Category Archives: Criminal Investigations Division

Suspect Shot By License To Carry Holder Booked Into Jail

The man who was shot by a 69 year old license to carry holder after a robbery attempt  in the 1300 block of Calle San Carlos on January 6 has been released from Spohn Memorial Hospital and booked into the City Detention Center.

Officers arrested Eric Orlando Grimaldo (03/23/1992) about 6:30 PM yesterday afternoon. He had been under police guard while being treated at the hospital for gunshot wounds.

The suspect is charged with aggravated robbery, a first degree felony and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third degree felony

 

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Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016,    8:49 PM
Location: 1300 Calle San Carlos
Offense: Aggravated Assault (Penal Code Section 22.02)

Case #1601060148
A 69 year man shot and stopped an armed robbery suspect who approached him in the front yard of his home, located in the 1300 block of Calle San Carlos, just before 9 PM last night.

The investigation of the crime revealed that the man and a women arrived at their home and parked in their carport driveway. As they  both exited the car, a suspect, wearing a hoodie, approached the couple pointing a gun at the man. The suspect made demands for the victim to give up his wallet. The man, a firearms license to carry holder, fearing for his safety and the safety of the female with him, pulled out his handgun and shot the 23 year old robbery suspect.

The man then held the suspect down until police arrived. The suspect was then transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital by CCFD EMS.

Officers recovered two handguns from the crime scene.

The suspect is in the hospital under police guard and faces charges of aggravated robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm. He is currently in stable condition.

No charges are expected to be filed against the man who shot the suspect.

ATV and Trailer Stolen From Storage Unit

Date: 01/07/2016
Location: 6600 Yorktown Boulevard
Offense: Burglary
P.C.  30.02      State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1601070057

Corpus Christi Police need your help in locating a stolen Kawasaki All-Terrain Vehicle that was taken from a storage unit located at 6630 Yorktown Boulevard.

The ATV was parked on a silver 16 foot flatbed trailer that was also taken by the suspects.

The owner told Officers that he parked the ATV and trailer in the storage unit on January 3rd and discovered on January 7, someone had pried the storage unit door open and taken the property.

Both the ATV and trailer are now listed as stolen.

The suspects in this case have not been identified, and detectives need your help in solving this crime.

If you recognize this property or know information about this crime please call Corpus Christi Police 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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2016 Kawasaki All-Terrain Vehicle

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16 foot flatbed trailer ATV was parked on

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16 foot flatbed trailer ATV was parked on

Homicide Detectives Investigating Death Of Homeless Man

Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016     6:30 AM
Location: 1300 Comanche Street
Offense: Death Investigation

Case #1601070028
Corpus Christi Police Homicide Detectives are investigating the death of a homeless man that was found on the property of a church in the 1300 block of Comanche Street.

Officers arrived and found the 46 year old male victim had trauma to his head. It is unknown at this time the cause of death and if the crime occurred at the location where the victim was found or if he walked there after being injured at some other location.

The Nueces County Medical Examiner responded to the scene, and they will conduct an investigation and try to determine the cause of death.

License To Carry Holder Shoots Robbery Suspect

Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016,    8:49 PM
Location: 1300 Calle San Carlos
Offense: Aggravated Assault (Penal Code Section 22.02)

Case #1601060148
A 69 year man shot and stopped an armed robbery suspect who approached him in the front yard of his home, located in the 1300 block of Calle San Carlos, just before 9 PM last night.

The investigation of the crime revealed that the man and a women arrived at their home and parked in their carport driveway. As they  both exited the car, a suspect, wearing a hoodie, approached the couple pointing a gun at the man. The suspect made demands for the victim to give up his wallet. The man, a firearms license to carry holder, fearing for his safety and the safety of the female with him, pulled out his handgun and shot the 23 year old robbery suspect.

The man then held the suspect down until police arrived. The suspect was then transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital by CCFD EMS.

Officers recovered two handguns from the crime scene.

The suspect is in the hospital under police guard and faces charges of aggravated robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm. He is currently in stable condition.

No charges are expected to be filed against the man who shot the suspect.

Police Investigate Shooting on Calle San Carlos

Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 20:49
Location: 1300 Calle San Carlos
Offense: Aggravated Assault (Penal Code Section 22.02)

Case #1601060148

Corpus Christi Police are investigating a possible aggravated assault which happened at a residence on the 1300 block of Calle San Carlos Wednesday night.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a shooting at 8:49pm Wednesday night at the 1300 block of Calle San Carlos and found a 23-year-old man outside a home with obvious injuries which appeared to the Officers to have been caused by gunfire. An ambulance took the 23-year-old man to the hospital for treatment for his injuries. Officers began an investigation and summoned additional resources to the scene. The Corpus Christi Police Forensics Lab technicians were summoned with Corpus Christi Police Detectives to gather evidence and record statements from involved people.

Police continue to investigate this event and urge anyone with any information about this event to contact Corpus Christi Police at 886-2600.

