The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to  822 calls for service and generated 194 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. April 11 to 7:00 a.m. on April 12, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.


Date: 4/11/2016    11:30 PM
Location: 600 Van Cleve Drive
Offense: Assault
P.C.  22.02      Second Degree Felony

Case Number: 1604120002
A 33 year old male victim was found shot in the chest in the middle of the road in the 600 block of Van Cleave Drive by Corpus Christi Police.

Officers responded to the report of shots being fired in the neighborhood, and when they arrived, they found the victim laying outside the open door of a 2002 Ford F150 truck on the ground with a gunshot wound to his upper chest.

The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital by CCFD EMS in serious condition.

Police Detectives arrived at the scene and are in the process of talking with neighbors to try and find out what occurred.  At least two shell casing were recovered as well as a firearm.  It is still unclear if the weapon recovered was used in the shooting.

At this time no suspects have been arrested.

Date: 4/11/2016    10:00 PM
Location: 1500 Peabody Avenue
Offense: Deadly Conduct
P.C.  22.05      Third Degree Felony

Case Number: 1604110168
A 58 year old female called Corpus Christi Police after she found several bullets holes in a rental van she was driving.

Officers responded to the female’s home in the 1600 block of Peabody Street.  She told Officers that she was driving down Peabody Street on her way home when she heard six shots coming from outside her vehicle.

She continued traveling to her home, down the street, and did not notice that at least two bullets had struck the rental van she had been driving.

Officers observed the van had a bullet hole in the driver’s side door and a rear tire that was losing air.

Officers went back to the 1500 block of Peabody Street in an attempt to locate evidence, but none was found.

At this time no suspects have been identified.


Date: 4/11/2016    9:00 PM
Location: 1800 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Theft
P.C.  31.03      Class A Misdemeanor

Case Number: 160411016)
Three men were arrested by Corpus Christi Police after they were caught loading tires from a business into a truck and driving off.

An Officer observed the 1998 Chevrolet truck backed up onto the property of the business located at 1817 South Padre Island Drive.  He then saw three men loading up several tires from the business into the truck they were in.  The suspect vehicle then left the business with the tires and was stopped along the Crosstown Freeway access road.

Officer’s recovered ten tires and six rims from the suspect vehicle. Each tire and rim was valued at $50.

Officers arrested the driver of the truck, Daniel Rodriguez- Palmer (11/11/1991), and two passengers that were seen loading up the tires, Austin Salinas (12/28/1998) and Rigoberto Garcia (03/12/1984).  All three were charged with theft.


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