Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested Within Minutes

On 06-28-22, at approx 3:18pm, a black male suspect entered the Union Square bank located at 14th/Holliday and passed a note to the teller demanding money. After receiving the money, the suspect left the scene on foot. He was described as wearing a camo shirt, tan shorts, tennis shoes, and a beanie cap. While searching the area, WFPD Tact and patrol officers located the suspect a couple of blocks away. The suspect was arrested and transported to jail.

More information will be released as it becomes available. No injuries were reported.

Unlocked Vehicles Being Targeted

The Wichita Falls Police Department would like to remind you to please LOCK, TAKE, and HIDE – LOCK your car, TAKE your keys, and HIDE (or remove) your belongings.

We have recently seen an increase in vehicle burglaries in our city, most of which (approx 98%) were unlocked at the time of the crime.

Criminals are notorious for targeting unlocked cars that have items such as purses/wallets, electronics, and weapons sitting out in plain view.

LOCK, TAKE, and HIDE only takes a few extra seconds and could save you a lot of money and headache later.

Don’t be a victim!

Can You ID?

On 04/19/2022, between 4:56am – 5:38am, WFPD Officers were dispatched to three separate, but related, burglaries at the following locations:

1307 Holliday @ Burger King  (CN #22-041039)

4115 Jacksboro Hwy @ Sonic  (CN #22-041042)

3200 Kemp St @ Sonic  (CN # 22-041041)

The suspect in these burglaries appears to be a male, approximately 160-175 lbs, wearing a dark grey or black hoodie, face mask, white gloves, dark gray sweatpants that were sagging, red/white boxers, white socks and black/white Nike shoes. He was also carrying a black backpack. The suspect was seen arriving and leaving on foot.

I have attached a picture for media use.  We are asking anyone that has any information about this suspect or the crimes to contact us at 940-761-7762 or call Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888.

Thank you for your help!

Suspect Arrested Following Investigation

The WFPD Crimes Against Property detectives arrested 31-year-old David Wayne Cannon of Wichita Falls yesterday for two charges of Burglary of a Habitation.

The charges are connected to four burglaries of apartments that were also set on fire.

The burglaries/fires occurred over the last 16 months in the area of Taft Blvd, Cedar Elm Ln, and Weeks Park Ln.

The arrest of David Cannon is the result of a joint investigation involving the WFPD Crimes Against Property Detectives, the WFPD Special Operations Unit, the Wichita Falls Fire Department Arson Investigators, and the Midwestern State University Police Department.

David Cannon became a person of interest after he pawned items that fit the description of property stolen during the burglaries.

The WFPD detectives interviewed Cannon yesterday after he was arrested for two unrelated charges. During the interview, Cannon confessed to committing the burglaries and setting the apartments on fire.

A search warrant was also executed yesterday at Cannon’s residence from which the detectives seized more property that was stolen from the apartments.

The combined total of the bonds set for the two charges of Burglary of a Habitation is $300,000.00.

The WFPD detectives expect to file more charges on David Cannon in the next few days.

We are extremely proud of the joint effort made by the WFPD, the WFFD, and the MSU Police Department during this successful investigation and arrest!

Arrests Made in School Vandalism Case

WFPD officers responded to John Tower Elementary School located at 5200 Hooper on 09-12-21 at about 9:50 am to investigate a possible burglary of the building.

The officers found extensive property damage in the school. WFPD detectives responded to the scene. Photographs of the suspects were gathered from the school security footage. The photos were placed on the WFPD social media.

The WFPD received a Crime Stoppers tip later in the afternoon of 09-12-21 which aided in identifying the suspects.

The WFPD Juvenile Detectives arrested two 12-year-old males on the morning of 09-16-2021 for Burglary of Building and Criminal Mischief. The dollar value of the damage that was done to the school property is estimated at approximately $55,000.00.

The WFPD praises our citizens for the continued support and tips we receive through our Crime Stoppers program.

Juvenile Suspect Arrested

A 15-year-old male was arrested today just south of Dallas, Texas under a Directive to Apprehend order related to a burglary of a residence that occurred here in Wichita Falls this Summer.

Once the juvenile male is transported to the Wichita County Juvenile Detention Center, WFPD Juvenile Detectives plan to file more charges on the male related to the recent bomb threats.

A Crime Stoppers tip aided the WFPD in identifying the juvenile male as the suspect. Thank you for your help, Wichita Falls!

This was a coordinated effort between several agencies including but not limited to the WFPD, FBI, U.S. Marshals, Staff and Students of the WFISD, and Texas DPS. Outstanding work by all!

Arrest Made – ATM Theft

On 07-20-2021, at approximately 5:00am, WFPD patrol officers observed a truck backed up to an ATM at First Capital Bank, 2405 Kell East. Officers began to converge on the area and the vehicle fled the scene stopping behind the Cinemark Theater on Judson Circle. Patrol chased after the suspects and one suspect was caught on the front side of the theater.

The suspect was identified as 23 year old Seth Solomon Ashton Brashears. Investigation revealed that the truck being used had been stolen prior to the Attempted Theft of the ATM.

Brashears was arrested and charged with multiple crimes: Theft of Property < $300,000 ATM, Evading Arrest & Detention, and Possession of a Controlled Substance >= 1G < 4G.

The case is still under investigation.

If anyone has any other information about this crime, please contact us or call Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888.

BURGLARY SUSPECT ARRESTED

On 06-13-21, at approx 1249 hours, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1200 blk of N. 7th in reference to a burglary of a building at that location.

The victim told officers that he was out of town when he got a motion alert on his phone from his home camera system. When he looked at his phone, he saw a blue Saturn under his carport and a white male, wearing a blue shirt, with his face up close to the camera. When he got home, he found that the lock on his shed had been cut and several of his tools had been stolen from inside.

Based on the information, officers searched the area and located a blue Saturn getting gas in the 2400 blk of Iowa Park Rd. As officers got closer, they discovered that the male in the driver’s seat matched the description of the burglary suspect and was wearing the same shirt.

The suspect was identified as Raymond North.

In plain view, officers could see a pair of bolt cutters and the stolen tools inside the car.

North was arrested for Burglary of a Building and transported to jail.

The vehicle was impounded and more of the stolen tools were recovered from the trunk.

Great job by everyone involved in this arrest and investigation!

Multiple Search Warrants Lead to Arrest

The WFPD SWAT team executed a search warrant with the Crimes Against Property detectives on 06-10-2021 at about 3:00 pm at 505 Lee Street in search for 35-years-old Nolan Sylver Kerry. Kerry was wanted for thirteen felony arrest warrants out of Kaufman County, Texas. Kerry was arrested on the scene.

An additional search warrant was obtained to search for stolen property at 505 Lee. The WFPDdetectives located four stolen vehicles and additional items stolen during a train cargo burglary.

A third search warrant was obtained for the residence of Nolan Kerry at 814 N. Cottonwood street inWichita Falls. During the search of the residence, the detectives located more stolen property.

The Crimes Against Property detectives said more future criminal charges are expected to be filedagainst Kerry based upon the property located as a result of the search warrants.