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Mosquito Spray Schedule for October 8, 9, and 10

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Corpus Christi Vector Control will continue spraying for adult mosquitos.

Spray routes are determined after checking mosquitos traps and those areas with the highest concentration of mosquitos will be targeted first.

Tentative Spray Route Schedule:

Monday October 8th  – Routes 17,  19,  24

Tuesday October 9th  – Routes 14, 15, 25

Wednesday October 10th – Routes 11,  30,  31,  32,

After any significant rainfall it is important for the public to remember their role in the effective control of mosquitoes. There are a number of different mosquitos species, some being active at night and others during the day. Aside from standing water, tall grass is a popular breeding area for many species of mosquitos, so please keep your grass and vegetation trimmed closely.

We need to keep repeating the “Five D’s” message of mosquito control which is:

  1. DEET — Use insect repellant containing DEET.
  2. DRESS — Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside during heavy infestation.
  3. DAWN, DAYTIME and DUSK — Stay indoors at dusk and dawn when most mosquito species are active.
  4. DRAIN — Drain standing water in containers like old tires, flower pots, and clogged rain gutters.
  5. DOCTOR – Consult a physician if you feel sick after being bitten.

Mosquito Spraying Schedule Going Into The Weekend

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Corpus Christi Vector Control will continue spraying for adult mosquitos.

Spray routes are determined after checking mosquitos traps and those areas with the highest concentration of mosquitos will be targeted first.

Tentative Spray Route Schedule:

Friday October 5th  – Routes 21, 23

Saturday October 6th – Routes 26, 30, 31, 32

Sunday October 7th – Routes 1, 2, 3, 4

After any significant rainfall, it is important for the public to remember their role in the effective control of mosquitoes. There are a number of different mosquitos species, some being active at night and others during the day. Aside from standing water, tall grass is a popular breeding area for many species of mosquitos, so please keep your grass and vegetation trimmed closely.

We need to keep repeating the “Five D’s” message of mosquito control which is:

  1. DEET — Use insect repellant containing DEET.
  2. DRESS — Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside during heavy infestation.
  3. DAWN, DAYTIME and DUSK — Stay indoors at dusk and dawn when most mosquito species are active.
  4. DRAIN — Drain standing water in containers like old tires, flower pots, and clogged rain gutters.
  5. DOCTOR – Consult a physician if you feel sick after being bitten.

Corpus Christi Vector Control will continue spraying for adult mosquitos. Upcoming Spray Routes Announced.

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Corpus Christi Vector Control will continue spraying for adult mosquitos.
 
Spray routes are determined after checking mosquitos traps and those areas with the highest concentration of mosquitos will be targeted first.
 
Tentative Spray Route Schedule:
 
Wednesday October 3rd – Routes 27, 28, 29
 
Thursday October 4th – Routes 6, 7, 8, 9, 11
 
After any significant rainfall it is important for the public to remember their role in the effective control of mosquitoes. There are a number of different mosquitos species, some being active at night and others during the day. Aside from standing water, tall grass is a popular breeding area for many species of mosquitos, so please keep your grass and vegetation trimmed closely.
 
We need to keep repeating the “Five D’s” message of mosquito control which is:
 
DEET — Use insect repellant containing DEET.
DRESS — Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside during heavy infestation.
DAWN, DAYTIME and DUSK — Stay indoors at dusk and dawn when most mosquito species are active.
DRAIN — Drain standing water in containers like old tires, flower pots, and clogged rain gutters.
DOCTOR – Consult a physician if you feel sick after being bitten.

CCPD Impound Yard Auction This Saturday, October 6

http://amtauctions.com/

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Corpus Christi City Police Impound Auction

5485 Greenwood Drive Corpus Christi TX 78417

127 Cars, Pickups, & Motorcycles

Every 1st Saturday of the Month, rain or shine, AMT Auction Marketing will be conducting the abandoned vehicle auction for the City of Corpus Christi Police Impound

This auction may consist of police impounded autos, trucks, suv, RVs. trailers, motorcycles, boats and personal property

**Inventory is subject to change as releases happen during the month prior to the auction

STARTS:  October 6, 2018   10:00 am
PREVIEW and Pre-Registration: October 5, 2018 

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Early Registration is highly recommended

We open at 8:00 am for Registration on Auction Day

 

http://amtauctions.com/

 

 

 

 

Corpus Christi Vector Control will continue spraying for adult mosquitos.

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Spray routes are determined after checking mosquitos traps and those areas with the highest concentration of mosquitos will be targeted first.

