The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Division will be closing portions of Interstate 37 North to investigate a fatal crash that occurred on January 19.
Officers will be laser mapping the crash scene on Sunday, January 25 at 7 AM. All north bound lanes of Interstate Highway 37 will be closed at the Rand Morgan Road exit ramp. Traffic will detour to the frontage road and then be directed to re-enter the freeway at the Carbon Plant Road on ramp.
The closure could last for up to 2 hours.
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have secured an arrest warrant for a suspect that kicked a 25 year old man in the head while they were at a bar located at 5815 Weber Road on December 10, 2014.
Witnesses told offices that the male victim was outside the bar, when he got into an argument with another man and a girl the man was with. As all three reentered the bar, witnesses said the female appeared upset about something the male victim had said to her while they were outside.
As the victim was trying to apologize to the female, the male suspect that the female was with, jumped up onto a table that the victim had sat down at, and kicked him in the head. The victim fell back and struck his head on the back wall of the bar and was knocked unconscious. The suspect and female fled the scene prior to police arrival.
The victim was transported to the hospital by CCFD EMS for his injuries.
Joseph A. Saldana (08/19/1986) is wanted on an arrest warrant for aggravated assault in connection to this felony crime. The bond amount on the warrant is $50,000.
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.
Corpus Christi Citizen Survey
The City of Corpus Christi Police Department is committed to providing citizens with exemplary service. In order to assure that the Department is meeting the community’s needs and expectations, the Corpus Christi Police Department asks the opinions of citizens by completing and submitting a digital survey. The survey poses key questions to assist the Department in determining citizen perceptions of safety, quality of life, and quality of police services. The survey also allows residents to convey their priorities for enforcement. Community feedback serves as a “report card” and provides insight for the process of establishing goals, enhancing training, and shaping the future of the Police Department. Analysis of the survey results, reviewed by members of the Police Department, assists in tracking opinions regarding the quality of services and helps to direct the focus of the Department’s efforts to better serve its citizens.
Thank you for your participation and your assistance in reducing crime, reducing the fear of crime, and enhancing public safety.
Date: January 1, 2015 7:30 PM
Location: 5000 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Theft of a Firearm
Case Number: 1501010118
Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying a suspect that ran out of the Academy Store, located at 5001 South Padre Island Drive with an AR-15 style rifle on New Year’s Day.
Witnesses noticed a short young male with a thin build wearing all black and a beanie pulled low on his head in the firearms section of the store. When a store employee put the Bushmaster .223 caliber M4 rifle down on the counter, the suspect picked it up and acted like he was looking at it, but then quickly ran away with it.
The suspect ran out of the store through the side emergency exit door that led to the parking lot. Witnesses saw the suspect get into a Ford F150 truck with another male.
Store video surveillance captured camera images of the suspect while he was walking through the store, and while he was making his escape. There is also a very dark image of the parking lot of the store that shows the suspect vehicle.
Officers are very concerned that this high power, high capacity weapon is on our city streets in the hands of such brazen criminals . Anyone with information about this case should 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.
Suspect walking into the Academy Store
Suspect walking through the Academy Store
Suspect vehicle in the parking lot of the Academy Store
The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 141 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight January 13 to 7:00 a.m. on January 14, 2015. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 1/13/2015 4:15 AM
Location: 900 Dorothy Drive
Offense: Burglary P.C. 30.02 (Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1501130025
Corpus Christi Police caught a burglar trying to make his escape on a bicycle from a home he had broken into in the 900 block of Dorothy Drive.
Officers were in the area investigating a call about a burglary when one of the responding officers saw a male riding a bicycle. When the officer stopped the male on the bike, he saw what turned out to be stolen watches sticking out of the suspect’s pants pocket.
Officers were able to locate the exact home that the suspect had entered through a back bedroom window.
After they confirmed with the 33 year old male homeowner that the watches belonged to him, officers arrested the suspect, Christopher Kirkpatrick (11/21/1990), for burglary.
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Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 18:54
Location: 2022 Treyway Terrace
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1501130139
The Corpus Christi Police Department are investigating a shooting of an 11-year-old boy at an apartment complex located at 2022 Treyway Terrace Tuesday night.
The Corpus Christi Police responded to a complaint of a shooting at about 7pm Tuesday night and discovered a boy, about 11 years of age, with a head injury in which Officers believed was consistent with a gunshot wound. The boy was taken with family to the hospital for treatment. The Officers were told a brief description of what happened from witnesses and saw evidence of the event and believe the injury was not self inflicted, but caused by another person. No other injuries were reported to the Officers. The Officers knocked on neighboring doors and are seeking any information available about this event. Officers have located video cameras in the area of the crime and are working to gain access to view any images captured of the event or the suspects.
