Patricia Persohn is originally from Corpus Christi and began her career with the Corpus Christi Police Department in June of 1990. During her 30 years of service with our Department, Pat has served in several divisions to include MetroCom, Central Records and Property Warehouse.
Pat currently oversees our Central Records and Property Warehouse Divisions. Pat was named civilian employee of the year for 2019 and has been awarded several Certificates of Merit, to include one for her efforts in implementing the National Incident Based Reporting System and was also recognized for completing the Dale Carnegie Course.
Pat started her career working as a Dispatcher before transferring to the Central Records Division where she worked as a Senior Staff Assistant. Pat was later transferred to our Open Records division where she worked as the Public Information Act Coordinator. Pat also worked as the Custodian or Records and Police Records Lead before she promoted to the position of Administrative Manager for the Central Records and Property Warehouse Division in July of 2015. Pat oversees a total of 35 employees in both units which are critical in processing and releasing police reports, reporting crime statistics and processing thousands of pieces of evidence while maintaining the chain of custody.
UPDATE: MR. THORNE HAS BEEN LOCATED AND IS SAFE AND UNHARMED. Thank you to everyone that assisted in locating him.
We need your help locating 81 year old Woodrow Thorne. Mr. Thorne has been missing since late this morning. He suffers from dementia and has partial paralysis in his left arm. He is 5’10” tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. Mr. Thorne was last seen wearing a grey shirt, blue jeans, black boots, a black sweater, a black cap and sunglasses. Mr. Thorne left in a black Cadillac XTS, license plate 4DV173.
If you have seen Woodrow Thorne or know his location, please call 911 immediately.
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:13 pm Location: 2100 Saratoga Blvd. Offense: Murder Case Number: 2103170107
On March 17, 2021 at 7:13 pm Officers were dispatched to the area of 2100 Saratoga in reference to a robbery. When officers arrived, they found 19-year-old Jordan Scott standing outside of a vehicle and a 21-year-old male seated in the vehicle deceased.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division responded and quickly began to investigate the shooting. The detectives found that this was not a random act of violence and that the two males knew each other. During the investigation the detectives determined that Jordan Scott would be charged with Murder and he was transported to the City Detention Center for booking.
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:45pm Location: 1700 block of Ennis Joslin Incident: Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Case Number: 2103010003
Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for your help to locate 22-year-old Starr Lopez who has an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon ($80,000 Bond).
The warrant is related to an incident which occurred on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at approximately 11:45 pm at an apartment complex located on the 1700 block of Ennis Joslin. The victim was stabbed by Offender Lopez during an altercation that resulted from an argument. The victim sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The parties were known to each other.
Lopez is described as a 22-year-old female who stands 5′ 02″, weighs approximately 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021 5:20 pm Location: 1500 block of Ocean Drive Incident: Assault Causes Bodily Injury / Endanger Child-Criminal Negligence Case Number: 2103130139
Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for your help to locate 21-year-old Destiny Garza who has two outstanding warrants related to a weekend assault.
Garza is described as a 21-year-old female who stands 5′ 02″, weighs approximately 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
The warrants relate to an incident which occurred on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at approximately 5:20 pm at a park located on the 1500 block of Ocean Drive. The victim of the assault contacted police at approximately 8:47 pm notifying officers of the assault.
On Monday, March 15, 2021 Investigators were able to request and obtain an arrest warrant for Assault Causes Bodily Injury (Class A Misdemeanor – $5,000 Bond). Upon reviewing video evidence of the assault, it was determined that a minor child had been placed in imminent danger by the actions of Destiny Garza, while she intentionally and knowingly assaulted the victim. As a result, an additional arrest warrant was requested and obtained on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 for Abandon/Endanger Child – Criminal Negligence (State Jail Felony-$20,000 Bond).
Captain Denny Asbury is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice/Critical Incident Management from Saint Leo University. While employed with the Corpus Christi Police Department, Captain Asbury attended and graduated from the FBI National Academy 239th Session in 2009, Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) Class 70 in 2014 and he is a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi Class 44 in 2016.
He is originally from Austin and relocated to Corpus Christi in August of 1985 when he began his career with the Corpus Christi Police Department. During his 35 years of service with Department, Captain Asbury has served in several different sections and divisions to include Uniform Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Crime Reduction Unit, Gang Unit, Office of Accountability, Internal Affairs, and the Organized Crime Unit.
