The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 1228 calls for service and generated 187 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. January 15 to 10:00 a.m. on January 16, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 21:28
Location: Carroll Lane at Gollihar Road
Offense: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
Case Number: 1701150131
Corpus Christi Police arrested three people for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon while Officers conducted a driver license checkpoint Sunday night at Carroll Lane and Gollihar Road. The checkpoints are set up by direction of a shift supervisor when the call volume is low and operated by strict guidelines which include a specified pattern to stop vehicle (for example, every fourth vehicle that passes through).
Officers stopped a 2003 Dodge Ram truck at the intersection of Gollihar and Carroll Lane during this checkpoint and the Officers noticed the vehicle had a strong odor of burnt marijuana from the interior of the vehicle. The occupants, driver Gabriel Antonio Garcia 09/23/1998 (Convicted Felon), front seat passenger, Rene Rodriguez 12/02/1984 (Convicted Felon), and backseat passenger, Johnnie Ortiz 11/13/1993 (Convicted Felon) were removed from the vehicle due to the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. An Officer conducted a search and located a loaded revolver in a hidden compartment under the cup holder, a pack of synthetic marijuana and a loaded Taurus handgun where Johnnie Ortiz was sitting. The Officers arrested all three men for Unlawful Possession Firearm by Felon. Johnnie Ortiz was also charge with possession of substance PG 2-A and Nueces County warrant for possession of dangerous drugs. The drugs, guns, and money were tagged and placed into the Corpus Christi Police property room as evidence. The guns were not reported as stolen.
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 12:12pm
Location: 3400 Brawner Parkway
Event: Injured Children
Case Number: 1701150065
Corpus Christi Police investigated a crash of an all terrain vehicle in which two children under age ten were injured.
Corpus Christi Police responded to a crash at the 3400 block of Brawner Parkway and learned that a 21 year old man rode around the ditch area on a 4-wheel All Terrain Vehicle with his 5 year old daughter and 7 year old brother in-law with no protective equipment. Officers believe the 21 year old man attempted a tight turn which caused the ATV to roll and throw the children off the vehicle. The Corpus Christi Fire Department Medics told Officers the 7 year old boy may have suffered a left broken leg and then transported the child to Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Both children had numerous scrapes on their elbows, shoulders and face but Officers believe the injuries were non-life threatening. Officers noted in their report the ATV had warnings on the machine for no passengers and no one under the age of 10.
Date: Monday, January 16, 2017, 3:39am
Location: 1500 Ormond Drive
Offense: Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (Health and Safety Code Section 481.115) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1701160023
Corpus Christi Police arrested 28 year old Norberto Lozano (9/22/1988) for possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop Monday morning at the 1500 block of Ormond.
A Corpus Christi Police Officer conducted a traffic stop of a green Honda Civic at 3:39am for an inoperable driver side brake light. The Officer noticed an odor of marijuana from the vehicle and removed the driver, Norberto Lozano, who was the only occupant. The Officer found a small black tin box with what the Officer believes is black tar heroine and compressed white pills inside the vehicle while he attempted to locate the origin of the marijuana order. The Officer believed the pills looked like Xanax but noticed the pills did not have the numerical markings. The Officer conducted some field tests on the pills and believes the pills are compressed cocaine.
The Officer arrested Lozano for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance in penalty group one, both are felony accusations. The Officer impounded the vehicle and delivered Lozano to the city detention center.
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 22:47
Location: 700 North Shoreline Boulevard
Offense: Hit and Run
Case Number: 1701150133
Corpus Christi Police are investigating several hit and run crashes on Shoreline Boulevard Sunday night which Officers believe are caused by the same vehicle operator.
Corpus Christi Police investigated a crash where Officers believe a Blue Ford Mustang pulled into 601 Shoreline and hit a parked vehicle. Officers reported the Mustang then exited 600 Shoreline and attempted to flee the scene when the Mustang struck a black Jeep on the 700 block of Shoreline. Witnesses told Officers the Mustang fled again before it was located stopped in the middle of the road at the 1100 block of South Shoreline. The Officers found the front passenger was passed out and the driver had fled. The passenger was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The Officers impounded the blue Mustang which had extensive damage to the front and rear of the vehicle. The Officers have not located the driver of the vehicle, but believe they know his identity. No other injuries were reported.
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.