The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 996 calls for service and generated 201 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. November 19 to 7:00 a.m. on November 20, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 11/19/2015 5:00 PM
Location: 1400 Leopard Street
Offense: Evading Arrest
P.C. 38.04 Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1511190111
A wanted person who tried to hide under a house in the 700 block of Sam Rankin Street, to evade capture, was arrested by Corpus Christi Police.
An Officer, working for the RTA, was at the bus stop in the 1400 block of Leopard Street when he recognized Javier Cantu (04/11/1982) and knew he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to register as a sex offender. When the Officer went to detain the wanted person he ran away on foot down Sam Rankin Street towards Antelope Street.
Officers found the man trying to hide from them underneath a house on Sam Rankin Street and he refused to come out. Corpus Christi Police SWAT and HNT Officers responded to the scene and were able to talk the man into coming out from under the home and he was arrested for the outstanding warrants and for evading police on foot.
Date: 11/19/2015 1:10 PM
Location: 14300 Northwest Boulevard
P.C. 31.03 Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1511190071
A man was arrested after he walked out of a store without paying for a pair of Lucchese alligator skin boots.
A Texas DPS Trooper patrolling the area called Corpus Christi Police for assistance after he was notified by a store employee of the Lone Star Store, located in the 14300 block of Northwest Boulevard, that a man had just walked out of the business without paying for the boots that were valued at $789.
The thief tried to hide in the restroom of a nearby business but he was located by Officers. The suspect, Jason Elliott (01/25/1980), was arrested for theft
Date: 11/19/2015 10:00 AM
Location: 4100 South Staples Street
P.C. 31.03 Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1511190068
A 74 year old man called Corpus Christi Police after he was scammed out of $1150.
The man told Officers that he was contacted by phone a couple of days ago and told he had won $3 million dollars, but in order to claim the winning he needed to wire $1000 via Money Gram. After the man had already wired $1150 and the suspects kept asking for more money, he realized he had been scammed.
Unfortunately it is very difficult to track these type of transactions. Police want citizens to know that these types of scams are occurring in our city and we discourage anyone from sending money to anyone in order to collect winnings.
Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these crimes should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2840. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.