Police Investigate Unusual Shooting

Occurred on 11/13/11, 02:52 a.m.   Aggravated Assault   3049 Greenwood     1111130032

Officers responded to the Whataburger located at 2424 Baldwin and contacted a 33-year-old female who told Officers she had been shot in the area of 3000 Greenwood.

The victim and the three other female passengers in the her vehicle told Officers they were meeting up with a friend when she failed to make a turn.  The victim pulled into the Lone Star parking lot and made a u-turn when they observed a Hispanic female yelling at them.

The female was standing in front of a residence at 3049 Greenwood and accompanied by a Hispanic male who handed her a firearm.   The female then pointed the firearm and shot at the victim’s vehicle striking the driver.

The victim sustained a small puncture wound to her face and transported to Spohn Memorial.

The female suspect is described as a small built Hispanic female about 25 to 35 years of age.  She was last seen wearing a t-shirt with shorts.  No additional suspect description available on the male at this time.

The shooting remains an active and ongoing investigation.  Anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau at 361-886-2841.

Pedstrian Struck Crossing Ocean Drive

Occurred on 11/13/11, 11:59 p.m.   Major Accident   3500 Ocean Drive C1108211     

Officers responded to a major accident involving a pedestrian in the 3500 block of Ocean Drive.  Upon their arrival, Officers were told a 30-year-old male was walking across the street in an area in which a cross walk is not provided.  

He was struck by a gold 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pick-up truck driven by a 34-year-old female.  He sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Spohn Memorial for medical treatment by CCFD Emergency Personnel.

The driver was questioned and released pending the results of the investigation.  No charges have been filed at this time.

Drunk Driver Arrested, Also Charged with Two Counts of Evading Arrest

Occurred on 11/13/11, 02:06 a.m.   D.W.I./Evading Arrest   1111130024

An Officer was approaching the intersection at Baldwin and S. Port when he observed a white 1993 Chevrolet Lumina approaching him at a  high rate of speed.   The Officer pulled to a stop just as the vehicle ran the stop sign and nearly  struck him.

The Officer attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the driver refused to stop and fled.  The driver who had his headlights off continued driving recklessly, running several stop signs, and swerving all over the road.  

Officers pursued the vehicle to the area of Noakes and Palm where he threw out a beer can.  He then drove onto IH 37  towards the SH 286 interchange, and pulled to a stop on the southbound side of SH 286. 

The driver fled on foot across SH 286 onto the northbound lanes as Officer gave chase.  The driver Islas Candelario (09/16/85) was tased and arrested. 

Candelario who appeared to be intoxicated was issued a  Breath Test and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Evading Arrest in a Vehicle, and Evading Arrest on Foot.

A passenger in the vehicle was released at the scene.

Neighbor Foils Burglary, Shot Twice

Occurred on 11/13/11, 2:19 a.m.   Aggravated Assault   2006 Airline Road     1111130028 

Officers responded to the Christiwood Apartment complex for a disturbance in progress with shots fired.  Upon their arrival, Officers found a 29-year-old Hispanic male lying on the floor bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim told Officers he heard noises coming from a neighboring apartment and went to investigate.  He found several individuals burglarizing the apartment. 

The suspects fled from the apartment and he gave chase.  One of the suspects, produced a firearm and fired twice at the victim striking him in the leg and shoulder.  The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial for medical treatment by CCFD Emergency Personnel.

Further investigation revealed the neighbor’s aparment had indeed been burglarized.   Witnesses told Officers they observed two Hispanic males by the burglarized apartment and shortly thereafter heard several shots being fired.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male wearing a red hoody with a bandana covering his face. 

The second suspect is also described as a Hispanic male and wearing a blue hoody.

No other suspect information is available at this time.  Both the burglaryand shooting remain an active and ongoing investigation. 

Anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau at 361-886-2841.

 

 

Citizen Alert on Online Bank Phishing Scams

The Corpus Christi Police Department has been made aware that several banks were a target of online phishing scams where their customers were contacted by email. The scam went on to ask customers to login to an attached website address, that was not an official bank site. While these types of emails go out on a daily basis, according to FraudWatch International.com, 14 different banks were mentioned on November 8, 2011.

The Corpus Christi Police Department would like to remind citizens to check with their banks directly before giving any information on an online email or follow a request to change usernames and passwords. While many of the emails look legitimate by adding the bank official logos they simply redirect customers to third-party websites in other countries.

Here are few tips to follow regarding online banking:

1. Use https when logging into banking and credit card sites, utilizing a “secure” connection.

2. Don’t be fooled by emails. If you are asked to “reply” to a bank the best option is to pick up a phone and speak to someone directly.

3. Don’t be fooled by fake log in screens. Verify that the page you are on is actually the page of the banking institution that you do business with.

4. Reset your passwords often and make them tough to guess.

If you have received an email, that you believe may be a phishing scam, please contact your bank provider. Most bank websites have email addresses set up to contact them of phishing scams.

