Category Archives: Community Outreach

CCPD Is Hosting An Active Threat Training Symposium For School And Law Enforcement Officials

SURVIVE – An Active Threat Training Symposium

The Corpus Christi Police Department invites staff responsible for school security, and local police department representatives from around the Coastal Bend who would be the first responders to a major incident.

It is our intention to share information, strengthen ties, and discuss contemporary approaches to preventing and responding to violent school attacks.  Police officers and school staff serve in different capacities with one common interest – to protect our children and our teachers.

Please join us on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 for “SURVIVE – A Comprehensive Symposium on Surviving a Violent School Attack”

We are asking one or two representatives from each local law enforcement agency and one or two representatives from each school system to register and attend the symposium. The class is free, but you must register.  Click this link:  Symposium Registration Form   The registration deadline has been extended.

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NARCOTICS OFFICERS SHUT DOWN FLOUR BLUFF DEALER

CCPD Narcotics and Vice Division officers concluded a month’s long investigation into drug dealing in the Flour Bluff Area Tuesday afternoon, serving a search warrant at a residence on the 1200 block of Baywood Lane.  During the search, Investigators found and seized nearly three pounds of hydroponic marijuana, one and a half ounces of THC wax, approximately one ounce of THC oil and three-quarters of an ounce of THC edibles. In addition, Investigators seized $18,000 in cash, three vehicles, two semi-automatic handguns, a shotgun, and a gun safe, all believed to be used in or proceeds from drug sales.

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As a result of the raid, Investigators arrested Eli Copeland (DOB: 9-11-2000), Leslie Garcia (DOB: 3-28-1997), and Amanda McKenzie (DOB: 2-16-1984).  Copeland and Garcia were both charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, while McKenzie was charged with possession of a controlled substance.  Investigators had received numerous complaints from the community regarding suspected drug dealing from the residence, and used multiple investigative techniques to obtain the search warrant.

MISSING ELDERLY PERSON

Mr. Sanchez has been located and is being reunited with his family.  Thank you for your assistance in locating him. 
Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a missing, elderly person. Mr. Robert Sanchez was reported missing on April 5, 2018.  Mr. Sanchez suffers from Alzheimer’s and is in need of medical assistance for additional health concerns.
Mr. Sanchez was last seen in the area of Moore Plaza around 11 AM.  Mr. Sanchez is described as an 78-year-old male, who stands 5 feet 11 inches tall, approximately 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  Mr. Sanchez was last seen wearing a two-toned blue and black shirt, navy blue pants, tennis shoes and a black Korean War Veterans Cap.
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If you have any information or see Mr. Sanchez, please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly by calling 911 or (361) 886-2600.

TWO OFFICERS PLACED ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

Date: 04/04/2018  12:29 A.M.
Location: 2300 Block of Capitan Dr.
Case Number: 1804040004

Two Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave due to their involvement in the officer involved shooting.   This incident occurred in the early morning hours of April 04, 2018.  The administrative leave is in accordance with current  department practice and policy.

Senior Officer Gilbert Cantu has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 6 years.  Officer Gabriel Cantu has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 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.

See attached link for additional information regarding the incident.

https://ccpdblotter.com/2018/04/04/home-invasion-robbery-officer-involved-shooting/

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Home Invasion Robbery/Officer Involved Shooting

Date: 04/04/2018  12:30 A.M.
Location: 2300 Capitan Dr.
Offense: Home Invasion Robbery/Officer Involved Shooting
Case Number: 1804040004

CCPD Units were dispatched to a residence in the 2300 block of Capitan Drive at about 12:30 A.M. on Wednesday 04/04/2018.  A  female caller was reporting that several men had forced their way into an apartment and at least one of the men was armed with a long gun.  The first arriving Officers confronted the offenders as they were leaving the apartment and one armed offender was shot by police.  He died at the scene.    A 25 year old male was taken into custody and another male, believed to be 20-30 years of age, fled the scene on foot.  He was last seen fleeing north from the scene.  Units are currently searching the area for this offender.

Further investigation revealed that the offenders physically assaulted several residents of the apartment before the police arrived and the offenders were also in the process of taking property from the victims.  A least one firearm used by the offenders was recovered at the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigation Division and the Nueces County District Attorneys Office.   Numerous victims and witnesses are being interviewed at this time.  Two Corpus Christi Police Officers are being 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 www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.

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POLICE NEED YOUR HELP TO LOCATE MISSING DISABLED TEEN

UPDATE: Jonathan has been found safe and is back with his family.

Corpus Christi Police Officers would like help from the public to locate a missing, disabled teen.

