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)
A 4-year-old boy was found walking in the street for about five minutes when the boy’s mother came home. She said she was only gone a few minutes and thought the boy would be okay. The case is listed as a “child endangerment”, but it does not state whether the woman was arrested.
From the drawer…
A 34/m reports someone stealing from a register belonging to his business in the 1600 block of S. Webb. Someone else was working at the time and the drawer was open. The surveillance video does not show any form of force used to grab the cash. Police were not able to reach the employee.
A 43/f says someone opened a 6-foot gate at the back of her yard. The person moved around some patio furniture. Her dog let her know what was going on, but she didn’t see anyone or notice anything was missing.
More alarm concerns…
A 55/f says she was awakened by a guy trying to sell her an alarm system. She didn’t let the guy into her home and told him that she is happy with her present company - and that she’s trying to get some sleep before going to work. Later, she heard a big thump in her backyard. When she looked outside, she saw her grill was tipped over (she says it’s a pretty heavy grill). Once daylight rolled around, she went outside and noticed a service box on her house was open and there were wires cut. Her TV service works and she doesn’t have a landline phone - she thinks it may be her alarm company’s box. She was going to call them to make sure everything was working.
A 55/f reports employees for a business in the 1100 block of S. Ida are revving car engines and playing music so loud that it rattles her windows. She wanted to remain anonymous and she says she’s afraid of the people who work there because she’s been called “all kinds of names” by them and she just wants the problems to stop. She says the employees also allow their pit bulls to run loose.
Battered at school…
A 45/m (who is a law enforcement officer) reports being battered by a student while at high school in the 700 block of W. 33rd S. (South High). He says the student resisted arrest and had to be taken to the ground by three people. The officer received a minor injury to his knee and upper back during the incident and didn’t need medical attention. The student was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, then booked into juvie.
Tried to lock it up…
A 54/f says she put her purse into the trunk of her car while she went in to do an interview in the 200 block of E. William. She had to come back to get her driver’s license and social security card and the purse was still there. When she came back out after the interview, her purse was gone. She says men working in the area said there was a guy acting suspiciously around her car. She says the trunk doesn’t always latch right. Her car was not damaged.
Trash can full of clothes…
A 21/f, who works for a business in the 3000 block of N. Rock Road, says someone filled a trash can with children’s clothing and tried to leave. When the shoplifter realized she was being watched, she left the cart and took off. She got into a tan SUV (Possibly a Lincoln Navigator) and almost hit two cars as she sped out of the parking lot. She didn’t get away with any merchandise.
Here, try this one instead…
A 41/m reports a customer at a business in the 1700 block of E. Pawnee tried to pay for his meal with a counterfeit bill. He then took the bill back and paid with real money.
Not a community dumpster…
A 33/f, who works for a church in the 200 block of S. St. Clair says she found some of the church’s dumpsters full of trash.. It wasn’t their trash, it belongs to two other people.
A 27/f reports that a neighbor in the 2300 block of S. Erie came out of his home with a recurve bow and fired an arrow at a tree. She says her children were down range of the arrow when it was fired. The guy says no children were around when he fired the arrow. The bow and arrows were submitted to police.
A 63/m says someone threw a rock or chunk of concrete through a window and then stole stuff from his house in the 1700 block of N. Volutsia.
A 33/f says someone set her car seat on fire in the 2300 block of S. Pattie. No one was hurt. Note: The report does not state whether this was one of the seats in her car, or a car seat - like, for a child.
Don’t touch a man’s motorcycle…
A 33/m says a guy pushed over three motorcycles belonging to him and two others in the 2000 block of S. Seneca. All three bikes were damaged. The incident prompted a physical confrontation. Then a friend of the guy pulled his car out of the parking stall and tried to hit the three motorcycle owners. He ended up running into one of the motorcycles and stopped. No one was hurt.
Not very Christian...
A 30/f reports meeting a man on a Christian dating site and telling him she was not interested in pursuing any connection with him. The guy kept texting her twice a week. She didn’t respond. Then, she asked him to stop harassing her, but he didn’t. He then threatened her saying “Come to terms with the fact that you’re going to be in for a huge surprise for lying to me. BEWARE.” He also mentioned that he was being possessed and that she is “un-Christian.”
An 81/m says someone cut the lock off of his locker at a gym in the 6900 block of W. Newell. They then took his property. The gym is looking over surveillance video.