All posts by Senior Officer Travis Pace

Detectives need you help identifying this burglar

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 2:58 AM
Location: 5720 Leopard Street
Incident: Burglary of a Building
Case Number: 1710070037

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this suspected burglar. Officers were patrolling and observed a piece of wood securing the front door of the Dollar General had been removed. Officers cleared the building and contacted the manager to review the security footage. A male suspect is observed on camera and making entry in to the store. Once inside he tries to open the cigarette case but was unsuccessful. The suspect walks through the store taking several prepaid cell phones before fleeing the scene. He is described as a tall, thin male. He was wearing a dark short sleeved t-shirt, white Jordan brand shoes and carrying a blue duffle bag with white lettering.

Break in sus

If you have any information about this crime contact Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8577) or submit the tip online at www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

 

Please be Aware and Don’t become a Victim

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017, 2:13 PM
Location: 13600 Northwest Blvd
Incident: Burglary of a Motor Vehicle
Case Number: 1710270095

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 13600 block of Northwest Blvd. in reference to a burglary of a motor vehicle. Officers arrived and made contact with 43 year old male victim. The victim advised that he went to a bank and withdrew some cash. The victim left and went to a local convenient store. The victim went inside the store and made a purchase, left the store and got into his car. The victim stated that he forgot something and went back inside the store and this time he forgot to lock his door. When he came out of the store this time he noticed that the envelope with his money was gone. Video showed a red Kia Optima pull up to the victims vehicle, a suspect got  inside the victims car, took the envelope and then drove away in the Kia.  The suspect vehicle appears to be a rental car out of Houston. It is unknown, but suspected that the suspects followed the victim from the bank. If you have any information about this crime contact Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8577) or submit the tip online at www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives want to remind people to be aware of their surroundings. If you go to the bank and make a withdrawal do not leave the cash unattended in your car. Do not use ATM’s in unlit areas. Try to minimize flashing large amounts of cash. If you feel you are being followed get a description and call the police. With the holiday season approaching it is important to develop good habits to minimize yourself as a victim.

 

Arrest Made in the recent shooting in the WalMart parking lot

Date: Friday October 13, 2017, 11:10 AM
Location: 4300 SPID
Offense: Aggravated Assault Warrant
Case Number: 1710100002

Corpus Christi Police Officers arrested Daniel Lara (08/18/1987) on a warrant for aggravated assault in the 4300 block of SPID. The warrant was issued in reference to a shooting on October 10, 2017 at the WalMart parking lot in the 1800 block of SPID.  He was also found to be in possession of a firearm, marijuana and pills that did not belong to him. Daniel was transported to the City Detention Center.

Daniel Lara

Patrol Report October 9, 2017

Date: Saturday October 07, 2017 11:13 AM
Location: 6800 Aswan Drive
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
Case Number: 1710050016

A Corpus Christi Police Officer was patrolling in the area of Ennis Joslin and SPID. The officer observed a blue Dodge Avenger parked by  the air pump at the Valero in the 7800 block of SPID. The officer recognized it to be a recently stolen vehicle. The driver of the vehicle matched a description put out yesterday by the owner. The vehicle left the location, the officer followed the vehicle and confirmed that it was still stolen. The officer continued following the vehicle until backup arrived. The vehicle was stopped at 6800 Aswan Dr. and the driver taken into custody. Officers arrested Alpha Dale Crocker (06-04-1992) who was also found to have an active warrant out of Nueces County. He was transported to the City Detention Center.

Date: Sunday October 08, 2017 11:48 PM
Location: 8100 SPID
Offense: Assault
Case Number: 1710080127

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 8100 SPID in reference to a assault. Upon arrival officers made contact with a 24 year old female victim who was visibly upset. She advised that her boyfriend assaulted her while she was driving her vehicle. She stated that they were driving and arguing about money. She stated that the suspect began throwing small items at her while he sat in the back seat. The victim yelled at the suspect to stop throwing the items and that is when he punched her in the left side of the face. The victim stopped at a convenience store and the suspect got out and walked away. Officers observed redness and swelling to the left side of her face. Officers followed the victim to her residence in the 8300 block of Moffett Cir. to make sure the suspect was not there. The officers checked the residence and found the suspect was not there.

