Patrol Report 10/01/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 941 calls for service and generated 210 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. September 30 to 7:00 a.m. on October 1, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.


Date: 10/01/2015       2:15 AM
Location: 5700 South Staples Street
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C. 22.02   Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1510010012
Corpus Christi Police were called after a suspect assaulted two other men as they all left a bar in the 5700 block of South Staples Street.

Officers arrived in the parking lot to find a 30 year old male on the ground in the parking lot unconscious. According to his 37 year old wife, they were both leaving the bar when the suspect yelled at her. Her husband went to confront the suspect and he was punched in the face and knocked out. He was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital by CCFD EMS.

Another 29 year old man went to confront the suspect and he was hit in the throat. He was not seriously injured.

Officers were able to arrive in time to take the suspect, Robert Lee Smith (11/12/1968), into custody. He was arrested for aggravated assault for causing serious injury to the first man he hit. He was additionally charged with assault for hitting the other man who came to assist.  


Date: 10/01/2015       2:40 AM
Location: 3700 Thornberry Court
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
P.C. 49.04   Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1510010014
Corpus Christi Police responded to a crash, in the 3700 block of Thornberry Court, involving a car and the back patio of a home.

The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2007 Pontiac G5 sedan was traveling west on Caravelle Parkway when the driver failed to turn at the Liptonshire Drive intersection and continued to travel through a wooden fence and the backyard patio of the home on Thornberry Court.

After an investigation, the driver of the car, Gilbert Garza (11/30/1994), was determined to be intoxicated on synthetic narcotics and he was arrested for DWI.

His passenger, David Nunez (04/19/1992), was also determined to be intoxicated on synthetic narcotics and he was arrested for public intoxication.

No one was injured in the crash.

The home owner estimated at least $500 in damage was done to his property.




Date: 09/30/2015       11:50 AM
Location: 900 Booty Street
Offense: Narcotics Investigation
Case Number: 1509300076
The Corpus Christi Police Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division executed a search warrant, at a home located at 922 Booty Street, that led to the arrest of Priscilla Castillo (12/07/1978) and Christopher Saenz (07/20/1995).

The warrant was the result of an investigation by Officers that originated with several citizen complaints that the female was selling synthetic marijuana from the home.

The search resulted in the recovery of approximately 11.95 grams of synthetic marijuana that were found in individually wrapped bags. Officers also found 83.5 grams of marijuana that was packaged for distribution.

The female was charged with manufacture and delivery of synthetic marijuana, a first degree felony. She was additionally charged with possession of synthetic marijuana and possession of marijuana, both Class B Misdemeanors.

The man was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana, a Class B Misdemeanor.


Items confiscated at 922 Booty Street



Date: 9/30/2015       7:35 PM
Location: 1100 Waldron Road
Offense: Theft
P.C. 31.03   Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1509300149
Three people were arrested by Corpus Christi Police after they stole $382 worth of meat from two separate grocery stores.

Officers were originally dispatched to the Wal Mart Store, located in the 6100 block of Saratoga Boulevard, for a theft of several packages of meat. Before Officers could arrive the suspects fled the store in a vehicle.

A short time later, a second call came in from the Wal Mart Store located in the 1200 block of Flour Bluff Drive about suspects inside stealing packages of meat. Again the suspects managed to escape prior to police arrival.

After missing the suspects at the previous two locations, Officers went to the HEB Plus Store, located in the 1100 block of Waldron Road thinking the suspects were not done stealing meat.

When they arrived they observed the suspect vehicle parked in a handicap space with two females waiting inside. In the backseat of the car, Officers found the meat that had been taken from both Wal Mart stores.

Officers entered the HEB Plus and found a male suspect inside the store and took him into custody.

The two females, Nicki Lawson (01/31/1967) and Amber Warren (03/19/1990), were both arrested for theft. The male suspect, Philip Gutherie (07/19/1986) was also charged with theft.

The recovered stolen meat was valued at $382.45 and it was returned to the Wal Mart Stores.




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