Speed Limit Sign Says 40 Miles Per Hour, Driver Goes 106.

11.3.2011/11:19pm   4700 Holly   Reckless Driving/Poss of Marijuana/Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon   1110030148

An Officer, running radar on Holly Road, saw a vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed as it was traveling West on Holly. The radar showed the speed of the vehicle to be 106 miles per hour (mph). The speed limit in the area is posted at 40 mph.

The Officer was able to make the traffic stop as the vehicle slowed to just under 90 mph as it got closer to the patrol unit. Once stopped, the driver was arrested for Reckless Driving.

During the inventory of the vehicle, prior to impoundment, Officers found some marijuana and a loaded handgun. The driver, Justin Perez (8.12.1992), was arrested.


Arson Suspected in Residential Fire

Occurred on 10/02/11, 11:06 a.m.  Arson   1322 Stillman     1110020072

Officers, along with CCFD firefighters, responded to a house fire at 1322 Stillman.  The vacant house was fully engulfed and the firemen were unable to save the home, but they did keep the fire from spreading to nearby homes. 

A witness told Officers he observed three Hispanic juveniles running eastbound on Hulbirt away from the burning house.  They were last seen southbound on 1400 Peabody Street.

The juveniles are described as fourteen to sixteen years of age with one wearing a white t-shirt, while the other two were last seen wearing black t-shirts. 

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

Seven Juveniles Apprehended Burglarizing Tom Browne Middle School

Occurred 10/01/11, 10:07 a.m.   Burglary of a Building   4301 Schanen     1110010056

Officers responded to Tom Browne Middle School for multiple alarms being set off at the school.  Officers located a broken window leading to the boy’s bathroom. 

Officers secured the building and located seven juveniles inside the school.  One Officer shined his flashlight in their direction and they all scattered.  One of the juveniles opened an upstairs window to escape, but closed it when he saw another Officer standing guard.  All seven juveniles were apprehended and detained.

Further investigation revealed a 13-year-old juvenile had used his skateboard to damage the window to the administrative office door.  A 12-year-old female was found to have a backpack filled with items taken from the school.  They included a first aid kit, Sharpie Markers, and frozen popsicles.

The suspected burglars’ included one ten-year-old male, three 12-year-old females, one 12-year-old male, one 13-year-old female, along with one 13-year-old male.  They were all transported and booked at the Nueces County Juvenile JusticeCenter.  Each was charged with Burglary of a Building. 

The stolen property was returned to the principal.

Buy Me a Beer and We Forget About It!!

Occurred 09/29/11, 8:09 p.m.  Pedestrian Accident   5900 S. Padre Island Dr.     C1107023

Officers responded to an accident involving a pedestrian.  Further investigation revealed the 45-year-old pedestrian was crossing the street with the walk sign illuminated when he was struck by a blue 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

The victim sustained a minor abrasion to his hand and was transported to Bay Area Hospital by Officers.

According to the Supervisor on scene, the driver told Officers tha the victim tried to negotiate a deal with him before Officers arrived. The victim requested that the driver buy him a beer and he would forget the accident had ever happened. The driver did not take him up on the offer.

The 23-year-old driver was cited for Failure to Yield ROW ~ Pedestrian in Crosswalk.

Motorcyclist Crashes Into Tree, Fractures Arm

Occurred on 10/02/11, 012:38 a.m. Major Accident 4200 Airline Rd. C1107080

Officers responded to an accident involving a motorcycle. Upon their arrival, Officers contacted the 25-year-old who reported he lost control of his black 1982 Honda motorcycle and left the roadway.

The driver continued on through some brush and came to stop when he struck a tree. The driver was wearing a helmet and sustained a fractured arm. He was transported to Spohn Memorial for medical treatment.

Pit Bulls Thwart Burglars

Occurred on 10/02/11, 06:46 a.m.   Burglary of a Habitation   1200 Whitaker     1110020046

Officers contacted the 43-year-old homeowner who reported her residence was burglarized some time during the night. The victim told Officers her four pit bulls were inside the home when the burglary took place.

One of the pit bulls was fatally stabbed by the burglar or burglars, while another pit bull sustained head injuries.  The burglar or burglars attempted to steal the television set, but they were unsuccessful.

There is no suspect description available 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.

Driver Arrested Following “Slow” Pursuit

Occurred on 9/29/11, 9:51 p.m.   Evading Arrest   Greengrove Dr. & Horne Rd.     1109290153   

Officer J. Ghezzi attempted to stop a black GMC pickup for a traffic violation when the driver refused to pull over.  The driver continued to drive through the neighborhood at slow speeds to the 2900 block of Westguard. 

