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)
Trying to stop a fight…
A 19/f says she was at a party with two other people, when those two people got into a fight. She tried to break up the fight, but was punched around 20 times in the head, breaking her jaw and causing other injuries. She was taken to the hospital for treatment. She says she doesn’t want to press charges because she’s afraid.
A 51/m says someone got into his locked locker in the 2800 block of N. Hillside. The thief took his property, with a listed value of more than $1,000. He thinks the thief used a soda can top to get into the locker (not sure how, that’s just what the report says).
A 62/f says someone put a water hose up to her backyard, flooding her yard, the side of her house and into her neighbor’s house causing some damage. She says she thinks she knows who did it and she’s had problems with this person in the past.
A 52/m called police after finding a small animal bone in the 3700 block of N. Tyler. A lab was sent out to confirm it was, indeed, an animal bone. That bone was submitted to police.
Made her blood boil…
A 33/m, who works for a plasma donation business in the 1500 block of E. Central, says a customer became irate after being told she could not donate that day. After she left, called repeatedly and started threatening the business. At one point, she said she was going to grab her friends and shoot up the place.
That little voice…
A 76/f says she received a phone call from someone claiming to be her grandson. The person says he was injured in Mexico and needed her to send GreenDot cards to cover his medical bills. She went and bought the cards, but was hesitant to give out the numbers. At that point, the caller became upset and started swearing at her. She asked some personal questions, but the caller could not answer them correctly. She knew it was an attempt to scam her, so she didn’t give out the numbers, and she called police.
And a hero steps in...
A 28/f reports someone stole her kid’s bike from the 200 block of N. Acadia. When she tried to get it back, the thief started fighting her. She suffered a red mark on the left side of her neck, but wasn’t seriously hurt. The bike was recovered. According to the report, another woman (listed as unknown) jumped into the fight and beat up the thief. The thief was taken to the hospital for treatment.