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A combined narcotics investigation involving agents from the DEA, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Corpus Christi Police Department Narcotics/Vice Investigations Division resulted in the disruption of a south side drug trafficking operation early Friday.  At approximately 8:00 am, investigators from all three agencies served a search warrant on a residence in the 4900 block of Monitor Street.  During the search, officers found and seized approximately 30 pounds of marijuana, a small quantity of methamphetamine, three handguns, a rifle, a shotgun, and over six-hundred dollars in cash.  One of the firearms was discovered to be stolen, and a second had the serial number obliterated. The suspect, a 53-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital after he complained of chest pains.  He is facing felony charges for manufacture and delivery of marijuana, along with possible felony charges for possession of a stolen firearm and tampering with serial numbers. Today’s bust is yet another prime example of the cooperative efforts between the CCPD and Federal Agencies to combat drug trafficking in our community.



Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 9:27 AM
Location: 6810 Saratoga Blvd
Offense: Robbery
Case Number: 1709280032

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a Robbery at 9:27 AM at the Postal Employees Credit Union located at 6810 Saratoga Blvd.

The Reporting Party told Officers two men walked in, jumped over the counter and demanded money.  No injuries were reported.  The men were able to get away with an undisclosed amount of money and were last seen traveling southbound on foot.

Investigators are still searching for the suspects in this case.  The males were described as Hispanic males, one standing 5’7” and the other standing 5’2”; both males were observed to be wearing blue jeans, long sleeve tan shirts, hard hats, sunglasses, gloves, yellow reflective vests and both had some type of cloth or material covering the bottom portion of their faces.

Anyone who can identify these men, or who has any additional information about this crime should call the Corpus Christi Criminal Investigation Division at 886-2840.  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 http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.



Date: Friday, August 25, 2017, 6:29 AM
Location: 7200 block of Gingerberry
Offense: Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, Theft of Firearm from Motor Vehicle
Case Number: 1708250006

On Friday, August 25, 2017, Officers were dispatched to the 7200 block of Gingerberry, reference a possible Auto Burglary.  Upon arrival, Officers observed a male holding another male at gun point. When Officers were nearing the pair, the suspect male fled on foot, jumping a fence. Officers made contact with the male who was holding the weapon in an effort to determine what had occurred, while other Officers searched for the male who had fled on foot.

The victim advised Officers that he had just arrived at his residence in the 7200 block of Windwillow and walked into his residence briefly, advising that when he returned to his vehicle he discovered several items, including a handgun and a laptop, to be missing from the vehicle. The victim advised that he had seen two males walking away from his residence and located the two males inside a vehicle on the 7200 block of Gingerberry, noting that they were in possession of his property.  The victim advised that he was attempting to call 911 while holding to pair at gunpoint, when both males ran from the location, just as Officers were arriving.

Both suspects were located in the area and were taken into custody.  The personal property the victim noted as being stolen was also located in the suspect vehicle. The suspects were identified as Bredley Dukuze (04/03/1997) and Elijah Mcginnis (05/28/1998).

Dukuze and Mcginnis were both arrested for Burglary of a Vehicle from Motor Vehicle and Theft of Firearm from Motor Vehicle. They were both transported to the City Detention Center.





Mcginnis, Elijah (05/28/1998)


Date: Monday, August 28, 2017, 10:40 AM
Location: 1600 block of 17th Street
Offense: Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, Warrant of Arrest
Case Number: 1708280033

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of 17th Street, reference a burglary to a vehicle in progress.  Upon arrival, Officers observed the suspect being detained by another subject, who was later identified as the owner of the vehicle.  The suspect was identified as Efrain Ybarra (12/25/1994).

The victim advised that he drove up to his office and noticed Ybarra rummaging through the center console of his vehicle and observed Ybarra to be in possession of his personal property, noting that he then detained Ybarra until Officers arrived.

Ybarra was arrested for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and an outstanding warrant. Ybarra was also tied to a previous incident where he entered a building without the owners consent, he was subsequently charged with Criminal Trespass.

Ybarra was transported to the City Detention Center.


Efrain Ybarra (12/25/94)



Date: Monday, August 28, 2017, 3:21 PM
Location: 1900 block of Purdue
Offense: Burglary of a Building
Case Number: 1708280074

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Pine Hollow reference a Burglary in Progress.  Witnesses described the suspect as a male who was wearing a red shirt and black shorts who was last seen running behind a boarded up house.

Upon arrival, Officers observed the suspect walking from behind a nearby residence.

