Burglary on the Farm

4:25 a.m./9.14.2011    6600 Bear Lane    Burglary    1109140019

Officers responded to a local farm overnight when the farmer called in a Burglary in Progress.  The farmer told Officers that a building on his farm had been burglarized several times over the past few days, so he conducted an overnight vigil on the property.  The thieves showed up again last night, and the farmer called the police.  The farmer, outside the farm, saw the direction the suspect’s truck drove into the farm prior to the Officers arrival.

The farmer told the responding Officers where he believed the truck went and Officers entered the farm property.  Once on the farm, Officers found the suspect vehicle, a White over Green 1993 Dodge Dakota pick-up.  As Officer’s drove up to the truck, headlights came on, the truck fled into the farm fields, and Officers pursued.

The pursuit crossed several farm fields, and did not go onto any streets.  The suspect’s truck made it across a ditch covered with grass, but the Police car didn’t make it.  Backup Officers arrived to help look for the suspect.  The truck was found, but the burglar was not.  Officers did locate some of the victim’s property in the bed of the truck, and that property was returned to the owner of the farm.

A wrecker was called out to help get the Police car out of the ditch.  The car was found to have minor damage and was driven away.  The suspect vehicle was also towed out, but it went the the CCPD impound lot.

No Officers were injured during the pursuit.

Wanted Subject Arrested on Five Warrants

11:57 p.m./9.13.2011    4400 Valdez    Warrant x3    1109140003

An Officer patrolling his beat in the 4400 block of Valdez noticed that Oscar Perez (8.22.76) was walking in the street rather than on the sidewalk. The officer made contact with Perez who was found to have  five warrants.

The warrants were for Burglary of a Building (2x), Failure to Appear on Burglary of a Building, Non Payment of Child Support and failure to Appear on Non Payment of Child Support.

Major Accident/Fatality 10430 Haven

8:03 am/ 9.13.2011   Major Accident/Fatality   10430 Haven   1109130032 & C1106583

 On 9/13/2011 at 8:03 a.m., police received a call for a major accident involving a fatality in the 10400 Blk. of Haven (near Tuloso Midway H.S.). When Officers arrived, they learned a female driving eastbound on Haven lost control of her 2002 Green Chevy Trailblazer; drove left of center into the westbound lane of Haven and left the roadway.

 Upon doing so, she struck a fire hydrant. The vehicle continued eastbound on the sidewalk striking and killing a male pedestrian who was jogging. The vehicle then continued and struck a light post, where the vehicle then came to a stop.

 The driver of the Trailblazer was pinned inside of her vehicle due to the damage caused by the impact. She was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

 At this time, investigators have not been able to confirm the identity of the male jogger.

 Fatality investigators continue to gather evidence in an attempt to recreate the accident scene.

 Anyone with information regarding this accident is asked to call Fatality Investigator Senior Officer Tracy Roberts @ 886-2690.

 Continue to follow us on  twitter.com/corpuschristipd  for any updates.

Warrant of Arrest Suspect Captured After Short Foot Pursuit

10:43 am/9.12.2011  3338 Holly  Warrant of Arrest x2/Evading Arrest Detention    1109120063

During a call for a disturbance, Officers attempted to contact Jacob L. Perez (8.20.1990) who fled the area on foot. Officers pursued Perez throughout the apartment complex. During the foot pursuit, Perez jumped over a few fences then onto the area of Venture and Xanadu Streets.

At one time Perez jumped onto a roof of a house in an attempt to avoid being detected by Police. Once Perez was seen by Officers, he jumped off the rooftop and ran back to the original location of 3338 Holly where Officers were able to take him into custody.

Perez was treated my medics at the scene for the scrapes he sustained while jumping fences. He was found to have two Nueces County warrants for Motion to Revoke probation. He was additionally charged for Evading Arrest Detention due to him running from the Police. He was booked into the City Detention Center.

 

3938 Surfside Homicide Investigation

Monday 9/12/11, 6:35 p.m.     Homicide     3938 Surfside      1109120152

Corpus Christi Homicide Detectives are investigating the City’s most recent murder investigation.  At 6:35 PM, Officers responded to 3938 Surfside for a “Nature Unknown” call. After Officers arrived, they discovered a 51-year-old female lying on the bathroom floor in a pool of blood, deceased. She had been discovered at the location by her boyfriend.

Homicide investigators were called to the scene and began a murder investigation.  Due to the nature of the ongoing investigation and the circumstances surrounding it, the Police Department is unable to release any further details about the investigations at this time.

When more details become available, they will be released by the CCPD Public Information Office.

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

In Custody Death News Conference

The Sunday night “In Custody” death news conference was video taped and can be viewed in it’s entirety here.

The length of the video is about 8 Minutes & 7 Seconds.

