MULTI AGENCY OPERATION SHUTS DOWN LOCAL DRUG TRAFFICKER

A combined narcotics investigation involving agents from the DEA, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Corpus Christi Police Department Narcotics/Vice Investigations Division resulted in the disruption of a south side drug trafficking operation early Friday.  At approximately 8:00 am, investigators from all three agencies served a search warrant on a residence in the 4900 block of Monitor Street.  During the search, officers found and seized approximately 30 pounds of marijuana, a small quantity of methamphetamine, three handguns, a rifle, a shotgun, and over six-hundred dollars in cash.  One of the firearms was discovered to be stolen, and a second had the serial number obliterated. The suspect, a 53-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital after he complained of chest pains.  He is facing felony charges for manufacture and delivery of marijuana, along with possible felony charges for possession of a stolen firearm and tampering with serial numbers. Today’s bust is yet another prime example of the cooperative efforts between the CCPD and Federal Agencies to combat drug trafficking in our community.

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HELP US IDENTIFY TWO ROBBERY SUSPECTS

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 9:27 AM
Location: 6810 Saratoga Blvd
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1709280032

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a Robbery at 9:27 AM at the Postal Employees Credit Union located at 6810 Saratoga Blvd.

The Reporting Party told Officers two men walked in, jumped over the counter and demanded money.  No injuries were reported.  The men were able to get away with an undisclosed amount of money and were last seen traveling southbound on foot.

Investigators are still searching for the suspects in this case.  The males were described as Hispanic males, one standing 5’7” and the other standing 5’2”; both males were observed to be wearing blue jeans, long sleeve tan shirts, hard hats, sunglasses, gloves, yellow reflective vests and both had some type of cloth or material covering the bottom portion of their faces.

Anyone who can identify these men, or who has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Criminal Investigation Division at 886-2840.  If you have any information about this crime and want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.

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Patrol Report September 28, 2017

Date:  Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:38 PM
Location: 4100 Nolford Place
Offense: Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 1709270106

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 4100 Nolford Pl. in reference to a disturbance with a gun being pointed at someone. Officers arrived and contacted the 25 year old male victim. He advised that he and his father (the suspect) had a disturbance earlier over a puppy being in side the house. The police responded to that call earlier and the argument continued after they left. The victim advised that the suspect went in to his bedroom and pulled out a handgun. The victim stated that the suspect pointed the gun at him and said he would shoot that dog. The victim feared that the suspect would shoot him. The suspect was inside the residence as officers tried to contact him and were eventually able to get him to come outside. Officers arrested James R. Marek (05-23-1959) and transport him to the City Detention Center. The weapon was located and tagged as evidence.

Date:  Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 10:21 PM
Location: 800 Ohio Ave.
Offense: Assault causing Bodily Injury
Case Number: 1709270119

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 800 Ohio Ave. in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival officers made contact with the male victim. He advised that he and his girlfriend were having a argument and that she hit him over the head with a plate. The victim had a laceration and dried blood on his head. Officers made contact with the suspect. After talking with both parties, officers arrested Nicole M. Ortiz (01-11-1986) for assault and transported her to the City Detention Center.

UPDATE: THE DRIVER BEING SOUGHT HAS BEEN LOCATED

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017 10:43 PM
Location: 4000 block of Leopard
Offense: Murder, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 1709250171

We have arrested the person that we believe is the offender in this murder.  We are attempting to locate the getaway vehicle and driver.  The driver appears to be a female.

If you can help us find this getaway driver or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at 888TIPS.com.  Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.

Romualdo Gonzalez (01/18/90) has been arrested on charges related to the September 25, 2017 Murder of a 23-year-old male.
Gonzalez is being held with a $1,000,000 bond for Murder as well as a $100,000 bond for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Gonzalez was transported to the City Detention Center.
For additional information, please view the previous blotter post reference this homicide. https://ccpdblotter.com/2017/09/26/patrol-report-september-26-2017/

NARCOTICS/VICE OFFICERS ARREST FLOUR BLUFF DRUG TRAFFICKER

A months long investigation into drug trafficking in the Flour Bluff area ended Tuesday night when CCPD Narcotics/Vice Investigations Division Investigators, with the assistance of Operations Division Officers, arrested a twenty-seven year old Corpus Christi man.  Operations Division Officers arrested Aaron Pena (05/14/1990) for an outstanding Nueces County Warrant during a traffic stop on the 3700 block of Way Out Weber Road.  While searching Pena, Officers seized approximately three-quarters of an ounce of crystal methamphetamine.  While searching the car, Officers found and seized a clear plastic bag containing approximately one ounce of alprazolam pills.  The driver of the car, Fortino Silvas (02/12/1993) was subsequently arrested as well.  Both men were charged with Manufacture and Delivery of a controlled substance and booked at the City Detention Center.  NVID Officers followed up with a search warrant on an apartment on the 900 block of Green Bay, which resulted in the seizure of a small amount of heroin.  Additional arrests as a result of this ongoing investigation are anticipated.

