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)
Caught in the act…
A 30/f says she was standing on her front porch in the 1200 block of W. 33rd N. and saw someone drive up to several mailboxes and remove mail from them. The person was last seen headed south on Riverdale.
A 58/m says someone stole things from his UHaul trailer in the 3800 block of W. Kellogg. The thief cut off his padlock and took his property. He submitted the cut padlock to police.
A 66/f says she hired someone to clean her apartment. The cleaning lady supposedly worked for a home health agency, but when she contacted the company, they couldn’t (or wouldn’t) say if she really worked for them. She paid the woman for her work, which was never completed. She also gave her money to purchase vacuum cleaner bags. The woman left with the money for the bags and never returned.
A 50/f reports two people hanging around outside of a business in the 6100 block of W. Kellogg. The two were approaching customers as they entered the store, and some customers refused to get out of their cars because they thought they were going to be robbed. She says she’s had to run folks like this off the property about once a day. She asked her employees not to go outside after dark in case they come back.
Out of gas…
A 26/m says he ran out of gas near Pawnee and Oliver and left his car so he could get some gas. When he returned with the gas, his car was gone. No idea who took it.
A 51/m says he left his Honda Accord in the church parking lot in the 2000 block of S. Hillside while he went to a summer camp. That car was apparently stolen. The assistant pastor says he noticed the car was missing on June 11, but assumed the man’s wife had picked up the car. The car is maroon with one red driver side front fender, the turn signals are duct taped on, the car has two gray doors, a sunroof, the passenger side front fender and hood are dented and the muffler bracket hangs down in the back. The car was not repossessed or impounded.
A 22/m says four people he didn’t know used their car to ram the back of his Jeep. They then followed him to the 4200 block of E. Whitney, where he was punched several times in the face. He says they followed him back to his home, where he was again punched several times.
Cop attacked by a drunk…
An officer says he was arresting a man who was drunk, defiant and aggressive in the 300 block of S. Greenwich. The officer says he asked the man if he knew what day it was - the man responded that he didn’t know or care. He then refused to answer any other questions. When he tried to get the man to an EMS vehicle, the man pulled away and punched the officer in the mouth - causing a minor injury. The man was booked on battery of a law enforcement officer charges.
A 21/f, who works for a store in the 3000 block of N. Rock, says she saw someone taking merchandise from the store without paying. When she and two other employees confronted him and tried to take the merchandise from the cart, he pushed all three of them out of the way with his shoulder and left the door. He was then taken into custody and booked on three charges of battery, shoplifting and obstructing law enforcement because he gave a false name.
A 33/m says he got into a physical fight late Friday at a home near 127th E. and Kellogg. He says he was about to leave when the person he was with came out with a shotgun and fired a shot into the ground. He then came up to him and hit him on the back of the head with the barrel of the gun, putting him in fear for his life. He says he’s known the man for several months and both suffer from TBI (traumatic brain injury). He didn’t want to press charges, or even to report the incident. He had some minor injuries.
Flower pot projectile…
A 68/m says someone took a flower put from his front yard on N. Sagebrush, then threw it at his car causing some damage.
A 41/m says he paid someone to play in a spring baseball league. The guy took money from at least nine other people, then never showed up to the games, changed his phone number and has not been seen or heard from since. He says he saw the guy’s pickup it a fast food restaurant where his girlfriend works. He’d like to press charges.
A 17/m says someone put a gun in his mouth and ordered him to empty his pockets. He refused. Four people then punched and kicked him to the ground and took his property from his pockets. He suffered a minor injury, but didn’t require any medical attention.
A 41/m says an employee at a business (believe this is a motel) told him he needed to leave after the toilet became stopped up. They refused to refund his money.
A 41/m says someone on the internet sold him a stolen cell phone which was unusable. He’s out an undisclosed amount of money.
A 26/m reports someone driving with flat tires and severe front end damage near 21st and Webb. The car came to a stop and police were able to make contact with the driver, who failed the field sobriety test. The driver was taken to the hospital and was making suicidal statements. No one was hurt.
A 54/f says someone put paint the driveway of a neighbor’s apartment in the 1500 block of E. Amsden. That paint flowed down past their driveway into the gutter. She says she drove through the paint, which is now all over her car and her driveway.
A 39/m says a woman came to a store in the 1200 block of S. Tyler. She paid for gas, then pumped gas, then said that she couldn’t get anything to flow from the pump. The worker verified the pump was indeed flowing just fine. She asked for her money back, but he refused. She then said she was going to take property that was the same value as the gas she’d pumped. She grabbed some property and took off.
A 46/f says she received a phone call from a woman claiming to be her daughter. The caller said she’d been sexually assaulted in the park and needed her to come and pick her up. She said she didn’t want anyone to come with her because she was there with an old man. The woman left her home to look for her “daughter”, but never did find her. She came home and called her daughter - her daughter said she was not sexually assaulted and was not in any danger.
Attempted copper theft…
A 44/m says someone tried to cut the phone cable line in the 9800 block of W. Maple in an attempt to steal copper from the light pole. The thief didn’t get any copper wire, but left behind tools used to try to drag away the phone line.
Two people report that a woman lifted her dress and exposed her nude body to them and several other adults and children. This was apparently part of an ongoing disturbance throughout the day. The location of the incident is not listed due to the nature of the situation. The woman was arrested.