Date: Friday, June 22, 2018, 3:39 PM
Location: 2600 Rodd Field
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1806220138

At approximately 3:39 PM on June 22, 2018 Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a Robbery at a Credit Union located on the 2600 block of Rodd Field Rd.

Upon arrival officers determined that a robbery had occurred and that during the commission of the robbery a suspicious item was purposely left behind.  In response to the unidentified item being left behind by the suspect, officers ensured that all parties inside of the credit union were evacuated.  

As a precautionary measure, members of the Corpus Christi Bomb Squad were dispatched to the scene in an effort to determine whether the suspicious item presented a threat.

Once the item was deemed to be safe and there was no verified threat to the location, Detectives began their investigation into the robbery.

The suspect was described as between 55-60 years of age, standing 5’08-6’00, weighing between 180-210 pounds, with white facial hair, wearing a long sleeve blue in color button down shirt, blue jeans, brown cowboy boots, eyeglasses with black rims and a light brown or beige cowboy hat.  

The suspect left the scene with an undisclosed amount of money and in an unknown direction.  

Anyone who can identify this suspect, or who has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Criminal Police Department at 886-2600.  If you have any information about this crime and want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.



NVID Logo 3An anti-prostitution sting conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division Thursday afternoon resulted in the arrest of seven men on charges of prostitution, a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and fines up to $2,000.  The men were arrested after they solicited an undercover CCPD Officer, posing as a prostitute, for sex acts in exchange for money.  The operation targeted several north and west side neighborhoods frequented by prostitutes.

NVID Detectives were assisted in the operation by Directed Patrol and Uniform Division Officers, as well as civilians with the Red Cord Program.  The Red Cord Program is a prostitution diversion program aimed to provide practical and emotional support for those involved in prostitution. The program is successful due to the collaboration between Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, social service organizations, Nueces County District Attorney Office, and Corpus Christi Police Department.  The program affords those involved with sex work an opportunity to address the myriad of behavioral, social, and psychological problems they have faced throughout their lifetime. Since 2013, Red Cord has provided case management, health services, job training, substance abuse treatment, clothing, housing, counseling, and other social services needed to address the circumstances related to their involvement in prostitution.  Participants who successfully complete the program have their cases dismissed by the District Attorney’s Office.

Six of the seven men arrested during Thursday’s operation agreed to attend a voluntary prostitution diversion education program at their expense.  This program educates men about the negative consequences of prostitution, circumstances that may lead someone to purchase sex, and the impact they have on the individual they attempt to solicit sex in exchange for money.  The fees raised from this program are then used to provide some of the resources mentioned above, to assist women seeking to escape the bondage of prostitution.

Although often inaccurately referred to as a “victimless” crime, prostitution is inextricably linked to multiple other crimes including assault, human trafficking, sexual abuse, drug abuse, and the spread of sexually transmitted infectious disease.  Neighborhoods where prostitution is prevalent experience a drastic degradation of the quality of life that citizens expect and deserve.  The Corpus Christi Police Department will continue to collaborate with all government and private entities to combat prostitution and help accomplish our mission of working with the community to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime and enhance public safety.

Vector Control Will Begin Treating for Mosquitoes

Starting Saturday June 23, 2018, Vector control will begin treating standing water throughout the city with larvicide. They will then monitor the mosquito traps across the city and start the process of spraying the adult mosquitoes.

Vector Control

Vector Control is asking the public to help them by taking care of your property. Remember the 5 D’s of Defense:

DEET – Use insect repellent containing DEET.
DRESS – Dress in long sleeves and pants when you’re outside.
DAWN, DAYTIME and DUSK – Dawn, Daytime and Dusk are the times of day when mosquitoes are most active. Avoid being outside during these times of day to prevent bites.
DRAIN – Regularly drain standing water, including water that collects in empty cans, tires, buckets, clogged rain gutters and saucers under potted plants. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.
DOCTOR – Consult a physician if you feel sick after being bitten.





Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018 6:19 PM
Location: 1500 block of Airline
Offense:  Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1805270101

Corpus Christi Police Department Investigators need your help identifying this aggravated robbery suspect.  A suspect entered a business located on the 1500 block of Airline.  The suspect grabbed a tool and walked out of the store with the item inside of a shopping cart, with no attempt to pay for the item.  When an employee attempted to stop the male, the suspect lifted his shirt, displaying a handgun to the employee and proceeded to exit the store.   The suspect was last seen exiting the establishment through the front entrance.

The suspect is described as a white male, slim build, wearing a white shirt, gray sweat pants, black shoes and a white ball cap.


If you know who is responsible for this aggravated robbery, or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at  Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.

