Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 8:33 PM
Location: 4900 SH 181 South Bound
Incident: Fatality Crash
Case Number: C1702452
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to a major accident on the 4900 block of SH 181 in the Southbound lanes. Officers arrived and discovered a white Chrysler 200 that had caught on fire and a black Chevy Camaro were involved in the crash. The fire was extinguished by responding fire fighters. Officers discovered that the 25 year old female driver of the Camaro and the 33 year old male driver of the Chrysler were both deceased. Follow up investigators arrived on the scene and determined that the Chrysler 200 was traveling the wrong way (Northbound in a Southbound lane) on the highway striking the Chevy Camaro. Investigators believe that both victims died on impact.
Investigators spoke with witnesses and at this time have not been able to determine where and how the driver of the Chrysler got on the highway. Both of the deceased have been transported to the medical examiners office. This is still an ongoing investigation and we will release more information when it becomes available.
Date: Monday, March 20, 2017, 2:16 PM
Location: 5313 Saratoga Blvd
Offense: Improper Photo/Visual Recording to Arouse
Penal Code 21.12 (State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1703200090
Corpus Christi Police Officers were sent to the HEB on Saratoga Blvd. in reference to a male suspect filming or taking pictures up a females dress. The officers made contact with the store management and they showed officers the video of the suspect in the act. In the video the suspect was confronted by the victim and another female. The suspect then runs out of the store and drives away in his vehicle before he was confronted by store employees. The staff at HEB was able to provide the license plate to the suspects vehicle.
Corpus Christi Detectives were assigned the case, investigated and were able to obtain an arrest warrant for the suspect. On March 28, 2017 at approximately 11:31 AM, Chad E. Kramer (12-05-1983) turned himself in at the Nueces County Jail and was arrested by jail personnel.
The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to let our citizens know that these types of crimes are not common but they do happen. We advise you to be aware of your surroundings and if you witness this type of crime, alert the victim and call the police.
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 12:29 PM
Location: 4038 S. Port
Case Number: 1703050060
Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this theft suspect. The suspect entered the store, selected a power tool and left the store without paying. The suspect was last seen walking towards S. Port with a female.
If you know the identity of this suspect or have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.
Date: Monday, March 27, 2017, 2:46 PM
Location: 1200 Ocean Drive
Offense: Unlawful Restraint
Case Number: 1703270092
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Staples and Elizabeth in reference to a disturbance in progress. The call was updated stating a male and female were struggling beside a truck and a male was trying to put her in a vehicle and the female appeared to be trying to get away. The vehicle was last seen going towards Ocean Drive on Elizabeth. The description given was an older model grey truck with a blonde female wearing a yellow shirt. Officers went towards Ocean Drive in an effort to intercept the truck.
Officers located a truck matching the description provided traveling North on Ocean Dr. When the patrol unit was behind the suspect vehicle the officer noticed that the 28 year old female victim was trying to wave the officer down in order to get his attention. The officer conducted a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Ocean Drive. Immediately as the vehicle stopped, the female exited the vehicle in order to get away from the male suspect. The suspect attempted to exit the vehicle but was told to stay inside the truck to which he complied. The suspect was contacted and was observed to be sweaty and shaking. Officers detained the suspect while they conducted their investigation. The victim stated that the suspect (her boyfriend) picked her up from work. While they were driving home the suspect was on the phone yelling and cussing at someone. The victim stated she told the suspect she wanted out of the truck and no longer wanted to be his girlfriend due to his unstable behavior. The victim exited the truck and was confronted by the suspect who physically lifted her to force her in the truck. The victim tried to resist but could not get away from the suspect. She tried to put her feet against the door frame but was forced into the vehicle against her will. The suspect left the scene and the victim told the suspect she was going to jump out of the vehicle. The suspect stated that he was going to speed up to 100 miles per hour so she could no jump out. The victim stated that she attempted to flag down other people when she saw the officer and flagged him down. Officers contacted the witness who confirmed the victims story to the point she was forced into the truck. Officers arrested Ronnie Armstrong (05-31-1983) and transported him to the City Detention Center.
Date: Monday, March 27, 2017, 9:12 PM
Location: Belmeade and Hugo Drive
Offense: Assault Family Violence Choking
Case Number: 1703270163
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Belmeade and Hugo Drive in reference to a assault in progress. Dispatchers updated the call and advised that the male was on top of the female hitting her. Another update came in that the male was chasing the female. Officers arrived and observed the 19 year old male suspect running. Officers gave several commands for the suspect to stop but he continued to run. Officers caught the suspect and took him into custody.
Officers contacted the 18 year old female victim who was crying and stated that the suspect (her boyfriend) choked her. Officers observed the victim to have injuries to her face, neck, arms and legs. The victim advised that they were at the suspects residence when the victim started getting text messages about going into work. The suspect became upset and took the victims phone accusing her of cheating on him. The victim stated that she told the suspect she began working at a local night club. The suspect became angry and started hitting the victim. They went outside where the suspect tackled the victim and he started to choke her. The victim did not lose consciousness but was having a hard time breathing. The victim tried to calm the suspect down and go to a park and talk but the suspect continued to assault her. The victim advised that everything happened so quickly she did know how many times she was struck. Officers contacted a witness who confirmed the victims story of the assaults that happened outside the residence. The victim was treated at the scene by CCFD medics. Officers arrested Nicholas Ray Brown (01-11-1998) and transported him to the City Detention Center.
The City of Corpus Christi will auction 96 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The auction will start at 10:00 a.m.
The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, March 31, 2017. The general public can continue to view the vehicles from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on the day of the auction.
The vehicles for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from www.siskauction.com.
