Category Archives: Adam District

Hotel Clerk Uninjured During Robbery

Occurred on 12/26/11, 5:37 p.m.   Aggravated Robbery   845 Lantana     1112260099

Officers responded to a robbery at the Motel 6 and contacted the 34-year-old clerk who reported a White male approached him while he was working at the hotel check-in area and demanded money. 

The clerk told Officers the suspect stated he was armed with a gun and he complied with the suspect’s demands, handing him an undetermined amount of money.

The robber then ran out the lobby towards the west side parking lot where he fled in an older model vehicle.

The suspect is described as a skinny White male, 38 to 43 years of age, 5’5” to 5’8” feet tall with salt and pepper hair.  He was last seen wearing a sports jacket, black ski mask, and blue jeans.  The vehicle is described as an older model blue Oldsmobile.

Anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau at 361-886-2841.

Early Morning Bandit Apprehended

12.23.2011/4:15am   Burglary of a Vehicle   3700 Starlight   1112230026

Early this morning, Officers received a call for two subjects wearing hoodies that were breaking into vehicles. The call was updated that the victim and his son were chasing the suspects down the road. Several Officers converged in the area and were able to locate one of the hooded subjects. He was identified as Jose Pruneda 1-20-1991. He was booked for Burglary of a Vehicle. The second subject was not located.

Officers were only able to recover some of the items that were taken. The victims advised Officers that the vehicle, that had been burglarized, was left unlocked.

Murder Suspect Arrested, Son Found Safe

Occurred on 12/12/2011    7:36 a.m.,   Murder   109 Highwood Street    1112120024

911/MetroCom dispatchers received a call, at 7:36 a.m., for a shooting at 109 Highwood. Officers and medics were dispatched and responded to the home, which is located within Jackson Woods Mobile Home Park at 3701 McKenzie. Upon their arrival, Officers found a   31-year-old female victim deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.

Witnesses reported to Officers that the victim’s live-in boyfriend showed up at their home and forced his way inside.  The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, chased the victim to her parent’s bedroom and shot the victim. The suspect then left the home with his 8-year-old son, who had been at the home at 109 Highwood.

Further investigation revealed the suspect had possibly fled to his residence in Alice, TX in a blue 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck. A B.O.L.O. was put out on the vehicle. Officers from the Alice Police Department, the Department of Public Safety, the Coastal Bend Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force, along with C.C.P.D.’s  S.W.A.T. and Hostage Negotiation Team worked together to locate the suspect at his residence.

At the location the victim’s son, who was uninjured, was released by the suspect Jose Gonzales III (09/12/67). Gonzales turned himself in shortly thereafter.

The Murder investigation is active and ongoing and will be conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau with the cooperation of the Alice Police Department.

Update:

On 12/12/11, Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Detectives transported and booked Jose Gonzales III (09/12/67) at the Corpus Christi Police Department City Detention Center.  He was charged with Murder and his bond set at $250,000. Gonzales is currently booked at the Nueces County Jail.

Pursuit Ends with One Arrest

Occurred on 12/07/11, 7:23 p.m.   Evading Arrest   10361 S. Padre Island Drive     1112070087 

Officers patrolling the area of West Point and N. Padre Island Drive for burglars observed a beige 2001 Chevrolet Malibu driving very slowly through the parking lot.  Another male possible acting as the lookout was standing nearby. 

As the Officer approached the driver he left the parking lot and fled from the Officer.  The driver refused to stop and pursuit ensued.  The assisting Officers successfully deployed Stop Sticks in the 5400 and 7000 block of SH 358 deflating both front tires and slowing the driver down.  The suspect continued to evade Officers until he pulled over at Stripes Convenience Store at 10361 S.P.I.D. 

Pete Adam Jalomo (05/27/83) was arrested and charged with Evading Arrest in a Vehicle.  The Malibu was impounded.

Bank Robbery Suspects in Custody

UPDATE AT 9:24 p.m., 12/6/2011             4:00pm  Robbery (Suspects Arrested)    3640 Leopard (Safari Inn)

At around 4:oo p.m. Officers and U.S. Marshals with the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force located a possible suspect, in the Charter Northwest Bank Robbery, near the Safari Inn at 3640 Leopard. Further investigation led them to a room where three other individuals were located within at the hotel. All four of the individuals were detained and transported to the Police Main Station for questioning.

Detectives were able to identify Victor Gutierrez (1.22.1968) as the person in the video surveillance footage from the robbery. He was charged. While awaiting transport to jail, Gutierrez claimed a medical emergency. Medic units responded to the Main Station and transported Gutierrez to the hospital to be seen by physicians, while still under guard by Officers. Once cleared at the hospital, Gutierrez was transported to the City Detention Center.

The female seen on the video, Francisca Cuellar (3.2.1984) was arrested on a Parole Violation and taken to the City Detention Center. Detectives will continue the investigation to determine her role in the Robbery.

The two other individuals were interviewed and released by Detectives.

 

 

Occurred on 12/06/11, 12:29 p.m.  Robbery   10502 Leopard Street     1112060047

Officers responded to the Charter Bank for a bank robbery involving two suspects.  Upon their arrival, Officers contacted bank personnel who reported a Hispanic male accompanied by a Hispanic female passed one of the tellers a note demanding money.  The note stated the male was armed with a firearm.

