All posts by Senior Officer Travis Pace

Police need your assistance locating 2 missing people

Corpus Christi Police detectives would like your help locating 2 missing people.

Bradley Brooks (06/28/1983) was last seen on 08/18/2019 by his girlfriend. His vehicle was towed from the area 200 NAS after being found abandoned for a few days.  It was at the end of Stingray Road where people go to fish. He has not been heard from since the 18th. Bradley has a tattoo on his chest shaped as a horse shoe with the saying of “We all fall short of the glory of God” and angel wings tattooed on his right forearm. He also has scars on the back of his head.

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If you have any information or know the whereabouts of Bradley please call detectives at 361-886-2600 or call CrimeStoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8477).

Vanessa Pecina 07/03/1983 was last seen on or before August 27, 2019. Venessa was seen getting into a red vehicle at the curve on Queen Dr.  It is unknown who was driving the vehicle or where she went.  Venessa has multiple tattoos on her arm, shoulder and chest.

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If you have any information or know the whereabouts of Vanessa please call detectives at 361-886-2600 or call CrimeStoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8477).

Police detectives do not believe that these missing persons are related. If you have any information about either one of these missing people please contact the police.

 

 

Argument escalates to a Homicide

Date:  Friday, August 9, 2019 6:16 a.m.
Location: 4000 Redwood
Incident:  Murder
Incident Number:  1908090024

Corpus Christi police officers were dispatched to 4000 Redwood in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers observed a 26 year old male that had been shot and was deceased. Officers were told that the suspect and a couple other people arrived at the victims house. The victim came out to the vehicle and got into an argument with the suspect. The argument escalated and the victim was shot. The suspect then fled on foot. While detectives and officers were investigating this crime, the 16 year old male suspect returned to the scene and was taken into custody.

This is still an active investigation and if anyone has any information they are asked to call detectives at 361-886-2840.

Detectives need your help with the city’s latest homicide.

Date:  Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:49 p.m.
Location: Cleo and Headley Street
Incident:  Murder
Incident Number:  1907110132

Corpus Christi Police Officers  were dispatched to the area of Cleo and Headley street in reference to a shooting with injuries. Officers arrived to a 41 year old female with a gunshot wound to the head lying in the street. The victim was quickly transported to Spohn Shoreline for treatment. Officers learned that there was a disturbance in the street between the victim and a male subject. Other individuals intervened and the disturbance escalated. At some point during the disturbance witnesses heard several shots and observed a 4-door grey vehicle leave the scene at a high rate of speed. The witnesses observed the female victim to be shot and called 911.

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Detectives took over the case and were advised on 7-12-2019 that the 41 year old female victim died from her injuries. The detectives followed up on leads and interviewed witnesses and were able to get a warrant issued for 29 year old Larry Ramos. On 7-16-2019 at approximately 6:45 pm officers sat up on the wanted suspect in the area of 1400 Coahuila. Officers saw the suspect leave a residence and were able to take him into custody without incident. Larry Ramos was transported to the main station to be interviewed and then to the City Detention Center.

This is still an active investigation and detectives are asking anyone who has information about this vehicle of interest, or has any additional information about this crime should call Det. Julio Ramos at 361-886-2892, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep the identity secret of anyone who provides information and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn the caller a cash reward.

Slow Down-Move Over! It’s the Law.

This morning, the Corpus Christi Police Department along with local wrecker companies conducted a 2 hour operation targeting drivers not moving over for emergency vehicles. In the two hour period officers stopped 30 vehicles for not moving over or slowing down for the wreckers. The officers wrote a total of 36 citations, impounded 1 vehicle and made one arrest for a warrant as a result of the traffic stops.

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The law requires that drivers move over and slow down for emergency vehicles. Those vehicles covered under this section are police, fire, wreckers and Texas Dept. of Transportation. Please pay attention while driving and if you see an emergency vehicle, slow down and move over.

