Daily Crime Brief, April 29, 2016

On Saturday April 23, at approximately 4:30 pm, a Wichita County K-9 Highway Interdiction Deputy made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and S.H. 25.  The 30-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  2.5 pounds of heroin valued at $170,000.00 was seized.  The male was released to the custody of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for further investigation.

On Wednesday April 27, at approximately 9:19 pm, Deputy Roy Biter made a traffic top at the intersection of Seymour Hwy. and Sunset.  The 24-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 two counts of Capias Pro Fine-No Drivers License and Violation of Probation-Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over one gram under four grams.

On Thursday April 28, at approximately 4:05 am, Corporal Jeff Penney and Deputy Amanda Price responded to 10th and Brook to assist Sergeant Mark Whipple with a Traffic Stop.  Upon arrival, a 31-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with three outstanding warrants for Violation of Probation-Criminal Trespass and two counts of Violation of Probation-Criminal Mischief over $500.00 under $1,500.00.

On Thursday April 28, at approximately 2:08 pm, Lieutenant Carl Magee, Sergeant Sergio Teruel, Deputy Kristian Valdez, Deputy Josh McGuinn and Deputy Matthew Schenck responded to the 2400 block of Talunar to serve an arrest warrant.  Upon arrival, a 33-year-old male and a 36-year-old male were placed under arrest.  A stolen Harley Davidson Motorcycle was recovered at the residence.  A 41-year-old male was arrested a short time later on Seymour Hwy. near Fillmore.  The subjects were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The 41-year-old male was charged with an outstanding warrant for Parole Violation-Theft over $2,500.00 under $30,000.00.  The 33-year-old was charged with an outstanding warrant for Parole Violation-Bond Forfeiture-Prohibited Weapon.  The 36-year-old male was charged with two outstanding warrants for Speeding and No Drivers License.

On Thursday April 28, at approximately 8:25 am, Deputy Cole McGarry responded to the 5000 block of Seymour Hwy. in reference to a Burglary of a Habitation.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) broke into an unoccupied residence and stole a gold watch, assorted silverware and an antique clock.

On Thursday April 28, at approximately 11:24 am, Deputy Kristian Valdez and Deputy Matthew Schenck responded to the 1600 block of Clover in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that she gave an individual $600.00 for a home repair and has not been able to contact the person since.

On Friday April 29, at approximately 12:05 am, Corporal Jeff Penney responded to the 1200 block of Bandera to assist Lieutenant Patrick McFerrin with a traffic stop.  Upon arrival, the 27-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Reckless Driving.

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.

Interdiction Deputies Make Large Heroin Bust

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On 23 April 2016 at approximately 1630 hours, a Wichita County K9 Interdiction Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at US Hwy 287 South and Hwy 25 for a traffic stop violation. After speaking with the driver of the vehicle and observing signs of criminal activity, the deputy asked the driver for consent to search his car. The driver gave verbal consent for deputies to search his vehicle.  A search of the vehicle revealed a package wrapped in duct tape, concealed in a hidden compartment inside the vehicle. The package contained a brown powdered substance that tested positive for Heroin.  The 39 year old male driver was placed under arrest. The suspect vehicle was transported to a secured location and further searched. Deputies located three additional packages also concealed in hidden compartments inside the vehicle. The additional packages also contained a brown powdered substance that tested positive for Heroin. The four packages yielded over 2.5 pounds of Heroin with a street value of over $170,000 dollars. The Narcotics and Hispanic male were released to the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) pending further investigation.

Daily Crime Brief, April 25, 2016

On Friday April 22, at approximately 11:03 pm, Deputy David Stout and Deputy Cole McGarry responded to the 2600 block of S.H. 258 in reference to a Burglary of a Building.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered the property and stole $80.00 in currency from a camper trailer.

On Friday April 22, 0at approximately 4:11 pm, David Stout responded to the 2100 block of River Road in reference to a Terroristic Threat.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a subject threatened to harm him.

On Friday April 22, at approximately 9:54 am, Sergeant Sergio Teruel, Deputy Kristian Valdez and Deputy Matthew Schenck responded to 1600 block of Bandera to serve and arrest warrant.  Upon arrival, a 29-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for Invasive Visual Recording.

On Saturday April 23, at approximately 12:36 am, Deputy Brandon Mason made a traffic stop at the intersection of Phillips and Hughes.  The 25-year-old male driver was issued a citation for fail to signal turn within 100 feet.  A 21-year-old male passenger 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 April 23, at approximately 6:20 pm, Sergeant Lee Crossman and Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 2200 block of Syble Lane in reference to a Disturbance.

