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 43/m who was plowing in an empty sand truck when he bounced and caught the rear tire of a car that was parked at Douglas and Kansas. No citations were issued. No word on how much damage the car sustained.
Stolen mail recovered...
An officer reports finding some stolen mail in the 1800 block of N. Winstead. Most of the mail was returned. The report does not state whether anyone was arrested.
A 70/f says a man came to her door in the 2300 block of N. Yale and offered to shovel her driveway for a fee. When he was done (she says he didn’t do a very good job), he came back to the door and asked for cash, then asked for a blank check because the price went up. She wrote out a check and put a note on it not to cash for more than the amount listed. Before she went to work, she called her bank to see if the check was cashed...it was (the report does not state how much the check was cashed for, or if it was for more than she specified). The bank has the man’s thumbprint on file.
A 41/m who works for a car rental company contacted police to report that someone rented a vehicle from the company back in early December, but hasn’t returned it. The vehicle was supposed to be turned in on December 26. The company has tried contacting the renter by phone and by certified mail, they even hired a repo company, but to no avail. The company wants to prosecute.
Stolen, altered and cashed…
A 54/f says she mailed her rent check to her landlord. The landlord then called her and asked about the rent because it was late. She says the check was presented to the bank and cashed the day before. She says the check had the landlord’s name crossed out and altered to the suspect’s name.
A 69/f had a similar situation in the same area. She says her mail was stolen and someone tried to alter the check and tried to cash it. (the report doesn’t say whether the person was actually able to cash the the check).
Both of the above cases were reported at 13th and West, but we can't tell if they're from the same apartment complex.
Driving with the windows down?
A 59/f called police to report that her handicapped parking placard blew out a window while she was driving.
Stolen food stamps…
A 53/m says he applied for and was granted food stamps. He was told a card with the money would be sent to his home. He ended up needing to move into a shelter and asked his landlady to call him when the card showed up in the mail. He called his case worker, who told him the card was used and only had 30 cents left on it. He thinks his former landlady took the card and used it.
Package stolen from doorstep…
A 37/f says a package with merchandise was stolen from her mailbox. She says she saw footprints in the middle of her yard leading up to the mailbox. She confirmed with the postal service that the package was indeed delivered that day.
A 48/f says a neighbor was riding four-wheelers through her front yard, causing damage to a sprinkler head. She says she talked to the man, who admitted to riding the vehicles through her yard.
Running car stolen…
A 31/f says she was helping her mother carry in groceries in the 500 block of S. Bluff. She left her car running and someone stole it. It’s a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix.
Teen in the cold…
An officer reports finding a 14/m walking alone in inclement weather after getting out of a vehicle driven by his stepfather. The two had gotten into an argument. The stepfather asked him to get back in the car, but he refused. He was on the street for about an hour before police found him. The boy was taken into protective custody.