On July 27, 1984, Sergeant Ruben Almanza was assigned to the Narcotics Division and responded to assist officers on an armed robbery of the H.E.B. at Kostoryz and Gollihar.
The suspects fled in a vehicle and bailed on foot in the residential neighborhood at Harold Street and Carroll Lane. Sergeant Almanza, working in plain clothes, walked through yards on Harold Street looking for the suspect when he was ambushed and shot through a hole in a fence board by the suspect.
Almanza fell to the ground and the suspect climbed over the fence and straddled Almanza, taking his service weapon, and then appeared he was going to shoot him again. At that point, now retired Lieutenant Eric Wramp, peered over the fence and fatally shot the suspect. Sergeant Almanza was rushed to the hospital where he later passed away from his injuries a few minutes after midnight on July 28th.
Ruben joined the department on August 28, 1975. He worked in patrol and was later assigned to Special Services. Ruben’s police radio call sign was #419 while assigned to narcotics. The number was retired upon his death.
There are a few officers still working today which had the privilege and honor to have worked with Ruben. Sergeant Almanza is survived by his wife, Irma and three daughters, Melissa, Jennifer, and Tina.
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 7:57 PM
Location: 5750 Curtis Clark Dr.
Offense: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Family Violence
Case Number: 1707250135
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 5750 Curtis Clark in reference a nature unknown call. Officers arrived and made contact with the reporting party. She advised that she was contacted by her friend who told her that her boyfriend pulled a knife on her. Officers went to the apartment and contacted the 19 year old female victim. She was crying and advised that her boyfriend pulled a knife on her. Officers detained the suspect while they investigated. The victim advised that she and the suspect were arguing over their relationship and wanted the suspect to leave. She stated that the suspect became angry and grabbed a homemade knife and held it at his side. She stated that he got in her face and pointed the tip at her. The victim stated she was afraid the suspect was going to hurt her. The victim was able to convince the suspect into letting her call a friend who then called the police. The victim was not injured. Officers arrested Christian David Montalvo (09/01/1995) and transported him to the City Detention Center.
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:00 PM
Location: 4200 Snowbird St.
Offense: Assault Family Violence
Case Number: 1707250151
Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Snowbird in reference to a disturbance in progress. Upon arrival officers heard screaming from inside the house. As officers entered the house, they observed the 19 year old male suspect running towards them claiming that he had been assaulted. Officers detained the suspect and made contact with the 49 year old male victim, who is the father of the suspect. Officers observed the victim to have a large bump on the left side of the his face. The victim told officers that the suspect was drinking and he asked him for the keys to his truck. He told the suspect several times that he can’t drive because he was drinking and was able to get the keys. The suspect followed the victim into his bedroom and began yelling at the victim demanding his keys back. The suspect blocked the bedroom door preventing his father from leaving the room. The suspect then began to push and yell at the victim and then hit him in the left side of the face. Officers arrested George Smith (12/10/1997) and transported him to the City Detention Center. The victim did not need medical attention.
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:15 AM
Location: 4200 Green Grove Dr.
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation
Case Number: 1706150074
Corpus Christi police detectives need your help to identify these suspected burglars. Officers were contacted by a neighbor who saw two suspects carrying items from a residence. The suspects are seen looking into the window and then kick open the door. Once inside the suspects went through the residence taking clothing, electronics and cash. The suspects exited the residence and were picked up by a suspect in a white Lincoln.
The male suspects have not been apprehended and Detectives want your help to identify these suspects. If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com . If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.
Date: Sunday, July 18, 2017
Location: 7600 SPID
Case Number: 17180039
Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this suspected thief. The suspect was seen entering West Marine and walking around the store. At some point she took several pairs of shoes and YETI cups and placed the items in a large purse. The suspect left the store making no attempt to pay for the items.
The female has not been apprehended and Detectives want your help to identify this suspect. If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com . If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.
On July 19, 2017 Corpus Christi Police Officers arrested Jaime Sandoval (11/14/1953) on an outstanding warrant for one count of Sexual Assault.
Sandoval was transported to the City Detention Center for processing and was later transferred to the Nueces County Jail.
Additional charges may be filed at a later date.
If there are any additional victims that have not reported an incident, please contact Detective Mary Peña at (361) 886-2854.
We are asking for any person knowing the whereabouts of Philip Michael Sanders to call 886-2600 and report that information to the Corpus Christi Police Department.
You may also 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 76th Corpus Christi Police Academy started today July 17, 2017. The 21 police cadets (16 men and 5 women) start their 31 week journey into becoming a sworn police officer on February 16, 2018. We wish them the best of luck and look forward to them serving the citizens of Corpus Christi.
Date: Sunday, July 09, 2017
Location: 14000 S. Padre Island Drive
Offense: Texas Penal Code 21.05, Improper Photography
Case Number: 1707090085
37 year old Ismael Anaya was arrested at his residence on Thursday July 13th at about 1 p.m. The arrest was for a Parole Violation Warrant. A search warrant for the residence was also executed and evidence was seized. Mr. Anaya was booked into the Nueces County Jail.
This arrest was the culmination of a quick paced investigation that started when Mr. Anaya was accused of taking pictures up the dress of a nine year old girl at a clothing and souvenir shop on Padre Island on July 09, 2017. Alert store employees reported that they saw the 37 year old offender taking the pictures of the girl and confronted him. They told police the the offender ran and was able to escape in the residential area behind the store. CCPD Senior Officer Marty Jasso spent significant time searching for the offender and following up on the incident with the help of store employees. The offender was identified as a result of this effort at the scene of the crime.
Ismael Anaya, 02/03/1980
34 year old John Andrade has warrants out for him for burglary and theft. Please call police if you know where we can find him. You can call 886-2600 or you can call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips. You may also submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com .
He is described as 5’6″ 170 lbs. with brown eyes. He has several very visible facial tattoos.
The crime of Credit Card Abuse is frequently related to an Auto Burglary. Help us find this person that is wanted for Credit Card Abuse.
Please call 886-2600 if you know her location.