Category Archives: Crime Stoppers

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Location: 400 Block of Clark
Offense: Burglary of a Vehicle
Case Number: 1705200056

Corpus Christi Detectives would like help from the public to identify and locate a female who Detectives believe may be involved in an Auto Burglary in the 400 block of Clark

A Corpus Christi Police Officer generated an offense report detailing that two vehicles were burglarized in the early morning hours of May 20, 2017.  The victim advised that one of the items stolen was a reloadable credit card, which had funds.  The victim received an automatic alert detailing where the card was used.  The Officer followed up at the place where the card was used and retrieved surveillance footage of the female using the stolen card, without the owner’s effective consent.

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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.

 

 

NARCOTICS/VICE OFFICERS KNOCK DOWN ANOTHER SYNTHETIC DEALER ON CITY’S WEST SIDE

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CCPD Narcotics/Vice Investigators shut down another synthetic cannabis dealer Thursday morning on the near west side.  At approximately 9:00 am, NVID Officers, assisted by the CCPD Bike Patrol, served a search and arrest warrant at a residence on the 1000 block of Eighteenth Street.   During the search, officers found and seized approximately one half ounce of synthetic cannabis product, 10 grams of THC “wax”, packaging materials, surveillance equipment, and over $27,000 in cash.  Arrested were Ramon Lopez (DOB:7-1-1995) and Emily Marines (DOB:10-17-1994).  Both were charged under the Texas Health and Safety Code with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 2, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

The home was located near where several serious synthetic cannabis related overdoses had been reported in recent weeks.  NVID Investigators initially suspected that the residence may have been the source of the tainted product and stepped up their efforts to shut it down. The search warrant on Thursday was the culmination of that investigation.  “Although we have not established a direct link between this residence and the overdoses, based upon the amount of traffic at the residence, the packaging materials, and the amount of cash seized, we believe it was a significant source of synthetic cannabis in that area,” said NVID Commander Todd Green. “Once this residence came up on our radar, NVID Investigators worked very quickly along with our Patrol Division Officers to shut this operation down. I’m very proud of their efforts and teamwork.”

Sometimes referred to as “legal” or “Kush”, synthetic cannabis can cause serious, sometimes fatal, reactions in users.   The drug is frequently abused by the homeless population, contributing to numerous quality of life issues including public intoxication, thefts, and panhandling, as well as more serious crimes such as prostitution, assaults, and robberies.  Synthetic cannabis accounted for approximately 43% of all misdemeanor drug arrests by Corpus Christi Police Officers in 2016.  Thus far this year, perhaps due to an increased emphasis on targeting the dealers, the percentage has dropped to 36 %.

HELP US IDENTIFY THESE THEFT SUSPECTS

Date:  05/26/2017
Location:  4300 block of Gertie
Offense:  Theft
Case Number:  1705260123

Corpus Christi Detectives want your help to identify two individuals accused of a stealing several packages from a home located in the 4300 block of Gertie, on May 26, 2017 at approximately 2 in the afternoon.

The suspects arrived at the home and were captured on motion activated surveillance cameras stealing several packages from the door step.  The suspects were seen leaving the area in a small black in color vehicle.

The suspects are described as adult males, approximately 25-30 years of age, both were wearing black t-shirts, black shorts and black baseball caps.  Detectives would now like help from the public to identify and locate the suspects in this crime.

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If you know the identity of these suspects or have any information about this crime please 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 this vehicle

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 6:18 PM
Location: 3700 Velda Drive
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation, Aggravated Assault
Case Number:  17052000092

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this vehicle. Officers were called to the area of Nolford Place and Leopard Street in reference to a disturbance with weapons involved. Officers contacted the 40 year old female victim. She advised that she pulled into her driveway and noticed a white SUV, possibly a Saturn, parked on the side of her residence. The vehicle was occupied by 4 males and they were loading something into the back seat area. Once they noticed the victim they got into the car and sped away through the neighborhood. The victim followed the suspects through the neighborhood. When they were in the area of Round Rock a rear passenger fired 2-3 rounds at the victim. The victim was not hit and lost sight of the suspect vehicle in the area of IH 37 Southbound. The victim advised that an air compressor was taken from her garage.