So far, Officers have no suspect in custody and the description of the suspect is vague. Witnesses told Officers there was a gunshot, and two men were seen running west from the apartment to a dark car. Witnesses said the car drove away in an unknown direction of travel. The boy, remains in the hospital with what Officers believe is a significant injury.
Anyone with any additional information about this crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2840. Information may be provided to Detectives anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or by submitting the information online at www888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which leads to an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.
The Corpus Christi Police Department learned that the boy did not survive his injuries. The criminal charges will be upgraded to murder.
Date: 1/2/2015 2:25 PM Location: 5700 Everhart Road Offense: Burglary (PC 30.04 Class A Misdemeanor) Case Number: 1501020055 Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released video surveillance that shows a burglary from a vehicle at a business located at 5701 Everhart Road, The Stripes Store. Store video surveillance shows the female victim in a 2000 purple Volvo sedan pull up next to gas pump number 10. A few seconds later, a white Ford F150 extended cab truck pulls up next to gas pump number 9. The female victim goes to the passenger side of her car and lets a child out. The driver of the white truck exits his vehicle and walks into the store with the female and the child. Inside the store, cameras capture the suspect at the counter paying for merchandise. He has short hair, a dark pullover hoodie with orange lettering on the front and orange trim. The suspect is seen exiting the store and walking across the parking lot. Instead of walking to his truck, he walks to the females parked Volvo, and enters her unsecured driver side door. The suspect removes a purse from inside the car, and then gets in his truck and leaves. The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to remind citizens of our community to observe this pattern of criminal behavior and protect yourself against it. We remind you to never leave items in your vehicle, and always lock your car no matter how long you plan on being away from it. The suspect in this case was not located and Detectives need your help in identifying this individual. Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Detectives 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.
Hundreds of City Pet Owners take advantage of Free Spay or Neuter Voucher Program
Corpus Christi Animal Care Services (CCACS) has given away enough free spay and neuter vouchers to pet owners to fulfill a grant made possible through the Rachel Ray 100K Challenge.
In December, employees began giving away the vouchers to cat and dog owners in the area between Old Brownsville Road and Weber Road, and State Highway 358 and Horne Road. CCACS is expecting to perform 400 to 500 surgeries between now and February thanks to the available funding. If you were issued a voucher, you will soon be contacted to schedule your pet’s surgery.
CCACS appreciates members of the community who took advantage of this program. In the event additional funding is made available, the voucher program may be reinstated. For more information contact Interim Program Manager Steven Bly at (361) 826-4602 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 12, 2015
Interim Program Manager
Corpus Christi Animal Care Services
Date: 12/29/2014 2:40 PM
Location: 4100 South Staples Street
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
PC 29.03 First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1412290059
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released video surveillance that shows an aggravated robbery at a business located at 4117 S. Staples Street, The Cash Store.
Employees said a male came in and placed his hand on his waist and acted as though he had a gun in his waistband. The suspect demanded money but no weapon was displayed.
The video shows a male wearing a red and black jacket, blue jeans, and black and white tennis shoes at the counter. The suspect takes cash and leaves walking out of the front door and he was not located.
Detectives now need your help in identifying this individual. Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery and Homicide Detectives 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.
On September 12, 2011 Officer’s responded to Villa Del Sol Condos 3938 Surfside Blvd at 6:35 p.m. for a nature unknown call. The resident called and advised that he came home from work and found blood on his bed and in the hallway and could not locate his girlfriend, victim Patricia Duling (01/07/60). When Officers forced entry into the bathroom they found Patricia deceased on the floor from stab wounds.
While detectives spoke to several individuals, a suspect was never arrested. The murder remained unsolved.
This morning the Homicide Division was contacted by the Beaumont Police Department regarding a subject claiming to have committed a murder in Corpus Christi. The case was that of Patricia Duling. Detectives worked with those in Beaumont regarding the specifics of the case. When Beaumont detectives interviewed the suspect he gave information that only someone involved would have known about.
After receiving the information Corpus Christi Detectives contacted the District Attorney’s office and obtained a Murder Warrant.
Terry Smith (01/09/55) was arrested for the murder and booked into the Jefferson County Jail.
No other information will be available today.
Captain M. Alanis