Category Archives: Community Outreach

CREDIT CARD ABUSE SUSPECTS

Date:  Monday, April 12, 2021
Offense: Credit Card Abuse, Theft
Case Number: 2104130044, 2104130045

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying these suspects who stole a purse and then used the stolen credit cards to make several unauthorized charges.  

On April 12, 2021 at approximately 3:00 PM two suspects worked together to steal a wallet from a shopper at a local grocery store.  The unidentified female distracted the victim by asking the her for assistance with reading a label, while the male suspect stole the wallet from the shopping cart.  

The male suspect is described as an adult male, wearing a blue in color Chicago Cubs Jersey, Blue Jeans and Red Shoes.  The female was described as wearing a head scarf, multi-colored yoga pants, pink shirt and she has a noticeable limp on her right side.  

The suspects then went to several local stores and made several unauthorized charges, totaling over $2,500.  

The suspects were seen leaving in a Black in color van, possibly a Chrysler Town and Country.    

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.

NUECES COUNTY WANTED SUBJECT

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate Valerie Barrera who has two outstanding warrants; for Forgery and Fraud. 

Barrera is described as a 37-year-old female, who stands 5’01” feet, weighs approximately 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Barrera, 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 Jordan Walker who has two outstanding warrants; for Assault on Public Servant and Manufacturing or Delivering Controlled Substance (No Bond).

Walker is described as a 35-year-old male, who stands 5’10” feet, weighs approximately 220 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.

If you know how to locate Walker, 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.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELEASE

As is our practice we are releasing the information for the officers who were involved in the shooting on March 29, 2021.

Four Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is in accordance with current department practice and policy.

Senior Officer Charles Tanner has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 6.5 years.

Officer Armando Cisneros has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 2.5 years. 

Officer Remington Strickland has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 2.5 years.

Officer Gerry Montelongo has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 2.5 years.


This is still an active and ongoing investigation. If you have any information pertaining to this incident, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division 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=.

For additional information on this incident:
officer involved shooting | CCPD Blotter

Impound Lot auction

Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10:00 am

LIVE ONLINE (WEBCAST) AND ON-SITE AUCTION SALE

REGISTRATION:  visit http://www.siskauction.com/ to register and obtain further on-line auction instructions.

VIEWING:  Friday, April 2, 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 always required to be on.

Social distancing will be monitored.

CHIEF MARKLE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

After serving the citizens of Corpus Christi for over three decades, Chief of Police Mike Markle is announcing his retirement.

Chief Markle will be retiring in May of 2021, after accepting a job in the private sector. The City of Corpus Christi has benefited greatly from Chief Markle’s professionalism and long dedicated service to our community.

Chief Markle will spend the next month working with city leaders and the command staff, who he believes are individually and collectively adept, to ensure a smooth transition with the interim Chief.

We want to thank Chief Markle for his years of service to our Country, to the Corpus Christi Police Department and to the citizens of Corpus Christi.

Please help us wish Chief Markle the best in his new endeavors.

officer involved shooting

Updated information as of 7:30 a.m.

Date: 03/29/2021 2:13 a.m.
Location: 5800 Block of Weber/4000 Block of Schanen
Incident: Officer Involved Shooting
Case Numbers: 2103290013/2103290016

At approximately 2:13 am on Monday, March 29, 2021, Corpus Christi Police Department Officers were dispatched to the 5800 block of Weber Rd for a shooting with injuries.

When officers arrived, they located three victims with gunshot wounds. Witnesses were able to provide a description of the suspect and further advised officers that he was last seen on foot, running toward an apartment complex on the 4000 block of Schanen Blvd.

Officers located the suspect, who attempted to flee on foot and then produced a handgun; at which point officers discharged their service weapons, striking the suspect. A handgun was located near the offender and secured.

Officers administered life saving measures on scene until medics arrived, the 33-year-old suspect did not survive his injuries.

