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Man Attacks Woman Near Park Along Meadow Vista & Airline Road

Date: Monday, May 26, 2014, 20:47
Location: 6800 Meadowbreeze Parkway
Offense: Attempted Sexual Assault
Case Number: 1405260129

A 23-year-old woman reported an attempted sexual assault at the 6800 block of Meadowbreeze Parkway to the Corpus Christi Police Monday night. The 23-year-old woman told Officers she jogged in the area of Meadow Vista and Airline Road when she was grabbed from behind by a man she does not know. The 23-year-old woman told Officers the man covered her mouth and struggled with the 23-year-old woman. The 23-year-old woman told Officers she bit the man on his right forearm and was able to get free from the man and run away. The 23-year-old woman told Officers she was not injured. The 23-year-old woman described the suspect as a man about 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 160 pounds, about 18 years of age with a tan complexion, and wore a cutoff maroon “Aggies” shirt and black shorts.

Anyone who can identify the individual responsible, or has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Detectives at 886-2841. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Crash Causes Cries Over Spilled Milk on SPID

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Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 11:02am
Location: 5300 State Highway 358
Event: Major Vehicle Crash
Crash Number: C1402111

A vehicle crash closed the freeway along South Padre Island Drive in front of Olive Garden for about an hour Tuesday. Corpus Christi Police responded to a vehicle crash at 11:02am at the 5300 block of State Highway 37 in which a milk truck was overturned. The Corpus Christi Fire Department addressed a vehicle fire from a disabled vehicle that was in the interior shoulder against the concrete divider between the westbound and eastbound lanes of traffic. No injuries were involved with the vehicle fire, but the interior left lane of the westbound lanes was closed and the traffic was diverted to the exterior lanes. Officers learned that a 2007 International Scout commercial truck which carried milk as a load and operated by a 58-year-old man, changed lanes from the interior left lane to the middle lane. The truck overcorrected to stop and the truck rolled onto its side and then struck a 1998 Honda Civic driven by a 19-year-old man. The Corpus Christi Police directed traffic off the freeway to take the Everhart exit until the crash site was cleaned up at 12:09pm. The 58-year-old man and the 19-year-old man were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. No citations were issued and the progress of the scene was updated by Corpus Christi Police on ReverseAlert and Twitter. Once the scene was cleaned up and the freeway was back open to normal use, a Twitter follower made the following comment:

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Narcotics Investigators Serve Search Warrant on Magnolia Street

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 9:19am
Location: 3121 Magnolia Street
Offense: Possession of a Controlled Substance
Case Number: 1405220050

The Corpus Christi Police Special Weapons And Tactics team worked with the Corpus Christi Police Narcotics & Vice Investigators to serve a high risk narcotics search warrant at 3121 Magnolia Thursday morning.  The warrant was the result of an undercover investigation of narcotics dealing out of the location.  The search warrant resulted in the seizure of approximately a gram of crack cocaine, an AR15 rifle, a semiautomatic pistol and $1,600 in U.S. currency.  Arrested were Jorell Armadillo 07/27/86 and his wife Delia Armadillo 12/09/86 for possession of a controlled substance.  This is the second time in 18 months NVID has served a warrant this location and arrested Jorell Armadillo.

Three People Steal Mail and Break Into House on Cape Lookout

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Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 15:56

Location: 400 Cape Lookout Drive

Offense: Burglary of a Habitation (Penal Code Section 30.02) 2nd Degree Felony

Case Number: 1405210092

Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives would like help from the public to identify and locate three people who stole the contents of a mail package and broke open the door to a home on the 400 block of Cape Lookout Drive Wednesday afternoon. Corpus Christi Police responded to an alarm at the house at 3:36pm Wednesday afternoon and discovered the back door to the home broken open. The 46-year-old home owner met the Officers at the home and did not find anything missing from inside the home, but found an open parcel package by the front door with the contents gone. Corpus Christi Police met with neighbors and obtained video of the three suspects. The Officers saw the video which recorded the three suspects go to the house and quickly run away as the house alarm was activated. The three suspects then got into a black sport utility vehicle and left the area before law enforcement arrived.

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

Man Steals Laptop From Store Display, Now Sought By Police

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Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:30am
Location: 5313 Saratoga Boulevard
Offense: Theft (Penal Code Section 31.03) Class A misdemeanor
Case Number: 1405120054

Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives would like help from the public to identify and locate a man who stole a laptop computer from a store located at 5313 Saratoga Boulevard on Saturday, May 10, 2014. A 31-year-old man reported the theft to the Corpus Christi Police and explained that a man used a key to remove security devices on the laptop computer on display. The 31-year-old man told Officers the man then placed the laptop in his pants and left the store without paying for the computer. The 31-year-old man said the computer is valued at about $600 dollars and provided images of the man to Detectives.

