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)
Running cars stolen…
A 50/m says someone stole his car from in front of his house in the 1200 block of S. Pattie. The car was left running.
A 40/m says someone stole his car from in front of his home in the 1900 block of S. Woodlawn. The car was running.
A 20/f says her car was stolen while it was warming up in her driveway in the 3300 block of W. Taft. An officer noticed the vehicle at University and S. Glenn. Police arrested the person driving the car on auto theft and evade/elude charges. The report states there was damage to the driver’s side bumper, front tire and rim - but it does not state if that damage was before or after it was stolen.
Diaper bag stolen from car…
A 21/f says someone got into her car in the 1700 block of W. 39th N. and stole her diaper bag, along with items from her glove box. She says her car does not lock.
Copper & mower theft…
A 69/m reports someone stole copper commercial ice cream machine parts and a lawn mower from a fenced-in storage area in the 700 block of S. Main. The thief also got into a toolbox on a pickup, but the report does not state whether anything was stolen from the toolbox.
A 40/m says a man came into a business in the 3000 block of E. Douglas and asked a customer service clerk if she had “mucho dinero”. He then asked if she understood what he was saying. The man thought it was suspicious, so he called police.
See something, saw something…
A 43/f says she found a table saw in the alley behind a building in the 1100 block of N. Waco. Police didn’t find any signs of a burglary in that area and the serial number was not listed as stolen. The woman says she’ll take the saw if the owner doesn’t come forward.
Is our service boring you?
A 52/m says an unknown man has been coming into West Evangelical Church in the 1100 block of N. Maize Road. Three times over the last six weeks he’s come in for the 11:00 service then left five minutes after it starts.
A 62/f says someone vandalized four A/C units at a business in the 800 block of S. Hillside. The vandals stole copper from the units. The cost of the loss is listed at more than $1,000.
A 59/f says she was putting air in her tire at a business in the 4000 block of S. Meridian when someone got into her car and stole some of her property. She says she saw the thief with her property.
A 46/f says she found two small holes in her windshield in the 4200 block of E. Murdock. She says the holes appear to be from a BB or pellet gun. No entry was made into the car and nothing was missing.
Takin’ the cat…
A 27/m called police to report that his estranged wife came to his home in the 700 block of N. Ridge and took the cat. He doesn’t want to press charges, he just wants his cat back…
Someone called police to report someone shooting an 8-year-old girl with an airsoft gun in the 400 block of N. Green. The girl suffered a minor welt and did not require medical attention. The other person was taken into juvenile custody for battery.
A woman called police to inform them that her daughter was using drugs in front of her two children, one of them is a 16-year-old girl. She also says the woman also tried to put the 16-year-old on a website for prostitution purposes. Both of the children were taken into police protective custody.
12:25 am (Wednesday)
A 20/m says he bought a dog for his girlfriend about two weeks ago. Since then, they’ve broken up. The ex-girlfriend took the dog, but said she would return it - but now refuses to give it back. Police informed him that it was a civil matter and gave him instructions on contacting small claims court.