Murder Suspect In Custody

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 01:19 AM
Location: 2000 Treyway Lane
Offense: Homicide
Case Number: 1704200013

Corpus Christi Homicide Investigators have advised that Michael Sotelo (05/26/98) is in custody for a murder that occurred last week.

On April 20, 2017 Corpus Christi Police responded to the 2000 block of Treyway Lane for a subject screaming for help.  Officers arrived on scene and located a 23-year-old male with a critical stab wound.

Detectives identified Michael Sotelo as the Offender in this Homicide and obtained an arrest warrant for Sotelo.

The United States Marshal’s Gulf Coast Fugitives and Violent Offenders Task Force located Sotelo and took him into custody earlier this evening.

Police Arrest Suspect in Assault of 69 year old Female

Date: Monday, April 24, 2017, 1:09 PM
Location:  4100 Ayers St.
Offense: Injury to a Elderly Individual
Case Number: 1704240085

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have made an arrest in the assault of a 69 year old female. Detectives arrested Diana Meier (09-30-1962) on 4-27-2017 at 2:55 PM for Injury to a Elderly Individual which is a 3rd Degree felony. Diana was transported and booked into the City Detention Center. There is no further information at this time since it is still an active investigation.

Diana Meier 9-30-1962

Patrol Report April 24, 2017

Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:59 AM
Location:  4300 Kostoryz RD
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation, Evading Arrest
Interfering with a Emergency Call
Case Number: 1704230022

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 4300 Kostoryz Rd. in reference to a disturbance in progress. Upon arrival officers contacted the 23 year old female victim. Officers observed the victim to visibly upset and to have dried blood on her left arm. The victim told officers that she was asleep when she awoke by a loud bang. At about 1:30 AM as she sat up in her bed the victim heard glass break inside her spare bedroom. The victim opened her bedroom door and recognized the 20 year old male suspect inside her residence. The suspect was wearing blue jeans and no shirt. The victim asked the suspect what he was doing there and the suspect began making his way to her bedroom. The victim tried to call 911 but was pushed to the bed. The suspect got on top of the victim and tried to grab her phone which prevented her from calling 911. The victim stated that she feared for her life and pleaded with the suspect not to hurt her. The victim stated she was able to talk with the suspect and calm him down. The suspect went into the bathroom to wash the blood off himself. The victim used this opportunity to call 911. The suspect left the scene before officers arrived. The victim advised that she only knew the suspect for a short period of time and did not have a relationship with him.

Officers noticed blood in the victim, on the pillows of the bed and in the bathroom sink. As officers were taking pictures of the crime scene, one officer noticed something outside and made eye contact with the suspect who matched the victims description. The officer called out to suspect by name and the suspect took off running. Officers gave chase telling the suspect to stop. The suspect kept running and after three failed attempts to get over fences, he was taken into custody. Officers arrested Silverio Hernandez (03-06-1997) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 6:47AM
Location:  1000 Shepard Dr.
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1704230037

Corpus Christi Police Officers  responded to a call to 1000 Sheppard in reference to an attempted robbery. Officers arrived and made contact with the 67 year old male victim. The victim advised that he works the night shift and he just got home. The victim stated that he was reading the paper in his car when two young males wearing black hooodies approached his vehicle from behind. One suspect went to the drivers side and the other went to the passengers side door. The suspect on the drivers side door displayed a gun and demanded his wallet and money. The victim told the suspect that he did not have any money. The suspect on the passenger side door got mad and starting  cussing and using racial slurs towards the victim. The victim told the suspect that there was no need to talk to him in a vulgar manner. The suspects kept demanding money until they realized they were not going to get anything from the victim. The suspects left the scene in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured.

