Officers Take Flour Bluff Man In Custody for Triple Homicide

Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014, 18:58
Location: 229 NAS Drive
Offense: Capital Murder
Case Number: 1409140129

Corpus Christi Police took a 63 year old man into custody for Capital Murder Sunday night at the Marina Village in Flour Bluff. Corpus Christi Police responded to a complaint of a shooting at about 7pm and discovered three fatally injured people outside homes. Witnesses directed responding Officers to the 63 year old man who witnesses said was responsible for shooting the three injured people and a child. A child was taken by ambulance to Spohn Memorial Hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds. Officers were provided information by several witnesses that the 63 year old man was the only person responsible for the shooting so there are no outstanding suspects for this crime.

Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide Detectives responded to gather information and evidence from the scene. The exterior of several homes were processed as crime scenes. Detectives continue to record their discoveries from the crime scene evidence and several witnesses and progress in the process to formally charge the 63 year old man with a crime.

Anyone who has any information about this event should contact the Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide 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 http://www.888TIPS.com.

Arrest Made in Early Morning Homicide

Offense: Murder
Offense number: 1409070004
Location: 2102 Stillman
Time: 12:09 am

On 09/07/14 at approximately 12:09 a.m. patrol received a call for a shooting at 2102 Stillman. Inside the apartment they found the victim, a 22-year-old male, with a gunshot wound to his head. Medics arrived and transported the victim to MMC. At approximately 2:32 a.m. he was pronounced dead.

Based on witness statements, Officers and Detectives were able to determine the suspect in the shooting. An arrest warrant was obtained for Richard Andrade (12.11.1984).

At 10:20 a.m. Andrade was arrested and taken to the City Detention Center where he was booked. Bond was set at $1,000,000.00

 

 

Police Investigate a Complaint of an Assault on a Child

Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:45pm
Location: 2300 Morris Street
Offense: Indecency with a Child (Penal Code Section 21.11) 3rd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1409030071

A 38-year-old woman reported an assault on a child at the 2300 block of Morris Street to the Corpus Christi Police Department Wednesday afternoon. The 38-year-old woman told Officers she saw a man have inappropriate contact with a child in a vehicle at 12:45pm. The woman told Officers the vehicle left prior to law enforcement arrival. Officers have not located any victim or suspect in this case. Corpus Christi Police Detective are gathering information from witnesses and evidence which includes any video from the area in which this event occurred.

Officers are looking for a small grey, extended cab pickup. It is shown in the below photo as outlined by red arrows. The photos were taken on two different occasions, Tuesday at 11:44 a.m. and again today at 11:45 a.m. outside the Education Center on Morris St.

Suspect Vehicle

Anyone with any information about this event should contact the Corpus Christi Police at 886-2600. 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 information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Wanted Person Daniel Martinez Arrested

DATE: August 21, 2014       10:30 AM
LOCATION: 1717 Nile Drive
OFFENSE: Search Warrant Executed / Arrest Warrants Issued
CASE # 1408210059 / 1409020061
A few hours after Corpus Christi Police Property Crime Detectives  obtained four arrest warrants for Daniel Martinez (12/24/1981), two warrants  for burglary of a building and two warrants  for theft,  he was found by officers.  These arrest warrants resulted from a search warrant that was executed at his home located at 1717 Nile Drive back on August 21.   Each warrant holds a $15,000 bond.

Officers stopped the 1999 red Dodge truck the suspect was driving in the 6400 block of Vincent Drive after they recognized him as a wanted person.  His truck was impounded.

This arrest is a result of an investigation that began on August 21 when the Corpus Christi Police Department Auto Theft Task Force executed a search warrant at 1717 Nile Drive and found several stolen items. Two trailers, two cement spreaders, two compressors, a welder, and other stolen equipment was found in the backyard and garage of the home.  No one was at home at the time officers  searched the home.

Two Arrested for Capital Murder

Date: 08/27/2014 8:25 PM
Location: 2500 Fig Street
Offense: Capital Murder (PC 19.03 Capital Felony Offense)
Case Number: 1408270128

Corpus Christi Police Homicide Detectives have arrested Nancy Rae Martinez (02/22/1987) and Albert Villarreal (01/26/1987) following an investigation into the death of a six-year old child in their custody.
The female is the child’s mother, it is unknown what the male’s relationship is to the child but he did live in the home.

