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Operation Stickman

In October of 2016, the CCPD Narcotics Vice Investigations Division initiated a long term undercover operation targeting street level synthetic cannabinoid dealers, primarily focusing on dealers in the downtown area surrounding City Hall.

NVID recognized that synthetic cannabinoid abusers were causing serious quality of life issues with business owners and residents of this neighborhood. Approximately 50% of all drug related arrests and drug seizures by CCPD in 2016 were synthetic cannabinoid related.

The goals of this operation were to:

    • identify dealers
    • conduct undercover narcotics buys from dealers
    • Identify locations where being sold and follow up with search warrants.
    • Obtain arrest warrants for suspects dealing.

The operation consisted of weekly joint operations between NVID and the Operations Division Crime Reduction Unit.

  • NVID undercover officers were assisted by Operations Division Crime Reduction Unit
    • Bikes
    • Enduros
    • Downtown “Gator Units”
  • Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) were very familiar with most suspects
    • Contacted them on a daily basis.

The Operation, dubbed “Operation Stick Man” culminated today when over 30 over     Officers from NVID, CRU, Gang, US Marshal’s Task Force set out to arrest 24 suspects who had sold synthetic cannabinoid to undercover officers.

24 Arrest Warrants

  • 27 delivery cases
  • 2 gang members among suspects
  • Bonds totaling over $1.5 million

Today’s rounded up netted the following 16 arrests (4 were already in jail on other charges):

Offenders                                     Bond

Steven Ramos 12/19/1982              Jail
Dwain Tichey  10/27/1965             $80,000
Mark Chabera 3/03/1995                $80,000
Jared Brannon 8/09/1983               Jail
Victor Flores 1/03/1994                   Jail
Derrick Rexroat 10/10/1974           $80,000
Maydalis  Santiago7/8/1995          $80,000
Vanessa Abrego  9/3/92                  $100,000
Dorina Gallegos 9/11/1978             $100,000
Antonio Romero 12/02/1993         $100,000
Joshua Craney 12/12/1983              $100,000
Christopher Furr 12/7/1983            Jail
Avery Smith 11/25/1982                  $80,000
Israel Maldonado 11/15/1988         $10,000
Juan Garcia 5/01/1968                     $10,000
Daniel Bravo 9/27/1992                  $100,000

All suspects were charged with Felony Manufacture and delivery of controlled substance in Penalty Group 2A, with penalties ranging from 2 to 99 years in prison. Corpus Christi Police Officers will continue to search for the remaining eight suspects. Great job by everyone involved.

Man Charged with Murder of Breanna Wood.

Joseph Mathew Tejeda, DOB 12/13/1990, has been charged with Murder, PC. 19.02, in the death of Breanna Wood.  The accused offender is currently in the Nueces County Jail on an unrelated charge.  Bond has been set for the Murder charge at 1 million dollars.

Investigators obtained the murder warrant after extensive interviews with numerous people.  Physical and circumstantial evidence has  been collected and reviewed.   There are no further arrests for this murder anticipated but the case does remain under investigation.

The Corpus Christi Police Department acknowledges the help and support from the community in solving this case and anyone that might have additional information is encouraged to call 361/886-2840.   You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers  is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Patrol Report January 9, 2017

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 6:12 PM
Location: 2600 Bevcrest
Offense(s): Warrant of Arrest, Failure to Identify, Possession
of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon
Case Number: 1701070070

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 2600 Bevcrest in reference to a disturbance in progress. Information on the call advised that the driver of a blue Scion was threatening to shoot the house. Information also stated that the suspect involved had an active warrant and was in possession of a firearm. Officers arrived and observed a blue Scion leave the scene at a high rate of speed. Officers stopped the vehicle in the area of Bevcrest and Beardmore.

Officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle and the passenger. Neither subject had an ID on them. While officers were talking with the subjects they detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver identified himself as Christopher Moreland and was removed from the vehicle. Due to the nature of the call the driver was checked for weapons and found to have a knife and a empty pistol holster in his waistband. Officers then removed the passenger from the vehicle and discovered that he was sitting on a loaded semi automatic pistol. Both suspects were detained while officers investigated. Officers checked the drivers information and found it was obvious that he was not the person he claimed to be. The driver gave his true name and date of birth (Richard Moreland 7-6-1992) and was found to have an active warrant out of  Austin Pardon and Parole. He was arrested for the warrant and failure to identify as a fugitive. Upon searching the vehicle officers located Marijuana, over 70 packaged pills, a substance believed to heroin, a white substance believed to cocaine, a digital scale and packaging material. Officers arrested Richard Moreland (7-6-1992) and Jacob Rivera (1-31-1998) and transported them to the City Detention Center.


Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017, 12:59 PM
Location: 3000 Antelope
Offense: Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest,
Possession of Dangerous Drugs
Case Number: 1701080059

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 3002 Antelope in reference to a disturbance in progress. A officer was nearby clearing form another call and could hear females yelling and cursing. As officers arrived the female suspect was yelling for the other person to give her money. The suspect was asked several times to calm down and wait by the patrol car. The suspect ignored the officer and began yelling again. The officer again tried to calm the suspect down and escort her from the area. The suspect began to pull away, swing her arms and push the officer. The officer arrested Amber Jean Silvestry (12-28-1983) for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Amber was transported to the City Detention Center. While at The City Detention Center a female guard located a pill inside her waistband of her pants. Amber did not have any type of prescription in her possession. She was additionally charged with possession of a dangerous drug.







Patrol Report January 6, 2017

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 5:03 AM
Location: 5041 SPID
Offense: Theft
Case Number: 1701050061

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the Home Depot in reference to a theft that just occurred. The call stated that the suspect were loading items into a tan Jeep. Officers arrived and observed the vehicle attempting to leave the parking lot. Officers stopped the vehicle and contacted the occupants. Officers detained a 34 year old male and a 26 year old female. Officers contacted a loss prevention officer who stated the two suspects were observed going through the store selecting items and hiding them under a blanket inside the store. The loss prevention officer stated that the suspects then went to the vehicle and put the items in the back seat and hid them under a blanket. Officers observed a blanket in the back seat with items wrapped inside.

When officers checked the blanket they observed multiple items, several  that still had the security wiring  on them. The stolen items Totaled $1295.00. It looks as if the suspected thieves were taking home security equipment. The stolen property was returned to the business. Officers arrested Paul Acovio Jr. (1-15-1982) and Johanna Ashley Ramirez (5-22-1990) for theft. Paul was charged with felony theft because of previous theft charges. The vehicle was impounded and both suspects were transported to the City Detention Center.

Date: Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:03 AM
Location: 3700 Piedra Creek Dr.
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation
Case Number: 1701060016

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a call in the 3700 block of Piedra Creek in reference to suspicious activity. Upon arrival officers  made contact with the complainant. He stated that he observed a male with tattoos on his arms loading property from a foreclosed home into a silver passenger car. The complainant stated that he followed the suspect to an address in the 3700 block of Honey Creek.

Officers went to the area of 3700 Honey Creek to contact the suspect. Officers observed a suspect matching the description and tried to make contact. Officers told the suspect to stop but he refused and ran into the garage and then into the residence. Officers were able to contact the suspect and detain him. In the garage were cabinet doors and drawers. Officers were advised by a resident at Honey Creek that those items were new and they did not recognize them. The witness to the burglary was brought to the scene and positively identified the suspect. Officers arrested Terrell Tavin Wyatt (7-16-1980) and transported him to the City Detention Center.


Patrol Report January5, 2017

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 2:12 AM
Location: Rosebud and Santa Fe
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
Case Number: 1701050008

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Santa Fe and Rosebud in reference to a major accident. Upon arrival officers observed a 2014 Volkswagon Jetta on its roof unoccupied. Officers made contact with the female suspect who stated that she was in the vehicle and got out before police arrived. The suspect denied driving the vehicle and stated that another man was driving. The suspect had a strong odor of  alcohol on her breath, slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet. The suspect had injuries consistent with seatbelt abrasions from sitting in the drivers seat. The suspect when asked how she got out of the vehicle, motioned to her right hip how she unbuckled her seat belt which was consistent with sitting in the drivers seat. Officers checked with the person that the suspect said was with her. The subject was a long way from the accident, had no injuries and told officers that he was not in a accident with the suspect. Officers developed enough probable cause and arrested Sierra Blackstone (11-21-1990) for DWI. She was transported to Spohn Shoreline to be medically cleared and the transported to the City Detention Center.

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 3:50 AM
Location: 4600 Christie
Offense: Assault Family Violence
Case Number: 1701050015

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 4600 Christie in reference to a disturbance with a weapon. Officers arrived and made contact with the 25 year old female victim. She stated that the 25 year old male suspect was inside the residence with their 5 year old son. The victim stated that the suspect became angry after going through her cellphone. The suspect grabbed the victim and threw her out of the house. The victim went around the house trying to get back in. She went to a bedroom window and started to remove the A/C unit. The suspect grabbed a gun and was pulling on the A/C to keep it from being removed. At some point the gun went off but did not strike anyone.

