Shooting Leads to Citys Latest Homicide

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 10:55 PM
Location: 2630 Waldron
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 1702140141

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a shooting at 2630 Waldron Rd. Upon arrival officers located a 17 year old male victim with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso. Officers started administered first aid until the medics arrived and transported the victim to the hospital. The victim (Timothy Echols Jr.) died from his injuries at the hospital.

Officers investigated and the preliminary information is that the suspect described as a thin black male wearing glasses came to the apartment. The suspect and the victim engaged in a conversation that escalated. At some point the suspect shot the victim in the upper torso and fled the scene in a white vehicle. Officers separated the witnesses and transported them to the police station to be interviewed. Detectives arrived and began their investigation. Detectives were able to gather enough information and are looking for a person of interest in this case. This is still an ongoing investigation and information is still being gathered.

If you have any information about this crime please call 361/886-2840 or 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 you a cash reward.

Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested.

Date: Monday, February 13, 2017, 4:27 PM
Location: 4102 Baldwin Blvd.
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1702130118

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to 4102 Baldwin at Kleberg Bank in reference to a robbery involving a weapon. Officers arrived and contained the scene. Witnesses advised that a black male wearing a red shirt came in and asked to use the phones and the restroom. The suspect approached a teller and passed a note and gestured as if he had a gun. The suspect exited the bank and left towards Agnes and Airport. Detectives arrived on the scene and interviewed the witnesses.

Information was put out and an officer stated that the suspect description matched a suspect that tried to pass a bad check earlier in the area of 3700 Leopard. That suspect was wearing a red shirt and driving a black Jeep Cherokee which had old damage to the right front quarter panel. Officers searched the area and located the vehicle a local hotel in the 5300 block of Leopard. The vehicle was still warm and a witness advised they saw a subject matching the description leave the vehicle. Officers secured the area and began a search. Officers located the suspect and a couple other people in one of the rooms. A consent to search was obtained and offices located the money and the suspects clothing. Officers arrested Roy Robertson (04/20/1982) for Aggravated Robbery and Terrance D. Hensley (01/03/1984) for failure to identify as a fugitive and a active parole violation warrant for robbery. Both suspects were taken to the main police station to be interviewed and then transported to the City Detention Center.

Police Investigators Need Your Help

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 11:32 PM
Location: IH 37 and Violet
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 1701230003

Police Detectives need your help in the Murder case of Andre Fuqua. Detectives have very limited information and are looking for a white SUV that might have been in the area of the incident at approximately 11:30 PM and might possibly have information about the case.

If you have any information about this crime or know the identity of the vehicle , please call Detective Hemerly @ 361/886-2617 or 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 you a cash reward.

Public May Text 911 For Emergency Help In Corpus Christi

Text messages may be sent to 911 in the Corpus Christi area and Nueces County.

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MetroCom 911 Program Manager Kathleen Porche said the pubic should  send a text only if a voice call is not possible. Porche said to call 911 if you can, but you can text if you are not able to call. Porche said to text your location and not rely on cell phone locator systems. Porche said to use plain language and do not use slang or acronyms. Porche said the public should not send emojis, group messages, photos, or videos because the system will not work with those features.
If you have an emergency in Corpus Christi, call 911 if you can, text if you can’t.

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Police Remember Frank Dolan

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Sergeant Frank Dolan was killed on February 12, 1960 in an automobile accident on Highway 624, near Orange Grove, while returning to Corpus Christi from a meeting in Alice.

His vehicle went out of control on a curve in the road during a period of snow and slushy conditions. His car was broadsided by another vehicle, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

Sergeant Dolan was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 24 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/21563-sergeant-frank-edward-dolan#ixzz2KiZb6qk6

Man Runs Red Light In Front of Police, Then Arrested For Cocaine Possession

Date: Friday, February 10, 2017, 21:36
Location: Weber Road at South Padre Island Drive

Offense: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Health and Safety Code Section 481.115) 3rd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1702100141

Corpus Christi Police arrested 17-year-old Alaric Flores (12/6/1999) for cocaine possession Friday night after Flores ran a stop light at South Padre Island Drive and Weber.

A Corpus Christi Police Officers saw a blue 2005 Ford F-150 pickup run the red light at Weber and SPID at 9:36pm Friday night, so, the Officer initiated a traffic stop. The Officer discovered the F-150 did not have insurance, the Officer impounded the vehicle. The Officer noticed from the exterior of the vehicle (front windshield) cash inside a plastic bag stuffed in the headliner. The Officer got the bag and discovered it also contained several bags of cocaine. Officers arrested the driver, Alaric Flores (12/6/1999) for possession of a control substance (cocaine) which is a third degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Officers impounded the vehicle and delivered Flores to the city detention center.

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Officers discovered 9 tied bags with cocaine, 11 zip top bags with cocaine, and cash in a vehicle driven by a 17 year old man Friday night

Police Arrest 22 Year Old Man for Murder

Corpus Christi Police arrested 22-year-old Andrew Powell (2/2/1995) Friday at a home on the 2100 block of Peabody for murder.

