CCPD Officer Arrested

The Corpus Christi Police Department obtained information that Senior Officer Norma Deleon allegedly misrepresented herself as a public servant in an off-duty capacity.

An investigation was launched by the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division.  The Officer was placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.

During their investigation Corpus Christi Police Department Detectives discovered evidence that Norma DeLeon had inappropriately represented herself as a public servant while attempting to conduct a welfare check. On February 6th, 2019, detectives presented the findings of the investigation to the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office, who accepted the case for prosecution.

On February 07, 2019, the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for Norma DeLeon, charging her with Official Oppression (Class A Misdemeanor) and Impersonating a Public Servant (3F).

Norma DeLeon, a 10-year veteran of the Police Department remains on administrative leave while the department continues with the administrative review process.

10 ARRESTED FOR RACING

This past weekend Corpus Christi Police Department Officers conducted an operation reference several complaints of racing in the area of North Shoreline Boulevard.

As a result of this operation a total of 10 individuals were arrested and charged with racing, 3 of those individuals were additionally charged for reckless driving and 4 separate traffic citations were issued.

If you have any reports of reckless or aggressive driving, please submit those complaints to saferoadsforcc@cctexas.com.

JOINT INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN DRUG ARREST OF LOCAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

A local criminal defense attorney found himself on the other side of bars yesterday, after Corpus Christi Police Department Narcotics & Vice Investigators conducted an evidentiary search warrant at his residence in the 15000 block of Cruiser Street Wednesday morning. The search warrant was the culmination of a year-long joint investigation between the CCPD Narcotics & Vice Investigations Division and the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office.

At approximately 8:00 AM, NVID Officers arrived at the residence and contacted the 66-year-old man as he was leaving for work. Upon detaining the suspect, John R. Perry, (DOB: 9-21-52), officers discovered he was in possession of a small amount of controlled substance and he was immediately arrested. During the execution of the search warrant, Narcotics Investigators found and seized an additional small quantity of suspected cocaine, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia from inside the residence, along with other items of evidence. Perry was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony punishable by between two and twenty years in prison. Also arrested during the raid was Maria Torres (DOB:9-23-70), whom Investigators discovered had an outstanding motion to revoke warrant for possession of a controlled substance. While searching Torres, Investigators discovered a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine, for which she was additionally charged.

This is an ongoing investigation by NVID Detectives and Investigators with the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office. Additional charges are possible.

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child safety seat awareness

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It is important to choose the proper child safety seat or booster for your child as the restraint type is dependent on the age, height, and weight of the child.

In Texas, a person commits an offense if the person operates a passenger vehicle, transports a child who is younger than eight years of age, unless the child is taller than four feet, nine inches, and does not keep the child secured during the operation of the vehicle in a child passenger safety seat system according to the instructions of the manufacturer of the safety seat system.

Here are some helpful resources:

Texas Department of Public Safety
Answers to frequently asked questions on child safety seats.
https://www.dps.texas.gov/director_staff/public_information/occSafetyPrgmFAQs.htm

National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA)
Information on how to choose the proper seat for your child and vehicle.
https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats#find-compare-seats

Driscoll Children Hospital Injury Prevention
Call 361-694-6700 & employees with the Injury Prevention at Driscoll Children’s Hospital can have your car seat inspected to ensure that it is properly installed.

FATAL CRASH UPDATE

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:46 PM
Location: Staples/Baldwin
Offense: Fatal Crash
Case Number: 1901150116/C1900318

At approximately 6:46 PM on January 15, 2019, Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a major crash at the intersection of Staples and Baldwin.

Upon arrival, officers determined that 2 vehicles were involved in a head-on collision.

The driver of unit one, 19-year-old male, was determined to be at fault for failing to yield the right of way.  The driver, sole occupant, was cited accordingly and released to the hospital for follow-up care. 

Unit two was occupied times four.  This vehicle was occupied by 2 adults and 2 young children.  A 26-year-old male passenger was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  One child was transported to Driscoll in critical condition and the second child was transported to Driscoll in critical but stable condition.  The driver of the vehicle, a 28-year-old female, sustained major injuries but was last updated in stable condition.  The 28-year-old female was found to be under the influence and is subsequently being charged with Driving while Intoxicated with a Child. (SJF)

No additional information is available for release at this time.

How to report traffic issues and aggressive driving

lidarIf you have seen an ongoing traffic issue or notice an aggressive driver you may contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at saferoadsforcc@cctexas.com.

This email will be received by several different sections within the city so that the issue may be addressed. These sections include Corpus Christi Police Department Uniform Patrol Captains, Traffic Safety Section Lieutenants, and Traffic Engineering at city hall.

To report an aggressive driver be sure to list the following information in the email.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Description of the vehicle
  • License plate

Aggressive Driving behaviors would include:

  • Speeding
  • Following too closely
  • Abrupt lane changes
  • Distracted driving (cell phone use while driving)
  • Failing to signal lane change

IDENTIFY A HOME INVASION SUSPECT

Corpus Christi Police Department Investigators are looking to identify a suspect in a home invasion that occurred on December 17, 2018.  A sketch artist worked with the victim to create a sketch of what the suspect may look like.

If you have any information on the identity of this suspect or information about any recent home invasions, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  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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VICTIM RESCUED FROM ENGULFED VEHICLE

On New Year’s Day, civilians and Corpus Christi Police officers worked together to rescue a 70-year-old male from a burning vehicle.  His vehicle was struck by a vehicle traveling the wrong way on SH 358 and had flipped onto its side.

The efforts from the officers and civilians are commended for saving the life of the 70-year-old male, who is believed would not have survived without their heroic efforts.

Vehicle of interest in recent bank robbery.

Date: Monday, December 24, 2018 11:02am
Location: 5100 SPID
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1812240073

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying a vehicle of interest in a recent robbery at American Bank. A small grey 4-door hatchback vehicle is seen pulling into the parking lot and then leaves a short time later. The license plate is not legible and detectives would like to speak to the driver.

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If you recognize the vehicle, or have any additional information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  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.

CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS AUTO BURGLAR?

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:00 am
Location: 4000 Hurlwood Circle
Offense:  Burglary to a Vehicle
Case Number: 1812110026

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this auto burglar. The suspect is seen on surveillance entering a vehicle which was parked on the 4000 block of Hurlwood Circle around 2 am on December 10, 2018.

If you know the identity of this suspect or have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

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Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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