WFPD Participating in TxDOT Click It Or Ticket Campaign

CIOT-BannerThe Wichita Falls Police Department is participating in this years TxDOT Click It or Ticket Campaign which runs from May 22nd through June 4th. We will have additional Officers on the street focusing on Occupant Protection for all passengers in vehicles. WFPD has partnered with TxDOT’s Click It or Ticket since 2002. Last year WFPD alone issued 321 seatbelt citations and 10 child safety seat citations during the campaign.

Here Is the Law

Texas law now requires drivers and all passengers in vehicles to be secured by a safety belt.

Any child under the age of 8 must be restrained in an approved child passenger safety seat unless taller than 4 feet, nine inches.

Safety Seat Guidelines

Safety belts are designed for adults, not children. Use a booster seat to lift your child up and prevent severe injuries in a crash.

Please remember the following guidelines when buying the proper seat for your child:

Birth-1 Year, Up to 35 Pounds

  • Use a rear-facing seat until your baby reaches the weight limit or height limit of the seat.
  • Secure the chest clip even with your baby’s armpits.
  • Fasten harness straps snugly against your baby’s body.

1-4 Years, 20 to 40 Pounds

  • Use a forward-facing seat for as long as the safety seat manufacturer recommends it.
  • Fasten harness straps snugly against your child’s body.
  • Secure the chest clip even with your child’s armpits.
  • Latch the tether strap to the corresponding anchor if your vehicle has one.

4-8 Years, Over 40 Pounds

  • Use a booster seat.
  • Fasten the lap belt across your child’s thighs and hips, not stomach.
  • Strap the diagonal belt across the chest to rest on the shoulder, not the neck.

WFPD Make Second Arrest in Connection to April’s Burglary of a Habitation on Polk

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Katherine Sanders

On Thursday, May 11th, at approximately 3:30 pm, Detectives with the Wichita Falls Police Department arrested 25 year old Katherine Sanders on a burglary of a habitation warrant.  The warrant stemmed from the April 17th burglary of a habitation that took place in the 300 block of Polk.

Sanders came to the Police Department to speak with Detectives regarding the burglary at which time she was placed in custody and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident.

On April 17th at approximately 12:15 pm officers with the WFPD were dispatched to the 300 block of Polk in reference to a burglary.   Upon arrival officers discovered that the resident, an elderly male, walked into his home interrupting a burglary in progress at which time he was struck in the head by one of the suspects prior to them fleeing the scene.

On May 3rd officers with the WFPD arrested Cocshi Najarian Robinson at a local motel in connection with the burglary.

WFPD Arrest Local Man on Multiple Charges to Include Burglary

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Reginald Pope

On Monday, May 8th, at approximately 8:00 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of Central Freeway to the Fas Pac in reference to a possible disturbance.  Upon arrival officers were advised that 44 year old Reginald Pope had been involved in an altercation with an ex-girlfriend at this location.  Officers then responded to the female’s residence in the 1300 block of Central Freeway in order to check on her welfare.

When officers arrived at her residence they saw Pope inside.  They also located the female and observed marks on her neck and a cut on her right hand.

The victim stated that she was in the bathroom putting on make-up when she heard the front door open and assumed that it was her boyfriend returning from the store with coffee.  Pope entered the bathroom behind her and started arguing with her about her new boyfriend.  She stated that Pope wrapped his arm around her neck and started choking her while he dragged her backwards out of the bathroom and into the living room.

Once in the living room, Pope threw the victim down on the couch and jumped on top of her while punching her in the face and head.  The victim stated that she tried to reach her phone on the couch to call 911, but Pope took her phone and put it in his pocket preventing her from calling for emergency assistance.  She told officers that when she tried to get up Pope started kicking her in the torso.  It was at this time that she heard officers coming up the stairs to her door and that Pope stopped the assault and sat in the chair telling her to be quiet.

Pope was arrested on multiple charges to include burglary of a habitation, family violence and interference with an emergency telephone call.  He was transported to the Wichita County jail without incident.

