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)
An officer reports a man he arrested slipped off his handcuffs in the back of his patrol car in the 100 block of N. Elm. He then kicked out the back passenger window and got out. The officer says the man pushed him onto the hood of the patrol car before he was tased. He was taken back into custody (presumably with handcuffs a bit tighter) and added escape from custody, battery of an officer, resisting arrest and destruction to an auto to his list of charges. The report does not state what he was initially arrested for.
A 29/m says vandals spray painted gang graffiti onto vehicles belonging to three people in the 1200 block of N. Wellington.
A 32/m says someone broke into his car in the 7300 block of W. Quail and stole some of his property (valued at more than $1,000). He says he found all of the property in a neighbor’s yard and recovered all of the items undamaged.
A woman called police saying her 83-year-old mother was contacted several times by someone claiming that if she gave them money, she would win extra money. She bought four Green Dot Cards and gave the information out to the caller. When he called back, he wanted more money. She went to buy another card. Someone questioned her about the purchase (it would seem the clerk at the store asked her about the purchase, but that is not entirely clear in the report) and she decided not to buy it. The caller called back and convinced her to overnight a personal check to someone else. The woman’s daughter (who filed this report) says she found out about what happened when she returned from out of town and was able to intercept the mail so the check did not arrive. The report does not state how much money was sent.
A 31/m says someone cut the wiring to a trailer and stole six batteries from a business in the 2200 block of S. Mead. The thief then cut wiring and the insides of a scissor lift and stole six more batteries from it, as well as two or three other batteries from a box truck on the same site.
A 48/m says someone stole a cooker/smoker trailer belonging to a business in the 4200 block of S. West. The thief cut through a fence to get to the trailer.
One man’s trash…
A 56/m says he found a large amount of trash in his trash dumpster. He believes it was left by two other people without permission.
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A 43/m says he found items near the base of a tree near a railroad right of way. The report does not state what was found, but it is listed as a “Suspicious Character, Sex Suspected” - so the location is not listed. Police searched the neighborhood, but didn’t find any witnesses. The property was submitted to police.
A 39/f says someone stole electrical wiring belonging to a business in the 1800 block of S. Pattie. That wiring is valued at more than $1,000.
Gunshots at a house…
A 54/m says someone fired shots at his house in the 2400 block of N. Chautauqua while he and two other people were home. No idea who did it. Photos of the scene were submitted to police.
Beaten over a backpack...
A 35/m says he was walking home on S. West Street when three people got out of a car and asked him for his backpack. He refused to give it to them, so they started punching and kicking him several times. They didn’t take his backpack, but the man was taken to the hospital with a broken nose, possible facial fractures, bruises, cuts to his face and a laceration that required stitches on the side of his face.