Major Accident Involving a Pedestrian

10.13.2011/7:36pm   3200 McArdle   Accident involving a Pedestrian   C1107407

Units responded to major accident involving a pedestrian. When they arrived the driver of the vehicle told Officers that he was driving West on McArdle when he struck the child, who happened to be in the roadway. The driver of the vehicle told Officers that he never saw the child.

According to the child’s guardian, the three-year old was playing in the back yard and managed to exit the yard through a hole in the fence. He then attempted to cross the street and was struck by the vehicle.

The child was transported to Driscoll Children’s Hospital by his guardian to be treated for minor injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was not cited.

Forged Traveler’s Checks Lead to Arrest

10.12.2011/10:36pm   5488 SPID   Forgery & Tampering w/ a Government Document   1110120148

Officers responded to La Palmera Mall after receiving a call for two individuals being detained by mall security for having used an altered travelers’ check.

Upon investigating the allegations, Officers learned that Teniqua Moffatte (2-9-1988) and Marcus Bailey(5-26-1972), both of Georgia, had visited several stores in the mall and used forged traveler’s check to make their purchases.

After having been arrested Moffatte told Officer’s that she had her pet dog in the vehicle which was parked in the mall parking lot. Officer’s then located her vehicle and impounded it. During the impound inventory Officers located 53 forged traveler’s checks as well as several other shopping bags from various stores in Corpus Christi and other cities around the state.

Both Moffatte and Bailey were arrested. The vehicle was impounded and the dog was released to Animal Control.

Police Athletic League Receives $96,000 Donation

The Corpus Christi Police Athletic League (CC-PAL) received two checks from Valero Refinery today. The initial check was in the amount of $14,600 and was raised in part at the Valero Texas Open 2011. The CC-PAL was one of many who received funding.

The second check, in the amount of $81,500, was raised through the efforts of the more than 23 sponsors at the First Annual CC Police Athletic League & Valero – Bill Greehey Refinery Dove Hunt/Skeet Shoot Fundraiser held on October 1, 2011 at the Berry “Lonesome Ranch”.

Chief of Police Troy Riggs said that today’s generous donation is an outstanding example of what can be accomplished when the community and their police department are engaged towards building a future for their children.

CC-PAL is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 registered organization that is sponsored by the Corpus Christi Police Department for at-risk children. CC-PAL operates solely on the generous donations and financial contributions of the local community.

CC-PAL was formed in 2002 with a mission to offer athletic and educational programs to at-risk children in an ongoing effort to reduce juvenile crime, and to do so in a safe environment. The organization has been so successful that it now offers numerous programs for over 2000 at-risk children. CC-PAL introduces these children, many for the first time, to martial arts, baseball, softball, cheerleading, basketball, volleyball and tutoring all at either no charge or at a minimal fee. CC-PAL is open to any child between the ages of 3 to 18.

Aggravated Assault (Drive-by) 2800 Topeka

10.13.2011/12:53am   2800 Topeka   Aggravated Assault   1110130005

Units responded to the 2800 blk. of Topeka reference a drive -by. When Officers arrived and spoke to witnesses they learned  that someone in a silver Honda had shot several times in the direction of the victim, while he was standing between two homes.

It does not appear that anyone was struck by the shots. Officers on scene recovered 3 shell casings on the roadway.

The case is under investigation. If you have any information about this incident you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or log into

Cruzin’ in the Fast Lane

10.13.2011/2:23am   4717 SPID   Manufacture & Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Tampering w/ Evidence, Possession of a Controlled Substance   1110130007

While on patrol, at 2 o’clock in the morning, units saw a vehicle drive behind Best Buy so they went to investigate. Upon doing so, they saw Jason Overstreet (11-2-71) standing beside the vehicle. When Overstreet saw the patrol car, he reached into his pocket, retrieved something, and then ducked back into the vehicle as if to hide the item. Officers ordered him to show his hands, Jason complied with the officers’ commands. Officers then saw a bag in his possession. Jason attempted to place the bag back into his pockets but it fell to the ground exposing its contents.

Officers found the bag to contain 19 grams of methamphetamine (Ice). Overstreet was arrested and charged with Manufacture & Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Evidence and Poss. of a Controlled Substance.

Officers then contacted the driver, Heather Moore (7-11-81). Upon doing so they located drug paraphernalia in her possession. She was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance.


Thief Lasso’s His Loot

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10.7.2011/4:00am    1702 Horne Rd.      Theft      1110070098

Police need your help in identifying the individual that stole three (3) surveillance cameras from the City/County Health Dept. located at 1702 Horne Rd.

