Category Archives: Community Outreach

23 Pets Find New Homes

Several bags of dog and cat food was collected during an event that encouraged animal adoption yesterday at Animal Control Service on Holly Road.

23 animals left Animal Control on Sunday, and in exchange for no adoption fees, a bag of dog or cat food was accepted.

Volunteers worked from noon until 5 PM getting animals adopted out.

Thank you to everyone who took time out of their weekend to come to our facility to help get our animals into new homes.  

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Photo of dog and cat food collected on Sunday

 

 

 

 

Two Suspects Break Into School

Date: 08/26/2015       6:45 AM
Location: 7600 Leopard Street
Offense: Burglary
P.C. 30.02       State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1508260022
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released camera surveillance images of suspects that they believe broke into the Tuloso-Midway Academic Career Center, located at 7601 Leopard Street, early Wednesday morning.

An employee arrived at work and found a door to the building had been forced open.

Officers went inside and observed damage to several classroom doors. The doors had been forced open and the classrooms had been ransacked.

A television and at least four laptops were stolen from different rooms.

On one of the video clips, two male suspects are seen prying open one of the doors to the school. The other video clip shows one of the two suspects inside the school,  entering a room and looking through a cabinet.

The suspects in this case has not been identified and Detectives need your help in solving this crime. 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.

 

Video of two male suspects prying open the door

Video of one of the suspects entering a classroom

Suspect Swipes Handgun From Display Table

DATE: August 23, 2015
LOCATION: 2001 Suntide Road
OFFENSE: Theft of a Firearm
P.C. 31.06   State Jail Felony
CASE NUMBER:
1508230108
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released a video of a couple that they believe stole a handgun from the table display of a vendor at a Gun Show, held at the Al Amin Shrine Temple, on August 23.

The owner of the weapon told Officers that a male and a female worked together to steal a stainless steel derringer handgun that was on display on a table.

The video shows the male suspect walking in front of the table with a cell phone up to his left ear. The female is seen walking up to the table and then listening to something the male tells her. There is a small handgun on the table, and when the vendor turns his back, the male reaches down and picks up the firearm and walks behind the female to put it in his right pocket

The two suspects are described as being a bald male with brown glasses. He is wearing a light green untucked long sleeve shirt and black pants. The female was wearing a blue top and black pants. She has long black hair and glasses.

The suspects in this case have not been identified and Detectives need your help in solving this crime. 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.

 

Video of theft

 

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Photo of the male suspect

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Photo of the female suspect

Crashes Happen Very Quick! Be Careful Out There.

A reminder that things can happen very quickly when you are driving.

This video was captured by the dash camera of a Corpus Christi Police Department patrol unit as it sat parked on the side of the road in the 700 block of Brownlee Boulevard on August 20.

The 2011 Toyota Corolla was traveling west on Mary Street when it fail to yield the right of way at a stop sign and struck a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado truck traveling south on Brownlee Boulevard.

The Chevrolet was then forced off the road and into a wooden fence and also into a parked GMC truck  in the 1600 block of Mary Street.

The driver of the at fault vehicle was taken to Spohn Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. She was issued a citation for running the stop sign.

Three other people in the Chevrolet truck were not injured.

 

Emergency Medical Dispatch Goes Live

EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) is an APCO program that was re-designed specifically for MetroCom and our community.

The program is designed to utilize our EMS resources in an organized and efficient manner and provide pre-arrival instructions to callers. The pre-arrival instructions were provided by our Medial Director, Dr. Roberts and our response plans by the Corpus Christ Fire Department, Chiefs Paige and Flores. We have 4 EMD Instructors on staff and our entire division has been trained. Each dispatcher received more than 40 hours of training and Dr. Roberts had a part in every class.  

This new program has changed how we process Medical emergency calls for service. Dispatchers are trained to ask more questions and give pre-arrival instructions. We want the Community to know though we’re asking several questions, this does not mean units are not on their way. Once we know where and what’s wrong, the call is dispatched to the nearest units. The dispatcher is gathering more information and it’s being transferred to the units so they know how best to respond.  

The pre-arrival instructions range from very basic information such as gathering your medication and sitting down until units arrive to CPR and childbirth delivery. Our dispatchers are reassured with this new program because they know exactly what questions to ask and what instructions will best help the caller. 

“This cooperative effort between the Police and Fire Department will only enhance our capabilities to provide better services to our community” said interim Chief Markle.  

The Police Department has been working on implementing the EMD system for years. Those years of waiting have finally culminated in a truly robust system. 

CCPD is taking applications for the 44th Citizens Police Academy

43rd CPA Session

The 44th Session of the Citizens Police Academy is set to begin on September 2, 2015. We are now accepting applications! The concept of the Citizens Police Academy (C.P.A.) involves a partnership with the citizens of Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Police Department. The benefits of such a partnership can only help strengthen the entire community in terms of public safety and quality of life. Graduates of this program are not licensed officers nor do they hold any law enforcement powers. Citizens will gain an appreciation of the problems and challenges facing law enforcement and have an opportunity to offer comments and ideas regarding solutions.
The C.P.A. is an eleven week program and meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30pm-9:30pm at the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Main Station (321 John Sartain). There are several hands-on exercises and, at the end of the program, you will participate in role play exercises and make decisions as a police officer would. You will also be signed up for a 4-hour “Tour of Duty” and ride with an officer to see first-hand what happens on the street.
To download the application go to www.ccpolice.com and click the “Join Our Team” link, then click “Sign Up for the Citizens Police Academy” Send all applications to: CCPD Training Academy  4510 Corona Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78411 or email to: denisep@cctexas.com
To request an application by mail, or if you have any questions, please call: CCPD Training Academy (361)826-4070.

