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Get A Vehicle For The Holidays From The City Auction This Saturday

The City of Corpus Christi will auction 114 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. The auction will start at 10:00 am.

The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, December 2nd, 2016. The general public can continue to view the vehicles from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on the day of the auction.

The vehicles for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from www.siskauction.com.

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Criminals Got 129 Firearms So Far This Year In Corpus Christi

The Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force reported that from January 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016, there have been 129 firearms reported stolen from vehicles in Corpus Christi. The Task Force reported only 37 of those firearms have been recovered. The Task Force strongly recommends that you remove all valuables from unattended vehicles and definitely, do not leave a firearm unattended in a vehicle. One thing is certain, when a burglar steals a firearm, that means a criminal has a gun. Please help remove the opportunity for criminals to arm themselves and leave the firearms in a locked safe when unattended.
If you happen to know of anyone who has taken things that don’t belong to them, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash!
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Men Commit Daytime Burglary To A Vehicle At Convenience Store

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 13:06
Location: 4754 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Burglary of a Motor Vehicle
Case Number: 1611120071

Corpus Christi Police are investigating a burglary of a vehicle that happened Saturday afternoon at a convenience store on South Padre Island Drive which has similar traits to a crime trend that happened last year in Corpus Christi.

A 32 year old woman reported the burglary at a convenience store located at  Everhart and South Padre Island Drive to Corpus Christi Police on Saturday. The 32 year old woman told Officers she went to a bank to make a cash withdrawal for the business for which she is employed. The 32 year old woman explained that she left the bank and stopped at the convenience store and left the bank bag in her vehicle when she went inside the store. The 32 year old woman told Officers that while the vehicle was unattended, two unknown men broke the window to her vehicle and stole the bank bag full of cash.

A 26 year old man in the parking lot confronted to two unknown men, and the 26 year old man told Officers one of the suspects threatened to shoot him for the intervention. The 32 year old woman told Officers the unknown men left in a white 2004 Nissan Murano with paper tags. The 32 year old woman provided Officers with the tag number and Officers determined the vehicle is registered to a person in Houston, Texas.

No injuries were reported. Corpus Christi Police Detectives are working with the bank and the convenience store and other locations to gather video and images of the suspects, but those images are not available at the time of this post.

Corpus Christi was targeted for this type of crime early last year and the Police 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 they were part a well-organized street crimes gang from Houston.

Everyone, especially business employees, are encouraged to be very aware and vigilant when leaving the bank after any transaction.   It appears that the preferred method of the criminal is to follow the person from the bank and then take the money from a vehicle if the money is left in an unattended vehicle.  These types of criminals will also approach people to forcibly take the money if it was not left in the vehicle. If you make a withdrawal from a bank, and then notice someone is following you, call Corpus Christi Police immediately at 886-2600 or call 911.

Anyone who can identify anyone involved in this burglary, 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.

City Hosts Vehicle Auction October 1, 2016

The City of Corpus Christi will auction 138 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The auction will start at 10:00 am.

The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, September 30, 2016. The general public can continue to view the vehicles from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on the day of the auction.

The vehicles for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from www.siskauction.com.

City Hosts Vehicle Auction Saturday, September 3, 2016

The City of Corpus Christi will auction 159 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, September 3, 2016. The auction will start at 10:00 am.

The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, September 2, 2016. The general public can continue to view the vehicles from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on the day of the auction.

The vehicles for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from www.siskauction.com.

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Auto Theft Task Force Wants Help From Public To Catch Burglars

Date: Sunday, August 14, 2016, 19:00
Location: 2501 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Burglary from a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 30.04)

Case Number: 1608150045

The Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force would like help from the public to identify and locate two men who are accused of breaking into a trailer on August 14th and causing property damage at a business located at 2501 South Padre Island Drive.

A 35-year-old man reported the burglary on August 15th and told Officers there was video evidence that showed two men enter the business property after the business was closed for the day, and the two men broke into a trailer. The 35-year-old man told Officers the trailer was empty and the men took a generator that was left in the fenced area with the trailer. The 35-year-old man told Officers once the two men went back to their vehicle, one of the men picked up a rock and threw the rock into a window of the business. The 35-year-old man told Officers the rock broke the window and it appears the man only threw the rock to cause damage.