Jonathan Galvan was reported missing on April 1, 2018 and was last seen approximately one hour ago.   Jonathan is a special needs child and has the mentality of a 5-year-old.
Jonathan was last seen walking away from a business in the 4700 block of Ayers.  Jonathan is described as a 16-year-old male who stands 5 feet 10 inches tall, approximately 135 pounds, with dark brown hair and brown eyes.  Jonathan was last seen wearing a green or blue polo shirt, which was tucked in, blue jeans and a belt.

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If you have any information or see Jonathan, please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly by calling 911 or (361) 886-2600.

NUECES COUNTY WANTED SUBJECTS

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate 4 wanted subjects.

27-year-old Joe Tunchez (08/01/1990) who has an outstanding warrant out of Nueces County for Probation Violation/ Assault/No Bond. Tunchez is described as a 27-year-old male who stands 5′ 04″, weighs approximately 195 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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Joe Tunchez

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28-year-old Adan Urtado (03/12/1990) who has an outstanding warrant out of Nueces County for Probation Violation/ Assault/No Bond. Urtado is described as a 28-year-old male who stands 5′ 04″, weighs approximately 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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Adan Urtado

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37-year-old Raul Luna (09/18/1980) who has an outstanding warrant out of Nueces County for Motion to Revoke/ Assault/No Bond. Luna is described as a 37-year-old male who stands 5′ 06″, weighs approximately 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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Raul Luna

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38-year-old Tremaine Young (03/27/1979) who has an outstanding warrant out of Nueces County for Failure to Appear/ Burglary of Habitation/No Bond. Young is described as a 38-year-old male who stands 6′ 06″, weighs approximately 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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Tremaine Young

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If you know how to locate any of these fugitives, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at cctexas.com/crimestoppers, it can earn you a cash reward.  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 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.

Patrol Report March 28, 2018

Date: March 27, 2018 4:49 P.M.
Location: Mustang Trail and S. Staples
Offense: Accident Involving Injury or Death
Case Number: 1803270113

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of S. Staples and Mustang Trail for a crash involving pedestrians. Officers arrived and found that a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed ran a red light and struck two teenaged females in the crosswalk. The suspect, driving a sliver Jeep, briefly stopped in the area and then fled the scene. A witness at the scene was able to get a license plate number, vehicle description and a suspect description. A 16 year old female died at the scene and the 15 year old female was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Officers followed up on the information that was provided to them by the witness. They went to the area of 4100 Tarpon Place and located the suspect vehicle and the suspect. Officers took the 42 year old male suspect into custody and transported him to a hospital for treatment. Once cleared officers arrested Elton Wayne Holmes Jr. (12-19-1975) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: March 27, 2018 8:28 P.M.
Location: 5800 SPID
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1803270129

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to La Palmera Mall in reference to a robbery. Officers arrived and made contact with the employees. The employees advised that 4 suspects, wearing dark clothing and masks came into the store. Two suspects broke the display counters and the other two with guns ordered the employees to the ground. The suspects fled the scene in a red pickup truck. A witness told officers that he saw the suspects enter the truck and flee the scene. Officers were advised that a Constable had found the suspect vehicle unoccupied on Mt. Vernon St. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects.

Detectives are actively investigating this robbery. If you know who is responsible for this crime, or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at 888TIPS.com.  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.

 

 

 

 

PERSON OF INTEREST IN COLEMAN HOMICIDE

Date: March 14, 2018 12:21 P.M.
Location: 2000 Block of Coleman Avenue
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 1803140059

Investigators are looking to speak to a person of interest in the city’s most recent homicide which occurred on Coleman Street.  The images below are of a female, with pink hair, that Detectives would like to speak with.

If you have any information about this murder, or if you can identify the person of interest, please call Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide Detectives at 886-2950 or 886-2781.  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 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.

POLICE NEED HELP TO LOCATE MISSING PERSON

****Mr. Kirsey has been located safe. Thank you for all of your help!****
Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a missing, elderly person. Jim Kirksey was reported missing on March 21, 2018.  Mr. Kirksey suffers from Dementia and is in need of medical assistance.
Jim was last seen in the area of Memorial Medical Center around 6 am this morning.  Mr. Kirksey is described as an 82-year-old male, who stands 6 feet 2 inches tall, approximately 190 pounds, with white hair and blue eyes.  Mr. Kirksey was last seen wearing a blue and white checkered shirt, blue jeans and Sperry brand shoes.
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If you have any information or see Mr. Kirksey, please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly by calling 911 or (361) 886-2600.