Category Archives: Criminal Investigations Division

Police Seek Help to Find Fugitive

Joe Bernal (2/16/1978) Wanted for Possession of a Controlled Substance
Joe Bernal (2/16/1978)
Wanted for Possession of a Controlled Substance

The Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a fugitive. Corpus Christi Police are searching for 36-year-old Joe Bernal (2/16/1978) for Possession of a Controlled Substance. The warrant was issued by the 117th Court on August 12, 2014. Bernal is described as a male who stands six feet tall, weighs 200 pounds, has brown eyes, brown hair, a scar on his left eyebrow, and a tattoo on his back of a gargoyle on the top of a building.

Anyone who knows how to locate Bernal should call the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600 or the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2242. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and help authorities locate Bernal should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which leads to an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Police Investigate Two Deaths on Etienne Drive

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 15:40
Location: 8000 Etienne Drive
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 1409250087

Corpus Christi Police are investigating the deaths of two adults on the 8000 block of Etienne Drive Thursday afternoon. Corpus Christi Police responded to a complaint of a shooting at 3:40pm on the 8000 block of Etienne Drive. Officers discovered a woman in the street and a man near the front door to a house and the Officers saw they had obvious injuries. Officers said they believe the injuries were consistent with gunshot wounds and had the Corpus Christi Fire Department Emergency Medical Services provide treatment to the man and woman. The man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene.

Responding Officers summoned the assistance from the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Division and the Corpus Christi Police Forensics Services. Detectives processed the scene and believed the event was a possible murder/suicide and have no information to support any claim of a third person involved in this event. Detectives continue to gather information and evidence from the area and continue to work to verify the identity of the man and woman and any relationship they may have. The man is believed to be in his 50’s in age and the woman is believed to be in her 40’s in age. Anyone who has any information about this case who have not spoken with Police should contact the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Division at 886-2841.

Car Burglar Swipes Purse

Date: 07/20/2014        12:35 AM
Location: 4400 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Burglary of a Vehicle                    (PC   30.04 Class A Misdemeanor)
Case Number: 1407200063
A 28 year old female called Corpus Christi Police to report that her 2004 GMC Envoy SUV had been broken into while it was parked in front of a business located at 4440 S. Padre Island Dr. Camera images show a male suspect walk around the building and break the passenger side door window.  The suspect then reaches in and takes the victims purse.  The suspect was then picked up by a dark colored passenger car, unknown make or model. 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 walking in parking lot of 4440 S.P.I.D.

 

Masked Burglar Gets Nothing For His Troubles

DATE: 09/17/2014      8:05 AM
LOCATION: 5400 Ayers Street
OFFENSE: Burglary of a Building    (PC 30.02        State Jail Felony)
CASE # 1409170037
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a burglary of a building located at 5422 Ayers Street, Arnold Oil Company. The owner of the business stated that between 09/16/2014 sometime after 5:00 p.m. and 09/17/2014 before 8:00 a.m., an unknown male suspect smashed out the side glass door to the business and went inside. Once inside the suspect jumped over the counter and then pried open two cash registers but no money was in the registers.  The suspect then left the business. Surveillance cameras from the business show a male wearing a mask, a cap and gloves. He appears to be 5’8” to 6’00” tall and between180 and 200 pounds. While no property was taken, there was about $400 in damage done to the door of the business.  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 walking behind the counter of a business after breaking in

 

Suspect Breaks Into Church Storage Shed

DATE: 09/09/2014      2:57 PM
LOCATION: 1017 Airline Road
OFFENSE: Burglary of a Building    (PC 30.02        State Jail Felony)
CASE # 1409090111
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a burglary of a building located at 1017 Airline Rd. A 57 year old male victim discovered that a storage shed had been broken into and about $295 worth of property was stolen. Camera surveillance shows a male suspect 5’10” to 6’2” tall, wearing blue jeans, an orange shirt and a hat turning off power to the building and then going inside. The suspect vehicle involved is an older model navy blue Ford F-150 truck with a tool box  in the bed. 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 vehicle pulling into parking lot

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Suspect walking up to storage shed

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Suspect entering storage shed

Help Police Find These Fugitives

Daniel Obregon (10/9/1957) Wanted for Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child Bond = $250,000
Daniel Obregon (10/9/1957)
Wanted for Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child
Bond = $250,000
Robert Flores (3/3/1985) Wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Bond = $100,000
Robert Flores (3/3/1985)
Wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
Bond = $100,000

The Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate two fugitives who are wanted for crimes against children. Police seek 56-year-old Daniel Obregon (10/9/1957) for Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child, two counts of Indecency with a Child with contact, and Indecency with a Child with Exposure. Obregon is described as a white male who stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 130 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

Police also seek 29-year-old Robert Flores (3/3/1985) for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. Flores is described as a white male with black hair and brown eyes who stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 130 pounds, and has “Flores” tattooed on his upper back and “Isabel” tattooed on his hand/left wrist.

Anyone who can provide information to locate these sexual predators should call Police immediately and not approach the suspects. Anyone who would like to help Police locate these fugitives 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 leads to an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Man Charged With Capital Murder In Flour Bluff Shooting

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

Corpus Christi Police have charged Sammuel Everett Toomey (07/04/1951)  with  Capital Murder and one count of Aggravated Assault in connection with the shooting that occurred Sunday night at the Marina Village located at 229 Naval Air Station Drive in Flour Bluff.  Corpus Christi Police responded to  a shooting at about 7 PM and discovered three fatally injured people outside different homes.  A 32 year old female another 53 year old female, and a 56 year old male were found outside various homes along Redfish Court and Sailfish Court, inside the Marina Village.    A 10 year old male was also transported to the hospital by CCFD EMS for gunshot wounds.  Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide Detectives  and the Police Crime Scene Units were at the scene until about 5 AM this morning collecting evidence and examining this very large and complex crime scene.  The suspect was charged with Capital Murder because his act caused the death of more than one person during the same criminal transaction, and aggravated assault, a second degree felony for shooting the child.

 

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.