Category Archives: Criminal Investigations Division

Student Reports Indecent Exposure Near Calallen High School

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016, 15:28
Location: 4001 Wildcat Drive
Offense: Indecent Exposure (Penal Code Section 21.08)
Case Number: 1609130092

A 16 year old girl reported an act of indecent exposure Friday afternoon near Calallen High School to the Corpus Christi Police. The 16 year old girl told Officers the event happened on Friday, but did not report the event until Tuesday afternoon.

The 16 year old girl told Officers she walked on the sidewalk on the back of the school at about 3:30pm and saw a man drive a Jeep Cherokee and followed some student athletes into the school through the school parking lot. The 16 year old girl told Officers she saw the man in the Jeep masturbating as he passed the 16 year old girl. The 16 year old girl told Officers the Jeep was last seen traveling east on Northwest Blvd (FM-624).

The 16 year old girl described the man in the Jeep as an adult male, about 30 years of age, with light brown skin, about 215 pounds with black hair that was a short fade, and a short, well kept beard. The 16 year old girl told Officers the man in the Jeea black t-shirt. She did not observe any tattoos, piercings or scars.

The 16 year old girl described the Jeep as a tan or beige Cherokee which did not have any noticeable aftermarket upgrades and she stated that she did not notice any if the vehicle had stickers of damage. The 16 year old girl told Officers there was a long piece of PVC pipe that she saw stretch from the front seat to the back.

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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 is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn the caller up to a $2,500 cash reward.

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.

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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Police Searching For Man Who Robbed Pharmacy on Saratoga This Morning

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016, 7:56am
Location: 5601 Saratoga Boulevard

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

A 65-year-old man reported an aggravated robbery at a pharmacy on Saratoga Boulevard this morning to the Corpus Christi Police.

The 65-year-old man told Officers that he is an employee working at the pharmacy and an unknown man approached the pharmacy counter, displayed a handgun, and demanded specific prescription drugs. The 65-year-old man told Officers he gave the man about $2,700 dollars worth of drugs, and the man left.  No injuries were reported.

The 65-year-old man described the robbery suspect as an adult male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and wore a baseball cap, black shirt, red warmup pants and latex gloves. The 65-year-old man told Officers the suspect had a tattoo on his left cheek, his neck and arms were covered in tattoos.

Detectives obtained images of the man and now want help from the public to identify this robbery suspect.

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If you can identify this man, or have any additional information about this crime, 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.

Police Investigate Self Inflicted Shooting On Sycamore Place That Also Injured One Other Person

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016, 9:03am
Location: 1600 block of Sycamore Place
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1609110055

Corpus Christi Police are investigating a shooting which injured a 30 year old man and left a 33 year old man dead at a home on the 1600 block of Sycamore Place Sunday morning.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a shooting at about 9am Sunday morning and found a 30 year old man inside the home with obvious injuries that appeared to be from gunshot wounds. The 30 year old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment. Officers also found a 33 year old man with injuries which appeared to be gunshot wounds and the 33 year old man was dead at the scene. Officers found an uninjured 33 year old woman who was a witness to the event and Officers took the 33 year old woman to Police Headquarters for a recorded statement.

Detectives believe the 33 year old man shot the 30 year old man and then the 33 year old man shot himself. Detectives believe there are no suspects in this case at large in the public. Detectives believe this event does not appear to be gang related and do not believe this event is related to any other crime in Corpus Christi.

Forensics Lab technicians and Detectives continue to gather evidence and information and would like anyone in the public who has any additional information about this case to call 886-2600 and speak to a Detective.

Last Suspect In Shooters Depot Murder Surrenders To Police

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 21:08
Location: 321 John Sartain Street

Offense: Warrant of Arrest (Code of Criminal Procedure Section 15.01)
Case Number: 1609010150

The final suspect in the Shooters Depot Murder Surrendered to Corpus Christi Police at Police Headquarters Saturday night.

Twenty two year old Darien Marshall (1/31/1994) went to Corpus Christi Police Headquarters at 9:08pm Saturday night and surrendered to Corpus Christi Police. Officers verified his identity, confirmed Marshall had an active warrant, and then delivered Marshall to the city detention center.

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a robbery call at the Shooters Depot gun shop at about 9pm on September 1, 2016.  Officers found a 63-year-old man and 38-year-old man were both seriously injured by what appeared to be gunshots.  The 63-year-old man died short time later after he was transported to the hospital.  The 38-year-old man was in serious condition at a local hospital.  Detectives believe that the incident started as a robbery of the business sometime between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

A vehicle that belonged to one of the victims was found loaded with weapons a short time after the incident at the 900 block of Corn Products road.

Police identified four individuals as suspects in the murder and obtained warrants for the arrest of Truanser Hughes (04-19-97),  Filamir Gomez Jr (6/11/96), Jeremiah Jenkins (2/13/88), and Darien Marshall (1/31/94). Bonds were set at $1,000,000 for each suspect. All four individuals are now in custody.

