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Corpus Christi crime: Stolen Flour Bluff shopping cart arrest

31 shopping carts were found at a residence near Flour Bluff Drive and Matlock and another 30 were found on surrounding streets.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two people have been arrested in Flour Bluff after Corpus Christi police found dozens of shopping carts at a home near Flour Bluff Drive and the Matlock area.

Department officers, along with the City of Corpus Christi Solid Waste Compliance Team, spent about three hours cleaning up debris in the neighborhood, CCPD officials said. 31 shopping carts were found in a residence in the area and 30 others were found in the surrounding streets.

The shopping carts, which are private property, have been returned to their respective owners, officials said.

While working in the area, officers spotted a woman pushing a shopping cart. She was arrested and charged with theft and a man with her was arrested on a Nueces County warrant.

Corpus Christi police said the cleanup actually stemmed from complaints from the community. He was part of the department’s crime prevention unit which focuses on improving residents’ quality of life.

“Solid waste is an important partner in this area with us,” said Kody Harrision of CCPD’s Crime Reduction Unit. “We’re also working with code enforcement on that location itself, they went there with us, we found those two units were substandard and they put in some work to bring it down.”

If you have any concerns or a violation to report, officials ask that you please call (361) 826-2489.

The Corpus Christi Police Department and the City of Corpus Christi Solid Waste Compliance Team are working together…

Posted by Corpus Christi Police Department on Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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