Patrol Report 03/08/2016

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 854 calls for service and generated 209 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. March 7 to 7:00 a.m. on March 8, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.


Date: 3/07/2016          7:00 AM
Location: 5900 Skyline Drive
Offense: Burglary

P.C.  30.02      Second Degree Felony

Case Number: 1603070030
An alert female passing by notified Corpus Christi Police of two men acting suspiciously after she saw them trying to cover up a large TV set while they were walking in the 5900 block of Skyline Drive.

Officers arrived and found the two men sitting near the road with a Samsung 50 inch Plasma television.  The two suspects tried to convince Officers that the TV belonged to them and that they were just carrying it to their home.

After an investigation, it was determined that the two suspects had entered a trailer in the 5900 block of Skyline Drive through a back window and removed the TV from one of the bedrooms.  The 51 year old home owner was contacted and he positively identified the stolen property as belonging to him.

Officers arrested both suspects, Aaron Spangenberg (07/09/1997) and James Zavala (07/30/1997) for burglary.


Date: 3/08/2016          3:05 AM
Location: 5900 Golden Canyon Drive
Offense: Aggravated Assault

P.C.  22.02      Second Degree Felony

Case Number: 1603080011
Corpus Christi Police arrested a man after he was seen acting suspiciously around some vehicles that were parked in the 5900 block of Golden Canyon Drive, then during a struggle with the owner of the truck, stabbed him in the head with a box cutter.

Police were told that two men inside a home, a father and son, saw a suspicious man standing near one of their trucks.  When the father and son both went outside to talk to the man, he tried to run away.  Both men then attempted to detain the man, and a struggle ensued.  During the struggle, the 25 year old son, and owner of the truck, was stabbed in the back of the head with a box cutter by the suspect.

The suspect was then able to break free and he began to run down the middle of the street. That is when an Officer noticed the suspect running from the two men that were chasing him and he stopped to investigate.

Other Officers responding to the call were able to stop the suspect a street away on Nodding Pines Drive.

The owner of the truck told Officers that it did not appear as though the suspect actually broke into their truck.

The suspect, John Meza (07/31/1997), was arrested for stabbing the owner of the truck in the head.

The owner of the truck suffered a cut to his head and was treated at the scene by CCFD EMS.


Date: 3/08/2016          3:10 AM
Location: 4400 Ramsey Street
Offense: Structure Fire

Case Number: 1603080012
Corpus Christi Police assisted the Corpus Christi Fire Department with a house fire in the 4400 block of Ramsey Street.

When Officers arrived they found smoke and flames coming from the living room portion of the home.  They attempted to make entry to into the home from the front and the rear prior to the arrival of CCFD.  Officers were unable to get inside because of the heavy smoke and flames.

The 77 year old home owner was later found dead by CCFD in the living room of his home.

At this time the cause of the fire is still under investigation.



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