Victim’s Stolen Vehicle Mysteriously Reappears

Reported on 9/21/11, 8:19 a.m.   Stolen Vehicle   901 Utica     1109210028

Victim reported to Officers his red 1993 Toyota Celica was stolen from his residence early Wednesday morning.  Several hours later, Officers contacted the neighbor who reported he observed a Dash Recovery wrecker drive up to 901 Utica, drop off the stolen vehicle, and drive away.  The neighbor followed the wrecker and was able to write down the license plate.  The victim told the Officer that he had a clear title to his vehicle. The Officer confirmed the victim’s information and was told by the finance company the vehicle was paid in full and a clear title was to be sent to the victim.  The investigation is ongoing. 


Victim Assaulted Over Theft Accusation

Occurred on 9/21/11, 4:45 p.m.   Aggravated Assault   11030 Mayfield     1109210110

Officers responded to an assault call involving a knife.  Officers contacted the 42-year-old victim who was bleeding from the left side of his face.    He told Officers he was involved in argument over the theft of a cell phone. 

The victim told Officers his friend stopped by and accused him of taking his cell phone.  The suspect assaulted the victim punching him in the face several times. 

Further investigation revealed the victim’s face was cut, possibly from a knife.  The victim told Officers he did not see a knife, but a witness to the assault observed the suspect with a silver-colored knife.  The suspect fled taking a weed eater from the victim’s truck. 

The victim was transported to NorthWest Hospital  by CCFD Emergency Personnel for treatment of his facial injuries.

The investigation is ongoing into the Aggravated Assault and Theft from a Motor Vehicle.

Customer Falls Asleep At Drive-Thru, Provided A Place To Stay

Occurred on 9/21/11, 10:50 p.m.   Driving  While Intoxicated   4831 S. Staples     1109210171

Officers responded to the Long John Silver’s drive thru for a male passed out in his pickup truck and found Mark Castillo (10/10/82) sleeping soundly in the driver’s seat of a Chevy Silverado pick-up.  The truck was still running.  The Officers blocked Castillo’s truck with their units so when they woke him he wouldn’t become startled and accidentally drive off.  Officers were able to wake Castillo who appeared to be intoxicated.  A Blood Search Warrant was obtained and Castillo was taken to Spohn Shoreline for a Blood Draw.  Castillo was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

Three Arrested After Family Squabble

Occurred on 9/22/11, 04:33 a.m.  Wanted Subject    2934 Niagara   1109220014, 1109220015, 1109220016

Officers responded to a fight in progress arrived to find several subjects fighting and arguing in front of the residence.  Officers contacted Raul Sesario Flores (10/25/92) who told Officers he’d been involved in a fight with his father-in-law.  Flores who appeared to be intoxicated was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication.

The father-in-law, Mingo Bazan (07/21/76), was found to have an active warrant for his arrest.  Bazan fled into residence, while his wife Melissa Bazan (06/07/75) blocked the Officer from arresting her husband.  The wife was cursing at the Officer while striking his chest, telling him he wasn’t going to take “Mingo” away.  She continued to interfere, allowing Bazan to lock himself in the house.  Bazan refused to unlock the door and cursed Officers through the door.  Because Officers knew Bazan had a warrant, they forced the door open, entered the house, and arrested him.  He was charged with Evading Arrest and two outstanding warrants.  The first warrant was issued out of Nueces County for Non-Payment of Child Support with his Bond set at $3,800, while the second warrant was issued out of Municipal Court for Failure to Appear with a fine of $317.  Melissa Bazan was also arrested and charged with Interference with Public Duties.

Tenant Burglarizes His Apartment Complex’s Maintainance Storage Shed

Occurred on 9/22/11, 02:03 a.m.   Burglary of a Building   3030 Santa Fe     1109220008

Officers responded to a burglary in progress in which two brothers reported they were awakened by loud noises coming from the parking garage.  One of the brothers went to investigate and found his brother’s blue 2007  Honda Civic had been vandalized.  The front windshield had been shattered and the vehicle had deep scratches all over.  While inspecting the damage, he observed his neighbor, Dustin Baldwin (11/01/90) walking out of a storage shed belonging to the groundskeeper.  The padlock had been pried off and several boxes had been ransacked.   Baldwin was contacted at his apartment and taken into custody.  He was positively identified as the burglar and placed under arrest.  Baldwin was booked at the City Detention Center and charged with Burglary of a Building.  Baldwin was not charged with vandalizing the vehicle at this time.  The investigation is still ongoing.

