Detectives need your help with the city’s latest homicide.

Date:  Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:49 p.m.
Location: Cleo and Headley Street
Incident:  Murder
Incident Number:  1907110132

Corpus Christi Police Officers  were dispatched to the area of Cleo and Headley street in reference to a shooting with injuries. Officers arrived to a 41 year old female with a gunshot wound to the head lying in the street. The victim was quickly transported to Spohn Shoreline for treatment. Officers learned that there was a disturbance in the street between the victim and a male subject. Other individuals intervened and the disturbance escalated. At some point during the disturbance witnesses heard several shots and observed a 4-door grey vehicle leave the scene at a high rate of speed. The witnesses observed the female victim to be shot and called 911.

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Detectives took over the case and were advised on 7-12-2019 that the 41 year old female victim died from her injuries. The detectives followed up on leads and interviewed witnesses and were able to get a warrant issued for 29 year old Larry Ramos. On 7-16-2019 at approximately 6:45 pm officers sat up on the wanted suspect in the area of 1400 Coahuila. Officers saw the suspect leave a residence and were able to take him into custody without incident. Larry Ramos was transported to the main station to be interviewed and then to the City Detention Center.

This is still an active investigation and detectives are asking anyone who has information about this vehicle of interest, or has any additional information about this crime should call Det. Julio Ramos at 361-886-2892, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep the identity secret of anyone who provides information and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn the caller a cash reward.

17th Annual Boots and Badges Blood Drive Challenge

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The 17th annual Boots & Badges Blood Drive Challenge hosted by the Coastal Bend Blood Center has started. The challenge is a friendly competition between area law enforcement and firefighting entities to see whether the “boots” or “badges” can bring in the most blood donations during the two-week long challenge. This lifesaving competition helps to boost the blood supply during the summer and aid in the Blood Center’s efforts to reduce summer blood shortages.

The Corpus Christi Police Department would like our community to assist the Coastal Bend Blood Center gather as many donations as possible. To view locations that are close to you and fit your schedule visit the Coastal Bend Blood Centers web page calendar here:

When you give blood let them know that you are doing so on behalf of the Corpus Christi Police Department!

Go Badges!!

How to avoid being the victim of a scam

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There are many scams that criminals will use to separate you from your hard-earned money. You have the pigeon drop, romance, arrest warrant, law suit, IRS, and warranty scam, just to name a few. Here are a few tips to avoid being a victim.

-If it sounds to good to be true, it is!
This should go without saying but sometimes it needs to be said.
If you did not play the Nigerian Lotto you can’t win the Nigerian Lotto. That prince that wants to give you some of his fortune is the prince of thieves. Also, you have to apply for Federal grants, the government will not call you to see if you just want some money.

-Do not answer unfamiliar phone numbers or emails.
If you receive a call and do not recognize the number, let it go to voicemail. Do a search of the number in a search engine to see if it is associated with a scam.
For emails never click on attachments from an email that you were not expecting. Malware could be embedded in the attachment which would allow the criminals access to your information.

-Do not give out your financial or personal information.
Never give out this information to anyone that calls you unsolicited. For example, you get a call from “Planet Express” that they have a package for you. They need your name, date of birth and credit card to verify it is yours. You tell yourself “Self, I was not expecting a package from Planet Express” but instead giving them your information, you tell them you will call them back. Do not use the number they give you but rather look up the number yourself so that you know it is the legitimate company. Scammers will just give you their number and you end up talking to them again.

-Using gift / iTunes card to pay a debt.
If a business or anyone asks you to purchase gift cards or iTunes cards, then call them with the numbers be wary. Gift cards are used to purchase goods but should never be used to pay a debt. The IRS does not take iTunes card as payment for outstanding debt.

If you find that you are a victim of a crime be sure to contact us at 911, or the non-emergency number 361-886-2600 to file a report.


Slow Down-Move Over! It’s the Law.

This morning, the Corpus Christi Police Department along with local wrecker companies conducted a 2 hour operation targeting drivers not moving over for emergency vehicles. In the two hour period officers stopped 30 vehicles for not moving over or slowing down for the wreckers. The officers wrote a total of 36 citations, impounded 1 vehicle and made one arrest for a warrant as a result of the traffic stops.

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The law requires that drivers move over and slow down for emergency vehicles. Those vehicles covered under this section are police, fire, wreckers and Texas Dept. of Transportation. Please pay attention while driving and if you see an emergency vehicle, slow down and move over.

8th Annual “Operation Safe Return”

The Corpus Christi Police Department is hosting its 8th annual back-to-school health & safety fair Saturday July 27th 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the American Bank Center 1901 North Shoreline. Operation Safe Return gives every child the opportunity to receive necessary school supplies, obtain valuable safety information and ensure a healthy start to the upcoming school year.

Last year, we welcomed approximately 4,000 attendees with over 100 vendors offering health and safety information. School supply kits were provided to over 3,000 students, as well as 300 sports physicals and vaccines combined.

It is our mission to give every child the opportunity to receive school supplies, obtain valuable safety information and ensure a healthy start to the upcoming school year.  To meet our mission and provide services in our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, we wouldn’t be able to serve those in our community each year.

You may find our Sponsorship form with incentives that we are offering this year here:

We hope you consider experiencing firsthand the pride we take in supporting our community.  The Corpus Christi Police Athletic League – Operation Safe Return is a Section 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and as such, your gift may be tax-deductible. Remember that every donation makes a difference, regardless of size.

