KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ KRISTV.com Crime Central Crime Central en-us Copyright 2014, KRISTV.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:07:15 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Death Penalty Sought for Tim's Market Killing http://www.kristv.com/news/death-penalty-sought-for-tim-s-market-killing/ http://www.kristv.com/news/death-penalty-sought-for-tim-s-market-killing/ Crime Central Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:41:26 AM Death Penalty Sought for Tim's Market Killing

CORPUS CHRISTI - The trio of suspects charged with the murder of a local convenience store owner are now facing death themselves.

27-year-old Del Victoria Cavazos, 26-year-old Arturo Navarro and 26-year-old Daniel Garcia learned during a hearing this morning in Judge Jose Longoria's court, that prosecutors will seek the death penalty against them.

They are all charged with capital murder for their roles in the April 14th attempted robbery and shooting-death of 59-year-old Ben Mustafa, the popular owner of the Tim's Market on Ayers at Brownlee.

Daniel Garcia initially admitted killing Mustafa with an assault rifle. Now, his attorney has asked that he be given a mental health evaluation.

An August 18th trial date has been set. The three remain in the Nueces County jail.


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Burglary Suspect Found Sitting in Car http://www.kristv.com/news/burglary-suspect-found-sitting-in-car/ http://www.kristv.com/news/burglary-suspect-found-sitting-in-car/ Crime Central Tue, 22 Jul 2014 1:14:12 PM Burglary Suspect Found Sitting in Car

CORPUS CHRISTI - Police investigating a car break in last night on the 800 block of Staples didn't have to look very hard to find their suspect. CCPD says he was sitting inside the car.

19-year old Richard Garcia was arrested for burglary of a vehicle as police investigated a report of a suspicious person.

They found a BMW with a busted windshield and Garcia inside the car with cuts to his hand. He was arrested for auto burglary.

 


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Child Neglect Charges for Strolling While Intoxicated http://www.kristv.com/news/child-neglect-charges-for-strolling-while-intoxicated/ http://www.kristv.com/news/child-neglect-charges-for-strolling-while-intoxicated/ Crime Central Tue, 22 Jul 2014 1:10:52 PM Child Neglect Charges for Strolling While Intoxicated

CORPUS CHRISTI - A 41-year old grandmother was arrested for child neglect while pushing a stroller down a residential street.

Corpus Christi PD says officers were called to Leeward Drive late Monday after they got a report of a woman staggering down the street with a baby stroller.

Several callers told police the woman, Charlotte Earwood, was walking and drinking beer with her 20-month old granddaughter in a baby stroller.

When police caught up with her she dropped two beer cans she was carrying and nearly fell. Police say she smelled of alcohol...but wouldn't let go of the stroller.

She was finally arrested and charged with child neglect and public intoxication. Medics checked out the baby and released her to her grandfather.

 


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Man Killed While Crossing Weber Road, Suspect Drives Away http://www.kristv.com/news/man-killed-while-crossing-weber-road-suspect-drives-away/ http://www.kristv.com/news/man-killed-while-crossing-weber-road-suspect-drives-away/ Crime Central Mon, 21 Jul 2014 1:08:49 PM Man Killed While Crossing Weber Road, Suspect Drives Away

CORPUS CHRISTI - A 61-year-old man died from being hit while crossing Weber Road on Sunday.

The medical examiner has identified Ernest Stephens as the man killed. Corpus Christi PD says he was crossing the street, but was not in a crosswalk or at an intersection, when he was hit by a silver Lincoln Navigator.

According to investigators, the driver of the Navigator pulled into a nearby parking lot and went to check on Stephens. However, the driver and roughly 5 passengers left the area once they heard police officers and an ambulance headed their way.

Stephens died less than an hour after he was taken to the hospital.

If you have any information on this hit and run case, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit a tip online at www.888tips.com.

 


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ATM Stolen from Local Marina http://www.kristv.com/news/atm-stolen-from-local-marina/ http://www.kristv.com/news/atm-stolen-from-local-marina/ Crime Central Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:25:42 PM Rachel Cole - rcole@kristv.com ATM Stolen from Local Marina

CORPUS CHRISTI - Police are looking for two men who they say stole an ATM from a local bait shop and made a get-a-way in a stolen boat.

The owner of Laguna Shores Marina says, he walked into work Sunday morning and noticed the door to his shop was open and that the ATM was missing, along with the door lock.

The bait shop owner told officers, he saw two men on a boat near his business and when he walked back outside the two males on the boat took off toward marker 37.

