All posts by Lt. Michael Pena

HOW TO SPOT AND REPORT PRICE GOUGING

Price gouging is defined as:

§17.46(b) of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act provides that it is a false, misleading, or deceptive act or practice to take advantage of a disaster declared by the Governor under Chapter 418, Government Code, or the President by:

  1. Selling or leasing fuel, food, medicine, lodging, building materials, construction tools, or another necessity at an exorbitant or excessive price;
    or
  2. Demanding an exorbitant or excessive price in connection with the sale or lease of fuel, food, medicine, lodging, building materials, construction tools, or another necessity.

If you observe price gouging you can report it to the Attorney General of Texas office using the link below.

How to Spot and Report Price Gouging
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/disaster-and-emergency-scams/how-spot-and-report-price-gouging

File a Consumer Complaint
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/file-consumer-complaint

traffic plans for water distribution sites

The Corpus Christi Police Department will be assisting at the five water distribution centers. Be sure to follow the officers direction and signage to ensure a quick and safe operation.

The sites will be open today, Friday February 19, at 3:00 pm and close at 7:00 pm.

Locations have been identified for each City Council District:

District 1 – Hilltop Senior Center, 11425 Leopard Street
District 2 – Health Department, 1702 Horne Road
District 3 – Natatorium, 3202 Cabaniss Road
District 4 – Ethel Eyerly Senior Center, 654 Graham Road
District 5 – Bill Witt Park, 6869 Yorktown Boulevard

Hard freeze

The National Weather Service expects a hard freeze tonight beginning around midnight until 9 am.

Unless necessary, stay home between midnight and 9:00 am.
If you must travel, leave early and give yourself extra time to arrive safely.
Drivers should exercise extreme caution after midnight when travelling on freeway system.
Don’t tailgate other drivers.
Slow down and watch for ice on overpasses.

If involved in minor accident on freeway system, drive off to the nearest exit ramp and report the crash to police.

How to spot and report Price gouging

Price gouging is defined as:

§17.46(b) of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act provides that it is a false, misleading, or deceptive act or practice to take advantage of a disaster declared by the Governor under Chapter 418, Government Code, or the President by:

  1. Selling or leasing fuel, food, medicine, lodging, building materials, construction tools, or another necessity at an exorbitant or excessive price;
    or
  2. Demanding an exorbitant or excessive price in connection with the sale or lease of fuel, food, medicine, lodging, building materials, construction tools, or another necessity.

If you observe price gouging you can report it to the Attorney General of Texas office using the link below.

How to Spot and Report Price Gouging
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/disaster-and-emergency-scams/how-spot-and-report-price-gouging

File a Consumer Complaint
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/file-consumer-complaint

Response to Crashes during cold snap

If you are involved in a crash on the highway system in Corpus Christi and you can move your vehicles off the roadway, please do so.

If there are injuries due to the crash, call 911 and an officer will respond as quickly as possible.

If there are no injuries call the non-emergency number (886-2600) and ask the dispatcher for a sequence number for the call for service. Exchange information with the other driver and complete a CR-2 “Blue Form” using the link below at your earliest convenience. You can direct file the CR-2 with your insurance company.  

At this time Officers will not be working traffic crashes where there are no injuries.  

Link to Texas Department of Transportation “Blue Form”
https://www.signnow.com/fill-and-sign-pdf-form/43-blue-form-texas-2015-2018?gclid=CjwKCAiAsaOBBhA4EiwAo0_AnD54jHyU4t0SLtq3b6r7q2c7QxytvsqeeFd1av9lPvi0X2SBlnjJYRoCxfYQAvD_BwE

Protect your pets

For the next several days the temperatures in Corpus Christi will be extremely cold, not only for our residents but animals that rely on our care.

To report pets that are left unattended in the cold call the Corpus Christi Police Department non-emergency line at 361-886-2600.

We are using Patrol Officers in addition to Animal Care Officers to respond to these calls as quickly as possible.

Black History month Remembering those that came before us.

Evan M. Mack was Deputy City Marshal in May 25, 1885 and again in 1891. A brick mason and a widower with two sons, Mack was an Army veteran, enlisting as a free Black man in Company I, 116th Infantry US Colored Infantry Regiment from 1864 to 1867. From 1867 to 1874, Mack was with the 24th and the 38th US Infantry Regiments. In Corpus Christi, he was the first captain of Robert’s Rifles, the first militia company in Nueces County after the Civil War. When black militia companies were dissolved, the group was renamed Bluff City Guards with Mack serving as their first captain. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery.

MESTINA HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARRESTED

Date: Thursday January 28th
Time: 11:37 pm
Location: 1000 Mestina
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 2101280155

On January 28th at 11:37 pm, officers were dispatched to 1000 block Mestina for an unconscious male on the ground. When the officers arrived on the scene, they located an adult male who had been shot and he was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  

Officers reviewed surveillance footage in the area, and it was determined that the male was shot at approximately 10:28 pm by a male driving a small, white in color crossover vehicle, possibly a Cadillac. Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation into the death.

During the detective’s investigation they determined that 41-year-old Robert Moore was involved in the homicide. The detectives secured a murder arrest warrant with a bond of $1,000,000.00 for the arrest of Robert Moore.

On Saturday January 30th the Corpus Christi Gang Unit and the US Marshal Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force were able to apprehend Robert Moore for the warrant. He was transported to the City Detention Center for booking.