All posts by Lt. J.C. Hooper

Officer Involved Shooting 2800 Minton

Date: Thursday October 19, 2017, 9:10 PM
Location: 2800 Minton
Case Number: 1710190114

At about 9 p.m. on October 19, 2017, Corpus Christi Police Officer Jose Hasette conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Port and Winnebago St.  The officer contacted a 55-year-old male driver,  Mr. Dewboy Lister,  for traffic violations. During the traffic stop, Mr. Lister did not comply with the officers’ requests and fled from the scene in his vehicle.  The officer pursued in his marked police unit for several blocks when Lister stopped his vehicle and fled on foot.  The officer caught up to Lister at the 2800 block of Minton St. where a struggle ensued and one shot was fired striking Mr. Lister in the torso.  Mr. Lister was transported to Spohn Shoreline Hospital where he succumbed to his injury.  Officer Hasette was transported to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries and then released.

Officer Jose Hasette has been placed on administrative leave at this time as per departmental policy. He has been a police officer since June 25, 2016. This is still an active investigation with witnesses being interviewed. 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.

 

Hasette, Jose

Warrant Issued For Pawn Shop Robbery Suspect

Date: Wednesday 10/04/2017
Location: 3700 Baldwin
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1710040068

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Adam Lee Rodriguez
D.O.B. 12/05/1982
6’2″   170 lbs

If you know the whereabouts of this wanted person, please call 886-2600 and help your police department make this arrest.

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.

 

 

Murder Getaway Car And Driver Being Sought

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.

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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/

 

 

We Are Fighting Mosquitoes, We Need Your Help

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As we recover from Hurricane Harvey, we also need to take heed of the inevitable increase in the mosquito population.  Corpus Christi residents are reminded to dump any standing water around their property that could become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.  It only takes a small amount of water to start the breeding process.  Mosquito dunks are available at local home improvement stores and are a great way for someone to treat standing water.  Vector Control has been deploying larvacide in our local ditches and areas of standing water for the past couple of days as well as monitoring the mosquito counts in the various traps scattered throughout the city.  We will begin adulticiding (foggers that you see in the back of the trucks) tonight.  This will continue until the entire city has been treated. 

We would also like to remind you to protect yourself, children and your dogs.  For yourselves and children be sure to wear long sleeves while outdoors and a mosquito repellent with DEET.  Be sure to follow the directions and seek information about when to use mosquito repellent on a young child.  Dogs need to limit outdoor use since they are susceptible to heart worms caused by mosquitoes.  Please, only use veterinarian approved insect repellents on your animals.

Below is a list of informational resources, to include the Mosquito Abatement Plan for the City of Corpus Christi.

http://cms.cctexas.com/sites/default/files/CCPD-CCACS-mosquito-abatement-plan.pdf

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2018/the-pre-travel-consultation/protection-against-mosquitoes-ticks-other-arthropods

https://dshs.texas.gov/preparedness/factsheet_mosquitoes.shtm

 

 

 

 

Major Credit Card Abuse Operation Terminated With An Arrest

On 08-18-18 the CCPD Financial Crimes Section along with several Secret Service agents executed an arrest and search warrant in reference to a Credit Card Abuse operation. The arrested suspect in the case was  Antonio Arteaga 09-01-79.

It appears that as many as 20 citizens were victimized by this offender in the credit card abuse operation.

Two locations were named in the Arrest/Search Warrant.   A residence in the 5700 block of Crest Forest and a business in 5501 Kostoryz,  American Auto Pros.

The following major items of evidence were seized from the residence; credit card encoding machine, a total of $13,093.00, 2 credit card readers, blank credit card stock.

While conducting the search at the American Auto Pros business location, the following major items of evidence were located and seized; a stolen handgun, a stolen ATV,  computers that were used in the commission of the crime, loaded credit cards, a card reader, and a laptop with software designed to harvest and save credit card information.

Mr. Antonio Arteaga was taken into custody and booked on three warrants that were related to this credit card abuse operation.

CCPD Financial Crimes Section officers were assisted by the Crime Reduction Unit, Directive Patrol Officers,  CCPD Gang Unit,  and The U.S. Secret Service.

This series of crimes at that business location remains under investigation and we ask that anybody who suspects that they are a victim or has information pertaining to these crimes to please call the CCPD Financial Crimes Section,  Lt. Michael Pena at 361-886-2862.

You may also 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.

 

CCPD IS SEEKING A POSSIBLE WITNESS TO A FATAL HIT AND RUN CRASH

The Corpus Christi Police Department is seeking help in locating a possible witness to a fatal hit and run crash that occurred on 08/21/2017.  A one year old child was killed in this crash.  CCPD Case #1708210025.

We are hoping to speak with the driver or occupants of what appears to be a Landscape Company Equipment and Crew Truck that was travelling on Everhart Road near Holly Road on Monday 08/21/2017 at about 06:43 A.M.  This Truck turned into the convenience store/gas station at Everhart and Schanen.

The driver of this vehicle is not suspected to be involved in the crash but might be able to provide information to investigators.

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Anyone who has any  information about this fatal hit and run crash should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600.     The lead investigator is Senior Officer Jesus Solis, 886-2689.  Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

CCPD Is Seeking A Possible Witness To A Fatal Hit And Run Crash

This possible witness has been located.  Thank you for your help.

The Corpus Christi Police Department is seeking help in locating a possible witness to a fatal hit and run crash that occurred on 08/21/2017.  A one year old child was killed in this crash.  CCPD Case #1708210025.

We are hoping to speak with the driver or occupants of what appears to be a maroon Jeep Cherokee or similar vehicle that was travelling on Everhart Road near Holly Road on Monday 08/21/2017 at about 06:43 A.M.

This vehicle appeared to have a basket type extended cargo carrier mounted on the back of the car.   This vehicle was traveling in close proximity to the suspect vehicle prior to the crash.  The driver of this vehicle is not suspected to be involved in the crash but might be able to provide information to investigators.

 

 

Anyone who has any  information about this fatal hit and run crash should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600.     Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

 

Arrest Made In Pier 99 Aggravated Robbery Case

42 year old Robert Johnnie Garcia was arrested on Thursday 08/03/2017 at about 1:30 in the afternoon.  He was arrested by the The United States Marshal’s Fugitive and Violent Offenders Task Force in Ingleside, Texas.

He has been booked into the Nueces County Jail on a Warrant for the Aggravated Robbery that occurred at a Corpus Christi’s North Beach restaurant last Sunday night. He was also booked on a Parole Violation Warrant.

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Robert Johnnie Garcia, 11/30/1974

 

 

 

Stealth Car Is Coming For Traffic Safety

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What you need to know about your CCPD’s upcoming “Stealth Car” traffic safety effort:

  • Stealth Car has numerous red and blue flashing lights but does not have a light bar on the roof.
  • Stealth Car does not display POLICE decals or markings on the body of the car.
  • Stealth Car will be deployed only during daytime/daylight hours.
  • Stealth Car is operated by an Officer wearing a complete CCPD Police Uniform.
  • Stealth Car will spend time on city roadways that have documented high incidences of speed and distracted driving related crashes and fatalities.
  • Stealth Car Officer can tell when a violator continues to travel in an effort to find a safe location for the Officer to make contact. We appreciate a safe location for the stop.