All posts by Lt. J.C. Hooper

Suspicious Death-Body Found near Peary Place

Date: June 08, 2016  10:51 p.m.
Location: 1900 Gaslight
Incident: Suspicious Death
Crash Number: 1606070069

A deceased female was found last night near the 1900 block of Gaslight at about 11 p.m. Investigators are working to identify the female and determine the cause of her death.  This area is near the Peary Place Neighborhood and the Cayo Del Oso.  This case is in the early stages of the investigation and we have no further information to release at this time.

Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep the identity secret of anyone who provides information to Crime Stoppers. Anyone who has information about an unsolved crime should call 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. If the information leads to an arrest, it may earn the caller a cash reward.

 

 

Witness Being Sought- Fatal Crash

Black TruckDate: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1:27 a.m.
5800 Weber Road
Offense: Fatality Crash
Case Number: 1605140017

Police traffic investigators are reaching out to the occupants of a black pick up truck that was involved in a minor crash prior to a fatal crash.  The black pick up probably sustained rear end damage in that minor crash.  Investigators believe that there were also several passengers in the truck at the time of this incident.

The driver of the truck is not a suspect in the fatal crash investigation but is thought to be a witness to the events prior to the fatal crash.

Anybody with information about this truck is encouraged to call the traffic investigators at 886-2689.

 

 

 

Morgan Avenue Murder- Update

Date: 5/2/2016    12:10 AM
Location: 3100 Morgan Avenue
Offense: Murder
P.C.  19.02      First Degree Felony

Case Number: 1605020002

We believe that Jesus Espino and Javier Castro were involved in this Murder.   It appears that they were transported across the border into Mexico the same day of the murder. No arrest warrants exist at this time

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Jesus Espino
Javier Castro
Javier Castro

 

 Anyone who has information about these two suspects should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2840. Information about unsolved crimes may also 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morgan Avenue Murder- Update

Date: 5/2/2016    12:10 AM
Location: 3100 Morgan Avenue
Offense: Murder
P.C.  19.02      First Degree Felony

Case Number: 1605020002


Corpus Christi Police Homicide Detectives are looking into a dispute that led to a shooting in the parking lot of a nightclub located at 3149 Morgan Avenue.  

Officers arrived at the scene and found a 27 year old female with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head.  The female was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital by CCFD EMS were she was later pronounced dead.

Mary Elizabeth Cantu, 10/09/1965, was arrested on 05/02/2016 at 5:10 p.m. on a charge of Hindering Apprehension.  She is accused of transporting the suspect and two witnesses into Mexico several hours after the shooting.

Corpus Christi Police would like anyone with any information about this case to provide that information to Homicide Detectives by calling 886-2600. The public is encouraged to provide any information they believe may be related to this case no matter how seemingly insignificant and the public should not assume Police have the information.

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Suspect In Reported Kidnapping Attempt Has Been Identified

 

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 17:25
Location: 3100 Ruth
Street
Offense: Kidnapping (attempted) (Texas Penal Code Section 20.03) 3rd degree felony
Case Number: 1603300143

The suspect of this reported Kidnapping attempt has been positively identified.

Persistence, hard work, and acute observation skills by Lt. Brian Hill paid off yesterday and he was able to find the person that was wanted for questioning in this March 30 incident.  The suspect cooperated with Lt. Hill and spoke with investigators yesterday evening.  He was released at this time pending further investigation and consultation with the District Attorneys Office.

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Whitewing Drive Burglary/Shooting Suspect Has Been Booked

Anthony Molina, 08/19/1981,  was booked at the City Detention Center on 05/05/2016 at 1:39 p.m. Molina had been in a local hospital, under guard, since the time that he was taken into custody.  He was booked on a Warrant that stemmed from charges related to the Burglary, Shooting, and Evading Arrest incident that occurred in the 6700 Block of Whitewing Dr. on April 30, 2016.

Molina was transferred to the Nueces County Jail and is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives would like to have complete information related to this case and urge anyone with any information about this case to call 886-2600 and provide the information to Detectives in reference to case number 1604300013.

The Corpus Christi Police have Crime Victim’s Advocates and encourage anyone in Corpus Christi in a potentially violent relationship to reach out to Police and community resources for early intervention

SEXUAL ASSAULT WARRANT ARREST

Mr. Ryan Alan Krietsch, 07/16/1982, was arrested in San Diego, Texas on 04/21/16 at about 6 p.m. by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. He was arrested on a warrant for Sexual Assault. Krietsch was magistrated in Duval County and transferred to Nueces County. He was booked into the Nueces County Jail on the warrant that carried a $125,000 Bond. Krietsch was previously employed at John Paul High School and San Diego High School.

The investigation is ongoing for this reported Sexual Assault. Anyone who knows any additional information about this reported crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2840 reference CCPD case #1602170155.

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.

Man Wanted on numerous warrants gets away, for now…

Issac Collins

Issac  Collins, 02/27/1987,  Image is from 2013

U.S. Marshals and C.C.P.D. attempted to take Mr. Issac Collins, 02/27/1987, into custody at about 9:45 p.m. last night. He evaded arrest and pursuing Officers thought that they had him located in the attic of a home in the 2200 block of Baldwin Blvd.   CCPD SWAT was called because they have specialized training and equipment that would assist in taking this fugitive into custody from that challenging environment in a safe and timely manner.  Mr. Collins was not located.   The SWAT operation was concluded at about 01:45 a.m. this morning but the search continues for Mr. Collins by several agencies.  Issac Collins is wanted out of Brewster County on numerous property crime related warrants.

 Anyone who knows any additional information about this fugitive or any other crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600. Information about unsolved crimes may also 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.

 

 

 

CCPD Social Media Success- Missing Children Were Quickly Located

At about 7:20 yesterday evening, Officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Violet Road in response to a call for three missing children. Responding Officers and concerned neighbors did an extensive search of the area and the missing children were not found.  Supervising officers at the scene obtained images of the missing children and contacted the CCPD Public Information Office.   The images of the children and details of the event were posted to the CCPD Facebook and Twitter accounts and a short time later, a call came into Metrocom that citizen who follows CCPD on Social Media had seen the children on an RTA bus. Metrocom employees made contact with RTA via our shared communication system and were able to have the bus located and stopped. Officers were able to confirm the children were on the bus and the children were transported back to their home at about 10:30 P.M.  All three children were in good condition and appeared unharmed.

Social media worked this time.  Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, but please remember to call 911 for emergency Police Service.

Corpus Christi Assault Victim from 2006 Dies

Mr. Ricardo Guadiana, 08/24/1980, died near San Antonio on 03/09/2016. The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that the cause of death was blunt force trauma directly related to the aggravated assault that occurred here in Corpus Christi on 09/27/2006. Three offenders were charged and convicted of aggravated assault for the incident that occurred in the 1700 block of 16th Street.