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Mike Markle Appointed Interim Chief

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Interim Police Chief Mike Markle

Mike Markle has been named Interim Chief of the Corpus Christi Police Department.  Chief Markle is a 25 year veteran of the department.

Chief Markle holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Leo University and recently completed his Masters of Business Administration from the American Military University.

In 2013 he completed the Senior Management Institute of Police, a course designed to prepare today’s police executives for the challenges of the next decade and beyond.  He also recently completed the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, or LEEDS, that is designed for chief executive officers of the nation’s mid-sized law enforcement agencies administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Police Executive Research Forum.  Locally, he serves as a board of directors member of the Wesley Community Center.

Prior to his appointment as Interim Chief, Chief Markle served as Assistant Police Chief overseeing the Operations Division. This was a position he was appointed to in May 2012.

 

 

Corpus Christi Chief of Police, Floyd Simpson Remembered

Corpus Christi Chief of Police, Floyd D. Simpson September 19,1963-May 3, 2015
Corpus Christi Chief of Police, Floyd D. Simpson
September 19,1963-May 3, 2015

It is with deepest regrets that we must inform the community that our Chief of Police, Floyd Simpson, was involved in a motorcycle accident this afternoon in Port Aransas, Texas. Despite all efforts by medical personnel, Chief Simpson succumbed to his injuries at approximately 5:30pm today. Please keep his family and our officers in your thoughts and prayers.

More information will follow at a later time.

Floyd D. Simpson became Corpus Christi’s 22nd Chief of Police on March 12, 2012, following a distinguished career with the Dallas Police Department where he retired at the rank of Assistant Chief.

Chief Simpson brought extensive management experience, where as Assistant Chief in Dallas he oversaw both the Patrol and Administration Bureaus during his 25 year tenure.

Chief Simpson achieved a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University and earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Amber University. He was a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute, the FBI National Academy, and the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. He served on the Executive Committee of Special Olympics Texas – Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Chief Simpson was married for 27 years and was the proud father of four children. Chief Simpson was an avid runner having completed four marathons, and also enjoyed riding his motorcycle during his few spare moments away from work.

Images Of Burglary Suspect Released

Date: 04/22/2015            7:50 PM
Location: 3200 Ocean Drive
Offense: Burglary
P.C. 30.02       State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1504220116

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released camera surveillance images of a suspect they believe broke into the garage at a home located in the 3200 block of Ocean Drive on April 22.

The suspect made entry by cutting a lock on the outside of the garage. The suspect stole over $250 worth of property.

The homeowner was able to download surveillance video from his driveway camera system that captured images of the suspect and his vehicle.  The suspect is a male of medium build driving a newer model dark sedan.

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 standing next to his vehicle

Crime Stoppers Offers $1,000 Cash For Information On Robberies

Image from Crimereports.com
Image from Crimereports.com

Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers has an offer of $1,000 cash to the first person who provides information that leads to the arrest of any person related to the recent robberies with the case numbers: Group 1 -1504260139 1504260141 1504260150 1504280133
Group 2- 1504210046 1504030052
Group 3 – 1504270109 1504270116 1504290124
Group 4 – 1504090095 1504270026 1504270039.

The Corpus Christi Police Detectives and Crime Analysts believe there are four groups of individuals responsible and the Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers recognize the violent nature of the crimes and have responded to offer the full cash reward for the arrest of each person responsible for these robberies. The four groups include: the people responsible for the robberies sometimes called “Juggings” in which men watched a bank and then followed customers to commit robbery at the bank customers location; the two men with dark colored skin who displayed a pistol and stole valuables from people; the two men (one with dark skin and one with light skin) who attacked area high school students; and two men with medium brown skin who committed robberies.

Corpus Christi Crime Analysts stated the quantity of robberies in April 2015 was slightly higher than average, but may be perceived by the public as a dramatic increase because the quantity of robberies in April 2014 was lower than average. The public may search the website Crimereports.com to survey any of the 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.

Police Investigate Robbery at Weber & Holly

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 17:05
Location: 5800 Weber Road
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1504300105

An 18 year old man reported an aggravated robbery at the 5800 block of Weber Road to the Corpus Christi Police Thursday afternoon.

