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Patrol Report March 26, 2014

BRAVO DIST

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2014, 11:47pm
Location: 4739 S. Alameda
Offense: Assault (Penal Code 22.01 A Mis), DWI (PC 19.04 B Mis) Evading Arrest with a Vehicle (PC 38.04 3rd Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1403250004

Officers responded to a fight at the Keg Room.  The suspect, Eric Rollins (7-17-65), took exception to being cut off by the bartender.  He brandished a pool stick and another customer attempted to stop him and took the pool stick from him.  Rollins then grabbed a cue ball and threw it, hitting the 52-year-old male victim in the mouth, causing minor injury.  Officers arrived to find Rollins locked in the driver’s seat of his truck.  He refused to turn the vehicle off and after several seconds, stomped on the gas and fled onto Alameda. An officer was arriving at that time and attempted to stop the suspect.  Rollins fled at a high rate of speed while the officer turned around, Rollins then made a u-turn on Alameda, swerved into the Cape streets, and was lost by officers before they got into the neighborhood.  Dispatch checked the address on the license plate and informed Officers that the address was off of the 400 block of Cape Lookout.  The truck was located in the driveway of the home.  Contact was made with the suspect’s wife, who reported him passed out in the back yard.  Rollins was contacted and positively identified by officers from the initial contact at the bar.  He was arrested for both evading arrest and DWI.  A blood draw was done after a warrant was secured. He was booked into the City Detention Center.

 

Delta District

 Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 5:53pm
Location: 400 Mann
Offense: Agg. Assault (Penal Code 22.02 2nd Degree Felony)
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ase Number: 1403250120

Officers responded to 400 Mann in reference to a stabbing. When they arrived they found the 21-year-old male victim with a superficial cut to his collar-bone/neck area. The victim said he was there to give his brother and his girlfriend a ride. As they were walking out the suspect (ex-boyfriend of the female), Kyle Conrad (DOB 6-25-1991) came up in his vehicle and started a confrontation. The victim got out of his car to defend his brother and started arguing with Conrad. Conrad then pulled a box cutter out and slashed the front tire of the victim’s vehicle. A fight ensued and the victim was cut. The suspect then left in his vehicle. Conrad was later located after Charlie District officers followed up and found him at Spohn South Hospital. He was arrested and transported to the City Detention Center.

Animal Care Services Euthanizes Dog After 22 year-old man is bitten

On February 9th at approximately 9:52 am, Corpus Christi Police Officers and Corpus Christi Fire Department Medics responded to a residence on the 500 block of 18th Street to investigate a report of a dog bite with injuries.  Upon arriving, Officers and Medics discovered a 22 year old man with multiple bite injuries to the arms and legs.  The victim told Officers that he had been attacked by a pack of three to five dogs, and pointed out a residence where the dogs had returned to following the vicious attack. The victim was taken by private vehicle to Spohn Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.  A fireman at the scene told police officers that the dogs were loose when the medics arrived and pointed out a residence where two of the dogs had been taken.  Corpus Christi Animal Control Officers responded to MMC and contacted the victim, who told ACOs that he had been walking down the street when he was attacked by a pack of three to five dogs and at least two came from the same residence.  ACOs photographed the man’s injuries and then went to the scene of the attack where they contacted a woman.  The woman, who was in possession of one of two dogs that attacked the man, initially denied the dog belonged to her, denied living at the address, claimed the dog had been restrained the whole time, and claimed that the other dogs were strays.  A police officer at the scene told ACOs that she had seen the dog loose when she arrived on scene and a neighbor told officers that the second dog had been driven away from the home by another woman.   Officers impounded that dog, a female pit-bull mix, at the scene and transported it to Animal Shelter to be held for the mandatory ten day quarantine period.   ACOs checked the address and discovered there had been nine previous complaints of aggressive dog calls, including complaints from City Code Enforcement Officers and US Postal Carriers.  Most calls indicated that the dog owners allowed their dogs to run loose and that they were becoming progressively more aggressive toward citizens living in the neighborhood.  ACOs were able to identify the person who took the second dog, also a pit-bull mix, from the scene, contacted her and convinced her to bring the dog to Animal Control for the ten day quarantine.  That woman told officers that the dog belonged to her son, who was in jail.  The dog had no registration tag, no microchip, or tattoo to properly identify the owner.

