Category Archives: Community Outreach

CAPITAL MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED

At approximately 4:48 am on Sunday, June 26, 2022, officers were dispatched to the 5000 block of Gollihar Rd. reference a shooting.  When officers arrived, they located a 28-year-old male who had been shot.  Responding officers administered life savings measures on scene until medic units arrived, at which point the male was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.   

Through their investigation, Homicide Detectives followed up on several leads and were able to secure an arrest warrant for 29-year-old Samuel Garcia for Capital Murder ($750,000 Bond). 

US Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force followed up on a Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers Tip, which led them to the whereabouts of Garcia. 

At approximately 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 30, 2022, Officers with the US Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from Beeville Police Department, took Garcia into custody at a residence on the 1100 South St. Marys Street in Beeville, Texas.  

Garcia was transported to the Bee County Jail for processing.  He is awaiting extradition to Nueces County Jail. 

If you have any information about this murder, please call Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide 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=.

UPDATE ON FATAL CRASH

DATE: May 31, 2022 11:24 AM
LOCATION:  N Broadway Street @ E Port Avenue
OFFENSE: Racing on a Highway Resulting in Death

CASE #2205310066

At approximately 11:24 am on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, Officers were dispatched to the intersection of North Broadway St and East Port Avenue for a major traffic accident involving a single vehicle.  Updates to the call provided that victims were trapped in the vehicle. 

Upon arrival, officers located that a white in color Chevrolet Camaro was flipped on its roof and had three occupants trapped in the vehicle.  Two 18-year-old male occupants were pronounced deceased on scene.  Firefighters with Corpus Christi Fire Department arrived on scene and were able to extract the driver of the vehicle and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

After a thorough investigation, Corpus Christi Police Department Traffic Investigators were able to gather enough information to warrant that the Camaro, being driven by 18-year-old Hector Martinez, was in the act of racing another vehicle at the time of the crash. The other vehicle, a blue in color Ford Mustang, was driven by 18-year-old Juan Cortez, who remained on scene and was interviewed by Investigators.

Traffic Investigators requested and were granted two arrest warrants for Martinez and Cortez. Both Martinez and Cortez are being charged with Racing on a Highway; because this criminal act resulted in death, the charge is upgraded to a second degree felony.

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at approximately 9:13 am, patrol officers located the whereabouts of, and took 18-year-old Hector Martinez into custody for the outstanding warrant for Racing on a Highway ($30,000 bond). Martinez was arrested on the 200 block of Richard Street. Martinez was arrested without incident and was transported to the City Detention Center for processing.

Juan Cortez turned himself into the Nueces County Sheriffs Office on 06-27-22 for the outstanding warrant for Racing on a Highway ($30,000 bond).

Juan Cortez

BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 4:21 PM
Location:  1400 block of S. Port 
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 2206150097

At approximately 4:21 pm on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a robbery at a bank located on the 1400 block of S. Port.  

Upon arrival, officers were advised that a robbery had just occurred.  The suspect displayed a note demanding cash from the teller.  The suspect and was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 40-50 years of age, approximately 5’08”- 5-10”, with tattoos on his right hand, wearing a maroon in color long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, traffic safety vest, a surgical mask which was used in an attempt to cover the lower part of his face and a black hat.  

Investigators are also seeking to identify the driver and owner of a vehicle of interest. The vehicle appears to have damage or paint chipping on several parts of the vehicle; including the roof of the vehicle, along the body, and on the hood. 

Anyone who can identify this suspect, or who has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Criminal Investigation Division at 361-886-2840.  If you have any information about this crime and want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at .  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.

Vehicle of Interest

Arrest made on April 9th Homicide

Date: Saturday April 9, 2022
Time: 2:05 am
Location: 4200 South Padre Island
Offense: Murder

At approximately 2:05 am on Saturday, April 9, 2022, officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of SPID for a shooting with injuries.  

Patrol along with Gang Unit officers arrived and were able to locate a male shooting victim.  The male was provided immediate medical attention on scene and then transported by CCFD to a local hospital for treatment but later succumbed to his injuries. During the initial investigation the Gang Unit officers were able to identify 26-year-old Enmanuel Cavedo-Vergara as the offender.

Detectives with the Robbery Homicide Section of the Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene and began investigating the homicide. With the information the detectives gathered from the first responding officers they were able to secure a warrant of arrest for murder with a $1,000,000.00 bond.

