The theme of this year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Strength. Resilience. Justice.” This reflects a vision for the future in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing.
Each year, more than 20 million people become victims of crime nationwide. President Ronald Reagan established Crime Victims’ Rights Week in 1981 by executive order as part of an expanding initiative to provide services and outreach to crime victims, according to the release.
The public is invited and encouraged to come out and support crime victims by attending any or all of the events scheduled throughout the week. CCPD Victim Assistance Program along with other local agencies and advocacy groups will be present to give information about the services available to crime victims.
In addition to showing support and raising awareness for crime victims; the aim is to also give an insight into the plight of victims, while highlighting the resources available to crime victims in our community.
If you or someone you love is in need of assistance, please contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Victim Assistance Program at (361) 886-2840.
The City of Corpus Christi will auction 96 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, April 1, 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, March 31, 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.siskauction.com.
At approximately 1 pm today we received notification from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that a possible sighting of the suspect vehicle Tad Cummins was last seen in, was in our local area. The caller advised they saw a vehicle matching the description, displaying Tennessee tags and was able to provide a partial plate, further specifying that it was seen in the area of the 4500 block of US HWY 181.
As with all Amber Alerts, several tips will be fielded through the call centers and every tip received will be thoroughly investigated.
Officers were dispatched and thoroughly checked the area, surrounding businesses and surveillance videos for any leads. As of this point, we are unable to substantiate any of the information provided and have not received any credible witnesses placing either Elizabeth Thomas or Tad Cummins in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND. Anyone who sees Cummins, Thomas or the vehicle in their respective area should call 911.
The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Auto Theft Task Force will be providing free VIN etching today, Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 15100 Windward Drive.
VIN etching is an anti-theft deterrent to motor vehicle theft that involves etching a vehicle’s VIN onto every window to reduce the value of a stolen vehicle to thieves. The Auto Theft Task Force has also created the attached safety tip brochure.
For more information, please contact Melissa Castro at 886-2872.
Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a fugitive who has an active warrant for his arrest. Law Enforcement Officers are searching for 48-year-old Adrian Hernandez (08/01/68) for charges stemming from an Assault Family Violence/Impeding Breath – No Bond. Hernandez is described as a 48-year-old male who stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, has a receding hairline, brown eyes, and a mustache with a goatee.
If you know how to locate Hernandez, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.
Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a fugitive who has an active warrant for his arrest. Law Enforcement Officers are searching for 21-year-old Estevan Resendez (03/11/96) for unlawful carrying of a weapon in prohibited places – No Bond. Resendez is described as a 21-year-old man who stands 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, has short black hair, brown eyes, and a mustache with a goatee. Resendez has several tattoos including “In God We Trust” and “Resendez” on his back and several tattoos on his chest.
If you know how to locate Resendez, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.