Police Detail Jenkins Arrest Related to Shooters Depot Murder

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016, 15:50
Location: 410 Peoples Street

Offense: Warrant of Arrest (Code of Criminal Procedure Section 15.01)
Case Number: 1609010150

Twenty eight year old Jeremiah Jenkins (2/13/1988), who was a fugitive with a warrant for his arrest related to the Shooters Depot Murder, surrendered to authorities Friday afternoon.

The Corpus Christi Police Detective assigned to the capital murder case was notified by an attorney’s office that Jenkins was present at the attorney’s office and was ready to peacefully surrender to authorities. The Detective notified the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitives and Violent Offenders Task Force and the task force picked up Jenkins, verified his identity, then delivered Jenkins to the city detention center.

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a robbery call at the Shooters Depot gun shop at about 9pm on September 1, 2016.  Officers found a 63-year-old man and 38-year-old man were both seriously injured by what appeared to be gunshots.  The 63-year-old man died short time later after he was transported to the hospital.  The 38-year-old man was in serious condition at a local hospital.  Detectives believe that the incident started as a robbery of the business sometime between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

A vehicle that belonged to one of the victims was found loaded with weapons a short time after the incident at the 900 block of Corn Products road.

Jenkins is the third arrest related to this event preceded by 19-year-old Truanser Hughes and 20-year-old Filamir Gomez. Police continue to search for a fourth suspect in this case and have a warrant for the arrest of 22-year-old Darien Marshall (1/31/1994).

Anyone with any information to locate Darien Marshall should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 in cash.

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Police Capture Second Suspect In Shooters Depot Murder

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Location: San Diego, Texas

Offense: Warrant of Arrest (Code of Criminal Procedure Section 15.01)
Case Number: 1609010150

The United States Marshal’s Gulf Coast Fugitives and Violent Offenders Task Force captured 20 year old Filamir Gomez (6/11/1996) in San Diego, Texas yesterday afternoon.

Gomez had a warrant for his arrest related to the Shooters Depot Murder that happened September 1, 2016 on Leopard Street.

The Corpus Christi Police Gang Unit conducted research and developed information which led them to believe that Gomez was in a mobile home located on West Dix Street in San Diego, Texas. The Gang Unit provided the information to the United States Marshal’s Service and the Gulf Coast Fugitives and Violent Offenders Task Force went to the address and found Gomez. Gomez was then delivered to the Corpus Christi Police Headquarters for an interview and then delivered to the Corpus Christi city detention center.

Two other suspects in the Shooters Depot remain at large. Police are still searching for Jeremiah Jenkins (2/13/1988) and Darian Marshall (1/31/1994) who both have warrants for their arrest out of Nueces County related to the Shooters Depot murder.

Anyone with any information which can help law enforcement locate these fugitives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn the caller a cash reward.

Detectives Release Video of Suspect Vehicle In Attempted Kidnapping Case on Hudson Street

Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:28am
Location: 2000 Hudson Street

Offense: Attempted Kidnapping (Penal Code Section 20.03)
Case Number: 1609060033

Corpus Christi Police Detectives who investigate crimes against children have released video of a suspect vehicle related to an attempted kidnapping case that happened at Prescott and Hudson in front of Cunningham Middle School yesterday morning.

Detectives are looking for a dark blue 2002 model or newer Chevy Malibu or Chevy Impala. Detectives believe the car has aftermarket wheels and faded paint on the hood.  Detectives believe the driver is a male with dark hair and a mustache.  Detectives do not know if this vehicle is related to any other similar cases and are focused on this vehicle specifically for the attempted kidnapping case on Hudson.

If you can identify the man, can locate the vehicle, 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 is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn the caller a cash reward.

Capital Murder Update

On Friday, September 2, 2016 Corpus Christi Police Detectives received a tip indicating that Truanser Hughes (04-19-97) was involved in the Captial Murder from the Shooter’s Depot, located at 5526 Leopard, where the owner George Koumbis was killed and a store employee was seriously injured.

Truanser Hughes was located and arrested by members of the US Marshal Fugitive Apprehension Task Force on an unrelated Aggravated Robbery (August 2016) warrant. Truanser Hughes was interviewed by Criminal Investigation Homicide Detectives and additionally charged with the Shooter’s Depot Capital Murder. Bond was set at $1,000,000.

During the course of the investigation, three other individuals were identified for their involvement in the Capital Murder. Detectives obtained Capital Murder warrants for the following individuals: Filamir Gomez Jr (6/11/96), Jeremiah Jenkins (2/13/88), and Darien Marshall (1/31/94). Bonds were set at $1,000,000.

The Shooter’s Depot investigation is ongoing, as Detectives continue to work with the US Marshals and members of the ATF. Should any member of the community know the whereabouts, or have additional information, on the wanted individuals, they are asked to contact 911 or Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477), with the information.

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