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Wichita Police Crime Sheets: Thursday, Dec. 12

By John Boyd, Web Content Producer, jboyd@kwch.com
Published On: Nov 04 2013 12:00:00 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 12 2013 09:38:42 AM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. -

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)

Dropping the kids off…
8:00 am
A 32/f says she dropped her children off at daycare in the 12800 block of W. Maple. When she came back to her car, her purse was gone. There was no damage to her car.

Propane stolen…
10:08 am
A 27/m says someone cut the lock on a propane cage and stole propane tanks from a business in the 4800 block of S. Broadway.

Stolen mail…
10:36 am
A 50/f says someone stole her mail from her mailbox. That mail included a credit card and a check made out to someone else. She says the credit card has been used at least three times, which took up most of the balance on the card. She isn’t sure if the check was cashed.

Stolen dog…
11:13 am
A 21/f says someone got into her back yard and stole her female Husky, Abby. She says Abby is not aggressive. She says she was wearing a pink collar with silver bones on it, but no tags and no microchips. She doesn’t know who took the dog, but she says someone - who did not speak English - came by her house the day before asking if her dog has had puppies recently or if she was ever going to sell puppies. She says the woman’s car has driven by her house every day for the past week and a half.

Child hurt...
12:09 pm
A woman says her six-year-old daughter fell down the stairs and struck her head while swinging on a crochet scarf. The girl was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The incident is listed as a home accident.

Check altered…
12:34 pm
A 77/m says someone altered the “TO” name on a check without his knowledge or permission. He doesn’t know who the person is. The check was written to cover his county property taxes.

Scam averted…
1:14 pm
A 48/f in the 1400 block of N. Santa Fe says someone called her saying that he was with the electric company and she needed to pay her bill right away. The caller said if she didn’t pay, she ran the risk of her house burning down or being without power for at least 72 hours. She was also advised to unplug everything in the house and to get a money order or Green Dot Card for a certain amount of money then call back with the PIN. She says she knew it was fraud because she pays her bill online.

Heirloom instruments stolen…
1:23 pm
A 41/m says some musical instruments came up missing when he moved into his new address in the 3900 block of W. Angel. He says one of them is a mandolin with new strings, which was just used in a documentary on the Civil War. A banjo was also stolen. He says it’s faded white, almost beige, and the strings are completely unusable. He says the instruments belonged to his grandparents.

Catalytic converter stolen…
2:40 pm
A 28/m says his catalytic converter was stolen in the 7700 block of E. Kellogg. This is the location for Towne East Square, where other catalytic converters were reported stolen earlier this month. The report does not state specifically where this incident occurred.

Messing with my dog…
4:50 pm
A 49/m says a guy keeps walking by his wrought-iron gate and intentionally aggravating his dog - then sticking his hand inside the gate toward the dog. He says this has happened twice already.

And he didn’t come back…
7:26 pm
A 46/m says someone took a vehicle for a test drive from a dealership in the 4600 block of S. Broadway. The guy didn’t return with the car.

Seems legit…
12:46 am Thursday
A 48/m says an unknown woman called him eight or nine times claiming she was from a TV show in California. They wanted him to come on their show. He wasn’t able to get a hold of anyone when he tried to call the company back. He believes the phone call may be real, but he wanted to document the call with police in case it wasn’t.

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