Most Wanted Gang Member of the Week

Corpus Christi Police Department Gang Unit

Most Wanted Gang Member of the Week

This week our Most Wanted Gang Member of the Week is Mickey Valdez (08/02/70) who is wanted for Assault (Bodily Injury) and Motion to Revoke Probation for Assault.  No Bond on both outstanding warrants.

Anyone having any information on the whereabouts of Mickey Valdez is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or  log onto the Crimes Stoppers website at


11.25.11/5:58pm   Theft   6101 Saratoga   1111250108

Detectives with the Property Crimes Unit are asking for your help in identifying the individual responsible for the theft of a purse of a Salvation Army Bell Ringer at 6101 Saratoga.

On Friday Nov. 25 shortly before 6 p.m. the victim, a Salvation Army Bell Ringer, placed her purse on a game machine just inside the front door of the business she was volunteering at. When she returned back to area she noticed that her purse was missing. She then contacted the store manager who was able to provide the police with a great camera shot of the incident.

The suspect is described as a white female possibly in her 50’s, 5’4″ to 5’6″ in height 180 to 220 lbs. grey or white hair and glasses. At he time of the theft she was wearing a green shirt which had printed on it “Ski naked it adds color to your cheeks” and blue jeans. She was last seen getting into a Grey or Beige Chevy Suburban.

If you can identify this individual we encourage you to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or log on at The information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

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Burglar Assaults Victim, Flees With Radio

Occurred on 11/30/11, 12:34 a.m.  Burglary of a Residence   14901 Canadian Mist      1111300003

Officers responded to the victim’s residence in response to a burglary.  Upon their arrival, the 26-year-old victim reported he went heard noises from the open garage area  and observed  the door to his blue 2010 Dodge Challenger open and his car stereo had been removed. 

As the victim walked into the garage, he was attacked and knocked unconscious for approximately an hour.  The victim regained consciousness and called police.  He was medically treated by CCFD Emergency Personnel, but refused transport to the hospital.

The victim was unable to provide a description of the suspect.  Anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or the Corpus Christi Police Department Property Crimes Unit.

Couple Arrested In Shooting of 33-Year-Old Victim

Occurred on 11/13/11, 02:52 a.m.   Aggravated Assault   3049 Greenwood     1111130032

Officers responded to the Whataburger located at 2424 Baldwin and contacted a 33-year-old female who told Officers she had been shot in the area of 3000 Greenwood.

The victim and the three other female passengers in the her vehicle told Officers they were meeting up with a friend when she failed to make a turn.  The victim pulled into the Lone Star parking lot and made a u-turn when they observed a Hispanic female yelling at them.

The female was standing in front of a residence at 3049 Greenwood and accompanied by a Hispanic male who handed her a firearm.   The female then pointed the firearm and shot at the victim’s vehicle striking the driver.

The victim sustained a small puncture wound to her face and transported to Spohn Memorial.

The female suspect is described as a small built Hispanic female about 25 to 35 years of age.  She was last seen wearing a t-shirt with shorts.  No additional suspect description available on the male at this time.

The shooting remains an active and ongoing investigation.  Anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau at 361-886-2841.


On November 22, 2011, Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau and Patrol Officers served a search warrant at 3049 Greenwood Drive.  During the search, the weapon used in the shooting was located inside the residence.

Further investigation revealed Arturo Villarreal (01/09/49) and Maria Antonio Ramirez (01/10/71) were responsible for the shooting in which the 33-year-old victim sustained facial injuries and treated at Spohn Memorial.

Detective R. Torres filed Aggravated Assault charges on both Villarreal and Ramirez with the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office who issued arrest warrants on November 30, 2011.  Both warrants had a bond of $50,000.

On December 1, 2011, the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders & Fugitive Task Force arrested Arturo Villarreal at 3049 Greenwood Drive, while the shooter Maria Antonia Ramirez was arrested at 1200 Rocklawn Drive.

Victims Return Home To Find Burglar Walking Out With Television, Two Arrested

Occurred on 11/30/11, 12:50 p.m.   Burglary of a Habitation   1618 ½ Howard St.     1111300057

Officers contacted the victims who reported they arrived home to find two suspects burglarizing their residence.  One of the suspects was carrying the victim’s television out of the apartment.  The suspect set the television on the ground and fled.

Two of the victims gave chase, but were unable to catch the suspect.  A third victim who is disabled and wheel-chair bound stayed behind with the recovered stolen property.

The victims continued their search for the suspects and located them at the Staples Street Bus Station.  A confrontation ensued in which one of the victims was attacked.  He sustained minor scrapes and bruises in the assault.

The suspects fled again, but were quickly apprehended by Officers and returned to the Howard Street residence, where they were positively identified by the victims and a witness.

