All posts by Senior Officer Travis Pace

Pedestrian Accident on Clarkwood

Date:  January 20,  2014, 11:07pm
Location:  700 S. Clarkwood Road
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
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

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.

Suspect in Hit and Run Investigation Admitted to Hospital

Date: Monday, November 19, 2013, 10:38am
Location: 3200 Churchill Drive                                                       
Offense: Abandoning/Endangering a Child(Penal Code Section 22.041) State Jail Felony, Reckless Damage or Destruction (Penal Code Section 28.04) C Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1311190035

Officers were dispatched to 3200 Churchill Drive in reference to a hit and run accident.  A witness was following the vehicle and giving updates. Officers arrived at 1400 Papaya Courts.  Witnesses pointed to the apartment where the suspect was located.

The driver was positively identified and arrested.  He was taken to Spohn Memorial for medical evaluation.  The driver was admitted to the hospital and released into their care.  An 8-year-old child in the vehicle was uninjured.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.

Patrol Report November 8, 2013

Bravo District

Date:  November 7, 2013, 3:43pm
Location:  5725 Curtis Clark
Event:  Aggravated Assault Arrest
Case Number:  1311060144

Officers E. Garza and M. Garanzuay went to 5725 Curtis Clark in reference to an arrest warrant for the aggravated assault at Club Cheetah’s. Officers contacted the resident and were given consent to search the home. Mark Booker (08/08/70) was found hiding in a closet under a pile of clothes. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the City Detention Center.

Delta District

Date:  November 7, 2013, 2:44pm
Location:  711 S. Port
Event:  Warrant
Case Number: 

Officers with the Gulf Coast Violent Offender and Fugitive Task Force, CCPD Narcotics and Organized Crime Units worked together to locate a wanted sexual offender from Victoria County. The suspect, Robert Nunez Jr. (01/23/77) was located at 711 S. Port and was taken into custody without incident.

The warrants were for Sexual Assault of a Child, Possession of Marijuana and Driving While intoxicated.

Date:  November 7, 2013, 7:15pm
Location:  1713 Van Loan Ave.
Event:  Criminal Trespass (P.C. 30.05) B Misdemeanor
Case Number:  1311070117

Officer F. Perez contacted the owner of 1713 Van Loan. The owner said that there was no water or electricity to the house and no one was allowed to be on the property. He signed a Criminal Trespass Authority and officers posted a No Trespassing sign on the property.

At 7:15pm officers J. Jones and C. Meer responded to 1713 Van Loan in reference to several subjects at the location. The officers arrived and observed two subjects and a car on the property. The gate to the driveway was forced off the hinges in a way to allow access to the property. As officers were talking to the subjects outside, two other subjects came out of the house. Amy Perez (04/12/86), Edward Ward (08/23/57), Roy Franklin (10/29/73) and Daniel Martinez (09/15/89) were arrested for Criminal Trespass and transported to the City Detention Center.

This is an example of cooperation between the citizens of Corpus Christi and the Police Department to Reduce Crime, the Fear of Crime and to Enhance Public Safety.

Patrol Report November 7, 2013

Adam District

Date:  November 7, 2013, 07:58am
Location:  1826 Frio Street
Event:  Indecent Exposure (PC 21.08) B Misdemeanor
Case Number:  1311070031

Officers responded to 1826 Frio St. in reference to a man exposing himself in front of Los Encinos Elementary School.  The suspect had left the scene but a witness provided a description of the suspect and a direction of travel. Officers contacted the suspect in the area of 5900 Greenwood Dr. They noticed that the suspect’s pants were opened and his genitals were exposed. The suspect, Anthony Riley (06/01/1954) was positively identified. He was arrested and transported to the City Detention Center.

Bravo District

Date:  November 6, 2013, 10:05pm
Location:  6425 SPID
Event:  Aggravated Assault (P.C. 22.02) 2nd Degree Felony
Case Number: 

Officers responded to 6425 SPID at Club Cheetah’s for an assault with injuries. Arriving officers observed the victim unconscious on the ground in front of the business. The victim stopped breathing and officers immediately began CPR until CCFD medics arrived. The victim was transported to Bay Area Medical Center.

