Category Archives: Auto Theft Task Force

CORPUS CHRISTI AUTO THEFT TASK FORCE OFFERS FREE VIN ETCHING

The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Auto Theft Task Force will be providing free VIN etching today, Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 15100 Windward Drive.

VIN etching is an anti-theft deterrent to motor vehicle theft that involves etching a vehicle’s VIN onto every window to reduce the value of a stolen vehicle to thieves.  The Auto Theft Task Force has also created the attached safety tip brochure.

For more information, please contact Melissa Castro at 886-2872.

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Police need your help finding this trailer

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:50 AM
Location: 5800 Leopard Street
Offense:  Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle
Case Number: 1701200057

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying the suspects who stole this trailer valued at over $10,000. The suspects are seen driving a Dodge Ram pickup onto the property. The suspect vehicle, which has a fifth wheel hitch, backs up to a dumpster style trailer. The suspects exit the vehicle and connect to the trailer and leave the property. The Dodge Ram pickup has an after market front and rear bumper.

 

If you have any information about this crime, please call 361/886-2840 or call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers  is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Police Need Your Help Locating a Vehicle

Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016, 6:28 PM
Location: 11900 Mesa
Offense: Murder

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help locating a vehicle taken form a homicide scene at 11900 Mesa. The vehicle is a 2005 black Ford Expedition possibly with tinted windows. The license plate is a Texas LP displaying CHW7617 and has been reported stolen.

If you see this vehicle please call police at 361-886-2600. If you have any additional information about this case, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Alert Detectives Find Stolen Truck

Date: 2/22/2016          10:25 AM
Location: 3200 Buddy Lawrence Drive
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle

P.C.  31.07      State Jail Felony

Case Number: 1602120110
Two alert Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Detectives arrested a man after they saw him get into a stolen truck at the Stripes Store, located in the 3200 block of Buddy Lawrence Drive.

The Detectives recognized the truck as one that had been stolen from the front of a home in the 7200 block of The Mansions Drive back on February 6 even though the suspect had attempted to place a piece of black tape on one of the letters on the back license plate to alter its appearance.

When the Detectives saw the truck parked in front of the store, they waited until the suspect got in and that is when they took, Jose Alvarado Gutierrez Jr. (05/07/1982), into custody.

Inside the stolen 2002 Ford F150, Detectives found an Apple IPod that had been stolen from a vehicle on February 7.  They also found a HP Tablet computer that was stolen from a home on January 20.

In addition to the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle charge, the suspect was also arrested for theft.

ATV and Trailer Stolen From Storage Unit

Date: 01/07/2016
Location: 6600 Yorktown Boulevard
Offense: Burglary
P.C.  30.02      State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1601070057

Corpus Christi Police need your help in locating a stolen Kawasaki All-Terrain Vehicle that was taken from a storage unit located at 6630 Yorktown Boulevard.

The ATV was parked on a silver 16 foot flatbed trailer that was also taken by the suspects.

The owner told Officers that he parked the ATV and trailer in the storage unit on January 3rd and discovered on January 7, someone had pried the storage unit door open and taken the property.

Both the ATV and trailer are now listed as stolen.

The suspects in this case have not been identified, and detectives need your help in solving this crime.

If you recognize this property or know information about this crime please call Corpus Christi Police Detectives at 886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to the Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

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2016 Kawasaki All-Terrain Vehicle

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16 foot flatbed trailer ATV was parked on

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16 foot flatbed trailer ATV was parked on

No Trailer Inspections This Wednesday

The Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force will NOT be doing 68a Trailer Inspections at the impound lot on November 25 due to the upcoming holidays.   

The next scheduled inspections will occur on Wednesday, December 2 at 9 AM at the Impound Yard located at 5485 Greenwood Drive.