All posts by Senior Officer Gena Pena


Nueces County Sheriffs Office is asking for your help to locate 28-year-old Kurt Clyde Solis (01/05/1990) who has an outstanding warrant out of Nueces County for Failure to Appear/Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle case/No Bond.

Solis is described as a 28-year-old male who stands 5′ 11″, weighs approximately 230 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.


If you know how to locate Kurt Solis, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at, it can earn you a cash reward.  The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.  You may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.  



Update: The robbery suspect has been taken into police custody.


Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
4:23 PM
Location: 6000 Block of SPID
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1802210113

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a Robbery at 4:23 PM at a Bank in the 6000 Block of SPID.

Investigators are searching for the suspect who committed this robbery.  The male was described as a white male, mid 20’s, standing 6’00”, approximately 130 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes, wearing a red shirt, shorts, black hoodie and a blue/gray baseball cap. The suspect was last seen leaving in a small, white 4 door vehicle.






Anyone who can identify this suspect, or who has any additional information about this crime should call (361) 886-2600.  If you have any information about this crime and want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.


A 20-year-old man, who provided his customers a wide array of illegal substances, was busted late last week by Officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division. Officers served a pre-planned search warrant on his residence in the 4300 block of Vestal street around noontime last Thursday. During the search, officers found and seized approximately one ounce of cocaine, one half-ounce of crack cocaine, five ounces of THC “wax”, six ounces of marijuana, an AK-47 type semi-auto rifle, two pistol grip shotguns, four handguns, and two bullet resistant vests; one of the vests had been reported stolen from a federal law enforcement agent during an previous auto burglary. Officers arrested Aaron Seth Bender (DOB: 6-27-1997) and charged him with manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 2, both first degree felonies, and possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor. The felonies are punishable by five to ninety-nine years in prison, while the misdemeanor charge carries a term of up to one year in jail. Detectives are continuing to investigate and additional charges are possible.

NVID Detectives, who had invested a great deal of time and effort into this case over a period of several months, were gratified by the amount of drugs recovered, as well as the number of firearms and stolen bullet proof vests that were seized during the raid.



Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 9:29 PM
Location: 4400 block of Kostoryz
Offense: Assault Security Officer, Assault Causes Bodily Injury
Case Number: 1711120106

At approximately 9:29 PM on Sunday, November 12, 2017, Officers were dispatched to the 4400 block of Kostoryz for an assault. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 57-year-old male, who was working in the capacity of a security guard at the time of the assault.

The 57-year-old male advised that he was sitting on his security bicycle, completing an incident report on a handheld device, when an unknown male ran up behind him and pushed him off of his bicycle. The 57-year-old victim advised that his fall caused pain and injury.  The victim and a witness reported seeing the suspect running toward a nearby apartment complex and being picked up by a dark in color SUV.

Surveillance footage captures two males completing a purchase, exiting the store together and walking to a dark in color SUV.   The passenger soon after exits the SUV, runs up to the 57-year-old victim and knocks him to the ground for no apparent reason.  Additional footage shows the suspect running away from the scene and the SUV exiting the parking lot where the suspect is picked up outside of camera view.

The suspects are facing charges of Assault on a Security Officer (3rd degree felony) and Assault Causes Bodily Injury (Class A misdemeanor).



If you can identify either of the males in this video, or have any additional information about this crime, please call the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600. Information may be provided anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or online at  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.


Date: Monday, February 19, 2018 3:05 AM
Location: 3800 block of Brandywine
Offenses: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Burglary of a Habitation with Intended Other Felony
Unlawful Possession Firearm by a Felon
Harassment by Persons in Correctional Facility
Case Number: 1802190020

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 3800 block of Brandywine in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived and contacted a witness to the incident.  The witness advised that they initially heard a verbal argument, a physical disturbance, and then heard what they thought to be a gun shot.  The witness then observed a male suspect leaving the home and went to check on the victim, who was found to be lying on the floor unconscious with a head wound.  This head wound was initially thought to be a gunshot wound.

Through their investigation, officers determined that the suspect was at a residence across the breezeway from the original incident.  Officers initially attempted to communicate with the suspect via the police car speaker, which resulted in two of the occupants exiting the home.  It was discovered that two additional persons remained inside the home with the suspect and it was unclear if these people were being held against their will.  Due to these circumstances the SWAT and Hostage Negotiation teams were called to the scene.

