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)
Friday - 10:30 am
A 28/m says his neighbor was peeking through his bedroom while he and his girlfriend were getting dressed after taking showers. He didn’t have any evidence or eyewitnesses. No word on arrests. (Due to the nature of the case, the address is not listed)
Stealing a car...the hard way...
Friday - 12:13 pm
A 70/m says he saw and videotaped three juveniles walking around his home in the 1800 block of S. Chautauqua. He says they pushed his car out of his driveway into the street. He was able to get the car back. The youngsters were found hiding, running from officers. One of them was arrested at the scene and booked for auto theft. The other two were also expected to be arrested.
Friday - 2:12 pm
A man reports someone forcing their way into his home in the 1200 block of S. Longfellow by breaking the rear sliding door glass. The intruder(s) then made off with some of his property.
Friday - 4:00 pm
Someone called police after seeing four children left unattended in a car. The doors were locked and the vehicle was not running. The temperature at the time of the report was 24. The person who was supposed to be watching them met with an officer at the scene and all four children were left in that person’s care. (The report does not state the relationship between the person and the children)
“We’re done here…”
Friday - 4:00 pm
A 75/m says he received a phone call from someone claiming he had not paid his electric bill and the company was going to suspend his account. The man told the caller “The bill is paid...and we’re done here.” He then hung up and called police.
Friday - 4:49 pm
A representative for a company in the 3400 block of W. 29th S. says an employee was moving funds in accounts, offering unapproved discounts and taking property she was not authorized to take. She says this has been going on for quite some time.
Friday - 5:45 pm
A 14/m says someone tried to steal his bicycle in the 700 block of W. 33rd N. He was able to stop the thief. He says the he doesn’t know the person who tried to take the bike.
Here’s where I live...
Friday - 9:08 pm
A 20/m reports someone coming into a store in the 7100 block of W. 37th N. to confront a woman to get her to fight. She says the assailant was cussing and acting disorderly in front of customers. The report does not state whether the woman she confronted was another customer or an employee. The woman who came into the store left her home address and instructions for the other woman to come over so she could beat her up. The woman who was accosted said she felt threatened, but didn’t want to press charges.
Saturday - 3:15 am
A 32/m says his neighbor came home drunk and threw a beer bottle through his window in the 6700 block of E. Cottonwood. Police were not able to find the woman at her home.
Running car stolen…
Saturday - 9:19 am
A 36/f says she left her car running to warm up in the 1000 block of S. Dalton. Someone took the car, which was later found in the 9000 block of E. Lincoln. The vehicle was returned to her undamaged. Police have not found the person who took the car.
Attempted A/C theft?
Saturday - 9:41 am
A 55/m says someone drove through the back lot of a business in the 10700 block of E. Harry, possibly crushing some sprinkler heads. He says the vehicle tracks lead to the A/C units, but there doesn’t appear to be any damage to them.
A 72/f says she got a call from a man claiming that she won some money. She was instructed to send money so the package could be sent. She refused to send money because she thought it was a scam. She says the caller then started calling her “terrible names” and threatening to hurt her. The money was supposed to be sent to the West Indies, Jamaica.
Self checkout theft…
A 71/f says someone grabbed stuff out of her purse while she was at the self checkout lane at a business in the 3700 block of N. Woodlawn. No weapon, force or injuries reported. It was witnessed by one other person, but the thief was not found.
Jury Duty scam…
There were two cases of women receiving calls from someone claiming they were going to be arrested for missing jury duty. They were told to get two Green Dot cards to pay a fine or risk being arrested. Neither woman gave the caller any money. One of them called police because she was concerned that she never received a jury summons. Both cases were reported Saturday afternoon.
Saturday - 7:09 pm
A 34/f who works at a restaurant in the 3200 block of N. Toben says a man didn’t want to pay his bill after eating and drinking. The man became agitated when he was told he couldn’t use a certain coupon. He then backhanded her on the right side of her face (she was not seriously hurt). The man left with five other people without paying his bill. The woman got his tag number. The incident was witnessed by at least two other people.
Saturday - 10:04 pm
A 52/f says someone put cheeseburgers on the windshield of her car in the 800 block of S. Rutan. They were placed in the vents near the windshield wipers and in the handles of the car doors. She says someone also splattered vomit on the driver’s side window of her car. She has no idea who did it.
Sunday - 8:50 am
A 46/m says he observed someone urinating on the floor outside of a laundromat in the 1900 block of W. MacArthur. The person was arrested for public urination.