** BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THIS WANTED SUBJECT **
Thomas Henry Banks, age 24, is wanted for AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. If you have any information about Banks, or know his whereabouts, please call us at 940-720-5000 or call anonymously Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers @ 940-322-9888.
Your information can help bring this fugitive to justice!
All WANTED subjects should be considered armed and dangerous.
The WFPD Crimes Against Persons Unit have arrested 17 year old Shane Diaz and 18 year old Jiovani Morales in connection to the murder that occurred on January 26 in the 3500 blk of Cumberland. With these arrests, all 4 suspects are now in custody. 18 year old Shaundre Ransom and 17 year old Zaeveion Denson were arrested on February 1st.
Not only did the investigation lead to the arrest of these 4 individuals, but it also led to the recovery of the victim’s personal belongings as well as the murder weapon.
All four suspects are currently being held in the Wichita County Jail.
Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers is offering up to $3000 for information regarding yesterday’s homicide on Cumberland as part of their Fresh 48 program (until Wednesday @ 8am). If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888.
FOR RELEASE ON
JANUARY 27, 2020.
Crime Stoppers needs your help solving a murder. The crime happened in the early morning hours of January 26th at 3513 Cumberland. Victim Carolyn High was found murdered in her driveway.
Police have very little information about this Crime and could use your help.
If you have any information about this Crime or any other felony crime, call us 24 hours a day at 322-9888 or if you are calling long distance, call 1-800-322-9888. You never have to give your name, and if your information leads to the arrest and board approval, you could earn up to $3,000.00 if information is received in the next 48 hours.
Crime Stoppers, Citizens, Police and the Media working together to make our community a safee place to live. Together, we can make a difference.
With the increase in holiday shopping we would like to remind you that one of the best ways to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a vehicle burglary is to simply lock your car.
Take, Lock, Hide is the basic crime fighting tool to help reduce vehicle burglaries.
- Lock your vehicle. It takes seconds to break a window, but doing so makes noise – and criminals hate making noise.
- Hide valuables from sight or take them with you. If a criminal doesn’t see anything, they’re less likely to break in and will move on.
- Park in highly visible areas. Well lit parking lots, with good “sight lines”, make it more likely your vehicle is visible to the general public.
- Aftermarket car stereos; consider models with removable face plates. Take the face plate with you when your leave your vehicle.
- Record serial numbers of property you may leave inside your vehicle. If stolen, it makes it more likely the suspect, if he tries to pawn the item, will be identified.
There is no 100% fool-proof way to prevent all crime. But there are steps you can take to reduce risk. Simply locking your vehicle and hiding or removing property from inside is half the battle.
WFPD Officer Russell C. Scott
On November 27, 1958 Wichita Falls Police Officer Russell C. Scott was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at the scene of accident at the intersection of Hampstead Street and Milby Street. Another car entered the intersection and struck a disabled truck at a high rate of speed. The truck was pushed into Officer Scott, knocking him 54-feet.
Officer Scott was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following day. The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $25.
Officer Scott had been with the agency for only 11 months. He was survived by his wife.
May we never forget.
The escapee Luke Allen King has been apprehended and is in custody.
Be on the look out in the area of the 600 blk of Sunset for a Luke Allen King. He was being transported by Archer County Sheriff’s Office for treatment. He freed himself from his restraints and escaped custody. He was last seen in and around the area of the 600 blk of Sunset and the WFISD bus barn. He was reported to be wearing orange Archer County Inmate clothing and possibly grey sweat pants underneath and belly chains. If you see him please call 911 do not attempt to approach or detain him for safety concerns. Officers are in the area currently searching for him.
Around 2:00 p.m. on October 22, 1927 Wichita Falls Police Motorcycle Officer Hugh S. Fuller was en route to a vehicle accident at Ninth and Broad streets. Just one block from the accident scene he struck the side of a motorist making a turn in the intersection of Ninth and Bluff streets. The motorist was en route to the hospital to see his seriously ill wife. He accompanied the injured officer to the hospital. Officer Fuller died one hour later at 3:00 p.m. at Wichita Falls Clinic Hospital. He was 20 years old.
Officer Fuller had been a night patrolman and had transferred to the motorcycle unit several weeks earlier. He had been a well known motorcycle racer since he was a teenager and had won many awards. Officer Fuller’s wrecked motorcycle was placed in the lobby of the police station for many years.
Officer Fuller was survived by his wife, Sallie, and his parents. They had a daughter born on August 5, 1927 who died two days later. He was buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Wichita Falls.
May we never forget.
** NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IS TONIGHT **
National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
This year, we will be hosting our National Night Out celebration TONIGHT (Tuesday, October 1st) from 5:30pm-7:30pm, at the Kiwanis Park Pavilion and we would love for you to join us!!! There will be FREE hot dogs, chips, and all the fixins’ (while they last) provided by First National Bank and drinks provided by the WFCPAA! There will also be door prizes and lots of fun!
Come see us and bring the family!!!
Officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee.
All members of the community are invited to attend. The event is from 8 am to 10 am on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, at Frank & Joe’s Coffee House located at 2919 Bob Ave, in Parker Square. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about their department.
The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotionally stressful times. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building. Some community members may even feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down those barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers. These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time