Occurred: December 19, 2012, 7:16am
Location: 1529 Seventh Street #3
Case Number: 1212190013
Matthew Sean Grier
The Corpus Christi Police Department are investigating a suspicious death at 1529 Seventh Street #3 that was discovered by the Corpus Christi Fire Department on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 7:16am.
Corpus Christi Fire Fighters responded to a structure fire and discovered the deceased body of a 21-year-old man inside the home. The young man’s death was ruled a homicide.
Homicide Supervisor, Lt. Kelly Isaacks stated, “I’m proud to say the only remaining unsolved homicide of 2012 was cleared yesterday by Detective T.K. Revis”.
Matthew Sean Grier (11/25/80) has been charged in the December 19, 2012, murder of Michael Andrew Martinez. Grier’s bond is set at $150,000. Grier is currently incarcerated in TDCJ-Byrd Unit on unrelated charges.
Occurred: December 15, 2012, 3:36am
Location: 505 South Water Street http://goo.gl/maps/9dQtR
Case Number: 1212150028
Bacilio Rudy Hernandez
Patrick Mark Brailey, 29, was fatally injured Saturday, December 15, 2012 after a disturbance at the Smokin Waves Lounge at 505 S. Water Street. Further investigation revealed, a man at the gathering walked away from the crowd and discharged a firearm in the direction of the crowd, striking Brailey. He would later die from his injury at Spohn Memorial.
Homicide/Robbery Detective Ralph Lee worked persistently on the homicide investigation and was able to obtain a murder warrant for Bacilio Rudy Hernandez (09/01/77) when he was positively identified as the shooter.
Hernandez who is a known gang member was arrested by Gang Unit Officers on December 3, 2013 at 418 Hiawatha. He was booked at the City Detention Center and charged with Murder. His bond is set at $1,000,000.
For additional information, please see the original blotter post at http://wp.me/p1D8kP-2Uv .
On Saturday, December 7, 2013, a total of 115 cars, trucks, and motorcycles will be auctioned at the Corpus Christi Police Department Vehicle Impound Lot located at 5485 Greenwood Drive during our monthly auction. The site has four paved acres for an auction lot.
Approximately 35 of these vehicles are “No Insurance” impounds. On Friday, December 6, 2013, the general public will be allowed to register and view the vehicles to be auctioned from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no registration fee.
On the day of the auction, the general public can continue to register and view the vehicles from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The auction will commence promptly at 10:00 a.m. on December 7, 2013. The vehicles to be auctioned can be viewed at www.siskauction.com. An auction list may also be downloaded from the same website.
The department’s strong stand and enforcement of this “Zero Tolerance No Insurance Initiative” will continue and all vehicles involved in accidents will be impounded and the driver cited if they are unable to provide financial proof of insurance. Driver’s license and proof of financial responsibility checkpoints will continue to be conducted at the Shift Captains’ authorization.
During November 2013, Officers issued 402 citations for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility and impounded 76 vehicles for the same charge.
**The 2012 Jeep Wrangler has been removed from the auction list.
Date: November, 15, 2013, 5:04am
Location: 6329 Hwy 286 SB http://goo.gl/maps/Xj01e
Event: Auto Burglary
Case Number: 1311150075
Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Detectives are asking the public’s assistance to help identify an auto burglar who took several tools from a Chevrolet pickup truck.
The suspect can be seen driving up to the truck and removing the item the items from the toolbox.
Video surveillance clips have been uploaded to the Police Department’s YouTube CorpusChristiPD account at http://youtu.be/luiLmjdDOns
Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit a tip online at www.888TIPS.com. Tipster will earn a cash reward.
On Monday, December 2nd the Corpus Christi Police Department is sponsoring a Texas Parking & Transportation Association Parking Professionals Roundtable in Corpus Christi, TX at American Bank Center from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM.
The Roundtable offers three sessions with parking industry experts speaking on Revitalization and the Dilemmas of Parking in Downtowns, ‘Green’ Parking Technology and Private-Public Partnerships, as well as networking opportunities during the catered lunch. The TPTA hosts an annual Convention & Tradeshow as well as three Roundtables that are held throughout Texas and usually offered in larger cities such as Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth.
The TPTA is a parking industry association representing municipal, airport, university and private owned parking entities and programs throughout Texas, as well as technology and equipment vendors and various city transit systems.
