Date: Thursday, February 01, 2018 7:02 AM
Location: 6700 Everhart Road.
Incident Number: 1802010019
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 5900 Saratoga Blvd at Spohn South Hospital in reference to a deceased 24 year old female with bruising to her body. Officers arrived and made contact with the 26 year old male suspect. Detectives arrived and took over the investigation. The suspect was transported to the main police station where he was interviewed and released. Detectives received the autopsy report and developed enough probable cause to have a murder warrant issued. On Sunday February 4, 2018 officers in San Patricio County arrested Steven Urias (03-30-1991) for the murder warrant and transported him to the San Patricio County Jail. This is still an ongoing investigation and there is no further information at this time.
The Vehicles for Hire Office wants to educate the citizens of Corpus Christi about individuals advertising for local rides on social media and ad websites like craigslist without having the proper city permits and or a Certificate of Operations to conduct themselves as a driver. This has been an ongoing situation and we want citizens to be aware of it.
Individuals engaging in this activity of offering rides and charging money, will face several fines including driving without having a permit and Driving without a Certificate of Operations, and impoundment of the vehicle (s) among others.
Our priority is the safety of the public and, mostly for the citizens taking a ride with a driver. We want to make sure that when an individual gets into a vehicle with a driver that they feel confident that a background check has been done on the driver and that the company is meeting all the requirements and is compliant with city codes.
Vehicle for Hire Drivers will need to have their city permit always visible to the public. If you don’t see one, ask the driver to show you their city permit, if the driver doesn’t have a permit, we advise to get out of the vehicle and call the Police. Also, be advise that another way to determine if a vehicle is permitted is to look for a maroon windshield sticker. Each vehicle is required to have one on the front windshield on the upper passenger side and on the rear windshield on the bottom driver’s side.
We all would like to envision that we are putting a love one (Mother, wife, or daughter) in a vehicle and they would make it to their destination safely. Especially, if our love one calls for a driver in the middle of the night.
Vehicles for Hire Office also wants to remind the public that Ride Sharing Companies such as Uber or Lyft are now State Regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and registration TDLR. If there’s any complaint in regards to those specific companies please go to https://www.license.state.tx.us/
If you ever have a doubt or complaint about a Taxi or Vehicle for Hire Company or you are not sure if the company is permitted, or the driver please do not hesitate to contact the Vehicle for Hire Office at (361) 826-3558 Respectfully,
Vehicle for Hire Inspector
Corpus Christi Police Department
The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit working with officers from the Family Violence unit were able to secure and execute an arrest warrant for Mathew Joseph Lucio, 08/12/1987. He was booked at the Nueces County Jail on 12/27/2017 with a total bond of $500,000.
Since that time, several more victims claiming that they were sexually assaulted by Mathew Joseph Lucio have come forward. There are now 12 girls, ages 12-16, that have made allegations of sexual assault against Mathew Joseph Lucio. The sexual assaults are reported to have occurred between 2007 and 2017.
It has been reported to us that Mathew Joseph Lucio was identifying himself as Kane Luciano on at least one of his social media accounts. It appears that some of the victims knew him only as Kane Luciano.
Several additional charges of sexual assault of a child and aggravated sexual assault have been added and Mr. Lucio remains in the Nueces County Jail. His bond for release from jail has been increased to 1.9 million dollars.
This investigation is ongoing and there exists the possibility of witnesses or other victims that have not come forward at this time. Anybody with information concerning this case is encouraged to call the lead investigator, Senior Officer Alicia Escobar
Date: Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Location: 1200 Cambridge Drive
Incident: Homicide and Aggravated Assaults
Incident Number: 1802070129
Corpus Christi Police patrol units were dispatched to a residence in the 1200 block of Cambridge Drive on 02/07/2018 at about 07:07 p.m. for reports of a stabbing. When the Officers arrived they were directed inside the house where they found a total of four people had been stabbed. Witnesses identified the offender as 28 year old Marco Antonio Moreno who was still inside the house. Witnesses reported that as many as 20 people were present in the house for a worship service when Mr. Moreno stabbed the four people. Witnesses told police that the offender was part of the congregation and his motive for the assault is unknown at this time. Witnesses took possession of the knife that was used and turned it over to police. A 61 year old male victim has died as a result of the stabbing and three other male victims suffered injuries, one of them is reported to be in serious condition at a local hospital.
Marco Antonio Moreno was booked at the Nueces County Jail on a Murder charge and three charges of Aggravated Assault.
This is still an active investigation and no other information is available at this time. If you have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com.
Date: Saturday, February 03, 2018
Location: 4600 Block of Up River Rd
Incident Number: 1802030096
On the afternoon of February 3, 2018, Corpus Christi Police Department responded to a missing person report in the 4600 Blk of Up River Rd. Responding officers found Jesus Gomez was missing along with a potential homicide scene. The Criminal Investigations Section was requested to assist with the investigation. With the assistance of Robstown Police Department, the Texas Rangers and the Nueces County Medical Examiner’s office, it was determined that the bodies found early February 3, 2018 in Robstown were that of the missing person, 51-year-old Jesus Gomez and 35-year-old Isabel Cuellar.
At this time, it appears that Jesus Gomez and Isabel Cuellar were victims of a homicide in the 4600 Blk of Up River Rd and transported to Robstown where their bodies were burned.
The Corpus Christi Police Dept. is looking for any information regarding this double homicide. Please contact Det. C. Mendez at 361-886-2881 or if you want to remain anonymous call 361-888-TIPS or visit cctexas.com/crimestoppers.
Date: October 19, 2017
Location: 2800 Minton Street
Incident: Officer Involved Shooting
Incident Number: 1710190014
A Message From Mike Markle, Chief of Police
City Of Corpus Christi Police Department
As you know, On October 19th of last year, The Corpus Christi Police Department had an Officer involved shooting. Tragically, this incident resulted in the death of one of our citizens, Mr. Dewboy Lister. Within hours of the shooting, I invited the family of Mr. Lister, the District Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, along with local media, and members of our Community Coalition to view the body camera footage of this event. Being transparent while maintaining the integrity of this investigation has been and remains a priority for the Corpus Christi Police Department.
Since that time, a robust investigation has been conducted with oversight from the District Attorney’s Office. The case was presented to a Grand Jury. The Officer involved was no billed. The case was reviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and it is currently being reviewed by the United States Department of Justice.
This week, the Texas Attorney General’s Office has allowed the release of video footage of this incident. Along with releasing the video to the media, I have chosen to make this available to our community through our Social Media channels.
It is my thought that releasing this type of video can be hurtful to those involved and possibly divisive to our community. It is my hope that this does not occur. Please keep all of those involved, to include their families, in our prayers.
Thank you and God Bless you.
Corpus Christi Police Chief Mike Markle
Date: Thursday, February 01, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: 4900 block of Concorde
Offense: Animal Cruelty
Case Number: 1802010118
On Thursday afternoon, a call for service was made to our Animal Care Services office regarding a dog that was seen hanging from a fence. Animal Control Officers arrived at the location and found a dog that was dead. The initial investigation indicated that the dog had attempted to jump over a fence but its leash became entangled in the fence, and that led to its death. Contact was made with the homeowner, who claimed the dog. A concurrent investigation was initiated by both ACS and the Criminal Investigation Division.
A necropsy will be conducted by our veterinarian this afternoon.
Super Bowl Sunday is here – and there is still time to make a plan for a sober ride home.