Couple Arrested on Capital Murder Charges

Date:  06/17/2018 2:29 PM
Location:  1700 Robin Drive
Offense: Capital Murder
Case Number: 1806170080

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1700 block of Robin Dr. in reference to an unconscious child with CPR in progress. The Officers arrived and were informed by CCFD Medics that the 4-year-old male was deceased. Officers observed the child inside the house and saw bruising on his body. Officers immediately secured the scene and detained a 26-year-old female and a 28-year-old male. Detectives were called to the scene and transported the two suspects to the main station to be interviewed. Detectives developed enough probable cause to arrest Amanda Rose Pinon (07-02-1991) and Michael Duty (12-12-1989) for capital murder. Michael Duty was also found to have 2 warrants for his arrest. Both suspects were transported to the City Detention Center and booked on the charges. Two other children that were inside the residence were placed in temporary custody of Child Protective Services. This investigation is ongoing.  If anyone has any additional information please contact CCPD detectives at 361-886-2840.

Homicide Victim Identified As Yvonne Villanueva. Murder Warrant Issued.

Date:  06/14/2018
Location:  4900 Weber Road
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 1806100064

On Sunday 06/10/2018, The Corpus Christi Police Department received information that a murder might have occurred at a residence in the 4900 block of Weber Road.  Investigators were informed that 28-year-old Yvonne Villanueva was missing and foul play was suspected.

CCPD investigators working with the Nueces County Sheriff Office were able to locate the deceased Yvonne Villanueva on Wednesday 06/13/2018 outside of city limits near Petronila.

A murder warrant has been issued for Trinidad Perez, 06/22/1968.   This warrant has a 500,000 dollar bond.  He was a known associate of the victim.   Mr. Perez is described as a Hispanic male,  5’08”, 220 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.

This is an ongoing investigation.  If you have any information on the whereabouts of Trinidad Perez please call 911.    You may also contact Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) if you have any information about this crime and you wish to remain anonymous.  Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest or conviction, it could earn you a cash reward.


Trinidad Perez, 06/22/1968


Date: Friday, June 01, 2018
Location: 700 Block of North Port
Offense:  Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1806010178

Corpus Christi Police Department Investigators need your help identifying this aggravated robbery suspect.  A suspect entered an establishment located on the 700 block of North Port.  The suspect initially entered the place of business with a large piece of wood demanding money from behind the counter.  The suspect became increasingly more aggressive and began banging the piece of wood on the counter and attempting to strike the employees.  The female suspect later pulled out a large kitchen knife and waved the knife around in an aggressive and intentional manner.  One of the employees was cut by the knife during the robbery.  The suspect was able to remove the entire cash drawer with approximately $300.00.  The suspect was last seen exiting the establishment through the front entrance.

The suspect is described as a black female, standing approximately 5’07, weighing approximately 150 pounds, wearing a light blue hoodie and black pants.

If you know who is responsible for this aggravated robbery, or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at  Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.


Corpus Christi Police Officers would like help from the public to locate a missing, disabled person. 

Ricky Cruz Alvarado was reported missing on June 14, 2018.

Ricky was last seen on June 13, 2018 in the area of the 2800 block of S Staples.  Ricky is described as a 19-year-old male who stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 220 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. 


If you have any information or see Ricky, please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly by calling 911 or (361) 886-2600.


Corpus Christi Police Detectives and investigators with the Nueces County Sheriffs Office are at the scene of a deceased person near Petronila.  

Officers are currently in the early stages of the investigation.  A cause of death has yet to be determined.  It is common practice for detectives to  investigate all unattended deaths.  The identity of the individual has yet to be determined but will be released at a later time by the Nueces County Medical Examiners Office.  

No other details will be released at this time.  

Arrest For Continuous Sexual Abuse Of Young Children and Child Pornography

Date:          06/06/2018   08:30 A.M.
Location:  700 Chase Dr.
Offenses:  Continuous Sexual Abuse of Children, 1st Degree Felony
Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography, 2nd Degree Felony  

Case Number: 1806040102

The Corpus Christi Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested 43-year-old Mario Moreno on charges of continuous sexual abuse of children and also possession of child pornography.  The children were under the age of 14.

This investigation is still active and ongoing and there exists the possibility of additional victims that have yet to come forward.  Anybody with information concerning this case is encouraged to call the lead Investigator, Senior Officer Michael Ilse at 361-826-2995.


Mario Moreno     01-28-1975


We want to urge parents to speak to their children about internet safety.

  • Create and set clear rules for your child and enforce those rules.
  • Know about privacy settings and ensure that your child uses them.
  • Speak to your child about the danger of befriending those that they do not know.
  • Contact law enforcement if the child reports being solicited, threatened, stalked, or if a person requests to meet the child in person.
  • Ensure that the child does not give out any personal information about themselves, whether it be identifying information or personality traits.


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