All posts by Lt. J.C. Hooper

Stealth Car Is Coming For Traffic Safety (1)


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.





On July 27, 1984, Sergeant Ruben Almanza was assigned to the Narcotics Division and responded to assist officers on an armed robbery of the H.E.B. at Kostoryz and Gollihar.

The suspects fled in a vehicle and bailed on foot in the residential neighborhood at Harold Street and Carroll Lane. Sergeant Almanza, working in plain clothes, walked through yards on Harold Street looking for the suspect when he was ambushed and shot through a hole in a fence board by the suspect.

Almanza fell to the ground and the suspect climbed over the fence and straddled Almanza, taking his service weapon, and then appeared he was going to shoot him again. At that point, now retired Lieutenant Eric Wramp, peered over the fence and fatally shot the suspect. Sergeant Almanza was rushed to the hospital where he later passed away from his injuries a few minutes after midnight on July 28th.

Ruben joined the department on August 28, 1975. He worked in patrol and was later assigned to Special Services. Ruben’s police radio call sign was #419 while assigned to narcotics. The number was retired upon his death.

There are a few officers still working today which had the privilege and honor to have worked with Ruben. Sergeant Almanza is survived by his wife, Irma and three daughters, Melissa, Jennifer, and Tina.


Wanted Person-Philip Michael Sanders

Philip Michael Sanders Warrant

We are asking for any person knowing the whereabouts of Philip Michael Sanders to call 886-2600 and report that information to the Corpus Christi Police Department.

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.

Registered Sex Offender Is Arrested

Date:  Sunday, July 09, 2017
Location: 14000 S. Padre Island Drive
Offense: Texas Penal Code 21.05, Improper Photography
Case Number: 1707090085

37 year old Ismael Anaya was arrested at his residence on Thursday July 13th at about 1 p.m.   The arrest was for a Parole Violation Warrant.  A search warrant for the residence was also executed and evidence was seized.  Mr. Anaya was booked into the Nueces County Jail.

This arrest was the culmination of a quick paced investigation that started when Mr. Anaya was accused of taking pictures up the dress of a nine year old girl at a clothing and souvenir shop on Padre Island on July 09, 2017.  Alert store employees reported that they saw the 37 year old offender taking the pictures of the girl and confronted him. They told police the the offender ran and was able to escape in the residential area behind the store.   CCPD Senior Officer Marty Jasso spent significant time searching for the offender and following up on the incident with the help of store employees.  The offender was identified as a result of this effort at the scene of the crime.

Ismael Anaya

Ismael Anaya,   02/03/1980


John Andrade is Wanted for Burglary and Theft

34 year old John Andrade has warrants out for him for burglary and theft.  Please call police if you know where we can find him.  You can call 886-2600 or you can call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips.  You may also  submit the information online at .

John Andrade

He is described as 5’6″ 170 lbs. with brown eyes.  He has several very visible facial tattoos.

Arrest Warrant Obtained In The “Good Samaritan” Stabbing Incident

We have obtained an arrest warrant for 18 year old Juan Antonio Sanchez.  We have probable cause to believe that he stabbed a citizen during the commission of a theft at the Lowes Home Improvement Store, 1530 Airline, on 07/02/2017.   If you see him or know of his whereabouts, please call call the police.

Juan Antonio SanchezWarrant Juan Antonio Sanchez (2)

Prolific South Side Drug Dealer Busted


Money Shot

A prolific south side drug dealer was booked into the Nueces County Jail, thanks to the diligent efforts of CCPD Narcotics/Vice Investigators.  At approximately 3:30 pm Wednesday afternoon, NVID Officers arrested Cody Kirkland (DOB: 4-23-1992) for four outstanding delivery of a controlled substance warrants in the parking lot of a restaurant on the 6600 block of South Staples Street.  During the pre-planned arrest, Investigators found and seized a .380 caliber handgun from Kirkland’s car, along with nearly a pound of marijuana, for which Kirkland was additionally charged.  Also arrested during the bust were Jonathan Merritt (DOB: 6-26-1997) for an outstanding delivery warrant, and Roel Ramirez (12-16-1991), whom Investigators found in possession of a small quantity of THC “wax”.

Investigators followed up the arrests with a search warrant at a home on the 7000 block of Brandon Street.  During the search, officers found and seized approximately ten ounces of THC “edibles”, along with a small quantity of THC “wax”,  psilocybin mushrooms, scales, drug paraphernalia, and over $4,000 in cash.  Kirkland and Merritt, both residents of the home, were additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance.  THC “wax” is a highly potent marijuana (Tetrahydrocannabinol) concentrate that resembles honey or butter. Marijuana concentrates contain extraordinarily high THC levels ranging from 40 to 80 percent THC amounts. This form of marijuana can be up to four times stronger in THC content than high grade or top shelf marijuana, which normally measures around 20 percent THC levels.[1]

While smoking remains the most popular form of ingestion by use of water or oil pipes, many users prefer using an e-cigarette/vaporizer because it is smokeless, odorless and easy to hide.

The arrests and search warrant were the result of a months long investigation by NVID Investigators, which included countless hours of surveillance, multiple undercover drug buys, and extensive research and preparation.  “This drug bust was an excellent example of teamwork by our investigators,” said NVID Commander Todd Green.
“Teamwork within the Narcotics Vice Division, as well as teamwork working with Uniform Division Officers on this target. Teamwork is something we strongly encourage and the result speaks for itself.”

[1] “The Facts about Marijuana Concentrates”