If you 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, April 24, 2017, 12:04 AM
Location:  2500 HWY 181
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Marijuana and
Controlled Substance
Case Number: 1704240004

Corpus Christi Police Offices were dispatched to the Harbor Bridge for a vehicle driving the wrong way (Northbound In the Southbound Lane). Officers arrived in the area and observed a Port of Corpus Christi Police Officer to have the suspect vehicle stopped in the southbound lane of the causeway. Officers made the U-turn and went to assist the officer. The Port PD officer stated that he was making his rounds and was coming back into the city when he observed the vehicle traveling the wrong way. The officer then stopped the vehicle to investigate. A CCPD officer made contact with the 44 year old female driver. The officer could detect an odor of an intoxicating beverage about her breath and other signs of intoxication. The officer walked the suspect to his unit to transport her to a safer place to further investigate the incident. As the officer was walking the suspect he had to hold her arm because she was unsteady on her feet. The officers continued the investigation and developed enough probable cause to arrest the suspect for DWI. The officers conducted a search incident to arrest and discovered a pill and marijuana in her purse. The officer arrested Shannon Falkenburg (11-14-1972) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

Detectives need your help identifying this suspect.

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016,2:25 PM
Location:  300 IH 37 Access Rd.
Offense: Theft
Case Number: 1609130117

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this theft suspect. The suspect is seen entering the Stripes store while a local vendor was restocking inventory. The vendor left his work Ipad on a shelf while he was working. The vendor went to get his Ipad and discovered it was missing. The suspect was observed looking at the Ipad on the shelf. He then takes the Ipad and walks out of the store. He is described as a large white male wearing a dark colored shirt and blue jeans.

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.

Patrol Report April 17, 2017

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 12:05 PM
Location:  3400 SPID
Offense: Deadly Conduct-Discharging a Firearm
Case Number: 1704150070

Corpus Christ Police officers responded to the Modern Motel at 3400 SPID in reference to a disturbance in progress involving shots fired. Officers arrived and were advised by an employee that the suspect was inside one of the rooms. Officers surrounded the room to prevent the suspects escape and began evacuating rooms near the suspects room.

Officers asked the employee what happened prior to calling 911. The employee stated that he was cleaning rooms after checkout time. He was cleaning the room that the suspect was in and put his belongings in a bag. As he was cleaning he observed the suspect drive up to the location in a black Cadillac. The employee gave the suspect his property and observed the suspect enter the room. The employee stated he was told by management to have the suspect leave the room since it was past checkout time. The employee knocked on the door several times with no response from the suspect. The employee tried to unlock the door but was unsuccessful because the room was locked from the inside. The employee stated that he told the suspect that he was going to call the cops. As the employee was walking away he heard 6-7 shots coming from the room. The employee took cover and called the police.

Officers on the scene continued to evacuate rooms. Officers continued to watch the suspects room and at approximately 12:40 PM, the suspect exited the room naked and was taken into custody without incident. Officers cleared the suspects room and observed a small semi automatic pistol on the bed, several bullet holes in the bathroom door and one bullet hole in the wall. Officers arrested Daniel Leal III (03-10-1980) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017, Between 4:00 AM-10:49 AM
Location:  4100 Cross River Drive
Offense: Theft, Fraud Use and Possession of Identifying Information
Case Number: 1704160069

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 4100 Cross River Drive in reference suspicious activity. Officers contacted the 64 year old female witness who advised that her 24 year old granddaughter  woke her up at approximately 9:00 AM regarding Easter Presents. The suspect gave the witness a box wrapped containing Pampered Chef items. The witness questioned where the gifts came from and was told by her husband that the suspect took the items from the neighborhood. He also advised her that there was evidence in the trash can. The witness stated that the suspect had a check and pants that did not belong to her. Officers spoke to the suspect and determined that she had taken the items during the night. Officers located numerous pieces of mail, some was returned to the owners and the other was tagged as evidence. Officers arrested Kassandra Orr (05-26-1992) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017, 4:20 PM
Location:  6101 Saratoga Blvd.
Offense: Theft, Resisting Arrest
Case Number: 1704160099

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the Walmart at 6101 Saratoga Blvd. in reference to a theft in progress. Officers were advised that a female suspect tried to leave the store with over $1000 worth of stolen items. The call also advised that the suspect left her car keys and was sitting in a silver Volkswagon Jetta in the parking lot. Officers arrived and located the suspects vehicle in the parking lot. Offices observed the suspect to be holding a screwdriver. The suspect was ordered to put the screwdriver down and exit the vehicle. The suspect put the screwdriver down but refused to exit the vehicle. After a brief struggle with officers the suspect was removed from the vehicle and detained.

