Daily Crime Brief, March 31, 2017

On Wednesday March 29, at approximately 9:12 pm, Deputy Greg Wilson and Deputy Jason Vandygriff made a traffic stop in the 4300 block of Jacksboro 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 and Possession of a Dangerous Drug.

On Wednesday March 29, at approximately 1:41 pm, Sergeant Sergio Teruel assisted Clay County Sheriff’s Office with a pursuit that had started in Clay County and entered into Wichita County.  The vehicle that was being pursued exited U.S. 287 and turned onto Windthorst Road.  The 32-year-old male driver exited the vehicle on Mill Street and fled on foot.  He was placed under arrest and was transported to Clay County by Clay County for an outstanding warrant for stalking.

On Wednesday March 29, at approximately 10:04 pm, Deputy Cole McGarry made a traffic stop at the intersection of Grace and Elizabeth.  The 34-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.

On Wednesday March 29, at approximately 3:52 pm, Deputy Greg Wilson and Deputy Jason Vandygriff responded to the 800 block of Huntington Lane in reference to illegal dumping.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a subject dumped trash into a dumpster located on the property.

On Wednesday March 29, at approximately 4:00 pm, Deputy Josh McGuinn responded to the 9200 block of Sandy Lane in reference to a Forgery.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that he received a fraudulent check in the mail.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

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, March 29, 2017

On Tuesday March 28, at approximately 4:00 pm, Deputy Greg Wilson and Deputy Jason Vandygriff responded to 13400 Hoge Road in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered the property and stole 400 pounds of scrap copper valued at $888.00.

On Tuesday March 28, at approximately 12:00 pm, A Wichita County Highway Interdiction Deputy responded to U.S. 287 in Oklaunion to assist a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper with a traffic stop.  A Wichita County Sheriff’s Office K-9 gave a positive alert on the vehicle at which time 53 pounds of high grade marijuana was seized.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

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.

Questions Related to Inmate Phone RFP

Several requests have been made for the deadline for submission to be extended. Unfortunately, this is not possible as such an act would require the approval of the Wichita County Commissioners’ Court and they do not meet prior to the deadline.

The RFP does not address how proprietary information will be protected, but requires a financial statement. As a privately held company, our financial statements are exempt from public disclosure. Could the County please confirm that, if information marked appropriately as confidential is sought for public disclosure, the County will not disclose such information, but will notify the proposer and allow a reasonable opportunity to defend the claim that such information is confidential and exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

We encourage any company to mark proprietary information as confidential. The county will comply with the Texas Open Records Act and submit any requests for information to the Attorney General as required. The proposer will be notified their information was requested and may make their arguments to the Attorney General’s Office.

LICENCES – PROPOSERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A CURRENT BUSINESS LICENSE AT THE TIME RFP’S ARE SUBMITTED. RFP’S FROM VENDORS WITHOUT A CURRENT BUSINESS LICENSE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. It is the     proposer’s responsibility to determine if a Wichita County Business License is required.

Can you think of anything locally that I need to address?

We are not aware of any local requirements.

Page 7 Evaluation Criteria – it is understood that each of the six categories will receive a score of 1 to 10.  Is there any weighting difference or ranking between them?  In other words is any category more important to the county than another?

The six categories will be equally weighted.

Page 9 Length of Contract – this requirement speaks to the construction of a new jail facility.  Is this an addition to the existing jail?  If so how many beds are being added? A totally new facility?  If so, how many inmates will the new facility house? Bond election for May 2017?  Has county begun construction or are you awaiting bond results? When is the anticipated opening/population of the new jail?

 

The county is awaiting bond election results. If the bond election passes, one entirely new facility for all inmates would be constructed. Construction, planned opening dates, are contingent on the bond issue. The new facility would likely fall in between 650 – 750 bunks, not including a larger intake area.

Please confirm the type and quantity of telephone equipment (hardware) to be used in the proposed Inmate Telephone System.

Please confirm the # of locations that the Inmate Telephone System is currently in use.

Please provide the current inmate telephone system usage data and revenue data by call type for the period July, 2016 – Present.

Current actual count of phones and types. The RFP listed Visitation phones by station rather than handsets.

71 – inmate phones, including 2 booking phones
6 – Portable cart phones
70 – Visitation phones
2 – TTY phones

See Usage and revenue report here.

 

Daily Crime Brief, March 27, 2017

On Friday March 24, at approximately 2:55 pm, Wichita County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 5400 block of F.M. 367 in reference to a vehicle fire.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that he was operating a bulldozer in a field when it became engulfed by fire.

On Friday March 24, at approximately 11:30 pm, Deputy Daniel Jacobson made a traffic stop at the intersection of Scott and 14th Street.  The 30-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 Previous Conviction.

On Friday March 24, at approximately 11:40 am, Deputy Kimberley Ames placed a subject under arrest at 900 7th Street.  The 31-year-old female was escorted to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.

On Friday March 24, at approximately 11:51 pm, Corporal Ralph Burdick made a traffic stop at the intersection of Central Frwy. and Maurine.  The 36-year-old female was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Friday March 24, at approximately 4:59 pm, Josh McGuinn responded to 900 7th Street in reference to a Civil Matter.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that she is having a dispute with a neighbor over a fence that separates her property.

On Saturday March 25, at approximately 5:58 pm, Deputy Gabriel Villarreal made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Midway Church Road.  The 50-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 five pounds under fifty pounds.

