The City of Corpus Christi will auction 96 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The auction will start at 10:00 a.m.
The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, March 31, 2017. The general public can continue to view the vehicles from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on the day of the auction.
The vehicles for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from www.siskauction.com.
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017, 10:20 PM
Location: Carroll Ln @ SPID Eastbound
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1703240145
A Corpus Christi Police Officer was patrolling in the area of Carroll Ln and Gollihar. The officer pulled behind a vehicle which quickly pulled into a parking lot without signaling. The officer followed the vehicle on SPID and observed the vehicle quickly change lanes without signaling and then make another signaling infraction. The officer activated the emergency overhead equipment and stop the vehicle. The officer make contact with the occupants of the vehicle.
As the officer contacted the occupants he immediately could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. He also observed the 29 year old male driver to have dried blood on both hands, a scratch to his face and blood on his shirt. He observed the 27 year old female passenger to have blood on her knees, arms and appeared to have some blood under her nose. Officers detained the male driver while they investigated. The officers learned that the couple had been arguing earlier at the mall. The suspect (male driver) thought that the victim had been cheating on him. The victim stated that the suspect punched her with a closed fist several times as well as backhanding her. During the questioning the officers observed the victim to have a bloody nose and a swollen lip. The victim tried to defend herself to stop the suspect from assaulting her. The suspect picked up a beer bottle striking the victim in the head several times until it broke causing a laceration. Medics checked and treated the victim at the scene. Officers arrested Jose Arrambide (12-06-1987) and transported him to the City Detention Center.
Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 6:22 PM
Location: 4200 Laguna Shores
Offense: Discharging a Firearm in Certain Municipalities
Case Number: 1703260103
Corpus Christ Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 100 Whiteley in reference to a disturbance with shots fired. Officers were advised that a male was observed getting out of the water near Bluffs Landing (4200 Laguna Shores), coming from a boat that was stuck on a sandbar a few hundred feet away. Officers received a description a male walking with no shirt or shoes wearing black shorts. Officers checked the area and located that suspect walking Northbound in the area of 4200 Laguna Shores. The officers observed a handgun in his left hand and a electronic device in the other. Officers gave commands and safely detained the suspect. Officers went back to the area of 100 Whiteley and contacted the complainants. The officers were informed that the suspect and another person were on the boat when it got stuck. The suspect kept revving the engine and was told to stop before he damaged the motor. The other person took the keys from the suspect and refused to give them back. The suspect then fired two rounds into the water. Officers contacted several other witnesses that observed the suspect fire the rounds in the water. Officers arrested Anthony Bowlin (02-10-1976) and transported him to the City Detention Center.
Date: Monday, March 27, 2017, 12:59 AM
Location: 2800 Ruth Street
Case Number: 1703270009
A Corpus Christi Police Officer was flagged down in the area of S. Port and Buford by a woman screaming for help. The officer contacted the 32 year old female victim who advised him that she was being held against her will at a house on the 2800 block of Ruth St. The victim told offices that she needed a place to stay for a couple of days and the 35 year old male suspect allowed her to stay there. The victim stated that on Saturday (03-25-2017) the victim told the suspect that she was leaving to which he replied “no you’re not.” On Sunday (03-26-2017) she stated that the suspect began to act strange. She said she wanted to leave and the suspect threatened her with a knife. When she tried to leave the suspect threatened to cut her up if she tried to leave. The victim stated that the suspect would not let her out of his sight and kept her in the back bedroom. The victim stated that when the suspect would leave that he would make her go with him. The victim stated that the suspect kept threatening to hurt her and showing her a knife.
The victim stated that she was with the suspect when she saw the police unit. He told her to get in the car and pulled a knife on her. The victim broke loose and ran screaming for the police car. The suspect chased her but stopped when he saw the police unit turn around. Officers went to the area of 28oo Ruth Street and located the suspect sitting inside a vehicle. Officers detained the suspect and continued their investigation. Officers were able to establish that the victim had been at the residence and had the Crime Scene Unit process the crime scene. Officers arrested David Nino (12-05-1981) and transported him to the City Detention Center.
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 3:31 PM
Location: 2833 SPID
Case Number: 1701280089
Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Nicholas Naranjo (10-19-1988). He was involved in a theft from the trade center where he took jewelry and fled the scene. The warrant is for theft and has a $20,000 bond.
If you know the whereabouts of Nicholas Naranjo or have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.
At approximately 1 pm today we received notification from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that a possible sighting of the suspect vehicle Tad Cummins was last seen in, was in our local area. The caller advised they saw a vehicle matching the description, displaying Tennessee tags and was able to provide a partial plate, further specifying that it was seen in the area of the 4500 block of US HWY 181.
