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Abduction update

We can confirm that the 11-year-old female has been found safe and unharmed. Through the investigation it has been determined that the vehicle of interest initially put out was not involved in the commission of a crime. As a result of the recent updates, the original post has now been deleted. Thank you to the community for sharing the information, we appreciate the support.


Date of the Arrest:  Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:24 p.m.
Location: 5700 block of Curtis Clark
Offense: Warrant, Evading Arrest
Case Number: 1706220071, 1706220084

On June 22, 2017 at approximately 12:00 p.m., the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force received a request for assistance from the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in locating a wanted fugitive.  At approximately 12:20 p.m. the task force received information that the fugitive in question, Emmanuel Grear 05/04/1997, was at an apartment complex in the 5700 block of Curtis Clark with a friend, Jeremy DelosSantos 07/04/1995.

The members of the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrived at the location and observed both subjects walking through the complex.  When they attempted to make contact, both Grear and DelosSantos evaded on foot.  Both Grear and DelosSantos were taken into custody.

Emmanuel Grear was arrested for five outstanding warrants; Aggravated Kidnapping ($100,000 Bond), Aggravated Sexual Assault ($250,000 Bond), Aggravated Robbery ($75,000 Bond) and two Probation Violations for Robbery (No Bond).  Jeremy DelosSantos was arrested for Evading Arrest.

Both Offenders were booked into the City Detention Center for processing and have been transferred to the Nueces County Jail.

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Location: 400 Block of Clark
Offense: Burglary of a Vehicle
Case Number: 1705200056

Corpus Christi Detectives would like help from the public to identify and locate a female who Detectives believe may be involved in an Auto Burglary in the 400 block of Clark

A Corpus Christi Police Officer generated an offense report detailing that two vehicles were burglarized in the early morning hours of May 20, 2017.  The victim advised that one of the items stolen was a reloadable credit card, which had funds.  The victim received an automatic alert detailing where the card was used.  The Officer followed up at the place where the card was used and retrieved surveillance footage of the female using the stolen card, without the owner’s effective consent.


The female has not been apprehended and Detectives want your help to identify this suspect.  If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at .  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.





CCPD Narcotics/Vice Investigators shut down another synthetic cannabis dealer Thursday morning on the near west side.  At approximately 9:00 am, NVID Officers, assisted by the CCPD Bike Patrol, served a search and arrest warrant at a residence on the 1000 block of Eighteenth Street.   During the search, officers found and seized approximately one half ounce of synthetic cannabis product, 10 grams of THC “wax”, packaging materials, surveillance equipment, and over $27,000 in cash.  Arrested were Ramon Lopez (DOB:7-1-1995) and Emily Marines (DOB:10-17-1994).  Both were charged under the Texas Health and Safety Code with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 2, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

The home was located near where several serious synthetic cannabis related overdoses had been reported in recent weeks.  NVID Investigators initially suspected that the residence may have been the source of the tainted product and stepped up their efforts to shut it down. The search warrant on Thursday was the culmination of that investigation.  “Although we have not established a direct link between this residence and the overdoses, based upon the amount of traffic at the residence, the packaging materials, and the amount of cash seized, we believe it was a significant source of synthetic cannabis in that area,” said NVID Commander Todd Green. “Once this residence came up on our radar, NVID Investigators worked very quickly along with our Patrol Division Officers to shut this operation down. I’m very proud of their efforts and teamwork.”

Sometimes referred to as “legal” or “Kush”, synthetic cannabis can cause serious, sometimes fatal, reactions in users.   The drug is frequently abused by the homeless population, contributing to numerous quality of life issues including public intoxication, thefts, and panhandling, as well as more serious crimes such as prostitution, assaults, and robberies.  Synthetic cannabis accounted for approximately 43% of all misdemeanor drug arrests by Corpus Christi Police Officers in 2016.  Thus far this year, perhaps due to an increased emphasis on targeting the dealers, the percentage has dropped to 36 %.


Date:  05/26/2017
Location:  4300 block of Gertie
Offense:  Theft
Case Number:  1705260123

Corpus Christi Detectives want your help to identify two individuals accused of a stealing several packages from a home located in the 4300 block of Gertie, on May 26, 2017 at approximately 2 in the afternoon.

The suspects arrived at the home and were captured on motion activated surveillance cameras stealing several packages from the door step.  The suspects were seen leaving the area in a small black in color vehicle.

The suspects are described as adult males, approximately 25-30 years of age, both were wearing black t-shirts, black shorts and black baseball caps.  Detectives would now like help from the public to identify and locate the suspects in this crime.


If you know the identity of these suspects or have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.


Detectives Need Your Help Identifying this Robbery Suspect

Date:  05/12/2017
Location:  5425 S Padre Island Drive
Offense:  Robbery
Case Number:  1705120074

Corpus Christi Detectives want your help to identify an individual accused of a Robbery, that occurred on May 12, 2017 at approximately 12:30 in the afternoon in the 5400 block of SPID.

The suspect who had a minor child with her at the time of the crime, took several items from the store, concealing them in her purse.  When an employee confronted the suspect, in an attempt to retrieve the property, the suspect punched the employee and ran out of the store.  The female suspect was seen getting into a white in color Ford F-350 single cab dually.

The victim described the suspect to Police as an adult female, about 25-30 years of age, standing 5’02-5’04, with brown hair and brown eyes and wore a Gray shirt at the time of the crime.  Detectives would now like help from the public to identify and locate the suspect in this crime.

Detectives have obtained images of the suspect and the vehicle.


If you recognize the suspect vehicle, know the identity of the suspects or have any information about this crime please call 886-2840 and ask to speak with the detective that is assigned to case #1705120074.  You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers  is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Missing Elderly Person

Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a missing, elderly person.
Esperanza Rojas was reported missing on May 18, 2017 and is described as having the late stages of Dementia.
Esperanza was last seen in the area of the 200 block of Norton sometime between 7:50 pm last night and 8:00 am this morning. Esperanza is described as an 85-year-old female who stands 5 feet 4 inches tall, approximately 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Esperanza is also known to walk at a good pace and may be wearing the same pink jacket seen in the posted picture.
If you have any information or see Esperanza, please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly by calling 911 or (361) 886-2600.