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)
Sneaking some cash…
A 42/f reports an employee at a business in the 11400 block of E. Kellogg was taking money out of the cash register while at work. The employee was arrested for theft.
Someone called police to say that a 23/f was beaten up by someone else. The woman refused to make a statement, but was taken to the hospital with jaw pain, bleeding in her ear and nausea.
9 am on the first day of school…
A 45/m who works for a school in the 700 block of W. 33rd S. (South High School) reports a student in possession of marijuana. The student was released to a parent and signed an agreement to appear in court.
Can you send dogs via Western Union?
A 29/f says someone online wanted to buy puppies/dogs from her. The person sent her a fake cashier’s check for a certain amount of money. She then received an email saying to send money to the carrier to pick up the dogs through Western Union. She deposited the check into her personal account and withdrew the money to send out as instructed. She later found out her account was negative because of the fake check. The report does not say how much money she’s out. The report does not state whether the dogs were picked up.
A 24/f says she’s received 12 messages through Facebook about winning a lot of cash. The message say to contact a certain person about the winnings. She says the Facebook page used to transmit the messages is a copy of her uncle’s page (with just a few minor differences). She hasn’t sent any money. She says her uncle is in his 70s and doesn’t really use Facebook that often. She contacted him and told him to take his page down, just in case. She hasn’t sent any money (and she says she hasn’t been asked to send any money as of yet).
A 45/f says her relative and the the woman’s infant child were leaving her home in the 4400 block of W. Del Sienno - when a neighbor spun out of her driveway and kicked up dust and gravel onto the mother and infant. She thinks the neighbor did this on purpose.
An 81/f says she received a phone call from someone saying she won a large amount of money, but she needed to purchase a pre-paid debit card and provide them with the numbers on the back. She hung up on the caller and called police to file a report.
A 25/m says someone took something out of his shopping cart (presumably his wallet) in the 4800 block of S. Broadway. The woman who took it then went back into the business and returned “part of the property” (Presumably the wallet minus cards and/or cash) to the service desk. She said she “found” it. The store has surveillance video of the incident.
Not a good lesson…
A 43/f says three people came into the store where she works in the 2200 block of E. Central and filled up five backpacks with school supplies, then took off through the rear door (setting off the alarm). One of them may have left on a bike. She says a similar thing happened the night before.