Daily Crime Brief, August 31, 2015

On Friday August 28, at approximately 5:24 pm, Deputy Chris Barnett made a traffic stop at the intersection of 34th and Jacksboro Hwy.  The 26-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for Driving While License Invalid.

On Friday August 28, at approximately 10:14 pm, Deputy John Warner and Deputy Victoria Hatcher responded to a Disturbance in the 1600 block of F.M. 369 north.  A 49-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Disorderly Conduct-Fighting.

On Friday August 28, at approximately 4:07 pm, Deputy Jeff Penney and Deputy Jeff Lee responded to the 5300 block of Crown Lane in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person stole a men’s Rolex Watch valued at $5,000.00.

On Saturday August 30, at approximately 5:40 am, Deputy David Stout responded to the 1100 block of Business 287 J in reference to a Family Disturbance.  Upon arrival, a 26-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Assault Family Violence and Interference with an Emergency Telephone Call.

On Saturday August 30, at approximately 11:24 pm, Deputy Greg Wilson responded to the 1300 block of West Magnolia in Iowa Park in reference to a Threat.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a subject made a verbal threat.

On Saturday August 30, at approximately 6:01 pm, Sergeant Carl Magee and Deputy Tony Morgan responded to the 11600 block of McFall Road in reference to an Animal Complaint.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a dog appeared on his property.  Animal Control was contacted and upon their arrival, the dog was impounded.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 28, 2015

On Wednesday August 26, at approximately 2:10 pm, Deputy Roy Biter and Deputy Kristian Valdez responded to the 9500 block of Hwy. 258 west in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) stole his Iseki TL 2100 tractor valued at $2,500.00.

On Wednesday August 26, at approximately 3:47 pm, Deputy Gabriel Villarreal made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Hwy. 25.  The 30-year-old female driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Thursday August 27, at approximately 12:44 am, Corporal Ralph Burdick and Deputy Christopher Salas made a traffic stop at the intersection of Ridgemont and Maurine.  The 44-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While License Invalid-Enhanced.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 26, 2015

On Tuesday August 25, at approximately 12:25 am, Deputy John Warner and Deputy Brian Koschak responded to U.S. 287 rest area in reference to an abandoned vehicle.  Upon arrival, the vehicle was impounded after the owner could not be located.

On Tuesday August 25, at approximately 11:52 am, Deputy Victoria Hatcher responded to the 3100 block of Horseshoe Bend Estates in reference to an Identity Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) opened a credit card account using her identifying information and without her consent.

On Tuesday August 25, at approximately 4:20 pm, Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 4900 block of F.M. 367 west in reference to an Animal Complaint.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a horse appeared on his property.  The animal was impounded after the owner could not be located.

On Tuesday August 25, at approximately 8:15 pm, Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 3600 block of F.M. 367 east in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered an open structure under construction and stole an 18 volt Dewalt Hammer Driver valued at $125.00, a 18 volt Dewalt Mini Impact Wrench valued at $125.00, an 18 volt Dewalt Skill Saw valued at $125.00, an 18 volt Dewalt Saw Zaw valued at $125.00, a Dewalt Radio valued at $150.00, five Dewalt 18 volt batteries valued at $450.00 and a Dewalt Battery Charged valued at $100.00.

On Wednesday August 26, at approximately 1:28 am, Sergeant Mark Whipple made a traffic stop at the intersection of 5th Street and Brook.  The 26-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While License Invalid-Enhanced.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 25, 2015

On Monday August 24, at approximately 10:35 pm, Deputy Cole McGarry made a traffic stop in the 1300 block of 6th Street.  The 32-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with three outstanding warrants for Disregarding No Left Turn, Speeding and Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility.

On Monday August 24, at approximately 7:40 pm, Deputy Gerald Morgan responded to the 1800 block of Easter Road in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) stole his black and gold 2008 Ford F-250 pickup.

