Category Archives: Criminal Investigations Division

Need Help Catching this Thief

Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2016
Location: 400 Flato Road
Offense: Robbery (Penal Code Section 29.02) 2nd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1612140026

Police Detectives need your help identifying this thief. The suspects are observed opening the gate and driving in to the fenced off area of the business. The suspect vehicle enters the area and connects to a towable industrial piece of equipment and driving away. The suspects make off with three trailers valued over $30,000. The vehicle appears to be a Ford 4-door pick with a long cargo bed.

If you know who is responsible, or have any additional 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 which results in an arrest may earn you a cash reward of up to $2,500 dollars.

Endangering a Child

Date: Thursday, December 22, 2016,  5:17 PM
Location: 1600 Agnes
Offense: Endangering a Child, Evading Arrest,
Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana
and a Dangerous Drug
Case Number: 1612220119

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 1601 Agnes in reference to a disturbance between a male and a female with a gun. The couple were having a disturbance in a red Mitsubishi car. Officers arrived and observed the red car with the male and female inside. As officers were carefully approaching the male, who was in the drivers seat, he began to drive away. Officers gave numerous verbal and hand signals to stop. The driver refused and drove away at a high rate of speed nearly hitting a officer. The officers got into the marked patrol unit and tried to catch up to the vehicle. Officers located the vehicle which crashed into a house in the 300 block of 16th Street.

Officers arrived and observed the male and female getting out of the car. The male was attempting to walk away. Officers detained the male who immediately complained that his leg was hurting and did not mention anyone else that might have been injured. Officers called for a medic to check the male suspect. At the same time the 25 year old female was yelling “My baby, my baby.” Officers checked the vehicle and observed a 7 year old female screaming with blood coming from her face. The child was stuck between the passenger door frame and the front passenger seat. Officers smelled gas and feared that the vehicle might catch fire. Officers had to break the window and force the seat away from the child in order to remove her from the vehicle. Medics arrived and treated the child for several lacerations to her forehead.

Officers arrested Brendann Williams (11-08-1990) for evading in a motor vehicle and endangering a child. A search incident to arrest revealed that Brendann had what appeared to be crack cocaine in his pants pocket. Brendann had to be medically cleared and was then transported to the City Detention Center. At CDC, Brendann was found pills and marijuana hidden in the area of his crotch. The investigation is still ongoing and there is a possibility that the 25 year old female could be charged in this case.

Stripes Robbery Suspect

Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2016,  2:12 PM
Location: 1050 Nueces Bay
Offense: Robbery (Penal Code Section 29.02) 2nd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1612210102

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this suspect involved in a recent robbery. The suspect is observed on camera entering the Stripes at 1050 Nueces Bay. He waits in line until other customers leave the store before he pulls a knife and robs the store. The suspect takes an unknown amount of money and then flees the store.

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If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this robbery call  Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn you a cash reward of up to $2,500 dollars.

Police Seek Help to Identify Burglary Suspect

Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 12:09pm
Location: 6300 Queen Bess Drive
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation
Case Number: 1612210098

Corpus Christi Police Property Crimes Detectives would like help from the public to identify and locate a man who Detectives believe may be involved in a home burglary on Queen Bess Drive Wednesday.

A Corpus Christi Police Officer generated an offense report when a person told the Officer that an unknown man entered their garage without permission and took tools without the owners consent. The Officer’s report explains that the unknown man was dropped off near the home in what appeared to be an older model silver towncar.  The unknown man held a note pad and had a tape measure attached to his pants.  The Officer stated the suspect walked into the open garage and stole a Dewalt saw.  The Officer gathered images of the man from the complainant.

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The unknown man has not been apprehended and Detectives now want your help to solve this burglary. If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this burglary, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which leads to an arrest may earn you a cash reward.

Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 4:29 PM
Location: 9552 SPID
Offense: Robbery (Penal Code Section 29.02) 2nd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1612200088

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to 9552 SPID at the Navy Army Federal Credit Union in reference to a robbery. Officers arrived and contacted the employees. Officers were advised that a male suspect wearing a red hoodie, sunglasses, blue jeans and something red covering his face came in to the business, went up to a teller and demanded money. The suspect then left on foot in an unknown direction with a undetermined amount of money.

 

If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this bank robbery, call Detective Galloway at 361-886-2880, Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn you a cash reward of up to $2,500 dollars.

