Category Archives: Community Outreach

Police Need Your Help Identifying this vehicle

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 6:18 PM
Location: 3700 Velda Drive
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation, Aggravated Assault
Case Number:  17052000092

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this vehicle. Officers were called to the area of Nolford Place and Leopard Street in reference to a disturbance with weapons involved. Officers contacted the 40 year old female victim. She advised that she pulled into her driveway and noticed a white SUV, possibly a Saturn, parked on the side of her residence. The vehicle was occupied by 4 males and they were loading something into the back seat area. Once they noticed the victim they got into the car and sped away through the neighborhood. The victim followed the suspects through the neighborhood. When they were in the area of Round Rock a rear passenger fired 2-3 rounds at the victim. The victim was not hit and lost sight of the suspect vehicle in the area of IH 37 Southbound. The victim advised that an air compressor was taken from her garage.

If you recognize the suspect vehicle, know the identity of the suspects or have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers  is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Missing Elderly Person

Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a missing, elderly person.
Anthony Fromme was reported missing on May 22, 2017 and is described as suffering from Dementia.
Anthony was last seen in the area of the 2800 block of Archmont around 3:15 this afternoon. He left in a 2002 gold Ford Sport Trac LP HBX6643 and the family advised that he hasn’t driven in over a year. Anthony is described as a 71-year-old male who stands 6 feet 0 inches tall, approximately 230 pounds, with short grey hair, brown eyes and clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a green polo shirt, khaki Magellan shorts, white tennis shoes, white socks and prescription glasses. Anthony left without taking his wallet or any form of identification.
The vehicle shown is similar to the vehicle that he was driving. If you have any information or see Anthony, please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly by calling 911 or (361) 886-2600.

Patrol Report May 22, 2017

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:01 PM
Location: Morgan Ave. @ S. Staples St.
Offense: Abandoning/Endangering a Child,
Possession of Substance in Penalty Group 2-a
Case Number:  1705200115

A Corpus Christi Police Officer was flagged down by a crying 10 year old female. She was standing in the middle of the road beside a vehicle and told officers that the people she was with were smoking, vomiting and unable to talk. The officer went to the vehicle and observed a female in the front seat vomiting and apparently having a seizure. There was a male in the back seat vomiting and also having a seizure.  The car was still in drive and running. Officers had to enter the vehicle, press the brake and put the vehicle in park. Medics arrived and contacted both occupants. They were evaluated and cleared by medics. Because the two suspects were operating a vehicle with the child inside and both were apparently smoking synthetic, officers arrested Kendra Pollack (05-17-1990) and Hector Rodriguez Jr. (06-4-1990). Officers located a synthetic cannabis cigarette while doing a inventory of the vehicle. Both suspect were additionally charged and transported to the City Detention Center. The 10 year old was released to her step father. The case is also being forwarded to child protective services.

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:29 AM – 2:10 AM
Location: 4300 Cottage, 4700 Nesbit
Offense: Arson, Resisting Arrest, Assault on a Peace Officer, Warrant
Case Number:  1705210007/1705210011

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a arson call in the 4300 block of Cottage St. Officers arrived and contacted the 31 year old female victim. The victim advised that a suspect came knocking at her door. The suspect stated that she stole his ladders. She then stated that the suspect and another male poured gasoline all over her car and lit it on fire. The victim stated that suspect told her it was a good thing she answered the door because if she didn’t he would have lit the house on fire. The suspect left the scene in a suburban type vehicle. The victim was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect and that he was also holding a bat.

While officers were investigating, another call came in stating that the suspect vehicle was on the corner of Sunnybrook and Nesbitt. Officers went to the location to investigate. Officers arrived and located the suspect and a white GMC Yukon outside of the residence. While officers were conducting their investigation they observed a bat and several containers of gasoline in the back of the vehicle. The suspect was found to have a municipal court warrant. Officers attempted to arrest the suspect for his warrant and he started resisting striking one of the officers in the eye with his elbow. One officer deployed his TASER and they were able to get the suspect into custody without further incident. The suspect was transported to 4444 Kostoryz and was positively identified as the suspect who set the car on fire. Officers arrested Arnold Angel Soto (09-21-1984) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017 9:56 AM
Location: 900 Morgan Ave.
Offense: DWI, Resisting Arrest, Assault on a Peace Officer
Case Number:  1705210056, 1705210057

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 900 Morgan in reference a female passed out in a grey Ford Taurus and vomiting on herself. Officers arrived and observed medics to be with the female suspect. The female suspect was the only occupant in the vehicle and in the drivers seat. The car was running and the female had her foot on the brake. Officers could detect what they believed to be the odor of Synthetic Cannabis coming from the vehicle. The suspect was incoherent and not responding to commands. Officers began to remove the female from the car. The suspect regained consciousness and began to struggle with officers and attempted to get back into her vehicle. Officers were attempting to put the suspects hands behind her back to handcuff her when she bit one of the officers on his hand.  The suspect was taken into custody and placed into a unit. The officer that was bit was wearing gloves and was treated at the scene by medics. Officers arrested Samantha Ann Molina (12-12-1982) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

FLOWER POT BANDIT ARRESTED

Date: Over the last several months
Location: Mostly southside and Island residences
Offense: numerous thefts
Case Number:  over 20 case numbers

We were able to obtain an arrest warrant for David Luis Zapata,  01/01/1970.  We believe that we are able to prove that he is the Flower Pot Bandit and his is responsible for numerous thefts of flower pots and other yard art from residences on the south side of town and neighborhoods on North Padre Island.  We arrested him on 05/17/2017 and he has been booked into the Nueces County Jail with a $7,500 bond.