If you recognize the suspect vehicle, know the identity of the suspects or have any information about this crime please 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.

**Update. Detectives need your help identifying this suspect

**Police detectives have been contacted by the suspect in the photo and has been identified. The investigation is still ongoing. Thank you for all your assistance.

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017 8:00 AM
Location:  4400 Weber Rd.
Offense: Credit Card Abuse
Case Number:  1702090105

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this suspect. Detectives were contacted by the victim who told them that there were numerous ATM withdrawals made from their account using a debit card. The victim stated that neither he or his wife gave anyone permission to make these withdrawals. They also advised that they never lost possession of their debit cards. Detectives worked with the bank and were able to obtain several images of a possible suspect.

If you know the identity of this suspect or have any information about this crime please 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.

Help us Catch these suspected Thieves

Date: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 2:21 PM
Location:  1305 Airline Road
Offense: Theft
Case Number:  1703080080

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying these two theft suspects. They are seen on surveillance video entering the store. They walk around before going to the clothing section.  One suspect acts as a lookout while the other takes a stack of jeans. The suspect then quickly exits the store making no attempt to pay for the items.

If you know the identity of either of these suspects or have any information about this crime please 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 MAY 01, 2017

 

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 03:22 AM
Location:  3800 Caravelle
Offense:  Injury to a Child/Assault
Case Numbers: 1704300026

 

Several units responded to the 3800 block of Caravelle in reference to a large fight. Upon arrival and through the investigation, it was determined that an 18-year-old victim left her infant in the care of her roommate, Offender Florencia Gonzalez (12/13/1997).  Gonzalez became upset with the victim and when the 18-year-old victim arrived home there was a confrontation.  A second Offender, Teresa Gonzalez (12/29/1994) became involved in the dispute along with another male, who all began to assault the 18-year-old victim.  During the assault the 18-year-old victim was knocked to the ground, while holding her baby.  The baby fell out of the 18-year-old victims  arms and landed face down.  There 18-year-old sustained minor injuries and the infant child did not have any visible injuries.  Both Offenders were arrested and charged with Injury to a Child (3rd Felony) and Assault Causes Bodily Injury (Class A Misdemeanor).

 

Date: Monday, May 01, 2017, 12:25 AM
Location:  700 block of 12th Street
Offense:  Robbery
Case Number:  1705010007

Corpus Christi Police responded to the 700 block of 12th Street for a Robbery.  The victim advised that he went to the Stripes at Brownlee and Agnes to retrieve money from the ATM.  The victim stated that as he was walking home he was approached by 3 Hispanic males who initially asked him for a cigarette but then became aggressive and began assaulting him.  The suspects took the victim’s wallet containing $400 cash.

 

Date: Monday, May 01, 2017 02:25 AM
Location:  3700 Mueller
Offense:  Aggravated Assault W/Deadly Weapon, Theft of Firearm, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon
Case Number:  1705010019

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of Mueller reference shots fired. Upon arrival, units observed several bullet casings and obtained a suspect vehicle description.  Additional Officers in the area observed the suspect vehicle and were able to stop and detain the drivers.  Offenders Joe Banda (07/16/87) and Julian Salas (07/10/1989) were discovered to be in possession of a stolen firearm which matched the caliber of the firearm used in the drive-by.  Banda was arrested for Theft of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Salas was arrested for Theft of a Firearm.    Additional charges for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon are pending.

