Corpus Christi Police Investigate Death of Infant In Flour Bluff Mobile Home Park

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016, 8:13am
Location: 131 Skipper Lane
Event: Death of Child less than one year of age
Case Number: 1608270058

Corpus Christi Police are investigating the death of an 8 month old child Saturday morning at a mobile home park located at 131 Skipper Lane.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a call for a child in need of medical attention at a mobile home at 8:13am Saturday morning. Information provided to Emergency Services was that the mother co-slept in the bed with the child, and woke with the child in medical distress. Emergency Medical Services technicians at the scene informed Officers that the child was deceased at the scene. Officers summoned Detectives, the Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office, and Forensics Lab technicians to collect evidence and information.

Detectives transported the 22 year old mother and the 23 year father to Police Headquarters to get recorded statements and Detectives have identified several witnesses to attempt to understand the sequence of events leading up to, and immediately following the death of the child. The Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office took the child for an examination in order to determine the cause of death. Detectives continue to gather information in order to determine if the death was the result of a natural event, such as illness, or if it was the result of an accident. Child Protective Services were also summoned to evaluate the scene and conduct an investigation.

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Anyone with any additional information about this event should contact the Corpus Christi Police at 886-2600.

Corpus Christi Police Arrest Two Suspects For Murder of 13 year old Alex Torres

Date: Friday, August 26, 2016, 18:00
Location: 3400 Bluebonnet Drive
Offense: Murder Warrant (Code of Criminal Procedure Section 15.01)
Case Number: 1501130139

Contributed by Police Lieutenant Henry Mangum:
Alex Torres was found in the doorway of his home at 2022 Treyway #78 on the evening of Jan 13, 2015. Alex had been killed by a gunshot wound to his head. Alex was 13 years old.

Corpus Christi Police Homicide Detectives worked the case non-stop, exhausting all leads.

Over the last year and seven months Detectives have continued to investigate the case. Any and all tips were thoroughly investigated.  Crime Stoppers spots were used to try and generate more leads. Although new information was becoming scarce, detectives continued to examine the case.

Today the Corpus Christi Police Department is announcing that they have arrested 2 individuals in connection with the murder of Alex Torres.

David Lee Davila (01/02/89) and Christina Trevino (4/04/92) were both arrested in the 3400 block of Bluebonnet drive at about 6pm this evening.

In the last two days, Detectives received information concerning the incident. Detectives aggressively followed up on that information and contacted several individuals and were able to obtain enough information to acquire warrants for both Davila and Trevino.

Detectives believe that David planned a shooting in retaliation for being reported to Child Protective Services and Detectives believe Christina drove David to the area of Treyway where David shot at the wrong apartment, striking and killing Alex Torres.

Coordinating with the District Attorney’s Office, warrants for murder with $500,00 bonds were acquired for both.

They were arrested about 6pm this evening without incident.

Patrol Report 08/24/2016

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 924 calls for service and generated 226 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. August 23 to 7:00 a.m. on August 24, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

Date: 08/23/2016    7:50 PM
Location: 6200 Weber Road
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C.  22.02      Second Degree Felony

Case Number: 1608230146
A female driver was arrested by Corpus Christi Police after she crashed her SUV into another vehicle, then attempted to leave the scene of the accident and then threatened the other driver with a gun.

Officers responded to the crash and determined that the female driver was attempting to turn from Brewton Drive onto Weber Road when she made a wide turn and struck a 2012 Honda Ridgeline driven by a 48-year-old man.  The man was not injured.

When the female tried to drive away following the crash, the male driver of the Honda approached her and he asked the female to give him the keys to her car until the police arrived in an effort to try and prevent her from leaving the scene.

The female did give the man her keys, but then she followed him back to his vehicle armed with a handgun and made threats to him.  Officers arrived in time to arrest the driver, Daniella Silvas (12/18/1977).

After an investigation, Officers determined that the female was intoxicated.  They also located the loaded handgun that they believe she used to threaten the man on the passenger seat of her SUV.

She was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated assault.

 

Date: 08/24/2016    2:55 AM
Location: 4700 Greenwood Drive
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
P.C.  29.03      First Degree Felony

Case Number: 1608240016
Three armed suspects wearing ski masks entered an apartment, located at 4727 Greenwood Drive, and assaulted and tied up four men who live there.

Corpus Christi Police arrived at the apartment and were told that three black male suspects wearing ski masks and armed with an assault rifle walked into the apartment.  Once inside, the suspects struck two male victims on the head with the rifle and then tied up all four victims with plastic zip ties.

The suspects ransacked the apartment and then left.  The four victims told Officers that two cell phones were stolen by the suspects.

