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Police Arrest Man for Indecency With a Child

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014, 16:22
Location: 901 Leopard Street
Offense: Warrant of Arrest (Code of Criminal Procedure Section 15.01)
Case Number: 14002427

A 43-year-old man surrendered to law enforcement after the Corpus Christi Police obtained an arrest warrant from the Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 for indecent exposure incidents at Wilson Elementary. Jesus Hurtado (2/1/1971) was taken into custody at the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 4:22pm after Hurtado voluntarily surrendered. Hurtado is charged with indecency with a child, a 3rd degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. The bond for Hurtado was set at $100,000 dollars.

Corpus Christi Police Demonstrate Motorcycle Skills

Senior Officers T. Cabello; B. Nunez; Lieutenant I. Soza; L. Lopez; and J. Elliott competed in the Motorcycle Skills Competition in Grand Prairie, Texas
Senior Officers T. Cabello; B. Nunez; Lieutenant I. Soza; L. Lopez; and J. Elliott competed in the Motorcycle Skills Competition in Grand Prairie, Texas
Officers display their trophies from the Motorcycle Skill Competition
Officers display their trophies from the Motorcycle Skills Competition

Five Corpus Christi Police Motorcycle Officers who are assigned to the Traffic Safety Section traveled to Grand Prairie, TX to compete in the 2014 JWA Police Motorcycle Skills and Competition Rodeo the week of April 21st.  Our Officers who represented the Corpus Christi Police Department were Lt. I. Soza; Senior Officers J. Elliott; L. Lopez, R. Nunez; and T. Cabello.  City, county, and state troopers from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas attended the event.  A total of 110 competitors were on hand to demonstrate their motor skills in hopes to be the best.  The event consisted of three days of extensive training and two days of competition.  A total of 9 trophies were awarded to our Officers which speaks high volumes for our motorcycle unit.  The following are the results from our officers:  Cabello – 1st place Division 3 Expert Main Competition, 1st place Eliminator Course, 2nd place 4 Man Race, 3rd place Challenge Run, and 3rd place Mr. Rodeo.  Nunez – 1st place Division 3 Novice.  Soza – 2nd place Division 3 novice.  Elliott – 6th place Division 2 novice.  Lopez – 7th place Division 2 novice.  “These officers did an outstanding job in placing CCPD on the competitive market and bringing home this hardware”, Lt. Soza said.  “There is a lot of talent in this unit…  My goal is to exploit those talents and continue to train hard with the continued support from our administration.”  Lt. Soza said that there will be other motorcycle rodeos they plan to attend but always places his priority first in the departments needs and mission.  ​ 

Patrol Report April 28, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 577 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight April 25 to 7:00 a.m. April 28, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Bravo” District

Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 16:42
Location: 15800 El Socorro Loop
Offense: Criminal Trespass (Penal Code Section 30.05) Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1404270135

Corpus Christi Police responded to a truck that got stuck off-road and started a fire near Sea Pines and El Socorro Loop on Padre Island Sunday afternoon. Large amounts of smoke went through the neighborhood and even across the Laguna Madre and into Flour Bluff. The Corpus Christi Fire Department extinguished the fire and found the truck stuck and burned. The Corpus Christi Police Officers found an 18-year-old man who was the passenger of the truck. The 18-year-old man identified the 18-year-old driver and owner of the truck. No injuries were reported and the only property damage reported was the truck which was a black 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup. The 18-year-old driver of the pickup fled the scene before law enforcement arrived and Officers had not located the 18-year-old driver of the truck by this report. The Officers are investigating the 18-year-old driver of the truck as a suspect in Criminal Trespass and Reckless Destruction.

 

Photo contributed by Chief Dale Scott, Nueces County Emergency Services District #2
Burned truck at the 15800 block of El Socorro Loop. Photo contributed by Fire Chief Dale Scott, Nueces County Emergency Services District #2

 

“Charlie” District

Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 16:12
Location: 5200 Weber Road
Offense: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Health and Safety Code Section 481.115) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1404270125

Corpus Christi Police arrested 36-year-old John Houston (2/15/1978) for possession of a controlled substance on the 5200 block of Weber Road Sunday afternoon. A Corpus Christi Police Officer conducted a traffic stop at 4:12pm after he saw Houston on the cell phone while driving on the 5200 block of Weber Road. The Officer discovered Houston had no license or proof of insurance for the vehicle. The Officer impounded the truck and discovered contraband which the Officer believed to be synthetic marijuana and cocaine. The Officer arrested Houston for possession of a controlled substance. The Officer also arrested the passenger, 27-year-old Eric Trevino (6/15/1986) for three warrants for his arrest and for failing to identify himself as a fugitive from justice. The Officer delivered Houston and Trevino to the city detention center.