Arrest Made In Child Predator Case

Date: 08/03/2015       10:05 PM
Location: 121 North Shoreline Boulevard
Offense: Indecency with a Child
P.C. 21.11    Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1508030185

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have arrested a man they believe  grabbed a 7 year old girl while she played on a bench inside a restaurant located at 121 North Shoreline Boulevard.

This morning  the suspect, Jason Orlando Gonzalez (04/16/1980), came to the Corpus Christi Police Department and turned himself in.

Detectives believe the suspect is the same man that was seen on the video grabbing a child just after 10 PM on August 3.

 

 

Buy-Sell Exchange Place

 

Buy Sell Location #4

The Corpus Christi Police will kick off their first location, selected for the Buy-Sell Exchange Place. The “Exchange Place” is intended to address safety concerns regarding on line purchases from websites such as eBay, Trash to Treasures, Craigslist, classified ads, etc. Locations as such are a best practice amongst police departments throughout the state and nation.

The first location is located at 805 Comanche Street, in the parking lot of the La Retama Central Library.

The parking lot at the library will have two designated parking spaces for citizens to exchange merchandise. The location will have 24 hour video surveillance.

As a reminder, for any exchange, remember the following:

  • Avoid going alone to make an exchange with a stranger. Always bring someone with you.
  • Avoid giving strangers your personal information, including your address.
  • Avoid exchanges at night if possible, even in the designated zone.
  • Avoid remote or out of the way places for exchanges and be careful of persons who insist on secluded locations or exchanges at their home.
  • Let someone know the time and place of your intended exchange and any information regarding the other person.

 

Assistant Chief Mark Schauer will be available for interviews, at the location, on Monday, August 10,2015 @ 11:00 a.m.

 

Help Identify This Child Predator

Date: 08/03/2015       10:05 PM
Location: 121 North Shoreline Boulevard
Offense: Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
P.C. 22.021    First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1508030185

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released camera surveillance images of a man they believe grabbed a 7 year old girl while she played on a bench inside a restaurant.

Just after 10 PM on August 3, the mother of the girl was placing an order at the counter when her daughter ran to her and said a man had placed his hands in between her legs over her clothing.

The man is seen in the video, obtained from the restaurant, watching the child from outside the restaurant. He then walks in, and while she is playing on a bench inside, he assaults her. He then exits the front entrance. He was last seen wearing a tan baseball cap, brown t-shirt, grey pants and white tennis shoes.

The suspect in this case has not been identified, and detectives need you help in solving this crime.

Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Family Violence 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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Suspect walking into restaurant

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Suspect looking around restaurant

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Suspect walking around restaurant

 

 

 

First Friday Fun Fact

The Corpus Christi Police Department has a campaign called “First Friday Fun Fact” that will focus on different Texas traffic laws.  It will run on the first Friday of each month. Here is this months traffic fact.

Move minor accidents out of traffic

Have you ever been caught in a traffic jam only to find that it was caused by a minor crash blocking a lane?  Maybe you’ve thought to yourself, “there oughta be a law…”  Well, there is.  The law requires that anyone involved in an accident not obstruct traffic any more than is necessary.  The law even specifically requires that, if an accident occurs on a freeway or freeway ramp in a metropolitan area and all involved vehicles can be safely driven, the motorists involved must move their vehicles off of the freeway immediately.  This is to help prevent a traffic hazard and resulting congestion which, besides unnecessarily delaying others, also increases the likelihood of other accidents.  Many people think that their insurance won’t cover them if they move their cars from the scene before the police arrive, but this is absolutely false.  The police and insurance adjustors can usually determine what happened from the stories of those involved and the damage to the vehicles.  Besides, in the case of most accidents, you legally don’t even need to have the police come to the scene.  But if you’re worried, then quickly snap some pictures of the scene and vehicles with your cell phone camera before you move.

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Texas Transportation Code 550.022 – ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEHICLE

 the operator of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle that is driven or attended by a person shall:

(1) Immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close as possible to the scene of the accident without obstructing traffic more than is necessary;

(b) If an accident occurs on a main lane, ramp, shoulder, median, or adjacent area of a freeway in a metropolitan area and each vehicle involved can be normally and safely driven, each operator shall move the operator’s vehicle as soon as possible to a designated accident investigation site, if available, a location on the frontage road, the nearest suitable cross street, or other suitable location to complete the requirements of Section 550.023 and minimize interference with freeway traffic.

Failure to move your vehicle out of the traffic lanes could result in you receiving a citation for this violation with fines up to $500.