Labor Day 2021 is upon us and the Corpus Christi Police Department would like all our community to have a safe & fun time.
If you are traveling to the Island be aware that there will be congestion, be sure to be patient and we will work hard to move the traffic along.
There will be additional officers both on the Island and beach ensuring that everyone is safe.
-If you plan on drinking alcohol have a designated driver, use a ride share or taxicab. -This weekend will be a DWI “No Refusal” weekend. Should you be arrested for DWI and you refuse a blood draw a warrant will be issued for the blood work. -The speed limit on the beach is 15 mph and all traffic laws apply on the beach. -No glass containers are allowed on the beach. -If you are traveling on the beach be sure to purchase a beach parking permit.
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.
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.
Lieutenant Maria Huerta-Garcia is a 17-year veteran officer and began her career with the Corpus Christi Police Department in May 2004.
During her 17 years on the department Lt. Huerta-Garcia has served in the Uniform Patrol Division, was a Field Training Officer, held a key role in Administration as the Accreditation Manager, and Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2015. As a first line supervisor she served again in the Uniform Patrol Division and Traffic Safety Section before transferring to the Training Division in 2019 as the Police Academy Coordinator.
Lt. Huerta-Garcia has been awarded Patrol Officer of the Month three times, received a Letter of Recognition and Letter of Commendation while in patrol, a letter of Appreciation from Narcotic/Vice Investigation Division, has competed for and successfully been awarded Physical Fitness Top Tier since the inception of the award.
In addition to serving her Corpus Christi community Lt. Huerta-Garcia serves her nation as a reservist with the United States Coast Guard.
Date: Saturday July 3, 2021 Time: 2:24 am Location: 3100 Magnolia Offense: Murder Case Number: 2107030020
On Saturday July 3, 2021 at 2:24 am Officers were dispatched to 3100 Magnolia about a shooting. When the officers arrived, they found a 36-year-old adult male in the driveway with life threating in juries. The officers attempted to provide life saving measures, but the male passed at the scene.
Detectives with the Robbery / Homicide responded to the scene and determined that this was an argument between acquaintances that escalated to a shooting.
Two offenders were also injured during the shooting and they fled the scene in a vehicle to a local hospital. One of the offenders, a 24-year-old male, was dropped off to receive treatment while 35-year-old Raul Salazar travelled to Cole Park where he was contacted by patrol officers. Raul Salazar was subsequently placed into custody for murder and the other offender is currently in the hospital in stable condition.
All parties in this homicide have been contacted and there are no one outstanding at this time.
This is still an active and ongoing investigation. If you have any information pertaining to this incident, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.
Interim Chief of Police David Blackmon along with Mayor Paulette Guajardo unveiled a half police vehicle and half taxicab as part of the “Choose Your Ride” campaign.
This vehicle will be used as a static display to remind our community of the consequences of driving while intoxicated.
The Corpus Christi Police Department reminds our community that there are alternatives to drinking and driving. We encourage the use of a designated driver, taxicab, or rideshare so that you may arrive home safely.
Thank you to Scott Corliss with A/C & R Services for funding the vinyl wrap for the vehicle.
VIEWING: Friday, July 2, 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
126 Motorcycles, Cars, Pickups, Trailers and Boats
If you are looking for a challenging and fulfilling job, consider applying as a 9-1-1 MetroCom Dispatcher. A dispatcher serves the entire county, not only law enforcement, but fire and medical emergency services.
We are currently seeking qualified applicants who are seeking a challenging career as a MetroCom 9-1-1 Dispatcher. If you would like to become a MetroCom 9-1-1 dispatcher either select this link https://www.cctexas.com/…/police…/9-1-1-dispatchers or use the QR code to the Corpus Christi Career Space.
Missing person alerts are used to get information out to the public in hope of receiving tips and then leads to the recovery of a person in danger. There are currently six different types of alerts and each categorize a different type of missing or abducted individual.
AMBER Alert Notifies the public when a child has been abducted and is believed to be in danger of sexual assault, bodily injury, or death.
Silver Alert Notifies the public of a missing older adult with a documented mental condition.
Blue Alert Notifies the public of a wanted violent criminal who has killed or seriously wounded a local, state, or federal law enforcement officer.
Endangered Missing Persons Alert Notifies the public of a missing person (of any age) with an intellectual disability.
Camo Alert Notifies the public of a missing current or former member of the United States armed forces, including the National Guard or a reserve or auxiliary unit of any branch of the armed forces who is struggling with mental illness.
CLEAR Notifies the public of missing, kidnapped, or abducted adult or adults who are in immediate danger of injury or death.