The Police Department worked with the TPTA, Corpus Christi Convention Bureau, American Bank Center and the city’s Parking Advisory Committee in organizing the event. Preregistered attendees included numerous local organizations from municipal, airport, university and private owned and managed parking programs, as well attendees from organizations in Houston, Austin and San Antonio.
The Roundtable also brings in vendors that can assist all of these entities in technology, equipment, design and consulting services.
Corpus Christi Police are assisting the Edenton Police Department in locating missing 19-year-old Robert Lee Bunch aka Rob Bunch. Bunch is in the company of a 16-year-old friend, Nicholas Beaman aka Nick Beaman and headed to our city.
Both teens are in a black 2002 Hyundai with North Carolina license plates. At this time, the Edenton Police Department believes there is no foul play involved, but the parents are very concerned for their safety. The young men’s family would like them home for the Thanksgiving Holidays.
If you have seen them or have any information on their whereabouts, please call the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2600. If you would like to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit a tip online at www.888TIPS.com.
For further information, please view the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children site at missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/12….
Reported on April 20, 2013, 2:24am
Location: 1300 block of IH 37 SB
Event: Intoxicated Assault
Case Number: 1304200021
Officers responded to an accident in the 1300 block of IH 37 SB involving a gray Audi and a blue Toyota Cruiser. The driver of the Audi, Ryant Edgeorge Connelly (07/13/92) was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of travel. The Audi struck the Cruiser head-on. Both Connelly and the 47-year-old woman driver of the Toyota were taken to Spohn Memorial with serious injuries.
Connelly was released at the hospital due to his injuries, but a Blood Warrant was obtained and a Blood Specimen taken from Connelly.
On Friday, November 22, 2013, Traffic Safety Investigator Marc Harrod was able to obtain a warrant for Connelly when the toxicology report results were received.
On November 25, 2013, at 11:31am, Connelly turned himself in to the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office Jail Facilities. Connelly was charged with the outstanding warrant for Intoxicated Assault with a Vehicle ~ Severe Body Injury, a 3rd Degree Felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. His bond was set at $30,000.
Reported Date: October 31, 2013, 12:56pm
Location: 4833 Lavaca Drive
Event: Auto Burglary
Case Number: 1310310074
Corpus Christi Police Detectives are asking the public’s assistance to help identify a man who burglarized a brown Ford Expedition in the Heritage Baptist Church parking lot. A firearm was taken from the victim’s vehicle.
Clips of the video surveillance have been uploaded to the Police Department’s CorpusChristiPD YouTube account at http://youtu.be/DZAMeOsZ2T4.
Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit a tip online at www.888TIPS.com. Tipsters will earn a cash reward if the suspect is identified and arrested.
The Nueces County Sheriff’s Department and the Corpus Christi Police Department are asking the public’s assistance to locate a wanted man.
Albert Norman Rojas Jr. (05/28/77) is wanted for the theft of a generator. The theft is a State Jail Felony which is punishable by up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine. His bond is set at $30,000.
We ask that anyone with any information on his whereabouts to call Corpus Christi Police at 361-886-2600. Anyone who would like to provide information to the investigators and keep their identity secret may provide the information through Crime Stoppers at 886-TIPS (8477) or online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.
Animal Control Officers rescued a 3-year-old yellow Labrador from a storm drain today. At 2:30pm, Animal Control Officers responded to the 6000 block of Lexington Street and discovered a dog trapped in the storm drain.
It appears that the manhole cover was missing when the dog fell in. ACO Will Rhodes and ACO Adrian Sanchez used a special roping technique to rope the dog, and hoist him to safety. Once he was rescued, and brought to Animal Care Services, a very special discovery was found.
Three weeks ago, Ty Felton came in to Animal Care Services and reported that his 3-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, Blazer, was missing. But his search did not end there. Mr. Felton became a regular at Animal Control and visited the shelter every single day the facility was open. He created lost/found flyers and searched the local shelters in vain, searching for his beloved Blazer.
After Blazer was admitted into the shelter, given fresh water and food, and looked over by the shelter Veterinarian; Mr. Felton was contacted to identify him. It is believed that Blazer may have been trapped in the storm drain for the entire three weeks and survived off of rain water and possibly vermin that live in the storm drains. Once Mr. Felton was contacted, staff saw him speed in to the parking lot and run to the door of the shelter. He was joyfully reunited with Blazer at 3:30pm. Not a dry eye was left in the office.
Animal Care Services is dedicated to reuniting lost pets with their families. Please remember to microchip and register your pet at 2626 Holly Rd.
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