Category Archives: Criminal Investigations Division

*Update On Homicide* – 200 S. Tancahua

The Corpus Christi Police Department has arrested two juveniles in connection with the Jan. 13th Homicide on South Tancahua.

County Court at Law #5, Judge Chesney has issued a gag order on the case and no further information will be released by the Corpus Christi Police Department.

To review the original information released about the Homicide, click here: http://wp.me/p1D8kP-Rz

Homicide – 200 Blk. S. Tancahua

1.13.2012/1:00am   Homicide   200 S. Tancahua   1201130007

Early this morning officers were called to the 200 block of S. Tancahua after witnesses heard unusual noises coming from the residence. When they arrived they located an 88-year-old woman bleeding from what appeared to be stab wounds; she was not responsive but had a pulse. Medics transported her to the hospital in critical condition.

Officers at the scene were informed that a light complected male subject, either Hispanic or White, was seen running from the apartment shortly before the victim was located. Witnesses described the individual as clean-shaven with a shaved head, 5′ 8″ to 5′ 10″ in height, 150-170 lbs.

While investigators were still at the crime scene they learned that the victim had succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

Investigators with the Robbery/Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in this senseless act of violence. If anyone has any information about this Homicide please call Detective J.T. Smith or Detective R. Lee at 886-2781 or 886-2858, or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or log on at www.888tips.com the information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

Need Your Help Identifying Theft Suspect

Detectives with the Property Crimes Unit need your help in identifying the individual responsible for stealing property  from an elderly victim.

The unidentified subject has befriended the victim by doing minimal chores around the residence during which he has been stealing from her.

The unidentified subject is described as a heavy-set Hispanic male in his thirties, he appears to be around 5′ 7″ to 5′ 9″ in height.

If you can identify this individual we encourage you to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or log on at www.888tips.com the information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

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Theft of a Wallet

12.13.2011/9:53pm   Theft   5425 South Padre Island Dr.   1112130138

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Detectives with the Property Crimes Unit are asking for your help in identifying the individual responsible for the theft of a wallet from a local H.E.B.

The wallet was left on the counter by its owner who forgot to retrieve it when she was done paying for her groceries. The wallet contained several credit cards, the owners drivers license and some cash.

The subject is described as a short heavy-set hispanic female with short dark hair in her forties, at the time of the theft she was wearing a multi-colored blouse.

If you can identify this individual we encourage you to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or log on at www.888tips.com the information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

 

Corpus Christi Auto Theft Task Force 2011 Holiday Sucess

Corpus Christi Auto Theft Task Force reports a decrease in auto theft and auto burglaries for the holiday season.

The Corpus Christi Auto Theft Task Force reports a reduction in this year’s holiday season.  For the time period between Black Friday and Christmas day, a time when citizens are out shopping the most, auto thefts were down 29% and auto burglaries down 21% when compared to the same time last year.  The Auto Theft Task Force has been visiting with the community at various different outlets to promote auto theft and auto burglary awareness.  “We believe the citizens of Corpus Christi are becoming aware of the problems we have been experiencing with the auto thieves in our area.  Citizens are taking a proactive approach to protect their belongings” said Kelly Isaacks, Lieutenant over the Auto Theft Task Force, “We hope that citizens continue on this trend to help fight these auto crimes”.

 Auto Theft Holiday Comparisons (Black Friday – Christmas Day)

November 25 – Dec 25, 2010:  45 UUMVs

November 25 – Dec 25, 2011:  32 UUMVs

2010 / 2011 Percentage Change:  -29%

Modus Operandi Analysis

2010 M.O. Category 1 – Offender Had Access to Vehicle:  9 (20%)

2011 M.O. Category 1 – Offender Had Access to Vehicle:  8 (25%)

2010 M.O. Category 2 – Victim Left Keys in Vehicle:  6 (13%)

2011 M.O. Category 2 – Victim Left Keys in Vehicle:  8 (25%)

2010 M.O. Category 3 – Victim Left Vehicle Unlocked:  2 (4%)

2011 M.O. Category 3 – Victim Left Vehicle Unlocked:  0 (0%)

2010 M.O. Category 4 – Standard UUMV (Entry Method Unknown):  21 (47%)

2011 M.O. Category 4 – Standard UUMV (Entry Method Unknown):  9 (28%)

2010 M.O. Category 5 – Aggravated Assault / Car Jacking: 0 (0%)

2011 M.O. Category 5 – Aggravated Assault / Car Jacking: 1 (3%)

Top Targeted Vehicles

   2010                                        2011

Ford F-150                               Ford F-250

Chevy Impala                          GM Sierra

Chevy Silverado                      Dodge Ram 1500

Top Zip Codes

  2010                                        2011

78415                                      78415

78412                                      78411

78405                                      78413

78413                                      78401

78404                                      78412

Auto Burglary Holiday Comparisons (Black Friday – Christmas Day)

