Category Archives: Community Outreach

City Hosts Vehicle Auction Saturday

The City of Corpus Christi will auction 87 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, February 4th, 2017. The auction will start at 10:00 am.

The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, February 3, 2017. The general public can continue to view the vehicles from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on the day of the auction.

The vehicles for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from www.siskauction.com.

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Help Police Catch Man Accused of Repeated Sexual Assault of A Child

Area law enforcement would like help from the public to locate 31 year old Pete Valdez (6/10/1985) who has a warrants for his arrest, one warrant for Injury to a Child Causing Serious Mental Deficiency or Impairment and a warrant for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child  with a Victim under age 14.

Pete Valdez (6/10/1985) Has a Warrant for Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child
Pete Valdez (6/10/1985)
Has a Warrant for Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child (Picture taken December 18, 2016)

Valdez is described as 31 year old male who stands 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 121 pounds, has black hair, brown eyes, and has a tattoo on his chest of the words, “Isaiah” and “Zoey.” Valdez was last known to reside in a home on the 2500 block of Mary Street in Corpus Christi.

If you know how to locate Pete Valdez, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stopper is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Police need your help finding this trailer

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:50 AM
Location: 5800 Leopard Street
Offense:  Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle
Case Number: 1701200057

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying the suspects who stole this trailer valued at over $10,000. The suspects are seen driving a Dodge Ram pickup onto the property. The suspect vehicle, which has a fifth wheel hitch, backs up to a dumpster style trailer. The suspects exit the vehicle and connect to the trailer and leave the property. The Dodge Ram pickup has an after market front and rear bumper.

 

If you have any information about this crime, please call 361/886-2840 or call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers  is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Police Need Your help Catching This Burglar

Date: Monday, January 16, 2017 4:06 AM
Location: 1900 Horne RD
Offense:  Burglary of a Coin Operated Machine
Case Number: 1701160088

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help catching this burglar. The male suspect is seen entering the laundry mat. He is seen carrying a bag and then setting it down near a vending machine. The suspect is seen forcing his way into the machine, take the change and then leave the business.

 

 

If you have any information about this crime, please call 361/886-2840 or call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers  is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

 

Seeking Information on a Overnight Shooting

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017 11:32 p.m.
Location: 11300 I.H. 37 Access South Bound
Offense:  Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1701230003

Police responded to the 11300 block of I.H. 37  at about 11:32 p.m. for what was being reported as a major crash involving a single vehicle.   Officers found a 24 year old man inside the car with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.   It appears that the victim was shot prior to the crash.  The victim was transported to Memorial Medical Center and is in critical condition at this time.

The victims crashed vehicle is a 2016 Subaru Crosstek, black in color.  We are not releasing the name of the victim at this time but are asking for anyone who might have been in the area of I.H. 37 before or during that time to report any observations or contact that they might recall involving this vehicle.

There is a chance that victim in this vehicle travelled a route that included Bayside/Gregory/Taft/Odem and then onto I.H. 37 southbound into Corpus Christi leading up to the incident.  If you have home or business closed circuit cameras that might have captured any video footage immediately prior to this incident, please review your recordings and contact police if you see any images that might relate to this incident.

These are stock images and are not actual images of the victims vehicle.

If you can provide any information pertaining to this vehicle leading up to the time of the shooting and crash, please call 361/886-2840 or call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers  is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

 

Patrol Report January 23, 2017

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 4:00 AM
Location: 4400 Cedar Pass
Offense: Assault Family Violence, Interfering with 911 Call
Case Number: 1701210041

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 4400 Cedar Pass in reference to a disturbance in progress. Officers were flagged down by a neighbor who advised them they witnessed a male dragging a screaming female into an apartment. Officers went to the apartment and observed a purse and a cellphone on the ground in front of the door. Officers knocked and heard something hitting the floor followed by silence. Officers knocked again and heard something hit the floor and again it was followed by silence. Due to the totality of the circumstances officers forced their way into the apartment.

Officers were met by the 21 year old male suspect who was quickly detained. Offices located the 22 year old female victim in the back bedroom. The victim was visibly shaken and covering her face with a blanket. When officers moved the blanket from her face they observed severe bruising to her face, her left eye was swollen shut and she had redness to her neck. The victim advised they were coming from a friends house when they began arguing. The victim at some point tried to leave. The suspect pulled the victim from the car catching her jacket I the door. The victim became upset and started hitting the car. The suspect grabbed the victim and threw her to the ground and began choking her in an effort to keep her from screaming. The victim is not sure when it happened but she was struck several times in the face. The victim advised that she tried to call 911 in an effort to calm the suspect. The suspect took her phone and did not allow her to call for help.

The victim advised that this is not the first time she has been assaulted but it was the worst. The victim was treated at the scene for her injuries. Officers arrested Kameron William Handy (02-03-1995) for assault family violence and interfering with a 911 call. Kameron was transported to the City Detention Center.

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 8:16 PM
Location: 1800 US Highway 181 North Bound
Offense: Fatal Crash
Case Number: 1701220096

Corpus Christi Police were dispatched to The Harbor Bridge Northbound in reference to a accident involving a pedestrian. Officers arrived and found 89 year old Evan McDonald deceased in the right lane of the roadway. It appeared that Evan had been ran over. A 24 year old female driver stopped at the Exxon at Burleson and stated she ran over the victim. Officers are trying to determine if the victim collapsed or fell over the barricade. It is still an ongoing investigation. This is the 3rd fatality accident for the year.

