Police Blotter

Information in this column was gleaned from Port Aransas Police Department records and interviews with department personnel. Everyone charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Monday, June 20

2:51 a.m. • A business in the 2000 block of On the Beach complained about people refusing to leave the parking lot, but they left when police officers made contact.

7:37 a.m. • A three-year-old child was found wandering in a hotel in the 700 block of South 11th Street. The parents were found in a room, and the child was returned to them.

12:53 p.m. • A car was hit in the parking lot of a restaurant in the 400 block of West Cotter Avenue, but no information was left for the owner of the vehicle.

11:07 p.m. • Two people yelling at each other in a hotel in the 400 block of Avenue G were separated by police.

11:28 p.m. • A 62-year-old man from Hallettsville was arrested for driving while intoxicated in the 3400 block of State Highway 361.

Tuesday, June 21

10:02 a.m. • A gift shop in the 300 block of North Station Street reported damage to the front of the business that was apparently caused by a vehicle.

2:50 p.m. • A 67-year-old woman was reported missing at Pole 32 On the Beach after she entered the water, but she was found.

7:02 a.m. • A man and woman were observed arguing in a car at a storage unit business in the 1100 block of State Highway 361. A 21-year-old man from Falfurrias was arrested on warrants out of Brooks County.

Wednesday, June 22

2:25 p.m. • A six-year-old child was reported missing at Pole 23.5 On the Beach but was quickly located.

2:49 p.m. • A 73-year-old man from Canada died in the water at Pole 6 On the Beach (See story this page).

5:55 p.m. • A charter fishing agency in the 400 block of West Cotter Avenue reported that a cruise customer stole two bottles of liquor valued at $30 while leaving the boat.

6:49 p.m. • A golf cart driven by a 15-year-old boy rolled as it turned a corner at the intersection of Trojan Street and Avenue C, injuring a 54-year-old male who was taken to Bay Area Hospital in Corpus Christi. There were no citations.

Thursday, June 23

5:45 p.m. • A police vehicle struck a golf cart at Pole 43 On the Beach when the driver made a U-turn in front of the officer. The accident was investigated by the Department of Public Safety and ruled unpreventable.

Friday, June 24

4:06 a.m. • A 43-year-old man from Pflugerville was arrested for using a fictitious license plate on his car after he was observed gathering wood from a dumpster at a construction site in the 3000 block of 11th Street.

9:08 a.m. • A resident in the 200 block of Cut-off Road reported a golf cart valued at $15,000 stolen along with beach chairs and a canopy.

8:01 p.m. • A woman reported that in the 200 block of West Cotter Avenue two men in a truck she believed might have a gun demanded cash that she did not have. She instead gave them a credit card. Police located the men, but the woman declined to press charges, and the men refused to cooperate.

10:42 p.m. • A 35-year-old woman from Beckville was arrested for public intoxication in the 2000 block of South On the Beach after she was observed shouting profanities and banging on a man’s truck. She had multiple opened beer cans in a golf cart and refused to go back to where she was staying.

Saturday, June 25

1:14 a.m. • A 35-year-old woman from San Antonio smelling of alcohol was cited for driving without lights in a golf cart at the intersection of Station Street and Brown Avenue. She refused an officer’s instructions to turn on the lights and parked the golf cart in the middle of the road.

1:39 a.m. • A 19-year-old man from Corpus Christi was arrested for public intoxication in the 2700 block of State Highway 361 after he was observed slumped over the steering wheel with the vehicle running. He refused to exit the vehicle, and there were multiple open containers in it.

3:22 a.m. • A 23-year-old man from San Antonio was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 700 block of West Avenue A. He and three other people were sitting in a parked vehicle on the sidewalk with the hazard lights flashing. There was an odor of marijuana, and the driver admitted smoking it.

8:21 p.m. • A camper at Pole 61 On the Beach reported an attempted theft by two men in a truck. Police located the vehicle, and a 56-year-old man from Springfield, Missouri, was arrested on a warrant from his home state for hit and run. A 57-year-old man from Aransas Pass was arrested for possession of the controlled substance methamphetamine, which was detected by a canine search. They denied trying to steal anything.

9:12 p.m. • A woman in a hotel in the 400 block of Avenue G told police her boyfriend tried to choke her, but he had left when police arrived. Police took photographs of her injuries, and they filed a family violence report. The woman was asked to leave the hotel by management because she had a dog in her room, and she contacted police again to complain someone tried to steal her dog while she was sitting in the bed of a truck.

Sunday, June 26

12:47 a.m. • A 30-year-old man from San Antonio was arrested after the discovery of open containers, a syringe and methamphetamine in his truck at Pole 60 On the Beach. Campers reported he was acting suspicious, and he attempted to flee with a blown-out tire when police arrived.

3:22 a.m. • A 41-year-old man from Port Aransas was arrested for public intoxication in the 700 block of Avenue G after he was discovered passed out in his truck.

10:38 a.m. • A 70-year-old man staying in a rental unit in the 1400 block of South 11th Street dropped a small handgun while packing. It discharged, hitting him in the lip. He was transported to Bay Area Hospital in Corpus Christi.

4:16 p.m. • An Austin family in a golf cart got stuck in the sand at Pole 39 On the Beach. As the driver tried to accelerate the engine to free it, a fire broke out destroying the golf cart. (See photo this page).

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