All posts by Lt. Michael Pena

CCpd impound lot auction

Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10:00 am

LIVE ONLINE (WEBCAST) AND ON-SITE AUCTION SALE

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

VIEWING:  Friday, January 15, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Only registered bidders will be allowed to view the vehicles.
There will be a limit on how many bidders enter the gates to view vehicles.
No group viewing.
No purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing.
No one under 18 will be allowed.
Facemask / Face Covering required to enter lot.

SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE MONITORED

CCPD Impound lot auction

Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 10:00 am

LIVE ONLINE (WEBCAST) AND ON-SITE AUCTION SALE

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

VIEWING:  Friday, January 1, 2021 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

-Only registered bidders will be allowed to view the vehicles
-There will be a limit on how many bidders enter the gates to view vehicles
-No group viewing
-No purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing
-No one under 18 will be allowed
-Facemask / Face Covering required to enter lot

-SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE MONITORED

discharging fireworks is illegal

The Corpus Christi Police Department is committed to ensuring that citizens of the city as well as visitors have a safe and enjoyable New Year’s night.

We want to remind our community that discharging fireworks in the city limits to include the beach, is illegal. The Corpus Christi Police Department will have additional officers patrolling the city for any firework violations. If you are caught discharging fireworks it could cost, you up to $2000.

If there are fireworks being discharged in your neighborhood please call the non-emergency number (361-886-2600) to report violations.

4800 Leopard homicide suspect arrested

Date: Saturday December 26, 2020
Time: 5:30 am
Location: 4800 Leopard
Incident: Murder
Case Number: 2012260019

On Saturday December 26th at approximately 5:30 am officers were dispatched to 4800 Leopard for a “man down” in a vehicle.

When the officers arrived, they found a deceased 40-year-old male slumped over the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began to investigate this unattended death.

The detective’s investigation led to the incident being classified as a homicide and developed information that 34-year-old Stephanie Ysassi was involved.  A Murder warrant was secured for her arrest with a $1,000,000.00 bond.

At 5:30 pm an officer was flagged down for a disturbance at 2200 Leopard where he contacted Stephanie Ysassi. She was placed into custody for the outstanding Murder warrant and transported to the City Detention Center.

Detectives with the Homicide Section continue to investigate the homicide and are asking for help. If you have any information, please call 885-2840 or if you would like to be anonymous you can call crime stoppers at 888-TIPS.

HOMICIDE OFFENDER ARRESTED

Date: Sunday, December 20th
Time: 3:46 am
Location: 600 Shoreline Boulevard
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 2012200019

On Sunday, December 20th, at approximately 3:46 am officers were dispatched to 600 Shoreline for a shooting victim that had been transported to the hospital.

When the officers arrived, they contacted all the males that were in the vehicle and found that the front passenger, a 23-year-old male, had been shot. Detectives with the Homicide Section responded to the scene to begin their investigation.

During the investigation the detectives determined that the driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Robert Benavides, was the offender. He was placed into custody and charged with Murder with a $500,000.00 bond.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation and if anyone has any additional information related to this Homicide, you are asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2840. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477). Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Homicide Offender apprehended

Date: Saturday December 19th
Time: 1:21 am
Location: 1500 Ocean Drive (Cole Park Amphitheatre)
Offense: Homicide
Case: 2012190013

On Saturday December 19th at 1:21 am Officers were dispatched to the 1500 Block of Ocean Drive at the Cole Park Amphitheatre for shots fired.

When the officers arrived, they found that 3 adult individuals had been shot. A 36-year-old female sustained serious injuries, 37-year-old male sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and a 58-year-old male was deceased.

Homicide Detectives responded to the scene, began to investigate, and were quickly able to identify the offender as 21-year-old Jimmie Williams. The Gang Unit began to search the city, located Jimmie Williams and place him into custody. Jimmie Williams bond was set at $1,000,000.00 for Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation and if anyone has any additional information related to this Homicide, you are asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2840. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477). Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Homicide Offender in custody

Date: Wednesday December 16th
Time: 10:15 pm
Location: 4300 Surfside
Offense: Homicide

On Wednesday, December 16th, at approximately 10:15 pm officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Surfside Boulevard for a shooting. When the officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old Hispanic Male deceased in the parking lot and requested Robbery Homicide Detectives to the scene.

The Homicide Detectives conducted their investigation and were able to identify 18-year-old Nathan Iruegas as the offender. On December 17th at approximately 7:00 am the Detectives secured a warrant with a $1,000,000.00 bond for his arrest. Due to the extensive search by Corpus Christ Police officers and the United States Marshal Task Force Nathan turned himself into the Nueces County Jail today at 10:42 am.

We have updated the post with a current booking photo.

Person of Interest in Osage Homicide

Date: 11-08-20
Time: 11:52 pm
Location: 400 Osage
Offense: Murder

The Detectives of the Criminal Investigation Division are attempting to contact person of interest, 18-year-old Jayden Gutierrez, about a homicide that occurred on the 400 Block of Osage. Jayden is a Hispanic male 5’5” 140 lbs. with Brown hair and Brown eyes.

If you have any information contact the Police Department at 261-886-2600 or if you would like to be anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8477).

Pedestrian & bicyclist safety

As you travel either as a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorist be sure to look out for one another. Here are some helpful tips for pedestrians and bicyclist.

What can pedestrians do to stay safe?

Always use sidewalks. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic.
Always use crosswalks. Look left, then right, then left again before crossing.
Yield to vehicles.
Don’t assume traffic will stop for you.
Make eye contact with drivers before crossing.
Walk to the right in crosswalks to allow others to pass on your left.
Look left and right before exiting a bus.
Be aware that parked cars or other obstacles can block your view of oncoming traffic.
Exit your car on the curb side of the street if possible.

What if there is no crosswalk?

Check for a crosswalk further up or down the street.
Don’t jaywalk. If you’re hit while jaywalking, the driver may not be liable, and insurance may not cover your injuries.

Holiday Season Safety

With the holiday season upon us the Corpus Christi Police Department would like to pass on some safety tips.

Lock your cars, take your keys and never leave packages visible in your vehicle.
Try to coordinate delivery of packages so that you are home.
Write down serial numbers to valuable items in your house or of new gifts you receive.
Be sure to lock up your bicycle when you travel around the city.
When using a credit or debit card be sure to cover the pin pad when you enter your personal PIN number.
Monitor your banking accounts for any fraudulent activity.

If you are a victim of a crime be sure to call us at 361-886-2600 or 911.

May all the citizens of our community have a safe and wonderful holiday season.