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. () () Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:12:46 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Tree Trimming Tools Tip Cops to Theft Suspects http://www.kristv.com/news/tree-trimming-tools-tip-cops-to-theft-suspects/ http://www.kristv.com/news/tree-trimming-tools-tip-cops-to-theft-suspects/ Crime Central Thu, 18 Dec 2014 1:24:14 PM Tree Trimming Tools Tip Cops to Theft Suspects

CORPUS CHRISTI - A couple of suspected tool thieves didn't do a very good job of hiding their loot.

Just before 3am Thursday, police got a call about two guys sitting on a bus bench with a bunch of tools.

When police arrived, 42-year-old Douglas Castleberry and 26-year-old Billie Williams were trying to hide about $2,700 worth of tree trimming tools.

Police discovered they had been stolen from someone the suspects used to work for. The tools were returned to the owner and the suspects were taken to jail on theft charges.

 


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Boyfriend Accused of Hurting 3-Year-Old Girl http://www.kristv.com/news/boyfriend-accused-of-hurting-3-year-old-girl/ http://www.kristv.com/news/boyfriend-accused-of-hurting-3-year-old-girl/ Crime Central Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:37:43 AM Boyfriend Accused of Hurting 3-Year-Old Girl

CORPUS CHRISTI - Police are looking for a man who they believe may have beaten a 3-year-old child leaving her with serious injuries. An arrest warrant has been issued for 22-year-old Julian Lopez.

He's the boyfriend of a woman who called police saying Lopez had been watching her 3-year-old daughter earlier in the day while she went to work.

When she returned home early sunday morning to the 800 block of Omaha, Lopez quickly left, and that's when she discovered the injuries.

Police say the child was covered from head to toe with cuts and bruises. She also had dried blood on her nose and her body.

The girl was taken to Driscoll Children's Hospital and has since been released.

Lopez is facing a felony charge of injury to a child. If you know where he is...you can call police at 886-2600, or Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS.

 


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Man Stabbed and Run Over in Bee County http://www.kristv.com/news/man-stabbed-and-run-over-in-bee-county/ http://www.kristv.com/news/man-stabbed-and-run-over-in-bee-county/ Crime Central Mon, 15 Dec 2014 2:17:11 PM Man Stabbed and Run Over in Bee County

BEEVILLE - A man remains in serious condition after he was stabbed and run over in Bee County this weekend.

Sheriff's deputies were called to help out the man found in a field west of Beeville on Sunday afternoon. While he was suffering from serious injuries, the victim was able to give the names of 2 people he claim attacked him.

Officers from Beeville tracked down and arrested Belinda Brown and Kevin Griffin for attempted murder. A motive for the attack was not provided by the Sheriff's Office.

The victim is being cared for at a hospital in Corpus Christi.

 


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CCPD: Girlfriend Made Up Carjacking Story to Hide DWI Crash http://www.kristv.com/news/ccpd-girlfriend-made-up-carjacking-story-to-hide-dwi-crash/ http://www.kristv.com/news/ccpd-girlfriend-made-up-carjacking-story-to-hide-dwi-crash/ Crime Central Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:06:52 AM CCPD: Girlfriend Made Up Carjacking Story to Hide DWI Crash

CORPUS CHRISTI - A couple spent Sunday in the Nueces County Jail after filing a false carjacking report, according to Corpus Christi police.

25-year-old Crystal Guerra allegedly called police around 4am to report a man with gun had forced her and her boyfriend, 33-year-old Israel Deleon, out of their BMW. The car was found crashed along I-37.

Officers weren't too sure about her story. They filed a misdemeanor charge of filing a false report against Crystal Guerra after finding her boyfriend was intoxicated.

The arresting officer found Deleon was alone when he crashed the car. Right afterwards, he called someone for help. That person brought Guerra to scene where she allegedly made up the story about being carjacked.

Deleon was not injured in the crash. He's charged with driving while intoxicated.

 


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Alice Gravedigger Sentenced for Social Security Fraud http://www.kristv.com/news/alice-gravedigger-sentenced-for-social-security-fraud/ http://www.kristv.com/news/alice-gravedigger-sentenced-for-social-security-fraud/ Crime Central Fri, 12 Dec 2014 1:42:16 PM Alice Gravedigger Sentenced for Social Security Fraud

ALICE - A man who claimed he couldn't work because of back problems will serve a year and a half in federal prison for working as a grave digger while collecting disability checks.

Prosecutors say 59-year old Guatemozin Garcia plead guilty to fraud in August for receiving $148,043 in benefits from 2008 to 2013.

The case was handled in federal court as Garcia was receiving funds from the Social Security Administration.

