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Narcotics Search Warrant

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 9:45 AM
Location:  1000 Block of Burr
Offense:  Possession of Marijuana (SJF)
Case Number:  1705100050

Narcotic Investigators executed a search warrant on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 9:45 am in the 1000 block of Burr.  The warrant  was the result of several months of investigation into a marijuana grow operation believed to be located inside the residence.  Once inside the house, Investigators located a sophisticated grow operation consisting of two grow rooms and a drying room. There were 85 plants located during the search, in various stages of growth. The rooms were well equipped with grow lamps and a sophisticated ventilation system.  All grow evidence was seized as well as the marijuana plants.  Two 12-gauge shotguns were also recovered in the residence.  

Marc Wynder-Miller 06/07/83 was charged with felony possession of marijuana.

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PATROL REPORT MAY 01, 2017

 

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 03:22 AM
Location:  3800 Caravelle
Offense:  Injury to a Child/Assault
Case Numbers: 1704300026

 

Several units responded to the 3800 block of Caravelle in reference to a large fight. Upon arrival and through the investigation, it was determined that an 18-year-old victim left her infant in the care of her roommate, Offender Florencia Gonzalez (12/13/1997).  Gonzalez became upset with the victim and when the 18-year-old victim arrived home there was a confrontation.  A second Offender, Teresa Gonzalez (12/29/1994) became involved in the dispute along with another male, who all began to assault the 18-year-old victim.  During the assault the 18-year-old victim was knocked to the ground, while holding her baby.  The baby fell out of the 18-year-old victims  arms and landed face down.  There 18-year-old sustained minor injuries and the infant child did not have any visible injuries.  Both Offenders were arrested and charged with Injury to a Child (3rd Felony) and Assault Causes Bodily Injury (Class A Misdemeanor).

 

Date: Monday, May 01, 2017, 12:25 AM
Location:  700 block of 12th Street
Offense:  Robbery
Case Number:  1705010007

Corpus Christi Police responded to the 700 block of 12th Street for a Robbery.  The victim advised that he went to the Stripes at Brownlee and Agnes to retrieve money from the ATM.  The victim stated that as he was walking home he was approached by 3 Hispanic males who initially asked him for a cigarette but then became aggressive and began assaulting him.  The suspects took the victim’s wallet containing $400 cash.

 

Date: Monday, May 01, 2017 02:25 AM
Location:  3700 Mueller
Offense:  Aggravated Assault W/Deadly Weapon, Theft of Firearm, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon
Case Number:  1705010019

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of Mueller reference shots fired. Upon arrival, units observed several bullet casings and obtained a suspect vehicle description.  Additional Officers in the area observed the suspect vehicle and were able to stop and detain the drivers.  Offenders Joe Banda (07/16/87) and Julian Salas (07/10/1989) were discovered to be in possession of a stolen firearm which matched the caliber of the firearm used in the drive-by.  Banda was arrested for Theft of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Salas was arrested for Theft of a Firearm.    Additional charges for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon are pending.

 

Date: Sunday, April 30 2017, 01:15 AM
Location:   3100 Peachtree
Offense:  Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1704300011

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to the 3100 block of Peachtree for a report of an aggravated Robbery. Upon arrival, Officers were advised by the 18-year-old victim that he was robbed at his front door by three hispanic males wearing masks and black hoodies.  The victim advised that all three exhibited handguns during the Robbery and that he feared for his safety.  The 18-year-old male advised that his wallet along with the contents were taken.  The male did not sustain any injuries during the commission of the Robbery.

 

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 8:57 PM
Location:   Airport/Santa Elena
Offense:  Evading with Vehicle/ Warrant
Case Number:  1704300107

Corpus Christi Police Officers observed a pickup traveling with no headlights near the intersection of Airport/Santa Elena.  Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, noting that the vehicle refused to stop.  The vehicle eventually came to a stop in the 1000 block of Mendoza, at which point the driver exited the vehicle and a short foot pursuit ensued.  Officers took Cosme Zapata (10/15/1967) into custody and discovered that Zapata had run because he had an active warrant for a parole violation.