Cab Driver Uninjured During Robbery

Occurred on 9/21/11, 10:49 p.m.  Robbery                   1534 S. Staples                1109210154

Officers contacted a year-old-old Green and Go cab driver who reported a Hispanic male robbed him at knifepoint while he was waiting for a client at Fox’s Den.  The cab driver told Officers he was in the parking lot when the suspect pulled open the door and pulled him from the cab.  The suspect threatened to stab the victim if he refused to hand over the money.  A struggle ensued when the suspect reached into the cab to take the victim’s money bag.  Both the cab driver and the suspect fell to the ground, but the suspect was able to escape and flee with victim’s money bag.  The victim told Officers he chased after the suspect, but was unable to catch him.  The suspect is described as husky built Hispanic male, in his mid-twenties, 5’8” feet tall, and weighing 220 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt, light-colored shorts, and white 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 at 361-886-2841.

Citizen Alert Credit Card Fraud

Occurred Sept. 2011   Credit Card Abuse   5884 Everhart   1109130105, 1109200055, 1109200057

The Corpus Christi Police Dept. is investigating three complaints from the public that their credit cards have been billed extra charges by Two Georges Restaurant.

In the first incident, the victim was over charged $1,448.30.

In the second incident, the victim was over charged $482.51. 

In the third incident, the victim was over charged $603.87, but said he had not eaten at the restaurant in over two years.

Investigators with the Forgery unit ask citizens who have dined at Two Georges Restaurant in the past look at their credit card statements to ensure there are no erroneous charges from this or any other location.  If fraudulent charges are found, please contact the police department at (361) 886-2600 to file a report.  This report can be filed with the CCPD Telephone Reporting Unit.

Suspicious “Jumper”

Occurred 9/20/11, 11:38 PM       Kangaroo Sighting     4400 Old Brownsville Rd

 On Tuesday night, at 11:38 PM, the Corpus Christi Police Department received a call about suspicious activity.  The female caller said  she was driving on Old Brownsville Rd, passing the Gabe Lozano Golf Course, when a Kangaroo jumped across the road almost hitting her vehicle.  The caller added she was positive it was a Kangaroo and described it as being over five feet tall, light beige, with a long tail…hopping.  The Kangaroo allegedly hopped from the golf course to the field behind Del Mar College.

Officers responded to the scene, but were unable to locate the Kangaroo or the caller.

Update – Mary Mother of the Church Burglarized

Occurred 9/18/11, 7:30 p.m. ~ 9:00 p.m. Burglary of a Building 1755 Frio 1109180140

Officers responded to Mary Mother of the Church for a burglary.  Officers contacted church staff members who reported they arrived to find the church lights on and the Sacristy Room along the Sanctuary burglarized.  Further investigation revealed there was not a forced entry, but the possibility the suspect or suspects hid inside the church and exited through a side door.  Approximately 100 hand-made rosaries and several gold amulets were stolen along with an undetermined amount of money.  The money was taken from two offering deposit box. 

Investigators identified four juveniles ages 10, 10, 11 & 13.  These juveniles have been referred to the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center for having been involved in the Burglary.

“Who are you?” – Don’t Know…

Occurred 9/20/11, 11:15 PM            Wanted Subject          4000 S. Staples            1109200148

While enforcing the no left turn signs at Staples and Everhart, an Officer stopped a vehicle for ignoring the No Left Turn sign.  When an occupant in the vehicle was asked her name, she stated, “Dunno.”  The Officer questioned this response, but soon discovered the name actually was Savannah Dunno (03/08/84).  She was found to have an active Nueces County warrant for damage to property and was arrested.

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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