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 33/f reports observing a woman “pimping” out an underage female in a certain part of town (the address is not listed due to the nature of the case). The woman was hesitant to provide any further detail because she’s worried about the young girl’s safety if the woman pimping her found out.
A 29/f says someone forced his way into her home in the 1600 block of S. Washington. She ran out the back door when she heard him banging on the front door before bursting into the house. Police found him and booked him for burglary.
A 63/m, who owns a business in the 200 block of N. Kansas, says someone stole two transmissions which were being stored outside. He has surveillance video of the theft. He says that about a month ago, he had an old vehicle which he was going to turn into a sculpture stolen. He didn’t file a police report then because he didn’t have video of the incident.
A not-so-warm welcome...
A 32/f says someone left a note on her car saying that she was parked partially on the sidewalk and a person in a wheelchair could not get past her car. In addition to the note, the windshield was broken on the passenger side of the car. The car was “mostly” in the driveway and only poking out about six inches. She says she just moved here and her garage is full, so she can’t park in the garage. She says there was plenty of room to go down the sidewalk behind her car.
A 72/f says her car was vandalized in the 900 block of S. Mission. She says the car and headlights were extensively keyed. She thinks it was a neighbor with whom she’s had issues because of that person’s large dog.
A 70/m who owns a business in the 1200 block of E. Central says someone stole numerous stainless steel pumps, stainless steel pipes and pipe fittings from outside of his business. He says electrical wire was pulled and coiled up like someone was going to come back and steal it. The loss is listed at more than $1,000.
Anyone lose some bullets?
A 22/f reports finding a box of 16 live 9mm rounds in her backyard in the 3900 block of E. Ross. She submitted those bullets to police.
A 55/f reports finding two juveniles (ages not listed) walking down the sidewalk near 17th and Fairview. The mother was found and said the two kids had slipped out of the yard. The kids were left with the mom.
A 26/m reports seeing two people who appeared to be measuring the pillars under an overpass at I-235 and West Street. He wasn’t sure what kind of measuring device they were using. He says the two didn’t appear to be wearing work uniforms and that the vehicle they were driving was not a marked company vehicle.
A 26/f says three people started a small fire in a pit in the tree line behind her house in the 7400 block of E. 17th N. All three left on foot. She submitted some pictures of the damage to police.
An officer received several reports of a woman asleep behind the wheel of her car with four children in the back seat. Police made contact with parents of three of the children and found that the woman had taken the three children without permission and refused to answer the phone causing them to be concerned for their children’s safety. The parents also stated she was extremely drunk when she left with the kids. The woman and children were found unharmed. The kids were released to their parents. The woman was arrested on several charges. The woman damaged the vehicle, which belonged to someone else, she kicked an officer while being arrested, her driver’s license was revoked, she also got into a fight with her grandmother. The report does not mention the fourth child, so we don’t know if the initial reports were off, or if the fourth child belongs to the woman who was arrested.
A 57/f says her house in the 500 block of N. St. Paul was egged. Another person says someone hit his car with more than six eggs. No idea who threw them.
An 85/m reports someone throwing eggs at his motorhome in the 2700 block of S. El Rancho. He says this is the second year in a row that this has happened.
On Sunday, a 20/m reports someone egging the side of his car in the 400 block of S. Sheridan.
Also on Sunday, a 52/f says a small child hit her car with an egg causing some minor damage. She then got into a verbal argument with someone regarding the incident (presumably the child’s parent).
A 23/m reports hearing a loud boom which sounded like a gunshot or fireworks. A vehicle belonging to someone else was found with broken eggs on the side. It could be related to the case. Police weren’t able to contact the owner of the car.
A 54/f called police because she was worried that someone may have damaged her door (it wouldn’t open). It was later found that a piece of aluminum weather stripping on the door frame caught on the door, causing it to stick. There were no signs of prying or damage to the door.
A 26/m reports someone shoplifting from a store in the 4800 block of S. Broadway. The crook then pushed and struck an employee over the head twice as they were trying to take him into custody. The shoplifter was tased and subdued. A medic had to remove the taser probes. The shoplifter was arrested.
An 11/m reports leaving his bike outside of a business in the 1200 block of W. Douglas. He went inside to use the restroom. When he came back out, the bike was gone.
Sorta stolen jewelry...
A 90/f says someone stole her jewelry from her home in the 1000 block of N. Woodrow. While she was submitting her report over the phone, a neighbor found the jewelry on the front porch (it does not say if the property was found on HER porch or the neighbor’s porch). She has no idea who would have put it there, but says all of the property was accounted for.
A 59/m says his sister was being a hoarder and needed help. He cleaned her house before he reported the situation. Police recommended some services that could help.
A 43/m called police and said he was sick and tired of his adult children mooching off of him. He wanted them to leave. Police say the man was “highly intoxicated.”
A 45/m went to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. His statements were not consistent with the injury. After checking out the scene and finding the handgun involved, police determined that the man shot himself while drunk.