Category Archives: Patrol Division

Detectives need your help identifying this suspect.

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016,2:25 PM
Location:  300 IH 37 Access Rd.
Offense: Theft
Case Number: 1609130117

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this theft suspect. The suspect is seen entering the Stripes store while a local vendor was restocking inventory. The vendor left his work Ipad on a shelf while he was working. The vendor went to get his Ipad and discovered it was missing. The suspect was observed looking at the Ipad on the shelf. He then takes the Ipad and walks out of the store. He is described as a large white male wearing a dark colored shirt and blue jeans.

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.

Patrol Report April 17, 2017

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 12:05 PM
Location:  3400 SPID
Offense: Deadly Conduct-Discharging a Firearm
Case Number: 1704150070

Corpus Christ Police officers responded to the Modern Motel at 3400 SPID in reference to a disturbance in progress involving shots fired. Officers arrived and were advised by an employee that the suspect was inside one of the rooms. Officers surrounded the room to prevent the suspects escape and began evacuating rooms near the suspects room.

Officers asked the employee what happened prior to calling 911. The employee stated that he was cleaning rooms after checkout time. He was cleaning the room that the suspect was in and put his belongings in a bag. As he was cleaning he observed the suspect drive up to the location in a black Cadillac. The employee gave the suspect his property and observed the suspect enter the room. The employee stated he was told by management to have the suspect leave the room since it was past checkout time. The employee knocked on the door several times with no response from the suspect. The employee tried to unlock the door but was unsuccessful because the room was locked from the inside. The employee stated that he told the suspect that he was going to call the cops. As the employee was walking away he heard 6-7 shots coming from the room. The employee took cover and called the police.

Officers on the scene continued to evacuate rooms. Officers continued to watch the suspects room and at approximately 12:40 PM, the suspect exited the room naked and was taken into custody without incident. Officers cleared the suspects room and observed a small semi automatic pistol on the bed, several bullet holes in the bathroom door and one bullet hole in the wall. Officers arrested Daniel Leal III (03-10-1980) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017, Between 4:00 AM-10:49 AM
Location:  4100 Cross River Drive
Offense: Theft, Fraud Use and Possession of Identifying Information
Case Number: 1704160069

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 4100 Cross River Drive in reference suspicious activity. Officers contacted the 64 year old female witness who advised that her 24 year old granddaughter  woke her up at approximately 9:00 AM regarding Easter Presents. The suspect gave the witness a box wrapped containing Pampered Chef items. The witness questioned where the gifts came from and was told by her husband that the suspect took the items from the neighborhood. He also advised her that there was evidence in the trash can. The witness stated that the suspect had a check and pants that did not belong to her. Officers spoke to the suspect and determined that she had taken the items during the night. Officers located numerous pieces of mail, some was returned to the owners and the other was tagged as evidence. Officers arrested Kassandra Orr (05-26-1992) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017, 4:20 PM
Location:  6101 Saratoga Blvd.
Offense: Theft, Resisting Arrest
Case Number: 1704160099

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the Walmart at 6101 Saratoga Blvd. in reference to a theft in progress. Officers were advised that a female suspect tried to leave the store with over $1000 worth of stolen items. The call also advised that the suspect left her car keys and was sitting in a silver Volkswagon Jetta in the parking lot. Officers arrived and located the suspects vehicle in the parking lot. Offices observed the suspect to be holding a screwdriver. The suspect was ordered to put the screwdriver down and exit the vehicle. The suspect put the screwdriver down but refused to exit the vehicle. After a brief struggle with officers the suspect was removed from the vehicle and detained.

Officers contacted the reporting party (loss prevention personnel), who advised that the suspect was observed going into the electronics department selecting numerous DVD’s and placing them into a basket. The suspect then went to the hardware section and put the items in personal shopping bags. The suspect walked past the registers and was confronted by loss prevention. She was asked to stop to which she replied “No!” and left the store, leaving the DVD’s and her keys. Officers arrested Veronica Quiroz (11-22-1981) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

 

 

 

Patrol Report April 4, 2017

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017, 8:39 PM
Location:  900 Lexington Ave.
Offense: Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon
Fleeing From a Police Officer
Case Number: 1704030147

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a call in reference to a stabbing with injuries in the 900 block of Lexington Ave. An officer arrived and made contact with the 41 year old male victim who was in the middle of the street. The victim advised that the suspect was driving away and pointed at a black vehicle driving away. An officer went after the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The officer activated the overhead lights and the suspect vehicle continued driving running stop signs until finally coming to a stop on Dempsey Street. The 55 year old female suspect was taken into custody and returned to the scene of the stabbing.

