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.

Stalker Arrested for Drug Possession

11:32 p.m. Possession of Cont. Subs.        Panama/Weber                 1108140145

Officers contacted a 40-year-old female who reported a male approached her in a green Pontiac Grand Am who attempted to convince her to get in the vehicle.  She told Officers the male fled in the vehicle northbound on Weber Road.  Officers searched the area and pulled over the suspect Carlos Castaneda-De-Leon (09/10/89) in a nearby apartment complex parking lot.  He told Officers he just wanted to give the complainant a ride home. Castaneda was found to be in possession of a couple of cellophane baggies with Cocaine and arrested.  He was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Aggravated Robbery of Regional Financial

5:15 p.m. Aggravated Robbery 4918 Ayers 1108110110

Officers responded to the Regional Financial Loan Company and contacted two female employees who reported they were robbed at a gunpoint. They told Officers a male walked into the business and demanded money. The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of money. No one was injured in the robbery. The suspect is described as a thin clean-shaven light-colored Black or Hispanic male, and 5’8″ feet tall. He was last seen wearing a khaki baseball cap, grey t-shirt, and blue jeans. 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. Note: No surveillance video available at this time.

Intoxication Assault

12:09 a.m.  Intoxication Assault           4600 Everhart             1108120001/Major Accident C1105775

Officers responded to a traffic accident in which a silver 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by a 35 year old male struck a silver 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution driven by 24 year old Kayla Anne Lane. Lane, her three passengers along with the other driver were transported to Spohn Memorial for medical treatment. All had non-life threatening injuries. The 35 year old male appeared to be intoxicated and a mandatory blood draw was taken. He was cited for Failure to Control Speed and released to Spohn Memorial staff due to his injuries. An Intoxication Assault
investigation is ongoing.

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