Customers of the City of Corpus Christi were notified on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 of a problem with our drinking water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the City of Corpus Christi have concurred on the decision to lift the tap water restrictions citywide effective immediately.
The City recommends flushing each tap in the house for 2 – 3 minutes to clear any water lines and replacing filters, at your discretion.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
As always, you may contact the City of Corpus Christi at (361) 826-2489 or the TCEQ Corpus Christi Regional Office at 1-888-777-3186 with any concerns regarding your drinking water quality.
The City of Corpus Christi will have five drive through Points of Distribution (PODS) for water beginning at 8a.m., Sunday, December 18 but will close if weather creates a safety risk to the operators at the sites. The sites include the Lindale Senior Center at 3135 Swantner Street, the C.C. Gym/Natatorium, 3202 Cabaniss Road, the Garden Senior Center, 5325 Greely Drive, the Oveal Williams Senior Center, 1414 Martin Luther King Drive and the Greenwood Senior Center, 4040 Greenwood Drive.
Please follow traffic cones and signage at each location in order to ensure smooth traffic flow and operation. There is a limit of one case of water per vehicle.
Thank you to all the city departments and volunteers for the hard work over the past several days. We are inspired by the manner in which the community has come together to help those in need and make sure their neighbors are safe.
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016, 12:14 AM
Location: Aloha Street at Sea Horse Avenue
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
Case Number: 1612160008
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Suntan ans Aloha in reference to a major vehicle crash. Officers arrived and located a 25 year old male wet, wearing only jeans and wrapped in a blanket. The male stated that he drove to the area to throw away some garbage. He stated that when he got back in the vehicle that it began to roll and went into the water. He stated that a citizen helped pull him out of the vehicle.
As officers were speaking with him they detected an odor of alcohol and he displayed signs of intoxication. Officers checked the area and discovered about 10 feet of skid marks as well as damage to the pier. It appears as if the vehicle attempted to brake, struck the curb and pier and wound up in the water. Officers were able to determine there was no one else in the vehicle. Officers arrested Oscar Castro (5-12-1991) for driving while intoxicated and transported him to the City Detention Center. The Corpus Christi Police Department dive team will be recovering the vehicle some time today.
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016, 4:14 AM
Location: 600 Elizabeth
Offense: Aggravated Robbery/Deadly Conduct
Case Number: 1612160027
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 600 Elizabeth in reference to a robbery. Officers arrived and contacted the 44 year old female victim. She advised that she was in her vehicle in the Spohn Employees parking lot. She stated that she was smoking a cigarette when she was approached by a male on a black bicycle. The male asked her for a cigarette and she told him no. The male began to argue with the victim and at some point pulled a handgun and demanded all her money. The victim put her vehicle in reverse and hit the gas. The suspect fired two rounds at her and when she put her vehicle in drive the suspect fired one more. The victim fearing for her life struck the suspect with her vehicle before fleeing the area. The suspect fell to the ground got up and fired one more round before fleeing on foot.
Offices located the bicycle in the parking lot and tagged it as evidence. Officers also took photos of the bullet strikes to the victims Toyota Corolla. The suspect is described as a male 22-28 years of age, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall weighing 160 pounds. He had 2 teardrop tattoos under his right eye and they were outlined only not filled in. He was wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie. The victim was not injured.
If you have any information about this crime 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.
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 11:20PM
Location: 7900 State Highway 358 East Bound
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated
Case Number: 1612140165
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a multi vehicle crash at SH 358 East bound at Nile. As officers arrived they observed 3 wrecked vehicles in the roadway. Officers contacted the 24 year old male driver of the 2014 Chevy Camero. The driver lost control of his vehicle which caused the crash. As officers were speaking to the driver they noticed an order of an intoxicating beverage coming from the driver. He also displayed other signs of intoxication. The driver was asked to perform some field sobriety tests. Officers determined that there was enough probable cause to arrest Darrell Wayne Hillenburg (5-21-1992) for Driving While Intoxicated. He was transported to the City Detention Center.
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 2:58 AM
Location: 4200 Agnes
Offense: Burglary of a Building
Case Number: 1612150020
A Corpus Christi Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 4200 Agnes when he noticed a white Dodge Neon in the parking lot. The business has been closed for several months and the car parked there was suspicious to the officer. As the officer pulled into the parking lot he observed a male walking from the rear of the business and walk to the Dodge Neon and open the trunk. The officer contacted the 43 year old suspect and investigated with the assistance of other officers.
