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)

Change box stolen…
3:04 am
A 29/f who works for a business in the 4100 block of W. Central says someone fired a shot into the door of a business to get inside, then unlocked a coded safe, removed a change box with cash and left. Police found a 9mm casing, jacket and fragments at the scene. The woman believes she knows who is responsible.

While they were sleeping…
8:49 am
a 69/m says someone came into his home in the 9000 block of E. Skinner while he and three others were sleeping. The intruder came in through a sliding rear door and took some property and left.

Purse stolen…
8:52 am
A 46/f says someone got into her unlocked car and stole her purse in the 4200 block of N. Meridian. She says she was the guy in the area as she was going into a business. When she came out - the guy and the purse were gone.

Scrap metal…
9:02 am
A 64/m reports two unknown men stealing scrap metal from his backyard in the 1100 block of S. Edwards. The incident was witnessed by his neighbor who saw the guys pull up in a white pickup.

Not an Employee of the Month candidate…
10:36 am
A 32/m reports an employee of her business in the 10800 block of E. 21st N. was letting two customers take several items without paying for them. The employee admitted helping two friends as they went through the checkout lane. The employee will likely be arrested.

Unlocked locker…
12:49 pm
A 35/f says she put her purse in an unlocked locker in the 500 block of N. Hillside. When she returned, her wallet was gone from the purse.

Temporary, indeed…
1:05 pm
A 33/f says her 60-day temporary tag was destroyed in a car wash in the 300 block of S. Greenwich.

Grillz…
2:51 pm
A 58/m says two unknown guys came into his backyard in the 7800 block of W. Westlawn and tried to move two grills which were chained together near a patio door. He says the noise caused his nephew to check the door. The nephew saw the two guys hop the fence and take off. They didn’t take anything, but they’re worried they were either going to steal the grills or use one of them to shatter the back patio door to get into the house.

Alarming…
4:01 pm
A 15/f in the 2600 block of N. Shefford says she got home and noticed a man sitting in the park in her neighborhood. When she pulled up and got out of her car, he approached her about home security. He asked her a bunch of questions, but got a little upset when she didn’t provide the answers he wanted. She asked him for a brochure and a business card - he didn’t have either to give her. He then left without incident southbound on her street. She says she felt very uncomfortable and wanted to make a report because he was watching houses in her neighborhood.

There were several other incidents where residents were concerned about door-to-door security system salesmen. We featured the one above because it involved a teenager.

Maybe fill out the application instead…
4:41 pm
A 54/f who works for a business in the 100 block of E. Murdock says two women came into the business and asked for an application. They went to a restroom down a hallway. When they left, property belonging to three people was missing. The application was found in the trash can of the restroom. The report does not state exactly what was taken.

Getting changed...
8:12 pm
A 52/m reports finding used men’s clothing in a changing room at a business in the 8200 block of E. Kellogg. The underwear and pants pocket had red stains on them. No reports of injuries. The clothing was submitted as found property.