NVID PROSTITUTION STING NETS SIX ARRESTS

An anti-prostitution sting conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division on Saturday, April 30, 2022, resulted in the arrest of 6 men on charges of prostitution, a State Jail Felony punishable by up to 2 years in jail and fines up to $10,000. The men were arrested after they solicited an undercover CCPD Officer, posing as a prostitute, for sex acts in exchange for money. The operation targeted several websites and applications that are utilized by prostitutes.

NVID Detectives were assisted in the operation by Uniform Division Officers, as well as civilians with the Red Cord Program. The Red Cord Program is a prostitution diversion program aimed to provide practical and emotional support for those involved in prostitution. The program is successful due to the collaboration between Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, social service organizations, Nueces County District Attorney Office, and Corpus Christi Police Department. The program affords those involved with sex work an opportunity to address the myriad of behavioral, social, and psychological problems they have faced throughout their lifetime. Since 2013, Red Cord has provided case management, health services, job training, substance abuse treatment, clothing, housing, counseling, and other social services needed to address the circumstances related to their involvement in prostitution. Participants who successfully complete the program have their cases dismissed by the District Attorney’s Office.

The men arrested during Saturday’s operation will be required to attend a mandatory prostitution diversion education program at their expense. This program educates men about the negative consequences of prostitution, circumstances that may lead someone to purchase sex, and the impact they have on the individual they attempt to solicit sex from in exchange for money. The fees raised from this program are then used to provide some of the resources mentioned above, to assist women seeking to escape the bondage of prostitution.

Although often inaccurately referred to as a “victimless” crime, prostitution is inextricably linked to multiple other crimes including assault, human trafficking, sexual abuse, drug abuse, and the spread of sexually transmitted infectious disease. Neighborhoods where prostitution is prevalent experience a drastic degradation of the quality of life that citizens expect and deserve. The Corpus Christi Police Department will continue to collaborate with all government and private entities to combat prostitution and help accomplish our mission of working with the community to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime and enhance public safety.

Buc Day Night Parade Do’s and Don’ts

Large crowds are expected Saturday for the annual Buccaneer Days Illuminated Night Parade. The City of Corpus Christi and the Police Department want everyone to enjoy the parade and promote a safe environment for all who attend.

Here are some rules for spectators to follow:

-Parade viewing spots on Chaparral St. are first come first serve basis beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday May 7th. No marking of these spots is allowed.

-Parade viewing spots from Lowmax St. to Park Ave. may mark their spots in chalk only. There will be limited spots on Lowmax St. to North Upper Broadway as some areas will be closed off for spectator safety. People are not permitted to camp along the route before 5:00 p.m. May 6th.

-Spectators are not allowed to use spray paint to mark their spots along the parade route, residents should use chalk.

-Dogs must be on a leash.

-Keep an eye on your children and should you lose your child be sure to contact the nearest officers as soon as possible. Instruct your children to find an officer should they get lost so that you can be reunited.

-Citizens can rent portable toilets and place them on City property along the parade route, if the toilets do not block the sidewalk, public right of way, or other’s access to the parade route.

-No “poppers” or other noise makers, silly string, or laser lights are allowed along the parade route.

-Spectators are asked to bag their trash before leaving and remove any large items brought to the parade route (e.g., barbeque pits, chairs, coolers).

Consumption of alcohol is only allowed Saturday, May 7th from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. during the parade, along the parade route.

Police ask spectators to please drink responsibly so the parade is enjoyable for everyone. Officers will keep an eye out for incidents of public intoxication, including people who are drunk and disorderly.

NUECES COUNTY WANTED SUBJECT

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate Alexander Quinones who has an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Family Violence ($1,000,000 Bond). 

Quinones is described as a 36-year-old male, who stands 6’00” feet, weighs approximately 238 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Quinones, call Crime Stoppers at (361)888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

You may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at (361) 887-2239 or (361) 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.

Impound lot auction

Date: Saturday, MAY 7, 2022
Time: 10:00 am (gates open at 8:00 am)
Location: 5485 Greenwood

ON SITE AUCTION SALE AND LIVE ONLINE (WEBCAST)

REGISTRATION: visit https://siskauction.hibid.com/ to register and obtain further on-line auction instructions.

VIEWING: Friday, May 6, 2022, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

-Only registered bidders with bidder numbers will be allowed to view the vehicles.
-No purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing.
-No one under 18 will be allowed in the auction lot.
-Facemasks, face coverings and social distancing strongly encouraged.

WELFARE CONCERN

Update: 10:15 PM Contact was made with Rosa Gonzalez and Fabian Jr. They are safe. Thank you for the assistance in sharing our post.

Corpus Christi Police Department needs your help to locate the whereabouts of 20-year-old Rosa Reyna Gonzalez and her 11-month-old son, Fabian Espinoza Jr.  Rosa and Fabian Jr. may be with 22-year-old Fabian Espinoza Sr.  Rosa and Fabian Jr. were last seen on foot at approximately 4:30 pm on the 5000 block of Moravian Dr, walking toward SPID.

The attached pictures are of Rosa, Fabian Sr. and Fabian Jr.

If anyone has seen Rosa or Fabian Jr., please call 911.

Neighbors in the area are asked to please check their doorbell or surveillance cameras for any sightings of Rosa and Fabian Jr.

