Daily Crime Brief, September 30, 2015

On Tuesday September 29, at approximately 11:00 am, Deputy Chief Derrald Choate took a report on a Theft that occurred in the 1400 block of Rifle Range Road.  The Reporting Person reported that a subject stole prescription medication from his residence.

On Tuesday September 29, at approximately 8:51 pm, Deputy Chris Barnett made a traffic stop at the intersection of Maurine and Harlan.  The vehicle was impounded after the driver was unable to provide proof of financial responsibility on the vehicle.

On Wednesday September 30, at approximately 12:32 am, Corporal Ralph Burdick checked on an occupied vehicle in the 700 block of Martin Luther King Blvd.  The 23-year-old male occupant was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

On Wednesday September 30, at approximately 1:49 am, Deputy Jeff Lee made a traffic stop at the intersection of Central Frwy. and Windthorst Road.  The 31-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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, September 28, 2015

On Wednesday September 23, at approximately 9:05 pm, Deputy Kristian Valdez and Deputy Cole McGarry responded to the 1100 block of Sheppard Access Road in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a subject stole the registration sticker from his vehicle while it was parked in the 500 block of Eastland Lane.  The Reporting Person reported that he located the sticker on a vehicle at this location.

On Thursday September 24, at approximately 3:31 pm, Lieutenant William Rutledge and Corporal Jeff Penney responded to Bacon Switch Road near F.M. 368 in reference to illegal dumping.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) dumped a large amount of trash on the side of the roadway.

On Thursday September 24, at approximately 1:48 pm, Deputy Lance Brumley responded to the 800 block of Brook Street in reference to a Forgery.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) made two unauthorized purchases in the amount of $74.87 using her debit card.

On Thursday September 24, at approximately 1:12 am, Deputy Steve Fontenot and Deputy Jeff Lee made a traffic stop in the 5000 block of Fairway.  The 36-year-old female driver was issued a citation for Driving While License Invalid.  A 62-year-old male passenger was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for Theft of Property over $20.00 under $500.00 by Check.

On Friday September 25, at approximately 10:11 pm, Lieutenant William Rutledge and Deputy Cole McGarry responded to the 2700 block of Central Frwy. in reference to a stolen motorcycle.  Upon arrival, a 41-year-old male was placed under arrest.  A motorcycle which had been reported stolen was also recovered.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with two outstanding warrants for Parole Violation and Enhanced Theft.

On Friday September 25, at approximately 3:59 am, Corporal Ralph Burdick, Deputy Steve Fontenot and Deputy Jeff Lee responded to the 1000 block of F.M. 369 south in reference to a structure fire.  The fire is currently under investigation.

On Saturday September 26, at approximately 7:15 am, Deputy Patrick Bradford and Deputy Christopher Salas responded to the 1000 block of Daniels Road in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered the property and stole three scrapers, six pipe wrenches, tube connectors, an air slip, a depth meter and pipe.

On Saturday September 26, at approximately 7:40 pm, Deputy Cole McGarry and Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 5000 block of Turkey Ranch Road in reference to a disturbance.

On Saturday September 26, at approximately 2:09 am, Deputy Greg Wilson made a traffic stop in the 2400 block of Speedway.  The 54-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 Saturday September 26, at approximately 7:26 pm, Deputy Christopher Barnett made a traffic stop in the 1100 block of East Central Frwy.  The 26-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over four grams under two hundred grams, Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 under one gram, Possession of Marijuana under two ounces, Unlawful Carrying a Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four grams under four hundred grams.

On Saturday September 26, at approximately 1:52 pm, Deputy Patrick Bradford and Deputy Christopher Salas made a traffic stop in the 1500 block of North 8th Street.  The 45-year-old female driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Saturday September 26, at approximately 11:41 pm, Sergeant Mark Whipple made a traffic stop at the intersection of 5th and Burnett.  The 35-year-old male driver and a 48-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 Sunday September 27, at approximately 2:23 am, Deputy Brandon Mason made a traffic stop at the intersection of Kemp and Ave Y.  The 29-year-old male driver and a 28-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 Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 under one gram.  The passenger was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 under one gram.

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, September 23, 2015

On Wednesday September 23, at approximately 2:35 am, Deputy Brien Conner attempted to stop a vehicle at the intersection of Central Frwy. and Maurine.  The vehicle finally stopped in the 1300 block of Borton.  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 Intoxicated and Evading Arrest or Detention with Vehicle.

On Wednesday September 23, at approximately 1:12 am, Deputy Ralph Burdick and Deputy Jeff Lee made a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Central Frwy. east.  The 26-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and charged with three outstanding warrants for Disregarding Left Turn, Driving While License Invalid and Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility.

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, September 21, 2015

On Thursday September 17, at approximately 6:30 pm, Corporal Ralph Burdick and Deputy Jeff Lee checked on a subject in the 600 block of Indiana.  The 49-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for Criminal Trespass.  He was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Friday September 18, at approximately 1:11 am, Deputy Greg Wilson made a traffic stop in the 3200 block of Martin.  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 September 18, at approximately 3:00 am, Corporal Ralph Burdick and Deputy Jeff Lee made a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Central Frwy.  The 20-year-old female driver and a 25-year-old male passenger were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The driver was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3 under 28 grams and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.  The passenger was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon and Violation of Protective Order.

