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April 6th Auction

Corpus Christi City Police Impound Auction

5485 Greenwood Drive Corpus Christi TX 78417

122 Cars, Pickups, & Motorcycles

Every 1st Saturday of the Month, rain or shine, AMT Auction Marketing will be conducting the abandoned vehicle auction for the City of Corpus Christi Police Impound.

This auction may consist of police impounded autos, trucks, suv, RVs. trailers, motorcycles, boats and personal property.

**Inventory is subject to change as releases happen during the month prior to the auction**

STARTS: April 6th, 2019 10:00 am
PREVIEW and Pre-Registration: April 5th, 2019 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Early Registration is highly recommended

We open at 8:00 am for Registration on Auction Day

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April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month

The month of April is “Distracted Driver Awareness” month and we want our community to be safe as the travel our roadways.

City Ordinance 53-16 Use of wireless communications while driving (abbreviated):
(b) An operator of a motor vehicle may not use a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle within the city limits.

(c) This section does not apply to an operator of a motor vehicle using a wireless communications device:
(1) While the vehicle is parked;
(2) That is affixed to the vehicle and used as a global positioning or navigation system;
(3) That is used with a hands-free device;
(4) Who is an operator of an authorized emergency vehicle while acting in an official capacity;
(5) Who is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission while operating a radio frequency device other than a wireless communication device; or
(6) While driving a motor vehicle on private property.

What is a hands-free device?
“Hands-free device” means speakerphone capability or a telephone attachment or other piece of equipment, regardless of whether permanently installed in the motor vehicle, that allows use of the wireless communication device without use of either of the operator’s hands.

What is a parked vehicle?
“Park or Parked” shall mean for the operator to completely cease movement of a motor vehicle in a lawful manner and location. For purposes of this section, “parked” does not include or mean a vehicle stopped in a lane of traffic due to either a lawful traffic control device, or the conditions on the roadway, or traffic congestion patterns then existing.

While operating a vehicle be sure to put your phone down and watch out for other drivers, pedestrians and bicyclist.

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Suspect in Robby Drive Homicide Arrested

The Corpus Christi United States Marshals Service developed information that wanted subject Zachary Hensley 12-23-79 was in Rosenberg Texas.

Our local US Marshals Service contacted their counterparts in Rosenberg Texas and they responded to the residence that Zachary was believed to be occupying. A female answered the door and the Task Force was able to place Zachary into custody.

Zachary Hensley was wanted in connection to the homicide that occurred on March 10th, 2019 on the 2800 block of Robby Drive. His bond was set at $1,000,000.

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Reporting recent thefts on the island

Through social media, CCPD has been made aware of a rash of thefts on the island via the canals. By some of the videos we have watched, we have identified 2 people of interest in those thefts.

If you have been a victim of these thefts, please contact us to generate a report. As of today, we have received a limited amount of reports for any of the thefts displayed on social media.

You can report any crime by contacting the Corpus Christi Police Department at our non-emergency phone number 361-886-2600. In some cases, we can take the report over the phone.

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FOUR MEN ARRESTED DURING PROSTITUTION STING

An anti-prostitution sting conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division Thursday afternoon resulted in the apprehension of four men on charges of prostitution, a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and fines up to $2,000.  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 north and west side neighborhoods frequented by prostitutes.

NVID Detectives were assisted in the operation by Directed Patrol and 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, Nueces County District Attorney 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 District Attorney’s Office.

All four of the men apprehended during Thursday’s operation agreed to attend a voluntary 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. The Red Cord initiative receives no government funding and is supported entirely through donations.  To learn more, volunteer or donate, 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.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELEASE

As is our practice we are releasing the information of the officers who were involved in the officer involved shooting.

Two Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave due to their involvement, or presence, at the scene of the officer involved shooting.  The administrative leave is in accordance with current department practice and policy.

Senior Officer Gilbert Cantu has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 7 years. Senior Officer Cantu is a Field Training Officer and was working with a Recruit Officer.

Officer Jacqueline Deleon has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for less than 1 year and is in the Field Officer Stage of her Training. Officer Deleon did not discharge her weapon during the incident.

 

(Senior Officer Gilbert Cantu)                (Officer Jacqueline Deleon)

As this call was still actively working, additional officers made contact with a vehicle at the intersection of N Staples/Lipan Street with two suspects who matched the description of the robbery suspects. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the two males inside of the vehicle were involved in the commission of the Aggravated Robberies. A total of 3 guns (2 shotguns and a one handgun), clothing and disguises that were used in the commission of both robberies were located and were later tagged into evidence.

Timothy Leal (10/18/1992) was arrested for Aggravated Robbery as well as 10 outstanding Municipal Court Warrants. A 16-year-old male was also arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon as he still had one of the weapons used in the commission of the robbery on his person.

Timothy Leal
(Timothy Leal 10/18/1992)

The third suspect involved in the Aggravated Robberies has been identified. A warrant has been issued for Lucas Martinez (12/19/00) for Aggravated Robbery ($75,000 Bond).

Lucas Martinez
(Lucas Martinez 12/19/2000)

This is still an active and ongoing investigation. If you have any information pertaining to this incident, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at www.888tips.com.

 

WARRANT ISSUED FOR MURDER SUSPECT

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Location: 2800 Robby
Incident:  Murder
Case Number: 1903100052

Corpus Christi Detectives are asking for your help to locate 39-year-old Zachary Hensley (12/23/1979) who has an outstanding warrant for Murder ($1,000,000 Bond).

Hensley is described as a 39-year-old male who stands 6 feet 04 inches tall, weighs approximately 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

The warrant stems from a Murder which occurred on the 2800 block of Robby that Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

See link below for additional information. (https://ccpdblotter.com/2019/03/11/unconscious-subject-call-leads-officers-to-a-homicide-scene-on-2800-robby-dr/)

Hensley

If you know how to locate Zachary Hensley, call Crime Stoppers at (361) 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com. The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward up to $2,500.

 

Help us identify this robbery suspect.

Date: March 25, 2019 6:15 AM
Incident:  Aggravated Robbery
Location: 4200 Carroll Ln
Case Number: 1903250022

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 4200 Carroll Ln. in reference to an aggravated robbery. Officers arrived and made contact with the convenience store clerk who was uninjured. The 35 year old female victim advised that she was working away from the counter when she heard the door open. When she walked to the front she observed a male wearing a mask, a long sleeve yellow shirt and pointing a handgun at her. The suspect demanded money, the victim complied and opened the cash register. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and also took the victims purse and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

If you know the identity of this suspect or have any information about this crime please call CCPD Detectives at 361-886-2840, 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.

Help us identify these suspects involved in vandalizing the Boys and Girls Club.

Date: November 11, 2018, January 18, 2019, February 17, 2019
Location: 3900 Greenwood Dr.
Incident:  Criminal Mischief
Case Number: 1811120049, 1901190071, 1902170052

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying the suspects involved in several different acts of vandalism at the Boys and Girls Club. Each incident appears to been committed by different individuals but all involving damage to the property. The first two incidents involve damage to their busses, the last involves damage to the front windows and doors.

 

 

If you know the identity of these suspects or have any information about these crimes please call CCPD Detectives at 361-886-2840, 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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