On February 15th at approximately 10:30 am an officer observed a red Ford Explorer parked within 25 feet of a stop sign at the intersection of 6th and Denver. A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle and the driver was identified as Bryce Roberts. As officers spoke with Roberts they discovered inconsistencies in his story, Bryce was asked to step out of the vehicle. At that time, officers on scene called for a K-9 unit for the vehicle. The K-9 unit arrived and alerted on the vehicle and a search was conducted. During the course of the search, a .22 caliber handgun was located inside the vehicle along with loose pills classified as dangerous drugs and controlled substances. Roberts was placed under arrest for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of controlled substance in penalty group 3..
On February 11 at approximately 1 am, officers were dispatched to a business in the 3600 blk of Jacksboro Hwy in reference to a subject armed with a gun. Upon arrival, it was determined that the employees had been notified that the suspect, later identified as Bret Henderson was attempting to enter the bar with a weapon. Henderson was stopped as he was entering the bar and detained by employees. A loaded pistol and Marijuana were found in his possession. A more thorough search turned up prescription medication. Henderson was transported to jail for felony unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of substance in penalty group 3 (Xanax) under 28 grams and possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces.
On February 12 at approximately 30 minutes after midnight, officers were dispatched to a bar located in the 400 blk of North Scott for a disturbance. Upon arrival in the area the officers observed a subject stumble out of the back door of a nearby bar. The officers made contact with the subject and identified him as Franco Goyzueta. From past dealings with Goyzueta it was known to the officers that he was listed on the VC gang injunction order. He was detained at the scene to continue the investigation on his gang injunction order status. It was confirmed that he was in violation of two sections of the order for consumption of alcohol after prescribed time of day and gang colors being displayed. Goyzueta was transported to jail for 2 counts of violation of a court order enjoining organized criminal activity.
Take Care of Your Outstanding Warrant Now!
Once again it’s time for Texas law enforcement to increase its efforts in serving outstanding arrest warrants by holding the state-wide Great Texas Warrant Roundup. This will be the 11th year that Texas has done this, and this year over 300 jurisdictions (counties, municipalities, etc.) are involved.
What is the Great Texas Warrant Roundup?
This being Texas, it’s known as the largest such coordinated effort of its kind in the country where folk who have outstanding warrants – for anything from traffic violations or unpaid parking tickets to those with higher charges – are invited to voluntarily comply with the local badges. What is the incentive to do so? Those who don’t may face being arrested at their job or at home in front of their family.
In Wichita Falls, notices have been mailed to individuals with active warrants
During the next two weeks, individual’s with outstanding city citations are encouraged to appear in person or contact Wichita Falls Municipal Court in order to avoid the embarrassment of being arrested at home, work or school during the Warrant Roundup.
How to clear an outstanding warrant:
- Pay in person or by mail at Wichita Falls Municipal Court, 611 Bluff St Wichita Falls, TX 76301.
- Online at. www.wichitafallstx.gov – Municipal Court tab – Pay a fine
On February 12 at approximately 1 am an officer observed a suspicious vehicle parked in Williams Park in violation of city ordinance. The officer made contact with the occupants of the Ford van. The occupants were identified as David Major and Shantae Lyons. A warrant check revealed a warrant for Major’s arrest. He was asked to exit the vehicle at which time a strong odor of Marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. During the course of the vehicle search, approximately 6 grams of Cocaine was located along with a usable amount of Marijuana. Major and Lyons were transported to jail for possession of a controlled substance, Cocaine over 4 grams and possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces. Both charges were enhanced due to the location being a city park.
On February 13th, at approximately 7:40 pm, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1600 blk of Collins in reference to a check welfare. While en route dispatch advised the responding officer that the suspect, Scotty Calvillo, was in the residence armed with a gun. Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim at the residence. As the officers spoke with the victim, the suspect ran out the back door of the residence. The officers on scene gave chase and a short foot pursuit followed. The suspect was found hiding in a shed in the backyard. He was ordered to show his hands, at which time he only showed his left hand while still hiding his right hand behind his leg. The officer saw the weapon, a black semi-automatic and ordered him to drop it. He complied and was taken into custody. Calvillo was arrested for Unlawful carrying of a weapon by a felon, Criminal trespass at a residence and Evading arrest/detention.
Congratulations to our students and coordinator for receiving top awards at the 22nd Annual Texas Campus Crime Stoppers Conference in Paris, TX. Best Crime of the Week went to Hirschi High School, Two state ambassador alternates, Louanna Bohn, Hirschi High School and Ainsley Hoodenpyle, Burkburnett High School. The kids also made two public service announcements that will be used state-wide to help combat bullying. Officer Brian Bohn also received Campus Crime Stoppers coordinator of the year. Congratulations and thank you to the kids, teacher sponsors and Officer Bohn for making this program successful.
On February 12 at approximately 11 pm, officers were dispatched to the 1700 blk of 9th St in reference to a suspicious person who was following the reporting person. Officers checked the area and located the suspect described by the reporting person, walking west bound on 9th St. The subject was detained at the scene and identified as Benjamin Fuentes. The subject was searched and found to be in possession of a women’s wallet and several debit cards, social security cards, I.D. cards and a personal check, none of which belong to him. Fuentes was arrested at the scene for fraudulent possession of identifying information without incident.
On February 12 at approximately 9 pm, officers were dispatched to the 3000 blk of Cumberland in reference to a possible burglary of a vehicle in progress. The responding officers located a vehicle at the scene that matched the suspect vehicle description. Contact was made with the driver of the vehicle. He was identified as Marcus Tuft. He was detained at the scene for further investigation. A warrant check revealed that Tuft had an aggravated robbery warrant with a $150,000 bond. Tuft was informed that he was under arrest, at that time he told the officers that he was not going to jail. Tuft physically struggled briefly with the officers but was quickly taken into custody. Tuft was placed under arrest for resisting arrest, search or transportation and the aggravated robbery warrant.
At around midnight on January 22, 2017, the victim reported a burglary of a business located in the 4700 blk of Jacksboro Hwy. During the investigation it was determined that among other things, a set of keys to a vehicle were stolen along with a set of keys to the gate. With this information, officers set up on the business believing that the suspect would eventually return and steal the vehicle. It didn’t take long. At approximately 3 a.m. on January 23, the suspect did just that. He was detained at the scene as he was attempting to enter onto the property. He was found to be in possession of a set of vehicle keys. The officers recovered the keys from the suspect and started the vehicle, which was on the property of the business. The suspect was identified as Stephen Maxwell. He was arrested at the scene for burglary of a building and the case was then turned over to detectives to continue the investigation for possible links to unsolved burglaries in the area. Through the diligent efforts of the Property Crimes section Maxwell was linked to 5 additional burglaries in the Jacksboro Hwy area dating back to December of last year. Total bond amount for the burglaries was set at $35,000