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How to spot and report Price gouging

Price gouging is defined as:

§17.46(b) of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act provides that it is a false, misleading, or deceptive act or practice to take advantage of a disaster declared by the Governor under Chapter 418, Government Code, or the President by:

  1. Selling or leasing fuel, food, medicine, lodging, building materials, construction tools, or another necessity at an exorbitant or excessive price;
    or
  2. Demanding an exorbitant or excessive price in connection with the sale or lease of fuel, food, medicine, lodging, building materials, construction tools, or another necessity.

If you observe price gouging you can report it to the Attorney General of Texas office using the link below.

How to Spot and Report Price Gouging
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/disaster-and-emergency-scams/how-spot-and-report-price-gouging

File a Consumer Complaint
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/file-consumer-complaint

Response to Crashes during cold snap

If you are involved in a crash on the highway system in Corpus Christi and you can move your vehicles off the roadway, please do so.

If there are injuries due to the crash, call 911 and an officer will respond as quickly as possible.

If there are no injuries call the non-emergency number (886-2600) and ask the dispatcher for a sequence number for the call for service. Exchange information with the other driver and complete a CR-2 “Blue Form” using the link below at your earliest convenience. You can direct file the CR-2 with your insurance company.  

At this time Officers will not be working traffic crashes where there are no injuries.  

Link to Texas Department of Transportation “Blue Form”
https://www.signnow.com/fill-and-sign-pdf-form/43-blue-form-texas-2015-2018?gclid=CjwKCAiAsaOBBhA4EiwAo0_AnD54jHyU4t0SLtq3b6r7q2c7QxytvsqeeFd1av9lPvi0X2SBlnjJYRoCxfYQAvD_BwE

Protect your pets

For the next several days the temperatures in Corpus Christi will be extremely cold, not only for our residents but animals that rely on our care.

To report pets that are left unattended in the cold call the Corpus Christi Police Department non-emergency line at 361-886-2600.

We are using Patrol Officers in addition to Animal Care Officers to respond to these calls as quickly as possible.

Black History month Remembering those that came before us.

Evan M. Mack was Deputy City Marshal in May 25, 1885 and again in 1891. A brick mason and a widower with two sons, Mack was an Army veteran, enlisting as a free Black man in Company I, 116th Infantry US Colored Infantry Regiment from 1864 to 1867. From 1867 to 1874, Mack was with the 24th and the 38th US Infantry Regiments. In Corpus Christi, he was the first captain of Robert’s Rifles, the first militia company in Nueces County after the Civil War. When black militia companies were dissolved, the group was renamed Bluff City Guards with Mack serving as their first captain. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery.

MESTINA HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARRESTED

Date: Thursday January 28th
Time: 11:37 pm
Location: 1000 Mestina
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 2101280155

On January 28th at 11:37 pm, officers were dispatched to 1000 block Mestina for an unconscious male on the ground. When the officers arrived on the scene, they located an adult male who had been shot and he was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  

Officers reviewed surveillance footage in the area, and it was determined that the male was shot at approximately 10:28 pm by a male driving a small, white in color crossover vehicle, possibly a Cadillac. Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation into the death.

During the detective’s investigation they determined that 41-year-old Robert Moore was involved in the homicide. The detectives secured a murder arrest warrant with a bond of $1,000,000.00 for the arrest of Robert Moore.

On Saturday January 30th the Corpus Christi Gang Unit and the US Marshal Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force were able to apprehend Robert Moore for the warrant. He was transported to the City Detention Center for booking.

CCPD Impound lot vehicle auction

Saturday, February 6, 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, February 5, 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 be on at all times.

SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE MONITORED

Offender arrested for stealing a Police Unit

Date: 01-20-21
Time: 4:43 am
Location: 1600 Agnes
Offense: Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer
Case Number: 2101200014

An officer stopped at the 1600 block of Agnes to assist two people as they attempted to push their vehicle out of the roadway. The officer placed his vehicle behind the stalled car so that they would have a barrier between them and any possible traffic.

As the officer was occupied helping the motorist a male entered the marked police vehicle and attempted to drive off. The officer ran to his vehicle and attempted to turn off the vehicle as he struggled with the offender. The offender was able to place the vehicle in drive, dragging the officer for 40 to 50 feet. The officer was able to disengage from the offender and he sustained injuries.

The offender travelled to the 1200 block of Agnes, struck a light pole, came to a stop, and then fled the scene on foot. Detectives were able secure photos of the Offender, 36-year-old Luis Chavarria, and on Thursday January 21st at 1:00 am the Gang Unit found him walking at the 900 block of Leopard.

Luis Chavarria was charged with Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer with a bond of $120,000.00.

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.