 

Date: Sunday, April 30 2017, 01:15 AM
Location:   3100 Peachtree
Offense:  Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1704300011

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the 3100 block of Peachtree for a report of an aggravated Robbery. Upon arrival, Officers were advised by the 18-year-old victim that he was robbed at his front door by three hispanic males wearing masks and black hoodies.  The victim advised that all three exhibited handguns during the Robbery and that he feared for his safety.  The 18-year-old male advised that his wallet along with the contents were taken.  The male did not sustain any injuries during the commission of the Robbery.

 

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 8:57 PM
Location:   Airport/Santa Elena
Offense:  Evading with Vehicle/ Warrant
Case Number:  1704300107

Corpus Christi Police Officers observed a pickup traveling with no headlights near the intersection of Airport/Santa Elena.  Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, noting that the vehicle refused to stop.  The vehicle eventually came to a stop in the 1000 block of Mendoza, at which point the driver exited the vehicle and a short foot pursuit ensued.  Officers took Cosme Zapata (10/15/1967) into custody and discovered that Zapata had run because he had an active warrant for a parole violation.

 

 

Patrol Report April 24, 2017

Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:59 AM
Location:  4300 Kostoryz RD
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation, Evading Arrest
Interfering with a Emergency Call
Case Number: 1704230022

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 4300 Kostoryz Rd. in reference to a disturbance in progress. Upon arrival officers contacted the 23 year old female victim. Officers observed the victim to visibly upset and to have dried blood on her left arm. The victim told officers that she was asleep when she awoke by a loud bang. At about 1:30 AM as she sat up in her bed the victim heard glass break inside her spare bedroom. The victim opened her bedroom door and recognized the 20 year old male suspect inside her residence. The suspect was wearing blue jeans and no shirt. The victim asked the suspect what he was doing there and the suspect began making his way to her bedroom. The victim tried to call 911 but was pushed to the bed. The suspect got on top of the victim and tried to grab her phone which prevented her from calling 911. The victim stated that she feared for her life and pleaded with the suspect not to hurt her. The victim stated she was able to talk with the suspect and calm him down. The suspect went into the bathroom to wash the blood off himself. The victim used this opportunity to call 911. The suspect left the scene before officers arrived. The victim advised that she only knew the suspect for a short period of time and did not have a relationship with him.

Officers noticed blood in the victim, on the pillows of the bed and in the bathroom sink. As officers were taking pictures of the crime scene, one officer noticed something outside and made eye contact with the suspect who matched the victims description. The officer called out to suspect by name and the suspect took off running. Officers gave chase telling the suspect to stop. The suspect kept running and after three failed attempts to get over fences, he was taken into custody. Officers arrested Silverio Hernandez (03-06-1997) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 6:47AM
Location:  1000 Shepard Dr.
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1704230037

Corpus Christi Police Officers  responded to a call to 1000 Sheppard in reference to an attempted robbery. Officers arrived and made contact with the 67 year old male victim. The victim advised that he works the night shift and he just got home. The victim stated that he was reading the paper in his car when two young males wearing black hooodies approached his vehicle from behind. One suspect went to the drivers side and the other went to the passengers side door. The suspect on the drivers side door displayed a gun and demanded his wallet and money. The victim told the suspect that he did not have any money. The suspect on the passenger side door got mad and starting  cussing and using racial slurs towards the victim. The victim told the suspect that there was no need to talk to him in a vulgar manner. The suspects kept demanding money until they realized they were not going to get anything from the victim. The suspects left the scene in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured.