This is an active and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Four Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave at this time in accordance with department practice and policy.

If you have any information about this incident, please call Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Division at 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=

INDECENT ASSAULT WARRANT

Date: Tuesday, February 09, 2021 5:45pm
Location: 5300 Saratoga Blvd.   
Incident: Indecent Assault
Case Number: 2102090113

Corpus Christi Police Department Investigators are asking for your help to locate 30-year-old Fidel Pizano who has an outstanding warrant for Indecent Assault ($20,000 Bond).

The warrant is related to an incident which occurred at a business parking lot on Tuesday, February 09, 2021, at approximately 5:45 pm.  A female who was in the parking lot placing items in her vehicle was approached by Pizano, who reached under her dress and inappropriately fondled her in a sexual manner, before fleeing the scene in a Black in color Dodge Ram Pickup.. 

Pizano is described as a 30-year-old male who stands 5′ 11″, weighs approximately 280 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  Fidel has a tattoo on his left hand with the initials “TCB” and a small tattoo on his right wrist. 

If you have any additional information concerning this crime or about this offender, we ask that you contact the lead Investigator, Detective Justin Wicks at 361-826-2956.

If you know how to locate Fidel Pizano, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=, it can earn you a cash reward.

ATTEMPTED CAPITAL MURDER

At approximately 12:53 am on March 26, 2021, officers were dispatched to a disturbance call on the 8900 block of McGloin.

Updates to the call provided that a male suspect was attempting to break into a home.  The victim was able to identify the suspect as a neighbor. 

Officers identified the location of the suspect and as they attempted to take him into custody, he produced a knife and stabbed an officer causing serious injuries.  During the commission of the struggle, two additional officers sustained injuries.

The suspect, 54-year-old Henry Garza, was taken into custody and he has been charged with 3 counts of attempted Capital Murder, Resisting Arrest and was additionally charged with the attempted Burglary.  Garza was also found to have an outstanding warrant for Parole Violation and was additionally charged.

All three officers were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to make a full recovery.  

NVID PROSTITUTION STING NETS TEN ARRESTS

An anti-prostitution sting conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division Wednesday resulted in the arrest of ten men on charges of prostitution, a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and fines up to $2,000. The men were arrested after they solicited an undercover CCPD Officer, posing as a prostitute, for sex acts in exchange for money. The operation targeted several north and west side neighborhoods frequented by prostitutes.

NVID Detectives were assisted in the operation by Directed Patrol and Uniform Division Officers, as well as civilians with the Red Cord Program. The Red Cord Program is a prostitution diversion program aimed to provide practical and emotional support for those involved in prostitution. The program is successful due to the collaboration between Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, social service organizations, Nueces County District Attorney Office, and Corpus Christi Police Department. The program affords those involved with sex work an opportunity to address the myriad of behavioral, social, and psychological problems they have faced throughout their lifetime. Since 2013, Red Cord has provided case management, health services, job training, substance abuse treatment, clothing, housing, counseling, and other social services needed to address the circumstances related to their involvement in prostitution. Participants who successfully complete the program have their cases dismissed by the District Attorney’s Office.

The men arrested during Thursday’s operation will be required to attend a mandatory prostitution diversion education program at their expense. This program educates men about the negative consequences of prostitution, circumstances that may lead someone to purchase sex, and the impact they have on the individual they attempt to solicit sex from in exchange for money. The fees raised from this program are then used to provide some of the resources mentioned above, to assist women seeking to escape the bondage of prostitution.

Although often inaccurately referred to as a “victimless” crime, prostitution is inextricably linked to multiple other crimes including assault, human trafficking, sexual abuse, drug abuse, and the spread of sexually transmitted infectious disease. Neighborhoods where prostitution is prevalent experience a drastic degradation of the quality of life that citizens expect and deserve. The Corpus Christi Police Department will continue to collaborate with all government and private entities to combat prostitution and help accomplish our mission of working with the community to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime and enhance public safety.