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Patrol Report September 27, 2016

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:11AM
Location: 4700 Das Marinas 

Event: Driving While Intoxicated
Case Number: 1609240006

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 14700 Das Marinas in reference to a minor traffic accident between a Ford Mustang and a golf cart. Officers arrived and observed a golf cart with a crumpled top and a black Ford Mustang with damage to the right front fender. Contact was made with the driver of the golf cart. He advised that he was driving down the roadway when he observed a cat. He swerved to avoid the cat, causing the golf cart to flip striking the parked car.

While officers were talking with the driver of the golf cart they noticed that he was unsteady on his feet, he had blood shot eyes and an odor of an intoxicating beverage about his breath. He was given a field sobriety and enough probable cause existed to arrest Aaron Denovellis (03-04-1976) for DWI. Aaron was transported to the City Detention Center and the golf cart was impounded.

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016 2:20AM
Location: 2400 Nemec

Event: Aggravated Assault 
Case Number: 1609250031

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 2400 Nemec in reference to a disturbance with injuries. Upon arrival officers observed the 47 year old male victim  lying on the floor in a large amount of blood. There was a female applying pressure to his head. Officers observed a cut to the victims head and a cut to his finger on his left hand. Medics arrived at the scene and treated the victim. The medics also advised that the injuries are consistent with a knife cut.

Officers attempted to get information from the victim but were having a hard time due to the victim being upset and intoxicated. Officers investigated the scene and found blood stains on the door, leading down the porch and down the sidewalk before it disappeared. Offices spoke to a neighbor who advised that he saw a heavy set male leave the apartment.

Officers checked the area and located the suspect sitting on the sidewalk near the Whataburger parking lot.  The subject had blood on his hands and as officers approached the subject they observed a large knife with blood on it. Officers questioned the subject who advised that he went to a local bar with the victim and another person. At the bar he drank with the victim and does not recall how he got to the apartment. Officers arrested Daniel Henry Vatow (09-08-1964) for aggravated assault and transported to the city detention center.

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016 11:30AM
Location: 4500 Ayers
Event: Robbery
Case Number: 1609260046

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 4500 Ayers in reference to a fight with injuries. Officers contacted the 38 year old male victim and the 37 year old female victim. The two advised that they were walking in the Walgreens parking lot when the 28 year old male suspect exited a grey vehicle and started hitting the male victim with his fists. The victim was cut to his head and had abrasions to his chest. He was checked by medics at the scene and released.

During the fight the female victim tried to pull the suspect off the male victim. She advised that the suspect took her backpack from her and took her purse from inside of it. The suspect then fled in the grey car. The victims advised that the suspect is staying in some apartments off of Kilgore St.

Officers went to the area of 4400 Kilgore and observed a grey Hyundai Elantra parked in front of the residence. As officers arrived the observed the suspect coming from the residence and detained him. The suspect stated that he saw the couple walking and confronted them. He stated that he confronted the two because he believed they took some property from him and that is why he took the purse. The suspect stated that he threw the purse in the street but changed his story and took the officers to the purse in the apartment under a pile of clothes. Officers arrested Carlos Jimenez (11-13-1987) for robbery and transported him to the City Detention Center.




City Hosts Vehicle Auction October 1, 2016

The City of Corpus Christi will auction 138 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The auction will start at 10:00 am.

The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, September 30, 2016. The general public can continue to view the vehicles from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on the day of the auction.

The vehicles for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from

Police Search for Missing 13 Year Old Girl

Corpus Christi Police are searching for 13 year old Liberty Dehart (01/23/03) who was Last seen on September 19, 2016 wearing Khaki pants, peach/pink shirt and purple hair. Dehart has a belly button piercing and an “L” tattoo on her left shoulder.
Investigators believe Dehart left voluntarily and may be in the company of a 25 yr old male in Rockport, Texas.

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Patrol Report September 21, 2016

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 4:45PM
Location: 3802 Caravelle
Offense: Search Warrant
Case Number: 1609200106

At about 4:45PM Corpus Christi Police Department Narcotics Vice Investigations Division served a search warrant at an apartment located at 3802 Caravelle. This warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation into drug dealing from that location.
Seized during the warrant was 39.9 grams of powdered cocaine, 12.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine, and 2.0 grams of marijuana, scales, spoons, razor blades, and packaging materials.  Estimated street value of the drugs was $2350.00.  Also seized were $654.00 in US currency, a Ruger semiautomatic .380 handgun, and a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado.


Arrested was Ernesto Ochoa (6-19-68), who was charged with Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.

Threat Made To Flour Bluff Schools, Offender Located And Interviewed

Date: Tuesday September 20, 2016 07:34 a.m.
Location: 207 Hustlin Hornet Drive
Offense: Terroristic Threats
Case Number: 1609200021

Administrators at the Flour Bluff Junior High School checked overnight voicemail on the schools answering machine this morning to hear a message that threatened school buildings and school employees.  This message appeared to come from a parent who was quickly identified.

FBISD security and CCPD Officers immediately supplemented the security to the Junior High School and the Elementary School.  FBISD parents were notified about the incident by an automated messaging system.   The Offender was contacted at his place of employment and interviewed.   He was not arrested at this point in the investigation. The investigation will continue with the possibility of criminal charges.




Patrol Report September 19, 2016

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016 12:19AM
Location: 4800 Blackjack Place
Offense: Agg. Assault (PC 22.02)
Case Number: 1609190005

Corpus Christi Police officers were dispatched to 4800 Blackjack Pl. in reference to a disturbance with a weapon. Officers arrived and contacted the 27 year old female victim. She stated that people were gathered at her house for a birthday party. The victim stated that she was inside when she heard loud banging coming from the front yard of her house.

