Street Dealer Keeps Money and Marijuana, “Buyer” Arrested

Occurred 9/7, 11:03 p.m.   False Report   2919 Waldron Rd.   1109070157  

Several Officers were sent on an emergency run to Shady Grove MHP for a robbery which had just occurred. Officers were advised the victim had been assaulted and his money taken during the robbery.  The Officer located the victim who reported “Joey” assaulted and threatened to hurt him if he didn’t hand over his money.  The victim complied and the suspect fled.  During the Officers investigation, the victim’s story changed.  It was determined the victim was not robbed, but had given “Joey” the $10.00 dollars to go buy him some Marijuana.  When “Joey” failed to return, he decided to call 911 to help him get his money back.  Willie Limuel Avery (10/11/74) showed Officers his cell phone from which he dialed 911.  Avery was arrested and booked at the CDC.  He was charged with filing a False Alarm or Report.

Witness Calls Police, Auto Burglar Arrested

Occurred 9/7, 11:45 p.m.   Burglary of a Vehicle   3802 Caravelle   1109080002

A witness reported to police a Hispanic male had driven into the Waterford Apartment complex parking lot, exited his vehicle, and began pulling at several car door handles until he found an unlocked black Saturn.  Officer located the vehicle’s owner who told them it had been ransacked, but nothing appeared to taken.   Officers pulled over John Garcia (09/26/88) as he attempted to leave the complex.  He was positively identified by the witness and arrested.  Garcia was also found to be in possession of several pills.  He was transported and booked at the CDC.  Garcia was charged with Burglary of a Vehicle and Possession of a Control Substance.

CCPD Launches On Line Reporting System

The Corpus Christi Police Department is proud to announce yet another convenient method to file certain types of police reports. This web based reporting system will allow the public to file Lost Property, Theft from a Vehicle, Theft, Vandalism, and Vandalism to a Vehicle reports directly and immediately online.

We believe that our web based reporting option will allow officers in the field more time to focus on in progress calls and preventative patrols while allowing citizens another option to receive police service via the internet.

The service will allow the public to file a report at a time that is best for them without having to wait for an officer to respond or the Telephone Reporting Unit to call back.

In order to file a report, the crime or loss must have occurred within the City of Corpus Christi, the individual must be 17 years of age, and the total value of the crimes must be less than $1,500.  The public will be able to print a temporary copy of the report immediately upon submission. They will be issued a number that they can provide to their insurance company at that time.

The report will then be reviewed by police personnel and once approved, the reporting party will receive an e-mail attachment of the official police report free of charge. The report will be transferred into the Corpus Christi Police Department’s records management system and receive the same statistical analysis as if the report had been filed by a police officer.

The On Line Reporting Link is available and can be accessed via the link.    It is available in English with the Spanish version becoming available with the next few months.  The $27,000 cost of this On Line Reporting system was purchased from federally seized drug funds.

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.

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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