Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying two men that they believe put a skimming device on an ATM at a bank located at 6230 South Staples Street on February 4.
Officers responded to the bank after a customer came inside and told employees that he went to use the drive thru ATM and when he inserted his card and attempted to pull it out, the card got stuck. The customer said he pulled harder on his card and that is when the dock where you insert your card broke off.
When bank employees went to investigate they discovered that the part that broke off was actually part of a card skimmer device that was designed to look like part of the ATM. The skimming device was designed to fit over the card insert dock and was held in place with adhesive tape. When they investigated further, they also found a small camera that had been placed on the ATM and was also being held in place by tape. They believe the camera was used to record people entering their bank pins numbers.
Police were able to obtain images of the suspects from the real camera of the ATM as they were placing the skimming device on the machine at about 7:30 PM on February 3.
Suspects placing the skimming device on the ATM
Suspects placing the skimming device on the ATM
Suspects placing the skimming device on the ATM
If you recognize either of these two suspects or if you have information about this case please call the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Division at 886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to the Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward
The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 984 calls for service and generated 230 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. February 4 to 7:00 a.m. on February 5, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 2/5/2016 2:20 AM Location: 8800 State Highway 358 West
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
P.C. 49.04 Class B Misdemeanor Case Number: 1602050018 Corpus Christi Police are investigating a wreck after a female drove off the roadway and crashed her truck into Oso Bay.
The crash investigation by Officers determined that the driver of a 2009 Chevrolet truck was traveling along South Padre Island Drive at the Oso Bay turnaround. The driver failed to control her speed and went over the curb, a concrete barrier, and ended up in the bay.
The driver, Tressa Vansickle (08/191990), was not injured.
After an investigation it was determined that she was intoxicated.
She was arrested for driving while intoxicated and her truck was impounded after it was fished out of the water.
Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help locating a woman that is wanted for writing bad checks to several jewelry stores and then getting the merchandise and pawning it.
Police have obtained ten misdemeanor theft warrants and four felony theft warrants for Amanda Ynfante (AKA Amanda Espinoza) (09/18/1986). She is wanted for writing checks from a frozen bank account to jewelry stores in the city. After getting the merchandise, the female then pawns the jewelry for cash.
She is described as being 29 years old, 5’02” tall, and she weighs about 130 pounds. She has black hair, brown eyes and a large tattoo on her right shoulder. She is known to drive a 2006 Kia Sorrento that is gold in color.
In all, the arrest warrants have a total bond amount of $110,000.
If you know where this female is or if you have information about this theft case please call the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Division at 886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to the Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.
Corpus Christi Police Narcotics Vice Investigations Division secured a search warrant for a home located at 2922 Sabinas Street after receiving complaints of drug dealing from the residence.
Officers went to the home at about 4:15 PM on February 3 and during the search, 4.0 grams of crack cocaine was found. Officers also seized a bag of synthetic marijuana and several pills.
Two people inside the home, Manuel Anthony Rodriguez (06/22/1984) and Crystal Leann Juarez (10/15/1993), were both arrested and charged with Second Degree Felony Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 263 calls for service and generated 209 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. February 3 to 7:00 a.m. on February 4, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 2/3/2016 1:40 PM Location: 1300 Buford Street Offense: Theft P.C. 31.03 Class B Misdemeanor Case Number: 1602030077 Corpus Christi Police arrested a man after a postal employee saw the suspect take a package that he had just put on the front porch of a home located in the 1300 block of Buford Street.
The postal worker had left the box on the porch because no one was home. A short time later, he saw the male suspect walk up to the porch and take the package.
The postal employee was able to follow the suspect while contacting police.
Officers were able to catch up to the suspect, Ryan Rivera (11/26/1972), at the intersection of Buford and Twelfth Streets and he was arrested.
The package, which contained $105 worth of food, was returned to the residence.
