The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 180 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight March 12 to 6:00 a.m. March 13, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 2:21am
Location: State Highway 358 at Bear Lane
Offense: Racing (Transportation Code Section 545.420) Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1403130014
Corpus Christi Police arrested 35-year-old Jose Aguirre (12/17/1978) for racing on State Highway 358 near Bear Lane Thursday morning. A Corpus Christi Police Officer was on the South Padre Island Drive freeway and saw two vehicles travel next to one another at a high rate of speed. The Officer used his radar equipment and discovered the black 2012 Chevrolet Camaro traveled at 115 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour speed zone. The Officer initiated a traffic stop and arrested Aguirre for racing. The Officer impounded the Camaro and delivered Aguirre to the city detention center.
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 16:03
Location: 6800 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Reckless Driving (Transportation Code Section 545.401) Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1403120096
Corpus Christi Police arrested 35-year-old John Jewel (5/14/1978) for reckless driving on the 6800 block of South Padre Island Drive Wednesday. A Corpus Christi Police Officer traveled on the South Padre Island Drive freeway at about 4:00pm and saw a blue 2006 Nissan Altima travel on the access road at a greater speed than the traffic on the freeway. The Officer saw the Altima motion aggressively through the traffic on the access road, so the Officer exited the freeway and initiated a traffic stop for reckless driving. The Altima fled for a short distance, but the Officer caught the operator of the Altima. The Officer impounded the Altima and arrested Jewel for reckless driving, evading arrest in a vehicle, and driving while license suspended. The Officer then delivered Jewel to the city detention center.
Spring Break Enforcement
12:51 Beach Marker 212 Distressed Swimmer
Corpus Christi Police Officers and Life Guard personnel responded after a young male was seen in the water having difficulty staying above water. Due to the high winds and strong under current, the boy was pulled under and taken about 600 yards from where he originally entered (El Constante Condo). He was pulled from the water by Life Guards and given immediate medical attention. The 13-year-old boy seemed fine, but was taken to Driscoll Children’s Hospital by ambulance as a precaution. He and his family, who are from Missouri, were checking into the Condo, when the boy ran into the water and was swept away. The family was overwhelmed with the immediate response provided by police and fire personnel. The young boy is doing fine.
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 17:42
Location: Beach Marker 203
Offense: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Health and Safety Code Section 481.125) Class C Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1403120109
Corpus Christi Police arrested 18-year-old William Bright (8/17/1995) for possession of drug paraphernalia on a traffic stop at Beach Marker 203 Wednesday. Corpus Christi Police initiated a traffic stop of a white 2012 Kia Soul which traveled north on the beach when all traffic is directed south. The Officer detected that the operator, 18-year-old William Bright, had consumed alcoholic beverages. The Officer discovered drug paraphernalia and arrested Bright. The Officer impounded the vehicle and delivered Bright to the city detention center.
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 19:12
Location: Beach Marker 202
Offense: Possession of Marijuana (Health and Safety Code Section 481.121) Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1403110115
Corpus Christi Police arrested 21-year-old Cody Lang (10/28/1992) for possession of marijuana on a traffic stop at Beach Marker 202 Tuesday night. A Corpus Christi Police Officer initiated a traffic stop when he observed a silver 2007 Cadillac travel north when all the traffic is directed south on the beach. The Officer detected a strong odor of burned marijuana from inside the vehicle and discovered marijuana. The Officer arrested Lang for possession of marijuana and delivered him to the city detention center.
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 23:43
Location: Beach Marker 236
Event: Major Vehicle Crash
Crash Number: C1400982
A 20-year-old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance after his red Chevrolet pickup struck a parked and unoccupied maroon 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer at Beach Marker 236 Tuesday night. Officers completed the crash report and do not believe alcohol consumption was a contributing factor to the crash.
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 18:05
Location: 363 Norton Street
Offense: Burglary of a Building (Penal Code Section 30.02) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1403120113
Corpus Christi Police responded to an alarm at the Sam Houston Elementary School Wednesday night and discovered an unknown person broke the double glass doors to the building. Officers generated the report and do not yet know if anything was stolen. Officers had contacted curfew violators at 3am that morning at the school and are investigating any possible connection.
Anyone who knows who may be responsible, or has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force at 886-2841. Anyone who wants to keep their identity secret and provide information to detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.