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Threat Made To Flour Bluff Schools, Offender Located And Interviewed

Date: Tuesday September 20, 2016 07:34 a.m.
Location: 207 Hustlin Hornet Drive
Offense: Terroristic Threats
Case Number: 1609200021

Administrators at the Flour Bluff Junior High School checked overnight voicemail on the schools answering machine this morning to hear a message that threatened school buildings and school employees.  This message appeared to come from a parent who was quickly identified.

FBISD security and CCPD Officers immediately supplemented the security to the Junior High School and the Elementary School.  FBISD parents were notified about the incident by an automated messaging system.   The Offender was contacted at his place of employment and interviewed.   He was not arrested at this point in the investigation. The investigation will continue with the possibility of criminal charges.

 

 

 

Positive West Nile Mosquito Trap Result 9000 Stock Drive

The Corpus Christi Animal Control and Vector Services received a confirmation of West Nile virus in a mosquito located in the 9000 block of Stock Dr. from traps that were submitted September 7, 2016. A total of one detection.

Vector Services has implemented the Mosquito Management Response Plan to this detection. The response entails the following:

  1. The spraying of a 1/2 mile radius around the area of the detection for three   consecutive nights beginning tonight, weather permitting.
  2. Police Directed Patrol Officers and Neighborhood Services personnel will be attempting to locate any standing water in the affected neighborhood including examining abandoned properties.
  3. Vector Services will conduct continuing surveillance of mosquito traps in the immediate area for signs of the Culex species of mosquito responsible for West Nile virus.

The need to spray a larger area is not necessary based on the entomology of the Culex species mosquito and the normal travel distance of this mosquito. Vector Control will be conducting the aerial spray in the evening, and at dusk, since that is the time the Culex is most active. Residents are reminded to check their property for standing water and to avoid, if possible, outdoor activities at dusk and dawn, wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. Use appropriate mosquito repellent with DEET for themselves and their children. Please call 361-826-2489 if you wish to report abandoned property or high grass or standing water.

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Stranger Danger on Waldron Road Video Of Possible Suspect Vehicle

Date:  Friday  September 09, 2016   3:39 p.m.
Location: 2300 Waldron Road

Stranger Danger
Case Number: 1609090140

On Friday September 9, 2016 a nine year old female student reported that a man that she did not know offered her candy.  She reported that this occurred in a school zone on Waldron Road at about 3:39 p.m.   She reported that this man appeared to be a Hispanic male in his 20’s and was the passenger in a red pick up truck.  Presented below is a video clip that might depict the truck in question.

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If you have any information about this incident, please call 886-2840 and reference CCPD Case Number 1609090140 or call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS.  You may also submit the information online at http://www.888-TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information results in an arrest it could earn you a cash reward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Nile Mosquito Positive Trap Test 5800 Block of Woodhaven Drive

The Corpus Christi Animal Control and Vector Services received a confirmation of West Nile virus in a mosquito located in the 5800 block of Woodhaven Dr. from traps that were submitted September 7, 2016. A total of one detection.

Vector Services has implemented the Mosquito Management Response Plan to this detection. The response entails the following:

  1. The spraying of a 1/2 mile radius around the area of the detection for three   consecutive nights beginning tonight, weather permitting.
  2. Police Directed Patrol Officers and Neighborhood Services personnel will be attempting to locate any standing water in the affected neighborhood including examining abandoned properties.
  3. Vector Services will conduct continuing surveillance of mosquito traps in the immediate area for signs of the Culex species of mosquito responsible for West Nile virus.

The need to spray a larger area is not necessary based on the entomology of the Culex species mosquito and the normal travel distance of this mosquito. Vector Control will be conducting the aerial spray in the evening, and at dusk, since that is the time the Culex is most active. Residents are reminded to check their property for standing water and to avoid, if possible, outdoor activities at dusk and dawn, wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. Use appropriate mosquito repellent with DEET for themselves and their children. Please call 361-826-2489 if you wish to report abandoned property or high grass or standing water.

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Crisis Intervention on the JFK Bridge

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016  09:55 p.m.
Location: JFK Causeway Bridge, 13300 S.Padre Island Drive

Crisis Intervention
Case Number: 1609100152

CCPD Officers including Officer Daniella Ortiz and Officer Brandon Cordell made contact with a distraught and suicidal 20 year old male on the JFK Causeway bridge on Saturday night at about 10 p.m. They were able to communicate with him for several minutes until additional officers arrived and the young man was secured and pulled back over the rail and onto the surface of the bridge.  He was not injured and he was transported to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation and treatment.

 

There are services available to people who find themselves depressed and considering suicide.  A good source of information and services can be found at the Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County website at http://bhcnc.net

The phone number for the Psychiatric Crisis Hotline is 1-888-767-4493.

 

 

 

Robbery of a Gun Store Included a Murder and an Aggravated Assault

Date: September 1, 2016, 9:03 p.m.
Location: 5526 Leopard
Offense: Robbery, Murder, Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1609010150

CCPD Officers responded to a Robbery call at the Shooters Depot gun shop at about 09:03 P.M. last night.  They found that a 63 year old man and 38 year old man were both seriously wounded by what appeared to be gunshots.  Both victims are employees of the gun shop.   The 63 year old man died short time later after being transported to the hospital.  The 38 year old man is currently in serious condition at a local hospital.  It appears that the incident started as a robbery of the business sometime between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

A vehicle belonging to one of the victims was found a short time after the incident at 910 Corn Products road.   It appears that it was stolen during the robbery and then abandoned at that location.  The vehicle contained guns that were stolen in the robbery.

