All posts by Senior Officer Gena Pena

VEHICLE OF INTEREST IN WEEKEND SHOOTING

Date: Sunday, July 18, 2021 4:15 PM
Location: 2000 block of SPID 
Incident: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2021, officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of SPID for a shooting. 

Upon arrival, officers located one victim who had sustained a gunshot wound.   The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Investigators are still actively working on this case and following up on leads. 

At this time, Corpus Christi Police Detectives are seeking assistance from the public.  Detectives have obtained surveillance images of a vehicle of interest, that is being described as a gold or tan in color sedan, with tinted windows and a sunroof.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation and if anyone has any additional information related to this investigation you are asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2600.  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.

For information on second vehicle of interest, please see: https://ccpdblotter.com/2021/07/18/second-vehicle-of-interest-in-weekend-shooting/

WANTED FUGITIVES


Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for your help to locate 35-year-old Damon Villarreal and 33-year-old Teresa Hernandez Villarreal who both have an outstanding warrant for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child or Children ($200,000 Bond each).

Villarreal is described as a 35-year-old male who stands 5′ 07″, weighs approximately 185 pounds, with brown eyes and a bald head.  Villarreal has several tattoos on his head, neck and face tattoos.

Villarreal, Damon
Recent photo of Damon.

Hernandez Villarreal is described as a 33-year-old female who stands 5′ 02″, weighs approximately 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Teresa has a chest tattoo, tattoo that reads Villarreal on the right side of her hand and was last known to have blonde hair.

Hernandez, Teresa



Recent photo of Teresa.


Photo showing chest tattoo and hand tattoo.

If you know how to locate either party, call 911 or 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.

CRIME STOPPERS CRIME OF THE WEEK

Investigators want your help to discover any new information that will help catch a murder suspect, with this Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers of the Week.

On July 16, 2017 at approximately 11:48 pm officers responded to the 1400 block of Corban where they located 33-year-old Steven Gomez deceased in his vehicle. Investigators determined that Steven had been shot. Witnesses described hearing several shots and seeing a male subject, wearing all dark clothing, running away from the vehicle.

Homicide Detectives need your help to identify the person responsible for the murder of Steven Gomez. Today is the fourth anniversary of Steven’s murder and we want to give his family some closure.

Steven Gomez

If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this murder, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C&T. 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.

MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED

At approximately 2:08 pm on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, a supervisor with our Corpus Christi Police Department’s Gang Unit recognized an offender who had an outstanding warrant for Murder. 

18-year-old Eddie Quesada was an offender in the November 27, 2020 homicide that took place on the 7900 block of Grizzley.

Two warrants for Murder and Aggravated Assault were issued shortly after the Grand Jury convened on June 25, 2021 and returned a True-Bill for Quesada related to the incident. 

Officers with our Gang Unit and the US Marshal Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force attempted to effect a traffic stop on the 5200 block of McArdle.  The driver of the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed in an effort to evade from officers and subsequently caused a traffic crash with an unrelated vehicle. 

Officers were able to take two males into custody without further incident. 

18-year-old Eddie Quesada was arrested on the Murder and Aggravated Assault warrant ($750,000 bond), Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance PG2 and Possession of Marijuana.

18-year-old Roman Felan was arrested and charged with Evading Arrest and Hindering Apprehension. 

For additional information, please see:

VEHICLE OF INTEREST IN RECENT HOMICIDE | CCPD Blotter

ARREST MADE IN GRIZZLY STREET HOMICIDE | CCPD Blotter

AGGRAVATED ROBBERY SUSPECTS ARRESTED

Offense: Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 2107010014

Two offenders have been arrested in connection with an aggravated robbery.

At approximately 5:15 am Thursday, July 1, 2021, two suspects committed an aggravated of a person on the 6500 block of Staples.  The victim was opening a local business when she observed two individuals on the property taking items without consent.  Initially the suspects complied and appeared to leave the property.  Shortly after the victim exited her vehicle, one of the individuals ran around the building and began striking the victim with a metal object, causing numerous injuries. 

Officers received several tips and one Crime Stoppers Tip led to the identification and whereabouts of the two offenders. 

At approximately 10:53 am on today’s date, officers arrived at the location provided by the tipster and made contact with 53-year-old Jeffrey Moore and 63-year-old Donald Straub.  Both suspects were brought to the station to be interviewed by Investigators, they were positively identified, and were subsequently taken into custody.  Both suspects were charged with Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Assault.   

For additional information on this incident, please see: 
CRIME STOPPERS CRIME OF THE WEEK | CCPD Blotter

CRIME STOPPERS CRIME OF THE WEEK

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

At approximately 5:15 am Thursday, July 1, 2021, two suspects committed an aggravated of a person on the 6500 block of Staples.  The victim was opening a local business when she observed two individuals on the property taking items without consent.  Initially the suspects complied and appeared to leave the property.  Shortly after the victim exited her vehicle, one of the individuals ran around the building and began striking the victim with a metal object, causing numerous injuries. 

The first suspect was described as a white male, approximately 55-65 years of age, with gray hair, wearing purple t-shirt and blue jeans.   The second suspect was described as possibly female, approximately 40-50 years of age, wearing black and white t-shirt, blue jean shorts and black shoes.

Detectives obtained a copy of surveillance video.  A few still images of the suspects are being released along with a portion of the incident.    

If you can identify these Robbery suspects, or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com.  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.

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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELEASE

As is our practice we are releasing the information for the officers who were involved in the shooting on June 29, 2021.

Two Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is in accordance with current department practice and policy.

Senior Officer Brandon Cordell has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 13 years.

Senior Officer Paul Lisowski has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 26 years. 

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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

For additional information on this incident:
OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING / Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer | CCPD Blotter

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELEASE

As is our practice we are releasing the information for the officer who was involved in the shooting on June 28, 2021.  

One Corpus Christi Police Officers has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is in accordance with current department practice and policy.

Officer Ruben Flores has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 18 years.

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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

For additional information on this incident:
OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING | CCPD Blotter
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING | CCPD Blotter

AUTO THEFT SUSPECT ARRESTED

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, a traffic stop was made near Lantana Drive and Academy Street.  The male provided a false identity to officers.  Investigators were eventually able to identify the male from a previous contact, as 38-year-old William Womack. 

While checking for warrants, Womack was found to have two outstanding warrants out of San Patricio County; both warrants were for Burglary to a Vehicle. 

Womack was charged with: Fail to identify as a fugitive, Fail to display driver’s license, Fail to maintain financial responsibility, Expired license plate and Disregard a traffic control device.

Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Department Auto Theft Task Force were conducting an independent investigation and connected William Womack to a recent theft of a vehicle.  Detectives obtained an additional warrant for Womack, he was subsequently booked on a charge for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.   

NUECES COUNTY WANTED SUBJECT

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate Nathaniel Lomas who has an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon ($50,000 Bond).

Lomas is described as an 18-year-old male, who stands 5’07” feet, weighs approximately 145 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Lomas, call Crime Stoppers at (361)888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. 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 (361) 887-2239 or (361) 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.