All posts by Senior Officer Gena Pena

ARREST MADE IN MULEY STREET HOMICIDE

Date: 01/12/20 10:30 pm
Location: 600 block of Muley
Offense: Capital Murder
Case Number: 2001120091

On January 12, 2020 at approximately 10:30 pm Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Muley, reference a shooting.

Officers arrived on scene and located a 52-year-old deceased male.
Through their investigation, Detectives identified a suspect and obtained two warrants for 31-year-old Anthony Ramon.

Ramon was arrested by Corpus Christi Police Officers on January 16,2020 and was later transported to the Nueces County Jail on a warrant for Capital Murder ($1,000,000 Bond) and a second warrant for Evading Arresting from a separate incident ($3,000 Bond).

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.

HIT AND RUN FATALITY

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:53 pm
Location: 7100 block of Yorktown
Incident: Fatality
Case Number: 2001150113, C2000316

The Corpus Christi Police Department is seeking help in locating the driver or possible witness of a fatal hit and run crash that occurred on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Officers were dispatched at approximately 6:53 pm to the 7100 block of Yorktown for a male in the left, westbound lane. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased 57-year-old male, partially in the roadway. Investigators are attempting to make contact with anyone who may be able to provide information about the incident.

If anyone was in the area around that time frame and believes they may have seen the incident or suspect vehicle, you are urged to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600. You may also call the lead investigator, Senior Officer Richard Olden at 886-2688. Information may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

WANTED SUBJECT

Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for your help to locate 21-year-old Tamija Furr who has two outstanding warrants out of Nueces County for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child ($50,000 Bond) and Sex Abuse of a Child – Continuous ($50,000 Bond).

Furr is described as a 21-year-old male who stands 5′ 07″, weighs approximately 135 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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If you know how to locate Tamija Furr, 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 Furr is increased for the month to $500.00, as he is considered an offender of the week.

FUGITIVE ARRESTED

24-year-old Damien Cavazos was arrested on several warrants including Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Assault on a Public Servant and Theft; all no bond.

Members of the U.S. Marshals task force, which includes Corpus Christi Police Department Officers and with the assistance from the Aransas County Sheriffs Office, arrested Cavazos after locating him at an address on S Doughty in Rockport, Texas.

Cavazos’ location was narrowed down thanks to a Crime Stoppers Tip.

Cavazos was was booked into the Aransas County Jail for processing.

ARREST MADE FOR INJURY TO A CHILD

Date: 12/27/2019
Location: 3000 block of Argus Court
Offense: Injury to a Child
Case Number: 1912270020

On December 27, 2019 Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a report of a video circulating on social media, which depicted an infant child being assaulted by a male, while a separate toddler child is shown in the background. Investigators quickly worked to identify the parties shown in the video. The child in the video was later identified as an 9-month-old male, who was being assaulted by his 31-year-old father. The 9-month-old child did not sustain major injuries.

On December 30, 2019, CCPD Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for 31-year-old Marcus Reyna for Injury to a Child. 31-year-old Reyna was arrested on December 30, 2019, transported to the City Detention Center for processing and later booked into the Nueces County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Investigators are working in conjunction with Child Protective Services on this case. We can confirm that Child Protective Services removed the 9-month-old child, along with a 2-year-old and 5-year-old that same day. 5 additional half-siblings are being cared for by family members.

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 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=.

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NEW YEAR’S SAFETY

The Corpus Christi Police Department wishes our residents and visitors a safe and Happy New Year. We want to remind you to please be safe and responsible as you celebrate.

For those who will be including alcohol in their New Year’s Celebrations, we ask that you plan ahead to ensure that you have a safe and sober ride home. If you see someone that is impaired and attempting to drive, attempt to assist them by making other arrangements. There will be dedicated officers out for the sole purpose of driving while intoxicated enforcement.

In an effort to make sure the New Year’s Celebrations are safe for everyone; the Corpus Christi Police Department has also implemented a plan for fireworks enforcement. Several Corpus Christi Police Officers will be designated to solely focus on fireworks enforcement and will proactively seek out violations.

It is unlawful to discharge fireworks inside the city limits. A citation for discharging fireworks inside the Corpus Christi city limits is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 dollars. It is also unlawful to possess opened packages of fireworks and the punishment is a fine of up to $2,000 dollars per package.

Officers will also be on the lookout for celebratory gunfire. Discharging a firearm inside the city limits is punishable by up to a year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine. The penalty increases if a person if a person is injured by the gunfire.

Anyone who would like to report fireworks violations should call the Corpus Christi Police by calling 886-2600. Please do not call 911 for the sole purpose of fireworks complaints.

