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 42/m says someone pulled poles out of his company’s fencing to gain access to (and steal) a welding machine. This happened in the 1500 block of N. Webb.
A 58/f says she found a letter from a marquee was missing from the 3000 block of S. Osage. An outside planter was also smashed. No idea who did it, but they have video of the incident.
Are you missing some gear?
A 53/m says he found a black pullover hoodie with WSU logos on it, along with a black zip-up hoodie in the 800 block of S. Osage. Those items were turned in to police as found property.
A 56/m says someone cut the chain link fence to a business in the 2500 block of S. Osie, then cut hoses and drained gas from vehicles in the lot. The report does not state how many cars were affected.
A 69/m says someone shot a BB or pellet gun at the religious education building and parish house buildings belonging to a church in the 6000 block of E. Harry. Five windows were broken. He says this is the fourth or fifth time this facility has been targeted.
A 52/m says someone fired a gun several times at the rear trunk, both rear door windows and both rear ¼ panels of his 1993 Mercedes. The tail light on his Ford Fusion was also shot out.
Job manual scam…
A 54/f says someone contacted her online about a job. She filled out an application, providing her personal information. The “business” then asked her to pay for an employment manual, which she did. Turns out, the job didn’t actually exist - and she’s now out the money she spent on the manual. The report does not state how much she lost.
Probably not laughing now…
A 36/f says she was headed east on Lincoln at Woodlawn, when her car was rear-ended by another car. She asked the other driver to stop to make a report, but the other driver just laughed and drove away. Police found the other car in a yard not far away, but they did not track down the owner. The car was impounded.
A woman says her 7-year-old son and a neighbor were playing with an Airsoft rifle when the boy was accidentally shot while looking down the barrel. The boy was apparently not hurt that badly, though EMS was called to the scene.
A 16/m, who works for a business in the 2300 block of W. Pawnee, says three people ordered food at a car stall. When he went to deliver the food, one of them punched him in the face and they all grabbed the food and ran. The teen had some minor redness to his face, but didn’t need medical attention. Police have not yet found the three thieves.