Category Archives: Community Outreach

SECOND VEHICLE OF INTEREST IN WEEKEND SHOOTING

Update: The owner of this vehicle has been located and ruled out as a suspect. We are no longer looking to identify the driver of this vehicle. The picture was removed to lessen any confusion. We are still actively looking to identify the driver of the gold/tan passenger car.

Date: Sunday, July 18, 2021 4:15 PM
Location: 2000 block of SPID
Incident: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2021, officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of SPID for a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located one victim who had sustained a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are still actively working on this case and following up on leads.

At this time, Corpus Christi Police Detectives are seeking assistance from the public. Detectives have obtained surveillance images of a second vehicle of interest, that is being described as a black in color compact vehicle.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation and if anyone has any additional information related to this investigation you are asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2600. 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 Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

For info on first vehicle of interest, please see:
https://ccpdblotter.com/2021/07/18/vehicle-of-interest-in-weekend-shooting/

VEHICLE OF INTEREST IN WEEKEND SHOOTING

Date: Sunday, July 18, 2021 4:15 PM
Location: 2000 block of SPID 
Incident: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2021, officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of SPID for a shooting. 

Upon arrival, officers located one victim who had sustained a gunshot wound.   The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Investigators are still actively working on this case and following up on leads. 

At this time, Corpus Christi Police Detectives are seeking assistance from the public.  Detectives have obtained surveillance images of a vehicle of interest, that is being described as a gold or tan in color sedan, with tinted windows and a sunroof.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation and if anyone has any additional information related to this investigation you are asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2600.  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 Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

For information on second vehicle of interest, please see: https://ccpdblotter.com/2021/07/18/second-vehicle-of-interest-in-weekend-shooting/

WANTED FUGITIVES


Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for your help to locate 35-year-old Damon Villarreal and 33-year-old Teresa Hernandez Villarreal who both have an outstanding warrant for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child or Children ($200,000 Bond each).

Villarreal is described as a 35-year-old male who stands 5′ 07″, weighs approximately 185 pounds, with brown eyes and a bald head.  Villarreal has several tattoos on his head, neck and face tattoos.

Villarreal, Damon
Recent photo of Damon.

Hernandez Villarreal is described as a 33-year-old female who stands 5′ 02″, weighs approximately 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Teresa has a chest tattoo, tattoo that reads Villarreal on the right side of her hand and was last known to have blonde hair.

Hernandez, Teresa



Recent photo of Teresa.


Photo showing chest tattoo and hand tattoo.

If you know how to locate either party, 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.

CRIME STOPPERS CRIME OF THE WEEK

Investigators want your help to discover any new information that will help catch a murder suspect, with this Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers of the Week.

On July 16, 2017 at approximately 11:48 pm officers responded to the 1400 block of Corban where they located 33-year-old Steven Gomez deceased in his vehicle. Investigators determined that Steven had been shot. Witnesses described hearing several shots and seeing a male subject, wearing all dark clothing, running away from the vehicle.

Homicide Detectives need your help to identify the person responsible for the murder of Steven Gomez. Today is the fourth anniversary of Steven’s murder and we want to give his family some closure.

Steven Gomez

If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this murder, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C&T. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity secret and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.

Meet Your CCPD

Lieutenant Maria Huerta-Garcia is a 17-year veteran officer and began her career with the Corpus Christi Police Department in May 2004.

During her 17 years on the department Lt. Huerta-Garcia has served in the Uniform Patrol Division, was a Field Training Officer, held a key role in Administration as the Accreditation Manager, and Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2015. As a first line supervisor she served again in the Uniform Patrol Division and Traffic Safety Section before transferring to the Training Division in 2019 as the Police Academy Coordinator.

Lt. Huerta-Garcia has been awarded Patrol Officer of the Month three times, received a Letter of Recognition and Letter of Commendation while in patrol, a letter of Appreciation from Narcotic/Vice Investigation Division, has competed for and successfully been awarded Physical Fitness Top Tier since the inception of the award.

In addition to serving her Corpus Christi community Lt. Huerta-Garcia serves her nation as a reservist with the United States Coast Guard.

MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED

At approximately 2:08 pm on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, a supervisor with our Corpus Christi Police Department’s Gang Unit recognized an offender who had an outstanding warrant for Murder. 

