Search Warrant Leads To Arrests

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At approx. 0554 hrs this date the WFPD Organized Crime Unit executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 2200 block of Kimberly. Officers located over 4 grams of methamphetamine inside the residence. Both Billy Fowler 31 y/o w/m and Joshua Miller 30 y/o w/m were arrested for Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance over 4 grams. CPS and WFPD Juvenile Detectives were called to the scene for a child that was inside the residence.

WFPD Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest

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Victor Saied

On Thursday, February 23, at approximately 10:50 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed a white 2014 Chevrolet Sonic drive through the blinking red light at the intersection of Lamar Street and 6th Street failing to come to a complete stop. Officers stopped the vehicle in the alley behind the 600 block of Scott Avenue.

Officers identified the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle as 61 year old Victor Saied. Saied appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Saied gave officers consent to search his vehicle at which time officers located in plain view a plastic bag containing a white crystalized substance. After further search of the vehicle officers located a second plastic bag containing a white crystalized substance, as well as a white rock like substance.  The crystalized substance was tested and rendered a positive result for methamphetamine. The rock like substance was also tested and rendered a positive result for cocaine.

Saied was placed in custody and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one over four grams and possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one under one gram.  Both charges were enhanced due to the fact that Saied was within 1000 feet of a day care which is a drug free zone.

The methamphetamine weighed 18.8 grams and the cocaine weighed .3 grams.

Traffic stop leads to UCW and drug arrest.

brycecolOn February 15th  at approximately 10:30 am an officer  observed a red Ford Explorer  parked within 25 feet of a stop sign at the intersection of 6th and Denver.  A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle and the driver was identified as Bryce Roberts.  As officers spoke with Roberts they discovered inconsistencies in his story, Bryce was asked to step out of the vehicle.  At that time, officers on scene called for a K-9 unit for the vehicle. The K-9 unit arrived and alerted on the vehicle and a search was conducted.  During the course of the search, a .22 caliber handgun was located inside the vehicle along with loose pills classified as dangerous drugs and controlled substances. Roberts was placed under arrest for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of controlled substance in penalty group 3..

WFPD Arrest Local Man on Manufacturing and Delivery Charges

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Charles Parks

On Friday, January 27th, at approximately 3:15 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 5200 block of Professional Drive.  Officers detained a subject later identified as 55 year old Charles Byron Parks.

During the course of the search officers located a clear crystal like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.  The narcotic weighed approximately 6 grams.  Also located were several unused plastic baggies that are commonly used to package narcotics for distribution.

Parks was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail for manufacturing and delivery of a substance in penalty group one. His bond was set at $100,000.00.

WFPD Arrest Colorado Man for Possession of over Four Pounds of Marijuana

On Thursday, January 26th, at approximately 2:30 pm an officer with the Wichita Falls Police Department’s K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2016 silver Toyota Corolla in the 3100 block of Highway 287.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as 61 year old Timothy Casey from Colorado.

During the course of the traffic stop officers were able to smell the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.  Officers conducted a search based on probable cause and located several sealed bags of marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle as well as a small amount of marijuana in the passenger area of the vehicle.  The total weight of the narcotics was over four pounds.

Casey was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with possession of marijuana over four ounces under five pounds.  This is a State Jail Felony.

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

Search Warrant Yields Large Amount of Marijuana and Marijuana Wax

On 01-13-17, the WFPD Organized Crime Unit executed a search warrant in the 4100 blk of Thomas. The search yielded approximately 7 pounds of Marijuana and 98 grams of Marijuana Wax.  The resident, 34 year old Benjamin Mobley, was arrested and charged with the following felony offenses:

  • Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 2
  • Possession of Marijuana over 5 lbs

Iowa Park Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

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Michael Thomas White

On 01-16-17, at approx 2:10pm, WFPD officers stopped a maroon Chevrolet Impala after it failed to stop at the stop sign at Brook/Speedway. The driver was identified as 37 year old Michael Thomas White of Iowa Park. While officers were speaking to White, they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Further investigation found White to be in possession numerous different types of pills, some in an envelope and others packaged in small clear plastic baggies.  White also had 2 outstanding warrants out for his arrest.  As a result of the stop, White was arrested and taken to jail on the following charges:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3 >=28 grams
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3
  • 2 County Warrants

Stolen Plates Lead to Stolen Car and More

On 01-11-17, at approx 2:32pm, WFPD patrol officers located a vehicle displaying stolen tags out of Big Spring, Texas.  The stolen tags were confirmed and the vehicle was stopped in the 2200 blk of Talunar.  Officers ran the VIN from the windshield and discovered that the vehicle was also stolen, but out of Clay County.

The driver of the vehicle, 27 year  old Benjamin Fuentes, was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and transported to jail.  He also had a city warrant.

The passenger, 27 year old Laci Brookshire, was found to be in possession of a pair of brass knuckles.  She was arrested on the charge of Prohibited Weapons.  At the jail during the book-in procedure, jail staff found methamphetamine in her wallet.  She was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1.

 

Citizen Tip Leads To Drug Arrest

On 1/10/17 after receiving information from a concerned citizen Officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were able to stop a drug transaction.

Officers observed a black Kia Spectra pull into the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn where a black male entered the passenger side for a short period of time. The vehicle then drove to United Supermarket on Old Iowa Park Rd. and pulled up next to a black Honda Civic. A female exited that vehicle and got into the Spectra. Officers then approached the vehicle and had both the driver and passenger exit. At this time Officers observed a clear plastic baggie on the front passenger seat containing a clear crystal substance. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 58 grams. Officers also located a digital scale and smaller empty baggies inside the vehicle.

The driver, 38 year old Christopher Smith and the passenger, 35 year old Rachel Contreras, were both arrested for Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance over 4 grams. Smith was also arrested for a felony warrant for Bond Revocation for Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Both were transported to the Wichita County Jail.