The victim advised that he and the suspect are going through a divorce and were trying to work things out. He stated that the suspect appeared to have been drinking and the situation escalated. The victim advised that he had a female friend inside his residence and went inside to avoid the confrontation. The victim stated that he heard the suspect near the side of the dining room. He confronted her with the intention of getting her out of the house. The victim stated that he noticed the suspect raise her right arm and then swing it in a downward motion stabbing the victim in the left arm. The victim wrapped his arm in a towel as the suspect left the scene.

Officers located the knife and tagged it as evidence and impounded the vehicle. Officers arrested Phyllis Thompson (03-11-1962) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017, 10:42 PM
Location:  5900 Ayers
Offense: Discharging a Firearm in Certain Municipalities
Case Number: 1704030157

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 5900 Ayers Street in reference shots fired in the area. As officers were checking the area they contacted a female who advised them her father had shot a gun in the backyard. Officers contacted and detained the 58 year old male suspect. He displayed signs of intoxication and did not know that firing the gun in the backyard was illegal.  The officers located the handgun in the apartment and 5 spent casings in the back yard. Officers arrested Byron Edwards (03-09-1959) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 1:25 AM
Location:  5100 Weber Rd.
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1704040011

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a robbery that just occurred at the Whataburger on the 5100 block of Weber Rd. Officers arrived and separated the witnesses. The information the officers received was that the suspect came into the restaurant demanding money. The male teller advised that the suspect began pounding his fists on the counter demanding money and threatened to kill the employee if he did not give him the money. The employee feared the suspect might have a weapon because he was fumbling around with something under his hoodie. The employee opened the drawer and the suspect reached over the counter to grab the money. As the suspect was grabbing the money the employee pepper sprayed the suspect. The suspect ran out the doors and fled the scene.

The suspect is described as possibly a Hispanic male approximately 18-26 years old. He was wearing a pink colored zip up styled hoodie, light colored jeans and hospital style mask over part of his face. The suspect fled towards the Subway restaurant on the other side of the street with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during this robbery.

If you 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.

 

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 2-8

The theme of this year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Strength. Resilience. Justice.”  This reflects a vision for the future in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing.

Each year, more than 20 million people become victims of crime nationwide.  President Ronald Reagan established Crime Victims’ Rights Week in 1981 by executive order as part of an expanding initiative to provide services and outreach to crime victims, according to the release.

The public is invited and encouraged to come out and support crime victims by attending any or all of the events scheduled throughout the week.  CCPD Victim Assistance Program along with other local agencies and advocacy groups will be present to give information about the services available to crime victims.

In addition to showing support and raising awareness for crime victims; the aim is to also give an insight into the plight of victims, while highlighting the resources available to crime victims in our community.

If you or someone you love is in need of assistance, please contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Victim Assistance Program at (361) 886-2840.

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Patrol Report March 31, 2017

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 12:30 PM
Location: 5500 Holly Rd.
Offense: Recovered Stolen Vehicle,
Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information
Case Number: 1703160133

An auto theft task force detective was in the area of 6100 S. Staples in reference to a stolen vehicle. The detective observed a 2013 Mazda 3 that had been stolen on March 16 and it was occupied by two subjects. The detective followed the vehicle and updated the dispatcher of his location until backup officers arrived. The marked patrol units arrived and conducted a felony stop and detained the two occupants. Detectives investigated and arrested the driver Abel Salazar (06-10-1971) for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A search incident to arrest revealed the suspect had a couple of checks and credit cards that did not belong to him in his possession. The suspect was transported to the City Detention Center.

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 4:20 PM
Location: 1800 Airline Rd
Offense: Assault Family Violence-Choking
Case Number: 1703300159

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to Williams and Airline for an assault that just occurred. Officers contacted the 25 year old female victim who was being treated by a CCFD Medic. The victim was upset and crying and advised that she and the 49 year old female suspect got into a fight. The victim advised that the suspect came home drunk and the began arguing over the television. The victim advised that the argument escalated into a fight and the suspect punched her in the left eye. The suspect then pushed her down to the ground, got on top of her and began choking her to the point it was difficult to breath. The suspect then poked the victims eye and bit her hand and arm. The victim pushed the suspect off of her and contacted the police. The victim was transported to Bay Area Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Officers then contacted the suspect who appeared to have just gotten out of the shower. Officers stated that they could detect an odor of alcohol coming from the suspect. They also observed minor abrasions to the suspects knees. After speaking with the suspect officers arrested Sylvia Labat (09-30-1967) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

 

 

 

 

Tragic Crash on US Highway 181

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 8:33 PM
Location: 4900 SH 181  South Bound
Incident: Fatality Crash
Case Number: C1702452

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to a major accident on the 4900 block of SH 181 in the Southbound lanes. Officers arrived and discovered a white Chrysler 200 that had caught on fire and a black Chevy Camaro were involved in the crash. The fire was extinguished by responding fire fighters. Officers discovered that the 25 year old female driver of the Camaro and the 33 year old male driver of the Chrysler were both deceased. Follow up investigators arrived on the scene and determined that the Chrysler 200 was traveling the wrong way (Northbound in a Southbound lane) on the highway striking the Chevy Camaro. Investigators believe that both victims died on impact.

