“FUR-EVER FRIDAY” Week 12 – Rusty & Officer John Ricketts

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“Fur-ever Friday” Week 12 – Rusty & Officer John Ricketts. Rusty is a sweet 1 year old male Terrier Mix. He was picked up about a week ago by Animal Control as a stray. Rusty is full of energy and loves to run and play.  As you can see from the pictures he loves to be held and give kisses. Please consider adopting Rusty and giving him his own family to love. To adopt Rusty please call the Wichita Falls Animal Services at (940) 761-7842 or go by and meet Rusty at 1207 Hatton Rd.

Sex Offender Compliance for Halloween Night

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Every year at this time the Wichita Falls Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit conduct a local sex offender compliance check.  The purpose of this check is to confirm that all registered sex offenders are in complaince with their court orders, to include residing at their reported address. There are currently 158 registered sex offenders inside the Wichita Falls city limits, all of which have been checked and are in compliance. Some of these offenders are currently on probation and the Probation Dept has conducted their checks as well.

You can find a list of registered sex offenders in your neighborhood at http://bit.ly/1pZsjJG

Be safe this Halloween by planning your child’s route and knowing where they are at all times.

Halloween Safety Tips – Have Fun & Be Careful



It’s almost Halloween and that means several kids will be out Trick-or-Treating.  Here are some safety tips to help make the night more enjoyable for everyone:

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Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

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Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

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Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

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Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.


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Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.

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Always test make-upExternal Web Site Icon in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

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Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

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Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.External Web Site Icon

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Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

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Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

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Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

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Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

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Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Property Recovered – More Charges for Collins

collins 35Officers served a search warrant at a home last week after stopping 35 year old Jonathan Collins on a traffic stop. Collins was driving a car matching one involved in burglary at Harbor Freight. During the search of Collins’ home, several items were recovered that were stolen from both Harbor Freight and Atwoods.  The total property recovered was valued at over $14000.

On 10-22-14, the WFPD Tactical Unit arrested Collins at his home for theft over $1500 under $20000 (Atwood’s) and Failure to Identify.  Yesterday, while in jail, he was also charged with Burglary of a Business and another Theft over $1500 under $20000 (both charges stemming from the Harbor Freight incident).

Collins, a former Harbor Freight employee, is currently still being held in the Wichita County Jail.

Man Charged with Injury to an Elderly

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On 10-22-14, 28 year old Dustin Heard was charged with Injury to an Elderly in reference to an incident that occurred on 10-10-14 in the 1400 blk of Harris Ln. According to the report, Heard got into a physical altercation with a 78 year old family member over a purse/food stamp card. During the struggle, the elderly victim received injuries that resulted hospital medical treatment. The Injury to an Elderly charge was placed on him while he was already in jail serving time for a separate unrelated assault.

WFPD Remembers Fallen Officer Hugh S. Fuller


87 years ago today, WFPD Officer Hugh S. Fuller made the ultimate sacrifice. The WFPD honors the memory of this true hero.  The story is as follows:

On October 27, 1927, around 2:00 p.m., Motorcycle Officer Hugh S. Fuller was en route to a vehicle accident at Ninth and Broad streets. Just one block from the accident scene he struck the side of a motorist making a turn in the intersection of Ninth and Bluff streets. The motorist was en route to the hospital to see his seriously ill wife. He accompanied the injured officer to the hospital. Officer Fuller died one hour later at 3:00 p.m. at Wichita Falls Clinic Hospital. Fuller had been a night patrolman and had transferred to the motorcycle unit several weeks earlier. He had been well known motorcycle racer since he was a teenager and had won many awards. Fuller’s wrecked motorcycle was placed in the lobby of the police station for many years.

Officer Fuller was survived by his wife, Sallie, and his parents. They had a daughter born on August 5, 1927 who died two days later. He was buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Wichita Falls.

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/19985-police-officer-hugh-sevier-fuller#ixzz3GtYMMtCS



Injury To A Child Lands Mother In Jail

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On 10-20-14, WFPD Officers responded to the 2500 Blk of Inglewood in reference to a family disturbance in which a toddler had been injured after being punched in the face. Officers from the WFPD Crimes against Children Unit and CPS also responded to the scene. The mother of the child, Amber Smith age 22, was arrested for Injury to a Child and transported to jail. She was also found to be in possession of Methamphetamine.

Charges:  Continuous Violence Against the Family, Injury to a Child, and Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2.

Woman Arrested For Endangering A Child

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On 10-20-14, WFPD Officers were dispatched to a local motel in reference to a small child (age 5) that had been locked out of a room. The mother, Jessica Puckett, was found to be passed out in the room due to drugs and alcohol. Officers located several things in the room, including drug paraphernalia, that posed a hazard to the young unsupervised child.  Officers from the WFPD Crimes Against Children Unit and CPS responded to the scene. After receiving medical clearance, Puckett was arrested and transported to the Wichita County Jail.