On April 2nd at approximately 11:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 3600 block of Maplewood to Parks Place Apartments in reference to a possible aggravated robbery. While in route to the call officers were advised that a Hispanic male wearing a blue long sleeve shirt and shorts had just taken some items from the victim’s vehicle and threatened him with a hammer.
Upon arrival officers located two males, one of whom matched the description of the suspect, standing outside. When the Hispanic male saw police he began to walk away. Officers detained the subject who was later identified as 21 year old Alexis Rodriguez-Maldonado.
Officers spoke to the victim who stated that while he was inside his apartment he heard a loud banging sound coming from outside. The victim looked outside through his window and observed Rodriguez-Maldonado inside his vehicle, a blue 2015 Chrysler 200, taking items out. The victim went outside to confront Rodriguez-Maldonado. When he confronted him, the victim stated that Rodriguez-Maldonado threatened to hurt him with a hammer that he had in his hand.
The victim observed Rodriguez-Maldonado take items from his vehicle and run back to his apartment which was directly behind the victim`s apartment. The victim stated while on the phone with dispatch, Rodriguez-Maldonado came back out of his apartment without the stolen items or the hammer. It was at this point that officers arrived on scene.
Officers spoke to a witness who stated that they observed Rodriguez-Maldonado inside the victim’s vehicle. The witness also stated that they observed Rodriguez-Maldonado threaten the victim with a hammer.
Officers arrested Rodriguez-Maldonado and transported him to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with aggravated robbery.
On Wednesday March 14th at approximately 4:30 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to the 1600 block of 11th Street to the URHCS in reference to a Crime Stoppers tip that they received regarding a subject with an aggravated robbery warrant.
Upon arrival officers located 51 year old Gregory Reynolds. A records checked confirmed that Reynolds had an outstanding warrant for aggravated robbery. He was taken into custody and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident.
The warrant stemmed from an aggravated robbery that took place at the Subway restaurant, located in the 3700 block of Fairway, on February 1st of this year.
The reporting party stated that at approximately 3:00 pm a subject came into the store and demanded money. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
On Tuesday, March 6th, at approximately 10:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2004 black Chevrolet Suburban at the intersection of Brook and Kell West. The driver, later identified as 48 year old Steven King, refused to stop and began to accelerate in an attempt to evade police.
A short vehicle pursuit ensued down Speedway to Kell East. King continued to flee east on Kell to Harding Street. King eventually exited the vehicle near Holliday creek and began running on the trail that runs along the creek. The vehicle continued to roll through a fence and came to a rest in Holliday creek.
Officers continued to pursue King and observed him through down a handgun, which was later recovered. Officers were able to catch up to King in the 900 block of MLK. After a brief struggle officers were able to get King into custody.
King was transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with evading, resisting arrest, felon in possession of a firearm, tampering with evidence and duty upon striking a fixed object.
On Friday, February 16th, at approximately 2:45 pm in the 1600 block of 31st officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department served an aggravated robbery warrant on 30 year old Justin Mcminn.
The warrant stemmed from an aggravated robbery that was reported to the WFPD on January 28th of this year at the Quick Stop located in the 2100 block of Holiday.
The reporting party stated that at approximately 11:15 pm a subject came into the store and demanded money while waving brass knuckles. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Earlier this week the Wichita Falls Police Department reported that 57 year old Wayne Alan Watson was in custody in the Tarrant County jail for aggravated robbery. A federal detainer has now been placed on him for multiple bank robberies across the state to include the Legend Bank here in Wichita Falls.
On January 17th the Legend Bank branch located at Kemp and Kell was robbed at gunpoint by a white male. The suspect was quickly discovered to be a serial bank robber operating in the Central and North Texas area. Multiple investigators from across the state, as well as federal agencies, were working on the case and sharing information.
Detectives from the WFPD Crimes Against Persons Unit identified the suspect during their follow up investigation of the Legend Bank robbery. The suspect was identified as Wayne Alan Watson of Fort Worth. Further investigation identified Watson as the subject who robbed the Carter’s Department Store, located on Lawrence Road on November 29, 2017.
On Tuesday, February 13th at approximately 5:45 am Detectives with the Wichita Falls Police Department, in cooperation with The FBI, Texas Rangers, Tarrant County Sherriff’s Office and the Texas DPS SWAT Team, executed a search warrant in the 400 block of Isbell Ct. in Ft Worth, Texas at which time Watson was initially taken into custody for the aggravated robbery at Carter’s.
It was during this search that investigators located evidence that linked Watson to multiple bank robberies across the state to include the Legend Bank.
Detectives with the Wichita Falls Police Department have filed warrants on two suspects for recent robberies that have occurred in the City; 30 year old Justin McMinn and 51 year old Gregory Reynolds.
