Wichita Police Crime Sheets: Wednesday, Nov. 20

Published On: Nov 04 2013 12:00:00 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 20 2013 09:45:36 AM CST
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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)

Now NO ONE has the charger…
6:30 am
A 25/m in the 800 block of N. Broadway says he gave his mother his cell phone charger. His mother says someone else (not specified) claimed the charger was hers and took it from the mother. The charger was submitted to police as evidence.

Strange questions…
8:55 am
A 45/f reports someone coming to her door in the 100 block of S. Anna and asking her “strange questions” in an attempt to come into her home and use her telephone. She refused to let the guy in and called police. The guy took off before police got there.

Can’t tell if it’s a scam or not…
A 53/f says she advertised a room for rent in her home on Craigslist. Someone replied to the ad and sent her a check (supposedly from the guy’s father). The woman called the bank was drawn on before she tried to deposit the check and was told the check was good. The potential renter was only supposed to send enough money to cover the first and last month’s rent, but sent more money. He asked her to use the money to have his car sent to her house, then there was a second request to pick up the car at a dealership.

Sticky residue mail theft?
9:30 am
A 60/m reports vandalism to three mailbox (7100 block of W. Harry, 3200 S. Hydraulic and 47th & Broadway). Someone put “sticky residue” inside the mailbox to catch incoming mail - in order to steal the mail. The reports do not state if any mail was actually stolen.

Painting numbers...
11:53 am
A 63/f in the 5300 block of W. Kemper says she came home for lunch and saw a letter stuck to the outside of her mailbox with duct tape. The note said a company was going to be through her area to paint house numbers on the sidewalk edge to help identify residents’ addresses. The letter asked her to print her name, address and secure it to the front door of her home and someone would be by tomorrow - rain or shine - to pick up orders for a small fee for the “professionally installed service.” She says she has no intent of paying anyone to have her house number painted on the curb.

Rightfully concerned…
12:40 pm
A 69/f in N. Wichita says her neighbor keeps coming onto her porch and into her yard - calling her name - in the middle of the night. She says the man stomps around on her porch and tries the doorknob to see if he can get in. She says this has been going on for about two months. She wants no contact with the man, who she described as a former friend. She says he has rushed her fence with his fists clenched and acting like he was going to come past the fence. She also says he approached her at least one time with an erection. She says she’s in fear for her safety and the safety of her sister whose health is frail. She wants the man to stop and asked police to step up patrols in her neighborhood.

Not your bushes to trim…
5:45 pm
A 47/m in the 2000 block of E. Blake reports an unknown black female trimming cedar bush trees on his property without permission. She was then taking the trimmings with her. The woman told him she used to own the building, but he knows it is not true. The guy doesn’t want to press charges.