As is our practice we are releasing the information of the officers who were involved in the officer involved shooting.
Two Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave due to their involvement, or presence, at the scene of the officer involved shooting. The administrative leave is in accordance with current department practice and policy.
Senior Officer Gilbert Cantu has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 7 years. Senior Officer Cantu is a Field Training Officer and was working with a Recruit Officer.
Officer Jacqueline Deleon has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for less than 1 year and is in the Field Officer Stage of her Training. Officer Deleon did not discharge her weapon during the incident.
(Senior Officer Gilbert Cantu) (Officer Jacqueline Deleon)
As this call was still actively working, additional officers made contact with a vehicle at the intersection of N Staples/Lipan Street with two suspects who matched the description of the robbery suspects. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the two males inside of the vehicle were involved in the commission of the Aggravated Robberies. A total of 3 guns (2 shotguns and a one handgun), clothing and disguises that were used in the commission of both robberies were located and were later tagged into evidence.
Timothy Leal (10/18/1992) was arrested for Aggravated Robbery as well as 10 outstanding Municipal Court Warrants. A 16-year-old male was also arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon as he still had one of the weapons used in the commission of the robbery on his person.
(Timothy Leal 10/18/1992)
The third suspect involved in the Aggravated Robberies has been identified. A warrant has been issued for Lucas Martinez (12/19/00) for Aggravated Robbery ($75,000 Bond).
(Lucas Martinez 12/19/2000)
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 www.888tips.com.
Today, March 26, 2019, Chief Mike Markle called for a press conference in reference to the officer involved shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Torreon. Here is the video in its entirety of the press conference.
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Location: 2800 Robby
Case Number: 1903100052
Corpus Christi Detectives are asking for your help to locate 39-year-old Zachary Hensley (12/23/1979) who has an outstanding warrant for Murder ($1,000,000 Bond).
Hensley is described as a 39-year-old male who stands 6 feet 04 inches tall, weighs approximately 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
The warrant stems from a Murder which occurred on the 2800 block of Robby that Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
See link below for additional information. (https://ccpdblotter.com/2019/03/11/unconscious-subject-call-leads-officers-to-a-homicide-scene-on-2800-robby-dr/)
If you know how to locate Zachary Hensley, call Crime Stoppers at (361) 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com. The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward up to $2,500.
Date: March 25, 2019 6:15 AM
Incident: Aggravated Robbery
Location: 4200 Carroll Ln
Case Number: 1903250022
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 4200 Carroll Ln. in reference to an aggravated robbery. Officers arrived and made contact with the convenience store clerk who was uninjured. The 35 year old female victim advised that she was working away from the counter when she heard the door open. When she walked to the front she observed a male wearing a mask, a long sleeve yellow shirt and pointing a handgun at her. The suspect demanded money, the victim complied and opened the cash register. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and also took the victims purse and fled the scene in an unknown direction.
If you know the identity of this suspect or have any information about this crime please call CCPD Detectives at 361-886-2840, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.
Date: November 11, 2018, January 18, 2019, February 17, 2019
Location: 3900 Greenwood Dr.
Incident: Criminal Mischief
Case Number: 1811120049, 1901190071, 1902170052
Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying the suspects involved in several different acts of vandalism at the Boys and Girls Club. Each incident appears to been committed by different individuals but all involving damage to the property. The first two incidents involve damage to their busses, the last involves damage to the front windows and doors.
If you know the identity of these suspects or have any information about these crimes please call CCPD Detectives at 361-886-2840, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.
Starting in April, Corpus Christi Parking Control will begin sending out notices of intent to “Boot or Tow” vehicles with outstanding parking violations. A 10-day grace period will be given to resolve any outstanding citations before booting a vehicle.
Beginning May 6, 2019, Parking Control will “Boot” vehicles that have not resolved their unpaid citations or parking violations. Booted vehicles are also subject to being impounded.
The registered owner/lessee of the vehicle whose license plate has been identified as having delinquent parking violations will receive their initial notice by mail. Notifications will be sent to any owner/lessee whose vehicle has three or more outstanding parking citations in a calendar year owed to the City of Corpus Christi, TX. Per Section 53-192(i) (1) through (5) of the Corpus Christi Municipal Code, a vehicle with a license plate identified as having delinquent parking violations is eligible for immobilization (boot) or impoundment (tow) unless all fines and penalties are paid in full to the City of Corpus Christi within 10 days from the date of the letter or an Administrative Hearing is requested.
The registered owner of the vehicle, in addition to being responsible for all outstanding parking citations, will be responsible for all fees and costs incurred in immobilizing and/or impounding the vehicle, including storage fees.
Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate 20-year-old Roberto Emmanuell Beltran AKA Roberto Emanual Montealegre (02/24/1999) who has four outstanding warrants; Sexual Assault of a Child (No Bond), Evading Arrest with Vehicle (No Bond), Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon/Attempt to commit Aggravated Kidnapping (No Bond) and Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon ($25,000 Bond).
Beltran is described as a 20-year-old male who stands 5′ 5”, weighs approximately 145 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
If you know how to locate Beltran, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at www.888tips.com, it can 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. You may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.
Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate 47-year-old Paul Eugene Meyer (04/26/71) who has three outstanding warrants; Assault on Public Servant (No Bond), Larceny (No Bond) and Bail Jumping/Failure to Appear ($10,000 Bond).
Meyer is described as a 47-year-old male who stands 5′ 11”, weighs approximately 175 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.
If you know how to locate Paul Meyer, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com, it can 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. You may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.
Here are a few tips that we recommend for your safety when using a ride share service.
Confirm Your Driver and Car Before Getting in
Always confirm the license plate and name of the driver before getting in. This information should be readily visible on the app that you are using.
Share your Trip
If you are traveling alone use the option that will allow you to share your ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) with someone else. This is the easiest and quickest way to let someone track your ride and know your whereabouts in case something happens.
Know Your Surroundings
Most apps will allow you to track your route via GPS (Global Positioning System). Be sure to pay attention to this to ensure that your driver is taking the correct route. If you feel uncomfortable with your driver, ask them to stop the vehicle and get out.
Wear Your Seat Belt
It is important to wear your seatbelt when traveling in a motor vehicle. If your driver is involved in a collision this is the best way to prevent yourself from being injured.
Never Pay Cash
Most apps draw payment electronically and will also allow you to tip at the end of your ride.
Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division conducted operation “Sale Equals Bail” Friday evening, checking compliance at over twenty beer and wine retailers across the city. The results of the operation were disturbing, as over half of the retailers visited by Investigators sold alcoholic beverages to individuals under the age of 21.
During the operation, three cooperating individuals, under the direction and close supervision of NVID Detectives attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages from various convenience stores throughout the city. All three individuals are over the age of eighteen but under twenty-one, the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages in Texas. NVID Detectives checked twenty-two businesses and clerks at twelve 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.
Similar recent operations conducted by NVID had resulted in higher compliance by TABC license holders, leaving NVID supervision puzzled and disappointed. “Clearly there is a need for better oversight by the managers and ownership of these businesses,” said NVID Deputy Chief Todd Green. “It’s extremely disturbing to us that during the height of spring break, the clerks at these stores are selling alcohol to minors without properly verifying identification. 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.” NVID intends to conduct more of these operations in the near future, including repeat visits at previous 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.