Sgt. Joe Snyder and Smokey…Sgt. Snyder retired from the WFPD in 2012 after 25 years of service. Smokey served the WFPD for 7 years from 1992-1999. The team of Sgt. Snyder and Smokey held certification with the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA) and hosted that organization’s annual conference twice.
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On 04-12-20, at approx 7:40am, officers were dispatched to the 4600 blk of Lois Ln in reference to a suspicious vehicle that was parked behind a residence. Upon arrival, the vehicle was located. It was occupied by 2 subjects, 40 year old Michael White and 39 year old Shawna Byrd. When the subjects exited the vehicle, officers observed drug paraphernalia in the floorboard. Further investigation revealed the occupants to be in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and various pills not prescribed to them. Both White and Byrd were arrested and charged with the following:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1
- Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3
- Possession of Dangerous Drugs
- Possession of Marijuana
On 04-09-20, while investigating a series of vehicle burglaries nearby (Flo and Carlson area), officers observed 18 year old Jaylon Combs Richardson in the parking lot of the Wal-mart on Greenbriar. Combs Richardson was known to have an outstanding active warrant for Robbery. Combs Richardson was on foot and in the company of another male who was later identified as 19 year old Elijah Grant. When officers approached them, Combs Richardson was apprehended without incident. Grant took off running but was caught.
Combs Richardson was found to be in possession of a firearm that was stolen in one of the nearby vehicle burglaries. He was charged with the following:
- Robbery (warrant)
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon
- Theft of a Firearm
- Possession of Marijuana
Grant was found to be in possession of a firearm that was taken a few days ago in a non-related vehicle burglary. He was charged with the following:
- Evading Arrest
- Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon
- Theft of a Firearm.
On 01-28-20, at approx 0728 hrs, officers were conducting a suspicious vehicle/person check near 10th and Denver when they encountered 31 year old Jennifer Solomon. Solomon was a wanted fugitive for fraud out of Payne County, Oklahoma, and taken into custody. Search incident to arrest found Solomon to be in possession of 6.7 grams of methamphetamine. At the time of the arrest, Solomon was within 1000 ft of a school which placed her in a drug free zone.
Solomon was transported to jail on her fraud warrant and also charged with Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance in a Drug Free Zone.
On 01-14-20, Officers observed a reported stolen vehicle traveling north in the 4300 blk of Boren Ave. When the vehicle stopped at the stop sign at Boren and Call Field, the two female occupants got out of the vehicle and switched positions (driver/passenger) and took off again. The vehicle was stopped in the 3100 blk of Lawrence Rd and the occupants were identified as Taleasha Solomon, age 34, and Trinity Noland, age 35.
During an inventory of the stolen vehicle, several other stolen items were located including a checkbook and more than 50 stolen credit cards. In addition, a purse was found under the center console, between the two occupants, that contained a pipe, several syringes, and a white powdery substance inside of a plastic baggy. The white powder field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Both Solomon and Noland were arrested and charged with the following:
- Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle – SJF
- Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information – F/1
- Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 < 1g – SJF
On Saturday, November 30th, at approximately 12:00 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1500 block of 14th St in reference to an occupied vehicle check. It had been reported that there was a subject in a black Ford Mustang honking his horn and waving a gun around.
When officers arrived they observed a subject, who was later identified as 19 year old Daniel Le, exiting out the driver’s door of a black Ford Mustang. In plain view they observed a firearm in the backseat of the vehicle.
Officers searched the vehicle and located a green leafy substance in a large, clear cellophane wrapping under where the firearm had been located. The substance was field tested and rendered a positive for marijuana. It weighed 9.9 ounces. Further search of the vehicle revealed $2,500 in cash along with a digital scale and plastic baggies.
Le was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana.
On Thursday October 10th at approximately 8:20 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a black Hyundai Santa Fe near 31st and Holliday. The driver was identified as 54 year old Brian Terry and the passenger was identified as 49 year old Angela Pendley.
Terry gave consent for officers to search the vehicle at which time they located in the center console a marijuana cigarette and a small plastic bag that contained a white crystal like substance that showed positive for methamphetamine when field tested. It weighed 0.9 grams.
Terry stated the marijuana was his but neither her or Pendley claimed ownership of the methamphetamine. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail. While at jail Pendley was searched and was found to be concealing a plastic bag that contained 7.19 grams of a crystal like substance on her person. The substance was field tested and rendered a positive for methamphetamine.
Terry was charged with possession of a substance in penalty group one, possession of marijuana and driving while license invalid. Pendley was charged with manufacturing/delivery of a substance in penalty group one, tampering with evidence and two traffic warrants.
On Sunday September 29th at approximately 8:30 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed a 2016 Nissan Altima speeding in the 900 block of Kell West. Officers initiated a traffic stop at Kell West and Bluff. They identified the driver as 37 year old Raymond Williams. When officers asked him to step out of the vehicle he drove away. Officers caught up to the vehicle in the 1600 block of Lucile where they observed Williams running on foot. Officers saw Williams reach into his waist band as he attempted to flee. He was eventually caught in the alley of the 1600 block of Lucile.
As officers searched the area where they saw Williams reach into his waist band they observed on the ground a bag that contained three plastic baggies with a white crystal like substance. The substance showed a positive when field tested for methamphetamine. The total weight for the narcotics was 171 grams.
When officers searched the vehicle they also located a usable amount of marijuana.
Williams was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with evading, manufacturing/delivery of a substance in penalty group one and possession of marijuana.
Early this morning at approximately 12:30 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed a tan 2006 Chevrolet Silverado with expired registration in the area of Kell and Taft. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop at which time the driver refused to stop.
As the vehicle was near Harrison and Kell officers observed a clear plastic bag being thrown from the vehicle. Officers were eventually able to get the vehicle stopped in the area of Brook and Kell. Officers identified the driver as 38 year old Kristin Martin and the two other occupants as 29 year old Amanda Carroll and 31 year old Andrew Carroll.
Officers went back to retrieve the bag that was thrown from the vehicle and found it to contain a substance that showed positive for methamphetamine when field tested. The weight of the substance was 14.88 grams.
All three suspects were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where they were charged with possession of a substance in penalty group one and tampering with evidence. Martin was also charged with evading.
On Wednesday March 6th at approximately 10:00 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 tan Chevrolet Suburban in the 2100 block of Holliday. Officers identified the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle as 30 year old Alonzo Williams, Jr.
When officers approached the vehicle they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Due to the odor officers conducted a search of the vehicle. During the course of the search officers located in the center console plastic bags containing a green leafy substance and a crystal like substance. The crystal like substance was field tested and rendered a positive for methamphetamine. The total weight of the substance was 447 grams. Officers also located digital scales and plastic baggies. When searched Williams was found to be in possession of over $3,000.00 in cash made up predominately of smaller bills which is consistent with narcotic dealings.
Williams was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with manufacturing and delivery and money laundering.