The Officer observed the driver throw a Marijuana blunt out the window prior to stopping.  The driver Eduardo DeLeon (09/23/88) was apprehended and arrested.  A plastic baggie containing Marijuana , a quantity of pills, and a scale were found in the vehicle.

DeLeon was charged with Evading Arrest and Possession of Marijuana along with Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

A passenger in the vehicle was released at the scene.

Corpus Christi Celebrates National Night Out on October 4th

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The Corpus Christi Police Department will be celebrating National Night Out on October 4, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. in your neighborhood. Chief Troy Riggs has declared this day as “Everybody Day” and all command staff will be attending National Night Out events. At 4:00 pm, we will be kicking off National Night Out at the HEB located at 3500 Leopard. The community is invited to attend.

National Night Out is a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National association of Town Watch. Neighborhood on Watch groups will join forces with thousands of other communities all over Texas to: heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participate in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighbors are organized to fight crime through community awareness.

Be a part of National Night Out and turn your lights on for Texas’s Night Out Against Crime!

Please register your event with Crime Prevention Advisors Imelda Benavides and Brenda Rodriguez at 361-886-2765. The following is a list of scheduled events in your neighborhood.

HEB 3500 Leopard St 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Alaniz Garden Apartments 3801 Violet Rd 4 pm to 7 pm
Casa De Manana Apartments* 4702 Old Brownsvill Rd 6 pm to 8 pm
Churchhill Square Apartments 4302 Western 5 pm to 7 pm
Fannie Hoskins* 4629 Elvira 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Gene Stewart 918, 924, 926 Omaha 6 pm to 8 pm
John Cardova 4429 Jose 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Lantana Square 5802 Academy 6 pm to 8 pm
Larry Pilbin 13806 River Ridge Dr. 6 pm to 9 pm
Lulac Village Park Apartments 1417 Horne Rd 5 pm to 7 pm
Lulac west Park Apartments 10702 IH 37 6:30 pm to 7 pm
Oak Park Rec Center 842 Erwin 5 pm to 7 pm
Ron Beasley 4214 Raintree 6:30 pm to ?
Sea Breeze Senior Center 809 Derry 5 pm to 6:30 pm
McKinzie Manor (added) 2842 Mckinzie Rd 5 pm to 7 pm
Ron Beasley 4214 Raintree 6:30 pm to ?
Buena Vida Senior Village 4650 Old Brownsville Rd 5 pm to 6 pm
La Hacienda (Lulac) 2625 Greenwood 1 pm to 3 pm
Alan Glenn 4550 Ramona 7 pm to 9 pm
Garcia Elementary* 4401 Greenwood 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Gloria Aguilar 325 Baker 6 pm to 8 pm
Villa Northwest 2822 Robby St 5 pm to 6 pm
Hampton Port Apartments 6130 Woolridge 5 pm to 7 pm
Mary Ann Robert (Flores Family) 6313 Megan Circle 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Oso Recreation Center 1111 Bernice 5 pm to 7 pm
Richard Pulido
Melan Guckian* 700 Brock 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Bay Point Club 1802 Ennis Joslin 6 pm to 8 pm
Harbour Landing 8033 S Padre Island Drive 5 pm to 7 pm
Windsor Park 4525 S Alameda 6 pm to 7 pm
Villa of Corpus Christi 4834 Yorktown 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Casa De Oro 3401 S Alameda 7 pm to 8 pm
Garden Estates 2709 Cimarron 6 pm to 7 pm
Towne Oaks Apartments 6310 S Padre Island Dr ??
Arlene Cordone 7933 Rock Crest 6 pm to 9 pm
Sally Buck 538 Evergreen 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Treyway Terrace 2022 Treyway 4 pm to 7 pm
Gulfbreeze Apartments 6533 Patti 6 pm to 8 pm
George Lovelace Corner of Thelma Dr & Whiteley 7:00 PM
Kylee Sanchez 5713 Arboleda 6:30 pm to ?
Charlotte Hutchinson 517 Santa Monica 6:30 to ?
David & Patsy Garcia 621 Brawner Pkwy 6:30 pm to ?
Dawn 2845 Topeka 6 pm to 8 pm
Embassy House Apartments 4502 Corona Dr
Gilbert Olivarez 3521 Venture 6 pm to 9 pm
Holly Park Apartments 3338 Holly Rd
Julie Zuniga ?? Lamar Park 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Lexington Manor 3126 Kostroyrz 6 pm to 8 pm
Monica Oliver (Lexington Manor) 3102 Ray Ellision 6 pm to 8 pm
Linda Force 3529 Austin St. 6 pm to Done
Palacio Residential 1757 Gollihar 6 pm to 7 pm
Paradise Bay Apartments 5901 Weber 5 pm to 7 pm
Ruth Mary Price Place 4117 Gollihar Rd 6 pm to ?
Samual Place Apartments 4315 Carroll Lane 6 pm to 8 pm
George Merik 4014 Lamont 6pm to 8 pm
Connie Guitierrez 938 Rosedale 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm
Bill Dobson 5326 Inverness 6 pm to 8 pm
Stoneleigh 5750 Curtis Clark Drive 5 pm to 7 pm
Parkway Homes 2614-A Houston 5 pm to 7 pm
Leeward Homes 2800 Sacky Drive 3:30 pm to 7 pm
Dayanara Riojas 5705 Martin 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Jessica Bowers 7417 Prairie 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Chris Cunningham 5417 Crockett 5 pm to 7 pm
Stacy Richards 806 Ville Franche 6 pm to 9 pm
Pat Bocanegra 4826 Willowbrook Drive 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Wally Perez 4414 Marie 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Unity by the Sea Church 901 Brawner Parkway 5 pm to 9 pm
Camden Breakers Apartments 4901 Saratoga 5 pm to 6 pm
Ruth Marek 4014 Lamont 7 pm to 8 pm
Bryan Hager 5926 O’Brian 6 pm to 10 pm
Allison Tagliabue 4609 Monette 6 pm to 8 pm
Boys and Girls club / Fighting to Rid Gangs 3902 Greenwood 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Claire Laine Apartments 1435 Sulaine 4 pm to 7:30 pm
Ray Contreras 362 Baker 5 pm to 8 pm
Joe Garza Rec Center 3204 Highland 4 pm to 7 pm
La Armada Rec Center 1455 Southgate 3:30 pm to 7 pm
DN Leathers 1001 Coke 3:30 pm to 6 pm
Navarro Place 180 N. 19th St 3 pm to 6:30 pm
Ron Zirbes 630 Indiana Ave 6:30 pm to 9 pm
The Princess Apartments 1001 N Water St 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Wiggins Place 2320 Buford Ave 3 pm to 6:30 pm
The Beach Association 4700 Gulf Breeze 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Gene Stewart 918, 924, 926 Omaha 6 pm to 8 pm
La Armada III 1404 Tompkins 3:30 pm to 7 pm
Mary Hinojosa 641 McCall 6:30 pm to 7 pm
Alameda Oaks 1101 S. Alameda 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Consuelo Camarena 4213 Naples St 6 pm to 7 pm
Menger Elementary 2401 S. Alameda 6 pm to 8 pm
Mark Guilliam 14212 Playa Del Ray 6 pm to 8 pm (Tentative)

