Aggravated Robbery/UUMV/Unlawful Poss. of a Firearm & Evading

10.5.2011/4:08am 5425 S.P.I.D. Agg. Robbery/U.U.M.V./Evading/Unlawful Poss. Of Firearm

Units responded to the HEB located at Moore Plaza reference an Aggravated Robbery. Upon arriving police contacted the victim who told officers that as he was sitting in his 2002 Honda Accord in the parking lot of the HEB, a male subject approached him pointing a small-silvered colored pistol at him.

The suspect then demanded the victim’s wallet and all of his money. He then took the victims cash as well as his cell phone and ordered him out of the car and onto the ground where he began to search him. The suspect then took the victims car keys and stole his car.

The suspect fled the HEB parking lot driving the 2002 Honda Accord towards S.P.I.D. and Staples.

A short time later officer located the stolen vehicle in the area of Gollihar and Ayers and attempted to pull it over, but the suspect refused to stop. After a short vehicle pursuit, the suspect wrecked at Agnas and 14th street. Although this did not stop his attempt to get away from the officer, he then fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit he was captured in the 1700 blk. of Marguerite St.

Officer located the 25 caliber semi-automatic pistol used in the robbery as well as the victims’ phone in the stolen vehicle.

The suspect was taken back to the HEB, where the victim identified him as having been the subject that robbed him.

Alan Michael Pena, 1-29-1988 was charged with Aggravated Robbery, Unlawful Poss. of a Firearm, Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle, and Evading both in a vehicle and on foot.

Forgery Suspects

9.13.9011/12:40pm   3033 S. Port   Forgery   1109130059

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Investigators with the Financial Crimes Unit are asking for your help in identifying  two individuals involved in forging checks at a local grocery store.

On August 24 of this year, the victim filed a police report with our department indicating someone had stolen her checkbook.

On September 14, the victim was contacted by the grocery store and told that someone had forged three of her checks for a total of $336.08.

The store was able to provide us with the video showing the individuals in the act.

As you can see in the video, the first subject is described as a middle age white male possibly in his late forties or early fifties; he stands around 5’ 10” to 6’ in height, and weighs around 230 lbs. he is wearing a tan-colored cap, a white polo style shirt with a blue stripe, shorts and work boots; in the other video, he is wearing the same cap with a dark-colored polo, shorts and work boots.

The second subject is a heavy-set Hispanic male around 260 lbs. he is around 5’ 10” tall, wearing a red muscle shirt and shorts.

They were last seen driving an older model white suburban with a blue stripe.

If you can identify these individuals, we encourage you to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or log on to our website at , the information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

Kirkland’s Theft

9.21.2011/8:05pm  5425 S.P.I.D  Theft  1109210155
Investigators with the Property Crimes unit are looking to identify the two individuals who visited Kirkland’s on Wednesday September 21 shortly after 8:00 pm and stole several items.

The first subject is a Hispanic female wearing an orange outfit with shoulder length Brown hair. She stands around 5’5″ tall and weighs around 150 lbs.

The second subject is a Hispanic male wearing a ball cap, grey t-shirt, faded jeans and white tennis shoes. He stands around 5’5″ tall and weighs around 180 lbs.

If you recognize either one of these individuals we encourage you to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or log on to our website at  The information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

Woman Applies For Job, With Fake I.D.

10.3.2011/1:55pm   4717 SPID   Fraudulent Use/Poss of Identifying Information   1110030083

Members of the Best Buy management team called Police reference a female who was trying to apply for a job with what they thought was a fake ID. Officers were able to speak to the applicant who claimed that the ID presented to Best Buy was hers and was legitimate.

Officers were able to check the information on the Texas ID card and found it to be for a male out of the Dallas area. The job applicant, Tania Franco (7.13.1980) was arrested. During an inventory of her purse she was found to have two Social Security cards with different names and numbers.

Officers made contact with the Customs Border Protection Office (CBP) who asked to interview Franco. She was taken to the CBP Office and released to their custody.



Speed Limit Sign Says 40 Miles Per Hour, Driver Goes 106.