At approximately 2:18 AM October 9, 2017 the victim called the police again and advised that the suspect entered through a broken window at the residence and assaulted her. Officers contacted the victim at a convenience store near her residence. She was crying and advised that the suspect made entry into the residence through a broken window and punched her in the back of the head while she was lying in bed. She immediately left the residence and called police. The officers followed the victim back to the residence at 8300 Moffett Cir. The victim tried to enter the residence but found that the door was dead bolted from the inside. Officers checked the area and found the suspect walking away from the back door. Officers contacted and arrested Anthony Quintanilla (12-05-1988) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

 

Patrol Report October 4, 2017

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 8:49 PM
Location: 13202 Leopard Street
Offense: Theft
Case Number: 1710030101

A Corpus Christi Police Officer was patrolling in the area of IH 69 and Cornett Drive. The officer observed a male walking from the area of the Home Depot carrying a large object under a dark colored jacket. The officer made contact with the 32 year old male suspect who was acting very nervous. The suspect was carrying a new chainsaw still in the box with the security device still attached. The officer questioned the suspect and was not buying the suspects story. The suspect was detained while another officer went to the Home Depot and contacted a supervisor. The supervisor advised that the suspect came in to the store, took a chainsaw and left without paying for it. Officers arrested Sean Matthew Fitch (05-18-1985) and transported him to the City Detention Center. The chainsaw was returned to the store.

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 11:19 PM
Location: 15820 SPID (Bob Hall Pier)
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1710040001

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 15820 SPID (Bob Hall Pier) in reference to a robbery. The call advised that a male and female with tattoos assaulted a male and took his red Chevy Camero convertible. As officers were going to the call they observed a vehicle matching the description and stopped it at the Stripes in the 14500 block of SPID. Officers made contact with the 55 year old male victim. The victim advised that he was with the 29 year old female and the 36 year old male suspect. The vehicle stopped near Bob Hall pier. Witnesses told officers that they saw the male suspect jump out of the car and pull the victim out of the passenger side door. The female suspect started driving away dragging the victim while the suspect was punching and kicking him. The victim let go of the car,  the female suspect turned the car around, picked up the male and drove away. The victim advised that the assault caused him a lot of pain and was checked at the scene by CCFD Medics. Officers arrested Hope LeeAnn Clark (01-04-1988) and Michael Gerard Falcon (05-04-1981) and transported them to the City Detention Center. The vehicle was released to the victim at the scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrol Report October 2, 2017

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017, 11:40 PM
Location: 4600 SPID
Offense: DWI, Failure to Notify and Report a Crash
Case Number: 1709300004

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the area of 4600 SPID in reference to a hit and run. Officers arrived and were contacted by witnesses. The witnesses advised that a grey or silver Infinity backed into a car in the parking lot of Gator’s and then struck a black suv as he sped out of the parking lot. The impact caused the suv to lose control and hit three parked vehicles in a dealership parking lot. The witnesses gave officers a license plate which returned to an address on 4900 Dubose. Officers went to the location and observed a grey Infinity with frontend damage in the driveway. Officers observed a male who attempted to walk inside the residence when he saw police. Officers called out to the suspect and he stopped as they made contact. Officers determined that he was the driver of the vehicle and he was involved in the crashes at 4600 SPID. Officers could detect a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath, his speech was slurred and he was on his feet. Officers were able to develop enough probable cause to arrest Anthony Trevino (01-21-1989) for DWI and transport him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017, 11:34 PM
Location: 2000 Braeswood
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1710010128

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 2000 Braeswood in reference to a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival officers contacted the 40 year old male victim and the 41 year old female suspect. Officers were able to determine that no one had been shot. Officers investigated and learned that the couple had been drinking and got into an argument over the suspect moving out. The victim advised that the suspect went into her room and grabbed a gun. The suspect came out and pointed the gun at the victims chest and leg. The victim advised that he feared for his life and grabbed the gun and pointed it away from him. When he did this several shots were fired. When the two were struggling over the gun and the suspect bit his left bicep. The victim was able to get the gun away from the suspect. Officers arrested  Jackeline Barrera Ramirez (11-17-1975) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