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ARREST MADE IN CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE

Date: Friday, December 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Location: 500 block of Claride Street
Incident: Capital Murder
Case Number: 1912130148

On Friday, December 13, 2019 at approximately 9:05 pm Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Claride Street for a Burglary in Progress that was upgraded to a shooting. Upon arrival, responding officers made entry and immediately located three deceased males inside of the residence.

Homicide Detectives continued their investigation and on Saturday, December 14, 2019 Detectives were able to identify and obtain arrest warrants for two suspects. The suspects were located by our Gang Unit and were transported to the Corpus Christi Police Department to be interviewed by Detectives and were later transported to the City Detention Center for processing.

29-year-old Benjamin LeBleu was charged with 1 count of Capital Murder (Capital Felony), 1 count of Tampering with Evidence (3F), as well as an outstanding warrant for theft, bond amount totaling $2,052,500.

27-year-old Myles Dingman was charged with 1 count of Capital Murder (Capital Felony) and 1 count of Tampering with Evidence (3F), with a bond amount totaling $1,550,000. Myles was found to have narcotics in his possession at the time of the arrest and was additionally charged with Possession of Controlled Substance.

A person commits an offense of Capital Murder as defined by Section 19.02 (b)(1) if the person murders more than one person during the same criminal transaction.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation and no additional details are expected to be released at this moment. 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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

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NO ACTIVE SHOOTER

At approximately 5:31 PM Officers were dispatched to the 5400 block of South Padre Island Drive, reference a possible shooter at the location. The initial reporting party noted that they overheard an individual saying there was someone shooting inside the mall, which caused concern that there may be an active shooter.  The caller noted that they did not themselves hear gun shots nor did they see anyone with a weapon of any sort.

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded accordingly and meticulously with the details they were initially provided with.

Additional callers reported that individuals were exiting from the location through emergency exits, which caused additional concern and panic.

Upon further investigation it was determined that the incident was not what it was originally believed to be and was a misunderstanding, resulting from a possible prank. There was never a shooter inside the mall, nor was anyone ever in danger.

Above all, we do want to thank the public for being alert and attentive and we are thankful that the call today was a false alarm in the end.  We thank our officers, who responded and ensured the safety of those on scene.

As with anything suspicious; if you see something, say something.

MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED / VEHICLE OF INTEREST

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

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 where he later succumb from his injuries.

Through their investigation and with the help of tips from the public; Detectives identified a suspect and obtained a Murder Warrant for 38-year-old Gerardo Cortez. Gerardo Cortez was arrested on November 21, 2019 by Corpus Christi Police Officers and was later transported to the Nueces County Jail on the Murder Warrant ($500,000 Bond). Gerardo was also arrested for three separate outstanding warrants from a prior offense for Burglary of Habitation Warrant ($100,000), Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity ($100,00) and Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon ($75,000). Gerardo Cortez was additionally charged with Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit for a separate incident.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this vehicle and the owner or driver of this vehicle in these still images. The vehicle was observed in immediate the area of the residence right before the shooting took place. Detectives believe that they may have information about the homicide and need to speak to them.

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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/index.htm. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

For information regarding the incident:
https://ccpdblotter.com/2019/10/29/help-us-solve-a-murder

AUTO THEFT SUSPECTS ARRESTED

Date: November 19, 2019
Location: Ocean and Shore
Offense: UUMV, Evading Arrest, Possession of Marijuana
Case Number: 1911190013, 1911200004

At approximately 11 pm on November 19, 2019 officers were dispatched to a car lot located on the 3000 block of SPID for a report of a stolen vehicle.

On November 19, 2019 members of the Corpus Christi Police Department Auto Theft Task Force worked alongside patrol officers to try and track down these subjects that have been stealing and burglarizing vehicles.

At approximately 9 pm Patrol Officers spotted the stolen vehicle driving in the area of Ocean and Shore and were able to identify two of the males in the stolen vehicle as known auto theft suspects. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle by effecting a traffic stop, noting that the driver made no attempt to stop and intentionally fled from the fully marked police units. Due to the unsafe speeds of the driver and not wanting to place the public in danger, officers opted not to pursue.

A short time later officers located the vehicle abandoned and unoccupied. Officers on scene were able to gather information that several males were seen running west through the neighborhood jumping fences. Officers set up a perimeter and a short time later were able to identify a vehicle in the area as a family member of one of the suspects. Officers effected a traffic stop and located 17-year-old Ernest Rodriguez and 17-year-old Ryan Lopez and in the vehicle along with another juvenile male.

17-year-old Ernest Rodriguez was charged with Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest with a vehicle. 17-year-old Ryan Lopez was charged with possession of marijuana. A 15-year-old male was released on scene.

This is still an active investigation and if anyone has any additional information, they are asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Auto Theft Task Force at (361) 886-2874. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/index.htm. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.