WICHITA, Kan. -

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)

Trashdigger…
8:30 am
A 30/f reports some property being stolen from a trash container belonging to a business in the 6300 block of W. Kellogg. Police found the two people responsible. One of them was arrested on outstanding parking warrants.

Stubborn cat….
9:05 am
A 54/f says a cat got under the gas tank of her car in the 3200 block of S. Saint Paul. She says she saw a neighbor poking it with a stick under the car trying to get it out. She called animal control, which refused to come out and help get the cat. She says she has some ongoing issues with this particular neighbor and their children whenever the weather starts warming up. She isn’t sure if there’s any damage to her car.

Estate Sale concern…
11:23 am
A 57/m called to report that someone else had a business conduct an estate sale, but the guy had not received money from that sale. The money was supposed to be sent within 5 days of the sale, per the contract. The company says the check was mailed.

Paintballs…
12:11 pm
A 58/m says someone used a BB or paintball gun to shoot the siding of a rental property in the 3200 block of S. Kessler. The shooting left holes in the siding and broke several storm and interior windows. He isn’t sure when the damage happened. He checks on the place once a month.

No tip for her…
12:38 pm
A 39/m reports his credit card fell out of his pocket while he as at a business in the 10000 block of E. 13th N. He says the card was used without his permission at three businesses. Those businesses gave him a description that matched his waitress at the business. All three businesses have surveillance video. He says baby items were purchased at one of the businesses. He contacted the business where he lost the card about the waitress.

Soft top…
12:48 pm
A 46/f says someone cut the soft top of her car, which was parked in the 6700 block of W. Par. She was visiting a friend at the time. No idea who did it.

Suspicious…
2:07 pm
A 29/f reports her 5-year-old daughter was playing outside her home in the 1500 block of S. Ellis. She was watching through a window with her 2-year-old. She says an older model red Chevy Z71 pickup drove by slowly watching her daughter. She went outside to call the girl in and noticed the truck was backing up. She says the truck sped off as soon as her daughter started coming inside. She did not recognize the vehicle.

Disgruntled…
6:36 pm
A 59/m says an ex-tenant marked on every wall and door inside his rental property with permanent black marker before moving out. The tenant also tore cabinets off of the walls.

Here, have a soda…
6:39 pm
A 41/m says someone threw a cup of soda at his car near Central and Parkdale. The cup struck the rear passenger window, but didn’t cause any damage. The person who threw it was in another car.

Batter…
6:53 pm
A 37/f reports she and someone else were threatened by someone who was holding a baseball bat. An eyewitness saw the person yelling and pointing the bat at the woman. The person with the bat also damaged property belonging to someone else. The person was arrested, the bat was submitted as evidence.

Alarm salesman…exempt?
7:40 pm
A 38/m reports someone ringing their doorbell five to six times in the 7600 block of E. 26th N. When they finally answered the door, there was a guy trying to sell them an alarm system. They told him that solicitation is not allowed in their neighborhood, but he said that they are “exempt” from that. He left without incident in a car.

Note: This is one of a few “alarm salesmen” calls on the sheets today, I featured it because of the claim that the person was “exempt” from the solicitation regulation.

Pill bottles…
8:34 pm
A 21/f reports finding several pill bottles while playing frisbee in a field in the 3100 block of W. Central. She thought the bottles were taken during a pharmacy burglary. The bottles were in a field and had apparently been there a while. They were submitted to police as evidence.