Category Archives: Community Outreach

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

Date: Tuesday, 05/26/2020 3:43A.M.
Location: 5900 block of Ayers Street
Offense: Burglary of Habitation with Intent Other Felony
Case Number: 2005260012

On Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 3:43am officers were dispatched to 5900 Ayers in reference to a burglary in progress. Officers received information that three males were seen forcing their way into the residence. When the officers arrived, they entered the residence, and were confronted with a male suspect brandishing a handgun. Officers gave verbal commands, which the suspect ignored, at which point the officers discharged their service weapons striking the suspect. The suspect was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment and at last update was listed in critical condition. Upon release from the hospital the suspect will face several felony charges.

Responding officers also located two other suspects inside the residence and immediately took them into custody.

19-year-old Anthony Hinojosa and 18-year-old Marco Molina were both charged with Burglary of a Habitation with Intent other Felony.

Two Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave at this time, in accordance with current department practice and policy.

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. 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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

City’s Latest Homicide

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 02:17 A.M.
Location: Leopard St. @ Waco St.
Offense: Murder, Tampering with Evidence
Case Number: 2005260008

On Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 2:17 A.M. Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Waco and Leopard St. in reference to a man down. Upon arrival officers observed a male face down on the ground and deceased. Officers contacted a witness who advised he saw a male dragging another male. The witness yelled at the suspect who dropped the victim and fled the scene. A description was put out, officers searched the area and located the suspect in the area of Staples and Leopard. The suspect was detained and positively identified. Officers arrested 35 year old Marvin Tatum for murder and tampering with evidence. He was transported to the main station for questioning and then to the City Detention Center.

FBI PRESS CONFERENCE REFERENCE NAS-CC CRITICAL INCIDENT

FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Leah Greeves, provided an update from the critical incident that took place at Naval Air Station – Corpus Christi.

This is still an ongoing and very fluid investigation. We will continue to provide updates and alerts on our social media as they are made available for the public.

OFFENDER OF THE WEEK

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to 44-year-old Juan Lira who has an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault (No Bond).

Lira is described as a 44-year-old white male, who stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs approximately 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Juan Lira, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=, it could 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. The reward amount for Lira is increased for the month to $500.00, as he is considered an offender of the week.

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You may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.

CRIME OF THE WEEK

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

Detectives need your help to locate the individual responsible for the homicide of 42-year-old Eleasar Rivas.

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Officers responded to a call for a shooting with injuries at an apartment complex located on the 2200 block of North Padre Island Drive. Upon arrival, officers located Rivas laying in the parking lot, he had already succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives were able to retrieve surveillance video of what is believed to be the suspect vehicle leaving the scene. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark in color pickup truck.

Detectives are seeking your help to identify the suspect who committed this homicide.

If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this homicide, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at 888TIPS.com. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity secret and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.

OFFENDER OF THE WEEK

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to 37-year-old Michael Green who has an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation related to a Burglary of a Habitation (No Bond).

Green is described as a 37-year-old white male, who stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs approximately 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Michael Green, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=, it could 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. The reward amount for Green is increased for the month to $500.00, as he is considered an offender of the week.

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You may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.

HELP US IDENTIFY SUSPECTS IN A SHOOTING

Date: April 25, 2020 12:20 A.M.
Location: 13000 block of Suntan Ave
Offense: Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury
Case Number: 2004250007

Detectives need your help to locate the individuals responsible for an aggravated assault causes serious bodily injury case.

On Saturday, April 25, 2020 Officers responded to a call for a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers located a 35-year-old male who had been shot by an unknown person and sustained serious injuries.

Through their investigation, detectives were able to retrieve surveillance video of a suspect vehicle which is believed to be an older model black in color Cadillac Sedan. Two males who were seen in the area shortly before the shooting and were seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed shortly after the shooting.

Detectives are seeking your help to identify the individuals in this video and the owner or driver of the vehicle.

If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this aggravated assault, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at 888TIPS.com or submit the tip online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T= . Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity secret and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.

UPDATE ON AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON

Date: Saturday May 09, 2020 5:41 pm
Location: 500 Block of North Shoreline
Case #: 2005090084
Charge: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Offender: Arnold Angel Soto

At approximately 5:41 pm on Saturday May 9, 2020, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of North Shoreline reference a shooting. When officers arrived, they found that a 6-year-old child had been shot, he was quickly transported to a hospital for treatment.

The responding officers determined that two vehicles were traveling northbound on shoreline when the suspect vehicle fired several rounds at the victim’s vehicle. In speaking to the driver of the victim vehicle, he was able to identify the shooter, as he was known to the driver. Patrol Officers along with Gang Unit Officers quickly began searching the city for the wanted offender as the Criminal Investigation Division Detectives secured a warrant for his arrest. The CID Detectives were able to secure a warrant for 35-year-old Arnold Angel Soto for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon with a $200,000 bond.

At approximately 11:15 pm Officers from our Gang Unit were able to apprehend Arnold Angel Soto, along with a juvenile male. Both were transported to the Corpus Christi Police Department to be interviewed by Detectives. At the conclusion of the interviews, both the adult and juvenile were charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Arnold Angel Soto was transported to the City Detention Center for processing and was later booked at the Nueces County Jail. The 16-year-old juvenile was transported and booked in at the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center.

This is still an active investigation and if anyone has any additional information, please call (361) 886-2600. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Harbor Bridge Illuminated for Police Week

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

During National Police Week, May 10 to May 16, the Harbor Bridge will be illuminated in blue to honor all officers that have lost their lives.

May they rest in peace.

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Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to identify a suspect who stole two high end bicycles from two separate residences. The suspect was seen on surveillance footage walking into the open garage of two separate residences; the first theft occurred on April 29, 2020 and the second occurred on May 04, 2020. Each time, the offender walked away with a bicycle and loaded it into a black in color Mercedes Sedan.

The total of both bicycles is estimated to be $3,500.

If you recognize this man, or have any additional information about these crimes, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at http://www.888TIPS.com. If the information provided leads to an arrest, the person that provided the information could earn a cash reward.

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