All posts by Senior Officer Travis Pace

Welfare Concern leads to an arrest for Murder

Date: December 2, 2022
Location: 2400 Crews St.
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 2212020126

On December 2, 2022, at approx. 9:22 p.m. CCPD officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Crews Street in reference to a welfare concern. Officers arrived and contacted family members who advised that they had not heard from the female victim in several days and that this was very unusual for her. The officers were told that other family members attempted to contact the victim but were unsuccessful as well. The officers further communicated with family members and the suspect, who would not allow officers to conduct the welfare check.

Due to the information provided to the officers and through their investigative efforts, officers believed that the victim was in danger. Officers contained the scene and were able to get a search warrant for the residence. Once the warrant was signed officers entered the residence and found the 46-year-old female deceased. CID was called and Officers arrested 62-year-old Hector Davila for murder and transported to the City Detention Center.

Help us identify this forgery suspect

Date: Between October 4-9, 2022
Offense: Forgery of a Financial Instrument, Fraudulent use or possession of Identifying info
Case Number: 22010100070

Detectives need your help identifying a suspect believed to be involved in a forgery and fraud case.

On October 10, 2022 officers were contacted by a victim who advised that someone was passing forged checks with his account number. The victim provided a list of the locations and times the checks were passed. Detectives investigated and were able to obtain video of the suspect at several different locations.

If you have any information about this crime or the suspect, please call our Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840.

You may also call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

CCPD is investigating 2 reported shooting incidents.

The Corpus Christi Police Department has been made aware of a social media post about vehicles being shot in the area of Flour Bluff Dr. and are actively investigating these incidents.

The first incident occurred on October 31 and was reported at approximately 9:30 p.m. Officers investigated and discovered that a vehicle had been shot. The victim had stated that a vehicle passed him in the area of 2600 Flour Bluff Dr. and he heard a gunshot. The victim told officers that his vehicle was struck by a bullet. No one was injured and spent casings were found at the scene.

The second incident occurred on November 1 at approximately 8:00 p.m. officers responded to 10300 SPID in reference to a possible shooting. Officers arrived and contacted the victim. He advised that he was driving in the area of 1300 Glenoak turning onto 2600 Flour Bluff Dr. when he heard his right rear window shatter. No one was injured and officers searched the area but were unable to locate anything. The victim called and advised officers that he was cleaning his vehicle and located a ball bearing type projectile.

Officers are actively investigating and checking the area using all available resources. We want to remind our community to be aware of your surroundings and if you see suspicious activity or are a victim of crime, please call the police immediately.

If you have any information about these incidents, please call 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=.

Shooting at 5300 Old Brownsville Rd. left several people injured.

Date: Thursday September 8, 2022 1:19 PM
Location: 5300 Old Brownsville Rd.
Incident: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 22009080062

At 1:19 PM Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 5300 Block of Old Brownsville Rd. in reference to a shooting with multiple subjects injured. The officers arrived and observed several adult males in the parking lot with apparent gunshot injuries. Three adult males were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

Detectives, Forensic services and officers from other agencies arrived and began their investigation. Witnesses were transported to the main station for questioning. This does not appear to be a random act of violence and no suspects have been identified at this time.

If you have any information about this aggravated assault, please call our Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840.  

You may also call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Detectives Need your help identifying this vehicle of Interest

Date: Monday, August 29, 2022 7:01 AM
Location: 4200 block of Nicholson
Incident: Murder Case Number: 22008290027

On Monday, August 29, 2022 7:01 AM officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Nicholson.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male deceased at a residence. Homicide Investigators are out on scene working to identify what occurred.

It is still very early in the homicide investigation and we do not have any additional information to release at this time.

Detectives need you help identifying this vehicle of interest. It appears to be a small blue 4-door hatchback.

If you have any information about this vehicle or the occupant(s), please call our Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840.  

You may also call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Suspect arrested in the city’s latest homicide.

On Wednesday August 17, 2022, at 4:13 am officers were dispatched to 1800 Trey Way for an Unknown EMS call. When the officers arrived, they found a deceased male that had passed due to suspicious circumstances.  

Detectives with the robbery/homicide unit investigated and determined that the victim died of an apparent gunshot wound. Detectives were able to identify and obtain a warrant for suspect involved in the murder.

