Category Archives: Adam District

No Light on the Bike

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.

No Turn Signal Leads To Jail

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.

Mother Dies From Injuries Sustained In New Year’s Accident

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.

UPDATE:

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.

Copper Thieves Cause Junction Box Power Outage

Occurred on 1/3/12, 3:14 a.m.  Theft and Criminal Mischief   9225 Leopard   1201030017

Officers responded to an AT & T junction box for an alarm and contacted an employee who reported the fence surrounding the building had been vandalized.

The thief or thieves entered the fenced area and cut several copper wires approximately 22 feet in length. The damage was estimated at $2,000.  No suspect information is available at this time.

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.

Two Arrested and Charged with Stealing $15,000 in Bronze and Steel Piping

Occurred on 01/02/12, 2:02 a.m. Theft 5202 Bear Lane 1201020019

Officers responded to a theft of pipes in progress with the suspects being followed by the West Oso Jr. High Security Guard. The caller advised the suspects were in a gray 2007 Nissan Titan pick-up truck.

Senior Officer C. Alejandro along with Officer A. Salinas were a short distance away and observed the suspect vehicle turn from Old Brownsville Road onto Enterprize Parkway.

Officers pulled the truck over and contacted the driver Luis Galvan (06/22/83) and his passenger Jose Luis Galvan (10/28/77) and detained them. Officers checked the truck and found it to be empty.

Shortly thereafter, the security guard arrived and told Officers the pipes had fallen out of the truck when the suspects pulled out of the West Oso Junior High parking lot.

Further investigation revealed, the cousins were responsible for the theft of $15,000 in bronze and steel piping from Ohmsted LTD located at 410 Flato Road.

The piping was positively identified by the Ohmsted LTD’s owner and returned to him.

Luis Galvan and Jose Luis Galvan were both arrested and charged with Theft.

Mother and Child Sustain Critical Injuries in Overnight Rollover

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 land on it’s 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.

Motorcyclist Strikes Guard Rail, Falls Over Fly Over

Occurred on 12/27/11, 5:08 p.m.  Major Accident   IH 37 Northbound to Hwy 358 Interchange     C1109390

Officers responded to a major accident involving a 19-year-old motorcyclist who struck the guard rail and rolled several hundred feet striking a concrete retaining wall.  The driver then fell twenty feet onto the grass median.

The helmeted motorcyclist sustained serious injuries and was transported by CCFD Emergency Personnel to Spohn Memorial. His condition was upgraded to Stable Condition.

His 2004 Suzuki Motorcycle was impounded.

 

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.