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)
Hey! Get lost!
A 74/f says someone broke into her home in the 500 block of S. Pershing while she and another person were asleep. The intruder broke through a side window and proceeded to look through her property - until she yelled at the person to leave. The intruder then broke through the front screen door and took off. Police were not able to track that person down. No one was hurt, and nothing was stolen.
A 73/m says he was at the Y on S. Meridian when someone got into his locker and stole his property. The report does not state whether the locker was locked at the time.
Taking the show on the road…
A 22/m says someone cut the trailer lock on a trailer in the 200 block of S. Lulu. He says the crooks then hooked the trailer up to their own vehicle and hauled it away. He says the trailer contained some adult-sized costumes and some backdrop panels for putting on plays.
A 50/m says someone knocked on his door at an apartment complex in the 2700 block of S. Seneca and threatened him with bodily harm if he ever left the apartment’s front door open again. The man says he leaves the door open to let the smoke out of the building. He says the place reeks of cigarettes and marijuana. He says he’s contacted apartment management about the issue, but nothing has been done to fix the problem.
Assault, kidnapping, robbery….
A 24/f says her live-in boyfriend struck her multiple times in the face, stomach and body causing minor injuries in the 1200 block of N. Broadway. He also robbed her of her property (not specified) and refused to let her leave the home. When the man was contacted by police, he approached the officer in an aggressive manner and was tased. The man was then arrested on several charges. The woman did not require medical treatment.
An employee of a business reports a man exposing himself inside the store while in the presence of other customers. The incident was captured on surveillance video, but police did not find the man. The location of the incident is not listed.
A 52/m says someone pinned him to the ground in the 2900 block of S. Hillside. The attacker (and possibly a second attacker, the report is not clear) then bashed his head into the concrete more than ten times, shoved a gun in his mouth, kicked him in the face and demanded his keys and cell phone. The man suffered two black eyes, a contusion on his head and bruising. Two days later, he went to the hospital where a CT scan showed bleeding on the brain. It appears one person was arrested.
A 48/f reports someone coming into a facility (apparently the Sedgwick County Addiction Treatment Center) in the 900 block of N. Waco and asking about what services they offer. She says the guy’s appointment had been canceled and he became very upset. She says the man yelled swears at her, then opened one of two glass doors on his way out and slammed it shut. He then opened the second door and slammed it so hard, the glass shattered. He left the area. The county will determine whether or not to press charges.
A 54/m says he received a text message claiming to be from his credit card company. The text told him to call them. He called the number and an automated system asked him to enter his Social Security Number and credit card information. He didn’t. He hung up and called police.
You gotta light?
A 37/f says someone came up from behind and asked her for a light near Central and Oliver. She kept walking, and the other person followed her as she crossed the street. She says the person slapped her on the back and left the area. She wasn’t hurt, but decided to call police just in case.