Daily Crime Brief, June 23, 2020

On Saturday June 20, at approximately 4:48 pm, Deputy Brett Brasher responded to the 1000 block of Central Frwy. East in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, a Juvenile male was barred from the property.

On Monday June 22, at approximately 11:32 am, Deputy Matthew Schenck made a traffic stop at the intersection of Iowa Park Road and Loop 11.  The 17-year-old male driver was issued citations for No Drivers License, Running Stop Sign and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Monday June 22, at approximately 7:40 am, Deputy Amanda Ward responded to the 2500 block of Wranglers Retreat in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) stole the front registration plate from his vehicle.

On Monday June 22, at approximately 7:40 pm, Lieutenant Greg Wilson, Deputy Aaron Perkins, Deputy J.J. Hernandez and Deputy Hunter McCain responded to the 2300 block of Bridwell Road in reference to a possible drowning.  Upon arrival, a juvenile female was found unresponsive and deputies began performing CPR.  The child was transported to United Regional Health by American Medical Response Ambulance and was pronounced deceased at the Emergency Room at 8:34 pm.  The child apparently climbed a ladder going to the above ground pool and fell in.  The drowning is under investigation by the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division.

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 940-766-8100, ext. 8254. 

David Duke, Sheriff

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, June 22, 2020

On Friday June 19, at approximately 5:54 pm, Sergeant Cole McGarry responded to the 8900 block of Seymour Highway in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered the residence and stole a ring.

On Saturday June 20, at approximately 5:47 am, Deputy Christopher Bashford made a traffic stop in the 5100 block of Seymour Hwy.  The 67-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 and Unlawful Carrying of Weapon.

On Saturday June 20, at approximately 12:44 am, Deputy Christopher Bashford responded to the 1300 block of S.H. 79 in reference to a Threat.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a subject made threats to harm her and her children.

On Sunday June 21, at approximately 10:26 pm, Deputies responded to the 900 block of F.M. 369 South in reference to an Aggravated Assault.  The suspect was located at approximately 1:47 am in the 2400 block of Iowa Park Road.  The 24-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Mischief over $750.00 under $2,500.00.

On Sunday June 21, at approximately 5:52 am, Deputy Aaron Perkins responded to the 1300 block of S.H. 79 in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, a 33-year-old male was barred from the property.

Daily Crime Brief, June 15, 2020

On Saturday June 13, at approximately 1:25 pm, Corporal Kristian Valdez and Deputy Jorge Ramirez responded to 1207 South Bailey in reference to an Assault.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that he was assaulted by a subject while working at a construction site at the intersection of S.H. 25 and S.H. 240.  The Reporting Person reported that the subject stole his vehicle after the assault.

On Sunday June 14, at approximately 10:22 pm, Deputy Aaron Perkins responded to the 2200 block of J.B. Riley Road in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, a 20-year-old female was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Aggravated Assault/Family Violence.

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 940-766-8100, ext. 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, May 15, 2020

On Wednesday May 13, at approximately 4:13 pm, Deputy Christopher Bashford and Deputy Josh McGuinn responded to the 1700 block of F.M. 368 in reference to a civil matter.

On Thursday May 14, at approximately 6:15 pm, Deputy Daniel Jacobson responded to the 5700 block of F.M. 1206 in reference to gun shots.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) fired several shots at a nearby gun range and that a stray bullet struck the bumper of his vehicle.

On Thursday May 14, at approximately 6:03 pm, Corporal Jason Vandygriff and Deputy Jorge Ramirez responded to the 4700 block of Brookdale in reference to serve a civil paper.  Upon arrival, a 41-year-old female was barred from the property.

On Friday May 15, at approximately 4:44 am, Corporal Jason Vandygriff and Deputy Jorge Ramirez responded to the 4400 block of Iowa Park Road in reference to a Check Welfare.  Upon arrival, a 63-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charge with Public Intoxication.

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 940-766-8100, ext. 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, April 27, 2020

On Wednesday April 22, at approximately 10:21 pm, Corporal Jason Vandygriff and Deputy Jorge Ramirez responded to the 3200 block of Rathgeber Road in reference to a suspicious person.  Upon arrival, the home owner advised he had shot the 25-year-old male after he was found on his property and came at him in an aggressive manner.  The subject was transported to United Regional Health Care by American Medical Response Ambulance and was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

On Wednesday April 22, at approximately 9:42 pm, Deputy James Griffith responded to the 8700 block of Seymour Hwy. in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, a 68-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Terroristic Threat.

On Wednesday April 22, at approximately 9:39 am, Deputy Gabriel Villarreal responded to the 8600 block of Seymour Hwy. in reference to a suspicious person.  Upon arrival, a 45-year-old male was barred from the property.

