“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.

 

 

 

 

 

ORIGINAL MEDIA RELEASE

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION CONDUCTS SECOND COASTAL BEND PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY ON OCTOBER 29, 2011    “Living Drug Free Starts at Home”

(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 www.dea.gov.

Pedestrian Struck in Baldwin Boulevard Accident Dies from Injuries

Occurred on 10/27/11, 8:24 p.m.   Intoxication Assault   Baldwin     C1107781/1110270151

Officers responded to a major accident involving a pedestrian at Baldwin Boulevard and Cheyenne Street.  Upon their arrival, Officers found the 51-year-old victim had been struck by a maroon 1998 Chevrolet pick-up truck as he crossed the street not at a legal cross walk. 

The victim sustained serious head trauma and transported to Spohn Memorial by CCFD emergency personnel. 

Further investigation revealed the driver Roy Lloyd Goswick (11/01/46) had left a local bar shortly before the accident.  Goswick appeared to be intoxicated and Standard Field Sobriety Tests were performed.  A blood sample was also obtained when he was medically cleared at Spohn Shoreline.  

Goswick was arrested and charged with Intoxication Assault with a Vehicle.  His truck was impounded.

Update:

Traffic Division Captain Vesely reported the pedestrian victim died Monday, October 31, 2011 from the injuries received in the October 27, 2011 accident.

Goswick will now be facing  Intoxication Manslaughter charges.

One Person Tased and Three Arrested During Scuffle

 Occurred on 10/29/11, 11:13 p.m.   Resisting Arrest   705 S. Port     1110290135

An Officer responded  to the Stripes Convenience Store at Port and Mary for an assault with injuries. CCFD emergency personnel were found treating a 55-year-old victim who reported she was assaulted while at Mica’s Bar by an unidentified Hispanic male when she accidentally bumped into him and failed to apologize.   The victim was treated for injuries to her face and released.

Officers were diverted to Mica’s Lounge for a fight at the bar.  An Officer contacted Domingo J. Reyna (04/08/80) inside the bar creating a disturbance and was in the process of escorting him outside when, Emma Villarreal (03/03/88) grabbed the Officer’s arm and tried to prevent his arrest.  When she was unable to do so, Martha Villarreal (12/17/55)  also interfered trying to step between the Officer and Reyna.

The Officer finally escorted Reyna out of the bar, but as he attempted to handcuff the suspect a struggle ensued in which the suspect attempted to flee with the assistance of Emma and Martha Villarreal.   Reyna was tased and handcuffed.  All three were arrested.

Reyna was charged with Resisting Arrest, Search or Transport and an outstanding warrant.  He was additionally charged with Possession of Marijuana when  a small quantity was found on his person.

Emma Marie Villarreal and Martha Villarreal were both charged with Interference with Public Duties.

Officers were unable to locate the suspect involved in the original assault .  The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 40 to 45 years of age, 5’5″ to 5’10”  feet tall, and weighing 200 lbs.

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.

 

 

How to Check on Registered Sex Offenders & Halloween Safety Tips

Sex Offenders

The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Sex Offender registration coordinator will be accompanying the Nueces County Adult Probation Department on Halloween as they do spot checks on the registered sex offenders within our city. The Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) has a website where you can view the registered sex offenders in Corpus Christi on an interactive Google map. Sex offender locations are one of the most requested information calls into the Police Department during Halloween. The CCPD has made it extremely easy for citizens to do research on their own by using CRIMEREPORTS.com

www.crimereports.com is a web-based crime mapping system. Once on the site, enter your address along with Corpus Christi, Texas and hit enter. You will be shown the sex offenders near your home as indicated by a red and white yield sign type of symbol.  The map will show the locations, photo, address and other information of each sex offender.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has these Halloween Safety Tips that the CCPD would like to pass on to our citizens:

ALL DRESSED UP:

  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes.
  • When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant.
  • If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child’s costume, make sure it is not sharp or too long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.
  • Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
  • Do not use decorative contact lenses without an eye examination and a prescription from an eye care professional. While the packaging on decorative lenses will often make claims such as “one size fits all,” or “no need to see an eye specialist,” obtaining decorative contact lenses without a prescription is both dangerous and illegal. This can cause pain, inflammation, and serious eye disorders and infections, which may lead to permanent vision loss.
  • Teach children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they have an emergency or become lost.

