Police could use your help in locating a missing person

Candace Therese Bell was last spoken to on February 26th,  2016 at her residence.  Candace is a thin build, white female, 5′ 10″, 140 pounds with  long, straight brown hair and green eyes.  She has oriental lettering tattooed on her neck, flowers tattooed on her left shoulder, an unknown tattoo on her right leg and the name Steven Bell tattooed on her wrist. She also has multiple ear piercings and a piercing above her lip. Her family is concerned for her welfare.  If you have any information concerning Candace’s whereabouts call the Wichita Falls Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 940-761-7762.

Can You ID?

** CAN YOU ID **

WFPD Investigators need your help in identifying the 2 subjects pictured below following a theft at the Polka Dot Penguin on Plaza Pkwy earlier this month. If you can help, please contact Detective Hickey at 940-761-7762 or call Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888 and reference case #16-040787.

WFPD could use your help in locating a missing person.

litteken1The Wichita Falls Police Department could use your help in locating  missing person, Arthur Henry Litteken III .  Litteken was last seen at the Executive Inn at 1750 Maurine St. on March 27th, 2016.   Arthur Litteken is described as a white male,  5’07”, 150 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes, muscular build with short curly hair.  Arthur was last seen driving a  1990’s model Dodge van, white in color. His family is concerned for his welfare.   If located call the police do not attempt to make contact with him as he maybe consider armed and dangerous. If you have any information concerning Arthur’s  whereabouts call the Wichita Falls Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 940-761-7762 or Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers at 322-9888 or 1-800-322-9888.


Arrest Made in Zoom-In Robbery

FotorCreatedOn 04-20-16, at approx 10:46pm, officers from the WFPD Tactical Unit were conducting surveillance on the Zoom-In store, 2306 Seymour Hwy, in reference to recent robberies at that location. While watching, they observed a white male wearing dark colored clothing enter the store. After he entered, they saw the clerk back up and the male point at the clerk and reach over the counter. As officers approached, the male exited the store on foot and fled. He was caught at the intersection of Seymour Hwy and Fillmore and identified as 36 year old Zachariah Pond. Video showed that Pond had just robbed the store at gunpoint. He was found to still be in possession of the gun used and the stolen money. He was arrested for Aggravated Robbery and transported to jail. During the investigation, it was determined that Pond had been also involved in at least 2 other past robberies at the same location and further charges are expected.


Disturbance Call Leads to Drug and Weapon Charges

FotorCreatedOn 04-19-16, just before 11pm, WFPD patrol officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1900 blk of Taylor in reference to a male and female fighting. When officers arrived, the male subject retreated to back room inside the residence. Officers found him in the bathroom with the toilet running. They also saw multiple knives, a sawed-off shotgun, empty baggies, scales, cash, and a small amount of marijuana. The WFPD Organized Crime Unit was notified and a search warrant was executed.  The search yielded an additional 10 grams of methamphetamine. The male and female were identified as 23 year old Dustin Davidson and 34 year old Christina Lazo. Both subjects were arrested and charged with the following:  Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 1, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.


Local Man Arrested for Attempted Burglary

Yesterday, April 18th, at approximately 4:30 pm Officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department arrested 38 year old Jason Shelton in the 1900 block of 9th Street on an arrest warrant for Attempted Burglary stemming from an incident that was reported last month.


Jason Shelton

On March 31st at approximately 5:30 pm WFPD officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Ave. I in reference to a possible burglary in progress. Upon arrival they spoke with the victim who stated that he heard a knock at his front and back doors.  He stated that he saw two white males that he did not recognize.  The victim stated that he locked his doors at which time the suspects began to kick on the door until it was forced open.  The suspects did not gain entry into the residence.  Once the victim advised them that he had called police the suspects fled in a white Ford F-250 pickup.

Shelton was transported and booked into the Wichita County jail without incident.

Missing Teen from Ohio Flees Accident Scene in Wichita Falls, Search Underway


***UPDATE:  Subject has been located!***


We are actively searching for an endangered missing teen from Belmont, Ohio, after he fled from an accident scene at Iowa Park Rd/Central Frwy late last night (just after 11pm, 04-17-16).  14 year old Matthew Bateman was last seen on foot in the area of Plum Lake and the Softball Complex wearing dark colored clothing but we are told that he may also be wearing a pink t-shirt.  He is described as a white male, 5’10″/135 lbs, brown hair/brown eyes.  Anyone that sees this subject, or knows his whereabouts, is asked to call the WFPD at 720-5000.

2nd Quarter TxDot S.T.E.P. Grant Results

vanThe largest portion of traffic safety funding from TxDOT is used for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) projects, which pay for overtime activities by local law enforcement to reduce the incidence of speeding, driving while intoxicated, failure to use occupant restraint systems, and intersection traffic control violations. Organizations eligible for STEP funds include the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS), sheriff’s offices, constable’s offices and community police departments.

The Wichita Falls Police Department has finalized the 2nd Quarter FY 2016 (January – March 2016) TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 179
Child Safety Seats – 11
Intersection Violations – 261
Speeding – 474
Other Violations – 169
Arrests – 4
Vehicles Impounded – 7
Hours Worked – 412.7
Miles Driven – 3,731