Update on Aggravated Assault at 1821 SPID

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 22:14
Location: 1821 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Murder (P.C. 19.02) 1st Degree Felony
Case Number: 1702150144

The victim, 63 year old John Harley, from the aggravated assault on February 15, 2017 at 1821 SPID has died from his injuries on February 18, 2017 at approximately 5:40pm. Detectives have upgraded the charge to murder.

Corpus Christi Police arrested 34 year old Anthony Richardson (10/29/1982)  after Detectives investigated an injury at Wal-Mart on South Padre Island Drive Wednesday night. Monday February 20, 2017, Detectives obtained a murder warrant and served the warrant to Mr.Richardson in the Nueces County Jail.

Let’s catch these suspects.

Date: January 22 and February 15, 2017
Location: 4038 S. Port
Offense: Theft
Case Number: 1701220061, 1702150082

Corpus Christ Police Detectives need your help catching a couple of thieves that have been targeting the Home Depot on S.Port. The first happened on January 22, 2017. The suspect enters the store selecting items and placing them in a shopping cart inside two buckets. The suspect then pushes the cart to the outdoor exit and grabs the two buckets and leaves the store without paying.

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The second event happened on February 15, 2017. This suspect has actually been seen several times going into the Home Depot and taking power equipment and leaving through the outdoor exit of the store. This time the suspect used a cart and loaded a chainsaw and went right by the employee making no effort to pay for the item.

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.

Police Want Help from Public to Locate a Fugitive

The Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a fugitive wanted for several warrants for his arrest. Law Enforcement Officers are searching for 19-year-old Justin Garza (3/17/1997) for several warrants related to narcotics and a warrant for Assault on a Public Servant.

Garza is described as a 19-year-old man who stands 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds, has brown hair, brown eyes, a tattoo of the word “Maria” on his neck, a tattoo of the number 4 on his left wrist and the number “40” by his left thumb. The last known address for Garza was on the 2800 block of Elgin Street.

Justin Garza (3/17/1997) Is wanted for narcotics possession and for assault on a public servant
Justin Garza (3/17/1997)
Is wanted for narcotics possession and for assault on a public servant

If you know how to locate Garza, 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.

Missing Person From the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center

Date: February 19,2017
Location: 902 Airport Road, Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center
Offense: Missing Person
Case Number: 170219080

Mr. Jose Ramirez has been located.  He is safe.  Thank You for your attention and help.

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33 year old Jose Ramirez (1-9-83) was reported as missing earlier today from the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center at 902 Airport Road.

https://www.dads.state.tx.us/services/sslc/

Video from the facility shows that Jose jumped the fence on the north/east side of the complex.  Living Center employees reported that Jose has done this before and that he is familiar with the RTA bus system.

Jose has mental health issues, walks with a limp, and his left arm is visibly in an upright position.

If you see Jose Ramirez please call 886-2600 and report the location to CCPD.  He has been entered into the state and national information systems as a missing person.

 

 

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Police Need Your Help Identifying this Armed Robber

Date: February 13 & 14, 2017
Location: 2100 Baldwin, 13400 Leopard
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1702130064, 1702140104

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help Identifying this suspect involved in two robberies. The first happened on February 13, 2017 at 11:52 am at 2100 Baldwin at the Metro PCS . The suspect is seen entering the store pulling a knife and going straight to the employee. The suspect takes the money from the cash register and leaves the store.

On February 14, 2017 at 4:52 pm the same suspect robbed the Stripes at 13400 Leopard. The suspect waits in line until it is his turn at the register. The suspect then displays a knife and forces the employee to open the register. The suspect takes the money from the drawer and then leaves the store.

In each of the robberies the suspect appears to wearing the same type of clothing and is also wearing glasses.

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If you know the identity of this suspect or have any information about this crime please call 361/886-2840, 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.

Police Arrest Man For Aggravated Assault On SPID

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 22:14
Location: 1821 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Aggravated Assault (Penal Code Section 22.02) 2nd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1702150144

Corpus Christi Police arrested 34 year old Anthony Richardson (10/29/1982) for Aggravated Assault after Detectives investigated an injury at a store on South Padre Island Drive Wednesday night.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a call of an injured person at a store located at 1821 South Padre Island Drive at 10:15pm Wednesday night. Officers learned that a 63 year old man hired as a contract worker to paint in the store was injured. The 63 year old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of head trauma. The Officers conducted an investigation into the injury as an accident until they discovered evidence to lead them to believe the injury was actually the result of an assault.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives responded to the scene and discovered evidence of a confrontation between the injured 63 year old man and another contract employee. Detectives believe the contractors are not employees of the store, but hired to do reconstruction work in the store. Detectives interviewed witnesses and gathered evidence which prompted Detectives to identify this event as a criminal action. Detectives arrested Anthony Richardson (10/29/1982) for Aggravated Assault and delivered Richardson to the city detention center. The charge is a 2nd degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Murder Warrant Issued For The City’s Most Recent Homicide

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 10:55 PM
Location: 2630 Waldron
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 1702140141

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a shooting at 2630 Waldron Rd. Upon arrival officers located a 17 year old male victim with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso. Officers started administered first aid until the medics arrived and transported the victim to the hospital. The victim (Timothy Echols Jr.) died from his injuries at the hospital.

