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Police Investigate Overnight Crash on North Beach

Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 2:31am

Location: 3500 Seagull Boulevard

Offense: Intoxication Assault (Penal Code Section 49.07) 3rd Degree Felony

Case Number: 1403160027

Corpus Christi Police responded to a major single vehicle crash at the 3500 block of Seagull Boulevard on North Beach at 2:30am Sunday morning. Officers learned that a tan 1993 Jeep Wrangler operated by a 34-year-old man traveled north on State Highway 181 over the Harbor Bridge. The Officers learned that the Jeep took the Burleson Street exit at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate the curve. The Officers learned that the Jeep traveled straight through the curve and struck the curb and jumped the embankment. Both the 34-year-old man and his 34-year-old woman passenger were not wearing seatbelts and both were ejected. The man and woman were taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of serious injuries. The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section responded to the crash and discovered evidence that alcohol consumption was a contributing factor to the crash. Officers generated an investigation of intoxicated assault against the 34-year-old man. Investigators collected a specimen of blood from the 34-year-old man and released him to medical staff for treatment of his injuries. Hospital staff informed Investigators the injuries for the man and the woman are not life threatening. No other people or property damage was involved in this crash.

Police Investigate Overnight Crash on Padre Island

Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 1:49am

Location: 10600 State Highway 361

Offense: Intoxication Manslaughter (Penal Code Section 49.08) 2nd Degree Felony

Case Number: 1403160025

Corpus Christi Police responded to a head-on vehicle crash which killed a 20-year-old man on the 10600 block of State Highway 361 between Newport Pass Road and Beach Access Road 3 at 1:50am Sunday morning. Officers learned that a white 1014 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a 24-year-old man travelled south on State Highway 361 and struck a black 2003 Nissan Altima in a head-on collision as the Altima traveled north. The Corpus Christi Fire Department responded and determined the 20-year-old man who operated the Altima did not survive the crash. The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section responded to the scene and believes the impact happened in the northbound lanes which lead Investigators to believe the truck traveled outside of the designated lane and into on-coming traffic. A 21-year-old woman was a passenger in the Altima was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. There were no other people in the Altima at the time of the crash. The 24-year-old man was the only person inside the truck and the 24-year-old man was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

A man in a blue 2008 Chrysler Sebring stopped next to the pickup truck which was overturned and in the middle of the road. The man in the Chrysler got out of his car to offer help before the emergency crews arrived. A black 2007 Ford Mustang operated by a 30-year-old man was unable to see the crashed truck and the parked Chrysler in time to avoid a collision because of fog and struck both the truck and the Chrysler while no person was inside the truck or Chrysler. The 30-year-old man and his two women passengers were not injured in the second crash. Emergency crews arrived to set up lights and avoid another collision on the highway until the debris was cleaned. The entire highway was closed to traffic for about four hours.

The Corpus Christi Police discovered evidence that alcohol consumption may be a contributing factor to the original crash. The 24-year-old man who operated the pickup truck remained in the hospital for medical treatment and Investigators have collected a specimen of his blood for analysis. Investigators generated an investigation for intoxicated manslaughter which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Police Capture Man Who Fled In Vehicle on Padre Island

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 1:35am

Location: 1100 Waldron Road

Offense: Evading Arrest in a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 38.04) 3rd Degree Felony

Case Number: 1403150020

Corpus Christi Police arrested 37-year-old John Guerra (3/4/1977) for a variety of charges after he fled from state police Friday night. Corpus Christi Police were called by the Texas Department of Public Safety at 10:40pm Friday night to assist with a vehicle pursuit from Port Aransas. Corpus Christi Police Officers set up tire deflation devices on the road of Highway 361, but the suspect vehicle avoided the devices. The devices were struck by two uninvolved civilian cars, a vehicle for the Texas Parks and Wild Life Department and two cars for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The vehicle pursuit was then cancelled.

A Corpus Christi Police Officer saw the suspect vehicle again at 1:30am Saturday and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle fled and the Corpus Christi Police Officer did not continue the pursuit in compliance with Department policy. A Warden of the Texas Department of Public Safety did continue to pursue the vehicle. Corpus Christi Police Officers deployed tire deflation devices and were successful to safely deflate the tires of the suspect vehicle. The vehicle came to a stop at the Oso Bay turnaround and the operator fled on foot. Corpus Christi Police chased and captured Guerra. Officers arrested Guerra for evading arrest in a vehicle, evading arrest on foot, a warrant for his arrest for a parole violation for robbery, and for possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers impounded the red 2010 Ford Raptor Guerra used in this event and delivered Guerra to the city detention center.

