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Detectives Seek Suspect In Sexual Assault of a Child

Detectives have obtained a warrant for the arrest of 38 year old Jonathan Michaud for Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child
Detectives have obtained a warrant for the arrest of 38-year-old Jonathan Michaud for Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child

Date: Monday, March 31, 2014
Location: 5902 Ayers Street
Offense: Continuous Sexual Abuse (Penal Code Section 21.02) 1st Degree Felony
Case Number: 1403310132

The Corpus Christi Police Department has obtained a warrant for the arrest of 38-year-old Jonathan Michaud (8/16/1975) for Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child; a first degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Detectives from the Corpus Christi Police Department would like help from the public to locate Michaud. Detectives say Michaud was last seen in Rockport, Texas and believe Michaud is still in the area.

Michaud is described as a white male who stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone who has any information to help Detectives locate Michaud should contact the nearest Police Department and should not approach or attempt to apprehend Michaud. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to help authorities apprehend Michaud should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477). Information provided to Crime Stoppers which leads to an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

UPDATE

On April 4, 2014 at approx 6:30pm CCPD officers in cooperation with the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force located the wanted suspect, Jonathan Michaud (8/16/1975), at the 11800 Block of S.P.I.D. Officers confronted Michaud and ordered him to surrender. Michaud shot himself and was then taken into custody. Machaud was transported to a local hospital where he died from a self inflicted gunshot wound.

Woman Steals Money From 20 Kiosks In The Mall

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Date: Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:14am
Location: 5488 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Theft (Penal Code Section 31.03) Class A Misdemeanor & Criminal Mischief (Penal Code Section 28.03) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1403310055

Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives would like help from the public to identify and locate a woman who broke into 20 kiosks in the mall and stole money on Monday, March 31, 2014 between 6:50am and 7:30am. The Corpus Christi Police Officers who responded to the complaint learned that a woman broke into the kiosks while the mall was open for “mall walkers,” but the stores were closed. Corpus Christi Police Detectives obtained the surveillance video in which the woman walks from one kiosk to the other and commits the criminal mischief and theft. The woman met up with a man outside the mall and walked away.

The woman is described as a female with medium brown skin, about 30 years of age, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 180 pounds, has brown hair and wore a black jacket, dark shirt, denim pants, tennis shows and carried a yellow plastic bag. The video can be viewed on Youtube at http://youtu.be/jIo1k0uDdpU.

Anyone who can identify this woman, or has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Property Crimes Detectives at (361) 886-2841. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which leads to an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Patrol Report April 3, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 188 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight April 2 to 7:00 a.m. April 3, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 “Charlie” District

Date: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:16
Location: 4800 Johnston Drive
Offense: Aggravated Assault (Penal Code Section 22.02) 2nd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1404030012

Corpus Christi Police arrested 23-year-old Gilbert Gomez (12/10/1990) for aggravated assault after a fight on the 4800 block of Johnston Drive Thursday night. A 21-year-old man reported the aggravated assault at 12:15am Thursday morning to the Corpus Christi Police. The 21-year-old man suffered several cuts and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Officers learned the injuries to the 21-year-old man were not life threatening. Witnesses told Officers that several people visited with the 21-year-old man and a fight erupted and the 21-year-old man told Officers he was stabbed by a knife. The 21-year-old man told Officers he knew his attacker and the Officers searched for and arrested 23-year-old Gilbert Gomez for aggravated assault. Officers then delivered Gomez to the city detention center.

 

Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 7:04am
Location: 5400 Rogerio Street
Offense: Theft (Penal Code Section 31.03) Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1404020025

A 57-year-old man reported a theft at the 5400 block of Rogerio Street to Corpus Christi Police Wednesday morning. The 57-year-old man told Officers some unknown person stole two tires from his vehicles which were parked in his driveway overnight. The 57-year-old man estimated the total value of the tires at about $400 dollars.

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 886-2841. 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.

Patrol Report April 2, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 188 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight April 1 to 7:00 a.m. April 2, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Adam” District

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 10:10am
Location: 14901 Northwest Boulevard
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 31.07) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1404010066

Corpus Christi Police arrested 35-year-old Benjamin Govella (11/3/1978) for unauthorized use of a vehicle at FM 1889 Tuesday morning. A 29-year-old man reported his company truck stolen from a convenience store located at 14901 Northwest Boulevard at 10:10am. The 29-year-old man explained to Officers that he left the keys in the ignition with the engine running while he went into the store and the truck was gone when the 29-year-old man returned. The Nueces County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Corpus Christi Police to track the vehicle to a private driveway on FM 1889 by a locator device on the truck. Corpus Christi Police arrested Govella for unauthorized use of a vehicle which is punishable by up to two years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. The truck was returned to the 29-year-old man and Officers delivered Govella to the city detention center.