Date: March 10, 2021 Offense: Aggravated Robbery Case Number: 2103100020, 2103100044
Two offenders have been arrested in connection with two aggravated robberies.
At approximately 8:45 am on March 10, 2021, officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of SPID for an attempted robbery. The victim advised that the suspects demanded personal property, which they were unsuccessful in stealing, but noted that one of the offenders displayed a handgun and then caused damage to the victim’s vehicle. The offenders were not immediately located.
At approximately 11:17 am on March 10, 2021, officers were dispatched to the 4100 block of Agnes Street for a Robbery, just occurred. The suspects matched the description of the suspects from the above-mentioned robbery. The reporting party advised that they had been robbed of property and noted that the suspect displayed a handgun. The reporting party provided a description of two suspects along with the suspect vehicle and a short time later officers located the suspect vehicle driving in the area of I-37 and Navigation Blvd. Officers made contact with 27-year-old Miguel Diaz and 27-year-old Aleia Stovall, who were positively identified and taken into custody. The stolen item was located and recovered.
Both offenders were charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery for the separate incidents.
These offenders have also been connected to additional offenses and may face additional charges as a result.
Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division conducted an undercover operation Friday evening, checking compliance at fifteen beer and wine retailers across the city. Three of the retailers visited by Investigators sold alcoholic beverages to individuals under the age of 21. NVID’s goal is zero.
During the operation, four cooperating individuals, under the direction and close supervision of NVID Detectives attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages from various convenience stores throughout the city. All four individuals are over the age of eighteen but under twenty-one, the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages in Texas. NVID Detectives checked fifteen businesses and clerks at three of those stores sold alcoholic beverages to the underage operatives.
The store clerks who sold the alcoholic beverages, face a charge of Sale to Minors (TABC 106.3) a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4000. NVID will forward the results of this operation to the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission for administrative action against the permittees, which could include revocation, suspension and/or fines.
Friday’s operation was conducted in advance of next weekend’s anticipated large influx of Spring Breakers, as underage drinkers from colleges and high schools flock to Corpus Christi beaches to enjoy the sun and fun. The goal behind Friday’s operation is to ensure that all Spring Break visitors to our city can enjoy their time here without the tragedy that often accompanies underage drinking. Alcohol is a common denominator in underage traffic fatalities, and frequently leads to numerous other negative consequences. “Thus far, we have had a relatively safe Spring Break, and we need the cooperation of our partners in the business community to help us keep it that way,” said CCPD Investigations Bureau Assistant Chief Todd Green. NVID intends to conduct more of these operations in the near future, including repeat visits of previous offenders. NVID will send letters to all of the businesses that were inspected, including those that were in compliance. For those businesses that were not in compliance, future infractions will likely result in the immediate arrest of the offenders.
The Corpus Christi Police Department continues to collaborate with all government and private entities to combat underage drinking and help accomplish our mission of working with the community to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime and enhance public safety.
The Corpus Christi Police Department would like all visitors to our beaches to have a safe and fun time during Spring Break 2021.
Below are some of the frequently asked questions and answers.
Will there be extra patrolling on roads and beaches?
Yes, Traffic Safety Section and additional Uniform Patrol Officers will be patrolling the beach.
We will also have additional DWI units on patrol.
No dogs on the beach from Access Road 3 to Zahn Road on the North side of Packery Channel.
City Ordinance 10-59 (Abbreviated) (d) The city manager, or the city manager’s designee, is authorized to prohibit all animals on portions of the beach during specified periods, including, but not limited to, high use periods, such as during spring break, holiday weekends, and special events, and in areas designated as animal free zones. (e)The city manager, or the city manager’s designee, is authorized to prohibit animals, which are not on a leash, on portions of the beach during high use periods, such as during spring break, holiday weekends, and special events.
No glass bottles.
Speed limit is 15 mph and all traffic laws apply on the beach.
Will you be able to build fires and if so where?
Yes, but the size will be restricted to 3x3x3.
No paletts will be allowed on the beach.
Parking on the beach, will you need special permits?
Yes, permits can be purchased at most beach entrances and at convenience stores.
Is drinking alcohol allowed on the beach?
Yes, but you must be of legal drinking age.
No glass bottles are allowed.
Any road closures?
No, but there will be an emergency lane for emergency vehicles.
Traffic Section will be directing traffic as required by congestion.
We want everyone to enjoy their Spring Break, but please do it responsibly and safely.