On 08-13-21, at approx 1345hrs, officers responded to a bomb threat at Hirschi High School. Over the course of the next hour, 4 more threats came in at Rider, Old High, Barwise, and Kirby.
All 5 schools activated their emergency protocols and evacuated the students while the buildings were cleared in a multi-jurisdictional effort. Once the buildings had been cleared and no bombs were found, students were returned to the schools for their normal dismissal activites.
This is the second day in a row that these types of threats have been called in. We are asking anyone with any information about who may be making these threats to call us immediately. Terroristic Threats are a violation of the law and will be taken seriously.
Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers is offering a $2500 reward in the case. To call in an anonymous tip, please call 940-322-9888.
UPDATE: The building has been cleared and no bombs were found. However, the case will remain under investigation. Terroristic Threats are a violation of the law and will be taken seriously. If any one has any information about this threat, or know who may have called it in, please call Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888.
Wichita Falls Police and Fire Units, along with resources from Sheppard Air Force Base, are on scene at Old High, 2149 Avenue H, due to a reported bomb threat.
At this time, all students and faculty have been evacuated. Most students have left for the day or have been picked up from school.
As a precaution, all participating agencies will remain on the scene until the investigation is complete and the building has been cleared.
Although no bomb has been located at this time, we do ask the public to avoid the area until further notice.
We will update you with more information as soon as we have it.
It grieves our hearts at the WFPD to notify our city family that the three-old child involved in the injury crash on 07-21-21 has passed away. Titan Pendleton died at 9:19 pm on 07-26-21 at Cooks Children’s Medical Center. Sgt. Paul Newton of the WFPD Crash Investigations Unit advised criminal charges are expected to be filed on the mother. Please pray for Titan’s family and our city as we grieve the loss of one of our little one.
ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:
WFPD officers responded on 07-21-21, at about 3:34 pm, to an injury crash at N. Martin Luther King Blvd and Wichita Street. According to witnesses, a white Dodge Charger was traveling west on Wichita. The Charger was driving the wrong way on a one-way street. As the Charger approached the intersection, the driver failed to stop and was attempting to turn south onto N. Martin Luther King Blvd. A gray Audi Q7 was traveling north on N. Martin Luther King Blvd in the right lane. The driver of the Audi did not have time to stop when the Charger pulled out in front of him. The Audi struck the left passenger compartment of the Charger.
A three-year-old child was sitting in a child safety seat on the side of the impact but was not secured in the child safety seat. The child and the driver of the Charger, the child’s mother, were transported to the hospital.
The child sustained serious injuries and was flown to Cooks Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Tx. The child’s mother also sustained injuries and was being evaluated at the hospital.
Ramon Rubio was arrested by the WFPD SWAT team during the execution of a search warrant at 703 Barwise street on 07-24-21 at 8:21 pm. Rubio will be charged with the Murder warrant as well as an additional felony arrest warrant for the offense of Assault/Family Violence- Choking with a bond of $150,000.00.
Great work by all law enforcement officers involved in this investigation and arrest!
The WFPD thanks you, our citizens, for your support of our agency as we continue to serve you.
Please call the WFPD non-emergency line at 940-720-5000 or the WFPD Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888 if you have information that could help in the investigation and prosecution of these cases against Ramon Rubio.
As mentioned above, boots is pictured with WFPD Dispatch Trainer Brittany Clark. In July, she will be celebrating her 8 year anniversary with the department. One of the things Brittany loves about her job is making difference in the community she serves.
Brittany, thank you for everything you do, especially helping Boots find his new family! We appreciate you!
UPDATE: On Saturday, just one day after this ran on social media, Lotus was adopted and found her new fur-ever home! Thank you!!!!
FUR-EVER FRIDAY IS BACK!!!!
Meet WFPD Front Desk Community Service Officer Monique Shull and this week’s adoptable pet, Lotus.
Lotus is a 3 year old female Boxer looking for her fur-ever home. She is very loving, good natured, calm, and she loves cats. If you would like to adopt Lotus or schedule a visit, please contact Animal Services at (940)761-8894 or stop by the facility at 1207 Hatton Rd. You can also visit their adoption page at: https://bit.ly/3czEqi1
As mentioned above, Lotus is pictured with WFPD CSO Monique Shull. She is one of our newest employees and has only been with us for about 6 months. She loves her job and enjoys helping the citizens (and pets) of our community.
Monique, thank you for everything you do, especially helping Lotus find her new family! We appreciate you!
National Police Week is a time where we honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives in the line of duty. Since 1890, we have lost 7 officers protecting and serving the citizens of Wichita Falls. Each day this week, we will honor our fallen.
Officer Charles Sleigh Carlisle
End of Watch: June 29, 1933
Officer Carlisle succumbed to gunshot wounds received two days earlier while he and his partner tried to question a man about an aggravated robbery.
The 20-year-old suspect was arrested three days later in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years. His prison job, which was a auto mechanic, allowed him to drive outside of the prison. He was killed in an automobile accident on January 20, 1939.
Please take a moment and join us in honoring Officer Carlisle.