Our Crime Stoppers Coordinator, Officer Arias, needed to cool down today at the splash pad from trying to catch those armadillos for our Chase the Chief Armadillo Derby. Don’t worry people!….they are not real armadillos, but we are happy to have our program present at city events and interacting with kids.
Our board members and Officer Arias look forward to seeing you September 7th for Texoma Gives at the finish line. We will update more information on our social media so stay tuned in the coming weeks.
Our board members along with Officer Arias came out today for Project Back to School and gave out a lot of free items. We are very grateful for these opportunities to mingle with the public and see all the smiling kids as they came through our booth.
We look forward to Texoma Gives and getting the chance to have our second annual “Chase the Chief” Armadillo Derby on September 7th. Remember all donations to our non-profit go to fund our Safe School Program along with providing tip information to local law enforcement agencies.
A big thank you to all of our Golf Sponsors, Donors and Players who came out to support our local Crime Stoppers Program.
Crime Stoppers is coming to you with another public service announcement. Holiday shopping is starting to begin and the sales are taking over. With that in mind, we are asking that you take a little extra time in your busy schedule to make sure your vehicle is secured when out in public. It takes less than a minute for a thief to get into your vehicle and make off with your hard earned goods.
Consider hiding valuables or gifts in secure areas of your vehicle when out. For those out there that have a lot of things sent to your home, please consider home security cameras or trying to make arrangements to be there when the item is delivered. Package thieves will follow delivery trucks around waiting for your items to be placed on the porch and quickly snatch them up.
These simple and effective preparations could save you time and money during the holidays.
MISSING - KEITH MANN
Details: Keith was last seen during the late-night hours of 05/10/1997. He had been dropped off by friends at his apartment in the Fountaingate Apartment complex. Keith was engaged to marry and worked as a salesman for Ron Roberts Ford in Wichita Falls. Keith was reported missing by his family on 05/12/1997 after the demo car he was driving was found abandoned in a parking lot near his parents' home.
Title: CAPITAL MURDER
GUN SHOP CASE
At approx. 1756 hrs. on 02/02/1998, Wichita Falls Police Department Patrol Officers responded to 304 Galveston Street, a gun shop owned and operated by Alton Bragg, in reference to a check welfare. Officers arrived and contacted Sharon McDaniel, wife of Hugh McDaniel.
Sharon reported that Hugh had failed to keep a lunch date with her that day and she later heard from a friend that his truck was at the gun shop on Galveston. Sharon and her son, Jim McDaniel, checked the gun shop and found Hugh's truck parked outside but the business was locked up. Jim was able to see through a window and noticed a male (later identified as Alton) lying on the floor so the police were called. Officers forced entry into the business and discovered Hugh and Alton deceased.
Evidence at the scene was consistent with a capital murder; more than one person murdered during the same criminal transaction. The scene was processed and numerous pieces of evidence were collected.
Investigators from the Wichita Falls Police Department and Wichita County District Attorney's Office have worked on the case from the time of the initial call to today. Thousands of man hours and dozens of interviews have been put into the case; which is still open.
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Officer Brian Arias
Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers Inc.
710 Flood Street, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
Office (940)-666-8882 / (940)-761-8880