Can You ID? Suspect from Burglary and Credit Card Theft – Case #14-050698

Can You Id this suspect who was involved in a Burglary of a vehicle and credit card Theft? If you have information on the identity of this suspect please contact Detective Marc Montana at (940) 761-7762 or at marc.montana@wfpd.net

Also remember you can contact the Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers 24/7 at (940)322-9888 or (800)322-9888, you never have to give you name and you could earn an award up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest and board approval.

9-1-1 Abandoned Calls, Misdials, and “Pocket Dialing” Causing Problems For WFPD Dispatchers

911WFPD Dispatchers are getting their systems jammed daily by “accidental” calls made to 9-1-1.  These calls are coming in to 9-1-1 in the form of:  1) abandoned calls (where the call comes through but the caller hangs up), 2)  misdials (where the caller meant to call another number, mainly a number with a 691 prefix),  3) “pocket dialers” (where phones dial while in pockets, purses, or backpacks), and 4) small children playing on the phone.  In 2013, WFPD Dispatchers received over 45,000 illegitimate calls to the 9-1-1 call center and are on pace to match or surpass that number this year.   “A 911 operator must stay on the line to make this determination,” according to a Federal Communications Commission press release. “If no one answers, the operator may spend even more time trying to reach the caller, or even dispatch emergency services to help the caller. These efforts waste resources and divert scarce public safety personnel from other 911 calls reporting real emergencies.”  For those with phones that have an emergency button, cell-phone manufactures are looking into solving the problems too.

To avoid tying up the emergency lines it is recommended that you follow these basic tips:

-  Lock your phone (use a passcode or other safety feature to prevent accidental dialing)

-  Do not hang up, stay on the line (If you realize you’ve made an accidental call, instead of quickly hanging up, emergency personnel say you should let the dispatcher know it was an accident. Otherwise, the dispatcher will have to spend time to find out if it was an accident or an emergency.)

-  Keep your phone out of the hands of children

 

Stolen Motorcycle Recovered – Suspect Arrested

mcOn 08-25-14, just after 9am, WFPD Patrol Officers were dispatched to check on a suspicious person in the area of Barbados and Tobago.  A white male subject was approaching residents in the area and asking to use their phone so he could call someone to help him with his broken down motorcycle.  Residents in the area had also called in about a motorcycle parked in the alley. Continue reading

Suspect Caught in the Act – Arrested

1On 8-22-14 at approx 0357 hrs, WFPD Patrol Officers were dispatched to the Edge Apartments, 4700 Blk of Taft, in reference to a burglary of a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers began searching the area for the possible suspect. Officers observed broken glass next to a White Pickup with the W/M suspect still inside. Officers ordered the suspect out of the vehicle but, instead of complying, the suspect jumped out of the other side of the vehicle and began running through the apartment complex. Officers gave chase and tazed the suspect. The suspect was placed under arrest for Burglary of a vehicle and Evading Arrest (on foot). The suspect was identified as 34 year old Jonathan Collins.

“FUR-EVER FRIDAY” Week 2

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“Fur-ever Friday” Week 2 featuring Shadow, an Australian Sheppard/Great Pyrenees mix, and Officer Jeff Li.  Shadow is looking for her new best friend and forever home. Please consider giving Shadow a family to love and call her own. Once you meet her you will fall in love. Contact the Humane Society at (940) 855-4941 or go by and visit Shadow at 4360 Old Iowa Park Rd., Wichita Falls, TX.

Remembering Our Fallen – Officer Rappolee and Officer Fellows – August 22,1968

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Officer Fellows and Officer Walter Rappolee were crushed to death when a wall fell onto their patrol car. A large fire had destroyed a section of downtown Wichita Falls and the two officers were sitting in their patrol car in front of one of the damaged buildings when the wall collapsed and landed on top of the car.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/4788-officer-robert-edward-fellows

http://www.odmp.org/officer/11011-officer-walter-edwin-rappolee-jr