Occurred on 12/11/11, 9:15 p.m. Evading Arrest Hwy 286 FWY @ S. 19th Street 1112110082
An Officer observed a black 2008 Mazda speeding and attempted to catch up to the vehicle. The driver tried to lose the Officer as it took the Tarlton Street exit and turned back around. The driver drove thru the neighborhoods in the area.
Another Officer blocked the roadway on Tarlton Street and the driver pulled to a stop upon seeing the Officer. The 16-year-old driver was placed in police custody and booked at the Nueces County Juvenile Center. He was charged with Evading Arrest in a Vehicle, Speeding, No Driver’s License, and No Proof of Financial Responsibility. The suspect’s vehicle was impounded.
The 18-year-old female passenger was released at the scene.
Occurred on 12/12/11, 01:07 a.m. Traffic Accident/DWI 3445 Saratoga C1108980/1112120008
Officers responded to the Cabaniss Dwellings apartment complex for a vehicle accident in which a blue 1990 Chevrolet 1500 struck a house. Upon their arrival, Officers found the truck had driven through a chain link fence and crashed into the back porch, but the driver was nowhere to be found.
A witness told Officers they observed the driver lose control, swerve into a field, jump a curb and strike the house. The driver was observed to jump out of the truck before it struck the house and fled into the wooded area next to the home.
Officers searched the area, but unable to locate the suspect who was described as a Hispanic male, 5’6” feet tall, and wearing dark clothing.
While the Officer was finishing his investigation, the suspect’s sister returned with her brother to the accident scene. The sister told the Officer, her 39-year-old brother was the owner of the truck.
The Officer contacted the suspect who was in the process of ordering the wrecker driver to unhook his vehicle. He was covered in blood and had sustained several lacerations to his hands.
The suspect who appeared to be intoxicated was treated at the scene by CCFD Emergency Personnel who determined he needed transport to Spohn Memorial for medical treatment. A blood warrant was obtained for a blood specimen.
Officers left the suspect in the care of Spohn Memorial medical staff, but Driving While Intoxicated charges are pending.
12.9.2011/8:55am Unlawful Poss. Firearm by Felon/Poss.of Marijuana 336 Osage 1112090029
The Narcotics/Vice unit executed a search warrant at 336 Osage after conducting an undercover operation. During the search of the residence officers seized 13.5 lbs of marijuana, three handguns and $ 24,000 in currency. The first suspect (Casias,Ramon 05/15/52) was arrested for Possession of Marijuana (over 5 lbs) and Felon in Possession of a Handgun, the second suspect (Casias, Julian 11/29/90) was arrested for felon in Possession of a Handgun.
Occurred on 12/08/11, 11:58 a.m. Burglary of a Building 500 Ohio Avenue 1112080065
Officer D. Bustamante contacted two individuals walking down the street with an edger. Further investigation revealed they were on the way to the pawn shop to pawn the edger one of the males claimed to have found in an alley a couple of weeks before.
Once the Officers took one of the individuals home, it was revealed the edger had been stolen from a neighboring home which was under renovation.
Brandon Duane Grizzele (10/26/93) was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Building. The 17-year-old male who was walking with Grizzele was released.
Officers were able to contact the owner of the edger and returned the stolen property to him.
Occurred on 12/08/11, 7:30 p.m. Theft 301 Mohawk 1112080136
Officers responded to the K Store for a robbery and contacted the 57-year-old owner who reported a male wearing a mask walked into the store, grabbed the cash register, and fled out the door with it. No one was inju
The suspect is described as Black male, 5’6” to 5’8” feet tall and weighing 140 to 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing a thick black hooded jacket, black jeans, and wearing a Joker mask.
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.
Corpus Christi Police Department Gang Unit
Most Wanted Gang Member of the Week
This week our Most Wanted Gang Member of the Week is Ubaldo Ramirez who is wanted for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Evading in a Vehicle. No Bond on both outstanding warrants.
