Complaints of Prostitution, Lead to Arrest

Occurred 9/7, 1:06 a.m.     Wanted Subject   900 Omaha   1109070006 

An Officer working his district received complaints of known prostitutes working the Omaha area.  The Officer located Erica Lopez (02/11/76) in the 900 block of Omaha and arrested her. She was transported and booked at the CDC.  Lopez was charged with an outstanding Nueces County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Teen Robbed and Later Cited for Being Out Past Curfew

Occurred 9/7, 12:45 a.m.  Aggravated Robbery    4301 Ayers   1109070004

Officers contacted a sixteen-year-old Hispanic male at the Stripes Convenience Store, 4502 Ayers who reported he was robbed by Black male while waiting at the bus station.  The juvenile male told Officers the suspect threatened to shoot him if he did not give him his phone.  The victim turned over his phone and the suspect fled on foot.  

The suspect was described as a thin Black male, 20 to 25 years of age, with short hair.  He was last seen wearing a black shirt with shiny graffiti, red shorts, and black shoes.  Shortly thereafter, Officers located a Black male fitting the description at Kostoryz and McArdle. 

Daniel Lamont Simmons (06/11/85) was found wearing a black shirt with the picture of President Obama in shiny colors depicted on it, red shorts, and black shoes when contacted. 

During the investigation, Officers were able to confirm Simmons was in possession of the victim’s phone when the Officer dialed the victim’s phone number and the phone in Simmons’s possession began to ring. Simmons’ was positively identified by the victim and arrested.  He was transported and booked at the CDC.  Simmons was charged with Aggravated Robbery. 

Officers attempted to contact the victim’s parents, but were unable to do so.  He was cited for Violation of Night Time Curfew and released at theTRIPCenter.  The victim’s $50.00 Cricket phone was returned to him.  A weapon was not located on the suspect.

Speed A Factor in Accident

Occured 9/6, 3:13 p.m.     Minor Accident    6100 McGloin Rd      C1106394 

Officers responded to an accident involving a white 2007 Honda Civic in which the 32-year-old driver lost control and ran into the ditch causing the vehicle to flip over on its side. There appeared to no apparent injuries, but the three occupants were checked by CCFD emergency personnel at the scene and released. The driver was cited for Failure to Control Speed/Unsafe/Inappropriate Speed.

Thief Steals CCFD Property

Occurred 9/3, 9:30 pm ~ 9:45 pm   Theft from a Vehicle     121 N. Shoreline   1109030036 

City of Corpus Christi firefighters working in a Medic Unit reported an auto burglary from the ambulance they were driving.  As they were returning to the Fire Station, they stopped at 121 N. Shoreline Blvd for a meal break.  Shortly thereafter, they received another medical call.  When they returned to the ambulance, they noticed a CCFD Tough Book hand held touch screen computer was missing from the ambulance along with one of the figherfignters wallet.  The victim’s wallet was found downtown by a homeless individual and was returned to the firefighter. 

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. 886-2841


Shooting Spree Vandal Apprehended

Occurred 9/5, 9:57 p.m.  Criminal Mischief     314 N. Chaparral    1109050152 

Officers were dispatched to a couple of vandalism in progress calls in which several callers reported a heavyset Hispanic female was walking with an armed heavyset White male who was shooting at vehicles with a BB gun.  Officers contacted the couple at 314 N. Chaparral and detained them.  Several victims and witnesses were contacted and they positively identified Christopher Lee Manuel (12/11/90) as the one responsible for shooting out the windows of six vehicles at 416 N. Chaparral and one vehicle at 314 N. Chaparral along with a window at a business located at 213 N. Chaparral.   The total damage estimated at $4,800.  Officers were unable to locate the weapon, but did find a couple of CO2 cartridges.  Manuel was arrested and booked at the CDC.  He was charged with Criminal Mischief (State Jail Felony).

Field House Sidelined

Reported 9/5, 08:00 a.m.  Burglary of a Building 2653 McKinzie Road    1109050039 

Officers responded to Tuloso Midway High School and contacted the Athletic Director Joe Sendejar who reported the football player’s field house was burglarized over the Labor Day weekend.  Sendejar reported a flat screen television set, a computer monitor,several football helmets and shoulder pads were taken in the burglary.  There are no known suspects  or suspects  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.

Suspect Arrested in the Murder of Michael Olivarez

At 4:35 a.m. on August 30th, 2011, Corpus Christi Police Department Officers responded to the 5800 block of Crestmore for a man down call. Upon their arrival, Officers found Michael Olivarez, 40, lying in the roadway dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

At 10:24 a.m., Officers responded to the 7200 S. Padre Island Drive for reports of a disturbance, which turned into a report of a stolen vehicle.  During the investigation Officers discovered the stolen vehicle was connected to the murder of Olivarez.

Later the same day, Homicide/Robbery Detectives recovered the stolen vehicle at an apartment complex on the South side of Corpus Christi.

Through further investigation, Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Detectives were able to identify two suspects and obtained warrants for their arrest on August 31, 2011.

A Murder warrant was issued for Miguel Del Toro Jr. (02/15/86), while an Aggravated Sexual Assault warrant was issued for Christina Turner (12/12/83).

On September 2, 2011, at approximately 1:40 pm, Del Toro and Turner were arrested in the 4900 block of Curtis Clark by the Corpus Christi Police Department S.W.A.T. Team and the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders & Fugitive Task Force without incident.  They were both taken to the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division for questioning.  They were then transported and booked at the CDC.

Del Toro was charged with the outstanding warrant for Murder.  His bond is set at $500,000.  Homicide/Robbery Detectives are still investigating Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Sexual Assault, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (Stolen Vehicle).

Turner was charged with the outstanding warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault.  Her bond is set at $250,000.

10-year-old Threatens to Stab Elder

Thu/6:47 p.m.    Aggravated Assault    2619 Alamo    1109010139

Officers responded to several calls for juveniles involved in various forms of mischief in the area of Baldwin, Port, and Tarlton.  The youths were seen breaking piñatas, along with yelling and threatening citizens in the area.  A 58-year-old passerby told the boys to leave, but was threatened by a 10-year-old juvenile.  The juvenile pulled a knife out and told the victim he was going to stab him. Officers located the juvenile exiting the H.E.B. at Port and Tarlton and detained him. He was postively identified by the victim and released to his mother.   The investigation is ongoing.

Customer Arrested After Making Street Buy

Thu/6:34 p.m.   Possession of a Controlled Substance   1800 Van Loan    1109010130

An Officer following up on several complaints of possible drug being sold in the area of Van Loan and Nueces observed a 22-year-old Black male talking to the driver of a green 2000 Plymouth Neon in the middle of the roadway.  The Black male was standing with his hand inside the open driver’s side window.  As the Officer drove up, the two males parted company.  As Robert Medina (11/26/56) drove away, he was pulled over for a traffic violation.  Medina began to have trouble breathing as he nervously kept grabbing at his pack of cigarettes.  Further investigation revealed the pack of cigarettes contained 11 rocks of Crack Cocaine.  Medina was arrested and booked at the CDC.  He was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The vehicle was released to the 62-year-old passenger and owner of the vehicle.

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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