On September 14, 2019, a local new station reported on their evening news that Chief Mike Markle was at a political campaign announcement for an elected official.
This is grossly inaccurate and we want to be clear that not only was that report false but deleterious.
Chief Markle does not engage in political forums, nor does he publicly endorse political candidates.
We have reached out to the local station about this erroneous report and hope that a correction is made.
Date: Friday, September 13, 2019, 1:03 PM
Case Number: 1909130079
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the area of Airport at Iturbide for a shooting victim.
Upon arrival, officers contacted a 31-year-old male who had had been shot. The 31-year-old male was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and later succumbed from his injuries.
Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Department are seeking help from the public regarding this homicide. If you have any information pertaining to this incident, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840. 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 tip online at http://www.888tips.com
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9:21 am
Location: 6200 block of Denain
Incident: Capital Murder, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 1909120034
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 6200 block of Denain Drive, in reference to an assault with injuries. Upon arrival, the initial officer contacted a 72-year-old male who advised that persons inside the home were deceased. The 72-year-old male was immediately detained pending the investigation.
The responding officer made entry into the home and immediately located a deceased 47-year-old female. Additional officers responded, at which point they cleared the home in an effort to locate any other potential victims. Officers located an 18-year-old deceased male and additionally located a 21-year-old male who had sustained severe injuries. All victims sustained blunt force trauma.
The 21-year-old male was transported to a local hospital and the scene was secured.
Officers arrested Mohammad Sahi for 1 count of Capital Murder (Capital Felony) and 1 count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (1F).
The suspect was transported to the City Detention Center and later transferred to the Nueces County Jail with a bond amount totaling 2.75-million-dollars.
We have received several inquiries about the charge of Capital Murder and there only being one count. A person commits an offense of Capital Murder as defined by Section 19.02 (b)(1) if the person murders more than one person during the same criminal transaction.
This is still an active and ongoing investigation and no additional details are expected to be released. If you have any information pertaining to this incident, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840. 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 tip online at http://www.888tips.com.
As is our practice we are releasing the information of the officer who was involved in the shooting on September 10, 2019.
A Corpus Christi Police Officer has been placed on paid administrative leave. The administrative leave is in accordance with current department practice and policy.
Senior Officer William Hobbs has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 12 years.
This is still an active and ongoing investigation. If you have any information pertaining to this incident, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840. 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 tip online at http://www.888tips.com.
Corpus Christi Police Department Investigators need your help identifying suspects believed to be involved in at least one aggravated robbery of a convenience store.
On September 02,2019 Officers were dispatched to a convenience store located near Airline and Alameda for an Aggravated Robbery. While in the commission of the Robbery, one of the males displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspects were able to get away with undisclosed amount of cash.
If you can identify either of the suspects, or have any additional information about these crimes, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward of up to $2,500.
Date: September 01, 2019 4:22 A.M.
Location: 500 N Shoreline
Case Number: 1909010029
On September 1, 2019 at approximately 4:22 am Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 500 N Shoreline, reference suspicious persons in the area. Officers arrived on scene and located a 53-year-old deceased male.
Through their investigation and with the help of tips from the public; Detectives identified a suspect and obtained a Murder Warrant for 18-year-old Victor Padilla. Victor Padilla was arrested on September 04, 2019 by Corpus Christi Police Officers and was later transported to the Nueces County Jail on the Murder Warrant ($500,000 Bond).
Investigators are still wanting to speak to a person of interest in the case. If you know the whereabouts of Tommy Highfill, please call Detective Julio Ramos at (361) 886-2892.
This is still an active investigation and if anyone has any additional information, they are urged to contact Homicide Detectives at (361) 886-2840. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.
Senior Officer Michael Munoz
Officer Armando Cisneros
On July 13, 2019 Senior Officer Michael Munoz and Officer Armando Cisneros were following up on a shot fired call that occurred the day before at on the 6800 block of Everhart at convenience store.
Through their investigation they believed that the suspects involved in the shooting had also been involved in several auto burglaries that occurred on the south side of town. As the officers continued their investigation, they were alerted to a subject breaking into vehicles in the area of 6700 Everhart. When the officers arrived, they contacted a juvenile suspect and found him in possession of a stolen handgun and several items taken from other burglaries. It was found that the juvenile suspect had been involved in twelve auto burglaries, two criminal mischief’s, a shooting, and an aggravated assault over a two-day period.
S/O Michael Munoz and Officer Armando Cisneros are recognized as Officers of the Month for their dedication to duty and for enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Corpus Christi.
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Every 1st Saturday of the Month, rain or shine, AMT Auction Marketing will be conducting the abandoned vehicle auction for the City of Corpus Christi Police Impound
This auction may consist of police impounded autos, trucks, SUV’s, RVs. trailers, motorcycles, boats and personal property
**Inventory is subject to change as releases happen during the month prior to the auction**
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00 am
Viewing and Pre-Registration: Friday, September 6, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Viewing and Pre-Registration: Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
AUCTION STARTS at 10:00 am
Early Registration is highly recommended.
We open at 8:00 am for Registration on Auction Day.
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In the wake of the Texas active shooter events the Corpus Christi Police Department wants to encourage our community to notify us of any possible threats.
The Corpus Christi Police Department can always be reached at either 911 for an emergency or 361-886-2600 for non-emergency contact.
In addition to notifying the Corpus Christi Police Department you may also notify the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on their website https://www.fbi.gov/tips.
Corpus Christi Police detectives would like your help locating 2 missing people.
Bradley Brooks (06/28/1983) was last seen on 08/18/2019 by his girlfriend. His vehicle was towed from the area 200 NAS after being found abandoned for a few days. It was at the end of Stingray Road where people go to fish. He has not been heard from since the 18th. Bradley has a tattoo on his chest shaped as a horse shoe with the saying of “We all fall short of the glory of God” and angel wings tattooed on his right forearm. He also has scars on the back of his head.
If you have any information or know the whereabouts of Bradley please call detectives at 361-886-2600 or call CrimeStoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8477).
Vanessa Pecina 07/03/1983 was last seen on or before August 27, 2019. Venessa was seen getting into a red vehicle at the curve on Queen Dr. It is unknown who was driving the vehicle or where she went. Venessa has multiple tattoos on her arm, shoulder and chest.
If you have any information or know the whereabouts of Vanessa please call detectives at 361-886-2600 or call CrimeStoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8477).
Police detectives do not believe that these missing persons are related. If you have any information about either one of these missing people please contact the police.