November 25 – Dec 25, 2010:  333 Auto Burgs

November 25 – Dec 25, 2011:  264 Auto Burgs

2010 / 2011 Percentage Change:  -21%

Modus Operandi Analysis

2010 M.O. Category 1 – Window Smashed / Broken / Forced:  88 (26%)

2011 M.O. Category 1 – Window Smashed / Broken / Forced:  50 (19%)

2010 M.O. Category 2 – Victim Left Vehicle Unlocked:  126 (38%)

2011 M.O. Category 2 – Victim Left Vehicle Unlocked:  92 (36%)

2010 M.O. Category 3 – Vehicle Locked Punched / Jimmied:  54 (16%)

2011 M.O. Category 3 – Vehicle Locked Punched / Jimmied:  40 (15%)

2010 M.O. Category 4 –Entry Method Unknown:  65 (20%)

2011 M.O. Category 4 –Entry Method Unknown:  78 (30%)

Top Targeted Vehicles

   2010                                        2011

Ford F-150                               Ford F-150

Ford F-250                               Ford Ranger

Dodge Ram 1500                     Chevy Suburban

Top Zip Code

 2010                                        2011

78411                                      78412

78413                                      78404

78414                                      78411

78412                                      78413

78415                                      78415

Theft, Flour Bluff Wal-Mart

1.1.12/3:40pm   Theft   1250 Flour Bluff   1201010126

Investigators with the Robbery/Homicide Division are asking for the your assistance in identifying the individual responsible for a Theft at Wal-mart located at 1250 Flour Bluff Dr.

The unidentified individual entered the store and pretended to do some shopping, all the while concealing several items in his clothing. He then proceeded to exit the store without paying for any of the items.

Store personal then asked the individual to re-enter the store in order to discuss the issue of the concealed items. At which time, the subject began to forcibly push store personal in an attempt to make his get-away.

The subject is described as a White male in his mid forties to mid fifties, 6’1″ to 6’2″ in height, 250 to 270 lbs., wearing a camouflage jacket, sunglasses, a khaki shirt and grey pant.

He fled the area in a newer model Ford F150 truck west bound on Highway 358.

If you can identify this subject we encourage you to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or log on at www.888tips.com the information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

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Detectives Investigate City’s First Homicide of 2012

01.03.2012/5:38 pm   Murder/Suicide   215 Aberdeen   1201030140

Shortly after 5:30 pm, police and medical units were dispatched to 215 Aberdeen reference a female down in her residence. When they arrived they located both the female and her estranged husband lying on the floor next to each other. The 71-year-old couple were not responsive and appeared to be deceased from gunshot wounds.

Upon further investigation it was learned that the individuals were involved in a domestic relationship and had been having some issues. Investigators were able to determine that the estranged husband arrived at the residence and a disturbance ensued, which led to the unfortunate results.  The preliminary investigation conducted by Homicide Detectives appears to indicate that the man shot the woman first before turning the gun on himself.

A firearm was located in the crime scene and tagged as evidence.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation.

Missing Person Rene Ann Conard Found Safe

 

Reported Missing on 12/28/11, 12:52 p.m. Missing Person 522 Hancock Avenue 1112280074

Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 75-year-old Rene Ann Conard who has not been seen since December 23, 2011.

Officers received a call asking for help in locating Conard to check on her welfare, but were unable to locate her. Conard is believed to be in the company of her caregiver and there is concern for her safety and well-being. The caregiver is driving Conard’s white 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis, TX handicap license plate 3FPCB. The vehicle has a yellow striping on the lower panels.

Rene Ann Conard is a White female, 5’9″ feet tall and weighs 175 lbs. She has gray hair and green eyes. Her caregiver is an Asian female, 5’6″ feet tall and weighs 185 lbs. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone having any information regarding Rene Ann Conard’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Police Department at 361-886-2600 or the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Detective Ramiro Torres at 361-548-0975.

UPDATE:

Missing Person Rene Ann Conard has been found safe. We appreciate both the community and Media’s assistance which has enabled Ms. Conard to be located shortly after her missing status was announced.

Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances behind Ms. Conard’s disappearance.

Missing Elderly Possible Foul Play Suspected

 

Reported Missing on 12/28/11, 12:52 p.m. Missing Person 522 Hancock Avenue 1112280074

Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 75-year-old Rene Ann Conard who has not been seen since December 23, 2011.

Officers received a call asking for help in locating Conard to check on her welfare, but were unable to locate her. Conard is believed to be in the company of her caregiver and there is concern for her safety and well-being. The caregiver is driving Conard’s white 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis, TX handicap license plate 3FPCB. The vehicle has a yellow striping on the lower panels.

Rene Ann Conard is a White female, 5’9″ feet tall and weighs 175 lbs. She has gray hair and green eyes. Her caregiver is an Asian female, 5’6″ feet tall and weighs 185 lbs. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone having any information regarding Rene Ann Conard’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Police Department at 361-886-2600 or the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Detective Ramiro Torres at 361-548-0975.

Wanted Subject from Beeville Police Dept.

The Beeville Police Department’s Homicide and Robbery Division is asking for the public’s help in locating Javier Omar Hernandez 2.15.89.

Hernandez was involved in a home invasion robbery in Beeville on Monday November 14, 2011.  Hernandez is 22 years old and is described as 5’10” with black hair and brown eyes.

There is currently an active Aggravated Robbery warrant for his arrest.

If you have any information on Hernandez’s whereabouts contact the Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers at 1-877-362-0206, or 361-362-0206. As always your tip will remain anonymous.

Sgt. Art Gamez #509 Detective-C.I.D Beeville Police Dept. (361) 358-8100