Investigators spoke with witnesses and at this time have not been able to determine where and how the driver of the Chrysler got on the highway. Both of the deceased have been transported to the medical examiners office. This is still an ongoing investigation and we will release more information when it becomes available.

Suspect Accused of Filming Up a Skirt Arrested.

Date: Monday, March 20, 2017, 2:16 PM
Location: 5313 Saratoga Blvd
Offense: Improper Photo/Visual Recording to Arouse
Penal Code 21.12 (State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1703200090

Corpus Christi Police Officers were sent to the HEB on Saratoga Blvd. in reference to a male suspect filming or taking pictures up a females dress. The officers made contact with the store management and they showed officers the video of the suspect in the act. In the video the suspect was confronted by the victim and another female. The suspect then runs out of the store and drives away in his vehicle before he was confronted by store employees. The staff at HEB was able to provide the license plate to the suspects vehicle.

Corpus Christi Detectives were assigned the case, investigated and were able to obtain an arrest warrant for the suspect. On  March 28, 2017 at approximately 11:31 AM, Chad E. Kramer (12-05-1983) turned himself in at the Nueces County Jail and was arrested by jail personnel.

The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to let our citizens know that these types of crimes are not common but they do happen. We advise you to be aware of your surroundings and if you witness this type of crime, alert the victim and call the police.

 

Help Us Identify This Theft Suspect

Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 12:29 PM
Location: 4038 S. Port
Offense: Theft
Case Number: 1703050060

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this theft suspect. The suspect entered the store, selected a power tool and left the store without paying. The suspect was last seen walking towards S. Port with a female.

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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.

Patrol Report March 28, 2017

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017, 2:46 PM
Location: 1200 Ocean Drive
Offense: Unlawful Restraint
Case Number: 1703270092

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Staples and Elizabeth in reference to a disturbance in progress. The call was updated stating a male and female were struggling beside a truck and a male was trying to put her in a vehicle and the female appeared to be trying to get away. The vehicle was last seen going towards Ocean Drive on Elizabeth. The description given was an older model grey truck with a blonde female wearing a yellow shirt. Officers went towards Ocean Drive in an effort to intercept the truck.

Officers located a truck matching the description provided traveling North on Ocean Dr. When the patrol unit was behind the suspect vehicle the officer noticed that the 28 year old female victim was trying to wave the officer down in order to get his attention. The officer conducted a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Ocean Drive. Immediately as the vehicle stopped, the female exited the vehicle in order to get away from the male suspect. The suspect attempted to exit the vehicle but was told to stay inside the truck to which he complied. The suspect was contacted and was observed to be sweaty and shaking. Officers detained the suspect while they conducted their investigation. The victim stated that the suspect (her boyfriend) picked her up from work. While they were driving home the suspect was on the phone yelling and cussing at someone. The victim stated she told the suspect she wanted out of the truck and no longer wanted to be his girlfriend due to his unstable behavior. The victim exited the truck and was confronted by the suspect who physically lifted her to force her in the truck. The victim tried to resist but could not get away from the suspect. She tried to put her feet against the door frame but was forced into the vehicle against her will. The suspect left the scene and the victim told the suspect she was going to jump out of the vehicle. The suspect stated that he was going to speed up to 100 miles per hour so she could no jump out. The victim stated that she attempted to flag down other people when she saw the officer and flagged him down. Officers contacted the witness who confirmed the victims story to the point she was forced into the truck. Officers arrested Ronnie Armstrong (05-31-1983) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017, 9:12 PM
Location: Belmeade and Hugo Drive
Offense: Assault Family Violence Choking
Case Number: 1703270163

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Belmeade and Hugo Drive in reference to a assault in progress. Dispatchers updated the call and advised that the male was on top of the female hitting her. Another update came in that the male was chasing the female. Officers arrived and observed the 19 year old male suspect running. Officers gave several commands for the suspect to stop but he continued to run. Officers caught the suspect and took him into custody.

