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.
Join us Tuesday, October 3rd from 6pm to 9pm at the Kamay Volunteer Fire Department at 8537 SH 258 West for our National Night Out Celebration. There will be hotdogs, games, and police and fire equipment to explore.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more
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Join us Monday October 16th, 4pm-10pm for dinner at Texas Roadhouse.
Texas Roadhouse is helping the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy Alumni raise money and reach their goal for the Fallen Officer Memorial. Come enjoy great food and help out a great cause. The Alumni are so close to getting a memorial built to honor the county officers and firefighters that have given their lives in the line of duty.
The Wichita County Sheriff’s Posse would like to invite you to a benefit lunch. The event will be held on Thursday July 20 on the front lawn at Wichita County Court House located at 900 7th Street. The event will run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks available. This event is to help out the daughter of Laura Allen who works in the Wichita County Clerk’s Office. Jessica Allen has been battling cancer and is in great need of financial assistance.
Please help us help one of our own. If you would like to donate to this event please contact Deputy Melvin Joyner at 940-716-8676 or Deputy Brien Conner at 940-716-8678.
Again, join us on Thursday, July 20 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the front lawn at the Wichita County Courthouse for some great food and fellowship.
The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office has positions available for Detention Officer. This position opens doors within the Criminal Justice system and can be used as a stepping stone into Law Enforcement. Wichita County offers a benefits package, opportunities for career growth, and TCOLE Certification. Please bring copies of High School Diploma or GED, College Transcripts, DD-214, Birth Certificate, Drivers License and Social Security card. Applications may be downloaded and completed prior at www.wichitacountysheriffsoffice.org under the CAREER OPPORTUNITIES page.Male and Female Veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Please Contact the WCSO Recruiter, Deputy Brien Conner, at 940-766-8100 ext.8678 or email email@example.com
On June 20, 2017, at approximately 3:09 pm, a Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Deputy made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Midway Church Road. The 35-year-old male driver, Robert Christopher Robinson, and a 19-year-old male passenger, Malik Eugen Ruff, were placed under arrest. They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and were charged with Possession of Marijuana over four ounces under five pounds, Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four grams under 400 grams, Manufacture/Deliver of a Controlled Substance PG 4 over four grams and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3 under 28 grams. 2.2 pounds of high grade marijuana, 74.24 grams of ecstasy, 6.55 grams of codeine and 1.38 grams of zanax was seized.
The Wichita County Detention center will have an amended visitation schedule for the 4th of July holiday. Both Downtown Facility as well as the Jail Annex facility will adhere to this change.
Tuesday’s (July 4th) visitation day will be moved to Monday July 3rd from 8-8. Normal visitation will resume Wednesday July 5th.
On Thursday April 27, at approximately 2:05 pm, a Wichita County Highway Interdiction Deputy made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Burnett Ranch Road. The 30-year-old female driver, Kimberly Brown, a 40-year-old male passenger, Rosario Obera Jr., and a 30-year-old male passenger, Dimitri Sawtelle, were placed under arrest. They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over four hundred grams and Possession of Marijuana over four ounces under five pounds.
Six Pounds of Methamphetamine, two pounds of Marijuana, seventy-eight grams of Liquid Methamphetamine and two handguns were seized.
In 2005 the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) performed a Facility Needs Analysis on the Wichita County Jail. Some of the highlights in this document from 12 years ago:
- Wichita County currently operates at or above their current female capacity
- the age and limited size of the intake and processing area could become costly for the county to maintain and staff intensive to operate
- More specifically we recommend:
- choose a site sufficient for growth
- design a jail that is truly expandable
- provide adequate service and support space in the initial design to allow for future expansion
In the past 12 years, the age and limited size of the intake and processing area, along with associated maintenance and staffing, has not changed. Nothing has addressed the fact that it is “not sufficient for a 625 bed jail.” None of the other items TCJS identified have resolved themselves either.
You can read the entire document below.
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The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy Alumni are hosting their annual fundraiser golf tournament on June 16th. Teams of 4 costing $100 per golfer. Each golfer gets a door prize, gift bag, round of golf, and two meals are included. Prizes for closest to the pin, long drive, and straightest drive. Registration starts at noon, 1pm shotgun start, and concludes with a 6pm dinner. Call 940-642-6670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. You can preregister by printing and returning the form below.
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