Corpus Christi Police Beat

Drug Bust from Near Cullen Middle School

CORPUS CHRISTI–A 38-year old man gets in trouble for selling drugs near a Corpus Christi School and is now facing criminal charges.

Corpus Christi Narcotics Officers got a tip about drug activity on the 5900 block of Shamrock near Cullen Middle School.

Nickolas Cervantes arrested in drug case

They raided the house and arrested Nickolas Cervantes on Wednesday after finding a half ounce of cocaine and about $2,000 in cash believed to be from drug sales.

Cervantes is facing a first-degree felony of delivery of a controlled substance and selling narcotics within 1,000 feet of a school zone.

Also, police report two employees at a drug store are attacked during a robbery by a suspect, then one is kidnapped and thrown out of her own vehicle in the surrounding area.

Police said a man came in around midnight on Friday at the CVS on Ayers. He first started choking  a 74 year-old employee and during a robbery, while threatening to kill her and her 26-year-old co-worker.

Victims said the man was able to get cash from the register and then began to hit the younger female clerk before kidnapping her in her own vehicle. He drove around for a bit and dumped her out of the car at Horne and Ramsey.

The vehicle was located later, but they couldn’t find the suspect. He’s described as a Black man, 5’10” to 6’1″, wearing blue jeans, a brown shirt and a cap. Any information , call Corpus Christi Crimestoppers at 361-888-TIPS.

The CCPD Bomb Squad was called out to the UPS Office on Navigation on Thursday night and the street shut down for an anthrax threat.

Police report a soldier, who is an Iraqi War veteran, from Fort Collins in Colorado sent a text saying he had sent anthrax to his mother-in-law and estranged wife. It was described the two are going through a nasty divorce.

Officers intercepted the package at the UPS Office and examined it. They determined it wasn’t anthrax, but instead a child’s remote-controlled vehicle.

The item will be turned over to ATF and there is no word if the soldier will face any criminal charges.

–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune,

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