On Friday September 18, at approximately 2:10 am, Corporal Ralph Burdick and Deputy Jeff Lee made a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Maurine.  The 22-year-old male driver was issued a citation for No Drivers License.  The vehicle was impounded.

On Friday September 18, at approximately 2:33 am, Deputy Brandon Mason made a traffic stop in the 3700 block of Callfield Road.  The 25-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Driving While License Invalid.  The vehicle was impounded.

On Saturday September 19, at approximately 2:38 pm, Deputy Gabriel Villarreal made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and F.M. 2384.  The 26-year-old male driver (Harrison Sam Hing) and a 29-year-old male passenger (Berry Harng) were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  They were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four grams under four hundred grams and Possession of Marijuana over five pounds under fifty pounds.  Ten pounds of high grade marijuana valued at $70,000.00 and one hundred ten grams of hashish valued at $8,000.00 was seized.

On Saturday September 19, at approximately 2:00 pm, Deputy John Warner and Deputy Brett Brasher made a traffic stop in the 2000 block of F.M. 171.  The 61-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 with Previous Conviction and Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

On Sunday September 20, at approximately 2:28 am, Corporal Ralph Burdick made a traffic stop in the 1300 block of 6th Street.  The 29-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and an outstanding warrant for Occupant over 15 unsecured by seatbelt.

On Sunday September 20, at approximately 12:26 am, Deputy Steve Fontenot and Deputy Jeff Lee made a traffic stop in the 3200 block of Seymour Hwy.  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 Sexual Assault.

On Sunday September 20, at approximately 1:23 am, Deputy Chris Barnett made a traffic stop in the 2500 block of Seymour Hwy.  The 33-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with two outstanding warrants for Possession of Marijuana under two ounces and No Drivers License.

On Monday September 21, at approximately 2:16 am, Deputy Greg Wilson made a traffic stop in the 3400 block of McNiel.  The 54-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

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, September 22, 2015

On Tuesday September 22, at approximately 2:11 am, Deputy Greg Wilson made a traffic stop in the 3500 block of Lafayette.  The 27-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated-3rd or more offense and an outstanding warrant for Driving While Intoxicated-2nd offense.

On Tuesday 21, at approximately 12:37 am, Deputy Brien Conner made a traffic stop in the 3200 block of Onaway Trail.  The 44-year-old male driver and a 23-year-old male passenger were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The driver was charged with Driving While License Invalid-Enhanced and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 under one gram and three outstanding warrants for Speeding, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility and Driving While License Invalid.  The passenger was charged with an outstanding warrant for Assault Causing Bodily Injury to a Family Member.

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, September 17, 2015

On Wednesday September 16, at approximately 5:30 pm, Deputy Kristin Valdez and Deputy Roy Biter responded to the area of Iowa Park Road to assist the Wichita Falls Police Department who was in pursuit of a vehicle.  It was learned that they terminated the pursuit on Iowa Park Road near the city limits.  The vehicle was located travelling east on Iowa Park Road near Bell Road.  A pit maneuver was made in the 3500 block of Iowa Park Road causing the vehicle to leave the roadway.  The vehicle then began travelling east again on Iowa Park Road.  A second pit maneuver was made in the 1400 block of Iowa Park Road, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and stop.  The 26-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Evading Arrest/Detention with a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 less than one gram.

On Wednesday September 16, at approximately 9:48 am, Deputy Patrick Bradford and Deputy Christopher Salas responded to Daniels Road and Roller Road in reference to missing cattle.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that two cows are missing from the pasture.

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, September 16, 2015

On Monday September 14, at approximately 11:09 am, Deputy Victoria Hatcher responded to the 2600 block of F.M. 368 north in reference to an Animal Complaint.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that two dogs had been left abandoned in a vacant residence.  Animal Control was contacted and upon their arrival, the dogs were impounded.

On Monday September 14, at approximately 12:24 pm, Deputy Joe Gallego, Deputy Lance Brumley and Deputy John Warner responded to the 3600 block of Maplewood to serve a Mental Health Warrant.  Upon arrival, a 42-year-old female was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the North Texas State Hospital and was admitted under the warrant.

On Tuesday September 15, at approximately 11:40 am, Sergeant Sergio Teruel responded to the 900 block of Pecanway in reference to an Animal Complaint.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an injured dog appeared on his property.  Animal Control was contacted and upon their arrival, the dog was impounded.

On Wednesday September 16, at approximately 2:58 am, Sergeant Mark Whipple made a traffic stop at the intersection of Burkburnett Road and Spur 325.  The 46-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

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.

Hiring Patrol Deputies

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking to fill Deputy Sheriff positions.

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

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

Positions will remain open until filled.

Patrol Deputy Position Description

SALARY

$3,046.95 – $3,346.93/monthly

FLSA STATUS

Non-Exempt.

HOURS

Various shifts. Specific shift not determined until after hiring and completion of all initial training requirements.

