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)

Nasty texts…
7:07 am
A 27/f reports someone disturbing her peace by sending her profane sexual text messages. She says she doesn’t know who is sending them and she doesn’t recognize the number they’re coming from.

They didn’t just walk away…
7:46 am
A 42/m says he sold someone a TV. When he went to deliver the TV, the woman he sold it to asked him if he had any clothing she could have for her new boyfriend. He said “no” and went back to his car. At that point, he noticed some of his shoes were missing (the report does not state how many pairs of shoes). He doesn’t want to press charges, he just wants his shoes back.

Equipment theft…
8:00 am
A 65/m, who works for a business in the 600 block of S. Washington, says someone cut through fence locks to the outside storage area, then stole a tractor with loader attachment, a riding lawn mower and a black 2-axle trailer. A beer can was left at the scene, but other than that, there was no evidence.

Better safe than sorry…
10:48 am
A 53/f says she saw someone in a car in the 2600 block of E. Glen Oaks looking at homes. She asked him what he was doing there. He said he was waiting for his wife. She didn’t think he was telling the truth, and was especially concerned because a neighbor’s home was recently burglarized by someone who kicked in a door.

On the clock…
11:44 am
A 27/m, who works for a store in the 3100 block of E. Douglas, says someone came into the store, took merchandise out of boxes - then concealed it in his loose-fitting clothes and walked out of the store with no attempt to pay. The same guy went to another store on Pawnee and did the same thing. He has the guy’s vehicle on surveillance video. It’s a Ford Econoline Van with company logos on it.

Beer bottle vandal…
12:20 pm
A 53/f says someone is vandalizing property in the 2600 block of W. 9th by throwing and breaking beer bottles into the landscaping and mulch. She doesn’t know who is doing it, but she has had problems with someone who lives in a nearby apartment complex.

We’ve seen a few of these scams lately…
1:59 pm
A 19/f says someone scammed her out of money online. She says the woman claimed to have a disabled child and needed child care in our area. She was sent a check with instructions to cash it and buy a Money Pack Card. She was to send the card information to the person online (which she did). She later found out the check was fraudulent and is now liable for the money. She wants to press charges and presented documents of all of the transactions.

A sticky situation...
5:37 pm
A 44/f who works for a business in the 1200 block of W. Douglas reports someone trying to steal a roll of tape. She saw the guy put the roll in his pants. She approached him and asked him to return the tape. He did without incident and left.

Not-so-sweet ride…
7:44 pm
A 57/f says she saw someone vandalizing her car by putting chocolate candy bars in her gas tank. It happened in the 3600 block of N. Rushwood. She says she went to get gas and opened her gas cap and saw chocolate all over. She went back home to clean up the mess. The report does not state whether the vehicle was damaged.

Taps…
9:49 pm
A 17/m reports being in the restroom of a business in the 3400 block of S. Hydraulic when he heard “taps”. He then found a broken window and three people running from the scene. Police were not able to find the three people.

Possible Ibuprofen overdose…
11:02 pm
A police officer was called to the hospital after a nurse reported someone bringing in two children (one of them a three-year-old boy) who had possibly overdosed on Ibuprofen. The report says the person who brought them to the ER (the relationship is not listed) was not very “attentive”. Staff at the hospital stated there were 219 pills unaccounted for. Officers checked the home and found everything was in order. The kids were kept for observation. The hospital did not know if they’d taken any of the pills.

Turn it down…
11:05 pm
A 39/m reports his neighbor playing video games too loud in the 700 block of N. Ridge. Police were not able to find the neighbor.