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)

Forced in…
1:30 am
A 51/f says she was approached by three people in the 2700 block of E. Harry. One of the guys forced his way into her car and took some of her property by force. The woman suffered a minor injury. Police found the two people who didn’t break into her car. They were questioned and released.

7:25 am
A 20/m says someone slashed the tires on his car while it was parked at his work in the 700 block of S. Broadway.

Click It or Ticket…
9:42 am
A 17/m says he let someone into his car and then got into an argument because the guy wouldn’t buckle up. So, he pulled over and took the guy’s stuff out of his car and told him to get out. He got out of the car, then punched the door three times causing damage.

Taking the change…
9:58 am
A 39/m says someone got into his car, removed the cups out of the cup holders and took the change from underneath them. He says there is a possibility there was a spare house key in one of the cup holders, so he wanted his locks changed. He needed a police report to get his landlord to do that. His vehicle was not damaged.

Better safe than sorry…
10:43 am
A 63/f called police for her parents because two men came to their door selling books. She says her parents wrote a check for the books (unknown how much for). While inside, both men asked to use the restroom and her parents allowed them to. She isn’t sure if there was any loss in the bathroom (medications, etc.). They were advised to stop payment on that check and contact their bank to make sure their account was not compromised.

Scam caller...
12:43 pm
A 35/f says she received a phone call from someone claiming there was a warrant out for her arrest and a judgment against her. He told her that she could pay over the phone with a credit card and the judgment would be discounted. She says the man had a very thick accent and she could barely understand him and that he was screaming and yelling at her over the phone. She says the man eventually told her that she would need to further investigate and hung up on her. She received an automated call about 45 minutes later saying that she would be picked up and taken to jail if she didn’t call back immediately. She says she was asked if she had a job, if she was receiving social security and if she was paying her bills. She did not lose any money.

1:57 pm
A 60/m reports very loud music coming from a neighbor’s house in the 1400 block of S. Hydraulic. He said it sounded like they had their speakers in the window while they were on the porch. He said the same thing happened the day before, but he didn’t want to make a fuss about it. He also doesn’t want the neighbors to know he called police.

YOU called US…
2:29 pm
A 35/f called police and said her boyfriend stole her phone. Police say the woman sounded drunk and was slurring her words. The officer who took the report says the woman got loud when she didn’t agree with his comments. She then told him the police department was stupid. She also thought her phone may have been smashed, but she changed her story.

3:23 pm
A 53/f says someone was moving around outside her home and looking in her bedroom window. She went to the living room and saw a shadow. She then saw the man with his hands cupped over her bedroom window again. She rapped on the window and screamed and told him to “get out of there”. The incident was reported as a suspicious character case.

Not sure if these are the same guys from the case above…
6:24 pm
A 65/f reports two men coming to her door selling magazines in the 1300 block of E. Donnell. She wrote them a check, but she’s since learned that it was a scam. She says she’ll put a stop-payment on the check.

6:31 pm
A man called police and said he heard a baby crying in a home, but no one answered the door when he knocked. Police showed up and went into the home and found an infant girl. Her mother was asleep and under the influence of medications. The child was taken into police protective custody. There’s no indication that the girl was hurt. Also, the report does not imply that the medications mom was on were illicit. The address is not listed.

Child with methadone…
7:37 pm
An officer reports finding a one-year-old girl with a mostly empty prescription bottle of methadone. The girl was taken to the hospital and admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. There’s no indication about where the parents were.

(NOTE: The above two cases are completely unrelated.)

Spray painting spree…
12:49 am (Wednesday)
A 29/m reports eight people “tagging” cars and property with spraypaint. The cars and property belonged to seven different people. The man who reported and an eyewitness chased two of the suspects. (This report is vague as to whether anyone was arrested)