Two Men Rob Bank at Staples and Weber

Date: Monday, December 19, 2016, 11:18am
Location: 3757 Staples Street
Offense: Robbery (Penal Code Section 29.02) 2nd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1612190030

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Corpus Christi Police responded to the bank robbery complaint at 11:20am. A bank teller told Officers that two men came into the bank and demanded cash. The teller told Officers that no weapon was displayed and no injuries were reported. The teller told Officers the two men got cash, and then left the bank and ran on Staples Street toward Everhart.

The bank employees described the suspects to Officers as two men about 20 years of age, and they both wore black hoodies, gloves, sweat pants and sandals. The bank employees said one of the suspects had a design on the sweatpants and one of the suspects wore a mask and had a purple “Metro PCS” bag at the time of the robbery. Neither of the suspects have been apprehended and Corpus Christi Police would now like help from the public to solve this case.

If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this bank robbery, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn you a cash reward of up to $2,500 dollars.

Capital Murder 1400 El Paso

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 11:26 PM
Location: 1400 El Paso
Offense: Capital Murder
Case Number: 1612180109

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 1400 El Paso in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers found a 70 year old male shot inside his residence. Officers began CPR until medics arrived and transported the victim To Spohn Memorial where he succumbed to his injuries. Officers contained the scene until homicide detectives arrived.

Officers learned that there was a disturbance earlier in the day  with Domingo Villarreal (8-15-1996). When Domingo left he kicked the dog, threw down the Christmas tree and threatened to come back and do harm to the family. Later that evening the suspect and several other individuals were seen on surveillance video arriving in a white SUV similar to a Nissan Juke stopping in front of the house. Suspects are seen exiting the vehicle and going into the residence. Once the shooting occurred the suspects got back into the vehicle and drove away.  A traffic stop was conducted of the Nissan Juke and officers detained the occupants. Witnesses provided information to detectives of the identities of the suspects involved. Detectives were able to develop enough probable cause to Arrest Domingo Villarreal (08-15-1996), Ian Rey Hernandez (03-10-1996) and Andrew Jorge Luis (05-08-1994) for capital murder. All three were transported to the City Detention Center.

This is still and active investigation and more information may be released at a later time.

Patrol Report December 19, 2016

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 5:43 am
Location: 1500 Antoinette Dr.
Offense: Burglary, Possession of Marijuana,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Case Number: 1612180033

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 15oo Antoinette for a burglary in progress. Officers were advised that the alarm company stated the wrong password was given and they could hear yelling in the background. Officers arrived and observed the 20 year old victim in the roadway. The victim advised that he was asleep when he heard someone trying to enter a code into the alarm keypad. Shortly after that he heard someone in his home. The victim heard someone in the next bedroom. He opened the door and observed the 19 year old male suspect. The suspect used to be a roommate but was evicted 5 months ago. The victim chased the suspect from the house. The victim observed that a window was open in a bedroom and the screen had been removed and placed on the ground. The victim stated that he believed the suspect was on drugs, wearing a long sleeved shirt and jeans.

Officers checked the area and observed a vehicle turn into a residence at 1600 Antoinette. The subject appeared to be confused and he matched the description of the suspect. Officers contacted the subject who appeared very nervous and was making furtive movements inside the vehicle. Officers detained the subject until the victim arrived on scene to identify him. The victim positively identified the suspect and officers arrested Hallam Russell (4-14-1997) for burglary. Officers found marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the car, Hallam was additionally charged. Hallam was transported to the City Detention Center.

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 1:03 PM
Location: 1800 Baldwin Blvd.
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1612180057

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to 600 Elizabeth, Spohn Shoreline, in reference to a walk in shooting. Officers contacted the 32 year old male victim who had been shot in the right arm and the right side of his chest. The victim advised that he was driving in the area of 1800 Baldwin and observed an unknown male in a gold car staring at him. The victim stared back and asked the suspect if he knew him. The suspect pulled a handgun and fired at the victim several times. There was a 35 year old female in the car with the victim and she also heard the conversation between the victim and suspect. She advised that she heard the shots and felt the bullets fly by her. The victim fled the scene and that is when the female noticed the victim had been shot. The victim then drove himself to the hospital.

Officers located the victims vehicle and observed several bullet holes in the windshield. The only suspect description was a male between 25-35 years old with a tattoo under his eye. 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.

Patrol Report December 16, 2016

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.

 

The City’s Latest Homicide

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:54 PM
Location: 700 N. Omaha
Offense: Murder
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.