Category Archives: Criminal Intelligence Unit

Murder Suspect in Custody

Date: Friday October 14, 2016, 5:10 PM
Location: 800 Omaha Dr.
Offense: Murder suspect arrested
Case Number: 1610130139

The suspect from the murder at 3500 Bluebonnet has been arrested. Corpus Christi Homicide detectives, U.S. Marshalls and the Corpus Christi Police Patrol Division worked together relentlessly and apprehended the suspect less than 24 hours after the crime. Officers went to the 800 blk. of Omaha Dr. and arrested Andres Garcia (03/08/1962). He was transported to the main station and then to the City Detention Center.

Fatal Hit and Run Update

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:07PM
Location: 4300 SPID Westbound
Offense: Accident Involving Injury or Death
Case # 1609290159

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to an accident involving a pedestrian. Officers arrived as CCFD was transporting the 54 year old male to Spohn Memorial.

Officers were informed that the victim was walking west on the 4300 block of SPID WB. A witness stated that the male might have stumbled into the roadway. When he did, he was struck by a dark truck, which did not stop, and continued west on SPID. The truck left a good amount of debris from the passenger side headlight. The male was taken to MMC, where he succumbed to his injuries. Hit and run investigators arrived and processed the scene.

On September 30, 2016 early in the morning police investigators received a tip in reference the fatal hit and run crash. Officers contacted the 41 year old male suspect at his residence. A black GMC Sierra pickup with damage was located. The suspect was taken to the main police station and questioned. The vehicle was impounded as evidence. Investigators are putting the case together in order to obtain an arrest warrant.

 

Threat Made To Flour Bluff Schools, Offender Located And Interviewed

Date: Tuesday September 20, 2016 07:34 a.m.
Location: 207 Hustlin Hornet Drive
Offense: Terroristic Threats
Case Number: 1609200021

Administrators at the Flour Bluff Junior High School checked overnight voicemail on the schools answering machine this morning to hear a message that threatened school buildings and school employees.  This message appeared to come from a parent who was quickly identified.

FBISD security and CCPD Officers immediately supplemented the security to the Junior High School and the Elementary School.  FBISD parents were notified about the incident by an automated messaging system.   The Offender was contacted at his place of employment and interviewed.   He was not arrested at this point in the investigation. The investigation will continue with the possibility of criminal charges.

 

 

 

Warrant Issued for Attempted Kidnapping

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have obtained a arrest warrant for the attempted kidnapping of a 9 year old girl on 2000 Hudson Street.

Police are looking for Arnulfo Rodriguez Santacruz (06-20-1991). He is 5 feet 11 inches tall weighing approximately 185 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

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Arnulfo was last seen driving a 2001 blue Dodge Stratus, license plate# BZB4208. The car has faded paint on the roof and is missing a Dodge decal on the drivers side door.

The warrant number is 16-FE-00312-JP1-1 and has a $100,000 bond.

If you know his whereabouts or have any additional information about this crime, call Family Violence Investigators at 361-886-2600, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888-TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information results in an arrest it could earn you a cash reward.

Stranger Danger on Waldron Road Video Of Possible Suspect Vehicle

Date:  Friday  September 09, 2016   3:39 p.m.
Location: 2300 Waldron Road

Stranger Danger
Case Number: 1609090140

On Friday September 9, 2016 a nine year old female student reported that a man that she did not know offered her candy.  She reported that this occurred in a school zone on Waldron Road at about 3:39 p.m.   She reported that this man appeared to be a Hispanic male in his 20’s and was the passenger in a red pick up truck.  Presented below is a video clip that might depict the truck in question.

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If you have any information about this incident, please call 886-2840 and reference CCPD Case Number 1609090140 or call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS.  You may also submit the information online at http://www.888-TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information results in an arrest it could earn you a cash reward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmacy Robbery Suspect in Custody

Date: Monday, September 12, 2016, 4:00PM
Location: 1600 Hickory

Offense: Aggravated Robbery (Penal Code Section 29.03)
Case Number: 1609110049

The Corpus Christi Police Department Gang Unit served an arrest warrant today at approximately 4pm this afternoon in the 1600 block of Hickory. The officers arrested Mark Garcia (06-19-1991) for an aggravated robbery warrant with a bond of $200,000.

Garcia is accused of pulling a gun on a employee of a pharmacy in the 5600 blk of Saratoga Blvd. and taking $2,700 dollars worth of drugs. He was transported to the City Detention Center.

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Murder suspect wanted from shooting at 2400 Rand Morgan

Date: 07/10/2016    1:41 AM
Location: 2400 Rand Morgan
Offense: Murder
P.C.  19.02      First Degree Felony

Case Number: 1607100014

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the 2400 block of Rand Morgan for a fight to occur at a bar. As officers were en route to the bar, the call was updated to a shooting. Officers arrived and found a 36 year old male deceased from possible gunshot wounds. The suspect(s) fled the scene before officers arrived.

CCPD Detectives and Crime Scene technicians arrived and are processing the scene. Witnesses were transported to the main police station to be interviewed. The investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing.

Anyone who knows any additional information about this crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600. Information about this crime may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Suspect arrested for Murder after a shooting in the 1100 block of Bloomington

Date: 07/08/2016    12:55 AM
Location: 1100 Bloomington
Offense: Murder
P.C.  19.02      First Degree Felony

Case Number: 1607080003

Corpus Christi Police Department officers were dispatched to 1100 Bloomington in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived and observed a 30 year old female victim that appeared to have been shot. The victim was transported to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital.

Officers observed a black Ford Expedition parked at that location.  Three subjects were detained and transported to the main police station for questioning. Initial information is that the suspect and a witness were arguing outside the vehicle. At some point the argument turned physical and shots were fired striking the victim. The scene was processed and a weapon was recovered.

During the investigation officers and detectives were advised that the 30 year old victim died at the hospital.  33 year old Feliciano Cruz (10/01/1982) was arrested and charged with murder and several other crimes related to the incident. Cruz was transported to the City Detention Center.

This is still an active investigation, information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone who knows any additional information about this crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2840. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Help Catch a Thief with Crime Stoppers

Anita Hernandez (6/19/1966) is wanted for theft out of Nueces County
Anita Hernandez (6/19/1966) is wanted for theft out of Nueces County

Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives want help from the public to locate 49-year-old Anita Hernandez (6/19/1966) who has a warrant for his arrest for theft with two or more previous convictions of theft.

Hernandez is described as a white female, about 5 feet tall, 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. The last known address for Hernandez was on the 1400 block of Dorado Street in Corpus Christi. Call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at http://www.888TIPS.com to provide information to help locate Hernandez. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep callers identity secret and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn the caller a cash reward.

Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and FBI Make Arrest

Date: 09/03/2015       7:30 AM
Location: 4700  Waltham Drive
Offense: Online Solicitation
P.C. 33.02            Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1503250059
The Corpus Christi Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at a home located in the 4700 block of Waltham Drive this morning.

This was the result of an ongoing investigation into an on-line solicitation of a minor by a 26 year old male suspect who lives at the residence.

The suspect, John Phillip Willis (09/10/1988), was arrested for On-line Solicitation of a Minor, a second degree felony.