The following information was complied from reports provided by the Corpus Christi Police Department and the Office of Nueces County Precinct 5 Constable Dionicio "Don" Ysassi during the week of May 9-14.
A burglary was reported in the 5000 block of County Road 42 after a homeowner called to report someone had broken into a barn near his home. An unidentified person or persons stole a go-kart, valued at $500, from the building. The go-kart was described by the owner as having a red paint job with the number "1" painted on both sides of the vehicle.
Precinct 5 deputies were still investigating the theft as of press time.
Stephen Irving, 55, was arrested by Corpus Christi police after H-E-B Loss Prevention officers notified them of a situation at the H-E-B in the 11100 block of Leopard St. The loss prevention personnel informed CCPD officers that Irving had been caught consuming wine and other grocery items, then returning them to the shelves.
Irving allegedly consumed a loaf of French bread, a container of tuna, almonds, salami and several small bottles of wine.
He was arrested by police and booked at the City Detention Center.
Irving is being charged with theft and public intoxication. The total value for the items stolen was $26.39.
Precinct 5 deputies arrested 54-year-old Travis Wayne Todd for assault family violence after he became violent with his 16-year-old daughter.
Deputies responded to a call at the family's home in the 4000 block of Farm-to-Market Road 624 at 11:16 p.m., according to the report. Todd's wife told deputies that the man was intoxicated and began acting aggressively to her and the couple's two teenage daughters.
The wife called police after Todd grabbed his daughter by her arms and began shaking her according to the report. He then allegedly tried to punch his daughter but missed.
Todd's wife told deputies that Todd may have been mistaken about the girl's identity, adding that it was possible the suspect had meant to grab and strike the wife instead, according to the report.
Deputies had to forcefully restrain Todd after he refused to comply with their directions. He was arrested and transported to the Nueces County Jail.
A 62-year-old man was arrested by Precinct 5 deputies after he set fire to newspaper pages in his home and fled from the domicile.
According to the report, the wife of Alfredo Gutierrez had put down some newspaper in the washroom for a family pet and left them alone for a brief amount of time. Shortly after, Alfredo Gutierrez allegedly set the pages on fire, then jumped out of a window in the home and began walking towards a convenience store at the corner of Bosquez and Benavidez streets.
Deputies found the suspect standing in the store's parking lot, but he ran when the officers approached him. The deputies had to forcefully restrain Gutierrez before arresting him. He was transported to the Nueces County Jail and is facing charges of arson and evading arrest or detention.
Unknown thieves broke into a concession stand at Nueces County Park in Robstown and stole 12 cases of soft drinks and water, while also damaging one of the roll up windows on the building.
A storage shed next to the concession stand was also broken into, but no items were taken.
A monetary value of the property taken from the concession stand could not be determined by investigators.
Precinct 5 deputies were still investigating the theft, as of press time.