Another Arrest Made In Forgery Case From May 2014


On 8/18/14 Shaheed Abdul Muhammad, 9/6/75, was arrested for Aggravated Assault after a SWAT callout on Tower Drive.  After being fingerprinted at the jail in was later discovered that he is actually Phillip Wayne Walker, 6/9/75, who had a felony warrant for Forgery/Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity related to the Social Media Forgery Scheme, #14-051492. This warrant was served on Walker while he was still in the Wichita County Jail. This case is still under investigation. Any information invloving this case should be directed to Detective Ramirez, Financial Crimes Unit at 761-7762.

Can You ID? Burglary Suspect from Rider High School Parking lot

Can you Id this suspect who was involved in several vehicle burglaries at Rider High School Parking lot on the 13th of August 2014? The suspect is the black male standing next to the pickup in the video. If you have information about this crime contact Detective Mickey Fincannon at (940) 761-7762 or by email at

You can also call Crime Stoppers 24 hours a day at (940) 322-9888 or (800) 322-9888.

Meet Cobo – The New WFPD K-9

cobo2The Wichita Falls Police Department would like to introduce our new K9 officer, Cobo, to the community. Cobo, an 18 month old Belgian Malinois, joined the WFPD on August 4, 2014, and became active duty on Monday, August 18, 2014.  Cobo was partially purchased by funds donated by the Wichita Falls Citizen Police Academy Association. Cobo has joined Turko as our second dog on the streets to help combat drugs in Wichita Falls.  Cobo is partnered with Officer John Ricketts.

A Few Spots Are Still Available In The Citizen Police Academy – APPLY TODAY

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The WFPD Community Services Section is currently accepting applications for the 31st Citizen Police Academy.  Classes will begin on @ 6pm Tuesday, September 9, 2014, and run each Tuesday thereafter until early December.

Class members will attend a 11-12 week course, one evening each week, for three hours per session and find themselves on an obstacle course behind the wheel of a police vehicle,  firing automatic weapons,  witnessing drug dogs in action, suiting up and making split second decisions during ‘Shoot Don’t Shoot’ and learning from officers on the following topics:  Identity Theft, SWAT, SCUBA, Crime Scene Investigation, Traffic, Patrol, Drugs, Taser, Crash Investigation, and more.

Submit your application today by clicking here:  Citizen Police Academy Application

If you have questions contact:

Officer Jeff Hughes at


Officer Brandie Banda at



SWAT Activated- Suspect Arrested for Aggravated Assault

Felonious-Assault-1On 08-18-14, at approx 0146 hrs, WFPD Officers were dispatched to the 5200 Blk of Tower in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, contact was made with the 34 year old female victim who advised that she had been assaulted with a knife by her boyfriend, 38 year old Shaheed Adbul Muhammad. The victim stated that Muhammad, who had been drinking, became upset and punched her in the face several times. She stated that he also grabbed a kitchen knife, put it to her neck, and threatened to kill her. She was able to get away from Muhammad and exit the house but was cut on the left elbow by the knife in the process. Muhammad then barricaded himself inside the residence and SWAT was activated. After several unsuccessful attempts to make contact with Muhammad, SWAT made entry and located Muhammad in a bedroom and took him into custody without incident. Muhammad was arrested for Aggravated Assault – Family Violence and is currently in the Wichita County Jail.

Female Caught Breaking Into Vehicle Arrested

lewisOn 8/16/14, at approximately 0408 hours, WFPD Patrol Officers were dispatched to the 2700 Blk of Palmetto in reference to a burglary of a vehicle in progress.  While en route, dispatch informed officers that the owner of the vehicle saw the suspect break into his vehicle.  It was reported the victim had the suspect detained on scene. Officers arrived on scene and identified the suspect to be 30 year Katie Lewis. After an on-scene investigation, Lewis was arrested for Burglary of a Vehicle and transported to jail.

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest in a Drug Free Zone

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On 08-15-14, at approximately 2015 hrs, WFPD Gang Task Force Officers stopped a Red Cadillac at the intersection of Kell and Van Buren for a traffic violations. Officers detected a strong odor of marihuana coming from inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a plastic bag containing marijuana. The marijuana weighed approximately 3.44 ounces. The driver, 20 year old Romeo Paz Jr., was arrested for possession of Marijuana over 2 ounces in a Drug Free Zone. Paz Jr also had an outstanding warrant for marijuana possession. The Cadillac was impounded pending seizure for the felony offense.

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest Of Two Fugitives


On 8/14/14 the WFPD Organized Crime Unit executed a search warrant in the 3200 block of Grant St. The search warrant lead to the arrest of two fugitives, Michael Shane Phillips, DOB 3/7/90 and Janessa Nacole Ramos, DOB 2/7/90. Ramos was arrested for the following warrants:  2 Man/Del of a Controlled Substance – Bond $50,000 each, 2 Possession of a Controlled Substance – Bond $20,000 each, and Failure to Appear – Bond $712.00. Phillips was arrested for the following warrants:  Violation of Probation – Bond $50,000 and Possession of Marijuana – Bond $519.00. Both are currently being held in the Wichita County Jail.

WFPD “Fur-ever” Friday – Week #1 featuring Trip

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WFPD “Fur-ever” Friday has arrived!  This NEW social media feature will highlight a WFPD Officer and an adoptable pet each week.  This week’s “Fur-ever” Friday features Officer Matt Bailey and Trip.  Trip is adoptable through the Texas Pit Crew.  For more information, please contact the WFPD Community Services Section at 940-720-2180.

Local Insurance Agent arrested after ten month insurance fraud investigation

The WFPD Financial Crimes Unit Insurance Fraudalongwith the Texas Department of Insurance have conducted a ten month investigation involving independent Insurance agent, Shawn Chamber, white male, DOB 12/03/66. The investigation led to criminal charges of Texas Penal Code 32.45 Insurance Fraud ($25,000 bond and related charges of Texas Penal Code 32.45 Misapplication of Fiduciary Property F-2 ($100,000 bond) and include the surrender of his Insurance Licenses. Chambers was arrested in Clay County yesterday and was released from the Clay County Jail after posting bond this afternoon. The investigation led to the identification of twenty-five victims and businesses.

The summary investigation is as follows:
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