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)
Keys in the car…
A 43/f says she found her car being stolen by someone in the 2800 block of S. Richmond. She says she has an extra set of keys in the console, but the vehicle was locked at the time.
A 44/f says someone threw a rock through the screen and window of a bedroom in her house in the 1100 block of S. Christine. She says she’s had some problems with two people, who’ve been making threats to her house and person. She says another guy, her ex, may also be involved.
Who let the dog out…
A 33/f says someone stole her female pitbull from a 6-foot tall wood-fenced back yard in the 3100 block of S. Oliver. She isn’t sure who did it, but they damaged her fence in the process.
A 53/f says she left her purse in a car as she took her granddaughter into her day care in the 3200 block of E. Grand. Someone smashed through her passenger window and stole the purse.
A 63/f, who is the manager of a business in the 4700 block of S. Seneca, says she saw a man in his twenties come into the store, take an armload of clothing, and leave without paying. She says the guy threw the clothes into the bed of a pickup and sped out of the parking lot. An eyewitness saw the incident and took down his license plate number. Another witness in the store saw the guy with the clothes draped over his arm attempting to “try the clothes on in the men’s restroom.” When he couldn’t use the restroom to try on the clothes, he zig-zagged through the aisles and ran from the store.
A 51/f called police to say she was contacted by someone who was approached by someone back in October. That person said she was selling magazines to help raise money for her son’s school which was damaged by a fire. He gave her cash and was told the magazines would not be delivered until early 2014. Those magazines never showed up, so he contacted the school to ask when the magazines would start coming. She advised him that they had not sold magazines. The man says the woman selling the magazines was from his church and he believes other people may have given her money.
A 38/f called police to say an unknown individual entered her home in the 10400 block of W. University while she was asleep. That person then hit her in the face until she blacked out. The woman was taken to the hospital the day after the incident. Police say there was no evidence.
Diaper bag theft…
A 21/f says someone stole something from the pocket of a diaper bag while she was shopping in the 7700 block of E. Kellogg. The report does not state what was taken.
The customer is always right…
A 24/m says a man called him at his workplace in the 3000 block of N. Rock and threatening to come back to the store and “get in his face and beat him” because his daughter was in the store waiting in line to be helped. The caller was upset because, he said, his daughter’s purchasing needs were not being met as fast as he thought they should be. He is concerned for his safety because of the caller’s irrational demands.
A 65/f says she was walking her dogs in the park in the 1000 block of N. Maize. When she returned to her car, she saw the front passenger window broken out and the back passenger window with two holes/chips in it. She thought it was shot by a bb/pellet gun. She says she only saw three other people at the park while she was there and none of them made her feel uneasy or suspicious. She says nothing was missing from the car.
Thought he was slick…
A 31/m reports seeing a car that appeared to be staging to steal recyclable vegetable oil from a business in the 2300 block of N. Main.
Dog vs. Chickens…
A 46/m who lives in the 3400 block of E. Kincaid called police to report that his dog had killed his neighbor’s two chickens. He was reporting it for documentation purposes only.
A 26/f reports someone trying to pass counterfeit bills at a business in the 500 block of E. Pawnee. Police found the person and made an arrest. Police also found “additional documents” (presume this means more fake bills, but the report does not say specifically.)
Annoying neighbor dogs…
An 83/f called police to report her neighbor’s three large dogs are constantly barking and disturbing her peace. She lives in the 3000 block of W. 2nd N.
Drugs in the house…
An officer took a 2/f in to police protective custody because of unhealthy living conditions. The officer reports the girl’s father was in possession of drug paraphernalia which was accessible to her. She was not hurt.
A 32/m reported unlawful inhalation by a woman who was spraying bug spray into her mouth in the 2200 block of N. Maize. The woman was checked out, but refused treatment. She was then arrested.
There’s something you don’t see every day (hopefully)…
A 29/f says her neighbor came out of his porch naked. When she yelled at him to go back inside, he flipped her off and swayed his hips...then went back inside. The guy’s roommate says he’s been acting strangely lately.
A 37/f says she took her car in for work in the 3200 block of W. 13th N. After picking it up, she noticed her prescription bottle (which was in the console) was open and empty. The lid was in the back seat. She doesn’t know who took the pills.
-- Sunday --
A 30/f says someone left a pile of pet food on the deck at the rear of her home in the 12000 block of W. Jewell. She doesn’t know who did it, but she’s worried that it may be tampered.
Whiskey bottle to the head…
A 45/m says he witnessed someone break a whiskey bottle over another person’s head, then stab him in the buttocks with an unknown object. The guy was taken to the hospital for treatment. The assailant and another person were taken to jail on unrelated warrants.