All posts by Senior Officer Gena Pena

HELP US LOCATE A MISSING CHILD

Update 9:50 pm: Christian has been found. Thank you for your assistance.

Corpus Christi Police Department needs your help to locate the whereabouts of a missing child. 9-year-old Christian Roel Acuna has been reported missing on today’s date. Christian was last seen at approximately 6:30 pm in the area of the 5400 block of Wooldridge. Christian was last seen traveling west on Wooldridge. Anyone that has seen Christian or knows his whereabouts, please contact 911 immediately. Neighbors in the area are asked to please check their doorbell or surveillance cameras for any sightings of Christian.

Christian is described as a 9-year-old male, who stands 4 feet 2 inches, weighs approximately 50 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Christian was last seen wearing a gray shirt with a Batman logo, gray shorts and was barefoot.

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The Corpus Christi Police Department asks that anyone who may have any additional information about the whereabouts of Christian is asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department by calling either 911 or 886-2600.

NUECES COUNTY WANTED PERSON

Nueces County Sheriffs Office is asking for your help to locate 34-year-old Solomon Johnson who has two outstanding warrants out of Nueces County for Burglary of Habitation ($180,000 Bond) and for a Parole Violation stemming from an Evading Arrest Charge (No Bond).

Johnson is described as a 34-year-old male who stands 6′ 00″, weighs approximately 165 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and is known to have facial hair.

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If you know how to locate Solomon Johnson, 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. 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 Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.

HELP US IDENTIFY CHILD ABUSE SUSPECT

Corpus Christi Police Officers received a copy of this video, which depicts a female assaulting a minor child. The child in the video appears to be a 2 or 3-year-old female. This video appeared in a local closed group on social media, but we are unsure if this video originated within the City of Corpus Christi.

We are attempting to locate the identity of the female in this video.

We have blurred out the image of the minor child for her protection. If anyone has any information on the identity or the whereabouts of the female in this video, please call 911 immediately. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or online at
https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

PRECAUTIONARY LOCKDOWN

At approximately 10:16 am Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 6600 block of Everhart reference a Robbery with a Weapon.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who advised that the robbery suspect displayed a weapon and demanded a cell phone and wallet. The male was last seen running away from the complex, towards Everhart.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 17-18 years of age, wearing a blue hoodie with red sleeves and black pants.

As a result of the outstanding suspect being in the vicinity of an elementary school, a request was made at 10:29 am for the nearby schools to placed on lock down as a precaution. Contact was made with CCISD who authorized for Dawson Elementary, Club Estates Elementary and Grant Middle School to be placed on lockdown. The students at each school were never placed in any danger and we want to stress that this was done merely as precaution.

As of 11:10 AM, the schools were authorized to lift the lock down for each school respectively.

The male is still outstanding and if you have any information about this robbery or the identity of the male, please contact 911.

MISSING PERSON

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

George Encinia was reported missing by his family. George has not had contact with his family since March of 2018.

George is described as a 55-year-old male who stands 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

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

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HELP US SOLVE A MURDER

Date: Monday, September 09, 2019 03:32 A.M.
Location: 1800 block of Sherman
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 1909090014

Investigators are seeking help from the public to discover any new information that will help catch a murder suspect.

On September 09, 2019 at approximately 3:32 AM officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Sherman for a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with 36-year-old Jason Herrera, who has sustained life-threatening injuries. Jason Herrera was transported to Christus Spohn Shoreline were he later succumb from his injuries.

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If anyone has any information about this murder, please call Corpus Christi Police 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&fbclid=IwAR1RLaY1QPjLkysDI4koC4Jvl–6IvWgZjXn83H_xVpIW60qWIngVSwyhDU. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

MISSING PERSON

UPDATE: Contact has been made with Jessica Martinez. Corpus Christi Police Officers spoke with Jessica Martinez in person and verified that she is safe. We thank the community for the assistance.

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2019
Incident: Missing Person
Case Number: 1910230107

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

Jessica Martinez was reported missing on October 23, 2019.

Jessica is described as a 22-year-old female who stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes.

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If you have any information that may assist Investigators or know the whereabouts of Jessica Martinez, please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly at (361) 886-2600.

MISSING PERSON Located 10-31-19

**UPDATE 10-31-19**
**Ruben Galvan has been located and he has been reunited with his family.**

 

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

Ruben Galvan was reported missing by his family on September 22, 2019. Ruben is known to frequent the downtown area and may be in need of medical assistance.

Ruben is described as a 48-year-old male who stands 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs approximately 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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

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SHOTS FIRED FROM BURGLARY SUSPECTS

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:10 AM
Location: 700 block of Alhambra Drive
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1910160015

At approximately 4:10 am on October 16, 2019 Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Alhambra Drive reference a burglary to a motor vehicle. The call was upgraded to shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with a homeowner who advised that he confronted a juvenile male breaking into one of his vehicles. The homeowner advised that as he was attempting to restrain the juvenile male he heard a second suspect demand that the juvenile be released and the sound of a gunshot. The homeowner released the juvenile male out of fear for his safety. When the juvenile male was released, a second shot was fired directly at the homeowner by that juvenile.

The two males then ran to a white in color 4 door pickup truck parked on the 2200 block of Sussex drive and they left the scene. The vehicle has since been recovered but the males have not been identified.

The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to urge the public to please not take criminal matters into your own hands. If you see a crime in progress, please call 911 and wait for police personnel to arrive on scene. It is best to be a good witness, call the police and remember as much descriptive information as possible about the suspects, but allow officers to handle any dealings with criminals. Please do not place yourself in harm’s way for property. We understand the frustrations that come with being burglarized or victimized, but we want to stress that your life is far more valuable than any possessions.

There is a significant danger in personally confronting criminals, their actions can be unpredictable and violent. Criminals are known to carry weapons or tools they use to commit crimes; either of which can be used against someone who interrupts their crime and can cause serious bodily harm or even death.

Property can be replaced, your life cannot.

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