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.

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.

Can you ID?

purse theftOn March 11, 2017 at around 7 pm the suspect stole a bank bag while at a local grocery store. The bag was inadvertently left in the shopping cart while the victim was at the United Super Market on Iowa Park Rd.  The cart was collected and returned to the entry way of the store by an employee.  The suspect selected the cart containing the bank bag, concealed it and promptly left the store.  The suspect is described as a Hispanic female 55 to 65 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, medium build with brown hair.  She was last seen getting into a black in color 4 door sedan which was parked in handicapped parking.  If you have any information about this crime call the Wichita Falls Police Department at 940-761-7792.



Local Man Arrested for Burglary: Caught with Toy Gun

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Francisco Esparza

On April 4th at approximately 5:50 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to a possible burglary of a habitation in the 2100 block of Ave E. Officers were advised that the suspect had just walked into the residence, took a rifle and then fled the scene in a beige Chevrolet Impala.

Officers located and stopped the suspect vehicle in the 2100 block of Ave E and identified the driver as 35 year old Francisco Esparza.  Officers saw in plain view what appeared to be a rifle laying across the center console of the vehicle.  Upon further inspection of the rifle it was determined to be a toy.

Officers spoke to witnesses on scene who advised that they saw Esparza go into the residence after he had been told him that no one was home.  The witnesses stated that they saw Esparza exit the residence with the rifle at which time they notified police.

Officers were able to make contact with the home owner who advised that they did not know Esparza and at no time did they give him permission to be in their residence.

Officers placed Esparza in custody and transported him to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with burglary of a habitation.  It was also discovered that Esparza was driving on a suspended license and therefore he was also charged with driving while license is suspended.

Can You ID?

On 12/31/16 around 6am this suspect vehicle driven by an unknown suspect entered the football field at City View High School. The suspect attempted to drive circles on the field and caused extensive damage to the artificial turf. If you have any information about the identify of the vehicle or suspect please call Crime Stoppers at 322-9888 or Detective Paul Hardi at 761-7762.

Jacksboro Hwy burglar in custody.

maxwellburgAt around midnight on January 22, 2017, the victim reported a burglary of a business located in the 4700 blk of Jacksboro Hwy.  During the investigation it was determined that among other things, a set of keys to a vehicle were stolen along with a set of keys to the gate.  With this information, officers set up on the business believing that the suspect would eventually return and steal the vehicle.  It didn’t take long.  At approximately 3 a.m. on January 23, the suspect did just that.  He was detained at the scene as he was attempting to enter onto the property.  He was found to be in possession of a set of vehicle keys.  The officers recovered the keys from the suspect and started the vehicle, which was on the property of the business. The suspect was identified as Stephen Maxwell.  He was arrested at the scene for burglary of a building and the case was then turned over to detectives to continue the investigation for possible links to unsolved burglaries in the area.  Through the diligent efforts of the Property Crimes section Maxwell was linked to 5 additional burglaries in the Jacksboro Hwy area dating back to December of last year. Total bond amount for the burglaries was set at $35,000

Man Flees Police in Vehicle He Thought Was Stolen, But Wasn’t


Darrel Hargrove

On Tuesday, February 7th, at approximately 8:15 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department attempted to stop a white 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche for a traffic violation in the area of North Leighton and McNiel.  The driver of the vehicle refused to stop for police and began to accelerate away from officers.

The vehicle came to a stop in the 3000 block of Cromwell at which time officers performed a felony stop.  The vehicle was occupied by the driver, 22 year old Darrel Hargrove of Wichita Falls, and a 19 year old black male passenger.

Hargrove made several res gestae statements to officers stating that he thought the vehicle was stolen.  A check on the vehicle showed it not to be stolen.  Officers were unable to make contact with the registered owner and the vehicle was impounded.

Hargrove was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with felony evading.

The passenger was released at the scene.

2 Arrested After Victim Follows Own Stolen Vehicle

On 02-06-17, at approx 1:15pm, WFPD officers were dispatched to the area of 14th/Grace in reference to a stolen Chevrolet Pickup.  The victim observed a black male driver and a hispanic male passenger steal his truck from a garage in the 300 blk of Indiana.  The victim was able to use a second vehicle to follow the suspects.  The suspects tried to get away from him but were unable to do so.  Both suspects jumped out of the running truck in the 1600 blk of 14th Street and ran into a residence where they were later found by officers, one of them hiding in a closet.  The suspects were identified as Justice Smith, age 20, and Joseph Jimenez, age 21.  Both were arrested for Theft over $2500 under $30000.  In addition, Smith was charged with Failure to ID and Resisting.


Can You ID?

On 5/18/16 at approx. 0300 hrs two unknown suspects broke the glass door of Elliott Electric with a tool, entered the business and stole several Milwaukee electric tools. If you have any information about the identity of these suspects please contact Detective Hardi at (940) 761-7762 or call CrimeStoppers at (940) 322-9888 and reference case number 16-050967.