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.
Whom to contact
If you have information about this arson or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at www.wsccs.com or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 and then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a nonprofit organization of citizens against crime.
Crime Stoppers case number: 1324
Department case number: 13S005776 and 13S005909
Lead detective: Det. Powell, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office