All posts by Senior Officer Travis Pace

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.


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.

You can also file a complaint with the FTC here:

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 .

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.

paul rowland

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 .

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, it can earn you a cash reward.

Murder Suspect Arrested

On February 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force were working a case involving Maliek Gordon, who was wanted for Homicide out of Nueces Co. This is in reference to the murder that occurred in the 5200 block of Weber on December 29, 2019. The Task Force received information that Maliek Gordon was inside a residence in the area of 2700 S. Port.
The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force with the assistance of the Corpus Christi Police S.W.A.T team, CCPD Gang Unit and DPS, contacted Gordon at the front door of the residence and he was taken into custody without incident.
The warrant was confirmed and Maliek Gordon was transported to City Detention Center.
Great job by all agencies involved in getting this violent fugitive off of the streets.

Critical Missing Elderly

Corpus Christi Police Officers need your help locating a missing elderly male. 67 year old Antonio Acosta was last seen February 4, 2020 at approximately 11pm. When family woke Mr. Acosta was gone. The family looked for Mr. Acosta and called the police after several hours of searching. Mr. Acosta has medical issues that require medication and he was also scheduled for a doctor visit today. Mr. Acosta is 5 feet 5 inches tall weighing 160 pounds. He recently dyed his hair and mustache black. He was last seen wearing a yellow and brown checkered shirt, a navy blue puffy jacket, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Mr. Acosta does not have a car and is believed to have walked away from the residence. If you see, locate or have any information on Antonio Acosta’s whereabouts you are asked to call 911.

We need your help finding a missing teen

**UPDATE** Johnny has been located and is safe. Thank you for all your help.

Corpus Christi police officers need your help locating 17 year old Johnny Joe Sanchez. Johnny left home today after a argument with his father. Johnny was upset and his father is concerned for his safety. Johnny is 5 feet 9 inches tall weighing 150 pounds. He wears glasses and has a scar under his chin. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and possibly carrying a backpack.

If you have seen Johnny or know his whereabouts you are asked to contact police at 361-886-2600.

Missing Elderly


Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a missing elderly person. Nicholas Pena was reported missing on October 31, 2019. Mr. Pena suffers from Dementia and other medical conditions that require medical assistance.

Mr. Pena was last seen in the area of 4300 Holly Ridge Drive around 6:00 pm this evening when he left in a tan 2014 Chevy Cruze (LP DV50926). Mr. Pena is described as an 93-year-old male, who stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, approximately 175 pounds, with white hair and brown eyes. Mr. Pena was last seen wearing a plaid long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a grey Jacket.

If you have any information or see Mr. Pena, please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly by calling 911 or (361) 886-2600.