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)
Helping someone move…
A 35/f says someone stole some of her household items that he was helping her move with a vehicle he had rented. The value of the stolen property is listed at more than $1,000. She says she called him, but he refused to return the property.
Trailer & limbs…
A 60/m reports the theft of his locked black metal 8-foot flatbed single axle tilt trailer from the 5800 block of N. Palm. He says it has a wooden deck, brownish-black rusty fenders and 2-foot tall side rails and white rims. He says the trailer was loaded with tree limbs. A witness reports seeing someone drive off with the trailer.
A 50/f says she dropped her grandchildren off at latchkey in the 1600 block of S. Hydraulic (Linwood Elementary). She says the kids pet a cat that was in the area. At that point, someone else came up to the school with his children and kicked the cat. She says the cat was kicked hard enough for it to go up in the air. She confronted the man about why he kicked the cat and he said that his daughter was afraid of cats and that he didn’t like them. The woman told him that he could have just “shooshed” the cat away and told him that what he did was animal cruelty. She says the man started saying “F-this and “F-that”. She didn’t like the way he was talking, especially since it was on school grounds. She was concerned about the children seeing what he did to the cat and his profane language.
Getting ready for the snowy weekend…
A 30/m says someone stole his “Arbor” roundhouse snowboard. It’s natural wood on top, crimson on the bottom with “Arbor” in black lettering. It was stolen from his pickup in the 200 block of S. St. Francis.
He’s done this before...
A 45/m says he saw someone get out of his car in the 12600 block of E. 21st N. and break out another car’s window. The guy then reached his hand inside. The man chased him off, but he left his car running. Police contacted the owners of the vehicle, which was repossessed. Property belonging to several others was found inside the vehicle. No word on whether the thief was caught.
A 51/m says someone broke the lock on his gym locker and stole his credit card in the 1000 block of S. Oliver. He says his credit card was used to purchase gas. The credit card company is refunding that money, but he would still like to find the person who stole it and press charges.
Breaking up a fight…
A 44/f who works for a school in the 900 block of S. Edgemoor (Southeast High School) says she was helping another person restrain someone from a fight. The person then pushed her, causing her to fall into a bookshelf and then onto the ground. Police arrested the student for battery of a school employee. She was not seriously hurt.
A baby girl was taken into protective custody after an investigation by DCF found unsafe living conditions. The girl’s mother was arrested on outstanding warrants.
Dine and dash…
A 27/f, who is a manager at a restaurant in the 7700 block of E. Douglas, says four people came in and ate, but left without paying. She says she approached them to ask for the money, but they ran.
Part of the job?
An 18/f says she contacted someone in response to a job on Craigslist. She met with the person and another person and they told her that the employment would include sexual relations. She declined the employment. She says they then tried to give her something to drink after she turned down the job.
A 14/m says someone came into his yard in the 2600 block of E. Mossman, cut the chain on his bike and stole the bike. He says the bike is a special-order one-of-a-kind, 29” men’s bike with white lettering on the seat and rims.
Not letting go…
A 33/f who works for a store in the 2400 block of W. Pawnee says she witnessed someone putting property in her purse. Someone else tried to stop the shoplifter at the door, but the woman started fighting to get away. During the fight, the employee was struck in the jaw and pushed down, but she held onto the woman’s jacket. The shoplifter wriggled out of her shirt and jacket and took off. The stolen property was recovered.
A 43/f says someone shot her with a paintball gun from a car in the 900 block of N. Broadway. She wasn’t hurt. Police didn’t find the shooter.
Cat shot with BB gun?
A 43/f says she was told that her neighbor’s son told other neighbors in the 1900 block of E. Bayley he was going to shoot her cat with a BB gun. Her cat came home with three round holes in his left front leg. No one saw what happened. She then said her black and white cat has not come home. (the report is not clear on whether this case involves one cat or two)