on Fort Worth Street.

The male suspect, Ruben A. Alba (05/18/1990), was arrested for burglary, and aggravated assault for attempting to use a knife against the neighbor. He was additionally charged with evading arrest.

The two other young Hispanic males that fled the scene on foot were not found.

None of the females were injured during this crime.


Date: 09/14/2015       12:50 PM
Location: 3000 Morgan Avenue
Offense: Theft
P.C. 31.03      State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1509100024
A man was arrested by Corpus Christi Police after he stole his repossessed vehicle from a recovery impound lot located in the 4000 block of Baldwin Boulevard.

Officers originally responded to the recovery yard on Baldwin Boulevard on September 10. The business owner told them that he had repossessed a 2008 Dodge Ram truck in Beeville, Texas the previous day, and when he arrived at work on Thursday, the front gate to the impound yard was broken off, and the repossessed truck was missing. Officers made a report of the stolen truck that day.

On September 14th just before 1 PM, Officers responded to a call at repair garage located in the 3000 block of Morgan Avenue.  The owner of the recovery yard who had repossessed the vehicle was notified that the former owner was at the repair shop attempting to sell parts off the stolen truck.

The owner of the recovery yard went to the repair shop on Morgan Avenue and found the former owner from Beeville Texas there with the stolen truck and he called the police.

When Officers arrived, they confirmed the former owner of the truck, John Costilla (05/21/1989), had showed up there attempting to get them to take off parts of the truck so he could sale them.

The man was arrested for theft, a state jail felony, and the truck was released back to the recovery service.



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