Category Archives: Criminal Investigations Division

Three Men Rob Frost Bank

Date: March 11, 2015           10:40 AM
Location: 4100 Interstate Highway 69
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1503110049
Corpus Christi Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Frost Bank located at 4101 Interstate Highway 69 this morning.

Employees reported that three men entered the bank, two armed with handguns.  Two of the suspects rounded up employees, and gathered money.  The third went inside and stood by the front entrance. All three men were wearing dark hoodies that covered their heads and faces.  One of the suspects was wearing khaki pants the other blue jeans and the third was wearing dark blue pants with a light blue stripe down the side.

The suspects took money from the bank and fled out the door and got into a car that was parked in front of the bank.  A bank employee was able to get the license plate of the suspect vehicle as it fled.  The vehicle the suspects got into had been reported stolen one hour earlier from a business located in the 5100 block of Flynn Parkway.  It was described as a maroon 2002 Chrysler four door.

No one at the bank was injured.

At about 12:45 PM officers found the stolen vehicle that the suspects had used abandoned with the engine running in the parking lot of the Home Depot located at 13200 Leopard Street.

At this time, the suspects have not been arrested and remain on the loose.  Camera surveillance caught images of the three suspects entering the bank.

Anyone who knows who is responsible, or has any additional 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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Suspect one entering bank

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Suspect two entering bank

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Suspect  three entering bank

Detectives Release Video Of Assault on Etienne Drive

Date: March 7, 2015, 12:15am
Location: 8000 Etienne Drive
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1503070003

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have made surveillance video of an aggravated assault available to the public in the hope that some person may provide information which leads to the capture of the people responsible for the attack.

The video shows a crew cab pickup truck pass in front of the victim’s home at 12:15am. The video then shows three men approach the victim’s front door and force their way inside by kicking open the door. The suspects shot a 32-year-old man inside the home. The victim’s 24-year-old girlfriend and two children hid in a master bathroom during the attack and they were not injured. The three suspects ran from the home and remain at large.

Anyone who can identify the suspects, or has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Police Detectives at 886-2840. 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 which results in an arrest may earn the caller up to $1,000 dollars in cash.

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.

 

Help Police Capture This Gang Member

Geronimo Sanchez (11/3/1980) Wanted for Drug Possession
Geronimo Sanchez (11/3/1980)
Wanted for Drug Possession

Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate known gang member 34-year-old Geronimo Sanchez (11/3/1980). Sanchez has a warrant for his arrest for drug possession issued on March 3, 2015 out of the 117th District Court.

Sanchez is described as a 34-year-old white male with black hair, brown eyes, stands 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, and has multiple tattoos including a star on his throat.

Anyone who can help police locate Sanchez 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.

Police Seek Public Help To Apprehend Violent Gang Member

Eddie Esquivel (15/14/1990)  Wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Eddie Esquivel (12/14/1990)
Wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Eddie Esquivel (15/14/1990)  Wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Eddie Esquivel (12/14/1990)
Wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

The Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate 24-year-old Eddie Esquivel (12/14/1990),  a known gang member with a warrant for his arrest for two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, each issued out of the 28th District Court. Esquivel is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes who stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 174 pounds and has multiple tattoos. Esquivel’s tattoos include “PBT” on the left cheeck, a Houston star on the left side of his neck, “South West” on the right side of his neck, Egyptian Anubis markings on his right forearm, and “Warrior” on his chest.

Anyone with any information to help Police locate Esquivel 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.

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.

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

Help Police Catch This Violent Criminal

Moses Quinonez (9/13/1993)  Wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Moses Quinonez (9/13/1993)
Wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Police would like help from the public to locate 21-year-old Moses Quinonez. Quinonez has a warrant for his arrest issued on December 10, 2014 from the 117th District Court for aggravated assault.

Quinonez is described as a 21-year-old man who stands 5 feet tall, weighs 95 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. The last known address for Quinonez was in Robstown, Texas and anyone with information to locate Quinonez should call the local police. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and let investigators know how to locate Quinonez may 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.

Bank Robbery on South Alameda

Date: February 23, 2015       10:52 AM
Location: 4200 South Alameda Street
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1502230038
Corpus Christi Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at 4201 South Alameda Street this morning just before 11 AM, at the First Community Bank.

A bank employee told officers that a man went into the bank, presented a note to one of the tellers that demanded cash.  The bank employee told officers the man never presented a weapon.  When the teller refused to hand over money, the suspect fled out the front door and around the building.

The suspect is described as being a Hispanic male, blue baseball cap, a jacket and black jeans.  Camera surveillance images of the suspect were provided to detectives by the bank. This suspect was not captured and the police department is asking for your help identifying this individual.

Anyone who knows who is responsible, or has any additional 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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Suspect at bank counter

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Suspect walking out of bank

Suspect Booked For Kidnapping

Date: 02/22/2015            4:30 AM                        *UPDATE*
Location: 2002 Yorktown Boulevard
Offense: Agg. Kidnapping
P.C. 20.04        First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1502220027

At approximately 11:20 AM on Sunday, six year old, Kloe Donohoo, was located safe and sound after being abducted from her home in the 2000 block of Yorkton Boulevard.

A DPS Trooper observed the stolen 1998 Dodge Caravan on Interstate 10 near Ozona Texas.   He stopped the vehicle and took the suspect, Austin Carlin (05/01/1995) into custody without incident.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives went to west Texas to pick up the suspect.  Just before midnight last night the suspect was booked into the City Detention Center.  He faces charges of aggravated kidnapping and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.