Daily Crime Brief, December 11, 2018

On Sunday December 9, at approximately 9:29 pm, Deputy Daniel Jacobson responded to the area of Burkburnett Road to look for a vehicle that was being driven recklessly. The vehicle failed to stop at the intersection of Burkburnett Road and Pearlie and continued travelling north on Burkburnett Road. The vehicle was stopped in the 1700 block of Puckett. The 56-year-old male driver was transported to United Regional Health Care by American Medical Response and was placed under arrest after being released from the Hospital. He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated with previous conviction and Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.

On Sunday December 9, at approximately 10:25 pm, Corporal Jeff Lee made a traffic stop in 2800 block of Iowa Park Road. The 37-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 Monday December 10, at approximately 7:55 pm, Deputy Hunter Deason made a traffic stop in the 5200 block of Professional Drive. 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 Monday December 10, at approximately 8:35 am, Deputy J.T. Mitchell and Deputy Hunter McCain responded to the 3700 block of F.M. 369 North in reference to an Animal Complaint. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a dog appeared on his property. Animal Control was notified and upon their arrival, the dog was impounded.

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, December 10, 2018

On Thursday December 6, at approximately 11:25 am, Deputy Matthew Schenck made a traffic stop in the 900 block of Denver. The 35-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Friday December 7, at approximately 7:37 pm, Deputy Ivan Galarza responded to the 2500 block of Buchanan in reference to a Disturbance. Upon arrival, a 47-year-old male was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Assault/Family Violence-Choking/Impeding Breath.

On Friday December 7, at approximately 10:12 pm, Deputy Jason Vandygriff and Deputy Roy Biter made a traffic stop at the intersection of Holliday and 12th Street. The 41-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Sunday December 9, at approximately 11:25 am, Wichita County Deputies responded to the area of U.S. 287 near Bell Road to assist a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper who was in pursuit of a vehicle. The trooper lost site of the vehicle in the Wichita Falls Downtown area. At approximately 12:09 pm, Deputy Amanda Price located the unoccupied vehicle on Burnett Street between 8th and 9th Streets.

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.

Scam Alert in Wichita County

The Citizens of Wichita County are receiving telephone calls, text messages and emails from an individual who is claiming to be Deputy Melvin Joyner. Some of the emails are including an invoice demanding payment. Others include telephone calls that are stating that the persons being called have an outstanding warrant and that they need to go and get a gift card to take care of the warrant. They will then call back wanting the numbers off of the gift card.

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office does not telephone, text or send emails to persons who have outstanding warrants. Usually this is done by the courts using the U.S. mail. Please be aware of this current scam going around.

If you receive a questionable call please be feel free to call the non-emergency number at 940-766-8170.

Daily Crime Brief, December 6, 2018

On Monday December 3, at approximately 4:04 pm, Deputy Hunter Deason responded to the 2400 block of Arena Road in reference to a Theft. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a subject purchased a vehicle and failed to make payments on the vehicle. At Approximately 6:44 pm, the vehicle was located in the 600 block of Central Frwy. East. The vehicle was released to the owner.

On Tuesday December 4, at approximately 4:56 pm, Deputy Hunter Deason responded to the 1100 block of Peterson Road South in reference to an Animal Complaint. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that three steers appeared on his property. The animals were impounded.

On Tuesday December 4, at approximately 8:34 pm, Deputy Jason Vandygriff and Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 4200 block of F.M. 367 East in reference to a Check Welfare. Upon arrival, a 32-year-old female was placed under arrest. She was transported to the North Texas State Hospital and was admitted under a Peace Officers Application for Emergency Detention.

On Wednesday December 5, at approximately 12:49 am, Sergeant Cole McGarry and Deputy Caleb Myers responded to the 400 block of Wellington Lane to assist the Wichita Falls Police Department with a traffic accident.

On Wednesday December 5, at approximately 10:50 am, Deputy Gabriel Villarreal responded to the 3100 block of Borton Lane in reference to a Theft. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a subject stole her cellular phone while at a residence located in the 100 block of East 5th Street.

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.

Financial Crimes Suspects Arrested

On Monday December 3, at approximately 1:45 pm, A Wichita County Highway Interdiction Deputy made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Midway Church Road. During a consensual search of the vehicle, $75,215.00 in U.S. currency, gift cards not under the names of the driver or two passengers, and two flash drives containing hundreds of names, credit card numbers, pin numbers and zip codes were found.

The driver, Osniel Ramirez, 3-11-84, a passenger, Disney Avila, 5-6-93, and third passenger, Miguel Aguiler, 8-29-91 were placed under arrest. They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and were charged with Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information and Money Laundering over $30,000.00 under $150.000.00.

The three subjects were currently being investigated by the Amarillo Police Department in regards to a large number of Identity Theft Cases that had occurred in that city.

Holiday Visitation Schedule

Holiday Visitation Schedule:

Tuesday December 25th visitation will be moved to Friday December 28th.

Tuesday January 1st visitation will be moved to Monday December 31st.

Visitation will be for inmates with the last name beginning with A – L in General Population

Visitation hours will be from 8AM to 8PM with sign up ending at 7PM.

If you have any questions please call us at 940-766-8170.