Category Archives: Community Outreach

Stabbing Suspect Wanted

Date: March 13, 2015       10:55 P.M.
Location: 4650 Kostoryz Road
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1503130180
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have secured a warrant for the arrest of a suspect they believe is involved in a stabbing that occurred at 4650 Kostoryz Road, The Meet Me Midway Club on March 13.

A 39 year old male victim had six stab wounds to the upper torso and  he was taken to Spohn MMC by CCFD EMS.   He is still there in the Intensive Care Unit.

The arrest warrant for aggravated assault was issued on March 18 for Ricco Davis (11/02/1977)  and has a $50,000 bond amount.

Anyone who knows where this suspect can be found should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide Detectives at 886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to 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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Ricco Davis   (DOB 11/02/1977)

Police Help Encourage Two Participants of Operation Red Cord Out of Prostitution

Since July 2013, the District Attorney’s Office, Corpus Christi Police Department and Coastal Bend Wellness Coalition have joined forces in a Prostitution Diversion Program titled Red Cord. This program is intended to help women and men involved in prostitution have a second chance at life and find a way out of their current environment and present circumstances.

The program entails providing services such as substance abuse treatment, health evaluation and treatment, mental health evaluation and treatment, job skills programs, education programs as well as temporary housing all provided by the non-profit partners.

With the help of Judge D. Galvan, Asst. District Attorney Lorena Whitney, substance abuse agencies and several community agencies, Red Cord successfully removed 2 participants, ages 39 and 52, out of prostitution and improve their quality of life. These women have found stable housing, link to social services, gain employment, increase self-esteem, and even found faith in their future free of having to resort back to surviving through prostitution. One of the clients was successfully linked to substance abuse treatment services and remains sober. The other participant is a mother of two and this program has provided them the opportunity to remain a strong family unit in their own housing unit.

The Coastal Bend Wellness has counseled, case managed and encouraged those who are really looking for a way out of their present circumstance and address those issues related to their involvement in prostitution. The path it takes out of prostitution is a long and difficult one for some. The complexity of circumstances and dedication it takes to make the necessary behavior changes to leave prostitution is too much for some to handle. We will continue to help those who are willing to help themselves.

Watch this video to learn more about Operation: Red Cord.

Suspect Removes Landscaping Materials

Date: 3/15/2015            11:30 PM
Location: 4400 South Alameda Street
Offense: Burglary
P.C. 30.02        State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1503150075
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released camera surveillance images of a suspect they believe is involved in a burglary to the Gill’s Landscape and Nursery located at 4441 South Alameda Street on March 15.

Officers believe that the suspect made entry onto the property by cutting the chain on the front gate.  Once inside, the suspect cut a lock off a shed and removed tools.  He then entered a greenhouse and took pots, plants, trees and fountains. In all, the suspect stole over $2600 worth of merchandise.

Detectives were able to obtain camera images from the stores security system that shows a male, with dark hair, and a mustache.  He also has a distinct tattoo on the left side of his neck. He was last seen wearing dark pants, black and white shoes, and a dark printed hoodie, and gray pants.

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 Property Crimes 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 pushing cart of stolen property out of Gill’s Nursery

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Suspect carrying stolen property out of Gill’s Nursery

 

 

 

 

Corpus Christi Police Clarify Ordinance Section for the Public

Corpus Christi Code of Ordinances Section 10-59 applies to this area
Corpus Christi Code of Ordinances Section 10-59 applies to this area

The Corpus Christi Police have received questions from the public about animal prohibitions during Spring Break at area beaches. The Corpus Christi Code of ordinances Section 10-59 prohibits all dogs on the portion of the beach from Access Road 3 to Zahn Road, including the north side of Packery Channel, from Friday, March 13, 2015 until Sunday March 22, 2015.

Corpus Christi Spring Break Law Enforcement by the Numbers 2015 #SB2K15

The Corpus Christi Police released statistical information Monday morning about the Spring Break weekend from March 13-15, 2015. The Corpus Christi Police compiled the information about action on the beach from Officers assigned to Beach Units, Gang Units, and Traffic Units.

Officers issued 227 traffic citations for violations on the beach. There were 82 warnings provided to individuals with dogs on the beach. There were 8 citations issued for minors in possession of alcohol, 7 vehicles impounded for no insurance, 6 warnings for glass containers on the beach, 4 Intoxicated Drivers arrested, 3 people arrested for public intoxication, 2 people arrested for possession of marijuana, 2 people arrested for felony warrants for their arrest, 2 people arrested for misdemeanor warrants for their arrest, 2 citations for open alcoholic beverage container while vehicle in operation, 2 warnings for driving in the dunes, 1 arrest for reckless driving, 1 citation for driving while license invalid, and there was 1 vehicle crash with no injuries.

227 traffic citations
82 Dog on Beach warnings
8 MIP
7 No Insurance Impounds
6 Glass Container warnings
4 DWI arrests (up 400% from last year) Three were blood draws and one blew on the Intoxilyzer at Tortuga.
3 Public Intoxication
2 Poss. of Marijuana (not synthetic)
2 Felony warrants
2 Misdemeanor warrants
2 Open Container citations
2 Driving in Dunes warnings
1 Reckless driving
1 DWLI
1 Minor Accident

The Corpus Christi Police continue to patrol the area beaches to make sure there is minimal risk to the public of injury or property damage.

2 Suspects Rob Stripes Employee

Date: March 13, 2015       11:28 AM
Location: 2700 South Staples Street
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1503130062
Corpus Christi Police are investigating a robbery of a female carrying a bank deposit bag while she was walking in the parking lot of the Stripes Store located at 2754 South Staples Street.