11.3.2011/11:19pm   4700 Holly   Reckless Driving/Poss of Marijuana/Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon   1110030148

An Officer, running radar on Holly Road, saw a vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed as it was traveling West on Holly. The radar showed the speed of the vehicle to be 106 miles per hour (mph). The speed limit in the area is posted at 40 mph.

The Officer was able to make the traffic stop as the vehicle slowed to just under 90 mph as it got closer to the patrol unit. Once stopped, the driver was arrested for Reckless Driving.

During the inventory of the vehicle, prior to impoundment, Officers found some marijuana and a loaded handgun. The driver, Justin Perez (8.12.1992), was arrested.


Arson Suspected in Residential Fire

Occurred on 10/02/11, 11:06 a.m.  Arson   1322 Stillman     1110020072

Officers, along with CCFD firefighters, responded to a house fire at 1322 Stillman.  The vacant house was fully engulfed and the firemen were unable to save the home, but they did keep the fire from spreading to nearby homes. 

A witness told Officers he observed three Hispanic juveniles running eastbound on Hulbirt away from the burning house.  They were last seen southbound on 1400 Peabody Street.

The juveniles are described as fourteen to sixteen years of age with one wearing a white t-shirt, while the other two were last seen wearing black t-shirts. 

Anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS.

Seven Juveniles Apprehended Burglarizing Tom Browne Middle School

Occurred 10/01/11, 10:07 a.m.   Burglary of a Building   4301 Schanen     1110010056

Officers responded to Tom Browne Middle School for multiple alarms being set off at the school.  Officers located a broken window leading to the boy’s bathroom. 

Officers secured the building and located seven juveniles inside the school.  One Officer shined his flashlight in their direction and they all scattered.  One of the juveniles opened an upstairs window to escape, but closed it when he saw another Officer standing guard.  All seven juveniles were apprehended and detained.

Further investigation revealed a 13-year-old juvenile had used his skateboard to damage the window to the administrative office door.  A 12-year-old female was found to have a backpack filled with items taken from the school.  They included a first aid kit, Sharpie Markers, and frozen popsicles.

The suspected burglars’ included one ten-year-old male, three 12-year-old females, one 12-year-old male, one 13-year-old female, along with one 13-year-old male.  They were all transported and booked at the Nueces County Juvenile JusticeCenter.  Each was charged with Burglary of a Building. 

The stolen property was returned to the principal.

Buy Me a Beer and We Forget About It!!

Occurred 09/29/11, 8:09 p.m.  Pedestrian Accident   5900 S. Padre Island Dr.     C1107023

Officers responded to an accident involving a pedestrian.  Further investigation revealed the 45-year-old pedestrian was crossing the street with the walk sign illuminated when he was struck by a blue 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

The victim sustained a minor abrasion to his hand and was transported to Bay Area Hospital by Officers.

According to the Supervisor on scene, the driver told Officers tha the victim tried to negotiate a deal with him before Officers arrived. The victim requested that the driver buy him a beer and he would forget the accident had ever happened. The driver did not take him up on the offer.

The 23-year-old driver was cited for Failure to Yield ROW ~ Pedestrian in Crosswalk.

Motorcyclist Crashes Into Tree, Fractures Arm

Occurred on 10/02/11, 012:38 a.m. Major Accident 4200 Airline Rd. C1107080

Officers responded to an accident involving a motorcycle. Upon their arrival, Officers contacted the 25-year-old who reported he lost control of his black 1982 Honda motorcycle and left the roadway.

The driver continued on through some brush and came to stop when he struck a tree. The driver was wearing a helmet and sustained a fractured arm. He was transported to Spohn Memorial for medical treatment.

Pit Bulls Thwart Burglars

Occurred on 10/02/11, 06:46 a.m.   Burglary of a Habitation   1200 Whitaker     1110020046

Officers contacted the 43-year-old homeowner who reported her residence was burglarized some time during the night. The victim told Officers her four pit bulls were inside the home when the burglary took place.

One of the pit bulls was fatally stabbed by the burglar or burglars, while another pit bull sustained head injuries.  The burglar or burglars attempted to steal the television set, but they were unsuccessful.

There is no suspect description available at this time.  Anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or the Corpus Christi Police Department Property Crimes Unit at 361-886-2841.

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