On October 14th Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Corpus Christi Police Department were investigating two burglary cases in which items were stolen. As the detectives investigated, they found that several of the items were being sold online.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division and the Organized Crime Unit of the Corpus Christi Police Department were able to set up a meeting with the offender so that the stolen items could be recovered.
At the designated meeting two offenders arrived with the stolen items. As the undercover detective was speaking to one offender, he noticed a handgun on the passenger floorboard. Uniformed Officers and Detectives then moved in and placed both offenders into custody. The officers were able to secure the stolen items which included a stolen rifle.
After apprehension one offender complained of an injury that had occurred days prior and he was transported to the hospital before being arrested. The second offender was arrested and transported to the City Detention Center for booking. The offenders were charged with Theft and Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm.
As the detectives continued to investigate, they developed information that additional stolen items could be located at an address on Curtis Clark. The officers went to that location and were able to secure those items.
27-year-old Trinidad Gomez was arrested on two counts of Theft.
26-year-old Dylan Cantu was arrested on two counts of Theft, unlawful carrying of a weapon and an outstanding warrant for Driving While Intoxicated.