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Have You Seen This Wanted Man

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The Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in helping them locate a wanted person. Justin Knight (12/31/1989) is a registered sex offender and is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear on an indecency with a child charge.   He is 5’4” tall and weighs 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. There is a $20,000 bond set on the warrant.  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.

Patrol Report August 20, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 201 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight August 19 to 7:00 a.m. on August 20, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

“Adam” District

DATE: August 20, 2014       2:20 AM
LOCATION: 11600 Leopard Street
OFFENSE: Abandoned Child         (PC 22.041    State Jail Felony)
CASE # 1408200014
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex located in the 11600 block of Leopard St. after receiving a call from the apartment manager about a 10 year old female who had come to her door saying her mother had thrown a fish tank at her.  Officers contacted the little girl who said her mom, Stephanie Johnston (08/09/1977), came home drunk and started a disturbance with her. The disturbance which involved the mother calling the girl names turned physical when the mother hit her and threw a fish tank that had a pet lizard in it at her. The little girl then left and went to the apartment manager for safety.  Officers found the mother outside the apartment and determined that she was intoxicated.  During the investigation officers determined that the mother had been drinking at her place of employment and she had left her daughter alone since about 7:30 PM with no supervision until she got home at about 2:00 AM. The girl did have a cut on her finger from picking up broken glass from her broken tank but no other injuries.  The mother was arrested for public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor and child abandonment / endangerment, a state jail felony. The girl was left in the custody of Child Protective Services.

“Bravo” District

DATE: August 19, 2014       1:15 PM
LOCATION: 1500 Nile Road
OFFENSE: Aggravated Assault       (PC 22.02    Second Degree Felony)
CASE # 1408190051
A 22 year old pregnant female told Corpus Christi Police that she was driving her mother’s black Ford Escape with her 14 year old sister inside along the access road of South Padre Island Drive east at S. Staples St.   The female driver was attempting to get on the ramp to enter the freeway when a light green colored Lexus cut in front of her vehicle almost hitting them.  The female honked at the vehicle and the Lexus got behind them as both were going east on the freeway and the driver of the Lexus appeared to be very angry.  The female exited the freeway at Nile Rd. and pulled into a fast food restaurant parking lot and parked.  The Lexus followed them into the parking lot and parked behind their vehicle and a black male suspect in his mid-forties exited the Lexus, approached the female driver and hit her in the face with either a hammer or a club.  The suspect then punched the victim a couple of times and threw her against her car.  During the assault the suspect was yelling at the female that she should not have honked at him.  The victim’s sister ran into the restaurant to get help and the suspect left in the Lexus and was last seen going underneath the turnaround of S. Padre Island Dr. and Nile Rd. The victim suffered injuries to her upper arm area, her right wrist and she had a cut to the front of her nose.  CCFD EMS responded to treat the victim for her injuries and her mother arrived to take her to the hospital to be examined.  Officers are still investigating this case, and no suspects have been arrested.

“Delta” District

DATE: August 19, 2014       3:00 AM
LOCATION: 800 Coleman Avenue
OFFENSE: Abandoned / Endangering of a Child      (PC 22.041    State Jail Felony)
CASE # 1408190012
Corpus Christi Police received a call from an employee of the Good Samaritan Mission located at 210 S. Alameda Street after she saw four children walking toward a convenience store on Agnes Street just after three in the morning.  Officers found the kids that were 15, 14, 11 and 5 years old at the store. They told officers that their mother was out drinking with a friend, and she had left them in the care of the fifteen year old at her friend`s apartment located in the 800 block of Coleman Ave.  The apartment belonged to Magdalena Gaitan Noyola (07/26/1972).  The children told the officers that earlier that evening, Ms. Noyola came home and started yelling at the kids because she could not locate her cigarettes and cell phone. Ms. Noyola told the children to leave the apartment and they started walking on foot down the road. Child Protective Services was contacted, and after several attempts the officers and CPS workers were able to locate the mother Diana Alvarado (09/22/1982).   The mother was taken to the apartment on Coleman St. and she told officers and CPS that she refused to care for the two older kids.  She was arrested for child endangerment and abandonment, a state jail felony.  It was determined during the investigation that when Ms. Noyola started screaming at the kids she pulled out a knife and tried to use it against the older kid. Ms. Noyola was arrested for Child Endangerment for kicking the kids out of her home in the middle of the night, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first degree felony for pulling a knife out and threatening one of the kids.