Animal Control Officers contacted the resident of the address to attempt to impound the outstanding two dogs. The woman agreed to surrender the dog, but failed to follow through on her agreement.  The remaining two dogs from the vicious attack were never found.

Animal Control Officers checked records and could not find any record of any animal being registered to anyone at the address where the dogs lived.  Officers further checked and could not find any registration under any of the names given by any of the women.

Both dogs were kept in quarantine at Animal Care Services.  During this time period, both dogs were evaluated by Shelter Vet Dr. M. Draper, who determined both dogs were highly aggressive and recommended they be deemed as Dangerous Dogs under the Texas Health and Safety Code.  On February 19th at 10:11 am the male dog was euthanized by Animal Care Services staff.  This was past the 240 hour state required quarantine period.

On February 20th, the female pit-bull, was released to the woman who admitted ownership at the beginning.  Animal Care Services Staff failed to notify the alleged owner of male pit-bull mix that the dog was going to be euthanized and offer her one last opportunity to prove ownership.  The ACO who euthanized the dog mistakenly believed that the dog had been “surrendered” by the owner.

Animal Care Services admits that this entire incident could have been handled better and offers our apologies.  An internal investigation is underway to determine what possible departmental policy was violated and create a procedure to prevent this from happening again.

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Police Cmdr. Frese saying “goodbye” after 20 years

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On her 20th year of service, Cmdr. Adele “Heidi” Frese is saying goodbye to the Corpus Christi Police Department. She has been selected as the chief of police for Greenfield, in Monterey County, California.  Cmdr. Frese held a variety of assignments with the department including patrolling the north and west side of the city, implementing the first Campus Crime Stoppers programs at each of the five school districts and in recent years served as the commanding officer of patrol, support services, and narcotics and vice investigations. Cmdr. Frese is probably known best for her community policing philosophy, support of youth programs, and belief that community engagement offers the best solutions for street crime and neighborhood problem solving. She is the first woman officer to attain the rank of commander and will be the first woman police chief at her next department.

We wish Cmdr. Frese all the best on her next chapter in law enforcement.

From the Greenfield, CA city website Press Release:

Commander Fresé brings extensive experience and training as the City’s new Police Chief.  She holds a Master of Science in Public Safety from Capella University Minneapolis, MN; a Master of Arts from Boston University’s Senior Management Institute for Police, Police Executive Research Forum; is a Certified Public Manager from Texas A & M University; holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, with a specialization in Law Enforcement; Minor in Sociology at California State University, Hayward.  Specialized certification and training include Comparative Criminal Justice and Policing Management and Leadership Program, International Police; Programs at the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT); Master  Peace Officer, TCLEOSE; Lemit’s Leadership Inventory for Female Executives (LIFE); Dale Carnegie’s Leadership Training; Certified Public Manager (CPM); Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Certification; Crime Prevention Inspector Certification and Instructor Certification, TCLEOSE.

Commander Fresé has been with the City of Corpus Christi Police Department since 1994 and has extensive law enforcement experience in various areas in public safety. Early in her career, as a Senior Patrol Officer she directed patrol officers, crime prevention officers, the Campus Crime Stoppers program and undercover operators. She was also responsible for the successful implementation  of first Crime Stoppers program at all 5 Corpus Christi school districts and garnered support by collaborating with school superintendents, principals staff, and media to create what became an award winning program in her community.

As a night Patrol Lieutenant, Commander Fresé managed patrol shifts ranging from 10 to 20 officers and was responsible for managing patrol, walking a beat, bicycle, and prisoner transporters in the Downtown Area Command.  As a result of her management, officers under her command were responsible for 67% of all DUI arrests throughout the City in one year.  As a Special Operations Lieutenant, Commander Fresé directed and worked with community groups to develop strategies to combat crime, managed and created effective and efficient responses to crime for deployment of Directed Patrols, an Enduro Unit, and Crime Prevention Specialists.  She was also responsible for the design and execution of numerous neighborhood surveys and problem-solving models to address crime and improve quality of life.