Date: Monday, October 2, 2017, 12:05 AM
Location: Port and Tarlton
Offense: Injury to a Elderly, Criminal Mischief
Case Number: 1710020003

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the area of Port and Tarlton in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival officers observed the 34 year old female suspect standing next to a vehicle. She was unsteady on her feet, she had a strong odor of alcohol coming from her breath and her speech was slurred. Officers detained her while they investigated. Officers contacted the 70 year old male victim and observed blood inside his vehicle.  The victim had injuries to his face and his clothing was in disarray. The victim advised that he picked up the suspect with the intention to meet with her son. He stated that suspect became upset because she could not locate him. The victim stated that the suspect began punching the interior of the vehicle and then broke the front windshield. The victim told the suspect to stop damaging his vehicle. He stated that the suspect began punching him in the face and body. The victim stopped the vehicle at Port and Tarlton where the suspect continued to hit him. The victim stated that the suspect hit him with a closed fist in the face and then bit him on the right forearm and left shoulder. The suspect only stopped when the victim grabbed her phone and threw it out of the car. Officers observed the victim to have a bloody nose and bite marks to his forearm and shoulder. Officers arrested Korina Ann Guzman (03-11-1983). While in the backseat of the patrol unit, Korina began banging her head on the plexiglass. Officers were moving her to another unit when she attempted to bite one of the officers. She was transported to the City Detention Center.

 

 

 

 

Patrol Report September 28, 2017

Date:  Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:38 PM
Location: 4100 Nolford Place
Offense: Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 1709270106

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 4100 Nolford Pl. in reference to a disturbance with a gun being pointed at someone. Officers arrived and contacted the 25 year old male victim. He advised that he and his father (the suspect) had a disturbance earlier over a puppy being in side the house. The police responded to that call earlier and the argument continued after they left. The victim advised that the suspect went in to his bedroom and pulled out a handgun. The victim stated that the suspect pointed the gun at him and said he would shoot that dog. The victim feared that the suspect would shoot him. The suspect was inside the residence as officers tried to contact him and were eventually able to get him to come outside. Officers arrested James R. Marek (05-23-1959) and transport him to the City Detention Center. The weapon was located and tagged as evidence.

Date:  Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 10:21 PM
Location: 800 Ohio Ave.
Offense: Assault causing Bodily Injury
Case Number: 1709270119

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 800 Ohio Ave. in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival officers made contact with the male victim. He advised that he and his girlfriend were having a argument and that she hit him over the head with a plate. The victim had a laceration and dried blood on his head. Officers made contact with the suspect. After talking with both parties, officers arrested Nicole M. Ortiz (01-11-1986) for assault and transported her to the City Detention Center.

Patrol Report September 27, 2017

Date:  Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 12:01 AM
Location: 1400 Date St.
Offense: Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Evading Arrest, Warrant of Arrest
Case Number: 1709270001

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 2754 S. Staples in reference to a shooting with injuries. Officers arrived and made contact with the clerk. He advised that a male came into the store and advised that he had been shot and he was on his way to the emergency room. Officers were in formed that the victim was driving a white and black vehicle. Officers went to Drs. Regional Hospital and made contact with the 25 year old male victim. The victim and a witness advised that they were going to meet a female in the area of Ayers and Date street. When they arrived a male suspect got out of a vehicle and pointed a gun at the victim. The suspect fired a shot through the door of the victims vehicle striking the victim and then fled the scene. Officers were taken to the location of the shooting by a witness in the 1400 block of Date St.

