Crime of the Week

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The crime

Sometime between 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, and 7 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, thieves struck the Murphy Tractor dealership at 1800 S. West St. A 2010 John Deere skid-steer loader was parked in the lot in front of the dealership. The thieves were able to start the loader and drive it off the lot. It is valued at more than $45,000.

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: #1109

Department case number: 11C009844

Lead detective: Wichita Police Department