The WFPD worked together with officers from the Euless Police Department in apprehending a capital murder suspect, Pedro Angel Rodriguez, in Wichita Falls on 02-25-21. Rodriguez was wanted for a capital murder that occurred in Tarrant County. The Gang Task Force along with other officers in the WFPD Special Operations Unit located Rodriguez leaving a residence on the 2500 block of 9th street at about 5:00 pm yesterday. Rodriguez fled from the officers in a vehicle until he crashed at the intersection of Seymour Road and Lebanon. The officers arrested Rodriguez after a foot pursuit. As a result of the arrest for the Capital Murder warrant, Rodriguez was also charged with Evading Arrest/Detention, Possession of Marijuana under Two Ounces, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
Great teamwork between the WFPD and the Euless Police Department!
We here at the Wichita Falls Police Department would like to introduce the newest member to our department, K-9 Officer Lock.
K-9 Officer Lock will be assigned to his partner Officer Bartow with the Gang Task Force Unit and will be assisting in the detection of illegal narcotics (marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin), the location of evidence that has been abandoned or hidden, the tracking of individuals sought by police and the search and rescue of lost or missing persons.
We would like to again thank the Southwest Wichita Falls Rotary Club for the donation to purchase K-9 Officer Lock and the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association for their donation to help cover the cost of the training and kenneling.
On 11-16-20, officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic offense in the 1600 blk of 22nd. The vehicle tried to flee but crashed between a house and a tree. Two of the three occupants fled on foot and the third was detained on scene. One of the subjects that ran was later captured and arrested. He was identified as 32 year old Cruz Guzman.
Investigation revealed that the car contained 493.6 grams of methamphetamine, 31.71 grams of black tar heroin, and a handgun.
Guzman was arrested and charged with:
Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 1 < 200g
Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 1 < 400g
Evading Arrest and Detention
Unlawful Carrying Weapon
The investigation is ongoing. Charges are still currently pending on a second subject and a third subject is still at large.
Sgt. Joe Snyder and Smokey…Sgt. Snyder retired from the WFPD in 2012 after 25 years of service. Smokey served the WFPD for 7 years from 1992-1999. The team of Sgt. Snyder and Smokey held certification with the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA) and hosted that organization’s annual conference twice.
On 04-12-20, at approx 7:40am, officers were dispatched to the 4600 blk of Lois Ln in reference to a suspicious vehicle that was parked behind a residence. Upon arrival, the vehicle was located. It was occupied by 2 subjects, 40 year old Michael White and 39 year old Shawna Byrd. When the subjects exited the vehicle, officers observed drug paraphernalia in the floorboard. Further investigation revealed the occupants to be in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and various pills not prescribed to them. Both White and Byrd were arrested and charged with the following:
On 04-09-20, while investigating a series of vehicle burglaries nearby (Flo and Carlson area), officers observed 18 year old Jaylon Combs Richardson in the parking lot of the Wal-mart on Greenbriar. Combs Richardson was known to have an outstanding active warrant for Robbery. Combs Richardson was on foot and in the company of another male who was later identified as 19 year old Elijah Grant. When officers approached them, Combs Richardson was apprehended without incident. Grant took off running but was caught.
Combs Richardson was found to be in possession of a firearm that was stolen in one of the nearby vehicle burglaries. He was charged with the following:
Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon
Theft of a Firearm
Possession of Marijuana
Grant was found to be in possession of a firearm that was taken a few days ago in a non-related vehicle burglary. He was charged with the following:
On 01-28-20, at approx 0728 hrs, officers were conducting a suspicious vehicle/person check near 10th and Denver when they encountered 31 year old Jennifer Solomon. Solomon was a wanted fugitive for fraud out of Payne County, Oklahoma, and taken into custody. Search incident to arrest found Solomon to be in possession of 6.7 grams of methamphetamine. At the time of the arrest, Solomon was within 1000 ft of a school which placed her in a drug free zone.
Solomon was transported to jail on her fraud warrant and also charged with Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance in a Drug Free Zone.
On 01-14-20, Officers observed a reported stolen vehicle traveling north in the 4300 blk of Boren Ave. When the vehicle stopped at the stop sign at Boren and Call Field, the two female occupants got out of the vehicle and switched positions (driver/passenger) and took off again. The vehicle was stopped in the 3100 blk of Lawrence Rd and the occupants were identified as Taleasha Solomon, age 34, and Trinity Noland, age 35.
During an inventory of the stolen vehicle, several other stolen items were located including a checkbook and more than 50 stolen credit cards. In addition, a purse was found under the center console, between the two occupants, that contained a pipe, several syringes, and a white powdery substance inside of a plastic baggy. The white powder field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Both Solomon and Noland were arrested and charged with the following:
Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle – SJF
Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information – F/1
Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 < 1g – SJF
On Saturday, November 30th, at approximately 12:00 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1500 block of 14th St in reference to an occupied vehicle check. It had been reported that there was a subject in a black Ford Mustang honking his horn and waving a gun around.
When officers arrived they observed a subject, who was later identified as 19 year old Daniel Le, exiting out the driver’s door of a black Ford Mustang. In plain view they observed a firearm in the backseat of the vehicle.
Officers searched the vehicle and located a green leafy substance in a large, clear cellophane wrapping under where the firearm had been located. The substance was field tested and rendered a positive for marijuana. It weighed 9.9 ounces. Further search of the vehicle revealed $2,500 in cash along with a digital scale and plastic baggies.
Le was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana.
On Thursday October 10th at approximately 8:20 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a black Hyundai Santa Fe near 31st and Holliday. The driver was identified as 54 year old Brian Terry and the passenger was identified as 49 year old Angela Pendley.
Terry gave consent for officers to search the vehicle at which time they located in the center console a marijuana cigarette and a small plastic bag that contained a white crystal like substance that showed positive for methamphetamine when field tested. It weighed 0.9 grams.
Terry stated the marijuana was his but neither her or Pendley claimed ownership of the methamphetamine. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail. While at jail Pendley was searched and was found to be concealing a plastic bag that contained 7.19 grams of a crystal like substance on her person. The substance was field tested and rendered a positive for methamphetamine.
Terry was charged with possession of a substance in penalty group one, possession of marijuana and driving while license invalid. Pendley was charged with manufacturing/delivery of a substance in penalty group one, tampering with evidence and two traffic warrants.