Category Archives: Criminal Investigations Division

Cash Store Bandit

Date: 12/29/2014        2:40 PM
Location: 4100 South Staples Street
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
PC 29.03       First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1412290059
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released video surveillance that shows an aggravated robbery at a business located at 4117 S. Staples Street, The Cash Store.

Employees said a male came in and placed his hand on his waist and acted as though he had a gun in his waistband. The suspect demanded money but no weapon was displayed.

The video shows a male wearing a red and black jacket, blue jeans, and black and white tennis shoes at the counter. The suspect takes cash and leaves walking out of the front door and he was not located.

Detectives now need your help in identifying this individual.  Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery and Homicide 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Warrant Issued For Murder Suspect

Corpus Christi Police Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in helping them locate a wanted person. Gilberto Garcia (09/10/1979) is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for a homicide that occurred on December 27, 2014 in the 2800 block of Sacky Drive.    There is a $750,000 bond set on the warrant.  We ask that anyone with any information on his whereabouts to call Corpus Christi Police at 361-886-2840. 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.

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Shooting Victim Drives Vehicle Into Home

Date: Saturday, December 27, 2014, 19:05
Location: 5300 Alejandro Street
Offense: Murder (Penal Code Section 19.02) 1st Degree Felony
Case Number: 1412270124

Corpus Christi Police are investigating a homicide on the 5300 block of Alejandro Street Saturday night.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a call of a truck that crashed into a home on the 2800 block of Sacky Drive at 7:05pm Saturday night and discovered the man in the vehicle had injuries the Officers believed were gunshot wounds. Officers then found two other men on the 5300 block of Alejandro Street with injuries believed to be gunshot wounds. The two injured men were taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment and are expected to survive.

Officers discovered evidence of a shooting in the street on the 5300 block of Alejandro and are speaking to people in the area to determine the sequence of events. Detectives believe the three men were injured in the same episode and believe all three are considered victims in this case. Detectives are working to develop a description of the person ot persons responsible as they remain at large. The 2800 block of Sacky is closed to traffic and is expected to open to normal use after 11:30pm.

Detectives continue to gather evidence and information and urge anyone with any information about this case to contact the Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide Detectives at 886-2841. Anyone who would like to provide information to detectives and keep their identity secret  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.

Patrol Report December 26, 2014

“Bravo” District
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ate: 12/25/2014        1:40AM
Location: 5800 Tanglewood
Offense: Agg. Robbery
(PC 29.03      1st Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1412250019

An off duty Corpus Christi Police Officer working at Spohn Memorial Hospital was contacted by the staff in reference a walk in assault. The officer made contact with the 22 year old male victim. The victim advised that he was a party in a crowded room and felt someone trying to take his wallet from his pocket. The victim confronted the person he believed to be person attempting to take his wallet. The victim advised that he was hit from behind and knocked unconscious.

A witness came forward later that morning and advised he saw the entire incident. He advised that the party was so large that people were jammed into every room. The witness stated that he saw the confrontation and saw the male suspect hit the victim several times in the head and was stomped a couple more times to the head when he was on the ground.

The victim had his ID, credit card and some cash taken. He also had some broken bones to his face. The witness was able to name and describe the suspects involved.

“Bravo” District
D
ate: 12/26/2014        1:54AM
Location: 4855 S. Alameda
Offense: Agg. Assault
(PC 22.02      2nd Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1412260011

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 600 Elizabeth in reference to a walk in stabbing. Officers made contact with the 41 year old male victim who had a stab wound to the right side of his abdomen. The victim stated that he was in the parking lot of 4855 S. Alameda (Bay Bar and Grill) and observed people come running out of the bar. The victim stated that an unknown male looked at him and then stabbed him.

The victim did not have much more information and was going in and out of consciousness. The victim was left with medical staff for treatment. CCPD detectives will follow up once the victim has been medically treated.

“Delta” District
D
ate: 12/25/2014       8:30AM
Location: 200 Vera Cruz
Offense: Deadly Conduct
(PC 22.05      Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1412250033

Corpus Christi Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Vera Cruz in reference to a disturbance in progress. Officers contacted all parties involved. Witnesses from Vera Cruz stated that suspects driving a white Chevy Cobalt were involved in a disturbance with them earlier where they tried to start a fight. The subjects in the Chevy left stating that they would be back.

