Category Archives: Community Outreach

Vouchers for Spay or Neuter Services Available

Animal Care Services is currently issuing vouchers for a FREE spay/neuter for dog and cat owners living in the following areas:

Old Brownsville/Horne/Greenwood/Hwy 358 (Molina area)
Ayers/Gollihar/Weber/McArdle
Ayers/Horne/Kostoryz/Gollihar

Any dog or cat owner living in those areas is urged to visit Animal Care Services at 2626 Holly Rd. Monday-Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm to receive a voucher.

Surgeries are currently being scheduled through the months of January and February with a goal of performing 400-500 surgeries in that time. Once a voucher is issued the animal owner will be contacted with a surgery date.

These free surgeries are funded through the Rachel Ray 100K challenge that was awarded to the City of Corpus Christi Animal Care Services.

CCPD Looking For Restaurant Robber

“Adam” District
Date: 12/9/2014          4:55 PM
Location: 10300 Leopard Street
Offense: Robbery
(PC 29.02 Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1412090090
Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying a male they believe was involved in an aggravated robbery of a business located at 10309 Leopard Street on December 9.

Security camera images show a man taking money from the cash register.  Shortly after these images were captured this suspect was confronted by a restaurant employee who asked the suspect what was going on.  The suspect turned to him and said “you want some of this” and the employee saw the suspect was holding a knife in a threatening manner.

The suspect was last seen leaving the business, walking towards Robby Street.  He is described as a dark skinned male in his late twenties to early thirties, about 6’0” tall, weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, a grey cap and a long necklace around his neck.

The restaurant owner believes that over $100.00 was taken during the robbery.

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.

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CCPD Auto Auction

The City of Corpus Christi will have one of its largest auctions of the year with over 126 cars, trucks,  vans and  motorcycles at the Corpus Christi Police Vehicle Impound Lot located at 5485 Greenwood Drive on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5. The general public can also  register and view the vehicles again from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the day of the auction.

The vehicles for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from http://www.siskauction.com.

Response to Internet Video

UPDATED 12/2/2014 6:41pm

Based on the news stories aired locally and on the internet, it was brought to our attention that an Officer had requested Ms. Espinosa to delete the video that was recorded. We viewed the entire dashcam video and found the conversation between Officer Lockhart and Ms. Espinosa. It was discovered that Officer Lockhart did request that the video be deleted.

Officer Lockhart took full responsibility for his statement on the video and was formally disciplined for those actions.

A memo to the entire department will follow on Wednesday regarding Texas Penal Code Sec. 38.02 “Failure to Identify” and our commitment to transparency by allowing citizens who wish to photograph or record our officers in a public space.

Floyd Simpson, Chief of Police

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The text listed below is from the letter sent to media and internet sites regarding the internet video. The letter is attached as well. 

Response to Internet Video

Response to Internet Video

On August 16, 2014 at 3:41 a.m., Corpus Christi Police Officers were called to the Whataburger restaurant parking lot, located at 1121 Waldron Road, to back up an off-duty officer. The off-duty officer was not a Corpus Christi Police Officer, but assigned to the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office (NCDA).

A review of the incident shows that Senior Officer Jerry Lockhart arrived to assist in what had been a fight involving ten people that was no longer in progress. Officer Lockhart started to assist the off-duty NCDA officer in the investigation of the fight. He was directed to Ms. Espinosa by the off-duty NCDA officer because she had been involved in the altercation.

Ms. Espinosa refused to identify herself to CCPD Officer Lockhart or the off-duty NCDA officer.

Ms. Espinosa was restrained by the off-duty NCDA officer and detained by Officer Lockhart for “Interference with Public Duties”. The detention was based on the incident (that she had been involved in the fight, which she admitted), and not due to the fact that Ms. Espinosa was videotaping the officers.

Officer Lockhart did not witness the altercation that had occurred prior to his arrival. The off-duty NCDA officer did not charge anyone with a crime and released everyone at the scene, including Ms. Espinosa. Our officers cleared the location at 4:17 a.m.

The Corpus Christ Police Department prides itself in transparency and respects the public’s right to photograph and record in public. Our officers are trained to be respectful during police/citizen contacts and de-escalation techniques.

Furthermore, members of Corpus Christi Police Department do not interfere with citizens who wish to photograph or record our officers in the public space.

Patrol Report November 24, 2014

“Adam” District
Date: 11/22/2014        7:11 PM
Location: 4505 Leopard St.
Offense: Agg. Robbery
(PC 29.03  1st Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1411220011

Officers were dispatched to 4505 Leopard in reference to a possible shooting or stabbing victim. Officers arrived and made contact with the 51 year old victim. Officers observed a laceration to the top right side of his head and laceration to his right lower torso.

The victim stated that he heard a knock on his door. When he opened it he observed 2 females and 1 male. The victim would not elaborate what was happening in the room but at some point the male struck him in the head, knocking the victim to the floor. The victim believes that one of the females stabbed him and then grabbed the keys to his truck driving off in an unknown location. The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial with non life threatening injuries.

At approximately 5:45 AM the victims abandoned vehicle was located in the rear of 5400 Leopard, an area known for prostitution.

“Bravo” District
Date: 11/22/2014        7:11 PM
Location: 800 Weaver Street
Offense: Warrant of Arrest
Case Number: 1411220146

Officers were dispatched to 800 Weaver St. in reference to a suspect wanting to turn himself in to police. Officers made contact with Alexander Moore (06-12-1994) who told officers that he had a warrant. Alexander was checked and found to have a warrant for forgery out of Nueces County. He was arrested ant transported to The City Detention Center.