McMinn is wanted for the aggravated robbery that took place at the Quick Stop on January 28th of this year.
The reporting party stated that at approximately 11:15 pm a subject came into the store located in the 2100 block of Holiday Rd and demanded money while waving brass knuckles. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Reynolds is wanted for the robbery that took place at the Subway restaurant on February 1st of this year.
The reporting party stated that at approximately 3:00 pm a subject came into the store located in the 3700 block of Fairway and demanded money. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of either of these subjects you are encouraged to call police at (940) 720-5000 or if you want to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at (940) 322-9888.
On Tuesday, February 13th at approximately 5:45 am Detectives with the Wichita Falls Police Department, in cooperation with The FBI, Texas Rangers, Tarrant County Sherriff’s Office and the Texas DPS SWAT Team, executed a search warrant in the 400 block of Isbell Ct. in Ft Worth, Texas.
During the search 57 year old Wayne Alan Watson was located and arrested on an aggravated robbery warrant. The warrant stemmed from an aggravated robbery that was reported to our agency back on November 29th of last year.
The victim called to report that a white male had just entered Carter’s, located in the 3200 block of Lawrence, and demanded money. The victim stated the suspect displayed a handgun. The suspect was able to get an undisclosed amount of cash and then fled the scene.
Watson was transported to the Tarrant County jail.
Further charges are pending.
On Monday January 29th at approximately 9:45 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 2100 block of 9th Street to Sonic in reference to an aggravated robbery. The reporting party stated two subjects described as a Hispanic male wearing a blue shirt and jeans and a white male with unknown clothing description came to the store and pointed a silver in color handgun at him and demanded money. The victim stated that they took approximately $58.00 from him and fled on foot.
Officers began searching the area and located two subjects walking in the 700 block of Denver that matched the description of the suspects. As officers approached both subjects began to flee. Officers lost sight of the male in the blue shirt but were able to locate the second attempting to hide behind a trash can in the 1900 block of 8th Street. Officers demanded for the suspect to show his hands, when he refused officers deployed their conducted energy device (Taser) and were then able to get the suspect into custody. The suspect was identified as 17 year old Robert Bustamante.
During a search incident to arrest officers located five .38 caliber rounds in Bustamante’s front left pants pocket along with $58 in cash and a grey Under Armour mask. Inside the trash can that Bustamante attempted to hide behind officers located a backpack that contained a silver in color .38 caliber handgun.
Bustamante was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with aggravated robbery and evading. The case is still under investigation.
On Wednesday, January 10th, at approximately 8:58 pm, 28 year old Brandon Alexander Gilleland was transferred from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and booked into the Wichita County jail on a Capital Murder warrant.
On October 4, 2016 officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 2500 block of Terrace in reference to a subject that had been shot.
Upon arrival officers located 60 year old Roger Aliff on the ground. He had suffered gunshot wounds. Aliff was transported to the hospital where he later died from those wounds.
WFPD Detectives began to investigate and were able to obtain Capital Murder warrants for two individuals; 37 year old Dustin Hord, who turned himself into police on April 28, 2017 and Gilleland.
Gilleland’s bond was set at $1,000,000.00.
On Monday, November 27th, at approximately 4:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1800 block of Polk in reference to a possible disturbance.
While in route to the call officers were waved down at the intersection of Avenue H and Monroe Street in reference to a 30 year old white male on the ground with a large wound to the top of his head. The victim was having difficulty speaking but advised police that he had been assaulted by unknown suspects. Medical personnel responded to the location and transported the victim to the hospital.
As officers began speaking with witnesses they observed a large rock, a black pocket knife and a tree branch that witnesses stated were used in the assault. Witnesses also provided for police a video of the assault that was taken with a phone.
Officers located a subject in the 1800 block of Polk that appeared to be the same subject that officers saw in the video assaulting the victim. He was identified as 20 year old Casey Green. While officers were talking with Green he admitted to assaulting the victim. Green stated that he had been involved in a disturbance with the victim. Green stated that approximately 8-9 minutes after the victim departed two of his friends, an 18 year old black male and a 19 year old Hispanic male, showed up. Green stated they all went looking for the victim then found him in an empty lot in the 1800 block of Polk St. Green stated that the victim fled and that he had thrown a large rock at the victim and it struck him in the back of his left shoulder. Green stated once they caught the victim in the intersection the three of them began hitting the victim with a tree branch and began kicking him in the head and body. Green stated that there was a crowd forming and they told him they were calling the police and that`s when the suspects fled the scene.
Green was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with aggravated assault.
The other suspects in the assault were not located. The case is still under investigation.