All posts by Senior Officer Travis Pace

Help Us Identify this Burglar

Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021 3:11 AM
Location: 5400 SPID
Incident: Burglary
Case Number: 2112060048

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this suspected burglar. Officers were dispatched to a business in the 5400 block of SPID. The officers made contact with the caller who advised the suspect forced his way inside the business and proceeded to take various items. The suspect also broke into a vending machine inside the break room.

The suspect is described as a male in his 30’s wearing a black hat, blue jeans, a green plaid shirt and checkered shoes.

If you know the identity of the suspect or have any information about this crime, please call 361-886-2600. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-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.

Pier Taggers Arrested

On December 23, 2021, at approximately 2:10 am,  the Corpus Christi Police Department responded to a complaint of vandalism on the pier. A fisherman  observed individuals spray painting benches, trashcans and light poles on the pier and promptly called CCPD. Our officers arrived on the scene quickly and took two male individuals into custody. The suspects, who were identified as Emanuel  Ysaguirre (20 yrs. old) and Ethan Flores (20 yrs. old), were arrested for the offenses of graffiti and possession of criminal instruments.

Emanuel Ysaguirre
Ethan Flores



We thank the individuals who reported this crime and encourage our community to report crime when they observe it.

Help us Identify this Suspect

Date: October 20, 2021
Offense: Credit Card Abuse
Case Number: 2110200099

Corpus Christi Police detectives need your help identifying this suspect who used a stolen credit card. On October 20 the victim contacted the police department and advised that her credit card had been used without her consent. Detectives were able to obtain video of the suspect.

Credit Card Abuse suspect

This male suspect was seen going into a convenience store and using the victims credit card.

If you know the identity of the suspect or have any information about this crime and want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers . If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.

Arrest Made in Recent Murder at 6000 Holly

On Saturday November 13, 2021 at 2:19 am officers were dispatched to a shooting on 6000 Holly.

When the officers arrived they found a vehicle had crashed after the driver and a passenger had been shot. One female was transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries while the other 20 year old female was deceased at the scene. Three other occupants in the vehicle were not injured.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division Robbery Homicide Section responded to the scene to investigate.

Detectives worked non-stop and followed up on all the information they had obtained and identified a possible suspect. They contacted a 28 year old male suspect and questioned him about the incident. On November 14, 2021 at 12:23 a.m. detectives arrested Esten Chavez for murder and 4 counts of aggravated assault and transported him to the City Detention Center. This is still an ongoing investigation, if you have any information about the case please call detectives at 361-886-2840.

Police Career Seminar

The Corpus Christi Police Department will be hosting a “Career in Policing” seminar on October 27, 2021 at the Corpus Christi Police Department Training Center located at 4510 Corona Drive from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

This seminar will be open to both men and women that would be interested in a career with the Corpus Christi Police Department.

If you like to attend the seminar, please RSVP at imeldab@cctexas.com. If you have any questions about becoming a police officer, you can reach a recruiter at 361-826-2978.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Help Us Identify this Burglary Suspect

Date: September 19, 2021 1:45 A.M.
Location:  2400 block of Belton St.
Offense: Burglary of a Building
Case Number: 2109190056

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this burglary suspect. The suspect gained access to the business after hours. He is seen on video going through the business and then leaving with various items.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, wearing a white shirt, dark pants, white tennis shoes and a dark ball cap. The suspect has a beard and mustache and appears to have tattoos on his right hand and wrist.

If you have any information about this crime or know the identity of this suspect, you can contact detectives at 361-886-2840. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (361)888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.  The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Help us catch this wanted fugitive

The Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for your help to locate 35-year-old Matthew Adam Martinez who has an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Family Violence with Serious Bodily Injury ($250,000 Bond).

Matthew is described as a 35 year old male who stands 5′ 08″, weighs approximately 175 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Matthew Martinez, call 911 or 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.

Remembering September 11th, Twenty years later.

Every anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we pay tribute to the first responders that gave their own lives attempting to save others on that day.

Due to the pandemic, we are not able to hold a commemorative event on the 20th anniversary of the attack.

The Corpus Christi Police Department, Corpus Christi Fire Department and the Port of Corpus Christi Police Department have come together to create a video, as our way of paying tribute to those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Help Us Identify this Suspect

Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 2:01pm
Location: 10300 SPID East Bound
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 2108310075

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this robbery suspect. This suspect was seen going into a business and causally talking with an employee. The suspect looked around and then took a purse belonging to a 34 year old female victim and fled the business. The victim gave chase and was injured as the suspect drove away.

The suspect is described as either a white or Hispanic male. He is approximately 5′ 10″ tall and weighs about 200 pounds and is in his late 20’s or early 30’s. He has a beard and mustache and numerous tattoos on both arms. He was last seen driving a black Ford SUV (possibly a Ford Explorer).

If you have any information about this crime or know the identity of this suspect, you can contact detectives at 361-886-2840. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (361)888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Capital Murder Suspect Arrested

On August 25, 2021 at approximately 11:15 pm the US Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force and officers with CCPD located and arrested Capital Murder suspect Johnny Alvarez. The officers were able to locate Alvarez in the 5600 block of Weber Rd. and take him into custody without incident. During the arrest he was found to have 2 additional felony warrants and he was also in possession of a firearm. Johnny Alvarez was additionally charged with felon in possession of a firearm and transported to the City Detention Center.

Johnny Alvarez was a suspect in the July 25th shooting at 4500 Weber Rd. that left one man dead. Great work by all officers involved in getting this dangerous felon off the street.