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)

Retaliation?
7:44 am
A 40/m says he woke up at his home in the 600 block of N. Terrace and found the front driver’s windows on his vehicles were broken. He says he was recently on the news advocating legalization of marijuana. He feels the vandalism was done in retaliation.

Business Burglarized…
8:45 am
A 49/m reports a business in the 1800 block of W. Douglas was burglarized. The intruder got in by forcing open a side door, then removed plywood covering an opening on the west side of the building. The thieves got away with equipment from the business.

Rocks, Rocks and More Rocks…
These were reported early Monday morning:
800 E. Indianapolis: Rock through a window on the south side of the business. No word on whether anything was taken.
100 E. Douglas: Someone had their car’s passenger window broken out with a rock. Nothing was taken from the car.
800 E. Indianapolis (different report from above): Rock thrown through a double-paned window of a business. No one tried to get into the business.

Not sure if this one is connected to the above...
A 25/m says someone peaked through the window of hs home in the 1200 block of S. Minneapolis, then threw a rock through the back sliding doors. The vandal then ran onto the bike path that runs behind the house and tried to steal a scooter. He later dropped it on the trail.

Coupon concerns…
11:15 am
A 44/f, who works for a business in the 6100 block of W. Kellogg, says someone fraudulently purchased items with coupons, but didn’t turn the coupons over to the store causing the store to lose money. That person was arrested for interfering with law enforcement, obstruction and resisting arrest, among other things.

Purse stolen…
12:45 pm
A 73/f says someone grabbed her purse from a shopping cart in the 11400 block of E. Kellogg. A witness reports seeing someone running with a purse in that area, but the thief has not been captured.

Copper stolen…
1:39 pm
A 51/f reported the theft of copper guttering and downspouts, along with an exterior light fixture, belonging to a facility in the 400 block of N. St. Francis. There was also damage to an exterior motion light high up on the building. The thief left behind a shovel at the scene.

Escalator ouchie…
2:25 pm
A woman says her 4-year-old son got stuck on an escalator in the 7700 block of E. Kellogg. The boy suffered a visible injury to his right eye and was taken to the hospital, just in case. The case is listed as a “Public Accident.”

Better safe than sorry…
4:13 pm
A 32/m reports firing an employee from a business in the 3000 block of E. Pawnee, and that former employee becoming angry and disgruntled. There was no physical contact, but he decided to report it to police for documentation just in case.

While we were sleeping…
4:16 pm
A 46/f says someone broke into her home in the 1800 block of S. Battin by coming in through a broken window. She and two others were asleep in the basement when this occurred.

Not sure if this needed police attention…
5:30 pm
A 60/m in the 3700 block of S. Broadway says he traded three movies at a business for a classic movie. When he got home, he found the wrong movie was in the case he just bought.

Stealing garbage…
5:43 pm
A 40/m who lives in the 600 block of N. Chipper called police and said his neighbor called him about a car pulling up to his home and taking a garbage bag from his dumpster. The guy then drove off. The neighbor followed the car and got the license number.

That burning sensation…
8:20 pm
An officer reports someone burning the toilet seat at a business in the 700 block of N. Broadway. No one was hurt.