The victim went outside and saw the 30 year old female suspect hitting the victims car with her hands. The suspect challenged the victim and told her to come outside. The victim told the suspect to stop and walked towards her with another person.  The suspect got inside her car, grabbed a knife and continued to threaten the victims. The suspect then drove her white Honda Civic onto the yard and at the victim and her friend nearly hitting them. The suspect backed out of the yard, continued to yell profanities and threats, and then fled the scene.

No one was injured in the incident but the victims did fear for their lives.

Series of Robberies                                                               Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 2:46pm
Location: 7100 S. Staples, 600 Airport, 6000 Ayers
Offense: Agg. Robbery (PC 29.03)
Case Number: 1609190020, 1609190021, 1609190026

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a series of armed robberies early this morning. At 2:57am officers responded to 7100 S. Staples. They contacted the clerk who stated he was contacted by a suspect wearing a black beanie, grey hoodie and blue bandana over his face while he was outside taking a break. The suspect pulled a silver handgun and demanded his property. The clerk ran inside and locked the doors. The suspect fled the scene with no property.

At approximately 3:20am officers responded to 600 Airport in reference to another robbery. The clerk advised that a suspect wearing a blue hoodie, black hat and a black bandana came into the store, pulled a silver handgun and demanded cash and cigarettes.  The clerk gave the suspect the items and the suspect fled the store on foot.

At approximately 4:20am the clerk heard the front doorbell ring and was approached by a suspect wearing a blue hoodie, blue baseball cap and a grey handkerchief. The  suspect pulled a silver handgun and demanded cash and cigarettes. The clerk gave the items to the suspect who then fled on foot.

None of the clerks were injured in the robberies. Police have video and are in the process of reviewing the footage to get a better description of the suspect.

If you know or have any additional information about this crime, call Robbery Investigators at 361-886-2600, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information results in an arrest it could earn you a cash reward.



Police need your help identifying these burglars

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 2:46pm
Location: 3400 Morgan
Offense: Burglary (P.C. 30.02)
Case Number: 1608270099

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying these two burglars. CCPD officers contacted the victim advised that two subjects stole a propane tank. The victim told the officers that there was video of the suspects. On the video the suspects were observed driving a silver vehicle (possibly a Nissan) and parking it. A suspect wearing a red shirt and blue jeans was observed exiting the vehicle and walking out of the cameras view. The suspects went into a fenced in area and took a propane tank off the back of a forklift. A short time later a second suspect was observed carrying what appeared to be a propane tank and placing it in the vehicle. The second suspect was wearing a black shirt and blue shorts. Both suspects entered the vehicle and left the area.

If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn the caller up to a $2,500 cash reward.

Positive West Nile Mosquito Trap Result 9000 Stock Drive

The Corpus Christi Animal Control and Vector Services received a confirmation of West Nile virus in a mosquito located in the 9000 block of Stock Dr. from traps that were submitted September 7, 2016. A total of one detection.

Vector Services has implemented the Mosquito Management Response Plan to this detection. The response entails the following:

  1. The spraying of a 1/2 mile radius around the area of the detection for three   consecutive nights beginning tonight, weather permitting.
  2. Police Directed Patrol Officers and Neighborhood Services personnel will be attempting to locate any standing water in the affected neighborhood including examining abandoned properties.
  3. Vector Services will conduct continuing surveillance of mosquito traps in the immediate area for signs of the Culex species of mosquito responsible for West Nile virus.

The need to spray a larger area is not necessary based on the entomology of the Culex species mosquito and the normal travel distance of this mosquito. Vector Control will be conducting the aerial spray in the evening, and at dusk, since that is the time the Culex is most active. Residents are reminded to check their property for standing water and to avoid, if possible, outdoor activities at dusk and dawn, wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. Use appropriate mosquito repellent with DEET for themselves and their children. Please call 361-826-2489 if you wish to report abandoned property or high grass or standing water.

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Police Remember Luther Prather

Prather 8X10September 14, 1919 Corpus Christi Police Officer Luther B. Prather was called to duty when the Hurricane of 1919 made a direct hit on Corpus Christi.  He crossed the Rincon Channel to what is now North Beach a few times rescuing victims of the storm and guiding them to refuge at the Old Nueces County Courthouse.

Officer Prather even brought a few of the victims to his own home near Mesquite and Taylor Streets, where his wife stayed with them. The water rose very quickly in Corpus Christi Bay as the storm hit and while attempting to cross the Rincon Channel once more while escorting a small child and several adults, Prather was swept into the bay where all were drowned.

A true hero, Officer Prather was born in 1886 and had worked for the Department since approximately 1914. Please take a moment today to remember Officer Prater in your thoughts and prayers.

Warrant Issued for Attempted Kidnapping

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have obtained a arrest warrant for the attempted kidnapping of a 9 year old girl on 2000 Hudson Street.

Police are looking for Arnulfo Rodriguez Santacruz (06-20-1991). He is 5 feet 11 inches tall weighing approximately 185 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.


Arnulfo was last seen driving a 2001 blue Dodge Stratus, license plate# BZB4208. The car has faded paint on the roof and is missing a Dodge decal on the drivers side door.

The warrant number is 16-FE-00312-JP1-1 and has a $100,000 bond.

If you know his whereabouts or have any additional information about this crime, call Family Violence Investigators at 361-886-2600, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information results in an arrest it could earn you a cash reward.