Robbery Suspect Attempts Getaway on Bicycle, No Match for Police Car

Occurred on 11/25/11, 02:16 a.m.   Robbery   10241 S.P.I.D.     1110250009

Officers responded to the Wal-Mart for a shoplifting call when the store manager was assaulted.  Officers were told the suspect pushed the manager out-of-the-way and fled on a bicycle carrying a DVD player. 

Officers checked the area and located Lucas Wayne Grabbs (05/29/90) headed south bound  NAS Drive towards Lakeside.  Grabbs took one look at the police car and pedaled away fleeing from the Officer. 

He rode the neighborhood as he attempted to escape with the Officer following him.  Grabbs bailed and fled on foot.  The Officer pursued him and apprehended him as he stepped into one of the homes.  A struggle ensued and Grabbs was arrested.  

Store employees positively identified Grabbs who was charged with Robbery, Public Intoxication, Evading Arrest Detention, and Resisting Arrest.

The DVD player valued at $119 was located and returned to the store.

 

Who’s My Brother??

Occurred 10/24/11, 9:30 p.m. Wanted Subject   4100 Molina     1110240133

An Officer pulled over a white 1992 Ford F-150 for a traffic violation  and contacted the driver Robert Lara (05/17/66) who was unable to provide a driver’s license or proof of financial responsibility.  Lara was also found to be wanted. 

Further investigation revealed the truck was stolen and Officers were told the vehicle belonged to Lara’s brother.  Lara was unable to provide Officers with his brother’s name.

Lara was arrested and charged with two outstanding Nueces County warrants for Contempt of Court for Non-Compliance of Bond for Theft over $50 and Theft over $50. There is No Bond set for both warrants.

The vehicle was impounded and found to be owned by a female relative of Lara.

 

 

Suspicious Death Ruled A Homicide – UPDATE

Updating the suspicious death that occurred at 441 Stages on 10.21.2011, the Medical Examiner has ruled the death a homicide.  The cause of death is blunt force trauma.

Detectives have advised the Public Information Office that the deceased male was found in the living room of the home.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS.

Below is original post from 10.21.2011

Officers were dispatched to 441 Stages for a man down call. Upon arrival they made contact with the CCFD Medics who advised them that the 90-year-old man in the home was deceased. Officers went into the home to secure the scene and noticed blood loss from the victim. They called for the Crime Scene Unit and for Detectives of the Criminal Investigation Division. Detectives arrived did an initial processing of the scene. They secured the area and began to treat it as a suspicious death.

Detectives at the scene informed the Public Information Office that the victim lived alone and was last seen yesterday by neighbors.

Detectives continue to investigate at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS.

Local Phone Provider “Temporarily Out of Service”

Occurred on 11/24/11, 5:15 a.m.  Burglary of a Building   5851 Weber     1110240021   

Officers responded to Cricket Wireless for an alarm call.  Upon their arrival, Officers found the front glass door smashed.  The manager reported to Officers that there did not appear to be any items stolen.  The damage to the door is estimated at $300. 

There is no suspect information 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.

Shaky Hands Give Wanted Subject Away

Occurred on 11/23/11, 3:51 p.m.   Wanted Subjects   4425 Valdez     1110230077

Officers responded to suspicious subjects inside a vacant house.  The caller reported the home was often entered by drug users.   Officers arrived to find two subjects inside the residence. 

A 53-year-old Hispanic male told Officers, he along with his cousin were the only ones inside the residence. 

The other male identified himself as Joe DeAsses, but was later positively identified as Noe Contreras (03/12/61) and found to be wanted. 

Conteras was arrested and charged with an outstanding Parole Violation for Possession of Cocaine and an outstanding Travis County warrant for Burglary of a Habitation. 

He was additionally charged with Failure to Identify as a Fugitive.  The 53-year-old male was released.