The 18-year-old man told Officers he went to Panama and Weber to meet a person to sell shoes. The 18-year-old man told Officers he went to the 1800 block of Weber Road when an unknown man displayed a handgun and demanded the shoes and other valuables. The 18-year-old man told Officers the suspect took the shoes and left in a white four door car with three passengers, two other males and one female, and were last seen traveling west on Holly toward Carroll Lane. No injuries were reported.

The 18-year-old man provided a description of the suspects to Detectives and Officers are attempting to identify anyone involved.

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.

Police Offer Safety Tips To Reduce Risk of Violent Crimes

The Corpus Christi Police received several reports of violent crimes Sunday night and have the following suggestions for the public to reduce their risk. These are general safety tips which may reduce your risk of becoming a victim of a violent attack.

  • Be alert and aware. Pay attention to who is around you and avoid distractions.
  • Travel well-lighted, busy routes and avoid shadowed areas.
  • Have your keys in your hand as you approach your door, and remember to be alert to what and who is around you.
  • Be alert when using, or simply carrying, your cellular phone, especially after dark. There is a market for stolen smart phones. If you do not need to use the phone, keep it secured and out of sight.
  • Carry a purse close to your body, but do not loop or wrap straps around you. Keep wallets in an inside pocket.
  • It’s best practice to travel with others.

Your safety is most important. If you are the victim of a crime, report it immediately. Also be aware of crime in the areas you frequent. The public may search the site, Crimereports.com for current information about all the criminal activity reported to the Corpus Christi Police Department. Below are three violent episodes in which the public should be aware because of the similar nature of the crime, and the similarity in suspect descriptions. The suspects in these cases remain at large and the Corpus Christi Police work as an equal partner with the community to solve these crimes.

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015, 22:57 Location: 4700 Angela Drive Offense: Aggravated Robbery (Penal Code Section 29.03) 1st Degree Felony Case Number: 1504260150

A 49-year-old man was injured by gunfire Sunday night when two men robbed the man in front of his home on the 4700 block of Angela Drive. A 45-year-old woman told Corpus Christi Police Officers that she and her 49-year-old husband parked in their driveway at about 10:50pm and were approached by two men. The 45-year-old woman told Officers that one of the two men asked if they wanted to buy a cell phone, but then displayed a pistol and demanded the purse and wallet from the 45-year-old woman and 49-year-old man. The 45-year-old woman told Officers that the man with the gun shot the 49-year-old man after the valuables were handed over. The 49-year-old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance with an injury to his chest and leg which Officers believe are consistent with gunshot wounds. Medical staff told Officers the man is expected to recover from his injuries. Officers contacted at least one other witness to the event. The 45-year-old woman described the two attackers as men about 18 years of age with dark-colored skin and the men were last seen running from the scene toward West Point Road. The 45-year-old woman said one of the men wore a gray hoodie with dark pants and the other man wore a white shirt with dark pants. The woman did not report any other injuries or property damage. The two suspects have not been captured.

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015, 21:51 Location: 700 St. Pius Drive Offense: Aggravated Robbery (Penal Code Section 29.03) 1st Degree Felony Case Number: 1504260141

A 26-year-old man told Officers he was injured by gunfire at 9:50pm Sunday night at the 700 block of Saint Pius Drive after a robbery. The 26-year-old man told Officers that 2 slender black males who wore dark hoodies robbed him of his wallet and then shot him once in the chest. The 26-year-old man was transported to the hospital with possible life threatening injuries. The two suspects in this case have not been captured.

UPDATE:

The video contains images of the possible suspects and suspect vehicle from the Agg. Robbery at 700 St. Pius. The suspects can be seen exiting the suspect vehicle and walking away. The suspect vehicle leaves and then passes by in the opposite direction. The suspects are then seen running away from the area.

If you have any information about this case call CCPD Detectives at 361-886-2840 or call crime stoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8477).

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015, 21:31 Location: 2022 Treyway Lane Offense: Aggravated Robbery (Penal Code Section 29.03) 1st Degree Felony Case Number: 1504260139

A 36-year-old woman reported a robbery at 2022 Treyway Lane Sunday night to Corpus Christi Police. The 36-year-old woman told Officers that she arrived home at 9:30pm with her 10-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son when she was approached by two men who wore gray hoodies. The 36-year-old woman told Officers that one of the men displayed a large revolver and demanded all her money. The 36-year-old woman told Officers when she told the suspects she had no money the men took her purse and ransacking her vehicle. The 36-year-old woman told Officers the two men then ran south through the complex towards Holly Road. The 36-year-old woman described the two men as about 20 years in age, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and had dark-colored skin. The suspects have not been captured and no injuries were reported.

