70-year-old Clerk Uninjured During Robbery

5:44 a.m.                 Aggravated Robbery                               1601 Agnes St.                                       1108240020

Officers contacted the uninjured Stripes Convenience Store clerk, 70, who reported a masked gunman entered the store and ordered him to open the register.   The suspect grabbed the money, dropping loose coins as he fled east towards Marguerite Street.  Officers searched for the suspect, but he was not located. The suspect is described as White male, 5’3” to 5’5” feet tall, 130 to 140 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a ski mask, gray top, black pants, and black shoes.  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.

Masked Men Rob Pawn Shop at Gunpoint

8:48 p.m.            Aggravated Robbery                           3700 Baldwin                          1108230148

Officers responded to First Cash Pawn and contacted two female employees who reported they were exiting the pawnshop when they were confronted by two males and forced to return inside at gunpoint. During the robbery, the store manager was struck in the head with a firearm, while the other employee was kicked in the head. They received minor injuries which were treated at the scene by CCFD emergency personnel. The suspects fled with an assortment of jewelry.  The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’3” feet tall, 20 to 25 years of age, and weighing 160 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue shorts, black baseball cap, and a mask.    The second suspect is a light skinned Hispanic male, 20 to 25 years of age, 5’10” to 6’ feet tall, 160 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, and a white baseball cap.  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.

Gang Member Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

Corpus Christi Family Violence Detectives and Safe Streets Task Force Officers worked together to secure arrest and search warrants for a local gang member.   The Corpus Christi Police Department working in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Ira Marshall Goodwin (10/20/44) during a traffic stop.  A search warrant was also served at 3522 Carbon Plant Road.   Goodwin was arrested and booked at the City Detention Center on August 17, 2011.  He was charged with an outstanding Nueces County Warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.  His bond was set at $150,000.

Victim Injured in Overnight Robbery

02:30 a.m.      Robbery                               Morgan Ave./Port Ave.                                  1108220017 

An Officer patrolling his beat observed the victim leaning against the fence, his face and upper body covered in blood.  The victim told the Officers several Black males drove up next to him in an older model purple Chevrolet Impala with chrome rims, exited the vehicle and assaulted him when he was unable to communicate with them.  The males punched and kicked the victim until he fell to the ground. The suspects took the victim’s money from his pocket and fled northbound on S. Port Avenue.  The victim sustained a laceration to the right temple along with facial injuries.  He refused transport to the hospital for medical treatment.  The driver of the Impala is described as a Black male, 25 to 30 years of age, and long black hair.   He was last seen dressed in black.  The other two suspects’ were also described as 25 to 30-year-old Black males.  One was last seen wearing a red and black shirt, while the other was wearing a white tee-shirt.  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.

Bystander Foils Robbery

 7:33 p.m.  Robbery                          H.E.B./Moore Plaza               1108170144

Officers contacted the 53-year-old victim who reported two males followed him from the ACE check cashing store to the H.E.B.  in Moore Plaza.   The victim told Officers one of the males asked for a cigarette as he waited for a cab at the H.E.B. exit area.  When the cab arrived, the suspect shoved the victim into the cab, pinned him down, and took his money from his pocket.  The suspect then fled on foot. The victim and a 26-year-old bystander chased the suspect.  The bystander caught up to suspect at the Vitamin Shop and recovered most of the money stolen returning it to the victim.   The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 24 to 35 years of age, 5”7 to 5”9 feet tall and weighing 155 to 175 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a blue polo style short sleeve shirt with black and white stripes, light-colored shorts, and a dark-colored baseball cap.  No further description is available on the getaway driver.  Both suspects were last seen fleeing in a red Chevrolet pickup.   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.

CCPD Business Summit

On Thursday, August 18th, 2011, the Corpus Christi Police Department will host its second Business Summit at the Del Mar Economic Development Center located at 3209 S. Staples. Corpus Christi businesses encounter theft, credit card abuse and identity theft on a daily basis.

The Corpus Christi Police Department invites you to attend this free event to assist in our continued effort to combat these types of crimes. Our businesses also face the threat of a devastating natural disaster during hurricane season. The purpose of the Summit is to bring together business owners and managers to share information to better protect themselves against these types of incidents. Topics presented by expert speakers include theft prevention, disaster preparation and identity theft.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to Sandra Cantu at 361-886-2615 or Candyce Hedrick at 361-886-2844.

Feel free to forward this message to any person or business you feel would benefit from attending the event.

Please see the attached: Summit Flyer

Pursuit ends in arrest of both driver and passenger

02:39 a.m.   Evading Arrest                     14602 SPID                      1108160008 

Officers contacted a Coca Cola vendor at the Stripes Convenience Store who reported a green Dodge Caravan drove over his merchandise and fled.  While Officers were talking to the vendor, the suspect returned and Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle.  The driver Dalton McCandless (09/16/90) refused to stop and fled again.  McCandless failed to negotiate the turn at Park Road 22 and Hwy 361, jumped the curb and came to a stop in the parking lot of the American Bank.  The passenger remained in his seat, but McCandless jumped into the back seat and laid down.  He denied being the driver and told Officers he was asleep in the backseat.  McCandless had to be physically removed from the vehicle when he refused to show Officers’ his hands and sustained abrasions to his face.  He was medically cleared at the scene by CCFD emergency personnel.  McCandless and the passenger Nestor Pedron (04/18/76) who appeared intoxicated were arrested.  McCandless was charged with Evading Arrest with a Vehicle, while Pedron was charged with Public Intoxication.

Detectives Investigate Homicide at Local Hotel

09:43 p.m.  Homicide                               4349 Ocean                           1108150152

Officers responded to the Bay Shore Inn for a shooting in which a victim had been struck by gunfire.  Upon their arrival, Officers found 22-year-old Aaron Lee Barrera deceased.  Witnesses told Officers, two masked men kicked in the door and shot the victim.  A female in the room was unharmed.  The suspects fled the Bay Shore Inn and a search was initiated.  The Corpus Christi Police Department was assisted in the search for the suspects by the Texas Department of Public Safety Air Support and the Nueces County Sheriff’s Department Canine Tracking Unit.  The Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau continues their investigation and asks that anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS.

Driver arrested for D.W.I. after Major Accident

02:21 a.m.  Accident/DWI               4100 Saratoga            C1105847/1108150014

Officers contacted Virginia Stockner (08/14/81) who was traveling eastbound on Saratoga in her blue 2010 Nissan Sentra when she lost control.  The Nissan drove off the roadway onto the sidewalk striking an AEP pole and a fence.   Stockner did not to sustain any injuries, but did appear intoxicated.  She was provided Standard Field Sobriety Tests and a Blood Draw.  Stockner was medically cleared and arrested.  She was booked at the CDC and charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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