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 61/f says a man with a sack over his head came into her business in the 2400 block of E. Pawnee and robbed her at gunpoint. The man demanded money and scratch tickets. She was not hurt. The suspect was later arrested at a hotel in the 8400 block of W. Kellogg.
A 22/f reports her younger sister was dropped off by two people and she was told that the girl spent the day at a known drug house in the Plainview neighborhood. The girl (whose age is not listed, though it is clear she is a juvenile) says her mother attempted to get her to consume some narcotic substance at the house. EMS was called in to check her for substance exposure. During the exam, she said she’d been touched in the groin by someone else several months before. She was taken into protective custody.
A 57/m says he allowed an employee to take a company vehicle home. He received a call in the morning that the vehicle as missing. The employee still had the keys. He thinks a former employee, who was fired a few weeks ago and knows how to start the vehicle without the keys, may be responsible. Another employee says he saw the truck along Kellogg with a broken window.
A woman called police after noticing her two-year-old son was missing from a crib at her friend’s home in the 1800 block of W. Anita. Police showed up and found out the child was taken into protective custody because someone else found him walking in the middle of the street and his parents weren’t anywhere to be found.
Money clip clipped…
A 25/m says he lost his money clip and its contents in the 400 block of N. Athenian.
Bounced car check…
A 50/m says he sold his silver and blue Saturn Vue to two people, who paid with a check. He says the check was drawn on an account that is now closed. He can’t track down the buyers or the car.
A 27/m says someone came into the store where he works in the 1000 block of W. Pawnee, picked up four laptop computers, and just walked out the door with them.
This should cover it…
A 40/m says someone came into the business where he works and got gas. The customer then put a debit card on the counter and walked away. That debit card was apparently stolen. He could not get a hold of the real owner.
Getting the help she needs…
A 33/f reports someone being “mental” as she ran through a swimming area in the 500 block of N. Tyler nude, yelling and screaming. She says she was speaking to god and was burning up and speaking gibberish. She was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation.
Lock ‘em up!
A 15/m says someone stole his stuff out of an unlocked locker at the Y in the 3300 block of N. Woodlawn. He says he went into the locker room and ALL of the lockers were open. No word on whether anyone else’s stuff was stolen.
One man’s trash (receptacle)...
A 51/f says someone stole her trash dumpster from the 2100 block of S. Milstead.
Just fix it, please…
A 75/f says her house was egged twice and her window was broken with a baseball. She believes it was two neighbor children, who have confessed to doing it. She says she doesn’t want to press charges, she just wants her window fixed. Police contacted the parents to work something out.
Worse than the KKK…
A 59/m says he feels like certain people are after him and may try to lynch him. He says he goes into convenience stores and the clerks reach under the counter for what he thinks is a club or some other type of weapon to harm him. He says he’s from Texas and knows first hand about the KKK and he says people in Wichita are worse than the KKK. He wanted police to document that he was being discriminated against.
Kids at the pool…
A 27/f reports three juveniles took her property while she was at the pool at her apartment complex in the 200 block of N. Rock Road.
An officer reports trying to stop a car for driving without headlights. The driver refused to stop and police gave chase. The driver eventually jumped out of the moving vehicle and was caught and taken into custody. Police found two children, including a four-year-old boy, alone at the driver’s home. The driver was booked on several charges, including child endangerment and reckless driving and drug charges. The children were not hurt. The report does not state whether they were taken into protective custody.