Today, at approximately 4:00 am, officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 4500 block of Jacksboro Hwy to United Express in reference to a burglar alarm at that location.
Upon arrival officers observed that the rear drive-thru window of the business had been opened and coins and cigarettes were scattered on the ground near the window.
Officers were given additional information by WFPD dispatch that they were receiving location alerts from a cash bag that had been equipped with a tracking device that had been taken from the store. The tracker indicated that the bag was in the 1500 block of South Winds.
Officers responded to that area and located a subject who was later identified as 45 year old Stephen Maxwell in the backyard of a resident in the 4500 block of Westridge. This address is in close proximity to the 1500 block of South Winds. Officers observed Maxwell to be in possession of a grey cash bag that contained two twenty dollar bills and multiple decoy bills that had the tracking device mixed in with them. Stephens also had in his possession pliers, screwdrivers, a pick and gloves.
Maxwell was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with burglary and criminal trespass.