 

Juveniles Escape TYC Custody During Fight

Occurred on 10/22/11, 9:21 p.m.   Escape from Custody   600 N. Shoreline      110220141

Officers responded to a fight call at People’s Street T-Head involving multiple individuals. Upon their arrival, Officers contacted Texas Youth Commission employee who reported he was picking up several TYC halfway residents who were out on work release. 

He told Officers a fight broke out amongst a couple of the juveniles as they were waiting in the van.  As he attempted to break up the fight, two of the juveniles involved in the fight fled. Mr. Sanchez was unable to chase after the two juveniles as he had several more juveniles in the TYC van. 

Officers were provided with descriptions of the two escapees and Directives to Apprehend were issued.  The two escapees are from the  Dallas area, but are familiar with the area as they work at a local downtown restaurant. 

The first suspect was described as an 18-year-old Hispanic male, 5’5″ feet tall and weighing 137 lbs.  The second suspect is described an 18-year-old Hispanic male, 5’4″ feet tall and weighing 124 lbs. 

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

Week Without Violence Family Festival Announced

The Corpus Christi Police Department would like to invite the public to a free YWCA’s Week Without Violence Family Festival at Smith Elementary, 6902 Williams, Corpus Christi, Tx on Monday, October 24, 2011.

CASA of the Coastal Bend will host a “Lighting the Way to Protect Our Children” ceremony at 7:30 p.m.

Please see attached flyer for additional information.  WWOV Family Festival Printable Flyer

Bank Robbery – First Victoria National Bank 6670 S. Staples

10.22.2011/1:07pm   6670 S.Staples   Aggravated Robbery   1110220083

Police responded to a hold-up alarm at the First National Victoria Bank shortly after 1:00 pm. When they arrived witnesses told police that a male handed one of the clerks a note, demanding money and telling the clerk that he had a gun.

After the clerk gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled North towards the rear of the bank and into the open field, were they lost sight of him.

The individual is described as white or possibly a hispanic male 5’10’ to 6′, in his late 20’s to early 30’s, wearing a black ball cap, a red t-shirt, dark-colored pants with a black fanny pack.

Witnesses recall seeing a Champagne colored 4 – door sedan type vehicle, in and around the bank parking lot at the time of the robbery.

If you can identify this individual or if you have any information regarding this robbery we encourage you to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or log on at www.888tips.com  The information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

Homicide Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death

10.21.2011/9:59am    441 Stages    Suspicious Death   1110210028

 

Suspicious Death 400 Stages

Officers were dispatched to 441 Stages for a man down call. Upon arrival they made contact with the CCFD Medics who advised them that the 90-year-old man in the home was deceased. Officers went into the home to secure the scene and noticed blood loss from the victim. They called for the Crime Scene Unit and for Detectives of the Criminal Investigation Division. Detectives arrived did an initial processing of the scene. They secured the area and began to treat it as a suspicious death.

Detectives at the scene informed the Public Information Office that the victim lived alone and was last seen yesterday by neighbors.

Detectives continue to investigate at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS.

Victim Held at Knifepoint for Six Hours

10.20.2011/9:00 a.m.    14500 S.P.I.D.     Aggravated Robbery    1110200096

Officers were dispatched to the CVS Pharmacy in the 14500 block of SPID. Officers made contact with a 45-year-old male who stated that he was the victim of an Aggravated Robbery. The victim stated that around 9:00 a.m. he was at a stop sign when a man approached his vehicle. The man asked for money and as the victim was giving him some money the suspect became upset, demanded more money and then got into the victim’s vehicle. The suspect then demanded the victim to drive him around town. The victim told Officers that the suspect pulled out a knife and held it towards the direction of the victim. This went on for nearly six hours until they were near Park Road 22. It was then that the suspect opened the passenger door and ran into the dunes with the victim’s business deposit bag. It contained roughly $3000 in cash.

The victim then drove to the CVS where he met Officers. The victim had cuts to his arm and was taken to Bay Area Hospital to be treated. Officers processed the scene for evidence.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS

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