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inclement weather safety

During inclement weather we want our community to be safe as they travel on the roadways.

Here are a few helpful tips:

-Drive slower than usual so that you have time to react to other traffic on the roadway.
-Turn on your head lights so that you are visible to other vehicles and pedestrians.
-Be aware of possible flooding in low lying areas.
-Do not drive through flooded streets.
-It only takes 6 inches of flowing water to knock a pedestrian off their feet.
-It only takes 12 inches of flowing water to float a car or SUV.

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Corpus Christi Police Impound Auction

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May 4th Auction

5485 Greenwood Drive Corpus Christi TX 78417

129 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, RVs. trailers, motorcycles, boats and personal property.

**Inventory is subject to change as releases happen during the month prior to the auction**

Start: Saturday May 4th, 2019 10:00 am
Preview and Pre-Registration: Friday May 3rd, 2019 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Early Registration is highly recommended

We open at 8:00 am for registration on auction day.

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Buc Day night Parade do’s and Don’ts

Large crowds are expected Saturday for the annual Buccaneer Days Illuminated Night Parade. The City of Corpus Christi and the Police Department want everyone to enjoy the parade and promote a safe environment for all who attend.

Here are some rules for spectators to follow:

  • Parade viewing spots on Chaparral St. are first come first serve basis beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday May 4th. No marking of these spots is allowed.
  • Parade viewing spots from Schatzell St. to Buford St. may mark their spots in chalk only. There will be limited spots on Schatzell as some areas will be closed off for spectator safety. People are not permitted to camp along the route before 5:00 p.m. May 3rd.
  • Spectators are not allowed to use spray paint to mark their spots along the parade route, residents should use chalk.
  • Dogs must be on a leash.
  • Keep an eye on your children and should you lose your child be sure to contact the nearest officers as soon as possible. Instruct your children to find an officer should they get lost so that you can be reunited.
  • Citizens can rent portable toilets and place them on City property along the parade route, if the toilets do not block the sidewalk, public right of way, or other’s access to the parade route.
  • No “poppers” or other noise makers, silly string, or laser lights are allowed along the parade route.
  • Spectators are asked to bag their trash before leaving and remove any large items brought to the parade route (e.g. barbeque pits, chairs, coolers).

*Consumption of alcohol is only allowed Saturday, May 4th from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. during the parade, along the parade route. Police ask spectators to please drink responsibly so the parade is enjoyable for everyone. Officers will keep an eye out for incidents of public intoxication, including people who are drunk and disorderly.

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Off duty probationary officer arrested for DWI

Date: April 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Location: 3500 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
Crash Number: C1902724
Case Number: 1904140121

On April 14th, 2019 at approximately 8:13 pm off duty probationary officer in training Elise Tamez (10-23-86) was involved in a minor crash on the 3500 block of South Padre Island Drive.

When officers arrived, they found Elise to be intoxicated and she was subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Prior to transport to the City Detention Center, Elise was transported to the hospital to be medically cleared due to being involved in a minor crash.

The Corpus Christi Police Department takes this incident seriously and at this time she has been separated from service with the Police Department.

What to do if your mail is stolen

Being the victim of any crime can be devastating. Here are some tips should you be the victim of mail theft.

Contact the Police Department and have a report generated.
This will allow the police department to be aware of the incident and possibly determine who the suspect is so that they can be prosecuted.

Report the theft to the United State Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).
The United States Postal Inspection Service and the Corpus Christi Police Department work closely with one another. In some cases, the USPIS will take over the case so that the suspect can be prosecuted federally.

Be sure to monitor your account for any suspicious activity.
In most cases the reason that offenders steal mail is  to get you identity and financial information. Be sure to contact your financial institution and see what options they provide to secure your accounts.

Contact a credit bureau.
Contact one of the following credit bureaus, Experian, Equifax or TransUnion and have them place a temporary fraud alert on your information. Usually this is only good for 90 day and it will require the credit bureaus to contact you directly to verify your identity when anyone inquires about your credit.

Corpus Christi Police Department
361-886-2600

United States Postal Inspection Service Report
https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/forms/MLNtRcvd.aspx 

Equifax Credit Freeze
https://www.equifax.com/personal/credit-report-services/

Experian Credit Freeze
https://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/category/fraud-and-identity-theft/security-freeze/

TransUnion Credit Freeze
https://www.transunion.com/credit-freeze

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Reporting thefts on the Island

During the Corpus Christi Police Departments investigation into the thefts that occurred on the island, via the canals, we have located several kayaks.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to locate the owners of the kayaks because they have not reported the loss to the Police Department.

If you have been a victim of the recent canal thefts and you have not reported the loss of a kayak, please contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2600 so that a report can be generated.

Be sure to have any documentation showing ownership of the kayak.

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April 6th Auction

Corpus Christi City Police Impound Auction

5485 Greenwood Drive Corpus Christi TX 78417

122 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, RVs. trailers, motorcycles, boats and personal property.

**Inventory is subject to change as releases happen during the month prior to the auction**

STARTS: April 6th, 2019 10:00 am
PREVIEW and Pre-Registration: April 5th, 2019 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Early Registration is highly recommended

We open at 8:00 am for Registration on Auction Day

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April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month

The month of April is “Distracted Driver Awareness” month and we want our community to be safe as the travel our roadways.

City Ordinance 53-16 Use of wireless communications while driving (abbreviated):
(b) An operator of a motor vehicle may not use a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle within the city limits.

(c) This section does not apply to an operator of a motor vehicle using a wireless communications device:
(1) While the vehicle is parked;
(2) That is affixed to the vehicle and used as a global positioning or navigation system;
(3) That is used with a hands-free device;
(4) Who is an operator of an authorized emergency vehicle while acting in an official capacity;
(5) Who is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission while operating a radio frequency device other than a wireless communication device; or
(6) While driving a motor vehicle on private property.

What is a hands-free device?
“Hands-free device” means speakerphone capability or a telephone attachment or other piece of equipment, regardless of whether permanently installed in the motor vehicle, that allows use of the wireless communication device without use of either of the operator’s hands.

What is a parked vehicle?
“Park or Parked” shall mean for the operator to completely cease movement of a motor vehicle in a lawful manner and location. For purposes of this section, “parked” does not include or mean a vehicle stopped in a lane of traffic due to either a lawful traffic control device, or the conditions on the roadway, or traffic congestion patterns then existing.

While operating a vehicle be sure to put your phone down and watch out for other drivers, pedestrians and bicyclist.

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Suspect in Robby Drive Homicide Arrested

The Corpus Christi United States Marshals Service developed information that wanted subject Zachary Hensley 12-23-79 was in Rosenberg Texas.

Our local US Marshals Service contacted their counterparts in Rosenberg Texas and they responded to the residence that Zachary was believed to be occupying. A female answered the door and the Task Force was able to place Zachary into custody.

Zachary Hensley was wanted in connection to the homicide that occurred on March 10th, 2019 on the 2800 block of Robby Drive. His bond was set at $1,000,000.

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