The City of Corpus Christi executed an Administrative Search Warrant at a home in the 10000 block of Eastwood Drive on Thursday, and an Annaville homeowner was taken into custody by the Corpus Christi Police Dept. for her own protection.
According to Police, Herlinda Nunez refused to appear multiple hearings in municipal court, citing health reasons. Recently, Nunez had raised the height of her fence by using a random assortment of pieces of wood and barbed wire. She had also made sure that nobody could see into her property by barricading it with plywood.
Police state that when officers tried to serve Nunez the warrant, she refused to allow them entry into the home, resulting in Police gaining forceful entry. After showing erratic behavior, such as quoting psalms to adult protective services who were also on site, Nunez was then placed in handcuffs and detained for her own protection. According to police, she is not under arrest.
According to the city, the action taken by the city is based on probable cause for existing code violations which could result in potential health threats that could not be properly assessed from the street. The City of Corpus Christi is aware of what the property looks like from the street and the impact it has on the neighborhood.