Through the investigation, it was determined that the male had kicked in a door to a secured apartment.  The suspect who was identified as a juvenile, was arrested and transported to the NCJJC for processing.


Date: Monday, August 28, 2017, 6:58 PM
Location: 4000 block of S. Port
Offense: Burg of Motor Vehicle, Fraud Use of Identifying Info, Tamper w/Evidence
Case Number: 1708280092

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of S. Port, in reference to Theft of Property.

The reporting party advised that a white male with shaggy black hair, wearing a white muscle shirt, black pants and pushing a shopping cart was trying to purchase items with a stolen credit card. Updates to the call provided that when the purchase was denied, the male caused a disturbance prior to leaving on foot.  Officers made contact with a male matching the description provided on the 3800 block of S. Port.  The male was detained and was identified as Michael Werner (04/27/1970).

When asked about being in possession of a stolen credit card, Werner denied having any knowledge of the card.  When Werner stepped out of the unit, hidden in his waistband were a TX DL and Credit Card not belonging to him.  Through their investigation, Officers determined that the Driver’s License and Credit Card were taken from a prior Burglary to a Motor Vehicle which occurred earlier in the day.

Werner was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information and Tampering with Evidence.  He was transported to the City Detention Center.



Michael Werner (04/27/1970)





Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9:45 AM
Location: 4100 Block of Ayers
Offense: Burglary of a Building
Case Number: 1708260026

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Officers were dispatched to the 4100 block of Ayers, reference a burglary in progress.  The reporting party advised that a black male with reddish hair on one side, wearing a black jersey with tattoos on one arm kicked in the window to the business and went inside the drugstore, which was closed at the time.

Upon arrival, witnesses on scene immediately advised Officers that the male suspect was seen walking into 4100 block of Carlton.  Officers located and detained a male at a home in the 4100 block of Carlton who matched the description.  The male was brought back to the store, at which point he admitted to being inside of the store, but not breaking the window.

Back at the original location, a field identification was completed and the witness advised that Marcus Sutherland-Trevino was the subject observed breaking into the store.   Marcus Sutherland-Trevino (06/11/1997) was arrested for Burglary of a Building.

Marcus was transported to the CDC without incident.




Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:10 AM
Location: 2000 Block of Gollihar
Offense: Burglary of a Building, Possession of Marijuana
Case Number: 1708260027

On Saturday, August 26, 2017 Officers were dispatched to a convenience store in the 2000 block of Gollihar Rd., in reference to a burglary in progress.

Upon arrival, Officers observed the right front door of the store had been smashed and observed a male later identified as Elpidio Ledesma (09/29/92) exiting the building through the door with the broken window.   Ledesma was taken into custody at which point he was also found to be in possession of Marijuana.

Ledesma was arrested and Charged with Burglary of a Building and Possession of Marijuana.  He was  transported him to the City Detention Center.



Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017, 7:51 AM
Location: 2700 Block of S Staples
Offense: Burglary of a Building, Criminal Mischief, Evading Arrest
Case Number: 1708270018

On Sunday, August 27, 2017 an Officer patrolling the area of S. Staples/Texan St was flagged down by several citizens pointing toward a cell phone business.  The Officer observed that the front window of the store had been shattered.  Witnesses described the suspect as a male who was wearing an orange shirt over his head and advised that he was last seen running toward the back of the store.

Arriving Officers saturated the area in the neighborhood behind this store.  After speaking to several witnesses, it was determined that the suspect had dropped a piece of stolen property in the alleyway behind the store before jumping several fences in an effort to get away.   Officers located the suspect in the 1200 block of Brentwood, and after a short chase, the Offender Marcus Saenz (01/07/1989), was apprehended.  Saenz was positively identified by witnesses on scene.

While checking the area, Officers located a backpack in the bed of a truck near where the Offender was taken into custody, inside the backpack was the Orange shirt that Saenz has been observed wearing when running from the store.

Offender Saenz was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Building, Criminal Mischief and Evading Arrest.








Police would like help from the public to locate a fugitive who has an active warrant for her arrest.  Law Enforcement Officers are searching for 19-year-old Britney Baltazar  (07/21/98) for charges stemming from an Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (No Bond) as well as a second warrant for Theft (Bond-$5,000). 

Baltazar is described as a 19-year-old female who stands 5 feet 1 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds, with Strawberry Blonde hair and Brown eyes.


If you know how to locate Baltazar, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.



