Victim Succumbs From Injuries Sustained in Accident

 Occurred on 11/01/11, 11:45 a.m.   Major Accident   4500 Kostoryz     C1107897

Officers responded to a major accident involving a red 2011 red Chevrolet Malibu which swerved across the oncoming lane of traffic, jumped the curve, and hit an AEP light pole.

The impact sheared the light pole which was held upright by the power lines.  The 50-year-old female driver and her 61-year-old male passenger were both injured.  The passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained severe lacerations to his head.

Both were transported to Spohn Memorial for medical treatment by CCFD Emergency Personnel.

The driver was cited for Failure to Control Speed/Unsafe/Inappropriate Speed, No Driver’s License, and Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility.  The vehicle was impounded.

The Traffic Division reported the passenger died on November 02, 2011 from the injuries he suffered in the collision.  The investigation is ongoing.

Missing Person – Jose Villafranco Rivera

Detectives with the Missing Person Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 65-year-old Jose Villafranco Rivera.  Jose was last seen by his family on November 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm when he left his home driving his 1985 white Dodge Truck, L.P. 04JYY3. 

The family last spoke to Jose by phone around 8:oo pm that evening and he has not been heard of since.

Jose is a local minister and a retired school teacher here in our area.  He is an insulin dependent diabetic and is on several medications for various illnesses.

If anyone knows where Jose can be located or if you have seen his vehicle we ask you to contact Detective R.L. Garcia  361-886-2850 or call the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2600.

K-9 Sniffs Out Two Kilos of Cocaine During Traffic Stop

Occurred on 11/01/11, 8:29 p.m. Possession of a Controlled Substance 6817 SPID 1111010134

Officers T. Potter and E. Cano pulled over a white Ford F-150 for a traffic violation at 6817 S. Padre Island Drive. During the traffic stop Officers found the driver George Gomez Jr. (08/01/79) to be extremely nervous.

After further investigation, Officers requested a K-9 Unit to conduct a free air sniff around the truck. The K-9 Unit alerted on the vehicle.

Upon searching the vehicle approximately two kilos of cocaine were recovered inside a red ice chest.

Gomez was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. The cocaine has a street value of $50,000.

Credit Card Abuse

10.23.2011/4:00pm    3133 South Alameda   Credit Card Abuse   1110240083

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The Auto Theft Task Force is investigating an auto burglary that occurred on 10-23-11 at Hans Suter Park, 700 Ennis Joslin Rd.  The offenders stole credit cards which were later used at a local grocery store.

The offender appears to be a Hispanic male in his early 20’s, at the  time of the use of the stolen credit card he was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information about the identity of this offender is urged to call Crimestoppers at 888TIPS, the information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

Halloween Night Accident Results in One Arrest

Occurred on 10/31/11, 8:13 p.m.   Accident /D.W.I.   2100 Ayers     C1107877/1110310129

Officers responded to Ayers and 18th Street for a major accident involving a drunk driver.  Upon their arrival, Officers discovered the driver had fled the accident site and was being chased by witnesses. 

Officers joined the chase and quickly apprehended the driver Samuel Mancillas (01/31/85) who was positively identified as the driver who slammed into the business at 2108 Ayers Street causing extensive damage.

Mancillas appeared to be intoxicated and transported to Spohn Shoreline for injuries sustained in the accident.  A Blood Warrant was obtained and a Blood Specimen taken.  Mancillas was medically cleared and arrested. 

He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Failure to Control Speed/Unsafe/Inappropriate Speed, Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility.

Drunk Driver Escapes Serious Injury As She Takes Out Two Light Poles

Occurred on 11/01/11, 2:47 a.m.   Major Accident/DWI   Doddridge Street/Staples Street     C1107884/1111010009          

Officers responded to an accident in which the driver was traveling south bound on Staples Street and lost control of her gold 1998 Ford Taurus.  The vehicle struck two AEP 35′ light poles breaking them in half. 

The driver Kasandra Shea Mondragon (10/29/90) appeared to be intoxicated and administered Standard Field Sobriety Tests.  Further investigation revealed Mondragon had been at a local bar with her boyfriend.

Mondragon sustained minor injuries and transported to Spohn Shoreline by Officers for a Blood Draw.  She was medically cleared and arrested.

Mondragon was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Failure to Control Speed/Unsafe/Inappropriate Speed, No Driver’s License, and Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility.

