Category Archives: Criminal Investigations Division

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.

 

Patrol Report April 03, 2017

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017, 10:24 PM -Saturday, April 01, 2017, 12:18 AM
Location:  Various Locations
Offense: Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon
Case Numbers: 1703310154, 1703310165, 1703310170, 1704010002, 1704010005

Two males were taken into custody early Saturday morning for a series of robberies that began on Friday night at approximately 10:24 PM, ending when they were captured by Corpus Christi Police at approximately 12:18 AM.

Corpus Christi Police responded to several complaints of two Hispanic Males, displaying a handgun, while threatening and demanding money from victims in various locations throughout the city.  It should be noted that in two of the incidents a handgun was fired, placing the victims in further fear.  The last victim in this string of robberies was able to provide a description of the males, along with a license plate of the vehicle used by the Offenders.  Officers were then able to locate the vehicle, which is described as a white in color 4-door Nissan Altima.

The Offenders attempted to evade from Officers in the noted vehicle and later on foot.

Both males, Antonio Aguilera (10/18/97) and Elijah Cantu (09/23/83) were apprehended by Corpus Christi Police Officers and were later identified by victims through field Identification.

Aguilera was charged with Evading in a Vehicle and both Aguliera and Cantu were charged with Aggravated Robbery, two counts of Possession of a Control Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Evading on Foot, Resisting Arrest and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.

Date: Saturday, April 01, 2017, 01:35 AM
Location:  4650 Kostoryz
Offense: Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 1704010012

Corpus Christi Police arrested Mauricio Martinez (04/05/88) for Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon after Officers investigated a stabbing at a Bar.

Corpus Christi Police Officers initially responded to 4650 Kostoryz, reference a report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, they discovered a 41-year-old male who had sustained 2 severe lacerations to his arm and torso.  Officers administered critical first aid by applying a tourniquet to the male, at which point Medics arrived to further treat the victim.  The 41-year-old male advised that he was attempting to break up a scuffle in the parking lot, when he was stabbed by an unknown male.

Through the investigation Officers followed up on leads that led them to the 700 block of Villa, where they arrested Martinez for Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon.

Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017, 11:33 AM
Location: 1000 Vaky
Offense: Criminally Negligent Homicide
Case Number: 1704020058

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Vaky, reference a 2-year-old child with a gunshot wound to the facial area. Officers arrived shortly after CCFD Medics, who were on scene providing critical care to the child.  The 2-year-old child was transported to Christus Spohn Memorial to be treated, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The Father, Eric Morales (09/01/94), was not on scene at the time of the shooting.  Morales later arrived at the Hospital where he was notified of the child’s passing.  Morales was later interviewed by Detectives who identified enough probable cause to arrest and charge Morales with Criminally Negligent Homicide.  Morales was then transported to the City Detention Center without incident.

 

Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017, 4:37 PM
Location: SH 358/Paul Jones
Offense: Major Crash
Case Number: 1704020090 – Crash Number: C1702560

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a major traffic accident.  A Grey Ford Mustang being driven by a 24-year-old male, was described to be traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic, according to witnesses. The 24-year-old male struck a Jeep Wrangler, causing minor injuries to that driver.  The driver of the mustang then lost control, striking a Ford Explorer, who then hit a GMC Canyon.  The Mustang then began to roll off the highway and into the soccer field near the access road.  The driver suffered major injuries, but none were considered to be life threatening.  The drivers of the Explorer and Canyon were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The Investigation is still ongoing but the driver of the Ford Mustang may face criminal charges.

 

Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017, 10:42 PM
Location: 14th and Coleman
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1704020139

Corpus Christi Police responded to a call of a man down in the middle of the road at 14th and Coleman.  Officers arrived to find a 52-year-old male with multiple blunt force injuries to his head and face.  The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of severe head trauma.  The victim is still in ICU as of this date, with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers are continuing to follow-up on leads and the investigation is still ongoing.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 2-8

The theme of this year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Strength. Resilience. Justice.”  This reflects a vision for the future in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing.

Each year, more than 20 million people become victims of crime nationwide.  President Ronald Reagan established Crime Victims’ Rights Week in 1981 by executive order as part of an expanding initiative to provide services and outreach to crime victims, according to the release.

