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.

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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.

Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers Awarded

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Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers came up BIG at the 26th Annual Texas Crime Stoppers Conference in Beaumont, Texas, on October 9th, 2014.  Awards won included:  Best Website, Greatest Dollar Recovery/Most cases Cleared, Best Special Production/Public Service Announcement, and Best General Newsprint. Congratulations for a job well done!

Crime Stoppers – Citizens, police and the media working together to make our community a safer place to live.

Can You ID This Financial Criminal?


The WFPD Financial Crimes Unit is currently working a forgery case in which the pictured female subject used a forged temporary Texas drivers license under the victim’s name to cash a check belonging to the victim in the amount of $4,424.08. If you have any information about this crime, or can identify the female suspect, please call the WFPD Financial Crimes Unit at 940-761-8885 or Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888 and reference case #14-090464.  The offense occurred on 07-23-14 at 2903 Kemp Blvd.

“Fur-ever Friday” Week 10 – Huey & Officer Doug Shaw

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“Fur-ever Friday” Week 10 – Huey & Officer Doug Shaw. Huey is an 11 month old Lab/Pointer Mix. He weighs about 40 pounds and loves having his belly rubbed. He is crate/house trained and knows how to use a doggie door. Huey loves everyone including children. He is very smart and is treat and praise motivated. Huey is fully vetted and has been neutered. Huey and his litter mates were found in a box beside a dumpster when they were only 2 months old. All were taken in by the Texas Pit Crew and placed in foster homes. Huey is still looking for his furever home. Please consider giving Huey his very own family to love. Contact Texas Pit Crew at to adopt Huey.