Can You ID?

On 5/18/16 at approx. 0300 hrs two unknown suspects broke the glass door of Elliott Electric with a tool, entered the business and stole several Milwaukee electric tools. If you have any information about the identity of these suspects please contact Detective Hardi at (940) 761-7762 or call CrimeStoppers at (940) 322-9888 and reference case number 16-050967.

Vernon Fugitive Arrested in Wichita Falls

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Carl Venerable Jr

On 01-30-17, at approx 4:50am, WFPD responded to a residence in the 5000 blk of Bayberry to serve several warrants on Carl Venerable Jr.  Venerable was a WANTED fugitive in connection with a 4th of July shooting that occurred in Vernon, Texas.  When officers arrived, Venerable tried to escape by running out the back door but officers were there waiting for him.  He was arrested and booked in on the following warrants:

  • FELONY:  Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon (Wilbarger County)
  • FELONY:  Retaliation (Wilbarger County)
  • FELONY:  Deadly Conduct (Wilbarger County)
  • FELONY:  Failure to Appear (Wilbarger County)

Major crash in the area of I-44 and 287.

South bound I-44 traffic is being re-routed onto Airport Dr due to a major crash under the US 287 overpass over I-44 ( the construction area).  I-44  will be closed temporarily  in this area as the crash is investigated and the scene cleared.  Please avoid the area or plan a different route of travel.  North bound I-44 traffic is moving freely at this time.

WFPD Throwback Thursday

scan00551981 – Coyal “Bud” Francis Jr, President of the Kiwanis Club, presents WFPD Officers Rodney Busby and Bill Pursley with the latest set of “Cowboys, Cops, and Kids” trading cards.  The cards, which featured Dallas Cowboys players and crime prevention tips, were passed out to by police to children in the community.  If anyone in our community still has one of these cards, we would love to see it.  Please contact Officer Jeff Hughes at jeff.hughes@wfpd.net

Drugs and Guns Seized In Traffic Stop

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On 6/12/15 at approx. 1028 hrs. Officers from the Drug Interdiction Unit observed a vehicle in the 1400 block of Central Frwy traveling 81mph in a 60mph speed zone. Officers conducted a traffic stop and the driver of the vehicle appeared to be very nervous. K-9 Officer Kuno alerted on the vehicle and search incident to that alert revealed 3.5 pounds of marijuana and two handguns inside the vehicle. The driver, 22 y/oTerrance Whitfield, and passenger, 23 y/o Tikita Gamble, were both arrested for Possession of Marijuana – State Jail Felony and Unlawful Carrying of A Weapon. The vehicle, a 2009 Lexus, was impounded for possible seizure.

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest

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On 6/12/15 at approx. 1300 hrs Officers stopped a mustang at 10th and Fillmore for a moving violation. Investigation revealed the passenger, 22 year old Ryan Gray, had a small amount of marijuana and 8.2 grams of Methamphetamine on his person. The driver, 53 year old John Sturm, had 66 grams of Methamphetamine on his person. Both Sturm and Gray were arrested for Manufacture and Delivery of Controlled Substance, Gray was also charged with Possession of Marijauna. The vehicle was impounded for possible seizure.