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)
Good fences make good neighbors…
A 62/m who owns a vacant rental property in the 2300 block of E. 9th N. says someone kicked down ten fence boards that were just installed last week. He’s had problems with people dumping trash in the backyard of that home, and before he put up the fence, the yard was used as a pathway from the alley to the street. He thinks someone was upset because now that path is blocked.
An 18/f reports being contacted by someone online who found her through a website. She’d posted about seeking child care for her child who was coming to Wichita. The other person asked her for her resume and they had several email conversations back and forth regarding services the other woman was seeking. She says she received a check in the mail from the woman and that the money was supposed to be used to pay for a wheelchair to be delivered to the future home of her daughter. The check was fraudulent, but she didn’t lose any money.
Rubbed the wrong way…
A 30/f says she was taking her grocery cart to the cart stall at a store in the 400 block of N. Main when she was approached by a man in his late 40s, early 50s who asked her several times if she gave massages. She says the man looked at her strangely and had a smile on his face. He didn’t say anything about sexual favors, but she was still startled by the incident and called 911.
Maybe she won’t notice...
A 42/f says someone came into her yard in the 2300 block of E. Mesita and stole a bike. Another bike was left in place of the one that was stolen. Police went by to pick up the imposter bike.
A rough start…
An officer placed a newborn baby in police protective custody because he was born with illegal drugs in his system. There’s nothing in the report about what kind of drugs or whether the boy will suffer any long-term effects. After the child is discharged from the hospital, he’ll be taken to the Wichita Children’s Home.
A 64/m reports a former employee at a business in the 5800 block of W. Kellogg has been coming back to the business for about a year and eating food and leaving the remains behind. He says he isn’t a manager and that management doesn’t care that this is happening.
An officer reports a child running across the street in front of a marked patrol car. That child and two others were found left unattended at a nearby home (only one age is listed, a 1-year-old girl). Police contacted the parent, then took the children into protective custody.
It’s just water…
A 48/m reports talking with a juvenile in the 8600 block of E. Arthur. The youngster said he was spraying a water gun with his friends and water hit another person’s car. The driver of that car said he was going to beat the juvenile up the next time he saw him. The juvenile’s age is not listed.
Fell out of a car…
A 33/m reports seeing a three-year-old girl fall out of a car in the 600 block of S. Apache. Someone brought the child to the hospital for treatment of a broken arm and several abrasions. Three others and the driver were in the car at the time. Police found the driver, who was booked on Aggravated Child Endangerment and Hit and Run charges.
A 25/m reports someone making him drive around town and take cash from an ATM to give to him. He says the man put his hand in his right front pants pocket, which led him to believe he had a weapon.
A 60/m reports a neighbor letting his dog run loose in the 2900 block of S. Euclid. He says it’s so bad, the post office won’t deliver mail anymore. He says the dog has become very aggressive and he hasn’t been able to do anything about it. he says this has been going on for about a year.
A 57/m says he met someone on a dating site and started communicating with her through Facebook. She started for financial help and he sent her money three times. When she asked for more and her story started not adding up, he started looking into her information. He was advised by the dating site that it was a scam. When he confronted her about it through Skype, she made an implied threat. He was advised to report the incident to police.
A 48/m, who works maintenance at a park in the 1000 block of N. Battin, says someone stole two bronze fountain heads and broke another one. The fountain heads were works of art shaped like plants.
A 33/m says four people threw a rock through the window of his home in the 600 block of W. 11th N. When he went to see what was going on, they demanded that he give them his property, one of them pointed a revolver at him. He says they never came into the house. His children were in the home at the time and witnessed the incident. No one was hurt.
Robbed at gunpoint...
An 18/m reports that he and another person were robbed at gunpoint by two other people. He says they were contacted by the two robbers while they were driving near 17th and Wellington. he says the two got into the back of his car and demanded his property (cell phone and other property, apparently). They left and no one was hurt. Police tracked the phone to a nearby alley where it was recovered.
A 27/m says someone shoplifted from a store in the 3200 block of S. Seneca. When approached by security, a guard was punched in the face. The security guard wasn’t seriously hurt. The shoplifter was arrested on several charges.