CCFD EMS responded to the home in the 2500 block of Fig Street at 8:25 PM on August 27 for a six-year old male having a seizure. The child was transported to Driscoll Children’s Hospital where he later died. Corpus Christi Police Officers were notified of the death after some bruises were found on the child’s body. Officers responded to the child’s home located in the 2500 block of Fig St. to begin an investigation. CCPD Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and they responded to the scene, as well as the Crime Scene Unit. At this time it is unknown how many people were at the home at the time of the call. Officers did find two other children in the home ages three and eight and they appeared to be fine. They were both put into the custody of Child Protective Services.

Both Martinez and Villarreal were booked into the City Detention Center.

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Have You Seen This Wanted Person

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Police ask that anyone with any information to locate Vasquez 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.

Masked Man Removes Cash

DATE: 08/09/2014      7:55 AM
LOCATION: 8000 Interstate 37 Access South
OFFENSE: Burglary of a Building    (PC 30.02        State Jail Felony)
CASE # 1408090063
Corpus Christi Police Officers took a report for a burglary to a business located at 8001 Interstate 37 South, C.C. Freightliner Inc.  Suspects appeared to have made entry onto the property after cutting a hole in the back fence, then the suspects made entry into the shop by knocking out a back window.   The shop foreman told officers they locked up the shop on 08/08/14 around 11:10 p.m. and when they returned on 08/09/14 they found the window broken, the one cash registers on the counter in the shop had been broken into and cash removed.  A second registered was opened in the front of the business and rifled through but there was no cash inside.  The estimated damage to the property and value of items stolen was almost $1000.  Video images captured from the business show a male, 5’6” to 5’8” tall , heavy set, wearing a mask, gloves and a tan baseball cap.  Anyone who can identify the individual responsible, 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 inside business with face covered

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Suspect inside business with face covered

Shooting on 2900 Easley

UPDATE:

Detectives informed us that CDC Jail Booking Jesus Ruben Balli Garcia was booked into CDC late Sunday evening on the warrant for Aggravated Assault. 

UPDATE: 

At approximately 7:00 pm our office was notified that a man fitting the description of Jesus Ruben Balli Garcia (10/28/88) was being detained by Border Patrol agents. Agents informed us that the man had become lost in the brush near the Sarita Checkpoint and called 911 for help. The U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) officers were able to locate him. At approximately 10:00 pm USBP officers confirmed to our office that the person they had detained was Jesus Garcia.  He was arrested on the Aggravated Assault warrant and taken to the Kenedy County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives continue to work with the USBP and the Kenedy Co. Sheriff’s office regarding the case.  

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Auto Theft Task Force Recovers Stolen Items

DATE: August 21, 2014       10:30 AM
LOCATION: 1717 Nile Drive
OFFENSE: Search Warrant Executed
CASE # 1408210059


The Corpus Christi Police Department Auto Theft Task Force executed a search warrant at 1717 Nile Drive at about 10:30 AM.  Detectives learned during investigations into several burglaries in the city that there was stolen trailers and other equipment at this home and were able to obtain a search warrant.

Detectives found two trailers, two cement spreaders, two compressors, a welder, and other equipment in the backyard and garage of the home.  No one was found in the home. Detectives hope to have arrest warrants issued regarding this case once the investigation is complete.

The Auto Theft Task Force believes that the property recovered today has an estimated value of between $60,000 and $65,000.

 

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Stolen trailer with two cement spreaders in backyard of 1717 Nile Drive

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Stolen trailer with two cement spreaders in backyard of 1717 Nile Drive

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Stolen welding equipment and table saw in the garage of 1717 Nile Drive

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A second stolen trailer found in the backyard of 1717 Nile Drive

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A compressor found in the backyard of 1717 Nile Drive

Ruth St. Murder Update

UPDATE:

The continuing investigation revealed that additional individuals were possibly involved in the Homicide.  Detectives with the Robbery/Homicide Division located and arrested Gilbert Perez Jr. (07/12/94) for Murder on Wednesday evening. Additionally, they obtained arrest warrants for Albert Suarez Jr. (05/28/95) and Edward Elizondo (08/06/95).

This morning, US Marshals arrested Albert Suarez Jr. in Corpus Christi. As of this posting, Edward Elizondo is still outstanding.

The investigation continues.

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.