WFPD Officers responded to the URHCS emergency room on 06-11-21, at 11:48 pm, to investigate the death of a one-year-old child. The child had been transported by a personally owned vehicle to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
On 06-18-21, based on the investigation, WFPD detectives obtained arrest warrants for the child’s parents for the offense of Injury to a Child, Elderly, or Disable Person with a bond of $500,000.00 each.
The parents, 24-year-old Christian Bishop-Torrence and 22-year-old Sage Wright were arrested on 06-18-2021 at about 8:00 pm at 1005 Westerly Place in Wichita Falls and transported to jail.
As mentioned above, boots is pictured with WFPD Dispatch Trainer Brittany Clark. In July, she will be celebrating her 8 year anniversary with the department. One of the things Brittany loves about her job is making difference in the community she serves.
Brittany, thank you for everything you do, especially helping Boots find his new family! We appreciate you!
On 06-13-21, at approx 1249 hours, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1200 blk of N. 7th in reference to a burglary of a building at that location.
The victim told officers that he was out of town when he got a motion alert on his phone from his home camera system. When he looked at his phone, he saw a blue Saturn under his carport and a white male, wearing a blue shirt, with his face up close to the camera. When he got home, he found that the lock on his shed had been cut and several of his tools had been stolen from inside.
Based on the information, officers searched the area and located a blue Saturn getting gas in the 2400 blk of Iowa Park Rd. As officers got closer, they discovered that the male in the driver’s seat matched the description of the burglary suspect and was wearing the same shirt.
The suspect was identified as Raymond North.
In plain view, officers could see a pair of bolt cutters and the stolen tools inside the car.
North was arrested for Burglary of a Building and transported to jail.
The vehicle was impounded and more of the stolen tools were recovered from the trunk.
Great job by everyone involved in this arrest and investigation!
UPDATE: On Saturday, just one day after this ran on social media, Lotus was adopted and found her new fur-ever home! Thank you!!!!
FUR-EVER FRIDAY IS BACK!!!!
Meet WFPD Front Desk Community Service Officer Monique Shull and this week’s adoptable pet, Lotus.
Lotus is a 3 year old female Boxer looking for her fur-ever home. She is very loving, good natured, calm, and she loves cats. If you would like to adopt Lotus or schedule a visit, please contact Animal Services at (940)761-8894 or stop by the facility at 1207 Hatton Rd. You can also visit their adoption page at: https://bit.ly/3czEqi1
As mentioned above, Lotus is pictured with WFPD CSO Monique Shull. She is one of our newest employees and has only been with us for about 6 months. She loves her job and enjoys helping the citizens (and pets) of our community.
Monique, thank you for everything you do, especially helping Lotus find her new family! We appreciate you!
The WFPD SWAT team executed a search warrant with the Crimes Against Property detectives on 06-10-2021 at about 3:00 pm at 505 Lee Street in search for 35-years-old Nolan Sylver Kerry. Kerry was wanted for thirteen felony arrest warrants out of Kaufman County, Texas. Kerry was arrested on the scene.
An additional search warrant was obtained to search for stolen property at 505 Lee. The WFPDdetectives located four stolen vehicles and additional items stolen during a train cargo burglary.
A third search warrant was obtained for the residence of Nolan Kerry at 814 N. Cottonwood street inWichita Falls. During the search of the residence, the detectives located more stolen property.
The Crimes Against Property detectives said more future criminal charges are expected to be filedagainst Kerry based upon the property located as a result of the search warrants.
Our cadweb site of active calls (http://cadweb.wfpd.net/) is currently down due to server maintenance. Once the maintenance is complete, the site will be up and running again. There is currrently no timetable as to when the maintenance will be complete but we hope it to be soon.
UPDATE: Cody Stage was captured in Logan, Oklahoma, last night by the US Marshall’s Service.
WANTED FOR MURDER
Cody Ryan Stage is being sought in connection with the November 2020 murder of Donald Best in the 1400 blk of Taylor. Stage bonded out in February and is currently on the run after cutting off his ankle monitor.
Anyone with any information about Stage, or his whereabouts, should contact us immediately. Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers is also offering a $1000 reward for information leading to his arrest/board approval.
To provide a tip or information call Crime Stoppers at (940)322-9888.
Lieutenant Walter Collins was shot and killed while assisting other officers respond to a call involving a man firing a .30-.30 rifle at construction workers. He and two other officers were wounded by the gunfire. Lieutenant Collins was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to three 99 years prison terms.
Lieutenant Collins had served with the Wichita Falls Police Department for 31 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and mother.