“Delta” District

DATE: August 19, 2014       8:50 PM
LOCATION: 1300 Airport Road
OFFENSE: Aggravated Robbery       (PC 29.03    First Degree Felony)
CASE # 1408190119
A 45 year old male victim contacted Corpus Christi Police and said he was flagged down by a hispanic male on Clemmer St. near Ayers St.   The male asked for a ride to a friend’s house, and the victim agreed. While they were driving in the 1300 block of Airport Road the suspect pulled out a handgun. The suspect told the victim he wanted his money and the vehicle. The victim got out, and the suspect got into the driver’s seat and took off in the victim’s 2000 Chevrolet Impala along with about $100 cash he stole from the vicitm.  The suspect is described as having black hair and brown eyes, he is about 5’5” and his weight is unknown. Officers have not made an arrest in this case, or found the stolen vehicle.

 

“Charlie” District

DATE: August 19, 2014       10:15 PM
LOCATION: 3500 Mc Ardle Road
OFFENSE: Aggravated Assault       (PC 22.02    First Degree Felony)
CASE # 1408190130
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a shooting at the intersection of Mc Ardle Rd. and Carroll Ln. A 44 year old female victim was found sitting in the driver’s seat of a green Ford Ranger truck and she had been shot several times by her boyfriend, Jacob Salazar (06/03/1982) who had fled on foot.  Other motorist who had witnessed what had happened told officers that it appeared as though there was a disturbance inside the truck and then shots were heard. The victim’s parents showed up at the scene and told officers that the suspect lived on Nemec St. with his mother.  While officers were investigating the shooting, a call came in that a black Mercedes had just been stolen from an apartment complex located in the 4300 block of Carroll Lane.   The driver who had stolen the Mercedes had also crashed through the electric gate as it was leaving the apartment complex.  The description of the suspect who had stolen the car, matched the description given of the shooting suspect.  Officers found the stolen Mercedes abandoned and still running in front of 4826 Cheryl Dr.  The suspect fled on foot from that scene, and made it to his mother’s apartment on Nemec St. She was able to talk him out on the phone and he was taken into custody. The suspect was charged with aggravated assault, a first degree felony for shooting the victim, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a state jail felony for stealing the Mercedes, and criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor for the damage done to the apartment complex gate when he crashed into it. The victim injuries are not believed to be life threatening, and she was transported by CCFD EMS to Spohn Memorial Hospital.

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 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.

Patrol Report (Weekend) August 18, 2014

“Charlie” District

Date: 08/17/2014
Time: 4:35 AM
Location: 4600 Vestal Street
Offense:  Aggravated Assault  (PC 22.02)
Case Number: 1408170051

A 39 year old male victim told Corpus Christi Police Officers that he was shot in the stomach and collarbone at his home located in the 4600 block of Vestal St.  Officers determined that a group of friends were returning to the home when a silver colored SUV drove by with its lights off and then opened fire striking the victim. 

Officers found multiple shell casings at the scene and also found that three vehicles had been struck by bullets. One of the victim’s friends who attempted to flee the area when police arrived was Rick Sanchez (05/01/1991).  He was observed by responding officers throwing a handgun into a grassy area down the street from the shooting scene. The handgun was recovered and he was arrested for unlawful carrying of a weapons, a Class A misdemeanor, and tampering with evidence, a third degree felony.

The victim was listed in stable condition after undergoing surgery. Officers are still investigating this case, and no charges have been filed and no arrests have been made in connection to the shooting of the victim. 

 

“Charlie” District

Date: 08/17/2014       
Time: 5:00 AM

Location: 5600 Arboleda Lane
Offense:  Aggravated Assault

Case Number: 1408170046

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to a home located in the 5600 block of Arbodeda Ln. for a male who had been shot in the arm. Officers found a 16 year old male victim standing outside in the street, holding his right arm. He told officers that his father and his father`s girlfriend had driven him home from a party when someone fired at them when they stopped the car in front of their house. The victim said he didn`t see who shot at them but said he heard several gun shots. Officers observed a Chrysler 300, parked in front of the home, that had three bullets hole in it. The vehicle belonged to the fathers’ girlfriend.

