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.

Daily Crime Brief, March 23, 2020

On Saturday March 21, at approximately 3:12 pm, Corporal Kristian Valdez and Deputy Matthew Schenck responded to the 8400 block of Tica Road in reference to an Animal Compliant.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a vicious dog appeared on the property.  Animal Control was contacted and upon their arrival, the dog was impounded.

On Sunday March 22, at approximately 2:56 pm, Corporal Kristian Valdez, Deputy Matthew Schenk and Deputy Brett Brasher responded to the 8100 block of Tica Road in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, a 39-year-old male and a 37-year-old female were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and were charged with Assault Causes Bodily Injury/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. ��u�

Daily Crime Brief, March 20, 2020

On Tuesday March 17, at approximately 12:34 am, Deputy Hunter McCain and Deputy Aaron Perkins responded to the 5100 block of Navajo Trail in reference to a Medical Call.  Upon arrival, an 80-year-old male was pronounced deceased of natural causes.

On Wednesday March 18, at approximately 5:58 am, Deputy Christopher Bashford and Deputy Josh McGuinn responded to the 8100 block of Seymour Hwy. in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, a 55-year-old male was barred from the property.

On Wednesday March 18, at approximately 11:00 am, Deputy Christopher Bashford, Deputy Roy Biter and Deputy Jorge Ramirez responded to the intersection of F.M. 368 South and F.M. 367 East in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, a 31-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Assault/Family Violence and Violation of Certain Court Orders or Conditions of a Bond in a Family Violence.

On Thursday March 19, at approximately 12:18 pm, Lieutenant Patrick McFerrin and Deputy J.T. Mitchell responded to the 2400 block of Arena Road in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival a 19-year-old male, a 47-year-old male and a 23-year-old female were 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. n.

Inmate Commissary Access Altered

In response to the Covid 19 emergency, the jail commissary kiosk at the Wichita County Courthouse, Jail Annex, and the Sheriff’s Office Front Office will no longer accept deposits. Please feel free to use any of the following deposit methods:

Effective at 8:00 am on Friday March 20.  You can also mail deposits (money order only)  to P.O. Box 8466, Wichita Falls, TX 76307 for the downtown facility or to P.O. Box 8526 for the annex facility, Wichita Falls, Texas 76307.

Texas Commission on Jail Standards Suspends Visitation for all Counties

The Wichita County Detention Center will cease all visitation at both the Downtown and Annex facilities immediately.


In accordance with the Texas Government Code, the Office of the Governor has granted TCJS’s request to suspend visitation plans.


This suspension is in effect until terminated by the Office of the Governor or until the March 13, 2020 disaster declaration is lifted or expires.


All efforts will be made to allow attorney visitation so as not to impact the court system.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may occur.

Daily Crime Brief, March 13, 2020

On Monday March 9, at approximately 8:39 pm, Deputy Aaron Perkins responded to the 8900 block of Seymour Hwy. in reference to a suicidal subject.  Upon arrival, a 69-year-old male was transported to the North Texas State Hospital for a Medical Evaluation.

On Tuesday March 10, at approximately 8:37 pm, Deputy Sean Bigham responded to F.M. 171 and Emmert Road in reference to a Suspicious Vehicle.  Upon arrival, a vehicle occupied by four persons was found blocking the roadway.  The 22-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  A 24-year-old male passenger and a 33-year-old male passenger were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center.  The 24-year-old male was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over one gram under four grams, Fail to Identify-Giving False Name/Fictitious Information, and two outstanding warrants for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Theft under $100.00.  The 33-year-old male was charged with two outstanding warrants for Criminal Trespass and Theft under $100.00.

On Wednesday March 11, at approximately 9:02 pm, Sergeant Cole McGarry responded to the intersection of U.S. 287 and F.M. 369 to assist the Wichita Falls Police Department who was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle travelled through Iowa Park and then east on Business 287 J.  The vehicle crashed on Business 287 J and Springlake.

On Wednesday March 11, at approximately 3:25 pm, Deputy J.J. Hernandez responded to the 3100 block of Borton Lane in reference to a Drug Complaint.  Upon arrival, a Juvenile male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Marijuana under two ounces in a Drug Free Zone.

THE NEXT WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S ACADEMY WILL START ON MARCH 26.

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a Deputy Sheriff patrolling Wichita County?  The next Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy begins on Thursday March 26.  This free fourteen week course is held every Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  You will learn all about the inner workings of your Sheriff’s Office.  You get to drive a patrol unit, fire weapons at the range, conduct a building search and so much more.  Contact Deputy Melvin Joyner or Deputy Brien Conner at 940-766-8100 ext. 8676 or ext. 8678 for more information or go on line at wichitacountysheriffsoffice.org to learn more.

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. o

Daily Crime Brief, March 9, 2020

On Saturday March 7, at approximately 2:51 am, Lieutenant Andrew Speegle responded to the 1000 block of Broad in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, a 35-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and as charged with Terroristic Threat.

On Sunday March 8, at approximately 11:40 pm, Deputy Sean Bigham made a traffic stop at the intersection of Iowa Park Road and North Beverly.  The 37-year-old male driver was issued citations for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and No Drivers License in Possession.

THE NEXT WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S ACADEMY WILL START ON MARCH 26.

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a Deputy Sheriff patrolling Wichita County?  The next Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy begins on Thursday March 26.  This free fourteen week course is held every Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  You will learn all about the inner workings of your Sheriff’s Office.  You get to drive a patrol unit, fire weapons at the range, conduct a building search and so much more.  Contact Deputy Melvin Joyner or Deputy Brien Conner at 940-766-8100 ext. 8676 or ext. 8678 for more information or go on line at wichitacountysheriffsoffice.org to learn more.

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. u