Date: Friday, March 31, 2017, 10:24 PM -Saturday, April 01, 2017, 12:18 AM
Location: Various Locations
Offense: Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon
Case Numbers: 1703310154, 1703310165, 1703310170, 1704010002, 1704010005
Two males were taken into custody early Saturday morning for a series of robberies that began on Friday night at approximately 10:24 PM, ending when they were captured by Corpus Christi Police at approximately 12:18 AM.
Corpus Christi Police responded to several complaints of two Hispanic Males, displaying a handgun, while threatening and demanding money from victims in various locations throughout the city. It should be noted that in two of the incidents a handgun was fired, placing the victims in further fear. The last victim in this string of robberies was able to provide a description of the males, along with a license plate of the vehicle used by the Offenders. Officers were then able to locate the vehicle, which is described as a white in color 4-door Nissan Altima.
The Offenders attempted to evade from Officers in the noted vehicle and later on foot.
Both males, Antonio Aguilera (10/18/97) and Elijah Cantu (09/23/83) were apprehended by Corpus Christi Police Officers and were later identified by victims through field Identification.
Aguilera was charged with Evading in a Vehicle and both Aguliera and Cantu were charged with Aggravated Robbery, two counts of Possession of a Control Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Evading on Foot, Resisting Arrest and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.
Date: Saturday, April 01, 2017, 01:35 AM
Location: 4650 Kostoryz
Offense: Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 1704010012
Corpus Christi Police arrested Mauricio Martinez (04/05/88) for Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon after Officers investigated a stabbing at a Bar.
Corpus Christi Police Officers initially responded to 4650 Kostoryz, reference a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, they discovered a 41-year-old male who had sustained 2 severe lacerations to his arm and torso. Officers administered critical first aid by applying a tourniquet to the male, at which point Medics arrived to further treat the victim. The 41-year-old male advised that he was attempting to break up a scuffle in the parking lot, when he was stabbed by an unknown male.
Through the investigation Officers followed up on leads that led them to the 700 block of Villa, where they arrested Martinez for Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon.
Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017, 11:33 AM
Location: 1000 Vaky
Offense: Criminally Negligent Homicide
Case Number: 1704020058
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Vaky, reference a 2-year-old child with a gunshot wound to the facial area. Officers arrived shortly after CCFD Medics, who were on scene providing critical care to the child. The 2-year-old child was transported to Christus Spohn Memorial to be treated, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The Father, Eric Morales (09/01/94), was not on scene at the time of the shooting. Morales later arrived at the Hospital where he was notified of the child’s passing. Morales was later interviewed by Detectives who identified enough probable cause to arrest and charge Morales with Criminally Negligent Homicide. Morales was then transported to the City Detention Center without incident.
Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017, 4:37 PM
Location: SH 358/Paul Jones
Offense: Major Crash
Case Number: 1704020090 – Crash Number: C1702560
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a major traffic accident. A Grey Ford Mustang being driven by a 24-year-old male, was described to be traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic, according to witnesses. The 24-year-old male struck a Jeep Wrangler, causing minor injuries to that driver. The driver of the mustang then lost control, striking a Ford Explorer, who then hit a GMC Canyon. The Mustang then began to roll off the highway and into the soccer field near the access road. The driver suffered major injuries, but none were considered to be life threatening. The drivers of the Explorer and Canyon were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The Investigation is still ongoing but the driver of the Ford Mustang may face criminal charges.
Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017, 10:42 PM
Location: 14th and Coleman
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1704020139
Corpus Christi Police responded to a call of a man down in the middle of the road at 14th and Coleman. Officers arrived to find a 52-year-old male with multiple blunt force injuries to his head and face. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of severe head trauma. The victim is still in ICU as of this date, with non-life threatening injuries.
Officers are continuing to follow-up on leads and the investigation is still ongoing.