The following information was compiled 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 April 17-24.
Corpus Christi police officers pulled over a black 2006 Lincoln Mark LT pickup truck in the 14200 block of U.S. Highway 77 for a traffic violation
The stop occurred at 10:40 p.m. on April 19.
The driver, 25-year-old Joey Lee De La Paz, was found to have a suspended driver's license. During their investigation, officers discovered cocaine in the vehicle. Both the driver and passenger each had a baggie of cocaine on their person, police said.
De La Paz and his passenger, 27-year-old Roel Salazar, were both arrested. They were transported and booked at the CDC.
The two men were charged with possession of a controlled substance. De La Paz was additionally charged with driving while license suspended.
A total of 12 small bags of cocaine were tagged as evidence, police said. Salazar's vehicle was impounded.
Precinct 5 deputies arrested two Robstown women in the 800 block of Gonzalez St. for assault-family violence after an argument erupted over cleaning up a mess.
According to the incident report, 23-year-old Tammy Molina told her sister, 21-year-old Tiffany, to clean up after herself when the younger Molina attacked her older sister. The girls' mother called law enforcement for assistance once the two began fighting, deputies said.
The girls' mother told deputies that Tammy Molina has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the past but has not been taking her medication due to a pregnancy, according to the report.
Both girls were arrested and transported to the Nueces County Jail.
Corpus Christi police issued a citation to a truck driver, 57-year-old Daniel Fonseca, who attempted to haul a fork lift underneath an overpass at the intersection of IH 37 and Tuloso Road.
The load was taller than the clearance and the fork lift struck three of the overpass's concrete I-beams, police said. The Texas Department of Transportation was notified of the incident.
TxDOT officials estimated the cost of the damage to be about $10,000.
Fonseca was cited for hauling a load with a height exceeding 14 feet.
Twenty-seven-year-old Jaime Luis Padilla was arrested by Corpus Christi police for online solicitation of a minor, a third degree felony, following an investigation by the department's Internet Crimes Against Children detectives.
Police said Padilla was communicating via the Internet with an individual he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. According to the police report, Padilla made arrangements to meet for sex.
Corpus Christi ICAC detectives arrested Padilla when he arrived at the predetermined meeting location. He was transported to and booked at the City Detention Center.
Anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children, illegal possession or selling of child pornography, or the enticement of children online for sexual acts is asked to contact the department at (361) 886-2600 or call Crime Stoppers at (361) 888-TIPS.