Patrol Report 03/21/2016

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 1029  calls for service and generated 217 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. March 20 to 7:00 a.m. on March 21, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.


Date: 3/21/2016    2:20 AM
Location: 7600 Odessa Drive
Offense: Aggravated Assault

P.C.  22.02   First Degree Felony

Case Number: 1603210019
A 30 year old female was shot at by her ex-husband when she showed up at the home they used to share, in the 7600 block of Odessa Street, to pick up some of her personal belongings.

The call began when Corpus Christi Police Officers on patrol stopped the female after they saw her run a red light at South Staples Street and Holly Road.  The female driver approached the Officers and told them that her ex-husband was chasing her in another vehicle, and he had shot at her several times with a gun.

Officers observed five bullet holes in the front of the females Toyota Highlander.  While they were still speaking to the female, they saw the ex-husband’s vehicle turn onto Bonner Street near where they had the female stopped.

The female told the Officers that she had gone to their home in the 7600 block of Odessa Drive to pick up some of her belongings.  When she tried to leave the home, she saw her ex-husbands SUV pull up.  That is when he began to fire gunshots at her vehicle, with her inside, striking it several times. The female tried to leave, but the man followed her.  While she was trying to get away from her ex, that is when she ran the red light and the Officers contacted her.

Luckily the female was not hit and did not suffer any serious injuries.

Officers later located the ex-husband, Herbert Perales Vela Jr. (11/13/1982), at the home on Odessa Street and arrested him for aggravated assault.

Date: 3/20/2016    10:45 AM
Location: 5600 Everhart Road
Offense: Possession of Marijuana

H.S.C.  481.121   Class B Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1603200152
Corpus Christi Police arrested a man after they found he was operating a vehicle while intoxicated and then Officers found an interesting snack in his pants pocket.

It all started when Officers contacted the driver of a 2015 Dodge Challenger that had pulled into the parking lot of a convenience store located in the 5600 block of Everhart Road.

During an investigation Officers determined that the driver was intoxicated and arrested him.  That is when they found a cookie in the right front pocket of his shorts. The cookie smelled like marijuana.

When Officers tested the cookie, it came back positive for marijuana.

The driver, Benny Perez (09/22/1981), was arrested for driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana.


Cookie found in suspects pockets


Date: 3/20/2016    1:10 AM
Location: 4900 South Staples Street
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated

P.C.  49.04   Class B Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1603200013
Corpus Christi Police arrested a male driver after the vehicle he was driving side swiped another SUV, in the 4900 block of South Staples Street, and he attempt to flee the scene.

A crash investigation by Officers determined that the driver of a 2012 Dodge Durango SUV side swiped a 2006 Chevrolet Aveo while the vehicles were traveling in opposite directions.

The Dodge was traveling north when it veered over and hit the Chevrolet traveling south on South Staples Street.  The driver of the Dodge did not stop and continued on even though his front left tire was gone and the SUV was traveling on its rim causing sparks and smoke to emit from it.

Officers found the Dodge in the parking lot of a pharmacy located at 4166 South Staples Street. They were able to arrested the driver, Benjamin Conner 03/19/1982), who they determined was intoxicated.  He was also arrested for failing to remain at a crash scene.

The other driver, a 42 year old man, was treated at the scene by CCFD EMS and not seriously injured.



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