Overnight Injury Accident on Kell Freeway

20140727-032415-12255131.jpg UPDATE: On July 28, at approximately 1300 hrs, 18 year old Lakarl Williams passed away from injuries that he sustained in this traffic accident.

Early Sunday morning, approx 1:03am, WFPD Officers responded to the 3000 Blk of Kell West Freeway in reference to a one car accident with multiple injuries. A dark gray GMC Envoy was traveling eastbound in the 3000 Blk of Kell East. The vehicle lost control, hit the grassy median, rolled multiple times and came to rest in the oncoming traffic lanes of the 3000 Blk of Kell West. 4 of the  5 occupants were ejected.  4 of the occupants were taken to the hospital by ambulance and the 5th was transported to the hospital by private vehicle. The conditions of the 5 occupants are unknown at this time. The crash is still under investigation by the WFPD Crash Unit and no names are being released at this time. The WFPD Public Information Office will release any further information about this crash if, and when, it becomes available.

Drug Search Warrant results in two Arrests this afternoon

Kahlil Williams Crystal Jaramillo

Just after 3:00 P.M. this afternoon investigators from the Organized Crime Unit and Gang Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at 4510 Kell West #304. A search of the hotel room revealed approximately one (1) ounce of methamphetamine, five point six (5.6) ounces of marijuana, in addition to scales and baggies used in the distribution of illegal controlled substances.

Kahlil Williams, black male, DOB 04-13-1980 was arrested for:

Charge #1 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (Methamphetamine) a 1st Degree Felony
Charge #2 Possession of Marijuana over 4 ounces a State Jail Felony

Crystal Jaramillo, hispanic female, DOB 07-19-91, was arrested for:

Charge #1 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (Methamphetamine) a 1st Degree Felony
Charge #2 Possession of Marijuana over 4 ounces a State Jail Felony
Charge #3 Parole Violation
Charge #4 Violation of Gang Injunction

Both subjects were transported to the Wichita County Jail without incident.

Honoring Our Fallen Hero – Lt. Walter T. Collins



25 years ago today, WFPD Lt. Walter Tommy Collins died in the line of duty from a gunshot wound that he sustained while protecting the citizens of Wichita Falls and fellow officers from an active shooter.  It’s not how Lt. Collins died that makes him a true hero, it’s how he lived!  Thank you, Lt. Collins, for your service and sacrifice.

~Never Forgotten~


How Many Vehicles Burglaries could be Prevented by Locking Doors?

Burg July 2014 take lock hideThe Wichita Falls Police Department wants to remind citizens that simply locking their vehicle is the first step in preventing vehicle burglaries. In almost half of the vehicle burglaries shown on the map in the last 30 days the vehicles were left unlocked.

Lets take the opportunity away from criminals with 3 steps.

  1. Lock you vehicle

  2. Always Take your keys

  3. Hide any valuables you do leave in the vehicle

Officer Involved Shooting Press Conference (Gloria Lane)

On May 14, 2014 Officer Ginger responded to a domestic disturbance on Gloria Lane in Wichita Falls. Upon arrival he was involved in a deadly force encounter. This was presented to the Grand Jury by the District Attorneys office on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The Grand Jury did come back with no criminal wrong doing on the part of Officer Ginger. Listen to the above press conference to hear more.

Accident Claims the Life of Wichita Falls Teen

Fatality Crash

At 10:18am, WFPD Officers responded to a one vehicle accident on Kell West between Austin and Burnett.  A silver Mercury sedan, driven by 19 year old Mark Anthony Sanders, was travelling westbound in the 1100 Blk of Kell West when the vehicle lost control striking a curb and a tree.  The impact of the crash split the vehicle in half and Sanders was ejected. Sanders was pronounced dead at the scene.  The crash remains under investigation, however speed and wet road conditions are believed to contributing factors.  Sanders’ body will be sent to Tarrant County for an autopsy.    More information will be released if, and when, it becomes available by the WFPD Public Information Office.

This is the 8th fatality due to vehicle crashes in Wichita Falls this year.