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 44/m says someone swung a sword at him in the 1200 block of E. Alturas. He wasn’t hurt and he doesn’t want to press charges.
A 38/m who works for a restaurant in the 3500 block of N. Rock says a guy came in and ate breakfast, then left without paying. The employee chased the guy and held him until police showed up and arrested him.
Avoided the dog, but still hurt…
A 50/f says she fell and hit her head on the curb while trying to avoid a vicious dog in the 1700 block of W. 13th N. She says the dog was running around and she was concerned for her safety. The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment. Animal control was called to the scene, but there’s nothing in the report about what happened with the dog.
Hey, at least it runs...
A 20/m says he let his “friend” into his home in the 2400 block of N. Poplar for the night. When he woke up, his keys and his car were gone. He says his car has some major body damage to the passenger side, no passenger side exterior mirror, the front bumper is hanging down, the trunk is tied down and the driver’s side window is taped in place. He wants to press charges if the car or the thief are found.
A 35/m says he received a phone call from someone claiming he had won a lot of money through “Winners International” (The caller later referred to it as “Publishers Clearing House”). The caller told him all he had to do was pay $350 with a Green Dot Card through Walmart for the insurance and shipping. The caller told him he only had 30 minutes to make the transaction and was instructed to call the number once he bought the card. The man didn’t fall for it...he called police.
A 49/m says he landed at Wichita’s Mid Continent Airport and later realized that he was missing some things from his luggage. The report does not detail what was missing.
Threatening the teacher…
A 41/f who works security for a school in the 800 block of S. Osage (West High School) reports a student threatening to beat up and kill a teacher when confronted by the principal. The student admitted to threatening to beat up the teacher, but said nothing about killing. The teacher said not only did the student make the threat, he pointed a finger at him as though it was a gun. He says this all happened because the student was caught cheating on the final.
A 43/m says someone stole an A/C unit from a vacant residence in the 2900 block of N. Coolidge.
Law enforcement charity?
A 62/f says she received a call from someone claiming to be collecting money for law enforcement charities. When she asked some specific questions about the fund, the caller hung up. She didn’t give any money.
Definitely not a cop…
A 60/m says someone called his home saying he was a police lieutenant and said that he needed to send money through a Green Dot Card from Walmart. He realized that it was a scam and didn’t send any money. Instead...he called police.
That’s just wasteful…
A 64/m who lives in the 200 block of S. Parkwood says someone turned on his hose and pool heater. He has no idea who would do that.
Spraying the dogs…
A 23/m says his neighbor in the 600 block of W. 27th N. told him he saw someone spraying something into his dogs’ faces through the chain link fence. The neighbor thinks the spray was some form of insecticide. The owner of the dogs says this isn’t the first time the person in question has been known to be cruel to animals and he would like to press charges.
Two girls, 13 and 12, report someone stealing their property out of unlocked lockers in the 300 block of N. Market (Downtown Y). They wanted police to look over video to see if they could find who was to blame.
Shady ice cream man…
A 31/f says someone drove through her neighborhood in the 200 block of S. Green playing music and selling ice cream out of his car. The vehicle isn’t labeled as an ice cream truck and looks more like someone’s personal car. She contacted the guy and asked him to leave the area and he left without incident.