Patrol Report March 14, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 213 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight March 13 to 6:30 a.m. March 14, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

“Bravo” District

Date: Friday, March 14, 2014, 00:41

Location: 5922 Staples Street

Offense: Noise Violation (City Code 31-3) Class C Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1403140007

Corpus Christi Police responded to a complaint from neighbors and issued a citation to the manager of a nightclub located at 5922 Staples Street Friday morning. Corpus Christi Police used a meter to measure the volume of music from the club at 11:00pm and warned the manager to lower the volume. Officers returned at 12:40am after complaints from the neighbors in the area of the club and the Officers again measured the volume. The Officers issued the manager a citation for the noise violation after several attempts for voluntary compliance from the club were ignored.

“Charlie” District

Date: Friday, March 14, 2014, 00:48

Location: 4653 Everhart Road

Offense: Possession of Alcohol by a Minor (Alcoholic Beverage Code Section 106.05) Class C Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1403140022

Corpus Christi Police conducted a bar check at a club located at 4653 Everhart Road and made several arrests Friday morning. Officers arrested 20-year-old Justin Rojas (2/9/1994) for Possession of Alcohol by a Minor and for public intoxication. Officers also arrested 19-year-old Brandi Simpson (5/2/1994) and 21-year-old Hannah Pedraza (8/21/1992) for public intoxication. Officers then saw a 22-year-old man urinate in the parking lot and issued that 22-year-old man a citation then released him at the scene. Officers then delivered Rojas, Simpson and Pedraza to the city detention center.

“Delta” District

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 23:18

Location: 400 Dixon Drive

Offense: Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (Alcoholic Beverage Code Section 106.05) Class C Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1403130173

Corpus Christi Police interrupted a party with over a dozen minors consuming alcoholic beverages at a house on the 400 block of Dixon Drive Thursday night. Corpus Christi Police responded to a Crime Stoppers tip of a party and found a group of people in the age range of 11 to 20 in the house. Corpus Christi Police Officers issued citations to eight juveniles and took them home to release them to their parents. There were one 11-year-old girl, three 15-year-old boys, one 15-year-old girl, and three 16-year-old boys. Officers effected arrests of: 18-year-old Ronnie Berlin (8/11/1995) for a warrant for his arrest for Possession of Marijuana; 17-year-old Michael Lara (5/28/1996) for consumption of alcohol by a minor; 18-year-old Markus Solis (7/4/1995) for consumption of alcohol by a minor; 17-year-old Arturo Villarreal (8/23/1996) for possession of alcohol by a minor; and 19-year-old Amando Ramon (11/7/1994) for a warrant for his arrest for Contempt of Court. A 20-year-old woman was issued a citation and released when her mother arrived at the residence having heard about the party. The adults listed by name were delivered 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.

Texas State Aquarium Returns Rehabilitated Duck to Wild

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – On Friday, March 14, at 11:00 a.m., the Texas State Aquarium will be releasing a Mallard duck back to the wild. The duck was brought to the Aquarium’s Second Chances Wildlife Hospital in February after being picked up by Corpus Christi Animal Care Services. The duck was admitted with abrasions to the head and face, caused by a dog attack.

After receiving treatment for its injuries, the duck is now ready to be returned back to the park where it was found.

What: Photo/video opportunity: Release of rehabilitated Mallard duck

When: Friday, March 14 @ 11:00 a.m.

Where: Lake View Park (at Holly and Rodd Field)

Patrol Report March 13, 2014

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.

“Adam” District

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.

“Bravo” District

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.

“Delta” District

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.

Underage Consumption of Alcohol Disrupted by Crime Stoppers

Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 00:49

Location: 4000 Key West Drive

Offense: Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (Alcoholic Beverage Code Section 106.04) Class C Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1403120020

Corpus Christi Police interrupted a party with consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors Wednesday morning on the 4000 block of Key West. The Corpus Christi Police Department received a complaint from Crime Stoppers in which an anonymous person reported as many as 200 minors at a house party on the 4000 block of Key West Drive. Corpus Christi Police found an intoxicated 16-year-old boy who hosted the party while his parents were out of town. Officers had Corpus Christi Fire Department medical technicians conduct a medical evaluation of the 16-year-old boy to determine if he had a medical condition or if his condition was the result of alcohol consumption. The 16-year-old boy was issued a citation and released to other family members at a different residence in Corpus Christi. All other participants in the party fled from the house and were not apprehended by Officers.

Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers has a project for the month of March, 2014, in which a person will be paid $250 dollars cash for each event of consumption of alcohol by minors reported to Crime Stoppers which results in law enforcement action. Crime Stoppers will keep the callers identity secret throughout the whole process. Anyone with any information about consumption of alcohol by minors in Corpus Christi should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) to report the event and Police will be sent right away.