Arrest made in burglary

cocshiCocshi Najarian Robinson was taken into custody on May 3rd at approximately 9 pm at a local motel.  He was wanted in connection with the April 17th burglary of a habitation that occurred in the 300 block of Polk.  Thank you to the hard work and determination of the investigators and everyone involved in the case.

Suspect arrested for cruelty to an animal

willsOn May 2, 2017 at approximately 8:20 pm, officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 500 blk of Kemp Blvd for a large disturbance.  The officers arrived on scene and determined that the disturbance was due to the mistreatment of a dog by the suspect, Anthony Tyrone Wills.  The on scene investigation determined that Wills became frustrated with the animal due to it defecating in the house.  Wills assaulted the dog causing internal injuries and broken bones.  Wills was arrested at the scene for cruelty to a non-livestock animal, a felony.  The dog was turned over to Animal Control Services at the scene.

Officers catch car burglar

tatum1On May 1st, a witness observed a red Camaro parked at a business located in  the 2800 blk of Jacksboro Hwy.  The vehicle appeared to have been damaged and ransacked.  The witness gave an accurate description of the suspect which enabled the responding officers to locate him walking in the 2600 blk of Jasper.  The victim vehicle owner was contacted and gave a description of some of the property missing from inside the vehicle.  The suspect, identified as Steve Randall Tatum, was searched and the stolen property described by the victim was found in his possession.  Tatum was arrested for burglary of a vehicle and transported to jail.

WFPD Warrant Issued for Capital Murder

UPDATE:  Just before 7:00 pm tonight, April 28th, Dustin Hord came to the WFPD in order to turn himself in.  He was transported to the Wichita County jail by WFPD officers without incident………………………

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Dustin Hord

Detectives with the Wichita Falls Police Department’s Crimes against Persons Unit has issued a Capital Murder warrant for 37 year old Dustin Hord.

The warrant stems from the murder of 60 year old Roger Aliff back in October of last year.

On October 4, 2016 at approximately 7:00 pm an officer with the WFPD was waved down by a subject who wanted to report a man laying on the ground just outside the entrance to Lucy Park in the 2500 block of Terrace.  When officers went to investigate they located Aliff on the ground bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound.

Aliff was transported to the hospital, but later died from his injuries.

Hord is described as a white male, 5’7″ to 5’8″ and weighing between 160 to 180 pounds.

If you have any information on the location of Hord you are encouraged to contact the WFPD at 720-5000 or if you want to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 322-9888.

Woman Arrested After Pouring Gasoline on Boyfriend

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Tawana Brown

On 04-25-17, WFPD patrol officers were flagged down by a male victim at the intersection of Lakefront/Cove. The victim told officers that he was in his nearby residence asleep on the bed when the suspect, 38 year old Tawana Brown, started pouring gasoline on him. He told officers that Brown was standing by the bed with a lighter telling him that she was going to kill him and had also chased him with a crowbar as he was trying to escape. Officers noted that both the victim and the bed that he had been sleeping on smelled of gasoline. Brown was located at the residence in the 5000 blk of Lakefront and arrested for Aggravated Assault Family Violence.

Early Morning Disturbance Leads to Burglary Arrest

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Lonisha Jones

This morning, at approximately 12:30 am, officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to the 4800 block of Brookdale in references to possible shots fired.

Upon arrival officers spoke with the victim who stated that she was inside her apartment with her boyfriend when she heard the sound of glass breaking.  When she went to investigate she saw 28 year old Lonisha Jones standing outside of her apartment yelling at her to come outside and making threats to assault her.  The victim stated that her boyfriend went outside to confront Jones at which time Jones made attempts to climb through the broken window while continuing to make threats to harm the victim.  Jones was heard saying that she was going to come back and shoot up the apartment.

Officers located Jones at Mistletoe Drive and Dennis Boulevard.  Jones was placed under arrest and transported to the Wichita County jail where she was charged with burglary of a habitation.