On Saturday April 23, at approximately 11:30, Lieutenant Alan Boyd responded to the 600 block of College in Burkburnett in reference to a structure fire.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

On Sunday April 24, at approximately 12:10 am, Sergeant Mark Whipple made a traffic stop at the intersection of Kell and Oak.  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 under two ounces.

On Sunday April 24, at approximately 2:02 am, Deputy Jeff Lee made a traffic stop in the 3300 block of Barret Place.  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 License Invalid-Enhanced and fleeing or Attempt to Evade a Police Officer.

On Sunday April 24, at approximately 6:50 pm, Deputy David Stout responded to the 2200 block of J.B. Riley Road in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a subject entered her garage and stole a grill valued at $59.00, a bottle of rug cleaner valued at $5.00, a bottle of granite cleaner valued at $5.00 and $5.00 in currency.

On Sunday April 24, at approximately 3:30 pm, Corporal Jeff Penney and Deputy Amanda Price responded to the intersection of River Road and Dove Lane in reference to a traffic accident.  Upon arrival, a vehicle was found to have struck a utility pole.  The vehicle was also reported stolen.

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, April 22, 2016

On Thursday April 21, at approximately 2:04 am, Deputy Brandon Mason made a traffic stop in the 3900 block of Kell Blvd.  A juvenile male passenger was found to be a run away.  He was released to his adult guardians upon their arrival to the scene.

On Friday April 22, 0at approximately 1:44 am, Deputy Brandon Mason made a traffic stop in the 2800 block of Southwest Pkwy.  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 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.

Daily Crime Brief, April 21, 2016

On Tuesday April 19, at approximately 4:16 pm, Corporal Ralph Burdick and Deputy David Stout made a traffic stop at the intersection of East Hatton and Bonny Drive.  The 18-year-old female driver was issued a citation for No Drivers License.  An 18-year-old male passenger was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Wednesday April 20, at approximately 11:06 am, Corporal Josh Brown responded to the 3400 block of Clover Road in reference to a Burglary of a Habitation.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) stole a hood valued at $30.00.

On Wednesday April 20, at approximately 3:30 pm, Sergeant Lee Crossman responded to the 400 block of Rifle Range Road in reference to the recovery of a stolen vehicle.  Upon arrival, a stolen 2008 Volkswagen Jetta was recovered.

On Wednesday April 20, at approximately 3:03 am, Deputy Greg Wilson and Deputy Amanda Price made a traffic stop in the 4300 block of Kemp.  The 23-year-old male driver 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.

Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Hiring Event

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The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a hiring event on Saturday, April 30th from 10am to 3pm at the courthouse.  We will be specifically looking to fill positions for Detention Officers, but other positions are available based on experience. Those interested in applying should complete an Employment Application as well as a Personal History Statement prior to the event and bring it with them to the event.  An opportunity to ask questions about the hiring process will be provided, as well as applicant testing and a tour.   Anyone with any questions about the event can call the recruiter, Deputy Conner, at 940-716-8678 or visit the Career Opportunities Page.

Missing Teen Found

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On Sunday April 17, at approximately 10:57 pm, Wichita County Deputies were advised by the Texas Department of Public Safety that they were pursuing a blue and gold Ford Expedition on U.S. 287 and that they were currently in Clay County.  Deputies began setting up near the county line in case the pursuit came into Wichita County.

Deputies were advised that the vehicle had struck a Bowie Texas Police Unit earlier on this date.  The vehicle entered Wichita County and exited onto U.S. 287 Business.  A spike strip was deployed and the vehicle’s tires were damaged.  The vehicle continued travelling on U.S. 287 Business, Scott Street and then collided with a sign post at the intersection of Iowa Park Road and Central Frwy.

The juvenile driver fled the scene on foot.  The juvenile female passenger was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Juvenile Detention Center.  She was reported as a missing person/juvenile runaway by the Belmont County Ohio Sheriff’s Office.

The juvenile male was arrested at approximately 8:46 am on 4-18-16 at the Boys and Girls Club located at 1318 6th Street.  He was reported missing from St. Clairsville, Belmont County Ohio.  He was transported to the Wichita County Juvenile Detention Center.

Daily Crime Brief, April 18, 2016

On Friday April 15, at approximately 8:17 am, Deputy Kristian Valdez and Deputy Amanda Price responded to the 1100 block of S.H. Hwy. 79 North in reference to an Animal Complaint.  Upon arrival, an injured dog was found lying next to the roadway.  Animal Control was contacted and the dog was impounded.

On Friday April 15, at approximately 12:58 pm, Sergeant Sergio Teruel and Deputy Matthew Schenck responded to the 1800 block of F.M. 367 East in reference to a Burglary of a Building.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered a building and stole a wide view welding helmet valued at $200.00.