Officers contacted the 18 year old female victim who was crying and stated that the suspect (her boyfriend) choked her. Officers observed the victim to have injuries to her face, neck, arms and legs. The victim advised that they were at the suspects residence when the victim started getting text messages about going into work. The suspect became upset and took the victims phone accusing her of cheating on him. The victim stated that she told the suspect she began working at a local night club. The suspect became angry and started hitting the victim. They went outside where the suspect tackled the victim and he started to choke her. The victim did not lose consciousness but was having a hard time breathing. The victim tried to calm the suspect down and go to a park and talk but the suspect continued to assault her. The victim advised that everything happened so quickly she did know how many times she was struck. Officers contacted a witness who confirmed the victims story of the assaults that happened outside the residence. The victim was treated at the scene by CCFD medics. Officers arrested Nicholas Ray Brown (01-11-1998) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

 

Patrol Report March 27, 2017

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017, 10:20 PM
Location: Carroll Ln @ SPID Eastbound
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1703240145

A Corpus Christi Police Officer was patrolling in the area of Carroll Ln and Gollihar. The officer pulled behind a vehicle which quickly pulled into a parking lot without signaling. The officer followed the vehicle on SPID and observed the vehicle quickly change lanes without signaling and then make another signaling infraction. The officer activated the emergency overhead equipment and stop the vehicle. The officer make contact with the occupants of the vehicle.

As the officer contacted the occupants he immediately could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. He also observed the 29 year old male driver to have dried blood on both hands, a scratch to his face and blood on his shirt. He observed the 27 year old female passenger to have blood on her knees, arms and appeared to have some blood under her nose. Officers detained the male driver while they investigated. The officers learned that the couple had been arguing earlier at the mall. The suspect (male driver) thought that the victim had been cheating on him. The victim stated that the suspect punched her with a closed fist several times as well as backhanding her. During the questioning the officers observed the victim to have a bloody nose and a swollen lip. The victim tried to defend herself to stop the suspect from assaulting her. The suspect picked up a beer bottle striking the victim in the head several times until it broke causing a laceration. Medics checked and treated the victim at the scene. Officers arrested Jose Arrambide (12-06-1987) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 6:22 PM
Location: 4200 Laguna Shores
Offense: Discharging a Firearm in Certain Municipalities
Case Number: 1703260103

Corpus Christ Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 100 Whiteley in reference to a disturbance with shots fired. Officers were advised that a male was observed getting out of the water near Bluffs Landing (4200 Laguna Shores), coming from a boat that was stuck on a sandbar a few hundred feet away. Officers received a description a male walking with no shirt or shoes wearing black shorts.  Officers checked the area and located that suspect walking Northbound in the area of 4200 Laguna Shores. The officers observed a handgun in his left hand and a electronic device in the other. Officers gave commands and safely detained the suspect. Officers went back to the area of 100 Whiteley and contacted the complainants. The officers were informed that the suspect and another person were on the boat when it got stuck. The suspect kept revving the engine and was told to stop before he damaged the motor. The other person took the keys from the suspect and refused to give them back. The suspect then fired two rounds into the water. Officers contacted several other witnesses that observed the suspect fire the rounds in the water. Officers arrested Anthony Bowlin (02-10-1976) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017, 12:59 AM
Location: 2800 Ruth Street
Offense: Kidnapping
Case Number: 1703270009

A Corpus Christi Police Officer was flagged down in the area of S. Port and Buford by a woman screaming for help. The officer contacted the 32 year old female victim who advised him that she was being held against her will at a house on the 2800 block of Ruth St. The victim told offices that she needed a place to stay for a couple of days and the 35 year old male suspect allowed her to stay there. The victim stated that on Saturday (03-25-2017) the victim told the suspect that she was leaving to which he replied “no you’re not.” On Sunday (03-26-2017) she stated that the suspect began to act strange. She said she wanted to leave and the suspect threatened her with a knife. When she tried to leave the suspect threatened to cut her up if she tried to leave. The victim stated that the suspect would not let her out of his sight and kept her in the back bedroom. The victim stated that when the suspect would leave that he would make her go with him. The victim stated that the suspect kept threatening to hurt her and showing her a knife.

The victim stated that she was with the suspect when she saw the police unit. He told her to get in the car and pulled a knife on her. The victim broke loose and ran screaming for the police car. The suspect chased her but stopped when he saw the police unit turn around. Officers went to the area of 28oo Ruth Street and located the suspect sitting inside a vehicle. Officers detained the suspect and continued their investigation. Officers were able to establish that the victim had been at the residence and had the Crime Scene Unit process the crime scene. Officers arrested David Nino (12-05-1981) and transported him to the City Detention Center.