December 5, 2023

12.12.18 The Grinch Who Tried to Steal Christmas (Arrested)

Case 2018-70040
“The Grinch who tried to steal Christmas”
UPDATE 12-12-18@4:00 p.m.
On Tuesday December 11th Detectives from the Baytown Police Department
arrested and charged 22 year old Christian Cortina of Baytown with Class B
Theft through the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. A break in the
case came when a citizen recognized the vehicle after it was aired by our
media partners, which led detectives to Mr. Cortina. With the help of our
media partners as well as members of our community not only were we able
to identify the suspect in this case but we were also able to recover two of the
stolen bicycles, which can now be given to deserving children in our
community. As for now, the Grinch is in custody.
On December 6, 2018, Baytown Police responded to O’Neals Sports Bar and
Grill, located at 2651 S. SH Business 146, in reference to a theft. Five
bicycles, which were slated for donation to the Baytown Blue Santa program,
were stolen by a Hispanic male, 5’3”, approximately 190 lbs. with black hair.
The subject was seen driving a light/dark gray, 2000 Chevrolet Silverado
pick-up truck.
The five bicycles are described as follows: four small pink Huffy bicycles and
one small pink Dynacraft bicycle were stolen from the lobby.
The Baytown Blue Santa program has been in existence for over 25 years and
has assisted thousands of families who might not have been able to give their
children gifts during the holiday season. The Baytown Blue Santa program
relies heavily on donations and O’Neals, for the past two years, has been an
integral part of the program’s success

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