Patrol Report 08/31/2016

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 809 calls for service and generated 204 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. August 30 to 7:00 a.m. on August 31, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.


Date: 08/30/2016    10:35 PM
Location: 4700 Barrera Drive
Offense: Theft
P.C.  31.03      Class A Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1608300151
An alert neighbor called Corpus Christi Police after he saw a man cut the lock off of a chain with bolt cutters and then walk to the side of a home in the 4700 block of Barrera Drive.

Officers arrived in time to stop a 1994 Lexus, with four males inside, as it was attempting to leave the scene.  After an investigation, Officers determined that the four males had actually stolen some lawn equipment from a house in the 4700 block of Angela Drive earlier in the day and had put the property along the side of the house on Barrera Street to pick up later.

It was when the men arrived to pick up the property after dark that the neighbor noticed the activity and called the police. Several weed eaters, leaf blowers, and other equipment valued at over $1,800 was found in the suspects possession.

Gavino Ybarra (05/01/1993), Alberto Garza (04/08/1975), Rueben DelaCruz (01/01/1997), were all charged with theft.  One of the four males was 14 years old and he was also charged with theft.  He was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance when drugs were found.  He was taken to the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center.


Date: 08/30/2016    5:35 PM
Location: 4500 Orchid Lane
Offense: Burglary
P.C.  30.04      Class A Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1608300111
Corpus Christi Police were called to a home in the 4500 block of Orchid Lane after three vehicles parked at the same location were broken into.

Officers found a 1997 Ford F150 truck, a 2017 Hyundai Elantra, and a 2005 Chrysler Sebring that were parked in front of the home along the street had small items missing from inside.  Officers believe that all three vehicles were left unlocked by the owners.

A fourth vehicle parked in the 4700 block of Orchid Lane was also found to have been broken into.  The owner of the 1997 Ford Expedition said that nearly $750 worth of tools were taken from inside his vehicle.

Officers believe the burglaries are related.

At this time, no suspects have been identified.


Date: 08/30/2016    10:55 PM
Location: 500 Everhart Road
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
P.C.  49.04      Class b Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1608300152
Corpus Christi Police arrested a male driver for DWI after he drove his vehicle over a curb in the 500 block of Everhart Road, and got his car stuck on it.

Officers arrived and were told by a passing motorist that she saw the 2015 Honda Civic driving recklessly in the parking lot of a shopping center at Everhart Road and South Alameda Street.  She then saw the driver of the car attempt to drive over a curb to exit the parking lot.  When the driver got the vehicle stuck on top of the curb, the passerby said that she went over to check on the driver to make sure he was not injured.  This is when she noticed that he was drinking out of a wine bottle. She believed that the driver was intoxicated and she then attempted to take his keys away from him.   The driver pushed the female away and she called the police.

The female was not injured.

Officers arrived and after an investigation, they determined that the male driver, Jerzy Nowicki (06/20/1952), was intoxicated and he was arrested.  The driver was additionality charged with resisting arrest, a Class A Misdemeanor, when he refused to let go of his steering wheel and exit his vehicle.  After a brief struggle he was taken into custody.

Officers also charged the driver with assault for pushing the 33-year-old female passerby that went over to try and help him.     



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