The Mess After New Years Celebrations

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 1,948 calls for service and generated 185 reports for formal criminal complaints from 8:00 a.m. December 31 to 8:00 a.m. on January 1, 2017. This is a summary of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

Spent fireworks containers litter the 6100 block of Allencrest New Years morning in 2017.
Spent fireworks containers litter the 6100 block of Allencrest New Years morning in 2017.

During the 24 hour period of New Years Eve to New Years Day, Corpus Christi Police activity included:
567 fireworks complaints;
71 complaints of discharging firearms inside the city limits;
85 people Arrested (overall);
52 Vehicle Crashes reported;
185 disturbance complaints.
13 people were arrested for intoxicated driving.
1 person was injured in a crash caused by an intoxicated driver.
9 people were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated as a first offense;
3 people arrested for Driving While Intoxicated with over twice the legal limit;
1 person was arrested for Intoxicated Assault.
23 people were arrested for Public Intoxication.

Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016, 23:48
Location: 400 Clark Drive
Offense: Discharging a Firearm in a Municipality (Penal Code Section 42.01) Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1701010002
Corpus Christi Police arrested two people for discharging a firearm in a municipality New Years Eve at a residence on the 400 block of Clark Drive.
Police went to the area of East Vanderbilt to respond to what Officers described as “barrage of fireworks” when the Officers observed the men shoot firearms in the air. Officers arrested 38 year old Richard Harris (3/17/1978) and 28 year old Christopher Colunga (2/29/1988) for discharging firearms in a municipality and arrested a third person, 32 year old Gilbert Martinez (4/22/1984) for a warrant for his arrest.

Date: Sunday, January 1, 2017, 1:58am
Location: 200 Shawnee Street

Offense: Discharging a Firearm in a Municipality (Penal Code Section 42.01) Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1701010018 
Corpus Christi Police responded to the 200 block of Shawnee Street in reference to several men walking the street with guns.  Officers contacted the men described by the callers at the address provided by the callers and an Officer found a handgun on the porch.   Officers secured the gun and located a second handgun around the corner from where the first was found. Officers discovered evidence on the street to indicate that a handgun was discharged in front of the the home where the men were found.  Officers did not find any property damage or injuries in the area related to gunshots. Officers collected the firearms and evidence and identified the men so they may be contacted at a later time. The men were released at the scene and a report was generated pending investigation.

Date: Sunday, January 1, 2017, 4:29am
Location: Staples Street at Williams Drive
Offense: Intoxicated Assault (Penal Code Section 49.07) 3rd Degree Felony

Case Number: 1701010037 
Corpus Christi Police arrested 21 year old Jacob Vidal (5/21/1995) for Intoxicated Assault after he was involved in a crash at the intersection of Staples and Williams Sunday morning.
Corpus Christi Police responded to a vehicle crash at 4:30am at the intersection of Staples and Williams that involved a pedestrian. Officers determined that Vidal, a 26 year old man, and a 23 year old man had all been in the same vehicle when the 26 year old man became upset and left the vehicle. Officers learned that Vidal was the driver of the gray 2013 Kia Forte and began to go in circles in the intersection until the vehicle hit the 26 year old man with the vehicle.  The 26 year old man was rushed to the hospital by ambulance and Officers believe the 26 year old man had at least one broken bone but is expected to live.

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