WFPD officers responded this morning at 6:28 am to 1415 North Rosewood in regard to CPR being done on a 3-year-old child. The child was eventually transported to the URHCS. The child was later pronounced deceased.
The WFPD Crime Against Persons and Crimes Against Children detectives are currently investigating this incident.
Officers in the WFPD Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant on 10-14-2022 at the Nature Inn and Suites located at 4500 Kell West Blvd.
The suspect, 24-year-old Blake Cook of Wichita Falls, was found alone in room #214.
The officers seized 1,790 Fentanyl pills from the room. The pills weighed 110 grams.
Cook was arrested for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1-B between four grams and 200 grams. Cook was transported to the Wichita County jail where his bond was set at $50,000.00.
We are proud of our Special Operations Unit and their diligent work investigating crimes involving Fentanyl!
The 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, distracted driving (cell phones), 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 local Police Departments.
4th Quarter FY 2022 (July 1 – September 30) TXDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:
Adult Seatbelt Violations-36
Child Safety Seat Violations-1
FY 2022 TXDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Year-End Totals:
The 2022 Click It or Ticket Memorial Campaign ran from May 23rd – June 5th.
Not only were Officers looking for Seat Belt Violations, they were also looking for other violations which would constitute hazardous driving behaviors.
The following is the data which was gathered from this campaign:
Seat Belt Violations – 177
Child Seat Belt Violations – 9
Intersection Violations – 59
Distracted Driving Violations – 11
Speed Violations – 74
Arrests – 1
Total Stops – 437
Enforcement Hours Worked – 171.67
The purpose of the campaign was to educate the public on the importance of buckling up every time they get into a vehicle and travel on a public roadway. The more people buckle up while driving, the less likely they are to be seriously injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash.
Criminals, you’ve been warned. The Wichita Falls Police Department is rolling out a new investigative and crime prevention tool to help curb crimes here in our city.
SafeCam is a widely used and successful program in police departments across the country, and now it will be used to strengthen the partnership between Wichita Falls Police Officers and the community members they serve.
The concept is simple. Businesses and residents can register their security cameras with WFPD. People registering will give basic information such as their name, address, how many security cameras are operational and the direction they are pointed.
By compiling a list of known security cameras in neighborhoods, officers will be able to streamline investigations and directly contact residents or businesses who potentially caught suspects on camera. This partnership helps speed up the process of identifying and arresting suspects to prevent more crimes from occurring.
Security camera video is invaluable for investigators. SafeCam will make it easier to quickly solve neighborhood crimes and allow officers to take a proactive approach to stopping crime sprees.
The information provided to WFPD remains completely confidential, and in no way are officers able to view video unless it is voluntarily provided by the owner. Residents and businesses can voluntarily register their information and can opt out of the program at any time.
We thank you all for the support in the Junior Police Academy and spreading the word for this summer. The June and July dates have been filled!! We look forward to interacting with the children of our community and we will keep the public updated on when another Junior Police Academy will be held in the future. Thank you again Wichita Falls for your continued support!!