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)

Drunk in the Whataburger Drive-Thru

11.6.2011/2:51am    Driving While Intoxicated   Saratoga @ Player   1110060007

Officers were called to the Whataburger reference a female in a truck that was slumped over with her eyes closed, while in the drive thru of Whataburger. Officers arrived, found the lady in the driver’s seat of the vehicle and attempted to wake her and get her to step out of the vehicle. Once she was able to get out of her vehicle for the Officers, they performed several Standardized Field Sobriety Tasks (SFST’s). Officers then arrested Eliza Irigoyen (6.16.1982) for Driving While Intoxicated.

As the Officers were conducting an inventory for the impound of the vehicle, they found several bottles of alcohol within her vehicle along with a cup that had an alcoholic beverage liquid inside of it.

Officers then took Irigoyen to the City Detention Center for further testing and for breath samples.  She was released to the Officers at the City Detention Center for booking.



Aggravated Assault (Shooting)

10.5.2011/5:55pm   Aggravated Assault   8033 S. Padre Isl Dr.   1110050102

Officers were dispatched for a shooting at Harbour Landing Apartments. As they arrived they located a 20 year old victim with a gunshot wound to his thigh. The victim told Officers that he had been shot by male who was walking by him as he was outside of his apartment. He was transported to Spohn Memorial for treatment to his leg.

Witnesses told Officers that they had heard two shots. Officers on the scene were only able to collect one shell casing. Detectives with the Robbery/Homicide Division were called to process the crime scene. The case is still under investigation.




Narcotics/Vice Yields Cash, Guns and Crack Cocaine

In an effort to “Keep Corpus Christi Safe” Narcotics Officers, working on a community tip, executed a search warrant at 2750 Lawton around 3:30pm on Wednesday, 10.5.2011
During the search Narcotics/Vice Officers seized 14.47 grams of crack cocaine (2nd Degree Felony) along with 178 assorted pills. Officers also located a stolen handgun that was reported out of Portland Texas. Officers seized $1633.00 in U.S. Currency as well. Officers arrested Michael Coleman (12.13.1989).

The address is located within a Drug Free Zone as it is near Martin Middle School. A Burglary charge is pending further investigation.

If you have a tip about drugs or crime in your neighborhood call Crime Stoppers @ 888-TIPS, 1-800-827-TIPS.  Crime Stoppers is also available at or on smartphones via the TipSubmit application. To keep up with news and events make sure to follow the Corpus Christi Police Department on Facebook and on Twitter. @CorpusChristiPD

Narcotics Vice Search Warrant

Stolen Vehicle Recovered on Hakel Drive

10.5.2011/7:44am   4600 Hakel Dr.    Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle   111050012

Officers were dispatched for a suspicious vehicle in the area of 4600 Hakel Dr. Callers advised the Dispatch Center that there was a man striking the truck with his hands. Officers arrived and contacted witnesses who stated that the man, had driven up in the truck when it stopped running. The man attempted to restart the vehicle but had no luck. Witnesses said that the man had run down Hakel Dr. Officers inspected the truck and found it to belong to Triple R Motors. Additional Officers went to the location of Triple R Motors and found a crime scene. Officers described the scene of a Burglary and Criminal Mischief as other vehicles had been damaged. The owners of Triple R Motors told the Officers that no one had permission to use the truck that was located on Hakel.

During the investigation on Hakel, witnesses spotted Noe Vela (11.26.1992) and pointed him out to Police as the driver of the stalled truck. Officers made contact with Vela who was in possession of the key belonging to the stranded truck.   He was arrested for the Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

The Auto Theft Task Force will continue to follow-up on the other charges.

Victim Claims Theft, Officers Find He Has Warrant

10.4.2011/5:22pm   Taylor/Shoreline Blvd   Warrant of Arrest   1110040092

Jesse Sarmiento (6.16.1966) called into the 911 Dispatch Center stating that he had been robbed. He stated to the dispatcher that he was following the suspects towards the downtown area. Officers were able to get behind the suspect vehicle and made a traffic stop. Once Officers made contact with everyone they heard the rest of the story.

Mr. Sarmiento said that he had dropped some money on the floor of a store in Odem. When he went back to the store to ask about it, the clerk stated that they had given the found money to a lady who was driving away at the time. Mr. Sarmiento followed the lady and two others to an address at Omaha where he confronted them. When the people in the vehicle denied having Mr. Sarmiento’s money, he called Police for assistance. The individuals whom Mr. Sarmiento thought had stolen his money then left towards downtown where they were contacted by Police.

Officers were not able to find the money that Mr. Sarmiento claimed to have lost. What they did find was that Sarmiento was wanted out of Nueces County for Assault Causes Bodily Injury, out of County Court #2. He was arrested for the warrant.

Officers made contact with the San Patricio Sheriff’s Office so that Mr. Sarmiento’s theft case could be reported.


Wanted Subject Walking the Walk

10.4.2011/1:19pm 3938 Naples Poss. of a Controlled Substance/Warrant 1110040055

While on patrol, officers saw and recognized Ashley Silva 7/9/1988, as having an outstanding warrant for her arrest of Abandon/Endangering a Child.

When officers contacted Ashley to place her under arrest they located two small baggies in her possession, which contained a white powdery substance believed to be a Controlled Substance. Therefore, she was additionally charged.

Aggravated Robbery/UUMV/Unlawful Poss. of a Firearm & Evading

10.5.2011/4:08am 5425 S.P.I.D. Agg. Robbery/U.U.M.V./Evading/Unlawful Poss. Of Firearm

Units responded to the HEB located at Moore Plaza reference an Aggravated Robbery. Upon arriving police contacted the victim who told officers that as he was sitting in his 2002 Honda Accord in the parking lot of the HEB, a male subject approached him pointing a small-silvered colored pistol at him.

The suspect then demanded the victim’s wallet and all of his money. He then took the victims cash as well as his cell phone and ordered him out of the car and onto the ground where he began to search him. The suspect then took the victims car keys and stole his car.

The suspect fled the HEB parking lot driving the 2002 Honda Accord towards S.P.I.D. and Staples.

A short time later officer located the stolen vehicle in the area of Gollihar and Ayers and attempted to pull it over, but the suspect refused to stop. After a short vehicle pursuit, the suspect wrecked at Agnas and 14th street. Although this did not stop his attempt to get away from the officer, he then fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit he was captured in the 1700 blk. of Marguerite St.

Officer located the 25 caliber semi-automatic pistol used in the robbery as well as the victims’ phone in the stolen vehicle.

The suspect was taken back to the HEB, where the victim identified him as having been the subject that robbed him.

Alan Michael Pena, 1-29-1988 was charged with Aggravated Robbery, Unlawful Poss. of a Firearm, Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle, and Evading both in a vehicle and on foot.

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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