Slow Down-Move Over! It’s the Law.

This morning, the Corpus Christi Police Department along with local wrecker companies conducted a 2 hour operation targeting drivers not moving over for emergency vehicles. In the two hour period officers stopped 30 vehicles for not moving over or slowing down for the wreckers. The officers wrote a total of 36 citations, impounded 1 vehicle and made one arrest for a warrant as a result of the traffic stops.

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The law requires that drivers move over and slow down for emergency vehicles. Those vehicles covered under this section are police, fire, wreckers and Texas Dept. of Transportation. Please pay attention while driving and if you see an emergency vehicle, slow down and move over.

8th Annual “Operation Safe Return”

The Corpus Christi Police Department is hosting its 8th annual back-to-school health & safety fair Saturday July 27th 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the American Bank Center 1901 North Shoreline. Operation Safe Return gives every child the opportunity to receive necessary school supplies, obtain valuable safety information and ensure a healthy start to the upcoming school year.

Last year, we welcomed approximately 4,000 attendees with over 100 vendors offering health and safety information. School supply kits were provided to over 3,000 students, as well as 300 sports physicals and vaccines combined.

It is our mission to give every child the opportunity to receive school supplies, obtain valuable safety information and ensure a healthy start to the upcoming school year.  To meet our mission and provide services in our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, we wouldn’t be able to serve those in our community each year.

You may find our Sponsorship form with incentives that we are offering this year here: https://www.cctexas.com/sites/default/files/police-osr-flyer.pdf

We hope you consider experiencing firsthand the pride we take in supporting our community.  The Corpus Christi Police Athletic League – Operation Safe Return is a Section 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and as such, your gift may be tax-deductible. Remember that every donation makes a difference, regardless of size.

Please make checks payable to Corpus Christi Police Athletic League MEMO: “Operation Safe Return”. Check can be mailed to: Corpus Christi Police Department; Crime Prevention Unit; Attn: Raquel Ramos; 321 John Sartain Street; Corpus Christi, TX 78404.  Checks can also be arranged to be picked up by a uniformed officer for your convenience. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (361) 886-2768.

You can visit the city web page for additional information. https://www.cctexas.com/departments/police-department/operation-safe-return

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

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SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT ARRESTED

The Corpus Christi Police Departments’ Criminal Investigation Division was able to secure and execute an arrest warrant for 45-year-old Cruz Zamudio. Zamudio was transported to the City Detention Center for processing and was later booked at the Nueces County Jail on 07/03/2019 with a total bond of $175,000.

Zamudio was booked on the following charges:
Warrant for Sexual Assault – $125,000 Bond
Warrant for Improper Photo/Visual – $50,000 Bond

This investigation is still ongoing and there exists the possibility of witnesses or other victims that have not come forward at this time. Anyone who may have been victimized or who may have information concerning Cruz Zamudio is encouraged to call the lead investigator, Senior Officer Michael Manzano at 886-2891. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or go online by visiting http://www.888tips.com. If the information you provide leads to an arrest, it may earn you a cash reward up to $2,500.

Please note that several photos of Cruz Zamudio are being released due to a change in his appearance over the years. An array of photos showing his age progression through the years may serve as a visual for witnesses or victims who may not otherwise recognize him in his most recent photo.

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Cruz Zamudio – July 2019

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Cruz Zamudio – Facebook Photo

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Cruz Zamudio – Facebook Photo

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Cruz Zamudio – April 2017

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Cruz Zamudio – August 2012

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Cruz Zamudio – December 2011

MISSING CHILD

Update: 10:06 pm Chloe has been located. Thank you for your help in sharing our post.

Corpus Christi Police Department needs your help to locate the whereabouts of a missing child. Chloe Ann Rodriguez has been reported missing on today’s date. Chloe was last seen at approximately 7:30 pm in the area of the 1500 block of 17TH Street. Chloe was last known to be walking toward Sarita Street. If anyone has seen Chloe or knows her whereabouts, please contact 911 immediately.

Chloe is described as a 10-year-old female, with brown hair and brown eyes and is wearing a black shirt with the word “wicked” on it and black shorts. Chloe is said to be 4 feet, 103 pounds and wears glasses with black frames.

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The Corpus Christi Police Department asks that anyone who may have any additional information about the whereabouts of Chloe please contact the Corpus Christi Police. Information may be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at http://www.cityofcc.com/crimestoppers.

JUGGING TYPE ROBBERIES

The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to remind citizens to be aware of their surroundings when they leave their financial institutions after making withdrawals. Corpus Christi was targeted for this type of crime last year and the department responded with a massive public information effort, enhanced bank patrols, and undercover special assignments. Some of the offenders were identified and it was confirmed that these individuals were part a well-organized street gang.

There have been several reported incidents of the “jugging” type robberies since January of this year and we want to warn citizens to not become complaisant.  We cannot be sure that these aggressive thieves have stopped targeting our citizens.

Our department does have strategies implemented to address these types of crimes, but we also ask that citizens do their part in protecting themselves.

The offenders are known to target mainly bank customers after they leave a financial institution with a deposit or money bag in hand. The offenders park in the bank parking lot or very close by.  They are usually in newer model cars with paper license plates and tinted windows. They watch the front door or commercial lane of the drive through looking for business related transactions.   It appears that the preferred method of the criminal is to follow the person as they leave the bank and then follow the victims back to their business, or any location where they park their vehicle.  One the victim is parked, the criminal takes the money from the vehicle, if the money is left in an unattended vehicle, or these offenders will also approach the victims to forcibly take the money.

All citizens, especially business employees, are once again asked to be very aware and vigilant when leaving the bank after any transaction.  

