Patrol Report 09/21/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 834 calls for service and generated 213 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. September 20 to 7:00 a.m. on September 21, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.


Date: 09/20/2015       10:40 PM
Location: 5400 Leopard Street
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
P.C. 31.07     State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1509200170
The manager of a business called Corpus Christi Police after he was driving down Leopard Street and saw one of his company trucks pulling into the parking lot of a motel on Leopard Street.

Officers responded and found the suspect who had been driving the truck, Geary Luster (11/07/1963).   After some investigation, Officers determined that the suspect got inside a fenced in parking lot of a business located at 401 Navigation Boulevard.

Once inside, he burglarized another company truck. All the stolen equipment from that truck was put into a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado company truck that he then stole.

The suspect then drove the stolen truck through the chain link fence.  The suspect also lied to Officers about his name when asked.

The suspect was charged with burglary, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief, and criminal trespass. He was additionally charged with giving a false name and having an outstanding parole violation warrant.

All of the stolen property was returned to the business manager.


Date: 09/20/2015       1:05 PM
Location: 6600 South Staples Street
Offense: Death Investigation
Case Number: 1509200088
Corpus Christi Police responded to an unconscious baby, not breathing, at an apartment located in the 6600 block of South Staples Street.

When Officers arrived they found a 23 month old female on a bedroom floor being treated by CCFD EMS. Inside the apartment, Officers spoke to two females who told them that they were in the process of adopting the child out of foster care.

They said that they put the child to bed and woke up to find her in her crib, not breathing.

The child was transported to Spohn South Hospital by CCFD EMS and pronounced dead.

At this time, Officers are still investigating this case.


Date: 09/20/2015       5:05 PM
Location: 3100 Reid Drive
Offense: Robbery
P.C. 29.02     Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1509200127
A 41 year old man called Corpus Christi Police after he was assaulted and his groceries were stolen.

The victim told Officers that he left the HEB, located in the 3100 block of South Alameda Street, and was walking on Reid Street behind the store, when he was approached by a black male suspect.

The victim told Officers that he has seen the suspect in the area around the store before asking people for money.

The victim said that the man told him to give him the groceries he was carrying. When the victim refused, the suspect punched him in the head.

The victim was not seriously inured.

The value of the groceries was estimated to be $35.


Date: 09/21/2015       12:20 AM
Location: 100 Southern Street
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
P.C. 49.04     Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1509210009
A 45 year old man was unloading items from his vehicle when a passing car struck him and his truck in the 100 block of Southern Street.

A female was driving her 2015 Nissan Altima sedan on Southern Street when she veered off the roadway and struck the parked 2008 Chevrolet Silverado truck and its owner.

After the crash, the female driver, left her car at the scene, and walked away on foot.

Officers located the female, Jennifer Piwetz (10/05/1976), just down the street and took her into custody. She was not injured, but the man that was struck, did suffer a cut to his head and he was transported by CCFD EMS to Spohn Memorial Hospital.

After an investigation, it was determined that the female was intoxicated, and she was arrested.


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