Felon Flees From Police Into Waiting Wife’s Arms

Occurred on 9/29/11, 4:21 p.m.  Wanted Subject  5409 Buggywhip     1109290097
Accident   C1107013                           

Officer J. Vela persisting in his search for wanted subjects spotted Joe Damien Magallan (07/05/87) as he left his   residence in a Kia SUV.  Officer Vela followed Magallan and attempted to pull him over at SH 286 at the Gollihar exit.  Magallan refused to stop and made a U-turn back onto north bound SH 286.  The suspect travelled onto SH 358 and exited on Kostoryz Road. 

At 5400 Buggywhipp Court, Magallan struck a Nueces County Sheriff’s Department vehicle that was assisting in the pursuit.  Magallan attempted to drive around the police vehicle and struck the vehicle on it right side.  He continued on to his residence at 5409 Buggywhip where he bailed out of the vehicle running towards his wife who was waiting on the front lawn. 

Magallan was observed to throw a handgun onto the ground as he was being hugged by his wife.  Officers arrested Magallan and found to be in possession of several more firearms which were found in his vehicle.   Magallan was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Evading Arrest Detention with a Vehicle, and two outstanding Nueces County warrants for Felony Endangerment of a Child and Felony Criminal Mischief. 

The KIA was impounded.

Thief Arrested When Found Hiding Under Home

Occurred on 9/29/11, 5:29 p.m  Theft & Evading Arrest   702 N. Chaparral     1109290104

Officers responded to the Greyhound Bus Station and contacted employees who reported a Black male had stolen money from the cash register.  An employee told Officers he stepped away from the counter area when he heard the cash register close.  The male fled from the business. 

While en route, an Officer observed the suspect running across I.H. 37 from the downtown area.   An attempt was made to contact the male, but he refused to stop for the Officer and fled toward the Solomon Coles Education Building. 

The Officer chased the male until he was apprehended in the 900 block of Waco where he was found hiding underneath a residence.  Maury Eugene Robinson (04/14/83) was ordered out from underneath the home. 

Robinson crawled out, but Officers observed him removing the stolen money from short pocket and leaving it behind.  Officers recovered the money and transported Robinson to the bus station where he was positively identified and arrested.

Robinson was charged with Theft and Evading Arrest Detention.  The money was returned to Greyhound Bus Station employees.

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