Two of the victims, ages 24 and 29, were taken by a friend to Spohn Memorial Hospital and received treatment for the cuts to their heads.

At this time, no suspects have been identified.

 

 

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these crimes should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2840. Information about unsolved crimes 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.

Patrol Report 08/23/2016

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 961 calls for service and generated 256 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. August 22 to 7:00 a.m. on August 23, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

Date: 08/22/2016    6:50 AM
Location: 10800 Interstate 37 Access North
Offense: Burglary
P.C.  30.02      State Jail Felony

Case Number: 1608220033
Corpus Christi Police were called to a business, located at 10802 Interstate 37 North, after the locks were cut off several doors of storage units on the property.

Officers arrived and found 32 storage units had the locks cut off and property from inside removed. It is unknown how much property was stolen from each unit, but the manager of the business was in the process of notifying all of the owners.

Evidence at the scene showed that the suspects opened the storage unit doors by cutting the front locks, and then they removed the property they wanted from inside.  The suspects then carried the stolen property to a back fence near the end of one of the buildings.  There Officers found the fence had been cut and fresh tires marks were seen in the grass.  They believe a vehicle was used to pull up next to the cut fence line to load the stolen goods from the storage units.

At this time, no suspects have been identified.

 

Date: 08/22/2016    6:50 PM
Location: 4900 Curtis Clark Drive
Offense: Deadly Conduct
P.C.  22.05      Third Degree Felony

Case Number: 1608220169
A 38-year-old man called Corpus Christi Police after he discovered someone had shot his vehicle while it was parked in front of his home in the 4900 block of Curtis Clark Drive.

The man told Officers that his 2008 GMC Yukon was parked on the street.   The man said he heard gun shots being fired near his home earlier in the evening.  When he came outside this afternoon, the man noticed a bullet hole in the back of his SUV.

Officers found the bullet hole in the vehicle and also found three 9mm shell casings and a .380 caliber shell casing on the roadway in front of the man’s drive way.

The man estimated that the damage done to his property was nearly $2000.

 

 

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these crimes should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2840. Information about unsolved crimes 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.

Auto Theft Task Force Wants Help From Public To Catch Burglars

Date: Sunday, August 14, 2016, 19:00
Location: 2501 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Burglary from a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 30.04)

Case Number: 1608150045

The Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force would like help from the public to identify and locate two men who are accused of breaking into a trailer on August 14th and causing property damage at a business located at 2501 South Padre Island Drive.

A 35-year-old man reported the burglary on August 15th and told Officers there was video evidence that showed two men enter the business property after the business was closed for the day, and the two men broke into a trailer. The 35-year-old man told Officers the trailer was empty and the men took a generator that was left in the fenced area with the trailer. The 35-year-old man told Officers once the two men went back to their vehicle, one of the men picked up a rock and threw the rock into a window of the business. The 35-year-old man told Officers the rock broke the window and it appears the man only threw the rock to cause damage.

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Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force would now like help from the public to identify and locate these men. If you recognize either of these two men, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Crime Stoppers Has A Cash Reward If You Know How to Find This Identity Thief

Elisa Rangel (10/18/1992)  Wanted for Fraudulent Possession of Identifying Information
Elisa Rangel
(10/18/1992)
Wanted for Fraudulent Use  of Identifying Information

Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers has a cash reward for the first person to call 888-TIPS and provides information to lead law enforcement to locate 33-year-old Elisa Rangel (10/18/1992). Rangel is a fugitive wanted out of Nueces County for fraudulent use of identifying information, a state jail felony offense.

Rangel is described as a 33-year-old woman who stands 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 155 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. Rangel has a tattoo of a ribbon and praying hands on her neck, a tattoo of a rosary and a bible on her back, and a tattoo on her right leg that reads, “Isabel.” The last known address for Rangel was on the 1400 block of 19th Street in Corpus Christi.

If you know how to locate Rangel, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which leads to an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Patrol Report 08/22/2016

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 875 calls for service and generated 238 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. August 21 to 7:00 a.m. on August 22, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

 

Date: 08/22/2016    1:05 AM
Location: 7300 South Staples Street
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
P.C.  49.04      Class A Misdemeanor

Case Number: 1608220009
Corpus Christi Police arrested a male driver for DWI after he crashed his car into a utility pole in the 7300 block of South Staples Street.

The crash investigation determined that the driver of a 2007 Toyota Camry was traveling north on South Staples Street near Yorktown Road when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the light pole belonging to AEP.  The crash caused the pole and wires to come down onto the roadway.

The driver, Luis Alert Guerrero (05/17/1981), was not injured.