18-year-old Eddie Quesada was an offender in the November 27, 2020 homicide that took place on the 7900 block of Grizzley.

Two warrants for Murder and Aggravated Assault were issued shortly after the Grand Jury convened on June 25, 2021 and returned a True-Bill for Quesada related to the incident. 

Officers with our Gang Unit and the US Marshal Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force attempted to effect a traffic stop on the 5200 block of McArdle.  The driver of the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed in an effort to evade from officers and subsequently caused a traffic crash with an unrelated vehicle. 

Officers were able to take two males into custody without further incident. 

18-year-old Eddie Quesada was arrested on the Murder and Aggravated Assault warrant ($750,000 bond), Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance PG2 and Possession of Marijuana.

18-year-old Roman Felan was arrested and charged with Evading Arrest and Hindering Apprehension. 

For additional information, please see:

VEHICLE OF INTEREST IN RECENT HOMICIDE | CCPD Blotter

ARREST MADE IN GRIZZLY STREET HOMICIDE | CCPD Blotter

AGGRAVATED ROBBERY SUSPECTS ARRESTED

Offense: Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 2107010014

Two offenders have been arrested in connection with an aggravated robbery.

At approximately 5:15 am Thursday, July 1, 2021, two suspects committed an aggravated of a person on the 6500 block of Staples.  The victim was opening a local business when she observed two individuals on the property taking items without consent.  Initially the suspects complied and appeared to leave the property.  Shortly after the victim exited her vehicle, one of the individuals ran around the building and began striking the victim with a metal object, causing numerous injuries. 

Officers received several tips and one Crime Stoppers Tip led to the identification and whereabouts of the two offenders. 

At approximately 10:53 am on today’s date, officers arrived at the location provided by the tipster and made contact with 53-year-old Jeffrey Moore and 63-year-old Donald Straub.  Both suspects were brought to the station to be interviewed by Investigators, they were positively identified, and were subsequently taken into custody.  Both suspects were charged with Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Assault.   

For additional information on this incident, please see: 
CRIME STOPPERS CRIME OF THE WEEK | CCPD Blotter

CRIME STOPPERS CRIME OF THE WEEK

Detectives want your help to catch these Robbery suspects with this Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

At approximately 5:15 am Thursday, July 1, 2021, two suspects committed an aggravated of a person on the 6500 block of Staples.  The victim was opening a local business when she observed two individuals on the property taking items without consent.  Initially the suspects complied and appeared to leave the property.  Shortly after the victim exited her vehicle, one of the individuals ran around the building and began striking the victim with a metal object, causing numerous injuries. 

The first suspect was described as a white male, approximately 55-65 years of age, with gray hair, wearing purple t-shirt and blue jeans.   The second suspect was described as possibly female, approximately 40-50 years of age, wearing black and white t-shirt, blue jean shorts and black shoes.

Detectives obtained a copy of surveillance video.  A few still images of the suspects are being released along with a portion of the incident.    

If you can identify these Robbery suspects, or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com.  Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity secret and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.

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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

Homicide on 07-03-21

Date: Saturday July 3, 2021
Time: 2:24 am
Location: 3100 Magnolia
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 2107030020

On Saturday July 3, 2021 at 2:24 am Officers were dispatched to 3100 Magnolia about a shooting. When the officers arrived, they found a 36-year-old adult male in the driveway with life threating in juries.  The officers attempted to provide life saving measures, but the male passed at the scene.

Detectives with the Robbery / Homicide responded to the scene and determined that this was an argument between acquaintances that escalated to a shooting.

Two offenders were also injured during the shooting and they fled the scene in a vehicle to a local hospital. One of the offenders, a 24-year-old male, was dropped off to receive treatment while 35-year-old Raul Salazar travelled to Cole Park where he was contacted by patrol officers. Raul Salazar was subsequently placed into custody for murder and the other offender is currently in the hospital in stable condition.

All parties in this homicide have been contacted and there are no one outstanding at this time.

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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELEASE

As is our practice we are releasing the information for the officers who were involved in the shooting on June 29, 2021.

Two Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is in accordance with current department practice and policy.

Senior Officer Brandon Cordell has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 13 years.

Senior Officer Paul Lisowski has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 26 years. 

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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

For additional information on this incident:
OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING / Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer | CCPD Blotter