Category Archives: Community Outreach

Suspect Arrested in Aggravated Assault Case. Charge Might Be Upgraded to Murder.

Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016, 1:54 AM
Location: 5400 S. Staples
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1611270010

The United States Marshal’s Gulf Coast Fugitives and Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Victor Falfan in the 400 Block of Peoples at 5:20 p.m. on 11/30/2016.   Mr. Falfan called to turn himself in and was taken into custody without incident.  He was booked on the existing Aggravated Assault Warrant with a 300,000 dollar bond.   There will be consultation with the Nueces County District Attorneys Office to consider upgrading the charge to Murder.

This case remains under investigation and anyone having information about the event that occurred outside the Texas Nugget Club on 11/27/2016 is asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361/886-2840.

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Video of Person of Interest from Murder on 11900 Mesa

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

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released video of this person of interest they believe may have some information related to the homicide at 11900 Mesa. The subject appears to be a young male, thin build with long side burns.

If you know the identity of this individual please contact Detective Hemerly at 361-886-2617, 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.

Get A Vehicle For The Holidays From The City Auction This Saturday

The City of Corpus Christi will auction 114 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. The auction will start at 10:00 am.

The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, December 2nd, 2016. The general public can continue to view the vehicles from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on the day of the auction.

The vehicles for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from www.siskauction.com.

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Altercation leads to Arrest for Manslaughter

Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016, 3:55 PM
Location: 4700 Alma
Offense: Manslaughter
Case Number: 1611270089

The Corpus Christi Fire Department was dispatched to the 4700 block of Alma in reference to a possible heart attack. Once they arrived they began CPR and transported the 56 year old male victim to Doctors Regional Hospital. The medics called for officers because they observed what appeared to be signs of a fight. Officers arrived and detained the 63 year old male suspect.

Preliminary information is that the victim and suspect (who are brothers) got into a fight at the residence. After the fight was over the victim walked out of the room and collapsed. That is when medics were called. At approximately 4:40 PM the victim passed away. Officers arrested Lonnie Laningham (08-14-1953) for manslaughter and transported him to the City Detention Center. The case is still an ongoing investigation, information will be released as it becomes available.

Updated Photos of a Person of Interest in the City’s Latest Homicide.

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

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this person of interest. Detectives obtained surveillance video of a person they believe may have some information related to the homicide at 11900 Mesa. Here are a few more photos of this person.

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If you know the identity of this individual please contact Detective Hemerly at 361-886-2617, 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 Catching This Thief

Date:Friday, November 2, 2016, 5:09 PM
Location: 1530 Airline
Offense: Theft (Penal Code Section 31.03)

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this thief. The suspect was observed going into Lowes and going to the area of the store that has chainsaws. The suspect is seen taking two chainsaws and exiting the store making no attempt to pay for the merchandise.

If you can identify this suspect responsible for this theft, or you have any additional information about this crime, 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.

Criminals Got 129 Firearms So Far This Year In Corpus Christi

The Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force reported that from January 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016, there have been 129 firearms reported stolen from vehicles in Corpus Christi. The Task Force reported only 37 of those firearms have been recovered. The Task Force strongly recommends that you remove all valuables from unattended vehicles and definitely, do not leave a firearm unattended in a vehicle. One thing is certain, when a burglar steals a firearm, that means a criminal has a gun. Please help remove the opportunity for criminals to arm themselves and leave the firearms in a locked safe when unattended.
If you happen to know of anyone who has taken things that don’t belong to them, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash!
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Patrol Report November 15, 2016

Date: Monday, November 14, 2016, 1:50 PM
Location: 700 N. Carancahua
Offense: Criminal Trespass, Evading Detention
Case Number: 1611140080

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the American Bank Plaza at 700 N. Carancahua in reference to a criminal trespass. Upon arrival officers made contact with the reporting party. Officers were advised that the 35 year old male had been coming into the business numerous times and was told to leave. The complainant stated every time they told him to leave, he would leave and then come back.

The complainant took the officers to the front of the business and observed the suspect returning to the business. Officers tried to contact the suspect who took off running through businesses. The suspect ran through the Wells Fargo Bank courtyard and then towards N. Carancahua where he was taken into custody. Officers arrested Nicholas Gonzales (12/29/1980) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Monday, November 14, 2016, 9:39 PM
Location: 4400 Kostoryz Rd.
Offense: Theft, Evading Detention
Case Number: 1611140151

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the HEB at 4400 Kostoryz in reference to a theft in progress. The call stated that two juvenile males ran out of the store with a basket full of merchandise. The call was updated that the suspects were last seen in the area of Gollihar and Nicholson.

A patrol officer observed the suspects pushing the basket in the area of 4800 Kendall Drive. The officer made contact with the suspects and told them to stop. One took on foot and the other began struggling with the officer. The officer was able to control the suspect until backup arrived. Officers received a description of the other suspect and searched the area. The other juvenile male was located and arrested in the area of Mansheim and Gabriel Drive. Both suspects were taken back to the HEB and positively identified. The 14 and 15 year old male suspects were arrested and transported to the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center.

Racing Arrest “You Done Messed Up A-A-Ron!”

Date: Monday, November 7, 2016 8:35 PM
Location: 2200 Suntide Road
Incident: Racing on Highway
Case Number: 1611070163

Corpus Christi Police Officers were patrolling on SH 358 West bound and Greenwood. They observed a white Ford Mustang and a black Mercedes start racing in front of them. The vehicles accelerated to an extremely high rate of speed and were weaving in and out of traffic. This act put other vehicles on the road in danger. The vehicles would slow to catch up to each other and then speed off again. Officers were able to get close enough to conduct a traffic stop on the white Ford Mustang at 2200 Suntide Rd. Officers contacted the driver, Aaron Naranjo (07/18/1995), and placed him under arrest. Aaron was also found to have 2 municipal court warrants. He was transported to the City Detention Center.

 

Officers Searching for a Suspicious Subject Uncovers Major Stash of Marijuana

Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016 5:05 PM
Location: 5000 Carroll Lane
Incident: Possession Of Marijuana
Case Number: 1611060089

Corpus Christi Police Department Uniform Division Officers searching for a suspicious person Sunday evening uncovered a major stash of marijuana, weapons and cash at a residence on the city’s south side. At approximately 5:30 pm, Patrol Officers responded to the 5000 block of Carroll Lane to investigate reports of suspicious man knocking on doors, who was possibly involved in a prior burglary. Officers were directed to a particular residence that the caller stated the suspicious man had entered. Officers knocked on the door of the home searching for the suspicious man; a 23 year-old man answered the door and gave officers permission to enter and look for the suspicious man.

Once inside the residence, officers immediately observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside, as well as a large bag of marijuana on the kitchen table. Officers searched the residence for the suspicious subject, who was not found, but did observe other large bags of marijuana in open view throughout the home.

Officers then secured the crime scene and requested assistance from the Narcotics Vice Investigations Division. Narcotics Investigators responded to the scene, obtained a search warrant, and conducted a thorough search of the premises. As a result of the search, Officers found and seized approximately 40 to 45 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, four handguns, a shotgun, and approximately $438,000 in cash from throughout the home.

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Officers also seized a Nissan Maxima and GMC Yukon believed to be used in the distribution of the marijuana. Estimated street value of the marijuana is between $750,000 and one million dollars.

Officers arrested Jared Langley (DOB: 9-2-1993) and Michael Laurel (DOB: 12-7-1992) and charged them with third degree felony possession of marijuana.