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.
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.
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!
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.
Atwoods on Loop 11 was burglarized this early morning and we need your help identifying the suspects. If you have any information that could help in this investigation, please contact detectives at 940-761-7762 or call Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers anonymously at 940-322-9888. When calling, please reference case #20-080784.
We would like to introduce you to Officer Patricia Duncan-Ferguson!
Officer Duncan-Ferguson is a graduate of Hirschi High School and attended Vernon College & Midwestern State University.
Officer Duncan-Ferguson began her career with the Wichita Falls Police Department in 2001, graduating from the 54th police academy. During her time with the department, Officer Duncan-Ferguson has worked in all areas of patrol and is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Section – Crimes against Property Unit.
Officer Duncan-Ferguson is also a 12 year veteran of the Crisis Negotiation Team.
In her time off she enjoys traveling, singing with her church band and spending time with her family & new granddaughter.
Officer Duncan-Ferguson says that she enjoys being able to solve cases and getting to see the smile on someone’s face when she can tell them that their property has been recovered.
Thank you Officer Patricia Duncan-Ferguson for your service to our city!
WFPD Detectives are needing to identify the subjects pictured below in reference to a theft that occurred at the Faith Mission. If you can help, please contact us at 940-761-7792 or call Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888 and reference case #19-040525. Thank you!