The surveillance footage, from the very cameras the individual stole, shows the subject using a rope to lasso the cameras and tear then from the mounting brackets. He continues his action with two other cameras that are attached to the building.

The individual is described as Medium build male wearing a camouflaged ball cap, a long sleeve button down work style shirt, and jeans.

If you can identify this individual we encourage you to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or log on at The information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

The video can also be viewed on our YouTube Channel.

1st Annual Festival Focuses on Making Good Decisions

 No one sets out to make decisions that will forever damage the course of their life. Yet every day, good individuals make wrong decisions which they may never recover from. Decision House is a realistic example of how seemingly small decisions can lead youth down a path to ruin and provides them with the tools to make the right decisions.

The Decision House free Fall Festival will take place Friday, October 28, 2011 and Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., on the grounds of the Police Department. The Festival will encompass two different areas:

  • An alternative to a haunted house. Scenes will be acted out by local church groups and CCISD students, focusing on the impact poor decisions can have on themselves, their families, and the community. Examples the consequences of teen alcohol and drug use, involvement in gangs, and being untruthful.
  • The second area will offer live music, games, and information from local colleges, law enforcement agencies, the armed services, and other organizations. The information provided by these organizations will reinforce the concept of making the “right decision”.

Mayor Joe Adame, Chief of Police Troy Riggs, members of Faith Based Services Coalition and Citizens in Support of the CCPD Police Foundation, along with volunteers, will take part in an opening ceremony on Friday, October 28, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. at the Police Department, 321 John Sartain. Members of Police Explorer’s Post#133 will present the colors during the event.

The first annual Decision House Fall Festival will officially open at 6:00 p.m. Everyone who tours Decision House will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and a soda. Free parking is available at a lot located at the corner of N. Chaparral and Cooper’s Alley. To register for a group tour contact DeAnna McQueen, Special Projects Coordinator, at (361) 826-2940.

Auto Burglars Arrested Leaving the Scene of the Crime

10.12.2011/6:06am   3429 Xanadu    Burglary of a Motor Vehicle    1110120011

Officers were dispatched to the 3400 block of  Xanadu for a Burglary to a Vehicle in progress. The caller indicated that the two males who had committed the Burglary were still on Xanadu but walking away towards Carroll Lane. An Officer arrived and detained John Hernandez (10.7.1992) and Christian Taylor (8.8.1992) who fit the description of the two males.

A witness informed the Officer that both Hernandez and Taylor were inside of a truck in the 3400 block of Xanadu. The witness had actually called the victim and told him that his vehicle was being burglarized. When they went outside to check, both Taylor and Hernandez were walking away from the area.

Hernandez and Taylor were arrested for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle.

Auto Burglary Suspect Arrested After Chase

10.11.2011/11:31pm    4653 Everhart (Roper’s)    Burglary to Vehicle/Evading    1110110173

An Off Duty Officer, working at Roper’s Night Club, called for backup as he observed a Burglary to a Vehicle occur in the parking lot of the club. The Officer was able to give dispatch a description of the vehicle and the direction that it was traveling.

Officers working in the Charlie District were able to locate the vehicle as it was driving South on Staples St. They attempted to traffic stop the vehicle. The vehicle did not stop for the Officers and continued past S.P.I.D. As the vehicle turned on Holly Road an occupant threw a purse out of the window. Since the Officers had a license plate, the pursuit of the vehicle was terminated, per department policy.

Officers recovered the stolen purse and went back to Roper’s to make contact with the burglary victim.

Soon thereafter an Officer saw the suspect vehicle again and was able to make a traffic stop near the Wal Mart at Everhart and S.P.I.D.  The driver of the vehicle, Kara Bateman (8.26.1990), was arrested for the Burglary to a Vehicle. Her vehicle was impounded and during the inventory some of the stolen money, from the Auto Burglary, was found. The money was returned to the victim.


Non Working Headlight Leads to Arrest for Marijuana

10.10.2011/11:19pm   5000 Weber Rd.   Poss. of Marijuana/Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia/Proh. Weapon   1110100165

Officer S. Gonzalez made a traffic stop on a vehicle that had its right headlight not working. Once he made contact with the driver, Jordan Zamora (12.16.1992), Officer Gonzalez smelled marijuana from within the vehicle.

Officer Gonzalez, having probable cause, began to search the vehicle and found a prescription drug bottle with marijuana inside of it. Zamora was taken into custody for the Possession of Marijuana. Upon inventory of the vehicle for impound, Officers located even more marijuana to include drug paraphernalia and also a Prohibited Weapon (knife designed to fit over four fingers).

Jordan Zamora was arrested for the Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Prohibited Weapon. His vehicle was impounded.

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