All posts by Senior Officer Gena Pena

CITY HOSTS VEHICLE AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

The City of Corpus Christi will auction 121 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  The auction will start at 10:00 a.m.

The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, October 6, 2017.  The general public can continue to view the vehicles from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on the day of the auction.

The vehicles for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from www.amtauctions.com.

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HELP US IDENTIFY PERSONS OF INTEREST IN RECENT STABBING

Date: October 04, 2017 10:30 P.M.
Location: 5400 Leopard St
Offense: Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury (2F)
Case Number: 1710040137

Corpus Christi Police responded to a stabbing at a night club located on the 5400 block of Leopard.  Upon arrival, Officers located a 32-year-old male with a stab wound.

Witnesses advised that a fight initially occurred inside of the night club.  As a result of the disturbance, security asked several individuals to leave the premises, at which point several additional fights broke out in the parking lot.  The 32-year-old victim was stabbed by an unknown suspect, who was described as a Hispanic male, black hair, with a short fade style haircut, standing about 5`9″ and weighing about 170 to 190 pounds.

Investigators are also looking to speak to several persons of interest.  In the attached video, you will see 9 males that Detectives want to speak with.  Those whom are blurred in the video are not persons of interest.

Investigators specifically want to identify the male in the attached photo.

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If anyone has any information about this stabbing or can identify any of the persons of interest, please call Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide Detectives 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 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.

MULTI AGENCY OPERATION SHUTS DOWN LOCAL DRUG TRAFFICKER

A combined narcotics investigation involving agents from the DEA, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Corpus Christi Police Department Narcotics/Vice Investigations Division resulted in the disruption of a south side drug trafficking operation early Friday.  At approximately 8:00 am, investigators from all three agencies served a search warrant on a residence in the 4900 block of Monitor Street.  During the search, officers found and seized approximately 30 pounds of marijuana, a small quantity of methamphetamine, three handguns, a rifle, a shotgun, and over six-hundred dollars in cash.  One of the firearms was discovered to be stolen, and a second had the serial number obliterated. The suspect, a 53-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital after he complained of chest pains.  He is facing felony charges for manufacture and delivery of marijuana, along with possible felony charges for possession of a stolen firearm and tampering with serial numbers. Today’s bust is yet another prime example of the cooperative efforts between the CCPD and Federal Agencies to combat drug trafficking in our community.

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HELP US IDENTIFY TWO ROBBERY SUSPECTS

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 9:27 AM
Location: 6810 Saratoga Blvd
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1709280032

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a Robbery at 9:27 AM at the Postal Employees Credit Union located at 6810 Saratoga Blvd.

The Reporting Party told Officers two men walked in, jumped over the counter and demanded money.  No injuries were reported.  The men were able to get away with an undisclosed amount of money and were last seen traveling southbound on foot.

Investigators are still searching for the suspects in this case.  The males were described as Hispanic males, one standing 5’7” and the other standing 5’2”; both males were observed to be wearing blue jeans, long sleeve tan shirts, hard hats, sunglasses, gloves, yellow reflective vests and both had some type of cloth or material covering the bottom portion of their faces.

Anyone who can identify these men, or who has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Criminal Investigation Division at 886-2840.  If you have any information about this crime and want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.

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UPDATE: THE DRIVER BEING SOUGHT HAS BEEN LOCATED

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017 10:43 PM
Location: 4000 block of Leopard
Offense: Murder, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 1709250171

We have arrested the person that we believe is the offender in this murder.  We are attempting to locate the getaway vehicle and driver.  The driver appears to be a female.

If you can help us find this getaway driver or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at 888TIPS.com.  Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.

Romualdo Gonzalez (01/18/90) has been arrested on charges related to the September 25, 2017 Murder of a 23-year-old male.
Gonzalez is being held with a $1,000,000 bond for Murder as well as a $100,000 bond for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Gonzalez was transported to the City Detention Center.
For additional information, please view the previous blotter post reference this homicide. https://ccpdblotter.com/2017/09/26/patrol-report-september-26-2017/

NARCOTICS/VICE OFFICERS ARREST FLOUR BLUFF DRUG TRAFFICKER

A months long investigation into drug trafficking in the Flour Bluff area ended Tuesday night when CCPD Narcotics/Vice Investigations Division Investigators, with the assistance of Operations Division Officers, arrested a twenty-seven year old Corpus Christi man.  Operations Division Officers arrested Aaron Pena (05/14/1990) for an outstanding Nueces County Warrant during a traffic stop on the 3700 block of Way Out Weber Road.  While searching Pena, Officers seized approximately three-quarters of an ounce of crystal methamphetamine.  While searching the car, Officers found and seized a clear plastic bag containing approximately one ounce of alprazolam pills.  The driver of the car, Fortino Silvas (02/12/1993) was subsequently arrested as well.  Both men were charged with Manufacture and Delivery of a controlled substance and booked at the City Detention Center.  NVID Officers followed up with a search warrant on an apartment on the 900 block of Green Bay, which resulted in the seizure of a small amount of heroin.  Additional arrests as a result of this ongoing investigation are anticipated.

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HELP US IDENTIFY THESE FEMALES

Date:  Thursday, July 20, 2017, 4:35 AM
Location: 3000 block of Baldwin
Offense: Criminal Mischief
Case Number: 1707200021

Corpus Christi Police Detectives want your help to identify a pair who caused damage to a local laundry mat.

An unidentified female used a bat to smash the front door to the business and then proceeded to damage a vending machine, causing $500.00 worth of repairs to the business.

 

Detectives want your help to identify them.  If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com .  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.

THREE ARRESTS MADE IN CONNECTION WITH THE CITY’S MOST RECENT HOMICIDE

Date: Sunday, September 03, 2017 1:59 AM
Location: 3300 Baldwin
Offense:  Murder, Aggravated Assault  with Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 1709030016

Ben Villegas (03/29/85), Abraham Cardenas (02/18/64), and Crystal Juarez (10/15/93) have been arrested on charges related to the September 03, 2017 Murder of 28-year-old Juan Montoya.

During their investigation, Detectives developed information leading to the arrests of Villegas, Cardenas and Juarez.   All three are being held on two separate warrants; Murder with a $1,000,000 bond and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon with an $800,000 bond.  Villegas and Cardenas were arrested on September 08, 2017 and booked in at the City Detention Center.  Juarez was booked in at the Nueces County Jail on September 12, 2017.

The investigation is still ongoing and the case will be referred to the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office when concluded.

For additional information, please view the previous blotter post reference this homicide.  https://ccpdblotter.com/2017/09/06/investigators-need-your-help-to-solve-a-homicide/

DETECTIVES NEED HELP IDENTIFYING TWO FEMALES CAUGHT ON CAMERA SHOPLIFTING

Date:  Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 9:38 PM
Location: 5425 S. Padre Island Drive
Offense: Theft/Shoplifting
Case Number: 1706300074

Corpus Christi Police Detectives want your help to identify a pair who committed a Theft at a local retail store.

The pair worked together in an effort to conceal items in a large black tote and then bypassed all points of sale without paying for the items.  Several items were taken including purses, scarves and sandals worth approximately $270.

 

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The two females have not been apprehended and Detectives want your help to identify them.  If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com .  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.