On Monday August 24, at approximately 3:25 am, Deputy Greg Wilson checked an occupied vehicle in the 400 block of Rifle Range Road.  The 32-year-old male driver and an 18-year-old female passenger were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The driver was charged with Theft of a Firearm.  The passenger was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over one gram and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3 under 28 grams.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 24, 2015

On Thursday August 20, at approximately 8:10 pm, Deputy Justin Mitchell made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Midway Church Road.  The 20-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Marijuana over two ounces under four ounces and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four grams under 400 grams.  3.7 ounces of marijuana and 23.99 grams of hash were seized.

On Friday August 21, at approximately 1:25 pm, Deputy Patrick Bradford made a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Iowa Park Road.  The 19-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

On Friday August 21, at approximately 5:06 pm, Deputy Gerald Morgan responded to the 4300 block of River Road in reference to Harassment.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a subject has been harassing him for several days.

On Friday August 21, at approximately 5:42 pm, Deputy Jeff Penney and Deputy Jeff Lee responded to the 9100 block of F.M. 369 North in reference to a Burglary of a Building.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered his property and then broke into several buildings and a camper trailer.  A 29-year-old male was arrested earlier on this date and was charged with Burglary of a Habitation for this offense.

On Friday August 21, at approximately 4:19 pm, Deputy Kristian Valdez responded to the 9100 block of F.M. 369 North in reference to a Burglary of a Habitation in Progress.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that male had entered the residence and was possible still on the scene.  Deputies began searching the residence and located a 29-year-old male.  He was placed under arrest and transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  He was charged with Burglary of a Habitation for this burglary and was also charged with Burglary of a Habitation for a burglary that was reported shortly after this report was taken.

On Friday August 21, at approximately 10:57 am, Sergeant Sergio Teruel, Deputy Patrick Bradford and Deputy Victoria Hatcher responded to the 1200 block of Vaughn Road in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that there was a verbal argument prior to Deputies arrival, and the suspect had left.

On Friday August 21, at approximately 3:55 am, Deputy Christopher Ramos responded to Haws Road and Bridwell Road in reference to a vehicle accident.  Upon arrival, the scene was turned over to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

On Friday August 21, at approximately 3:14 pm, Deputy Jeff Penney and Deputy Jeff Lee responded to the 2600 block of River Road in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, a 27-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for No Drivers License in Possession.  He was also barred from the property.

On Saturday August 22, at approximately 3:47 am, Corporal Ralph Burdick and Deputy Christopher Salas made a traffic stop in the 300 block of North Scott.  The 39-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated with Open Container.

On Saturday August 22, at approximately Sergeant Carl Magee, Corporal Lee Crossman, Deputy Jeff Penney and Deputy Jeff Lee responded to the 4800 block of Trinidad in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, a 31-year-old male was barred from the property.

On Sunday August 23, at approximately 6:13 pm, Deputy Greg Wilson made a traffic stop in the 7000 block of Seymour Hwy.  The 36-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with two outstanding warrants for Display Expired License Plates and Violate Promise to Appear.

On Sunday August 23, at approximately 5:30 pm, Deputy Cole McGarry responded to the 2000 block of Loop 11 in reference to a Burglary of a Vehicle in Progress.  Upon arrival, a 27-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Burglary of a Vehicle Criminal Attempt.

On Sunday August 23, at approximately 5:27 pm, Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 4900 block of Peterson Road in reference to a Burglary of a Habitation.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered the property and broke into a storage building and a residence.  A Central Pneumatic Air Compressor valued at $100.00 was stolen.

On Sunday August 23, at approximately 2:12 am, Deputy Brandon Mason made a traffic stop at the intersection of Central Frwy. and Iowa Park Road.  The 43-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, Driving While License Invalid-Enhanced and an outstanding warrant for Disregard Double White Lines.

On Sunday August 23, at approximately 9:59 pm, Deputy Chris Barnett made a traffic stop at the intersection of Fairway and Southwest Pkwy.  The 28-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with two outstanding warrants for Fail to Stop Engine and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3 under 28 grams.

