All posts by Lt. Michael Pena

Corpus Christi Impound lot Auction

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Time: 10:00 am (Gates open at 8:00 am)
Location: 5485 Greenwood

ON SITE AUCTION SALE AND LIVE ONLINE (WEBCAST)

REGISTRATION: visit https://siskauction.hibid.com/ to register and obtain further on-line auction instructions.

VIEWING: Friday, December 3, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Only registered bidders will be allowed to view the vehicles.
No purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing.
No one under 18 will be allowed.
Facemasks, face coverings and social distancing strongly encouraged

112 Cars, Pickups, Motorcycles.

CCPD IMpound lot Auction

Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 5485 Greenwood

 ON SITE AUCTION SALE AND LIVE ONLINE (WEBCAST)

REGISTRATION: visit https://siskauction.hibid.com/ to register and obtain further on-line auction instructions.

VIEWING: Friday, November 5, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

-Only registered bidders will be allowed to view the vehicles.
-No purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing.
-No one under 18 will be allowed.
-Facemasks, face coverings and social distancing strongly encouraged

107 Cars, Pickups, Motorcycles, Minibike, and EZGO cart.

To view pictures visit:  https://siskauction.hibid.com/

No Shave November

In the month of November, you may see some of our male officers with more facial hair then usual as they will be participating in “No Shave November”.

To support cancer awareness officers will be able to grow beards once they have made a $50.00 donation to the Corpus Christi Police Officers Association. The Association will then donate the collected funds to cancer fighting organizations. 

Our female officers were authorized to wear pink in their hair for the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness and will continue to wear pink in November.

Suspect Arrested in Two Robberies

On Thursday October 21, 2021 at 5:40 am several officers were dispatched to 5700 block of Kostoryz for a robbery at a convenience store. The officers contacted the clerk who told the officers that a Hispanic male walked in with his hand in his pocket and demanded money. The offender then departed the scene with an unspecified amount of money, and the clerk was able to give the officers a description of the offender.

On Thursday October 21, 2021 at 6:14 am officers were then dispatched to 6100 Ocean for a robbery at another convenience store. When the officers arrived, they contacted the clerk who told them that a Hispanic male entered the store with his hand in his pocket and demanded money. Again, the offender departed with an unspecified amount of money. The clerk was able to give a detailed description of the offender to include a description of his vehicle.

Officer Mauro Collazo-Perez was actively searching for the offender and his vehicle when he noticed a vehicle that fit the description in an apartment complex at 5600 Carroll Lane. Officer Collazo-Perez requested a backup unit and when Senior Officer Javier Cantu arrived, they were able to contact the offender, 21-year-old Caleb Gutierrez, at an apartment and place him into custody. Caleb Gutierrez was transported to the City Detention Center and booked for two counts of Aggravated Robbery with a $100,000.00 bond each.

This is a fine example of great police work by Officer Mauro Collazo-Perez, the responding Officers, Crime Scene Investigators, and Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division.

K9 Quina Retirement

K9 Quina became part of the Corpus Christi Police Department in May of 2015 as a single purpose narcotics detection K9. At the time Quina joined the Department her partner and handler was Senior Officer Sean Orsak. During their time together Quina competed at the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association Nationals and placed in the top 15 on three different occasions and her top finish being 3rd place in the team competition. 

K9 Quina’s largest single day currency detection was $280,000.00 while assisting the Drug Enforcement Agency on an operation. During her career Quina had numerous illicit drug seizures, in one day she had three separate K9 assists totaling 150 pounds of narcotics on the three different investigations.

Quina was partnered with Orsak from 2015 to June of 2019. Upon the retirement of Senior Officer Orsak, Quina was then partnered and handled by Senior Officer Kyle Simmons.

During Quina also had numerous drug and weapon seizures while partnered with Senior Officer Simmons. On one case, the United States Marshals and the CCPD Gang unit had gotten into a foot pursuit with a convicted felon that had numerous warrants for his arrest. After apprehension of the offender Quina was able to conduct an article search for any possible weapons that the male might of thrown during the pursuit. Quina was able to locate the offender’s hat and a loaded handgun in a bush that he had run past.

Quina also participated in numerous presentations for our local youth during career days, Red Ribbon week campaigns, and served as a great bridging tool between CCPD and our local youth. 

K9 Quina was given to retired Senior Officer Sean Orsak so that they could enjoy retirement together.

Congratulations to K9 Quina on a job well done, enjoy your retirement!

K9 Tanja Retirement

Police Service Dog Tanja was born in Sep 2011 in the Netherlands and came to the United States in Jan 2014 by Global K9 in Summerset Texas. Tanja was purchased for the Corpus Christi Police Department by the Corpus Christi Crime Control District in March 2014, and after being trained she entered service with CCPD Narcotics Division on March 23, 2014 with her handler Sen. Officer Chris Lynch.

Tanja assisted numerous Local, State and Federal Agencies which include Texas Dept of Public Safety, Drug Enforcement Agency, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs, Border Patrol, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Services. In 2018, Tanja received an award from the U.S. Postmaster General of the Southern District for her involvement in her successful efforts to thwart the shipment of high-grade Marijuana and THC infused products via the U.S. Mail.

During her career K9 Tanja is responsible for the seizure of $700,000 in U.S. Currency and over 5 Million dollars of illegal narcotics (street value).

K9 Tanja was retired in Jan 2019 due to an illness she contacted while working.  Tanja has recovered and is currently enjoying retirement with Sen. Officer Chris Lynch and his wife Melissa Lynch.

Congratulations to K9 Tanja on her retirement.

Proactive CCPD Officer leads to Arrest of Austin Homicide Suspect

On Monday, October 4, 2021, at 9:51 pm Senior Officer Manuel Hernandez was at 6800 South Padre Island Drive in the parking lot randomly running license plates to check for vehicles that may have been reported stolen. While running license plates the officer got information that one of the plates returned with an alert that vehicle had been involved in a homicide in Austin, Texas. The officer ran the name of 17-year-old Charles Walker and found that he had two active warrants for his arrest. The first warrant was a Homicide warrant out of Austin with a $150,000.00 bond and another for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon out of Bexar County with no bond.

The United States Marshal Gulf Coast Violent Offender & Fugitive Task Force were contacted, and they set up surveillance on the hotel room.  Marshalls observed Charles Walker attempt to get into his vehicle at which time he observed officers and began to flee on foot. Officers were able to quickly catch Charles Walker and placed him into custody. While speaking to Charles Walker he initially gave the officers a fictitious name. Charles Walker was charged with Evading on Foot, Fail to Identify as a Fugitive, the Homicide and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon warrants.

Additional officers contacted the other residents of the hotel room and found that both were in possession of others identifying information. 26-year-old Megan Turner and 23-year-old Trenton Hobdy were both charged with Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information. All three were transported to the City Detention Center for booking.

WOMEN IN POLICING SEMINAR

The Corpus Christi Police Department will be hosting a “Women In Policing Seminar” on October 13, 2021 at the Corpus Christi Police Department Training Center located at 4510 Corona Drive.

If you like to attend the seminar, please RSVP at imeldab@cctexas.com . If you have any questions about becoming a police officer, you can reach a recruiter at 361-826-2978.

We look forward to meeting you!

Apply at and learn more about CCPD at:
https://careers.ccpolice.com/

Stay connected with the CCPD on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/CorpusChristiPD

CCPD impound lot auction

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – Gates open @ 8:00 am
Location: 5485 Greenwood

ON SITE AUCTION SALE AND LIVE ONLINE (WEBCAST)

REGISTRATION: visit https://siskauction.hibid.com/ to register and obtain further on-line auction instructions.

VIEWING: Friday, October 1, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Only registered bidders will be allowed to view the vehicles.

No purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing.
No one under 18 will be allowed.
Facemasks, face coverings and social distancing strongly encouraged.

95 Cars, Pickups, one boat and trailers

CCPD impound lot Auction

ON SITE AUCTION SALE AND LIVE ONLINE (WEBCAST)

Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 5485 Greenwood

REGISTRATION: visit https://siskauction.hibid.com/ to register and obtain further on-line auction instructions.

VIEWING: Friday, September 3, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Only registered bidders will be allowed to view the vehicles.

-No purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing.
-No one under 18 will be allowed.
-Facemasks, face coverings and social distancing strongly encouraged.