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July officers of the month

Munoz, Michael

Senior Officer Michael Munoz

Cisneros, Armando

Officer Armando Cisneros

On July 13, 2019 Senior Officer Michael Munoz and Officer Armando Cisneros were following up on a shot fired call that occurred the day before at on the 6800 block of Everhart at convenience store.

Through their investigation they believed that the suspects involved in the shooting had also been involved in several auto burglaries that occurred on the south side of town. As the officers continued their investigation, they were alerted to a subject breaking into vehicles in the area of 6700 Everhart. When the officers arrived, they contacted a juvenile suspect and found him in possession of a stolen handgun and several items taken from other burglaries. It was found that the juvenile suspect had been involved in twelve auto burglaries, two criminal mischief’s, a shooting, and an aggravated assault over a two-day period.

S/O Michael Munoz and Officer Armando Cisneros are recognized as Officers of the Month for their dedication to duty and for enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Corpus Christi.

CORPUS CHRISTI CITY POLICE IMPOUND AUCTION

09-07-19 Impound Lot Auction

5485 Greenwood Drive Corpus Christi TX 78417

118 Cars, Pickups, & Motorcycles

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, September 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

Viewing and Pre-Registration: Saturday, September 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.

AMT Auction Marketing

Notify CCPD of any threats

In the wake of the Texas active shooter events the Corpus Christi Police Department wants to encourage our community to notify us of any possible threats.

The Corpus Christi Police Department can always be reached at either 911 for an emergency or 361-886-2600 for non-emergency contact.

In addition to notifying the Corpus Christi Police Department you may also notify the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on their website https://www.fbi.gov/tips.

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New age limit for tobacco products

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Effective September 1, 2019 the new legal age to purchase cigarettes, e-cigarettes or tobacco products will change to 21 years of age. It is also a violation to sell, give or cause to be sold or given to an individual under the age of 21 years of age.

A violation will be classified as a Class C Misdemeanor which includes a fine up to $500.

There is an exception to the law if you are 18 years of age and present at the time of purchase a valid military identification card of the United States military forces or the state military forces.

The Health District’s Environmental and Consumer Health Division will continue to respond to smoking complaints in food establishments and other public venues where smoking is prohibited. The new law will not affect the Health District’s processes since they respond to all smoking complaints regardless of age.

Wanted Robbery Suspect Arrested

20-year-old Matthew Reyna has been apprehended by the United States Marshal Task Force for the active aggravated robbery warrant that was issued for his arrest on 07-23-19.

Matthew Reyna was tracked down to a residence where he was apprehended and then transported to jail.

The warrant was issued after it was found that he was involved in an aggravated robbery of a business at the 3900 block of Weber road.REYNA,MATTHEW Arrested

Tax free weekend additional police presence

August 9th through the 11th is the annual tax free weekend and the Corpus Christi Police Department wants it to be a safe time for our community.

During this time we will have additional officers patrolling the shopping centers for your safety.

Should you need any assistance be sure to flag down one of these officers or if one is not near call us at either 911 or our non emergency number at 886-2600.

Be safe and have a great shopping experience!

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Robbery and Burglary Suspect apprehended

The Corpus Christi Police Department has apprehended 29-year-old Gilbert Trevino after an investigation determined that he was involved in several crimes within our city.

The Criminal Investigation Division Property Crimes detectives were assigned two separate burglary to a business cases. The first burglary occurred on 07-29-19 at the 3500 block of Leopard while the second occurred on 08-02-19 at the 4000 block of Weber.

During the investigation they determined that Gilbert Trevino was involved in both burglaries and two separate warrants were issued for his arrest.

The Uniform Division officers were able to apprehend Gilbert and during an interview with detectives he admitted to his involvement in a robbery that occurred on 08-04-19 at the 3500 block of Leopard.

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Preparing for an active Shooter situation

Unfortunately, active shooters incidents have become too common. The Corpus Christi Police Department wants all our community to be safe no matter where they are.

I heard this saying once and it has stuck with me “Your body will not go where your mind has not already been”. Officers are trained to think of the “What if’s”, what if this happens what will I do. We are taught to constantly go over scenarios in our mind so that when something bad happens we have a plan to act.

This will work with our community as well.

When you are at out during your day think about the “what ifs”. What if there is an active shooter at my current location? Do I know where the exits are? If one of the exits is in the path of the shooter, do I have a secondary exit? If I can not get out, can I barricade a door to keep the shooter from entering? If I must defend myself what can I use as a weapon?

Have a plan, know your exits, run from the threat, hide if you can’t, and fight if you must!

Know that the Corpus Christi Police Department is on the way to stop the threat.

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“Keep the change” when it comes to Panhandlers

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The Corpus Christi Police Department knows that there are a lot of kind-hearted people in our community and that they want to help whenever they can. Rather than giving panhandlers money when approached we suggest that you donate to one of the many shelters and outreach centers.

If you are approached by a panhandler and they are aggressive in their request for money you can always call the non-emergency number at 361-886-2600 to report the incident.

If you would like to participate in resolving issues with the homeless, we suggest becoming a member of the Corpus Christi Homeless Issue Partnership (HIP) which is a non profit organization and meets every second Thursday of each month at City Hall in the sixth-floor conference room at 11:00 am.

To become a member of the Homeless Issue Partnership, visit the cities web page here:

https://www.cctexas.com/departments/housing-and-community-development/homeless-programs/hip

We do encourage our community to “Keep the Change”.