The teller complied with the demands and the suspects fled on foot southbound towards Leopard Street taking with them an undetermined amount of money.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30 to 35 years of age, 5’5″ to 5’8″ feet tall, and weighing 180 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a red shirt with a bear logo on it.  No weapon was seen

The second suspect is described as a curly-haired Hispanic female, 35 to 40 years of age, 5’2″ to 5’5″ feet tall, and weighing 130 lbs.  She was last seen wearing a hooded turquoise jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau 361-886-2841.

Bank Robbery Suspects On The Loose (Video)

Occurred on 12/06/11, 12:29 p.m.  Robbery   10502 Leopard Street     1112060047

Officers responded to the Charter Bank for a bank robbery involving two suspects.  Upon their arrival, Officers contacted bank personnel who reported a Hispanic male accompanied by a Hispanic female passed one of the tellers a note demanding money.  The note stated the male was armed with a firearm.

The teller complied with the demands and the suspects fled on foot southbound towards Leopard Street taking with them an undetermined amount of money.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30 to 35 years of age, 5’5″ to 5’8″ feet tall, and weighing 180 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a red shirt with a bear logo on it.  No weapon was seen

The second suspect is described as a curly-haired Hispanic female, 35 to 40 years of age, 5’2″ to 5’5″ feet tall, and weighing 130 lbs.  She was last seen wearing a hooded turquoise jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau 361-886-2841.

 

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Armed Landlord Confronts Tenant Over Her Children Playing in Parking Lot

Occurred on 11/27/11, 2:07p.m.   Deadly Conduct   9850 La Branch     1111270069 

Officers responded to the Westwood Apartments for a disturbance in progress involving a weapon.  Upon their arrival, Officers contacted the 31-year-old victim who reported the apartment manager had threatened her with a gun.  The victim told Officers a disturbance erupted over her children playing in the parking lot during which the 46-year-old apartment manager threatened to evict her.

The victim told Officers, the manager walked to his  red 2001 Porsche Boxster and armed himself with a firearm.  When the victim warned her husband about the gun, he stepped in front of her.  The suspect’s girlfriend exited the vehicle and stopped him.  They both drove off, but returned after police arrived.

Witnesses confirmed the victim’s account of the incident.  The weapon was not recovered, but the investigation is active and ongoing.

Having A Bad Hair Day????

 

Occurred on 11/22/11, 12:20 p.m. Deadly Conduct 4710 Angela 1111220077 

 

Officers responded to Ebony Roots for a disturbance involving a weapon. Upon their arrival, Officers contacted salon employees who reported a Black male walked in demanding a refund for his girlfriend’s hairdo.

The owner told Officers the male was very loud-mouthed and confrontational telling her he had to take his girlfriend to the south side and shell out additional money to have the hairdo repaired. She agreed to refund the money, but the suspect refused it and left.

A female returned asking for the money, but the owner requested that the suspect return to pick it up. The suspect did return, but stopped by his vehicle and removed a firearm.  He then walked towards the salon pointing the weapon at the employees, still cursing and shouting at them. The women ran inside and secured the door.

The suspect fled in a white four-door vehicle. He is described as a Black male, 35 to 40 years of age, 5’2″ to 5’3 feet tall and weighing 320 lbs. The suspect was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans.  He fled on National Drive in a white Nissan.

No one was injured and this remains an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau.

 

 

 

Five Finger Discount Shopping Lands Suspect Behind Bars

Occurred on 11/21/11, 3:38 p.m.   Theft   HWY 77     1111210104

Officers responded to Billy Bob’s Western Wear for a theft which just occurred.  The caller advised he was a Billy Bob’s employee who was following a shoplifting suspect who fled in a white 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera.  The employee advised the suspect had stolen several  jeans valued at $300.

Officers pulled over the Ciera as it turned into the parking lot of the Five Points Shopping Center.   They contacted the passenger Rachel Carrillo Flores (07/26/65) who was positively identified as the shoplifting suspect.  The stolen blue jeans were recovered and returned to Billy Bob’s.

Flores was arrested and charged with Theft ~ Shoplifting.   The 55-year-old driver was identified and released.

Aggravated Robbery at Local Gentleman’s Club Parking Lot

11.10.2011/2:33a.m.     Aggravated Robbery     5401 Leopard     1111100007

A shots fired call came into the MetroCom Dispatch center stating that a truck had just left “The Cabaret” Gentleman’s Club and was on Leopard Street.

Officers were able to make a traffic stop on a truck fitting the description. They made contact with three individuals in the truck, who were the victims. The driver stated that he had just been robbed.  He informed the Officers that he had been inside of the club all night. When he got ready to leave, he drove around the rear of the building and was waiting for his friends. At that time, he stated that a dark-colored vehicle pulled up behind him and two males approached his vehicle. They pointed guns at him and demanded money from all the occupants and then began beating the driver. The suspects then drove away.

The two suspects were described a Hispanic Males.

The victim was checked out by Medics at the scene and released.

The vehicle is described as a dark-colored Jaguar. Seen here in these Videos.

If you have any information or if you recognize this vehicle we encourage you to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or log on at 888tips.com the information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

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