On Sunday August 23, at approximately 8:10 pm, Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 4900 block of Hwy. 240 west in reference to a Burglary of a Habitation.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered the property and stole a cedar chest valued at $300.00, a vanity with mirror valued at $400.00 and a headboard valued at $300.00.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 20, 2015

On Tuesday August 18, at approximately 11:10 pm, Corporal Lee Crossman responded to the 7400 block of Central Frwy. in reference to a hit and run accident.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) struck the front left fender of his vehicle.

On Tuesday August 18, at approximately 8:34 pm, Deputy Jeff Penney and Deputy Jeff Lee responded to the 200 block of Morgan Road in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered the property and stole a red 16’ flatbed trailer valued at $1,600.00.

On Wednesday August 19, at approximately 1:53 am, Deputy Ralph Burdick and Deputy Christopher Salas made a traffic stop in the 2600 block of Central Frwy.  The 36-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While License Invalid-Enhanced.

On Wednesday August 19, at approximately 5:38 pm, Deputy Roy Biter checked on an unoccupied vehicle that was parked in the roadway on U.S. 287 Access Road east of Harmony Road.  The vehicle was impounded after the owner could not be contacted.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 17, 2015

On Saturday August 15, at approximately 2:37 am, Deputy Brandon Mason made a traffic stop at the intersection of F.M. 367 and Wellington Lane.  The 26-year-old female driver and a 26-year-old male passenger were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The driver was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and the passenger was charged with Public Intoxication.

On Saturday August 15, at approximately 12:18 am, Deputy Greg Wilson made a traffic stop in the 1600 block of Kell West.  The 37-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Fail to Drive in Single Marked Lane and Fail to Signal Lane Change.

On Saturday August 15, at approximately 12:21 am, Deputy Todd Kinsey and Deputy Christopher Salas check on two individuals that were occupying a vehicle in front of a closed business in the 3100 block of Seymour Hwy.  The 17-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

On Saturday August 15, at approximately 9:39 pm, Deputy Kristian Valdez made a traffic stop in the 3600 block of Seymour Hwy.  The 22-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

On Saturday August 15, at approximately 3:56 pm, Deputy Brett Brasher responded to the Iowa Park Police Department in reference to a Forgery.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) forged three checks to his account in the amount of $417.80.

On Sunday August 16, at approximately 9:18 am, Deputy Lance Brumley and Deputy John Warner responded to the 1400 block of 35th Street to serve an arrest warrant.  Upon arrival, a 31-year-old male and a 30-year-old male were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The 31-year-old male was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over four grams under 200 grams in a Drug Free Zone and two outstanding warrants for Possession/Use/Inhale/Ingest Volatile Chemical and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 under one gram in a Drug Free Zone.  The 30-year-old male was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four grams under 400 grams in a Drug Free Zone, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon and an outstanding warrant for Parole Violation.

On Sunday August 16, at approximately 6:41 am, Deputy Brett Brasher responded to the intersection of River Road and Cameron Lane in reference to a subject in a ditch.  Upon arrival, the 48-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Public Intoxication.

On Sunday August 16, at approximately 3:49 am, Deputy Greg Wilson and Deputy Christopher Salas stopped an individual riding a bicycle in the middle of the roadway in the 2400 block of Sheppard Access Road.  The 30-year-old female was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Public Intoxication.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 14, 2015

On Thursday August 13, at approximately 3:10 am, Deputy Todd Kinsey and Deputy Christopher Salas made a traffic stop in the 1000 block of Central Frwy.  The 22-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

On Friday August 14, at approximately 2:22 am, Deputy Greg Wilson made a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Cunningham.  The 21-year-old male driver was issued two citations for no Drivers License and Expired Vehicle Registration.  The vehicle was impounded.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Job Announcement

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking to fill the position of Jail Administrator (Captain).