 

“Bravo” District

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 7:11am
Location: 5757 Wooldridge Road
Offense: Burglary of a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 30.04) Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1404010042

A 28-year-old man reported a burglary of his vehicle while it was parked overnight at an apartment parking lot located at 5757 Wooldridge Road to the Corpus Christi Police. The 28-year-old man told Officers some unknown person entered his silver 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup while it was parked and unattended overnight and the person took a pistol left inside the truck.

 

“Delta” District

Date: Tuesday April 1, 2014, 00:12
Location: 1200 South Port Avenue
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 31.07) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1403310107

Corpus Christi Police arrested 24-year-old Debbie Salazar (9/9/1989) for unauthorized use of a vehicle on the 1200 block of South Port Avenue Tuesday morning. A Corpus Christi Police Officer saw a brake light out on a white 2000 GMC Yukon which was stopped at the intersection of Port and Morgan. The Officer conducted a traffic stop for the inoperable brake light and discovered the Yukon was reported stolen hours earlier from a restaurant at the 200 block of North Staples Street. The original report stated that a 47-year-old man reported the Yukon stolen at 3:30pm and told Officers he left the keys in the ignition and the engine running while he went inside to get food. The Officer who conducted the traffic stop at 12:12am on April 1st impounded the Yukon and delivered Salazar to the city detention center.

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 886-2841. 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.

Corpus Christi Police Evaluate Driving While Intoxicated Statistics

The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section released statistics related to the offenses associated with driving while intoxicated for the year to date.

The Corpus Christi Police Department made 362 arrests by April 1, 2014 for Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the influence which is a 27% increase from the same time last year. There were 284 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated or for Driving Under the Influence by April 1, 2013 with a total of 1,203 total arrest for D.W.I. or D.U.I. in 2013. There were 154 D.W.I. arrests made in the month of March 2014 was an all time record high for a month surpassing the previous high record of 135 set in March of 2013.

The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section further recorded the following statistics:
2014 DWI Stats

359         D.W.I. Arrests as of April 1, 2014
3              D.U.I. Arrests as of April 1, 2014
135         Suspects consented to give a sample of their breath
92           Suspects consented to give a sample of their blood
128         Suspects refused to give a sample of breath or blood and a search warrant was obtained
4              Suspects refused both blood and breath request, and no evidence was obtained

40           Felony DWI cases. 20 for DWI with two or more prior convictions
10 for intoxicated assault
9 DWI with Child Passenger
1 intoxicated manslaughter

.16          Average Breath /Blood results from suspects
103         DWI arrest were involved in Traffic Crashes.

The Corpus Chrisit Police urge everyone to designate a driver before they choose to consume alcoholic beverages.

Patrol Report April 1, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 217 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight March 31 to 7:00 a.m. April 1, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

“Bravo” District

Date: Monday, March 31, 2014, 22:51
Location: 600 Sandy Oaks Drive
Offense: Warrant of Arrest (Code of Criminal Procedure Section 15.01)
Case Number: 1403310174

Corpus Christi Police arrested 42-year-old Shayna Barnes (10/17/1971) at the 600 block of Sandy Oaks Drive from a Crime Stoppers tip for a warrant for her arrest for a felony charge of Driving While Intoxicated Monday night. Officers delivered the fugitive to the city detention center. There were ten fugitives arrested from tips to Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers in March for a total of $2,525 dollars in approved rewards just for the apprehension of those fugitives. Several other Crime Stoppers tips led to arrests of offenders in our area in March and the Corpus Christi Police thanks the community for the support and information against crime in this community.

 

“Charlie” District

Date: Monday, March 31, 2014, 18:29
Location: 802 Barry Street
Offense: Child Abandonment (Penal Code Section 22.041) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1403310138

Corpus Christi Police arrested 17-year-old Leslie Gutierrez-Romero (6/26/1996) for child abandonment at an apartment located at 802 Barry Street Monday night. A 16-year-old girl complained to Corpus Christi Police about several young children unattended in an apartment. Officers discovered four children with an age range from 11 to 2 years old, in the apartment unattended. Officers were able to contact the 36-year-old mother of the children at her place of employment. The 36-year-old woman told Officers she left the children in the care of Gutierrez-Romero. Officers found Gutierrez-Romero and continued the investigation. Officers turned over the children to the 36-year-old woman and arrested Gutierrez-Romero for child abandonment. Officers then delivered Gutierrez-Romero to the city detention center.

