All posts by Senior Officer Gena Pena

WANTED FUGITIVE

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to  locate 45-year-old Abel Lucio who has an outstanding warrant for Violation of Protective Order (No Bond) as well as an outstanding warrant for Terroristic Threat to Family Member.  

Lucio is described as a 45-year-old male, who stands 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs approximately 146 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Lucio, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=, it could 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 887-2219after 5:00 pm.

MISSING PERSON

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

Susan Rivera was reported missing by her family on September 21, 2020.  Susan was last seen in Corpus Christi on September 16, 2020.   

She was last seen by a family member in Laredo, Texas on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 but has not been seen or heard from since.    

Susan is described as a 51-year-old female who stands 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs approximately 135 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Updated on 10/15/20 at 11:10 a.m. – Susan Rivera may be in a 2017 Black Infiniti Q50 Sedan. (TXLP MBN4457)

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

KIDNAPPING UPDATE

Date: October 10, 2020 5:00 P.M. 

Location: 4100 block of S Staples  

Offense: Kidnapping

Case Number: 2010100095

At approximately 6:05 pm on Saturday, October 10, 2020 officers were dispatched to the 4100 block of S Staples for a report of 3 missing children.  

Upon arrival, officers were advised that an acquaintance of the Mother left the location with 3 of her children, without the Mother’s consent.  The Mother advised that they were at the location and the acquaintance offered to assist the Mother with watching her three youngest children as she was finalizing her purchase.  The Mother advised that when she was done,  she realized the suspect and children were gone.  After the Mother exhausted a search of the location, both inside and out, the Mother contacted police.  

It was noted that the children were last seen on foot at approximately 5:00 pm near the area of Staples/Carmel Parkway.

Officers immediately began canvassing the area and reviewing surveillance footage in the area.  Officers also followed up on several possible sightings.  

At approximately 9:15 pm, a CCPD patrol officer spotted the female and three children walking near SPID and Ennis Joslin.  They were contacted and properly identified.

The female and children were transported to the main station, where the children were reunited with their Mother.  

After being interviewed by Detectives, 19-year-old Helen Alvarez was arrested and charged with Kidnapping.  

Alvarez was transported to the City Detention Center for processing.

We want to thank the community and the media for their assistance.

Missing children


9:28 pm Update: The woman and children have been located. The children are safe and are in the process of being reunited with their Mother. We want to thank the public and the media for their assistance.

Corpus Christi Police Department needs your help to locate the whereabouts of 3 missing children. A 2-year-old male, 2-year-old female and 4-year-old female were reported missing at approximately 6:05 pm. The children were last seen with a 19-year-old female at approximately 5:00 pm leaving the Walmart at Staples/Carmel Parkway on foot.

The attached picture is of the female and children with what they were last seen wearing.

If anyone has seen this female or the children, please call 911 immediately.

Neighbors in the area are asked to please check their doorbell or surveillance cameras for any sightings of the female and children.

The female is described as a 19-year-old, who stands 5’02”, weighs approximately 115 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing an orange halter shirt and blue jeans.

Edit: This is not a custodial issue. There is no familial relationship between the female and the children.

Edit: The female has been identified as 19-year-old Helen Alvarez. Images of her Identification Card and a more updated picture of her have been added to the post.

The female was last seen by a citizen on foot pushing the children in a shopping cart; traveling northbound on Staples, approaching Weber.

SUSPECT ARRESTED FROM BEAR LANE SHOOTING

Date: October 04, 2020 5:12 P.M.
Location: Bear Ln / S Padre Island Drive
Offense: Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 2010040103

On October 04, 2020 at approximately 5:12 pm Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Bear Lane and S Padre Island Drive, reference a man down call.  Officers arrived on scene and located a 19-year-old male with serious injuries from multiple gunshot wounds.

Through their investigation, detectives identified a suspect, 17-year-old Robert Flores.  Officers from our Gang Unit located, and arrested Flores on October 07, 2020 for an outstanding warrant for Theft of a Firearm. Flores was found to be in possession of drugs and was additionally charged with Possession of Controlled Substance PG 3.

Flores was transported to our main Police Station to speak with detectives.   An additional warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon ($100,000 Bond) related to the October 4th shooting was secured.   Flores was later transported to the City Detention Center on all three charges.

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.

seven men arrested in anti-prostitution sting

An anti-prostitution sting conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division Tuesday afternoon resulted in the apprehension of seven men on charges of prostitution, a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and fines up to $2,000.  The men were arrested after they solicited an undercover Corpus Christi Police Department Officer, posing as a prostitute, for sex acts in exchange for money.  The operation targeted north and west side neighborhoods frequented by prostitutes.

One of the offenders was additionally charged with Unlawful Carry of a Weapon.  A separate offender was found to be a Registered Sex Offender. 

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.

NatioNal night out 2020

National Night Out 2020 is set for Oct 6th, but it will look a bit different this year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with the safety of our community in mind, the Corpus Christi Police Department does not recommend block parties or social gatherings but instead suggests celebrating National Night Out 2020 by:

Decorate Your Front Yard – Display National Night Out or Crime Prevention posters and signs to show support of police and promoting crime prevention.

“Blue Lights” National Night Out – Replace your porch light with a blue bulb or shine a blue light in your front yard as a symbol of solidarity against crime and to show support for the Corpus Christi Police Department and Law Enforcement.

Additionally, the lights on the Harbor Bridge will be blue in support of National Night Out on October 6th.

Drop your photos in the comment section of this post showing the creative ways you are showing unity while still practicing social distancing.

#CCNNO #CCPDNNO #NNO2020

AGGRAVATED ROBBERY SUSPECT

Date: Monday, September 14, 2020 8:55 pm
Location: 1600 block of SPID 
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 2009140111 

Corpus Christi Police Department Investigators need your help identifying a suspect believed to be involved in at least three aggravated robberies.  

On September 14, 2020 Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of SPID for an Aggravated Robbery of a business.  While in the commission of the Robbery, the male displayed a handgun and demanded money from the employee. The suspect was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect was last seen on foot traveling westbound from the location on foot.   

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 40-50 years of age, approximately 6’00”, 200 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, wearing a white muscle shirt, black jacket, blue jean pants, black shoes and a bandana over his face.

On September 16, 2020, at approximately 6:13 pm, the same suspect entered a business located on the 3900 block of SPID.  The male handed the employee a note demanding all of the money in the register.  While in the commission of the Robbery, the male displayed a handgun. The suspect was able to get away with undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect was last seen leaving the location on foot. 

On September 20, 2020 at approximately 9:09 pm the same suspect entered a business located on the 3900 block of Saratoga.  The suspect handed the employee a note demanding all of the money from the register.  While in the commission of the Robbery, the male displayed a handgun.  The suspect was able to get away with undisclosed amount of cash. 

Suspect

If you can identify the suspect, 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. 

MISSING PERSON

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

Samuel Andrew Boyd was reported missing by his family on September 14, 2020.  Samuel was last seen by his family on September 01, 2020.   

Samuel is known to frequent the north side of SPID and the bus stops and most likely will be on foot.  Samuel may be in need of medical assistance.

Samuel is described as a 44-year-old male who stands 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs approximately 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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

MISSING PERSON

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

Lee David Hinojosa was reported missing by his family on September 08, 2020.  Lee was last seen by his family on August 29, 2020.   

Lee is known to frequent Robstown as well as the south side of Corpus Christi on foot and may be in need of medical assistance.

Lee is described as a 56-year-old male who stands 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs approximately 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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