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:
Public Intoxication Assault on a Peace Officer Resisting Arrest Attempting to Take a Weapon From a Peace Officer
The largest portion of traffic safety funding from TxDOT is used for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) projects, which pay for overtime activities by local law enforcement to reduce the incidence of speeding, driving while intoxicated, failure to use occupant restraint systems, distracted driving (cell phones), and intersection traffic control violations. Organizations eligible for STEP funds include the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS), Sheriff’s Offices, Constable’s Offices, and local Police Departments.
The Wichita Falls Police Department has finalized the 3rd Quarter as provided below.
3rd Quarter FY 2022 (April 1st – June 30th ) TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:
Adult Seatbelt Citations – 22
Child Safety Seats – 0
Intersection Violations – 48
Speeding – 315
Distracted Driving (Cell Phones) – 12
Non-Hazardous Violations – 29
Warnings – 80
Arrests – 3
Vehicles Impounded – 2
Hours Worked – 217.82
Miles Driven – 2352
FY 2022 TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stat Totals to Date:
Adult Seatbelt Citations – 65
Child Safety Seats – 1
Intersection Violations – 177
Speeding – 899
Distracted Driving (Cell Phones) – 26
Non-Hazardous Violations – 124
Warnings – 241
Arrests – 4
Vehicles Impounded – 7
Hours Worked – 604.88
Miles Driven – 6043
Remember to buckle up and slow down. Your life and the lives of others depend on it.
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.