 

“Delta” District

Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 22:13
Location: 3118 Baldwin Boulevard
Offense: Fraudulent Possession of Identifying Information (Penal Code Section 32.51) 3rd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1404270162

Corpus Christi Police arrested two men for a burglary to a vehicle and fraudulent possession of identifying information at 3118 Baldwin Boulevard Sunday night. A 65-year-old woman reported the burglary to the Corpus Christi Police at 10:13pm. The 65-year-old woman explained to the Officers that she washed laundry at a Laundromat and noticed the dome light illuminated in her vehicle. The 65-year-old woman told Officers she went outside and saw a man take her purse from inside the vehicle and the man left. The 65-year-old woman described the suspect to Corpus Christi Police Officers and the Officers located 33-year-old Rene Vela (1/3/1981) and 30-year-old Ismael Lopez (5/30/1983), who matched the description, on Baldwin Boulevard. The Officers discovered evidence of the crime and arrested Vela for burglary and arrested Lopez for fraudulent possession of identifying information. The Officers then delivered Vela and Lopez to the city detention center.

 

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:37am
Location: 317 Peoples Street
Offense: Burglary of a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 30.04) Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1404280044

Corpus Christi Police arrested 35-year-old Sedric Luckerson (11/29/1978) for burglary of a vehicle at 317 Peoples Street Monday morning. A 32-year-old man reported the burglary to the Corpus Christi Police at 6:37am and explained to the Officers that he walked his dog in the morning and saw a man take tools out of a truck which the 32-year-old man knew was owned by another person. The 32-year-old man described the suspect to the Officers and said the suspect ran from the scene before law enforcement arrived. Corpus Christi Police Officers found Luckerson at Lipan and Upper Broadway. The Officers discovered evidence of the crime and the arrested Luckerson and then delivered him to the city detention center for burglary of a vehicle.

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 Safely Apprehend Man Who Threatened to Jump Off Downtown Building

Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 17:37
Location: 101 North Upper Broadway Street
Event: Mental Commitment (Health and Safety Code Section 573.001)
Case Number: 1404270131

Corpus Christi Police prevented a 38-year-old man from jumping off the building at 101 North Upper Broadway Street Sunday night and took the 38-year-old man to the hospital to get him needed help. The Corpus Christi Police responded to a call of a man who threatened to jump form the 19th floor of the building at 5:37pm and a Patrol Officer established face to face dialog with the man at 5:45pm. The Corpus Christi Police Hostage Negotiation Team was paged to respond, but two of the team members were on duty and responded to continue dialog with the 38-year-old man. The man peacefully surrendered to Police at 6:18pm and agreed to go to the hospital for treatment. No injuries were reported. The supervisor at the scene spoke to the management of the building who said they will review the security and safety plan for the building to prevent this type of event in the future.

Patrol Report April 25, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 199 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight April 24 to 7:20 a.m. April 25, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 “Bravo” District

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 22:15
Location: 700 Monette Drive
Event: Death Investigation
Case Number: 1404240155

An 84-year-old man reported a death unattended by a physician on the 700 block of Monette Drive to the Corpus Christi Police Thursday night. Corpus Christi Police determined a 108 year old woman who was born in May 1905 had died from natural causes at her home.

 

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 23:07
Location: Hustlin Hornet Drive at Waldron Road
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated with a Blood Alcohol Content Over .15 (Penal Code Section 49.04) Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1404240163

Corpus Christi Police arrested 38-year-old Naomi Campos (11/21/1975) for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content over .15 on the 2600 block of Waldron Road Thursday night after her passenger poured out a beer in front of a Corpus Christi Police Officer. The Corpus Christi Police Officer was in the outside lane and Campos drove a black 1995 Chevrolet pickup in the inside lane when the 41-year-old passenger of the pickup stretched her arm out the window and poured out liquid from a beer can in front of the Officer. The Officer moved forward to view other beer cans inside the truck so he conducted a traffic stop for the open alcoholic beverage container violation. The Officer arrested Campos and impounded the truck. The 41-year-old woman was released at the scene and the Officer then delivered Campos 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.

Man Steals $3,000 Worth of Electronics From Store, Sought by Police

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Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5:41
Location: 3829 Highway 77
Offense: Theft (Penal Code Section 31.03) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1403210121

The Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to identify and locate a man accused of theft from a store located at 3829 Highway 77 on March 19, 2014. A 30-year-old man reported the theft to the Corpus Christi Police Department and explained that an unknown man went to the electronics section of the store, took seven ipads with a total value of over $3,100 dollars from the case, concealed the electronics, and walked out of the store without paying for the merchandise. The 30-year-old man provided an image of the man who took the electronics and Detectives would like help from the public to identify this man. The man is described as a 30-year-old male with medium brown skin, 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 170 pounds, and wore all black with a Houston Texans ball cap and he had a tattoo on the right side of his neck and a tattoo below his left eye.

