The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 1,096 calls for service and generated 177 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. January 26 to 10:00 a.m. on January 27, 2016. This is a sample of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 1:36am
Location: 430 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Burglary to a Building (Penal Code Section 30.02) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1601270005
A 51-year-old man reported damage to a business to Corpus Christi Police in what the 51-year-old man said he believes was a failed burglary attempt that caused more damage to the burglars vehicle than what was taken from the business Wednesday morning.
The 51-year-old man told Corpus Christi Police Officers he discovered damage to his building after the 51-year-old man received a call from his alarm company and went to investigate. The 51-year-old man pointed out that the front glass doors to his building were destroyed and there was a large hole in the wall on the side of his building. The 51-year-old man told Officers he believed the value to repair the front glass doors was about $700 dollars, and then estimated the cost to repair the wall was about $30,000 dollars.
The 51-year-old man showed video of the cause of the damage to Officers and there was a truck driven into the glass door which caused the damage. The video shows a man get out of the truck and learn there was a metal barrier that prohibited entry into the building. The video shows the truck then drive to the side of the building and then strike the wall with the back of the truck to cause the hole in the wall. The video shows the man get out of the truck and try to gather some items from inside the business, but those items were fastened with a cable lock system, so the man got into the truck and left without having any loot.
The man in the video is described as a male, wearing blue jeans, red button up shirt, and a red baseball cap. The truck in the video is described as a white Ford F-250 which now has damage to the rear of the truck. The man has not yet been apprehended by Police.
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2017, 12:02pm
Location: 4800 Saratoga Boulevard
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated (Penal Code Section 49.04) Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1601260051
Corpus Christi Police arrested 42-year-old Leticia Perez (3/9/1973) for Driving While Intoxicated and Eluding/Fleeing Police after a hit and run crash with a parked delivery truck at Saratoga and Everhart yesterday.
A Corpus Christi Police Officer was flagged down by a person on Saratoga at noon and the person alerted the Officer of a van which travelled in the wrong direction on Saratoga Boulevard. The Officer found the van as it travelled in the correct direction of travel, and the Officer was alerted by another Officer that the van, a red 2005 Chrysler Town & Country minivan, was involved in a hit and run at Saratoga and Everhart. The Officer activated his lights and sirens to signal the operator of the van to pull over, but the van continued to travel until it stopped at the 6200 block of Strateford Drive. The Officer met with the operator of the van, Leticia Perez, and determined Perez was intoxicated. The Officer stated in his report that Perez was not cooperative and obtained a warrant to collect a blood specimen. The Officer arrested Perez, took Perez to the hospital to collect a specimen of blood, and then delivered Perez to the city detention center accused of Driving While Intoxicated and Eluding/Fleeing Police.
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 9:43am
Location: 1736 Staples Street
Offense: Fraudulent Use of Identification (Penal Code Section 32.51) State Jail Felony
A 56-year-old man reported a suspicious person at his business located at 1736 Staples Street Tuesday morning which prompted Officers to discover identity crimes with 26 victims.
The 56-year-old man told Officers he called Police because a man parked a silver 1999 Volvo in the parking lot of the business, went inside to ask about paint, then abruptly left the store while an answer was provided. The Officers saw the vehicle in the parking lot with the windows open and rain fell to the interior of the vehicle. The Officers attempted to learn who owned the vehicle and discovered evidence of identification believed to be collected for fraudulent use. The Officers impounded the vehicle and collected the evidence for further investigation. Police Detectives believe they know the identity of the man in this case. The man has not been located by the time of this report.
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.