Each day, we comb through pages upon pages of crime reports from the Wichita Police Department. Below is a quick glance at some bits and pieces from those sheets.
These reports are designed to give you an idea of what residents and police are dealing with around town.
You can read all of the sheets by going here: WPD Media Reports (click on the "Media Reports" tab)
A 73/m says he was contacted about a job after posting his resume online looking for part-time work. The “job” sent him a fraudulent check. He was supposed to send cash to one address, pay the telegram company a certain portion, then wait for further instruction on what to do with the rest of the money. The telegram company put a stop to the transaction and returned the money to the man. He took it back to his bank and was then told the check was no good. He isn’t out any money. He turned over all of the correspondence to police.
Not the mailman…
A 62/m reports someone going through mailboxes in his neighborhood in the 1700 block of N. Rocky. He says the guy was in a two-tone truck, but he couldn’t make out the colors because it was dark at the time. He says he didn’t lose anything from his mail and he isn’t sure if anyone else did, but wanted to report it as suspicious activity.
Hawaiian punch...or Citrus Scrap...
A man reports a woman (apparently his girlfriend) punched him in the mouth with closed fist over a grapefruit. He suffered a minor laceration. She was arrested for battery.
Attacked by a dog…
An 83/m reports being attacked and bitten by a pit bull while walking on the sidewalk in the 500 block of N. Spruce. He suffered a severe laceration to his arm. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Animal control picked up the dog for observation. The owner will face charges, if police can find him/her.
A 62/f reports seeing two men standing on a ladder in her backyard in the 8300 block of E. Huntington. They were pointing at her tree and others. The very next day, a large branch fell off of her tree. Later, a note was placed on several neighborhood mailboxes complaining about upkeep and violations to city ordinances.
An 86/f says she received a call from an “Unavailable” number. A man claiming to be her son say he was in trouble with the law in Mexico and needed money. When she started asking the caller personal questions, he hung up. She called and reported it to police for documentation.
A 73/f says someone came into her front yard in the 1000 block of W. Lockwood and stole a statue. The statue is around three to four feet long and depicts a leopard on a log. It’s grey and has been in the same place in her yard for more than 25 years. She doesn’t really want to press charges...she just wants her leopard back.
A 36/f says someone stole her silver 1998 Lincoln Navigator from her home in the 1800 block of N. Gow. She says she left her keys on the front porch while she was mowing the lawn. She went to the backyard to mow...and when she came back around front, her keys and the vehicle were gone. She says this happened earlier in the week, but had no way of contacting police at the time.
This one is a bit convoluted, but a woman reports someone coming to her (apparently at a business in the 400 block of W. 3rd N.) and trying to steal a vehicle belonging to someone else. The man claimed he was with a company (name not listed) and was picking up the vehicle for a “safety recall service.” They refused to give him the car and he left without incident. The business submitted a DVD of surveillance video showing the incident.
A 21/m reports someone breaking into his car in the 1000 block of S. Pineridge and stealing his stuff. The stolen property includes his military ID, which allows him access to the Air Force Base and the flight line. Both of those were canceled and his superior officers were notified. He also canceled his credit cards.
Don’t mail cash...
A company in the 200 block of W. Douglas says it mailed out-of-city employees their bonuses in cash. Those employees didn’t receive the money. The lost is listed at more than $1,000.
A 24/f says she was driving to class when someone pulled up next to her and got her attention. He started making “sexual gestures” toward her. She took off and lost the guy, but when she pulled into the parking lot, he was there waiting for her. He stayed in his car and eventually left. She went to class without further incident. The location of the incident is not listed due to the nature of what happened.
A 63/m says someone threw trash out of their car into the street at Edgemoor and 21st. He doesn’t want to be contacted, he’s just tired of people throwing their garbage on the street.