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.
Throughout the year the Wichita Falls Police Department conducts local sex offender compliance checks to ensure all offenders are in compliance with their court orders. This includes home visits. The purpose of the check is to confirm that all registered sex offenders are in compliance with their court orders, to include residing at their reported address. There are currently 188 registered sex offenders inside the Wichita Falls city limits. Some of these offenders are currently on probation and the Probation Department performs their checks as well.
You can find a list of registered sex offenders in your neighborhood at http://bit.ly/1pZsjJG
Be safe this Halloween by planning your child’s route and knowing where they are at all times.
In August, a burglary occurred at a business in the 2000 blk of E. Scott. During the burglary, a trailer containing approx. $5000 worth of property including a zero turn mower, was stolen. Detectives worked the case and were able to identify 44 year old Cory Turkett as the suspect. Detectives were also able to recover the trailer and the property.
All this tied to a later trailer theft that occurred in September in the 2900 blk of Sheppard Access Rd. During the investigation of the previous case, detectives learned that Turkett was trying to sell a trailer that matched the trailer stolen from Sheppard Access Rd.
Detectives with the Property Crimes Unit and the Tactical Unit were able to set up a meeting with Turkett to purchase the stolen trailer. During the meeting, Turkett was arrested and the trailer was recovered.
Further investigation led to the recovery of a stolen trailer and 4-wheeler utility vehicle that had been stolen from a location in Vernon, TX.
On 09-08-17, a local husband and wife had separately been contacted by “kidnappers” alleging that the other had been kidnapped. The kidnappers were making monetary demands and the couple, who could not reach each other, were frantically trying to meet those demands. Both were found safe and no kidnapping had ever taken place.
Investigation discovered that they had become victims of a scam known as a “virtual kidnapping”. In this scam, victims are contacted over the phone by scammers who are attempting to manipulate them into believing their loved ones have been kidnapped – in an attempt to quickly extort ransom payments.
Be aware and do not fall for this type of scam. If you receive such a call, contact your relative immediately to ensure his or her safety and then call police.
On 09-07-17, at approx 3:30pm, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1600 blk of Blonde St. The front passenger of the vehicle, 31 year old Joanna Noah, was known by officers to have a parole violation warrant and she was arrested. After Noah was taken into custody, she was found to be in possession 15.71 grams of methamphetamine and charged.
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Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those affected by Hurricane Harvey and it’s aftermath. Two of our own, Captain Scott Vaughn and Officer Joseph Anderson, have responded to the area as part of the Incident Management Team to provide support and render aid to those in need. We would like to thank them for their service and pray for their safe return.
We also just received word that Officer Reginald Lewis is being called up by his Naval Security Forces Unit to respond to the DFW area to assist with Harvey evacuees. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayer as well.