Every anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we pay tribute to the first responders that gave their own lives attempting to save others on that day.
Due to the pandemic, we are not able to hold a commemorative event on the 20th anniversary of the attack.
The Corpus Christi Police Department, Corpus Christi Fire Department and the Port of Corpus Christi Police Department have come together to create a video, as our way of paying tribute to those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
36-year-old Matthew Watson was arrested earlier today by Bishop Police Department on unrelated charges. With help from the public, Investigators with the Corpus Christi Police Department were able to identify Watson as the suspect related to the Robbery that occurred on August 31, 2021.
Separate warrants for Watson were secured and served for Robbery ($75,000 Bond), Theft of a Firearm ($5,000 Bond), and Credit Card Abuse ($5,000 Bond).
Watson is currently in the Nueces County Jail on the above-mentioned charges, as well as a Resisting Arrest or Detention charge from Bishop Police Department.
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 2:01pm Location: 10300 SPID East Bound Offense: Robbery Case Number: 2108310075
Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this robbery suspect. This suspect was seen going into a business and causally talking with an employee. The suspect looked around and then took a purse belonging to a 34 year old female victim and fled the business. The victim gave chase and was injured as the suspect drove away.
The suspect is described as either a white or Hispanic male. He is approximately 5′ 10″ tall and weighs about 200 pounds and is in his late 20’s or early 30’s. He has a beard and mustache and numerous tattoos on both arms. He was last seen driving a black Ford SUV (possibly a Ford Explorer).
If you have any information about this crime or know the identity of this suspect, you can contact detectives at 361-886-2840. If you wish to remain anonymous, 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.
Labor Day 2021 is upon us and the Corpus Christi Police Department would like all our community to have a safe & fun time.
If you are traveling to the Island be aware that there will be congestion, be sure to be patient and we will work hard to move the traffic along.
There will be additional officers both on the Island and beach ensuring that everyone is safe.
-If you plan on drinking alcohol have a designated driver, use a ride share or taxicab. -This weekend will be a DWI “No Refusal” weekend. Should you be arrested for DWI and you refuse a blood draw a warrant will be issued for the blood work. -The speed limit on the beach is 15 mph and all traffic laws apply on the beach. -No glass containers are allowed on the beach. -If you are traveling on the beach be sure to purchase a beach parking permit.
Date: Monday, August 9, 2021 Offense: Credit Card Abuse Case Number: 2108090032
Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this suspect who used a stolen credit card to make several unauthorized purchases.
On August 9, 2021, a victim reported that his credit card had been stolen and utilized on August 7, 2021.
The suspect is described as an adult male that you will see in the attached photos.
If you have any information about this crime and want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips (8477) 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.
On August 25, 2021 at approximately 11:15 pm the US Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force and officers with CCPD located and arrested Capital Murder suspect Johnny Alvarez. The officers were able to locate Alvarez in the 5600 block of Weber Rd. and take him into custody without incident. During the arrest he was found to have 2 additional felony warrants and he was also in possession of a firearm. Johnny Alvarez was additionally charged with felon in possession of a firearm and transported to the City Detention Center.
Johnny Alvarez was a suspect in the July 25th shooting at 4500 Weber Rd. that left one man dead. Great work by all officers involved in getting this dangerous felon off the street.
An anti-prostitution operation conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division on Saturday, August 14, 2021, resulted in the arrests of four women on charges of prostitution. A 36-year-old, 42-year-old, and two 30-year women were charged with Prostitution. The women were arrested after they solicited an undercover CCPD Officer for sex acts in exchange for money. The operation targeted individuals that solicit via various online platforms.
Narcotics and Vice Detectives were assisted in the operation by Operations Division Officers, as well as civilians with the Red Cord Initiative. The Red Cord Initiative 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 the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, social service organizations, the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office and the 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 Nueces County District Attorney’s Office.
None of the women during Saturday’s operation agreed to participate in the program. Since its inception in 2013, a total of 405 men and women have been arrested for prostitution during these operations, 160 have qualified for the program, and 35 have graduated from the program. The Red Cord initiative receives no government funding and is supported entirely through donations. To learn more about the program, citizens can visit the Coastal Bend Wellness foundation at http://www.cbwellness.org.
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.
As you travel either as a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorist be sure to look out for one another. Here are some helpful tips for pedestrians and bicyclist.
What can pedestrians do to stay safe?
Always use sidewalks. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic. Always use crosswalks. Look left, then right, then left again before crossing. Yield to vehicles, don’t assume traffic will stop for you. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing. Walk to the right in crosswalks to allow others to pass on your left. Look left and right before exiting a bus. Be aware that parked cars or other obstacles can block your view of oncoming traffic.
What if there is no crosswalk?
Check for a crosswalk further up or down the street. Don’t jaywalk. If you’re hit while jaywalking, the driver may not be liable, and insurance may not cover your injuries.