Anyone who can identify this individual, 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 www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Man Steals Furniture From Store, Now Sought By Detectives

Empire Burglary

Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 3:39am
Location: 2626 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Burglary of a Building (Penal Code Section 30.02) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1403120028

The Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to identify and locate a man accused of burglary from a store located at 2626 South Padre Island Drive on March 12, 2014. Corpus Christi Police responded to a burglary alarm at the closed business at 3:39am on March 12, 2014. Officers discovered the front door was damaged and a 32-year-old store representative told Officers that four pieces of furniture with a total value of over $1,000 dollars was missing from the store. The 32-year-old woman provided images from the store surveillance camera system to Detectives and described the suspect as a man with medium brown skin, a mustache, about 30 years of age, 5 feet 2 inches tall, about 150 pounds, and wore blue jeans and a white Hoodie. The store surveillance camera times did not display the correct time in the images.

Anyone who can identify this individual, 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 www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Detectives Seek Help to Identify Chainsaw Thief

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Date: Thursday, March 14, 2014, 8:19am

Location: 1530 Airline Road

Offense: Theft (Penal Code Section 31.03) Class B Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1403140045

The Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to identify and locate a man accused of theft from a store located at 1530 Airline Road on March 14, 2014. A 46-year-old man reported the theft to the Corpus Christi Police and explained that the man entered the store, took a chainsaw valued at $400 dollars from the display case, and walked out of the store without paying for the merchandise. The man is described as a man with medium brown skin about 20 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 180 pounds, has black hair which was in a crew cut style, and he wore a white t-shirt, yellow safety shirt with reflective tape, blue jeans and boots.

Anyone who can identify this individual, 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 www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Patrol Report April 21, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 553 original reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight April 18 to 7:30 a.m. April 21, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Bravo” District

Date: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 18:38
Location: 900 Redmond Street
Offense: Aggravated Assault (Penal Code Section 22.02) 2nd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1404200095

A 30-year-old man reported an aggravated assault at the 900 block of Redmond Street to Corpus Christi Police Sunday night. The 30-year-old man told Corpus Christi Police that a 55-year-old man slashed his abdomen with a kitchen knife which cut the 30-year-old man’s shirt and caused a minor cut to his torso. The 30-year-old man was treated at the scene by an ambulance crew and released. The 55-year-old man left the area before law enforcement arrived and Officers continue to investigate this crime.

 

Date: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 1:12am
Location: 2022 Treyway Lane
Offense: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon (Penal Code Section 46.04) 3rd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1404200015

Corpus Christi Police arrested 25-year-old Don Carnley (12/13/1988) for unlawful possession of a firearm and other charges after he ran from Police who responded to a fight at 2022 Treyway Lane Sunday morning. Corpus Christi Police responded to a complaint of multiple people involved in a fight in the parking lot at 1:12am Sunday morning. Officers were notified before they arrived that a man in the fight had a gun. Officers saw Carnley run from the parking lot once Carnley saw the Officers arrive. Officers chased and captured Carnley. Officers discovered a handgun and a white substance the Officers believed to be crack-cocaine. Officers discovered Carnley had warrants for his arrest for an assault, an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and a municipal court warrant for no insurance. The Officers also learned Carnley was previously convicted of a felony offense. Officers arrested Carnely for the three warrants, evading arrest, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a controlled substance, and for tampering with evidence. Officers then delivered Carnley to the city detention center.

 

“Charlie” District

Date: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 21:36
Location: 4200 Schanen Boulevard
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 31.07) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1404200124

Corpus Christi Police arrested 43-year-old William Lerz (7/26/1970) for driving a stolen vehicle on the 4200 block of Schanen Boulevard Sunday night. A Corpus Christi Police Officer initiated a traffic stop at 9:36pm Sunday night after he saw a blue 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck with a defective license plate light. The Officer discovered the driver, 43-year-old William Lerz, had a suspended license and no insurance for the vehicle. The Officer was then notified that the vehicle was reported stolen out of San Patricio County. The Officer arrested Lerz for unauthorized use of a vehicle and for driving while license invalid. The Officer discovered drug paraphernalia and a crystal substance that the Officer believed was methamphetamine. Lerz was additionally charged for possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia and then 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.

Detectives Identify Bank Robbery Suspect

Seanette Alice Villarreal (8/22/1987) Wanted for the Value Bank Robbery
Seanette Alice Villarreal (8/22/1987)
Wanted for the Value Bank Robbery

Corpus Christi Police Robbery/Homicide Detectives have obtained a warrant for arrest for 26-year-old  Seanette Villarreal (8/22/1987) for the robbery at the Value Bank on April 12, 2014. Detectives would like to thank the public for the large response to identify Villarreal, and would now like help from the public to locate Villarreal.

The last known address for Villarreal was on the 5000 block of Royalton and she is described as a white female who stands 5 feet five inches tall, weighs 120 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Villarreal is accused of robbery, a second degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. The warrant for the arrest of Villarreal was issued from the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1.

Anyone who has any information which can help authorities locate Villarreal should call the local Police Department immediately. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to authorities should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which leads to an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.