All posts by Lt. J.C. Hooper

Suspect In Reported Kidnapping Attempt Has Been Identified


Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 17:25
Location: 3100 Ruth
Offense: Kidnapping (attempted) (Texas Penal Code Section 20.03) 3rd degree felony
Case Number: 1603300143

The suspect of this reported Kidnapping attempt has been positively identified.

Persistence, hard work, and acute observation skills by Lt. Brian Hill paid off yesterday and he was able to find the person that was wanted for questioning in this March 30 incident.  The suspect cooperated with Lt. Hill and spoke with investigators yesterday evening.  He was released at this time pending further investigation and consultation with the District Attorneys Office.

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Whitewing Drive Burglary/Shooting Suspect Has Been Booked

Anthony Molina, 08/19/1981,  was booked at the City Detention Center on 05/05/2016 at 1:39 p.m. Molina had been in a local hospital, under guard, since the time that he was taken into custody.  He was booked on a Warrant that stemmed from charges related to the Burglary, Shooting, and Evading Arrest incident that occurred in the 6700 Block of Whitewing Dr. on April 30, 2016.

Molina was transferred to the Nueces County Jail and is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives would like to have complete information related to this case and urge anyone with any information about this case to call 886-2600 and provide the information to Detectives in reference to case number 1604300013.

The Corpus Christi Police have Crime Victim’s Advocates and encourage anyone in Corpus Christi in a potentially violent relationship to reach out to Police and community resources for early intervention


Mr. Ryan Alan Krietsch, 07/16/1982, was arrested in San Diego, Texas on 04/21/16 at about 6 p.m. by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. He was arrested on a warrant for Sexual Assault. Krietsch was magistrated in Duval County and transferred to Nueces County. He was booked into the Nueces County Jail on the warrant that carried a $125,000 Bond. Krietsch was previously employed at John Paul High School and San Diego High School.

The investigation is ongoing for this reported Sexual Assault. Anyone who knows any additional information about this reported crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2840 reference CCPD case #1602170155.

Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Man Wanted on numerous warrants gets away, for now…

Issac Collins

Issac  Collins, 02/27/1987,  Image is from 2013

U.S. Marshals and C.C.P.D. attempted to take Mr. Issac Collins, 02/27/1987, into custody at about 9:45 p.m. last night. He evaded arrest and pursuing Officers thought that they had him located in the attic of a home in the 2200 block of Baldwin Blvd.   CCPD SWAT was called because they have specialized training and equipment that would assist in taking this fugitive into custody from that challenging environment in a safe and timely manner.  Mr. Collins was not located.   The SWAT operation was concluded at about 01:45 a.m. this morning but the search continues for Mr. Collins by several agencies.  Issac Collins is wanted out of Brewster County on numerous property crime related warrants.

 Anyone who knows any additional information about this fugitive or any other crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600. Information about unsolved crimes may also be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.




CCPD Social Media Success- Missing Children Were Quickly Located

At about 7:20 yesterday evening, Officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Violet Road in response to a call for three missing children. Responding Officers and concerned neighbors did an extensive search of the area and the missing children were not found.  Supervising officers at the scene obtained images of the missing children and contacted the CCPD Public Information Office.   The images of the children and details of the event were posted to the CCPD Facebook and Twitter accounts and a short time later, a call came into Metrocom that citizen who follows CCPD on Social Media had seen the children on an RTA bus. Metrocom employees made contact with RTA via our shared communication system and were able to have the bus located and stopped. Officers were able to confirm the children were on the bus and the children were transported back to their home at about 10:30 P.M.  All three children were in good condition and appeared unharmed.

Social media worked this time.  Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, but please remember to call 911 for emergency Police Service.

Corpus Christi Assault Victim from 2006 Dies

Mr. Ricardo Guadiana, 08/24/1980, died near San Antonio on 03/09/2016. The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that the cause of death was blunt force trauma directly related to the aggravated assault that occurred here in Corpus Christi on 09/27/2006. Three offenders were charged and convicted of aggravated assault for the incident that occurred in the 1700 block of 16th Street.

Taxi Inspector is Ready for Business

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The Corpus Christi City Council passed an ordinance yesterday that officially makes Corpus Christi open for business when it comes to Transportation Network Companies. This amendment to Chapter 57 defines the necessary steps that must be taken by a person to become a legal operator for any Transportation Network Company that wishes to provide service in the City of Corpus Christi. The Taxi Inspector for the City of Corpus Christi extends a warm welcome to anybody that is interested in driving for a company that will be providing this service to the citizens of our community.

Chief Taxi Inspector, Mr. Berardo Cantu, can be contacted at 826-3558.  He and his staff are ready and willing to answer questions and also walk potential drivers through the application and vehicle inspection process.

A link to the driver application is attached below:



Scammin’ Time of Year

As tax time approaches, the Corpus Christi Police Dept. is warning taxpayers of an IRS phone scam that circulates during filing season. CCPD regularly receives reports from people who allege they have received calls from scammers impersonating IRS agents.

Although this scam isn’t new CCPD is again warning about this phone scam, stating the agency has seen a surge in reports of threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents.

IRS impersonators make threats of arrest, deportation and license revocation if they don’t receive immediate payment. The scammers then instruct the taxpayer to put money on a prepaid debit card or send payment via wire transfer. The IRS scam is currently trending on the BBB Scam Tracker, an online service that allows consumers to see types of scams being reported throughout the U.S. and read details of the scam. Consumers can view scams by state, by type of scam and dollar amount lost. Consumers can also use BBB Scam Tracker to report scam calls and offers they receive.

CCPD offers this advice to avoid getting scammed:

* Look out for “spoofing”. Part of scammers tactics include spoofing, which happens when the caller masks their own number and causes the number of a well-known service, like the IRS, to appear on caller ID. Also, the caller might give a badge number and know the last four digits of your Social Security number.

* Write down details. If you do get a call and are unsure, write down the phone number and name of the caller.

* Protect your personal information. Don’t provide any account number or other financial information over the phone.

* Know your rights. The IRS doesn’t request for prepaid debit cards or wire transfer payments, and will not ask for a credit card number over the phone. The IRS contacts taxpayers by mail.

* Don’t be bullied. Never trust callers who use threats and hostility to push you into doing what they want. Be skeptical of what a caller claims he or she can do if you refuse to meet their demand.

* Hang up and report it. If you’re unsure if the call is real, contact the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040 or go to You can also file a complaint with your local BBB, or CCPD

Stolen Credit Card Was Used


Here are some images of a person who used a credit card that was reported stolen in a burglary.  The burglary occurred on 02/09/2016 and the credit card was used a short time later at an Island convenience store.

If you recognize this person or if you have information about this case please call the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Division at 886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to the Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

Update: The images of the suspect from this post have been removed. Investigators have determined that the subject pictures was not involved in this crime.