CARVING A NICHE:

  • Small children should never carve pumpkins. Children can draw a face with markers. Then parents can do the cutting.
  • Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin. If you do use a candle, a votive candle is safest.
  • Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects, and should never be left unattended.

HOME SAFE HOME:

  • To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations.
  • Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs.
  • Wet leaves should be swept from sidewalks and steps.
  • Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.

ON THE TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL:

  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
  • Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or Treaters:
  • Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
  • Carry a cell phone for quick communication.
  • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
  • If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Never cut across yards or use alleys.
  • Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
  • Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn’t mean others will!
  • Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

HEALTHY HALLOWEEN:

  • A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats.
  • Consider purchasing non-food treats for those who visit your home, such as coloring books or pens and pencils.
  • Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
  • Try to ration treats for the days following Halloween.
The Halloween Safety Tips are also available in Spanish by clicking here. Halloween-Spanish PDF

Motorcyclist Involved in Fatal Accident

Occurred on 10/30/11, 3:19 a.m.   Major Accident   2800 Laguna Shores     C1107845

Officers responded to an accident involving a motorcyclist who failed to negotiate the curve at 2800 Laguna Shores.  The 28-year-old driver of a 1999 Suzuki Colt left the roadway and struck a mailbox.

The driver was deceased at the scene.  Traffic Division Officers  are investigating the fatal accident.

Birthday Party Turns Violent, One Person Shot and Two Arrested

Occurred on 10/29/11, 2:30 a.m. Aggravated Assault. 2537 Milo Street. 1110290019

Officers responded to Spohn Memorial for a walk-in shooting victim who was being treated for a gunshot wound to the right buttock. The 29-year-old victim reported to Officers he was at a birthday celebration at 2537 Milo when he became involved in an argument with another male at the party.

The argument escalated into a fight in which the suspect pulled a gun and pointed it at the victim. The victim turned to flee and was shot in the backside. A female friend of the victim drove him to the hospital.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 25 to 30 years of age, 5’8 to 5’10” feet tall and weighing 160 to 180 lbs. No clothing description available at this time.

Officers continued their investigation and and contacted several individuals at the party. Amanda Flores (03/28/78) and Roberta Denise Zapata (08/24/81) were arrested and charged with outstanding warrants. Zapata had an outstanding Nueces County warrant, while Flores had two outstanding Municipal Court warrants.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS.

18-Year-Old Driver Dies From Injuries Received in Rollover Accident

Occurred on 10/25/11, 3:16 p.m. Major Accident 6900 IH 37 north C1107720

Officers and Traffic Investigators responded to a major accident involving an 18-year-old female who was traveling north bound on IH 37 when she swerved off the freeway and drove onto the grassy median.

The driver over corrected and lost control her green 2000 Mitsubishi Montero. The vehicle rolled over several times and came to a rest on its side.

The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial where she died Thursday, October 27, 2011 from injuries sustained in the accident.

Female Hiding Out at Boyfriend’s Home Arrested on Felony Warrant

Occurred on 10/27/11, 2:13 p.m.   Wanted Subject   5901 Weber     1110270086

Charlie District Officers continued their pursuit of wanted subjects in their district and located Yvette Castillo Leos (08/08/66) at her boyfriend’s apartment from information passed on from Bravo District Officers. 

Castillo was arrested and charged with an outstanding Nueces County Motion to Revoke warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance. 

There was No Bond set on the warrant.

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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