Category Archives: Community Outreach

“Keep the change” when it comes to Panhandlers

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The Corpus Christi Police Department knows that there are a lot of kind-hearted people in our community and that they want to help whenever they can. Rather than giving panhandlers money when approached we suggest that you donate to one of the many shelters and outreach centers.

If you are approached by a panhandler and they are aggressive in their request for money you can always call the non-emergency number at 361-886-2600 to report the incident.

If you would like to participate in resolving issues with the homeless, we suggest becoming a member of the Corpus Christi Homeless Issue Partnership (HIP) which is a non profit organization and meets every second Thursday of each month at City Hall in the sixth-floor conference room at 11:00 am.

To become a member of the Homeless Issue Partnership, visit the cities web page here:

https://www.cctexas.com/departments/housing-and-community-development/homeless-programs/hip

We do encourage our community to “Keep the Change”.

Corpus Christi City Police Impound Auction

Aug 2019 Impound Auction

AMT Auctions – Home Page

5485 Greenwood Drive Corpus Christi TX 78417

125 Cars, Pickups, & Motorcycles

Every 1st Saturday of the Month, rain or shine, AMT Auction Marketing will be conducting the abandoned vehicle auction for the City of Corpus Christi Police Impound

This auction may consist of police impounded autos, trucks, SUV’s, RVs. trailers, motorcycles, boats and personal property

**Inventory is subject to change as releases happen during the month prior to the auction**

Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

Viewing and Pre-Registration: Friday, August 2, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Viewing and Pre-Registration: Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am

AUCTION STARTS at 10:00 am  

Early Registration is highly recommended.

We open at 8:00 am for Registration on Auction Day.

AMT Auctions – Home Page

 

Operation Gang Busters 2019

On July 15th and 16th , 2019 the Corpus Christi Police Department Gang Unit with the assistance of the K9s, Enduro Unit, Directed Patrol Unit, Organized Crime Unit, state partner, Texas Department of Public Safety, and federal partners, Homeland Security Investigations and United States Marshal Service conducted Operation Gangbusters.

This operation targeted known gang members in our community that had active warrants for their arrest. During the two-day operation 28 wanted individuals were picked up for a variety of offenses.

These warrants include but not limited to Parole Violations, Assault, Sexual Assault, Fail to Appear, Burglary, Human Trafficking, and Child Neglect.

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UPDATE ON CITY’S RECENT HOMICIDE

An update on the city’s most recent Homicide, which occurred at Cleo and Headly,on July 11, 2019.

Four males have been taken into custody.

Larry Ramos was arrested by Corpus Christi Police Officers on July 16, 2019. Larry Ramos was arrested on a warrant for Murder – $500,000 Bond.

Arnold Riojas, Rayvon Rodriguez and Gilbert Cuevas all turned themselves in at the Nueces County Jail on July 25, 2019.

Rayvon Rodriguez was booked on an outstanding warrant for Murder – $250,000 Bond.
Arnold Riojas was booked on an outstanding warrant for Murder – $500,000 Bond.
Gilbert Cuevas was booked on an outstanding warrant for Murder – $500,000 Bond.

For additional information on the murder, see the original blotter post:
https://ccpdblotter.com/2019/07/18/detectives-need-your-help-with-the-citys-latest-homicide-2/

Warrant for suspects in Aggravated Robbery at 3900 South Padre Island Drive

The Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for help in locating two suspects that were involved in an Aggravated Robbery of a business at the 3900 block of South Padre Island Drive on Monday July 22nd, 2019.

The first suspect is 20-year-old Matthew Reyna and he is described as a Hispanic male, 6’0”, 175 lbs., with Black hair and Brown eyes.  He has an active warrant for Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon with a bond of $200,000.00 dollars.

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MATTHEW REYNA
CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

The second suspect is 17-year-old Aaron Reyes and he is described as a Hispanic male, 5’0”, 130 lbs., with Brown hair and Brown eyes. He has an active warrant for Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon with a bond of $100,000.00 dollars.

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Aaron Reyes 2
AARON REYES
CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

If you have any information on where these suspects can be located you are asked to call either 911, the non-emergency line at 361-886-2600 or Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8477).

Victoria Garza Wanted on a murder warrant

***Update: Victoria Garza has been taken into custody by CCPD.***

The Corpus Christi Police Department are asking for help in locating 20-year-old Victoria Garza who has an outstanding warrant for Murder with a $250,000.00 bond.

Victoria Garza is described as a Hispanic female who stands 5’5”, weighs approximately 165 pounds, with Brown eyes and Brown hair.

If you know where Victoria Garza can be located, we encourage you to call 911 or the non-emergency number 361-886-2600.

