Detectives are working to solve the city’s latest homicide.

DATE: August 3, 2022 5:27 PM
LOCATION:  N. Staples and Comanche

CASE #2208030093

On August 3, 2022 at approximately 5:27 pm officers were dispatched to the area of N. Staples and Comanche in reference to a shooting. As officers were en route they were advised that the victim was being transported by an unknown individual to the hospital.

Officers arrived at the hospital as the male victim was being worked on by hospital staff. The victim was being treated for a gunshot and was in critical condition.

As officers were investigating at the hospital they developed information that the shooting may have happened in the area of 1800 Van Loan. Officers went to the area of 1800 Van Loan and observed three males outside of a residence. One male ran inside the house and two males were detained outside. Officers then heard a couple of gunshots from inside the residence.

Officers set up a perimeter and after approximately an hour, a negotiator was able convince the subject to come outside. He was taken into custody without incident.

At approximately 7:36 pm the victim succumbed to his injuries. Detectives and officers are still actively investigating this murder. If anyone has any information about this crime they are asked to contact detectives at 361-886-2840 or call CrimeStoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8477).

impound lot auction

Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Time: 10:00 am gates open at 8:00 am
Location: 5485 Greenwood


REGISTRATION: visit to register and obtain further on-line auction instructions.

VIEWING: Friday, August 5, 2022, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


No purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing on Friday.
No one under 18 will be allowed in the auction lot.
Facemasks, face coverings, and social distancing are strongly encouraged.


You are invited to attend the Corpus Christi Police Department Practice Physical Assessment Test (PAT) this Saturday, July 30, 2022.

All applicants will be considered for our upcoming 82nd Police Academy, which is projected to begin October of this year. Attending one of these sessions is a great way to gauge your strengths and have a better understanding of what you need to work on to move forward in this process.

The practice test will take place at the main police station located at 321 John Sartain, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. All applicants shall meet us at the gated entrance directly across from Whataburger on the Bay (Water St. side of the building). Please arrive no later than 7:30 am, as we will being promptly at 8:00 am.

This practice test will be proctored, meaning if you pass all three components, you will receive a 30-day waiver. This waiver which will exempt you from having to complete the physical test on the day of your written exam.

Recruiters will also be available to answer any questions you have about any phase of the testing and hiring process.

Please report to the test site in physical fitness attire and have your driver’s license with you.

Visit the following link to learn more about the three-component fitness test: This will give you a better understanding of what you will be measured on.

We are still currently taking applications for the 82nd session of our police academy. You may submit your eligibility questionnaire online, which you can find at Please call 361-886-2626 for more information or to rsvp for the Practice PAT.


At approximately 10:49 am officers were dispatched to the area of the 2500 block of HWY 181 northbound for a jumper on the bridge and a secondary call for a stalled vehicle.

Upon arrival, the reporting party advised that they were attempting to corral a cat that was on the causeway, unsuccessfully.    

It was determined that the cat had retreated in the wheel well of their vehicle.  Despite the location and the dangerous situation for all involved, officers attempted to remove the cat to a safe location.  

At the moment the officer grabbed the cat, the cat bit the officer on the hand, resulting in the officer releasing the cat.  The cat landed on the topside of the jersey barricade; the cat then scurried on to the ledge of the roadway.   As the reporting party and an officer attempted to retrieve the cat from the ledge, the cat jumped into the water.  The cat was observed swimming away.  

Officers utilized drones and a boat to search for the cat for over two hours, without success. 

The officer is currently at a local hospital and received a total of seven shots for rabies prevention, as the cat appeared to be diseased and feral. 

While we understand the compassion of citizens wanting to rescue an animal, we highly discourage our citizens from stopping on a highway or causeway. This places not only our citizens but our officers in a highly dangerous environment. 


An anti-prostitution sting conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division Friday resulted in the arrest of 1 man on charges of prostitution, a State Jail Felony punishable by up to 2 years in jail and fines up to $10,000. The man was arrested after they solicited an undercover CCPD Officer, posing as a prostitute, for sex acts in exchange for money. The operation targeted several websites and applications that are utilized by prostitutes.