Date:  Friday, July 21, 2017, 3:21 PM
Location: 1400 Devon
Offense: Aggravated Assault W/Deadly Weapon
Case Number: 1707210010, 1707220123


On July 21, 2017 Officers responded to the 1400 block of Devon, reference a shots fired call, which was upgraded to a shooting with injuries.  Upon arrival, Officers located a 47-year-old male with a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to the hospital with critical injuries and remains hospitalized today.

On July 22, 2017 at approximately 8:05 p.m. Officers effected a traffic stop near the intersection of 19th Street and Mussett Street, which resulted in an arrest of Guzman, Jonathan (08/02/1986).   Guzman was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Possession of Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2-A and Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia.  Through ballistic testing, it was discovered that the weapon being possessed by Guzman during the traffic stop was the same weapon used in the shooting on Devon.

A warrant was subsequently issued for Jonathan Guzman for the charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Guzman remains in the Nueces County Jail and is being held on a $250,000 bond.


Date of the Arrest:  Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:24 p.m.
Location: 5700 block of Curtis Clark
Offense: Warrant, Evading Arrest
Case Number: 1706220071, 1706220084

On June 22, 2017 at approximately 12:00 p.m., the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force received a request for assistance from the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in locating a wanted fugitive.  At approximately 12:20 p.m. the task force received information that the fugitive in question, Emmanuel Grear 05/04/1997, was at an apartment complex in the 5700 block of Curtis Clark with a friend, Jeremy DelosSantos 07/04/1995.

The members of the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrived at the location and observed both subjects walking through the complex.  When they attempted to make contact, both Grear and DelosSantos evaded on foot.  Both Grear and DelosSantos were taken into custody.

Emmanuel Grear was arrested for five outstanding warrants; Aggravated Kidnapping ($100,000 Bond), Aggravated Sexual Assault ($250,000 Bond), Aggravated Robbery ($75,000 Bond) and two Probation Violations for Robbery (No Bond).  Jeremy DelosSantos was arrested for Evading Arrest.

Both Offenders were booked into the City Detention Center for processing and have been transferred to the Nueces County Jail.

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Location: 400 Block of Clark
Offense: Burglary of a Vehicle
Case Number: 1705200056

Corpus Christi Detectives would like help from the public to identify and locate a female who Detectives believe may be involved in an Auto Burglary in the 400 block of Clark

A Corpus Christi Police Officer generated an offense report detailing that two vehicles were burglarized in the early morning hours of May 20, 2017.  The victim advised that one of the items stolen was a reloadable credit card, which had funds.  The victim received an automatic alert detailing where the card was used.  The Officer followed up at the place where the card was used and retrieved surveillance footage of the female using the stolen card, without the owner’s effective consent.


The female has not been apprehended and Detectives want your help to identify this suspect.  If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com .  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.





CCPD Narcotics/Vice Investigators shut down another synthetic cannabis dealer Thursday morning on the near west side.  At approximately 9:00 am, NVID Officers, assisted by the CCPD Bike Patrol, served a search and arrest warrant at a residence on the 1000 block of Eighteenth Street.   During the search, officers found and seized approximately one half ounce of synthetic cannabis product, 10 grams of THC “wax”, packaging materials, surveillance equipment, and over $27,000 in cash.  Arrested were Ramon Lopez (DOB:7-1-1995) and Emily Marines (DOB:10-17-1994).  Both were charged under the Texas Health and Safety Code with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 2, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

The home was located near where several serious synthetic cannabis related overdoses had been reported in recent weeks.  NVID Investigators initially suspected that the residence may have been the source of the tainted product and stepped up their efforts to shut it down. The search warrant on Thursday was the culmination of that investigation.  “Although we have not established a direct link between this residence and the overdoses, based upon the amount of traffic at the residence, the packaging materials, and the amount of cash seized, we believe it was a significant source of synthetic cannabis in that area,” said NVID Commander Todd Green. “Once this residence came up on our radar, NVID Investigators worked very quickly along with our Patrol Division Officers to shut this operation down. I’m very proud of their efforts and teamwork.”

Sometimes referred to as “legal” or “Kush”, synthetic cannabis can cause serious, sometimes fatal, reactions in users.   The drug is frequently abused by the homeless population, contributing to numerous quality of life issues including public intoxication, thefts, and panhandling, as well as more serious crimes such as prostitution, assaults, and robberies.  Synthetic cannabis accounted for approximately 43% of all misdemeanor drug arrests by Corpus Christi Police Officers in 2016.  Thus far this year, perhaps due to an increased emphasis on targeting the dealers, the percentage has dropped to 36 %.