All posts by Lt. J.C. Hooper

38 Year Old Man Dies In What Appears To Be A Case Of Excited Delirium

Date: March 16, 2018  01:26 A.M. 
Location: 2240 N. Padre Island Drive
Case Number: 1803160015

CCPD Officers responded to several calls of a disturbance with destruction inside an apartment unit at the Costa Tarragona Apartment Complex.  The first arriving Officers reported that a 38 year old male was behaving violently and irrationally.   They suspected he was suffering from drug intoxication or drug induced excited delirium.  Officers immediately requested CCFD EMS and attempted to calm the person.  Paramedics arrived and transported the individual to Spohn Shoreline Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Four CCPD Officers have been placed on administrative leave as per department policy.  This leave requirement is not punitive in nature.   Policy requires that the Officers be interviewed by a staff psychologist prior to returning to work.

This death is being investigated by CCPD, The Nueces County District Attorneys Office, and The Nueces County Medical Examiners Office.


CCPD Is Investigating A Shooting In The 2700 Block Of Waldron Road

At about 10:20 a.m. this morning, CCPD officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 2700 block of Waldron Road.  A 17 year old male reported that he had been shot in the hand.

The initial report to police was that this injury occurred as part of a robbery near  Caribbean and Laguna Shores Drive.   Investigators now believe that the shooting might have been accidental in nature and might have occurred at the apartment complex.  This investigation is ongoing.

FBISD was notified about this incident.  The apartment complex is one block away from the FBISD  School Campus.


It Could Be Dangerous To Catch A Ride On Social Media



The Vehicles for Hire Office wants to educate the citizens of Corpus Christi about individuals advertising for local rides on social media and ad websites like craigslist without having the proper city permits and or a Certificate of Operations to conduct themselves as a driver.  This has been an ongoing situation and we want citizens to be aware of it.

Individuals engaging in this activity of offering rides and charging money, will face several fines including driving without having a permit and Driving without a Certificate of Operations, and impoundment of the vehicle (s) among others.

Our priority is the safety of the public and, mostly for the citizens taking a ride with a driver.  We want to make sure that when an individual gets into a vehicle with a driver that they feel confident that a background check has been done on the driver and that the company is meeting all the requirements and is compliant with city codes.

Vehicle for Hire Drivers will need to have their city permit always visible to the public. If you don’t see one, ask the driver to show you their city permit, if the driver doesn’t have a permit, we advise to get out of the vehicle and call the Police.  Also, be advise that another way to determine if a vehicle is permitted is to look for a maroon windshield sticker.  Each vehicle is required to have one on the front windshield on the upper passenger side and on the rear windshield on the bottom driver’s side.

We all would like to envision that we are putting a love one (Mother, wife, or daughter) in a vehicle and they would make it to their destination safely.  Especially, if our love one calls for a driver in the middle of the night.

Vehicles for Hire Office also wants to remind the public that Ride Sharing Companies such as Uber or Lyft are now State Regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and registration TDLR. If there’s any complaint in regards to those specific companies please go to

If you ever have a doubt or complaint about a Taxi or Vehicle for Hire Company or you are not sure if the company is permitted, or the driver please do not hesitate to contact the Vehicle for Hire Office at (361) 826-3558 Respectfully,


Grace Elledge
Vehicle for Hire Inspector
Corpus Christi Police Department
Office: 361-826-3558



Animal Care Services Seizes 80 Dogs From A Residence

Corpus Christi Animal Care Services along with the Corpus Christi Police Department executed a search and seizure warrant today at a residence in the 200 Block of Glendale Drive. This was an all-day event which resulted in the seizure of 61 adult dogs and 19 puppies. Fortunately, the homeowner has chosen to surrender a majority of these animals before his day in court.

CCACS has started medically assessing these animals and will start working with rescue organizations when these dogs become available for rescue or adoption. CCACS will send out an update on our Facebook page when these animals are ready to be rescued or adopted.

Please remember to keep an eye out on as well.

CCACS would like to thank the citizens of Corpus Christi for their continued support of our organization.

Thank you,
Captain Patrick McMenamy
Corpus Christi Police Department/Corpus Christi Animal Care Services

12 Young Girls Claiming To Be Sexual Assault Victims Have Now Come Forward

The Corpus Christi Police Department’s  Internet Crimes Against Children unit working with officers from the Family Violence unit were able to secure and execute an arrest warrant for Mathew Joseph Lucio, 08/12/1987.   He was booked at the Nueces County Jail on 12/27/2017 with a total bond of $500,000.

Since that time, several more victims claiming that they were sexually assaulted by Mathew Joseph Lucio have come forward.  There are now 12 girls, ages 12-16, that have made allegations of sexual assault against Mathew Joseph Lucio.  The sexual assaults are reported to have occurred between 2007 and 2017.

It has been reported to us that Mathew Joseph Lucio was identifying himself as Kane Luciano on at least one of his social media accounts.  It appears that some of the victims knew him only as Kane Luciano.