If you have any information about this crime please 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: Monday, April 24, 2017, 12:04 AM
Location:  2500 HWY 181
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Marijuana and
Controlled Substance
Case Number: 1704240004

Corpus Christi Police Offices were dispatched to the Harbor Bridge for a vehicle driving the wrong way (Northbound In the Southbound Lane). Officers arrived in the area and observed a Port of Corpus Christi Police Officer to have the suspect vehicle stopped in the southbound lane of the causeway. Officers made the U-turn and went to assist the officer. The Port PD officer stated that he was making his rounds and was coming back into the city when he observed the vehicle traveling the wrong way. The officer then stopped the vehicle to investigate. A CCPD officer made contact with the 44 year old female driver. The officer could detect an odor of an intoxicating beverage about her breath and other signs of intoxication. The officer walked the suspect to his unit to transport her to a safer place to further investigate the incident. As the officer was walking the suspect he had to hold her arm because she was unsteady on her feet. The officers continued the investigation and developed enough probable cause to arrest the suspect for DWI. The officers conducted a search incident to arrest and discovered a pill and marijuana in her purse. The officer arrested Shannon Falkenburg (11-14-1972) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

Detectives need your help identifying this suspect.

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016,2:25 PM
Location:  300 IH 37 Access Rd.
Offense: Theft
Case Number: 1609130117

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this theft suspect. The suspect is seen entering the Stripes store while a local vendor was restocking inventory. The vendor left his work Ipad on a shelf while he was working. The vendor went to get his Ipad and discovered it was missing. The suspect was observed looking at the Ipad on the shelf. He then takes the Ipad and walks out of the store. He is described as a large white male wearing a dark colored shirt and blue jeans.

If you know the identity of this suspect or have any information about this crime please 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 April 4, 2017

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017, 8:39 PM
Location:  900 Lexington Ave.
Offense: Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon
Fleeing From a Police Officer
Case Number: 1704030147

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a call in reference to a stabbing with injuries in the 900 block of Lexington Ave. An officer arrived and made contact with the 41 year old male victim who was in the middle of the street. The victim advised that the suspect was driving away and pointed at a black vehicle driving away. An officer went after the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The officer activated the overhead lights and the suspect vehicle continued driving running stop signs until finally coming to a stop on Dempsey Street. The 55 year old female suspect was taken into custody and returned to the scene of the stabbing.

The victim advised that he and the suspect are going through a divorce and were trying to work things out. He stated that the suspect appeared to have been drinking and the situation escalated. The victim advised that he had a female friend inside his residence and went inside to avoid the confrontation. The victim stated that he heard the suspect near the side of the dining room. He confronted her with the intention of getting her out of the house. The victim stated that he noticed the suspect raise her right arm and then swing it in a downward motion stabbing the victim in the left arm. The victim wrapped his arm in a towel as the suspect left the scene.

Officers located the knife and tagged it as evidence and impounded the vehicle. Officers arrested Phyllis Thompson (03-11-1962) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017, 10:42 PM
Location:  5900 Ayers
Offense: Discharging a Firearm in Certain Municipalities
Case Number: 1704030157

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 5900 Ayers Street in reference shots fired in the area. As officers were checking the area they contacted a female who advised them her father had shot a gun in the backyard. Officers contacted and detained the 58 year old male suspect. He displayed signs of intoxication and did not know that firing the gun in the backyard was illegal.  The officers located the handgun in the apartment and 5 spent casings in the back yard. Officers arrested Byron Edwards (03-09-1959) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 1:25 AM
Location:  5100 Weber Rd.
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1704040011

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a robbery that just occurred at the Whataburger on the 5100 block of Weber Rd. Officers arrived and separated the witnesses. The information the officers received was that the suspect came into the restaurant demanding money. The male teller advised that the suspect began pounding his fists on the counter demanding money and threatened to kill the employee if he did not give him the money. The employee feared the suspect might have a weapon because he was fumbling around with something under his hoodie. The employee opened the drawer and the suspect reached over the counter to grab the money. As the suspect was grabbing the money the employee pepper sprayed the suspect. The suspect ran out the doors and fled the scene.

The suspect is described as possibly a Hispanic male approximately 18-26 years old. He was wearing a pink colored zip up styled hoodie, light colored jeans and hospital style mask over part of his face. The suspect fled towards the Subway restaurant on the other side of the street with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during this robbery.

If you have any information about this crime please 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.