Wichita Police Crime Sheets: Friday, Feb. 21
Updated On: Feb 21 2014 10:05:38 AM CST
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)
And some change…
A 30/f says someone got into her car (which was locked, though there are no signs of forced entry) in the 1600 block of N. St. Francis. They took stuff from her purse, which was left in the armrest - as well as change from the ashtray area.
Bank bag stolen…
A 67/f says a bank bag was stolen from the top of her desk in the 200 block of W. Douglas. She thinks it was two people she saw earlier in the day who seemed “out of place”. She says the two were dressed in business casual dress, but she’d never seen them before. Later in the evening, she realized the bank bag was gone. The report does not state how much money, if any, was in the bank bag at the time.
And his guitar…
A 25/m says someone stole his 1993 Crown Victoria from the 1900 block of W. Munnell. He says the vehicle has a broken ignition, a missing Ford emblem on the hubcap and black and white Labretta Suede (it’s a band...I looked it up) bumper sticker with a picture of a barely clothed woman on the rear bumper. He says his guitar was also in the car, so it’s gone, too.
Caught before it was cashed…
A 24/f reports someone trying to cash a stolen check in the 3900 block of W. Central. The woman claimed she got the check from someone else, but the check was found to belong to another person who reported it stolen to the bank. The woman was arrested. Police also found property that doesn’t belong to her, though the report does not state what that property was.
Not gonna fool me…
A 35/m says he received an automated phone call claiming to be from a business. The call said “the last four digits of your major credit card are XXXX, if this is not correct, please enter your full credit card number.” - He didn’t fall for it, but called police to let them know.
A 34/f who works for a business in the 4800 block of south Seneca says someone came into the building and acted suspicious. She says he kept his face concealed and his left hand inside his oversized coat pocket. The man left without incident, seemingly after realizing there were more people in the business than he first thought. She has a strong feeling the man was going to commit a robbery.
One Ad, Two scams…
A 59/m says he placed an ad on a website to sell a dining room table and six chairs. He received a call from a woman who wanted to send him a check for him to deposit. He was told to keep some of the money for the table & chairs, but to send the rest back to cover the MoneyGram fee and shipping. Another person contacted him with the exact same story. He didn’t fall for either and reported them to police.
Always wanting more…
An 88/m says he gave a check to his granddaughter as a gift. The granddaughter apparently gave it to her boyfriend to cash. He altered the check to read a higher amount and cashed it.
Probably ready to change her number again…
A 51/f says she changed her phone number earlier this week, then started getting numerous calls from men who are trying to reach a prostitute. She says her number was listed on a website. She says callers are getting angry when she says she’s not interested and not the person they expected. She has phone numbers and text messages from the callers, most of them are out of town.
Posing as a teen…
A 34/f reported to police that a man confided in her that he has been chatting online with teenagers and has been posing as a teenager himself. She is concerned that he might be in some sort of trouble.
Impersonating a pizza guy…
A 63/f reports a man she does not know impersonating a pizza delivery person. Police checked the area and spoke with neighbors. He has not been found.