The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 1018 calls for service and generated 246 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. April 14 to 7:00 a.m. on April 15, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 4/15/2016 12:10 AM
Location: 5700 Ayers Street
Offense: Intoxication Manslaughter
P.C. 49.08 Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1604150004
Corpus Christi Police Traffic Officers are investigating the sixth fatal crash in the city after the driver of a truck hit a man on a motorcycle and killed him.
Officers were called out to the intersection of Ayers Street and Holly Road and a crash investigation determined that the 37 year old man was traveling west on Holly Road on his 2011 Yamaha motorcycle and as he entered the Ayers Street intersection, a 2001 Dodge truck traveling north on Ayers Street hit him.
After striking the motorcycle, the driver of the truck, reversed his vehicle and attempted to leave the scene west on Holly Road. The truck had a significant amount of damage to the front end and didn’t go far. The driver of the truck stopped on the sidewalk about 300 feet west of the crash scene and then fled on foot towards the Crosstown Expressway.
Officers were able to catchup to the driver of the truck, Jesus Lozano Rivera (11/03/1993), a short distance away and arrest him. After an investigation, Officers determined the driver of the truck was intoxicated.
The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead just before 1 AM.
The driver of the truck was charged with intoxicated manslaughter and leaving the scene of the crash.
Date: 4/14/2016 10:15 PM
Location: 300 South Shoreline Boulevard
T.C. 545.420 Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1604140154
Corpus Christi Police arrested the driver of a truck after an Officer observed him racing another vehicle down South Shoreline Boulevard.
The Officer on patrol, saw a 2016 Chevrolet truck and a black car traveling side by side while increasing speed in a competitive attempt to race each other as they both traveled south down Shoreline Boulevard.
The Officer was only able to stop one of the vehicles involved. The driver of the truck, Martin Sorola (07/15/1997), was arrested for racing, a class B misdemeanor, and his truck was impounded.
Date: 4/14/2016 8:10 AM
Location: 400 Glenmore Street
P.C. 30.04 State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1604140146
Corpus Christi Police responded to a fight inside a convenience store, located at 5702 South Alameda Street, between three men.
When Officers went inside the store they found two men on top of another man. After an investigation, it was determined that the two men had seen the other man break into a vehicle that was parked in the 400 block of Glenmore Street.
One of the men told Officers he had seen the man break into his friend’s 2004 Dodge truck that was parked on Glenmore Street. When the man went inside to tell his friend and owner of the truck about the break in, the suspect left walking toward the store.
Both men found the suspect inside the store and confronted him leading to the fight.
Officers arrested the suspected thief, Jason Schmidt (12/23/1972), for burglary to a vehicle.
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.