NVID Detectives were assisted in the operation by Uniform Division Officers, as well as civilians with the Red Cord Program. The Red Cord Program 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 Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, social service organizations, Nueces County District Attorney Office, and 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.

The man arrested during Friday’s operation will be required to attend a mandatory prostitution diversion education program at their expense. This program educates men about the negative consequences of prostitution, circumstances that may lead someone to purchase sex, and the impact they have on the individual they attempt to solicit sex from in exchange for money. The fees raised from this program are then used to provide some of the resources mentioned above, to assist women seeking to escape the bondage of prostitution.

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.

Arrest made in 2012 Fatal hit and run

On Saturday February 11, 2012, at 11:39 pm Corpus Christi Police officers responded to a major crash hit and run at the 7500 block of McArdle. The officers located 24-year-old Kimberly Encinia on the side of the roadway suffering from severe injuries. Kimberly was transported to a local hospital where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries.

Detectives with the Traffic Section Follow-Up responded to the scene and took over the investigation from the first responding patrol officers. Over the months that followed, the detectives were unable to determine the identity of the suspect and the case went cold.

On July 12, 2022, the Traffic Section received information on a possible suspect in the 2012 fatal hit and run crash. The detectives were able to conduct additional interviews and presented this information to the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office to secure an arrest warrant. 45-year-old Michael Atkinson was served the warrant for Accident-Causing Death or Bodily Injury ($250,000.00 bond) while he was incarcerated at the Nueces County Jail on unrelated charges.

School Threat Assessment & Active Shooter Symposium

On Monday July 25, 2022, the Corpus Christi Police Department will be conducting a closed event for local school administrators & law enforcement professionals on school threat assessment and active shooters.

The attendees will review case studies of past active shooter incidents, how to react to an active shooter, investigating social media threats and reporting threats, and bullying and mental well-being for students. The class will be taught by Corpus Christi Police Department, CCISD Police, and a CCISD Youth mental health specialist.


An Illegal Gambling Operation was conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division on Tuesday July 13, 2022, that resulted in the arrest of two individuals. 44-year-old David Rivers and 39-year-old Ray Firova were charged with Keeping a Gambling Place (47.04), Possession of Gambling Device (47.06), and Gambling Promotion (47.03) which all are Class A misdemeanors; each punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000.

NVID Detectives were assisted in the operation by Uniform Division Officers, the State of Texas Comptroller’s Office, and other federal agencies. State Law dictates that an individual cannot win a wholesale value available from a single play of the game or device of not more than 10 times the amount charged to play the game or device once or $5, whichever is less.

Game rooms who afford a player an opportunity to obtain, and players who accept anything of value, could be charged.

The Corpus Christi Police Department continues to collaborate with our local state and federal partners to investigate and combat illegal gambling. Investigators will continue to enforce all Texas gambling laws, which will help accomplish our mission to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime and to improve the quality of life in our community.


The 19th annual Boots & Badges Blood Drive Challenge hosted by the Coastal Bend Blood Center will run from July 17th until July 30th.

The challenge is a friendly competition between area law enforcement and firefighting entities to see whether the “boots” or “badges” can bring in the most blood donations during the two-week long challenge. This lifesaving competition helps to boost the blood supply during the summer and aid in the Blood Center’s efforts to reduce summer blood shortages.

The Corpus Christi Police Department would like our community to assist the Coastal Bend Blood Center in gathering as many donations as possible. To view locations that are close to you and fit your schedule visit the Coastal Bend Blood Centers web page calendar here:

When you donate blood, let them know that you are doing so on behalf of “Team Badges”!

Go Badges!!


As is our practice we are releasing the information for the officer who was involved in the shooting on Monday, July 4, 2022.

One Corpus Christi Police Officer discharged her weapon during that critical incident and has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is in accordance with our current department practice and policy.

Senior Officer Jamie Wingo has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 7 years.   

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

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