Investigators found he was paid by several people to prepare gravesites and graveside funeral arrangements, but concealed all of that income as required by law. His work included using a tractor and shovel to dig graves, set up and take down of tents and chairs, plus laying out artificial grass for services.

In addition to the prison sentence, Garcia must also pay back all of the money he received from the federal government.

He's out on bond right now until he voluntarily surrenders to serve his sentence with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

 


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Thieves Smash Windows and Steal Tires off Business Lots http://www.kristv.com/news/thieves-smash-windows-and-steal-tires-off-business-lots/ http://www.kristv.com/news/thieves-smash-windows-and-steal-tires-off-business-lots/ Crime Central Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:55:12 AM Thieves Smash Windows and Steal Tires off Business Lots

CORPUS CHRISTI - A couple of shops along SPID were hit by burglars overnight. The thieves got away with tires worth $2,400

The owner of 4 Wheel Specialties on S. Padre Island Drive called police after 3:30am to report someone had smashed the windows or pried the doors open on six vehicles in the parking lot.

CCPD says there is surveillance video of the suspect on the parking lot for more than an hour.

At about the same time, a security guard at Auto Nation Ford reported seeing two vehicles up on blocks and a man in a black sweatshirt running away. The tires off a 2015 Ford Mustang and a 2015 F-150 were stolen. The thieves got away with tires worth $2,400.

No suspects were located near either business.

While police are still investigating, they say evidence is suggesting that the same criminals were involved in both cases.

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

 


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Man Shot During Fight at Ex-Wife's House http://www.kristv.com/news/man-shot-during-fight-at-ex-wife-s-house/ http://www.kristv.com/news/man-shot-during-fight-at-ex-wife-s-house/ Crime Central Fri, 12 Dec 2014 6:05:01 AM Man Shot During Fight at Ex-Wife's House

CORPUS CHRISTI - A man who picked a fight with someone at his ex-wife's house was shot in the foot early Friday morning according to Corpus Christi Police.

The altercation began sometime around 2 am at a nightclub on Alameda Street, according to a CCPD lieutenant.

Police said that a man in his 20's left the club, and went to his ex-wife's house on Promise Lane on the city's Southside.

That's when he got into a physical fight with someone inside the home who pulled out a gun and shot the man in the foot.

The man who was shot was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be okay.

Police said they plan to file criminal charges against the man who was shot for initiating the fight.

They said that the man who shot him was acting in self defense.

 


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Wife Accused of Hitting Husband During Argument About Dogs http://www.kristv.com/news/wife-accused-of-hitting-husband-during-argument-about-dogs/ http://www.kristv.com/news/wife-accused-of-hitting-husband-during-argument-about-dogs/ Crime Central Thu, 11 Dec 2014 2:21:19 PM Wife Accused of Hitting Husband During Argument About Dogs

CORPUS CHRISTI - A 73-year-old woman was arrested early this morning after police say she hit her husband during an argument over a dog.

Police say Mary Sue Wright got upset when her 71-year-old husband refused to water their dogs.

Mrs. Wright really got angry when she tripped and fell while watering the dogs herself, according to police.

Her husband says the next thing he knows, she grabbed an unknown object and smashed him in the face.

Mrs. Wright was arrested for aggravated assault.

 


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Homeowner Robbed While Visiting with 2 Women http://www.kristv.com/news/homeowner-robbed-while-visiting-with-2-women/ http://www.kristv.com/news/homeowner-robbed-while-visiting-with-2-women/ Crime Central Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:50:46 AM Homeowner Robbed While Visiting with 2 Women

CORPUS CHRISTI - A 76-year-old man says he was robbed last night while he had two women over to visit at his home on McAlpin Drive.

While they were inside, two men wearing bandanas and beanies came in through the unlocked front door. The suspects took all of the victim's jewelry and cash as the forced him into a bathroom.

The victim says he also saw the women going through his things looking for valuables.

All four of the suspects left the home without harming the man. He admitted to police he does not know the names of the women he had over to his home and did not recognize the men who robbed him.

Witnesses told police they saw a beige four door vehicle speeding away from the house.

 


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Waiter Threatened with Knife by Thief http://www.kristv.com/news/waiter-threatened-with-knife-by-thief/ http://www.kristv.com/news/waiter-threatened-with-knife-by-thief/ Crime Central Wed, 10 Dec 2014 2:04:46 PM Waiter Threatened with Knife by Thief

CORPUS CHRISTI - A waiter at restaurant in Annaville told police he tried to stop a man from walking away with cash out of the register Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect reportedly turned to the waiter to say "you want some of this?" He was armed with a knife.

The waiter described the thief as a black male in his 30's, roughly 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. Police were told more than $100 was taken from the register.

No one was injured as the thief walked away from the restaurant in the 10000 block of Leopard Street.