The public is invited and encouraged to come out and support crime victims by attending any or all of the events scheduled throughout the week.  CCPD Victim Assistance Program along with other local agencies and advocacy groups will be present to give information about the services available to crime victims.

In addition to showing support and raising awareness for crime victims; the aim is to also give an insight into the plight of victims, while highlighting the resources available to crime victims in our community.

If you or someone you love is in need of assistance, please contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Victim Assistance Program at (361) 886-2840.

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Suspect Accused of Filming Up a Skirt Arrested.

Date: Monday, March 20, 2017, 2:16 PM
Location: 5313 Saratoga Blvd
Offense: Improper Photo/Visual Recording to Arouse
Penal Code 21.12 (State Jail Felony)
Case Number: 1703200090

Corpus Christi Police Officers were sent to the HEB on Saratoga Blvd. in reference to a male suspect filming or taking pictures up a females dress. The officers made contact with the store management and they showed officers the video of the suspect in the act. In the video the suspect was confronted by the victim and another female. The suspect then runs out of the store and drives away in his vehicle before he was confronted by store employees. The staff at HEB was able to provide the license plate to the suspects vehicle.

Corpus Christi Detectives were assigned the case, investigated and were able to obtain an arrest warrant for the suspect. On  March 28, 2017 at approximately 11:31 AM, Chad E. Kramer (12-05-1983) turned himself in at the Nueces County Jail and was arrested by jail personnel.

The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to let our citizens know that these types of crimes are not common but they do happen. We advise you to be aware of your surroundings and if you witness this type of crime, alert the victim and call the police.

 

Help Us Identify This Theft Suspect

Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 12:29 PM
Location: 4038 S. Port
Offense: Theft
Case Number: 1703050060

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this theft suspect. The suspect entered the store, selected a power tool and left the store without paying. The suspect was last seen walking towards S. Port with a female.

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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 Detectives Locate This wanted Suspect

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 3:31 PM
Location: 2833 SPID
Offense: Theft
Case Number: 1701280089

Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Nicholas Naranjo (10-19-1988). He was involved in a theft from the trade center where he took jewelry and fled the scene. The warrant is for theft and has a $20,000 bond.

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If you know the whereabouts of Nicholas Naranjo 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.

 

INVESTIGATION OF POSSIBLE AMBER ALERT SIGHTING

At approximately 1 pm today we received notification from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that a possible sighting of the suspect vehicle Tad Cummins was last seen in, was in our local area.  The caller advised they saw a vehicle matching the description, displaying Tennessee tags and was able to provide a partial plate, further specifying that it was seen in the area of the 4500 block of US HWY 181. 

As with all Amber Alerts, several tips will be fielded through the call centers and every tip received will be thoroughly investigated. 

Officers were dispatched and thoroughly checked the area, surrounding businesses and surveillance videos for any leads.  As of this point, we are unable to substantiate any of the information provided and have not received any credible witnesses placing either Elizabeth Thomas or Tad Cummins in the area. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.  Anyone who sees Cummins, Thomas or the vehicle in their respective area should call 911.  

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Can You Identify These Auto Burglars?

Date: Monday, March 13, 2017, 5:26 AM
Location: 1400 Buenos Aries
Offense: Burglary to a Motor Vehicle
Case Number: 1703130137

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying these auto burglars. The suspects are seen stopping in the street in a Dodge Neon that was possibly stolen from the 4200 blk of Markins drive. The suspects are seen exiting the vehicle and approaching two cars in the driveway. The suspects go through the bed and tool box of a pickup and check the doors of a passenger car. The suspects took some tools and miscellaneous items and left the scene.

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.

Updated Images and Video of Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:00 am
Location: 900 Carmel Parkway
Offense: Attempted Kidnapping
Case Number: 1703020014

On 03/02/17, just after 6:00 a.m. a 56-year-old female was walking North in the 900 Blk of Carmel Pkwy when a tall black male wearing green attempted to force the victim into his car.  Fortunately, the victim was able to get away.  The suspect fled west on Ft. Worth street in a Black vehicle with Chrome Rims.

The Corpus Christi Police Dept. is seeking help in identifying this male who may be involved.  These images were taken in the area of the incident just before 6:00 a.m.  They are of a male driving a Black Chrysler 300 with Chrome rims.  If you have any information on this male or any other information on the incident, please call 361-886-2600 or if you wish to remain anonymous, call 888-TIPS or log on to 888tips.com.