CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Deadly Crashes and Cemetery Vandalism in Aransas Pass
This week in Aransas Pass, Texas, there were several incidents that occurred. These include a deadly crash on State Highway 35, a fatal accident near Aransas Pass, and vandalism at the Prairie View Community Cemetery.
Cause under investigation in Bay Drive building fire Sunday afternoon
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi Fire Department units arrived on scene of a building fire at 7707 Bay Drive around 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Fire officials reportedly had the blaze under control in 30 minutes despite high heat and heavy fire and smoke coming from the building. No...
Weekly Safety Report: Truck in Water, Drug Sentencing, Shooting, Pedestrian Accident, and Guilty Plea in Corpus Christi
This week in Corpus Christi, Texas, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include a truck found in the water near Mustang Island, a man sentenced for cocaine possession and intent to distribute, a resident imprisoned for a drive-by shooting, a pedestrian accident involving a 65-year-old man, and a guilty plea in the murder of Breanna Wood. The incidents vary in nature and highlight the importance of maintaining safety and vigilance in the community.
CCPD working with federal officials regarding threats made to schools
CCPD Police said the safety and security of our citizens and students is their highest priority, and they will continue to take all threats made toward campuses, students, and staff seriously.
Kami Rodriguez still missing since she was last seen on April 23, 2021 in Texas
Urgent Search for Missing Corpus Christi Teen, Kami Rodriguez. Corpus Christi, Texas, is grappling with the unsettling disappearance of Kami Rodriguez, a Hispanic female, who has been missing since April 23, 2021. The case, shrouded in limited details and scarce media coverage, has sparked deep concern among the local community and Kami's family. Rodriguez, a student at St. John Paul High School, was last seen around 11 a.m. on a Friday, and the uncertainty surrounding her physical characteristics, including age, height, and weight, complicates the search efforts.
Man may have suffered medical emergency before crashing into garage
Emergency crews found the 80-year-old driver deceased inside of the vehicle.
Corpus Christi Handyman Sentenced to 10 Years for Drive-By Shooting on Former Client's Home
A Corpus Christi man, previously convicted and now again on the wrong side of the law, has landed a decade-long sentence for a drive-by shooting at a former client's home. Jason Jaime Merdes, aged 44, will be in federal prison for 120 months, as per the ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, confirmed U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani on Wednesday.
Man with outstanding warrant arrested, charged with narcotics possession in Portland
A man with an outstanding probation violation warrant out of Nueces County has been arrested and charged along with three other men for alleged possession of controlled substances in Portland, according to the Portland Police Department. Mathew Krebs, 36, has been charged with four counts of possession of a controlled...
Tuloso-Midway ISD takes 3NEWS through security measures in place as statewide bomb threat is issued
The emails sent to Beeville ISD and others were deemed a hoax, but T-MISD staff stayed high alert regardless in case they were threatened and need to act.
Avoiding Christmas crimes
Over the years there have been a lot of cop-related TV shows, most of them were pretty far-fetched, but Hill Street Blues was an amazingly accurate portrayal of urban policing in the 1980s. The early episodes of Hill Street always started with roll call. A room full of cops getting their pre-shift briefing from their sergeant, Phil Esterhaus. Sgt. Esterhaus […]
Elderly Man Severely Injured in Corpus Christi Pedestrian Accident, Driver Not Charged
A distressing incident in Corpus Christi has left an elderly man severely injured after being involved in a pedestrian accident. In a surprising turn of events, the driver responsible for the accident has not been charged, raising questions about the circumstances surrounding the incident and its legal implications. In this article, we will closely examine the details provided in the reference link, offer an objective analysis of the situation, incorporate relevant statistics, and explore the broader implications of the pedestrian accident in Corpus Christi. As reported in the reference link, an elderly man in Corpus Christi suffered severe injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident. The incident raises concerns about pedestrian safety and the responsibilities of drivers on the road. Pedestrian accidents pose a significant challenge to road safety, and they often result in severe injuries or fatalities. Factors such as distracted driving, failure to yield, and pedestrian visibility can contribute to these accidents.
Rockport police chief announced as new TCOLE executive director
On Thursday, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) announced Chief Gregory Stevens as the agency's executive director, which is effective Jan. 8, 2024, according to a news release from TCOLE.
Corpus Christi ISD Alerts Public About Fraudulent Ticket Sales for Upcoming State Semifinals Game
Beware of fraudulent ticket sales for the sold-out state semifinal game in Corpus Christi this Friday! Corpus Christi ISD warns that tickets should only be bought through the Hometown Ticketing app to avoid duplicates or fakes. Catch the game live on KRGV.com if you can't secure a ticket.
Vandals Damage Aransas Pass Cemetery – Again
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Theft prevention technology added at The Shops at La Palmera
Robbery and theft/larceny increase about 20% during the last couple months of the year so The Shops at La Palmera have installed new technology to crack down on retail theft.
Scams on the rise in Corpus Christi, here's how you can protect yourself
“This year alone in 2023 there have been millions of dollars, just from victims here in the City of Corpus (Christi),” Lt. Emily Perez of Corpus Christi Police Department said.
Ingleside Police Department Weekly Summary of Reported Incidents
Editor’s note: street numbers listed below indicate the block on which the incident happened and are not the actual addresses. Ingleside Police Department Weekly Summary 11/20/2023 6:00 AM through 11/26/2023 6:00 AM 2300035311 THEFTTHEFT PROP >=$2,500<$30K 1378 Fourth St 11/20/2023 09:29:00 On 11/20/2023 at approximately 9:29 AM Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Fourth Street Ingleside Tx 78362 San Patricio County in reference to theft. 2300035326 ATTEMPT TO SERVE Warrant Service 2018 La Quinta Dr 11/20/2023 10:29:00 On Monday, November 20, 2023, in the City of Ingleside, San Patricio County, Texas, at or about 1029 hours a confirmed Warrant out of the City of...
APPD’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ Gives Kids a Merry Christmas
, , , , , Aransas Pass Police Chief Eric Blanchard, and his wife, Nora, a teacher at APISD’s H.T. Faulk Elementary helped Makayia, age 10, a fourth grader at Charlie Marshall Elementary try on a pair of new shoes during the annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ held Thursday, November 30th. For the 26th year, the Corpus Christi Fraternal Order of Police has organized this event, locally, held at Walmart at 2501 W. Wheeler Ave. APPD was helped by members of the Aransas Pass Fire Department, shopping for 30 children, all attending CME. Enough money had been raised through donors...
ADA Kristi Britt files retaliation, discrimination lawsuit against new DA James Granberry
In the suit filed Sunday, the former Felony Chief said she was demoted because she is running against the recently appointed DA in 2024.
Weekly Safety Report: Road Rage Shooting, Robbery Arrest, and Wrong-Way Driving Incident in Nueces County, Texas
The Corpus Christi Police Department is investigating multiple incidents in Nueces County, Texas. These include an alleged road rage shooting on Thanksgiving night, an arrest made in a robbery case, and an indictment of a woman involved in a wrong-way driving accident on the Harbor Bridge.