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.
WFPD’s Gang Task Force and Tactical Unit served an Aggravated Assault warrant on the 2nd shooter from Sunday’s Studio E incident, 32 year old Demetrion Combs, late this afternoon at a residence in the 1100 blk of 14th Street. Combs has been booked into the Wichita County Jail.
UPDATED: Strawn is now in custody. He turned himself in to WFPD officers this afternoon.
Wanted 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.
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.
50 years ago today, August 22, 1968, we lost two great heroes in the line of duty. Please join us in remembering them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Officer Charles Sleigh Carlisle
Today we honor Officer Charles Sleigh Carlisle. On this date in 1933 he gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Officer Carlisle succumbed to gunshot wounds received while he and his partner tried to question a man about an aggravated robbery.
Officer Down Memorial
On 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.
Chief Borrego, Lt Puddu, Officer Hughes, Officer Johnson, Officer Hopkins, and Officer Duprey teamed up with Special Olympics and participated in the Unified Sports Day at McNiel Jr High today. WFPD cooked and served almost 200 hot dogs to the participants.
The 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:
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.