After an investigation, Officers did determine that the driver was intoxicated.  He was arrested for driving while intoxicated.  The charges were upgraded to a Class A Misdemeanor due to prior convictions.

 

Date: 08/21/2016    6:35 PM
Location: 5100 South Staples Street
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C.  22.02      Second Degree Felony

Case Number: 1608210136
A children’s party at a business turned violent when the ex-boyfriend of a 26-year women showed up there threatening the female and her new boyfriend.

Officers responded to the business, located at 5118 South Staples Street, and found a 26-year-old man bleeding from his head. He told Officers that he was at a children’s party inside when he walked out with his girlfriend.

When they got outside, an ex-boyfriend of the woman showed up and started an argument with the two.  During the disturbance the ex-boyfriend pulled out a handgun and chambered a round. He then put the gun back into his pants pocket and started to hit them with his fist. The couple were both hit in the head and face multiple times causing a cut to the man’s head.

The ex-boyfriend continued to hit the couple until several bystanders broke up the fight.

The ex-boyfriend was last seen leaving in his black Nissan Altima.

The woman was able to give Officers the ex-boyfriends name, however, he was not located.

The couple did not require medical attention.

 

Date: 08/21/2016    2:30 AM
Location: 5800 Weber Road
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C.  22.02      Second Degree Felony

Case Number: 1608210021
A 26-year-old man was shot in the abdomen after a large fight at a business located at 5815 Weber Road.

Officers arrived at the bar after several people had already left.  They were told that an argument over a pool game caused a fight inside. While everyone was leaving, another disturbance started in the parking lot and several witnesses told Officers they heard a single shot fired from a gun.

While Officers were investigating this report, they were informed that a 26-year-old man had walked into the emergency room at Bay Area Hospital with a gunshot wound to his lower right abdomen.

The victim, who’s injuries are not considered to be life threatening, gave Officers limited information regarding the fight.

At this time, no suspect has been arrested.

 

 

Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these crimes should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2840. Information about unsolved crimes 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 Remember Officer John Sartain

Sartain 8X10

The Corpus Christi Police Department remembers Patrol Officer John William Sartain who was shot and killed by a sniper on August 20, 1971 at 11pm.

Officer Sartain walked to his patrol unit to begin his shift with partner, Gilbert Lazo. A 16 year old sniper shot Officer Sartain in the head from an apartment 200 yards away. Officer Sartain was 22 years of age and is survived by a wife and daughter.

The sniper pled not guilty to the charges and was convicted and sentenced to 50 years in 1971. He was later paroled in 1984.

Corpus Christi’s founder, Henry L. Kinney, named many of the city streets after nature, including one of the city’s original streets; Laguna St. Laguna St. was renamed in 1991 as John Sartain St.

Police Chief Announces Promotions

Corpus Christi Chief of Police, Mike Markle announced today there will be five Officers promoted in rank in a ceremony scheduled for Friday, August 26, 2016 at Police Headquarters.

Kelly Isaacks
Kelly Isaacks

Kelly Isaacks will advance from Captain to the rank of Commander.

William Broyles
William Broyles


William Broyles will advance from Lieutenant to the rank of Captain.

Patrick McMenamy
Patrick McMenamy

Patrick McMenamy will advance from Lieutenant to the rank of Captain.

Steven Gonzalez
Steven Gonzalez

Steven Gonzalez will advance from Senior Officer to the rank of Lieutenant.

Colby Burris
Colby Burris

Colby Burris will advance from Senior Officer to the rank of Lieutenant.

Their new assignments will be announced on August 26 and the time of the ceremony will be announced at a later time. The promotions will take effect on Monday, August 29, 2016.

 

Crime Stoppers Offers Cash Reward For the Capture Of This Burglar

Armando Garza (8/3/1979) Wanted For Burglary and Theft of a Firearm
Armando Garza
(8/3/1979)
Wanted For Burglary and Theft of a Firearm

Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for the first person to call 888-TIPS and provides information which leads to capture 37-year-old Armando Garza.

Garza has two felony warrants for his arrest for Burglary of a Habitation and Theft of a Firearm. Garza is described as a white male who stands 6 feet 1 inch tall, 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Garza has a tattoo on his left wrist that reads, “Sariah Ariel Garza” and has a tattoo on his right forearm of praying hands and reads, “Only God Can Judge Me.”

Garza was featured on the KZTV “Wheel of Shame” on August 10th and a Crime Stoppers tip led law enforcement to the 800 block of Elizabeth where Garza fled from Officers. Officers ask the public for more information to capture Garza.

If you have any information which can direct law enforcement to capture Garza, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity, you will never be called into court, and it could earn you a cash reward.

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