Please make checks payable to Corpus Christi Police Athletic League MEMO: “Operation Safe Return”. Check can be mailed to: Corpus Christi Police Department; Crime Prevention Unit; Attn: Raquel Ramos; 321 John Sartain Street; Corpus Christi, TX 78404.  Checks can also be arranged to be picked up by a uniformed officer for your convenience. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (361) 886-2768.

You can visit the city web page for additional information.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!



The Corpus Christi Police Departments’ Criminal Investigation Division was able to secure and execute an arrest warrant for 45-year-old Cruz Zamudio. Zamudio was transported to the City Detention Center for processing and was later booked at the Nueces County Jail on 07/03/2019 with a total bond of $175,000.

Zamudio was booked on the following charges:
Warrant for Sexual Assault – $125,000 Bond
Warrant for Improper Photo/Visual – $50,000 Bond

This investigation is still ongoing and there exists the possibility of witnesses or other victims that have not come forward at this time. Anyone who may have been victimized or who may have information concerning Cruz Zamudio is encouraged to call the lead investigator, Senior Officer Michael Manzano at 886-2891. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or go online by visiting If the information you provide leads to an arrest, it may earn you a cash reward up to $2,500.

Please note that several photos of Cruz Zamudio are being released due to a change in his appearance over the years. An array of photos showing his age progression through the years may serve as a visual for witnesses or victims who may not otherwise recognize him in his most recent photo.

Cruz Zamudio – July 2019

Cruz Zamudio – Facebook Photo

Cruz Zamudio – Facebook Photo

Cruz Zamudio – April 2017

Cruz Zamudio – August 2012

Cruz Zamudio – December 2011


Update: 10:06 pm Chloe has been located. Thank you for your help in sharing our post.

Corpus Christi Police Department needs your help to locate the whereabouts of a missing child. Chloe Ann Rodriguez has been reported missing on today’s date. Chloe was last seen at approximately 7:30 pm in the area of the 1500 block of 17TH Street. Chloe was last known to be walking toward Sarita Street. If anyone has seen Chloe or knows her whereabouts, please contact 911 immediately.

Chloe is described as a 10-year-old female, with brown hair and brown eyes and is wearing a black shirt with the word “wicked” on it and black shorts. Chloe is said to be 4 feet, 103 pounds and wears glasses with black frames.


The Corpus Christi Police Department asks that anyone who may have any additional information about the whereabouts of Chloe please contact the Corpus Christi Police. Information may be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at


The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to remind citizens to be aware of their surroundings when they leave their financial institutions after making withdrawals. Corpus Christi was targeted for this type of crime last year and the department responded with a massive public information effort, enhanced bank patrols, and undercover special assignments. Some of the offenders were identified and it was confirmed that these individuals were part a well-organized street gang.

There have been several reported incidents of the “jugging” type robberies since January of this year and we want to warn citizens to not become complaisant.  We cannot be sure that these aggressive thieves have stopped targeting our citizens.

Our department does have strategies implemented to address these types of crimes, but we also ask that citizens do their part in protecting themselves.

The offenders are known to target mainly bank customers after they leave a financial institution with a deposit or money bag in hand. The offenders park in the bank parking lot or very close by.  They are usually in newer model cars with paper license plates and tinted windows. They watch the front door or commercial lane of the drive through looking for business related transactions.   It appears that the preferred method of the criminal is to follow the person as they leave the bank and then follow the victims back to their business, or any location where they park their vehicle.  One the victim is parked, the criminal takes the money from the vehicle, if the money is left in an unattended vehicle, or these offenders will also approach the victims to forcibly take the money.

All citizens, especially business employees, are once again asked to be very aware and vigilant when leaving the bank after any transaction.  

In one of the most recent documented incidents, Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 2600 block of Gollihar in reference to a burglary of a motor vehicle. Officers arrived and contacted the victim who advised that someone broke into his vehicle.  The victim stated that he went inside his place of business at which point he heard his vehicle alarm going off and went to the window where he observed his vehicle being burglarized. The victim noted that the divers side window had been broken out and actively saw the male jump in his vehicle with his legs dangling out of the window, ransacking the vehicle before being startled by the victim and fled the scene.  The suspect jumped into a waiting vehicle with a getaway driver, the suspect vehicle is described as a white in color Toyota Camry.  The victim told officers that he had stopped at a bank drive thru and withdrew some money.  The victim remembered seeing a white in color Toyota Camry circling the parking lot and believes that he may have been followed from the bank.


The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to remind everyone to be aware of their surroundings and to not leave valuables or cash in your car. If you feel you are being followed to or from a bank call 911. Anyone who can identify anyone involved in this robbery, or has any additional information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep the identity secret of anyone who provides information and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn the caller a cash reward.

corpus Christi police Impound auction

On Saturday, July 6th, 2019 the Corpus Christi Police Impound Lot will be conducting an auction at 10:00 am.

The auction will take place at the Corpus Christi Police Impound Lot located at 5485 Greenwood Dr.

Viewing and Pre-Registration:
Friday July 5th, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Viewing and Pre-Registration:
Saturday July 6th, 2019 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

The auction will start at 10:00 am on Saturday July 6th.

There will be 110 Cars, Pickups and Motorcycles

To view pictures visit:

For online bidding visit:

07-06-19 Impound Auction

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