On 11-07-22, at approx 6:26pm, WFPD Patrol officers responded to the 4500 blk of Kell West in reference to a check welfare on a suspected overdose victim.
The officers arrived on scene and found an unresponsive 16-year-old male lying next to a vehicle in the parking lot.
The officers determined that the victim had overdosed on Fentanyl.
Officer Steven Pinkstaff administered a dose of his department issued NARCAN to the victim.
The victim responded to the NARCAN and was transported URHCS by AMR.
We are proud of Officer Pinkstaff for his decisive action that provided time for this young man to receive the medical attention he needed.
The victim is expected to recover.
On 09-27-22, at approx 12:34am, officers were dispatched to the 1500 blk of Roanoke in reference to a disturbance.
Upon arrival, 18 year old Heaven Gonzales was found to be extremally intoxicated and subsequently arrested for Public Intoxication.
She was very combative and resisted arrest.
As the officer was trying to apply her seatbelt in the patrol unit, she leaned up and bit him on the face.
As the case was being investigated, Gonzales was able to slip out of the handcuffs. When the officer went to re-secure her, she grabbed his belted handgun and tried to pull it out of the holster but was unsuccessful.
Gonzales was transported to jail and charged with the following:
Assault on a Peace Officer
Attempting to Take a Weapon From a Peace Officer
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.
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Meet Patrol Officer Jacob Vasquez!
Officer Jacob Vasquez graduated from the 70th Wichita Falls Police Academy in August 2017 and is currently assigned to the Nights B Patrol Platoon.
He graduated from Old High and completed his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University in 2010.
In 2018, Officer Vasquez was named “Rookie of the Year” by the Wichita Falls Police Officers Association. He was also awarded a Life Saving Bar by the department in March 2020.
In his free time, he likes to travel, eat pizza, and watch his beloved Dallas Cowboys. His favorite part of the job is helping to solve crimes through good police work.
Thank you Officer Vasquez for your dedication to the department and the citizens of Wichita Falls – YOU ARE A TRUE HERO!
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.
Early this morning at approximately 12:30 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed a tan 2006 Chevrolet Silverado with expired registration in the area of Kell and Taft. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop at which time the driver refused to stop.
As the vehicle was near Harrison and Kell officers observed a clear plastic bag being thrown from the vehicle. Officers were eventually able to get the vehicle stopped in the area of Brook and Kell. Officers identified the driver as 38 year old Kristin Martin and the two other occupants as 29 year old Amanda Carroll and 31 year old Andrew Carroll.
Officers went back to retrieve the bag that was thrown from the vehicle and found it to contain a substance that showed positive for methamphetamine when field tested. The weight of the substance was 14.88 grams.
All three suspects were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where they were charged with possession of a substance in penalty group one and tampering with evidence. Martin was also charged with evading.
On Monday March 4th at approximately 8:15 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1800 block of 9th Street to King’s Food in reference to a possible aggravated robbery.
Upon arrival officers spoke with the victim who stated that as he was exiting the store when he was approached by a white male who was later identified as 60 year old Billy Payne. The victim stated that Payne asked for money. The victim told Payne that he had none to give him and continued to walk away. Payne followed the victim to the victim’s vehicle at which time Payne displayed a knife and began to wave it around while continuing to approach the victim. The victim then got into his vehicle, locked the doors and called police.
Officers were able to locate Payne in the parking lot. He was found to be in possession of a knife. Payne was placed under arrest and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident. When Payne was searched he was found to be in possession of a usable amount of marijuana. Payne was charged with aggravated robbery and possession of marijuana.
On Sunday, February 17th at approximately 11:35 pm Officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1700 block of Grandview W. in reference to a disturbance involving a handgun.
Upon arrival officers spoke with the reporting party who stated that 21 year old Justin Harmon and 20 year old Jesse Olvera had called him from his sister’s phone and advised him that he had 30 minutes to be in Iowa Park or they would kill his sister. The reporting party stated he owed Harmon $500.
Harmon and Olvera went to an address in the 1700 block of Grandview W. to find the reporting party to collect Harmon’s money. Harmon and Olvera arrived at the residence and discovered the reporting party was not there, but the victim was. Harmon and Olvera told the victim to get in their vehicle. Harmon and Olvera displayed a handgun. The victim stated she was in fear for her life and got into the vehicle against her will. It was at this time that Harmon called the reporting party.
Officers contacted the Iowa Park Police Department and made them aware of the situation. Officers with the Iowa Park PD made contact with Harmon, Olvera, and the victim on Magnolia St in Iowa Park. Officers spoke with the victim and she stated multiple times that she was in fear for her life and that Harmon and Olvera had forced her to drive to Iowa Park.
Both Harmon and Olvera were taken into custody and transported to the Wichita County jail where they were charged with aggravated kidnapping.
On Monday, December 3rd, at approximately 10:45 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed a white 2010 Chevrolet Camaro driving at a high rate of speed in the 1000 block of Central Freeway. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver and sole occupant as 36 year old Joshua Copa.
Officers saw in plain sight a handgun inside the vehicle near the front passenger seat and center console. Officers were also able to detect the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located a total of three firearms, 23 grams of THC oil and 46 pounds of marijuana.
Copa was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance in penalty group two and possession of marijuana over five pounds.