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)
A 30/m says someone threw a brick at his vehicle, which was parked at his home in the 5300 block of S. Minnesota. He has no idea who did it. The window didn’t break, but the brick did significant damage to the hatch.
A 71/f says someone vandalized her trees. Two of them were pulled up from their roots and the rest were adorned with toilet paper. This happened in the 12100 block of W. Meribeau. She doesn’t know who did it.
See something, Say something…
A 62/f in the 12000 block of W. Rolling Hills says he noticed two people in a car watching houses in her neighborhood as she left for work. She came back another way and the car was still there. She says they left after they noticed her. She is worried because everyone in the area works and it would be the perfect opportunity for a burglar. She says the car doesn’t belong in the neighborhood.
A 67/m who lives near E. Scott and Kansas reports calling the non-emergency fireworks phone number (290-1011), but it wasn’t in operation yet. He reported to police that between 10 and 11 the night before, he heard what he thought were mortar* rounds being fired off nearby. He says they went off within fifteen minutes of each other. He wanted police on the south side to be on the lookout. (*the police report uses the term “motors”, but I believe they meant “mortars”)
Not in my neighborhood…
A 29/f says two people got into her car in the 2500 block of S. Greenwood and took her car stereo. A neighbor saw one of them standing on the corner while the other was in the car. She scared them off, and they left the stereo behind. She says there is damage to the dash, but it was already damaged before the attempted theft.
Bike and trailer…
A 27/f reports someone stealing her bicycle and a kids’ trailer which was attached to the back. It was next to the side of her home in the 4200 block of W. Pine when it was taken.
A 55/m reports that a former employee of Flint Hills International had company money ($506,650) wired to himself for personal use. The money was paid to a vendor for a product, but the man then contacted the vendor and had them transfer the money to his personal bank account. Once confronted about it, he said he would pay the money back.
A 59/f says a man came into the business where she works in the 9300 block of W. Central and claimed to have a large coin collection which he inherited from a relative. He needed gas money to go and get the collection. The business gave him money for gas, but never brought the coins in and has not responded since a phone call on Monday. The business says he’s been there asking for help before.
A 55/m says his dog is missing from his yard in the 800 block of N. Harding. The dog is microchipped, but he didn’t have a collar on because he was just given a bath. He answers to the name “Shaggy”.
What’s the opposite of stealing?
A 49/m says things are showing up in his home in the 1200 block of N. St. Francis and the family has no idea where they are coming from. He changed the locks just in case. He wanted to document the situation with police, again, just in case. The report does not say what kind of stuff is just showing up at the home.
A 37/m says someone fired multiple shots at his car near Pawnee and Bonn. He and another person were in the car at the time. They weren’t hurt.
Dog food theft…
A 60/m says someone stole dog food from his dog’s dish in his backyard when he stepped away for a few minutes. This happened in the 1200 block of N. Wabash.
A 24/f reports someone chasing after people and cars while wielding a knife in the 1600 block of S. Broadway. Police found the person and made the arrest.
A 50/f called police after receiving a computer from someone. She thinks the computer has child pornography on it. She submitted the computer to police.
A 27/f says two people came into the business where she works in the 200 block of W. 47th S. One of them had a handgun and pointed it at five people inside the business. The other guy took money from the registers and property belonging to at least one of the other people in the business. No one was hurt.
A 49/m called police after seeing a man fondling himself while children were present at the family pool at the Downtown Y. Police found the guy and arrested him for lewd/lascivious conduct - and failing to register as a sex offender.