Safe Exchange Zone

 

The Wichita Falls Police Department is pleased to announce the opening of its Safe Exchange Zone. The Safe Exchange Zone provides a safe environment for people, who buy, sell, or trade items in private party transactions, with people they don’t know. Additionally, the area can be used as a safe and neutral site for child custody exchanges

The Safe Exchange Zone is located in the back parking lot of the Wichita Falls Police Department at 610 Holliday, Wichita Falls, TX. The Safe Exchange Zone consists of two parking spaces marked with yellow striping, are marked with a Safe Exchange Zone signage and are under 24 hour surveillance video.

The goal of the Safe Exchange Zone is to help reduce and deter fraudulent transactions, thefts, violent custody disputes and robberies.

A few safety tips in regards to private party transactions:

  •  Only conduct transactions with local buyers/sellers
    • Insist on meeting at the Safe Exchange Zone or at least a public place
    • Do not invite strangers into your home, and do not go to theirs
    • Take your cell phone with you
    • Tell a friend or family member about your intentions and when and where and with whom you are meeting
    • Complete transactions during daylight hours
    • Be extra cautious in buying/selling valuable items
    • Trust your instincts and be cautious of scams

The exchange of drugs, weapons, alcohol, and/ or any illegal items is not permitted. The employees of the Wichita Falls Police Department cannot act as an official witness to transactions, do not give legal advice, and will not settle civil disputes related to any transactions. The City of Wichita Falls or its employees are not responsible in any way for the value, authenticity, or legitimacy of such transactions. All exchanges must be person-to-person. In the case of custody transfers, the Safe Exchange Zone is not a drop-off area where parents can leave children for a later pick-up time. The Safe Exchange Zone parking spaces are available free on a first-come, first-served basis.

WANTED FOR MURDER – NOW IN CUSTODY

 

UPDATED:  Strawn is now in custody.  He turned himself in to WFPD officers this afternoon.

Trayvon StrawnWanted for Murder in connection with the shooting at the Studio E Club in the 2400 blk of Sheppard Access Rd on 08-26-18. He should be considered Armed and Dangerous.

Trayvon Martease Strawn
B/M, 12/08/93, 501/140, Blk/Bro

Warrant – Murder $750,000.00
Warrant – Aggravated Assault $200,000.00
Warrant – Aggravated Assault $200,000.00

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact us at (940)761-7762 or you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (940)322-9888.

WFPD Search Warrant Results in Narcotics Seized and Multiple Subjects Arrested

 

On Thursday, August 23rd, officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant in the  600 block of Central Freeway.

During the search officers located and seized approximately 30 grams of a substance that was field tested and rendered a positive for methamphetamine.

Three subjects were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where they were charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one: 38 year old Maury Gregoire, 38 year old Candace Bell and 27 year old Jasmine Keefer.

Fugitive Arrested on Multiple Charges After Trying to Flee Officers

stanley king 50On 05-29-18, at approximately 4:24pm, WFPD Officers with Organized Crime Unit received information that fugitive Stanley King was at Zoom Zoom’s on MLK. Officers arrived on scene and located King, placed him in handcuffs, and detained him. While his warrants were being confirmed, King took off running westbound down MLK. When King started running, a phone and a firearm fell from his person. King stopped running at the intersection of MLK/Oriole and was arrested. A search incident to arrest revealed king was in possession of 31.7 grams of methamphetamine.  King was transported to jail and charged with Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Escape, Possession of a Firearm by a felon, and his outstanding warrants.

Happy Halloween from the WFPD

WFPD HalloweenThe Wichita Falls Police Department would like to wish everyone a very safe and Happy Halloween.  Here are some safety tips to help make the night more enjoyable for everyone:

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Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

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Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

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Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

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Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

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Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.

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Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

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Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

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Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

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Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

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Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

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Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

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Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

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Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

WFPD Arrest Subject for Aggravated Assault

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Casandra Fleeks

On Thursday, October 26th, at approximately 2:30 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 900 block of Humphreys in reference to a possible aggravated assault.  Prior to their arrival officers were advised that a female had stabbed the victim multiple times.

Officers located the victim, a 25 year old black female, in the 300 block of Bailey with visible open wounds on her shoulder and chest. The victim advised she was dropping off 38 year old Casandra Fleeks at a residence on Humphreys when a verbal argument began. Fleeks demanded to be dropped off in front of the residence rather than down the street. The victim attempted to help Fleeks out of the vehicle due to her being highly intoxicated. The victim advised Fleeks pulled out a silver in color pocket knife, opened the blade and began swinging it at her. The victim started backing away from Fleeks when she was struck with the knife on the left shoulder. Officers observed an open wound on the victim’s shoulder.  According to the victim Fleeks continued swinging in the victim`s direction striking her in the chest and the right hand with the knife causing open wounds.

Officers located Fleeks in the 900 block of Humphreys and placed her into custody.  She was transported to the Wichita County jail where she was charged with aggravated assault.

The victim’s wounds were non-life threatening.