As with all Amber Alerts, several tips will be fielded through the call centers and every tip received will be thoroughly investigated.
Officers were dispatched and thoroughly checked the area, surrounding businesses and surveillance videos for any leads. As of this point, we are unable to substantiate any of the information provided and have not received any credible witnesses placing either Elizabeth Thomas or Tad Cummins in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND. Anyone who sees Cummins, Thomas or the vehicle in their respective area should call 911.
Date: Monday, March 13, 2017, 5:26 AM
Location: 1400 Buenos Aries
Offense: Burglary to a Motor Vehicle
Case Number: 1703130137
Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying these auto burglars. The suspects are seen stopping in the street in a Dodge Neon that was possibly stolen from the 4200 blk of Markins drive. The suspects are seen exiting the vehicle and approaching two cars in the driveway. The suspects go through the bed and tool box of a pickup and check the doors of a passenger car. The suspects took some tools and miscellaneous items and left the scene.
If you know the identity of these suspects or have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.
The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Auto Theft Task Force will be providing free VIN etching today, Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 15100 Windward Drive.
VIN etching is an anti-theft deterrent to motor vehicle theft that involves etching a vehicle’s VIN onto every window to reduce the value of a stolen vehicle to thieves. The Auto Theft Task Force has also created the attached safety tip brochure.
For more information, please contact Melissa Castro at 886-2872.
Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a fugitive who has an active warrant for his arrest. Law Enforcement Officers are searching for 48-year-old Adrian Hernandez (08/01/68) for charges stemming from an Assault Family Violence/Impeding Breath – No Bond. Hernandez is described as a 48-year-old male who stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, has a receding hairline, brown eyes, and a mustache with a goatee.
If you know how to locate Hernandez, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7:58 PM
Location: 600 Texan Trail
Offense: Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Restraint
Case Number: 1703210145
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 600 Texan Trail in reference a disturbance with a weapon. The call stated that the complainant was going to wait for them at the Whataburger at the corner of Texan Trail and Alameda. Officers arrived and could not locate the complainant. Dispatchers could not contact the complainant by phone so the officers quickly went to the address at 600 Texan Trail. Officers arrived but got no answer and observed a broken window. Officers went to the back of the apartment and located the 41 year old male suspect and the 34 year old female victim who was crying hysterically.
Officers separated the two and spoke to the victim. The victim advised that the suspect had been staying with her for about a week. She stated that when she asked him to leave he refused. She advised that the suspect held her down against her will on the bedroom floor. He would not let her leave and covered her mouth to prevent her from screaming. The victim advised she managed to get up and broke the bedroom window so she could be heard as she cried for help. The suspect again covered her mouth and also took out a knife and threatened to stab her and told her he wasn’t leaving. The victim feared for her safety and believed that the suspect was going to stab her. Officers arrested Robert Alvarado (01-21-1976) and transported him to the City Detention Center.
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 12:36 AM
Location: Lotus St. and Mussett St.
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1703220008
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the area of Mussett and Lotus in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival officers were given a description of a suspect carrying a couple bags and wearing a white shirt. Officers checked the area and located the suspect and detained him. The 36 year old male suspect was found to have a rusted razor blade in his back pocket.
The 20 year old victim had been transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital for treatment. Officers contacted her at the hospital. The victim stated that she was in her car and observed a male walking in the parking lot and looking into cars. The victim called police, leaned her seat back and watched the suspect while she was on the phone with dispatchers. The victim stated that the suspect came up to her car and attempted to open her door. The victim began to honk her and her brother came out to assist her. The victim stated that they were attempting to keep the suspect from leaving until police arrived. The victim stated that the suspect reached into his pocket and came at her in a stabbing motion. The victim was unable to get away and was stabbed several times to her back and torso.
The victim was treated and released from the hospital. Officers arrested Armando Davila Jr. (09-02-1980) and transported him to the City Detention Center.
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:00 am
Location: 900 Carmel Parkway
Offense: Attempted Kidnapping
Case Number: 1703020014
On 03/02/17, just after 6:00 a.m. a 56-year-old female was walking North in the 900 Blk of Carmel Pkwy when a tall black male wearing green attempted to force the victim into his car. Fortunately, the victim was able to get away. The suspect fled west on Ft. Worth street in a Black vehicle with Chrome Rims.
The Corpus Christi Police Dept. is seeking help in identifying this male who may be involved. These images were taken in the area of the incident just before 6:00 a.m. They are of a male driving a Black Chrysler 300 with Chrome rims. If you have any information on this male or any other information on the incident, please call 361-886-2600 or if you wish to remain anonymous, call 888-TIPS or log on to 888tips.com.