The man is described as a male about 20 years of age with medium brown skin, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 170 pounds, with a shaved head, and wore a blue t-shirt, blue jeans and black shoes at the time of the theft.

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

Traffic Safety Section Announces Intoxicated Driving Statistics

The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section released the year to date statistics for criminal complaints for Intoxicated Driving on May 14, 2014.

The Corpus Christi Police Department had arrested 557 people for Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence from January 1st to May 14, 2014 which is a 36% increase from the same time last year. The Corpus Christi Police Department had arrested 409 people for intoxicated driving offenses by the same time last year and had a total of 1,203 arrests for intoxicated driving offenses for all of 2013; an all time record high quantity for the Corpus Christi Police Department. The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section further reported the following data:

 

557         Arrests for Driving While Intoxicated as of 5/14/2014

3              Arrests for Driving Under the Influence as of 5/14/2014

189         Suspects consented to give a sample of their breath

145         Suspects consented to give a sample of their blood

218         Suspects refused to give a sample of breath or blood and a search warrant was obtained

8              Suspects refused both blood and breath request, and no evidence was obtained.

60           Felony DWI cases. 29 for DWI with two or more prior convictions

12 for intoxicated assault

11 DWI with Child Passenger

1 intoxicated manslaughter

.17          Average Breath /Blood results from suspects

(.08 is the standard by face value that a person is intoxicated).

 

141         DWI arrest were involved in Traffic Crashes

Police Seek Help From the Community to Locate Fugitive

Javier Molina (6/30/1992) Wanted for Aggravated Assault
Javier Molina (6/30/1992)
Wanted for Aggravated Assault

The Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate 21-year-old Javier Molina (6/30/1992). Molina has an active warrant for his arrest from the 214th District Court for aggravated assault which was issued May 12, 2014. Molina’s last known address was on Kostoryz in Corpus Christi. Molina is described as a 21-year-old man who stands 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds, has brown eyes and brown hair, has “Mary” tattooed on his right hand and “In Memory of Jonny JR” tattooed on his chest.

Anyone with any information which can lead authorities to locate Molina should call local law enforcement immediately. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to law enforcement 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.

 

Morning Traffic Over the Harbor Bridge Disrupted By Overturned Dump Truck

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 8:40am
Location: 2500 State Highway 181
Event: Traffic Crash
Crash Number: C1401903

An overturned dump truck blocked all the southbound lanes of travel over the Harbor Bridge into Corpus Christi Tuesday morning for about 3 hours. Corpus Christi Police responded to a vehicle crash on the Harbor Bridge at 8:40am. Officers learned a black 2005 Chevrolet 2 door sedan operated by a 23-year-old woman had stalled in the right lane of traffic on the up side of the Harbor Bridge as it had run out of fuel. Officers learned a yellow 2013 dump truck traveled in the right lane and was unable to avoid a collision with the sedan. The dump truck overturned and landed on its side. The 23-year-old woman was taken to the hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Two other passengers in the sedan were uninjured. The 54-year-old male operator of the dump truck was not injured in the crash. The crash site was cleaned by about 11:30am.

Morning Traffic on SPID Disrupted by Downed Power Lines

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 5:21am
Location: State Highway 358 at Airline Drive
Event: Freeway Interruption
Event Number: 1405016191

Downed power lines interrupted the morning traffic on the South Padre Island Drive freeway at Airline for about 5 hours Tuesday morning. Corpus Christi Police responded to a complaint of downed power lines that crossed all lanes of travel on the freeway at 5:21am. As many as thirteen Police units from Corpus Christi Police and the Texas Department of Public Safety directed motorists from the hazard until the power lines were repaired. The Officers reported the lines were brought down because of a lightning strike and no injuries or other damage was reported. The freeway was reopened to normal use at 10:30am.

Narcotics Investigators Serve Search Warrant Friday Afternoon on Leopard Street

Date: Friday, May 9, 2014, 13:30
Location: 5549 Leopard Street
Offense: Warrant Service
Case Number:1405090085
 
Narcotics officers with the assistance of SWAT served a search and arrest warrant at 5549 Leopard.  Narcotics Officers received information that a subject was dealing drugs out of a room at the inn earlier this week which caused the Investigators to initiate an investigation. Through surveillance and intelligence gathering narcotics officers were able to identify the subject staying in the room as   Gene A. Hinojosa  5/18/82 and it was determined that he was wanted on a misdemeanor larceny warrant out of Aransas County.  On-going investigation led narcotics investigators to obtain a search warrant.  At approximately 1:30 p.m.  SWAT officers made entry into the room for narcotics officers.  Hinojosa was arrested for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and the larceny warrant.  A female in the room at the time of the warrant service Gudino, Richelle 08/22/92 was arrested for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.  A quantity of suspected methamphetamine and a quantity of marijuana were seized.