On Saturday April 16, at approximately 6:28 pm, Corporal Ralph Burdick made a traffic stop in the 1200 block of North Rosewood.  The 21-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with five outstanding warrants for two counts of Expired Registration, two counts of No Drivers License and Speeding.

On Saturday April 16, at approximately 10:49 am, Sergeant Sergio Teruel and Deputy Matthew Schenck checked on two subjects standing next to an occupied vehicle in the 1900 block of 8th Street.  A 28-year-old male and an 18-year-old female were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The male was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over one gram under four grams and three outstanding warrants for Expired Vehicle Registration, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The female was charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over four grams under 200 grams.

On Saturday April 16, at approximately 1:00 am, Deputy Greg Wilson made a traffic stop in the 1000 block of Holliday.  The 25-year-old male driver and a 20-year-old female passenger were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The male was charged with Driving While Intoxicated with open container and Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.  The Female was charged with Public Intoxication, Possession of Marijuana under two ounces and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Sunday April 17, at approximately 7:21 pm, Deputy Josh McGuinn and Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 500 block of Wellington Lane in reference to a Runaway.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that her juvenile daughter had run away from the residence.

On Sunday April 17, at approximately 1:42 pm, Corporal Josh Brown and Deputy J.T. Glover checked on an occupied vehicle in the 2000 block of Grant.  The 31-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of a Dangerous Drug and two outstanding warrants for Display Expired Vehicle Registration and Registration Violation.

On Sunday April 17, at approximately 10:57 pm, Wichita County Deputies were advised by the Texas Department of Public Safety that they were pursuing a blue and gold Ford Expedition on U.S. 287 and that they were currently in Clay County.  Deputies began setting up near the county line in case the pursuit came into Wichita County.  Deputies were advised that the vehicle had struck a Bowie Texas Police Unit earlier on this date.  The vehicle entered Wichita County and exited onto U.S. 287 Business.  A spike strip was deployed and the vehicles tires were damaged.  The vehicle continued travelling on U.S. 287 Business, Scott Street and then collided with a sign post at Iowa Park Road and Central Frwy.  The juvenile driver fled the scene on foot.  The juvenile female was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Juvenile Detention Center.  She was reported as a missing person/juvenile runaway by the Belmont County Ohio Sheriff’s Office.  The juvenile male was arrested at approximately 8:46 am on 4-18-16 at the Boys and Girls Club located at 1318 6th Street.  He was reported missing from St. Clairsville, Belmont County Ohio.

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.

Law Enforcement Searching for Missing Teen

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Wichita County Sheriff’s Office received information from Belmont County Ohio of a missing juvenile that may be in the Wichita Falls area. The juvenile is described as;
MATTHEW PHILLIP BATEMAN W/M DOB 06/05/2001.
5’9” – 5’ 10” 130-140 LBS BROWN HAIR BROWN EYES
LAST SEEN WEARING RED SHIRT, BLUE JEANS AND TENNIS SHOES
MISSING FROM ST CLAIRSVILLE, BELMONT CO OHIO

Bateman was last seen in the Central Expressway Iowa Park Rd. area at around midnight. If you see Matthew Phillip Bateman please contact law enforcement.

Daily Crime Brief, April 13, 2016

On Monday April 11, at approximately 10:11 pm, Deputy Roy Biter and Deputy Matthew Schenck made a traffic stop at the intersection of 28th Street and Armory Road.  The Juvenile male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Tuesday April 12, at approximately 10:15 am, Deputy Gerald Morgan responded to 900 7th Street in reference to a Burglary of a Habitation that occurred in the 4600 block of Mourning Dove.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person entered his residence and stole a laptop computer valued at $800.00, a Marlin 30-30 rifle valued at $600.00 and a 25 caliber handgun valued at $350.00.

On Tuesday April 12, at approximately 10:43 pm, Deputy Roy Biter and Deputy Matthew Schenck responded to the intersection of Bell Road and F.M. 367 in reference to a Disturbance.

On Tuesday April 12, at approximately 11:55 pm, Corporal Jeff Penney made a traffic stop at the intersection of S.H. 240 and Airport Drive.  The 24 year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with six outstanding warrants for two counts of Fail to Remove Debris, Capias Pro Fine-No Drivers License in Possession, Capias Pro Fine-Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, Speeding-74/60 and Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility.

On Tuesday April 12, at approximately 4:40 pm, Deputy Justin Mitchell made a traffic stop at the intersection of Central Frwy. East and Jasper Street.  The 60-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Marijuana over fifty pounds under two thousand pounds and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four hundred grams.  52.4 pounds of marijuana and 1.4 pounds of hash were seized.

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.