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 63/m says someone rented a Ditch Witch stump grinder from him, but hasn’t returned it. He would like to press charges.
If you see a bag in this area...
A 63/m says he accidentally left his work bag on the trunk lid of his car, then drove off. The bag fell off of his car. He backtracked, but couldn’t find the bag. This happened in the area near 7100 E. Chadowes.
A 27/m says someone swung a metal pole at him in the 1400 block of E. Wassall. He wasn’t hit, but the swinger then smashed his windshield with the pole. The guy then took off.
What’s in the box? (Nothing!)
A 62/m in the 11400 block of W. Rolling Hills says he noticed his tailgate was down on his truck. He checked closer and saw that the lock on his tool box was cut. The thief got quite a surprise, though. That tool box was empty. The man is out a lock, but that’s it. The pickup was parked in his driveway at the time.
Someone called police after seeing a green army truck pulling a green army trailer with a green British military tank on it in the 3300 block of N. Emporia earlier this week. He says the vehicles are no longer there and he’s concerned that they may have been stolen because the military wouldn’t just leave the truck parked there.
Hitting the bottle…
A 42/f says someone used a liquor bottle to break out the rear window of her car in the 300 block of W. 21st Street N. She says there’s also a new dent in her passenger side door. No idea who did it.
Unsafe living conditions…
A 31/f reports two people providing an unsafe living environment for two children (ages not listed). Police took the children into protective custody.
It worked when I pawned it…
A 22/f says she pawned her laptop and a tablet at a pawn shop in the 400 block of N. West Street. When she returned to buy back her things, she says the tablet wouldn’t power up or take a charge. She thinks the pawn shop broke it. The pawn shop says they didn’t.
A 38/f says she noticed someone hanging around the business where she works in the 500 block of S. Oliver before they opened. She says once she opened up shop, he came into the lobby and started asking her questions about whether anyone else was in the store and what time she got off work and some other odd questions. He was using an outlet to charge his phone. He left, but came back at around 2:00 and started asking more questions. She says she was “creeped out” by all of the questions and wanted the incident documented - just in case.
A 22/m reports finding five grams of crack cocaine on the floor of a business in the 700 block of N. West Street, next to the pharmacy. The crack was submitted as evidence to police.
A 20/f says someone keeps dumping trash in the parking lot behind her business in the 1500 block of E. 21st Street. She hasn’t caught the dumpers in the act, but she found trash belonging to another individual among the several trash sacks left in the lot.
A woman scorned…
A 48/f says she was in the shower shower at her home when she heard a noise. She got out of the shower and found a woman at her home with a brick breaking out her front windows. When the vandal saw her, she took off. She says the woman is accusing her of “messing with her man.” She says she doesn’t know the woman - or the man she’s talking about. She thinks she’s been confused with someone else. She does think she can ID the woman if she sees her again.
Spooked by fireworks…
A 20/f says she came home in the 2200 block of S. White Oak. She got her dog, Diesel, out of her car, but her neighbors were popping off fireworks. Diesel panicked, wriggled free of his collar and took off running.