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Hungry Drunk Rams Wall, Damage Estimated at $10,000

Occurred 9/10, 2:01 a.m.  D.W.I./Criminal Mischief   14301 S. Padre Island Drive   1109100018

Officers contacted a Whataburger employee who reported a White male dressed in a black and blue shirt sporting a black-eye was parked at the drive-thru yelling for his food.  Joseph Green (07/29/83) was told they had been closed for over an hour. 

Green started cursing and yelling at the employee as he drove away.  Shortly thereafter, employees heard a loud crash and observed Green backing up his red Ford F-150 out of the side of the building.  He drove a victory lap around the Whataburger and fled westbound on Park Road 22.  Officers quickly located him at 1802 Ennis Joslin.  His truck was still covered in white brick-dust. 

Green appeared to be intoxicated and was administered Standard Field Sobriety Tests.  A  Blood Warrant was obtained for a Blood Draw.  Green was transported to Spohn Memorial to be medically cleared and the Blood Draw. 

He was arrested and booked at the CDC.  Green was charged with Criminal Mischief and Driving While Intoxicated (State Jail Felony).

In Custody Death, Officers Names Released

The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Criminal Investigation and Professional Standards Divisions are continuing its dual investigation into the “in custody” death of a 32-year-old male.  

As reported Sunday evening, Officers responded to the Waterford Apartments after the police department’s Dispatch Center received several calls reporting a disturbance. 

During their investigation, Officers became involved in a scuffle with the male as they attempted to arrest him.  During the struggle, Officers deployed their “Taser” in addition with OC “Pepper” Spray.  Both tools had little to no effect on the suspect. 

Once the suspect was finally handcuffed, he collapsed.  Officers immediately rendered aid and applied CPR until Corpus Christi Fire Department Medic Units arrived.  The suspect was transported to Doctor’s Regional Hospital where he expired.  

The four Officers involved in the incident are Javier Cantu, 13 years of service; Ismael Ybarra, 13 years of service; Daryl Anderson, six years of service; and Lou Villagomez Jr., six years of service with the police department.  

As per department protocol, all four Officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation. 

Anyone with any information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau at 361-886-2841.

In Custody Death

Occurred 9/11/11, 4:41PM     Disturbance in Progress Call 3802 Caravelle        1109110113

             Earlier this evening, as Chief of Police Troy Riggs pointed out in a press conference, Officers responded to a scene to restore order in our Community.  Unfortunately, as a result of the situation, a tragedy occurred.  The tragedy is felt by the family of an individual who lost his life as well as the Corpus Christi Police Officers involved in the incident.  The following is an account of that incident. 

             On 9/11/11, at 4:41 PM, Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a Disturbance call at the Waterford Apartments.  Numerous calls reporting the disturbance came into the Dispatch Center between 4:41 PM and 4:51 PM.

            Two CCPD Officers arrived at the scene at 4:48 PM.  As the Officers were investigating the disturbance, they contacted a 32 year old male.  After contacting this individual, he charged the Officers and a scuffle began.  The suspect was able to break free and ran down the stairs of the apartment, jumped a wooden railing, and fled on foot. 

            Officers chased the suspect and caught him a short distance away, still in the apartment complex.  Upon catching the individual, another struggle began as back-up Officers arrived to assist.  As Officers attempted to arrest the combative suspect, a conductive energy device (“Taser”) was deployed in addition to OC (“Pepper”) Spray.  Both of these tools had little to no effect on the suspect.

            At 5:02 PM, the Officers were finally able to handcuff the suspect.  Shortly thereafter, the suspect collapsed.  Officers immediately called for a Medic unit.  At 5:06, a Medic Unit from the Corpus Christi Fire Department arrived at the scene and subsequently transported the suspect to Doctor’s Regional Hospital where he expired. 

             Two investigations, which have already started, will take place over the coming days.  One of these investigations will be handled by the CCPD Criminal Investigation Division.  Witnesses, Officers, and anyone else involved in this incident will be interviewed, and the evidence will be gathered and examined thoroughly.  When the investigation is complete, it will be delivered to District Attorney Mark Skurka.  After the case is given to the District Attorney’s Office, it will be presented to the Nueces County Grand Jury.  The Grand Jury will review the case in its entirety and determine whether charges will be filed.

            The second investigation will be an Administrative investigation handled by the Internal Affairs Division.  This investigation will focus on three things; Policies, Procedures, and Training in the Corpus Christi Police Department.  The investigation will determine if those three items were followed appropriately during the incident.

            Also included in this second Administrative investigation, is the required documentation which will be submitted to the Texas Attorney General’s Office.  This is mandatory in all “In Custody Deaths” occurring in Texas, as documented in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedures Article 49.18.  This documentation must be delivered to the Attorney General within 30 days. 

             As is standard in this type of incident, the four Officers who were involved have been placed on Administrative Leave.  The CCPD PIO Office will update the Community when additional information becomes available.

CCPD Honor Guard Performs at 9/11 Ceremony

The Corpus Christi Police Department Honor Guard performs at the CCFD 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Sherrill Park on 9/11/2011.

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