Tentative Spray Route Schedule:

Wednesday September 19th – Routes 30, 31, 32, 28

Thursday September 20th – Routes 26, 27, 28, 29

Friday September 21st  — Routes 21, 23, 25

Saturday September 22nd  – Routes 11, 17, 19, 24

Sunday September 23rd – Routes 23, 14, 15

After any significant rainfall, it is important for the public to remember their role in the effective control of mosquitoes. There are a number of different mosquitos species, some being active at night and others during the day. Aside from standing water, tall grass is a popular breeding area for many species of mosquitos, so please keep your grass and vegetation trimmed closely.

We need to keep repeating the “Five D’s” message of mosquito control which is:

  1. DEET — Use insect repellant containing DEET.
  2. DRESS — Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside during heavy infestation.
  3. DAWN, DAYTIME and DUSK — Stay indoors at dusk and dawn when most mosquito species are active.
  4. DRAIN — Drain standing water in containers like old tires, flower pots, and clogged rain gutters.
  5. DOCTOR – Consult a physician if you feel sick after being bitten.

 

Vector Control can only spray and treat standing water in the Public areas of our city.   We can not spray or treat standing water on private property.  There are larvacides available at most home improvement stores that citizens can use to safely treat standing water on their private property.

 

War Against Mosquitos, We Are Spraying, Please Do Your Part.

Corpus Christi Vector Control will commence spraying for adult mosquitos beginning at approximately 8:00PM Monday.

Spray routes are determined after checking mosquitos traps and those areas with the highest concentration of mosquitos will be targeted first.

Tentative Spray Route Schedule:

Monday September 17th – Routes 1, 2, 3
Tuesday September 18th — Routes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Wednesday September 19th – Routes 30, 31, 32, 28

After any significant rainfall, it is important for the public to remember their role in the effective control of mosquitoes. There are a number of different mosquitos species, some being active at night and others during the day. Aside from standing water, tall grass is a popular breeding area for many species of mosquitos, so please keep your grass and vegetation trimmed closely.

Vector Control is asking the public to help them by taking care of your property. Remember the 5 D’s of Defense:

DEET – Use insect repellent containing DEET.
DRESS – Dress in long sleeves and pants when you’re outside.
DAWN, DAYTIME and DUSK – Dawn, Daytime and Dusk are the times of day when mosquitoes are most active. Avoid being outside during these times of day to prevent bites.
DRAIN – Regularly drain standing water, including water that collects in empty cans, tires, buckets, clogged rain gutters and saucers under potted plants. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.
DOCTOR – Consult a physician if you feel sick after being bitten.

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VECTOR CONTROL WILL CONTINUE TREATING FOR MOSQUITOES

Vector control will continue to treat standing water throughout the city with larvicide. They will then monitor the mosquito traps across the city and start the process of spraying the adult mosquitoes.

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Vector Control is asking the public to help them by taking care of your property. Remember the 5 D’s of Defense:

DEET – Use insect repellent containing DEET.
DRESS – Dress in long sleeves and pants when you’re outside.
DAWN, DAYTIME and DUSK – Dawn, Daytime and Dusk are the times of day when mosquitoes are most active. Avoid being outside during these times of day to prevent bites.
DRAIN – Regularly drain standing water, including water that collects in empty cans, tires, buckets, clogged rain gutters and saucers under potted plants. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.
DOCTOR – Consult a physician if you feel sick after being bitten.

Corpus Christi Man Gets Life in Prison for Multiple Sexual Exploitation Crimes

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 9, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 30-year-old Corpus Christi man has been ordered to federal prison for the rest of his life following his admission he sexually assaulted four minor females, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Matthew Joseph Lucio pleaded guilty April 3, 2018, to two counts each of online solicitation and production of child pornography.

Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos imposed the sentence, further ordering Lucio to pay $10,000 in restitution.

Additional information was also presented today, including testimony that one adult and eight minor females had reported Lucio drugged and sexually assaulted them. The court heard that authorities discovered several photographs of what appeared to be young females on Lucio’s digital devices along with more than 24,000 pages of social media communications between him and other unidentified minor females that were sexual in nature. Other images included photographs of Lucio with narcotics and holding firearms. The court also heard from the victims’ relatives detailing how Lucio’s offenses have impacted their lives and their families.

In November 2017, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) notified authorities that Lucio had solicited a minor female via an internet messaging application for sexual intercourse. Law enforcement identified the minor female who confirmed the abuse. Days later, law enforcement received another NCMEC report that Lucio solicited a different minor female via an internet messaging application for sexual intercourse. Authorities identified the second minor female who also confirmed the abuse.

