Car Wash Damage Leads To Arrest

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Jonathan Crain – 35

On 07-10-17, Officers were dispatched to the Quick & Easy Car Wash, 2305 Kemp, in reference to criminal mischief. Upon arrival, officers discovered severely damaged vacuums and trash scattered on the property (damage was valued at approx $3500). Video surveillance provided a description of the suspect that caused the damage and officers were able to locate him walking in the 2400 blk of Taylor. The suspect was identified as 35 year old Jonathan Crain. Crain was also found to be in possession of various pills in a baggie with no prescription. He was arrested and transported to jail and charged with:

Felony Criminal Mischief o/$2500
Possession of a Controlled Substance PG3 (2 counts)

Water Park Theft Leads to Arrests

On 07-08-17, just after 2pm, officers were dispatched to the Wayfarer Motel, 600 Central Frwy E, in reference to recovering stolen property. Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim who stated that earlier in the day he had filed a theft report after his backpack was stolen from Castaway Cove Water Park. The victim stated that his bag contained many items, including 3 cell phones, and that one of the phones was pinging in room 244 at the Wayfarer. Officers were able to make contact with the subjects in room 244 and they matched the description of the theft suspects provided by water park personnel. The suspects were identified as Shawn Kea, age 25, and Kaitlyn Stroud, age 23. Investigation led to the recovery of all of the victim’s property (minus some cash). Both Kea and Stroud were arrested for Felony Theft and transported to jail.

WFPD Continues to Encourage Citizens to Lock Their Vehicles

tlhThe Wichita Falls Police Department would like to remind people that one of the best ways to help prevent from becoming a victim of vehicle burglary is to simply lock your vehicles.

Take, Lock, Hide. The basic crime fighting tool to help reduces vehicle burglaries.

  • Lock your vehicle. It takes seconds to break a window, but doing so makes noise – and criminals hate making noise.
  • Hide valuables from sight, or take items with you. If a criminal doesn’t see anything, they’re less likely to break in, and will move on.
  • Park in areas that are not secluded. Well lit parking lots, with good “sight lines”, make it more likely your vehicle is visible to the general public.
  • Aftermarket car stereos; consider models with removable face plates. Take the face plate with you when your leave your vehicle.
  • Record serial numbers of property you may leave inside your vehicle. If stolen, it makes it more likely the suspect, if he tries to pawn, will be identified.

There is no 100% fool-proof way to prevent all crime. You can make yourself less likely to be a victim of a burglary. Simply locking your vehicle and removing property from inside is half the battle.

WFPD Make Arrest In Faith Village Vehicle Burglaries

Generic handcuffOn June 19th at approximately 10:45 am Detectives with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to the 500 block of Lamar at the Juvenile Detention Center where they served arrest warrants for theft of a firearm on two juvenile males that were currently in custody.  The juveniles were in custody on other unrelated charges.

The theft of a firearm charge stemmed from a vehicle that was broken into in the 4500 block of McNiel between the evening of June 6 and the morning of June 7th.  During that same time frame there were multiple vehicles broken into in and around the 4500 block of McNiel.

Detectives are still investigating and further charges are possible.

The WFPD would like to remind everyone to “Lock, Take, Hide.”  Lock your car, Take your keys and Hide your belongings.

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WFPD Continues to Encourage Citizens to Lock Their Vehicles

tlhThe Wichita Falls Police Department would like to remind people that one of the best ways to help prevent from becoming a victim of vehicle burglary is to simply lock your vehicles.

Take, Lock, Hide. The basic crime fighting tool to help reduces vehicle burglaries.

  • Lock your vehicle. It takes seconds to break a window, but doing so makes noise – and criminals hate making noise.
  • Hide valuables from sight, or take items with you. If a criminal doesn’t see anything, they’re less likely to break in, and will move on.
  • Park in areas that are not secluded. Well lit parking lots, with good “sight lines”, make it more likely your vehicle is visible to the general public.
  • Aftermarket car stereos; consider models with removable face plates. Take the face plate with you when your leave your vehicle.
  • Record serial numbers of property you may leave inside your vehicle. If stolen, it makes it more likely the suspect, if he tries to pawn, will be identified.

There is no 100% fool-proof way to prevent all crime. You can make yourself less likely to be a victim of a burglary. Simply locking your vehicle and removing property from inside is half the battle.

WFPD Arrest Suspect on Eleven Warrants to Include Burglary

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Jamel King

On June 5th at approximately 3:30pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 1996 Buick Roadmaster in the 100 block of Whitfield.  The driver of the vehicle identified himself as Kiante Green, however officers were familiar with the subject and knew him to be 20 year old Jamel King. A records check on King revealed that he had eleven confirmed warrants for his arrest to include burglary of a habitation. King was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident.

The burglary warrant stemmed from a case that officers responded to on October 26, 2016 in the 1300 block of Giddings.  The victims stated that sometime that evening between 8:00 pm and 11:30 pm unknown suspects made entry into their residence and stole several items to include a TV, clothing and a phone.

During the course of the investigation WFPD Detectives were able to gather enough probable cause to have two warrants issued; one for Jamel King and a second for 32 year old Wyketa Murray.  Murray was arrested on the warrant back on November 23, 2016 when she was seen by officers in the 2500 block of Seymour Hwy.  Officers knew Murray to have the outstanding warrant.

WFPD Arrest Suspect on Ten Counts of Burglary of a Vehicle

arrested2On June 1st at approximately 7:00 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1600 block of 32nd to the Woodview Apartments in reference to multiple burglarized vehicles where various items were stolen to include a firearm, stereo equipment, tools and cash.

While officers were on scene investigating, the suspect in the burglaries, 20 year old Brayden Sims, returned to the property at which time witnesses alerted officers.  Officers located Sims next to his truck, a black 2000 Chevrolet 1500.  Sims was detained and witnesses on scene identified him as the suspect in the burglaries.

Sims was found to be in possession of a gun holster that was stolen from one of the vehicles.  While officers conducted a search of his vehicle they also located a clear bag with a green leafy substance in the center arm rest.  The substance field tested positive for marijuana.  It weighed .38 ounces.

The stolen items were recovered to include the handgun and Sims was transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with ten counts of burglary of a vehicle, possession of marijuana and theft of a firearm.

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.