WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT MISSING PERSON ALERTS?

Missing person alerts are used to get information out to the public in hope of receiving tips and then leads to the recovery of a person in danger.  
There are currently six different types of alerts, and each categorize a different type of missing or abducted individual.

AMBER Alert
Notifies the public when a child has been abducted and is believed to be in danger of sexual assault, bodily injury, or death.

Silver Alert
Notifies the public of a missing older adult with a documented mental condition.

Blue Alert
Notifies the public of a wanted violent criminal who has killed or seriously wounded a local, state, or federal law enforcement officer.

Endangered Missing Persons Alert
Notifies the public of a missing person (of any age) with an intellectual disability.

Camo Alert
Notifies the public of a missing current or former member of the United States armed forces, including the National Guard or a reserve or auxiliary unit of any branch of the armed forces who is struggling with mental illness.

CLEAR
Notifies the public of missing, kidnapped, or abducted adult or adults who are in immediate danger of injury or death.

For more information on the statewide alert programs visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website. https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/intelligence-counterterrorism/amber-silver-blue-endangered-missing-persons-camo-clear-alert

BECOME A 9-1-1 DISPATCHER

If you are looking for a challenging and fulfilling job, consider applying as a 9-1-1 MetroCom Dispatcher. A dispatcher serves the entire county, not only law enforcement, but fire and medical emergency services.

We are currently seeking qualified applicants who are seeking a challenging career as a MetroCom 9-1-1 Dispatcher. If you would like to become a MetroCom 9-1-1 dispatcher either select this link https://www.cctexas.com/…/police…/9-1-1-dispatchers .

NARCOTICS INVESTIGATORS SERVE SEARCH WARRANT ON WOOLDRIDGE RD

Officers with the CCPD Narcotics & Vice Investigations Division (NVID) believe they have disrupted a major drug distribution operation, after serving a search warrant on Friday, January 20, 2023, at a residence located on the 7500 blk of Wooldridge.  The search warrant was the culmination of a months-long undercover investigation.

During the search of the residence investigators seized 13.8 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, 5.5 pounds of THC oil, 2.2 pounds of THC butter and four firearms.  Three vehicles and over $67,000 in cash were also seized from the residence, which are believed to be proceeds from drug dealing.  The drugs had a combined street value of approximately $233, 894, according to investigators.

20-year-old Quy Nguyen was arrested during the search warrant.  Nguyen will face felony charges of Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.

The large amount of seized drugs, cash and weapons suggests this residence was a large-scale supplier of narcotics within Corpus Christi.

practice physical assessment test

You are invited to attend the Corpus Christi Police Department Practice Physical Assessment Test (PAT) on Saturday, February 4, 2023, for the upcoming CCPD 83rd Police Academy which is projected to begin July 2023.

The practice test will take place at the Main Police Station located at 321 John Sartain, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. Applicants will meet us at the gated entrance directly across from Whataburger on the Bay (Water Street side of the building).

Check in time will be between 7:00 am – 7:30 am, so we can start promptly at 8:00 am. During the practice test, instructors will explain and demonstrate each phase of the physical fitness test. Officers will also be available to answer any questions you have about any phase of the testing and hiring process. Applicants who successfully complete the course will receive a PAT waiver that will be valid for up to 30 days. That means you will only need to pass the written examination on your scheduled test date.

Please report to the test site in physical fitness attire and have your state-issued identification card or driver’s license with you.

For more information or to rsvp for the Practice PAT call 361-886-2626.

WANTED SUBJECT

Officers are asking for your help to locate Adryano Gonzalez who has an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation – Assault (No Bond).

Gonzalez is described as a 21-year-old male, who stands 5’06” feet, weighs approximately 126 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Gonzalez, call Crime Stoppers at (361)888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

US MARSHALS AND FBI RECOVER MISSING CHILD


The following is a release from the US Marshals Service.

On January 17, 2023, the United StatesMarshals Service, Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force (GCVOFTF), Corpus Christi Office, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation concluded with the safe recovery of Critically Missing Child Edwin BUSKIRK II. 

On December 29th the USMS received a request from the Corpus Christi Police Department for interference with child custody.Information developed that Critically Missing Child Edwin BUSKIRK II was taken outside of the United States. As a result, the GCVOFTF along with the FBI Corpus Christi International Parental Kidnapping Unit and the FBI Mexico Assistance Legal Attaché (ALAT) began a joint investigation on this case.

On January 17, 2023, at 7:00 pm thanks to the instrumental contribution of the USMS GCVOFTF, FBI Mexico ALAT, Rebecca BUSKIRK was apprehended, and the child safely recovered at the southern border of Mexico, state of Chiapas. Both the child, and the kidnapping suspect will be medically assessed, and child will be reunited with family members. Fugitive BUSKIRK will be extradited for prosecution.

