If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Victoria Crime Stoppers at 572-4200 or submit a Web Tip. Tips can also be submitted via the P3tips app on you iPhone or Android device. You do not have to give your name. Crime Stoppers is completely Anonymous! If your tip leads to arrest or to charges being filed in a case you could be eligible for a cash reward!
Burglaries of Vaping Supply Stores January 16, 2023
Beginning late in 2022, Victoria began experiencing a series of burglaries at local stores selling vaping supplies. Investigators at the Victoria Police Department believe the burglaries may be related and are asking for your help in solving them. These burglaries have happened at stores on N Navarro St, Mockingbird Ln, and Houston Hwy.
Deadly Conduct on Navarro St September 09, 2022
On September 9, 2022, at approximately 10:40pm, a man in a black or dark blue Dodge Ram truck, shot at a vehicle occupied by two juveniles. The truck was driving erratically, and the driver became enraged when he was honked at. He followed the juveniles as they pulled into a parking lot on the 2000 block of N Navarro St, stopping alongside them and firing a gun. There were two other people in the assailant’s truck.
Burglary of a Building September 01, 2022
Over the past month, there have been several burglaries involving a suspect throwing a brick through the front door of a closed business and then stealing a cash register from inside the business. Investigators believe the incidents may be connected. Burglaries have occurred on the 10000 block of NE Zac Lentz Parkway, the 1400 block of N John Stockbauer Dr., the 4900 block of N Navarro St, the 6700 block of N Navarro St, the 3700 block of N Navarro St, and the 7900 block of N Navarro St. The most recent occurred on September 1st.
Aggravated Assaults by Unknown Suspect June 14, 2022
Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking information regarding two aggravated assaults.
On June 14, 2022, a man known as “Ra Ra” assaulted two different men. The first incident took place near Christ’s Kitchen at about 8:00 am. The second took place at about 1:30 pm. “Ra Ra” cut the victim who was taken to the hospital for treatment. “Ra Ra” is described as being in his 30’s and having long hair, a goatee, and tattoos.
If you have any information about this incident or can provide information about “Ra Ra”, please call Victoria Crime Stoppers at 572-4200 or submit a tip by using the “P3 Tips” app on your Android or Apple Device or by visiting our website, www.crimestoppersvictoria.com. All tips are anonymous and if you give information that leads to arrest or charges being filed, you could earn a cash reward.
Aggravated Robbery on 2500 N Ben Jordan St May 23, 2022
On May 23, 2022, at approximately 3:00am, two men robbed a convenience store on the 2500 block of N Ben Jordan St. The men were armed and both had their faces covered. They demanded money from the clerk and then fled the store on foot.
Aggravated Robbery at 6800 N Navarro St April 03, 2022
On April 3, 2022, four subjects robbed a store on the 6800 block of N Navarro St. They threatened the employee and grabbed merchandise from the store before fleeing toward nearby apartments. The suspects were all male and were all wearing masks at the time of the robbery.
Aggravated Robbery on 2000 Block of N Vine St April 01, 2022
On April 1, 2022, two subjects robbed the victim on the 2000 Block of N Vine St. They threatened the victim with a firearm and forced him to go to an ATM to withdraw money for them. The suspects were described as Hispanic males and were driving a black Toyota Corolla at the time of the offense.
Theft at 5200 N Navarro St February 21, 2022
Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking identification of two women in connection with a theft from a local business. The theft occurred at a business on the 5200 Block of N Navarro St on February 21, 2022. One woman was wearing a blue shirt or jacket with a pattern and the second woman was wearing clothing featuring an animal fur type print.
Aggravated Robbery on 2500 N Ben Jordan St. January 21, 2022
On January 21, 2022 at approximately 2:20 am, a convenience store on the 2500 block of N Ben Jordan St. was robbed. The suspect threatened store clerks with a handgun and demanded money. He then fled the store. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his late 20’s or early 30’s. He was wearing a black hoodie and dark colored pants at the time of the robbery.
1500 Port Lavaca Dr December 13, 2021
On December 13, 2021, just after midnight, a convenience store on the 1500 block of Port Lavaca Hwy. was robbed. The suspect was described as a black male with a gray beard. He was wearing a gray hoodie at the time of the robbery. He demanded money from the clerk and fled from the location on foot.
