Category Archives: Community Outreach

Early Morning Robbery leads to an arrest

Date: Tuesday December 29, 2020
Time: 1:44 am
Location: 3000 McKinzie Rd
Incident: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 2012290006

On December 29, 2020 at approximately 1:44 am officers were dispatched to the area of 3000 McKinzie Rd. for a robbery that just occurred. Officers arrived and contacted the employee. The officers were told by the employee that two males dressed in all black, wearing hoodies and gloves entered the store. The suspects then displayed knives and demanded money from the register. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash and some other items from the store and then fled the scene.

Officers were in the area looking for the suspects when they observed a white pickup with three occupants in the area of the robbery. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the area N. Harrington and Charles Rd. The vehicle came to a stop and all three occupants fled on foot. Officers set up a perimeter and conducted a search. Officers located a 17 year old male suspect. They arrested Jorge Garza and transported him to the City Detention Center. Inside the pickup officers located cash and the property that was taken during the robbery. The other two male suspects were not apprehended.

If you have any information about this robbery, please call Corpus Christi Police Robbery 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=.

PERSON OF INTEREST IN RECENT HOMICIDE

Date: Saturday December 26, 2020
Time: 5:30 am
Location: 4800 Leopard
Incident: Murder
Case Number: 2012260019

Investigators are attempting to identify a person of interest in a recent homicide.

The male in the video is being called a person of interest and Investigators need to make contact with him and also need to identify the owner/operator of the vehicle in the attached photos.

On Saturday December 26th at approximately 5:30 am officers were dispatched to 4800 Leopard for a “man down” in a vehicle.

When the officers arrived, they found a deceased 40-year-old male slumped over the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began to investigate this unattended death.

The investigation led to the identification and arrest of Stephanie Ysassi. She is seen in the video but is in custody.

If you have any information about this murder, or if you know the whereabouts of this 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=.

For more information: https://ccpdblotter.com/2020/12/28/4800-leopard-homicide-suspect-arrested/

4800 Leopard homicide suspect arrested

Date: Saturday December 26, 2020
Time: 5:30 am
Location: 4800 Leopard
Incident: Murder
Case Number: 2012260019

On Saturday December 26th at approximately 5:30 am officers were dispatched to 4800 Leopard for a “man down” in a vehicle.

When the officers arrived, they found a deceased 40-year-old male slumped over the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began to investigate this unattended death.

The detective’s investigation led to the incident being classified as a homicide and developed information that 34-year-old Stephanie Ysassi was involved.  A Murder warrant was secured for her arrest with a $1,000,000.00 bond.

At 5:30 pm an officer was flagged down for a disturbance at 2200 Leopard where he contacted Stephanie Ysassi. She was placed into custody for the outstanding Murder warrant and transported to the City Detention Center.

Detectives with the Homicide Section continue to investigate the homicide and are asking for help. If you have any information, please call 885-2840 or if you would like to be anonymous you can call crime stoppers at 888-TIPS.

SECOND ARREST MADE IN PORT HOMICIDE

Date: 11/15/2020
Location: 3100 block of Port
Incident: Murder
Case Number: 2011150002

Corpus Christi Police Investigators have continued to work to bring resolution to a murder case which occurred November 15, 2020 on the 3100 block of S Port.  

On November 20, 2020 Detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for a suspect, identified as 26-year-old, Jose Luis Erebia 

After a lengthy investigation, information was developed by the US Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force that wanted fugitive, Erebia, was staying at a residence located on the 700 block of Glenoak.  On December 23, 2020 a search warrant was executed at the residence on Glenoak and Erebia was located and taken into custody without incident.   

Erebia was transported to the Corpus Christi Police Department for questioning and was later transported to the City Detention Center for processing. 

(Erebia, Jose)

Erebia is currently being held on charges of Murder ($1,000,000 Bond) and on two unrelated warrants for Aggravated Robbery and Assault Family Violence-Choking ( Both No Bond). 

29-year-old Vallenie Sanchez was arrested and charged with Hindering Apprehension.   

This is still an active and ongoing investigation and if anyone has any additional information related to this Homicide, you are asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2840. 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

For additional information related to this homicide:  https://ccpdblotter.com/2020/

HELP US IDENTIFY AGGRAVATED rOBBERY sUSPECTS

Date: December 05, 2020
Location: Ayers, Agnes and IH69 FWY SB
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 2012050116, 2012050117, 2012060017

Corpus Christi Police Department Investigators need your help identifying two suspects believed to be involved in at least three aggravated robberies.