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Murder Getaway Car And Driver Being Sought

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017 10:43 PM
Location: 4000 block of Leopard
Offense: Murder, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 1709250171

We have arrested the person that we believe is the offender in this murder.  We are attempting to locate the getaway vehicle and driver.  The driver appears to be a female.

If you can help us find this getaway driver or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at 888TIPS.com.  Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.

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Romualdo Gonzalez (01/18/90) has been arrested on charges related to the September 25, 2017 Murder of a 23-year-old male.
Gonzalez is being held with a $1,000,000 bond for Murder as well as a $100,000 bond for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Gonzalez was transported to the City Detention Center.
For additional information, please view the previous blotter post reference this homicide. https://ccpdblotter.com/2017/09/26/patrol-report-september-26-2017/

 

 

Patrol Report September 27, 2017

Date:  Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 12:01 AM
Location: 1400 Date St.
Offense: Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Evading Arrest, Warrant of Arrest
Case Number: 1709270001

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 2754 S. Staples in reference to a shooting with injuries. Officers arrived and made contact with the clerk. He advised that a male came into the store and advised that he had been shot and he was on his way to the emergency room. Officers were in formed that the victim was driving a white and black vehicle. Officers went to Drs. Regional Hospital and made contact with the 25 year old male victim. The victim and a witness advised that they were going to meet a female in the area of Ayers and Date street. When they arrived a male suspect got out of a vehicle and pointed a gun at the victim. The suspect fired a shot through the door of the victims vehicle striking the victim and then fled the scene. Officers were taken to the location of the shooting by a witness in the 1400 block of Date St.

Officers made contact with the occupants at the apartment. Officers investigated and were able to get a name and location of the suspect. Officers went to the area of 2900 Seagull Blvd. to make contact with the suspect. As officers were approaching they observed the suspect matching the description they were given earlier walking from a house. When the suspect observed officers walking towards him he started running back towards the house. As he was running officers told him to stop, he continued running dropping a small black bag. The suspect made it inside the house but was taken into custody. Inside the black bag was marijuana, methamphetamine and approximately 28 pills. The suspect was also found to have an active warrant for aggravated assault. Officers arrested David Martinez (12-29-1978) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Patrol Report September 26, 2017

Date:  Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:43 PM
Location: 4000 Leopard Street
Offense: Murder, Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1709250171

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 4000 Leopard Street in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived and found a female kneeling and crying over a 23 year old male victim. The female advised that a man had just shot the victim. Officers discovered that there were other people in the room at the time of the shooting. CCFD Medics arrived and began treatment but were unsuccessful in there efforts as the victim succumbed to his wounds. Officers contacted two witnesses that heard the gunshots and saw a dark colored minivan speed out of the parking lot. CCPD Detectives are actively investigating this crime and will release more information when it become available.  If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com .  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.

Date:  Monday, September 25, 2017, 7:28 PM
Location: 3700 Thornberry Ct.
Offense: Assault causing Bodily Injury
Case Number: 1709250143

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 3700 Thornberry Ct. in reference to a disturbance. Officers arrived and contacted the 31 year old female victim. She stated that her fiancé became upset after she tried unplugging the TV in the living room while he was watching the football game. The victim stated that the suspect bear hugged her, then grabbed her by the wrists and forearms and dragged her outside locking the door. Officers observed slight bruising to her forearms and wrists as well as dirt on her legs from being dragged. Officers learned that the couple had been arguing prior to the assault. Officers arrested Robert Ruth (03-11-1989) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date:  Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:41 PM
Location: 2900 McKinzie Rd.
Offense: Assault (Family Violence) causing Bodily Injury-Choking
Case Number: 1709250160

