Robbery Suspect Caught

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 4:00 PM
Location: 3500 SPID
Incident: Robbery
Case Number: 1610260112

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 3500 SPID in reference to a robbery not in progress. Officers arrived and contacted the employees of the restaurant.

The employees advised that a male suspect came into the kitchen area which is not public access. The suspect covered his face with the lower half of his grey shirt. The suspect demanded money from one of the employees. The employees stated the the suspect became verbally aggressive and told them to “F’n give it to me now”! One of the other employees realized that the suspect was trying to rob them and began to push the suspect out the back door. The suspect began to fight back. As they were fighting one employee got behind the suspect and pulled him outside and shut the door. The owner was in the parking lot and realized what was happening. He observed the suspect get into a maroon Ford van and drive away. The owner followed the suspect and got a license plate before he lost the suspect.

Officers ran the LP and went to the area of 4800 Mokry to an address associated with the car. The suspect arrived a short time later and was taken into custody. Officers arrested Frank Sanchez (10/12/1966) and transported him to the City Detention Center. One employee received a large scratch to his left tricep during the struggle.



Police want your help to find a missing 83 year old man

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 15:22
Location: 500 Southern Street

Incident: Missing Person
Case Number: 1610260103

Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate an 83-year-old man who went missing Wednesday afternoon from a home on the 500 block of Southern Street. Family reported to Police that 83-year-old Jose Carmen Marquez left the house to go to the store, and had not returned. The family called Police after Marquez was absent for two hours and they could not find him.

Marquez is described as wearing a gray and white shirt, and gray shorts, stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, is 163 pounds and has gray hair and brown eyes. Family reported to Police that Marquez only speaks Spanish and is physically disabled.

Police are searching for 83 year old Jose Marquez
Police are searching for 83 year old Jose Marquez

Anyone who believes to see Mr. Marquez should call Corpus Christi Police immediately at 886-2600 or dial 911.

Update 18:00 October 26, 2016

Mr. Marquez was found safe and has returned home.

Narcotics Officers serve a Search Warrant near 4500 Nicholson

At about 0800 hours this morning, investigators from the Corpus Christi Police Department Narcotics Vice Investigations Division served a search and arrest warrant at 4500 Nicholson.  This warrant was the result of a several month-long investigation into drug dealing from that location.

During the search, investigators recovered approximately 68 grams of methamphetamine, 4.9 grams of powdered cocaine, and just under an ounce of hydroponic marijuana, scales and a drug ledger.  Also recovered were two fully loaded pistols and an AK-47 style rifle.  Investigators seized a Chevrolet Tahoe and a quantity of jewelry believed to have been purchased with income from the sale of drugs by the suspects.


Arrested were Reynaldo Chavira (6-27-86) and Roxanna Chavira (5-17-87).  Both were charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance PG1 and possession of marijuana and transported to the City Detention Center.  The suspects are facing possible enhancement of the charges as the residence is just down the street from Mike Zepeda Park.

Patrol Report October 26, 2016

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 2:35 PM
Location: 5900 Weber Rd.
Incident: Burglary/Evading Detention
Case Number: 1610250081

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 5900 Weber in reference to a burglary in progress. Officers were advised that there were 2 males looking into a apartment. As officers arrived they observed a rear window to be broken.

Officers observed a male stick his head out of the broken window. Officers ordered the suspect to come out of the apartment. The suspect went back inside and tried to go out the front door. The officers were waiting at the front door and the suspect went back inside. The suspect went out the back window and began running through the complex. While running the male suspect was carrying a grey and black backpack. Officers continued to give chase and took the suspect into custody behind one of the buildings.

Officers also contacted a male wearing red cut off pants and a white muscle shirt in the area of the burglary. He was breathing heavily and sweating. He was detained and identified by a witness as one of the suspects involved. Officers arrested Christopher Parker (12/07/1993) and Theodore Wolridge (02/27/1995) for burglary. The back pack was searched and found to have magazine filled with ammunition and several plastic baggies containing what officers believed to be marijuana. The suspects were charged with burglary, evading detention and possession of marijuana and transported to the City Detention Center.