“Dead Beat Dad” Arrested As He Flees From Police

Occurred on 10/31/11,  10:33 p.m.  Evading in a Vehicle   Delphine Street/Weber Road     1110310154     2233       

Officers pulled over a vehicle which had been swerving in and out of traffic.  The vehicle pulled to a stop, but as the Officers approached the vehicle the driver fled and a pursuit ensued.  

The suspect refused to stop and continued to flee towards the Four Winds Apartment complex where it appeared he was attempting to bail out of the vehicle.  The suspect continued attempting to escape and drove towards SH 358 where he circled back to the complex.

Once back at the complex, the driver bailed out of the vehicle, but he was quickly apprehended after a short foot pursuit.  Further investigation revealed, the driver fled due to being wanted for an outstanding Child Support warrant.

Joseph Daniel Luna (12/01/78) was arrested and charged with Evading Arrest in a Vehicle, Evading Arrest on Foot, and an outstanding warrant #F-3865-02-A out of  McAllen, Texas for Non-Payment of Child Support. 


Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Make Arrest

10.27.2011/8:30 a.m.   Online Solicitation of a Minor   2630 Waldron Road     1110260084

Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force culminated an investigation on 10/27/11 with the arrest of Joshua Goldsworthy (9/13/92) for online solicitation of a minor and displaying harmful material to a child.

Detectives initially received a complaint from the parents of a 15-year-old after their child was solicited online.  Goldsworthy sent the 15-year-old an explicit photograph, and then arranged to meet the minor for sex.  When Goldsworthy arrived for the meeting, he was arrested by CCPD Detectives and Special Agents with the Department of Homeland Security (ICE).

The Blotter initially listed the address of 5400 SPID. The correct address is 2630 Waldron Road (parking lot of Bluff Manor Apartments).

Updated 11.1.11,  8:00 a.m. 

CCPD & D.E.A. Prescription Take-Back-Day a Success


The Corpus Christi Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration hosted the 2nd Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back-Day on Saturday October, 29 2011. throughout South Texas.

The D.E.A. released the numbers of the various medications that were collected at the ten locations with a total of 892.6 pounds. The D.E.A had five locations in Corpus Christi where they collected 711.1 pounds of pills.

The CCPD and D.E.A. would like to thank all the folks who brought in their potentially dangerous prescription drugs. A huge thanks also goes out to those who donated their locations as a drop off point.








(Corpus Christi, TX) –   The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), along with the Corpus Christi, Portland, Cuero, and Sinton Police Departments and the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office, will provide the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  On Saturday, October 29th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., DEA along with its local law enforcement counterparts will host the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  There will be ten Take-Back locations within the Coastal Bend Community.  Additionally, students from the Texas A&M Health Science Center – Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy will be at select locations offering complimentary blood pressure and glucose screenings. 

This initiative, “Living Drug Free Starts at Home,” addresses vital public safety and health issues.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.  Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high–more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined, according to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).  The same study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.  In April of 2011, Americans turned in 376,593 pounds—188 tons—of prescription drugs at nearly 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,000 state and local law enforcement partners.

The Prescription Take-Back service is free and no questions will be asked.

Collection Sites will be set up at the following locations:

  • KIII TV                                                      5002 S.P.I.D., Corpus Christi
  • Boys and Girls Club                              3902 Greendwood Drive, Corpus Christi
  • HEB                                                             5313 Saratoga Boulvevard, Corpus Christi
  • HEB (Flour Bluff)                                   1145 Waldron Road, Corpus Christi
  • HEB (Annaville)                                     11100 Leopard Sttreet, Corpus Christi
  • HEB                                                             1600 Wildcat Boulevard, Portland
  • Coastal Bend College                           1814 Brahma Boulevard, Kingsville
  • Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office        1500 E. King Street, Kingsville
  • Cuero City Hall                                       201 E. Main Street, Cuero
  • Sinton Chamber of Commerce         218 West Sinton Street, Sinton

Prescription drug disposal and the DEA’s Take-Back events are significant pieces of the White House’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan released this year by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.  Purging home medicine cabinets of neglected drugs is one of four strategies for reducing prescription drug abuse and diversion laid out in Epidemic:  Responding to America’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis.  The other strategies include education of health care providers, patients, parents and youth; establishing prescription drug monitoring programs in all states; and increased enforcement to address doctor shopping and pill mills.

For more information and collection sites nation-wide, please visit

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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