All posts by Senior Officer Gena Pena

ARMED AND DANGEROUS WANTED SUBJECT

Corpus Christi Police Officers are asking for your help to locate 20-year-old Jeremiah Rae Garcia (07/28/1999) who has an active warrant for assault. Garcia is known to carry a weapon on his person and as a result he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Garcia is described as a 20-year-old male, who stands 5’11”, weighs approximately 165 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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If you see Jeremiah Garcia, please do not approach him but instead 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.

ARREST MADE IN CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE

Edit made on October 4, 2019:

The Corpus Christi Police Department investigated a homicide that occurred on September 27, 2019 on the 5300 block of Leopard. Initial information led us to believe that Delfino Chavira was the suspect involved in the death of 34-year-old Sophia Lott.

Homicide Detectives diligently continued the investigation into the Homicide and have discovered new evidence linking a different suspect. As a result of the newly uncovered evidence, the charges against Delfino Chavira were dismissed and Chavira was released accordingly.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation and if anyone has any additional information, they are urged to contact Homicide Detective Loraine Mathews at (361) 886-2883. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 4:48 A.M.
Location: 5300 Leopard
Offense: Murder, Deadly Conduct
Case Number: 1909270011

On September 27, 2019 at approximately 4:48 am Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 5300 block of Leopard, reference a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located a 34-year-old deceased female.

Through their investigation, Detectives identified a suspect and obtained two warrants for 37-year-old Delfino Chavira.

Delfino Chavira was arrested by Corpus Christi Police Officers and was later transported to the Nueces County Jail on a warrant for Murder ($1,000,000 Bond) and a warrant for Deadly Conduct ($250,000 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 http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

MISSING PERSON

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.

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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.

PERSONS OF INTEREST

Update: 6:00 pm. Contact has been made with Gloria Rodriguez. We are still needing to make contact with Gina Rodriguez. The second pic is being removed as a result to remove confusion.

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Corpus Christi Police Investigators are still seeking to locate two persons of interest in a Homicide that occurred September 09, 2019 on the 1800 block of Sherman. 39-year-old Gloria Rodriguez (also goes by Gina) and 34-year-old Gina Rodriguez, may have information and Investigators are trying to make contact with them.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Gloria and/or Gina, please contact the Criminal Investigation Division at (361) 886-2840.

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(Gina Rodriguez)

You can also submit your information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at (361) 888-TIPS or online at http://www.888tips.com.

PERSONS OF INTEREST

Corpus Christi Police Investigators are seeking assistance from the public to locate two persons of interest in a Homicide that occurred September 09, 2019 on the 1800 block of Sherman. 39-year-old Gloria Rodriguez (also goes by Gina) and 34-year-old Gina Rodriguez, may have information and Investigators are trying to make contact with them.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Gloria and/or Gina, please contact the Criminal Investigation Division at (361) 886-2840.

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(Gloria Rodriguez also goes by the name Gina)
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(Gina Rodriguez)

You can also submit your information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at (361) 888-TIPS or online at http://www.888tips.com.

NUECES COUNTY WANTED SUBJECT

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate 32-year-old Andrew Garza who has an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation stemming from an Assault (No Bond).

Garza is described as a 32-year-old white male who stands 5′ 04”, weighs approximately 165 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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(Garza, Andrew)

If you know how to locate Garza, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com, 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. You may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.

NO ENDORSEMENT MADE BY CHIEF MARKLE

On September 14, 2019, a local new station reported on their evening news that Chief Mike Markle was at a political campaign announcement for an elected official.

This is grossly inaccurate and we want to be clear that not only was that report false but deleterious.

Chief Markle does not engage in political forums, nor does he publicly endorse political candidates.

We have reached out to the local station about this erroneous report and hope that a correction is made.

Homicide

Date: Friday, September 13, 2019, 1:03 PM
Location: Airport/Iturbide
Incident: Murder
Case Number: 1909130079

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the area of Airport at Iturbide for a shooting victim.

Upon arrival, officers contacted a 31-year-old male who had had been shot. The 31-year-old male was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and later succumbed from his injuries.

Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Department are seeking help from the public regarding this homicide. 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

CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9:21 am
Location: 6200 block of Denain
Incident: Capital Murder, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 1909120034

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 6200 block of Denain Drive, in reference to an assault with injuries. Upon arrival, the initial officer contacted a 72-year-old male who advised that persons inside the home were deceased. The 72-year-old male was immediately detained pending the investigation.

The responding officer made entry into the home and immediately located a deceased 47-year-old female. Additional officers responded, at which point they cleared the home in an effort to locate any other potential victims. Officers located an 18-year-old deceased male and additionally located a 21-year-old male who had sustained severe injuries. All victims sustained blunt force trauma.

The 21-year-old male was transported to a local hospital and the scene was secured.

Officers arrested Mohammad Sahi for 1 count of Capital Murder (Capital Felony) and 1 count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (1F).

The suspect was transported to the City Detention Center and later transferred to the Nueces County Jail with a bond amount totaling 2.75-million-dollars.

We have received several inquiries about the charge of Capital Murder and there only being one count. 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. 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.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELEASE

As is our practice we are releasing the information of the officer who was involved in the shooting on September 10, 2019.

A Corpus Christi Police Officer has been placed on paid administrative leave. The administrative leave is in accordance with current department practice and policy.

Senior Officer William Hobbs has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 12 years.

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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.