Category Archives: Community Outreach

CCPD impound lot auction

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – Gates open @ 8:00 am
Location: 5485 Greenwood

ON SITE AUCTION SALE AND LIVE ONLINE (WEBCAST)

REGISTRATION: visit https://siskauction.hibid.com/ to register and obtain further on-line auction instructions.

VIEWING: Friday, October 1, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Only registered bidders will be allowed to view the vehicles.

No purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing.
No one under 18 will be allowed.
Facemasks, face coverings and social distancing strongly encouraged.

95 Cars, Pickups, one boat and trailers

Help Us Identify this Burglary Suspect

Date: September 19, 2021 1:45 A.M.
Location:  2400 block of Belton St.
Offense: Burglary of a Building
Case Number: 2109190056

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this burglary suspect. The suspect gained access to the business after hours. He is seen on video going through the business and then leaving with various items.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, wearing a white shirt, dark pants, white tennis shoes and a dark ball cap. The suspect has a beard and mustache and appears to have tattoos on his right hand and wrist.

If you have any information about this crime or know the identity of this suspect, you can contact detectives at 361-886-2840. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (361)888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.  The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

POLICE DEPARTMENT’S RESPONSE TO LOCAL SCHOOL THREATS


Over the past weekend, the Corpus Christi Police Department was notified by a concerned citizen of a social media post that appeared to make threats of violence toward the students and staff at two local schools. Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division and Organized Crime Unit immediately launched an investigation to determine the validity of these threats as well as to identify the suspect or suspects involved.

Operations Division officers met with the administrations at both schools along with the CCISD police department to coordinate a law enforcement response and Uniformed presence at both campuses.

CCPD Detectives, working closely with their federal partners with the FBI and Homeland Security Investigations, have gathered information that leads them to believe that these suspicious social media posts originated from outside the United States. Investigators are continuing the investigation to determine the identity of the foreign poster, as well to determine whether he or she has any local ties to the community.

If you have any information about these threats, you are urged to contact investigators at 361-886-2840. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (361)888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.  The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

TWO WANTED FUGITIVES ARRESTED

Terry Stafford and Mercedes Martinez have been arrested. 

Investigators were able to track down a location for the wanted subjects in North-Central Texas and worked with partnering agencies to effect the arrests.  The pair will be extradited to Nueces County at a later time. 

The apprehension of these violent offenders was made possible by the diligent work of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Troy Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, US Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force and the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. 

Updates will be provided as they are made available for release.

We would like to thank our partnering agencies for their assistance in getting these offenders in police custody, without incident. 

If you have any information about this crime, you can contact detectives at 361-886-2840.  If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (361)888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.  The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

For additional information, see: https://ccpdblotter.com/2021/09/24/warrants-issued-related-to-ayers-murder/

WARRANTS ISSUED RELATED TO AYERS MURDER

Date: Monday, September 20, 2021 4:44 PM
Location: 4100 block of Ayers
Incident: Murder
Case Number: 2109200113

Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for your help to locate 29-year-old Terry Stafford who has an outstanding warrant which was issued on Thursday, September 23, 2021 for murder ($1,000,000 Bond).

Stafford is described as a 29-year-old black male who stands 6′05″, weighs approximately 250 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

This murder warrant relates to an incident which occurred on Monday, September 20, 2021 at approximately 4:44 pm, when officers were dispatched to the 4100 block of Ayers for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 44-year-old male with a gunshot wound. The male was transported to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators are also asking for your help to locate 22-year-old Mercedes Martinez who has an outstanding warrant for failure to report felony ($10,000 Bond) and an additional warrant for hindering apprehension ($25,000 Bond). Martinez also has an active warrant for Failure to Appear for an Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon (No Bond).


Martinez is described as a 22-year-old female who stands 5’00”, weighs approximately 115 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

The pair may be in an older model white in color Chevrolet Suburban.

The persons of interest that we requested assistance for earlier this week have been identified. The vehicle that was used during the commission of this homicide has also been located and impounded.

If you have any information about this murder, or if you know the whereabouts of these persons of interest or the offender, please call Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide Detectives 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=.

NVID PROSTITUTION STING NETS SIX ARRESTS

An anti-prostitution sting conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division Tuesday resulted in the arrest of six men on charges of prostitution, a State Jail Felony punishable by up to 2 years in jail and fines up to $10,000. The men were arrested after they solicited an undercover CCPD Officer, posing as a prostitute, for sex acts in exchange for money. The operation targeted several neighborhoods frequented by prostitutes.

