“Fur-ever Friday” Week 44 – Gemma & Officer Marc Schwartz. Gemma is a sweet one year old Boxer looking for her furever home. She will be starting PAWS for Greatness soon and will be available for adoption on October 3. Gemma will not last long so if you are interested in adopting her get your application in now by going to http://www.texaspitcrew.org and filling out an application. Email that application to email@example.com.
On August 27th around 7:00 pm in the 1900 block of Hines Officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department arrested 28 year old Ransom South on an outstanding Burglary of a Business warrant.
The warrant stemmed from a burglary that took place on August 8th around 1:45 am at the Park Place Pharmacy located in the 1900 block of 9th St.
WFPD Officers responded to a burglar alarm at the business. When they arrived they discovered that the suspect had gained entry into the business by way of a roof access.
The suspect stole various prescription drugs before leaving prior to police arrival.
South’s bond was set at $15,000.00.
On 08-26-15, at approximately 1:00 AM, Patrol Officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department received information that 39 year old Marcos Garza made threats to shoot a subject in the 5100 block of Kingston. Officers quickly responded to that area.
While Officers were on scene they observed Garza arrive and exit a vehicle. Officers announced their presence at which time Garza began to flee on foot. While evading Officers, Garza threw down a handgun.
Officers were able to get Garza into custody without incident in the 4800 block of Trinidad.
The weapon was recovered and found to be loaded.
Garza was transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and Evading.
On August 21st, at approximately 11:50 am, an officer with the Wichita Falls Police Department stopped a blue in color Hyundai in the 1000 blk of Denver for failing to signal a turn. The officer made contact with the female driver, identified as Taunya Marie Poage. The traffic stop investigation revealed that Poage had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was placed under arrest at the scene. Consent was given to search the vehicle. During the search, the officer located drug paraphernalia in the backseat area of the vehicle, along with Methamphetamine and approximately 8 grams of pills. Terry Jones and Sean Robinette, both passengers in the vehicle, were also placed under arrest. All three subjects were arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Dangerous Drug since the items were within the reach of all the occupants of the vehicle.
Today, August 21st, detectives with the Wichita Falls Police Department served two murder warrants in connection with the June 2nd murder of Wichita Falls resident Dominique Thrasher. The murder warrants were served on 20 year old Blayne Brooks and 26 year old Justin Love. Brooks is currently in custody in Wichita County Jail on an unrelated Aggravated Robbery warrant. Love is in custody in Colorado springs, CO for parole violation. Detectives traveled to Colorado Springs to speak with Love in reference to this murder. They received new information that helped in the development of the case and the warrants being issued. A third person, Whitney Obrien has also been arrested for the Thrasher murder.
On June 2nd at approximately 12:24 pm, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Yuma and Gunnison in reference to a shooting. a black male later identified as 21 year old Dominique Thrasher was walking near that intersection when a dark colored SUV approached from the 3800 blk of Yuma. Multiple gunshots were fired from the vehicle striking the victim. The vehicle fled and was last seen turning south on Ruidosa. Thrasher was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. This was the first homicide of 2015.
The Wichita Falls Police Department could use your help in locating Jessie David Barnes 5-21-79. Jessie was last seen in Freer, Texas on February 24th, 2015 driving his white 1999 Ford Explorer. It is believed that Jessie was on his way to the Corpus Christi area at the time. Jessie is described as a black male, black hair, brown eyes, thin build. He wears glasses and is a smoker. If you have any information concerning Jessie’s whereabouts call the Wichita Falls Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 940-761-7762 or Detective Raines directly at 940-761-7767.
On August 19th, 2015 at approximately 11:00 pm an officer observed a Chevy Malibu stopped impeding traffic in the 700 blk of Baylor, an area known for drug use and sales. Believing that a narcotics transaction was taking place, the vehicle was stopped as it left the scene. The occupants were identified as Demarreo Johnson and Darious Robinson. Both occupants were frisked at the scene for weapons due to the nature of the contact. During the pat down one of the suspects admitted that a weapon was in the vehicle. Officers subsequently recovered a semi-automatic handgun from the backseat area. A narcotics detector K-9 arrived on scene and alerted on the vehicle. A search of one of the suspects turned up a plastic baggy containing Marijuana. Darious Robinson was arrested for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon and Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces. Demarreo Johnson was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a firearm by a felon.