COLTON CAVAZOS

On Sunday, November 13, 2016, nineteen-year-old Colton Cavazos was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Marbella Apartments at 5900 Weber Road at 11:58pm. Police have obtained images of a vehicle that was on the scene before the shooting, the driver is considered a person of interest.

Information may be submitted to the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2600 or to Crime Stoppers by telephone at 361-888-TIPS(8477) or online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.

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NINE WOMEN ARRESTED DURING NVID PROSTITUTION STING THURSDAY AFTERNOON

An anti-prostitution sting conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division Thursday afternoon resulted in the arrest of eight women on charges of prostitution, a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and fines up to $2,000.  The ninth suspect was charged with Felony prostitution, due to previous convictions.  The women were arrested after they solicited an undercover CCPD Officer 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 Bike Officers, as well as civilians with the Red Cord Program.  The Red Cord Initiative 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 the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, social service organizations, the Nueces County District Attorney Office, and the 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.

Three of the nine women arrested during Thursday’s operation agreed to participate and were accepted into the program.  Since its inception in 2013, 204 men and women have been arrested for prostitution during these operations, 99 have qualified for the program, 59 agreed, and 15 have graduated from the program.  The Red Cord initiative receives no government funding and is supported entirely through donations.  To learn more, volunteer or donate, citizens can visit the Coastal Bend Wellness foundation at http://www.cbwellness.org.

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.

NUECES COUNTY WANTED PERSON

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate 32-year-old Manuel Lozano (08/30/1986) who has three outstanding warrants out of Nueces County; Abandonment or Endangerment of Child / Imminent Danger ($75,000 Bond), Manufacturing or Delivering Control Substance ($100,000 Bond), Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon ($50,000 Bond).

Lozano is described as a 32-year-old male who stands 5′ 11”, weighs approximately 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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If you know how to locate Manuel Lozano, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at cctexas.com/crimestoppers, it can earn you a cash reward. The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward. You may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.

NEED HELP TO IDENTIFY ROBBERY SUSPECT

Date: Monday, October 29, 2018, 07:22 AM
Location: 6600 Saratoga
Offense: Aggravated Robbery /Aggravated Kidnapping
Case Number: 1810290024

On October 29, 2018 at approximately 7:22 AM, an unknown male committed an Aggravated Robbery/Aggravated Kidnapping in the 6600 block of Saratoga.  The suspect walked behind the counter and pointed a large knife at the clerk and demanded money from the safe. The suspect was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash. The clerk was restrained and taken from the store against her will and released at a later time.

The suspect was described as a black male, between 25-34 years of age, standing approximately 5’10”-6’00”, weighing between 200-250 pounds, wearing a green shirt and cap similar to those in the photos below.

Detectives obtained a copy of surveillance video.

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Anyone who can identify this Robbery suspect, or who has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Criminal Investigation Division at 886-2840.  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 http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.

Halloween Safety tips

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Halloween, October 31, 2018, falls on a Wednesday Night. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable day. Here are a few tips that hopefully will make your night a little safer.

Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Have a designated meeting place in case your group gets separated.

Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and for others to see you. Wear reflective clothing while walking in dark areas.

If you are driving through a neighborhood, drive slowly and watch for kids. Sometimes they get distracted and might cross the road without looking.

Always WALK and don’t run from house to house. Look both ways before crossing the street and use crosswalks when possible.

Walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

If you see a house with the lights out and no Halloween decorations, chances are they may not participate in Halloween activities. Please respect their homes and wishes.

Parents if you see any suspicious activity, please contact the police immediately at 361-886-2600. If it is an emergency call 911.

Be courteous to others, be aware of your surroundings and make this Halloween fun and safe for everyone.

As for those who would rather plays tricks than receive treats, remember that damaging a person’s property can be considered “Criminal Mischief”. Don’t ruin your night by having to meet a Police Officer. The costume they are wearing is real and so are the consequences.

BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018, 10:19 AM
Location: 3700 S Staples
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1810190037

Corpus Christi Detectives issued an arrest warrant for 23-year-old Markeist Daquan Reed (07/30/1995) who has an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Robbery ($100,000 Bond).

The warrant stems from the bank robbery that Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to on Friday, October 19, 2018 at a bank located on the 3700 block of South Staples.

Markeist Reed was arrested in Hill County, Texas on an unrelated charge and the warrant issued by our Investigators is in the process of being executed. 

No additional information is set to be released at this time, as this case is still considered an ongoing investigation.

https://ccpdblotter.com/2018/10/19/help-identify-bank-robbery-suspect/

BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12:02 PM
Location: 5000 block of Ayers
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1810250066

At approximately 12:02 pm on October 25, 2018 Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a robbery at a bank located on the 5000 block of Ayers.

Upon arrival officers determined that an aggravated robbery occurred.  It was confirmed that the suspect did display a weapon and was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his 20’s, approximately 5’05”, wearing a blue in color hoodie, black sweat pants, with a white cloth which was used in an attempt to cover the lower part of his face.

The robbery suspect was last seen getting into a dark-colored SUV, driven by an accomplice.

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Anyone who can identify this suspect, or who has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Criminal Investigation Division at 886-2840.  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 http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.

Dispose Of Unneeded Prescription Drugs This Weekend

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION HEADS 16th
PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK

[Corpus Christi, TX] – On Saturday, October 27 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 16th opportunity in 8 years to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 474 tons (949,046 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,842 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,683 of its state and local law enforcement partners.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

The DEA, along with local police departments, fire stations and businesses will set up collection sites at the following locations:

Corpus Christi Fire Station 7 – 3722 S. Staples St.,
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

Corpus Christi Fire Station 14 – 5901 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78413

Corpus Christi Fire Station 13 – 1802 Waldron Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78418

KIII TV Station – 5002 SPID, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

Alice PD 415 E. Main, Alice, Texas 78332

Kingsville Chamber of Commerce – 635 E. King Ave, Kingsville, Texas 78363

Texas A&M (College of Pharmacy) – 1010 West Avenue B. (MSC 131) Kingsville, Texas 78363

Collection sites across the nation can be found by going to http://www.dea.gov. This site is continuously updated with new take-back locations.

Help us identify this suspected burglar

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Location: 700 Avondale Dr.
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation
Case Number: 1809250122

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 700 Avondale Dr. in reference to a burglary. The officers contacted the victim who was out of town at the time of the burglary. The victim told officers that the suspect forced his way into his house and took a firearm, coins, liquor and cologne.  Video surveillance showed a young male, wearing a t-shirt and shorts, walking up to the residence.

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Anyone who can identify this suspect, or who has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Criminal Investigation Division at 886-2840.  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 http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.

NO ACTIVE SHOOTER

At approximately 4:43 PM Officers were dispatched to the 5700 block of South Staples, reference a possible shooter.  The reporting party noted that a male was entering a business while carrying a rifle, which caused concern that it may be an active shooter.  Corpus Christi Police Officers responded accordingly and meticulously with the details they were initially provided with.

Upon further investigation it was determined that the incident was not what it was originally believed to be and was a misunderstanding.

An employee of a business in the shopping center was carrying his personal weapon into his place of employment with no ill intentions.  Employees from surrounding businesses observed the male entering  the business with the rifle and believed that the male may be committing a crime, which placed them in fear for their safety.

Contact was made with the male and he cooperated fully with Officers on scene.  After it was determined that the male did not pose a danger to public, the scene was cleared by Officers.

We do want to thank the public for being alert and attentive and we are glad that the call today was a false alarm in the end.  As with anything suspicious; if you see something, say something.

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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