NVID Detectives were assisted in the operation by Uniform Division Officers, as well as civilians with the Red Cord Program.  The Red Cord Program is a prostitution diversion program aimed to provide practical and emotional support for those involved in prostitution. The program is successful due to the collaboration between Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, social service organizations, Nueces County District Attorney Office, and Corpus Christi Police Department. The program affords those involved with sex work an opportunity to address the myriad of behavioral, social, and psychological problems they have faced throughout their lifetime. Since 2013, Red Cord has provided case management, health services, job training, substance abuse treatment, clothing, housing, counseling, and other social services needed to address the circumstances related to their involvement in prostitution. Participants who successfully complete the program have their cases dismissed by the District Attorney’s Office.

The men arrested during Tuesday’s operation will be required to attend a mandatory prostitution diversion education program at their expense. This program educates men about the negative consequences of prostitution, circumstances that may lead someone to purchase sex, and the impact they have on the individual they attempt to solicit sex from in exchange for money. The fees raised from this program are then used to provide some of the resources mentioned above, to assist women seeking to escape the bondage of prostitution.

Although often inaccurately referred to as a “victimless” crime, prostitution is inextricably linked to multiple other crimes including assault, human trafficking, sexual abuse, drug abuse, and the spread of sexually transmitted infectious disease. Neighborhoods where prostitution is prevalent experience a drastic degradation of the quality of life that citizens expect and deserve. The Corpus Christi Police Department will continue to collaborate with all government and private entities to combat prostitution and help accomplish our mission of working with the community to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime and enhance public safety.

Help us catch this wanted fugitive

The Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for your help to locate 35-year-old Matthew Adam Martinez who has an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Family Violence with Serious Bodily Injury ($250,000 Bond).

Matthew is described as a 35 year old male who stands 5′ 08″, weighs approximately 175 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Matthew Martinez, call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=, it can earn you a cash reward.

PERSONS OF INTEREST IN CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE

Update: 09/23/21 – The vehicle used during the commission of the homicide has been located and impounded.

Date: Monday, September 20, 2021 4:44 PM 
Location:  4100 block of Ayers 
Incident: Murder 
Case Number: 2109200113

Investigators are attempting to identify persons of interest in the City’s latest homicide.

At 4:44 pm on Monday, September 20, 2021, Officers were dispatched to the  4100 block of Ayers for a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers located a 44-year-old male with a gunshot wound.  The male was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. 

The females in the attached photo are being called persons of interest, Investigators need to identify and locate them.  Investigators also need to identify a third person that was in the suspect vehicle.  The suspect vehicle, shown in the attached photo, is described as an older model, black in color Chevrolet Suburban, with paper tags.  

Persons of Interest
Suspect Vehicle

If you have any information about this murder, or if you know the whereabouts of these persons of interest or the offender, please call Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide Detectives 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: Thursday, September 16, 2021 2:04 am
Offense: Homicide
Location: 2500 block of Viola
Case Number; 2109160011

At approximately 2:04 am on Thursday, September 16, 2021 officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of Viola to a nature unknown. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 54-year-old female deceased outside of the residence.  During the investigation, it was determined that the female has signs of assaultive trauma.

Investigators began working the case and were able to identify a suspect.  Investigators were able to track down a location for the suspect in South Central Texas and worked with a partnering agency to effect an arrest.  The male will be extradited to Nueces County at a later time, at which point his identity will be released.   

We can confirm that this was not a random act of violence and there are no outstanding suspects.  

Updates will be provided as they are made available for release.

If you have any information about this crime, you can contact detectives at 361-886-2840.  If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (361)888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.  The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

HELP US IDENTIFY SUSPECT IN DEADLY CONDUCT

Date: September 14, 2021 4:58 A.M.
Location:  200 block of Oleander Dr
Offense: Disorderly Conduct
Case Number: 2109140017

At approximately 4:58 A.M. on September 14, 2021, Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Oleander reference shots heard.  Upon arrival, officer made contact with the resident who advised that he initially heard several gunshots being discharged from a distance and then proceeded to hear the gunshots being discharged closer to his home.  The reporting party advised that at one point he believed the gunshots were hitting his home, at which point he contacted police.  Officers found that several bullets struck the home and noted that two of those bullets penetrated the residence.  There were no injuries reported by the residents.

The victims were able to provide investigators with surveillance footage.

The suspect vehicle appears to be a black in color 4-door passenger car.  The Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for our community’s help in identifying the suspect vehicle and or the occupants. 

If you have any information about this crime or know the identity of this suspect, you can contact detectives at 361-886-2840. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (361)888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.  The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.