 


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Men Shot During Argument on Sabinas Street http://www.kristv.com/news/men-shot-during-argument-on-sabinas-street/ http://www.kristv.com/news/men-shot-during-argument-on-sabinas-street/ Crime Central Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:43:23 AM Men Shot During Argument on Sabinas Street

CORPUS CHRISTI- Corpus Christi police are investigating a shooting that sent two men to the hospital Tuesday evening.

The men were walking along the 3000 block of Sabinas when a suburban pulled up.

Police say there was an argument then several shots were fired from the suburban.

The victims, identified as a man in his 20's and a man in his 30's, were hit in the torso.

One suffered two gunshot wounds, the other was hit once.

They were able to drive themselves to the hospital and police say the injuries were not life threatening.

No arrests have been made.

Police are waiting to question the victims for any possible leads on the suspects.

 


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Freer Man Accused of Stabbing Two Women http://www.kristv.com/news/freer-man-accused-of-stabbing-two-women/ http://www.kristv.com/news/freer-man-accused-of-stabbing-two-women/ Crime Central Tue, 9 Dec 2014 3:59:21 PM Freer Man Accused of Stabbing Two Women

FREER - An alert tonight from the Freer Police Department is out as they search for a man accused of stabbing two women while they were decorating a home for the holidays.

Fidencio "Fido" Leal III reportedly approached two women on Saturday night at their home.

Both women sustained minor stab wounds to their arms. One woman suffered a stab wound to her abdomen.

They were taken to Spohn Hospital in Alice where they were treated and released.

Freer PD has obtained two felony warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for Leal.

If you have any information, contact the Freer Police Department at 361-394-6002 or The Freer Crime Stoppers at 361-701-7014.

 


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South Africa Judge to Respond to Pistorius Appeal http://www.kristv.com/news/south-africa-judge-to-respond-to-pistorius-appeal/ http://www.kristv.com/news/south-africa-judge-to-respond-to-pistorius-appeal/ Crime Central Tue, 9 Dec 2014 4:54:50 AM South Africa Judge to Respond to Pistorius Appeal

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A South African judge says she will respond to the prosecution's appeal of the Oscar Pistorius verdict on Wednesday.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the Pretoria High Court that the decision to acquit Pistorius of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, should be overturned. Nel also argued that star-athlete's punishment was "shockingly inappropriate."

Pistorius' defense attorney, Barry Roux, argued against allowing the prosecution to appeal the verdict and sentence.

Judge Thokozile Masipa, who presided over the Pistorius trial, will also decide whether the case can be heard at the Supreme Court of Appeal.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 


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Deputy Arrested for DWI After Calling Coworker for Ride Home http://www.kristv.com/news/deputy-arrested-for-dwi-after-calling-coworker-for-ride-home/ http://www.kristv.com/news/deputy-arrested-for-dwi-after-calling-coworker-for-ride-home/ Crime Central Mon, 8 Dec 2014 4:49:54 PM Deputy Arrested for DWI After Calling Coworker for Ride Home

CORPUS CHRISTI - A Nueces County Sheriff's deputy is on suspension without pay following his weekend arrest for drunk driving.

According to an arrest affidavit, Sergeant Ian Rosales called a fellow deputy at the McKenzie Jail Annex early Saturday morning.

Rosales reportedly said he was drunk and wanted an escort home, so he wouldn't be pulled over.

The deputy reported he stepped out into the parking lot of the annex and quickly spotted Rosales driving erratically. The coworker asked for him to step out of the car, but he refused, and tried to drive away.

Rosales then crashed into a wooden fence and was eventually pulled out of his car by the other deputy. Rosales refused to take a field sobriety test, but did undergo a blood draw at the city detention center.

He has since posted bond on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

 


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Nueces County Sheriff: Sergeant Arrested for DWI http://www.kristv.com/news/nueces-county-sheriff-sergeant-arrested-for-dwi/ http://www.kristv.com/news/nueces-county-sheriff-sergeant-arrested-for-dwi/ Crime Central Sun, 7 Dec 2014 9:53:45 PM Nueces County Sheriff: Sergeant Arrested for DWI

CORPUS CHRISTI - A sergeant with the Nueces County Sheriffs Department was arrested for driving under the influence Friday evening, Sheriff Jim Kaelin confirmed.

The sheriffs department was not releasing the man's name as of Sunday evening.

The incident happened on county property at the McKinzie Jail Annex on the 700 block of North Padre Island Drive, according to the sheriff.

The man was not in a law enforcement vehicle and was driving a personal vehicle at the time of the arrest.

He was taken into custody after 6 pm Friday and was taken to jail.

Sheriff Kaelin said his department was still investigating the DWI, and could be filing criminal charges with the district attorney's office on Monday.

