Patrol Report for February 1, 2014

Adam District

Date:  January 31, 2014, 4:34pm
Location:   11325 IH 37 Access
Event:  Assault
Case Number:  1401310094

Police were called to the apartment complex for a disturbance.  Pale Toa Eva (11/17/76) was arrested for an outstanding Los Angeles County warrant for Assault.  He was also charged with Assault when further investigation revealed he pushed his 34-year-old girlfriend into a wall and threatened her 10-year-old son.

Date: January 31, 2014, 6:46pm
Location:  6100 Old Brownsville
Event:  Driving While Intoxicated~Open Container
Case Number:   1401310126/C1400418

Officers responded to a major single vehicle crash. When they arrived they observed a white Chevrolet Cavalier turned upside down in a ditch.  The driver Barnabas Joshua Benavides (04/29/81) was found to be intoxicated and a blood warrant obtained.  Benavides was medically cleared and arrested.  He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated~Open Container.

Bravo District

Date:  January 30, 2014, 3:01pm
Location:  900 Egyptian Drive
Event:  Scam
Case Number:  1401300093

A 44-year-old man reported to police that he received three phone calls from a “mysterious caller” stating that his brother was being held hostage after being involved in a traffic accident.

The caller wanted $1500 so that the victim’s brother could be released. The caller was clear as to not involving the police. The victim does not have a brother and determined the call was a scam.

Fortunately in this case, the intended victim was suspicious and contacted the Corpus Christi Police Department first.  These scams continue however because many individuals and elderly fall prey to these highly convincing professional criminals.

In many cases when victims learn that they were fooled, they are too embarrassed to tell anyone else. Please take a little time to talk about such scams with your family, church and community groups and remind them not to give out banking, credit card or other personnel information to anyone who calls you over the phone.  There are many resources online to educate folks about what is traditionally known as the “Grandparent Scam”.  The link below is from the US state Department.

Please contact Crime Prevention Advisors Cliff Bost (361-886-2669) and Jonie Pettita (36-886-2568) for Personal and Senior Safety presentations.

Charlie District

Date: February 1, 2014, 04:18am
Location:  1900 Tarlton Street
Event:  Driving While Intoxicated
Case Number:  140201003/C1400424

Police arrested Eduardo Moreno (12/15/76) after he was involved in a traffic accident.  Moreno was driving a black Chevrolet Impala when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree in front of 1902 Tarlton Street.  Moreno was administered Standard Field Sobriety Tests and blood draw taken.  He was medically cleared and booked at the City Detention Center.  He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

Date:  February 1, 2014, 04:23am
Location:  4337 S. Padre Island Drive
Event:  Murder
Case Number:  1402010039

Police and Fire were called to the Embassy Suites Hotel for a fight involving injuries.  When Officers arrived they began CPR on a 31-year-old man who was taken over by CCFD Emergency Personnel.  The man was rushed to Doctor’s Regional where he was pronounced deceased.

Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Detectives were called to investigate.  At this time, no one has been arrested, but the investigation will continue into the victim’s homicide.  Updates to this homicide will be released as they become available.

Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to call Homicide/Robbery Detectives at 361-886-2841.  If you would like to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit a tip online at  Tipsters will earn a cash reward if the information provided leads to the arrest of the suspect.

Delta District

Date:  February 1, 2014, 12:13am
Location:  705 S. Port Avenue
Event:   Aggravated Assault
Case Number:  1402010006   

A 38-year-old man was stabbed once in the chest after being involved in a verbal disturbance with another man.  Witness told Police they observed two men arguing in front of Mica’s Bar, but no one witnessed the stabbing.

The victim was uncooperative and would not provide Officers with a description of the suspect.  He was taken to Spohn Memorial  by CCFD Emergency Personnel with non-life threatening injuries.

Date:  January 31, 2014, 11:16pm
Location:  400 S. Shoreline Boulevard
Event:  Racing on Highway
Case Number:  1401310165

Officer V. Ortiz was patrolling the Down Town area when he observed a black Subaru Impreza, a silver GMC Sierra, and a black Mazda racing down Shoreline Boulevard.   He was able to pull over all three vehicles and arrest the drivers.

Thomas Lee Roe (10/08/91), David Castillo (04/07/95), and Seth Morris (03/25/95) were all booked at the City Detention Center and their vehicles impounded.  The three men were charged with Racing on Highway which is a Class “B” Misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.