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 2900 McKinzie Rd. in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival officers made contact with the 55 year old female victim. She advised that she and the suspect broke up this morning. The victim stated that later in the evening she believes the suspect borrowed a neighbors phone and told her that the suspect had left the apartment. When she returned and entered her apartment the suspect came through the rear door. He had been hiding in the back yard prior to her arrival. The suspect yelled at her and punched her with his fists. He then choked her twice, once with one hand and then with both hands. The victim felt light headed and thought she was going to pass out. The victim broke away and went outside and was chased by the suspect. He grabbed her and put his hand over her mouth to keep her from yelling. The victim stated that the suspect drug her back inside the apartment. The suspect fell down allowing the victim to run to a neighbors house and call the police. Officers located the suspect passed out in the back yard. Officers found that the suspect was extremely intoxicated and was checked out by CCFD Medics. Officers arrested James Gunter (08-26-1976) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

 

Patrol Report September 25, 2017

Date:  Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:18 AM
Location: 4101 Brett St.
Offense: Aggravated Assault, Burglary of a Habitation, Evading Arrest, Interfering with an emergency call
Case Number: 1709230013

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 4101 Bret St. in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival officers observed a male (later Identified as the suspect) run and get in a red vehicle with another male (the victim) chasing him. The suspect, with the car door open, put the vehicle in reverse and pinned the 21 year old male victim between two cars. The victim fell to the ground  and the suspect fled the scene. Officers chased the suspect with their emergency equipment on. The suspect continued and turned on to 4000 Terrace Cir. The suspect tried to turn around and drive away, striking a tree and flipping the vehicle on its roof. Officers detained the 22 year old suspect until medics arrived and transported him to Spohn Shoreline for treatment.

Other officers arrived at the scene and spoke with the male victim and a 21 year old female victim. The female victim advised the suspect was her ex-boyfriend and she was out with her boyfriend when she started receiving texts from the suspect. The victims went back to her apartment. When she arrived she observed the suspects vehicle. When the victim went to her apartment she went in side and observed the suspect sitting on her bed with the TV on. The victim was surprised because she did not know how the suspect found her apartment and he did not have permission to be there. The female victim discovered that the suspect had kicked the door in to her apartment. As the female was telling the suspect to leave the male victim entered the apartment where he was rushed the suspect and the two began fighting. Officers observed the apartment to be in disarray, several large hole in the dry wall and the front door damaged from when it had been kicked in. The female attempted to call 911 at which point the suspect knocked the phone out of her hand. She got another phone and called 911. The suspect then ran out of the apartment and hit the male victim with his car and flee the scene. The male victim was treated at the scene. Officers arrested Erik Cavazos (08-12-1995) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date:  Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:48 AM
Location: 5818 S. Staples
Offense: Aggravated Assault, Fleeing From a police officer
Case Number: 1709230018

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 5818 S. Staples (Tabu Lounge) in reference to a fight with weapons. Officers arrived an observed a black truck fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed. Officers put out it out over the radio that the truck might be involved. Officers contacted the 27 year old female victim who was rolling around on the ground. Numerous witnesses advised that she was hit by the black truck that fled the scene. During the chaos of the scene officers noticed a male that was bleeding from the head. Officers spoke to the 47 year old male victim. He advised that there was a large fight that broke out inside the bar. The fight then moved outside into the parking lot. The male victim was trying to break up the fight when he was hit in the back of the head with a bottle. Witnesses advised that suspect that hit the male victim was the same  suspect that was driving the truck. Medics came to the scene and treated the victims for non-life threatening injuries.

As officers were responding to 5818 S. Staples other officers were in the area and located the black truck. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle continued with the officers behind the vehicle with their lights and sirens activated. The vehicle continued and went through several streets before coming to a stop at 5200 Blanche Moore. The suspect was detained at the scene. One witness inside the truck stated that the suspect got into an altercation inside Tabu. They left and the suspect drove off all crazy, according to the witness. Officers transported the suspect back to the crime scene where he was positively identified by witnesses. Officers arrested Jorge Solis (05-08-1978) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date:  Saturday, September 23, 2017, 7:01 AM
Location: 602 N. Staples
Offense: Endangering a Child, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Public Intoxication
Case Number: 1709230034

