Category Archives: Community Outreach

PARKING CONTROL

Starting in April, Corpus Christi Parking Control will begin sending out notices of intent to “Boot or Tow” vehicles with outstanding parking violations.  A 10-day grace period will be given to resolve any outstanding citations before booting a vehicle.

Beginning May 6, 2019, Parking Control will “Boot” vehicles that have not resolved their unpaid citations or parking violations.  Booted vehicles are also subject to being impounded.

The registered owner/lessee of the vehicle whose license plate has been identified as having delinquent parking violations will receive their initial notice by mail.  Notifications will be sent to any owner/lessee whose vehicle has three or more outstanding parking citations in a calendar year owed to the City of Corpus Christi, TX.  Per Section 53-192(i) (1) through (5) of the Corpus Christi Municipal Code, a vehicle with a license plate identified as having delinquent parking violations is eligible for immobilization (boot) or impoundment (tow) unless all fines and penalties are paid in full to the City of Corpus Christi within 10 days from the date of the letter or an Administrative Hearing is requested.

The registered owner of the vehicle, in addition to being responsible for all outstanding parking citations, will be responsible for all fees and costs incurred in immobilizing and/or impounding the vehicle, including storage fees.

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NUECES COUNTY WANTED SUBJECT

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate 20-year-old Roberto Emmanuell Beltran AKA Roberto Emanual Montealegre (02/24/1999) who has four outstanding warrants; Sexual Assault of a Child (No Bond), Evading Arrest with Vehicle (No Bond), Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon/Attempt to commit Aggravated Kidnapping (No Bond) and Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon ($25,000 Bond).

Beltran is described as a 20-year-old male who stands 5′ 5”, weighs approximately 145 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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If you know how to locate Beltran, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at www.888tips.com, 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.

 

NUECES COUNTY WANTED SUBJECT

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate 47-year-old Paul Eugene Meyer (04/26/71) who has three outstanding warrants; Assault on Public Servant (No Bond), Larceny (No Bond) and Bail Jumping/Failure to Appear ($10,000 Bond).

Meyer is described as a 47-year-old male who stands 5′ 11”, weighs approximately 175 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

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If you know how to locate Paul Meyer, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com, 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.

Ride Share safety tips

Here are a few tips that we recommend for your safety when using a ride share service.

Confirm Your Driver and Car Before Getting in
Always confirm the license plate and name of the driver before getting in. This information should be readily visible on the app that you are using.

Share your Trip
If you are traveling alone use the option that will allow you to share your ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) with someone else. This is the easiest and quickest way to let someone track your ride and know your whereabouts in case something happens.

Know Your Surroundings
Most apps will allow you to track your route via GPS (Global Positioning System). Be sure to pay attention to this to ensure that your driver is taking the correct route. If you feel uncomfortable with your driver, ask them to stop the vehicle and get out.

Wear Your Seat Belt
It is important to wear your seatbelt when traveling in a motor vehicle. If your driver is involved in a collision this is the best way to prevent yourself from being injured.

Never Pay Cash
Most apps draw payment electronically and will also allow you to tip at the end of your ride.

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NVID MINOR STING NETS MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS

Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division conducted operation “Sale Equals Bail” Friday evening, checking compliance at over twenty beer and wine retailers across the city. The results of the operation were disturbing, as over half of the retailers visited by Investigators sold alcoholic beverages to individuals under the age of 21.

During the operation, three cooperating individuals, under the direction and close supervision of NVID Detectives attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages from various convenience stores throughout the city. All three individuals are over the age of eighteen but under twenty-one, the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages in Texas. NVID Detectives checked twenty-two businesses and clerks at twelve of those stores sold alcoholic beverages to the underage operatives.

The store clerks who sold the alcoholic beverages, face a charge of Sale to Minors (TABC 106.3) a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4000. NVID will forward the results of this operation to the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission for administrative action against the permittees, which could include revocation, suspension and/or fines.

Similar recent operations conducted by NVID had resulted in higher compliance by TABC license holders, leaving NVID supervision puzzled and disappointed. “Clearly there is a need for better oversight by the managers and ownership of these businesses,” said NVID Deputy Chief Todd Green. “It’s extremely disturbing to us that during the height of spring break, the clerks at these stores are selling alcohol to minors without properly verifying identification. Alcohol is a common denominator in underage traffic fatalities, and frequently leads to numerous other negative consequences. Thus far, we have had a relatively safe spring break, and we need the cooperation of our partners in the business community to help us keep it that way.” NVID intends to conduct more of these operations in the near future, including repeat visits at previous offenders.

