All posts by Senior Officer Travis Pace

Need Your help locating a missing elderly male.

UPDATE: MR. THORNE HAS BEEN LOCATED AND IS SAFE AND UNHARMED. Thank you to everyone that assisted in locating him.

We need your help locating 81 year old Woodrow Thorne. Mr. Thorne has been missing since late this morning. He suffers from dementia and has partial paralysis in his left arm. He is 5’10” tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. Mr. Thorne was last seen wearing a grey shirt, blue jeans, black boots, a black sweater, a black cap and sunglasses. Mr. Thorne left in a black Cadillac XTS, license plate 4DV173.

Woodrow Thorne
Woodrow Thorne

If you have seen Woodrow Thorne or know his location, please call 911 immediately.

Stay safe, stay home

A question we have been frequently asked is when are the roads going to open? The short answer is when it is safe. We don’t anticipate that the major bridges (JFK and the Harbor Bridge) will be open until tomorrow afternoon. This will also include the freeway and major overpasses.

We are continually monitoring the road conditions and will advise everyone when the roads are open. Please stay home where it is safe.

Argument leads to a Shooting.

Date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Time: 6:47 pm
Location: 5700 Greenwood
Incident: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 2101080109

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 1500 Frio in reference to a shooting victim. Officers arrived and discovered that a 42 year old male had been shot. The victim was conscious and was speaking to officers. During the investigation officers located the 39 year old suspect at the scene of the crime (5700 Greenwood) and detained him.

The basic information officers were able to obtain is that the victim was sitting in a vehicle at 5700 Greenwood. The suspect came up to the vehicle and the two started arguing over a previous encounter. The argument escalated and the suspect fired several rounds striking the victim in the torso. Officers arrested 39 year old John Escobedo for aggravated assault and transported him to the City Detention Center. The victim was transported to a local hospital and was last reported in serious but stable condition.

This is still an active investigation. If you have any information about this crime, please call Corpus Christi Police Detectives 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=.

Early Morning Robbery leads to an arrest

Date: Tuesday December 29, 2020
Time: 1:44 am
Location: 3000 McKinzie Rd
Incident: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 2012290006

On December 29, 2020 at approximately 1:44 am officers were dispatched to the area of 3000 McKinzie Rd. for a robbery that just occurred. Officers arrived and contacted the employee. The officers were told by the employee that two males dressed in all black, wearing hoodies and gloves entered the store. The suspects then displayed knives and demanded money from the register. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash and some other items from the store and then fled the scene.

Officers were in the area looking for the suspects when they observed a white pickup with three occupants in the area of the robbery. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the area N. Harrington and Charles Rd. The vehicle came to a stop and all three occupants fled on foot. Officers set up a perimeter and conducted a search. Officers located a 17 year old male suspect. They arrested Jorge Garza and transported him to the City Detention Center. Inside the pickup officers located cash and the property that was taken during the robbery. The other two male suspects were not apprehended.

If you have any information about this robbery, please call Corpus Christi Police Robbery Detectives 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=.

A message from chief Mike Markle

A message from
Chief of Police Mike Markle,

Today I tested positive for COVID-19, I am feeling fine and expect a positive recovery. I will continue to work from home for the next two weeks during my quarantine while Assistant Chief David Blackmon handles duties at the Main Police Station. 

Despite my best efforts to protect myself I tested positive for the virus. Anyone can get COVID-19 and I encourage all of our community to follow the protocols given by the Health Department. We as a community have to take the virus seriously, for ourselves and the ones we care for.

Thank you for your continued support and God Bless you all.
Chief of Police Mike Markle

Help us identify the suspects involved in multiple drive-by shootings

On Monday, December 14th, 2020 at approximately 5:45 am a light-colored pick-up drove in the area of 900 Cunningham Street and 3900 Willow Street. An occupant in the vehicle discharging a weapon and stuck a residence in each neighborhood with no injuries to the occupants.

The vehicle appears to be a light colored 4-door pickup, possibly a Ford F-150 with running boards. The Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for our community’s help in identifying the suspect vehicle and or the occupants.

If you have any information on the suspect vehicle or occupants contact Detective K. Rodriguez at 361-886-2843 or if you would like to be anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS.

Help us Identify these suspects

Date: 11/15/2020
Location: 4800 Mable St.
Incident: Credit Card Abuse
Case Number: 2011150110

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying these two suspects involved in a credit card abuse case. Officers were contacted by a victim who told officers that she checked her statements and discovered suspicious charges. The victim contacted the businesses and attempted to get video of the incidents. Detectives followed up and obtained the video from 2 separate incidents. The suspects are suspected of using the credit card at a local restaurant and grocery store.

Video of Credit Card Abuse suspects

The male suspect is seen wearing slip on style shoes, torn blue jeans, a dark hoodie with lettering and a orange or red hat. The female has long black hair, wearing a sleeveless black dress and sandals.

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

Detectives need your help identifying this suspect in the city’s latest homicide

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020 2:21am
Location: 200 N. Port
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 2010160008

Corpus Christi Police Department Investigators need your help identifying a suspect believed to be involved in the city’s latest homicide.

Officers were dispatched to 200 N. Port in reference to a man down. When they arrived they found a woman on the side of the road and appeared to have multiple stab wounds. The responding officers began first aid until the medics arrived and transported her to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Officers and detectives investigated the scene and were able to locate video of the possible suspect.

Video of the Murder Suspect

The suspect appears to be either a white or Hispanic male wearing a ball cap, short sleeve shirt and pants. If you can identify the suspect, or have any additional information about this crime, call detectives at 361-886-2787, or call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward of up to $2,500. 

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.