Suspect arrested for resisting arrest.

FotorCreatedOn March 10, officers were called to the 1500 blk of 14th St  at approximately 8 pm for a suspicious person walking through yards possibly attempting to steal.  The arriving officer located a suspect matching the description given by the dispatchers walking in the middle of the road.   The suspect refused to obey the commands of the officer and continued to walk away.  He was given commands to obey multiple times but continued to walk away, shrugging off the officer’s hands as he attempted to take him into custody. The suspect then turned on the officer in a threatening manner and appeared as though he wanted to physically fight.  The arresting officer then held the suspect at taser point. Backup arrived and as they took the suspect into custody he continued to resist arrest. He was identified as Wesley Frizzell.  Frizzell was arrested for Resisting Arrest and for walking in the roadway.

Are You Ready For Severe Weather?

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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS

Texas is always susceptible to severe weather and damaging storms that threaten lives and property. Whether its tornados, severe thunderstorms, lightning, or floods, stay informed and protect yourself against potential severe weather threats in your area.

There are several ways residents and visitors can be notified about an emergency and receive the latest information about an ongoing incident.

icon-crmaaThe CodeRED system is used to send emergency notifications, from evacuation notices to missing child alerts.  Residents and businesses located within Wichita Falls are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED to be sure they receive timely emergency notifications and other important information and instructions when alerts are issued.  This is our way of notifying you in an emergency situation.

When you enroll in the CodeRED system, alerts are issued to you by your geographical location.  Alerts can be sent to your cell phone, land line, by text, and even email.  You get to choose!  With CodeRED, you get the option of also receiving the CodeRED Weather Warning.   These alerts are automatically generated when the National Weather Service issues a warning for your location.  This early warning could prove to be life saving. Continue reading

Suspect Arrested for Taking Weapon from Officer

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Trey Moore

On March 7th at approximately 7:15 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department initiated a traffic stop at 7th and Baylor.  They made contact with the suspect who was later identified as 24 year old Trey Moore.  Moore initially gave officers a fictitious name.

When officers went to place him under arrest for failure to identify he ran from officers.  Officers pursued Moore on foot and deployed their conducted energy device (CED or taser).  Moore continued to fight with officers.  Moore was able to can control of one of the officers CED at which time Moore pointed it at the officer’s face.  The officer deployed open hand tactics and knee strikes at which time she was able to regain control of the weapon.  Moore continued to run from officers and entered a residence in the 700 block of Warford. Officers located him inside the residence and once again he attempted to flee but officers were able to gain control of Moore and place him into custody.

A search incident to arrest revealed that Moore was in possession of various identifications and social security cards from multiple people.

Moore was transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with taking a weapon from a peace officer, failure to identify, evading arrest, resisting arrest, criminal trespass and possession of identifying information.

WFPD Motorcycle Unit Shines at Texas Chute Out

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Last week, the WFPD Motorcycle Unit participated in the 2017 Capital of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute Out in Buda, Tx.  Here is a list of the awards won:

Overall Team Results for the Entire Event-2nd Place Team

Sgt. Van Dotson

Officer Justin Whisenhunt

Officer Chris Cozart

Officer Clint Halloway

Novice Category Individual Results

Officer Chris Cozart – 1st Place

Officer Danny Castillo – 2nd Place

Officer C.J. Mauck – 4th Place

Officer Kody McBride – 5th Place

Officer Danny Atnip – 8th Place

Officer Dustin Moffett – 10th Place

Officer Jessie Whitehead – 16th Place

Expert Category Individual Results

Officer Justin Whisenhunt – 4th Place

Sgt. Van Dotson – 11th Place

Officer Clint Halloway – 14th Place

Sgt. Leland Wright – 21st Place

4 Man Team Challenge Course Results

3rd Place Team

Sgt. Van Dotson

Officer Justin Whisenhunt

Officer Chris Cozart

Officer Clint Halloway

4th Place Team

Officer C.J. Mauck

Officer Jessie Whitehead

Officer Kody McBride

Officer Danny Castillo

 

RODEO – FINAL INDIVIDUAL STANDING FOR OVERALL SCORES FOR ENTIRE EVENT

Officer Justin Whisenhunt – 4th Place (Tie)

Officer Clint Halloway – 6th Place

Officer Chris Cozart – 8th Place

Officer Kody McBride – 9th Place (Tie)

Officer C.J. Mauck – 9th Place (Tie)

Sgt. Van Dotson – 11th Place (Tie)

Officer Jessie Whitehead – 17th Place

Officer Danny Castillo – 20th Place

Sgt. Leland Wright – 22nd Place (Tie)

Officer Danny Atnip – 26th Place

Officer Dustin Moffett – 36th Place

 

 

 

Can You ID?

On 12/31/16 around 6am this suspect vehicle driven by an unknown suspect entered the football field at City View High School. The suspect attempted to drive circles on the field and caused extensive damage to the artificial turf. If you have any information about the identify of the vehicle or suspect please call Crime Stoppers at 322-9888 or Detective Paul Hardi at 761-7762.

Protect Yourself Against Mail Theives


Be on the lookout for mail thieves! It is that time of year when checks are being received and mailed. Incidents of mail theft are on the rise, and here are some tips to protect yourself –

PROTECTING YOUR MAIL

1. Use the letter slots inside your Post Office for your mail, or hand it to a letter carrier.

2. Pick up your mail promptly after delivery. Don’t leave it in your mailbox overnight. If you’re expecting checks, credit cards, or other negotiable items, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick up your mail.

3. If you don’t receive a check or other valuable mail you’re expecting, contact the issuing agency immediately.

4. If you change your address, immediately notify your Post Office and anyone with whom you do business via the mail.

5. Don’t send cash in the mail.

6. Tell your Post Office when you’ll be out of town, so they can hold your mail until you return.

7. Report all suspected mail theft to a Postal Inspector.

8. Consider starting a neighborhood watch program. By exchanging work and vacation schedules with trusted friends and neighbors, you can watch each other’s mailboxes (as well as homes).

9. Consult with your local Postmaster for the most up-to-date regulations on mailboxes, including the availability of locked centralized or curbside mailboxes.

If you see a mail thief at work, or if you believe your mail was stolen, call police immediately, then call Postal Inspectors at 877-876-2455 (press 3).

WFPD Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest

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Victor Saied

On Thursday, February 23, at approximately 10:50 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed a white 2014 Chevrolet Sonic drive through the blinking red light at the intersection of Lamar Street and 6th Street failing to come to a complete stop. Officers stopped the vehicle in the alley behind the 600 block of Scott Avenue.

Officers identified the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle as 61 year old Victor Saied. Saied appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Saied gave officers consent to search his vehicle at which time officers located in plain view a plastic bag containing a white crystalized substance. After further search of the vehicle officers located a second plastic bag containing a white crystalized substance, as well as a white rock like substance.  The crystalized substance was tested and rendered a positive result for methamphetamine. The rock like substance was also tested and rendered a positive result for cocaine.

Saied was placed in custody and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one over four grams and possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one under one gram.  Both charges were enhanced due to the fact that Saied was within 1000 feet of a day care which is a drug free zone.

The methamphetamine weighed 18.8 grams and the cocaine weighed .3 grams.