Wichita Police Crime Sheets: Monday - Jan 27

Published On: Nov 04 2013 12:00:00 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 27 2014 11:09:07 AM CST
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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 try to help someone…
6:59 am Friday
A 24/m says he allowed two people into his home in the 1700 block of N. Emporia because they were cold. They warmed up and left the home for a little while then came back. The man allowed them to take a shower the second time. While they were showering, he fell asleep in a chair in his front room. When he woke up, the two were gone...and so was some of his property (the report does not state what was taken).

Donuts...but not the good kind…
7:53 am Friday
A 61/m says there was damage to a parking lot in the 13500 block of W. 13th N. caused by someone driving around and doing donuts. He says this is the second time this has happened in the past week.

8:50 am Friday
A 29/f says someone stole propane tanks from outside of her business in the 1200 block of E. Pawnee.

Long test drive…
9:15 am Friday
A business in the 7300 block of E. Kellogg says someone came in to take a car for a test drive. The man still hasn’t brought the car back after nearly a month.

12:30 pm Friday
A 45/f, who is the principal at Enterprise Elementary in the 3600 block of S. Gold, reports 13 of 19 students in one 5th grade class inhaled Smarties candies through their mouths and exhaled the candies through their noses at various times during the school year.

Child endangerment…
4:45 pm Friday
Someone called police after seeing a woman driving recklessly with a two-year-old girl in the car. The girl was also not in a proper car seat. Police contacted the mother at her home. Due to poor living conditions at the home, the child was examined and found to have no visible injuries. She was still taken into protective custody.

Utility scam…
4:57 pm Friday
A 52/f says she received a call at her business in the 600 block of E. Douglas. The caller said he was with the recovery department at Westar and that she must pay her past-due balance immediately using a Green Dot card or power would be cut to her business. She went to the store to purchase the Green Dot card, but was stopped by the clerk. She then contacted Westar and found that her initial payment had cleared. She found it strange that the amount was the exact amount requested by the caller. She says the caller knew account information and balances which were just posted that day, as well as business and personal information that she said was not generally known.

Looking for love…
10:47 pm Friday
A 66/m says he was using his computer to look at dating websites, when his browser went to pictures of children. He says he got out of it, went back to the dating site and the same thing happened again - and a third time. At that point, his computer locked up and he got a message that he needed to send $300 or face prosecution. The report does not state which dating site he was trying to use, or if the pictures of children were pornographic.

Unlocked locker…
12:44 pm Saturday
A 36/m says he went swimming at the W. Wichita YMCA. He left his wallet, jacket and a phone in an unlocked locker. When he returned, the property was gone.

Vandalized church…
10:10 am Sunday
A 65/m says someone vandalized and stole property belonging to his church in the 200 block of S. Estelle. No details were reported on what was taken, but the value is listed at more than $1000.

8:34 pm Sunday
A 43/f says someone exploded a mortar shell in her front yard in the 600 block of S. Belmont. The blast caused damage to her house and vehicle. An arson investigator was sent to the scene to look into it.