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017, 10:20 PM
Location: Carroll Ln @ SPID Eastbound
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1703240145
A Corpus Christi Police Officer was patrolling in the area of Carroll Ln and Gollihar. The officer pulled behind a vehicle which quickly pulled into a parking lot without signaling. The officer followed the vehicle on SPID and observed the vehicle quickly change lanes without signaling and then make another signaling infraction. The officer activated the emergency overhead equipment and stop the vehicle. The officer make contact with the occupants of the vehicle.
As the officer contacted the occupants he immediately could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. He also observed the 29 year old male driver to have dried blood on both hands, a scratch to his face and blood on his shirt. He observed the 27 year old female passenger to have blood on her knees, arms and appeared to have some blood under her nose. Officers detained the male driver while they investigated. The officers learned that the couple had been arguing earlier at the mall. The suspect (male driver) thought that the victim had been cheating on him. The victim stated that the suspect punched her with a closed fist several times as well as backhanding her. During the questioning the officers observed the victim to have a bloody nose and a swollen lip. The victim tried to defend herself to stop the suspect from assaulting her. The suspect picked up a beer bottle striking the victim in the head several times until it broke causing a laceration. Medics checked and treated the victim at the scene. Officers arrested Jose Arrambide (12-06-1987) and transported him to the City Detention Center.
Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 6:22 PM
Location: 4200 Laguna Shores
Offense: Discharging a Firearm in Certain Municipalities
Case Number: 1703260103
Corpus Christ Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 100 Whiteley in reference to a disturbance with shots fired. Officers were advised that a male was observed getting out of the water near Bluffs Landing (4200 Laguna Shores), coming from a boat that was stuck on a sandbar a few hundred feet away. Officers received a description a male walking with no shirt or shoes wearing black shorts. Officers checked the area and located that suspect walking Northbound in the area of 4200 Laguna Shores. The officers observed a handgun in his left hand and a electronic device in the other. Officers gave commands and safely detained the suspect. Officers went back to the area of 100 Whiteley and contacted the complainants. The officers were informed that the suspect and another person were on the boat when it got stuck. The suspect kept revving the engine and was told to stop before he damaged the motor. The other person took the keys from the suspect and refused to give them back. The suspect then fired two rounds into the water. Officers contacted several other witnesses that observed the suspect fire the rounds in the water. Officers arrested Anthony Bowlin (02-10-1976) and transported him to the City Detention Center.
Date: Monday, March 27, 2017, 12:59 AM
Location: 2800 Ruth Street
Case Number: 1703270009
A Corpus Christi Police Officer was flagged down in the area of S. Port and Buford by a woman screaming for help. The officer contacted the 32 year old female victim who advised him that she was being held against her will at a house on the 2800 block of Ruth St. The victim told offices that she needed a place to stay for a couple of days and the 35 year old male suspect allowed her to stay there. The victim stated that on Saturday (03-25-2017) the victim told the suspect that she was leaving to which he replied “no you’re not.” On Sunday (03-26-2017) she stated that the suspect began to act strange. She said she wanted to leave and the suspect threatened her with a knife. When she tried to leave the suspect threatened to cut her up if she tried to leave. The victim stated that the suspect would not let her out of his sight and kept her in the back bedroom. The victim stated that when the suspect would leave that he would make her go with him. The victim stated that the suspect kept threatening to hurt her and showing her a knife.
The victim stated that she was with the suspect when she saw the police unit. He told her to get in the car and pulled a knife on her. The victim broke loose and ran screaming for the police car. The suspect chased her but stopped when he saw the police unit turn around. Officers went to the area of 28oo Ruth Street and located the suspect sitting inside a vehicle. Officers detained the suspect and continued their investigation. Officers were able to establish that the victim had been at the residence and had the Crime Scene Unit process the crime scene. Officers arrested David Nino (12-05-1981) and transported him to the City Detention Center.
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 3:31 PM
Location: 2833 SPID
Case Number: 1701280089
Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Nicholas Naranjo (10-19-1988). He was involved in a theft from the trade center where he took jewelry and fled the scene. The warrant is for theft and has a $20,000 bond.
If you know the whereabouts of Nicholas Naranjo or have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.
At approximately 1 pm today we received notification from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that a possible sighting of the suspect vehicle Tad Cummins was last seen in, was in our local area. The caller advised they saw a vehicle matching the description, displaying Tennessee tags and was able to provide a partial plate, further specifying that it was seen in the area of the 4500 block of US HWY 181.
As with all Amber Alerts, several tips will be fielded through the call centers and every tip received will be thoroughly investigated.
Officers were dispatched and thoroughly checked the area, surrounding businesses and surveillance videos for any leads. As of this point, we are unable to substantiate any of the information provided and have not received any credible witnesses placing either Elizabeth Thomas or Tad Cummins in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND. Anyone who sees Cummins, Thomas or the vehicle in their respective area should call 911.
Date: Monday, March 13, 2017, 5:26 AM
Location: 1400 Buenos Aries
Offense: Burglary to a Motor Vehicle
Case Number: 1703130137
Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying these auto burglars. The suspects are seen stopping in the street in a Dodge Neon that was possibly stolen from the 4200 blk of Markins drive. The suspects are seen exiting the vehicle and approaching two cars in the driveway. The suspects go through the bed and tool box of a pickup and check the doors of a passenger car. The suspects took some tools and miscellaneous items and left the scene.
If you know the identity of these suspects or have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.
The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Auto Theft Task Force will be providing free VIN etching today, Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 15100 Windward Drive.
VIN etching is an anti-theft deterrent to motor vehicle theft that involves etching a vehicle’s VIN onto every window to reduce the value of a stolen vehicle to thieves. The Auto Theft Task Force has also created the attached safety tip brochure.
For more information, please contact Melissa Castro at 886-2872.