All posts by Senior Officer Gena Pena

UPDATE ON AGGRAVATED ROBBERIES

The Corpus Christi Police Department has worked tirelessly to investigate armed robberies of local businesses within our city. As officers and investigators have been compiling intelligence, our patrol officers have been proactively patrolling our city while also actively searching for the offenders.

Within the last 24-hours the Corpus Christi Police Department have placed six adults and two juveniles into custody on mostly unrelated charges. These eight individuals are all considered to be persons of interest in recent armed robberies. The Corpus Christi Police Department is still actively investigating these series of robberies at local businesses, each one remains an open investigation at this time.

Investigators do expect to obtain several arrest warrants on these aggravated robbery cases. Investigators also anticipate making additional identifications and apprehensions in the coming weeks as we believe there may be more accomplices.

During their investigation, Detectives have identified 19-year-old Jasmine Gonzales as a person they believe may have some information related to a number of the recent robberies. Detectives are now seeking assistance from the public to locate the whereabouts of this person of interest. Jasmine Gonzales, seen in the attached photo, does have an outstanding warrant out of Live Oak County for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle ($50,000 Bond). Jasmine Gonzales is described as standing 5’06”, approximately 170 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.

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If you know where to locate Jasmine Gonzales, please call (361) 886-2600. You can also submit your information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at (361) 888-TIPS. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

In the last 24-hours we have released surveillance images and video seeking information from the public to identify armed robbery suspects and we want to express our thanks to the community for their assistance with our investigation. We will continue to work as an equal partner with the community in order to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime, and enhance public safety.

We also want to remind the public that as patrons of any business, we advise that you always remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings. If you see something suspicious, please contact 911.

The safety of our community is one of our department’s highest priorities. We want to stress that crimes such as these will not be taken lightly; we will continue to make sure those responsible are identified and we will work alongside the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office to make sure they are successfully prosecuted.

These aggravated robberies are still active and ongoing investigations. If you have any information pertaining to these incidents, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2600. 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=.

MURDER WARRANT ISSUED FOR MURDER SUSPECT

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:48 pm
Location: 2200 block of Carolyn
Incident: Murder
Case Number: 2002130118

Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for your help to locate 18-year-old Christopher Orgas who has an outstanding warrant which was issued on February 14, 2020 for Murder ($1,000,000 Bond).

Orgas is described as an 18-year-old male who stands 5′ 08″, weighs approximately 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

This murder warrant relates to an incident which occurred on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Carolyn Drive reference a shooting with injuries. When officers arrived, they found a 17-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.

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If you know how to locate Christopher Orgas, 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 reward amount for Orgas is increased for the month to $500, as he is considered an offender of the week.

CRIME OF THE WEEK

Corpus Christi Police Department Investigators need your help identifying suspects believed to be involved in at least one aggravated robbery of a convenience store.

At approximately 9:26 pm on February 03,2020 Officers were dispatched to a convenience store located on the 800 block of 19th street for an Aggravated Robbery. While in the commission of the Robbery, one of the males displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk, while two other accomplices stood as lookouts and held the door open. The clerk complied with the demands and the suspect was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of money. The primary suspect is described as a young, Hispanic male, medium height and weight and had curly hair.

If you can identify either of the suspects, or have any additional information about these crimes, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward of up to $2,500.

OFFENDER OF THE WEEK

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate 29- year-old Angela Rodriguez who has an outstanding warrant out of Nueces County for Motion to Revoke – Abandon/Endanger Child – No Bond.

Rodriguez is described as a 29-year-old female who stands 5’04”, weighs approximately 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

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If you know how to locate Angela Rodriguez, 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. The reward amount for Rodriguez is increased for the month to $500.00, as he is considered an offender of the week.

You may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.

MISSING CHILD

Update: 6:29 Eli has been located.

Corpus Christi Police Department needs your help to locate the whereabouts of a missing child. 11-year-old Eli Nelson has been reported missing on today’s date. Eli was last seen at approximately 1:55 pm in the area of Hustlin Hornet and Ivy. Anyone that has seen Eli 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 Eli.

Eli is described as a 11-year-old male, who stands 5 feet, weighs approximately 70 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Eli was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and a black jacket.

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

MURDER WARRANT ISSUED FOR MURDER SUSPECT

Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for your help to locate 20-year-old Maliek Gordon who has an outstanding warrant out of Nueces County for Murder. ($500,000 Bond).

Gordon is described as a 20-year-old male who stands 5′ 11″, weighs approximately 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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If you know how to locate Maliek Gordon, 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 reward amount for Gordon is increased for the month to $500.00, as he is considered an offender of the week.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR OFFICER ALAN MCCOLLUM

Funeral services have been scheduled to honor Corpus Christi Police Officer Alan McCollum.

Visitation
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
6:00 pm. – 9:00 pm.
Church Unlimited
7451 Bay Area Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78415

Funeral Service
Thursday, February 6, 2020
11:30 a.m. (Doors open at 10 am.)
Church Unlimited
7451 Bay Area Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78415

Interment
Thursday, February 6, 2020
2:00 pm
Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery
9974 I-37
Corpus Christi, Texas 78410

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OFFICER INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

On January 31, 2020 officers were conducting a traffic stop on HWY 358 when they were struck by a vehicle. This incident has left us mourning the death of Officer Alan McCollum and praying for the full recovery of Officer Michael Love.

Officer Love sustained major injuries but is in stable condition and is recovering at a local hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Love as he recovers from his injuries.

Officer Michael Love has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department since July 2017.

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OFFICER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

On January 31, 2020, the Corpus Christi Police Department suffered the untimely passing of Officer Alan McCollum who was killed in the line of duty at age 46. We mourn the loss of a great co-worker, friend, husband and father. There are few words to express the pain in our loss not only to the Corpus Christi Police Department but to our community.

Officer McCollum served with the Corpus Christi Police Department for seven-years and was a twenty-one-year highly decorated Veteran of the United States Army. Officer McCollum was awarded numerous decorations, medals, badges, citations, campaign ribbons; to include being a recipient of the Bronze Star.

Officer McCollum was a valued member of our Honor Guard, our SWAT Team and earned a life saving award.

Officer McCollum is survived by his wife and three children.

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer McCollum.

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