“Bravo” District
Date: 11/23/2014        3:19 PM
Location: 400 Ashland
Offense: Dog Bite
Case Number: 1411230095

Officers arrived in the area of 400 Ashland to investigate a disturbance. Officers went to the house of one of the individuals involved in the disturbance. As officers approached they say a tan pitbull barking and then attack one of the officers biting him in the torso area. The owner of the dog was able to pull it off of the officer. Medics were called to treat a small laceration on the officers torso. Animal was called to quarantine the dog. The officer went to Bay Area hospital for additional treatment.

“Charlie” District
Date: 11/23/2014        2:25 AM
Location: 6410 Weber
Offense: Agg. Assault
(P.C. 22.02  2nd Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1411230023

Officers were dispatched to 6410 Weber to Macaws in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim who had 1 stab wound to his stomach. The 27 year old male victim was conscious and alert and was being treated by other employees to help stop the bleeding. the victim was transported to Spohn Memorial with non life threatening injuries.

A witness stated that there was a disturbance inside the bar. As the the suspect was walking out he noticed a bouncer walking behind him. The suspect turned around and pulled a knife saying to the bouncer “Is there an issue here?” The bouncer said “no” and was stabbed once by the suspect who then left the building. The suspect was described as a male with a bald head, gold teeth, lip ring and a tattoo on his hand. The suspect is still outstanding at this time.

“Delta” District
Date: 11/21/2014        11:09 PM
Location: 3000 Carver
Offense: Agg. Assault with a vehicle
(P.C. 22.02  2nd Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1411210208

Officers were dispatched to the area of 3000 Carver in reference to a major accident. Officers arrived and located the 32 year old male victim and the suspect on the side of the road. The victim was unresponsive and bleeding from the head. The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial for treatment.

The suspect advised that the victim jumped onto her vehicle as she was leaving. she kept driving down the street to get away from the victim. The suspect stopped to get the victim off of her car and that is when he fell off the vehicle causing his injuries.

Veronica Martinez (DOB 04-24-81) was arrested for agg. assault and transported to the City Detention Center.

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these crimes should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2840. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Bar Shooting Suspects

“Bravo” District
Date: 11/09/2014        1:00 AM
Location: 5900 Williams Drive
Offense: Aggravated Assault
(PC 22.02       Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1411090014
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released video surveillance that shows three male suspects that they believe were involved in a shooting that occurred on November 9 at the Bottom’s Up Club located at 5945 Williams Drive.

The video shows the three suspects entering the bar talking to a female at the cash register and paying a cover charge. A short time later the three males return to the cash register complaining that they want their money back.  The bartender informs them that there are no refunds and that they need to leave.

A disturbance between the three males and employees of the club occurred in the parking lot and one of the three suspects gets a handgun from their parked Cadillac.  The suspect fires several shots at the club bouncer and he is struck  twice in the back and once in the shoulder.  The 36 year old male bouncer was transported to Spohn MMC.

The suspects have not been located and Detectives need your help in identifying these violent individuals.  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.

 

Police need your help in locating a missing person

Missing Person Martin Rich

The Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau is asking the public’s assistance in locating 34 year old Martin Rich who was reported missing on November 17, 2014.  Rich was last seen at 902 Airport Road and is in need of his medication.

He is 5′ 1″ tall and weighs 119 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and is non-aggressive.

If you have any information or know the whereabouts of Martin Rich please call CCPD’s 911 Metrocom Center. For further information please contact Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Detective R.L. Garcia at 361-886-2850 or 361-774-5630.

 

 

Video Of Hoodie Bandits Released

Date: November 10, 2014                        10:12 AM
Location: 5212 Weber Road
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1411100034
(PC 29.03        First Degree Felony)

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released video surveillance that shows an aggravated robbery Monday morning at a restaurant located at 5212 Weber Road.

The video shows two men walking up to the restaurant and then enter wearing masks and blue hoodie shirts with the hoods up.  Once inside, they display a handgun and steal the cash register. The two suspects leave the restaurant and run toward an apartment complex in the area.  The video shows one of the suspects discharging the gun outside the restaurant as they make their escape.

The suspects were not located and Detectives need your help in identifying these two violent individuals.  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Explorer Post #133 Seeking New Members

If you think that law enforcement is in your future, and you are between the ages of 14-20, join us on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 6 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Police Department, 5th floor. We will be hosting an Open House for CORPUS CHRISTI POLICE EXPLORER POST #133

The Corpus Christi Police Explorers formed in 1972 as a living memorial and honor for all fallen officers after police officer John Sartain was killed by a sniper. The Explorers are affiliated with the BSA’s Learning for Life program which enhances self-confidence, motivation, civic-mindedness, and cultivates strong leadership traits. These characteristics help Explorers prepare for a career in law enforcement and to become future leaders.

If you would like more information, please visit: http://exploring.learningforlife.org/services/career-exploring/law-enforcement/.

We will have applications there, and we will be conducting backgrounds and interviews on the spot.

Recognize This Cigarette Smoking Burglar

“BRAVO”  DISTRICT
DATE: 11/4/2014      2:35 AM

LOCATION: 7300 Montreal Drive
OFFENSE: Burglary of a Vehicle
(PC 30.04       Class A Misdemeanor)
CASE # 14011040045
Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Detectives need your help identifying a man in this video that broke into a 2011 Dodge Ram truck while it was parked in the owner’s driveway in the 7300 block of Montreal Drive on November 4.

The suspect appears at 2:35 AM smoking a cigarette.  He walks up and then begins to check the door handles on the truck. The suspect opens the passenger side door and makes entry into the vehicle and once inside takes several items. The suspect is seen exiting the truck at 2:47 AM and walks off behind the truck and down the street.

Anyone who can identify the individual responsible, or has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Detectives at 886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.