Date: Over the last several months
Location: Mostly southside and Island residences
Offense: numerous thefts
Case Number: over 20 case numbers
We were able to obtain an arrest warrant for David Luis Zapata, 01/01/1970. We believe that we are able to prove that he is the Flower Pot Bandit and his is responsible for numerous thefts of flower pots and other yard art from residences on the south side of town and neighborhoods on North Padre Island. We arrested him on 05/17/2017 and he has been booked into the Nueces County Jail with a $7,500 bond.
From the Bexar County Medical Examiners Office:
On November 15th, 2016, a passerby discovered a male individual at 8202 City-Base Landing at Goliad Rd. in San Antonio. 911 was called and EMS arrived and pronounced this man dead at this scene.
We cannot confirm the positive identification of this male individual. Our office has run fingerprint checks with our usual agencies, such as the Texas DPS, SAPD, BCSO, and Homeland Security, all with negative results. We have checked with the Haven for Hope since it is believed this individual may have been homeless. That check also had negative results.
The attached digital postmortem rendition was made by a Texas Rangers Forensic Artist of the Texas Rangers Evidential Art and Facial Identification Office in Austin, Texas. The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office is requesting your assistance in finding a relative of this individual by disseminating this photo and information. Please feel free to share this photo and information with any media outlet we may have overlooked.
This deceased individual was found to be 5’06” in height and 180 lbs. in weight. He was wearing a gray short-sleeved shirt with a blue bandana in the shirt pocket, a gray t-shirt, blue jeans with a pocket knife and cigarette lighter in the jeans pocket, a men’s brown belt, and a pair of black/white tennis shoes with white socks. There was a black Roadmaster bicycle next to this decedent’s body. There were two plastic bags with clothes tied to the handlebars of this bicycle.
This deceased individual had an old expired Texas DPS ID card in his pants pocket with the identification of Alvin Edward Shewmaker with a Date of Birth of 01-23-1944 with an old address in Corpus Christi, Texas. The male in the ID photo was wearing dark-rimmed eyeglasses. At this time we cannot confirm that this decedent is Mr. Shewmaker in this ID.
Contact the Bexar County Medical Examiners Office if you can help.
Date: February 19,2017
Location: 902 Airport Road, Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center
Offense: Missing Person
Case Number: 170219080
Mr. Jose Ramirez has been located. He is safe. Thank You for your attention and help.
33 year old Jose Ramirez (1-9-83) was reported as missing earlier today from the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center at 902 Airport Road.
Video from the facility shows that Jose jumped the fence on the north/east side of the complex. Living Center employees reported that Jose has done this before and that he is familiar with the RTA bus system.
Jose has mental health issues, walks with a limp, and his left arm is visibly in an upright position.
If you see Jose Ramirez please call 886-2600 and report the location to CCPD. He has been entered into the state and national information systems as a missing person.
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 10:55 PM
Location: 2630 Waldron
Case Number: 1702140141
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a shooting at 2630 Waldron Rd. Upon arrival officers located a 17 year old male victim with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso. Officers started administered first aid until the medics arrived and transported the victim to the hospital. The victim (Timothy Echols Jr.) died from his injuries at the hospital.
A warrant has now been issued for the suspected offender.
PARIS CAMTRAIL RICHARDSON
5’9” 155-160 lbs
Brown Eyes / Black Hair
Warrant #: 1702140141
Contact: Det. David Perez 886-2676 Det. M .Manzano 886-2891 / Michaelma@cctexas.com
Anyone who knows any additional information about this crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600. Information about this crime 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.
Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017 11:32 p.m.
Location: 11300 I.H. 37 Access South Bound
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1701230003
Police responded to the 11300 block of I.H. 37 at about 11:32 p.m. for what was being reported as a major crash involving a single vehicle. Officers found a 24 year old man inside the car with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. It appears that the victim was shot prior to the crash. The victim was transported to Memorial Medical Center and is in critical condition at this time.
The victims crashed vehicle is a 2016 Subaru Crosstek, black in color. We are not releasing the name of the victim at this time but are asking for anyone who might have been in the area of I.H. 37 before or during that time to report any observations or contact that they might recall involving this vehicle.
There is a chance that victim in this vehicle travelled a route that included Bayside/Gregory/Taft/Odem and then onto I.H. 37 southbound into Corpus Christi leading up to the incident. If you have home or business closed circuit cameras that might have captured any video footage immediately prior to this incident, please review your recordings and contact police if you see any images that might relate to this incident.
These are stock images and are not actual images of the victims vehicle.
If you can provide any information pertaining to this vehicle leading up to the time of the shooting and crash, please call 361/886-2840 or 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.
Joseph Mathew Tejeda, DOB 12/13/1990, has been charged with Murder, PC. 19.02, in the death of Breanna Wood. The accused offender is currently in the Nueces County Jail on an unrelated charge. Bond has been set for the Murder charge at 1 million dollars.
Investigators obtained the murder warrant after extensive interviews with numerous people. Physical and circumstantial evidence has been collected and reviewed. There are no further arrests for this murder anticipated but the case does remain under investigation.
The Corpus Christi Police Department acknowledges the help and support from the community in solving this case and anyone that might have additional information is encouraged to call 361/886-2840. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit 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.
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 1:00am
Location: Devon at Gollihar
Offense: Accident Involving Injury or Death
Case Number: 1612180016
The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section is investigating the 30th fatal vehicle crash of 2016 at the intersection of Devon and Gollihar Sunday morning.
Corpus Christi Police responded to the intersection at 1am Sunday morning and learned two motorcycles collided with a 1997 Jeep. The Officers believe that the motorcycles traveled west on Gollihar and the Jeep turned in front of the motorcycles. Officers believe the Jeep turned left from Gollihar to travel north on Devon and the motorcycles struck the passenger side of the Jeep. Officers found the Jeep unoccupied and parked two houses north of the intersection and have not located the operator.
If you see this wanted person, please do not confront him. Call 911 and report his whereabouts.
Anyone who knows any additional information about this wanted person should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600. Information about this crime 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.
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016, 1:54 AM
Location: 5400 S. Staples
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1611270010
The United States Marshal’s Gulf Coast Fugitives and Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Victor Falfan in the 400 Block of Peoples at 5:20 p.m. on 11/30/2016. Mr. Falfan called to turn himself in and was taken into custody without incident. He was booked on the existing Aggravated Assault Warrant with a 300,000 dollar bond. There will be consultation with the Nueces County District Attorneys Office to consider upgrading the charge to Murder.
This case remains under investigation and anyone having information about the event that occurred outside the Texas Nugget Club on 11/27/2016 is asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361/886-2840.