Wichita Police Crime Sheets: Friday, Feb. 28
Updated On: Feb 28 2014 10:32:09 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)
A 71/m says his business was burglarized in the 500 block of N. Emporia. Someone forced their way through a rear window on the north side of the business, then stole some property and left through an overhead door on the south side of the business. The crooks also got away with a vehicle belonging to the business.
Running car stolen…
A 41/m says someone stole his 2004 Chevy Tahoe from a parking lot in the 7300 block of E. Kellogg. He left the truck running while he ran inside for a few minutes. Came out and it was gone. The truck has blue Rockhurst University and a yellow University of Missouri Kansas City stickers on the rear window.
Through the roof…
A 32/f reports someone breaking into a business in the 900 block of W. 2nd N., then exiting through the ceiling to an adjoining business. The report does not state whether anything was taken from this business, however...
...a 48/m at the adjacent business says intruders got into his business and stole some property. They then exited through an overhead door on the side of the business.
A 39/f says she was scammed by sending money via MoneyGram to someone who she believed was in the army stationed in Afghanistan.
A 15/m says two people came into the home where he lives in the 2600 block of N. Madison while he and another person were inside. The intruders stole property and left. The teen told police they got in by forcing their way through a side window. He had observed one of the thieves near the window before it was broken. A witness reports seeing one of them running from the backyard of the home.
Not so safe-keeping…
A 31/m say she asked someone to hold onto his wallet while he was in jail. When he was released, the wallet was returned - but without his credit card. The person told him the card was “lost”, but had actually been using it without authorization at various bars, liquor stores and other businesses around town. He called the credit card company and was told he had a negative balance. He says there should not have been any charges since October of last year. He is willing to press charges.
Scrap metal thief…
A 54/m who works for a business in the 900 block of W. Merton says he bought scrap metal from someone just before noon, then noticed the vehicle the person who sold the metal was driving was possibly one involved in a scrap metal theft.
Money order altered…
A 25/f says she put a money order in the drop box at a building in the 4200 block of S. Hydraulic. She later found out that her money order was stolen from the drop box and cashed in a different name. The name she wrote on the money order was crossed out and someone else’s name was written in. A business cashed the money order for the thief.
Rude toy store customer….
A 37/f who works for a toy store in the 4600 block of W. Kellogg says someone came in and cussed at her when she didn’t provide a refund.
Starting a fire…
A 24/f says someone came to her home in the 300 block of N. Kansas and lit a fire at her back door while she was home. Fire investigators were called to the scene.
Tough guy roommate…
A 41/m says his former roommate made comments that he had done so much stuff in his life that if cops ever found out, he would be put up for life. He also stated that if his other roommate ever gets out of jail, that person had better get out of town or he would “make him disappear.”
A 46/f says someone stole her husband’s car while he was inside a business paying for gas in the 3200 block of S. Seneca.
Robbery with a shot fired…
A 49/m says someone came into his business in the 300 block of W. Harry with a silver handgun. The guy said “Where’s all the money!” He then fired one round into the wall and took off on foot. He didn’t get away with anything. Police were able to recover the bullet from the wall.
Nursing home kidnapping…
A man says a man pointed a gun at him and his wife at their home in the 3000 block of N. Parkdale. He says the man then forced his wife into a forced his car, and they left the nursing home together. Police caught up with them. She was returned home. The man was arrested. No one was hurt. The report doesn’t offer up any other details on what happened.