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Police Search for Murder Suspect

A 25-year-old man was killed in a parking lot after a confrontation about a door ding Saturday morning.

Corpus Christi Police responded to an assault call at 6241 Saratoga Boulevard at 2:25am. A 25-year-old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance, but died from his injuries.

The 25-year-old man struck a nearby vehicle with his door while he got out of his car. A man in the vehicle confronted the 25-year-old man and assaulted the 25-year-old man. The 25-year-old man fell to the ground and then police were called.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives responded to investigate this event as a homicide. Police are now searching for the man responsible for the 25-year-old man’s death.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, about 6 foot 1 inches tall, 220 pounds, and wore a white shirt and baggy blue jeans. The suspect drove a white sport utility vehicle with two other men.

Anyone interested to research reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi may search Crimereports.com for a variety of information. Anyone who has any additional information about this murder should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery/Homicide Detectives at (361) 886-2841. Information may be provided anonymously to detectives through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Date: June 1, 2013, 2:24am

Location: 6241 Saratoga Boulevard http://goo.gl/maps/JNu3m

Offense: Murder

Case Number: 1306010024

Auto Theft Task Force Seeks To Identify Two Men

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The Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force would like help from the public to identify and locate two men responsible for felony theft that happened on May 18, at the 100 block of Villa Drive.

The Corpus Christi Police were called to investigate a theft in which several welding machines on trailers valued at $54,000 dollars were stolen on May 18, 2013 from a fenced area on the 100 block of Villa Drive. The suspects cut a hole in the fence to access the trailers. The trailers were later recovered at Airport Road and Lou Street.

Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force Detectives have obtained images of the two men responsible for the theft. The two men used a Dodge Sport Utility Vehicle in order to pull the trailers. One suspect is described as a white male about 5 foot 10 inches tall, with short brown hair and he wore a blue cap, blue long sleeve Old Navy shirt, with blue jeans and white shoes.

The other suspect is described as a white male about 6 feet tall, gray hair, and wore a blue cap, black short sleeve T-shirt, blue jeans, and brown shoes.

Anyone with any additional information about this crime, or can identify the suspects, should call the Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force at 886-2841. Information may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Date: May 18, 2013

Location: 100 Villa Drive http://goo.gl/maps/pjNWh

Offense: Theft

Case Number: 1305180038

Police Investigate Illegal Dumping

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The Nueces County Constables Office Environmental Enforcement Division would like help from the public to identify and locate the persons responsible for illegal dumping on County Road 55A on May 8, 2013.

Two couches and four mattresses were dumped from a white truck on May 8, 2013 at about 8:53am. Investigators viewed a home video of the area. A school bus picked up a child from a nearby home at 7:00am and no other vehicle drove in the area until the truck arrived.

County Road 55A is located off Old Brownsville Road near the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Anyone who has any additional information about this illegal dumping crime, or can identify the person responsible should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.888TIPS.com. Information that leads to an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Date: May 8, 2013, 8:53am

Location: County Road 55A http://goo.gl/maps/72hPI

Offense: Illegal Dumping

Case Number: Nueces County Constable’s Office #311

Narcotics/Vice Investigators Announce Results From Warrants and Narcotics Arrests

Corpus Christi Police Officers assigned to the Narcotics/Vice Investigations worked surveillance on Richard David Andrade who was known to sell drugs and typically transport them in his vehicle. Andrade was known to have some Municipal Court warrants, so when Andrade became mobile in his vehicle at 11:30pm on May 21, 2013, officers had two CCPD patrol units stop and arrest him on the outstanding warrants.  Upon impoundment of the vehicle an inventory was conducted and the patrol officers located a quantity of drugs concealed in the hollowed out air bag compartment.  In addition to the Municipal Court warrants suspect Richard David Andrade 12/11/1984 was booked for Possession of a Controlled Substance and second degree felony and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon third degree felony.