Carlos Emiliano Moreno Jr.  (09/21/93) and Leonard Joe Reyna (11/03/94) were both arrested.  Moreno was charged with Burglary of a Habitation and Assault, while Reyna was charged with Burglary of a Habitation.

Further investigation revealed the suspects had hidden the victims’ stolen property in the bushes.  It was recovered and returned to the victims.

“Not So” Candid Camera

11.28.11/8:44am   Theft   4461 S. Staples   1111280035

Detectives in the Property Crimes Unit need your help identifying the individual responsible for a theft of a security camera.

Police were called to the office of Vaughan & Vaughan Orthodontics reference a stolen security camera. When they arrived they were given pictures of the suspect taken from the very same camera he had stolen.

The individual is described as a Hispanic male 25 – 35 years of age, 5’7″ to 5’10” in height. At the time of the theft he was wearing a black ball cap, and a black shirt. He left the area on a bicycle.

If anyone can identify this individual or if you have any information regarding this Theft we encourage you to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or log on at the information you provide could earn you a cash reward.

Precision Driving

11.29.11/6:53am   Unlawful Carrying & Poss. of a Dangerous Drug   4600 Lansdown   1111290019

Officers were called to the 4600 blk. of Lansdown for several gunshots. When they arrived they contacted  a witness who gave officers a description of both the vehicle and the driver of the vehicle, who for some reason, was wearing surgical gloves.

Officers located the Silver Chevy Impala  in the 4700 blk. of Holmes that was driven by Antonio Maldonado (7-12-1984).

Inside the vehicle they located several spent shell casings, surgical gloves and a .40 caliber pistol.

When Officers searched Maldonado they located several pills in his possession, he was additionally charged.

Maldonado was arrested.

Fatal Accident

11.28.2011/7:55pm   Major Accident/Fatality   Staples/Doddridge   C1108585/1111280161

The vehicle Luis Ramos 8-13-80 was operating left the roadway struck and fatally injured, a 47-year-old male pedestrian, that was sitting on the bus bench at the corner of Staples and Doddridge. The vehicle continued into the parking lot of Walgreen’s were it struck two unoccupied vehicles and came to a stop.

Ramos did not appear to suffer any injuries from the accident. He was arrested for Driving while License Suspended.

Early Morning Pursuit Ends Safely, One Person Arrested

Occurred on 11/27/11,  01:18 a.m.  Evading in a Vehicle, 5600 Bush Lane     1111270015/C1108549/C1108550

An Officer, working radar enforcement on 11/27/2011, clocked a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.  The Officer attempted to pull the vehicle over,  but the driver refused to stop.    The driver of the white 2001 Nissan Maxima continued driving erratically as he headed southbound on Kostoryz Road striking and driving up on the curb several times.  The Officer, fearing the driver was intoxicated, requested the deployment of  “spikes” to stop the vehicle.

The pursuit continued through several residential streets in which the driver failed to stop for a posted stop signs.  The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a metal US Postal mail box and a concrete corner of a property gate.

The driver reversed toward the Officer, stopped and fled westbound on Saratoga Boulevard towards Greenwood Drive, failing to stop for the red light at SH 286.  The pursuit continued on Greenwood Drive, where the driver turned onto Gavilan Street and drove through the neighborhood until he fled westbound on Holly Road.

The suspect lost control of his vehicle on the curve at 5655 Bush and struck a dirt culvert and chain link fence.  The driver, Joshua Norberto Luna (07/17/90) bailed from the vehicle and fled on foot, leaving the three passengers behind.   The passengers included a three-month-old baby, his 18-year-old mother, and two 19 year-old males.  All passengers were checked by CCFD Emergency Personnel and not injured in the accident.

The suspect was located hiding in a dump truck and arrested.  Luna was charged with Abandoning/Endangering  a Child, Evading Arrest with a Vehicle, Evading Arrest on Foot, Reckless Driving and two counts of  Duty on Striking Fixture/Hwy Landscape.  He was also charged with two counts of Unsafe Change from a Direct Course and two counts for Failing to Remain and Report an Accident.

Luna was medically cleared at Spohn Shoreline and booked at the City Detention Center.


Jewelrey Shop Owner Chases Thief, Recovers $12,000 Necklace

Occurred on  11/26/11, 1:42 p.m.   Theft   2833 S.Padre Island Drive     1111260091

Officers responded to the Corpus Christi Trade Center for a shoplifter in custody.  Upon their arrival, Officers contacted the 21-year-old owner of Ijaz Jewelers who reported he was demonstrating a gold necklace to a customer when a Hispanic male walked by and grabbed it.  The suspect fled towards the exit. 

The owner chased after the suspect and caught him in the parking lot where he was detained by security until Officers arrived.  The victim recovered his $12,000 gold necklace.

Hernan Caudillo (07/15/94) was arrested and charged with State Jail Felony Theft.

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