Anyone having any information on the whereabouts of Ubaldo Ramirez is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or log onto the Crimes Stoppers website at www.888TIPS.com.
Occurred on 12/07/11, 7:23 p.m. Evading Arrest 10361 S. Padre Island Drive 1112070087
Officers patrolling the area of West Point and N. Padre Island Drive for burglars observed a beige 2001 Chevrolet Malibu driving very slowly through the parking lot. Another male possible acting as the lookout was standing nearby.
As the Officer approached the driver he left the parking lot and fled from the Officer. The driver refused to stop and pursuit ensued. The assisting Officers successfully deployed Stop Sticks in the 5400 and 7000 block of SH 358 deflating both front tires and slowing the driver down. The suspect continued to evade Officers until he pulled over at Stripes Convenience Store at 10361 S.P.I.D.
Pete Adam Jalomo (05/27/83) was arrested and charged with Evading Arrest in a Vehicle. The Malibu was impounded.
The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Training Division will be sending 18 cadets from the 70th Police Academy to assist with the 14th Annual “Shop with a Cop” program tomorrow, December 8, 2011.
Trisha Dang, the instructor for the morning and the Police Department’s legal advisor, made the decision to forgo class in the spirit of Christmas and send the cadets to help out with “Shop with a Cop”. This decision was not made lightly as the cadet’s academic success is paramount for their completion of the academy. Ms. Dang and the cadets worked very hard to get ahead in their lesson plan so they could take the morning off from their studies to help give the children in the community a nice Christmas surprise.
The cadets from the 70th Police Academy will meet tomorrow with other local law enforcement officers at the Wal-Mart in Flour Bluff at 8:45am.
The Corpus Christi Police Department proudly graduated the 40th Session of its Citizens Police Academy on Tuesday December 6, 2011.
The Citizens Police Academy is an eleven week program designed to educate citizens about their police department and the officers who swear to protect and serve them. The first Citizens Police Academy graduated in 1988 and 23 years later it is still going strong.
The Citizens Police Academy covers topics such as the police academy, recruiting, backgrounds, internal affairs, the criminal investigation division, uniform patrol, and vice and narcotics. Class members were also presented with an intense class on police stress, which helped them better understand the issues officers and their families must face in the law enforcement occupation.
The graduates signed up for a “tour of duty” and rode with an officer for a shift, to experience first hand the types of calls for service our police department handles on a daily basis.
The academy culminated with crime scenes, where class members were placed in several different scenarios, and asked to respond as an officer would in the field .
The Corpus Christi Police Department’s goal is to develop a partnership with the citizens of Corpus Christi to work together to reduce crime and the fear of crime in the community we share.
The CCPD congratulates the newest members of the Citizens Police Academy
Occurred on 12/06/11, 7:50 p.m. Burglary of a Vehicle 444 N. Shoreline Boulevard 1112060116
Officers responded to the Joe’s Crab Shack parking lot for an auto burglary in which the victims were holding the suspect on the ground. Officers arrived to find two males and a female holding down the suspect.
Officers contacted the 66-year-old and 43-year-old couple who told Officers they returned to their silver 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser and found the suspect inside.
The suspect attempted to escape via the driver’s side door, but the victims blocked him. When he jumped over to the passenger seat, the victims pulled him out of the car. The couple along with a witness held the suspect on the ground until police arrived.
Further investigation revealed, the suspect had ransacked the vehicle and was in the process of removing several items from the vehicle.
Vincent George Williams (06/20/78) was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and an outstanding Parole Violation warrant for Burglary.
The suspect was also found to be in possession of a radar detector, cell phone, phone jack, and used hand soap that did not belong to the victims or the suspect.
Please contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Auto Theft Task Force at 361-886-2841, if you were a victim of an auto burglary in the same vicinity and believe any of the recovered stolen items are yours. Detectives will take every step possible to establish that the property is released to the rightful owner and proof of ownership will be requested.