The 58 year old female store employee  was walking from her car into the store when two black males approached her.  Both males assaulted her, and took the bank bag and her purse.

Both suspects were wearing dark hoodie tops that covered their heads.  One of the males wore blue jeans and the other a pair of darker pants .

After taking the purse and the money bag, the suspects fled on foot and got into a vehicle that they had parked  at a nearby pawn shop.
The vehicle was a red Lexus four door that had chrome wheels and silver window trim.  The Lexus also had a sunroof.  The suspect vehicle fled north on South Staples Street from the pawn shop.

Camera surveillance footage from the pawn shop caught images of the suspects and their vehicle.  These suspects were not captured and the police department is asking for your help identifying these two individuals.

Anyone who knows  any information about this robbery, should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide Detectives at 886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to 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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Camera images of the suspect vehicle and two suspects

Dive Team Completes Operations

   The CCPD Search and Recovery Dive Team concluded operations at the Lakewood Village dive site on Monday afternoon.  The operation was quite lengthy and thorough, but unfortunately no weapon or evidence related to the Treyway homicide was located. 

     The operation consisted of 17 distinct search patterns across the entire lake, which measured approximately 300 yards by 55 yards.  This entailed a necessary coverage of 148,500 square feet by the team.  This was accomplished by 88 separate dives which were 30 minutes to an hour each in length. Fourteen CCPD divers completed this assignment over a span of seven days.  These dives covered the search area at least twice, so no area of the lake was left unsearched. 

     The depth of the lake ranged from 9 feet to 23 feet. The water temperature was between 48 and 52 degrees, depending on the depth.  Outside temperatures ranged from the high 30’s to low 60’s and from sunny and clear to a complete downpour. 

     The team located many objects, to include an automobile, golf cart, lawn tractor, tires and rims, bicycle, skateboard, roller skate, shopping carts, chairs, scrap rebar and pipe, hundreds of bottles and cans, pots and pans, glass containers, several small utensils, and even a complete set of croquet balls found in different areas of the lake. 

   The team is very confident that the search was complete and thorough.  They have  eliminated the possibility that the weapon was discarded into the lake.

 

Burglary Suspect Attempts To Use Stolen Cards

Date: 3/3/2015           Between 5 and 10  AM
Location: 5601 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Burglary
P.C. 30.04        Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1503030054
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released camera surveillance images of a suspect that attempted to use stolen credit cards at the Wal-Mart Store in Flour Bluff on March 3.

Officers had originally been dispatched to a burglary of a vehicle at the Starbucks, located at 5601 S. Padre Island Drive.  A 25 year old female reported that her 2015 Kia car had the passenger side door window broken out and several items were stolen including her purse sometime between 5 and 10 AM.  The victim said that she was contacted by her bank that someone was attempting to make over $400 in purchases at the Wal Mart at about 10:15 AM later that same date.

Officers went to the store and were able to view surveillance images of the suspect attempting to use the stolen cards.  Detectives now need your help in identifying this individual.  Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes 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 at the counter attempting to use stolen credit cards

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Suspect walking around Wal Mart.

Home Owner Shot on Etienne Drive

DATE: March 7, 2015  12:15 AM

LOCATION: 8000 Etienne Drive

OFFENSE: Aggravated Assault

P.C. 22.02   Second Degree Felony

CASE NUMBER: 1503070003

Corpus Christi Police responded to a shooting at a home located at 8021 Etienne Drive just after midnight on March 7.  Officers arrived and found a 32 year old man who had been shot several times on the floor just inside his home by the front door.  Inside the home officers located the victims 24 year old wife, and two small children unharmed.  Officers were able to determine that three males wearing hoodies and wearing gloves forced their way into the home through the front door.  The female and the two children, ages 11 and 4, hid in the bathroom as the suspects entered the home and shot the vicitm.  The victim was transported by CCFD EMS to Spohn Memorial Hospital and was listed in critical but stable condition.  Officers have very limited information on a description of the three supects and no information on any vehilces that were involved.  Detectives continue to investigate this case and at this time no suspects have been arrested.

 

 

Suspect Takes Whataburger Money Bag

Date: 3/6/2015            10:15 AM
Location: 2424 Baldwin Boulevard
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
P.C. 29.03      First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1503060030
Corpus Christi Police responded to the Whataburger restaurant located at 2424 Baldwin Boulevard after a store employee was assaulted and a money bag taken from her.

Officers arrived and contacted the 30 year old store employee who told them that she had just come from a bank across town and she was dropping off a money bag at the store.  When she exited her car, and walked up to the side door of the restaurant, she felt someone tap her on the left side of her shoulder.  She heard a young black male tell her “let me have it.” The suspect then punched her several times on the left side of the face and neck knocking her to the ground.  She let go of the bag and saw the suspect take off running.

The suspect was last seen wearing jeans, a green coat with a hood.

Other witnesses in the restaurant told officers that the black male suspect had gotten out of the passenger side of a dark colored vehicle with tinted windows.  While the suspect was robbing the employee the driver of the suspect vehicle circled around the restaurant and picked up the male.

Security surveillance cameras caught images of the suspect vehicle as it was driving around the restaurant.  It is a dark colored car, possibly a Lexus. The vehicle was said to have paper tags as license plates.

The suspects in this case were not located and the police need your help in identifying this vehicle.   Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations 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 vehicle is the dark colored car driving in top of photo

 

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Suspect vehicle in robbery