NVID PROSTITUTION STING NETS THREE ARRESTS

An anti-prostitution operation conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division on Saturday, May 15, 2021, resulted in the arrests of three women on charges of prostitution. A 19-year-old female, 23-year-old female, and a 34-year-old female were charged with Prostitution. The women were arrested after they solicited an undercover CCPD Officer for sex acts in exchange for money. The operation targeted individuals that solicit via various online platforms.

NVID Detectives were assisted in the operation by Operations Division Officers, Nueces County District Attorney’s Office, as well as civilians with the Red Cord Initiative. 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.

All of the individuals arrested during Saturday’s operation declined to participate in the program. Since its inception in 2013, 355 men and women have been arrested for prostitution during these operations, 150 have qualified for the program, and 35 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.

WARRANT ISSUED FOR MURDER SUSPECT

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:03 A.M. 
Location: 2800 block of Ruth
Incident: Murder
Case Number: 2105130014

Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for your help to locate 40-year-old Eugene Reid who has an outstanding warrant which was issued on Friday, May 14, 2021 for Murder ($1,000,000 Bond).

Reid is described as a 40-year-old black male who stands 6′03″, weighs approximately 245 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

This murder warrant relates to an incident which occurred on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of Ruth in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, they located a 29-year-old male victim who had sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital by medics where he eventually succumbed to his injury.

If you know how to locate Eugene Reid, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=, it can earn you a cash reward.

WANTED SUBJECT

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate 32-year-old Charles Seth Alexander who has seven outstanding warrants to include; Larceny, Carrying Prohibited Weapon, Theft, Burglary of Building, UUMV, Theft of Property and Criminal Trespass. Alexander was last known to be in the Corpus Christi area, and is also known to frequent the Jim Wells County area.

Alexander is described as a 32-year-old male, who stands 5’05” feet, weighs approximately 155 pounds, with brown hair, green eyes, and may have facial hair as seen in the photo.

If you know how to locate Alexander, call Crime Stoppers at (361)888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. 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 Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office at 936-560-7777 or Crime Stoppers at 936-560-4636.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT SUSPECT

1:15 P.M. Update: The female in this photo has been identified, Investigators are now working to file appropriate charges. Thank you for your assistance.

Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021, 2:15 AM
Location: 6500 Yorktown
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 2104250010

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help locating an Aggravated Assault suspect.  

At approximately 2:15 A.M. on Sunday, April 25, 2021 officers were dispatched to a fight in progress.  Upon arrival, officers discovered that an adult female was assaulted by a female suspect, after a hit and run accident. The victim sustained major injuries in the assault.

The female suspect is pictured, she is described as an adult female, approximately 5’04”, 140 pounds, with dark hair and brown eyes.  The female was seen wearing a red in color crop top and black shorts. 

The suspect was seen leaving the scene in a white in color Ford Mustang.  

If you can identify this suspect or have any information related to this crime, you are urged to contact Detective David Perez at (361) 886-2676. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELEASE

As is our practice we are releasing the information for the officers who were involved in the shooting on May 02, 2021.

Two Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is in accordance with current department practice and policy.

Officer Thomas Zirkle has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 6 years.

Officer Thomas Zirkle

Officer Dana Robbins has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 4 years. 

Officer Dana Robbins

This is still an active and ongoing investigation. If you have any information pertaining to this incident, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

For additional information on this incident:
https://ccpdblotter.com/2021/05/03/officer-involved-shooting-11/

AUTO THEFT SUSPECT ARRESTED

On May 05, 2021, Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Department Auto Theft Task Force worked alongside patrol officers to try and track down subjects that have been stealing and burglarizing vehicles.

At approximately 1:00 pm on May 05, 2021, Detectives spotted a stolen vehicle on the 2000 block of Buford, the vehicle had been taken during the commission of a robbery on April 28, 2021.  Detectives were able to identify that the male driving the vehicle was a suspect that has been connected to a string of auto burglaries.  Officers attempted to contact the subject, who attempted to flee from officers on foot.

A short time later officers with our Enduro Unit were able to take the 14-year-old male into custody.  The juvenile was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest.   The juvenile was later transported to the Juvenile Justice Center for processing. 

This is still an active investigation and if anyone has any additional information, they are asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Auto Theft Task Force at (361) 886-2874. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/index.htm. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED

On May 03, 2021 at approximately 8:31 pm Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Buccaneer Dr, reference a welfare concern. Officers arrived on scene and located a 55-year-old deceased male.

Through investigative techniques, Detectives identified a suspect and brought him in for questioning. On May 05, 2021, 19-year-old Ezekiel Garcia was arrested by Corpus Christi Police Officers and was later transported to the Nueces County Jail and booked on a Murder charge ($100,000 Bond).

This was not a random act of violence and the parties involved were known to each other.  

This is still an active investigation and if anyone has any additional information, they are urged to contact Homicide Detectives at (361) 886-2840. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

CRIME STOPPERS CRIME OF THE WEEK

Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle  
Case # 2103290099 

Detectives want your help to catch these UUMV suspects with this Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.   

At approximately 3:45 A.M. of March 29, 2021, two unknown subjects cut the chain to the front gate of a local business located on the 5000 block of Leopard and entered the lot.  Surveillance video shows that the subjects moved the trailer/welder combo by hand out of the lot, onto the suspect vehicle.  The suspects then attached the trailer to the hitch of the suspect truck and drove away, westbound towards NPID.  The suspect truck is described as a red in color Ford Ranger.   

The individuals in this video are also suspected in connection with other auto burglaries in the area.   

The welder is described as a Lincoln Vantage 520SD, valued at $20,000.  

If you can identify these suspects, or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity secret and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash. 

Phone scam

The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to warn our citizens of a phone scam.

The reporting party told our officers that they received a call from a scammer claiming to be a detective with our department. The scammer then told the reporting party that they had a subpoena that was issued for a federal child case and that if they did not meet the caller would be placed on a 72-hour hold.

CCPD offers this advice to avoid getting scammed:

* Look out for “spoofing”. Part of scammers tactics include spoofing, which happens when the caller masks their own number and causes the number of a well-known Agency, like CCPD, to appear on caller ID.  Also, the caller might give a badge number and know the last four digits of your Social Security number.

* Write down details.  If you do get a call and are unsure, write down the phone number and name of the caller.

* Protect your personal information. Do not provide any personal or financial information over the phone.

* Know your rights.  Corpus Christi Police Department will never request for prepaid debit cards or wire transfer payments and will not ask for a credit card number over the phone.

* Don’t be bullied.  Never trust callers who use threats and hostility to push you into doing what they want. Be skeptical of what a caller claims he or she can do if you refuse to meet their demand.

* Hang up and report it. If you’re unsure if the call is real, contact CCPD directly at 361-886-2600.  The Corpus Christi Police Department will never demand payment from you, ask you for any private or financial information over the phone or threaten to bring the police or other federal law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

*You can also file a complaint with your local BBB.

Do not fall victim to these scams!

MISSING PERSON



Corpus Christi Police Investigators would like help from the public to locate a missing person.

Eddie Deleon was reported missing by his family on April 30, 2021. He was last seen on the 2300 block of Airline.

Eddie is described as a 50-year-old male who stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs approximately 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Eddie has a portrait tattoo on his forearm.

If you have any information that may assist Investigators or know the whereabouts of Eddie Deleon, please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly by calling (361) 886-2840 or by calling (361) 886-2600.

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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