Patrol Report 11/17/2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 985 calls for service and generated   reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. November 15 to 7:00 a.m. on November 16, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.


Date: 11/16/2015       9:25 PM
Location: 8000 Yorktown Boulevard
Offense: Fatal Crash

Case Number: C1504984
Corpus Christi Police responded to the 8000 block of Yorktown Boulevard after a man that was walking in the roadway was hit by a vehicle.

When Officers arrived they found that the 30 year old pedestrian had been struck by the 2013 Chevrolet truck had been killed.

Traffic Officers responded and the crash investigation revealed that the man was walking east on Yorktown Boulevard when the truck, also traveling east, struck him from behind and killed him.  The driver of the truck told Investigators that he did not see the man in the roadway until it was too late. Other witnesses also told Officers that they saw the man dart into the path of other vehicles before he was hit.

While investigating this case, Officers determined that the driver of the truck, Joseph Palmatier (01/27/1982), was under the influence of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

At this time Traffic Officers continue to investigate this case and the driver has not been charged with any crimes in regards to the crash with the pedestrian.


Date: 11/16/2015       1:40 PM
Location: 2200 Bird Island Drive
Offense: Injured Person

Case Number: 1511160096
A 57 year old man was killed when a car he was working on fell on his chest.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a home located in the 2200 block of Bird Island Drive after the man’s wife went outside to check on him, and she found him pinned underneath the passenger side of a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer.

The man, who had been working on the vehicle for several hours, was not responsive when he was rescued. CCFD EMS transported the man to Spohn Memorial Hospital where he later died.



Date: 11/16/2015       11:30 PM
Location: 300 West Saxet Drive
Offense: Burglary with Other Felony Intent
P.C.  30.02     First Degree Felony

Case Number: 1511160204
A 38 year old female called Corpus Christi Police after a man walked into her house, located in the 300 block of West Saxet Drive, and started trying to grab her.

She was able to yell out for her husband as the intruder went into a bedroom.  The husband tried to grab the man with the intent to remove him from the house.  The intruder resisted and the two began to struggle.

During the fight the intruder pulled out a pocket knife and the husband was able to hit the man several times causing a large laceration to the suspects head and face.  The husband was able to get the man out of the house, and when Officers arrived they found the intruder on the sidewalk in front of the home.

CCFD EMS transported the suspect to Spohn Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries.  The 46 year old suspect is currently under guard at the hospital. Once he is released he will be arrested for burglary with intent to commit other felonies.

The couple who lived at the home did not know the intruder, and they were not injured.



Date: 11/16/2015       6:50 PM
Location: 1900 Ennis Joslin Road
Offense: Burglary with Other Felony Intent
P.C.  30.02     First Degree Felony

Case Number: 1511160162
A 24 year old man called Corpus Christi Police after two men kicked in the front door to his apartment, located in the 1900 block of Ennis Joslin Road.

When Officers arrived they found the front door had been forced open and was unsecure.  The victim in the apartment told Officers that two black males kicked in the front door and entered his bedroom and pointed a handgun at him.

The victim said that while one suspect was holding him at gun point, the other seemed to be looking for something.  The second suspect was throwing items around and then he went upstairs.  When he came back down, both suspects left.

The victim was not injured, and he does not believe the suspects took anything. He was not able to give Officers a very good description of the two suspects, but did say he believes his roommate sells drugs.

The roommate was not home at the time, and Officers did found evidence of drugs in his room.

At this time, no arrests have been made.



Date: 11/16/2015       8:35 PM
Location: 10500 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm
P.C.  46.02     Class A Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1511160177
A customer at the Little Caesars Pizza, located in the 10500 block of South Padre Island Drive, called Corpus Christi Police after he saw an employee of the business had a gun in his waistband.

Officers arrived and saw the employee mopping the floor.  They asked him if he had a gun and he said yes.

Officers arrested the employee, Anthony Domanique Martinez (12/04/1997), for unlawful carrying of a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor.

The .380 caliber automatic handgun was located in his waistband and recovered as evidence.



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