Car Burglars Caught in The Act

10.9.2011/11:05pm   4706 Columbia Pkwy   Burglary of Vehicle/Poss of Marijuana   1110090129

Officer Alejandro was conducting Traffic Enforcement on the 4600 block of Columbia when he observed a vehicle turn off its lights before coming to a stop. The Officer then saw the passenger get out of the vehicle, walk up to two homes on Columbia and attempt to burglarize two vehicles. Once the Burglar was back in the vehicle, the Officer was able to call for backup and then make a traffic stop.

Officers made contact with Johnny Barrera (8.8.1990) and Teodoro Anguiano (1.3.1983). One Officer checked the two vehicles on Columbia and found one to have its door open and looked to have been ransacked. The Officer made contact with the vehicle owner who confirmed that his vehicle was damaged and had been burglarized. Both Barrera and Anguiano were arrested for the Burglary.

Barrera was also found to have marijuana in his sock and was additionally charged.

Man Falls Asleep at ATM

10.9.2011/11:57pm    2727 Morgan (Bonilla Plaza)    Warrant of Arrest x2    1110100001

The MetroCom Dispatch Center received a call for a man who was sleeping in his vehicle near the ATM at Bonilla Plaza. Officers arrived and made contact with Alfred Garcia (12.4.1970). He was checked for warrants and found to have two for Larceny (Nueces Co) and a Municipal Court warrant. He was arrested and taken to jail.

Man Stabbed at Local Billiard’s Club

10.7.2011/11:30pm   1621 S.P.I.D. (Rack Daddy’s)   Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon   1110070185

Officers responded to Rack Daddy’s for an Aggravated Assault regarding a victim (35 yoa Hispanic Male) who had been stabbed.

Units arrived and secured the crime scene and requested the assistance of the Criminal Investigation Division. Officers were told that one victim was assaulted by several bar patrons inside the bathroom area of the club. The victim was stabbed several times throughout his body. The victim was taken to Spohn Memorial Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Detectives will continue to follow up on witness information as the investigation continues. No arrests were made at the scene.

Child Custody Dispute Turns Violent, One Person Arrested

Occurred on 10/07/11, 1:51 p.m.  Assault-Family Violence   5508 Ocean     1110070105

Officers responded to an assault in progress in which the suspect was assaulting the 29-year-old mother of his child.  Officers arrived to find the victim crawling from underneath the garage door.  The victim told Officers she was in her vehicle when her child’s father suddenly appeared next to her car door.

The couple struggled over a taser which escalated into an assault.  The victim was able to escape into the residence, followed closely by the suspect.  Once inside the residence, the victim was assaulted once more.

The victim was able to escape and call police.  Officers attempted to contact the suspect, but he fled inside the residence and locked the doors.

An on-duty Hostage Negotiation Team member was able to talk David O’Dell Gonzalez (02/16/87), who was armed with a knife, into surrendering.  Gonzalez was arrested and charged with an outstanding Nueces County warrant for Contempt of Court (No Bond) along with Assault ~Family Violence.

Red Ribbon Week Activities Announced

The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Red Ribbon Week campaign committee cordially invites you to attend a Red Ribbon Week kick-off ceremony to be held on at Sherrill Park on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Sherrill Park is located on the esplanade of Shoreline Boulevard between Coopers Alley and Kinney Street. Our keynote speaker will be Nueces County District Attorney Mark Skurka.

Red Ribbon Week was established in 1988 to honor fallen officer, Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was killed in the line of duty while working undercover in Mexico. This year marks the 26th anniversary of his death. The annual campaign brings attention to the effects of drug abuse, including illegal drugs, alcohol and prescription drugs, and the importance of drug abuse prevention.

The Corpus Christi Police Department, the United States Custom and Border Protection, and other local law enforcement agencies will visit schools throughout the month of October to educate and organize students to create a drug free environment.

Please join us as we celebrate this continued partnership between the community and law enforcement.

Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.  Please see attached calendar for listed events.

For further information contact:

Javier Cantu, Senior Officer
Corpus Christi Police Department
Directed Patrol Officer
Cell:  361-533-5174

For schedule of events, click here:  Red Ribbon Week Schedule

The Customer is Not Always Right…

Occurred on 10/06/11, 9:24 p.m.   Aggravated Robbery/Evading    901 S. Navigation   1110070014/1110070008                                  

Officers responded to Navigation Point Apartments and contacted the 20-year-old victim who reported he met a drug dealer at the Stripes Convenience Store on Horne Road and Old Brownsville. The victim told Officers he had been buying Marijuana from “Dominque” for about a month.

The victim told Officers he was in the process of purchasing some Hydro-Marijuana when he began to question the suspect about the quality of the Marijuana he was buying.  The suspect pulled a handgun and took the victim’s $1,200 along with the Marijuana.

The victim told Officers he ran home and smoked a large amount of Marijuana to calm down.  Once composed, the victim called police and reported the robbery.

At 12:20 am, Officers located the suspect at Angela and West Point.  The suspect fled from Officers and did not pull over until he reached his home at 957 National.  The suspect got out of the vehicle and walked away, ignoring the Officer.  Dominque Dashawn Martin (07/01/91) was arrested.  He was charged with Evading Arrest, Tampering with Evidence, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia along with an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

The vehicle was impounded, but the money was not recovered.  Martin was not charged with the robbery, however the investigation is ongoing.

Victim Robbed by Sister’s Friend

Occurred on 10/06/11, 9:57 pm.   Aggravated Robbery   1014 Mendoza     110060153

Officers contacted the 35-year-old homeowner and his 34-year-old friend who reported two acquaintances stopped by.  Once inside the home one suspect struck the homeowner with a flashlight in the chest.  The suspect told the victim he would be taking his television set and ordered him not to call the police.  The couple loaded the 42” television set into a black Dodge pickup truck and fled.  The suspects also took two cell phones belonging to the victims.  Officers searched for the couple, but were unable to locate them.  The first suspect is described as a White male, 27 years of age, and weighing 150 lbs.  The second suspect is described as a White female, 20 years of age, and weighing 145 to 160 lbs.  The investigation is ongoing and turned over to the Homicide/Robbery Bureau.  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.

Arsonist Arrested

Occurred on 10/07/11, 12:49 a.m.   Arson   4821 Ayers   1110070010

Officers and CCFD responded to a grass fire at 4821 Ayers.  Upon their arrival, Officers contacted a witness who reported Daniel Kortesmaki (10/13/65) started the fire and fled.  Officers located Kortesmaki and he was positively identified by the witness.  Kortesmaki was arrested and charged with Arson.

One of Texas Crime Stoppers Top 10 May Be in Corpus Christi

Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives

Texas Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $7500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Javier Morin Jr. He is on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. His last known address was in Corpus Christi Texas. For more information on Javier Morin Jr., please visit the Texas DPS site by clicking here.

Texas DPS Top 10

If you have information of the whereabouts of Javier Morin, you are asked to call the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477)

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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