All posts by Senior Officer Gena Pena


Date: October 23, 2019, 11:30 pm
Location: 5700 Curtis Clark Dr
Offense: Burglary of a Building
Case Number: 1910230099

Corpus Christi Property Crimes Detectives would like help from the public to identify a suspect who is believed to be involved in a Burglary of a Building on the 5700 block of Curtis Clark.

The reporting party advised that he walked out of his apartment and found the door to his storage unit to be unsecured. Upon entry to the building, the reporting party discovered that a road bike ($6,500), welder ($300) and shop vacuum ($80) were missing.




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.


Did you know that we offer prior military five (5) additional veteran points on their civil service exam?

Did you know that we offer 240 hours per year for military time, for those who are active reservists? That is in addition to the vacation, sick, personal and comp time officers already accrue.

Did you know that Corpus Christi Police Department currently has 160 Police Officers that have prior military service? We currently have an additional 20 officers that are active reservists.

Call one of our recruiters at (361) 886-2626, they can help you start the process and answer any questions you may have.

In order to qualify for the 5 veteran points, applicants must pass with a minimum of 70% and achieve the cut-off score (if set).

Only an “Honorable” discharge will qualify the applicant for the five (5) veteran points (given to applicant if they receive 70% or better on the written exam). The Honorable discharge must have occurred prior to the entrance exam. “General (under honorable conditions)” allows the applicant to take the test but will not qualify the applicant to be eligible to receive the veteran points. A DD-214 long form (member #4) must be received on or before the written exam date in order to receive veteran points.

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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.

At approximately 11:50 pm on Sunday, November 13, 2016 Officers were dispatched to the 5900 block of Weber reference a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located 19-year-old Christopher Colton Cavazos deceased from a gunshot wound.

This is the 3rd anniversary of the death of Colton and we want to give his family some closure.

Police have obtained surveillance video of a vehicle that was on the scene before the shooting, the driver is considered a person of interest.

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 Information to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn you $2,500 in cash and Crime Stoppers will never let anyone know your identity.



Video clip of the vehicle:


Update 9:50 pm: Christian has been found. Thank you for your assistance.

Corpus Christi Police Department needs your help to locate the whereabouts of a missing child. 9-year-old Christian Roel Acuna has been reported missing on today’s date. Christian was last seen at approximately 6:30 pm in the area of the 5400 block of Wooldridge. Christian was last seen traveling west on Wooldridge. Anyone that has seen Christian or knows his whereabouts, please contact 911 immediately. Neighbors in the area are asked to please check their doorbell or surveillance cameras for any sightings of Christian.

Christian is described as a 9-year-old male, who stands 4 feet 2 inches, weighs approximately 50 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Christian was last seen wearing a gray shirt with a Batman logo, gray shorts and was barefoot.


The Corpus Christi Police Department asks that anyone who may have any additional information about the whereabouts of Christian is asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department by calling either 911 or 886-2600.


Nueces County Sheriffs Office is asking for your help to locate 34-year-old Solomon Johnson who has two outstanding warrants out of Nueces County for Burglary of Habitation ($180,000 Bond) and for a Parole Violation stemming from an Evading Arrest Charge (No Bond).

Johnson is described as a 34-year-old male who stands 6′ 00″, weighs approximately 165 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and is known to have facial hair.


If you know how to locate Solomon Johnson, 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. You may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.


Corpus Christi Police Officers received a copy of this video, which depicts a female assaulting a minor child. The child in the video appears to be a 2 or 3-year-old female. This video appeared in a local closed group on social media, but we are unsure if this video originated within the City of Corpus Christi.

We are attempting to locate the identity of the female in this video.

We have blurred out the image of the minor child for her protection. If anyone has any information on the identity or the whereabouts of the female in this video, please call 911 immediately. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or online at


At approximately 10:16 am Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 6600 block of Everhart reference a Robbery with a Weapon.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who advised that the robbery suspect displayed a weapon and demanded a cell phone and wallet. The male was last seen running away from the complex, towards Everhart.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 17-18 years of age, wearing a blue hoodie with red sleeves and black pants.

As a result of the outstanding suspect being in the vicinity of an elementary school, a request was made at 10:29 am for the nearby schools to placed on lock down as a precaution. Contact was made with CCISD who authorized for Dawson Elementary, Club Estates Elementary and Grant Middle School to be placed on lockdown. The students at each school were never placed in any danger and we want to stress that this was done merely as precaution.

As of 11:10 AM, the schools were authorized to lift the lock down for each school respectively.

The male is still outstanding and if you have any information about this robbery or the identity of the male, please contact 911.


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.



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–6IvWgZjXn83H_xVpIW60qWIngVSwyhDU. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.