Identity Theft on 600 Burroughsville Rd. December 02, 2021
In December 2021, a man using someone else’s driver license number and four different credit cards, made four orders for construction materials at a local business on the 600 block of Burroughsville Rd. Three of the cards were declined and investigators with the Victoria Police Department are seeking to identify two men in association with this case.
Robbery on 4000 block of US Hwy 59 November 15, 2021
On 11/15/2021, just before 4:00 am, three men robbed a convenience store on the 4000 block of US Hwy 59. After entering the store, they attempted to break into an ATM at the location before fleeing from the store. One suspect was a black male, approximately 5’08 and wearing a dark jacket. Another suspect was a thin black male wearing a red hoodie, and the last suspect was a man wearing a blue work shirt and a straw hat.
Missing Person Benjamin Loera October 26, 2021
Investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers are conducting a large scale investigation into the disappearance of sixteen year old Benjamin. Family members last saw him on October 26, 2021 and reported him missing the next day. Benjamin is 6’2” and 300lbs with black hair and brown eyes. So far, three persons of interest have been arrested for Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Assault, but Benjamin remains missing.
Aggravated Robbery on 600 Block of Fillmore Ave. September 15, 2021
On September 15, 2021, at approximately 10:30 pm, three men robbed a man at an apartment complex on the 600 block of Fillmore Ave. The victim was taking out his trash when the suspects confronted him. The suspects struck the victim and threatened him with a gun before stealing personal property and fleeing. One suspect was wearing a white t-shirt and the other two were wearing dark hoodies.
Aggravated Robbery on 200 Block of Magdalena August 27, 2021
On August 27, 2021, at approximately 4:00 pm, the suspects, two males and a female, met with the victim on the 200 block of Magdalena to discuss the sale of some property. The back seat passenger, a black male, snatched the property from the victim. When the victim tried to retrieve it, the back seat passenger grabbed the victim as they fled, causing him to be dragged by the car a short distance before he fell to the roadway.
Aggravated Robbery on 2000 Block of Ben Wilson St July 29, 2021
On July 29, 2021, at approximately 8:24 am, a male subject wielding a handgun robbed a convenience store on the 2000 Block of Ben Wilson Dr. The subject, a black male wearing dark clothing, a black cap, and two masks, threatened the clerk with the weapon before stealing money from the location and fleeing.
Identify Person of Interest - 100 Monterrey Dr. May 28, 2021
***Update***After this story ran, the man contacted police himself. Thank you to anyone who sent us information! ***
Victoria Crime Stoppers is asking for your help in identifying a subject involved in an incident that occurred on the 100 Block of Monterrey Dr. on May 28, at approximately 8:00 pm.
The subject, possibly in his 30’s, seemed to be intoxicated at the time. He left while being confronted by security at the location. He was wearing a black shirt with white markings and blue jeans at the time of the incident.
Burglary of Vehicle on 300 N Glass St May 21, 2021
***Update***The van used in this burglary has been identified. Investigators with the Victoria Police Department are continuing to investigate who was using the van at the time of the crime. ***
On May 21, 2021, at approximately 5:50 pm, lawn care equipment was stolen from the back of a pickup truck while it was parked at a location on the 300 Block of N Glass St. The suspects used a dark blue mini-van. From video, it appears the front driver’s door cannot be opened from the inside.
Burglary at 1408 Melrose Dr. May 19, 2021
On May 19 and June 14, 2021, the recreation center at 1408 Melrose Dr was broken into. Both times, the actors did more than an estimated $25,000 in damage to the facility as well as furniture and other items inside. Paints used by local children and others for fun were used to deface the property and materials used for crafts were destroyed.
Catalytic Converter Thefts May 12, 2021
Victoria Crime Stoppers is asking for your help in solving a rash of catalytic converter thefts.
Over the past few weeks, the Victoria Police Department has seen a large number of these thefts happen in the area. The converters are a part of the exhaust system underneath of cars and trucks. To quickly remove them, the suspects are likely crawling under vehicles and using a cordless reciprocating saw (aka sawzall) to cut the exhaust pipes and remove the converter from the vehicle. The converters can be sold for scrap.
Investigators at the Victoria Police Department are asking anyone who has seen suspicious activity like that described to submit a tip to Victoria Crime Stoppers or call the Victoria Police Department.