Officers contacted the reporting party (loss prevention personnel), who advised that the suspect was observed going into the electronics department selecting numerous DVD’s and placing them into a basket. The suspect then went to the hardware section and put the items in personal shopping bags. The suspect walked past the registers and was confronted by loss prevention. She was asked to stop to which she replied “No!” and left the store, leaving the DVD’s and her keys. Officers arrested Veronica Quiroz (11-22-1981) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

 

 

 

POLICE NEED YOUR HELP TO LOCATE A MISSING PERSON

Date: Sunday, April 09, 2017
Location: 5500 Lipes
Incident: Missing Person
Case Number: 1704090113

 

Corpus Christi Police Detectives would like help from the public to locate a missing person.

Robbie Maier

 

Robbie Maier was reported missing on April 09, 2017 and may be in need of medical assistance.  Robbie was last seen on Friday, April 07, 2017 at a Senior Living Center in the 5500 block of Lipes.

Robbie is described as a 60-year-old female who stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs about 230 pounds, and has blonde hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information or know the whereabouts of Robbie Maier please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly at (361) 886-2600.  For additional information, please contact Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Detective R.L. Garcia at 361-886-2850 or 361-774-5630.

 

 

 

 

 

Patrol Report April 4, 2017

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017, 8:39 PM
Location:  900 Lexington Ave.
Offense: Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon
Fleeing From a Police Officer
Case Number: 1704030147

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a call in reference to a stabbing with injuries in the 900 block of Lexington Ave. An officer arrived and made contact with the 41 year old male victim who was in the middle of the street. The victim advised that the suspect was driving away and pointed at a black vehicle driving away. An officer went after the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The officer activated the overhead lights and the suspect vehicle continued driving running stop signs until finally coming to a stop on Dempsey Street. The 55 year old female suspect was taken into custody and returned to the scene of the stabbing.

The victim advised that he and the suspect are going through a divorce and were trying to work things out. He stated that the suspect appeared to have been drinking and the situation escalated. The victim advised that he had a female friend inside his residence and went inside to avoid the confrontation. The victim stated that he heard the suspect near the side of the dining room. He confronted her with the intention of getting her out of the house. The victim stated that he noticed the suspect raise her right arm and then swing it in a downward motion stabbing the victim in the left arm. The victim wrapped his arm in a towel as the suspect left the scene.

Officers located the knife and tagged it as evidence and impounded the vehicle. Officers arrested Phyllis Thompson (03-11-1962) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017, 10:42 PM
Location:  5900 Ayers
Offense: Discharging a Firearm in Certain Municipalities
Case Number: 1704030157

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 5900 Ayers Street in reference shots fired in the area. As officers were checking the area they contacted a female who advised them her father had shot a gun in the backyard. Officers contacted and detained the 58 year old male suspect. He displayed signs of intoxication and did not know that firing the gun in the backyard was illegal.  The officers located the handgun in the apartment and 5 spent casings in the back yard. Officers arrested Byron Edwards (03-09-1959) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 1:25 AM
Location:  5100 Weber Rd.
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1704040011

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a robbery that just occurred at the Whataburger on the 5100 block of Weber Rd. Officers arrived and separated the witnesses. The information the officers received was that the suspect came into the restaurant demanding money. The male teller advised that the suspect began pounding his fists on the counter demanding money and threatened to kill the employee if he did not give him the money. The employee feared the suspect might have a weapon because he was fumbling around with something under his hoodie. The employee opened the drawer and the suspect reached over the counter to grab the money. As the suspect was grabbing the money the employee pepper sprayed the suspect. The suspect ran out the doors and fled the scene.

The suspect is described as possibly a Hispanic male approximately 18-26 years old. He was wearing a pink colored zip up styled hoodie, light colored jeans and hospital style mask over part of his face. The suspect fled towards the Subway restaurant on the other side of the street with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during this robbery.

If you 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.

 

Patrol Report April 03, 2017

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017, 10:24 PM -Saturday, April 01, 2017, 12:18 AM
Location:  Various Locations
Offense: Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon
Case Numbers: 1703310154, 1703310165, 1703310170, 1704010002, 1704010005

Two males were taken into custody early Saturday morning for a series of robberies that began on Friday night at approximately 10:24 PM, ending when they were captured by Corpus Christi Police at approximately 12:18 AM.

