Crime of the Week

July 28, 2011

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The crime

The crime

Sometime between Tuesday, July 12, and Wednesday, July 13, someone stripped the copper wire from an external central air-conditioning unit at Lincoln Street Elementary School, 1210 S. Topeka. The loss and damage exceeded several thousand dollars.

Due to the ongoing thefts of copper wire from air-conditioning units, the Wichita Police Department is asking any citizen that witnesses suspicious activity near any air-conditioning unit to call 911 so law enforcement can investigate.

Whom to contact

If you have information about this case or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217, then your message to CRIMES (274637). All tips received are secure and anonymous.

If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a nonprofit organization of residents against crime.

Crime Stoppers case number: 1131

Lead detective: Det. Joseph Kennedy, Wichita Police Department

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