As a Support Services Division Manager, Commander Fresé was responsible for managing department’s Communication Dispatch Center with an $8.1 million budget with a staff of 120 employees whose primary objective was to provide excellent dispatch and communications for all City Police, Sheriff Deputies, Constables, City and Volunteer Fire Departments and EMS serving a population of over 325,000. During her time managing this unit, she conducted research to improve the management and delivery of services by this Dispatch Center to increase efficiency, reduce overtime  expense, and improve morale, training, and retention of employees. Commander  Fresé  was  responsible for the delivery of a high volume and wide range of support services to the community, the implementation of the Department’s Volunteers in Policing, publishing a volunteer and supervisor guidebook and establishing a Wellness and Fitness program for all sworn and non-sworn employees.

As the Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Commander, she was responsible for redirecting the Division’s effort to target street conspiracy-level drug activity resulting in a significant increase in arrests. Her accomplishments include pursuing narcotics leads with gang members involved in the distribution of drugs resulting in a 50% increase in drug related arrests of known gang members in a 10 month period;  directing the safe execution of 111 drug warrants in a 10 month period; serving on and contributing to the Houston High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)Board.   During her tenure, she carried out collateral duties as a Hurricane Logistics Chief, Wellness Committee Chair, Peer Support Commander, Awards Committee Chair and Awards Event Coordinator for her Department. As a result of her efforts, she strengthened relationships with public safety partners, effectively networking with County Sheriff, U.S. Border Patrol, DPS, DEA, and Federal Probation.

As a Patrol Division Commanding Officer, Ms. Fresé managed a $35 million dollar budget while providing leadership and direction to seven captains whose objective was to maintain order through the effective deployment of 270 sworn Police Officers and support personnel throughout the City of Corpus Christi. As Commander, she exercised  functional supervision over officers engaged in patrol, directed patrol, traffic enforcement,and accident investigation throughout the entire city and presented weekly productivity reports to the Police Chief and her City Manager, and provided leadership to city-wide crime prevention efforts while synthesizing community policing philosophy with intelligence and lead policing strategies.  As Commander of this Unit, Ms. Fresé oversaw all Emergency Response Units, including SWAT, Dive, HNT, and Bomb Technicians. She provided leadership to  the Peer Support Team as the unit’s Commander.

As a Police Administration Commander, she has managed the Personnel Development Division which includes Training, CALEA, and major projects, and directed the hiring process, including recruitment, background investigations, and applicant processing. In this capacity, she has overseen the career development of all sworn and non-sworn members of the Department, directed the effective operations of the in-service training,Police Academy, and pistol range, and instituted a paid Police Cadet Program targeting high school  and college age students.

Ms. Fresé is expected to begin her service to the community once her P.O.S.T. background is complete and the City approves an employment agreement. I know her entire family is excited about moving to Monterey County and becoming a part of our Greenfield Community.

As you can tell, while I alone as City Manager will be making this appointment and am responsible for the ultimate management of City services, the appointment of Police Chief was a critical process that involved extensive community participation.  The appointment of Commander Fresé as our next Police Chief was a consensus decision by the members of this entire City organization.

Can You Identify This Suspect?

Date:  January 17, 2014
Location:  1601 Agnes, 2002 Morgan

Event:  Credit Card Abuse
Case Number:  1401170118

Corpus Christi Police Detectives are asking the public’s assistance to identify this individual involved in the use of a stolen credit card.  The suspect used the stolen credit card at two different locations buying various items.

Video surveillance clips of the suspects have been uploaded to the police department’s CorpusChristiPD YouTube site at http://youtu.be/etG6Y2NHzYo

Anyone with any information on the identity of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.888TIPS.com.  Tipsters will earn a cash reward if the suspects are identified and arrested.

Missing Person – Enola Gay Callison

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The Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau is asking the public’s assistance in locating 55 year old Enola Gay Callison  who was reported missing on February 1, 2014.  She was last seen on the 10400 blk of N. Harrington Drive in Corpus Christi. Ms. Callison is 5’4″ tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds, she has brown hair and brown eyes and walks with the assistance of a cane.

If you have any information or know the whereabouts of Enola Gay Callison please call CCPD’s 911 Metrocom Center. For further information please contact Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Detective R.L. Garcia at 361-886-2850.

Missing Person – Sean Yates

Missing Person Sean Yates

The Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau is asking the public’s assistance in locating 35 year old Sean Yates  who was reported missing on January 30, 2014.  Yates was last seen at 902 Airport Road and is in need of his medication.

Sean was last seen wearing a grey shirt, dark jeans and white tennis shoes. He is 5′ 5″ tall and weighs 154 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He is non-aggressive, likes flashing lights and police officers.