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Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force would now like help from the public to identify and locate these men. If you recognize either of these two men, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

City Hosts Vehicle Auction Saturday

The City of Corpus Christi will auction 97 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, July 2, 2016. The auction will start at 10:00 am.

The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, July 1, 2016. The general public can continue to view the vehicles from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on the day of the auction.

The vehicles for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from www.siskauction.com.

 

 

Police report 68.75% reduction in firearms stolen from vehicles compared to previous month

Correction to previous post:

Corpus Christi Police Crime Analysts report a 68.75% reduction in firearms stolen from vehicles in April, 2016. There were five reports to the Corpus Christi Police Department of a firearm stolen from a vehicle in the entire month of April, 2016. There were 16 reports of firearms stolen from vehicles in March 2016. The Crime Analyst provided a revision to the previous report at 14:45 today.

The original information reported at 11:05am on May 16, 2016 is:

“Corpus Christi Police Crime Analysts report a 93.75% reduction in firearms stolen from vehicles in April, 2016. There was only one report to the Corpus Christi Police Department of a firearm stolen from a vehicle in the entire month of April, 2016. There were 16 reports of firearms stolen from vehicles in March 2016.

The Crime Analysts report that 43 firearms have been reported stolen from vehicles in all of 2016 up to the end of April and only 11 cases of recovered stolen firearms in Corpus Christi. The report details that 12 firearms were stolen from vehicles and 6 firearms recovered in January; 14 firearms were stolen from vehicles and 0 firearms recovered in February; 16 firearms were stolen from vehicles and 2 firearms recovered in March; and 1 firearm stolen from a vehicle and 3 firearms recovered in April.”

Corpus Christi Police encourage everyone not to leave a firearm in an unattended vehicle unless it is in a locked container that is attached to the vehicle. Anyone who has information about these burglaries should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Auto Theft Task Force Wants Public Help to Identify Thieves on Kings Lake Drive

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Location: 7600 Kings Lake Drive
Offense: Burglary of a Vehicle
Case Number: 1512130049

Detectives with the Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force would like help from the public to identify and locate two men believed to have stolen items from a vehicle parked in the driveway to a home on the 7600 block of Kings Lake Drive on December 12, 2015.

A 49-year-old woman reported the burglary to the Corpus Christi Police on December 13 and explained to Officers that some unknown person entered her black 2014 Toyota Tundra and stole a brief case and other items. The 49-year-old woman told Officers there was no forced entry to the unattended truck. The 49-year-old woman provided video moments after the burglary which shows two men walking away from the truck and one of the men carries a brief case believed to have been taken from the truck.

Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to identify the people responsible for this burglary.

Anyone who can identify the men in this vide, or has any additional information about this burglary should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Group of Thieves Roam Residential Streets

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 0200
Location: 2600 Wool Drive
Offense: Burglary of a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 30.04)
Case Number: 1512160033

The Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force would like help from the public to identify and locate the group of people who stole items from a vehicle on the 2600 block of Wool Drive last Wednesday morning.

An 18 year old woman reported a burglary to her vehicle Wednesday morning. The 18-year-old woman told Officers an unknown person went into her vehicle parked in her driveway overnight and stole papers with her identifying information. The 18-year-old woman provided video of the actual event.

Detectives watched the video and learned there were a group of people who roamed the street and approached several vehicles in the neighborhood. The video shows three people entered the 18-year-old woman’s car and opened the trunk to steal items from the car. The video shows a dark color truck with the door open which followed the group of thieves through the street.

Corpus Christi Police would like the public to be aware of this video to understand the activity so they may take precautions to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. Police encourage no valuables be left in an unattended vehicle.

Anyone who knows who is responsible for this burglary, 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 offers a cash reward to the first person who provides information which leads to an arrest and Crime Stoppers will never reveal the identity of the person who provided the information.