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)
Dump truck stolen…
A 44/m says someone entered a fence enclosure by cutting a lock on the gate in the 3200 block of W. May. They stole a dump truck and a trailer. The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office recovered the dump truck. No mention of arrests.
A 26/m says he left his car warming up in the street in front of his home in the 300 block of N. Richmond. When he came back, it was stolen.
Door kicked in…
A 17/f says two people kicked in the door to the home where she lives in the 600 block of N. Estelle. She says the two people came into the home while she was sleeping, but it doesn’t look like they stole anything.
A 71/m says someone wrote “balls deep” in black on the front porch area of his home in the 3200 block of E. Oakland. No idea who did it.
Kidnapped and rammed…
A 19/f says she was forcefully put into a car against her will by someone. She says she was driven across town and not allowed to leave. She was located by three other people - who followed the car. Once stopped in traffic, the woman got out of the car and into the car with the other three people. At that point, she says the other car turned around and intentionally rammed the car she was in before taking off. Police talked with all four and issued a warrant for the person who took her to be arrested. No one was hurt, but all four said they were in fear that they would be injured by the other person.
Note: The police sheet reports are vague about the identities of the people involved in these cases. Normally, the report will state whether the victim/suspect were exes or married or roommates or related in some way. The report would also normally indicate if the suspect was “unknown” to the victim. In this case, there is no reference to relationship, so, we can infer that she and the suspect are not strangers.
A 21/f says someone laid his bike up against her car, causing damage to the paint on the passenger side near the gas tank. The bicyclist then went into a store in the 4800 block of S. Broadway and stole something (he took it out of the box and concealed it as he was leaving). The store says this is the third time he’s done it - but this time, he left the power cord in the box so the item won’t do him any good (it doesn’t state specifically what was stolen). The business is going to notify other stores in the area in case he comes in and claims he bought the item and didn’t get a power cord with it.
Gimme my boat back…
A 58/m says he traded his boat for a motorcycle from another guy. When he realized that the motorcycle didn’t work, he wanted his boat back. The other guy said he would bring back the boat, but hasn’t yet.
The ol’ switcharoo..
A 63/m says someone came into a store in the 1800 block of S. Pattie and bought a water heater with a check from a company. The next day, the man returned the heater and said it didn’t fit his needs. He was given a refund in the form of a check from the store, but then the store learned the check the man wrote originally was declined because it had a suspicious signature. The customer not only cashed the refund check...he altered and duplicated it so he could cash it a second time. He tried to use it a third time, but it was stopped and seized by the bank.