Category Archives: Adam District

“I Give Up” – Stolen Vehicle Recovered

7:20 p.m./9.14.2011   5633 Agnes   Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (UUMV – Stolen car)   1109130003

While traveling down Agnes, a friend of a victim of UUMV spotted the stolen Hyundai Santa Fe at an adult video store with a female in the driver’s seat. They called Police who sent out two units to the location. Prior to the units arriving, the vehicle left the location and turned onto the 100 block of Villa. The Officer saw the vehicle, confirmed that it was stolen with the dispatch center, and turned on his overhead lights to make a traffic stop.

The driver of the vehicle, Dovetta Langston (1.24.1963), stopped,  got out of the stolen vehicle, said “I give up” and walked towards the Police unit where she was taken into custody for UUMV. She was transported to the City Detention Center.

The vehicle was impounded for Auto Theft Detectives and will be released to its owner.

Burglary on the Farm

4:25 a.m./9.14.2011    6600 Bear Lane    Burglary    1109140019

Officers responded to a local farm overnight when the farmer called in a Burglary in Progress.  The farmer told Officers that a building on his farm had been burglarized several times over the past few days, so he conducted an overnight vigil on the property.  The thieves showed up again last night, and the farmer called the police.  The farmer, outside the farm, saw the direction the suspect’s truck drove into the farm prior to the Officers arrival.

The farmer told the responding Officers where he believed the truck went and Officers entered the farm property.  Once on the farm, Officers found the suspect vehicle, a White over Green 1993 Dodge Dakota pick-up.  As Officer’s drove up to the truck, headlights came on, the truck fled into the farm fields, and Officers pursued.

The pursuit crossed several farm fields, and did not go onto any streets.  The suspect’s truck made it across a ditch covered with grass, but the Police car didn’t make it.  Backup Officers arrived to help look for the suspect.  The truck was found, but the burglar was not.  Officers did locate some of the victim’s property in the bed of the truck, and that property was returned to the owner of the farm.

A wrecker was called out to help get the Police car out of the ditch.  The car was found to have minor damage and was driven away.  The suspect vehicle was also towed out, but it went the the CCPD impound lot.

No Officers were injured during the pursuit.

Wanted Subject Arrested on Five Warrants

11:57 p.m./9.13.2011    4400 Valdez    Warrant x3    1109140003

An Officer patrolling his beat in the 4400 block of Valdez noticed that Oscar Perez (8.22.76) was walking in the street rather than on the sidewalk. The officer made contact with Perez who was found to have  five warrants.

The warrants were for Burglary of a Building (2x), Failure to Appear on Burglary of a Building, Non Payment of Child Support and failure to Appear on Non Payment of Child Support.

Major Accident/Fatality 10430 Haven

8:03 am/ 9.13.2011   Major Accident/Fatality   10430 Haven   1109130032 & C1106583

 On 9/13/2011 at 8:03 a.m., police received a call for a major accident involving a fatality in the 10400 Blk. of Haven (near Tuloso Midway H.S.). When Officers arrived, they learned a female driving eastbound on Haven lost control of her 2002 Green Chevy Trailblazer; drove left of center into the westbound lane of Haven and left the roadway.

 Upon doing so, she struck a fire hydrant. The vehicle continued eastbound on the sidewalk striking and killing a male pedestrian who was jogging. The vehicle then continued and struck a light post, where the vehicle then came to a stop.

 The driver of the Trailblazer was pinned inside of her vehicle due to the damage caused by the impact. She was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

 At this time, investigators have not been able to confirm the identity of the male jogger.

 Fatality investigators continue to gather evidence in an attempt to recreate the accident scene.

 Anyone with information regarding this accident is asked to call Fatality Investigator Senior Officer Tracy Roberts @ 886-2690.

 Continue to follow us on  twitter.com/corpuschristipd  for any updates.

