Occurred February 23, 2012 5800 Horizon Burglary to a motor vehicle
A person that called police for dogs barking nearby led police to capture a burglar in the act. Police were called to the 800 block of Derry at 12:40 in the morning because alert dogs barked repeatedly. Police were led to the 5800 block of Skyline by the sound of the barking dogs where two men walked the dark street. Police contacted the men and noticed a nervous nature about the men. Police found a G.P.S. device in the pocket of one of the men which was unusual because the man with the G.P.S. in his pocket said he does not own a car.
Police found two vehicles nearby that had the interior contents ransacked. The owner of both the ransacked vehicles was notified and the vehicle owner reported a G.P.S. missing from inside the vehicle. The officer’s suspicion was confirmed that the G.P.S. did not belong to the man walking the street.
Seventeen year old Juan Fuentes (4/21/1994)was arrested for burglary to a motor vehicle and criminal mischief. The second man was released at the scene.
Occurred on February 21, 2012 9:48am Vehicle Crash 9600 Interstate Highway 37 C1201329
Seven people were taken to the hospital as the result of a four vehicle crash that involved a bus that carried prisoners on the controlled access freeway of Interstate Highway 37 Tuesday morning. The bus was in transit from the Nueces County Jail enroute to Beeville when the front of the bus collided with three other passenger cars. There was road construction ahead which reduced the lanes of travel causing the traffic to slow when the bus struck the three other vehicles.
Two people from passenger cars were taken by ambulance immediately with non-life threatening injuries. The thirty one inmates of the Texas Department of Corrections were all individually evaluated by medics at the scene as they were loaded onto a second bus to take them to their destination. Three guards and two inmates from the prison transport bus were taken to the hospital for precautionary treatment. The remainder of the inmates were taken to Beeville and evaluated a second time for any injuries.
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.