The victim was treated at the scene by CCFD EMS and refused to be taken to the hospital. No suspects have been arrested in this case.

 “Bravo” District

Date: 08/17/2014       
Time: 12:45 AM

Location: 4300 Gertie Street
Offense:  Aggravated Assault

Case Number: 1408170014

Corpus Christi Police officers responded to a report of a drive by shooting and upon arrival found several bullet casings on the ground in front of a home located in the 4300 block of Gertie St. Officers observed multiple bullet holes in the front wall and windows on the north side of the house. A 24 year old male was inside the home at the time, and he told officers the shots were fired and bullets began coming through the windows and walls. He told officers he had no idea who would fire shots and him or his house, and then refused to cooperate any further.

Officers are still investigating this case, and no charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.

 

“Bravo” District

Date: 08/17/2014       
Time: 5:55 AM

Location: 15820 South Padre Island Drive
Offense:  Aggravated Assault

Case Number: 1408170052

A 41 year old male victim called Corpus Christi Police after he was stabbed by another male on the beach near Bob Hall Pier.

The victim told officers he was camping with his family when he saw another male walking on the beach near his girls and the male was shining a flashlight their direction. The victim and his 15 year old son confronted the male with the flashlight and he immediately became confrontational and pulled a knife out. The suspect then lunged at the victim and as he was putting up his left hand to deflect the knife, his thumb was cut. He was also cut on his cheek.When officers arrived, the suspect had left the scene.

While officers were checking campsites for the suspect they found David Jungmann (07/15/1971). He was identified as the male who pulled the knife and stabbed the victim. He was arrested for aggravated assault. The victim refused medical treatment.

 
“Bravo” District

Date: 08/17/2014       
Time: 6:15 AM

Location: 2000 Airline Road
Offense:  Deadly Conduct  (PC 22.05)

Case Number: 1408170059

The owner of a business, located in the 2000 block of Airline Road, arrived at work to find two front widows to his restaurant had bullet holes in them. The widows did not shatter because they were painted.  Officers collected bullet casings inside but did not find any evidence of shell casings outside. The business owner valued the damage to the windows to be about $3000.

  

“Delta” District

Date: 08/16/2014       
Time 1:45 PM

Location: 3054 Greenwood Drive
Offense:  Aggravated Assault  (PC 22.02)

Case Number: 1408160087

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to business located in the 3000 block of Greenwood Dr. for an assault with injuries. When they arrived, they found a 43 year old male victim bleeding from a stab wound to his chest.

Witnesses told officers that while they were cooking, a fight broke out between family members. As the victim stepped in to try to stop the fight, the suspect Raul Luna (08/18/1965), pulled out a silver pocket knife and stabbed the victim in the right side of his chest.  The suspect then fled the scene. Other officers responding to the scene located the vehicle and suspect in the 1300 block of Sabinas St. The suspect was arrested for aggravated assault, a second degree felony. The victim was transported the Spohn MMC by CCFD EMS, and was listed as being in stable condition.  

 

“Charlie” District

Date: 08/16/2014
Time: 1:50 PM

Location: 2800 Sacky Drive
Offense:  Burglary of a Habitation (PC 30.02)

Case Number: 1408170051

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to a Pawn Shop located in the 5200 block of Kostoryz Rd. for a theft in progress. Jesco Rodriguez (04/18/1992) was attempting to pawn a PS4 game system when he was confronted by a 54 year old male victim of a burglary. Upon being contacted by the victim, the suspect took off running. 

The victim told officers he left his apartment unlocked earlier in the day and went to the store. Upon returning from the store, he saw the suspect leaving the apartment complex. The victim went into his apartment and found his PS4 gaming system was missing. The victim went to the nearest pawn shop and that is where he found his property and the suspect. Other officers responding to the call found the suspect at a nearby restaurant after he ran away from the pawn shop and he was subsequently arrested, for burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony. 

After the arrest officers also found the suspect to be in possession of marijuana, and he was additionally charged with possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor.