SAMPLE WORDING ON PHISHING  and FAKE BANK EMAILS

This is your online banking after verification processing was completed on 11/08/2011.

There are numbers of invalid attempts on your online banking:

This has placed an extra verification on your account .

Subsequent login attempt may have put your account on restrictions .

Please click here (which leads you to a third party site) to continue the verification process and ensure your account security.

Corpus Christi Auto Theft Task Force Offers Free VIN Etching

VIN Etching
VIN Etching

The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Auto Theft Task Force will be teaming up with Career Club students from Baker Middle School to providing free VIN etching on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Baker Middle School located at 3445 Pecan Street.

VIN etching involves the use of acid to etch your vehicle identification number into every window of your vehicle and is used as an anti theft deterrent.  It not only provides law enforcement with easy access to your VIN number in the case your call is stolen, it also provides identification in the event your car is being chopped up and sold for parts.   

For more information, please contact PaulaKay Olivarez at 886-2872.       

Baker VIN Etching Press Release

Momma Told Me Not To Run

Occurred on 11/10/11,  5:54 p.m.   Evading Arrest/Wanted Subject   1400 Coahuila     1111100090   

Officers J. Fenner and J. Luera were patrolling  the area of Los Encinos when they observed wanted subject Victor Smith (09/24/91) in the backyard of 1401 Coahuila.

Officers confirmed Smith was still wanted and returned to pick him up.  Upon seeing  the Officers, Smith fled inside the residence.  Smith’s mother told Officers he was inside the residence and would have him come to the door.

As Officer’s were talking to Smith’s mother, he jumped out a window and fled on foot.  A short foot pursuit ensued and Smith was quickly apprehended.

Smith was arrested and charged with an outstanding Nueces County warrant for Possession of Marijuana (No Bond) and Evading Arrest.

Waitress Robbed at Knife-point on North Beach

11.09.2011/8:50p.m.    Aggravated Robbery/UUMV    221 Hotel (Fajitaville)    1111090124

A 30-year-old female called Police stating that she had robbed of her money and her vehicle. Police and Medics made their way to the parking lot of Fajitaville located at 221 Hotel.

Officers located the victim who stated that when she walked out to her vehicle ( 2007 Dodge Caliber)  a male approached her and grabbed her from behind. The suspect had a knife in his hand and instructed her to get into her car with him. She did as instructed. During her time inside the vehicle, a struggle ensued between her and the male suspect.

During the struggle with the suspect, the victim was able to get out of the vehicle in an attempt to get away.  The suspect then got out of the vehicle as well, and continued to assault the victim.  The suspect used one of the victim’s  boots to strike her in the face, breaking her nose.  The suspect then took the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene.

UPDATE: The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 25-27 years old, about 5’3″ to 5’5″ and between 150-160lbs. His hair was black, but he was wearing a brown beanie type hat during the robbery. He wore a tan jacket, blue colored jeans and black shoes.

The victim, who suffered injuries throughout her body, was taken to MMC for treatment.

UPDATE: The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Auto Theft Task Force received information that the Port of Corpus Christi had recovered the victim’s 2007 Dodge Caliber. The report went on to say that it was floating in the inner harbor at 2121 Navigation. Detectives continue to investigate.

Anyone with information on this Robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS

Aggravated Robbery at Local Gentleman’s Club Parking Lot

11.10.2011/2:33a.m.     Aggravated Robbery     5401 Leopard     1111100007

A shots fired call came into the MetroCom Dispatch center stating that a truck had just left “The Cabaret” Gentleman’s Club and was on Leopard Street.

Officers were able to make a traffic stop on a truck fitting the description. They made contact with three individuals in the truck, who were the victims. The driver stated that he had just been robbed.  He informed the Officers that he had been inside of the club all night. When he got ready to leave, he drove around the rear of the building and was waiting for his friends. At that time, he stated that a dark-colored vehicle pulled up behind him and two males approached his vehicle. They pointed guns at him and demanded money from all the occupants and then began beating the driver. The suspects then drove away.

The two suspects were described a Hispanic Males.

The victim was checked out by Medics at the scene and released.

The vehicle is described as a dark-colored Jaguar. Seen here in these Videos.

If you have any information or if you recognize this vehicle we encourage you to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or log on at 888tips.com the information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

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Nude Dude!

11.8.2011/11:03pm    Disorderly Conduct   100 N. Shoreline     1111080146

Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of N. Shoreline for a male who was walking through the Whataburger parking lot, nude. Officers made contact with him but were initially unable to identify the man, as he did not have an identification card on him, or anything else for that matter.

An Officer who arrived at the scene recognized him as William McGugin (9.27.1981), as he had been contacted earlier in the evening by Officers. During that contact, McGugin was fully clothed. Due to him being nude in public he was arrested for Disorderly Conduct.

This was the 2nd arrest of the night for folks not having clothes on. See the first story: http://wp.me/p1D8kP-xM

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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