Category Archives: Community Outreach

Patrol Report October 21, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 204 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight October 20 to 7:00 a.m. on October 21, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Adam”  District
Date: 10/20/2014               9:30 PM
Location: 3800 Highway 77
Offense: Resisting Arrest
(PC 38.03              Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1410200148
Corpus Christi Police responded to the Wal-Mart Store located at 3829 Highway 77 to assist store employees regarding a theft. When they arrived officers saw Melissa Gutierrez (08/22/1971) struggling with a loss prevention employee in the parking lot. Store employees had seen the female putting items in her purse and then leave the store without paying. When officers approached, the female broke off the struggle with the employee and took off running through the parking lot. Officers were able to catch up with the female and she began to resist. After a short struggle she was arrested, and charged with theft, a Class B misdemeanor, evading arrest on foot and resisting arrest both Class A misdemeanors.

 

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Homicide – 4000 Bray

UPDATE: 

The suspect, Daniel Salazar (2.23.1959), was booked into the City Detention Center at 2:04 a.m. for Murder.

Date: Monday, October 13, 2014, 9:14pm

Location: 4000 Bray
Offense: Murder (PC 19.02) 1st Degree Felony
Case Number: 1410130150

On October 13, 2014 at approximately 9:14 PM officers were dispatched to 4000 Bray in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers found a 30-year-old male inside the house that had been shot twice, once in the leg and once in the upper torso. He was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital. At approximately 9:45 PM the victim succumbed to his wounds.

Officers were advised that the victim, who is an ex-boyfriend of the suspect’s daughter, came over to the residence and a scuffle ensued with the father. The 30-year-old victim was shot twice during the scuffle.

A 55-year-old male is being detained and questioned at this time. Detectives are still in the process of investigating this incident.

As more information becomes available it will be released through the public information office.

Patrol Report October 7, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 201 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight October 6 to 7:00 a.m. on October 7, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Adam” District
Date: 10/06/2014        8:00 AM
Location: 11400 Leopard Street
Offense: Burglary                 (PC 30.02   State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1410060042
Corpus Christi Police are investigating a burglary to the Bill Bode County Building located at 11408 Leopard St. Office workers arrived to find several doors that had been pried open and office desks ransacked. A safe was removed from a locked closet and taken to another office and pried open. It appears as though suspects made entry into the build through the front door.  At this time officers are still investigating this case and no suspects have been arrested.

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National Night Out Tonight

National Night Out
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Join the Corpus Chief Police Department for National Night Out, a drug and crime prevention event celebrated annually in our city. It’s a night for America to stand together to strengthen police-community partnerships and to promote awareness, safety and unity in our neighborhoods.

The Corpus Christi Police are encouraging citizens to celebrate National Night Out by organizing neighborhood events such as block parties and cookouts. Citizens can also participate by simply turning on porch lights between 6 pm and 10 pm.

Corpus Christi Police Officers and McGruff, the Crime Fighting Dog, will be visiting National Night Out events throughout the city.

Update to the Vehicle in the River

“Adam” District
Date: 10/01/2014        10:15PM
Location: 14300 Interstate 37
Offense: Vehicle in the River
Case Number: 1410010199


A 44 year old man called Corpus Christi Police after his car rolled into the Nueces River at Labonte Park. The man said he was attempting to turn around at the boat ramp and had stopped at the edge near the water. As he tried to back up, his white 2013 Dodge Challenger sedan began to slide into the river. The man was able to get out of the car and watched as it sank into the murky water about 30 feet from the shore.  The Corpus Christi Police Dive team is expected to try and recover the car on Thursday morning.

The CCPD Dive Team responded to LaBonte Park to start the process of recovering the submerged vehicle. The dive team utilized a sonar to pinpoint the location of the car. They found the car as well as a second vehicle. The dive team discovered that the second vehicle was reported stolen from Corpus Christi on August 5, 2014 (case# 1408050021). The dive team is in the process of recovering the Dodge Challenger at the time of this update.

 

CCPD Monthly Auto Auction

 

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The City of Corpus Christi will auction over 88 cars, trucks,  vans and  motorcycles at the Corpus Christi Police Vehicle Impound Lot located at 5485 Greenwood Drive on Saturday, October 4, 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, October 3. 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.

Police Find Young Man, Need Help Identifying Him – UPDATE

CCPD

UPDATE: A citizen called in and gave us his information. He’s now home safe!

 

This evening a passerby called Officers for a young man who was walking near Sam Houston Elementary and seemed lost. Officers located him near the 1200 block of Logan. Officers are unable to communicate with him to find out where he lives. He is approximately 5’2, 180 lbs with blonde hair.

