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.

WFPD Employee Spotlight

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“WFPD Family” Employee Spotlight

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!

Don’t Be a Victim – Lock Your Car

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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.

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!