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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Between 8:30 a.m. and noon on Sunday, Oct. 27, an unknown vehicle struck a Sedgwick County Sheriffs 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Sometime between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Jan. 15, a burglar broke into three homes, including one in the 3800 block of 103rd St. South. The burglar forced entry into each through a door and stole guns, electronics, jewelry and cash. Total loss and damage is estimated at $7,000.
Wichita police are seeking fresh leads in the May shooting death of a 23-year-old man in southeast Wichita.
On Oct. 17, the Wichita-Hutchinson Labor Federation, 3219 W. Central, was burglarized. The suspect or suspects forced their way into the building and took electronics and checks. On Oct. 19, a man attempted to cash a forged check stolen in the burglary. The man is in his mid-30s, average height and build, with a full beard. He was possibly driving a late-model Toyota Camry with a sunroof.
Shortly after midnight on Oct. 14, three men armed with handguns waited outside the Golden Corral at 616 S. Ridge Road. As two employees left the restaurant, the men with handguns forced them back inside. The men were able to get money out of the safe before leaving on foot. They were last seen running east from the restaurant. Although no vehicles were seen, they may have fled in a white SUV.