Two Arrested When Vehicle Reported “Almost Stolen”

Occurred on 10/27/11, 7:38 p.m.   Possession of Marijuana/Fail to ID   18th@ Laredo     1110270137

Officers were waved down by the 49-year-old owner of a silver 2000 Dodge Stratus who reported his vehicle stolen.  Officers located the “stolen” vehicle at Laredo and SH 286 along being driven by Richard Hernandez (08/10/78) who was accompanied by a White female.

Hernandez, fearing  he was wanted, lied to Officers and originally identified himself as Bobbie Hernandez.  He didn’t have any warrants of arrest, but was arrested and charged with Failure to Identify.

The passenger Cecelia Noelle Jensen (02/03/87) was found to have Marijuana and a “Crack Pipe” on her person.  Jensen was also arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Further investigation revealed the vehicle had not been stolen, but had been loaned to an acquaintance of the victim who let Hernandez borrow it.   Officers returned the vehicle to the owner.

Decision House Free Fall Festival To Hold Opening Ceremony This Evening

The Decision House free Fall Festival will take place Friday, October 28, 2011 and Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., on the grounds of the Police Department. The Festival will encompass two different areas:

  • An alternative to a haunted house. Scenes will be acted out by local  church groups and CCISD students,  focusing on the impact poor decisions can have on themselves, their families, and the community.  Examples of the consequences of teen alcohol and drug use, involvement in gangs, and being untruthful.
  • The second area will offer live music, games, and information from local colleges, law enforcement agencies, the armed services, and other organizations. The information provided by these organizations will reinforce the concept of making the “right decision”.

Mayor Joe Adame, Chief of Police Troy Riggs, members of Faith Based Services Coalition and Citizens in Support of the CCPD Police Foundation, the Corpus Christi Citizens Police Academy Alumni, Volunteers in Police Service, along with community volunteers, will take part in an opening ceremony on Friday, October 28, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. at the Police Department, 321 John Sartain. Members of Police Explorer’s Post#133 will present the colors during the event.

Pedestrian Struck Crossing Baldwin Boulevard

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.

CCPD and DEA to hold 2nd Annual Prescription Take-Back Day

The Corpus Christi Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration continue working together to Keep Corpus Christi Safe by hosting their 2nd Annual Prescription Take-Back for 2011. 

Please see the following news release from the Drug Enforcement Administration for additional information.

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.

Shoplifter Arrested at Wal-Mart Grand Opening

Occurred on 10/26/11, 6:34p.m.   Theft   1250 Flour Bluff     1110260131

Officers responded to the new Flour Bluff Wal-Mart for a shoplifter who was being followed by the loss prevention officer.  

Officers located the suspect across from the Wal-Mart at the corner of Compton and Flour Bluff Drive.  The suspect identified herself as Leticia Ramos, but her identification card read Angelica Ramos. 

She had in her possession $171.88 of assorted health and beauty aids which she failed to pay for.  The suspect was arrested and charged with Theft.

Once at the City Detention Center she was positively identified as Angelica Ramos (11/06/88) and found to be wanted. 

Ramos was additionally charged with one outstanding Nueces County warrant for Assault on a Public Servant and one Jim Wells County warrant for Assault on a Public Servant, along with Failure to Identify as a Fugitive.  Both warrants had No Bond set.

Two Men Arrested for Tire Dumping in Neighborhood

Occurred 10/26/11, 10:48 a.m.   Illegal Dumping   1200 25th Street     1110260056

Officers responded to anonymous complaints of illegal dumping at 1200 25th Street by a While male accompanied by a Hispanic male dressed in Wilke Tire work shirts.  Upon their arrival, Officers located several piles of used tires directly behind the back gate of Wilke Tire.

Further investigation revealed Wilke Tire owner Donald Allen Wilke (09/11/64) and his employee Juan R. Lopez (09/27/71) were responsible for dumping the tires.  Wilke and Lopez were arrested and charged with Illegal Dumping. 

Solid Waste will dispose of the tires which were photographed by a Code Enforcement Officer.