In one of the most recent documented incidents, Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to 2600 block of Gollihar in reference to a burglary of a motor vehicle. Officers arrived and contacted the victim who advised that someone broke into his vehicle.  The victim stated that he went inside his place of business at which point he heard his vehicle alarm going off and went to the window where he observed his vehicle being burglarized. The victim noted that the divers side window had been broken out and actively saw the male jump in his vehicle with his legs dangling out of the window, ransacking the vehicle before being startled by the victim and fled the scene.  The suspect jumped into a waiting vehicle with a getaway driver, the suspect vehicle is described as a white in color Toyota Camry.  The victim told officers that he had stopped at a bank drive thru and withdrew some money.  The victim remembered seeing a white in color Toyota Camry circling the parking lot and believes that he may have been followed from the bank.

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The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to remind everyone to be aware of their surroundings and to not leave valuables or cash in your car. If you feel you are being followed to or from a bank call 911. Anyone who can identify anyone involved in this robbery, or has any additional information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep the identity secret of anyone who provides information and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn the caller a cash reward.

corpus Christi police Impound auction

On Saturday, July 6th, 2019 the Corpus Christi Police Impound Lot will be conducting an auction at 10:00 am.

The auction will take place at the Corpus Christi Police Impound Lot located at 5485 Greenwood Dr.

Viewing and Pre-Registration:
Friday July 5th, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Viewing and Pre-Registration:
Saturday July 6th, 2019 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

The auction will start at 10:00 am on Saturday July 6th.

There will be 110 Cars, Pickups and Motorcycles

To view pictures visit:
http://amtauctions.com/

For online bidding visit:
http://amtauction.hibid.com/

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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON

Date:  Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:25 PM
Location: Baldwin/Fig

Incident:  Deadly Conduct, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
Incident Number:  1906150081, 1906150090

At approximately 6:25 pm on June 15, 2019, officers were dispatched to a call for shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers determined that an incident which occurred between two moving vehicles escalated into shots being fired.  A short time later, the same victim reported that shots were fired at his residence.

During the initial incident, officers determined that gunshots were fired from a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban directly at a passenger vehicle, striking the vehicle. During the second incident, the victim reported that the same occupants who were driving the suburban shot at his home. One of the occupants of the residence, a 16-year-old female, was struck by one of the bullets.  The 16-year-old female, who sustained a non-life-threatening injury from the gunshot wound, was transported to Spohn Shoreline for follow-up care.

Officers are attempting to identify the two males pictured.

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If anyone has any information about the identity of the suspects or if you have any information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com.

 

4th of July Traffic plan

On July 4th, 2019 there will be several major events occurring in the Downtown area which is comprised of the  Marina Arts District, North Beach and the Sports, Entertainment, and Arts District (SEA District).

The public should anticipate traffic congestion in these areas and remain alert for traffic pattern changes and road closures. There will be increased pedestrian traffic crossing roadways so you should plan your commute with this in mind.

Marina Arts District and SEA District Traffic

For anyone planning to attend the Big Bang Celebration events in the Marina Arts District and SEA District should prepare for Shoreline Drive roadway closures (Areas marked in Orange) between Park Street and Resaca Street starting July 4th, 2019 at 7:00 am. It will remain closed until after the fireworks. The area north of IH 37 will reopen after the parade. All Shoreline Drive traffic in the closed areas will be diverted to Water Street.

2019 4th July 1Vehicles parking in any of the areas marked no Parking will be impounded starting July 4th, 2019 at 6:00 am.

We encourage anyone attending these events to utilize the Park and Ride, pick up and drop off points will be at City Hall and Water Street between John Sartain and William Street. The Park and Ride will be operating from 11:30 am until close.

The egress after events in this area will be routed based on the area where the vehicle was parked. The goal is to route vehicle traffic in specific directions back to a main highway. By exiting the corridor based on the area you are parked, it will allow for congestion to clear more quickly. Remember that officers at intersections may not let you turn in the direction that you want to go and once on the highway you can get turned around.

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North Beach Traffic

Due to construction, access to North Beach is limited to a single exit at Burleson Street from US 181 North Bound. The Corpus Christi Police Department is anticipating that traffic trying to access North Beach could start to back up onto the Harbor Bridge which will be a hazard to vehicles on this section of roadway. It could become necessary to close the US 181 North Bound Burleson exit (Red Star) to avoid any traffic backup at this location.

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Access to North Beach will still be available by continuing northbound to the next turnaround. The exits from US 181 South Bound will remain open for access to North Beach.

We will leave all exits open as long as possible but anticipate that closures could become necessary after 7:00 pm. Once the exit is closed it will not be reopened until after the fireworks to eliminate risk to officers who will be responsible for closing the exit.

If you are attending one of the events on North Beach we encourage you to come early to avoid the additional drive to access North Beach. Please help us make this a safe event for everyone.

Egress of vehicles after the fireworks will be diverted to leave North Beach based on location. Every vehicle that is South of Burleson (Marked in Green) will be directed toward US 181 Burleson underpass where the vehicles can take the Joe Fulton Corridor which leads out to IH 37 near McKinzie Road or to enter US 181 SB entrance ramp at Burleson Street which will take you South Bound over the Harbor Bridge. Every vehicle that is North of Burleson Street (Marked in Red) will be directed toward US 181 at Beach St where they will have to get onto US 181 North Bound. Anyone routed in the opposite direction of where they are trying to get to can then go to the next open exit and turn around.

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MISSING PERSON

Corpus Christi Police Investigators would like help from the public to locate a missing person.

Raiden Ramos was reported missing on February 28, 2019 and was last seen by family members on February 22, 2019.

Radien is described as an 19-year-old male who stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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If you have any information that may assist Investigators or know the whereabouts of Raiden Ramos, please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly by calling (361) 886-2600.

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