 

“Delta” District

Date: Monday, March 31, 2014, 16:16
Location: 2700 Agnes Street
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger (Penal Code Section 49.045) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1403310125

Corpus Christi Police arrested 33-year-old Sonia Marmolejo (13/3/1980) for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger on the 2700 block of Agnes Street Monday afternoon. A Corpus Christi Police Officer on routine patrol discovered a vehicle crash at 4:15pm Monday afternoon. The Officer learned that a white 1994 Geo Prism struck a black 1999 GMC Sierra pickup from behind. The Officer detected evidence that the driver of the Geo Prism, 33-year-old Sonia Mamolejo, was intoxicated. The Officer learned Marmolejo had an 11-year-old passenger in the vehicle. Marmolejo was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries. The 11-year-old girl was not injured and released to other family members. The Officer continued to investigate the crash and collected a blood specimen from Marmolejo at the hospital. The Officer arrested Marmolejo for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, a state jail felony offense punishable by up to two years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. The Officer additionally issued Marmolejo citations for driving without a license, fail to control speed, and no insurance. The Officer impounded the Geo Prism at the scene. Marmolejo was released from the hospital and the Officer delivered Marmolejo to the city detention center.

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 886-2841. 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.

After the Chicken Crossed the Road, He Met Corpus Christi Police

Australorp

Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 14:00
Location: 1600 Agnes Street
Event: After the Chicken Crossed the Road

Corpus Christi Police apprehended a chicken after it crossed the road Sunday afternoon at the 1600 block of Agnes Street. Corpus Christi Police Officer David Saldana, known among his peers as the “Chicken Hawk,” saw a chicken cross the road at about 2pm Sunday. Officer Saldana attempted to detain the chicken for crossing outside of a cross walk, but the chicken fled on foot from Officer Saldana. The chicken jumped through the open window to an unoccupied vehicle in an attempt to escape, but there were no keys in the ignition of the vehicle. Officer Saldana successfully captured the chicken and placed the chicken in his patrol car. Officer Saldana then transported the chicken to Animal Care Services. The chicken was identified as a Black Australorp. Case closed.

Patrol Report March 31, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 585 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight March 28 to 7:00 a.m. March 31, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Adam” District

Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 13:44
Location: 2700 Tumbleweed Drive
Offense: Warrant of Arrest (Code of Criminal Procedure Section 15.01)
Case Number: 1403300083

Corpus Christi Police arrested 21-year-old Tyhler Grothe-Huskey (9/25/1992) at a home on the 2700 block of Tumbleweed Drive for a warrant for his arrest for two warrants for his arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Officers delivered Grothe-Huskey to the city detention center.

 

“Bravo” District

Date: Monday, March 31, 2014, 00:40
Location: 1802 Ennis Joslin Road
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 31.07) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1403310017

Corpus Christi Police arrested 34-year-old James Duvall (6/30/1979) for unauthorized use of a vehicle Monday morning at 4109 Staples Street. A 39-year-old woman reported her black 1998 Chevrolet Suburban stolen from in front of her apartment located at 1802 Ennis Joslin Road at 12:40am Monday morning. A Corpus Christi Police Officer checked a parking lot at 4109 Staples Street at 2:30am and found the vehicle the 39-year-old woman had reported as stolen. The Officer saw the vehicle operated by Duvall and conducted a traffic stop and then arrested Duvall. The Officer impounded the vehicle and then delivered Duvall to the city detention center for unauthorized use of a vehicle which is punishable by up to two years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

 

“Charlie” District

Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:52am
Location: 3500 Lynnwood Lane
Offense: Burglary of a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 30.04) Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1403290047

Corpus Christi Police arrested 18-year-old Jesse Garcia (11/18/1995) for six counts of burglary of a vehicle on the 3500 block of Lynnwood Lane Saturday morning. A Corpus Christi Police Officer saw Garcia ride a bike in the neighborhood at 3:30 in the morning. The Officer saw Garcia pull on the door handles to cars and then enter a car once Garcia found an unlocked car. The Officer then arrested Garcia for burglary of a vehicle. The Officer then discovered Garcia had a bag with evidence of other burglaries. The Officer was able to return the stolen property to many of the victims of six burglaries in the area. The Officer then delivered Garcia to the city detention center for burglary of a vehicle which is punishable by up to a year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine.