Officers made contact with the occupants at the apartment. Officers investigated and were able to get a name and location of the suspect. Officers went to the area of 2900 Seagull Blvd. to make contact with the suspect. As officers were approaching they observed the suspect matching the description they were given earlier walking from a house. When the suspect observed officers walking towards him he started running back towards the house. As he was running officers told him to stop, he continued running dropping a small black bag. The suspect made it inside the house but was taken into custody. Inside the black bag was marijuana, methamphetamine and approximately 28 pills. The suspect was also found to have an active warrant for aggravated assault. Officers arrested David Martinez (12-29-1978) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Patrol Report September 26, 2017

Date:  Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:43 PM
Location: 4000 Leopard Street
Offense: Murder, Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1709250171

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 4000 Leopard Street in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived and found a female kneeling and crying over a 23 year old male victim. The female advised that a man had just shot the victim. Officers discovered that there were other people in the room at the time of the shooting. CCFD Medics arrived and began treatment but were unsuccessful in there efforts as the victim succumbed to his wounds. Officers contacted two witnesses that heard the gunshots and saw a dark colored minivan speed out of the parking lot. CCPD Detectives are actively investigating this crime and will release more information when it become available.  If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com .  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.

Date:  Monday, September 25, 2017, 7:28 PM
Location: 3700 Thornberry Ct.
Offense: Assault causing Bodily Injury
Case Number: 1709250143

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 3700 Thornberry Ct. in reference to a disturbance. Officers arrived and contacted the 31 year old female victim. She stated that her fiancé became upset after she tried unplugging the TV in the living room while he was watching the football game. The victim stated that the suspect bear hugged her, then grabbed her by the wrists and forearms and dragged her outside locking the door. Officers observed slight bruising to her forearms and wrists as well as dirt on her legs from being dragged. Officers learned that the couple had been arguing prior to the assault. Officers arrested Robert Ruth (03-11-1989) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date:  Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:41 PM
Location: 2900 McKinzie Rd.
Offense: Assault (Family Violence) causing Bodily Injury-Choking
Case Number: 1709250160

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 2900 McKinzie Rd. in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival officers made contact with the 55 year old female victim. She advised that she and the suspect broke up this morning. The victim stated that later in the evening she believes the suspect borrowed a neighbors phone and told her that the suspect had left the apartment. When she returned and entered her apartment the suspect came through the rear door. He had been hiding in the back yard prior to her arrival. The suspect yelled at her and punched her with his fists. He then choked her twice, once with one hand and then with both hands. The victim felt light headed and thought she was going to pass out. The victim broke away and went outside and was chased by the suspect. He grabbed her and put his hand over her mouth to keep her from yelling. The victim stated that the suspect drug her back inside the apartment. The suspect fell down allowing the victim to run to a neighbors house and call the police. Officers located the suspect passed out in the back yard. Officers found that the suspect was extremely intoxicated and was checked out by CCFD Medics. Officers arrested James Gunter (08-26-1976) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

 

Patrol Report September 25, 2017

Date:  Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:18 AM
Location: 4101 Brett St.
Offense: Aggravated Assault, Burglary of a Habitation, Evading Arrest, Interfering with an emergency call
Case Number: 1709230013

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 4101 Bret St. in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival officers observed a male (later Identified as the suspect) run and get in a red vehicle with another male (the victim) chasing him. The suspect, with the car door open, put the vehicle in reverse and pinned the 21 year old male victim between two cars. The victim fell to the ground  and the suspect fled the scene. Officers chased the suspect with their emergency equipment on. The suspect continued and turned on to 4000 Terrace Cir. The suspect tried to turn around and drive away, striking a tree and flipping the vehicle on its roof. Officers detained the 22 year old suspect until medics arrived and transported him to Spohn Shoreline for treatment.

