Patrol Report 10/13/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 813 calls for service and generated 197 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. October 12 to 7:00 a.m. on October 13, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

Date: 10/13/2015       1:45 AM
Location: 3800 Caravelle Parkway
Offense: Endangering a Child
P.C. 22.041   State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1510130011
The mother of a 6 year old girl was arrested after her child was found wondering around an apartment complex alone.

Corpus Christi Police were called by a couple who found the child alone and crying in the parking lot. The child was able to tell Officers that she had been trying to call her mother on the phone when she did not answer.

She then left her apartment to walk to her grandmother’s apartment. When her grandmother did not answer her door, the child got scared and could not find her way back home.

The child had a cell phone in her possession, and Officers were able to verify that she had tried to call her mother 20 times between midnight and 2:08 AM.

Officers were able to find the mother at another apartment complex in the 5900 block of Weber Road. The mother, Marisela Pruneda (06/17/1990), was arrested for child endangerment.

The child, who was not injured, was released to a family member.


Date: 10/12/2015       5:15 PM
Location: 12200 Up River Road
Offense: Theft of a Firearm
P.C. 31.03   State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1510120106
A 38 year old man called Corpus Christi Police after his vehicle was broken into while it was parked in the driveway of his home located in the 12200 block of Up River Road.

The man told Officers he parked his 2013 Ford F250 truck and left it unlocked. Sometime overnight the suspects removed two firearms, a 20 gauge Remington pump action shotgun and a Benelli Supernova 12 gauge shotgun, from inside of the truck.

At this time, no suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made.


Date: 10/12/2015       3:30 PM
Location: 1800 Roselyn Street
Offense: Burglary
P.C. 30.04   Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1510120090
Witnesses called Corpus Christi Police and followed a man who they had seen break into a vehicle.

Officers arrived and were directed by several neighborhood citizens to a man walking on Horne Road. They told Officers that he had broken into a 2012 Ford truck and taken several items out of the truck and placed them on the sidewalk.

When the owner came out of his home he ran the man off, but then was able to follow him at a safe distance and contact police.

Officers were able to arrest the suspect, David Castaneda (12/22/1981), for burglary.



Date: 10/12/2015       4:35 PM
Location: 5500 Hampshire Road
Offense: Murder
P.C. 19.02   First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1510120003
A second man has been arrested and charged with murder after a stabbing at a home located in the 5500 block of Hampshire Road.

Corpus Christi Police arrested Danny Lee Knutson (01/26/1997) at 4:30 PM on Monday.

Original Post Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to 5500 Hampshire Rd. in reference to a stabbing. Officers contacted 2 male subjects outside of the location, one with blood on his hands. Both subjects were detained while officers investigated.

As the homicide is still being investigated, information is limited. Officers were informed that the 2 subjects and a 59 year old male victim got into an argument which escalated into a fight. At some point a knife was produced and the victim was stabbed several times in the torso area and died from his injuries.

Both male subjects were transported to the police station to be interviewed. Devin Lee Knutson (7-15-1995) was arrested and transported to the city detention center. An 18 year old male is being treated for his injuries and will possibly be booked into the City Detention Center later today.


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