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)

Crash & meth...
2:40 am
A juvenile driver was arrested on several charges after running into a utility pole in the 3600 block of S. West Street. The driver, whose age is not listed, and a 12-year-old boy were taken to the hospital. The driver was found to be in possession of meth and was booked into juvie on drug charges, aggravated battery and aggravated child endangerment charges. The report does not state whether the driver was under the influence of drugs, though it is not among the charges. The 12-year-old boy was treated and released. The report does not state how the two know each other.

Arsonist…
7:30 am
A 66/m says he found his shed on fire in the 100 block of S. Bebe. He made the discovery shortly after his son left the house. Police found the son and he admitted he set the fire. He was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation. The report does not mention the extent of the damage.

Stolen laptop...
9:00 am
A 22/m says his computer was stolen from his unlocked car. The computer was later purchased by someone else. When that person activated the computer, he discovered it was stolen. The owner saw the computer had been activated and went to retrieve it. The computer was returned to him.

Mailbox damaged…
9:10 am
A 61/m in the 3700 block of S. Baehr says someone ran over his mailbox and post, which knocked the box off. He says the vandals then threw the mailbox into his yard.

Not a leg to stand on…
9:39 am
A 21/m reports the theft of four metal legs which belong to a construction company. Those legs should be holding up “Right Lane Closed” and “Merge Left” signs in the construction area at 27th and Amidon. No idea who stole them, but they are metal.

Doin’ the right thing…
10:01 am
A 37/m found a brown wallet in the area of 21st and Cardinal. He took the wallet to Patrol North and submitted it as found property. Police will work to find the owner.

Meanwhile...right up the street…
10:10 am
A 64/m reports losing his wallet in the 1800 block of W. 21st N. (this case and the above case are not listed as being related, but 1800 W. 21st is only a few blocks away from 21st & Cardinal.)

Out on a limb...
10:28 am
A woman called police for her 89-year-old mother. The mother says someone came to her house in the 4700 block of N. Alexander and offered to trim her trees. She gave him two checks to cover the work, but the guy only trimmed ONE limb before taking off. They would like to press charges.

“CHEERS! I’m a thief!”
12:16 pm
A 43/f says two people drove away from a gas station in the 3500 block of N. Woodlawn without paying for their gas. She says one of them had an ankle bracelet on her left leg and held her cup up as a “sarcastic gesture” as she was driving off.

Gotta keep better track…
1:01 pm
A 45/m says he lost a handgun in the 1900 block of N. Sheridan. He wasn’t sure if it may have been put in a box as someone else was moving out of the house, but he couldn’t find the gun and the house is now empty.

Through the roof...
2:56 pm
A 54/f says someone got into someone’s storage unit in the 1400 block of S. Tyler. They got in through a hole in the roof from the attic space, then stole some things from the shed. No idea who did it.

...and he had meth…
3:04 pm
A 29/m says someone shoplifted some items from a store in the 3200 block of S. Seneca. The guy was also in possession of a drug pipe and some meth. he guy then battered someone else as he was trying to leave the scene (that person was not hurt). He was arrested on several charges.

Bad babysitter…
3:37 pm
A 40/m reports his former babysitter stole some things from his home. He says he was putting together a list of the things he thinks that person took and would get back with him. The loss is listed at more than $1000.

Not just a drink of water…
6:32 pm
A 71/f who lives in the 6700 block of E. Pepperwood reports someone asking for a drink of water and looking inside as she drank it. She says there have been several burglaries in that area recently, she thinks the woman was looking inside to see what she could steal.

Ding-dong-dash…
6:58 pm
A 49/f who lives in an apartment in the 3000 block of W. Douglas says someone (possibly her neighbors) are constantly ringing her doorbell - at all hours of the day or night - then when she goes to answer the door, there is no one there. She thinks it’s her neighbor across the hall or her neighbor above her. She says she’s disabled, so it takes a few minutes to get to the door. She says this has been going on for about three months and she’s complained to security and apartment management and there’s been no resolution. She says it’s impossible for her to live a peaceful life with this sort of activity.

“I don’t think so…”
7:31 pm
A 69/f says a man she does not know called her and said she had “illegal content” on her computer and “they” were going to come to her house, seize her computer and arrest her. She laughed at the caller, then hung up on him...then called police.