Moving Disturbance Leads to DWI and Evading Arrest

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On 9/20/2014, WFPD Patrol Officers received a 9-1-1 call about a moving disturbance. The caller stated that an unknown suspect was following her all over town and she was afraid. Dispatch relayed to officers that the suspect was slamming into the victims bumper. Officers caught up to the suspect vehicle at Wing Stop on Kemp. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to stop. The driver exited the parking lot and turned south on Kemp, then turned east on Piedmont, and finally south on Barrett Place where he eventually pulled into the parking lot of 3115 Barrett place. The driver was identified as 35 year old Shaun Macdonald. He was arrested for Evading Arrest and DWI.

Police Search for Aggravated Robbery Suspect

robbery1On 09-20-14, at 2045 hrs, WFPD Patrol Officers were dispatched to the General Store, 2400 Brook, in reference to a Aggravated Robbery. A suspect armed with a handgun entered the store, put the gun to the clerk’s head, and demanded money.  The suspect then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash in an unknown direction.  The suspect was described as a white mail, approx. 510/150, thin build, black gloves, and unknown clothing.

If you have any information about this crime, or know the identity of the suspect, please contact the WFPD at 940-761-7792 or you can call Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888.

This suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

Shoplifter Lands In Jail On Serious Charge

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On 09/20/14, at approx. 1247 hours, WFPD Patrol Officers were dispatched to Kohl’s, 3712 Callfield, in reference to a theft. The suspect, 37 year old Christine Cooper, attempted to steal several items by placing them in her purse. When store employees tried to stop her, she ran out of the store and was followed to the area of Gossett and Call Field by employees. When store employees got close to Cooper, she pulled out a knife in an attempt to prevent them from stopping her. Cooper was located and arrested by police. The knife was recovered and Cooper was charged with Aggravated Robbery.  She is currently being held in the Wichita County Jail.

 

WFPD mourns the death of Travis County Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis

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Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis drowned after her patrol car washed away as she checked roadways for high water during a period of heavy rain at 1:50 am.

She was driving in the area of Fritz Hughes Park Road and Low Water Crossing Road, upstream of Lake Austin, when her patrol car was washed into the river. She was able to radio dispatchers that her vehicle was being swept away.

Her patrol car was located approximately 15 minutes later but she was not with it. The patrol car was recovered from the water later in the day. Deputy Hollis’ body was recovered from Lake Austin on September 19th, 2014.

Senior Deputy Hollis had served with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for seven years and was a member of the agency’s Dive Team. She is survived by her husband and 12-year-old son. Deputy Hollis’ husband serves with the Austin Police Department.

Always remember: Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis, Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Texas – http://www.odmp.org/officer/22194

Drug Deal Leads to Pursuit and Arrest

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On 09-18-14, at approx 2156 hrs, WFPD Patrol Officers were in the 1300 blk of 32nd Street when they witnessed a drug transaction. A white GMC Yukon was stopped in the middle of the road for several minutes and the transaction was made between some pedestrians and the driver.  Officers attempted to affect a traffic stop on the Yukon but the driver, 53 year old Carl Walker, fled and refused to pull over. The pursuit lasted for several minutes. Walker went East and West on Speedway several times and attempted to run several officers off the road. Walker ended up in the 2200 blk of Miramar after his right front tire gave out. He jumped out the driver’s seat and ran North into a yard, throwing a gun in the process.  He was tased and taken into custody. The gun was recovered and Walker was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine.  Walker was charged with Felony Evading in a Vehicle, Possession of Firearm by Felon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Aggravated Assault on Peace Officer and is currently being held in the Wichita County Jail.

“FUR-EVER FRIDAY” Week 6 – Rookie & Officer Paul Newton

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“Fur-ever Friday” Week 6 – Rookie & Officer Paul Newton. Rookie is a year and a half old male Lab/Heeler Mix. He is very smart and full of energy. Rookie loves to play and loves attention. He has already learned “sit” and is working on other commands. You can visit Rookie at the Wichita Falls Animal Services at 1709 Hatton Rd. or call them at (940) 761-7842. Please consider giving Rookie a fur-ever home and a family to love.

Got Drugs? Prescription Drug Take Back Day – September 27

dtbOn September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Wichita Falls Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to Walgreens at 2800 Southwest Pkwy.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Continue reading

Shoplifting At WalMart Leads To Arrests

walmartOn 09-16-14, WFPD Officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart on Lawrence Road in reference to a Theft.   Employees observed 2 suspects, 1 male and 1 female, enter the store and select a large storage container.  As the suspects walked around the store, they put several items in the container and closed the lid. When they approached the self-checkout line, the suspects paid for a few groceries and the container, however they made no attempt to pay for any of the items concealed inside of the container. Once they finished their transaction and passed all points of sale without paying for the concealed items, they were detained until Police arrived.

The suspects were identified as Reginal Newton, age 32, and Christina Foshee, age 25.  The concealed merchandise totaled more than $350.00.

Newton was found to also be in possession of methamphetamine and records check showed that Foshee was barred from Wal-Mart properties.

Both Newton and Foshee were both arrested and charged with Theft under $500.  Additional charges included Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 for Newton and Criminal Trespass for Foshee.

 

WFPD seeking information on Berend Turf & Tractor Burglary

The Wichita Falls Police Department is seeking information on a Burglary of a Building that occurred over the weekend. The suspects entered Berends Turf and Tractor on Seymour Highway Sunday 09-14-2014 at approximately 11:15 pm. Several items were taken by what is believed to be 5 male suspects. The suspects fled the scene in a white van. The same suspects are believed to have broken into Quality Implements in Burkburnett, Texas at approximately 10:30 pm the same evening.

If you have information about this crime please contact Detective Mason Wiese at mason.wiese@wfpd.net or (940) 761-7762. Persons can also contact Crime Stoppers 24/7 at (940) 322-9888 or (800) 322-9888 with information and don’t have to give their name. If your Crime Stoppers tip leads to an arrest and Board approval you could earn up to $1,000.

Fugitive Captured In Vacant House

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On 09-14-14, WFPD Patrol Officers received information through Dispatch that WANTED fugitive Larry Garcia was in the area of the 1300 block of N. 9th. (Garcia was the same subject that evaded officers on 09-11-14). The Officers saw Garcia and he took off running last seen on the 1300 block of N. 9th. Citizens in the area told the officers that the Garcia attempted to enter a residence and then ran around the back.

The officers found that the front door to a nearby vacant house was locked. The citizens thought he must be hiding in the house because the door is usually standing open. Officers entered the vacant residence through a window and found Garcia hiding in the southeast bedroom. Garcia was captured and arrested.  An additional charge of Criminal Trespass was added to the list of outstanding warrants:

BOND FORFEITURE/UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A VEHICLE
BOND FORFEITURE/EVADING ARREST OR DETENTION WITH A VEHICLE
BOND FORFEITURE/THEFT OF PROPERTY >1500 <20000
BOND FORFEITURE/DRIVING WITH LICENSE INVALID W/PREV CONV
CRIMINAL TRESPASS