Patrol Report March 12, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 190 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight March 11 to 6:00 a.m. March 12, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Charlie” District

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 20:32

Location: 5300 Saratoga Boulevard

Event: Major Vehicle Crash

Crash Number: C1400980

Corpus Christi Police responded to a major vehicle crash at the 5300 block of Saratoga Boulevard Tuesday night. Officers learned a male motorcycle rider struck the back of a BMW sedan operated by a 34-year-old man near the intersection of Saratoga Boulevard and Staples Street. Officers learned the motorcycle operator did not wear a helmet and suffered severe head trauma. The eastbound lanes of Saratoga Boulevard were closed to traffic for two and a half hours. The motorcycle operator was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment for life threatening injuries. The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section responded and continues to investigate the cause of the crash.

 

“Delta” District

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 23:22

Location: Unknown

Offense: Aggravated Robbery (Penal Code Section 29.03) 1st degree felony

Case Number: 1403110154

A 21-year-old man reported an aggravated robbery to the Corpus Christi Police Tuesday night. The 21-year-old man told Officers he went to a club located at 802 South Staples Street and was approached by an unknown man. The 21-year-old man told Officers the other man asked for a ride to get an identification card and the 21-year-old man agreed. The 21-year-old man told Officers the unknown man asked for money to by a soda and once the 21-year-old man held his wallet, the unknown man displayed a handgun and demanded the 21-year-old man to drive to an automated teller machine and withdraw cash. The 21-year-old man told Officers he withdrew cash and the suspect took the money and left. The 21-year-old man was unable to tell Officers the locations of any of this event other than meeting the suspect at the original club. The 21-year-old man was not injured and described the suspect to Officers as a male with light skin, about six feet tall, thin, with short hair and wore a dark shirt and dark shorts.

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.

Detectives Seek Help to Catch a Burglar

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Date: Sunday, March 2, 2014, 6:57am
Location: 13310 Leopard Street
Offense: Burglary of a Building (Penal Code Section 30.02) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1403020049

Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives would like help from the public to identify the person or persons responsible for a burglary to a building for RJB Trucking located at 13310 Leopard Street which happened overnight Sunday, March 2, 2014. A 51-year-old man reported the burglary to Corpus Christi Police at 6:57am and reported $2,800 dollars worth of computers taken without permission. Corpus Christi Police Detectives have obtained video images of the suspect vehicle and would like help from the public to identify the person who used the vehicle to commit this burglary. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark color Jeep Wrangler Unlimited four door with a hard top.

Anyone with any additional information about this burglary should call the Corpus Christi Police 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 results in an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.

Patrol Report March 11, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 186 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight March 10 to 7:30 a.m. March 11, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Bravo” District

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 2:09am

Location: Cattail Court at Cricket Hollow Drive

Offense: Driving While Intoxicated (Penal Code Section 49.04) Class B Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1403110014

Corpus Christi Police arrested 21-year-old Raul Rojas (7/28/1992) for driving while intoxicated and causing a crash at Cattail Court and Cricket Hollow Tuesday night. Corpus Christi Police responded to a vehicle crash in which two parked cars were struck by a black 2009 Ford Mustang. Officers contacted the driver of the Mustang, 21-year-old Raul Rojas, and discovered evidence that Rojas was intoxicated. Officers impounded the Mustang and arrested Rojas. Rojas was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation and then delivered him to the city detention center.

 

“Charlie” District

Date: Monday, March 10, 2014, 12:58pm

Location: 3600 Harris Drive

Offense: Deadly Conduct (Penal Code Section 22.05) 3rd Degree Felony

Case Number: 1403100067

Corpus Christi Police arrested 45-year-old Henry Martinez (7/13/1968) for deadly conduct on the 3600 block of Harris Drive Monday. Corpus Christi Police responded to a complaint that a man discharged a firearm in the air and at vehicles. Witnesses called in and directed Corpus Christi Police Officers to apprehend Martinez at Staples and Herndon. No injuries were reported but a vehicle was reported damaged. Officers discovered evidence of the crime with Martinez and then delivered Martinez to the city detention center for deadly conduct which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

 

“Delta” District

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 3:34am

Location: Baldwin Boulevard at South Port Avenue

Offense: Driving While Intoxicated (Penal Code Section 49.04) Class B Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1403110019

Corpus Christi Police are conducting an investigation of driving while intoxicated which contributed to a vehicle crash at Baldwin Boulevard at South Port Avenue Tuesday morning. Corpus Christi Police responded to a vehicle crash at 3:34am in which a silver 2001 Chevrolet Camaro operated by a 17-year-old man struck a light pole. The 17-year-old man and his 15-year-old girl passenger were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Officers discovered evidence to believe alcoholic beverage consumption was a contributing factor to the crash and generated an investigation for driving while intoxicated. The 17-year-old man remained in the hospital for medical treatment and was not arrested.

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 208 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight March 6 to 6:30 a.m. March 7, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.