The Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers approved $2,980 dollars in rewards at their monthly meeting last week for anonymous tips which gathered six arrests in Corpus Christi last month.
These six arrests were because someone called Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submitted the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com to provide information which led to the resolution of criminal cases that may have otherwise gone unsolved without the help from the community. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep the identity of the caller anonymous, so the Crime Stoppers rely on the tipster to call back to get the information to collect the reward. The following arrests were the result of Crime Stoppers tips:
Zachariah Purcel (2/22/1989)
May 31, 2016, 27-year-old Zachariah Purcel was arrested for Possession of Marijuana with Case #1605310152 based on a Crime Stoppers tip. The approved reward is for $380 dollars.
Kyle Fisk (7/13/1993)
May 27, 2016, 22-year-old Kyle Fisk was arrested for two counts of possession of controlled substances with Case #16002690 based on a Crime Stoppers tip. The approved reward is for $420 dollars.
Robert Gonzales (5/22/1984)
May 27, 2016, 32-year-old Robert Gonzales located as a fugitive for two Aggravated Assault Warrants with Case #16002689 based on a Crime Stoppers tip. The approved reward is for $660 dollars.
Alberto Fuentes (5/26/1989)
May 15, 2016, 26-year-old Alberto Fuentes was located as a fugitive for manslaughter with Case #1605150073 based on a Crime Stoppers tip. This warrant was related to a Driving While Intoxicated crash on Belton and Sarita on March 4, 2016 which killed a woman. The approved reward is for $740 dollars.
Crystal Pena (9/10/1987)
May 12, 2016, 28-year-old Crystal Pena was located as a fugitive for Driving While Intoxicated with Case #16004442 based on a Crime Stoppers tip. The approved reward is for $400 dollars.
Cassandra Gutierrez (10/30/1988)
May 6, 2016, 27-year-old Cassandra Gutierrez was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle with Case #16002336 based on a Crime Stoppers tip. The approved reward is for $380 dollars.
The Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers have approved $19,910 dollars in rewards for 2016 and only 12 rewards in the amount of $8,940 dollars have been collected. Crime Stoppers wants the tipsters to collect the rewards, so if you have made a Crime Stoppers tip and believe it may have led to the capture of a criminal, call 888-TIPS on Thursdays from 10am to 4pm and refer to the tip number you were provided to check on the status of your tip.
Anyone with information on unsolved crimes, or the location of a fugitive should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS at any time or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. If the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.