JOB SUMMARY

The successful patrol deputy will maintain a good working relationship with the general public while enforcing law to promote the general safety and welfare of the public. The wide-ranging activities of a patrol deputy will include, but not be limited to: enforcing traffic laws, serving search warrants/subpoenas/civil papers, apprehending felons and misdemeanants, taking reports, providing traffic control and basic first aid among others. This position requires the deputy to be self-motivated and possess independent decision making skills.

The position involves frequent interaction with suspects, inmates, attorneys, other law enforcement officers, and the public. This position has been identified with possible risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens and/or other various hazards that require immunization against such exposure. Employees are frequently required to stand, walk, sit, run, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and smell. Deputies may find themselves in dangerous, life-threatening, or unusual situations at any time.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

This position receives daily supervision from either a Corporal, Sergeant, or Lieutenant. This position is responsible for following any order or direction from the chain of command as follows:

  • Corporal
  • Sergeant
  • Lieutenant
  • Deputy Chief
  • Chief Deputy
  • Sheriff

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  1. Provide preventative patrol in the unincorporated areas of Wichita County and enforce the law
  2. Respond to calls for service, assistance and law enforcement emergencies
  3. Take information on incidents and criminal actions and effectively disseminate that information
  4. Serve criminal and civil warrants, arrest law violators
  5. Perform any duties associated with being a licensed Texas Peace Officer
  6. Respond to crime scenes, secure the scene to protect life and prevent further criminal acts
  7. Take calls on demand, walk in reports, and telephone reports
  8. Additional duties as assigned

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have a minimum Basic Law Enforcement Certificate as dictated by the State of Texas
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License with a good driving record
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be ready for 24 hour call out and be able to work extended hours under adverse conditions in extremely dangerous life threatening situations
  • Must be able to work any of the three shifts that cover WCSO operations 24 hours per day
  • Available for out of town trips at a moments notice for prisoner transportation
  • Must maintain a degree of physical fitness
  • Must maintain 40 hours minimum of training every two years

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 consideration), 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.

Blood Drive in Honor of WCSO Officer

On Thursday, September 17, Wichita County will be holding a special blood drive in honor of Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer Larry Williams. The blood mobile will be parked on Lamar St. in front of the courthouse from noon to 5pm.  Make sure to mention Larry Williams when donating and he will get credit and assistance with the cost of blood transfusions.  If you are unable to make it to the blood mobile please visit the Texas Blood Institute on Gregory St. across from Lowe’s. They are open Tuesday-Saturday.  Visit www.txbi.org to complete the required paperwork prior to donating to save time.  Call Ann at 766-8106 or email ann.mccray@co.wichita.tx.us to make an appointment or find out more about this event.

Daily Crime Brief, September 14, 2015

On Friday September 11, at approximately 4:42 pm, Lieutenant William Rutledge and Corporal Lee Crossman made a traffic stop in the 6400 block of Bacon Switch Road.  The 25-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

On Friday September 11, at approximately 5:25 pm, Deputy Jeff Penney made a traffic stop in the 6900 block of Seymour Hwy.  The 19-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 Friday September 11, at approximately 10:33 am, Deputy Patrick Bradford and Deputy Christopher Salas responded to the 1000 block of East Central Frwy. to serve an arrest warrant.  Upon arrival, a 39-year-old female was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 under one gram.

On Saturday September 12, at approximately 3:40 pm, Deputy Jeff Penney and Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 4100 block of River Road in reference to a Burglary of a Habitation.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) force open a rear door to the residence and entered.  Once inside, a Kenmore Washer valued at $50.00, a Kenmore Dryer valued at $50.00, a side by side refrigerator valued at $100, an electric stove valued at $200.00, a stationary exercise bike valued at $600.00, a GE refrigerated window air conditioner valued at $400.00, an Everstar portable air conditioner valued at $200.00, a riding lawn mower valued at $225.00 and a Spa Hot Tub valued at $2,000.00 were stolen.

On Saturday September 12, at approximately 8:40 pm, Deputy Brett Brasher placed a 45-year-old female under arrest in the 3300 block of F.M. 1177.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Public Intoxication.

On Saturday September 12, at approximately 12:08 am, Sergeant Mark Whipple, Deputy Steve Fontenot, Deputy David Stout and Deputy Jeff Lee responded to Lake Buffalo in Iowa Park in reference to a Missing Person.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that her husband was at the lake hunting and that he had called and told her is boat had run out of gas.  The 36-year-old male was located a short time later and was found to be safe.

On Sunday September 13, at approximately 9:42 am, Deputy Patrick Bradford and Deputy Christopher Salas responded to Morgan Road and Hwy. 240 in reference to an Abandoned Vehicle.  Upon arrival, the vehicle was found to have been stolen out of Burkburnett on 9-12-15.

On Sunday September 13, at approximately 1:07 pm, Deputy Victoria Hatcher made a traffic stop in the 400 block of Martin Luther King Blvd.  The 54-year-old female driver and a 49-year-old female passenger were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The driver was charged with Possession of Marijuana under two ounces and two outstanding warrants for Capias Pro Fine-No Drivers License and Capias Pro Fine-Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility.  The passenger was charged with Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

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.