At approximately 12:45 pm officers were patrolling in the area of Poenisch and Alameda when they observed the suspect vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle and took the suspect into custody without incident.

Richard Lee Dixon

The suspect, 43-year-old Richard Lee Dixon, was transported to the main station to be questioned by investigators. Dixon was then transported to the City Detention Center and processed for murder.

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.

Detectives are working to solve the city’s latest homicide.

DATE: August 3, 2022 5:27 PM
LOCATION:  N. Staples and Comanche
OFFENSE: Murder

CASE #2208030093

On August 3, 2022 at approximately 5:27 pm officers were dispatched to the area of N. Staples and Comanche in reference to a shooting. As officers were en route they were advised that the victim was being transported by an unknown individual to the hospital.

Officers arrived at the hospital as the male victim was being worked on by hospital staff. The victim was being treated for a gunshot and was in critical condition.

As officers were investigating at the hospital they developed information that the shooting may have happened in the area of 1800 Van Loan. Officers went to the area of 1800 Van Loan and observed three males outside of a residence. One male ran inside the house and two males were detained outside. Officers then heard a couple of gunshots from inside the residence.

Officers set up a perimeter and after approximately an hour, a negotiator was able convince the subject to come outside. He was taken into custody without incident.

At approximately 7:36 pm the victim succumbed to his injuries. Detectives and officers are still actively investigating this murder. If anyone has any information about this crime they are asked to contact detectives at 361-886-2840 or call CrimeStoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8477).

Safety Tips: Stay Alert!!

Jugging is a term used to describe a crime in which someone carrying money is followed from one location to another. Typically, victims are followed from banks to another location and the offender either burglarizes the victim’s vehicle or robs them. 

Jugging Safety Tips

CCPD wants to spread awareness of this crime and recommends following these safety tips: 

  1. Always be vigilant of your surroundings and stay alert, especially when withdrawing money from your bank or ATM. If something looks suspicious or you feel you are being followed, call the police. 
  2. If you are transporting large sums of money, do not make any detours or stops en route to your destination. Get your money to a safe and secure location as quickly as you can. 
  3.  Always keep your money in an envelope or secure bag and on you at all times. Never leave your money in your vehicle, especially if it is in plain sight. If criminals are jugging you, a smash and grab is very common. 
  4. Be on the lookout for individuals backed into parking spaces, who do not exit their vehicle to conduct business.
  5. Be vigilant when using ATMs, as they typically target individuals using ATMs. Also, individuals leaving the branch should exercise caution as they could also be targeted.
  6. Be vigilant when arriving and departing. Be aware of your surroundings and don’t leave your car or the building if you observe suspicious vehicles parked in or around the parking lot.
  7. Conceal your money before you leave the bank/credit union.
  8. Don’t openly carry bank bags, envelopes or coin boxes.
  9. Watch for people following you.
  10. If you think you are being targeted/followed, call 911 and keep the dispatcher on the line to describe your location, where you are headed, etc. and keep driving until a marked police car finds you.
  11. Make banking the last stop of your errands.

Again pay attention to your surroundings, stay alert and if you feel you are being targeted call 911.

Suspect Arrested for making a fake threat to a local school.

On June 1st at 2:43 pm, officers were dispatched to West Oso Elementary for a shooting in progress. Officers quickly responded and determined that no shooting occurred. MetroCom personnel were able to find an address associated with the caller. Officers went to the area of 4200 Dryer Circle and made contact with the female suspect. Officers arrested the 57-year-old Carmen Mendoza for terroristic threats.

We want to reassure the public that we take these threats seriously and if found to be a hoax we will file charges to the fullest extent of the law.

Carmen Mendoza

WALK IN SHOOTING VICTIM DIES FROM HIS INJURIES

Date: Friday, May 20, 2022 5:36 pm
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 2205200091

On May 20th at approximately 3:12 pm, officers were dispatched to 600 Elizabeth St. in reference to a walk in shooting. The 41 year old male victim was immediately taken in for treatment. At 5:36 pm, as officers were investigating, the victim succumbed to his injuries. CCPD robbery/homicide detectives are actively working this case and have little information .

If you have any information about this murder and want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers . If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.