Occurred on 2/14/12, 8:59 p.m. Rollin Stolen 5500 Leopard 1202080030
Senior Officer J.A. Gonzales was patrolling his district when he observed the driver of a maroon 1999 Buick Regal not wearing a seatbelt. The Officer turned around and pulled behind the Buick who was stopped for a red light at McBride and Leopard Street.
The Officer activated his emergency equipment and the driver immediately put both his hands up and out the driver’s side window. At the same time, the Officer was being advised by dispatch the vehicle was stolen.
Bruce Garcia (12/18/93) was arrested and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
The Regal had been stolen on February 8, 2012 from Mica’s Lounge at 705 S. Port Avenue. The vehicle was impounded and will be returned to the owner.
Occurred on 2/3/12, 01:41 a.m. Possession of Marijuana 1458 West Point 1202030010
Officers patrolling the Cliff Maus Village Apartment parking lot observed Laquisha Webb (02/15/80) passed out in her maroon 2002 GMC Yukon. Webb was awakened and found to be okay, but promptly dosed off again.
While checking on her welfare Officers spotted a baggie of Marijuana in the center console. Webb was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana. The Yukon was also impounded.
Reported on 1/31/12, 10:28 a.m. Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle Leopard Street and McKinzie Road 1201310040
Officers contacted the victim who reported he gave a friend a ride home at 3:30 in the morning. Shortly thereafter, he returned to his friend’s house to pick up some DVD’s when he was approached by a male and struck several times on the head. The suspect continued assaulting the victim, kicking and hitting him as he was fell to the ground.
The suspect took the victim’s keys and drove off in his grandfather’s vehicle. The victim sustained a bruised eye and abrasions to his back and elbow. He declined medical treatment.
The suspect is described as a 22-year-old Hispanic male, 5’11” feet tall, and weighing 190 lbs. He was seen driving off in a silver 2000 Ford Expedition.
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.
Occurred on 1/21/12, 9:18 p.m. Theft 765 Savage 1201210131
Officers contacted an AEP employee who reported he was checking their maintenance yard when he observed two legs sticking out of the transformer area.
Upon see him, the male fled into an adjacent business yard. Officers searched the fenced area and arrested Luis Chavez (05/24/78) who was found to be in possession of numerous transformer spades.
Chavez was arrested and charged with Theft a State Jail Felony. The metal valued at $1,700 was returned to AEP.
Occurred on 1/16/12, 05:37 a.m. Burglary of a Business 5230 Kostoryz 1201160025
Officers arrived to find the Noble Finance Corporation front glass door shattered. Witnesses reported hearing banging and the glass shattering and looked out to see a male walking out of Noble Finance carrying something. The suspect fled in a waiting vehicle described as a newer model station wagon.
The suspect is described as a male, 5’6” to 5’7” feet tall, and weighing, 150 to 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing a dark hoodie. A description of the getaway driver is unavailable at this time.
A Noble Finance Corporation employee arrived to secure the building.
Anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or the Corpus Christi Police Department Property Crimes Unit at 361-886-2841.
Occurred on 1/12/12, 10:05 p.m. Loitering for Prostitution 5202 I.H. 37 1201120143
Sharon Gibbs (02/04/74) was observed in the convenience store parking lot approach several men and converse with them. Gibbs saw the Officer turn into the parking lot and took off running.
A short foot pursuit ensued in which the Officer caught Gibbs and arrested her. She was charged with Prostitution ~ Loitering For and Evading Arrest.
1.7.2012/11:41pm 5202 IH37 Access North Bound 1201070121
While on patrol a patrolman observed a white Toyota 4 Runner swerve into oncoming traffic as it was in the 800 blk. of Navigation. The officer contucted a traffic stop on the vehicle were he contacted the driver Garrett Johnston 3-3-63. Upon talking to the driver he noticed him to be intoxicated.
Garrett was arrested and transported to the City Detention Center were he was booked for DWI.
Occurred 1/8/12, 11:39PM 4400 Baldwin
Possession of Controlled Substance 1201080129
Officers noticed Paul Sosa 10.4.64 riding a bicycle without a headlight. Officers stopped Sosa to discuss the infraction and soon discovered he had a Parole Violation warrant out for his arrest. Officers then discovered, in addition to the warrant, Sosa also had a plastic baggie with brown powder (suspected heroin).
Sosa was arrested.
Occurred on 1/8/12, 1:06 AM Possession of Controlled Substance
2600 Violet Rd 1201080014
Officers noticed a vehicle turning onto Violet Road without using a turn signal. Officers stopped the vehicle and prior to making contact with the driver, Josephine Pruneda 03.19.70, she was spotted reaching behind the passenger’s seat of the mini-van. When Pruneda was contacted, she was discovered to have an open beer in the mini-van with her. Pruneda was asked to step from the vehicle. Officer’s looked behind the passenger’s seat where she was reaching and found several pills (believed to be xanax) in one bag and a few bags of white powder (believed to be cocaine) in another bag. The Officers then found a box of bags and a digital scale.
Pruneda was arrested.
Occurred on 01/01/12, 2:17 a.m. Intoxication Assault 4700 Old Brownsville 1201010041
Officers responded to the area for an accident in which a silver 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe had rolled over and a passenger had been ejected.
Upon their arrival, Officers were told by witnesses the Tahoe had been traveling at a high rate of speed as it headed southbound on Old Brownsville Road when the driver lost control of the Sports Utility Vehicle. The Tahoe struck the curb causing it to roll several times and landed on its roof.
A 16-year-old female passenger was ejected and transported to Spohn Memorial. Her one year old daughter was transported to Driscoll’s Children’s Hospital. Both had critical injuries.
The 18-year-old male driver and his 18-year-old male passenger were also transported to Spohn Memorial with non-life threatening injuries.
Further investigation revealed, the driver appeared to be intoxicated and a Blood Specimen was taken.
The investigation continues into the accident and the driver faces charges of Intoxication Assault.
The 16-year-old accident victim has died from injuries sustained in an early morning New Year’s accident.
A blood specimen was taken from the driver and it will be approximately four to six weeks before toxicology results are returned. At that time, a determination will be made if charges will be filed.
Until then, the Traffic Division will continue with their investigation.