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:18 PM
Location: 200 Montclair Drive
Incident: Warrant/Evading Detention
Case Number: 1610250136

Corpus Christi Officers were in the area of 200 Montclair looking for a wanted suspect out of Goliad County for assault family violence. Officers prior to contacting the suspect familiarized themselves with the suspects description and had a picture to positively identify him. Officers arrived  and positioned themselves around the house.

As officers knocked on the front door the suspect exited the rear door. An officer at the rear of the residence saw the suspect and shined his flashlight and positively identified the suspect. He was ordered to stop. The suspect went back inside with the officers in hot pursuit. Officers arrested Thomas Berry (09/09/1981) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:39 AM
Location: 2100 Morgan
Incident: Warrant of Arrest/Evading Detention
Case Number: 1610260021

Corpus Christi Police Officers were contacted by three subjects in the area of 2100 Morgan. The three subjects were trying to sell officers a $10 lotto ticket. The officers suspicious of the activity checked the subjects and found that one had an outstanding probation violation warrant. The wanted suspect took off running but was quickly apprehended. Officers arrested Trinidad Garcia Rayos (12/21/1994) and transported him to the City Detention Center.


CCPD Narcotics officers believe they disrupted a major drug distribution operation after serving a search warrant Friday afternoon at an apartment in the 3800 block of Caravelle Parkway. The search warrant was the culmination of a long term undercover investigation of the occupants and their involvement in the distribution of illegal narcotics in the City of Corpus Christi.

During the search of the apartment investigators seized approximately 18.5 lbs of synthetic cannabinoid, 5 ounces of methamphetamine, ½ ounce of crack cocaine, 2.71 grams of powdered cocaine, and 2 ounces of marijuana, along with $7257.00 in cash believed to be proceeds from drug dealing.


In addition to the illicit drugs and cash, Officers seized multiple firearms, including five assault rifles, two shotguns, nine handguns, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.  Two sets of body armor were located in the apartment as well.



Arrested during the raid were Longino Garcia Castillo (DOB: 5-22-90), Mary Beth Zamora (DOB: 9-3-90), Isaiah Martinez (DOB: 5-25-97), Summer Escamilla (DOB: 4-23-99), and Serena Escamilla (DOB: 10-13-91). All five face felony charges of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance, a first degree felony punishable by from five to ninety-nine years in prison. Zamora was additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Unlawful Possession of Body Armor by a Felon, both felonies.

The large amount of seized drugs, cash and weaponry suggests this was a large scale supplier of synthetic cannabis and other narcotics within Corpus Christi. CCPD Narcotics Investigators continue to target such dealers to combat the proliferation of synthetic cannabis in our community. Narcotics Investigators will continue to pursue leads as a result of this operation and are confident that more arrests and seizures will follow.

Patrol Report October 24, 2016

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016 1:56 AM
Location: 4400 Kostoryz Rd.
Incident: Driving While Intoxicated
Case Number: 1610220013

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 4400 Kostoryz Rd in reference to a roll over traffic accident. Officers arrived and observed a vehicle that was upside down with a female inside. Officers communicated with the 50 year old female suspect while waiting for CCFD to arrive and free her from the vehicle. Officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and observed a beer bottle in her purse.

Witnesses to the accident advised that the victim vehicle and the suspect vehicle were traveling on Gollihar when the suspect vehicle hit the victim vehicle from behind causing the suspect vehicle to flip over.

The suspect was removed from the vehicle and transported to Spohn Memorial for treatment. The officer had enough probable cause to believe the suspect was intoxicated and was able to get a blood sample. The suspect was admitted into the hospital for treatment.

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016 1:56 AM
Location: 3200 Foley
Incident: Terroristic Threats/Evading Detention
Case Number: 1610230023

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to 3200 Foley in reference to a suspect threatening to shoot people. Officers arrived and were advised that the 44 year old male suspect was causing a disturbance inside a bar. The suspect was blocking another persons vehicle, when he was asked to move his vehicle he told the victim “I’m going to shoot you.” The suspect then drove away in a dark green Chevy Avalance.