Interested applicants are invited to apply by submission of an application, résumé, and completed personal history statement, by mail or in person, to:

David Duke, Sheriff
c/o Derek Meador, Chief Deputy
900 7th St. Room 100
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Applicants may submit application materials via email if desired by making arrangements. To do so call the WCSO Front Desk (940) 766-8170 and ask to speak with the Chief Deputy.

This position will remain open until filled.

Jail Administrator

SALARY

$4,964.72 – $5,564.72 monthly

FLSA STATUS

Exempt

WORK HOURS

Forty hour work-week. Normally, Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM. May require work on nights, weekends, and/or holidays.

SUMMARY

Be the assistant to the Sheriff and act on behalf of the Sheriff in relation to detention operations. Oversee the routine daily operations of the Detention Bureau of the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office. Perform administrative, management, and operational duties as required by the position.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

This position reports to the Chief Deputy.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

This position has supervisory responsibility over the entire Detention Bureau.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, the individual will be able to:

  • Ensure that the Wichita County Jail complies with the rules of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards;
  • Represent the Sheriff’s Office on occasion;
  • Possess and continually demonstrate the ability to influence others to accomplish the detention bureau mission by providing purpose, direction, and motivation;
  • Oversee all Sheriff’s Office activity related to the detention bureau;
  • Research, suggest, and draft Detention Bureau policy and procedures;
  • Oversee Detention Bureau discipline;
  • Review citizen, employee, and inmate complaints;
  • Monitor vendor activity related to contracted jail services to ensure compliance and acceptable performance; and
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Note: The duties listed above are intended only as examples of some aspects of the work which may be required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position and is assigned by a supervisor.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ten years of jail related experience,
  • Management experience,
  • A sound working knowledge of detention/corrections principles and techniques,
  • Knowledge or familiarity with court and/or other legal processes,
  • Available for call-out and to work extended hours when necessary,
  • People oriented,
  • Possess above average communication and writing skills,
  • Possess supervisory, management, and decision-making skills,
  • The individual must be able to demonstrate above average familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to perform additional duties as assigned.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION

For this position, an individual must:

  • Have a valid Texas Driver’s License
  • Be currently licensed by TCLEOSE as a jailer

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

LANGUAGE SKILLS

This individual must possess the ability to communicate in the English language both orally and in writing. This individual must be able to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, and memos. This individual must possess the ability to write complex correspondence and communicate complex, detailed ideas within the WCSO and to other local governmental agencies.

REASONING ABILITY

This person must be able to apply common sense and understanding in carrying out complex instructions. They must possess the ability to identify problems and independently develop solutions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Physical demands of the position vary. The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and use fingers to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms; and to talk or hear. The individual may be required to climb or balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, run, and climb. The individual will be regularly required to lift and/or move up to twenty (20) pounds and may occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds. In order to meet the physical demands of the job the individual must have full use of extremities. The individual must be able to ascend and descend five flights of stairs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment for this position varies. Typically the environment will be an office setting. The individual will be required to occasionally be in an environment where the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens, and other health hazards require immunization against such exposure. This individual will be required to occasionally be in an environment with elevated levels of noise, fumes, and airborne particles.

SELECTION GUIDELINES

Candidates for employment will be considered based upon: a formal application (current Wichita County Sheriff’s Office employees may submit a memorandum for record and a resumé), rating of education and experience, prior work history, oral interview, and a reference check. The applicant may be required to take job related tests prior to selection. The final decision for this position is made by the Sheriff.

 

Highway Interdiction Deputy Makes Bust

On Thursday August 13 at approximately 9:37 am, Deputy Justin Mitchell made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and F.M. 1739.  The 49-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Marijuana over four ounces under five pounds and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four hundred grams.  Four Pounds of Marijuana and 561.5 grams of THC Oil, Wax and Edibles were seized.  Deputy Mitchell was working highway interdiction when the traffic stop was made.

Deputy Mitchell with seized narcotics