Date: 01-20-21 Time: 4:43 am Location: 1600 Agnes Offense: Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer Case Number: 2101200014
An officer stopped at the 1600 block of Agnes to assist two people as they attempted to push their vehicle out of the roadway. The officer placed his vehicle behind the stalled car so that they would have a barrier between them and any possible traffic.
As the officer was occupied helping the motorist a male entered the marked police vehicle and attempted to drive off. The officer ran to his vehicle and attempted to turn off the vehicle as he struggled with the offender. The offender was able to place the vehicle in drive, dragging the officer for 40 to 50 feet. The officer was able to disengage from the offender and he sustained injuries.
The offender travelled to the 1200 block of Agnes, struck a light pole, came to a stop, and then fled the scene on foot. Detectives were able secure photos of the Offender, 36-year-old Luis Chavarria, and on Thursday January 21st at 1:00 am the Gang Unit found him walking at the 900 block of Leopard.
Luis Chavarria was charged with Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer with a bond of $120,000.00.
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020 Time: 5:30 am Location: 4800 Leopard Incident: Murder Case Number: 2012260019
On Saturday, December 26, 2020 at approximately 5:30 am officers were dispatched to the 4800 block of Leopard for a man down in a vehicle.
Upon arrival, officers located a deceased 40-year-old male, slumped over the driver’s seat inside of a vehicle. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began investigating this unattended death, which was later ruled a homicide.
An initial arrest was made on December 26, 2020, for 34-year-old Stephanie Ysassi, she was charged with one count of Murder.
Detectives were later able to obtain a second arrest warrant for a suspect, identified as 24-year-old, Mark Hernandez.
Information was developed by the US Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force that wanted fugitive, Hernandez, was staying at a residence located in Robstown, TX. On January 14, 2021 Hernandez was located and taken into custody without incident.
Hernandez was transported to the Corpus Christi Police Department for questioning and was later transported to the Nueces County Jail for processing.
This is still an ongoing investigation and if anyone has any additional information related to this Homicide, you are asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2840. 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.
Updated 01/13/2021: Mr. Flores has been located safely. We want to thank the public for the assistance.
Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a missing, elderly person. 69-year-old David Flores was reported missing on December 26, 2020.
Mr. Flores was last seen around early to mid-December. Mr. Flores is most likely on foot and he is known to frequent the area of the 1900 block of Leopard or near HWY 286 @ Culberson. Mr. Flores is described as a 69-year-old male, who stands 5’05”, weighs approximately 155 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. Mr. Flores may have a beard at the moment. Mr. Flores is known to wear a baseball cap and blue jeans.
If you have any information or see Mr. Flores, please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly by calling 911 or (361) 886-2600.
VIEWING: Friday, January 15, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Only registered bidders will be allowed to view the vehicles. There will be a limit on how many bidders enter the gates to view vehicles. No group viewing. No purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing. No one under 18 will be allowed. Facemask / Face Covering required to enter lot.
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=.
The Fort Hood Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program will be hosting the Corpus Christi Police Department on Monday, January 11, 2021 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Copeland Soldier Center located on the Fort Hood Base.
The Corpus Christi Police Department currently has 158 Police Officers that have prior military service. We currently have an additional 19 officers that are active reservists.
If you are a veteran and interested in joining our team, call (361) 886-2626 to speak with one of our recruiters. Our recruiters will guide you through the process and will be able to answer any questions which you may have.
Prior military applicants receive five (5) additional veteran points on their civil service exam.
Cadets and Recruit Officers are able to utilize Post 9-11 GI Bill or Montgomery GI Bill benefits during the Police Academy and Field Training stages.
The Corpus Christi Police Department offers 240 hours per year for military time, for those who are active reservists. That is in addition to the vacation, sick, personal and comp time officers already accrue.
In order to qualify for the 5 veteran points, applicants must pass with a minimum of 70% and achieve the cut-off score (if set). Only an “Honorable” discharge will qualify the applicant for the five (5) veteran points (given to applicant if they receive 70% or better on the written exam). The Honorable discharge must have occurred prior to the entrance exam. “General (under honorable conditions)” allows the applicant to take the test but will not qualify the applicant to be eligible to receive the veteran points. A DD-214 long form (member #4) must be received on or before the written exam date in order to receive veteran points.
VIEWING: Friday, January 1, 2021 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
-Only registered bidders will be allowed to view the vehicles -There will be a limit on how many bidders enter the gates to view vehicles -No group viewing -No purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing -No one under 18 will be allowed -Facemask / Face Covering required to enter lot
Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate Reynaldo Cabrera who has an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear – Aggravated Robbery (No Bond).
Cabrera is described as a 21-year-old male, who stands 6 feet, weighs approximately 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
If you know how to locate Cabrera, 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.
You mayalso contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at (361) 887-2239 or (361) 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.
The Corpus Christi Police Department is committed to ensuring that citizens of the city as well as visitors have a safe and enjoyable New Year’s night.
We want to remind our community that discharging fireworks in the city limits to include the beach, is illegal. The Corpus Christi Police Department will have additional officers patrolling the city for any firework violations. If you are caught discharging fireworks it could cost, you up to $2000.
If there are fireworks being discharged in your neighborhood please call the non-emergency number (361-886-2600) to report violations.