5:21 p.m. Burglary of a Building 1110 Woodlawn 1109180107
A CCISD employee was monitoring video surveillance in which he observed two juveniles enter the “music room” of Woodlawn Elementary. The pair was later seen fleeing the school on bicycles. Officers located the two males and detained them. The 11-year-old was found to be carrying a tambourine and wooden xylophone mallet, along with a matchbox containing a cigar. The musical instruments were returned to the school custodian who secured the school. Both juveniles were released to their mothers. The 11-year-old was cited for Possession of Tobacco Products. The investigation is ongoing.
Reported on 9/21/11, 8:19 a.m. Stolen Vehicle 901 Utica 1109210028
Victim reported to Officers his red 1993 Toyota Celica was stolen from his residence early Wednesday morning. Several hours later, Officers contacted the neighbor who reported he observed a Dash Recovery wrecker drive up to 901 Utica, drop off the stolen vehicle, and drive away. The neighbor followed the wrecker and was able to write down the license plate. The victim told the Officer that he had a clear title to his vehicle. The Officer confirmed the victim’s information and was told by the finance company the vehicle was paid in full and a clear title was to be sent to the victim. The investigation is ongoing.
Occurred on 9/21/11, 4:45 p.m. Aggravated Assault 11030 Mayfield 1109210110
Officers responded to an assault call involving a knife. Officers contacted the 42-year-old victim who was bleeding from the left side of his face. He told Officers he was involved in argument over the theft of a cell phone.
The victim told Officers his friend stopped by and accused him of taking his cell phone. The suspect assaulted the victim punching him in the face several times.
Further investigation revealed the victim’s face was cut, possibly from a knife. The victim told Officers he did not see a knife, but a witness to the assault observed the suspect with a silver-colored knife. The suspect fled taking a weed eater from the victim’s truck.
The victim was transported to NorthWest Hospital by CCFD Emergency Personnel for treatment of his facial injuries.
The investigation is ongoing into the Aggravated Assault and Theft from a Motor Vehicle.
Occurred on 9/21/11, 10:50 p.m. Driving While Intoxicated 4831 S. Staples 1109210171
Officers responded to the Long John Silver’s drive thru for a male passed out in his pickup truck and found Mark Castillo (10/10/82) sleeping soundly in the driver’s seat of a Chevy Silverado pick-up. The truck was still running. The Officers blocked Castillo’s truck with their units so when they woke him he wouldn’t become startled and accidentally drive off. Officers were able to wake Castillo who appeared to be intoxicated. A Blood Search Warrant was obtained and Castillo was taken to Spohn Shoreline for a Blood Draw. Castillo was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
Occurred on 9/22/11, 04:33 a.m. Wanted Subject 2934 Niagara 1109220014, 1109220015, 1109220016
Officers responded to a fight in progress arrived to find several subjects fighting and arguing in front of the residence. Officers contacted Raul Sesario Flores (10/25/92) who told Officers he’d been involved in a fight with his father-in-law. Flores who appeared to be intoxicated was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication.
The father-in-law, Mingo Bazan (07/21/76), was found to have an active warrant for his arrest. Bazan fled into residence, while his wife Melissa Bazan (06/07/75) blocked the Officer from arresting her husband. The wife was cursing at the Officer while striking his chest, telling him he wasn’t going to take “Mingo” away. She continued to interfere, allowing Bazan to lock himself in the house. Bazan refused to unlock the door and cursed Officers through the door. Because Officers knew Bazan had a warrant, they forced the door open, entered the house, and arrested him. He was charged with Evading Arrest and two outstanding warrants. The first warrant was issued out of Nueces County for Non-Payment of Child Support with his Bond set at $3,800, while the second warrant was issued out of Municipal Court for Failure to Appear with a fine of $317. Melissa Bazan was also arrested and charged with Interference with Public Duties.
Occurred on 9/22/11, 02:03 a.m. Burglary of a Building 3030 Santa Fe 1109220008
Officers responded to a burglary in progress in which two brothers reported they were awakened by loud noises coming from the parking garage. One of the brothers went to investigate and found his brother’s blue 2007 Honda Civic had been vandalized. The front windshield had been shattered and the vehicle had deep scratches all over. While inspecting the damage, he observed his neighbor, Dustin Baldwin (11/01/90) walking out of a storage shed belonging to the groundskeeper. The padlock had been pried off and several boxes had been ransacked. Baldwin was contacted at his apartment and taken into custody. He was positively identified as the burglar and placed under arrest. Baldwin was booked at the City Detention Center and charged with Burglary of a Building. Baldwin was not charged with vandalizing the vehicle at this time. The investigation is still ongoing.
Occurred on 9/21/11, 10:49 p.m. Robbery 1534 S. Staples 1109210154
Officers contacted a year-old-old Green and Go cab driver who reported a Hispanic male robbed him at knifepoint while he was waiting for a client at Fox’s Den. The cab driver told Officers he was in the parking lot when the suspect pulled open the door and pulled him from the cab. The suspect threatened to stab the victim if he refused to hand over the money. A struggle ensued when the suspect reached into the cab to take the victim’s money bag. Both the cab driver and the suspect fell to the ground, but the suspect was able to escape and flee with victim’s money bag. The victim told Officers he chased after the suspect, but was unable to catch him. The suspect is described as husky built Hispanic male, in his mid-twenties, 5’8” feet tall, and weighing 220 lbs. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt, light-colored shorts, and white shoes. 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.
Occurred Sept. 2011 Credit Card Abuse 5884 Everhart 1109130105, 1109200055, 1109200057
The Corpus Christi Police Dept. is investigating three complaints from the public that their credit cards have been billed extra charges by Two Georges Restaurant.
In the first incident, the victim was over charged $1,448.30.
In the second incident, the victim was over charged $482.51.
In the third incident, the victim was over charged $603.87, but said he had not eaten at the restaurant in over two years.
Investigators with the Forgery unit ask citizens who have dined at Two Georges Restaurant in the past look at their credit card statements to ensure there are no erroneous charges from this or any other location. If fraudulent charges are found, please contact the police department at (361) 886-2600 to file a report. This report can be filed with the CCPD Telephone Reporting Unit.
Occurred 9/20/11, 11:38 PM Kangaroo Sighting 4400 Old Brownsville Rd
On Tuesday night, at 11:38 PM, the Corpus Christi Police Department received a call about suspicious activity. The female caller said she was driving on Old Brownsville Rd, passing the Gabe Lozano Golf Course, when a Kangaroo jumped across the road almost hitting her vehicle. The caller added she was positive it was a Kangaroo and described it as being over five feet tall, light beige, with a long tail…hopping. The Kangaroo allegedly hopped from the golf course to the field behind Del Mar College.
Officers responded to the scene, but were unable to locate the Kangaroo or the caller.
Occurred 9/18/11, 7:30 p.m. ~ 9:00 p.m. Burglary of a Building 1755 Frio 1109180140
Officers responded to Mary Mother of the Church for a burglary. Officers contacted church staff members who reported they arrived to find the church lights on and the Sacristy Room along the Sanctuary burglarized. Further investigation revealed there was not a forced entry, but the possibility the suspect or suspects hid inside the church and exited through a side door. Approximately 100 hand-made rosaries and several gold amulets were stolen along with an undetermined amount of money. The money was taken from two offering deposit box.
Investigators identified four juveniles ages 10, 10, 11 & 13. These juveniles have been referred to the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center for having been involved in the Burglary.