On Friday April 24, at approximately 1:45 pm, Lieutenant Mark Whipple and Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 500 block of West 3rd in reference to a Civil Standby.  Upon arrival, a 32-year-old male was barred from 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 940-766-8100, ext. 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, April 20, 2020

On Tuesday April 14, at approximately 11:04 am, Corporal Kristian Valdez, Deputy Amanda Ward and Deputy Brett Brasher responded to the 8800 block of Willis Road in reference to a Disturbance. 

On Tuesday April 14, at approximately 10:05 am, Deputy Justin Mitchell took a Forgery Report.  The Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) cashed three forged checks on his account in the amount of $1,374.72.

On Wednesday April 15, at approximately 7:47 pm, Deputy Hunter Deason responded to the intersection of Parker Ranch Road and Wiley Road in reference to a jet ski that had been abandoned on the side of the roadway.  The jet ski was impounded.

On Wednesday April 15, at approximately 11:46 am, Deputy J.T. Mitchell, Deputy Roy Biter and Deputy Josh McGuinn responded to the 700 block of McKinley Road in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that his vehicle had been damaged by a subject.  A 25-year-old male was barred from the property.

On Thursday April 16, at approximately 11:00 am, Deputy Roy Biter responded to Old State Road in reference to a Criminal Mischief.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered the property and damaged the windshield and the hood of a vehicle that was parked on the property.

On Saturday April 18, at approximately 10:18 am, Deputy Brett Brasher and Deputy Amanda Ward responded to a Medical Call in the 800 block of Wellington Lane.  Upon arrival, a 64-year-old male was pronounced deceased.

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 940-766-8100, ext. 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 April 1, 2020

On March 30, 2020, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Deputy Brett Brasher was dispatched to the 200 block of Dirks Drive in reference to an assault that occurred in the 1500 block of Peterson Road South.  Upon arrival, the reporting party stated her ex-boyfriend had entered her residence, uninvited, and assaulter her and her 4 year old son.  Evidence was collected at the scene and the investigation is ongoing. 

On March 31, 2020, at approximately 12:04 p.m., Sergeant Jeff Lee responded to the Fountain Gate Apartment complex in reference to a verbal altercation.  Upon arrival, the reporting party stated a verbal altercation had taken place with a subject, and she wanted them barred from the property.  A 37 year old female was barred from 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. ;l

Daily Crime Brief March 31, 2020

On March 20, 2020, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Deputy Roy Biter attempted to make contact with a resident in the Tealwood Apartment complex in Wichita Falls to return some found property.  Biter attempted several more times in the following days with no success.  The apartment complex staff and neighbors had no knowledge of the subject moving and had not seen her in several days.  Shawnte Robinson Smith, a 42 year old black female, was listed as a missing person on March 28, 2020.  Anyone with any information on her whereabouts can contact the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division.

On March 27, 2020, at approximately 9:53 a.m., Deputy JT Mitchell responded to the 9100 block of Rogers Lane for a medical assistance call.  While on scene, a party reported a trailer had been removed from the premises without consent.  The trailer was described as a homemade, 2 wheeler with wooden bed, and red in color.  It is valued at approximately $400.  A theft report was taken and the investigation in ongoing.

On March 30, 2020, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Deputies Brett Brasher and Matthew Schenck were dispatched to the 100 block of S. FM 369 in reference to a burglary of a building.  Upon arrival, the reporting party stated someone had gained entrance into the building and taken several cases of unopened liquor.  Evidence was collected at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

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.

Sheriff’s Office Temporarily Closed to Public

      The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office in the Courthouse basement will be closed for 2 weeks due to 2 separate Deputy Sheriff’s contact with an individual who has tested POSITIVE for the Covid-19 virus. This was NOT an individual that the Deputies had arrested or had contact with on a call for service. Due to the fact that the Sheriff’s Office is in a confined area of the basement, the front office will be closed to public access during the 2 week period.  During this time the office will be properly cleaned and disinfected.

This closure WILL NOT affect emergency preparedness or emergency response.

Courthouse Security, Patrol Deputies, Civil Division, Training Division, Transport Division, and the Jail Division were not affected by this issue. These Divisions will continue mission essential duties.

Daily Crime Brief March 26, 2020

On March 24th, 2020 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Sergeant Sergio Teruel responded to the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office lobby in reference to a party wanting to report a theft.  Upon arrival, the reporting party stated she believed a known subject entered her residence, located in the 1300 block of Pecanway Drive, and removed a gold wedding ring.  The ring was valued at $1,600.  A report was made and the investigation is ongoing.

On March 24th, 2020 at approximately 2:01 p.m., Deputy Matthew Schenck was dispatched to the 2300 block of Harding Street in reference to an animal complaint.  Upon arrival, the reporting party stated he observed an injured or sick raccoon on the premises.  Animal Control was contacted and took control of the animal. 

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.