Several additional charges of sexual assault of a child and aggravated sexual assault have been added and Mr. Lucio remains in the Nueces County Jail.  His  bond for release from jail has been increased to 1.9 million dollars.

This investigation is ongoing and there exists the possibility of witnesses or other victims that have not come forward at this time.  Anybody with information concerning this case is encouraged to call the lead investigator, Senior Officer Alicia Escobar
at 826-2996.




Murder and Aggravated Assault Arrest

Date:  Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Location: 1200 Cambridge Drive
Incident:  Homicide and Aggravated Assaults 
Incident Number:  1802070129

Corpus Christi Police patrol units were dispatched to a residence in the 1200 block of Cambridge Drive on 02/07/2018 at about 07:07 p.m. for reports of a stabbing.  When the Officers arrived they were directed inside the house where they found a total of four people had been stabbed.   Witnesses identified the offender as 28 year old Marco Antonio Moreno who was still inside the house.   Witnesses reported that as many as 20 people were present in the house for a worship service when Mr. Moreno stabbed the four people.  Witnesses told police that the offender was part of the congregation and his motive for the assault is unknown at this time.    Witnesses took possession of the knife that was used and turned it over to police.  A 61 year old male victim has died as a result of the stabbing and three other male victims suffered injuries, one of them is reported to be in serious condition at a local hospital.

Marco Antonio Moreno was booked at the Nueces County Jail on a Murder charge and three charges of Aggravated Assault.

This is still an active investigation and no other information is available at this time. If you have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at


Bodycam Video Released From The Officer Involved Shooting That Occurred On 10/19/2017

Date:  October 19, 2017
Location: 2800 Minton Street
Incident:  Officer Involved Shooting
Incident Number:  1710190014 


A Message From Mike Markle,  Chief of Police
City Of Corpus Christi Police Department

As you know, On October 19th of last year, The Corpus Christi Police Department had an Officer involved shooting.  Tragically, this incident resulted in the death of one of our citizens, Mr. Dewboy Lister.  Within hours of the shooting, I invited the family of Mr. Lister, the District Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, along with local media, and members of our Community Coalition to view the body camera footage of this event. Being transparent while maintaining the integrity of this investigation has been and remains a priority for the Corpus Christi Police Department.

Since that time, a robust investigation has been conducted with oversight from the District Attorney’s Office.  The case was presented to a Grand Jury.  The Officer involved was no billed.   The case was reviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and it is currently being reviewed by the United States Department of Justice.

This week, the Texas Attorney General’s Office has allowed the release of video footage of this incident. Along with releasing the video to the media, I have chosen to make this available to our community through our Social Media channels.

It is my thought that releasing this type of video can be hurtful to those involved and possibly divisive to our community. It is my hope that this does not occur. Please keep all of those involved, to include their families, in our prayers.

Thank you and God Bless you.

Corpus Christi Police Chief Mike Markle





Female Jogger Assaulted-Police Are Asking For Help in Finding The Offender

Date: Friday, January 05, 2018
Location: 6000 Dunbarton Oak Dr.
Offense: Assault
Case Number: 1801050012

Corpus Christi Police Detectives are investigating an assault that occurred to a female jogger in the early morning hours of January 5, 2018.  This incident occurred in the 6000 block of Dunbarton Oak Drive.  The 37-year-old victim described the offender as a white male between 30 and 40 years of age.  She thinks that he is between 5’9” to 5’11” tall and weighs about 160 lbs. 

The victim describes the offender’s face as having pronounced cheekbones or sunken cheeks with brown eyes and short brown hair.   He was slightly unshaven and had pronounced ears.   He was wearing an olive military green hoodie jacket and dark pants at the time of the assault.

The victim told Officers that she thinks she might have seen the offender in the neighborhood before on previous occasions and that he has the appearance of a homeless person.

If you see a person fitting this description, especially in the area of Dunbarton Oak Drive, please contact the police department at (361)886-2600.

You may also contact Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8577) or submit the tip online at  Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.




Known To Some Of His Victims as “Kane Luciano”

via CCPD Internet Crimes Against Children Unit Makes A Significant Arrest

Several other victims have come forward.   It has been reported to us that Mathew Joseph Lucio was identifying himself as Kane Luciano on some social media platforms.  It appears that some of the victims knew him as Kane Luciano.

This investigation is ongoing and there exists the possibility of witness or other victims that have not come forward at this time.  Anybody with information concerning this case is encouraged to call the lead investigator, Senior Officer Alicia Escobar
at 826-2996.



Three More Victims Have Come Forward

via CCPD Internet Crimes Against Children Unit Makes A Significant Arrest

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have been contacted by three more female victims, ages 14, 15, and 16.   There is a strong likelihood that more victims and witnesses exist based on digital evidence and statements from the now known victims.

Anybody with information concerning this case is encouraged to call the lead investigator, Senior Officer Alicia Escobar at 826-2996.