WICHITA, Kan. -

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)

You’re NOT welcome…
12:45 am
A 28/m says someone kicked his business’s neon “Thank You” sign in the 7700 block of E. Central. He took down the man’s tag. The report does not say that the sign was damaged, but it is listed as a “destruction of property” case.

Red-handed…
3:32 am
An eyewitness reports seeing someone break into a business in the 1300 block of N. Poplar. He ran as soon as officers showed up. Police still caught him. He had stolen property in his backpack and was arrested.

Punctured…
7:02 am
A 39/m reports vandalism to a car in the 500 block of S. Washington. Someone punched a hole in the gas tank. The report does not state if gas was stolen.

Phones…
11:46 am
A 23/f says she let someone use her phone, but now he won’t give it back. He won’t answer the phone when she calls, but he’ll answer it when others call.

Not a shoplifter…
3:24 pm
A 20/f says two people, who work for a business in the 1600 block of E. Central accused her of shoplifting from the store. The employees told her they had video of her stuffing merchandise into her bag and they wanted her to come into the store and look in her bag. They then grabbed the strap on her bag. She says she asked several times to see the video. The two eventually admitted they didn’t see her shoplifting and there was no video.

Not a cop…
3:42 pm
A 59/f says someone called her and said he was a police officer. He told her she had not paid past taxes and if she didn’t pay a specific amount of money on a Green Dot or Moneypak card within two hours, police would come to her home and arrest her. She didn’t give the caller any information oor any money. She is concerned that the person had her name and phone number.

Also…
3:52 pm
A situation similar to the one above. A 51/f says the caller told her she’d missed a court summons for jury duty and there was a warrant. She didn’t give out any information or money.

Bandanna with rock in it…
5:40 pm
A 34/m says he was talking to a friend in the 1200 block of N. Broadway when someone walked up to him and demanded money for supposed services rendered. He refused to give the guy any money and denied the services. At that point, the guy took out a bandanna with a rock wrapped in it and struck the man in the face. He suffered a good sized laceration to the left side of his face and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The attacker was arrested.

Squatter…
12:45 am (Wednesday)
A 39/m reports seeing someone break into a vacant apartment in the 2600 block of W. 9th. police found the person inside, asleep. The squatter became resistant and tried to run from officers. Police still took the person into custody. There was no damage to the apartment or the door.