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child safety seat awareness

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It is important to choose the proper child safety seat or booster for your child as the restraint type is dependent on the age, height, and weight of the child.

In Texas, a person commits an offense if the person operates a passenger vehicle, transports a child who is younger than eight years of age, unless the child is taller than four feet, nine inches, and does not keep the child secured during the operation of the vehicle in a child passenger safety seat system according to the instructions of the manufacturer of the safety seat system.

Here are some helpful resources:

Texas Department of Public Safety
Answers to frequently asked questions on child safety seats.
https://www.dps.texas.gov/director_staff/public_information/occSafetyPrgmFAQs.htm

National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA)
Information on how to choose the proper seat for your child and vehicle.
https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats#find-compare-seats

Driscoll Children Hospital Injury Prevention
Call 361-694-6700 & employees with the Injury Prevention at Driscoll Children’s Hospital can have your car seat inspected to ensure that it is properly installed.

FATAL CRASH UPDATE

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:46 PM
Location: Staples/Baldwin
Offense: Fatal Crash
Case Number: 1901150116/C1900318

At approximately 6:46 PM on January 15, 2019, Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a major crash at the intersection of Staples and Baldwin.

Upon arrival, officers determined that 2 vehicles were involved in a head-on collision.

The driver of unit one, 19-year-old male, was determined to be at fault for failing to yield the right of way.  The driver, sole occupant, was cited accordingly and released to the hospital for follow-up care. 

Unit two was occupied times four.  This vehicle was occupied by 2 adults and 2 young children.  A 26-year-old male passenger was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  One child was transported to Driscoll in critical condition and the second child was transported to Driscoll in critical but stable condition.  The driver of the vehicle, a 28-year-old female, sustained major injuries but was last updated in stable condition.  The 28-year-old female was found to be under the influence and is subsequently being charged with Driving while Intoxicated with a Child. (SJF)

No additional information is available for release at this time.

How to report traffic issues and aggressive driving

lidarIf you have seen an ongoing traffic issue or notice an aggressive driver you may contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at saferoadsforcc@cctexas.com.

This email will be received by several different sections within the city so that the issue may be addressed. These sections include Corpus Christi Police Department Uniform Patrol Captains, Traffic Safety Section Lieutenants, and Traffic Engineering at city hall.

To report an aggressive driver be sure to list the following information in the email.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Description of the vehicle
  • License plate

Aggressive Driving behaviors would include:

  • Speeding
  • Following too closely
  • Abrupt lane changes
  • Distracted driving (cell phone use while driving)
  • Failing to signal lane change

IDENTIFY A HOME INVASION SUSPECT

Corpus Christi Police Department Investigators are looking to identify a suspect in a home invasion that occurred on December 17, 2018.  A sketch artist worked with the victim to create a sketch of what the suspect may look like.

If you have any information on the identity of this suspect or information about any recent home invasions, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.

 

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VICTIM RESCUED FROM ENGULFED VEHICLE

On New Year’s Day, civilians and Corpus Christi Police officers worked together to rescue a 70-year-old male from a burning vehicle.  His vehicle was struck by a vehicle traveling the wrong way on SH 358 and had flipped onto its side.

The efforts from the officers and civilians are commended for saving the life of the 70-year-old male, who is believed would not have survived without their heroic efforts.

Vehicle of interest in recent bank robbery.

Date: Monday, December 24, 2018 11:02am
Location: 5100 SPID
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1812240073

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying a vehicle of interest in a recent robbery at American Bank. A small grey 4-door hatchback vehicle is seen pulling into the parking lot and then leaves a short time later. The license plate is not legible and detectives would like to speak to the driver.

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If you recognize the vehicle, or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.

CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS AUTO BURGLAR?

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:00 am
Location: 4000 Hurlwood Circle
Offense:  Burglary to a Vehicle
Case Number: 1812110026

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this auto burglar. The suspect is seen on surveillance entering a vehicle which was parked on the 4000 block of Hurlwood Circle around 2 am on December 10, 2018.

If you know the identity of this suspect or have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

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Can you identify this robbery suspect?

Date: Monday, December 24, 2018 11:02am
Location: 5100 SPID
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1812240073

On Monday December 24, 2018 officers were dispatched to 5100 SPID in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival officers spoke to the employees. Officers were advised that a male wearing a grey hoodie, gloves and blue warm up pants with stripes down the side entered the bank. The suspect went to a teller and demanded money. The teller advised that the suspect was about 5′ 8″ to 5′ 10″ tall and weighed about 250 pounds. He stated that the male suspect was wearing a mask and was a dark complected. The teller complied and the suspect left with an undetermined amount of money. The suspect drove away in what appears to be a grey Chevy Impala.

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If you know who is responsible for this robbery, or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.

HELP US IDENTIFY AGGRAVATED ROBBERY SUSPECTS

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 20:34 PM
Location: 1100 S Port Ave
Offense:  Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1812160107

Corpus Christi Police Department Investigators need your help identifying these aggravated robbery suspects.

Three suspects entered a fast food restaurant located on the 1100 block of South Port. One suspect pointed a gun at the employee and then all three proceeded to run to the back and demand money.

The suspects were able to get away with undisclosed amount of cash.
All three males are described as White or Hispanic males, between the ages of 18-26 years of age. All three were wearing baseball caps or hoodies and attempted to mask their face.

If you know who is responsible for this aggravated robbery, or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.

IDENTIFY AGGRAVATED ROBBERY SUSPECTS

Date: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 9:45 PM
Location: 2900 Norton
Offense:  Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1812040134

Corpus Christi Police Department Investigators need your help identifying these aggravated robbery suspects.

Two suspects entered a convenience store located on the 2900 block of Norton St. One suspect placed an item on the counter top as if he were going to make a purchase and then both suspects pointed handguns at the employees inside the store, while demanding the money from the register.

The suspects were able to get away with undisclosed amount of cash.

Both males are described as Hispanic males, between the ages of 16-20 years of age.

If you know who is responsible for this aggravated robbery, or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.