Officers say the boat was later determined to be stolen from a home located on a canal in the same area. Surveillance video from the shop has been turned over to CCPD as the investigation continues.

 


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Stolen Drink Leads to Robbery Charge http://www.kristv.com/news/stolen-drink-leads-to-robbery-charge/ http://www.kristv.com/news/stolen-drink-leads-to-robbery-charge/ Crime Central Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:13:04 AM Stolen Drink Leads to Robbery Charge

CORPUS CHRISTI - A teen accused of stealing a drink from a convenience store now faces a robbery charge.

The clerk from the store on Carroll Lane told officers 17-year old Preston Felts took a soda and walked out without paying for it.

When the clerk followed him outside, Felts allegedly punched the clerk several times.

Officers spotted Felts at a nearby apartment but he ran inside and refused to come out. Police eventually got into the apartment, but also got into a struggle with the suspect.

Felts is accused of robbery, evading arrest, resisting arrest and assault on a public servant.

 


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Driver Hits Police Car, Admits to Having Cocaine in his Underwear http://www.kristv.com/news/driver-hits-police-car-admits-to-having-cocaine-in-his-underwear/ http://www.kristv.com/news/driver-hits-police-car-admits-to-having-cocaine-in-his-underwear/ Crime Central Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:06:42 AM Driver Hits Police Car, Admits to Having Cocaine in his Underwear

CORPUS CHRISTI - Officers dealing with the scene of a fatal hit and run crash also got a scare when a driver ran into one of their patrol cars.

CCPD says 18-year-old Cody Cerda provided a fake name and date of birth when questioned. He did admit to having a baggy of cocaine stashed in his boxer shorts, according to police.

The damage to the police unit was minor.

 


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Man Wanted For Murder Has Ties to the Coastal Bend http://www.kristv.com/news/man-wanted-for-murder-has-ties-to-the-coastal-bend/ http://www.kristv.com/news/man-wanted-for-murder-has-ties-to-the-coastal-bend/ Crime Central Mon, 21 Jul 2014 3:51:52 AM Man Wanted For Murder Has Ties to the Coastal Bend

EDINBURG - A man wanted for murder in the Valley has ties to the Coastal Bend.

Edinburg police are searching for 29-year-old Joaquin Cibrian.

Cibrian is a suspected gang member. Police say he's a member of the Texas Syndicate.

He is wanted in connection to the murder of a Mexican citizen.

Cibrian's last known address is in Alice.

If you have any clues about where he may be, you're urged to call police at 956-383-8477.

 


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Woman Accused of Taking Purse Left in Cart http://www.kristv.com/news/woman-accused-of-taking-purse-left-in-cart/ http://www.kristv.com/news/woman-accused-of-taking-purse-left-in-cart/ Crime Central Fri, 18 Jul 2014 2:42:56 PM Woman Accused of Taking Purse Left in Cart

CORPUS CHRISTI - Do you recognize a woman accused of taking a purse accidentally left behind at a Walmart?

Corpus Christi Police Department investigators say a blue clutch purse was left in a shopping cart at the store in Parkdale Plaza on July 6th.

The 30-year-old victim told officers she came back inside once she noticed it was missing, but the purse was gone.

A couple of security photos from the store show a blonde woman with a ponytail, a pink shirt and blue pants. She's seen looking towards the cart and then behind her to see if anyone is near.

Crime Stoppers: 888-TIPS or www.888tips.com

 


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Indecent Exposure Arrest in Store Parking Lot http://www.kristv.com/news/indecent-exposure-arrest-in-store-parking-lot/ http://www.kristv.com/news/indecent-exposure-arrest-in-store-parking-lot/ Crime Central Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:54:01 PM Indecent Exposure Arrest in Store Parking Lot

CORPUS CHRISTI - A 45-year-old man accused of exposing himself to several people in the Huntington Square shopping center was arrested just after midnight.

Witnesses say 45-year old Adan Ortiz was in the parking lot and would expose himself to customers as they walked in and out of the store.

Police found ortiz still in the area...and they arrested him for indecent exposure and failure to identify himself.

 


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Teens Accused of Armed Robbery Spree http://www.kristv.com/news/teens-accused-of-armed-robbery-spree/ http://www.kristv.com/news/teens-accused-of-armed-robbery-spree/ Crime Central Thu, 17 Jul 2014 5:36:35 PM Teens Accused of Armed Robbery Spree

ARANSAS PASS - Two men are behind bars tonight accused robbing several convenience stores in Ingleside and Aransas Pass.