Due to a gun being involved, officers surrounded the house and called the suspect out numerous times. The suspect finally came out holding the child and was taken into custody without incident. Officers found the gun, a amount if marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested James Womack Heslip (05-18-1991) for assault family violence, discharging a firearm, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the City Detention Center.

Patrol Report January 4, 2017

Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 10:04 PM
Location: 5901 Weber
Offense: Robbery, Burglary of a Habitation
Case Number: 1701030167

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 5901 Weber in reference to a burglary with a gun. Officers arrived and made contact with the 22 year old female victim. The victim advised that a female knocked on her door and asked for a male by his nickname. When the victim opened the door to talk to the female suspect, the female suspect and 2 other males forced their way into the apartment. One of the males took out a gun and asked for a male by name and asked for his stuff. The victim stated that the suspects also asked for another male as well. The victim told the suspects that the person was not here and he did not keep his stuff there. The suspects ransacked the apartment taking some electronics.  As they were leaving they took the victims wallet in case she called the police.

The suspects were described as a white female in her late teens to early twenties, 5 feet 11 inches tall, medium dirty blonde hair and wearing a long sleeve shirt and hoodie. Two black males, 1 approximately 6 feet, thin and clean shaven. The other approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, medium build and short hair. The victim was not injured.

If you have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 1:28 AM
Location: 3000 Elgin
Offense: Aggravated Assault, Deadly Conduct
Case Number: 1701040010

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 3000 Elgin in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived and contacted the victims father who advised that his son had been shot. Officers contacted the 27 year old male victim who was conscious and responsive. The victim had been shot several times in the lower back area. The victim advised that he had just spoken to a male subject outside. As he was walking into the residence numerous shots were fired into the house striking the victim. There were 4 other people inside the house that were not injured. The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial with non life threatening injuries. The suspect may have been driving a gold 4-door vehicle possible a Buick.

If you have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Corpus Christi Police Record More Arrests For Intoxicated Driving In 2016 Than Any Other Year

The Corpus Christi Police arrested more people for intoxicated driving in 2016 than in any other year of the Department’s history.

Corpus Christi Police arrested 1,428 people for intoxicated driving in 2016 and the previous record was in 2014 with 1, 407 arrests for intoxicated driving. Corpus Christi Police have already recorded 15 arrests for intoxicated driving so far in 2017.

Corpus Christi Police explain the 1,428 arrests for intoxicated driving as: 14 for Driving Under the Influence which means the person was less than 21 years of age when they were arrested for intoxicated driving; and there were 132 felony accusations. The 132 accusations are that 86 arrests were for D.W.I. with three or more prior convictions; 11 arrests for intoxicated assault (in which someone was injured in a crash caused by an intoxicated person); 32 arrests for D.W.I. with a child passenger; and 3 arrests for Intoxicated Manslaughter (in which a person died in a crash caused by an intoxicated driver).

Corpus Christi Police collected blood or breath specimens to be analyzed for the blood alcohol concentration from all 1,428 arrested people except for 5 cases in which that evidence was not obtained. The average results from the analysis for blood alcohol concentration was .15 which is almost twice the legal limit of .08, the state standard to determine someone is prima facia intoxicated. There were 415 arrests for intoxicated driving which involved a vehicle crash which means 1,013 of the arrests for intoxicated driving were discovered on Officer initiated traffic stops.

Yearly Totals of arrests for intoxicated driving by Corpus Christi Police:


The Mess After New Years Celebrations

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 1,948 calls for service and generated 185 reports for formal criminal complaints from 8:00 a.m. December 31 to 8:00 a.m. on January 1, 2017. This is a summary of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.

Spent fireworks containers litter the 6100 block of Allencrest New Years morning in 2017.
Spent fireworks containers litter the 6100 block of Allencrest New Years morning in 2017.

During the 24 hour period of New Years Eve to New Years Day, Corpus Christi Police activity included:
567 fireworks complaints;
71 complaints of discharging firearms inside the city limits;
85 people Arrested (overall);
52 Vehicle Crashes reported;
185 disturbance complaints.
13 people were arrested for intoxicated driving.
1 person was injured in a crash caused by an intoxicated driver.
9 people were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated as a first offense;
3 people arrested for Driving While Intoxicated with over twice the legal limit;
1 person was arrested for Intoxicated Assault.
23 people were arrested for Public Intoxication.

Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016, 23:48
Location: 400 Clark Drive
Offense: Discharging a Firearm in a Municipality (Penal Code Section 42.01) Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1701010002
Corpus Christi Police arrested two people for discharging a firearm in a municipality New Years Eve at a residence on the 400 block of Clark Drive.
Police went to the area of East Vanderbilt to respond to what Officers described as “barrage of fireworks” when the Officers observed the men shoot firearms in the air. Officers arrested 38 year old Richard Harris (3/17/1978) and 28 year old Christopher Colunga (2/29/1988) for discharging firearms in a municipality and arrested a third person, 32 year old Gilbert Martinez (4/22/1984) for a warrant for his arrest.

Date: Sunday, January 1, 2017, 1:58am
Location: 200 Shawnee Street

Offense: Discharging a Firearm in a Municipality (Penal Code Section 42.01) Class A Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1701010018 
Corpus Christi Police responded to the 200 block of Shawnee Street in reference to several men walking the street with guns.  Officers contacted the men described by the callers at the address provided by the callers and an Officer found a handgun on the porch.   Officers secured the gun and located a second handgun around the corner from where the first was found. Officers discovered evidence on the street to indicate that a handgun was discharged in front of the the home where the men were found.  Officers did not find any property damage or injuries in the area related to gunshots. Officers collected the firearms and evidence and identified the men so they may be contacted at a later time. The men were released at the scene and a report was generated pending investigation.

Date: Sunday, January 1, 2017, 4:29am
Location: Staples Street at Williams Drive
Offense: Intoxicated Assault (Penal Code Section 49.07) 3rd Degree Felony

Case Number: 1701010037 
Corpus Christi Police arrested 21 year old Jacob Vidal (5/21/1995) for Intoxicated Assault after he was involved in a crash at the intersection of Staples and Williams Sunday morning.
Corpus Christi Police responded to a vehicle crash at 4:30am at the intersection of Staples and Williams that involved a pedestrian. Officers determined that Vidal, a 26 year old man, and a 23 year old man had all been in the same vehicle when the 26 year old man became upset and left the vehicle. Officers learned that Vidal was the driver of the gray 2013 Kia Forte and began to go in circles in the intersection until the vehicle hit the 26 year old man with the vehicle.  The 26 year old man was rushed to the hospital by ambulance and Officers believe the 26 year old man had at least one broken bone but is expected to live.

Search the website to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these crimes should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2840. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Man Reports Insurance Fraud Under False Police Name

Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 21:43
Location 850 Stone Street
Offense: Insurance Fraud (Penal Code Section 35.02) State Jail Felony

Case Number: 1612270158

A 28 year old man reported a case of insurance fraud to the Corpus Christi Police on the 800 block of Stone Street Tuesday evening  in which the organization claimed to be associated with law enforcement.

The 28 year old man told Officers he responded to an online registration for a child safety kit which asked for names of parents and children to be registered.  The 28 year old man told Officers the persons claimed to be representatives of the “Texas Association of Police.” The 28 year old man told Officers the persons went to his home address to register for an “Amber Alert” and schedule another visit to start an insurance claim.  The 28 year old man showed Officers a paper with a letterhead that used a state symbol on it and uses the names of real people associated with law enforcement.  The letter offers insurance which the 28 year old man told Officers he does not believe is legitimate.

Police advise that customers should verify that insurance sales are conducted by licensed agents, know how to contact insurance organization representatives at any time, and do not provide personal financial information like a bank name and account number unless you have initiated the contact to a reputable organization.

Corpus Christi Police Make Many Arrests For Intoxicated Driving Over Christmas

The Corpus Christi Police are pleased to announce that there were no injuries or fatalities on Corpus Christi roadways over the Christmas weekend due to intoxicated driving, partly because of strict enforcement by Officers which got many intoxicated drivers off the road before they could injure someone.

Corpus Christi Police arrested 15 people for intoxicated driving from December 23rd to December 26th.

Officers arrested:
9 people for driving while intoxicated as a first offense during the Christmas weekend;
2 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated with a prior conviction of D.W.I.;
2 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated with a Blood Alcohol Concentration over twice the legal limit;
and 2 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated with an open container of alcohol in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

One Officer arrested 27 year old Andres Narvaez (8/10/1989) for driving while intoxicated as a first offense and found Narvaez was in possession of a loaded black Colt 380 handgun. Narvaez was additionally charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon because the Texas Penal Code Section 46.02 prohibits an intoxicated person from possession of a firearm while operating a motor vehicle.

Corpus Christi Police will be out in full force again this coming weekend for New Years for strict enforcement of intoxicated driving for the effort to make our roadways safer. Always plan to have a sober driver. D.W.I.’s are the worst hangovers.