 

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 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.

Patrol Report August 14, 2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 203 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight August 13 to 7:00 a.m. on .August 14, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Adam” District
Date: 08/14/2014 6:40 AM
Location: 5700 Leopard Street
Offense: Evading (PC 38.04 Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1408140025
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to a business in the 5700 block of Leopard St. for a person outside that was acting aggressive toward customers entering and leaving the store. Officers found Lance Hawke (06/22/1969) there and they were attempting to take him into custody when he fled on foot. Officers caught up to him about a block away and arrested him for evading on foot, a Class A misdemeanor. The suspect was also issued a criminal trespass warning not to return to the store.

 

“Bravo” District
Date: 08/14/2014 2: 55 AM
Location: 400 University Drive
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated (PC 49.04 Class B Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1408140015
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to University St. and South Alameda St for a major crash involving a truck that had rolled over. Officers found a 1999 Toyota Tacoma truck entangled in a guide wire, and a telephone pole was cracked in half and being suspended in the air by the wires. The 24 year old male driver of the truck was determined to be intoxicated, and he was transported by CCFD EMS to Spohn Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries.
The crash investigation revealed that the suspect was alone in his truck traveling south on University Dr. toward S. Alameda St. when he struck a parked Chevrolet truck. The suspect continued driving at a high rate of speed and went through the intersection, crossing S. Alameda St. and struck a metal fence and the telephone pole across the street. The force of the crash caused the suspect vehicle to roll over onto its passenger side. The damage caused by the suspect is estimated to be over $5,000.00. The driver will face charges of driving while intoxicated, a class B misdemeanor, as well as several other traffic offenses after he is released from the hospital.

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Image of crash scene from officers dash camera

 

“Bravo” District
Date: 08/13/2014 11:10 PM
Location: 1000 Airline Road
Offense: Possession of Marijuana (HS 481.121 Class B Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1408130149
A Corpus Christi Police Officer on patrol observed a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse with an expired registration and inspection and stopped the car in the 1000 block of Airline Rd. The officer contacted the driver, Eli Rodriguez-Soliz (07/101992) who said that he did not have liability insurance on his vehicle. The officer was in the process of impounding the car when he found a backpack and inside it there was a plastic bag containing marijuana. Also in the backpack the officer found a “grinder” which is a device used to grind up marijuana and rolling papers. The driver was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor and his vehicle was impounded.

 

“Charlie” District
Date: 08/13/2014 5:30 PM
Location: 4300 Carlton Street
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation (PC 30.02 Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1408130095
Corpus Christi Police received a call from an 88 year old male victim in the 4300 block of Carlton Street about a suspect who had kicked in the back door of his home. The victim told officers he was inside the house when he heard somebody banging on the back door. He then retrieved his handgun, and his wife exited the house through the front door. The male suspect broke the door and walked inside and saw the armed homeowner and took off running. The suspect exited that house and ran into another house next door. The 30 year old homeowner there said that he and his four children were inside his home and that the suspect forced his way into the residence through the front door and then ran into a back bedroom and locked himself inside. The home owner said that he had locked his children in a second bedroom in the house. Officers had to use force to open the bedroom door and inside they found the male suspect trying to hide beside the bed in the room. Officers arrested Robert Rodriguez (03/14/1987) and he was charged with two counts of burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony for breaking into the two homes. The suspect also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The four children found in the second bedroom were not injured.

 

 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 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.

City Seeks Community Input to Redesign Website

The City of Corpus Christi intends to redesign their website and would like your input to best suit the needs of the customers.

The public’s input is very important to the City of Corpus Christi and your participation is valuable to build a website responsive to the needs of customers.

We want to hear from residents, business owners, developers and visitors on how the City can improve your next visit to the website, whether it’s to pay your utility bill, locate a City service or facility, or applying for a building permit.

In order to share your thoughts with the City, go to the online survey at www.cctexas.com and click “Website Survey” under Current Information. The deadline to participate is Friday, August 22nd. The City of Corpus Christi appreciates your input and don’t be surprised if you see some of your suggestions on the website once the redesign is complete.

