Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Detectives investigated the robbery of the KJC Auto Title Loans which occurred Friday, July 29, 2011 at 2:45 p.m. During the robbery employees reported a Black male armed with a firearm entered the business and demanded they place the money in the backpack he was carrying. Both employees complied and the suspect quickly fled the business taking an undetermined amount of money.
Through further investigation, Detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant on August 26, 2011, on Lorenzo James Richard (01/03/90) for Aggravated Robbery.
Richard was arrested in Austin, TX on August 31, 2011, by the United States Marshal Service. His bond was set at $100,000.
Wed/6:10 p.m. Wanted Subject 4909 Calvin 1108310120
Officers arrested Brice Anthony Coffman (06/22/88) on an outstanding Nueces County warrant #11000138Y obtained by Corpus Christi Homicide/Robbery Detectives. Coffman struck and stabbed his 48-year-old neighbor with a golf club on August 17, 2011, after a verbal altercation.
Coffman was arrested and booked at the CDC. He was charged with the outstanding Nueces County Aggravated Assault warrant. His bond was set at $50,000.
Wed/7:42 p.m. Drowning Cole Park 1108300135
Officers arrived to find a 66-year-old female in the water and persuaded her to return to shore. The victim was approximately 50 feet from shore when she went under. Officers jumped in the water, pulled her out, and initiated CPR. She was transported to Spohn Shoreline where she later died.
Wed/1:59 a.m. Traffic Accident/DWI 1500 Ennis Joslin Rd C1106250/1108310007
Officers responded to a single vehicle accident and arrived to find Cody Walter Kite (09/26/90) attempting to back out his blue 2003 Toyota Tundra out of the bushes and away from the pole he had struck. Kite was contacted and appeared to be intoxicated. He was administered Standard Field Sobriety Tests and a warrant was obtained for a blood draw. Kite was medically cleared and arrested. He was transported and booked at the CDC. Kite was charged with Driving While Intoxicated
Tue/9:59p.m. Burglary of a Vehicle 300 N. Shoreline 1108300145
An Officer, leaving the police department and beginning his shift, noticed a White male looking into vehicles at the Best Western.
The Officer pulled into the parking lot and walked up to the suspect who was too preoccupied to notice him. Robert Baker (08/02/62) was arrested after he stole a couple of beers from a cooler inside the back of a gold 2004 Chevrolet pick-up truck.
He was transported and booked at the CDC. He was charged with Burglary of a Vehicle. The 42-year-old owner of the vehicle arrived during the investigation and the beer was returned to him.
Tue/4:35am Homicide 5800 Crestmore 1108300013
Police received a call at 4:35 a.m. from a passerby reference a man down; when they arrived, they located a 40-year old male lying on the roadway deceased.
The Medical Examiner’s office has released the name of the victim as Michael Olivarez (7.29.1971). They also indicate that the victim had been shot multiple times. The investigation has also revealed that Mr. Olivarez was not from Corpus Christi. Detectives also indicated that a secondary crime scene was located at a car wash at Ayers/Sacky. Detectives collected items at the scene and are currently evaluating them.
If anyone has any information related to this incident we ask them to call Crime Stoppers at 888 TIPS.
3:56 p.m. Assault 1613 Sycamore Place 1108280114
An Officer patrolling his district observed a female waving her hands in the air and pointing down the street towards a vehicle parked in the middle of the road with its doors flung wide open. Next to the vehicle was a group of males and females involved in an all out brawl in front of 1613 Sycamore Place.
The Officer drove up to find two females punching and shoving three males. Through further investigation, Officers were able to determine the fight was between Lauren Cavazos (06/10/92) and the 19-year-old father of her child over a set of keys. The boyfriend wouldn’t turn over the set of house keys and Lauren Lindsey began to assault him in an attempt to force him to turn the keys over. The victim’s two brothers tried to stop the fight, but were jumped by Lauren’s sister Lindsey Lea Cavazos (09/18/90). Lauren’s boyfriend attempted to leave in the vehicle when he was pulled out of his vehicle by the sisters.
During the struggle, Lauren was pushed by one of the brothers. Both sisters attacked the 21-year-old brother until the Officer was able to break up the fight. Both sisters were arrested and booked at the CDC. Lindsey Lea and Lauren Cavazos were both charged with Assault. The 19-year-old had minor injuries, but refused medical attention. All three men refused to file charges on the two women. Lauren’s mother took custody of the infant child.
4:00 p.m. Traffic Accident 5200 S. Staples C1106199
Officers responding to an accident found the 44-year-old cyclist was crossing in the middle of the roadway without assistance of a green light and struck by a black 2004 Mazda Tribute SV. The cyclist sustained minor injuries and transported to Spohn Memorial for medical treatment. The damaged gasoline-powered bicycle was taken to the cyclist’s home by Officers. No one has been cited at this time.
11:25 p.m. Aggravated Assault 705 S. Port 1108280128
At 5:15 pm, Officers were dispatched to Mica’s Lounge for a stabbing, but while en route they were advised, both the victim and the suspects had fled the bar. Officers contacted witnesses who reported several males entered the bar and they began to physically attack several of the patrons. During the altercation, one of the suspects broke a beer bottle over the head of one victim and stabbed another victim in the abdomen with the same beer bottle. A bartender told Officers all the parties involved are regular customers and know one another. Later in the evening, Officers contacted a walk-in stabbing victim at Spohn Shoreline who reported he was stabbed at Mica’s Lounge when he tried to stop a fight. The victim told Officers a Hispanic male, 5’1” to 5’3” feet tall, and short black hair stabbed him with a broken beer bottle. The victim was unable to provide any other additional information. 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.
10:04 p.m. Aggravated Assault 2832 Marguerite 1108280174
Officers responded to a shooting and contacted the victim, 32, who reported he was standing outside when two Hispanic males drove up in a red and black Dodge Neon. The men exited the vehicle and assaulted the victim, shooting him in the leg and stabbing him in the chest. The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial for medical treatment. Through further investigation, Officers were able to locate the unoccupied suspect vehicle. It was impounded and the investigation continues. The first suspect is described as Hispanic male 28 to 32 years of age, 5’10” to 6’1” feet tall and weighing 160 to 180 lbs. The second suspect is described as a bald Hispanic male, 25 to 35 years of age, 5’10” to 6’2” feet tall and weighing 200 to 220 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.