Crime of the Week

Can you help solve this crime?

The crime

Sometime between 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 17, someone cut the lock off the gate to a field in the 1800 block of North 143rd Street East. The thief took a 27-foot black trailer containing 18 sets of scaffolding, a Jobox toolbox with miscellaneous tools and OSHA safety equipment. The loss is more than $27,000.

Whom to contact

If you have information about this theft 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 ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,500, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County, a division of the Wichita Crime Commission, is a nonprofit organization of residents against crime that relies on donations from the community to pay for tips.

Crime Stoppers case number: 1522

Department case number: 15S005070

Lead detective: Detective Olsen, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office