Category Archives: Community Outreach

BACK TO SCHOOL

First day of school means that all school zones are active. Slow down, pay attention, refrain from distracted driving, and most importantly exercise patience. Our Traffic Safety Division Officers will be out in force as they have been for the schools that have been in session for the last couple of weeks. All school zone speed limits are, by law, 15 miles less than the posted speed limit, and we will enforce them.

We want to remind motorists to be aware of those walking to and from school and/or getting on and off school buses. You are required to STOP for school buses and crosswalks, they are a no passing zone!

All motorists are required to stop for school buses loading or unloading when the lights are flashing and the stop sign is out, you must stop whether you are behind the school bus or traveling from the opposite direction.

Motorists traveling on a divided roadway are not required to stop if they are traveling from the opposite direction. Examples of a divided roadway are Saratoga Blvd, Brawner Parkway, Ocean Drive and Ennis Joslin. A center turn lane by itself is not considered a divided roadway.

Motorists may not proceed past a school bus until the lights are turned off, the stop sign is retracted or unless directed by the school bus driver.

Corpus Christi Police Officers will be enforcing school zone speed limits across the city in our efforts to keep our children safe.

We hope everyone had a great summer and wish all of our students a productive and memorable 2019-2020 school year!

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MISSING ELDERLY

Update: 12:05 pm Ms Palmer has been found. Thank you for your help in locating her safely.

Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a missing, elderly person. Carol Jane Palmer was reported missing on August 17, 2019. Ms. Palmer also goes by the name Mrs. Janie. Ms. Palmer suffers from Dementia and other medical conditions that require medical assistance.

Ms. Palmer was last seen in the area of McArdle and Rodd Field around 9:45 am this morning.  Ms. Palmer is described as an 83-year-old female, who stands 5 feet 5 inches tall, approximately 180 pounds, with white hair and light colored eyes.  Ms. Palmer was last seen wearing a light gray zip up hoodie and denim or blue in color capri style pants.

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

CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE

Date:  Thursday, August 15, 2019
Location: Misty/Moody
Incident:  Homicide
Incident Number: 1908150126

At approximately 9:29 pm on August 15, 2019 officers were dispatched to the area of Trojan near Greenwood for a shooting victim.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 21-year-old female who had sustained a gun shot while driving in the area of Misty/Moody. The 21-year-old female was transported to Shohn Shoreline in critical condition and later succumb from her injuries.

Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Department are seeking help from the public regarding this homicide.  If you have any information about this case, please contact Detectives at 361-886-2840 or if you wish to submit your information anonymously, you can call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS or online at http://www.888tips.com. If the information you provide leads to an arrest it could earn you a cash reward up to $2,500.
 

ARREST MADE ON SCHOOL THREAT

On August 13, 2019, Corpus Christi Police Department Officials received information that a threat had been made to harm students at Tuloso-Midway Schools. All threats to schools are taken seriously, investigated thoroughly, and disciplined to the fullest extent possible.

Corpus Christi Police Department Officers immediately began to assess the situation and increased police presence at the campuses as a precaution and in order to ensure that the students felt safe while at school.

A thorough investigation was completed by Corpus Christi Police Investigators, through which they determined that the suspect did not take any steps toward carrying out the threats but were able to positively identify the suspect. The suspect has been identified as a 15-year-old female student and she is being booked into the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center on charges of Terroristic Threats. Due to the threat being made to a school, the charge is being enhanced and the student is facing a 3rd Degree Felony.

School officials have also taken appropriate action in response to the incident in accordance with school policies.

The safety of our school community is one of our department’s highest priorities. We want to stress that threats such as these will not be taken lightly, we will exhaust all efforts to ensure that our students are safe and further want to stress that those who make these threats will be charged accordingly.

We want to thank the community for their attentiveness and bringing this to our attention. This is an example of the importance of reporting threats, it allowed officers and school officials to move quickly to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Wanted Robbery Suspect Arrested

20-year-old Matthew Reyna has been apprehended by the United States Marshal Task Force for the active aggravated robbery warrant that was issued for his arrest on 07-23-19.

Matthew Reyna was tracked down to a residence where he was apprehended and then transported to jail.

The warrant was issued after it was found that he was involved in an aggravated robbery of a business at the 3900 block of Weber road.REYNA,MATTHEW Arrested

NEED TO LOCATE

Corpus Christi Police Detectives are seeking assistance from the public to locate a person of interest. The person of interest has been identified as 26-year-old Gavino Ybarra. Gavino is described as 5’08” and 130 pounds.

Detectives believe that Gavino may have some information related to a string of robberies.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Gavino, please contact Detective David Perez at (361) 886-2676.

You can also submit your information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at (361) 888-TIPS or online at http://www.888tips.com. 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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Tax free weekend additional police presence

August 9th through the 11th is the annual tax free weekend and the Corpus Christi Police Department wants it to be a safe time for our community.

During this time we will have additional officers patrolling the shopping centers for your safety.

Should you need any assistance be sure to flag down one of these officers or if one is not near call us at either 911 or our non emergency number at 886-2600.

Be safe and have a great shopping experience!

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Argument escalates to a Homicide

Date:  Friday, August 9, 2019 6:16 a.m.
Location: 4000 Redwood
Incident:  Murder
Incident Number:  1908090024

Corpus Christi police officers were dispatched to 4000 Redwood in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers observed a 26 year old male that had been shot and was deceased. Officers were told that the suspect and a couple other people arrived at the victims house. The victim came out to the vehicle and got into an argument with the suspect. The argument escalated and the victim was shot. The suspect then fled on foot. While detectives and officers were investigating this crime, the 16 year old male suspect returned to the scene and was taken into custody.

This is still an active investigation and if anyone has any information they are asked to call detectives at 361-886-2840.

PERSON OF INTEREST

Corpus Christi Police Detectives are seeking assistance from the public to identify a person of interest. Detectives obtained surveillance video of a person they believe may have some information related to a string of robberies.

If anyone knows the identity of this male, please contact Detective David Perez at (361) 886-2676.

You can also submit your information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at (361) 888-TIPS or online at http://www.888tips.com. 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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Robbery and Burglary Suspect apprehended

The Corpus Christi Police Department has apprehended 29-year-old Gilbert Trevino after an investigation determined that he was involved in several crimes within our city.

The Criminal Investigation Division Property Crimes detectives were assigned two separate burglary to a business cases. The first burglary occurred on 07-29-19 at the 3500 block of Leopard while the second occurred on 08-02-19 at the 4000 block of Weber.

During the investigation they determined that Gilbert Trevino was involved in both burglaries and two separate warrants were issued for his arrest.

The Uniform Division officers were able to apprehend Gilbert and during an interview with detectives he admitted to his involvement in a robbery that occurred on 08-04-19 at the 3500 block of Leopard.

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