1st Annual Festival Focuses on Making Good Decisions

No one sets out to make decisions that will forever damage the course of their life. Yet every day, good individuals make wrong decisions which they may never recover from. Decision House is a realistic example of how seemingly small decisions can lead youth down a path to ruin and provides them with the tools to make the right decisions.

The Decision House free Fall Festival will take place Friday, October 28, 2011 and Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., on the grounds of the Police Department. The Festival will encompass two different areas:

  • An alternative to a haunted house. Scenes will be acted out by local church groups and CCISD students, focusing on the impact poor decisions can have on themselves, their families, and the community. Examples the consequences of teen alcohol and drug use, involvement in gangs, and being untruthful.
  • The second area will offer live music, games, and information from local colleges, law enforcement agencies, the armed services, and other organizations. The information provided by these organizations will reinforce the concept of making the “right decision”.

Mayor Joe Adame, Chief of Police Troy Riggs, members of Faith Based Services Coalition and Citizens in Support of the CCPD Police Foundation, along with the Corpus Christi Citizens Police Academy Alumni, Volunteers in Police Service, and  community volunteers, will take part in an opening ceremony on Friday, October 28, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. at the Police Department, 321 John Sartain. Members of Police Explorer’s Post#133 will present the colors during the event.

The first annual Decision House Fall Festival will officially open at 6:00 p.m. Everyone who tours Decision House will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and a soda until supplies run out. Free parking is available at a lot located at the corner of N. Chaparral and Cooper’s Alley.

To register for a group tour contact DeAnna McQueen, Special Projects Coordinator, at (361) 826-2940.

Officers Locate Wanted Felon Hiding in Laundry Room

Occurred on 10/25/11, 5:33 p.m.   Wanted Subject   4922 Jean     1110250090

Officer J. Vela was responding to an unrelated call  and just happened to see a wanted felon walk into his girlfriend’s home. 

Officer Vela with the assistance of Officer W. Oliver were able to arrest Anthony A. Gonzalez (04/04/68) after a short search in which the suspect was found hiding in the laundry room.

Gonzalez was arrested and charged with an outstanding Felony Parole Violation Warrant.  No Bond set.

Robbery Victim Chases After Suspect Who Escapes in Waiting Getaway Car

Occurred on 10/25/11, 9:03 p.m.   Aggravated Robbery   Sam Rankin and Leopard St.     1110250122

Officers contacted a 49-year-old victim who reported he was robbed as he walked to the Stripes Convenience Store located at Staples and Leopard Streets.  The victim told Officers he was approached by a Black male who demanded his wallet.   The victim refused to hand over his wallet, but the suspect was able to steal the money he was holding in his hand. 

The victim attempted to pull his money back, but the suspect pulled a knife and threatened the victim.  The suspect chased after the victim as he attempted to escape.  The suspect stopped chasing the victim and fled in the opposite direction.  The victim called 911 and began to chase after the suspect who jumped into a white Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by a white female and they sped away.

The first suspect is described as a Black male, 30 to 40 years of age, 5’6″ feet tall, and weighing 160 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a dark-colored t-shirt, and khaki shorts, and a black hat.

The second suspect is described as a White female, 40 years of  age, with blonde hair.  She was last seen driving a newer model white Chevrolet pickup truck.

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.

Female Arrested in Slashing Incident

Occurred on 10/25/11, 10:26 a.m.   Aggravated Assault   1901 Rodd Field     1110250035

Officers responded to disturbance with an out of control female armed with a knife.  Officers contacted the 22-year-old victim who reported she was attacked by Lisa Michelle Lynch (01/28/89) who began to slash at her with a knife. 

The motive for the attack is unknown at this time, but the victim was not injured.  Lynch did sustain a  sustain a small laceration to her finger.  She was treated by CCFD emergency personnel and medically cleared. 

Lynch was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  She was additionally charged with an outstanding Nueces County warrant for Aggravated Assault.

The knife was located in the suspect’s black 2003 Ford F-150 which was impounded.

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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