All posts by Senior Officer Gena Pena


The Nueces County Stay at Home Order goes into effect on Thursday March 26th, 2020 at 11:59 pm and will continue until 11:59 pm on Wednesday April 8th.

This order has been implemented to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by limiting contact with one another. We encourage our community to take this time to stay at home and spend time with your loved ones.

What are some of the restrictions that this order implements?

• Maintain social distancing.
• All non-essential businesses operating in Nueces County must close.
• All public gatherings of any number of people outside a single household are prohibited.
• Beach curfew each night at 8:00 pm.
• 100 feet of separation between vehicles while at the beach.

What are some of the activities this order allows?
• Engaging in activities or performing tasks essential for your health and safety.
• Shopping for food, pet supplies, and items for the essential operation of your residence.
• Engaging in outdoor activity while maintaining social distancing.
This order does not require our community members to have a special permit, pass or letter to move about the city.

Please take the time to read over the full Stay at Home Order by selecting this link:

We also encourage our community to visit the Nueces County web page for any updates or changes to this order. If you have any questions regarding this order, please call (361) 888-0444 or (361) 888-0264.

The Corpus Christi Police Department wants our community to continue social distancing, remember to wash your hands, and stay at home as much as possible.



Our non-emergency dispatchers are fielding numerous calls reference the Stay at Home Order issued for Nueces County by Judge Barbara Canales. We want to ensure that our community is informed, but we also want to ensure that our dispatchers are available to provide necessary services to our community.

For your convenience and reference, we have provided a link to the document in its entirety.


Out of an abundance of caution regarding the health of our community, we do not want to unduly expose any citizen unnecessarily to any health risk.

As a result, we have made the decision to cancel our 68-A Inspection that was scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Future scheduled inspections will be re-evaluated as that date nears and an announcement will be made concerning them.

A Form VTR-68-A is an inspection conducted by a law enforcement officer to verify the identify of a vehicle for registration purposes. This inspection is often needed to obtain a bonded title, register a homemade trailer, register a vehicle that previously hasn’t had a title or other reasons.

The Corpus Christi Police Department does not require you to get a 68-A completed on your trailer, but the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles does. According to Texas Transportation Code 501.032, any item that was never assigned a VIN or item that the VIN has been lost, removed, or obliterated; must get one in order to register that item. In this case, that item is a trailer. The CCPD Auto Theft Task Force normally conducts the 68-A inspections on Wednesday mornings in order to assist the citizens of Corpus and surrounding counties with obtaining a VIN through TXDOT.


Until further notice the Zahn Road and Newport Pass Road entrances to the beach will be closed.

Access to the beach via Windward Drive at Access Road 3a has been added to the list of locations that have restricted access.

Corpus Christi Police Department will be monitoring the beaches to ensure that crowds adhere to the Governors Executive Order limiting crowds to ten or less people.

The beach is still open at this time.

We encourage visitors to the beach to use other entrances, spread out to other less populated areas, and practice social distancing in an effort to protect yourself from COVID-19.

Texas Governor Abbott has issued an Executive Order restricting the congregating of more than ten people at a time. Pursuant to Texas Government Code 418.173 failure to comply with a rule, order, or ordinance adopted under the plan, including any executive order, proclamation, or regulation issued by the governor during a state of disaster, is an offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000, confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days, or both fine and confinement.

As a reminder, effective Saturday, March 21, 2020, all walk-in service at the main police station will be discontinued until further notice.

We will continue to provide essential services to our community.

For department closures and contact numbers, please reference:

If you have any questions, please call 886-2798.



Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local City and County Health Officials; the Corpus Christi Police Department is taking precautionary measures in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

After 11:59 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020, there will be changes to police response methods. We are currently working on operational alternatives to ensure that we are accessible and able to deliver the necessary services to our community, all the while ensuring that we prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For non-emergency calls or not in progress calls, contact the Corpus Christi Police Department non-emergency number at (361) 886-2600. To reduce contact in the field, calls that are of a report in nature will be directed to the Telephone Reporting Unit (TRU). The citizen will speak to an officer who will write the report via telephone and a case number will be given for the incident. We have augmented the current TRU staff with officers to assist our community in documenting each incident.

Walk in service at the main station will be discontinued until further notice. This includes getting copies of reports, finger printing, and any other service as a walk in. The public is asked not to go to the Police Department unless directed by an officer. You will still be able to retrieve a copy of a police offense report via internet through our Central Records Department. You may submit an electronic request for your report by email to For any questions related to offense reports, please call (361) 886-2704.