A warrant has now been issued for the suspected offender.

                                                       PARIS CAMTRAIL RICHARDSON
                                                                             09/15/1991
                                                                       5’9” 155-160 lbs
                                                               Brown Eyes / Black Hair

Warrant #: 1702140141
Bond: $1,000,000
Contact: Det. David Perez 886-2676 Det. M .Manzano 886-2891 / Michaelma@cctexas.com

Anyone who knows any additional information about this crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600. Information about this crime may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Corpus Christi Police Officers Receive Body Cams Under DOJ Grant

The last of 130 Body Worn Cameras purchased with a 2015 Department of Justice grant are being deployed to Officers of the Corpus Christi Police Operations Division this week.

The Corpus Christi Police was one of only 73 police departments nationwide to receive funding under the initial DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance grant award in 2015. In 2015, Congress, after urging by the President, appropriated approximately twenty million dollars in grant funding to assist local and state law enforcement agencies with the development of body worn camera programs.  This followed several controversial police/citizen incidents across the nation, including Ferguson, Baltimore, and New York City.  The $250,000 grant awarded to the Corpus Christi Police includes $125,000 in city matching funds.

Prior to receiving the cameras, officers must complete three hours of state mandated training. The training includes information on the functions and proper operation of the camera, department policy, state open records law, the effectiveness of digital video evidence, the limitations of body worn cameras, and privacy considerations when recording.  To pass the course, officers must successfully demonstrate the ability to record a video, and then properly tag and upload the video into the patrol car or desktop computer.  Upon completion of deployment, over one third of the Department’s uniformed officers will be equipped with BWCs.

The new Body Worn Cameras, which will replace the 78 BWCs loaned to Corpus Christi Police by Nueces County under a 2014 Texas Domestic Violence grant, offer several significant advantages to the previous model. Video from the new BWCs can be uploaded directly into the Officer’s patrol car dash cam system, saving officers time at the end of shift and keeping them in the field longer to respond to calls.  The new cameras also have a detachable remote camera to allow officers alternative mounting options, and infra-red lights for better recording performance in low light situations.

Investigators Arrest Several People For Felony Synthetic Cannabis Delivery

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 13:30
Location: 3900 Surfside Boulevard
Offense: Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (Health and Safety Code Section 481.112) Felony
Case Number: 1702140065

Corpus Christi Police Narcotics Investigators, with the assistance of the Portland Police Department and Corpus Christi Police Uniform Division Patrol Officers, arrested a suspected synthetic cannabis dealer Tuesday afternoon downtown near the Harbor Bridge.

Narcotics/Vice Investigations Division officers conducted surveillance at a local hotel, when they observed what appeared to be a drug transaction.  Investigators observed a 24-year-old man deliver two large bags of what investigators suspected was synthetic cannabis to a room at the hotel and then drive away. Investigators followed the suspect vehicle until Corpus Christi Police Patrol Officers conducted a traffic stop on the 600 block of Power Street.  Inside that vehicle officers located approximately $2,500 in cash, which they believed to be proceeds of the drug deal.  While officers were conducting the stop, Narcotics Investigators observed Longino Castillo (5-22-1990), leave the hotel room with the suspected cannabis and exit the parking lot in a vehicle driven by a second man with a woman passenger.  Investigators followed the second car to the same location on Power Street where the first car was stopped and again had Patrol Officers conduct a traffic stop.  Inside the vehicle, officers found and seized approximately 3.5 pounds of synthetic cannabinoid.  The driver, Justin Flores (11/21/1981), passenger Julissa Rios (2/12/1998) and Castillo were all arrested and charged with first degree felony manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance (Penalty group 2A).

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The 24-year-old man in the first car was arrested in Portland for first degree felony manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance by Portland Police Officers, who assisted Corpus Christi Police with this investigation.

Shooting Leads to Citys Latest Homicide

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 10:55 PM
Location: 2630 Waldron
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 1702140141

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a shooting at 2630 Waldron Rd. Upon arrival officers located a 17 year old male victim with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso. Officers started administered first aid until the medics arrived and transported the victim to the hospital. The victim (Timothy Echols Jr.) died from his injuries at the hospital.

Officers investigated and the preliminary information is that the suspect described as a thin black male wearing glasses came to the apartment. The suspect and the victim engaged in a conversation that escalated. At some point the suspect shot the victim in the upper torso and fled the scene in a white vehicle. Officers separated the witnesses and transported them to the police station to be interviewed. Detectives arrived and began their investigation. Detectives were able to gather enough information and are looking for a person of interest in this case. This is still an ongoing investigation and information is still being gathered.

If you have any information about this crime please call 361/886-2840 or 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.

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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