The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 904 calls for service and generated 207 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. December 23 to 7:00 a.m. on December 24, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 12/24/2015 1:10 AM
Location: 300 State Highway 358 East
Case Number: C1505582
Both east and west bound lanes of State Highway 358 near Bear Lane had to be closed while Corpus Christi Police investigated a crash.
Officers arrived and determined that a 2004 Ford truck driven by an 18 year old man was traveling east when the driver lost control of his vehicle and hit the outside cement wall. After striking the wall, the truck traveled back across all three lanes of the freeway, and hit a Hummer HU3 driven by a 20 year old man. The Hummer was then forced into a 2005 Ford Expedition that was occupied by six people. The force of that crash sent the Hummer across the center barricade and onto westbound lanes of the freeway.
Seven people were transported by CCFD EMS to hospitals. Five, including a 9 year old female and a 2 year old boy all went to Spohn Memorial Hospital. Two other children, a 10 year old boy and a six month old female were taken to Driscoll Children’s Hospital.
Those children were all traveling in the Ford Expedition.
None of the injuries appear to be life threatening.
The freeway was reopened about an hour later.
Date: 12/24/2015 12:20 AM
Location: 3300 South Port Avenue
Offense: Theft of Vehicle / Driving While Intoxicated
P.C. 31.07 State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1512240010
Corpus Christi Police arrested a man after he crashed his truck into a car dealership in the 3300 block of South Port Avenue, then stole a vehicle from the dealership and crashed it into a fence in the 600 block of North 19th Street.
The investigation by police determined that Timothy Sellstrom (01/13/1988) was driving his Ford F250 truck on South Port Avenue when he lost control and crashed into a fence surrounding a car lot at 3301 South Port Avenue and damaged several vehicles in the parking lot.
The suspect then exited his truck went to a Ford Fusion, got into it and began to leave. The Fusion was parked underneath a car port with a Chevrolet truck parked behind it and blocking his exit. He then used the Fusion to push the truck out of the way so he could leave. The truck sustained front end damage from being hit repeatedly trying to move it. When leaving in the Fusion, he hit a parked red Mitsubishi car, and took out more fence and a gate.
Once out of the car lot, the suspect was driving the stolen Fusion in the 2200 block of Comanche Street when he lost control and went through a fence at a business located at 601 North 19th Street. He was found there by Officers and arrested.
After an investigation, Officers determined the suspect was under the influence of drugs. He was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, felony criminal mischief, and driving while intoxicated.
It is estimated that the suspect did over $7,500 in damage at the car lot on South Port Avenue, and did another $1,500 in damage to the fence at the business on North 19th Street.
Damage done to fence and truck at 3301 South Port Avenue
Damage done to fence at 3301 South Port Avenue
Damage done to a car at 3301 South Port Avenue
Damage done to a gate at 3301 South Port Avenue
Date: 12/23/2015 10:28 PM
Location: 700 Tenth Street
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C. 22.02 First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1512230133
A 54 year old female was arrested by Corpus Christi Police after she tried to stab a 61 year old man in the stomach with a kitchen knife at their home in the 700 block of Tenth Street.
A neighbor who heard the couple fighting called police and when they arrived they were told that the two had been drinking heavily earlier in the evening and then began yelling at each other.
The verbal disturbance turned physical when the female went to the kitchen and grabbed a knife and tried to stab the man in the stomach. He was able to get the knife out of her hands without being injured.
The female, Sara Escatiola (03/29/1961), was arrested for aggravated assault.
Date: 12/24/2015 4:10 AM
Location: 200 Clemmer Street
Offense: Criminal Mischief
P.C. 28.03 Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1512240022
A female was arrested by Corpus Christi Police after she went to her ex-boyfriend’s home, located in the 200 block of Clemmer Street, and destroyed his truck that was parked out front.
Officers and were told by the man that he saw his ex-girlfriend use a bat to break the windows to his 2000 Dodge truck and a window to his house. The female also broke the tail lamp covers, and the front windshield.
Officer located the female, Isabel Rodriguez (04/07/1979), and she was arrested for criminal mischief.
Damage to the man’s truck was estimated to be nearly $2000.
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.