Officers Arrest Female In Stolen Car

Date: 10/10/2015       3:55 PM
Location: 700 Airline Road
Offense: Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle
P.C. 31.07   State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1510100120
A female was arrested after she stole a Corpus Christi Police Patrol unit.

Corpus Christi Police Officers were originally dispatched to Airline Road and Lum Street after several witnesses called to report a male and female having a disturbance at the bus stop. An Officer arrived and attempted to contact the couple. When he did, the male ran from him. The Officer was able to catch up to the male as he tried to jump a fence. When he was pulled down off the fence, the male suffered an injury to his arm.

While the Officer was chasing the male, the female, jumped into his marked police car and left. Another Officer arriving at the call, observed the stolen police car traveling on Airline Road toward Ocean Drive with the emergency lights on. That Officer got behind the stolen police unit and attempted to stop it using his emergency lights and sirens.

The female driving the police unit turned onto Ocean Drive, on the wrong side of the road, and traveled a short distance before turning onto private property. The female continued to drive to the back of the property and then exited the patrol car and attempted to run on foot.

Officers were able to catch up to the female, Rachel Vigueria (05/20/1989), a short distance away. The female was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest in vehicle, both felony charges. She was additionally charged with evading arrest on foot, and she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest for probation violation on an original charge for assault.

The police unit did not appear to have any serious damage done to it.

The male that fled on foot from the officer was being treated at Spohn Memorial Hospital and faces possible charges of evading on foot, a Class B misdemeanor.