Later the victims from 200 Vera Cruz stated that they saw the Chevy Cobalt return and a subject inside the vehicle pointing a gun at the house. No shots were fired and nobody was injured. Officers stopped the Chevy Cobalt but did not locate a weapon. The victims were uncooperative with the responding police offices.

“Delta” District
D
ate: 12/25/2014       8:53AM
Location: 1600 Agnes
Offense: Agg. Robbery
(PC 29.03    1st Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1412250031

Corpus Christi Police were dispatched to 2300 Agnes in reference to an assault. Officers contacted the 42 year old male victim. The victim stated that he was walking in the area of 1600 Agnes when he was approached by two male subjects.  The suspects demanded money from the victim. When the victim told them he did not have any money, the suspects knocked the victim to the ground. The suspects hit him in the head with a pipe and also kicked him and punched him several times.  The suspects checked him for money and fled in an unknown direction.

The victim had a large gash to his head and had pain to his abdomen. The victim advised that he could identify the suspects. He was transported to Spohn Memorial for treatment. The area was checked but officers were unable to locate the suspects.

 

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 Conduct Warrant Roundup Related to Synthetic Marijuana

Date: Monday, December 22, 2014
Offense: Manufacture, deliver, or Possession of Miscellaneous Substances (Health and Safety Code Section 481.119) Class B Misdemeanor

Nine uniformed Corpus Christi Police Officers in five marked patrol cars conducted a city-wide search Monday morning for fifteen individuals with warrants for their arrest related to narcotics investigations.

The Officers arrested several of the individuals this morning and continue to search the city until all the warrants are served. The warrants were issued from criminal cases started a year ago. The Investigators said the cases were related to synthetic marijuana and the evidence was sent to the laboratory to verify the substance was contraband and prohibited by law.

Captain Robert Alverado said, “These people likely thought nothing was going to happen to them so much time had passed; but, we keep investigating these cases.”

The arrested people as part of the roundup include:

John  Valdez 2/12/1975
Gabriel Padron 5/20/1993
Joshua Gonzalez 1/23/1991
Hector Cardenas 7/14/1985
Bryan Guajardo 9/1/1975
and Mitchell West 11/9/1992

Police Investigate Shooting on SPID

Date: Friday, December 19, 2014, 14:05
Location: South Padre Island Drive at Carroll Lane
Offense: Murder (Penal Code Section 19.02)
Case Number: 1412190075

Corpus Christi Police are investigating a murder on South Padre Island Drive Friday afternoon.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a complaint of a shooting at South Padre Island Drive at Wilkenson Drive at 2:05pm Friday afternoon. The responding Officers and Ambulance crew discovered an injured man at the intersection and Officers believed the injuries may have been from at least one gunshot wound. The injured man was taken to the hospital by ambulance but the man did not survive his injuries.

Corpus Christi Police closed the intersection of Wilkenson and SPID to collect any evidence and speak to witnesses. Officers then discovered evidence of a shooting at Carroll Lane and South Padre Island Drive. Officers from the Traffic Safety Section then discovered a vehicle with damage which appeared to be caused by gunfire at Tiger Lane and Carroll Lane. Detectives responded to the three scenes to determine a sequence of events. Detectives believe the three scenes are related and continue to gather facts and information. Detectives have not released any information to describe a suspect or suspects in this case as they work to verify information and compile an accurate description of who may be responsible for this crime.

Anyone who knows who may be responsible or has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery and Homicide Detectives at 886-2841. Information may be provided anonymously to Detectives through 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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Help Identify Man Who Steals From Open Garage

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Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014 14:45 Location: 4400 Big Cyprus Bayou Drive Offense: Burglary of a Habitation (Penal Code Section 30.02) 2nd Degree Felony Case Number: 1411290100

A 34-year-old man reported a burglary of a habitation November 29th at the 4400 block of Big Cyprus Bayou Drive to Corpus Christi Police.

The 34-year-old man told Officers he left his garage door open for about two hours on the Saturday afternoon while he was not in the garage and the 34-year-old man told Officers he discovered his drill value at two hundred dollars missing.

