WICHITA, Kan. -

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)

Hey, get out!
Friday - 8:33 am
A 60/f in the 1100 block of N. Jefferson says someone came into her house through an unlocked door and stole some of her property. She saw the man in the home and told him to get out. Police were not able to find him. No word on what he stole.

This is not what I bought…
Friday - 9:38 am
A 24/m in the 2900 block of S. Custer says he received a box in the mail containing a piece of aluminum, pieces of rocks or concrete and white packing material...instead of what he ordered and paid for. It does not state who he ordered from in the report.

Fire(d) & Ice(pick)…
Friday - 9:44 am
An employee at a rest home in the 1300 block of N. West Street says she fired an employee on Thursday, but the employee returned and pounded on the door to try to get inside. This morning, the 66/f discovered one of her tires was stabbed multiple times, possibly with an ice pick. She says the tire is less than a month old and she’s willing to press charges.

Hitchhiker issues…
Friday - 10:36 am
A 66/m says he gave a ride to someone who told him he ran out of gas and needed to go to a friend’s house to get money. The passenger told him he’d give him $5 for a ride. While on the ride (which started at 21st and Zoo), the rider asked the man if he’d buy a gift card off of him. The driver said he didn’t have that kind of money (the amount is not listed in the report). He says the rider started snooping around inside the car...then...a short time later...tried to sell the driver some prescription pills. He told the driver he gets 300 pills every two weeks and only takes around three of them...then sells the rest. At that point, the driver dropped him off in the 2000 block of N. Tyler. The report came in as a suspicious character.

Menacing caller…
Friday - 12:41 pm
A 42/f in the 3600 block of E. Lavon says she’s received around ten phone calls from someone who states that he is a police officer...then threatens to come over and kill her and her dogs. The number that the calls is coming from has since been blocked, but she kept voicemails for officers to listen to. She says the caller hasn’t given any reason why he would want to hurt her or her animals. She wants to press charges if they can figure out who is calling.

Barking dogs…
Friday - 1:31 pm
A 53/m in the 1700 block of S. Justin says neighbor’s dogs bark constantly throughout the night...this has been going on for eight months to a year.

NOODLES!
Saturday - 1:24 am
A 26/m in the 2000 block of N. Shefford says he got into an argument with his roommate late Friday night when she grabbed a pan with noodles in it...that action caused the hot noodles to fly out on both of them. Neither was seriously hurt.

You got the wrong guy…
Saturday - 9:19 am
A 40/m says he went shopping in the 7500 block of W. Maple when he got a phone call from someone he didn’t know. The caller accused him of hitting his car in the parking lot. The caller says the man’s number was left on the windshield of his supposedly damaged car. The caller demanded the man’s insurance information. The man says he had no damage to his vehicle whatsoever and knows he didn’t hit anyone’s car in the parking lot. He ended up hanging up on the caller.

Hoist by his own petard…
Saturday - 3:09 pm
A business in the 3600 block of N. Maize Road says someone came into the store and took property past all points of sale without paying for it (which is police sheet talk for “shoplifting”) The shoplifter then tried to escape from an employee and a witness (presumably a customer) after being asked to come back into the store. The shoplifter then punched the employee twice with a closed fist during a scuffle. Police got there and took the guy into custody...he went to the hospital before jail, though - because his wrist was cut on a knife he had concealed in his pocket. The employee was not hurt.