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 48/f who lives in the 200 block of S. Osage says a man saying he was from a security company came to her door. She says he told her he was going to nice houses in the area asking if they needed security systems. She told him she wasn’t interested and he left without incident. He was walking door to door and didn’t seem to have a vehicle. She was concerned because she saw a news story on this sort of behavior.
Several similar cases were reported in other parts of town. In one case, in the 2600 block of W. Timbercreek, the homeowner says the guy came into his garage with a shirt, hat and iPad with a company logo on them. He says the guy would not take “NO” for an answer. He called the company and found that the man was actually a “former” employee.
A 67/m says he wanted to turn over his gun to police to have it destroyed because the safety was broken. The gun was turned in to property and evidence.
A 69/m reports someone cutting a hole in his fence in the 800 block of E. 37th N. and stealing a deer camera from outside of a business.
A 28/f reports her neighbor’s children were in her yard damaging her property. She went to talk with their parent, but the parent refused to address the problem. She says the parent removed the kids, but couldn’t stop them from damaging her flowers.
Don’t joke about that…
A 22/m who works for a bank in the 10200 block of W. 21st N. reports a customer approached the counter and told him that he was going to need all of the money because this was a stickup. He looked at the customer who then said “No, I just need to cash these two checks.” The employee says the customer never said he was joking, just matter-of-factly presented his checks to cash. The incident was documented, just in case.
A 15/m reports posting a pair of tennis shoes online to sell. Someone responded and agreed to meet him in the 500 block of N. Battin. When the guy showed up, he grabbed the shoes and sprinted off without paying for them. The teen says his friends know the guy who snatched his shoes and he’s apparently done this before.
A 33/f says she received a call from her mother, stepfather and a friend who all asked her why she kicked someone’s dog. The woman says she has no idea what they’re talking about. Apparently, someone called the three people and told them they needed money for dog surgery. The woman has no idea who did it. She’s considering changing her number.
A 39/m who works for a business in the 1200 block of E. Pawnee reports someone coming into the store with a handgun. He pointed the handgun at the employee and demanded money. The employee refused and the man fired two rounds into the business before leaving. A second person was on the scene when the incident happened. No one was hurt, but there was damage to the business.