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.

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.

Suspect Charged with Aggravated Assault on Repo Man

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Christopher Smith

On March 21st at approximately 12:58 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 5200 block of Professional Drive in reference to a disturbance.

Upon arrival they observed two males in a verbal argument. Officers separated the two subjects and identified one as 31 year old Christopher Smith. The other subject was a tow truck driver and was there to repossess Smith`s 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.

Officers spoke with the victim who stated he backed up to Smith`s vehicle to repossess it and placed the wheel locks on the back tires of Smith`s vehicle. He then stated Smith came running outside and jumped inside the pickup and started the engine. The victim went on to tell officers that Smith began throwing the vehicle into drive and then reverse, in an attempt to get his vehicle off the wheel locks. While doing this, Smith slammed into the back of the tow truck multiple times.

The victim stated he put his tow truck in park and began to step out. While stepping out, Smith put his vehicle into reverse and struck the back of the tow truck. The victim stated when this happened, he felt a pain in his left knee and hamstring. The victim also stated when Smith`s vehicle rammed the back of the tow truck, the vehicle “Went way up in the air”.

Officers also spoke to witnesses who stated Smith almost hit some bystanders who were on the sidewalk. Smith`s vehicle ended up on the sidewalk and the grass in front of apartment building 5274.

Officers arrested Smith and transported him to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with Aggravated Assault.

WFPD Arrest Man for Aggravated Sexual Assault and Two Counts of Burglary of a Habitation

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Drew Mathis

On Wednesday, February 22, at approximately 6:00 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 4200 block of Hughes in reference to a possible aggravated sexual assault.

Upon arrival officers spoke with one of the victims who stated that just after midnight while he and a friend were sleeping he was awoken to being hit on the head.  The victim stated that a subject, later identified as 33 year old Drew Mathis, was standing over him with a handgun.  The victim stated that he saw Mathis sexually assault his friend. After the assault Mathis and the second victim left the residence together.

Through a records check officers learned that Mathis was associated with an address in the 600 block of Sunset. Officers went to the address to locate the second victim and check on their welfare.  There was a vehicle in the driveway that was registered to the second victim.

After officers knocked on the door and announced their presence the victim eventually came out.  Officers saw the door close immediately behind them and heard the sound of the door being locked.

Officers set up a perimeter on the residence.  At approximately 8:15 am Mathis exited the residence without incident and was taken into custody.  He was transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with two counts of burglary of a habitation and aggravated sexual assault.

Crime Stoppers needs your help identifying robbery suspects.

cs-color-blue-logo-3Crime Stoppers needs your help identifying the suspects in multiple aggravated robberies. On January 8th a victim reported being robbed at gun point in the parking lot of 612 Roosevelt,  AME Anderson Chapel Church. Then on January 26th suspects attempted another aggravated robbery at a residence in the 700 blk of Roosevelt as the victim returned home from Church.

Police have very little information on the suspects responsible for these crimes and need your help. Crime Stoppers is offering an additional 500 dollars for tips leading to the capture of these suspects within the next 48 hours. Please call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 322-9888 or 1-800-322-9888 if you have any information about this crime.

Crime Stoppers, citizens, police and the media working together to make our community safer!

Pair Assaults Resident During Burglary

fotorcreatedOn January 24 at approximately 6:50 pm, officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 2700 blk of Ridgeway in reference to a burglary of a habitation.  While speaking with dispatch the victim was struck on the head multiple times by the suspect(s).  The suspect(s) then fled the scene in an unknown direction.  Officers arrived on scene and rendered first aid to the victim while paramedics and the fire department were en-route.

During the on scene investigation it was determined that two female subjects had been at the residence earlier in the day.  The pair was last seen driving a Buick Rendezvous.  A short time later the Buick was located at an apartment complex close to the residence.  The vehicle was occupied by one of the suspects, 25 year old Mary Cruz Pando.  The second suspect, 27 year old Angela Brandon, was located at an apartment in the complex.  Property belonging to the victim was located in the Buick and in Brandon’s possession at the time she was detained.  Pando and Brandon were both arrested for burglary of a habitation and transported to jail.

 

Aggravated Robbery At Sandwich Shop Leads To Arrest With Multiple Charges

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Casey Ironshell – 34

On 01-21-17, at approx 9:00am, WFPD officers were dispatched to the Subway on Seymour Hwy in reference to an aggravated robbery where a male suspect pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. After the robbery, the suspect fled the location on foot and ran west toward an adjacent motel. Officers in the area saw a man matching the suspect description and detained him. The suspect was identified as 34 year old Casey Ironshell. Ironshell was in possession of a realistic looking handgun that turned out to be a BB gun and rolls of coins from the Subway. In addition, officers were able to positively identify Ironshell as the robbery suspect by the Subway surveillance video. Ironshell was arrested for the Aggravated Robbery.  During the arrest, Ironshell was very uncooperative and resisted arrest. He even broke the back window of a police vehicle. Once Ironshell arrived at the jail, he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Aggravated Robbery
  • Escape
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 – Methamphetamine