Help us identify this vehicle of interest

Date: June 12, 2019 approx. 2:00am
Location: 2000 Leopard Street
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 1906120011

Detectives need your help identifying this vehicle and driver that was in the area of the homicide at 2000 Leopard.

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If you have any information about this vehicle and the driver, please contact Detective Julio Ramos at 361-886-2892.  You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. 

Suspect Arrested In City’s Latest Homicide.

Corpus Christi Detectives have made an arrest in the city’s latest homicide. Friday, June 14, Detectives arrested 26 year old Donald Mathews and charged him with murder. Detectives worked tirelessly  looking through surveillance video, canvassing the neighborhood and eventually identified a suspect. Detectives contacted Donald and recovered a weapon related to the crime.

This is still an ongoing investigation and if you have any additional information about this murder, please call 361-886-2840.  You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com.  Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity secret and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

For additional information visit the following link:

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Detectives need your help with the City’s latest homicide.

Date: June 12, 2019 approx. 2:00am
Location: 2000 Leopard Street
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 1906120011

On June 12, 2019 at approximately 6:38 am CCPD officers were dispatched to 2000 Leopard Street in reference to an unconscious female bleeding from the head. Officers arrived and contacted the medics who advised the officers that the 54 year old female was deceased. Officers secured the scene, called detectives and it was determined that the death was a homicide. This is an ongoing investigation and detectives are asking for the public’s help.

If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this murder, please call 361-886-2840.  You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com.  Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity secret and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

 

Help Us Located a Missing 9 year old

Corpus Christi Police Officers need your help in locating a 9 year old boy. Ray Rodriguez was last seen in the area of 2500 Sands Drive at approximately 3:00pm today. Ray was last seen wearing a blue Captain America shirt, dark blue shorts and was riding a multicolored scooter. His hair is a little shorter than what is shown in this picture.

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If you see Ray Rodriguez or know his whereabouts please call police at 361-886-2600 or dial 911.

NVID PROSTITUTION STING NETS TEN ARRESTS

An anti-prostitution operation conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division Thursday afternoon resulted in the arrests of ten women on charges of prostitution. A 34-year-old woman was charged with State Jail Felony prostitution, due to previous prostitution convictions. The remaining nine were charged with misdemeanor prostitution. The women were arrested after they solicited an undercover CCPD Officer for sex acts in exchange for money. The operation targeted several north and west side neighborhoods frequented by prostitutes.

NVID Detectives were assisted in the operation by Operations Division Crime Reduction Unit Officers, as well as civilians with the Red Cord Initiative. The Red Cord Initiative is a prostitution diversion program aimed to provide practical and emotional support for those involved in prostitution. The program is successful due to the collaboration between the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, social service organizations, the Nueces County District Attorney Office, and the Corpus Christi Police Department. The program affords those involved with sex work an opportunity to address the myriad of behavioral, social, and psychological problems they have faced throughout their lifetime. Since 2013, Red Cord has provided case management, health services, job training, substance abuse treatment, clothing, housing, counseling, and other social services needed to address the circumstances related to their involvement in prostitution. Participants who successfully complete the program have their cases dismissed by the District Attorney’s Office.

Four of the ten women arrested during Thursday’s operation agreed to participate and were accepted into the program, three were deemed ineligible, and three are pending. Since its inception in 2013, 222 men and women have been arrested for prostitution during these operations, 110 have qualified for the program, 69 were accepted, and 19 have graduated from the program. The Red Cord initiative receives no government funding and is supported entirely through donations. To learn more, volunteer or donate, citizens can visit the Coastal Bend Wellness foundation at www.cbwellness.org.

Although often inaccurately referred to as a “victimless” crime, prostitution is inextricably linked to multiple other crimes including assault, human trafficking, sexual abuse, drug abuse, and the spread of sexually transmitted infectious disease. Neighborhoods where prostitution is prevalent experience a drastic degradation of the quality of life that citizens expect and deserve. The Corpus Christi Police Department will continue to collaborate with all government and private entities to combat prostitution and help accomplish our mission of working with the community to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime and enhance public safety.

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