A Corpus Christi Police Officer has been placed on administrative leave, as per department policy, after an officer involved shooting during a traffic stop at 7300 Prairie Dr. on February 2, 2016.
Officer Robert Cabello, a three year veteran of the department, is the officer who shot and injured a man who pointed a gun at him. This occurred during a traffic stop related to a shots fired and auto burglary call at 6800 Everhart.
The 24 year old suspect, who pointed a gun at Officer Cabello, is in custody and being treated for his injuries. Once he is released from the hospital, he will be booked into the City Detention Center for Attempted Capital Murder.
The City of Corpus Christi will auction 94 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The auction will start at 10:00 am.
The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, February 6, 2016. The general public can continue to view the vehicles from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on the day of the auction.
The vehicles for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from www.siskauction.com.
The Corpus Christi Police Department remembers Senior Officer Juan Rincon Prieto and his line of duty death on February 2, 1993. Officer Prieto was directing traffic at Up River Road and Suntide when he was struck and killed by a pickup truck. Officer Prieto had served in the Corpus Christi Police Department for 27 years and was survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.
A park on Woodland Creek Drive in Corpus Christi near Callicoate Road is named Senior Officer Prieto Park in his memory.
Date: 2/1/2016 11:42PM Location: 6800 Everhart Offense: Burglary to a Motor Vehicle, Agg. Assault, Case Numbers: 1602020003, 1602020006
On February 1, 2016 at approximately 11:42 pm Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to 6838 Everhart Road in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival officers contacted a 24-year-old man who told Officers that he caught several suspects breaking into his car. The 24-year-old man told Officers he held the burglary suspects at gunpoint and at some point there was an exchange of gunfire between the burglary suspects and the 24-year-old man. Two suspects (male and female) fled the scene in a vehicle and Zachary Garibay (2/2/1991) was detained by the 24-year-old man until Corpus Christi Police arrived and placed Garibay under arrest for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. Detectives believe there were no injuries as a result of the exchange of gunfire, and the only property damage reported was to a vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment complex. The 24-year-old man who is the burglary victim has not been arrested.
A description of the vehicle was put out over the radio. At approximately 12:03 am, the suspect vehicle was spotted and stopped at 7300 Prairie Dr. During this traffic stop a 24-year-old man pointed a gun at the officer. The officer fearing for his safety fired his duty weapon. The 24-year-old man ran from the shooting scene. The Officer arrested a 19-year-old woman also ran from the shooting scene, but was captured by the Officer. The 19-year-old woman, Abby Farrell (2/26/1996) was arrested for evading arrest and delivered to the city detention center.
Officers formed a perimeter around the scene and began searching for the 24-year-old man. The K-9 units also assisted in the search. During the search officers learned the 24-year-old man was in a home on the 4900 block of Lake Medina Drive. The Officers surrounded the home and attempted to develop a dialogue with the 24-year-old man. The Corpus Christi Police SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Teams responded to the home until SWAT entered the home at about 7:45am and found the 24-year-old inside with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. The 24-year-old man was taken to the hospital for treatment and placed under guard by Corpus Christi Police.
Corpus Christi Police believe all suspects in the burglaries involved in this episode have been located. Detectives continue to gather information and evidence about this episode to verify facts and circumstances.
UPDATE February 5, 2016:
On February 5, 2016 at approximately 6:20pm, Michael Garibay (11-11-1992) was released from the hospital and transported and booked into the City Detention Center. He was booked on one count of aggravated assault on a police officer, one count of evading arrest and one count of failure to appear on a previous possession of marijuana.
Corpus Christi Police Department detectives need your help identifying this suspect. This suspect and his possible accomplice have gone to several businesses in Corpus Christi using a cloned credit card. They have purchased close to $2000 in merchandise with the cloned cards.
Detectives ask employees to please check ID’s to help deter this type of crime.
If you have any information about this crime please contact Lt. James Lerma with the Financial Crimes Unit at 361-886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to the Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.