All posts by Senior Officer Travis Pace

Vehicle of interest in a Hit and Run

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:59 P.M.
Location: 2200 Tarlton St.
Offense: Hit and Run
Case Number: 2007090106

Corpus Christi Police investigators need your help in identifying a vehicle of interest involved in a recent hit and run.

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Officers were dispatched to the 2200 blk of Tarlton St. in reference to a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle.  When officers arrived they saw a 26 year old male victim lying on the ground and bleeding from the head. Witnesses did not see the accident but observed what appeared to be a silver Dodge Charger leaving the scene in a hurry. The vehicle has some damage to the front driver side wheel well.

If anyone has any additional information related to this Hit and Run, you are asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2689. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Beach and Park Access for 4th of July Weekend

Nueces County and the City of Corpus Christi will temporarily close County and City Parks as well as Bay and Gulf Beaches to vehicular traffic beginning on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:00 AM and will end on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:00 AM.

If you have any questions about the temporary Nueces County beach closures you may contact the Nueces County hot line at 361-414-6000.

If you have any questions about the temporary City of Corpus Christi park closures you may contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 361-826-3460.

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July.

For a full list of the temporary City and County closures, please visit:
http://news.cctexas.com/…/county-and-city-announce-restrict…

An argument leads to a deadly shooting

Date: Friday, 05/29/2020 9:44 A.M.
Location: 800 block of Bloomington Street
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 2005290025

On May 29, 2020 at approximately 9:44 A.M. Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 800 Bloomington St. in reference to a shooting victim. Upon arrival officers observed the 21 year old male victim on the ground with a possible gunshot wound to his lower torso. Medics arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition.

Officers at the scene were told that the victim went outside and got into a argument. A short while later a shot was fired stiking the victim. The suspect, (described as a hispanic male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds and having a distinct scar across the bridge of his nose), fled the scene westbound from 800 Bloomington.

Detectives were later informed that the 21 year old victim passed away from his injuries. At this time police do not have a suspect in custody.

This is still an active investigation. If you have any information pertaining to this murder, 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=.

Scam Alert

The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to warn our citizens of a phone scam.

CCPD has received several calls about a scam in our area. The callers stated that they received a call from our police department stating they had a warrant and they need to take care it. The number appears to be from the main police station. They are then instructed to purchase gift cards to pay the warrant. The caller then tells the victim to read the number off of the back of the card.

Scam Alert

The Corpus Christi Police Department will never solicit payment for warrants over the phone using gift cards as a method of payment. If you receive a call like this, it is a scam!

CCPD offers this advice to avoid getting scammed:

* Look out for “spoofing”. Part of scammers tactics include spoofing, which happens when the caller masks their own number and causes the number of a well-known Agency, like CCPD, to appear on caller ID.  Also, the caller might give a badge number and know the last four digits of your Social Security number.

* Write down details.  If you do get a call and are unsure, write down the phone number and name of the caller.

* Protect your personal information. Do not provide any personal or financial information over the phone.

* Know your rights.  Corpus Christi Police Department will never request for prepaid debit cards or wire transfer payments, and will not ask for a credit card number over the phone.

* Don’t be bullied.  Never trust callers who use threats and hostility to push you into doing what they want. Be skeptical of what a caller claims he or she can do if you refuse to meet their demand.

* Hang up and report it. If you’re unsure if the call is real, contact CCPD directly at 361-886-2600.  You can also file a complaint with your local BBB.
The Corpus Christi Police Department will never demand payment from you, ask you for any private or financial information over the phone or threaten to bring the police or other federal law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
Do not fall victim to these scams!

City’s Latest Homicide

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 02:17 A.M.
Location: Leopard St. @ Waco St.
Offense: Murder, Tampering with Evidence
Case Number: 2005260008

On Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 2:17 A.M. Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Waco and Leopard St. in reference to a man down. Upon arrival officers observed a male face down on the ground and deceased. Officers contacted a witness who advised he saw a male dragging another male. The witness yelled at the suspect who dropped the victim and fled the scene. A description was put out, officers searched the area and located the suspect in the area of Staples and Leopard. The suspect was detained and positively identified. Officers arrested 35 year old Marvin Tatum for murder and tampering with evidence. He was transported to the main station for questioning and then to the City Detention Center.

COVID-19 SCAMS

It is unfortunate during any crisis situation that there are criminals that take advantage of people. Scammers will use any opportunity to separate you from your hard-earned money.

There are some easy ways for you to protect yourself from being a victim of a scam. Being skeptical and suspicious about unsolicited calls or emails is a start. If you have older family members of friends, look out for them and educate them about scams. Lets all work together to put scammers out of business.

COVID-19 Scams

If you are victim of a scam contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2600.

The Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) has additional information on COVID-19 scams.
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/coronavirus-scams-what-ftc-doing

You can also file a complaint with the FTC here:
https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-1

68A Inspections cancelled for March 18, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the health of our community, we do not want to unduly expose any citizen unnecessarily to any health risk.

As a result, we have made the decision to cancel our 68-A Inspection that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Future scheduled inspections in April will be re-evaluated as that date nears and an announcement will be made concerning them.

We need your help identifying this driver.

Date: March 11, 2020 9:46 P.M.
Location: Ayers and Baldwin
Offense: Hit and Run
Case Number: 2003110148

The Corpus Christi Police Hit and Run investigators need your help identifying the driver that left the scene of an accident. Officers responded to the intersection of Avers and Baldwin. Officers arrived as medics were working on the driver of a motorcycle. The investigation revealed and was confirmed by video, that the motorcycle was traveling west bound on Baldwin and had a green light. The suspect vehicle was traveling east bound on Baldwin and turned in front of the motorcyclist, causing the accident. The vehicle, described as a blue and silver Chrysler, traveled north bound on Ayers and fled the scene. The motorcyclist suffered non-life threatening injuries.

 

 

The suspect vehicle sustained damage to the passenger side of the vehicle. It also appears that the front right tire might be a spare. If you have any information about this hit and run, or if you know the location of the vehicle, please call Corpus Christi Police Hit and Run Investigators at 886-2596.  Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to investigators should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T= .

Person of Interest in McArdle Road Homicide

Date: March 7, 2020 12:03 A.M.
Location: 2600 Block of McArdle Road.
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 2003070001

Investigators are looking to speak to a person of interest in the city’s most recent homicide which occurred on 2600 McArdle Road.  Detectives need to speak to Paul Rowland. He is approximately 5’7″, 250 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

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If you have any information about this murder, or if you know the location of the person of interest, please call Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide Detectives at 886-2858 or 886-2676.  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= .

Help Us Identify This Armed Robber

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying a suspect involved in a series of recent armed robberies. The suspect has been seen entering businesses displaying a black handgun and then fleeing the scene. The suspect is believed to be a female between the age of 18-23 and has a deep voice. The suspect has been seen getting into a vehicle which may be silver or gold Chrysler 300. At another robbery the suspect is seen getting into a blue 4 door vehicle.

 

If you have any information or know the identity of the suspect you are asked to call 361-886-2600 or call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=, it can earn you a cash reward.