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 www.888tips.com

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 www.888tips.com The information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

The video can also be viewed on our YouTube Channel. http://youtu.be/qieJqdkQGaU

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.

Ocean Dr. “Rollin’ Stolen” Recovered on Ayers

10.10.2011/6:41pm    2400 S.P.I.D.    Recovered Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle    1109200005

Officer L. Rodriguez saw a Black Dodge Charger traveling on Ayers St. away from S.P.I.D.  Officer Rodriguez remembered seeing a stolen Dodge Charger on the list of stolen vehicles report and confirmed the license plate with the MetroCom Dispatch Center. They informed Rodriguez that it in fact was the stolen vehicle. Officer Rodriguez’s information, on the stolen vehicle, was broadcast to all Officers working the area. Officer B. Cordell spotted the vehicle at Ayers and Gollihar and made a traffic stop. Additional Officers arrived and assisted in taking Jose Garcia (12.28.1978) into custody for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

The vehicle was impounded for further investigation by Auto Theft Task Force Detectives.

The Dodge Charger had been reported stolen from Ocean Drive on September 19, 2011.

Garcia also had two active Nueces County warrants for Probation Violation and Failure to Appear.

Stripes Robbery

10.9.2011/2:45am   11201 IH 37   Robbery   1110090026

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Robbery Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals responsible for a Robbery that occurred on Oct. 9 at 2:45 am at the Stripes store located at 11201 IH 37 access Rd. southbound.

The witness, an off-duty Constable, told police that the suspect came into the store and grabbed two (2) 18 packs of Bud Light Beer and began to walk toward the counter. The clerk then advised the individual that he could not purchase the items due to the time of day. The suspect got upset and attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. At this time the off duty officer intervened and told the subject to put down the items, that is when the subject struck the officer and a scuffle ensued.

After the short scuffle, the subject managed to get away and leave the store. A few seconds later, a second subject came to the front door of the Stripes and verbally threatened the Officer with his life.

Both subjects then fled the store location in a small black passenger car.

The first subject is described as a white male in his late teens or early twenties wearing a black ball cap, white t-shirt, and jeans.

The second individual is described as a white male in his late teens or early twenties wearing an orange shirt and blue jean shorts.

If you can identify these individuals, we ask you to call crime stoppers at 888-TIPS, or log on at www.888tips.com The information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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