 


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Corpus Christi Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud http://www.kristv.com/news/corpus-christi-man-pleads-guilty-to-tax-fraud/ http://www.kristv.com/news/corpus-christi-man-pleads-guilty-to-tax-fraud/ Crime Central Thu, 4 Dec 2014 4:21:07 PM Corpus Christi Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

CORPUS CHRISTI - A man who offered to help a friend with her tax return is now facing 5 years in prison for taking the $10,000 refund for himself.

Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that Damien Oneil Perez plead guilty to filing a false claim for a tax refund. According to the Department of Justice, Perez put down the names of two children as dependents of the woman. She told investigators she has no idea who the children are.

Furthermore, the return was directed to Perez's bank account. Prosecutors say Perez admitted to filing false claims not only in this case, but with other people tax returns as well.

He'll be back in court next March for sentencing.

 


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Task Force Makes Marijuana Bust in San Diego http://www.kristv.com/news/task-force-makes-marijuana-bust-in-san-diego/ http://www.kristv.com/news/task-force-makes-marijuana-bust-in-san-diego/ Crime Central Thu, 4 Dec 2014 12:39:03 PM Task Force Makes Marijuana Bust in San Diego

DUVAL COUNTY - Sheriff Romeo Ramirez says officers of a combined task force seized roughly two pounds of marijuana during a search in San Diego.

The two men and one woman arrested in the raid on East Luby Street face charges of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A photo posted on the Sheriff's Facebook profile features large and small baggies of marijuana, plus the $388 in cash seized.

The names of this arrested have not been released.

 


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Camera Planted Inside Starbucks Restroom http://www.kristv.com/news/camera-planted-inside-starbucks-restroom/ http://www.kristv.com/news/camera-planted-inside-starbucks-restroom/ Crime Central Tue, 25 Nov 2014 1:41:07 PM Camera Planted Inside Starbucks Restroom

CORPUS CHRISTI - Detectives released video of a man seen placing a camera in the bathroom of a Starbucks earlier this year.

The smiling man is seen on video placing the camera beneath a countertop in order to have a clear view of near the toilet.

This is one of three incidents in Corpus Christi involving a camera found inside a restroom.

 

This particular cell phone, with camera, was found on July 11th. Detectives were able to track down the owner of the phone, but determined it is not the same person seen in this video.

Another cell phone was found inside a Stripes at Kostoryz and Holly on August 12. The third was found hidden inside a laundromat on the 11300 block of Leopard on August 28th

If you have any information on this man's identity, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or submit a tip online at www.888tips.com.


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String of Smash and Grab Burglaries along SPID http://www.kristv.com/news/string-of-smash-and-grab-burglaries-along-spid/ http://www.kristv.com/news/string-of-smash-and-grab-burglaries-along-spid/ Crime Central Mon, 24 Nov 2014 5:52:41 AM Sara Donchey String of Smash and Grab Burglaries along SPID

CORPUS CHRISTI - Police are on the lookout for a man they say used a crow bar to burglaries a few local businesses early Monday morning.

The man pried open the door of the Boing Boing Bounce business on the 3400 block of South Padre Island Drive, according to police.

There was no money in the register though, so police said it didn't appear that the man got away with any cash.

Police said he also smashed in the windows of the Carino's restaurant on the 1600 block of SPID at Greenwood.

At least one security camera at one of the business caught a glimpse of the suspect.

Police described him as a Hispanic man wearing black clothes and white shoes who was seen driving a white Nissan Maxima.

If you have any information about these burglaries, call the Corpus Christi Police at 361-888-TIPS.


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Kingsville Police Officer Arrested, Facing Assault Charges http://www.kristv.com/news/kingsville-police-officer-arrested-facing-assault-charges/ http://www.kristv.com/news/kingsville-police-officer-arrested-facing-assault-charges/ Crime Central Fri, 21 Nov 2014 1:24:02 PM Kingsville Police Officer Arrested, Facing Assault Charges

KINGSVILLE - A Kingsville Police Officer is behind bars after an investigation into claims of domestic violence.

Officer Joshua Grant was arrested this morning and charged with Obstruction or Retaliation, Assault Bodily Injury of a Family or Household Member and Tampering with a Witness.

According to a press release from the Kingsville Police Department, Grant has been employed with the department since 2009. He has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the results of its criminal investigation. The release also stated since Grant is an employee,no additional information will be released at this time.

Chief Ricardo Torres released the following statement "The City of Kingsville and the Kingsville Police Department will not tolerate any acts or threats of violence. The City of Kingsville and Kingsville Police Department will not tolerate any form of retaliation with regards to domestic violence and insure that victims are treated with dignity and respect."

 


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