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)

Cleaned out…
8:16 am
A 39/m in the 13700 block of W. Autumn Ridge says he put some property in his garage to keep it safe while he was painting the inside of his house. He opened the garage door to remove his car (to make room for the other property). When he got done painting, he went out to move the stuff back into the house and it was gone. There was no damage to his car or the garage. He asked around to his neighbors...none of them saw anything.

Mail theft…
9:38 am
A 34/m in the 15800 block of E. Woodcreek says someone stole his mail, which included a box of checks and a credit card. Checks are now coming through that he didn’t write and two credit card charges were processed. He closed the two accounts and those companies are investigating. He says his money wasn’t refunded because he didn’t have a case number with the police department.

Church nabber…
9:54 am
A 56/f who works at a church in the 1400 block of S. Washington says someone took her purse from under her desk after pushing her to the ground. The guy went through her purse and found out there was no money in it, so he dropped it on the floor and left the church. The woman suffered minor scratches to her face and her glasses were broken during the fall. Police did find someone in the neighborhood, but the woman could not identify him as the assailant.

Now he’s in even more trouble…
3:30 pm
A man broke down a 6x8 section of privacy fence “with his body” as he was trying to elude officers because he didn’t want to go to jail. Police were able to catch him… the guy who owns the fence wants to press charges for destruction or property. The report does not state why he was initially being chased.

“Light Company” leads to heavy loss…
5:42 pm
A 61/m in the 600 block of N. New York says someone called him claiming to be from the “Light Company.” The caller said he needed to make some repairs to the man’s home and told him he needed to pre-pay. The caller asked the man to buy a prepaid “green dot” card, then call back with the card number and PIN. The caller complied. Then, a few minutes later, the caller called back and said the card didn’t go through and they canceled it. They told him he needed to do it again and repeat the process. This happened a total of four times. The report does not state the exact amount the man is out because of this scam.