The owner of the business was contacted and arrived on the scene. The owner opened the business and did a walk through with officers. A small hole was discovered in the back of the business which was used to gain access into the building. There was also a bag of tools and a ladder close the hole in the wall. The owner advised that the suspect has done work for him in the past but had no business or permission to be in building at 3:00 AM. Officers arrested Christopher Gonzales (12-31-1972) for burglary and transported him to the City Detention Center.
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 5:16 AM
Location: 1500 Dewitt Street
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
Case Number: 1612150024
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 1250 Flour Bluff Drive (WalMart) in reference to a stolen vehicle. Officers contacted the victim who advised that his pickup was taken from his driveway at 1500 Dewitt Drive. The victim advised that no one had permission to take his truck. The victim advised that a relative was at WalMart and observed the white 1997 Ford F250 in the parking lot with a man asleep inside.
Officers observed the pickup with a male asleep on the front seat. Officers opened the unlocked door and removed the male from the truck. He was detained during the investigation. Officers arrested Robert Hemphill (11-03-1982) for UUMV. The owner of the truck stated there was a lot of property that did not belong to him in the truck. Officers collected the property and tagged it as evidence. The truck was returned to the owner and Robert was transported to the City Detention Center.
The Corpus Christi Police Department will participate in the Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) grant offered by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) which means more Corpus Christi Police Officers will be available to enforce Driving While Intoxicated offenses from December 15th, 2016 until January 1st, 2017.
TXDOT has offered the grant to reduce the number of impaired driving fatalities on Texas roadways. The grant pays for overtime for Officers so that they may focus specifically on traffic enforcement related to impaired motor vehicle operation during times when alcohol related crashes are most frequent.
Corpus Christi Police effected 1,331 arrests for intoxicated driving in 2015 after a record setting high of 1,407 arrests in 2014. The message from the Corpus Christi Police is not to operate a motor vehicle after having consumed alcoholic drinks, but has strict enforcement for those who refuse the message.
Yearly Totals of arrests for intoxicated driving by Corpus Christi Police:
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:54 PM
Location: 700 N. Omaha
Case Number: 1612100128
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 700 N. Omaha in reference to a fight. As officers were en route the call was updated to a stabbing. Officers arrived and observed the 39 year old male victim lying on the ground and he was bleeding. Witnesses pointed to the suspect and officers detained him during the investigation.
Witnesses stated that several subjects came to the suspects apartment and a fight ensued. Several suspects were assaulting the suspect and at some point during the fight the victim was stabbed. The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries. The suspect and witnesses were transported to the main station to be interviewed by detectives. The suspect David Sanchez (10/22/1973) was arrested for murder and transported to the City Detention Center.
This is still an active investigation and more information may be released at a later time. This makes the 23rd homicide for the year.
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016, 11:58 PM
Location: 5900 Weber Rd.
Case Number: 1611140001
Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this vehicle and these persons of interest. The vehicle and three persons are observed in immediate the area of the apartments at 5900 Weber right before the shooting took place. Detectives believe that they may have information about the homicide and need to speak to them.
If you know the identity of these individuals or if you have any additional information about this crime call CCPD Detectives at 361-886-2840, 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.
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016, 1:54 AM
Location: 5400 S. Staples
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1611270010
The United States Marshal’s Gulf Coast Fugitives and Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Victor Falfan in the 400 Block of Peoples at 5:20 p.m. on 11/30/2016. Mr. Falfan called to turn himself in and was taken into custody without incident. He was booked on the existing Aggravated Assault Warrant with a 300,000 dollar bond. There will be consultation with the Nueces County District Attorneys Office to consider upgrading the charge to Murder.
This case remains under investigation and anyone having information about the event that occurred outside the Texas Nugget Club on 11/27/2016 is asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361/886-2840.
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016, 6:28 PM
Location: 11900 Mesa
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released video of this person of interest they believe may have some information related to the homicide at 11900 Mesa. The subject appears to be a young male, thin build with long side burns.
If you know the identity of this individual please contact Detective Hemerly at 361-886-2617, 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.
The City of Corpus Christi will auction 114 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. 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, December 2nd, 2016. 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.