The robberies began at 6:30 this morning. An armed man walked into an Ingleside convenience store pointed a gun at the store clerk then took some cash from the register.

A short time later, there was a similar robbery at two other convenience stores in Aransas Pass.

The suspects were spotted in a SUV outside another store. Police moved in and made the arrests.

18-year old Zachary Hammond and 18-year old Marcus Flores are charged with aggravated robbery and possession of stolen firearms.

 


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Dad Busted for Meth Possession http://www.kristv.com/news/dad-busted-for-meth-possession/ http://www.kristv.com/news/dad-busted-for-meth-possession/ Crime Central Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:39:34 AM Dad Busted for Meth Possession

CORPUS CHRISTI - A man was arrested on charges of drug possesion, but you could probably also add bad parenting skills to the list.

34-year old John Gray was pulled over early this morning after he ran a stop sign.

The officer noticed a can of beer under the driver's seat. Inside was a plastic bag with what's believed to have been meth.

To make matters worse, gray's 14 year old daughter was riding with him. She was released to her mother while Gray went straight to jail.

 


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Teen Claims Ex's New Boyfriend Stabbed Him http://www.kristv.com/news/teen-claims-ex-s-new-boyfriend-stabbed-him/ http://www.kristv.com/news/teen-claims-ex-s-new-boyfriend-stabbed-him/ Crime Central Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:36:44 AM Teen Claims Ex's New Boyfriend Stabbed Him

CORPUS CHRISTI - A 16 year old was stabbed on an RTA bus and he says his attacker was his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend.

The teen says the bus had just stopped on the 5800 block of Leopard when the suspect walked up to him.

There was a brief argument that ended when the teen was stabbed twice in the arm. His attacker and the ex-girlfriend got off the bus.

The victim wasn't seriously hurt, but he was still taken to a hospital to get checked out.

The man who cut him ran down Leopard Street after the incident. He still hasn't been caught.

 


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Teen Accused of Threatening Mom When She Called 911 http://www.kristv.com/news/teen-accused-of-threatening-mom-when-she-called-911/ http://www.kristv.com/news/teen-accused-of-threatening-mom-when-she-called-911/ Crime Central Tue, 15 Jul 2014 1:10:35 PM Ben Lloyd Teen Accused of Threatening Mom When She Called 911

CORPUS CHRISTI - A mother called 911 Monday afternoon to tell police her son was tearing up the house and scaring her with a weapon.

She says 17-year old Markus Franklin got angry when she refused to give him money while they were shopping.

Once they got home, the mom said things got out of control. Franklin is accused of throwing stuff around the house, taking several pills, and drinking some cough medicine. The mother told police he also grabbed a kitchen knife and started stabbing the wall before punching the walls.

She called 911, but the son alleged pulled a .45 caliber pistol from a safe and told her to hang up. The mother kept the line open while not saying a single word to upset her son.

Dispatchers immediately sent officers to the house on Cedar Springs Road. By the time the police arrived, Franklin had already left the house and was walking around the neighborhood.

On-duty SWAT officers were called to help find Franklin and defuse the situation. He was in a large brushy area near Oso Bay where there are several homes under construction.

The first officer who spotted the teen told others that Franklin was in the middle of a field with the pistol to his head. The teen eventually listened to officers. He put the pistol on the ground and surrendered to police.

Marcus Franklin was taken to the hospital to be checked out for any injuries before he was taken to jail for deadly conduct and interfering with an emergency call.

 


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Victim Stabbed When he Refused to Give Suspect Cigarette or Change http://www.kristv.com/news/victim-stabbed-when-he-refused-to-give-suspect-cigarette-or-change/ http://www.kristv.com/news/victim-stabbed-when-he-refused-to-give-suspect-cigarette-or-change/ Crime Central Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:30:06 PM Victim Stabbed When he Refused to Give Suspect Cigarette or Change

CORPUS CHRISTI - A 50 year old man says he was stabbed because he wouldn't hand over change and a cigarette.

The victim says he was walking down the 1200 block of Leopard Street when 55-year old Steven Simpson walked up to him and asked for some money and a smoke.

The victim said no, and that's when he says Simpson pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed him twice in the stomach.

Officers were able to track Simpson down and took him in for aggravated assault. The victim is expected to be okay.

 


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Crime Stoppers: Wienerschnitzel Burglary http://www.kristv.com/news/crime-stoppers-wienerschnitzel-burglary/ http://www.kristv.com/news/crime-stoppers-wienerschnitzel-burglary/ Crime Central Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:58:34 AM Crime Stoppers: Wienerschnitzel Burglary

CORPUS CHRISTI - A burglar broke a back window to get inside the Wienerschnitzel on Alameda last week.