Detectives investigated an aggravated assault of a 47-year-old man at the 1400 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard Wednesday, but the 47-year-old man did not survive the stab wounds suffered in the attack. Detectives identified Powell as responsible for the stabbing and obtained a warrant to arrest Powell for murder. Corpus Christi Police Officers found Powell at a home on the 2100 block of Peabody Friday afternoon and arrested Powell for the warrant for murder. Detectives interviewed Powell and then delivered him to the city detention center. A 16-year-old girl was also apprehended at the same place and time as Powell, but the girl had a Directive to Apprehend for an unrelated offense, then delivered to the Nueces County Juvenile Detention Center.

The original post of this event was written in this blog Thursday:

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:40 PM
Location: 1400 Martin Luther King Dr.
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1702080149

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a stabbing in the area of 1400 Martin Luther King Dr. CCFD Medics were on the scene and were transporting the 47 year old male to Spohn Memorial Hospital. Medics advised the victim had an injury to his neck consistent with a stabbing. Officers located the crime scene near a tree behind the old police station. Officers contacted a witness who heard a argument between the victim and another person. At some point the victim was stabbed. The last update we had on the victim was that he had surgery and was in critical condition.There is not much more information available at this time.

Detectives Want Help From the Public to Identify Men Accused of Assault

Date: Monday, February 6, 2017, 18:05
Location: 11500 Gulf Beach Road
Offense: Assault
Case Number: 1702060124

Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to identify and locate men believed to be involved in an assault on Padre Island Monday evening.

A 53 year old man reported the assault to Corpus Christi Police at 6pm Monday evening at Zahn Road near State Highway 361. The 53 year old man told Officers he saw a fight between several men and those men left the area before law enforcement arrived.

Officers did not find a victim on scene, but witnesses said the group of men took the victim away in a white truck. Detectives are working to better understand this case. Detectives believe they have images of the men involved in the assault and would like help to identify and locate the men.

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The men were in a white Ford F-150 pickup truck that had two doors, a toolbox in the back, and had damage to the driver’s side rear quarter panel.

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Anyone who can identify or locate these men should 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 you a cash reward.

Patrol Report February 9, 2017

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:40 PM
Location: 1400 Martin Luther King Dr.
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1702080149

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a stabbing in the area of 1400 Martin Luther King Dr. CCFD Medics were on the scene and were transporting the 47 year old male to Spohn Memorial Hospital. Medics advised the victim had an injury to his neck consistent with a stabbing. Officers located the crime scene near a tree behind the old police station. Officers contacted a witness who heard a argument between the victim and another person. At some point the victim was stabbed. The last update we had on the victim was that he had surgery and was in critical condition.There is not much more information available at this time.

If you have any information about this crime or know the identity of the suspect, please call 361/886-2840 or 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 you a cash reward.

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017, 2:16 AM
Location: 700 N. Port
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1702090009

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a shooting in the 700 block of North Port. Upon arrival officers contacted the victim who was bleeding from his face and had blood all over his clothing. Officers believe that the victim had been shot. Officers asked the 35 year old male victim what happened but were unable to get any useful information. CCFD Medics arrived and transported the victim to Spohn Memorial Hospital for treatment. Offices checked the area and found blood in the parking lot of the hotel. Officers contacted some of the guests of the hotel but they were not able to provide any information to assist in the investigation. Officers have few leads in this case.

If you have any information about this crime or know the identity of the suspect, please call 361/886-2840 or 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 you a cash reward.

 

Narcotics Raid at 100 Josephine

As part of an ongoing focus on quality of life issues, an early morning drug raid by the CCPD has shut down a problem drug house near City Hall.  At approximately 0545 hours, the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics Vice Investigations Division, assisted by the CCPD S.W.A.T team, served a search warrant at 110 Josephine.  This warrant was the result of a lengthy investigation brought about by neighborhood complaints and was a joint effort between NVID investigators and CCPD uniformed patrol officers, who collaborated to shut down this neighborhood crack house and dealer. 

During the search of the residence, officers found and seized a small amount of crack and powdered cocaine, approximately one ounce of Synthetic Cannabinoid and a small quantity of marijuana.  Also seized was a new in the box Remington 870 shotgun which is suspected to be stolen pending contact with the registered owner.  Officers also confiscated $1867.00 in cash, believed to be the proceeds of illegal drug sales.  A quantity of paraphernalia used for the making of crack cocaine, drug scales, multiple cell phones, and the surveillance system that was being used by the suspect were also seized.      

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Suspect Ruben Vallejo (6-23-89) was arrested and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2/2A and Second Degree Felony Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1.  Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Marijuana and other charges related to the recovered firearm are pending further investigation at this time.   

This successful operation was yet another example of an innovative collaboration between the Department’s Uniform Division and NVID to attack neighborhood drug dealers who degrade the community’s quality of life.  Under this program, Officers from the Uniform Division are temporarily assigned to the NVID, where they learn advanced narcotics investigations techniques such as conducting surveillance, managing informants, drafting search warrants, raid planning, and search warrant execution.  Patrol Officers bring a problem drug house from their assigned beat with them to NVID, where they are then paired with a NVID Investigator to attack the problem.  This joint response to neighborhood quality of life issues results in an all-around win for all involved, except, of course, for the drug dealers who fall into the team’s sights.  Patrol Officers return to their division with advanced training, skills and knowledge, NVID benefits from the additional resources and street level intelligence, and most importantly, the residents and business owners of the neighborhood are freed from the blight of neighborhood drug dealers.

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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