 

This incident is still in the early phase of the investigation and we have released all information that we can at this time.   There is extensive forensic work being done at the scene and also with the victims vehicle.  There might also be video or witness information that has not been located yet and we are asking anybody with any possible evidence to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 886-2840.

Anyone with additional information about this case may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous and if it leads to an arrest, it can earn the caller a cash reward.

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WEST NILE MOSQUITO POSITIVE TRAP TEST 1200 MAIN DR. AUGUST 23, 2016

The Corpus Christi Animal Control and Vector Services received a confirmation of West Nile virus in a mosquito in the 1200 Block of Main Dr. from traps that were submitted August 23, 2016. A total of one detection.

Vector Services has implemented the Mosquito Management Response Plan to this detection. The response entails the following:

 

  1. The spraying of a 1/2 mile radius around the area of the detection for three   consecutive nights beginning tonight, weather permitting.
  2. Police Directed Patrol Officers and Neighborhood Services personnel will be attempting to locate any standing water in the affected neighborhood including examining abandoned properties.
  3. Vector Services will conduct continuing surveillance of mosquito traps in the immediate area for signs of the Culex species of mosquito responsible for West Nile virus.

 

The need to spray a larger area is not necessary based on the entomology of the Culex species mosquito and the normal travel distance of this mosquito. Vector Control will be conducting the aerial spray in the evening, and at dusk, since that is the time the Culex is most active. Residents are reminded to check their property for standing water and to avoid, if possible, outdoor activities at dusk and dawn, wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. Use appropriate mosquito repellent with DEET for themselves and their children. Please call 361-826-2489 if you wish to report abandoned property or high grass or standing water.

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The Rain Was Nice But Let’s Work To Prevent Mosquitoes Now

Mosquito Control Around the Home

The most important thing citizens can do to reduce the risk of exposure to West Nile virus is to eliminate mosquito-breeding areas around the home and limit exposure to feeding mosquitoes. Many female mosquitoes can lay 100-300 eggs on the surface of fresh or stagnant water every third night during its life span. Here are some simple things citizens can do to eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites around the home:

  • Do not allow water to accumulate in the saucers of flowerpots, cemetery urns, or in pet dishes for more than two days.
  • Get rid of tin cans, old tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools, or other containers that collect and hold water.
  • Clean debris from rain gutters, remove standing water from flat roofs, and repair leaks around faucets and air conditioners.
  • Change the water in birdbaths and wading pools at least once a week.
  • Fill or drain puddles, ditches and swampy areas.
  • Check for trapped water in plastic or canvas tarps used to cover boats or pools, and arrange the tarp to drain the water.

Report abandoned property with high grass and standing water by email: Animal@cctexas.com

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WEST NILE MOSQUITO POSITIVE TRAP TESTS AT 400 BARTLETT, 5900 COLORADO AND 2800 DEMPSEY

The Corpus Christi Animal Control and Vector Services received a confirmation of West Nile virus in a mosquito in the 400 Block Bartlett, 5900 Colorado, and 2800 Dempsey from traps that were submitted August 9, 2016. A total of three detections, all repeat areas.

Vector Services has implemented the Mosquito Management Response Plan to this detection. The response entails the following:

  1. The spraying of a 1/2 mile radius around the area of the detection for three consecutive nights beginning tonight, weather permitting.
  2. Police Directed Patrol Officers and Neighborhood Services personnel will be attempting to locate any standing water in the affected neighborhood including examining abandoned properties.
  3. Vector Services will conduct continuing surveillance of mosquito traps in the immediate area for signs of the Culex species of mosquito responsible for West Nile virus.

The need to spray a larger area is not necessary based on the entomology of the Culex species mosquito and the normal travel distance of this mosquito. Vector Control will be conducting the aerial spray in the evening, and at dusk, since that is the time the Culex is most active.  Residents are reminded to check their property for standing water and to avoid, if possible, outdoor activities at dusk and dawn, wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. Use appropriate mosquito repellent with DEET for themselves and their children. Please call 361-826-2489 if you wish to report abandoned property or high grass or standing water.

 

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Island Hit And Run Driver Being Sought

Date: 08/14/2016    01:32 AM
Location: 14400 S.P.I.D.
Offense: Accident Involving Injury/Death
Traffic Code 550.021     Felony

Case Number: 1608140016

Police Hit and Run investigators are asking for your help in locating a suspect vehicle and the driver of that vehicle in a crash that seriously injured a 21 year old woman and a 23 year old man.   The crash occurred on Padre Island in the 14400 block of S. Padre Island Drive access road at about 1:32 a.m., Sunday morning near the Sonic restaurant.  The pedestrians were walking south bound on the access road toward Commodores Drive and the hit and run vehicle was also south bound when it struck them. The driver failed to stop and the vehicle fled the scene, continuing south bound after the crash.

Several witness reported that the suspect vehicle was a dark colored pick up truck.  The truck should have some degree of front end damage.

Update August 15, 2016 15:00-
Investigators released images of a truck for which they believe the operator may have information about this case. Investigators have not identified the truck as the suspect vehicle, but would like to speak to the operator of the truck to learn more details of this crash. Investigators would like help from the public to identify this vehicle and the person who operated the truck on the night of the crash. There are key features to point out about this truck which include side steps, and a trailer hitch.

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Anyone who has any  information about this crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600.   Senior Officer Earl Kronk is the lead investigator on this case.   He can be reached at 886-2688 or earlk@cctexas.com.   Information about unsolved crimes 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.

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