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.

Daily Crime Brief, November 28, 2018

On Tuesday November 27, at approximately 4:47 pm, Deputy Ivan Galarza made a traffic stop at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Lincoln. The Juvenile male driver was placed under arrest for a probation violation by a Juvenile Probation Officer that arrived on the scene. He was transported to the Juvenile Justice Center.

On Tuesday November 27, at approximately 5:30 pm, Deputy Hunter Deason responded to the 15000 block of F.M. 171 west in reference to a Theft. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that he paid a subject $1,350.00 to install security cameras on the property. The Reporting Person reported that the cameras were never installed and that the subject he hired would not return his telephone calls.

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, November 27, 2018

On Saturday November 17, at approximately 5:07 am, Corporal Kristian Valdez and Deputy J.J. Hernandez responded to the 1400 block of Huntington Lane in referenced to a Theft. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a subject stole a 2015 Nissan Sentra from the driveway of her residence.

On Sunday November 25, at approximately 9:56 pm, Deputy Hunter Deason made a traffic stop at the intersection of Fillmore and Ave. K. The 20-year-old male driver was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with three outstanding warrants for two counts of Bond Forfeiture-Possession of Marijuana under two ounces and No Drivers Licenses in Possession. The driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Sunday November 25, at approximately 3:51 pm, Deputy Hunter Deason responded to the area of County Line Road and Brosch Road in reference to a suicidal subject. Upon arrival, the 27-year-old male was placed into custody. He was transported to the North Texas State Hospital and was admitted under a Peace Officer Application for Emergency Detention.

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, November 26, 2018

On Monday November 19, at approximately 12:57 pm, Deputy Brett Brasher responded to the 100 block of Eastland Lane in referenced to a Burglary of a Habitation. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a subject stole a shotgun and a cane from the residence.

On Tuesday November 20, at approximately 6:47 pm, Deputy Ivan Galarza and Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 7700 block of Seymour Hwy. in reference to a Medical Call.

On Tuesday November 20, at approximately 9:45 pm, Deputy Ivan Galarza and Deputy Roy Biter made a traffic stop at the intersection of 12th and Broad Street. The 26-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Wednesday November 21, at approximately 12:06 pm, Deputy J.T. Mitchell and Deputy James Griffith responded to the 2300 block of Horseshoe Lake Road in reference to a Burglary of a Building. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered a storage building and stole an air compressor and an antique sewing machine. The subjects also attempted to gain entrance to a residence by prying open a door.

On Wednesday November 21, at approximately 3:04 pm, Deputy Brian Koschak responded to the 7400 block of Seymour Hwy. in reference to a Criminal Mischief. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered the property and damaged a gas pump and a card reader.

On Wednesday November 21, at approximately 9:46 p.m. Corporal Jeff Lee made a traffic stop at the intersection of 15th and Scott. The 46-year-old male driver was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for Driving While License Invalid-Enhanced. He was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Friday November 23, at approximately 1:02 am, Deputy Caleb Myers responded to U.S. 287 and Old Gun Club Road in reference to an Accident. Upon arrival, the 47-year-old male driver was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over one gram under four grams and an outstanding warrant for Assault Family Violence.

On Saturday November 24, at approximately 7:05 pm, Deputy Christopher Bashford responded to the 3000 block of F.M. 367 in reference to a Family Disturbance.

On Saturday November 24, at approximately 7:30 pm, Lieutenant Greg Wilson, Deputy Hunter Deason and Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 8100 block of Ponderosa in referenced to a Medical Call. Upon arrival, a 58-year-old male was pronounced deceased of natural causes.

On Saturday November 24, at approximately 7:30 pm, Deputy Aaron Perkins responded to the 3100 block of Midwestern Pkwy. in reference to a Theft. Upon arrival, a juvenile female was barred from the property.

On Saturday November 24, at approximately 8:31 pm, Deputy Brian Koschak made a traffic stop in the 4700 block of Taft. The 21-year-old female driver was issued a citation for No Drivers License and Speeding.

On Saturday November 24, at approximately 12:25 am, Sergeant Cole McGarry made a traffic stop in the 900 block of Central Frwy. Access Road. The juvenile male driver and a juvenile male passenger were issued citations for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Saturday November 241, at approximately 2:17 am, Deputy Caleb Myers responded to the 3100 block of Lawrence Road to assist Lieutenant Greg Wilson with a traffic stop. Upon arrival, 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 Intoxicated.

On Sunday November 25, at approximately 4:10 am, Corporal Kristian Valdez, Deputy Caleb Myers and Deputy Aaron Perkins responded to the 400 block of Dove Lane in reference to a Burglary of a Habitation. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a subject broke a window on the residence and stole a magnetic sign.

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, November 19, 2018

On Friday November 16, at approximately 7:42 am, Deputy Brett Brasher and Deputy Matthew Schenck responded to the 1200 block of Broad to serve and arrest warrant. Upon arrival, a 33-year-old female and a 38-year-old male were placed under arrest. They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center. The female was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over one gram under four grams and an outstanding warrant for Bond Forfeiture-Fail to Identify, Fugitive intent give false information. The male was charged with six outstanding warrants for No Drivers License in Possession, Surety Off Bond-Wrong, Fictitious, Altered or Obscured Insignia, Surety Off Bond-Fail to Identify, Bond Revocation-Possession of a Controlled Substance-PG 2 over one gram under four grams, Bond Revocation-Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over four grams under 200 grams and Bond Revocation-Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over one gram under four grams.

