The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 806 calls for service and generated 180 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. May 3 to 7:00 a.m. on May 4, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 5/3/2016 9:15 PM
Location: 1700 Sunbeam Drive
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C. 22.02 Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1605030130
Corpus Christi Police are investigating who passed by a home, located in the 1700 block of Sunbeam Drive, and fired a shot from a gun that struck the residence.
Officers arrived at the home and were told that three adults were in the living room watching television when they heard the shot. They then saw a hole in the wall in the room they were in.
Officers checked the house and found that the bullet came through the garage door and then traveled through the living room entering the back wall across the room.
No one inside the home was injured.
At this time, no suspects have been identified.
Date: 5/3/2016 3:00 PM
Location: 5200 Interstate Highway 37
Offense: Drug Test Falsification
H.S.C. 481.133 Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1605030082
A man on parole could be in trouble with the courts after he tried to falsify a drug screen test while visiting his parole officer at 5233 Interstate Highway 37.
Corpus Christi Police were called to the parole office after an officer noticed a foreign substance in the urine specimen of a man who was there checking in. When the parole officer questioned the man about the substance in the specimen sample, he said it was not his and he had got the urine from some guy on the street. The man then hid the fake specimen in a travel size shampoo bottle in his pants and then used it when the parole officer requested he provide a specimen of his for drug screening.
Police took the man’s name and they will forward the information provided by the parole officer to the courts to see if any charges will be filed.
Date: 5/3/2016 4:35 PM
Location: 5400 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Auto Theft
P.C. 31.07 State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1605030101
Corpus Christi Police arrested a man after he stole a vehicle and then crashed it trying to evade Officers at the intersection of South Staples Street and South Padre Island Drive.
Officers received a call from the Port Police Department that they were taking a report of a stolen truck from a convenience store located at 1141 Cantwell Street. The Port Police Officer was told that the victim’s 2004 Ford F250 truck was being tracked by On Star. Corpus Christi Police were notified that On Star had tracked the truck to the area of 4600 South Staples Street. An Officer arrived and found the truck, still occupied, near the intersection of South Padre Island Drive.
When the suspect driving the truck saw the Officer he attempted to speed off, crashing into a 2015 Ford Mustang driven by a 16 year old man. The suspect then fled the truck on foot, leaving it in gear, and rolling without anyone inside. The stolen truck, which was driver-less now, then collided with a Corpus Christi Police car.
After a short foot pursuit, Officers were able to arrest the suspect Esteban Deases Jr. (02/27/1977). He did suffer a broken shoulder as a result of the crash. Officers took him to Spohn Memorial Hospital to be treated before he was taken to the City Detention Center.
No one else was injured in the crash.
Date: 5/2/2016 10:55 PM
Location: 3800 Interstate Highway 69
P.C. 32.21 Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1605020052
Corpus Christi Police were called to a store, located at 3829 Interstate Highway 69, after employees at the business found a counterfeit bill.
Officers arrived at the store and were told that a clerk had accepted the fake $100 bill during a transaction last week. Store management was notified of the bill today after they gave it to a customer who noticed it was counterfeit and returned it to the store. The store then called police.
Store management said the clerk, who did not have a counterfeit money pen, accepted the fake bill from a Hispanic female with red hair, who was last seen wearing a green shirt with a pink jacket.
At this time that female had not been located.
The fake money was recovered as evidence by Officers.
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.