Patrol Report 01/18/2016

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 823 calls for service and generated 201 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. January 17 to 7:00 a.m. on January 18, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

Date: 1/18/2016       2:30 AM
Location: 4500 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger
P.C.  49.045    State Jail Felony

Case Number: 1601180017
Corpus Christi Police are investigating a wreck after a man drove off the roadway and crashed his car into some bushes in the median in the 4500 block of South Padre Island Drive.

The crash investigation by Officers determined that the driver of a 2004 Ford Mustang was traveling west along the freeway access road when the driver lost control of his vehicle and ran into some oleander trees between the access road and the freeway.  The car came to rest facing the wrong direction and had a tire missing.

Neither the driver, Martin Venegas  Jr. (10/28/1986), nor his 11 year old son were injured.

After an investigation it was determined that the driver was intoxicated.

He was arrested for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, a felony, and his car was impounded.

The child was released to a sibling.


Date: 1/17/2016       11:45 PM
Location: 3900 Saratoga Boulevard
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
P.C.  29.03      First Degree Felony

Case Number: 1601170132
Corpus Christi Police were called after a man, armed with a gun, walked into the 7 Eleven Store, located at 3957 Saratoga Boulevard, demanding money and cigarettes.

Officers arrived at the store and the female clerk told them that a male suspect wearing a black mask and a dark hoodie came in and demanded cash and two cartons of cigarettes.

After the suspect took the merchandise and money, the clerk was able to see that he  got into a Dodge truck and left going south on Weber Road.

An Officer in the area saw the suspect vehicle and was able to stop the truck in the parking lot of a convenience store located at Weber Road and Bratton Street. The driver matched the clothing description of the suspect that had just robbed the 7 Eleven store down the street.

Officers arrested the suspect, William McKinney (09/05/1993), for aggravated robbery.

They also located a handgun in the truck and it is believed it was used in the robbery.


Date: 1/17/2016       8:30 PM
Location: 3200 South Alameda Street
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
P.C.  29.03      First Degree Felony

Case Number: 1601170106
A clerk at a Dollar Tree called Corpus Christi Police after a man walked into the store with a gun and demanded money.

Officers arrived and the female cashier told them that a Hispanic male wearing blue jeans, a black jacket, with a red bandana, sunglasses, and a dark beanie covering his face, walked in holding a handgun. The suspect demanded money from the cash register.

The suspect was last seen running out of the store toward Glazebrook Street.

At this time, no suspects have been identified


Date: 1/17/2016       4:30 PM
Location: 1200 Flour Bluff Drive
Offense: Theft
P.C.  31.03      Class B Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1601170081
Two men were arrested by Corpus Christi Police after they left the Wal Mart, located in the 1200 block of Flour Bluff Drive, without paying for nearly $230 worth meat.

Store employees saw a black male in the store with empty plastic bags in a shopping cart. They watched as he loaded up the bags with meat from the store and then attempted to push the shopping cart out without paying for the items.

The theft suspect as able to make it into the passenger side of a waiting Ford F150 truck and drive off.

Officers responding to the call were able to stop the truck as it was exiting the parking lot and they arrested the driver, Mark Lawson (02/01/1965).  The man who walked out of the store with the stolen meat, Phillip Guthrie (07/19/1986), was also arrested.

Both men were charged with theft.



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