Beware of Phone Scam!

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The phone scam of missing jury duty is going around again. An unidentified caller is making calls informing individuals they have missed jury duty and warrant has been issued for their arrest. The caller is stating they are a deputy with the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office and the warrant needs to be taken care of immediately or jail time is imminent. The caller is telling the individual to go to a store and purchase a large amount of prepaid gift cards and relay the cards’ information over the phone. The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office WILL NOT contact you over the phone if you have missed jury duty or if you have a warrant for your arrest. You will be contacted via mail for jury request or missing of a court date. You will NEVER be asked to process any sort of payment over the phone. If you are contacted by someone from the Sheriff’s Office and have any question regarding the legitimacy of the information please call the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office at (940)766-8170 ext. 8100.

Daily Crime Brief, October 20, 2017

On October 11, 2017, at approximately 6:21 p.m., Deputy David Stout was dispatched to the area of FM 367 and Bell Road South in reference to a criminal mischief. The reporting party stated an unknown person had entered the property and broke the windshield of a 2016 Kubota tractor.

On October 18, 2017, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Deputy Brett Brasher responded to the 700 block of Gresham Road in reference to a burglary of a habitation. The reporting party stated an unknown person entered the residence and stole several items. Among the property reported stolen was a Remington Model 1100 shotgun, a Springfield bolt action 12 gauge shotgun, a Remington 270 bolt action rifle with case, a .38 special revolver with a 2 inch barrel, a hard sided locking pistol case, a Cabelas range bag, electronic ear muffs, and a wooden box containing miscellaneous ammunition.

On October 19, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Lieutenant Patrick McFerrin located a stolen vehicle in the 1700 block of City View Drive. The registered owner was contacted and arrived at the scene. The vehicle was released to the owner.

On October 19, 2017, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Deputy Brian Koschak attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Wichita Street. The vehicle failed to stop and continued traveling to Carolina Street. The vehicle finally stopped at the dead end of Carolina Street. The 58 year old male driver was arrested for Fleeing or Eluding a Police Officer and an outstanding Wichita Falls Municipal Court warrant for Speeding. The driver was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center without incident.

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.