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 602 N. Staples at the RTA bus station in reference to a possible overdose. Officers arrived and contacted the bus and bus driver and observed a female who appeared unconscious but breathing. CCFD Medics arrived on the scene. As they were treating the 25 year old female, she was not able to stand by herself, she would go in and out of consciousness and was having a hard time keeping her head up or balance while sitting. As officers were trying to identify they female they found in her possession what they believed to be crack cocaine. She was transported to Spohn Shoreline for treatment. The female was travelling with her 1 year old son and was being held by a 31 year old male. The male had slurred speech, red eyes, he had trouble walking and would nod off as medics and officers spoke to him. The male attempted to change the child’s diaper and nodded off. Officers believed the male was intoxicated, a danger to himself and a danger to the child. Officers arrested Martin Lopez Garcia Jr. (08-04-1986) and transported him to the City Detention Center. Child Protective Services arrived on the scene and the child was released to a family member. Officers were called to Spohn Shoreline when the female was released from the hospital. Officers arrested Arielle Spears (12-28-1991) and transported her to the City Detention Center.

Date:  Sunday, September 24, 2017, 6:09 AM
Location: 3000 Santa Ana St.
Offense: Assault Family Violence, Resisting Arrest
Case Number: 1709240030

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 3000 Santa Ana St. in reference to a disturbance with a weapon. Officers arrived and made contact with the 26 year old male victim. He told officers that he and the wife had been fighting and he had put her in the shower. The victim advised that she (his wife) had come with cuts and scrapes all over after a night out with her friends. As he attempted to put her in the shower to clean her up, she became violent and punch him in the face. That is when the victim called police for assistance. Officers made contact with the female. She was intoxicated and very evasive about what had happened tonight. Officers arrested Demi Trevino (06-07-1994) for assault family violence. As officers were escorting her to the unit she attempted to pull away in an effort to talk with her husband. The suspect then began kicking and struggling with offices. She was placed in the unit where she began to spit and bang her head on the cage. She was transported to the City Detention Center.

 

Patrol Report September 19, 2017

Date:  Monday, September 18, 2017, 9:24 PM
Location: 9401 SPID
Offense: Assault, Warrants of Arrest
Case Number: 1709180147

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 9401 SPID in reference to a disturbance. Officers arrived and could hear a female screaming for help from one of the rooms. As the officer got closer to the room he could hear a female screaming “Help” and “Stop you are going to kill me.” Officers knocked loudly on the door and announced their presence. Nobody came to the door and the female called out to the officers to help her. Due to the nature of the call officers kicked in the door. As officers entered the room they observed the 32 year old male on top of the 47 year old female on the bed. Officers observed blood on the victims face and shirt. Even after officers entered the room the suspect continued to hold the victim down. Officers pulled the suspect off the victim, placed handcuffs on him and detained him in a patrol unit.

The victim advised that the suspect came home and was upset because the window was open in the motel room. She stated that the suspect began accusing her of cheating on him. The victim said that she tried to talk with the suspect and that he grabbed her and threw her on the bed. The victim stated that he began hitting her in the face. The victim stated that the suspect began to bite her. Officers observed bite marks to her arms and her lower lip and chin. Officers arrested Henry Waters (12-09-1984) and transported him to the City Detention Center. He was also found to have warrants for his arrest out of Nueces County.

Date:  Monday, September 18, 2017, 9:24 PM
Location: 546 SPID
Offense: Abandoning/Endangering a Child with the Intent to Return, Possession of a Controlled Substance
Case Number: 1709180150

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 546 SPID in reference to an abandoned child. Officers arrived and made contact with the 29 year old female witness. The witness advised that the suspect left her child at the hotel in her possession. The witness advised that she did not know the suspect personally and only knew her first name. She was concerned for the welfare of the child because the suspect was intoxicated. The victim stated she believed that the suspect was intoxicated because when she left the suspect ran into a parked vehicle while exiting the parking lot. The witness stated that the suspect left with a friend and gave no explanation of who would be caring for the child. Officers contacted the 6 year old female and she seemed to be unharmed and in good health. Officers went to the parking lot and observed a vehicle with paint transfer on the bumper.

While officers were investigating the 25 year old female suspect arrived back at the hotel. The suspect was unable to name the person she left her child with. During the investigation officers found the suspect to be intoxicated and not able to properly care for the child. Child Protective Services arrived at the scene to investigate. Officers arrested Stephanie Lozano (11-04-1991) and transported her to the City Detention Center. The 6 year old was released to her grandmother. While at the City Detention Center Stephanie was found to be in possession of a small clear baggie with 5 pills. She was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance.

 

 

 

 

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