You may still retrieve your accident reports online by visiting:

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) will not be open to the public until further notice. CID Detectives will continue to investigate and file cases, phone interviews will be implemented as much as possible. If you have any questions about your case, please call (361) 886-2840.

The property room located at the police department will not be open to the public until further notice. If you have any questions about retrieval of personal property, please call (361) 886-2700.

We will be postponing all department sponsored community events, programs and presentations for the near future. All civilian ride-a-longs, and police building tours are postponed as well. If you have any questions about community events that you have planned with the Corpus Christi Police Department, please call our Crime Prevention Unit (361) 886-2768.

All impound auctions will be suspended until further notice. The impound lot will remain open and you will be able to retrieve your vehicle, if no hold has been placed. You will be required to bring your Driver’s License or Identification Card, Proof of Insurance, Proof of Ownership and any outstanding fees. If you have any other questions, please call (361) 857-1996.

The Corpus Christi Police Athletic League (CC-PAL) has postponed all of their programs until further notice. For any questions, please call (361) 883-2725.

We are requesting cooperation from the public as we navigate the coming days. For those that believe that they may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you are asked to contact the Public Health District by calling (361) 826-7200 where an assessment is conducted to determine if you meet the Centers for Disease Control criteria. This will assist us in our goal of preventing the spread of COVID-19.

For any questions related to another city department, please call (361) 826-CITY, to be directed to the appropriate department.

The Corpus Christi Police Department is monitoring the situation closely, all the while working in partnership with our local, state and federal partners to ensure the safety of our community and employees. Public safety is our number one priority. We want to thank our community for their understanding and cooperation as we all do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Corpus Christi Police Department
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ATM Theft
March 18, 2020
Crime of the Week #12-2020
Case # 2003180015, 2003180017

Detectives want your help to catch these suspects with this Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

Two ATM’s, both outside of banking institutions were broken into during the early morning hours of March 18, 2020 between 3:15-4:30 am. One ATM was located on the 6800 block of Saratoga and the other was located on the 5300 block of S Staples.

Two male suspects drove up to the respective ATM’s and forcefully pried them open. The suspects were able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash. The vehicles used have been located but Detectives are looking for information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects.

The Investigators were able to obtain a copy of surveillance video which shows the burglary of one of the ATM’s.

If you can provide any information on the identity of these suspects, or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity secret and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.


Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate 25-year-old Jordan Hernandez who has an outstanding warrant out of Nueces County for Money Laundering – No Bond.

Hernandez is described as a 25-year-old male who stands 5’04”, weighs approximately 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Hernandez call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at, 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 Hernandez 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.


Date: Saturday, 03/14/2020 8:08 pm
Location: 4700 block of SPID
Case Number: 2003140100

On Saturday, March 14, 2020 officers conducted a traffic stop at the 4700 block of South Padre Island Drive.

During this incident, the offender struck a vehicle, backed up and struck a marked police vehicle and drove in the direction of one of the officers who then discharged his firearm. The offender then struck a third vehicle as he fled the scene.

On duty officers quickly located the vehicle in the 5900 block of Weber Road. At approximately 9:50 pm officers contacted the suspect who was found to be inside of an apartment with a gunshot wound. The male was provided medical attention on scene and later transported to a local hospital, where he was last listed in stable condition.

Upon his release from the hospital, the offender is expected to face several felony charges. Of the charges, he will face five counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly weapon for striking the two separate vehicles which were occupied by both adults and children.

One Corpus Christi Police Officer has been placed on paid administrative leave at this time in accordance with current department practice and policy.

Officer Dee Munsell has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 4 years. Officer Munsell is the sole officer who discharged his service weapon.

Munsell, Dee L. #13439
Officer Dee Munsell

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


The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to inform the public that currently there is no change to the service that we provide our community. Should there be any changes to our service delivery methods we will be sure to notify you well in advance.

For your convenience we have listed social media locations and web pages for information on COVID-19.

Corpus Christi Police Blotter

Corpus Christi Police Twitter

Corpus Christi Police Facebook

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas Department of State Health Services

Corpus Christi Fire Department

City of Corpus Christi web page

City of Corpus Christi Facebook

Thank you for your continued involvement in our community.