If you would like to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at cctexas.com/crimestoppers, it can earn you a cash reward.

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Detectives need your help with the city’s latest homicide.

Date:  Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:49 p.m.
Location: Cleo and Headley Street
Incident:  Murder
Incident Number:  1907110132

Corpus Christi Police Officers  were dispatched to the area of Cleo and Headley street in reference to a shooting with injuries. Officers arrived to a 41 year old female with a gunshot wound to the head lying in the street. The victim was quickly transported to Spohn Shoreline for treatment. Officers learned that there was a disturbance in the street between the victim and a male subject. Other individuals intervened and the disturbance escalated. At some point during the disturbance witnesses heard several shots and observed a 4-door grey vehicle leave the scene at a high rate of speed. The witnesses observed the female victim to be shot and called 911.

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Detectives took over the case and were advised on 7-12-2019 that the 41 year old female victim died from her injuries. The detectives followed up on leads and interviewed witnesses and were able to get a warrant issued for 29 year old Larry Ramos. On 7-16-2019 at approximately 6:45 pm officers sat up on the wanted suspect in the area of 1400 Coahuila. Officers saw the suspect leave a residence and were able to take him into custody without incident. Larry Ramos was transported to the main station to be interviewed and then to the City Detention Center.

This is still an active investigation and detectives are asking anyone who has information about this vehicle of interest, or has any additional information about this crime should call Det. Julio Ramos at 361-886-2892, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep the identity secret of anyone who provides information and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn the caller a cash reward.

17th Annual Boots and Badges Blood Drive Challenge

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The 17th annual Boots & Badges Blood Drive Challenge hosted by the Coastal Bend Blood Center has started. The challenge is a friendly competition between area law enforcement and firefighting entities to see whether the “boots” or “badges” can bring in the most blood donations during the two-week long challenge. This lifesaving competition helps to boost the blood supply during the summer and aid in the Blood Center’s efforts to reduce summer blood shortages.

The Corpus Christi Police Department would like our community to assist the Coastal Bend Blood Center gather as many donations as possible. To view locations that are close to you and fit your schedule visit the Coastal Bend Blood Centers web page calendar here: https://www.coastalbendbloodcenter.org/events/

When you give blood let them know that you are doing so on behalf of the Corpus Christi Police Department!

Go Badges!!

How to avoid being the victim of a scam

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There are many scams that criminals will use to separate you from your hard-earned money. You have the pigeon drop, romance, arrest warrant, law suit, IRS, and warranty scam, just to name a few. Here are a few tips to avoid being a victim.

-If it sounds to good to be true, it is!
This should go without saying but sometimes it needs to be said.
If you did not play the Nigerian Lotto you can’t win the Nigerian Lotto. That prince that wants to give you some of his fortune is the prince of thieves. Also, you have to apply for Federal grants, the government will not call you to see if you just want some money.

-Do not answer unfamiliar phone numbers or emails.
If you receive a call and do not recognize the number, let it go to voicemail. Do a search of the number in a search engine to see if it is associated with a scam.
For emails never click on attachments from an email that you were not expecting. Malware could be embedded in the attachment which would allow the criminals access to your information.

-Do not give out your financial or personal information.
Never give out this information to anyone that calls you unsolicited. For example, you get a call from “Planet Express” that they have a package for you. They need your name, date of birth and credit card to verify it is yours. You tell yourself “Self, I was not expecting a package from Planet Express” but instead giving them your information, you tell them you will call them back. Do not use the number they give you but rather look up the number yourself so that you know it is the legitimate company. Scammers will just give you their number and you end up talking to them again.

-Using gift / iTunes card to pay a debt.
If a business or anyone asks you to purchase gift cards or iTunes cards, then call them with the numbers be wary. Gift cards are used to purchase goods but should never be used to pay a debt. The IRS does not take iTunes card as payment for outstanding debt.

If you find that you are a victim of a crime be sure to contact us at 911, or the non-emergency number 361-886-2600 to file a report.

 

Slow Down-Move Over! It’s the Law.

This morning, the Corpus Christi Police Department along with local wrecker companies conducted a 2 hour operation targeting drivers not moving over for emergency vehicles. In the two hour period officers stopped 30 vehicles for not moving over or slowing down for the wreckers. The officers wrote a total of 36 citations, impounded 1 vehicle and made one arrest for a warrant as a result of the traffic stops.

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The law requires that drivers move over and slow down for emergency vehicles. Those vehicles covered under this section are police, fire, wreckers and Texas Dept. of Transportation. Please pay attention while driving and if you see an emergency vehicle, slow down and move over.