Patrol Report 05/17/2016

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 901 calls for service and generated 253 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. May 16 to 7:00 a.m. on May 17, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.


Date: 5/16/2016    10:35 PM
Location: 4900 Gabriel Drive
Offense: Burglary
P.C.  30.02      First Degree Felony

Case Number: 1605160203
A 52 year old man called Corpus Christi Police after he was able to free himself after being tied up by several suspects who had hid in his home in the 4900 block of Gabriel Drive.

The victim told Officers that he had returned home from the grocery store and was in his kitchen putting items away when three men, who had their faces covered with masks, came out of a bedroom and started to assault him.  The man was hit in the face several times, and then one of the suspects sprayed something in his face causing him blindness.

The suspects then used duct tape to tie the victim’s hands behind his back and tie his legs together. He was placed on the kitchen floor as the suspects continued to ransack the house.  Before leaving the suspects began to check the victim’s pants pockets and they took his cell phone, wallet and a debit card. They also demanded the keys to the victim’s vehicle.

The suspects then left the house taking the victims white 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, his personal property and a flat screen television.

The victim, who was not seriously injured, was able to free himself a short time later and call police.

All three of the suspects were Hispanic males, wearing dark color clothing. Two of the suspects had a thin build, and one was described as heavy set. The victim told Officers that the incident happened so quickly that he was unable to get a better description of the three suspects.

At this time, no suspects have been identified.

Date: 5/16/2016    9:10 PM
Location: 1200 Mary Street
Offense: Structure Fire

Case Number:1605021171
Corpus Christi Police spent several hours assisting the fire department at a structure fire in the 1200 block of Mary Street.

When Officers arrived they found the home fully engulfed in flames and several people outside.

CCFD arrived and were able to extinguish the fire but the home was a total loss.

No one inside the home at the time of the fire was injured.


Date: 5/16/2016    5:20 AM
Location: 6300 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Burglary
P.C.  30.02      First Degree Felony

Case Number: 1605160126
Corpus Christi Police are investigating the burglary of a jewelry store, located at 6343 South Padre Island Drive, which resulted in nearly half a million dollars’ worth of property being taken.

The owner of the business told Officers that she arrived at the store and found that a suspect had made a hole in the concrete wall in the back to gain access into her business. Once the suspect was inside the jewelry store, he went through all of the jewelry cases stealing property.

The suspect is seen on store video surveillance exiting the store through the same hole he made in the back wall of the business.

The owner could only estimate on how much jewelry was actually taken and said it was a minimum of $500,000.

At this time, no suspects have been identified.

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