Man tries to cart out items from store
On Thursday, May 15, Corpus Christi Police responded to a business after two Loss Prevention Officers at that store attempted to stop a shoplifter who then punched and fought with them. Officers reported that the suspect entered the business, got a shopping cart, and began to fill it up with items. The suspect then went to the return line and attempted to return the items he had just put in the cart. When the employees refused to make the return, the suspect began to push the cart of items out the door without paying for them. The suspect punched, kicked and elbowed the two Loss Prevention Officers causing them to suffer scrapes and bruises. The suspect fled on foot into a field behind the business. Corpus Christi Police Officers located 36-year-old Myrion Coleman hiding in the back yard of a home in the 13900 block of River Run Drive and he was taken into custody and charged with robbery, a second degree felony. The almost $800 in stolen property was returned to the store.
On Monday, May 13, Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a disturbance call in the 1100 block of Mendoza St. The officers made contact with a 26-year-old female who reported that she observed a white truck that was parked in the backyard of her property with a female in the driver`s seat. The female in the truck was described as being 45-55 years of age, about 5`3, 160 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, and missing front teeth. The suspect female asked the reporting party to help her with switching the license plates on the truck. The suspect female appeared shaky and seemed nervous. The suspect claimed to have a second set of license plates that she wanted to put on the truck. The caller then contacted police and the suspect driver then got back into the truck and fled from the backyard in a hurry. Officers responding to the disturbance call saw the suspect vehicle as it was turning into a business at the corner of Horne Rd. and Columbia St. The officers were able to confirm that the truck was a stolen. The driver of the stolen truck saw the officers and fled the parking lot. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle and it refused to stop. When the suspect vehicle continued to evade police, the situation became unsafe so the officers discontinued the pursuit the vehicle and it was last seen on Baldwin Blvd. going toward the Crosstown Freeway.