The Corpus Christi Police Department continues to collaborate with all government and private entities to combat underage drinking and help accomplish our mission of working with the community to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime and enhance public safety.NVID Logo 3

Ayers Homicide Suspect arrested

The Corpus Christi United States Marshals Service developed information that homicide suspect Derek Parra 12-01-1979 had fled the state and was in Lake Charles Louisiana.

Our local US Marshals Service contacted their counterparts in Louisiana to let them know where Derek was staying.

The US Marshals Service in Louisiana with the assistance of the Lake Charles Police Department and the Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office were able to place Derek into custody.

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ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE

At approximately 5:46 pm Corpus Christi Police Department was dispatched to a retail store located on the 5400 block of S Padre Island Drive for a shot fired call.

Upon arrival, officers contacted a witness who advised that he heard a gunshot in the common area of the mall. The witness contacted the subject who told the him that the weapon accidentally discharged. Before the officers arrived, the subject had departed.

No injuries have been reported and there is no active threat to the public.  Our officers are on scene investigating the matter.

 

Can you help us identify this suspect

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019, 5:30 am
Location: 300 N. Water
Incident:  Criminal Mischief
Case Number: 1902250071

Corpus Christi Police Officers were contacted by a business owner about a suspect that broke a window to his property. Officers were told that about 5:30 in the morning, a male is seen on video walking towards the business. The male also appears to be staggering, wearing a white button shirt, black pants and a tie. The suspect walks up to the door and kicks it. The suspect then goes out of view, kicks and breaks a widow causing approximately $900 in damage. The suspect is then seen exiting the property.

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If you know the identity of this suspect or have any information about this crime please call CCPD Detectives at 361-886-2840, 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.

Unconscious subject call leads officers to a Homicide scene on 2800 Robby Dr.

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 11:30 am
Location: 2800 Robby Dr.
Incident:  Murder
Case Number: 1903100052

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 2800 Robby Dr. in reference to an unconscious subject. As officers arrived they contacted the caller. The caller advised officers that an employee was taking out the garbage and noticed a truck with blood coming from the vehicle. The caller stated that is when they called the police. Officers discovered a blue Dodge pickup in a parking lot with an unresponsive male inside. Officers noticed blood on the ground outside the pickup. Medics arrived and determined that the 42 year old male was deceased possibly from a gunshot. Corpus Christi Homicide Detectives are currently investigating this crime.

If you have any information about this crime please call CCPD Homicide Detectives at 361-886-2840, 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.

2019 SPRING BREAK PRESS CONFERENCE

This afternoon we held a press conference reference our 2019 Spring Break Action Plan.

Below are some of the frequently asked questions and answers.

We want everyone to enjoy their Spring Break, but please do it responsibly and safely.

Will there be extra patrolling on roads and beaches?

  • Yes, Traffic Safety Section and additional uniform patrol officers will be patrolling the beach.
  • We will also have additional DWI units on patrol.

Beach rules?

  • No dogs on the beach from Access Road 3 to Zahn Road on the North side of Packery Channel.                              
    •   City Ordinance 10-59 (Abbreviated)
      (d) The city manager, or the city manager’s designee, is authorized to prohibit all animals on portions of the beach during specified periods, including, but not limited to, high use periods, such as during spring break, holiday weekends, and special events, and in areas designated as animal free zones.
      (e)The city manager, or the city manager’s designee, is authorized to prohibit animals, which are not on a leash, on portions of the beach during high use periods, such as during spring break, holiday weekends, and special events.
  • No glass bottles.
  • Speed limit is 15 mph and all traffic laws apply on the beach.

Will you be able to build fires and if so where?

  • Yes but the size will be restricted to 3x3x3 and no palettes will be allowed on the beach.

Parking on the beach, will you need special permits?

  • Yes, permits can be purchased at most beach entrances and at convenience stores. The cost for a permit is $12.00.

Drinking on the beach, only certain containers or drinks? Or is it free for all?

  • Yes, but must be of legal drinking age and no glass bottles.

Any road closures?

  • No, but there will be an emergency lane for emergency vehicles.
  • Traffic Section will be directing traffic as required by congestion.

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