David Zapata

 

 

Missing Elderly Person

Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a missing, elderly person.
Esperanza Rojas was reported missing on May 18, 2017 and is described as having the late stages of Dementia.
Esperanza was last seen in the area of the 200 block of Norton sometime between 7:50 pm last night and 8:00 am this morning. Esperanza is described as an 85-year-old female who stands 5 feet 4 inches tall, approximately 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Esperanza is also known to walk at a good pace and may be wearing the same pink jacket seen in the posted picture.
If you have any information or see Esperanza, please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly by calling 911 or (361) 886-2600.
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Patrol Report May 18, 2017

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 5:52 PM
Location: Everhart Rd. @ S. Staples
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While License Suspended
Case Number:  1705170110

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to Everhart and S. Staples in reference to a major accident. Officers arrived and observed that silver 2010 Toyota Yaris had rear ended a silver 2002 Toyota Sequoia that was stopped in traffic. Officers contacted and checked the welfare of everyone involved. Officers observed that the suspect vehicle was still running and in gear. Officers with the assistance of the fire department were able to put the vehicle in gear and turn the engine off. Officers contacted the 33 year old male suspect. Officers noticed that he had a blank stare and had difficult time following instructions. Officers developed probable cause to arrest Jason Anthony Prado (02-09-1984) for Driving While Intoxicated and he was found to be driving with a suspended license. He was transported to Spohn Shoreline to be medically cleared and then transported to the City Detention Center. The driver and passenger of the Toyota Sequoia were not injured in the accident.

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:52 PM
Location: 6700 Riding Wind Drive
Offense: Assault That causes Bodily Injury (Family Violence)
Case Number:  1705170147

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 6700 Riding Wind Dr. in reference to an assault. Upon arrival officers contacted the 31 year old female suspect across the street from her residence and the 39 year old male victim. Officers spoke to the victim and observed scratches to his face, beneath his eyes and on his forehead. The victim advised that he returned home after looking for his wife’s (suspect) phone. The two got into an argument over a picture which then escalated into the suspect attacking the victim. They fell on the bed and that is when the suspect scratched the victims face and bit his right finger. Officers arrested Happy Begum (03-08-1986) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 1:45 AM
Location: 15000 Northwest Blvd.
Offense: Robbery
Case Number:  1705180010

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 15000 Northwest Blvd. in reference to a robbery with injuries. Officers arrived and contacted the 21 year old male victim. The victim had a swollen right eye and scratches to his face. The victim advised that he was at the bar and ran into an old girlfriend. He stated that he walked her to her vehicle and was talking with her when a black Ford Mustang approached. A male suspect exited the vehicle and told the victim to get away from the vehicle. The victim did not move and the suspect began to yell at the victim. The victim stated that he was walking away when two other suspects got out of the vehicle and began to fight the victim. The suspects assaulted the victim, took his wallet and fled the scene.  The victim was transported to Northwest Hospital for treatment. A description of the suspects and vehicle was put out over the radio.

Officers located the suspect vehicle and stopped it at 4500 Leopard. Officers contacted the suspects and they matched the description that was put out by responding officers. The suspects were detained during the investigation. Officers observed a wallet  in the front passenger seat and part of an identification card belonging to the victim. Officers arrested John Anthony Figueroa (10-17-1993) and Carlos Monsevais (09-01-1994) for robbery and transported them to the City Detention Center.

 

**Update in the Credit Card Abuse Case

**Police detectives have been contacted by the suspect in the photo and he has been identified. The investigation is still ongoing. Thank you for all your assistance.

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017 8:00 AM
Location:  4400 Weber Rd.
Offense: Credit Card Abuse
Case Number:  1702090105

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this suspect. Detectives were contacted by the victim who told them that there were numerous ATM withdrawals made from their account using a debit card. The victim stated that neither he or his wife gave anyone permission to make these withdrawals. They also advised that they never lost possession of their debit cards. Detectives worked with the bank and were able to obtain several images of a possible suspect.

Credit card

**Update. Detectives need your help identifying this suspect

**Police detectives have been contacted by the suspect in the photo and has been identified. The investigation is still ongoing. Thank you for all your assistance.

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017 8:00 AM
Location:  4400 Weber Rd.
Offense: Credit Card Abuse
Case Number:  1702090105

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this suspect. Detectives were contacted by the victim who told them that there were numerous ATM withdrawals made from their account using a debit card. The victim stated that neither he or his wife gave anyone permission to make these withdrawals. They also advised that they never lost possession of their debit cards. Detectives worked with the bank and were able to obtain several images of a possible suspect.

If you know the identity of this suspect or have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers  is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.