Seized as a result of the investigation

14.83 grams of crack cocaine ($741 value)

3.01 grams methadone

3.25 grams hydrocodone

1.83 grams alprazolam

2.86 grams of marijuana

1-9mm pistol

$1,647 U.S. currency

Case #1305210155

Corpus Christi Police Narcotics/Vice Investigators along with DPS Narcotics and the U.S. Marshal Service Violent Offender Task Force served an arrest warrant on known prison gang member Jose L. Hernandez 08/30/83 at 2341 Handlin on May 22, 2013.  Hernandez was found to be in possession of an ounce of crack cocaine.  The officers obtained a search warrant for his residence at which time 9 ounces of crack cocaine, $1,403 in U.S. currency and 2 pistols were seized.  During the course of the first investigation Monica Ayala 10/05/78 arrived on Handlin to deliver 1.5 kilograms of powder cocaine.  Hernandez was booked on the arrest warrant and charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance 1st degree felony.  Ayala was also charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance 1st degree felony.

Seized as a result of the investigation

1,653.6 grams of powder cocaine ($45,000 value)

152.57 grams of crack cocaine ($4,842 value)

$1,403 U.S. currency

2-9mm pistols

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2002 Cadillac Escalade

2005 Dodge Magnum

2007 Dodge Avenger

2001 Chevrolet Malibu

Case #1305220176 and 1305230007

Corpus Christi Police Officers assigned to the Narcotics/Vice Investigations in conjunction with CCPD SWAT and the CCPD Gang Unit served a search warrant at 3521 N. Naylor at 9:45pm on May 23, 2013. Justin Perez 12/26/88 fled out the back door however an extensive house to house search by SWAT personnel resulted in the suspect being located hiding under a house 4 houses down from the original location.  The search resulted in the seizure 2 pistols, crack cocaine, and U.S. currency.  Perez was charged with Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance 1st degree felony.

Seized as a result of the investigation

242.39 grams of crack cocaine ($12,120 value)

1-.45 caliber pistol

1-.40 caliber pistol

$1,844 in U.S. currency

Case #1305230186

Case #1305230186 Suspect: Justin Perez (12/26/1988)
Case #1305230186
Suspect: Justin Perez (12/26/1988)

 

Information developed during the course of the investigation at 3521 Naylor led NVID in conjunction with SWAT and the Gang Unit serving a search warrant at 3302 Up River Rd.  #34 at approximately 03:30 on 05/24/13.  Seized at the apartment was a significant quantity of crack cocaine, some powder cocaine and $11,727 in U.S. currency.  The occupant of the apartment Daniel Reese 04/30/86 was charged for Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance 1st degree felony.

Seized as a result of the investigation

293.06 grams of crack cocaine ($14,653 value)

11.40 grams powder cocaine ($550 value)

3.13. grams marijuana

22.15 grams Alprazolam

6.48 grams Hydrocodone

$11,727 in U.S. currency

Case #1305240021

Case #1305240021 Suspect: Daniel Reese (4/30/1986)
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Suspect: Daniel Reese (4/30/1986)

Police Seek Woman Who Stole Phone From Store Checkout Counter

The Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives would like help from the public to identify a woman who stole a cellular telephone while in line at a store on May 6, 2013.

A 24-year-old man stood in line at a cash register at a store located at 4717 South Padre Island Drive and set his iphone valued at $600 dollars on the counter. The man walked away from the counter and a woman behind him in line took the phone.

The man realized he did not have his phone and returned to the counter, but could not locate the phone. Store employees searched video of the event and discovered the woman took the phone, but the woman had left the store.

The woman is described as a white female about 40 years of age and she wore a black short sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with any additional information about this crime or anyone who can identify this woman should call the Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives at 886-2841. Information may be provided to detectives anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Date: May 6, 2013 14:23

Location 4717 South Padre Island Drive http://goo.gl/maps/7mNKU

Offense: Theft

Case Number: 1305070096

Police Arrest Man From Information Provided Through Crime Stoppers

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The Corpus Christi Police Department would like to thank the partners in the community and the media for the safe apprehension of 48-year-old Juan Carlos Rodriguez (2/5/1965).

Rodriguez stole a van from a 66-year-old man from 4109 Staples Street on May 18. Pictures of the suspect from the store were shown on news broadcasts on May 22 and members of the community contacted Crime Stoppers to provide Detectives with the identity of Rodriguez and his location.

Corpus Christi Police arrested Rodriguez near his residence at the 2000 block of Horne and the stolen 1998 Dodge Caravan was recovered. Rodriguez was arrested for a Nueces County warrant of arrest for Larceny. Rodriguez was then delivered to the city detention center.