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017, 5:26 AM
Location: Cimarron and Lipes
Offense: Assault on a Peace Officer, Evading Arrest
Case Number: 1701230021

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Cimarron and Lipes in reference to a back up for an officer. The officer advised that a silver Dodge Ram pickup was trying to ram the patrol unit. Back up officers arrived and observed the suspect vehicle driving erratically and trying to ram the patrol unit. Officers activated the emergency lights and siren in an effort to stop the truck. The officer had to accelerate numerous times in order to not be rammed or sideswiped by the suspect vehicle. The officers continued to chase the suspect vehicle until it ran off the road and onto the sidewalk at Staples and Williams. Officers contacted and arrested Armand L. Boyd (09-06-1981).  The victim officer was ok but was in fear of being injured by the suspect due to his actions. The suspect was transported to the City Detention Center.

 

 

Yeti Cooler Thieves

Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 2:19 PM
Location: 5001 SPID
Offense: Theft
Case Number: 1701100077

Police need your help identifying these two suspects. They were seen entering Academy Sporting Goods. The suspects walked to the back and took 4 Yeti coolers valued over $1200. The suspects tried to exit through a back door of the business. The suspects set off a door alarm and were confronted by an employee. The suspects dropped the coolers and fled on foot.

If you can identify these suspects, or have any additional information about this theft, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers  is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Police Need Your Help Identifying These Lotto Thieves

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 12:19 AM
Location: 4000 E. Causeway
Offense: Theft
Case Number: 1701160116

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying these suspects. The four suspects, 2 male and 2 female, came into the Stripes Convenience store. The 2 females are seen talking with the clerk in an effort to distract him. The 2 males distract and draw the clerk outside. As the clerk is outside, one female acts as a lookout and the other goes behind the counter and steals some lottery tickets. The females take a second trip behind the counter and steal some more lotto tickets.

If you can identify these suspects, or have any additional information about this theft, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers  is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Police Remember Fallen Officer Matthew Thebeau

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Corpus Christi Police Officer Matthew Thebeau was killed in the line of duty January 20, 2008 at age 25. Officer Thebeau was killed in a vehicle crash on State Highway 286 near Baldwin Blvd while responding to an assault in progress call at 2:50 in the morning.

Officer Thebeau’s patrol car struck a concrete wall and straddled the barrier for approximately 50 yards until it impacted an I-beam supporting a highway sign. He was ejected from the patrol car and then struck by another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. He was transported to Spohn Memorial Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Thebeau served with the Corpus Christi Police Department for two years and graduated from the 65th Academy Session. A park was dedicated and named in memorial to Officer Matt Thebeau and is located at 3221 Richmond Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410 near Up River Road and McKenzie Road.

Operation Stickman

In October of 2016, the CCPD Narcotics Vice Investigations Division initiated a long term undercover operation targeting street level synthetic cannabinoid dealers, primarily focusing on dealers in the downtown area surrounding City Hall.

NVID recognized that synthetic cannabinoid abusers were causing serious quality of life issues with business owners and residents of this neighborhood. Approximately 50% of all drug related arrests and drug seizures by CCPD in 2016 were synthetic cannabinoid related.

The goals of this operation were to:

    • identify dealers
    • conduct undercover narcotics buys from dealers
    • Identify locations where being sold and follow up with search warrants.
    • Obtain arrest warrants for suspects dealing.

The operation consisted of weekly joint operations between NVID and the Operations Division Crime Reduction Unit.

  • NVID undercover officers were assisted by Operations Division Crime Reduction Unit
    • Bikes
    • Enduros
    • Downtown “Gator Units”
  • Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) were very familiar with most suspects
    • Contacted them on a daily basis.

The Operation, dubbed “Operation Stick Man” culminated today when over 30 over     Officers from NVID, CRU, Gang, US Marshal’s Task Force set out to arrest 24 suspects who had sold synthetic cannabinoid to undercover officers.

24 Arrest Warrants

  • 27 delivery cases
  • 2 gang members among suspects
  • Bonds totaling over $1.5 million

Today’s rounded up netted the following 16 arrests (4 were already in jail on other charges):

Offenders                                     Bond

Steven Ramos 12/19/1982              Jail
Dwain Tichey  10/27/1965             $80,000
Mark Chabera 3/03/1995                $80,000
Jared Brannon 8/09/1983               Jail
Victor Flores 1/03/1994                   Jail
Derrick Rexroat 10/10/1974           $80,000
Maydalis  Santiago7/8/1995          $80,000
Vanessa Abrego  9/3/92                  $100,000
Dorina Gallegos 9/11/1978             $100,000
Antonio Romero 12/02/1993         $100,000
Joshua Craney 12/12/1983              $100,000
Christopher Furr 12/7/1983            Jail
Avery Smith 11/25/1982                  $80,000
Israel Maldonado 11/15/1988         $10,000
Juan Garcia 5/01/1968                     $10,000
Daniel Bravo 9/27/1992                  $100,000

All suspects were charged with Felony Manufacture and delivery of controlled substance in Penalty Group 2A, with penalties ranging from 2 to 99 years in prison. Corpus Christi Police Officers will continue to search for the remaining eight suspects. Great job by everyone involved.