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.

Officers catch car burglar

tatum1On May 1st, a witness observed a red Camaro parked at a business located in  the 2800 blk of Jacksboro Hwy.  The vehicle appeared to have been damaged and ransacked.  The witness gave an accurate description of the suspect which enabled the responding officers to locate him walking in the 2600 blk of Jasper.  The victim vehicle owner was contacted and gave a description of some of the property missing from inside the vehicle.  The suspect, identified as Steve Randall Tatum, was searched and the stolen property described by the victim was found in his possession.  Tatum was arrested for burglary of a vehicle and transported to jail.

Woman Arrested After Pouring Gasoline on Boyfriend

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Tawana Brown

On 04-25-17, WFPD patrol officers were flagged down by a male victim at the intersection of Lakefront/Cove. The victim told officers that he was in his nearby residence asleep on the bed when the suspect, 38 year old Tawana Brown, started pouring gasoline on him. He told officers that Brown was standing by the bed with a lighter telling him that she was going to kill him and had also chased him with a crowbar as he was trying to escape. Officers noted that both the victim and the bed that he had been sleeping on smelled of gasoline. Brown was located at the residence in the 5000 blk of Lakefront and arrested for Aggravated Assault Family Violence.

Witness Alerts Police When They See Child’s Hand Sticking Out of the Back of a Moving Truck

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Dustin Sisk

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Hannah Maland

On Saturday, April 15th, at approximately 4:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 5100 block of Greenbriar in reference to a check welfare.  Officers were advised of a yellow Penske moving truck that was in the area that had what appeared to be a child’s hand sticking out of the cargo area. The reporting party stated that they were behind the truck on US 287 and followed it to Walmart in the 5100 block of Greenbriar.

Upon officers arrival they located the vehicle and identified the driver of the vehicle and his wife as 32 year old Dustin Sisk and 24 year old Hannah Maland.  When asked if there was anyone in the cargo area of the vehicle Sisk stated that their two sons, ages 5 and 7, were back there due to there not being enough room in the cab.

Officers observed in the cargo area of the truck several heavy items that could have fallen on the children.  Officers did not see any food or water and the reported temperature at the time was 84 degrees.  The only source of ventilation was an opening approximately four to six inches.

Both Sisk and Maland were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where they were charged with two counts of Endangering a child.  During the course of the investigation officers also located less than two ounces of marijuana in the center console.  Sisk stated that it was his.  He was also charged with possession of marijuana.

Child Protective Services were notified and they took custody of the two children who were found unharmed.

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.

Suspect arrested for possession of Methamphetamine.

murraycollageOn April 1st, at 1:06 pm an officer observed a subject standing in the front yard of a residence in the 900 blk Stratford.  From prior encounters, the officer knew the subject to be David Michael Murray and that he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.  The officer made contact with Murray and placed him under arrest for the warrants.  A   search of Murray’s person revealed approximately 0.4 grams of Methamphetamine in his possession. Murray was arrested for the outstanding warrants and Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1, under 1 gram, Methamphetamine.

Suspect Charged with Aggravated Assault on Repo Man

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Christopher Smith

On March 21st at approximately 12:58 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 5200 block of Professional Drive in reference to a disturbance.

Upon arrival they observed two males in a verbal argument. Officers separated the two subjects and identified one as 31 year old Christopher Smith. The other subject was a tow truck driver and was there to repossess Smith`s 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.

Officers spoke with the victim who stated he backed up to Smith`s vehicle to repossess it and placed the wheel locks on the back tires of Smith`s vehicle. He then stated Smith came running outside and jumped inside the pickup and started the engine. The victim went on to tell officers that Smith began throwing the vehicle into drive and then reverse, in an attempt to get his vehicle off the wheel locks. While doing this, Smith slammed into the back of the tow truck multiple times.

The victim stated he put his tow truck in park and began to step out. While stepping out, Smith put his vehicle into reverse and struck the back of the tow truck. The victim stated when this happened, he felt a pain in his left knee and hamstring. The victim also stated when Smith`s vehicle rammed the back of the tow truck, the vehicle “Went way up in the air”.

Officers also spoke to witnesses who stated Smith almost hit some bystanders who were on the sidewalk. Smith`s vehicle ended up on the sidewalk and the grass in front of apartment building 5274.

Officers arrested Smith and transported him to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with Aggravated Assault.