City Announces Vehicle Auction

The City of Corpus Christi will auction over 90 cars, trucks, and vans and 4 motorcycles at the Corpus Christi Police Vehicle Impound Lot located at 5485 Greenwood Drive on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:00am. The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Friday, September 5. The general public can continue to register and view the vehicles from 8:00am to 10:00am 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.

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Suspects “Pull Off” Theft From Car Wash

DATE: 08/08/2014 6:37 PM
LOCATION: 4101 Ayers Street
OFFENSE: Theft (PC 31.03 State Jail Felony)
CASE # 1408080026
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the Stripes Store located at 4101 Ayers St. after two suspects stole the car wash pay station and control box from the rear of the store. Surveillance footage of the incident shows two males in a white Ford truck drive up to the car wash and the driver exits and gets a strap from the bed of the truck. He places the strap on the ground next to the control box and gets back into the pickup and drives through the car wash, and leaves for a moment. The driver is seen wearing a dark shirt and dark shorts with a wide brimmed hat. The truck returns and parks on the outside of the car wash lane next to the box and the passenger gets out and wraps the strap around the control box, and attaches the other end to the rear bumper of the pickup. The driver moves forward pulling the control box from its base and the passenger picks it up and places it in the bed of the pickup. The passenger then gets in the truck and they drive off. The passenger is described as a male, wearing a light colored button up shirt, dark shorts and he is also wearing a wide brimmed hat. The truck is believed to be an older model white Ford F150 with chrome wheels and it may possibly have a heavy duty aftermarket rear bumper. The car wash pay station control box is valued at over $15,000.00. Anyone who can identify the individuals responsible for this theft, or has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes 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.

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Suspect vehicle with passenger outside

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Suspect vehicle with passenger hooking up strap

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Suspect vehicle pulling into car wash driveway

 

Suspect Arrested in Ruth St. Murder

UPDATE: 

On Saturday, August 9th 2014, Detectives with the Homicide Division obtained an arrest warrant for Jessie Salazar (10-02-1995).

Detectives were informed that Salazar had turned himself in to the Nueces County Jail on Monday afternoon at approximately 3:15 p.m. His bond was set at $250,000.00

 

DATE: August 9, 2014         6:39 AM
LOCATION: 2200 Ruth Street
OFFENSE: Murder (PC19.02 First Degree Felony)
CASE # 1408090053
At 6:39 AM, Saturday morning, Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a suspicious person call at a home located at 2222 Ruth Street.

A 15 year old male called police after he went outside of his house and saw a man lying on the ground. Officers found a 29 year old male victim down a driveway on the east side of the house underneath the stairway leading to an upstairs apartment. The victim had multiple gunshot wounds and was dead at the scene.

Officers were able to contact several witnesses who heard gunshots in the area at about 10:00 PM on Friday night. Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a call for shots fired at 10:08 PM on Friday night in that area and did recover an unfired bullet, and at this time it is unknown if that evidence is related to the homicide. Officers did not see the victim at that time due to the darkness and the victim’s position.

At this time Corpus Christi Police Homicide Detective are investigating this crime and no suspects have been arrested.

 

Arrest Warrant Issued For Snappy Foods Robber

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The Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in helping them locate a wanted person. Rosendo Gonzales (02/13/1996) is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for the robbery of the Snappy Foods Store located at 4617 Ayers St. on July 16.  There is a $50,000 bond set on the warrant.  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

Aggravated Robbery

“Charlie” District

Date: 07/30/2014 10:20pm
Location: 5802 Everhart Rd.
Offense: Aggravated Robbery (P.C. 29.03 1st Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1407300154

Officers responded to a report of a home invasion at 5802 Everhart, Glen Willows apartments. Officers contacted the victim who advised that he heard several loud bangs on the front door. The door flew open and two suspects entered the apartment, one of the suspects had a handgun. They ordered the victim not to move and asked for two subjects by name. The victim advised he did not know those people. The suspects ordered the victim to lay down on the floor and asked where the money and guns were. The victim told the suspect who then took the items and fled the scene.  The suspects are described to be approx 5’8″ tall weighing approximately 160 pounds. Both suspects had tattoos and short hair, one was clean shaven and the other had a goatee. Investigators believe that the suspects are known to the victim.

Anyone who has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery Detectives at 886-2841. 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.