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)
Green botanical substance…
A 42/m says an employee of a business in the 4400 block of W. May found a baggie of “green botanical substance” in the parking lot. It was submitted to police.
A 51/f reports ordering two tickets to the Brantley Gilbert concert at INTRUST Bank Arena. She thought she was buying through the IBA website, but once she received the tickets, she realized they were from a scalper in Boulder, Colorado. The report does not state whether the tickets she received were still valid or if she paid an extreme price for them. Her bank insisted that a police report was filed.
Can I still use the company car?
A 42/m reports firing an employee from a business in the 2500 block of S. Washington. The former employee walked outside and left in a company vehicle. The company was able to find the vehicle using GPS. The vehicle was recovered and returned to the business. The business does not wish to press charges.
A 52/m was headed north on Webb Road near 21st when he stopped to avoid hitting a squirrel. Another driver rear-ended him. The first driver was taken to the hospital for treatment (doesn’t seem serious) the second driver was cited for inattentive driving. The squirrel, as best we can tell, was fine.
Hey! What are you doing?!
A 44/f says she saws someone trying to open her gas door in the 3100 block of N. Ridge Port. A neighbor also saw it. The guy hopped in a car and took off. She asked police to patrol the area a little more.
A 29/f says someone came to her home in the 2800 block of S. Emporia and asked to use the phone. She came back to the living room after attending to her child and found both the person who asked to borrow her phone...and her phone were gone.
The dog whisperer…
A 38/f says her neighbor is provoking her dog into barking, then calling animal control. She says the neighbor is mad because she doesn’t clean up the dog doo in her own yard right away when the neighbor told her to. She says all three of her dogs are rescued pit bulls which are neutered and chipped.
A 58/f, who works for a business in the 2900 block of E. Harry, says someone came into her business, gave her a bag and demanded that she empty the register into it. He indicated that he had a weapon in the left pocket of his hoodie, but didn’t show it. The robber took off, but didn’t get too far. Police found him and arrested him.
A 34/f, who works for a business in the 2800 block of S. Hydraulic, says two people came into the business - one of them with a rifle - and demanded money. She moved out of the way and one of the robbers took cash from the register. She was not hurt.
Forgot her cash…
A 49/f says she used the self-checkout lane at a business in the 6100 block of W. Kellogg. She requested cash back at the machine, completed her transaction and went to her car. Once back at her car, she realized she forgot the cash. When she went back to get it, it was gone. She thinks the business may have video of the person who took the money.