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 19/f reports someone firing shots at her house in the 1600 block of N. Minnesota. She says she and three others were inside when it happened. No one was hurt. Police found bullet holes in the house. The woman’s mother believes she knows who did it. She says someone made threats previously.
A 54/m says he lost his property (presumably his wallet) while at Moe’s Sub Shop in the 2800 block of S. Hydraulic. He says someone used his credit card without his authorization.
A 28/f, who works for a trucking business in the 4600 block of W. Whitehall, says an employee (well, former employee now) had a semi truck to conduct business for the company. None of the deliveries have been made and the truck hasn’t been returned. The company called him and demanded that he return the truck or face termination earlier this week. He didn’t return the truck and has been fired. The company believes the truck is at the guy’s house. They appointed another driver to retrieve it in case police track it down.
A 56/m says someone, possibly armed with a baseball bat, shattered the front window of his car while it was parked at an apartment complex in the 2400 block of S. Glendale. He says the car doesn’t run.
Disorderly conduct on Facebook…
A 51/f says her sister is putting her personal information on Facebook for everyone to see. She says she doesn’t have a Facebook account, but she’s been told by friends about what information is out there. She wants it to stop and is willing to press charges.
Did anyone misplace their 9mm?
A 24/f says she found a handgun with a plastic holster and 9mm bullets lying in the street in the 3900 block of S. Hydraulic. No word on who the gun belongs to. It was submitted to police.
Didn’t get far…
A 65/f says someone stole a delivered package off of her front porch in the 500 block of S. Maize Road. The guy was found nearby with the package in his possession. The woman would like to press charges. The report does not state what was in the package.
A 25/m, who works for a business in the 1400 block of N. Terrace (pretty sure this is Bullseye Shooting Range), says two handguns are missing from the business. He says the loss was discovered while they were doing inventory of the business. No idea who took them, or how long they’ve been gone.
(This apparently did not happen just yesterday) A 20/f says someone stole her property (presumably wallet/purse) from her car while it was parked at a bar in the 10000 W. Kellogg. The thief broke her rear window to get inside. She says her credit cards have been used at least twice. She says her debit card was reimbursed those funds. Now, her social security number has been used to open five unauthorized accounts. Two of them have overdue balances and the credit card companies are trying to hold her responsible.
Coin-op machines burglarized…
A 44/f reports losses from coin-operated machines (the type of machine is not listed) in the 1600 block of S. West Street, the 10400 block of W. Maple, 1200 E. Pawnee and 1500 E. Pawnee. Five reports were filed, one of them listed destruction of property.
A 24/f says two people stole cell phones from her and the cell phone business where she works in the 4500 block of E. 13th N. She says she helped one of them at the counter while the other walked around and took her personal cell phone, which was charging in a back room. The thief then used a knife to cut the security cord from a display unit and ran from the store with both phones. The other person, and a third person who is also connected to the case, remained in the store until the thief went outside. One of them pushed the clerk out of the way as they were leaving. They all left in a vehicle. No one was hurt.
A 55/m says he was working at a store in the 1900 block of E. Pawnee when he was robbed at gunpoint by two people. He couldn’t get the cash register open, and damaging the register - they forced the man to the back of the store to the office. Another person by the office refused to let them in. The two then grabbed merchandise and left the store. Two customers were in the store at the time. No one was hurt.
A 28/m who works for a store in the 3200 block of N. Toben says someone switched around barcodes on merchandise and paying the lower price. Police arrested the person.
Property stolen from construction site…
A 50/m who works for a construction company says someone stole more than $1,000 worth of equipment from a site in the 2000 block of S. Oliver. The crew is working on the 2014 Sanitary Reconstruction Plan.
Apartment fire burglars…
A 27/m says he and other tenants at his apartment complex in the 700 block of N. Silver Springs were forced to leave their homes after a fire earlier this month. They were instructed to leave their doors unlocked so maintenance could clean the smoke damage from the building. Someone got into his apartment through the unlocked door and stole some of his property. There’s no word on whether this happened at other units in the complex.
Trying to hit a cop…
12:12 am (Thursday)
An officer approached two people in a stolen vehicle. The driver fled the scene and intentionally swerved the vehicle at the officer, causing her to be in fear. The person then got out of the car and took off on foot. The cop caught up with and arrested the person.
A 35/m reports a customer in a store in the 4700 block of W. Kellogg had a handgun and fired it inside, causing a bullet hole in the ceiling. Police found the guy with the loaded handgun. The serial number on the gun had been defaced. He was arrested on several charges.