Female Arrested And $2,330 Seized In Narcotics Raid

Occurred 9/8, 4:06 p.m.   Possession of a Controlled Substance   910 N. Omaha 1109080113

Corpus Christi Narcotics & Vice Division Detectives and Patrol Officers served a search warrant at 910 N. Omaha.  A total of seven individuals were contacted inside the apartment.  During the search of the residence, Officers located a couple of scales along with a small quantity of Crack Cocaine.  Officers also found $2,330.00 in U.S.currency.  Desiree Lanay Rabb 09/23/82 was arrested after a pill bottle containing several yellow pills was found in her purse.  She was transported and booked at the CDC.  Rabb was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.   The drugs and the money were seized as evidence.  The other occupants of the apartment were released.

Cyclist Chases Down Hit and Run Suspect

Occurred 9/8, 5:05 p.m.   Accident    13500 Northwest Blvd.   C1106468 

Officers responded for a hit and run accident in which silver 2002 Isuzu pulled out from a private drive and struck a bicyclist who was riding on the sidewalk.   The bicyclist was knocked down, but not injured.  The driver of the Isuzu fled, but the bicyclist gave chase.  The cyclist was able to provide Officers with the license plate number of the hit and run vehicle.  The investigation is ongoing.

Anger Over Private Impound Results In Aggravated Robbery

Occurred 9/9, 04:00   Aggravated Robbery   4908 Up River Rd   1109000014

Officers responded for a burglary in progress call which involved several suspects attempting to break into Lone Star Wrecker.  Upon their arrival, Officers contacted the owner of the business who reported they impounded a red Dodge Durango from 2022 Treyway which was parked at a fire zone.

Once back at the wrecker yard, he began to receive threatening phone calls demanding the release of the vehicle.  The owner believing the business would be burglarized hid across the street to keep an eye on his business.

Shortly thereafter, a white Nissan occupied by several Hispanic males drove up to the wrecker yard.  They exited the vehicle armed with bolt cutters and cut the padlock to the front gate.  One of the males walked into the wrecker yard and began to drive the Durgano out of the yard.

The owner attempted to block him in with his tow truck, but the driver drove at them almost running them over.  The driver fled prior to the Officers arrival, but returned as the Officer was conducting his investigation.

Jorell Jay Armadillo (07/27/86) was positively identified by the victims and arrested.  He was transported and booked at the CDC.  He was charged with Aggravated Robbery.  The red Dodge Durango was located by Officers and impounded.

Speed A Factor in Accident

Occured 9/6, 3:13 p.m.     Minor Accident    6100 McGloin Rd      C1106394 

Officers responded to an accident involving a white 2007 Honda Civic in which the 32-year-old driver lost control and ran into the ditch causing the vehicle to flip over on its side. There appeared to no apparent injuries, but the three occupants were checked by CCFD emergency personnel at the scene and released. The driver was cited for Failure to Control Speed/Unsafe/Inappropriate Speed.

Field House Sidelined

Reported 9/5, 08:00 a.m.  Burglary of a Building 2653 McKinzie Road    1109050039 

Officers responded to Tuloso Midway High School and contacted the Athletic Director Joe Sendejar who reported the football player’s field house was burglarized over the Labor Day weekend.  Sendejar reported a flat screen television set, a computer monitor,several football helmets and shoulder pads were taken in the burglary.  There are no known suspects  or suspects  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 at 361-886-2841.

Drunken Brawler Threatens to Kill Arresting Officers

Fri/12:12 a.m.  Public Intoxication/Retaliation   10514 Leopard        1109020006 

Officers responded to a large fight at Big Sam’s involving several customers.  Officers arrived to find Matthew Lee Franco (09/21/88) being pulled to his vehicle by his co-worker.  The friend told Officers Franco was intoxicated and had been in a fight with another male in the bar.  He was taking Franco home to keep him out of trouble.  Franco refused to listen to his friend or the Officers and became very belligerent and combative.  Franco continued to struggle and threaten to kill Officers while being handcuffed.  He was transported and booked at the CDC.  Franco was charged Public Intoxication, Resisting Arrest, and Retaliation.