The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 839 calls for service and generated 195 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. January 5 to 7:00 a.m. on January 6, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 1/5/2016 1:40 PM
Location: 3900 Saratoga Boulevard
Offense: Aggravated Kidnapping
P.C. 20.04 First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1601050076
A 35 year old female was able to jump out of a truck that was parked getting gas at a convenience store located at 3958 Saratoga Boulevard, after she was kidnapped by her ex-husband.
It all started when the female was approached by her ex-husband at a restaurant near the intersection of Old Brownsville Road and South Padre Island Drive. He was armed with a handgun and forced himself into the driver seat of the victims 2015 Chevrolet Silverado truck and made her get in the passenger seat.
The ex-husband drove the victim’s truck south on Old Brownsville Road, holding her at gunpoint and making threats to kill her. At one point, the man fired a shot that went into the front passenger floor board near the female.
When the man pulled into the business on Saratoga Boulevard to fill up with gas, the female was able to go inside the store and alert the clerk to call the police.
Officers arrived and arrested the ex-husband, Roland Longoria (07/08/1978), for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, theft of a firearm, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, all felony offenses.
The .45 caliber handgun that the man used in this crime was found in the truck and it was determined to have been stolen out of a vehicle back in October of 2010.
Date: 1/5/2016 11:30 AM
Location: 5400 South Padre Island Drive
P.C. 29.02 Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1601050052
A shoplifter tried to make a run for it through a department store before he was arrested by Corpus Christi Police.
Store employees of the Dillard’s Store, located at La Palmera Mall, witnessed a man putting four Polo hats, valued at nearly $185, into his pants. When the man walked out of the store without paying, employees stopped him outside.
When the employees walked the man back inside the store he ran off, making a big circle around inside the store with employees giving chase. The man then tried to exit out a back door. When employees approached him at the back door he punched one of them in the face.
Officers arrived and were able to arrest, Austin Fair (01/29/1997). He was charged with robbery since he used force in commission of a theft.
The employees of the store were not seriously injured.
Date: 1/5/2016 10:15 AM
Location: 7100 Laramie Lane
P.C. 30.02 Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1601050039
Two men were arrested by Corpus Christi Police after they broke into a home in the 7100 block of Laramie Lane.
A witness saw two men park their car in the parking lot of a convenience store on Rodd Field Road and then they walked to the back fence of a residence behind the business. He saw them remove two boards from the wooden fence and enter the backyard of the home, located in the 7100 block Laramie Lane. He then saw the two men return with two electric guitars and a laptop computer. The witness got the license plate of the vehicle as it left and called police.
Officers arrived and found the back door of the home on Laramie Lane to be unlocked. At about the same time, another Officer saw the suspect vehicle with the two men inside parked at a home in the 800 block of McDonald Street.
Officers arrested Rolando Vidal (07/16/1985) and Anthony Morin (09/11/1959) both for burglary after the homeowner was located and he arrived to identify his stolen property.
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.