Police Seek Man Who Stole Car From Service Line

The Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force Detectives would like help from the public to identify and locate a man who stole a vehicle from an auto shop on May 18, 2013.

A 66-year-old man took his green 1998 Dodge Caravan to have the oil changed at 4109 South Staples. The 66-year-old man left the keys in the ignition while in the service line for an oil change. An unknown man got into the unoccupied van and drove away and was last seen east on Staples Street.

Detectives have obtained photographs of the suspect in this case. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man about 5 foot 10 inches tall, about 220 pounds, had short black hair and wore glasses, a blue t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts, and white shoes.

Anyone with any additional information about this crime or can identify this person should call the Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force at 886-2874. Information may be provided to detectives anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Date: May 18, 2013 10:00am

Location: 4109 S. Staples http://goo.gl/maps/UrVNt

Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle

Case Number: 1305180052

Police to Close Oso Bridge on Sunday

State Highway 358 over the Oso Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 6:15am. The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section will take measurements to reconstruct a vehicle crash and need the roadway closed to safely perform the duty.

The westbound lanes (to travel away from Flour Bluff) of the bridge will be closed for about two hours. The eastbound lanes (to travel into Flour Bluff) will be closed after the westbound lanes are reopened. The closure on the eastbound lanes is expected to last about one hour.

Anyone traveling into Flour Bluff or to Padre Island may take Yorktown to navigate to their destination. The public is urged to watch for workers in the area and the Police Department thanks everyone for their patience.

Police Close Bridge To Investigate Crash With Multiple Fatalities

The Oso Bridge on the 8800 block of South Padre Island Drive was closed for several hours Monday night while the Corpus Christi Police Department worked a major vehicle crash with multiple fatal injuries.

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the crash at 9:15pm and found several vehicles obstructing traffic on the westbound lanes of the bridge. The westbound lanes of traffic were closed to traffic and the eastbound lanes were reduced to one lane of travel because debris spread on both sides of the freeway.

Emergency Crews discovered a 27-year-old man and a 20-year-old man did not survive the crash. Several other people were taken to the hospital by ambulance to be treated for non life-threatening injuries.

The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section evaluated the scene to take measurements and determine the sequence of events. The crash involved a gold 2000 Chevy 1500 truck, a white 2012 Chevy 3500 four door truck, a red 2004 Isuzu Rodeo carry-all, and a green 2001 Volvo S80.

The Oso Bridge was closed completely at 12:13am so that the Traffic Safety Section could safely evaluate and measure the crash scene. The roadway was re-opened to normal use at 2:34am.

No conclusions about the cause of the crash have yet been determined, but speed is believed to have been a contributing factor. Crash Investigators also believe alcohol was involved and continue to investigate any possible application of criminal charges related to this vehicle crash.

Anyone who saw or has any additional information about this crash should call the Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section at 886-2688. Information may be provided to crash investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at

Date: May 13, 2013, 21:15

Location: 8800 South Padre Island Drive http://goo.gl/maps/jUr1Z

Event: Fatal Vehicle Crash

Case Numbers: 1305130190, C1303544, C1303545, & C1303546

Man Injured When He Tried To Sell His Shoes

The Corpus Christi Police Robbery/Homicide Detectives would like help from the public to identify and locate two men responsible for a robbery on the 2500 block of Fig Street on Sunday night.

A 20-year-old man told police he tried to sell shoes to a man he met on an internet website. The prospective buyer was a passenger in a car, possibly a gray Chevy Impala. The prospective buyer took the shoes valued at about $300 dollars without paying the 20-year-old man and attempted to flee in the vehicle. The 20-year-old man was injured when the vehicle sped away.

The 20-year-old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance. There were two Hispanic men in the car and now investigators are searching for the identity and location of the two men who took the shoes by force.

Anyone who can identify the suspects or has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery/Homicide Detectives at 886-2841. Information may be provided anonymously to investigators through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.

Date: May 12, 2013, 19:58

Location: 2500 Fig Street http://goo.gl/maps/XSpHZ

Offense: Aggravated Robbery

Case Number: 1305120083