If you have any information or know the whereabouts of Sean Yates please call CCPD’s 911 Metrocom Center. For further information please contact Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Detective R.L. Garcia at 361-886-2850.

Pedestrian Accident on Clarkwood

Date:  January 20,  2014, 11:07pm
Location:  700 S. Clarkwood Road http://goo.gl/maps/n1S25
Event:  Motor Vehicle Accident with a Pedestrian
Case Number:  C1400292

Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. When officers arrived they contacted the 18-year-old driver. The driver was traveling north on 700 S. Clarkwood Rd, in a 2003 Ford Explorer, when he saw a subject in the roadway. The driver took evasive action but struck the pedestrian.

Corpus Christi Fire Department Medics arrived and treated the pedestrian on the scene. The Medical Examiner’s Officer arrived and pronounced the unidentified subject, but was believed to be in his early 20’s, dead. The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the crash.

Alcohol was not a factor in this accident. Police are still investigating the accident and will attempt to reconstruct the scene in the next few days.

The driver was not cited and was released at the scene.

Police Seize Weapons from Brambling Circle

“Bravo” District

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2014, 10:00am
Location: 900 Brambling Circle http://goo.gl/maps/Mkt1y
Offense: Arrest Warrant
Case Number: 1401120035

On January 9, 2014 around 10:00am, the Corpus Christi Police Department SWAT team served an arrest warrant on the 900 Blk of Brambling Circle. David McDonald (4/23/1964) was arrested for Aggravated Assault.  McDonald was transported to the city detention center.

Update from 1/13/2014:

A total of 15 firearms were seized. 6 pistols, 6 rifles, 3 shotguns.  At this time no further details regarding the make, model or caliber of the seized firearms will be released.

Patrol Report January 1, 2014

“Delta” District

Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 01:40am
Location: State Highway 286 Southbound at Gollihar
Offense: Single Vehicle Major Accident
Case Number: C140003

Officers responded to a roll over accident at SH 286 Southbound at Gollihar. When the officers arrived they observed a single vehicle accident with four individuals  that had been ejected from the vehicle.

The responding officers observed a passenger that was trapped inside the  vehicle. Fire Department personnel used extraction tools to free them. The driver of the vehicle,  a 46-year-old female, was pronounced dead at the scene. Four of the injured passengers were transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital, one was transported to Driscoll Children’s Hospital. All of the passengers had serious bodily injuries.

Alcohol is believed to a contributing factor in this accident.

 

Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 03:15am
Location: State Highway 286 Southbound at Horne Rd
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated (Penal Code Section 49.04) Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1401010038

While officers were directing traffic for the major accident at SH 286 at Gollihar, a vehicle struck one of the police vehicles that was being used for traffic control. The driver, Carlos Hernandez (DOB 2-15-1991), exited the vehicle where he was immediately detained by the officers. He displayed signs of intoxication and was arrested for DWI. He was transported to Spohn Shoreline due the accident. He was then transported and booked at the City Detention Center.

No officers were injured in this crash.

Patrol Report December 13, 2013

“Bravo and Charlie” Districts

Date: Friday, December 13, 2013, 11:34pm

Location: 5600 Curtis Clark at 5400 S. Staples  http://goo.gl/maps/AkHNf

Offenses: Driving While intoxicated (P.C. 49.04), Evading Arrest (P.C. 38.04) and Criminal Mischief (P.C. 28.03)

Case Numbers: 1312130182, 1312140001

On December 13, 2013 off duty officers from another jurisdiction were following a vehicle that appeared to have an intoxicated driver. The suspect vehicle stopped in the area of 2000 Treyway. CCPD officers attempted to make contact with the driver. The suspect driver got back into his vehicle and fled the scene. Officers attempted to catch up to the driver who was driving erratically. The suspect drove through a park, striking a fence and began dragging about 100′ of chain link fence behind his vehicle . A CCPD supervisor called off the pursuit. The suspect vehicle continued until it was involved in a three car accident at Curtis Clark and South Staples. The suspect was ejected from his vehicle. The suspect and a accident victim were transported to area hospitals. Their condition is unknown at this time. If the suspect, who is a 24 year old male, is released from the hospital he will be booked into CDC. The incident is still being investigated by Follow Up Investigators at this time.