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.

Suspects Steal Items From Stripes

Date: 03/31/2015            9:40 PM
Location: 3102 Ayers Street
Offense: Theft
P.C. 31.03        Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1504010014

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released camera surveillance images of suspects they believe stole nearly $750 worth of merchandise from a Stripes Store on March 31.

After entering the store located at 3102 Ayers Street, the two males and one female are believed to have concealed several cartons of cigarettes worth nearly $600, and nearly $100 worth of baby formula cans.  The three also are believed to have stolen beer.

The suspects are two Hispanic males and one Hispanic female. All appear to be between 20 to 30 years of age. One of the males is heavy set with dark hair hair, wearing blue jeans, a red shirt and work boots. The second male has a medium build, dark hair, and was wearing a blue t-shirt, jeans and what appears to be work boots. This male also has a large tattoo that covers his entire chest area. The female, not seen in the images, is between 5’1” to 5’3” tall, with dark hair. She was carrying a large purse that she used to conceal the baby formula that she stole. All three suspects left the store together in a light blue car.

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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Two male suspects entering the Stripes Store

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Two male suspects removing cigarettes cartons from storage area

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Suspect with a large tattoo on his chest

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Two suspects in store

Police Seek Fugitive For Violence Against Family Members

 

Adam Anderson (9/8/1983) wanted for Violent Offenses Against Family Members
Adam Anderson (9/8/1983) wanted for Violent Offenses Against Family Members

The Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate 31-year-old Adam Anderson (9/8/1983) who has a warrant for his arrest for two counts of assault on family members, issued out of the 117th District Court. Anderson is described as a black male with black hair and brown eyes who stands 6 feet tall, and weighs 185 pounds. Anderson has a cross tattoo on his back, “Nessa” tattooed on his right wrist, and has a design tattooed on his neck.

Anyone with any information to help Police locate Anderson 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.

Arrest Made In Hancock Street Murder

Date: 04/09/2015       8:05 AM
Location: 800 Hancock Avenue
Offense: Homicide _UPDATE
P.C.  19.02      First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1504090028
Corpus Christi Police have arrested and charged a 72 year old man with murder.  Officers found the suspect walking in the 800 block of South Staples Street not very long after a 29 year old man was stabbed to death in an upstairs apartment located at 802 Hancock Avenue.

Investigators were able to determine that the suspect, Irving Kinler (12/26/1942), was involved in the murder and he was arrested. At this time is unknown why the suspect stabbed the victim.

Corpus Christi Police had earlier responded to the apartment and found the victim inside with a stab wound to his chest.  A 29 year old female was also inside the apartment. She was questioned by officers and released.

The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital by CCFD EMS and pronounced dead a few minutes after arriving.

Crime Stoppers Releases Video of Robbery

Date: Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:48am
Location: 2833 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1504030052

Detectives have released video of a robbery which happened on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 2833 South Padre Island Drive in an effort to apprehend the suspects.

A 37-year-old woman told Police that she arrived at her place of employment and was attacked by a man who grabbed a bank bag from the 37-year-old woman. The 37-year-old woman told Officers she picked up money from a bank for her business and when she arrived at the business, she was attacked and the money was stolen.

The video of the attack is as shown in the upper left corner of this video when a white car pulls near the victim, a man gets out of the back seat, runs to the victim, grabs the money bag, then punches the victim several times before taking the bag and getting back into the back seat of the getaway car. the woman only recieved minor injuries.

Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide Detectives have noticed this type of attack four previous times and believe this method of robbery has happened in Corpus Christi four previous times to this event since last February. The events identified by Detectives are February 13, March 6, March 13, March 27, and April 3. The common factors are that the victims have been female, wearing some clothing that identified themselves as an employee of a business, went to their business from a bank with a bank bag, and were attacked by multiple suspects. The Detectives would like everyone to be on watch for anyone seated in a car watching the front of a bank and call Police to report anything unusual.

These are two suspects in recent robberies in Corpus Christi
These are two suspects in recent robberies in Corpus Christi in which Detectives would like help from the public to identify

Anyone who has any additional information about these crimes 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.