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.
5:44 a.m. Aggravated Robbery 1601 Agnes St. 1108240020
Officers contacted the uninjured Stripes Convenience Store clerk, 70, who reported a masked gunman entered the store and ordered him to open the register. The suspect grabbed the money, dropping loose coins as he fled east towards Marguerite Street. Officers searched for the suspect, but he was not located. The suspect is described as White male, 5’3” to 5’5” feet tall, 130 to 140 lbs. He was last seen wearing a ski mask, gray top, black pants, and black 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.
8:48 p.m. Aggravated Robbery 3700 Baldwin 1108230148
Officers responded to First Cash Pawn and contacted two female employees who reported they were exiting the pawnshop when they were confronted by two males and forced to return inside at gunpoint. During the robbery, the store manager was struck in the head with a firearm, while the other employee was kicked in the head. They received minor injuries which were treated at the scene by CCFD emergency personnel. The suspects fled with an assortment of jewelry. The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’3” feet tall, 20 to 25 years of age, and weighing 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue shorts, black baseball cap, and a mask. The second suspect is a light skinned Hispanic male, 20 to 25 years of age, 5’10” to 6’ feet tall, 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, and a white baseball cap. 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 Family Violence Detectives and Safe Streets Task Force Officers worked together to secure arrest and search warrants for a local gang member. The Corpus Christi Police Department working in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Ira Marshall Goodwin (10/20/44) during a traffic stop. A search warrant was also served at 3522 Carbon Plant Road. Goodwin was arrested and booked at the City Detention Center on August 17, 2011. He was charged with an outstanding Nueces County Warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. His bond was set at $150,000.
02:30 a.m. Robbery Morgan Ave./Port Ave. 1108220017
An Officer patrolling his beat observed the victim leaning against the fence, his face and upper body covered in blood. The victim told the Officers several Black males drove up next to him in an older model purple Chevrolet Impala with chrome rims, exited the vehicle and assaulted him when he was unable to communicate with them. The males punched and kicked the victim until he fell to the ground. The suspects took the victim’s money from his pocket and fled northbound on S. Port Avenue. The victim sustained a laceration to the right temple along with facial injuries. He refused transport to the hospital for medical treatment. The driver of the Impala is described as a Black male, 25 to 30 years of age, and long black hair. He was last seen dressed in black. The other two suspects’ were also described as 25 to 30-year-old Black males. One was last seen wearing a red and black shirt, while the other was wearing a white tee-shirt. 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.
7:33 p.m. Robbery H.E.B./Moore Plaza 1108170144
Officers contacted the 53-year-old victim who reported two males followed him from the ACE check cashing store to the H.E.B. in Moore Plaza. The victim told Officers one of the males asked for a cigarette as he waited for a cab at the H.E.B. exit area. When the cab arrived, the suspect shoved the victim into the cab, pinned him down, and took his money from his pocket. The suspect then fled on foot. The victim and a 26-year-old bystander chased the suspect. The bystander caught up to suspect at the Vitamin Shop and recovered most of the money stolen returning it to the victim. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 24 to 35 years of age, 5”7 to 5”9 feet tall and weighing 155 to 175 lbs. He was last seen wearing a blue polo style short sleeve shirt with black and white stripes, light-colored shorts, and a dark-colored baseball cap. No further description is available on the getaway driver. Both suspects were last seen fleeing in a red Chevrolet pickup. 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.
02:39 a.m. Evading Arrest 14602 SPID 1108160008
Officers contacted a Coca Cola vendor at the Stripes Convenience Store who reported a green Dodge Caravan drove over his merchandise and fled. While Officers were talking to the vendor, the suspect returned and Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle. The driver Dalton McCandless (09/16/90) refused to stop and fled again. McCandless failed to negotiate the turn at Park Road 22 and Hwy 361, jumped the curb and came to a stop in the parking lot of the American Bank. The passenger remained in his seat, but McCandless jumped into the back seat and laid down. He denied being the driver and told Officers he was asleep in the backseat. McCandless had to be physically removed from the vehicle when he refused to show Officers’ his hands and sustained abrasions to his face. He was medically cleared at the scene by CCFD emergency personnel. McCandless and the passenger Nestor Pedron (04/18/76) who appeared intoxicated were arrested. McCandless was charged with Evading Arrest with a Vehicle, while Pedron was charged with Public Intoxication.
09:43 p.m. Homicide 4349 Ocean 1108150152
Officers responded to the Bay Shore Inn for a shooting in which a victim had been struck by gunfire. Upon their arrival, Officers found 22-year-old Aaron Lee Barrera deceased. Witnesses told Officers, two masked men kicked in the door and shot the victim. A female in the room was unharmed. The suspects fled the Bay Shore Inn and a search was initiated. The Corpus Christi Police Department was assisted in the search for the suspects by the Texas Department of Public Safety Air Support and the Nueces County Sheriff’s Department Canine Tracking Unit. The Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau continues their investigation and asks that anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS.