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)
Beaten with a chair leg…
Police arrested a man who attacked a 54/m with a broken chair leg, causing severe lacerations and knocking him unconscious. That man was taken to the hospital for treatment. The assailant was taken to jail on Aggravated Battery charges.
Don’t hit the cat…
A 39/f says her sons were riding bikes in front of her home before school when a neighbor came out and told the boys not to run over her cat. The mother went out to make sure everything was okay. The neighbor told her that the boys were trying to run over her cat. The mother said she was watching the boys and that was not the case. She says the neighbor then started using profanity and she and her boys went inside once they realized she could no longer speak with the neighbor.
Need another spare…
A 39/f says someone stole the spare tire off the back of her Jeep Liberty while it was parked at an apartment complex in the 8400 block of E. Harry.
A student was arrested for battering an employee at a school in the 700 block of W. 33rd S. (South High). 42/m employee says the student pushed his right hand away and verbally threatened him with bodily harm. An expulsion hearing will be conducted. The employee was not hurt.
A 50/m reports someone spray painting gang graffiti in black along the side of his business in the 300 block of S. Washington. He says this is at least the fourth time this has happened this year.
Gift card scam…
A 37/f says someone was selling gift cards for a local high school. She called the school and found out that the school is not selling that type of gift card as a fundraiser right now. The report does not state whether she bought one of the gift cards.
A 29/m who works for a business in the 600 block of N. West says a customer came into the store and asked to purchase a desk. The customer was “kind of upset” over the price of the desk, which had just been donated to the store because it has a small ding in the side panel. After the customer left, the employee noticed the desk had a large key scratch across the top. The next day, the store received a phone call asking if the price had been reduced. The same customer came back, paid for the desk with a check and left with the desk. He told the clerk that the address on his check was an old address and that he’d just moved to town from OKC. The check was refused by the bank, and they found out the check was a forgery.
An 81/m says he received five harassing phone calls from the same person. He says the caller, who had a foreign accent, started using profane language as soon as he said “hello”, so he hung up on him. He called back a second time and the man started cussing and said his granddaughter’s name and Wichita. He called three more times and did the same thing (and the man kept hanging up on him). He is concerned because the man had his granddaughter’s name.
Pocketing cash from the till…
A 43/f reports an employee at a business in the 11400 block of E. Kellogg taking cash from the registers and putting it in his pocket. She wishes to press charges. This same report is repeated three times, which would indicate either the same employee was involved in three incidents or three employees were caught doing the same thing.
A 32/m says someone put nails into two of his tires at his home in the 2600 block of N. Payne. He thinks it was some neighborhood kids. He says he’s had several problems with those youngsters vandalizing his car.
Tearing through the park…
Someone reports a gray Ford Ranger drove through Riverside Park at a high rate of speed, tearing up grass and driving through the playground and park areas. There were three people in the vehicle. The vehicle had already left the area by the time it was called in.
A 58/f says she was slowing down for a red light on S. Tyler when she was rear-ended by another driver. The other driver approached her and said there wasn’t any damage and there was no need to call police. She still tried to call police, but the other driver grabbed her phone from her hand and pushed her back when she tried to get it from him. The woman didn’t want to press charges against the man for grabbing her phone or pushing her, but he was arrested for DUI. The report states he was arrested for “DUI after 2nd Offense”. An hour and a half later, the man’s blood alcohol level was .246, three times the legal limit.
Cruise control & Burn cream...
A 23/m says he was headed east on Maple with his cruise control on. He was attempting to apply burn cream to his belly when he drove over the south curb and struck a tree. It does not appear that the man was hurt.