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Police seeking public’s help in solving convenience store robbery

Today at 11:26 a.m.

Just after 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 7, a young man entered the TT Station convenience store at 1102 W. Maple. When the two employees witnessed him shoplifting and confronted him, the thief shoved the female employee and punched the male employee in the face. Then he ran out of the store, leaving his bicycle. Loss was minimal; the employees suffered minor injuries.

  • Can you help solve this crime? (April 10, 2014)

    Just after 11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, a woman driving east on Kellogg near I-135 saw the car behind her was traveling at a high rate of speed. Just before it hit her the driver swerved into the outside lane, rear-ended a car in that lane, spun out and struck the front passenger side of the woman’s car. It then landed on the shoulder where it struck the guard rail.

  • Police ask for public’s help with 1995 homicide

    The Wichita Police Department is asking for help to solve a homicide that occurred in 1995. Late on the night of March 13, 1995, Christopher Spivey was last seen leaving the McDonald’s at 122 N. Seneca, where he was employed. Spivey did not show up for work the following day. The Wichita Police Department was sent to check on Spivey’s welfare at 258 1/2 N. Elizabeth, where he lived. They discovered that he had been beaten to death.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks public’s help in business burglaries

    Sometime between 3 and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, someone broke into three businesses at 230 S. Laura. At Kraybill Architect, the burglars took computers, electronics, tools and cash. The loss is valued at more than $30,000. One suspect’s picture was captured on video.

  • Can you help solve this crime? (Feb. 22, 2014)

    Between 9 and 10:30 a.m., on Sunday, Feb. 9, a man broke into several lockers at Genesis Health Club, 6100 E. Central. He took several wallets containing cash, personal information and credit cards, and he has used several of the cards at local businesses.

  • Can you help solve this crime?

    Sometime between 4:30 p.m. Jan. 16 and 8 a.m. Jan. 17, thieves forced their way into the Sedgwick County Yards at 2200 S. Webb Road. They took a 14-foot double-axle trailer, an air compressor, a gas powered generator, miscellaneous hand tools, a drill and approximately 300 gallons of unleaded and diesel fuel. Loss is valued at more than $11,000.

  • Can you help solve this crime?

    Just after 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, a man entered the Walgreens at 3150 S. Seneca. He approached the pharmacist, showed a handgun and demanded narcotics. The pharmacist gave him drugs, and he was last seen heading north on foot. Police think the same man robbed the Walgreens at 1625 S. Webb on Nov. 14.

  • Police seeking help in tractor theft

    Sometime between 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, and 5 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, thieves broke into Cranmer Grass Farm, 17000 W. 61st St. North. They took a blue New Holland tractor, Model #TS115A, with wide turf tires; a yellow 22-foot flat-bed, triple-axle trailer; a blue Ingersol Rand 12 HP air compressor; an eight-lug spare wheel and tire; a blue 20-gallon propane tank, and a tractor battery. Total loss is $61,120.

  • Authorities seek help in metal theft in zoo parking lot

    Between 11:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, someone cut the catalytic converter off a 1992 Toyota 4-Runner while it was parked at the Sedgwick County Zoo. As scrap metal crimes and thefts continue to increase in public areas, law enforcement is asking people to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity. Loss and damage is valued at more than $1,000.

  • Sheriff’s Office seeks help in hit-and-run that destroyed radar trailer

    Between 8:30 a.m. and noon on Sunday, Oct. 27, an unknown vehicle struck a Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office radar trailer parked on the south side of the road near 5300 E. 47th St. South. The trailer, parked approximately three feet off the road, was moved 100 feet and destroyed. Loss is estimated at several thousand dollars. It's possible the trailer was hit by a Toyota pickup.

  • Can you help solve this crime?

    Just before 2 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, a man forced an opening in a chain link fence surrounding Body Coat Thermal Processing at 1618 S. Ida. Once inside the building he started a forklift. When workers investigated the noise they found him intentionally striking objects in the work area. The suspect saw the workers, headed the forklift at them and ran over one of the worker’s legs. The suspect was last seen running west from the business. The victim was taken to the hospital with a compound fracture and other injuries.

  • Man draws Hard 50 sentence for 2011 murder

    A Sedgwick County judge imposed a Hard 50 prison sentence Thursday on a man who was convicted in the strangulation death of a Wichita woman in 2011 while on parole for murdering a woman in Lawrence more than two decades earlier.

  • Can you help solve this crime?

    About midnight on June 15, the Sedgwick County Fire Department responded to an alarm at Teddy Bear’s, 4858 S. Clifton. After the fire at the nightclub had been extinguished, it was determined that the rear door had been forced open and the blaze was intentionally set. Firefighters were again called to Teddy Bear’s about 5:30 a.m. on June 20. Investigators have ruled that second fire was also arson. Damage is estimated at $84,000.

  • Police seek public’s help in solving robbery at Wal-Mart

    On Tuesday, Jan. 29, a man entered the Wal-Mart at 9831 E. Harry and approached a cashier. He showed a gun tucked in his waistband and told the employee it was a robbery. The suspect is a black man in his mid 40s. He is 6-feet tall and about 170 pounds. He was wearing khaki pants, gray jacket and a dark hat. He was last seen driving south on Webb Road in a white Dodge Durango.Whom to contact

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