The thief went through the kitchen to a cash drawer before running out the back door.

He was wearing black shorts, a black shirt, plus a shirt or bandana to cover his face. His tennis shoes are black, red, and white.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit a tip online at www.888tips.com.

 


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Shoes Stolen from Store's Tent Sale http://www.kristv.com/news/shoes-stolen-from-store-s-tent-sale/ http://www.kristv.com/news/shoes-stolen-from-store-s-tent-sale/ Crime Central Mon, 14 Jul 2014 2:14:41 PM Shoes Stolen from Store's Tent Sale

CORPUS CHRISTI - A witness snapped a photo of a man accused of stealing $435 worth of shoes from a tent sale at Dick's Sporting Goods over the July 4th weekend.

He was seen grabbing a pair of pink Nike shoes and two pairs of Air Max Nike shoes.

The Corpus Christi Police Department is looking for the tall, middle-aged black male seen as a passenger in a Pontiac Sunfire.

Officers were able to track down the Pontiac and impounded it, but they have not identified the suspect.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or submit a tip online at www.888tips.com.

 


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John Deere Tractor Stolen in Odem http://www.kristv.com/news/john-deere-tractor-stolen-in-odem/ http://www.kristv.com/news/john-deere-tractor-stolen-in-odem/ Crime Central Fri, 11 Jul 2014 6:36:47 PM John Deere Tractor Stolen in Odem

ODEM - The San Patricio Sheriff's Office needs help finding a man believed to have stolen a John Deere Tractor and 20 foot long trailer.

Surveillance images from the Texas Star convenience store in Odem show the man walking in the store, plus his GMC Sierra or Chevy Silverado in the lot.

The truck is an extended cab that's tan or gold with a tool box.

If you recognize the man, call the Sheriff's Office at 361-364-9600.

 


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Park Murder Suspect Indicted Two Years Later http://www.kristv.com/news/park-murder-suspect-indicted-two-years-later/ http://www.kristv.com/news/park-murder-suspect-indicted-two-years-later/ Crime Central Fri, 11 Jul 2014 4:36:40 PM Park Murder Suspect Indicted Two Years Later

CORPUS CHRISTI - A grand jury has indicted Trinity Ringlestein for capital murder, murder, aggravated assault, and criminal mischief related to the killing of a man at South Bay Park two years ago.

Witnesses told police the victim, Micah Horn, was dumped out of a truck and left to die at the park on July 21, 2012. Horn was shot multiple times.

Later that night, police tracked down Ringlestein at an apartment complex on the other side of town.

A trial date has not been set.

 


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Additional Details Released in Halifax Home Invasion http://www.kristv.com/news/additional-details-released-in-halifax-home-invasion/ http://www.kristv.com/news/additional-details-released-in-halifax-home-invasion/ Crime Central Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:24:13 PM Additional Details Released in Halifax Home Invasion

CORPUS CHRISTI - A manhunt is underway for two men and a woman involved in a home invasion. Police say the front door of the home on the 3100 block of Halifax Drive was wide open so the two guys walked right in.

A mother and daughter were in the process of moving, so naturally they kept the door open as they ferried stuff around.

Both saw a man carrying a crowbar as he walked in the door. He immediately demanded keys to their truck. The mother and daughter ran further inside the house, but were stopped by a second man who was carrying a crowbar and a knife.

The thieves took wallets and cell phones, then started trying to steal a television. At that point, one of the victims ran into the front yard to scream for help, but she fell, allowing a suspect to jump in top of her and cover her mouth.

She didn't give up, so the thief gave in, so she ran next door to call 911.

The second suspect stayed in the home with the other victim. Once he got the television and a cable box free, he ran outside towards a waiting Chevy Malibu.

A male neighbor confronted the guy immediately. That caused the suspect to put down the television so he could try to hit the witness with the crowbar. In all the confusion, the suspect grabbed the tv again and ran to hide in some bushes.

The getaway driver soon picked him up, plus the second suspect jumped on the trunk to catch a ride out of the neighborhood.

Here's the suspect description:
1) Male, medium brown skin, 5'7" tall, 120-140 lbs, tattoos covering both arms
2) Male, medium brown skin, 5'8" tall, 170-190 lbs. He had an orange or yellow towel to cover his face
3) Female, medium brown skin, driving a white Chevrolet Malibu with four doors.

 


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