If anyone knows who he may be or knows where he may live, please call the CCPD Non Emergency number at 361-886-2600.

Drug Take Back Results

Local Drug Enforcement Authorities announced the results of the Drug Take Back event which was held on Saturday, September 27th, 2014. The following weights were announced:

HEB, 3033 S. Port Ave., CC, TX  = 44.5 pounds

HEB, 5313 Saratoga Blvd, CC, TX = 166 pounds

HEB, 11110 Leopard, CC, TX  = 46.5 pounds

HEB, 1145 Waldron Rd., CC, TX = 58 pounds

HEB, 409 E. Kleberg Ave., Kingsville, TX  = 75 pounds

HEB, 1115 E. Main St, Alice, TX = 142.50 pounds

KIII TV Station, 5002 SPID, CC, TX = 470 pounds

NAS/CCAD, 308 Crecy, CC, TX   September 25th, 2014 = 50 pounds

Prior to and leading up to Take Back = 100 pounds

TOTAL. 1,152.5 pounds

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped host this event to reduce pollution and misuse from prescription medication.

Local Artist Donates Talent to Honor Metrocom

Patrick Richard donated his talent to honor Metrocom with this mural
Patrick Richard donated his talent to honor Metrocom with this mural
(Left to right) local artist Patrick Richard, Metrocom supervisor, Ronnie Sepulveda, and 911 Program Manager, Kathleen Porche unveilled the mural in Metrocom today.
(Left to right) local artist Patrick Richard, Metrocom supervisor, Ronnie Sepulveda, and 911 Program Manager, Kathleen Porche unveilled the mural in Metrocom today.
Media speaks to Patrick Richard who donated his talent to create artwork for Metrocom
Media speaks to Patrick Richard who donated his talent to create artwork for Metrocom
Local artist Patrick Richard with his artwork which he donated to honor Metrocom
Local artist Patrick Richard with his artwork which he donated to honor Metrocom

Local artist Patrick Richards of Architectural Details donated his talent in order to enhance the hallway leading into the MetroCom Communication’s Center. In April, Mr. Richards was contacted regarding National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week. Due to our telecommunicators’ dedication and hard work, Mr. Richards graciously agreed to complete the mural in an effort to reassure our appreciation of our MetroCom telecommunicators and beautify our work area. The mural displays the MetroCom’s Mission in order to remind our team of MetroCom’s principles and values on a daily basis.

Patrick Richard’s Biography – Patrick Richards is President and Owner of Architectural Details. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art specializing in Advertising Graphic Design from Sam Houston State University in 1986. After traveling the world and working as an apprentice for the famous muralist Richard Haas, Mr. Richards was inspired to bring murals to the interior of people’s homes. In 1991 he began Architectural Details; established his studio, ArtPharm, in Corpus Christi; recruited a team of three artists; and has completed over 40 projects throughout Texas.

MetroCom Information – MetroCom is the twenty-four hour 9-1-1 communications center serving a population of over 352,000 Nueces County residents; 316,381 of which are residents of the City of Corpus Christi. MetroCom was established in 1993 after a study indicated it was essential for Nueces County to have a single Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for all 911 emergency calls and dispatch functions. On average our team answers 50,000 a month or 600,000 a year. Of these calls, an average of 466,000 are dispatched each year. When handling multiple 9-1-1 emergency requests for Police, Fire and Medical Services, and when operating multi-frequency radio dispatch and computer entries, life and death decisions must be made with speed and accuracy. Our Mission is reads, “MetroCom is committed to providing prompt quality service, in a caring resourceful, and professional manner to the citizens and visitors or Corpus Christi and those we serve.”

Mural Unveiling

Who: MetroCom Staff

What: Mural Unveiling

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014  11:00 a.m.

Where: 4th Floor MetroCom, Police HQ

Local artist Patrick Richards of Architectural Details donated his talent in order to enhance the hallway leading into the MetroCom Communication’s Center. In April, Mr. Richards was contacted regarding National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week. Due to our telecommunicators’ dedication and hard work, Mr. Richards graciously agreed to complete the mural in an effort to reassure our appreciation of our MetroCom telecommunicators and beautify our work area. The mural displays the MetroCom’s Mission in order to remind our team of MetroCom’s principles and values on a daily basis.

Patrick Richards is President and Owner of Architectural Details. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art specializing in Advertising Graphic Design from Sam Houston State University in 1986. After traveling the world and working as an apprentice for the famous muralist Richard Haas, Mr. Richards was inspired to bring murals to the interior of people’s homes. In 1991 he began Architectural Details, established his studio, ArtPharm,  recruited a team of three artists, and has completed over 40 projects throughout Texas.

Mr. Richards will be available for the media at this event.