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)
Not as easy as it looks on TV…
A 43/m who owns a business in the 2400 block of N. Arkansas says someone tried to break into the business by ramming a door with his shoulder. The door was damaged, but the guy didn’t get in. He has video of the incident. He also thinks this is the same person responsible for the incident below.
A 44/m says his business in the 2600 block of N. Arkansas was burglarized. The burglar forced open a front glass door. He has video of the incident, as well.
Kneed by guy on meth…
A WPD officer reports being kicked and kneed by a person he was arresting. The man was tased and taken into custody on meth and battery of a law enforcement officer charges.
A 56/m reports someone taking apart the outside A/C unit at a building in the 2400 S. St. Francis. The person tried to cut the refrigerant line and damaged the coils.
A 59/f says she looked out her front room window in the 2000 block of E. 17th N. and saw a man on the opposite side of the street walking out of the bushes. The guy crossed to her side of the street. She went into the bathroom for about a minute, came back out and saw the guy going back across the street where he disappeared into the bushes.
A 20/m says he was fishing from the bridge at Lincoln and McLean when he lost his wallet. He says he backtracked once he realized it was gone - but couldn’t find it. He’s not sure if he dropped it in the river.
Don’t wire money to strangers…
A 29/f says someone responded to an online ad she placed to sell a refrigerator. The person sent her a check for more than the cost of the fridge. She was told to deposit the check and wire back the excess. She deposited the check and wired the money, but was notified by her bank that the check was a fraud. She was able to cancel the wire transfer, so she isn’t out any money.
A 59/f responded to an online ad for a rental property. She responded by email and was told she could rent the home while the owner and his family were in Africa serving as missionaries. She was told to wire the money for a deposit and first month’s rent - and he would send an application and the keys. She got suspicious and talked to a neighbor at the address. She figured out it was a scam before she wired any money. She says the home has a realtor lock-box on the front door and for sale sign in the front yard.
A 20/f says someone gave her a suspicious love note and some Japanese food while she was at work in the 6100 block of W. Kellogg. She wasn’t hurt. Police haven’t found the guy.
A 44/m says someone struck him on the head with a hammer, causing a minor cut and some swelling. He doesn’t want to press charges and refused medical treatment.
A 48/m says a neighbor threw trash in his yard in the 200 block of S. Sheridan. His wife threw it back into his yard...and he threw it back in their yard again. The bags broke, spilling trash. He picked up the trash.
DUI w/ kid...
An officer reports contacting a drunk driver during a DUI checklane in the 400 block of S. Washington. The man had a child in the car with him. Charges are pending.
A 33/m says someone toilet papered his house, trees and yard - and sprayed shaving cream all over his front porch. He says plastic silverware was strewn across his yard. He wasn’t sure if there was any damage.
A 35/f says two people came into her business in the 8600 block of W. Maple with a handgun, demanding access to the safe. She was told to crawl into a freezer. Another employee opened the safe, and was then placed in the safe. The robbers got away. No one was hurt.
A little bit of everything…
An officer reports stopping a man for a traffic violation. The man then ran from the car on foot, then fought with the officer while being taken into custody. Both of them suffered minor cuts and scratches from the struggle. The man swallowed some meth and was taken to the hospital for observation. He was found to be in possession of pipes, scales and meth along with 14 fake 60-day tags. Two others involved in the incident were also arrested.
A 37/f says she found dried, peeling paint in her yard where her dogs have access. She says the dogs are fine, but she thinks her neighbors are throwing paint over the fence in an attempt to poison her dogs.