On Monday November 19, at approximately 11:00 am, Deputy J.T. Mitchell and Deputy James Griffith receive information that a white Chrysler Town and County Van that was occupied by two subjects were wanted for a bank robbery in Pueblo Colorado and may be travelling on U.S. 287. At approximately 11:21 am, they observed the vehicle travelling East on U.S. 287 near Burnett Ranch Road. They attempted to stop the vehicle in a parking lot located at the intersection of U.S. 287 and F.M. 368. The vehicle fled the scene and was pursued through several residential streets in Iowa Park, and then into several rural areas of Wichita County. The vehicle was finally stopped in the 1600 block of Missile Road. The 36-year-old male driver and a 40-year-old female passenger were placed under arrest. They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center. The driver was charged with Evading Arrest or Detention with Vehicle and three outstanding warrants for Robbery, Burglary and Larceny. The female was charged with an outstanding warrant for Robbery. 

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, November 15, 2018

On Tuesday November 13, at approximately 9:29 pm, Corporal Jeff Lee observed a vehicle parked in the 8600 block of Seymour Hwy. The subject driving the vehicle had been involved in a disturbance a short time earlier in the evening. The 33-year-old female driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Tuesday November 13, at approximately 6:30 pm, Deputy Jason Vandygriff and Deputy Ivan Galarza responded to the 5000 block of Jacksboro Hwy. to serve a Mental Commitment Order. Upon arrival, a 60-year-old female was placed under arrest. She was transported to the Red River Hospital and was admitted.

On Tuesday November 13, at approximately 10:21 am, Deputy Eric Jerrols and Deputy Amanda Price responded to the 7500 block of Seymour Hwy. in reference to a Forgery. Upon arrival, a 45-year-old male was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Forgery and two outstanding warrants for Forgery and Criminal Trespass.

On Wednesday November 14, at approximately 7:07 pm, Corporal Jeff Lee, Deputy Jason Vandygriff, Deputy Brian Koschak, Deputy Christopher Bashford and Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 100 block of Southgate Garden in reference to a Disturbance. Upon arrival, two subjects were barred from the property.

On Wednesday November 14, at approximately 5:18 pm, Deputy Jason Vandygriff and Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 3000 block of F.M. 369 South in reference to a Disturbance. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a juvenile female had run away from the residence after a verbal disturbance.

On Wednesday November 14, at approximately 12:15 am, Sergeant Cole McGarry, Deputy Caleb Myers, Deputy Josh Hernandez and Deputy Josh McGuinn responded to a structure fire on Wellington Lane. The fire was ruled to be accidental and was put out by Wichita West Volunteer Fire Department.

On Wednesday November 14, at approximately 7:21 am, Deputy Amanda Price responded to the 11000 block of F.M. 368 South in reference to a Criminal Mischief. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a subject cut two tires on his vehicle.

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, November 13, 2018

On Friday November 9, at approximately 7:35 pm, Deputy Jason Vandygriff and Deputy Roy Biter made a traffic stop at the intersection of North Beverly and Wyneth. The 32-year-old female driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Friday November 9, at approximately 9:43 pm, Deputy Christopher Bashford made a traffic stop in the 900 block of Scott. The 34-year-old female driver was issued citations for Expired Registration and Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility. The vehicle was impounded.

On Friday November 9, at approximately 4:57 pm, Deputy Hunter Deason responded to the 1200 block of Van Horn in reference to a Suspicious Subject. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a male subject rang her door bell and was acting suspicious. The subject left prior to Deputies arrival.

On Saturday November 10, at approximately 1:05 pm, Lieutenant Patrick McFerrin made a traffic stop in the 2000 block of Collins. The 18-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Saturday November 10, at approximately 3:48 pm, Deputy Ivan Galarza made a traffic stop at the intersection of 13th and Scott. The 36-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Saturday November 10, at approximately 4:22 pm, Deputy Ivan Galarza responded to the 7500 block of Seymour Hwy. in reference to a subject attempting to cash a bad check. Upon arrival, the 34-year-old female was questioned and several checks for taken in as evidence.

On Saturday November 10, at approximately 1:37 pm, Deputy Amanda Price observed a verbal disturbance between two subjects at the intersection of 9th and Van Buren. A 38-year-old female was placed under arrest. She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 under one gram and an outstanding warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Saturday November 10, at approximately 6:03 pm, Deputy Brian Koschak made a traffic stop at the intersection of Washington and Bridge Street. The 45-year-old female driver was placed under arrest. She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convictions.

On Sunday November 11, at approximately 2:10 pm, Lieutenant Patrick McFerrin and Deputy Matthew Schenck responded to the 9000 block of Cooper Road in reference to a Deceased Person. Upon arrival, a 65-year-old male was pronounced deceased of natural causes.

On Monday November 12, at approximately 12:41 pm, Lieutenant Patrick McFerrin responded to F.M. 1177 east of S.H. 240 in reference to an unoccupied vehicle check. Upon arrival, a vehicle was found left abandoned in the roadway. The vehicle was impounded after the owner could not be contacted.

On Monday November 12, at approximately 7:41 pm, Deputy Hunter Deason responded to the Burkburnett Police Department in reference to two juvenile runaways. Upon arrival, the runaways were released to their legal guardians.

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.

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.