Category Archives: Adam District

One Arrested in Copper Theft

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.

Early Morning Burglar Breaks into Finance Company

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.

Female Jailed for Loitering

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.

DWI

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.

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.