 

 

Murder Suspect In Custody

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 01:19 AM
Location: 2000 Treyway Lane
Offense: Homicide
Case Number: 1704200013

Corpus Christi Homicide Investigators have advised that Michael Sotelo (05/26/98) is in custody for a murder that occurred last week.

On April 20, 2017 Corpus Christi Police responded to the 2000 block of Treyway Lane for a subject screaming for help.  Officers arrived on scene and located a 23-year-old male with a critical stab wound.

Detectives identified Michael Sotelo as the Offender in this Homicide and obtained an arrest warrant for Sotelo.

The United States Marshal’s Gulf Coast Fugitives and Violent Offenders Task Force located Sotelo and took him into custody earlier this evening.

Patrol Report April 03, 2017

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017, 10:24 PM -Saturday, April 01, 2017, 12:18 AM
Location:  Various Locations
Offense: Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon
Case Numbers: 1703310154, 1703310165, 1703310170, 1704010002, 1704010005

Two males were taken into custody early Saturday morning for a series of robberies that began on Friday night at approximately 10:24 PM, ending when they were captured by Corpus Christi Police at approximately 12:18 AM.

Corpus Christi Police responded to several complaints of two Hispanic Males, displaying a handgun, while threatening and demanding money from victims in various locations throughout the city.  It should be noted that in two of the incidents a handgun was fired, placing the victims in further fear.  The last victim in this string of robberies was able to provide a description of the males, along with a license plate of the vehicle used by the Offenders.  Officers were then able to locate the vehicle, which is described as a white in color 4-door Nissan Altima.

The Offenders attempted to evade from Officers in the noted vehicle and later on foot.

Both males, Antonio Aguilera (10/18/97) and Elijah Cantu (09/23/83) were apprehended by Corpus Christi Police Officers and were later identified by victims through field Identification.

Aguilera was charged with Evading in a Vehicle and both Aguliera and Cantu were charged with Aggravated Robbery, two counts of Possession of a Control Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Evading on Foot, Resisting Arrest and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.

Date: Saturday, April 01, 2017, 01:35 AM
Location:  4650 Kostoryz
Offense: Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 1704010012

Corpus Christi Police arrested Mauricio Martinez (04/05/88) for Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon after Officers investigated a stabbing at a Bar.

Corpus Christi Police Officers initially responded to 4650 Kostoryz, reference a report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, they discovered a 41-year-old male who had sustained 2 severe lacerations to his arm and torso.  Officers administered critical first aid by applying a tourniquet to the male, at which point Medics arrived to further treat the victim.  The 41-year-old male advised that he was attempting to break up a scuffle in the parking lot, when he was stabbed by an unknown male.

Through the investigation Officers followed up on leads that led them to the 700 block of Villa, where they arrested Martinez for Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon.

Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017, 11:33 AM
Location: 1000 Vaky
Offense: Criminally Negligent Homicide
Case Number: 1704020058

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Vaky, reference a 2-year-old child with a gunshot wound to the facial area. Officers arrived shortly after CCFD Medics, who were on scene providing critical care to the child.  The 2-year-old child was transported to Christus Spohn Memorial to be treated, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The Father, Eric Morales (09/01/94), was not on scene at the time of the shooting.  Morales later arrived at the Hospital where he was notified of the child’s passing.  Morales was later interviewed by Detectives who identified enough probable cause to arrest and charge Morales with Criminally Negligent Homicide.  Morales was then transported to the City Detention Center without incident.

 

Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017, 4:37 PM
Location: SH 358/Paul Jones
Offense: Major Crash
Case Number: 1704020090 – Crash Number: C1702560

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a major traffic accident.  A Grey Ford Mustang being driven by a 24-year-old male, was described to be traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic, according to witnesses. The 24-year-old male struck a Jeep Wrangler, causing minor injuries to that driver.  The driver of the mustang then lost control, striking a Ford Explorer, who then hit a GMC Canyon.  The Mustang then began to roll off the highway and into the soccer field near the access road.  The driver suffered major injuries, but none were considered to be life threatening.  The drivers of the Explorer and Canyon were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The Investigation is still ongoing but the driver of the Ford Mustang may face criminal charges.