Officers obtained a video from a neighbors house which shows a man unknown to the 34-year-old man who stops a vehicle in front of the house, enters the garage, and walks out with the drill without consent from the owner. The vehicle used by the burglary suspect appears to be a light gold older model Ford Excursion with aftermarket chrome wheels. The suspect is described as a 20-30 year old male who wore a short sleeve t-shirt and blue jeans. Detectives would now like help from the public to identify the man who took the drill.

If you recognize the suspect in this case, or have any additional information about this case, call the Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives at 886-2841. Anyone who would like to provide Detectives with information and keep their identity secret should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Patrol Report 12/16/2014

The Corpus Christi Police Department generated 198 reports for formal criminal complaints from midnight December 15 to 7:00 a.m. on December 16, 2014. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

“Adam” District
Date: 12/14/2014        12:35 AM
Location: 800 Omaha Street
Offense: Injury to a Child
(PC 22.04       First Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1412140007
A 19 year old mother called Corpus Christi Police after she found her 3 year old daughter had been beaten by her boyfriend who had been watching the child earlier in the day.

Officers arrived and found the child covered from head to toe in bruises and abrasions. She also had dried blood on her nose and on her body. It appears that the child had been struck with hands and other objects due to the marks on her body.

The mother told officers that she had left her daughter with her boyfriend, Julian Lopez (04/01/1992), while she went to work.  When she got home later in the evening, the boyfriend was home, but he left suddenly.  The mother found her child with the injuries and she took her to her parents’ house and called police.

Officers contacted CCFD EMS and had the child transported from there to Driscoll Children`s hospital for treatment. The injuries appear to be serious, but not life threatening.  The child has been released from the hospital and placed into the custody of family members.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have secured a warrant for the arrests of the suspect.  He is described as being 5’6” tall,  weighing 160 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.  The arrest warrant is for injury to a child, a first degree felony,  and has a $250,00 bond amount.

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.

 

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Julian Lopez

Date of Birth: 04/01/1992

 

Continue reading Patrol Report 12/16/2014

CCPD Looking For Restaurant Robber

“Adam” District
Date: 12/9/2014          4:55 PM
Location: 10300 Leopard Street
Offense: Robbery
(PC 29.02 Second Degree Felony)
Case Number: 1412090090
Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying a male they believe was involved in an aggravated robbery of a business located at 10309 Leopard Street on December 9.

Security camera images show a man taking money from the cash register.  Shortly after these images were captured this suspect was confronted by a restaurant employee who asked the suspect what was going on.  The suspect turned to him and said “you want some of this” and the employee saw the suspect was holding a knife in a threatening manner.

The suspect was last seen leaving the business, walking towards Robby Street.  He is described as a dark skinned male in his late twenties to early thirties, about 6’0” tall, weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, a grey cap and a long necklace around his neck.

The restaurant owner believes that over $100.00 was taken during the robbery.

Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Robbery and Homicide 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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Man Robs Subway on Staples Street

Detectives have asked the public to help identifty this robbery suspect
Detectives have asked the public to help identify this robbery suspect
Detectives would like help from the public to identify this robbery suspect
Detectives would like help from the public to identify this robbery suspect

Date: Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:58am
Location: 2741 Staples Street
Offense: Robbery (Penal Code Section 29.02) 2nd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1412240031

A 32-year-old woman reported a robbery at a restaurant located at 2741 Staples Street on November 24, 2014 to Corpus Christi Police. No injuries were reported and the 32-year-old woman told officers a man entered the store and ordered a sandwich. The 32-year-old woman told Officers the man interrupted the order, told the 32-year-old woman he had a gun, and demanded the money from the register. The 32-year-old woman told Officers she never saw a gun, but gave the money to the man and he walked away from the store, south on Annapolis.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have obtained images of the suspect and would like help from the public to identify the man. The man is described as a male about 25 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 140 pounds, had hazel eyes, a mustache, and wore a grey jacket with a hood and black sweat pants.

Anyone who can identify this man or knows where he can be located should call the Corpus Christi Police Detectives at 886-2841. Anyone who would like to provide information to detectives and keep their identity secret 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.