SWAT and HNT arrived and attempted negotiations with the suspect.  After two hours of communicating, the other two persons inside the home were able to safely exit the home, leaving only the suspect inside the residence.  Officers exhausted all means of communication and efforts were unsuccessful in gaining compliance from the suspect to exit the residence.  SWAT operators eventually introduced gas into the home and were able to extract the offender from the residence.

He was taken into custody at approximately 6:11 AM.

It was later determined that the victim, a 62-year-old male, did not sustain a gunshot wound.  The victim was hit with the handgun several times, which resulted in a head injury.  The victim reported that a shot was fired during the incident but he was not hit.

A consent to search was obtained and a handgun was located inside of the residence and it was seized as evidence.

The offender was identified as Juan Machuca (03/25/96).  He was transported to Christus Spohn Shoreline to be medically cleared prior to booking. While at the Hospital, Offender Machuca assaulted a Corpus Christi Police Officer by spitting in the Officer’s face.

Juan Machuca was booked on the following charges: Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon, Burglary Of Habitation With Intended Other Felony, Harassment By Person In Correctional Facility and Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm By A Felon.


Date:  Saturday, February 03, 2018
Location: 4600 Block of Up River Rd
Incident:  Homicide
Incident Number:  1802030096

On the afternoon of February 3, 2018, Corpus Christi Police Department responded to a missing person report in the 4600 Blk of Up River Rd.  Responding officers found Jesus Gomez was missing along with a potential homicide scene.  The Criminal Investigations Section was requested to assist with the investigation.  With the assistance of Robstown Police Department, the Texas Rangers and the Nueces County Medical Examiner’s office, it was determined that the bodies found early February 3, 2018 in Robstown were that of the missing person, 51-year-old Jesus Gomez and 35-year-old Isabel Cuellar.

At this time, it appears that Jesus Gomez and Isabel Cuellar were victims of a homicide in the 4600 Blk of Up River Rd and transported to Robstown where their bodies were burned.

The Corpus Christi Police Dept. is looking for any information regarding this double homicide.  Please contact Det. C. Mendez at 361-886-2881 or if you want to remain anonymous call 361-888-TIPS or visit



Date: Thursday, February 01, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: 4900 block of Concorde
Offense: Animal Cruelty
Case Number: 1802010118

On Thursday afternoon, a call for service was made to our Animal Care Services office regarding a dog that was seen hanging from a fence. Animal Control Officers arrived at the location and found a dog that was dead. The initial investigation indicated that the dog had attempted to jump over a fence but its leash became entangled in the fence, and that led to its death. Contact was made with the homeowner, who claimed the dog. A concurrent investigation was initiated by both ACS and the Criminal Investigation Division.

A necropsy will be conducted by our veterinarian this afternoon.



Super Bowl Sunday is here – and there is still time to make a plan for a sober ride home.

Here are a couple of links with educational content that can be downloaded and shared. 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:



Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Location: Emory and Rushing
Offense: Kidnapping (attempt)
Case Number: 1801300073

At approximately 3:49 pm Officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of Emory Street for an attempted kidnapping. A 10-year-old girl reported that around 3:20 pm a male approached her as she was walking near the intersection of Emory and Rushing and advised the 10-year old that her parent had sent him to pick her up.  As the male approached closer, the 10-year-old girl ran for safety.

Corpus Christi Police Officers canvassed the area looking for surveillance footage and any possible witnesses.  Officers were able to obtain video and isolate images of the possible suspect vehicle, which is described as a blue in color SUV.  The 10-year-old girl described the suspect as a 30-40 year old male, standing approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches, with short dark hair which had some gray, a circular tattoo on his arm and was wearing a sleeveless shirt and blue jeans.

Investigators would now like your help to identify this man.   Officers are also asking that if you live in the area of Emory and Rushing and own surveillance cameras, that you please check your footage for any suspicious activity that could assist in the investigation.


If you can identify the driver of this vehicle, or have any additional information about this attempted kidnapping, call the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600. Information may be provided to Investigators anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or online at  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.