All posts by Senior Officer Gena Pena


Date: Friday, August 25, 2017, 6:29 AM
Location: 7200 block of Gingerberry
Offense: Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, Theft of Firearm from Motor Vehicle
Case Number: 1708250006

On Friday, August 25, 2017, Officers were dispatched to the 7200 block of Gingerberry, reference a possible Auto Burglary.  Upon arrival, Officers observed a male holding another male at gun point. When Officers were nearing the pair, the suspect male fled on foot, jumping a fence. Officers made contact with the male who was holding the weapon in an effort to determine what had occurred, while other Officers searched for the male who had fled on foot.

The victim advised Officers that he had just arrived at his residence in the 7200 block of Windwillow and walked into his residence briefly, advising that when he returned to his vehicle he discovered several items, including a handgun and a laptop, to be missing from the vehicle. The victim advised that he had seen two males walking away from his residence and located the two males inside a vehicle on the 7200 block of Gingerberry, noting that they were in possession of his property.  The victim advised that he was attempting to call 911 while holding to pair at gunpoint, when both males ran from the location, just as Officers were arriving.

Both suspects were located in the area and were taken into custody.  The personal property the victim noted as being stolen was also located in the suspect vehicle. The suspects were identified as Bredley Dukuze (04/03/1997) and Elijah Mcginnis (05/28/1998).

Dukuze and Mcginnis were both arrested for Burglary of a Vehicle from Motor Vehicle and Theft of Firearm from Motor Vehicle. They were both transported to the City Detention Center.





Mcginnis, Elijah (05/28/1998)


Date: Monday, August 28, 2017, 10:40 AM
Location: 1600 block of 17th Street
Offense: Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, Warrant of Arrest
Case Number: 1708280033

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of 17th Street, reference a burglary to a vehicle in progress.  Upon arrival, Officers observed the suspect being detained by another subject, who was later identified as the owner of the vehicle.  The suspect was identified as Efrain Ybarra (12/25/1994).

The victim advised that he drove up to his office and noticed Ybarra rummaging through the center console of his vehicle and observed Ybarra to be in possession of his personal property, noting that he then detained Ybarra until Officers arrived.

Ybarra was arrested for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and an outstanding warrant. Ybarra was also tied to a previous incident where he entered a building without the owners consent, he was subsequently charged with Criminal Trespass.

Ybarra was transported to the City Detention Center.


Efrain Ybarra (12/25/94)



Date: Monday, August 28, 2017, 3:21 PM
Location: 1900 block of Purdue
Offense: Burglary of a Building
Case Number: 1708280074

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Pine Hollow reference a Burglary in Progress.  Witnesses described the suspect as a male who was wearing a red shirt and black shorts who was last seen running behind a boarded up house.

Upon arrival, Officers observed the suspect walking from behind a nearby residence.

Through the investigation, it was determined that the male had kicked in a door to a secured apartment.  The suspect who was identified as a juvenile, was arrested and transported to the NCJJC for processing.


Date: Monday, August 28, 2017, 6:58 PM
Location: 4000 block of S. Port
Offense: Burg of Motor Vehicle, Fraud Use of Identifying Info, Tamper w/Evidence
Case Number: 1708280092

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of S. Port, in reference to Theft of Property.

The reporting party advised that a white male with shaggy black hair, wearing a white muscle shirt, black pants and pushing a shopping cart was trying to purchase items with a stolen credit card. Updates to the call provided that when the purchase was denied, the male caused a disturbance prior to leaving on foot.  Officers made contact with a male matching the description provided on the 3800 block of S. Port.  The male was detained and was identified as Michael Werner (04/27/1970).

When asked about being in possession of a stolen credit card, Werner denied having any knowledge of the card.  When Werner stepped out of the unit, hidden in his waistband were a TX DL and Credit Card not belonging to him.  Through their investigation, Officers determined that the Driver’s License and Credit Card were taken from a prior Burglary to a Motor Vehicle which occurred earlier in the day.

Werner was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information and Tampering with Evidence.  He was transported to the City Detention Center.



Michael Werner (04/27/1970)





Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9:45 AM
Location: 4100 Block of Ayers
Offense: Burglary of a Building
Case Number: 1708260026

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Officers were dispatched to the 4100 block of Ayers, reference a burglary in progress.  The reporting party advised that a black male with reddish hair on one side, wearing a black jersey with tattoos on one arm kicked in the window to the business and went inside the drugstore, which was closed at the time.

Upon arrival, witnesses on scene immediately advised Officers that the male suspect was seen walking into 4100 block of Carlton.  Officers located and detained a male at a home in the 4100 block of Carlton who matched the description.  The male was brought back to the store, at which point he admitted to being inside of the store, but not breaking the window.

Back at the original location, a field identification was completed and the witness advised that Marcus Sutherland-Trevino was the subject observed breaking into the store.   Marcus Sutherland-Trevino (06/11/1997) was arrested for Burglary of a Building.

Marcus was transported to the CDC without incident.




Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:10 AM
Location: 2000 Block of Gollihar
Offense: Burglary of a Building, Possession of Marijuana
Case Number: 1708260027

On Saturday, August 26, 2017 Officers were dispatched to a convenience store in the 2000 block of Gollihar Rd., in reference to a burglary in progress.

Upon arrival, Officers observed the right front door of the store had been smashed and observed a male later identified as Elpidio Ledesma (09/29/92) exiting the building through the door with the broken window.   Ledesma was taken into custody at which point he was also found to be in possession of Marijuana.