On Saturday March 25, at approximately 2:11 pm, Sergeant Sergio Teruel, Deputy Christopher Salas, Deputy Daniel Jacobson and Deputy Jeff Lee responded to Lake Buffalo in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, a stolen handgun and a stolen rifle were recovered.

On Saturday March 25, at approximately 12:22 am, Deputy Cole McGarry made a traffic stop in the 1000 block of West Highway in Iowa Park.  The 29-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 March 25, at approximately 3:14 am, Deputy Daniel Jacobson and Deputy Matthew Schenck made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Huntington Lane.  The 30-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 Sunday March 26, at approximately 2:40 am, Deputy Daniel Jacobson and Deputy Kristian Valdez responded to the 4100 block of F.M. 367 in reference to a suspicious person.  Upon arrival, a 26-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for Capias Pro Fine-Driving While Intoxicated.

On Monday March 27, at approximately 2:45 am, Deputy Brett Brasher made a traffic stop at the intersection of Broad and 2nd Street.  The 32-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

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, March 24, 2017

On Wednesday March 22, at approximately 6:01 pm, Deputy Greg Wilson and Deputy Jason Vandygriff responded to the 2500 block of F.M. 369 in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that there was a disturbance at the residence prior to Deputies arrival.

On Thursday March 23, at approximately 7:35 pm, Corporal Ralph Burdick and Deputy Jason Vandygriff responded to the 8000 block of Carriage Lane in reference to an Animal Complaint.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that two donkeys appeared on his property.  The animals were impounded.

On Thursday March 23, at approximately 10:24 pm, Corporal Ralph Burdick and Deputy Jason Vandygriff made a traffic stop at the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. and 2nd Street.  The 24-year-old female driver was issued a citation for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility.  The 22-year-old female passenger was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3 less than 28 grams.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

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, March 23, 2017

On Wednesday March 22, at approximately 9:51 pm, Deputy Greg Wilson and Deputy Jason Vandygriff stopped an individual walking on the roadway in the 3200 block of Holliday.  The 41-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Public Intoxication.

On Wednesday March 22, at approximately 12:48 am, Deputy Greg Wilson and Deputy Jason Vandygriff responded to the 1700 block of F.M. 1740 in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered the property and attempted to steal a 2004 Yamaha Raptor 660 all-terrain vehicle.  The vehicle was found a short distance from where it was parked on the property.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

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, March 21, 2017

On Sunday March 19, at approximately 10:42 pm, Deputy Greg Wilson and Deputy Jason Vandygriff made a traffic stop at the intersection of Martin Luther King and 2nd Street.  The 38-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Possession of a Dangerous Drug.

On Sunday March 19, at approximately 1:27 pm, Corporal Josh Brown made a traffic stop in the 2400 block of Speedway.  The 31-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

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, March 20, 2017

On Friday March 17, at approximately 10:44 pm, Deputy Christopher Salas made a traffic stop in the 2200 block of Jacksboro Hwy.  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 Friday March 17, at approximately 2:49 pm, Deputy Daniel Jacobson responded to the 5400 block of Friberg Church Road in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that she had been threatened by a family member.

On Saturday March 18, at approximately 12:44 am, Deputy Matthew Schenck made a traffic stop on Sarasue Lane.  The 28-year-old female driver was issued citations for Driving While License Invalid and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Sunday March 19, at approximately 10:06 pm, Deputy Brian Koschak made a traffic stop at the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd and 7th Street.  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 Marijuana over four ounces under five pounds.

On Sunday March 19, at approximately 2:11 am, Deputy Matthew Schenck made a traffic stop at the intersection of Lincoln and North Scott.  The 30-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 Sunday March 19, at approximately 11:35 pm, Corporal Jeff Penney responded to the intersection of East 3rd and North Berry in Burkburnett to assist a Burkburnett Police Officer on a traffic stop.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

Sheriff’s Posse Holding Fundraiser for Officer in Need

Cheeseburgers

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Posse would like to invite you to a benefit lunch.  The event will be held on Thursday March 30 on the front lawn at Wichita County Court House located at 900 7th Street.  The event will run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks available.  This event is to help out one of our own public servants.  John Little is an investigator with the Wichita County District Attorney’s Office and is currently battling cancer and is in great need of financial assistance.

Please help us help one of our own.  If you would like to donate to this event please contact Deputy Melvin Joyner at 940-716-8676 or Deputy Brien Conner at 940-716-8678.

Again, join us on Thursday, March 30 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the front lawn at the Wichita County Courthouse for some great food and fellowship.

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Daily Crime Brief, March 17, 2017

On Thursday March 16, at approximately 11:10 am, Deputy Ed Daniels responded to 600 Scott to server an outstanding arrest warrant for Violation of Probation-Robbery.  Upon arrival, the 28-year-old female was placed under arrest.  As she was being escorted to the Wichita County Detention Center, she slipped out of one of her handcuffs and began running south down an alley between Scott and Lamar.  She then fled west on 7th Street and then South on Lamar, where Deputies lost sight of her.

On Friday March 17, at approximately 1:47 am, Deputy Amanda Price made a traffic stop at the intersection of Kell West Access and Buchanan.  The 23-year-old male driver was placed arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Marijuana under two ounces and two outstanding warrants for Capias Pro Fine-Expired Motor Vehicle Registration and Capias Pro Fine-Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

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.