Anyone with information about this event who wants to keep their identity secret should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS 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.

Call Crime Stoppers to Identify This Thief

Date: Sunday, December 13, 2015, 17:03
Location: 3829 Interstate Highway 69 Access Road
Offense: Theft
Case Number: 1512130095

Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives would like help from the public to identify and locate a woman who stole money from a wallet at a store in Calallen on December 13, 2015.

A 59-year-old woman reported her wallet lost to Corpus Christi Police at about 5pm on Sunday, December 13, 2015. The 59-year-old woman told Officers she placed the wallet on the counter in the garden center of the store located at the corner of Northwest Boulevard and Interstate Highway 69 when she completed the transaction, then walked away leaving the wallet in place by mistake. The 59-year-old woman told Officers she returned to the counter and the wallet was gone and the clerk denied having seen the wallet.

Officers viewed store surveillance video which showed a woman who was in line behind the 59-year-old woman pick up the wallet, leave the store with the wallet, but then returned to the same check out counter to return the wallet. When the 59-year-old woman was provided the wallet, her cash was gone from the wallet.

Corpus Christi Police are now investigating this event as a crime and would like help from the public to identify and locate the woman who took the wallet. The woman who took the wallet is described as an adult woman with medium brown skin, and she wore a pink long sleeve “Browning” brand sweatshirt, dark pants and tennis shoes. The video shows the woman as she goes through the wallet before she returned the wallet with no cash. The woman then left in a silver four door passenger car with missing hubcaps on the right front and right rear tires of the vehicle.

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Anyone who can identify this woman, or has any additional information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS 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 and Crime Stoppers guarantees never to let anyone know who provided the information.

184 Firearms Stolen From Vehicles in 2015

The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to inform citizens about auto burglaries occurring in the city and victims having their firearms stolen from inside their vehicle.

In  2015, the police department has investigated 184 reports of burglaries that involved a firearm being stolen from inside of the vehicle.  Only 45 of those stolen guns have been recovered.

The Corpus Christi Police Department respects the right to own and carry a gun,  but we want to warn citizens that these types of crimes are occurring in our city and remind them to  protect their firearms and keep them out of the hands of criminals.

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Graph shows number of cases by month

Auto Theft Task Force Wants Public Help to Identify Thieves on Kings Lake Drive

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Location: 7600 Kings Lake Drive
Offense: Burglary of a Vehicle
Case Number: 1512130049

Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force would like help from the public to identify and locate two men believed to have stolen items from a vehicle parked in the driveway to a home on the 7600 block of Kings Lake Drive on December 12, 2015.

A 49-year-old woman reported the burglary to the Corpus Christi Police on December 13 and explained to Officers that some unknown person entered her black 2014 Toyota Tundra and stole a brief case and other items. The 49-year-old woman told Officers there was no forced entry to the unattended truck. The 49-year-old woman provided video moments after the burglary which shows two men walking away from the truck and one of the men carries a brief case believed to have been taken from the truck.

Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to identify the people responsible for this burglary.

Anyone who can identify the men in this vide, or has any additional information about this burglary should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS 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 Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

DATE: December 29, 2015, 11:05 AM
LOCATION: 4600 Everhart Road
OFFENSE: Bank Robbery (Penal Code Section  29.02) Second Degree Felony
CASE NUMBER:
1512290046

Corpus  Christi Police Detectives arrested 39-year-old Kenneth Burk (9/6/1976) Wednesday afternoon for a robbery at the a bank located at 4622 Everhart yesterday morning.

The U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Fugitives and Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Burk at a hotel located at 1026 South Padre Island Drive at about 1:30pm today for an aggravated robbery warrant related to the December 11 robbery at a restaurant located at 5441 Everhart Road. Detectives obtained evidence to support Burk’s involvement to several robberies in the area, including the bank robbery committed yesterday, and Burk was additionally charged for the bank robbery at 5pm today. Burk was delivered to the city detention center for two warrants for his arrest, the accusation for the bank robbery, and possession of a crystal material which Officers believe to be controlled substances which were found with Burk at the time of his arrest.

Couple Steals Purse From Store Clerk

DATE: December 11, 2015   7:15 PM
LOCATION: 2900 Norton Street
OFFENSE: Theft P.C.  31.03    Class B Misdemeanor
CASE NUMBER:
1512120098
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released camera surveillance images of a couple that they believe stole the purse of a store clerk at the Times Market, located at 2909 Norton Street, on December 12.

The clerk told Officers that the male suspect, shown in the images wearing the red and black jacket, distracted her while the female he came in with, wearing a green hoodie, jumped the counter behind her and stole her Michael Kors brand purse.  The clerk said she did not see it happen at the time because a large cigarette rack blocked her view while at the cash register.

The two suspects in this case have not been identified and Detectives need your help in solving this crime. Anyone who recognizes this couple or has information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Division 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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Male and female walking in the store

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Male walking in the store

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Female walking in the store