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 21/m says he found someone stealing stuff from his car in the 300 block of N. Elizabeth. The guy took off and dropped the stolen property when confronted with a shotgun. Police found the would-be thief in the area a little later, but the man could not positively identify him.
A 66/f and another person report someone calling and leaving messages on their answering machines threatening to burn down their house and workshop and kill their daughter (who does not live with them). The couple says the caller is their daughter’s ex-boyfriend.
Hey, free chainsaw…
A 64/m says he found a chainsaw in his yard in the 1100 block of S. Edwards. The chainsaw isn’t his. The chainsaw wasn’t reported stolen. It was submitted to police as “found property”.
Facing the music…
Two people at an apartment complex in the 9000 block of E. Lincoln say someone flattened a tire on each of their cars. One of them didn’t discover the damage until the tire went flat while she was driving home from work. The tire had a slow leak. The other person says his tire had a nail driven through the sidewall. Both say they’ve received notes on their apartment door telling them to turn their music down. They say their cars were parked pretty far away from each other in the lot and no other vehicles were damaged.
A 59/m says a woman was standing by an employee’s car while taking on the phone in the 1400 block of E. Waterman. When the employee went out to check the car for damage, she jumped into a pickup that was parked nearby and left in a big hurry. He says the woman was having a hard time standing up in the heels she was wearing. The employee’s vehicle was not damaged, but he wanted to document the incident because of trouble with prostitutes in the area.
A 39/f who works for a travel agency says a woman has come in several times over the past week or so. She says she wants to book a vacation and leave on Monday - but she does not have a passport. She was given prices for the trip she wanted, but never actually booked the vacation. The following day, she came in and asked if she could pay with cash. She says the woman wore the same clothes both days. She was also making threats to harm her ex-husband and his new woman. She says the woman cried and wiped her nose on her shirt and stated that her house is up for sale and her husband is cheating and she wants to “kill” both of them. The employee says she showed up for work yesterday and the woman was standing right behind her, making her concerned for her safety. No word on whether the woman was arrested.
A 67/m says a man came into his pharmacy in the 1500 block of S. Oliver and demanded narcotics at gunpoint. He brought his own bag to put them in. A witness saw the man point the gun at the employee. Police were not able to find the thief. The report does not state whether anything was taken.
A 51/f says she was slowing down in traffic and was struck from behind by another driver at Central and Ridge. The other driver says he was changing the music on his phone and looked up just as he was striking the woman’s car. No one was hurt. The second driver was ticketed for inattentive driving.
Beaten up for his phone…
A 14/m says he was punched twice in the jaw and then surrounded by four people. He was punched a third time, then one of them asked to use his phone. He gave the person his phone out of fear for his safety and the person walked away with it. Police found the phone (without the SD card, case and SIM card) and plan to arrest the four attackers. The boy suffered a chipped tooth