Law enforcement obtained a search warrant for Lucio’s residence, after which agents seized several digital devices and located narcotics. Forensic analysis of the devices led to the discovery of videos depicting the sexual assault of two different minor females. Both minors were located and also confirmed the abuse. All four minor females reported that Lucio drugged them before they were sexually assaulted.

Lucio was arrested on federal charges in February 2018 and has been in custody since that time where he will remain pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, Corpus Christi Police Department—Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office conducted the investigation with the assistance of NCMEC.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Hugo R. Martinez is prosecuting the case, which was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/pscand click on the tab “resources.”

 

From our February 8, 2018  CCPDBlotter.com post

 

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.

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From our January 8, 2018 CCPDBlotter.com post:

CCPD INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN UNIT MAKES A SIGNIFICANT ARREST

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. He was booked on the following charges:

PC 43.26 Possession/Distribution of Child Pornography
PC 33.021 Online Solicitation of a Minor
PC 22.021 Aggravated Sexual Assault

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Mathew Joseph Lucio, 08/12/1987

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.

ELEVEN WOMEN ARRESTED DURING PROSTITUTION STING

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An anti-prostitution sting conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division Thursday afternoon resulted in the arrest of ten women on charges of prostitution, a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and fines up to $2,000.  The eleventh suspect was charged with Felony prostitution, due to previous convictions.  The women were arrested after they solicited an undercover CCPD Officer for sex acts in exchange for money.  The operation targeted several north and west side neighborhoods frequented by prostitutes. 

NVID Detectives were assisted in the operation by Directed Patrol and Uniform Division Bike Officers, as well as civilians with the Red Cord Program.  The Red Cord Program is a prostitution diversion program aimed to provide practical and emotional support for those involved in prostitution. The program is successful due to the collaboration between the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, social service organizations, the Nueces County District Attorney Office, and the Corpus Christi Police Department.  The program affords those involved with sex work an opportunity to address the myriad of behavioral, social, and psychological problems they have faced throughout their lifetime. Since 2013, Red Cord has provided case management, health services, job training, substance abuse treatment, clothing, housing, counseling, and other social services needed to address the circumstances related to their involvement in prostitution.  Participants who successfully complete the program have their cases dismissed by the District Attorney’s Office.  

Seven of the eleven women arrested during Thursday’s operation agreed to participate and were accepted into the program.  Since its inception in 2013, 195 men and women have been arrested for prostitution during these operations, with 88 qualifying for the program, 56 agreeing, and 13 completing the program.  The Red Cord initiative receives no government funding and is supported entirely through donations.  To learn more, volunteer or donate, citizens can visit the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation at www.cbwellness.org.

Although often inaccurately referred to as a “victimless” crime, prostitution is inextricably linked to multiple other crimes including assault, human trafficking, sexual abuse, drug abuse, and the spread of sexually transmitted infectious disease.  Neighborhoods where prostitution is prevalent experience a drastic degradation of the quality of life that citizens expect and deserve.  The Corpus Christi Police Department will continue to collaborate with all government and private entities to combat prostitution and help accomplish our mission of working with the community to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime and enhance public safety. 

*SKIMMER ALERT*

Three credit card skimmers were discovered and seized over the weekend. All three skimmer devices were located by attentive convenience store clerks or customers on the automatic teller machines that were located inside convenience stores on the south side of town, 5900 block of S.P.I.D., 4700 block of S.P.I.D., and 3800 block of Rodd Field Road.

All three of the devices were “overlay” type devices that were custom made to quickly attach to specific makes and models of ATM’s with double stick tape.  All three of the devices contained memory cards, download ports, and an integrated pinhole camera that was aimed at the keypad to capture the PIN that was entered during the transaction.

It is unknown at this time how long these devices have been in place and there exists the possibility that other devices are currently in place at other locations in our city.  This is an ongoing investigation and we are reviewing video that was recorded inside these locations.

CCPD requests that local businesses check the ATM’s on their premises for any such devices.  We also recommend that consumers who use ATM’s carefully monitor activity on their accounts for fraudulent transactions.  Please report criminal activity to the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600.

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Overlay device found on ATM’s at 5900 S.P.I.D. and 4700 S.P.I.D.

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Pinhole camera on overlay device found on convenience store ATM’s at 5900 S.P.I.D. and 4700 S.P.I.D.

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The back side of the overlay device found on convenience store ATM’s at 5900 S.P.I.D. and 4700 S.P.I.D showing the memory card and the download port.

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The overlay device that was attached to the plastic keypad shield on the ATM at the convenience store in the 3800 block of Rodd Field Road.  The cover that helped the device blend with the machine has already been removed.