Ledesma was arrested and Charged with Burglary of a Building and Possession of Marijuana.  He was  transported him to the City Detention Center.



Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017, 7:51 AM
Location: 2700 Block of S Staples
Offense: Burglary of a Building, Criminal Mischief, Evading Arrest
Case Number: 1708270018

On Sunday, August 27, 2017 an Officer patrolling the area of S. Staples/Texan St was flagged down by several citizens pointing toward a cell phone business.  The Officer observed that the front window of the store had been shattered.  Witnesses described the suspect as a male who was wearing an orange shirt over his head and advised that he was last seen running toward the back of the store.

Arriving Officers saturated the area in the neighborhood behind this store.  After speaking to several witnesses, it was determined that the suspect had dropped a piece of stolen property in the alleyway behind the store before jumping several fences in an effort to get away.   Officers located the suspect in the 1200 block of Brentwood, and after a short chase, the Offender Marcus Saenz (01/07/1989), was apprehended.  Saenz was positively identified by witnesses on scene.

While checking the area, Officers located a backpack in the bed of a truck near where the Offender was taken into custody, inside the backpack was the Orange shirt that Saenz has been observed wearing when running from the store.

Offender Saenz was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Building, Criminal Mischief and Evading Arrest.








Police would like help from the public to locate a fugitive who has an active warrant for her arrest.  Law Enforcement Officers are searching for 19-year-old Britney Baltazar  (07/21/98) for charges stemming from an Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (No Bond) as well as a second warrant for Theft (Bond-$5,000). 

Baltazar is described as a 19-year-old female who stands 5 feet 1 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds, with Strawberry Blonde hair and Brown eyes.


If you know how to locate Baltazar, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.




Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 6:34 pm
Location: Rock Creek Drive
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation
Case Number: 1707270141

Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives would like help from the public to identify a male and a female who are believed to be involved in a home burglary on Rock Creek Drive.

The victim advised the responding Officer that she arrived home at approximately 6:20 pm to find the front door kicked in and noticed that the residence had been ransacked.  The victim further advised that several guns and other property were missing from the residence, in all nearly $16,000 worth of personal property was reported stolen.

The Officer’s report details that surveillance footage in the complex captured the Burglary.  The video shows the suspects loading up the stolen property into a Silver Ford Focus, before leaving the complex.


The suspects have not been apprehended and Detectives would like your help to solve this Burglary.  If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this Burglary, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, it can earn you a cash reward.


Date:  07/27/2017
Location: 5488 S Padre Island Drive
Offense:  Robbery
Case Number:  1707270122

Corpus Christi Police Detectives want your help to identify a pair who committed a  Robbery at the JCPenney retail store.

The pair worked together in an effort to conceal items valued at approximately $200.00 and then bypassed all points of sale without paying for the items.

Once outside of the store, Loss Prevention Employees attempted to make contact with the pair in an effort to retrieve the stolen merchandise.  Loss Prevention Employees advised that the female suspect hit one of the employees on the arm and then the male suspect pushed the same employee against the wall and threatened to assault him.

The employees observed the suspects drive away in a Blue Kia Rio (California LP – 4RZP614).



If you can identify these individuals, please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at   If the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.


Date:  Thursday, July 13, 2017, 3:35 AM
Location: 4000 Block of Ayers
Offense: Burglary of a Building
Case Number: 1707130035

Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives would like help from the public to identify and locate a man who Detectives believe was involved in a Burglary of a Barber School.

The owner of the Barber Shop detailed that an unknown man forcefully entered their business and stole a flat screen TV, Computer and Zip-Drive totaling over $3,000, without the owners consent.

Detectives gathered images of the man from surveillance video.

The suspect is described as an adult male, early to mid 20’s, wearing a white t-shirt, long shorts, black socks and white tennis shoes.  The suspect was observed to have tattoos on both forearms.

The male suspect has not been apprehended and Detectives want your help to identify him.  If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at .  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.1707130035-1



Date:  Friday, July 21, 2017, 3:21 PM
Location: 1400 Devon
Offense: Aggravated Assault W/Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 1707210010, 1707220123


On July 21, 2017 Officers responded to the 1400 block of Devon, reference a shots fired call, which was upgraded to a shooting with injuries.  Upon arrival, Officers located a 47-year-old male with a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to the hospital with critical injuries and remains hospitalized today.

On July 22, 2017 at approximately 8:05 p.m. Officers effected a traffic stop near the intersection of 19th Street and Mussett Street, which resulted in an arrest of Guzman, Jonathan (08/02/1986).   Guzman was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Possession of Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2-A and Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia.  Through ballistic testing, it was discovered that the weapon being possessed by Guzman during the traffic stop was the same weapon used in the shooting on Devon.

A warrant was subsequently issued for Jonathan Guzman for the charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Guzman remains in the Nueces County Jail and is being held on a $250,000 bond.

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Come out and see us tonight at Texas Roadhouse, we will be serving dinner for a great cause from 5:30-8:00.

During the dinner hours, Police Officers and Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) members will be working hard for your tips, which will be donated to Special Olympics Texas to help provide programming and training for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in your community.


On July 19, 2017 Corpus Christi Police Officers arrested Jaime Sandoval (11/14/1953) on an outstanding warrant for one count of Sexual Assault.

Sandoval was transported to the City Detention Center for processing and was later transferred to the Nueces County Jail.

Additional charges may be filed at a later date.

If there are any additional victims that have not reported an incident, please contact Detective Mary Peña at (361) 886-2854.