On December 05, 2020 between the hours of 8:30 PM and 11:00 PM Officers were dispatched to the three separate convenience stores for Aggravated Robberies; on the 1600 block of Ayers, 2300 block of Agnes and on the 3900 block of IH 69 FWY SB. 

While in the commission of each Robbery, ones of the males displayed a handgun with a red bandana tied around the weapon and demanded cash from the employee, while the other acted as a lookout. The suspects were able to get away with undisclosed amount of cash in each robbery.  The description given for the suspects was the same for each robbery, we are actively seeking help from the public to identify these two suspects.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 18-25 years of age, approximately 5’06-5’08”, 185-200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. The suspect was wearing a black jacket, red t-shirt, black pants and black slide-on sandals. 

The second suspect is described as a Black male, 18-25 years of age, 5’08”-5’10”, approximately 155pounds, bald with brown eyes.  The suspect was wearing a black jacket, blue t-shirt, black face-mask, black beanie hat, green warmups and white shoes. 

The suspects were seen getting into an orange or red in color Jeep Gladiator Truck. 

If you can identify either of these suspects, or have any additional information about these crimes, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward of up to $2,500.

HOMICIDE OFFENDER ARRESTED

Date: Sunday, December 20th
Time: 3:46 am
Location: 600 Shoreline Boulevard
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 2012200019

On Sunday, December 20th, at approximately 3:46 am officers were dispatched to 600 Shoreline for a shooting victim that had been transported to the hospital.

When the officers arrived, they contacted all the males that were in the vehicle and found that the front passenger, a 23-year-old male, had been shot. Detectives with the Homicide Section responded to the scene to begin their investigation.

During the investigation the detectives determined that the driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Robert Benavides, was the offender. He was placed into custody and charged with Murder with a $500,000.00 bond.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation and if anyone has any additional information related to this Homicide, you are asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2840. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477). Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Homicide Offender apprehended

Date: Saturday December 19th
Time: 1:21 am
Location: 1500 Ocean Drive (Cole Park Amphitheatre)
Offense: Homicide
Case: 2012190013

On Saturday December 19th at 1:21 am Officers were dispatched to the 1500 Block of Ocean Drive at the Cole Park Amphitheatre for shots fired.

When the officers arrived, they found that 3 adult individuals had been shot. A 36-year-old female sustained serious injuries, 37-year-old male sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and a 58-year-old male was deceased.

Homicide Detectives responded to the scene, began to investigate, and were quickly able to identify the offender as 21-year-old Jimmie Williams. The Gang Unit began to search the city, located Jimmie Williams and place him into custody. Jimmie Williams bond was set at $1,000,000.00 for Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation and if anyone has any additional information related to this Homicide, you are asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2840. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477). Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Homicide Offender in custody

Date: Wednesday December 16th
Time: 10:15 pm
Location: 4300 Surfside
Offense: Homicide

On Wednesday, December 16th, at approximately 10:15 pm officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Surfside Boulevard for a shooting. When the officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old Hispanic Male deceased in the parking lot and requested Robbery Homicide Detectives to the scene.

The Homicide Detectives conducted their investigation and were able to identify 18-year-old Nathan Iruegas as the offender. On December 17th at approximately 7:00 am the Detectives secured a warrant with a $1,000,000.00 bond for his arrest. Due to the extensive search by Corpus Christ Police officers and the United States Marshal Task Force Nathan turned himself into the Nueces County Jail today at 10:42 am.

We have updated the post with a current booking photo.

Person of Interest in Osage Homicide

Date: 11-08-20
Time: 11:52 pm
Location: 400 Osage
Offense: Murder

The Detectives of the Criminal Investigation Division are attempting to contact person of interest, 18-year-old Jayden Gutierrez, about a homicide that occurred on the 400 Block of Osage. Jayden is a Hispanic male 5’5” 140 lbs. with Brown hair and Brown eyes.

If you have any information contact the Police Department at 261-886-2600 or if you would like to be anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8477).

A message from chief Mike Markle

A message from
Chief of Police Mike Markle,

Today I tested positive for COVID-19, I am feeling fine and expect a positive recovery. I will continue to work from home for the next two weeks during my quarantine while Assistant Chief David Blackmon handles duties at the Main Police Station. 

Despite my best efforts to protect myself I tested positive for the virus. Anyone can get COVID-19 and I encourage all of our community to follow the protocols given by the Health Department. We as a community have to take the virus seriously, for ourselves and the ones we care for.

Thank you for your continued support and God Bless you all.
Chief of Police Mike Markle