Spring Break in Corpus Christi Hits Record Numbers; Violence Reported

CORPUS CHRISTI–In what authorities are calling a recording breaking crowd at Spring Break in Corpus Christi, police report there was some Spring Break violence that ended up in the some arrests from a stabbing incident.

Around 8:15 pm on Saturday night, offices report a fight escalated into a stabbing near Newport Pass.

 Beach officers went to the scene and arrested three adult males. Alfredo Flores, 32, Randy Ornelas, 29, and Albert Salazar, 24, were taken into custody for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

 Authorities report the victim, Ricky Lee Guzman, 26, was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital with a non-life threatening stab wound to the side.

Because of the stabbing and the record large crowd that remained on the beach, more  officers were immediately sent to the beach to help with crowd and traffic control

Traffic officers were held over to help move the traffic from the beach area. Gang Unit Officers are also patrolling the beach to deter any gang activity.

Police said these were the largest crowds in recent memory packed Padre Island Beaches Saturday, but despite the record number of beachgoers, Corpus Christi Police Department Officers patrolling the beach reported relatively few problems. 

Near capacity crowds, that numbered in the tens of thousands, prompted the Police Department to close Beach Access Road 3 for about an hour Saturday afternoon when traffic backed up all the way from Beach Access Road 3 (the entrance to the beach) to Laguna Shores drive in Flour Bluff.  Traffic officers reopened the access road, once traffic began moving steadily once again. 

–South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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