Patrol Report 09/23/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 902 calls for service and generated 215 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. September 22 to 7:00 a.m. on September 23, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.


Date: 09/23/2015       12:30 AM
Location: 800 Harmon Street
Offense: Possession of Marijuana
H.S.C. 481.121 State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1509230004
A Corpus Christi Police Officer on a traffic stop in the 800 block of Harmon Street found two females in possession of marijuana.

The Officer had stopped the 2000 Buick sedan after the driver failed to use a signal to make a turn. When the Officer determined that no one in the vehicle had a driver’s license and there was no insurance on the car he decided to impound it.

Once the female passenger, Brandy Deleon (11/29/1991), was outside the car, the Officer noticed that she had a large bulge in her front waistband.  Once the package was removed, 17 individual bags of marijuana, weighing 4.3 ounces, was found.

The driver of the vehicle, Stephanie Lemos (12/20/1983), was also found to be in possession of 1 bag of marijuana.

The passenger was charged with possession of marijuana, a state jail felony.

The driver was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor.


Date: 09/23/2015       12:55 AM
Location: 4000 Ayers Street
Offense: Assault
P.C. 22.01   Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1509230001
A 20 year old women called Corpus Christi Police after she was hit in the face with a baby bottle by her boyfriend.

The female victim told Officers that her boyfriend showed up at their apartment, located in the 4000 block of Ayers Street, trying to pick up their child.

The two began to argue and the boyfriend forced his way into the apartment and he began to slap her. He then grabbed a baby bottle and hit her in the left eye about three times with it.

Officers arrived and arrested the boyfriend, Gustavo Utrera (07/14/1993), for assault, a Class A misdemeanor.

The female did not suffer any serious injuries.



Date: 09/22/2015       12:45 AM
Location: 4000 State Highway 181
Offense: Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle
P.C. 31.07  State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1509220080
A 45 year old female called Corpus Christi Police after her car was stolen after she parked it at a motel on North Beach.

The female said she drove to the motel to meet a friend and while there, she refused to give a man who was outside the motel a ride.
She went inside the motel and when she returned outside, her 1997 Chrysler Concorde sedan had been stolen.

A short time later, Officers found the car parked and abandoned at the gas pumps of a convenience store located in the 4000 block of State Highway 181.

When Officers went inside the store to investigate, the clerk was able to show them video of who had parked the car at the pumps. He also said the man had come into the store and bought several items then left the store and the car and took off walking.

Officers located the man, Dionicio Delapaz (06/07/1972), a short distance away. The female told Officers it was the same man that she refused to give a ride to earlier in the day. The man was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and additionally charged with theft after money from her purse were found to be stolen.



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