CCPD Officers along with the United States Marshal Service Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force attempted to locate Enmanuel in Corpus Christi but received information that he had fled the city. On Wednesday June 15, 2022, Enmanuel was located in Miami Florida by their local United States Marshal Service Task Force and placed into custody.

If anyone has any information related to this incident, please call us at 886-2600.  You may also call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-8477.  

MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED IN BOLIVAR HOMICIDE

At approximately 12:39 am on Saturday, February 19, 2022, officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Bolivar Street reference a shooting.  When officers arrived, they located a 17-year-old male who had been shot.  Responding officers administered life savings measures on scene until medic units arrived, at which point the male was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.   

Through their investigation, Homicide Detectives followed up on several leads and were able to secure an arrest warrant for 17-year-old Michael Rodela for Murder. 

At approximately 10:50 am on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, Officers with the US Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from CCPD Patrol Officers, located and took Rodela into custody on the 3000 block of S Port. Rodela attempted to evade from officers on foot, he was additionally charged with Evading Arrest as a result.   

Rodela was transported to the main police station to be interviewed, before being transported to the City Detention Center for processing. 

If you have any information about this murder, please call Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide 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=.

THREE ARRESTS MADE IN KOEPKE HOMICIDE

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022 12:03 pm
Offense: Homicide
Location: 2500 block of Koepke
Case Number: 2206090046

At approximately 12:03 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2022 officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of Koepke reference a possible accident. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 64-year-old male with critical injuries, the male was later pronounced deceased.  During the preliminary investigation, homicide investigators learned that an altercation escalated to an assault, leaving the male unresponsive.  The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle prior to officers arriving. 

Investigators and officers have worked diligently to identify and locate the offenders.  On June 10, 2022 Investigators with our Homicide/Robbery Unit secured three murder warrants for 18-year-old Romeo Salinas, 17-year-old Aaron Moreno and 19-year-old Santiago Paz. 

At approximately 1:35 am on June 11, 2022, officers with our Gang Unit were able to locate the whereabouts of the Salinas.  Salinas was taken into custody without incident and later transported to the City Detention Center for processing.  Moreno and Paz were served in the Nueces County Jail, as they were being held on unrelated charges.   

Each were booked on a separate Murder Warrant ($500,000 bond), all three are being held at the Nueces County Jail.

If you have any information about this crime, you can contact detectives at 361-886-2840.  If you wish to remain anonymous, 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.

NUECES COUNTY WANTED SUBJECT

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate Earnest Thomas who has an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Robbery ($200,000 Bond). 

Thomas is described as a 36-year-old male, who stands 6’00” feet, weighs approximately 275 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Thomas, 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 may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at (361) 887-2239 or (361) 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.

NUECES COUNTY WANTED SUBJECT

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate Marshall Wooten who has an outstanding warrant for 6 outstanding warrants for Failure to Appear: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Theft Property, Forgery Financial Instrument, Credit Card Abuse, Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Controlled Substance (No Bond).  

Wooten is described as a 35-year-old male, who stands 5’11” feet, weighs approximately 178 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Wooten, 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 may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at (361) 887-2239 or (361) 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.

FRAUDULENT USE OF A CREDIT CARD

Location:  3100 block Ayers Street
Offense: Credit Card Abuse
Case Number: 2205040126

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying a suspect who used a stolen debit card to make several unauthorized withdrawals. 

An elderly victim reported that her debit card had been compromised and several withdrawals were made from an ATM without her authorization.  Through the investigation one of the suspects has been identified, but investigators are seeking assistance to identify a second suspect that was captured on surveillance using the stolen debit card.   

The unidentified suspect is seen in the attached video.  

The suspect was seen leaving the location in a Gray Honda passenger car. 

If you have any information about this crime and want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers . If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward. 

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VEHICLE OF INTEREST IN CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:55 PM
Location: 4600 block of Dodd
Incident: Murder Case Number: 2205310137

At approximately 6:55 PM on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, officers were dispatched to the 4600 block of Dodd for a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located a 38-year-old shooting victim who was deceased on scene.  

Investigators are still actively working on this case and following up on leads.

At this time, Corpus Christi Police Detectives are seeking assistance from the public to identify occupants that were traveling in a vehicle of interest.  Detectives have obtained surveillance images of the vehicle of interest, that is being described as a light in color Infiniti Q50. 

The vehicle of interest displayed a rear paper plate and appears to have a dent on the front passenger side fender.  If you have any information about this vehicle or the occupant(s), please call our Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840.  

You may also call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-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.