All posts by Lt. Michael Pena

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 .

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.

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.

Impound Lot Auction

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Time: 10:00 am (gates open at 8:00 am )
Location: 5485 Greenwood

ON SITE AUCTION SALE AND LIVE ONLINE (WEBCAST)

REGISTRATION: visit https://siskauction.hibid.com/ to register and obtain further on-line auction instructions.

EVERYONE MUST BE REGISTERED AND HAVE A BIDDER NUMBER TO ENTER THE AUCTION!

VIEWING: Friday, January 6, 2023, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

No purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing on Friday.
No one under 18 allowed.  This includes after the auction during pick up times.
Facemasks, face coverings and social distancing strongly encouraged.

Robbery Suspect

Date: Wednesday December 28, 2022
Time: 12:31 pm
Location: 4100 Staples
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 2212280041

On Wednesday December 28, 2022, at 12:31 pm officers were dispatched to the 4100 block of South Staples in reference to a robbery.

When the officers arrived, they found that an adult male had entered the financial institution and demanded money from the teller. The teller gave an undisclosed amount of money to the male offender who then fled on foot and got into a silver SUV.

The offender is described as a White male in his 60’s, grey hair, approximately 5’7” and walks with a cane.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation.  If anyone has 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 www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.

Winston Lawrence Breeding Remembrance

On November 2, 2004, retired Arlington Police Officer Winston Lawrence Breeding came to the aid of one of our officers attempting to apprehend a bank robber.

During the apprehension the offender discharged a weapon mortally wounding Winston Breeding.

On the 18th anniversary of his passing the Corpus Christi Police Department remembers Winston Breeding’s sacrifice and offer our condolences to the Breeding family. May he rest in peace.

Impound lot auction

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Time: 10:00 am (gates open at 8:00 am)
Location: 5485 Greenwood

ON SITE AUCTION SALE AND LIVE ONLINE (WEBCAST)

REGISTRATION: visit https://siskauction.hibid.com/ to register and obtain further on-line auction instructions.

VIEWING: Friday, November 4, 2022, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

EVERYONE MUST BE REGISTERED AND HAVE A BIDDER NUMBER TO ENTER THE AUCTION!

-No purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing on FRIDAY.
-No one under 18 allowed.  This includes after the auction during pick up times.
-Facemasks, face coverings and social distancing strongly encouraged.

109 Cars, Pickups, and Motorcycles

“Crush the Crisis” Event

The Corpus Christi Police Department in cooperation with Corpus Christi Medical Center Doctor’s Regional Hospital and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be hosting a “Crush the Crisis” prescription drug take back event Saturday October 29, 2022, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

If you have any old or unneeded prescriptions, you may stop by and deposit them in a designated receptacle for proper disposal at the following locations:

-Doctor’s Regional Hospital 3315 South Alameda
-CCFD Fire Station #14 5901 South Staples
-Water’s Edge Park 601 South Shoreline Boulevard

NVID JANE STING

An anti-prostitution operation conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division Wednesday afternoon resulted in the arrests of eight women on charges of prostitution.  The women were arrested after they solicited an undercover CCPD Officer for sex acts in exchange for money.

NVID Detectives were assisted in the operation by Operations Division Officers, as well as civilians with the Red Cord Initiative. The Red Cord Initiative is a prostitution diversion program aimed to provide practical and emotional support for those involved in prostitution. The program is successful due to the collaboration between the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, social service organizations, the Nueces County District Attorney Office, and the Corpus Christi Police Department. The program affords those involved with sex work an opportunity to address the myriad of behavioral, social, and psychological problems they have faced throughout their lifetime. Since 2013, Red Cord has provided case management, health services, job training, substance abuse treatment, clothing, housing, counseling, and other social services needed to address the circumstances related to their involvement in prostitution. Participants who successfully complete the program have their cases dismissed by the District Attorney’s Office.

Four of the women during the operation agreed to participate and were accepted into the program, the other was deemed ineligible due to prior convictions.  Since its inception in 2013, 180 men and women have qualified for the program, and 37 have graduated from the program. The Red Cord initiative receives no government funding and is supported entirely through donations. To learn more, volunteer or donate, citizens can visit the Coastal Bend Wellness foundation at http://www.cbwellness.org.

Although often inaccurately referred to as a “victimless” crime, prostitution is inextricably linked to multiple other crimes including assault, human trafficking, sexual abuse, drug abuse, and the spread of sexually transmitted infectious disease. Neighborhoods where prostitution is prevalent experience a drastic degradation of the quality of life that citizens expect and deserve. The Corpus Christi Police Department will continue to collaborate with all government and private entities to combat prostitution and help accomplish our mission of working with the community to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime and enhance public safety.