Corpus Christi Police responded to several complaints of two Hispanic Males, displaying a handgun, while threatening and demanding money from victims in various locations throughout the city.  It should be noted that in two of the incidents a handgun was fired, placing the victims in further fear.  The last victim in this string of robberies was able to provide a description of the males, along with a license plate of the vehicle used by the Offenders.  Officers were then able to locate the vehicle, which is described as a white in color 4-door Nissan Altima.

The Offenders attempted to evade from Officers in the noted vehicle and later on foot.

Both males, Antonio Aguilera (10/18/97) and Elijah Cantu (09/23/83) were apprehended by Corpus Christi Police Officers and were later identified by victims through field Identification.

Aguilera was charged with Evading in a Vehicle and both Aguliera and Cantu were charged with Aggravated Robbery, two counts of Possession of a Control Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Evading on Foot, Resisting Arrest and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.

Date: Saturday, April 01, 2017, 01:35 AM
Location:  4650 Kostoryz
Offense: Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 1704010012

Corpus Christi Police arrested Mauricio Martinez (04/05/88) for Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon after Officers investigated a stabbing at a Bar.

Corpus Christi Police Officers initially responded to 4650 Kostoryz, reference a report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, they discovered a 41-year-old male who had sustained 2 severe lacerations to his arm and torso.  Officers administered critical first aid by applying a tourniquet to the male, at which point Medics arrived to further treat the victim.  The 41-year-old male advised that he was attempting to break up a scuffle in the parking lot, when he was stabbed by an unknown male.

Through the investigation Officers followed up on leads that led them to the 700 block of Villa, where they arrested Martinez for Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon.

Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017, 11:33 AM
Location: 1000 Vaky
Offense: Criminally Negligent Homicide
Case Number: 1704020058

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Vaky, reference a 2-year-old child with a gunshot wound to the facial area. Officers arrived shortly after CCFD Medics, who were on scene providing critical care to the child.  The 2-year-old child was transported to Christus Spohn Memorial to be treated, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The Father, Eric Morales (09/01/94), was not on scene at the time of the shooting.  Morales later arrived at the Hospital where he was notified of the child’s passing.  Morales was later interviewed by Detectives who identified enough probable cause to arrest and charge Morales with Criminally Negligent Homicide.  Morales was then transported to the City Detention Center without incident.

 

Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017, 4:37 PM
Location: SH 358/Paul Jones
Offense: Major Crash
Case Number: 1704020090 – Crash Number: C1702560

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a major traffic accident.  A Grey Ford Mustang being driven by a 24-year-old male, was described to be traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic, according to witnesses. The 24-year-old male struck a Jeep Wrangler, causing minor injuries to that driver.  The driver of the mustang then lost control, striking a Ford Explorer, who then hit a GMC Canyon.  The Mustang then began to roll off the highway and into the soccer field near the access road.  The driver suffered major injuries, but none were considered to be life threatening.  The drivers of the Explorer and Canyon were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The Investigation is still ongoing but the driver of the Ford Mustang may face criminal charges.

 

Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017, 10:42 PM
Location: 14th and Coleman
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1704020139

Corpus Christi Police responded to a call of a man down in the middle of the road at 14th and Coleman.  Officers arrived to find a 52-year-old male with multiple blunt force injuries to his head and face.  The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of severe head trauma.  The victim is still in ICU as of this date, with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers are continuing to follow-up on leads and the investigation is still ongoing.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 2-8

The theme of this year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Strength. Resilience. Justice.”  This reflects a vision for the future in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing.

Each year, more than 20 million people become victims of crime nationwide.  President Ronald Reagan established Crime Victims’ Rights Week in 1981 by executive order as part of an expanding initiative to provide services and outreach to crime victims, according to the release.

The public is invited and encouraged to come out and support crime victims by attending any or all of the events scheduled throughout the week.  CCPD Victim Assistance Program along with other local agencies and advocacy groups will be present to give information about the services available to crime victims.

In addition to showing support and raising awareness for crime victims; the aim is to also give an insight into the plight of victims, while highlighting the resources available to crime victims in our community.

If you or someone you love is in need of assistance, please contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Victim Assistance Program at (361) 886-2840.

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