On 11-16-20, officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic offense in the 1600 blk of 22nd. The vehicle tried to flee but crashed between a house and a tree. Two of the three occupants fled on foot and the third was detained on scene. One of the subjects that ran was later captured and arrested. He was identified as 32 year old Cruz Guzman.
Investigation revealed that the car contained 493.6 grams of methamphetamine, 31.71 grams of black tar heroin, and a handgun.
Guzman was arrested and charged with:
Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 1 < 200g
Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 1 < 400g
Evading Arrest and Detention
Unlawful Carrying Weapon
The investigation is ongoing. Charges are still currently pending on a second subject and a third subject is still at large.
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Today is National Boss’s Day 2020 – Meet Police Chief Manuel Borrego!
Chief Manuel Borrego joined the Wichita Falls Police Department in 1982 after being honorably discharged from the USMC. He promoted through the civil service system to the rank of Captain. In 2010 he was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief of the Field Services Division. In 2012 he was appointed to the position of Police Chief for the City of Wichita Falls.
Chief Borrego had a parallel career in the United States Army Reserves. He held the rank of Command Sergeant Major upon retirement in 2012 after 32 years of service. His overseas assignments included a tour in Okinawa Japan in 1980 with the USMC and in 2009 he was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a detachment of the 95th Division. Major awards include the Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal and the Drill Sergeant Badge.
Chief Borrego’s education includes a Bachelor Degree from Midwestern State University. He is a graduate of the 182nd FBI National Academy and the Bill Blackwood Leadership Command College (LEMIT) Sam Houston State University. He is also a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Ft. Bliss Texas. He currently holds the TCOLE Master Peace Officer certification.
Chief Borrego serves on the Wichita Falls Faith Mission Board, Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Partners in Education (PIE) Advisory Board.
Past board memberships include: Texas Police Chief’s Association Executive Board Region 5 Director, BSA Board Member, Veterans Advisory Council, and the Wichita Falls Downtown Lions Club.
Thank you Chief Borrego for your service and dedication to the citizens of Wichita Falls. You are a true hero!
Chief Borrego was honored to participate in the 18th Annual Candlelight Vigil that was hosted by First Step last night at the Wellington. The Vigil paid tribute to the victims and survivors of domestic violence.
Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers was a big winner at this year’s National Crime Stoppers Conference that was held in Omaha, Nebraska. They brought home the award for Best Radio Service Announcement (population 100,001-250,000) for their Falls Fugitive Podcast on the Keith Mann Missing Person Case that was produced in conjunction with Design Works.
We would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Colleen Wetzel for being named City of Wichita Falls Employee of the Month at the last City Council meeting. Colleen works at our impound yard and loves serving the citizens of our great city! Way to go, Colleen! You deserve it!!!
Today, Wichita Falls Police Department Chief Manuel Borrego and Deputy Chief Guy Gilmore participated in Community Champions Day for Meals on Wheels.
Since 2002, Meals on Wheels programs from across the country have joined forces for the annual awareness campaign to celebrate this successful public-private partnership and garner the support needed to fill the gap between the seniors served and those still in need.
Thank you Meals on Wheels for everything that you do in our community!
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CRIME STOPPERS “FRESH 48” IN EFFECT
CRIME STOPPERS NEEDS YOUR HELP IN SOLVING A THEFT. THE CRIME HAPPENED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 30TH AND OCTOBER 1ST AT 4712 BARNETT ROAD, MCNEIL JR. HIGH SCHOOL. UNKNOWN SUSPECT(S) BROKE OFF AND STOLE THE MEMORIAL LAUREN LANDAVAZO HORSE STATUE.
THE POLICE HAVE VERY LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CRIME AND COULD USE YOUR HELP. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CRIME OR ANY OTHER FELONY CRIME, CALL US TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY AT 940-322-9888, OR IF YOU ARE CALLING LONG DISTANCE, CALL 1-800-322-9888. YOU NEVER HAVE TO GIVE YOUR NAME, AND IF YOUR INFORMATION LEADS TO THE ARREST AND BOARD APPROVAL, YOU COULD EARN UP TO $1,000 THIS IS A FRESH 48 SO ANY INFORMATION RECEIVED IN THE FIRST 48 HOURS THAT LEADS TO AN ARREST OF SUSPECT(S) WILL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $500 FOR A TOTAL OF UP TO $1,500
CRIME STOPPERS, CITIZENS, POLICE, AND THE MEDIA WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITY A SAFER PLACE TO LIVE. TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.