Witnesses advised that there was a disturbance inside the club and all that were involved were asked to leave. The disturbance continued in the parking lot. The victim was punched in the head causing him to fall to the ground, knocking him unconscious. The suspects fled the scene before officers arrived. Detectives are following up on all possible leads in this case. The victim was later transported to MMC.

Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at Tipsters will earn a cash reward if the suspect is identified or arrested.

Delta District

Date:  November 7, 2013, 8:51am
Location:  2600 Sonora
Event:  Aggravated Assault
Case Number:  1311070036

Police responded to the area of 2600 Sonora in reference to a stabbing.

Officers arrived and observed that the 33 year old female victim had been stabbed in the face with a knife. Medic units transported the victim to MMC.

A witness near the home advised Officers that the victim and suspect were heard to be arguing. The witness left the scene but upon their return, observed the suspect stab the victim.

The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived and a BOLO was put out for the suspect. Responding officers I. Rodriguez and S. Morgan observed a subject matching the description in the area of 2800 S. Port. He was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect, Daniel Ramirez (02/06/1980) was arrested and booked into the City Detention Center.

The victim was last listed in critical condition at MMC.

Patrol Report for October 25, 2013

“Adam” District

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013

11641 Leopard, Woodland Creek Apts.

4301 Western, Churchhill Square Apts.

10660 Leopard, Yardarm Apts.

4402 Fleetwood, Peachtree Apts.

Offense: Burglary of a Coin Operated Machine (Penal Code Section 30.03) Class A misdemeanor.

Case Numbers: 1310240022, 1310240031, 1310240045, 1310240050

The Corpus Christi Police is investigating several burglaries that are possibly related. Washers and dryers had their coin boxes pried open and the contents were removed.  If you have any information please contact property crimes call 361-886-2841.

“Charlie” District

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 20:43

Location: Weber and Holly Rd.

Offense: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (HS 481.125) Class C Misdemeanor,  Possession of a Controlled Substance (HS 481.115) State Jail Felony

Case Number: 1310240144

Officers A. Flores  and P. Janko stopped a motorcycle for a traffic violation. During the contact the operator of the motorcycle was found with a balance scale with a white powdery substance that the officers believed to be Methamphetamine.  There was not a useable amount of Meth to charge the suspect. Daniel Nugent (12/06/65) was in possession of drug paraphernalia and was arrested. At the City Detention Center, a clear blue bag containing a white powdery substance that the officers believed to be Methamphetamine was located in Nugent’s wallet. He was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance.


Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 08:25

Location: 4500 Autotown

Offense: Using a Cell Phone in a school zone, Outstanding Warrants

Case Number: 1310240029

Senior Officer Dwayne Kelley was working a School Zone at King HS when he stopped a vehicle for the driver using a cell phone in a School Zone. He contacted Santa Veronica Vasquez 12/15/73. She was found to have an outstanding Contempt of Court Warrant out of Nueces County with No Bond, as well as 2 Municipal Court Warrants for $828.00. She was arrested without incident and transported to the City Detention Center.

“Delta” District

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 23:18

Location: 1900 Van Loan,

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

Case Number: 1310240169

Patrol officers contacted a victim  who stated that she had bought some “legal weed” from an unknown female suspect and did not like the way it tasted. When she saw the suspect later , she confronted her and took her money back that was sitting on her lap.  She stated that the suspect went to her house and started banging on her door demanding her money back or else she was going to “spray” her house.  The victim stated that the knocking stopped and then she heard several shots being fired and striking her house.  4 bullet holes were found in the house and 3 casings out in the street.  There were no injuries and no arrests at this time. If you have any information about this crime please contact crime stoppers at 361-888-TIPS

Patrol Report, October 14, 2013

“Bravo” District

Date: Sunday, October 13, 2013, 21:12

Location: Park Road 22 and Sea Pines

Offense: Racing on Highway, (TC545.420) B misdemeanor

Case Number: 1310130156

Officers J. Swain and J. McGinley observed two Chevy Camaros  and a Ford Mustang that were preparing to race. Both units set up and waited. The Camaros began to race, and the Mustang joined the competition. All three vehicles were stopped. The drivers were Cesar Campos 09/02/1986, Raymond Burciagia 08/08/1993, and Austin Garrett 12/17/1993.  All three were arrested for racing.