USMS appreciate the massive collaboration of the community out of concerns for the health of the child.

The United States Marshals Service GCVOFTF located in Corpus Christi, Texas, is integrated by remarkable Agents from Department of Public Safety, Nueces County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Corpus Christi Police Department, and other Partner Federal Agencies that work together to safeguard our communities.

Missing Child

UPDATE 01-12-23 11:38 am
The vehicle has been located and had been sold to another person. The vehicle is no longer linked to the missing child.

It is unknown what type of vehicle they may be traveling in.

Original Post
The United States Marshal Service is requesting assistance in locating a high risk missing child.

On December 15, 2022, a Nueces County Judge granted custody of eight-year-old Edwin Buskirk II to his biological Father. On December 16, 2022, the biological mother Rebecca Buskirk (AKA Rebecca Raj) failed to return the child and a warrant of arrest was issued for Interfering with Child Custody.

Rebecca is a 37-year-old white female, 5’4”, 140 lbs., brown eyes, with dark colored hair that may have some grey.  She is believed to be in a dark colored Chevy Silverado truck displaying handicapped Texas license plate 8TCTX or HTN8102

Edwin Buskirk II is special needs diagnosed tier level 3 nonverbal autism and special controlled medication is needed daily.

If you have any information on the location of Edwin Buskirk II or Rebecca Buskirk, please contact the United States Marshals at 361-267-6500 or the Corpus Christi Police Department at 911.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

As is our practice, we are releasing the information for the officer who was involved in the shooting on December 3, 2022.

A Corpus Christi Police Department Officer was severely injured after being shot during this critical incident; he remains on medical leave as he continues to recover from his injuries. The same Officer discharged his weapon during that critical incident.

Officer Gustavo Medina has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 3.5 years. 


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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

For additional information on this incident: OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING | CCPD Blotter (wordpress.com)

MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED

At approximately 8:38 am on Thursday, December 8, 2022, officers were dispatched to the 5800 block of S. Alameda reference a welfare check.

Upon arrival, officers located a 60-year-old adult male deceased on scene.  As with all unattended deaths, Investigators with our Robbery/Homicide Unit began an investigation. It was determined that the 60-year-old male was a victim of foul play.  

Through their investigation, Homicide Detectives followed up on several leads and were able to identify a suspect.  On Tuesday, January 3, 2023, Detectives were able to secure an arrest warrant for 42-year-old Phillip Cheatham for Murder ($750,000 Bond).

At approximately 6:15 pm on Friday, January 6, 2023, Officers with the US Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force, along with Officers assigned to our Gang Unit, K-9 Unit, Traffic Unit and Patrol Officers located and took Cheatham into custody on the 4500 block of E Causeway, near HWY 181 access road, without incident. 

Cheatham was transported to the main station to be interviewed and was later transported to the City Detention Center for processing.

If you have any information about this murder, please call Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide Detectives 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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

ADDRESSING RESPONSE TIME IN FATAL SHOOTING

Recently news media reported about an incident involving a juvenile female who was tragically killed. An inaccurate timeline is being provided, and we would like to clarify some of the facts about our response time.

CCPD’s hesitation to speak out on this was directly out of respect for the family; we do not want to bring further harm to the family, who is undoubtedly grieving.

We do not want a narrative that is not countered, that will ultimately relate to our public losing confidence in our 911 system. In an effort to provide clarity, we are providing the below timeline as related to this tragic incident that occurred on January 1, 2023.

· At 11:59:56 p.m., our 911 system received a call from the victim’s mother. A 911 Operator answered the call, noting there was silence, and the caller disconnected the phone.

· At 12:00:27 a.m., a 911 dispatcher called back on what was considered an incomplete 911 call, noting that the call went directly to voicemail.

· At 12:01:35 a.m., our 911 system received a call from a third party who advised that a juvenile had been shot. The caller immediately advised the caller-taker that Officers were on scene and disconnected the call.

We want to clarify that our officers were on the scene within less than 2 minutes of the shooting. Unfortunately, the parents had left the scene before officers could make contact. We want to reiterate that this is no fault of the family, they were making every effort to receive life-saving measures for their loved one.

Upon the arrival of officers on scene, they were notified by neighbors that the family had self-transported the victim to a local hospital but did not have specifics on their destination. Additional Patrol Officers went to each of our local hospitals to locate the victim. A series of unfortunate events delayed the family’s arrival at the hospital. Still, upon their arrival, they were met by officers who removed the victim from the vehicle and carried her into the hospital for medical care.

We have heard the concerns about calls being made to 911 going unanswered. We want to clarify that the emergency calls are being answered. 911 does not disconnect calls; the phone will continue to ring until a connection is made. If the caller abandons the call, a 911 call-taker will return the phone call.

The City of Corpus Christi is committed to maintaining the high level of service that the community expects and deserves.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family.

Corpus Christi Police Daily Blotter

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