Officers searched the area and located the vehicle in the area of 4800 Ayers Street. The officer activated his emergency equipment to conduct the traffic stop. The suspect vehicle pulled into a parking lot and to the rear of a bar and parked his truck. The suspect exited the vehicle, looked at the officer and refused to follow commands to stay in the truck. The suspect took off running inside the bar then out the front door. The officer gave chase and caught the suspect at Ayers and McArdle. Officers arrested Eric Garcia (12/24/1971) for evading detention and terroristic threats and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016 8:49 AM
Location: 4600 Yolanda
Incident: Burglary of a Habitation
Case Number: 1610230045

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 4600 Yolanda in reference to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival officers contacted the 51 year old male victim and the 35 year old male suspect. Officers detained the suspect. The victim advised that he came home and observed the saw the suspect going through his vehicle. He yelled at the suspect who then ran into a room attached to his house. The victim called for the suspect to come out and that is when he called the police. The victim noticed a air compressor was set by a door and that some drawers to a toll box were open. Officers arrested Hermilo Xavier Garza (12/08/1980) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016 2:45 PM
Location: 4400 Sunlight Dr.
Incident: Assault Family Violence
Case Number: 1610230105

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 4400 Sunlight Dr in reference to a assault in progress. As officers were en route, the call was updated that the victim was on the phone and the suspect was making threats towards the victim. Officers arrived and contacted the 42 year old male suspect and the 54 year old female victim.

The suspect was upset  and as he spoke to officers they could detect a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. The victim advised that the suspect is her boyfriend of 6 months and they were having an argument. She stated that the suspect was drinking, acting strange and yelling at her for everything. The victim told the suspect that she was going to leave. The suspect became extremely confrontational and got in the victims face. The suspect then bit the victim on the nose causing redness and pain. The victim called police and went outside to wait for them to arrive. Officers arrested Shelby Alexander Davis (01/24/1974) and transported him to the City Detention Center.


Detectives Need Help Identifying This Suspect

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Location: 3300 Crestmore
Incident: Burglary, Credit Card Abuse
Case Number: 1610130034

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this suspect. The man in the video is suspected of using credit cards that were stolen in a residential burglary. He went into several businesses in town using the credit cards to make purchases of various products.

He was seen leaving in a pickup with a chrome headache rack in the bed of the truck.

If you can identify this suspect, call Corpus Christi Police at 361-886-2600,  call Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it can earn the caller up to $2,500 dollars in a cash reward.

Patrol Report October 21, 2016

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:07 AM
Location: 200 Shawnee
Incident: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1610200051

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 200 Shawnee in reference to a robbery. As officers were en route they were given a description of the suspect wearing a black shirt about 150 pounds. As officers arrived they observed a male wearing a black shirt and blood on his head. Officers detained the 27 year old suspect and took him back to the store.

Officers contacted the 30 year old victim. The victim advised that the suspect came into the store and appeared to be dehydrated, The victim knew the suspect because he used to work for him at the store. The victim told the suspect to get something to drink and he would pay for it. The suspect began to argue with the victim and told him that he could take anything he wanted. The suspect then went towards the counter and pulled a knife and told the victim to “give him the money.” The victim pushed the suspect outside, got into a scuffle and took the knife from him. The victim identified the suspect. Officers arrested John Gabriel Hernandez (01/16/1989) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:54 PM
Location: 4100 Ayers
Incident: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1610200157

Officers were dispatched to 1400 Verde Court in reference to a stabbing. Officers contacted a 38 year old victim. He advised that he was in a parking lot of 4100 Ayers close to the back alley. The victim stated that a unknown male came up to him and stabbed him in the arm with a knife. The suspect then fled the scene. The victim had a laceration to his left forearm. The victim did not get a good look at the suspect. He was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Location: 2500 Viola
Incident: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1610210008

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to 2500 Viola in reference to a disturbance. Information on the call prior to officers arriving stated there was a male at the scene and he appeared to have been assaulted. The call was also updated to a robbery with injuries.

Officers arrived and made contact with the 42 year old male victim. He stated that he was walking to pick up his wife from work. He stated that while he was in the area of 2500 Viola he was approached by two men on bicycles. The victim stated that one of the men asked for a cigarette. As the victim reached for a cigarette he was struck in the head with what he believed was a pipe. He said he was dragged down the road and the suspects tried to steal his money. The victim stated that they took his cigarettes and a cell phone. The suspects then rode off in different directions. The suspects were described as males with medium builds. One was wearing all black and the other had a red shorts and a white muscle shirt. The victim was treated at the scene for scrapes to his knees and arms. The suspects were not located.

Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers Celebrates 35th Anniversary

thank-you-corpus-christi-crime-stoppersCorpus Christi Crime Stoppers began October 21, 1981 in an effort to make Corpus Christi a safer community. The Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization operated by volunteers in the community with the purpose to afford the public to provide anonymous tips to Detectives to close unsolved criminal cases in Nueces County.

Crime Stoppers was developed by Albuquerque New Mexico Police Detective, Greg MacAleese in 1976 which led to the solution of a horrible murder of a gas station attendant as a result of a violent robbery. Michael Carmen was a 20-year-old University of New Mexico student who was engaged to be married when Carmen chose to work an extra shift in July 1976 at the gas station where he was employed; but Carmen was murdered at 2am. Detective MacAleese was assigned the case, featured the crime as a re-enactment with help from the media, and the case was solved by a Crime Stoppers tip. Crime Stoppers spread throughout the country and reached Corpus Christi in 1981.

Crime Stoppers celebrates 40 years of existence this year and Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers thanks the media and the public for 35 years of success this year.

Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers has recorded 5,034 crimes solved as a result of tips to Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers since October 21, 1981. Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers has led to the recovery of $3,952,621 dollars in recovered stolen property and the seizure of $1,234,621 dollars in the street value of illegal narcotics since the organization began in 1981.

Crime Stoppers is regulated by the Governor’s Office and operates without any tax dollars. All the rewards and the operating expenses from Crime Stoppers is solely from donations. Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers has approved $49,930 dollars in rewards so far in 2016.

Crime Stoppers is a method for the public to provide information to Detectives about unsolved cases anonymously and they will not be compelled to appear in court. The anonymity provides protection for people who are close to violent criminals and violent associates. The rewards offered by Crime Stoppers overcomes apathy in the community which prompts others to provide the good information. The first tip provided to Crime Stoppers which leads to an arrest makes the tipster eligible for the reward as long as the tipster is not in law enforcement or in the media.

Recently, tips to Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers lead to the solution of the murder at Shooters Depot (Case #1609010150). Crime Stoppers tips also led to the safe capture of a fugitive who was the driver in a single vehicle crash on the Crosstown Expressway that killed an 11 year old girl. The fugitive made threats to law enforcement and a Crime Stoppers tip led law enforcement to sneak up on the fugitive and capture him without any injuries (Case #1609100140).

Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers is afforded a Corpus Christi Police Officer liaison to present the unsolved crimes to the public in a manner to protect victims, and preserve the case for courtroom prosecution. Former Police Coordinators to Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers include Heidi Frese who currently serves as Chief of Police for the city of Salinas, California; Robert Cisneros who currently serves as the Precinct 1 Constable in Nueces County; Mike Alanis who serves as Chief of Investigations of the Corpus Christi Police Department; Officer Massey Rodriguez who serves as a background investigator at the Corpus Christi Police Department; Shane Hunter and Jose Olivares who both have retired from the Corpus Christi Police Department and enjoy civilian lives.



Police Want Help From Public To Locate Missing Person

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Location: 950 Stone Street
Incident: Missing Person
Case Number: 1610180089

Corpus Christi Police Detectives would like help from the public to locate a 21 year old woman reported by her mother as a missing person.


A 45 year old woman reported her daughter, 21 year old Breanna Wood (3/8/1995) missing on Tuesday to the Corpus Christi Police. The 45 year old woman told Officers she last saw Breanna on October 11, at 950 Stone Street. The 45 year old woman told Officers Breanna speaks with her daily until October 11 and Breanna left her cat unattended; both characteristics that are unlike Breanna’s normal behavior. Corpus Christi Police believe Breanna was seen at the PMI on Tancuhua Street with a 25 year old man. The 45 year old woman is concerned and would like help to reconnect with Breanna.

Breanna is described as a 21 year old woman who stands 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs about 100 pounds, and has black hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with any information to locate Breanna should have Breanna contact her mother or call the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600.

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