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Weber homicide suspect arrested

 

Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019 3:50 am
Location: 5200 Weber
Incident: Murder
Case Number: 1912290035

On Sunday, December 29, 2019 officers were dispatched to the 5200 block of Weber for a shooting with injuries. When the officers arrived, they found the 29-year-old male victim unresponsive and began performing CPR. The victim was transported to the hospital by medics where he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

The Robbery/Homicide Section diligently investigated the case and on Wednesday January 8, 2020 were able to secure a Murder arrest warrant for 19-year-old Khalid Runnels. The Gang Unit immediately began to search for Khalid Runnels and located him at a residence on the 3900 block of Montego. The Gang Unit was able to apprehend Khalid, and he was transported to the City Detention Center for processing.

Khalid Runnels was charged with one count of Murder with a bond set at $250,000.

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DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE

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The Corpus Christi Police Department would like to remind our community not to drink and drive this holiday season.

Should you decide to consume alcohol we encourage you to drink responsibly and choose one of the following options.

-Stay at home
-Designated driver
-Ride share company
-Taxi cab
-Apollo Towing

During this holiday season there will be additional officers dedicated to stopping suspected intoxicated drivers. Should you see an intoxicated driver be sure to call the Corpus Christi Police Department at 911 or 361-886-2600.

Let’s all do are part to “End the Streak” of fatal crashes on our roads.

Elgin Capital Murder Offender Arrested

Jose Luis Ramirez

Jose Luis Ramirez

On Thursday, December 5, 2019 officers were dispatched to 1200 Elgin in reference to two bodies inside a house. When the officers arrived, they found two deceased adult males inside the residence.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division responded and quickly began to investigate this incident. A suspect was quickly identified and found to have several active warrants for his arrest. The suspect was picked up on Friday December 6th by the United States Marshal Service and the Corpus Christi Gang Unit for three unrelated warrants for his arrest. At the time of his arrest he was additionally charged with Theft of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. The offender, 27-year-old Jose Luis Ramirez, was then transported to the City Detention Center to be booked in for the charges and active warrants.

The Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Detectives continued following up on the Capital Murder case that occurred on 1200 Elgin. On Monday, December 9th the detectives were able to secure a Capital Murder warrant with a $1,000,000.00 bond for Jose Ramirez, he remains at the Nueces County jail.

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12-07-19 Impound Auction

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Corpus Christi City Police Impound Auction

5485 Greenwood Drive Corpus Christi TX 78417

Every 1st Saturday of the Month, rain or shine, AMT Auction Marketing will be conducting the abandoned vehicle auction for the City of Corpus Christi Police Impound

This auction may consist of police impounded autos, trucks, SUV’s, RVs. trailers, motorcycles, boats and personal property

**Inventory is subject to change as releases happen during the month prior to the auction**

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

Viewing and Pre-Registration: Friday, December 6, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Viewing and Pre-Registration: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am

AUCTION STARTS at 10:00 am  

Early Registration is highly recommended.

We open at 8:00 am for Registration on Auction Day.

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Battle on the Bay

Miller Veterans Helmets

On Friday November 29th at 2:00 pm the Miller Buccaneers and Veterans Memorial Eagles will face off on the gridiron. We want fans for both teams to have a safe and great time during the game.

If you are going to the game be sure to arrive early and bring your patience as there may be congestion due to all the fans attending this sold out event. Be sure to lock your vehicle and do not leave any valuables in your car.

To be diplomatically correct The Corpus Christi Police Department will simply shout “GO TEAM!”

October 2019 Officer Of the Month

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Senior Officer J.D. Garza

On October 29, 2019 at 3:30 am, Senior Officer J.D. Garza contacted a subject at the 2400 block of Morris Street when he believed him to be committing an auto burglary.

As the officer went to contact the suspect, he could smell a strong odor of fresh marijuana coming from the vehicle.

As the officer investigated, he observed narcotics in plain view in the suspects vehicle. In total it was discovered that the suspect had over 3.5 LBS of Marijuana, Heroin, Crack Cocaine, Crystal Meth, Illicit Mushrooms, THC Oil, an assortment of non-prescribed pills and $3,068.00 in assorted bills. Most of the illicit narcotics were discovered within the arrested subject’s vehicle and some on his person.

Senior Officer J. D. Garza’s daily effort to fight crime does not go unnoticed and thus he has been selected as the Operations Officer of the month for October 2019.

“end the streak”

end the streak

More than 3,600 people lost their lives on Texas roadways in 2018. There’s been a death every day on Texas roads for nearly 19 years straight-that’s almost 67,000 people. And that’s a streak we want to break.

How can we end the streak? Most crashes and fatalities are due to drunkenness, distracted driving or failure to use seat belts. In other words, they’re preventable. Ending the streak is in your hands.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Buckle up: Seat belts are your first line of defense.
  • Drive the speed limit, or slower, depending on road or weather conditions.
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Plan a sober ride home.
  • When driving, put your phone away or set to “Do Not Disturb”.

Let’s “End The Streak” together!

Show your support for safer driving in Texas by reminding your fellow drivers of our shared responsibility. Use #EndTheStreakTX on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media accounts. And remember, we’re on these roads together!

Corpus Christi Police impound Auction

11-16-19 Impound Lot Auctionhttp://amtauctions.com/

Corpus Christi City Police Impound Auction

5485 Greenwood Drive Corpus Christi TX 78417

Every 1st Saturday of the Month, rain or shine, AMT Auction Marketing will be conducting the abandoned vehicle auction for the City of Corpus Christi Police Impound

This auction may consist of police impounded autos, trucks, SUV’s, RVs. trailers, motorcycles, boats and personal property

**Inventory is subject to change as releases happen during the month prior to the auction**

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

Viewing and Pre-Registration: Friday, November 15, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Viewing and Pre-Registration: Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am

AUCTION STARTS at 10:00 am  

Early Registration is highly recommended.

We open at 8:00 am for Registration on Auction Day.

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Child abuse Video update

On Thursday 11-07-19 the Corpus Christi Police Department received a video from several different sources showing a child being abused.

This video was posted on a local Facebook group and ultimately found its way to us. Since then we have actively attempted to identify the suspect, child, and location of the incident so that this incident can be addressed.

At this time all indications are that the incident did not occur in our jurisdiction and that it occurred in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. We have also received information that this incident may have happened over a year ago.

We are working to identify the specific location of occurrence in Mexico so that the Child Protective Services equivalent in Mexico can be notified, and an investigation can be performed.

We would like to thank all our community that have passed on invaluable information to assist us in this investigation.

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Outlaw Motorcycle Gang arrest operation

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On October 31, 2019, the Corpus Christi Police Department Gang Unit spearheaded a multi-agency operation which included Texas Department of Public Safety, Alice Police Department, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The operation apprehended the following Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members and associates for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity (first-degree felony) and Robbery (second-degree felony). The charges are based on an assault and robbery involving a rival Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member at a local business.

Ernesto Benavides (39 years of age)
Francisco Jorge Natal O’Conner (39 years of age)
Joshua Lee Rivas (28 years of age)
Mark Anthony Caton (38 years of age)
Mark Cadena (39 years of age)
Nathan Iruegas (17 years of age)
Nathan Nichols (43 years of age)
Romeo Trevino (39 years of age)
Mark Edward Mandel (55 years of age)

The multi-agency operation is ongoing and is continuing to search for 51-year-old Manuel Hernandez who is wanted for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and Robbery.

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Manuel Hernandez
Wanted for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and Robbery

If you have any information on his location contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2600 or Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS.