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 46/m says someone stole his scooter, which was parked in an open garage area at his apartment complex in the 500 block of S. Laclede. He says the scooter was secured with a chain and lock, which was cut.
A 26/m says someone came into his business in the 2100 block of S. Broadway. He says the man reeked of booze. He left the store and got into a white Trans Am and spun donuts in the parking lot. He then left southbound on Kinkaid. The donuts left tire marks on his asphalt.
A 64/f says someone shot out the rear hatch window of her station wagon, which was parked at a hotel in the 4800 block of S. Laura. She says the shooting left a hole in the center of the window and caused the rest of the glass to shatter. Pretty sure it was a BB gun. The hotel is going to see if they have surveillance video that may help track down the shooter.
Too old for this ----…
An 85/m says someone called him and told him that he was charged with a crime. He told the caller that he’s 85 and there’s no way he could be wanted by the law. The guy hung up on him. He is pretty sure it was a phone scam, so he contacted police.
Did you lose a wallet?
A 58/m reports finding a wallet belonging to someone in the parking lot of a business in the 3200 block of S. Seneca. He wasn’t able to contact the owner so he turned the wallet in to Patrol South.
A 24/m says he’s been receiving threatening text messages from someone. The guy wants to fight him and is threatening to kill him and/or his dog. He says the guy who is texting him is jealous because he is dating the guy’s ex. He says he isn’t afraid of the guy, he just doesn’t want the hassle and headache of the constant threats. He’s willing to press charges.
A 26/f in the 3100 block of E. Menlo says her home was burglarized. She says she came home and found items missing and her drawers left open. She says the intruders got in through an unlocked garage door. It looks like they tried to go through the back door, too.
Stole more than just his car…
A 49/m says he went to a dinner party the night before. After dinner he kicked back and relaxed and emptied his pockets onto a table. At some point, someone grabbed his keys and took his car. He says he drove around with friends all night looking for the car, but to no avail. His glasses were in the car when it was stolen, so he’s having a hard time seeing, too. He had to wait for his mother (who is a co-owner of the car) to read the VIN number so he could make the report.
A 14/m reports someone forcing their way into his home in the 3300 block of N. Oliver. He says the intruder broke out a rear glass door, then forced him to the ground while holding a black and yellow handled phillips head screwdriver in a threatening manner. The intruder stole some things from the house and left on foot. The boy was not hurt.
Taking the bus...
A 43/f who works for a business in the 900 block of S. Topeka says someone pried open the doors of a bus, causing them to spring out and break the glass panels. She says it looks like someone was trying to live in the bus because there were some items left behind. The report does not state what items were left.
A 22/f says she’s getting threatening text messages which are disturbing her peace. She says the person said “Because you’re a terrible person for firing me, there going to find you.” and “Now they are looking for you, you better watch out and you better stay safe.” The report does not state whether the woman receiving the texts is the intended recipient.
Had it with these dogs…
A 48/f reports a man coming to her home, knocking on the door and screaming at two people inside about their dogs being outside. She says the man was holding a rake in his hand and looked at one of them (an elderly woman) and said “If you don’t do something about these dogs, I will”. She says the woman was very shaken by the man’s demeanor and tone of voice. The woman who reported the situation says she came home and tried to talk to the man about what happened. He was “violently angry” with her about the dogs. She says the dogs are only outside during the daytime hours and come in at night. She says they’ve never had any complaints about the dogs.
A 49/f reports a mattress fell off of a vehicle on eastbound Kellogg. A car struck the mattress and swerved into the right lane in front of another car. The two cars collided. No one was hurt. Both cars had to be towed.