On October 26, members of the McKinney Police and Fire Departments responded to 2022 Hillcrest in reference to a structure fire. The ongoing investigations have led to the arrests of two suspects and the recovery of stolen property.
On Friday, November 11, the McKinney Police Department (MPD), with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Joint East Texas Task Force and the Dallas Police Department, served a search warrant at 9316 Rustown St. in Dallas. The search warrant resulted in the recovery of property stolen from 2022 Hillcrest in McKinney, as well as the arrest of Winfred Raynard Watkins (white male, DOB 1/23/69). Watkins was booked-in at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center (Dallas County Jail) and charged with Burglary of a Habitation, felony of the 2nd degree. Watkins also had two (2) active felony warrants out of Dallas County.
On November 12, 2011, members of the MPD served a search warrant on Watkins’s 1991 silver Infinity Q45. The search warrant resulted in the recovery of additional property stolen from 2022 Hillcrest in McKinney.
In addition, the 2006 maroon Chrysler Van stolen from 2022 Hillcrest, was located at 13220 Maham Rd., the Best Stay Inn in Dallas on November 11, 2011. After an undisclosed timeframe of surveillance, the van was recovered. Christopher Joel Graham (white male DOB 1/11/70) was taken into custody when he attempted to drive away from the hotel in the stolen van. Graham was booked-in at the Collin County Detention Center and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, state jail felony.
The ongoing investigation has resulted in additional charges being filed on Graham to include:
Arson – felony of the 1st degree,
Manslaughter – felony of the 2nd degree, and
Burglary of a Habitation – felony of the 2nd degree
Members of the MPD are working diligently towards the arrest of a third suspect who is unnamed
at this time.
“The men and women of the McKinney Police Department, U.S. Marshal’s Joint East Texas Task Force, and the Dallas Police Department are to be commended for a job well done,” said Chief of Police Doug Kowalski.