All posts by Senior Officer Gena Pena

MISSING PERSON

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

George Encinia was reported missing by his family. George has not had contact with his family since March of 2018.

George is described as a 55-year-old male who stands 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

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

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HELP US SOLVE A MURDER

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

Investigators are seeking help from the public to discover any new information that will help catch a murder suspect.

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.

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If anyone has any information about this murder, please call Corpus Christi Police 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&fbclid=IwAR1RLaY1QPjLkysDI4koC4Jvl–6IvWgZjXn83H_xVpIW60qWIngVSwyhDU. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

MISSING PERSON

UPDATE: Contact has been made with Jessica Martinez. Corpus Christi Police Officers spoke with Jessica Martinez in person and verified that she is safe. We thank the community for the assistance.

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2019
Incident: Missing Person
Case Number: 1910230107

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

Jessica Martinez was reported missing on October 23, 2019.

Jessica is described as a 22-year-old female who stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes.

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If you have any information that may assist Investigators or know the whereabouts of Jessica Martinez, please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly at (361) 886-2600.

MISSING PERSON Located 10-31-19

**UPDATE 10-31-19**
**Ruben Galvan has been located and he has been reunited with his family.**

 

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

Ruben Galvan was reported missing by his family on September 22, 2019. Ruben is known to frequent the downtown area and may be in need of medical assistance.

Ruben is described as a 48-year-old male who stands 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs approximately 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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

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SHOTS FIRED FROM BURGLARY SUSPECTS

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:10 AM
Location: 700 block of Alhambra Drive
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1910160015

At approximately 4:10 am on October 16, 2019 Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Alhambra Drive reference a burglary to a motor vehicle. The call was upgraded to shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with a homeowner who advised that he confronted a juvenile male breaking into one of his vehicles. The homeowner advised that as he was attempting to restrain the juvenile male he heard a second suspect demand that the juvenile be released and the sound of a gunshot. The homeowner released the juvenile male out of fear for his safety. When the juvenile male was released, a second shot was fired directly at the homeowner by that juvenile.

The two males then ran to a white in color 4 door pickup truck parked on the 2200 block of Sussex drive and they left the scene. The vehicle has since been recovered but the males have not been identified.

The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to urge the public to please not take criminal matters into your own hands. If you see a crime in progress, please call 911 and wait for police personnel to arrive on scene. It is best to be a good witness, call the police and remember as much descriptive information as possible about the suspects, but allow officers to handle any dealings with criminals. Please do not place yourself in harm’s way for property. We understand the frustrations that come with being burglarized or victimized, but we want to stress that your life is far more valuable than any possessions.

There is a significant danger in personally confronting criminals, their actions can be unpredictable and violent. Criminals are known to carry weapons or tools they use to commit crimes; either of which can be used against someone who interrupts their crime and can cause serious bodily harm or even death.

Property can be replaced, your life cannot.

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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 October 13, 2019.

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

Officer Phillip Peterson has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 4 years. Peterson is the sole officer who discharged his service weapon.
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Officer Antonio Contreras has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 3 years.
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Officer Zakquery Rodgers has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 1 year.
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Officer Jimmy Leal has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 1 year.
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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 http://www.888tips.com.

For additional information on this incident:
https://ccpdblotter.com/2019/10/14/officer-involved-shooting-6/

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

Date: 10/13/2019 11:01 pm
Location: Brentwood/Cuiper
Incident: Officer Involved Shooting
Case Number: 1910130108

At approximately 11:01 pm Corpus Christi Police Department Officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Brentwood for a disturbance. The original call came in from a family member who was at a secondary location. Call notes provided that a male was armed with a baseball bat and the homeowner who was at the location did not feel safe.

Upon arrival, officers encountered a 22-year-old male who was in the street, armed with a baseball bat. Officers attempted to gain compliance from the male who was not following commands.

On four separate occasions during the incident officers attempted less than lethal force, by use of their tasers, which were all ineffective.

The 22-year-old male continued to be aggressive and threatening with the baseball bat, at which point one of the officers discharged his service weapon striking the male.

Officers administered life saving measures on scene until medics arrived. The 22-year-old male was transported to Christus Spohn Shoreline where he later succumb from his injuries.

This is an active and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigation Division. Several witnesses are being interviewed at this time.

Four Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave at this time in accordance with department practice and policy.

If you have any information about this incident, please call Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Division at 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 http://www.888tips.com.

CRIME STOPPERS CRIME OF THE WEEK

Murder
Crime of the Week
Case # 1909270011

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

On September 27, 2019 at approximately 4:48 am Officers responded to the 5300 block of Leopard for a shooting just occurred. When officers arrived, they located 34-year-old Sophia Lott, deceased. A witness told Investigators that several shots were fired into the hotel room’s front window. Homicide Investigators need your help to locate the individual responsible for the Murder.
Investigators have obtained video surveillance from the shooting and are seeking assistance from the public to identify the person responsible.

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 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.

WANTED SUBJECT

Corpus Christi Police Officers are asking for your help to locate 40-year-old Jose Morales who has 7 active Nueces County Warrants. Morales has one felony warrant for Illegal Use of Credit Card, five felony warrants for Burglary of Building and one misdemeanor warrant for Burglary of Vehicle; all totaling $96,000 in bond amounts. Morales also has five outstanding Municipal Court Warrants.

Morales is described as a 40-year-old male, who stands 5’09”, weighs approximately 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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If you see Jose Morales, please call the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2600 or Crime Stoppers at (361) 888-TIPS (8477). You may also submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com. The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward up to $2,500.