 

“Delta” District

Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 23:12
Location: 4707 Everhart Road
Offense: Theft of a Firearm (Penal Code Section 31.03) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1403300174

Corpus Christi Police arrested 39-year-old Hector Ramos (12/22/1974) for theft of a firearm Sunday at a parking lot located at 4707 Everhart Road. A Corpus Christi Police Officer patrolled a closed business parking lot at 11:12pm Sunday night and saw Ramos hide behind a tree and heard an active car alarm. The Officer discovered Ramos dropped a pistol and the Officer collected the pistol. The Officer discovered the pistol was stolen from a vehicle in Corpus Christi in 2007. The Officer arrested Ramos for theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, and unlawful carrying a weapon. The Officer was unable to locate a vehicle which was unlawfully entered and the alarm discontinued. The Officer then delivered Ramos to the city detention center.

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 886-2841. 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.

Police Arrest Woman for Crash That Kills Man on Highway 181

Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 2:14am
Location: 5200 State Highway 181

Offense: Accident Involving Injury or Death (Transportation Code Section 550.021)
Case Number: 1403290032

Corpus Christi Police arrested 52-year-old Tammy Shobar (8/2/1961) after a crash on State Highway 181 overnight which killed a 42-year-old man. Corpus Christi Police responded to a call for debris in the roadway just north of North Beach at 2:14am Saturday. Officers discovered a 42-year-old man in the roadway and he had been struck by a vehicle. The 42-year-old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance but did not survive his injuries. Officers learned that the 42-year-old man walked toward Portland, north on the causeway, on the shoulder and was struck from behind by a vehicle. Officers learned the vehicle left before law enforcement arrival. A Corpus Christi Police Officer on her way home at the end of her shift found a green 2005 Volkswagen Beetle on the side of the road with damage consistent with the crash on the causeway in San Patricio County. The Volkswagen was collected by Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section Crash Investigators.  Crash Investigators continued the investigation until they found Shobar and discovered evidence of the crash. Crash Investigators arrested Shobar and delivered her to the city detention center.

Patrol Report March 28, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 179 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight March 27 to 7:00 a.m. March 28, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Adam” District
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 14:45
Location: 3900 Violet Road
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation (Penal Code Section 30.02) 2nd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1403270085

Corpus Christi Police are investigating burglaries to three homes in close proximity in a single day. The burglaries happened during the day to one home on the 3900 block of Violet Road, one home on the 3700 block of Violet Road, and one home on the 11100 block of Mulholland Road. A 64-year-old woman told Officers she came home and saw an unknown man walk out of her front door. The 64-year-old woman discovered the back door to her home was damaged. The 64-year-old woman described the unknown man as a tall, thin male dressed in dark clothing and carried a suitcase. No arrests have yet been made.

 

“Delta” District
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 21:44
Location: 1501 Shely Street
Offense: Aggravated Assault (Penal Code Section 22.02) 2nd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1403270150

A 24-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were injured by gunshots at a park located at 1501 Shely Street Thursday night. Officers learned there was a fight among two women and a man discharged a firearm at about 9:45pm. Officers discovered the 24-year-old man had an injury to his leg and the 16-year-old boy had an injury to his groin. Both injured people were taken to the hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries. The man who discharged a firearm left prior to law enforcement arrival and Officers continue to investigate this event.

 

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014, 1:10am
Location: 121 North Shoreline Boulevard
Offense: Discharge a Firearm Inside the City Limits (Penal Code Section 42.12) Class A
Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1403280007

Corpus Christi Police arrested 25-year-old Jake Delgado (5/2/1988) for discharging a firearm inside the city limits at the 100 block of North Shoreline Boulevard Friday morning. A Corpus Christi Police Officer was at a restaurant at 121 Water Street and heard a gunshot in the parking lot. A 24-year-old man told the Officer a male passenger of a car discharged a pistol from the car. The 24-year-old man described the suspect vehicle as a black two door coupe with chrome rims. Another Corpus Christi Police Officer saw a vehicle that matched the description and then conducted a traffic stop. The Officers discovered evidence of the crime and then arrested Delgado for discharging a firearm inside the city limits and for unlawfully carrying a weapon. Officers impounded the car and then delivered Delgado to the city detention center.

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 886-2841. 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.