All posts by Lt. J.C. Hooper

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


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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”


Credit Card Abuse Suspects Wanted

Date:  June 17, 2017
Location: Southside, Flour Bluff, Padre Island
Offense: Auto Burglaries, Credit Card Abuse
Case Number: 1706170076

Police have arrested Sandra Lee Vasquez, 09/03/1975, at an address on Padre Island, and we have arrest warrants for Nicholas Ryan Stevick, 01/05/1991, and Philip Michael Sanders, 07/19/1988.  The arrest warrants are for PC32.31 Credit Card Abuse, a State Jail Felony.

We suspect that these three people are responsible for numerous auto burglaries on Padre Island and other parts of town.  They have used credit cards that were stolen in burglaries.   Please call police at 886-2600 if you know the whereabouts of Stevick or Sanders.   Vasquez has already been arrested.

If you have any information about this crime and want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at .  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.

Sandra Lee Vasquez

Philip Michael Sanders

Philip Michael Sanders


Nicholas Ryan Stevick

Nicholas Ryan Stevick






“Home Invasion” Robbery Suspect Is Arrested, Prime Suspect In 5 Robberies

Moises Espino, 09/08/1995, was arrested on 06/20/2017 at about 10:00 A.M. for the robbery of a Taqueria restaurant in the 4400 block of Greenwood Drive and also for a robbery that occurred about fifteen minutes before that at another restaurant in the 4900 block of Ayers St.

We also believe that he is responsible for two “Home Invasion” type residential robberies, one in the 4600 block of Larkspur Lane on 06/18 and one in the 3300 block of Greenwood Drive on 06/14.  He is also the prime suspect for the robbery of the Times Market, 3300 Ayers St. on 06/19.

This repeat offender has been booked on two of the robbery charges and we anticipate filing at least three more on him once those investigations are complete.



Moises Espino     09/08/1995

Fuqua Family Offers 25K Reward,

Gregg Fuqua, the father of Andre Fuqua, says that through family and friends, they’ve raised $25,000. That money will be the reward to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction for the death of their only son.  Qualifying information must be emailed to

This reward offer by the Fuqua Family is totally separate and independent of Crime Stoppers .  Crime stoppers requires and has a process in place to ensure total anonymity.


Police Ask For Help In Locating Robbery Suspect

Date:  05/30/2017
Location: Del Mar College Campus,  101 Baldwin Blvd.
Offense:  Robbery
Case Number:  1705300063

On May 30, 2017 at about 10:55 A.M., A Del Mar College student reported that she was robbed of her purse at gunpoint in a parking lot on the school campus.

Corpus Christi Police, working with Del Mar College Security have identified the person that we believe committed this crime.   We are seeking the public’s help in locating  29 year old Joseph Graham.  His last know address is in Corpus Christi but he might have fled the area.    He is described as a white male with brown hair and he might have facial hair.  He was last described as 5’08” and about 220 lbs. with brown eyes.

Joseph Graham

Joseph Elwyn Graham       11/10/1987

If you know the whereabouts of this person, please call 886-2600 and help police with this investigation.  The lead investigator on this case is Senior Officer Albert Armendarez.  He can be reached at 886-2787.

If you can help and wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at   If the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.


Aggravated Assault “Road Rage” Possible Suspect Vehicle

Date:  June 3, 2017
Location:  13500 S. Padre Island Drive
Offense:  Aggravated Assault
Case Number:  1706030038

Police are asking for help from the public in locating a vehicle that might have been involved in a “Road Rage” type incident in which gunshots were fired from the suspect vehicle.

The vehicle is described as a silver or grey Nissan X-Terra.  The vehicle appears to have a spare tire on the rear passenger’s side.  In addition, the victim described what might be a chain or cable hanging down from the rear of the vehicle.

If you see a vehicle matching this description, please record the license plate number and call 886-2600 and report the current location of the vehicle.   Do not approach the driver or occupants of the vehicle.  There are no warrants issued for the owner or driver of the vehicle at this time.  This case is in the early stages of the investigation.

road rage suspect