Other officers arrived at the scene and spoke with the male victim and a 21 year old female victim. The female victim advised the suspect was her ex-boyfriend and she was out with her boyfriend when she started receiving texts from the suspect. The victims went back to her apartment. When she arrived she observed the suspects vehicle. When the victim went to her apartment she went in side and observed the suspect sitting on her bed with the TV on. The victim was surprised because she did not know how the suspect found her apartment and he did not have permission to be there. The female victim discovered that the suspect had kicked the door in to her apartment. As the female was telling the suspect to leave the male victim entered the apartment where he was rushed the suspect and the two began fighting. Officers observed the apartment to be in disarray, several large hole in the dry wall and the front door damaged from when it had been kicked in. The female attempted to call 911 at which point the suspect knocked the phone out of her hand. She got another phone and called 911. The suspect then ran out of the apartment and hit the male victim with his car and flee the scene. The male victim was treated at the scene. Officers arrested Erik Cavazos (08-12-1995) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date:  Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:48 AM
Location: 5818 S. Staples
Offense: Aggravated Assault, Fleeing From a police officer
Case Number: 1709230018

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 5818 S. Staples (Tabu Lounge) in reference to a fight with weapons. Officers arrived an observed a black truck fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed. Officers put out it out over the radio that the truck might be involved. Officers contacted the 27 year old female victim who was rolling around on the ground. Numerous witnesses advised that she was hit by the black truck that fled the scene. During the chaos of the scene officers noticed a male that was bleeding from the head. Officers spoke to the 47 year old male victim. He advised that there was a large fight that broke out inside the bar. The fight then moved outside into the parking lot. The male victim was trying to break up the fight when he was hit in the back of the head with a bottle. Witnesses advised that suspect that hit the male victim was the same  suspect that was driving the truck. Medics came to the scene and treated the victims for non-life threatening injuries.

As officers were responding to 5818 S. Staples other officers were in the area and located the black truck. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle continued with the officers behind the vehicle with their lights and sirens activated. The vehicle continued and went through several streets before coming to a stop at 5200 Blanche Moore. The suspect was detained at the scene. One witness inside the truck stated that the suspect got into an altercation inside Tabu. They left and the suspect drove off all crazy, according to the witness. Officers transported the suspect back to the crime scene where he was positively identified by witnesses. Officers arrested Jorge Solis (05-08-1978) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date:  Saturday, September 23, 2017, 7:01 AM
Location: 602 N. Staples
Offense: Endangering a Child, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Public Intoxication
Case Number: 1709230034

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 602 N. Staples at the RTA bus station in reference to a possible overdose. Officers arrived and contacted the bus and bus driver and observed a female who appeared unconscious but breathing. CCFD Medics arrived on the scene. As they were treating the 25 year old female, she was not able to stand by herself, she would go in and out of consciousness and was having a hard time keeping her head up or balance while sitting. As officers were trying to identify they female they found in her possession what they believed to be crack cocaine. She was transported to Spohn Shoreline for treatment. The female was travelling with her 1 year old son and was being held by a 31 year old male. The male had slurred speech, red eyes, he had trouble walking and would nod off as medics and officers spoke to him. The male attempted to change the child’s diaper and nodded off. Officers believed the male was intoxicated, a danger to himself and a danger to the child. Officers arrested Martin Lopez Garcia Jr. (08-04-1986) and transported him to the City Detention Center. Child Protective Services arrived on the scene and the child was released to a family member. Officers were called to Spohn Shoreline when the female was released from the hospital. Officers arrested Arielle Spears (12-28-1991) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

Date:  Sunday, September 24, 2017, 6:09 AM
Location: 3000 Santa Ana St.
Offense: Assault Family Violence, Resisting Arrest
Case Number: 1709240030

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 3000 Santa Ana St. in reference to a disturbance with a weapon. Officers arrived and made contact with the 26 year old male victim. He told officers that he and the wife had been fighting and he had put her in the shower. The victim advised that she (his wife) had come with cuts and scrapes all over after a night out with her friends. As he attempted to put her in the shower to clean her up, she became violent and punch him in the face. That is when the victim called police for assistance. Officers made contact with the female. She was intoxicated and very evasive about what had happened tonight. Officers arrested Demi Trevino (06-07-1994) for assault family violence. As officers were escorting her to the unit she attempted to pull away in an effort to talk with her husband. The suspect then began kicking and struggling with offices. She was placed in the unit where she began to spit and bang her head on the cage. She was transported to the City Detention Center.