 

Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017, 10:42 PM
Location: 14th and Coleman
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1704020139

Corpus Christi Police responded to a call of a man down in the middle of the road at 14th and Coleman.  Officers arrived to find a 52-year-old male with multiple blunt force injuries to his head and face.  The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of severe head trauma.  The victim is still in ICU as of this date, with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers are continuing to follow-up on leads and the investigation is still ongoing.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 2-8

The theme of this year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Strength. Resilience. Justice.”  This reflects a vision for the future in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing.

Each year, more than 20 million people become victims of crime nationwide.  President Ronald Reagan established Crime Victims’ Rights Week in 1981 by executive order as part of an expanding initiative to provide services and outreach to crime victims, according to the release.

The public is invited and encouraged to come out and support crime victims by attending any or all of the events scheduled throughout the week.  CCPD Victim Assistance Program along with other local agencies and advocacy groups will be present to give information about the services available to crime victims.

In addition to showing support and raising awareness for crime victims; the aim is to also give an insight into the plight of victims, while highlighting the resources available to crime victims in our community.

If you or someone you love is in need of assistance, please contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Victim Assistance Program at (361) 886-2840.

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CITY HOSTS VEHICLE AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

The City of Corpus Christi will auction 96 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, April 1, 2017.  The auction will start at 10:00 a.m.

The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, March 31, 2017. 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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INVESTIGATION OF POSSIBLE AMBER ALERT SIGHTING

At approximately 1 pm today we received notification from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that a possible sighting of the suspect vehicle Tad Cummins was last seen in, was in our local area.  The caller advised they saw a vehicle matching the description, displaying Tennessee tags and was able to provide a partial plate, further specifying that it was seen in the area of the 4500 block of US HWY 181. 

As with all Amber Alerts, several tips will be fielded through the call centers and every tip received will be thoroughly investigated. 

Officers were dispatched and thoroughly checked the area, surrounding businesses and surveillance videos for any leads.  As of this point, we are unable to substantiate any of the information provided and have not received any credible witnesses placing either Elizabeth Thomas or Tad Cummins in the area. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.  Anyone who sees Cummins, Thomas or the vehicle in their respective area should call 911.  

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CORPUS CHRISTI AUTO THEFT TASK FORCE OFFERS FREE VIN ETCHING

The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Auto Theft Task Force will be providing free VIN etching today, Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 15100 Windward Drive.

VIN etching is an anti-theft deterrent to motor vehicle theft that involves etching a vehicle’s VIN onto every window to reduce the value of a stolen vehicle to thieves.  The Auto Theft Task Force has also created the attached safety tip brochure.

For more information, please contact Melissa Castro at 886-2872.

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CRIME STOPPERS OFFERS CASH REWARD TO CAPTURE A 48 YEAR OLD MAN FOR ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE/IMPEDING BREATH

 

Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a fugitive who has an active warrant for his arrest.  Law Enforcement Officers are searching for 48-year-old Adrian Hernandez  (08/01/68) for charges stemming from an Assault Family Violence/Impeding Breath – No Bond.  Hernandez is described as a 48-year-old male who stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, has a receding hairline, brown eyes, and a mustache with a goatee.

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If you know how to locate Hernandez, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Crime Stoppers Offers Cash Reward To Capture 21 Year Old Man For Unlawful Carrying a Weapon

 

Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a fugitive who has an active warrant for his arrest.  Law Enforcement Officers are searching for 21-year-old Estevan Resendez  (03/11/96) for unlawful carrying of a weapon in prohibited places – No Bond.  Resendez is described as a 21-year-old man who stands 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, has short black hair, brown eyes, and a mustache with a goatee.   Resendez has several tattoos including “In God We Trust” and “Resendez” on his back  and several tattoos on his chest.   Resendez031196

If you know how to locate Resendez, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.