Rosa is described as a 20-year-old female, who is 8 months pregnant, she stands 5’02”, with long black hair and brown eyes.  Rosa was last seen wearing a red shirt and black in color Jordan sweatpants. 

Fabian Espinoza Jr. is described as 2 ft tall, weighs approximately 20 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  Fabian Jr. was last seen wearing a navy-blue Jordan shirt, gray and black shorts, white air force one shoes, and was seen being pushed in a blue in color toy stroller.

The pair may be with Fabian Espinoza Sr., who is described as 22-year-old male, who stands 5’08, weighs approximately 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  Fabian Sr. may be driving a black in color Dodge Avenger (TXLP GRR6239). 

If anyone sees the vehicle or the trio, please call 911.  As of right now, this is being worked as a welfare concern for Rosa and Fabian Jr.

Rosa Gonzalez and Fabian Espinoza Sr.
Fabian Espinoza Jr.

Update to DEATH INVESTIGATION 900 NAS Drive

During the initial investigation the cause of death had not been determined yet the Robbery Homicide Section continued to diligently investigate the case. On April 26, 2022, the Medical Examiner’s Office found that the cause of death was by gun shot. As Robbery Homicide investigated, they received information that the offender was 39-year-old Robert Thompson. The detectives were able to secure a warrant of arrest for Murder with a $1,000,000.00 bond. The Narcotics Vice Section along with the Gang Unit responded to Robert Thompsons residence, placed him into custody, and transported him to the City Detention Center for booking.

Original Post

On April 25, 2022 at approximately 5:49pm officers responded to an unresponsive male in the area of 900 NAS drive. Officers arrived and located an adult male deceased in the wooded area. Detectives and our Crime Scene Investigators processed the scene and the deceased male was taken to the medical examiners office. Detectives are still investigating to determine the cause of death.

Today Directed Patrol Officers, Crime Scene Investigators, Code Enforcement, Developmental Services and the property owner are in the area working together to determine the best way to clean the property.

There has been social media post stating that numerous bodies are being removed from that location. That information is NOT TRUE, there are no other bodies being removed from that location.

Detectives are still investigating and if you have any information about the death investigation of the adult male you are asked to call 361-886-2840 or call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS.

Recovered Stolen Vehicle

Date: Thursday April 21, 2022, 9:30 am
Location: 900 Shoreline
Charges: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle & Possession of a Controlled Substance
Case Number: 2204210038

On April 21, 2022, the Corpus Christi Police Department Auto Theft Task Force responded to the 2600 block of Hospital Blvd regarding a vehicle that had been stolen earlier at the 900 block of Shoreline. The stolen vehicle was located by an observant patrol officer patrolling his beat.

When the detectives arrived, they located the stolen vehicle and were able to affect a traffic stop when the offender, 26-year-old Dillon Mohn, got in the vehicle and drove away.

When Dillon was arrested the officers’ located narcotics in his possession, and he was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in addition to the Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

At the initial report of the stolen vehicle the victim told the officer that there had been a shot gun in the vehicle when it was stolen. The detectives were able to determine the location of the shotgun and retrieve it for the victim.

WARRANT ISSUED FOR MURDER SUSPECT

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022 6:54 PM
Location: 3000 block of Buford Ave
Incident: Murder
Case Number: 2204130126

Corpus Christi Police Department is asking for your help to locate 19-year-old Francisco Campos III, who has an outstanding warrant which was issued on April 14, 2022 for Murder ($250,000 Bond).

Campos is described as a 19-year-old male who stands 6′02″, weighs approximately 200 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Campos was last known to be driving a Grey in color Chrysler 300. 

This murder warrant relates to an incident which occurred at approximately 6:54 pm on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.  Officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Buford for a shooting with injuries.  Upon arrival, they found a 61-year-old gunshot wound victim who had critical injuries.  The male was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

If you know how to locate Francisco Campos, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=, it can earn you a cash reward.

NVID ILLEGAL GAMBLING SEARCH WARRANT NETS ONE ARREST

An Illegal Gambling Operation was conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division on Thursday, April 14, 2022, that resulted in the arrest of one individual. 39-year-old Andrew Ortiz was charged with Keeping a Gambling Place (47.04), Possession of Gambling Device (47.06), and Gambling Promotion (47.03) which all are Class A misdemeanors; each punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000.

NVID Detectives were assisted in the operation by Uniform Division Officers, Nueces County District Attorney’s Office, and the State of Texas Comptroller’s Office. State Law dictates that an individual cannot win a wholesale value available from a single play of the game or device of not more than 10 times the amount charged to play the game or device once or $5, whichever is less.

Game rooms who afford a player an opportunity to obtain, and players who accept anything of value, could be charged.

The Corpus Christi Police Department continues to collaborate with our local state and federal partners to investigate and combat illegal gambling. Investigators will continue to enforce all Texas gambling laws, which will help accomplish our mission to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime and to improve the quality of life in our community.

SECOND MURDER SUSPECT TURNS HIMSELF IN TO AUTHORITIES

At approximately 5:53 PM on Thursday, April 14, 2022, Alonzo Jackson was booked in at the Nueces County Jail. Jackson was processed and is being held on a $1,000,000 bond for Murder.

The Murder warrant is related to the April 7, 2022, homicide that took place on the 1400 block of Maryland.

For additional information, please see:
ARREST MADE ON MARYLAND HOMICIDE | CCPD Blotter

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