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)
Must have been quite a drive…
A 19/f reports finding a fire hydrant knocked off its base and laying in the street, along with damage to a phone box and trees in the 4500 block of W. Maple.
Wheelchair van stolen…
A 54/m says his son took his van about two weeks ago, but hasn’t brought it back. He says he wants the van back, but isn’t willing to press charges against his son. He says the van has to be driven with hand controls and has a wheelchair lift in it.
A 43/m in the 200 block of S. Hydraulic says someone is illegally dumping trash in his business’s dumpster. He says the dumpster was emptied the night before, but the following morning he noticed a smell and saw a garbage bag inside. He opened the bag and found an envelope with an address on it. He went to that person’s ohme and asked him to stop dumping in his dumpster. He says the guy was polite, but made a comment about why he knocked on his door so hard. He says it was just a normal knock...then a few “words were exchanged” and the man told the other guy he would just have the police handle it...and filed the report.
From trash dumping to…
A 54/f says her neighbor is constantly walking her dog in her yard and allowing him to do his business. She says this has been going on for about a year now…
A 27/f who works for a business in the 7700 block of E. Kellogg says a customer came into the store and asked her to get a pair of shoes. When she left the room to get the shoes, the customer grabbed some property and stuffed it down her pants, then sat back down before the employee came back. The customer tried on the shoes, then left the store without buying anything. She says the incident was caught on camera.
This shoplifter shouldn’t be hard to find…
An employee at a store in the 3000 block of N. Rock says a customer came into the store and loaded a shopping cart with merchandise, then left the store without paying for it. She tried to put the items in her car, which had another person inside, but was unable to finish because the employee intervened. The woman took off in the car, but left behind her purse, her cell phone and the cartful of property.
Who pays for garage sale stuff with check?
A 43/f in the 2000 block of S. Laura says someone gave her daughter a check to pay for some garage sale items. The check was drawn on an account that was closed.
A 38/f in the 1400 block of S. Waco says the same thing happened to her. The report connects both of these cases and a third case which is not listed on today’s sheets.
Employee thought he was clever…
A 36/m who manages a business in the 12100 block of W. Maple reports seeing an employee taking food and drinks from the business. He says the employee was acting like he was taking the trash to the dumpster, but was really placing bags of merchandise in the trash can, then transferring them to his car. The situation was caught on video.
Math doesn’t seem to add up…
A 38/f says she saw a man parked in the street in the 500 block of N. Country Acres. His car was facing the wrong way and he got out and took pictures of her house from the side and front and took pictures of her mailbox. She approached him and asked what he was doing. He claims he grew up in the house fifty years ago, then left in his car. The woman thought it was suspicious because the man looked like he was in his forties.