Category Archives: Community Outreach


Date: October 23, 2019, 11:30 pm
Location: 5700 Curtis Clark Dr
Offense: Burglary of a Building
Case Number: 1910230099

Corpus Christi Property Crimes Detectives would like help from the public to identify a suspect who is believed to be involved in a Burglary of a Building on the 5700 block of Curtis Clark.

The reporting party advised that he walked out of his apartment and found the door to his storage unit to be unsecured. Upon entry to the building, the reporting party discovered that a road bike ($6,500), welder ($300) and shop vacuum ($80) were missing.




If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this Burglary, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at If the information you provide leads to an arrest, it can earn you a cash reward.


Did you know that we offer prior military five (5) additional veteran points on their civil service exam?

Did you know that we offer 240 hours per year for military time, for those who are active reservists? That is in addition to the vacation, sick, personal and comp time officers already accrue.

Did you know that Corpus Christi Police Department currently has 160 Police Officers that have prior military service? We currently have an additional 20 officers that are active reservists.

Call one of our recruiters at (361) 886-2626, they can help you start the process and answer any questions you may have.

In order to qualify for the 5 veteran points, applicants must pass with a minimum of 70% and achieve the cut-off score (if set).

Only an “Honorable” discharge will qualify the applicant for the five (5) veteran points (given to applicant if they receive 70% or better on the written exam). The Honorable discharge must have occurred prior to the entrance exam. “General (under honorable conditions)” allows the applicant to take the test but will not qualify the applicant to be eligible to receive the veteran points. A DD-214 long form (member #4) must be received on or before the written exam date in order to receive veteran points.

Veterans Day Recruiting


Investigators want your help to discover any new information that will help catch a murder suspect, with this Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

At approximately 11:50 pm on Sunday, November 13, 2016 Officers were dispatched to the 5900 block of Weber reference a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located 19-year-old Christopher Colton Cavazos deceased from a gunshot wound.

This is the 3rd anniversary of the death of Colton and we want to give his family some closure.

Police have obtained surveillance video of a vehicle that was on the scene before the shooting, the driver is considered a person of interest.

If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this murder, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at Information to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn you $2,500 in cash and Crime Stoppers will never let anyone know your identity.



Video clip of the vehicle:

“end the streak”

end the streak

More than 3,600 people lost their lives on Texas roadways in 2018. There’s been a death every day on Texas roads for nearly 19 years straight-that’s almost 67,000 people. And that’s a streak we want to break.

How can we end the streak? Most crashes and fatalities are due to drunkenness, distracted driving or failure to use seat belts. In other words, they’re preventable. Ending the streak is in your hands.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Buckle up: Seat belts are your first line of defense.
  • Drive the speed limit, or slower, depending on road or weather conditions.
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Plan a sober ride home.
  • When driving, put your phone away or set to “Do Not Disturb”.

Let’s “End The Streak” together!

Show your support for safer driving in Texas by reminding your fellow drivers of our shared responsibility. Use #EndTheStreakTX on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media accounts. And remember, we’re on these roads together!

Corpus Christi Police impound Auction

11-16-19 Impound Lot Auction

Corpus Christi City Police Impound Auction

5485 Greenwood Drive Corpus Christi TX 78417

Every 1st Saturday of the Month, rain or shine, AMT Auction Marketing will be conducting the abandoned vehicle auction for the City of Corpus Christi Police Impound

This auction may consist of police impounded autos, trucks, SUV’s, RVs. trailers, motorcycles, boats and personal property

**Inventory is subject to change as releases happen during the month prior to the auction**

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

Viewing and Pre-Registration: Friday, November 15, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Viewing and Pre-Registration: Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am

AUCTION STARTS at 10:00 am  

Early Registration is highly recommended.

We open at 8:00 am for Registration on Auction Day.

Child abuse Video update

On Thursday 11-07-19 the Corpus Christi Police Department received a video from several different sources showing a child being abused.

This video was posted on a local Facebook group and ultimately found its way to us. Since then we have actively attempted to identify the suspect, child, and location of the incident so that this incident can be addressed.

At this time all indications are that the incident did not occur in our jurisdiction and that it occurred in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. We have also received information that this incident may have happened over a year ago.

We are working to identify the specific location of occurrence in Mexico so that the Child Protective Services equivalent in Mexico can be notified, and an investigation can be performed.

We would like to thank all our community that have passed on invaluable information to assist us in this investigation.

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Update 9:50 pm: Christian has been found. Thank you for your assistance.

Corpus Christi Police Department needs your help to locate the whereabouts of a missing child. 9-year-old Christian Roel Acuna has been reported missing on today’s date. Christian was last seen at approximately 6:30 pm in the area of the 5400 block of Wooldridge. Christian was last seen traveling west on Wooldridge. Anyone that has seen Christian or knows his whereabouts, please contact 911 immediately. Neighbors in the area are asked to please check their doorbell or surveillance cameras for any sightings of Christian.

Christian is described as a 9-year-old male, who stands 4 feet 2 inches, weighs approximately 50 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Christian was last seen wearing a gray shirt with a Batman logo, gray shorts and was barefoot.


The Corpus Christi Police Department asks that anyone who may have any additional information about the whereabouts of Christian is asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department by calling either 911 or 886-2600.


Nueces County Sheriffs Office is asking for your help to locate 34-year-old Solomon Johnson who has two outstanding warrants out of Nueces County for Burglary of Habitation ($180,000 Bond) and for a Parole Violation stemming from an Evading Arrest Charge (No Bond).

Johnson is described as a 34-year-old male who stands 6′ 00″, weighs approximately 165 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and is known to have facial hair.


If you know how to locate Solomon Johnson, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at, 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.


Corpus Christi Police Officers received a copy of this video, which depicts a female assaulting a minor child. The child in the video appears to be a 2 or 3-year-old female. This video appeared in a local closed group on social media, but we are unsure if this video originated within the City of Corpus Christi.

We are attempting to locate the identity of the female in this video.

We have blurred out the image of the minor child for her protection. If anyone has any information on the identity or the whereabouts of the female in this video, please call 911 immediately. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or online at

Outlaw Motorcycle Gang arrest operation


On October 31, 2019, the Corpus Christi Police Department Gang Unit spearheaded a multi-agency operation which included Texas Department of Public Safety, Alice Police Department, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The operation apprehended the following Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members and associates for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity (first-degree felony) and Robbery (second-degree felony). The charges are based on an assault and robbery involving a rival Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member at a local business.

Ernesto Benavides (39 years of age)
Francisco Jorge Natal O’Conner (39 years of age)
Joshua Lee Rivas (28 years of age)
Mark Anthony Caton (38 years of age)
Mark Cadena (39 years of age)
Nathan Iruegas (17 years of age)
Nathan Nichols (43 years of age)
Romeo Trevino (39 years of age)
Mark Edward Mandel (55 years of age)

The multi-agency operation is ongoing and is continuing to search for 51-year-old Manuel Hernandez who is wanted for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and Robbery.

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Manuel Hernandez
Wanted for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and Robbery

If you have any information on his location contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2600 or Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS.