Crime of the Week - Wichita and Sedgwick County
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The Bel Aire Police Department needs your help. Sometime between Monday night, Dec. 12, and Tuesday morning, Dec. 13, unknown suspect(s) burglarized Granite Transformations at 3821 N. Hillcrest. The burglar(s) used bolt cutters to cut the locks off three trailers in front of the business. Hand tools and construction supplies valued at more than $2,800 were taken. A second, nearby business that asked not be named also was burglarized during the same time period and in a similar manner. A 125-amp wire welder, valued at $1,500, was taken.

If you have information about these burglaries or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at www.wsccs.com 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 $1,000 and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime.


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RIME STOPPERS CASE No. 1152

Sometime over Thanksgiving weekend between Thursday, November 24 and Monday, November 28, two sculptures that are part of a traveling art display were vandalized in front of the Old Town parking garage at 2nd and Mosley. The 5-foot-tall sculpture of a woman walking her dog was completely destroyed. The second sculpture may be able to be repaired. They were part of the Art Council's annual sculpture walkabout project and were valued at $7,500.
If you have information about this vandalism or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111.

 You can also submit a tip online at www.wsccs.com 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 $1000.00 and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime.

 

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Just before 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, a man armed with a black handgun entered the Presto convenience store at 248 S Hillside. He went into the back office where an employee was counting money. The robber took the money and attempted to leave, but the employee had locked the front door. The suspect fired two shots, breaking the glass door, and was last seen running east on Waterman.

He is described as a black male, 6 feet tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a dark hoodie with a red and white design on the front, a brown camouflage face mask, light colored blue jeans, brown boots and brown gloves.

If you have information about this robbery or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at www.wsccs.com 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 $1000.00 and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime.


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RIME STOPPERS CASE No. 1150

Sometime between Friday, November 18, and Monday, November 21, someone vandalized the aquarium at the Wichita Water Center, 101 E. Pawnee. Located on the outside of the building, it houses fish native to Kansas. The vandals used landscaping stones and successfully broke one pane of glass. There was no water loss so all the fish survived, but damage exceeded $5,000.

If you have information about this vandalism or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at www.wsccs.com 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 $1,000, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime.

 

 

 

 


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RIME STOPPERS CASE No. 1149

At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2011 a woman entered the Hampton Inn at 3800 W. Kellogg. She was carrying a black handgun and ordered the desk clerk to hand over the cash drawer. The suspect fled out the side of door headed west. She was possibly picked up by a waiting vehicle. Her race is unknown. She is in her early 20s, 5-foot-7 and weighs about 120 pounds. She was wearing a black coat, blue jeans and a red bandanna over her face.

If you have information about this robbery or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You can submit a tip online at www.wsccs.com 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 $1,000, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime.

The Wichita Police Department Burglary Section needs your assistance. Several recent burglaries in the downtown area are believed to be related. Sometime overnight between Wednesday, Nov. 9, and Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 someone broke in through the glass door of Holy Land Mediterranean Café, 217 E. Douglas. On Saturday, Nov. 12, between 5:00 and 10:00 a.m., a similar burglary occurred to Fat Tony’s, 417 E. Douglas. In both burglaries cash and the cash registers were taken. Other burglaries in the area also could be connected.

 


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If you have information about these burglaries or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at www.wsccs.com 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 $1,000, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime.

RIME STOPPERS CASE No. 1147

Credit Union of America Robbery Just before 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, three men entered the Credit Union of America at 5055 S. Broadway. They ordered the customers and tellers to lay on the floor. Two men took the money and belongings from the customers; the third went into the teller’s area and took cash. No one was injured.

The suspects are black males. Two are 5-foot-10 to 6 feet and about 195 pounds. They were wearing black pants and white masks, shoes and gloves. The third man is about 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds. He was wearing a checkered, black-and- white-flannel shirt and blue jeans.

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If you have information about these or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111 or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8177). You can also submit a tip online or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637).

RIME STOPPERS CASE No. 1146

Shortly after midnight on Friday, Oct. 21, two men in a small tanker truck drove into the Sonic Drive-in at 110 S. West St. They told employees they were there to collect the grease. They then drained the grease pit into their truck.

The grease is resold and converted into bio-diesel fuel, which increases its value to several thousand dollars. This sort of theft has occurred multiple times in Wichita over the past months at several of the major fast-food restaurants.

The Wichita Police Department is asking you to help to identify these suspects. Both are white, of average height and build, and wearing work clothes.

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RIME STOPPERS CASE No. 1145

On Monday, Oct. 17, the Wichita/Hutchinson Labor Federation at 3219 W. Central was burglarized. The suspect or suspects forced their way into the building and took electronics and checks. On Wednesday, Oct.19, a white male attempted to cash a forged check stolen in the burglary.

The Wichita Police Department needs your help to identify the suspect. He is of average height and build, mid 30s, balding, with a full beard. He was possibly driving a late model Toyota Camry with a sunroof.

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Shortly after midnight on Friday, Oct., 14, 2011 three suspects waited outside the Golden Corral Restaurant at 616 S. Ridge Rd. As two employees left the restaurant, three 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.

The three suspects were black males in their mid-20s. Both suspects were between 5-feet-11-inches and six-feet tall, had thin builds and were carrying black handguns. One was wearing a white jacket. The other suspect was wearing red pants.

The third suspect was between 5-feet-1-inch and 5-feet-6-inches tall, had a stocky build, was wearing khaki pants and was carrying a silver handgun.


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RIME STOPPERS CASE No. 1143

  On Tuesday, August 2, 2011 a man driving a white and brown older model Ford flatbed truck was able to make his way into the back compound of The Yard store at 725 E. Central. While in the back lot the suspect loaded 3 blocks of aluminum valued at over $5,000.00 dollars. A second suspect that assisted the first has been taken into custody. Now police need help identifying the main suspect.

  The suspect at large is described as a white male in his 40s with a medium build, of average height, and wearing glasses. The suspect vehicle is an older two toned Ford flatbed truck with wooden rails. The tag is possibly a Kansas Antique tag. Photos of the suspect and the truck are attached. 

 

 

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On Saturday, September 30 at 9:30 A.M. three black males entered the EZ Payday Advance business at 3750 N. Woodlawn. The suspects were armed with silver handguns, and told the cashier to give them the money. After getting the money from the cashier the suspects unsuccessfully tried to open the safe. No one was injured.

All three suspects were black males, wearing white hoodies and white bandannas over their face.


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Doller General Robbery At 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, two men entered the Dollar General Store at 2747 W. Pawnee. One pulled out a knife and ordered the cashier to open the registers. The other held another employee on the ground while the first suspect took the money. There were no injuries.

Suspect number one is described as a black male, about five-feet-four-inches tall, weighing about 145 pounds, and wearing a red shirt with Nebraska on the front, red pants, a black Red Sox cap, black shoes and a black bandanna over his face. Suspect number two is described as a black male, about five-feet-seven-inches tall, weighing about 145 pounds, and wearing a black shirt, white shorts and a red bandanna over his face. A surveillance camera photo of the two robbers is provided.


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Wichita Police need your assistance to catch the people responsible for 14 burglaries since June. Between Monday, June 6, and Tuesday, Sept. 13, the suspects have burglarized stores throughout Wichita. They include Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Radio Shack, Ribbit Computers, Rent a Center, Mobile Communications, Motor Mouth Wireless and Haddock Computer. They use a glass punch to break a window to get in, and then grab what they can in a short amount of time. The loss of laptops, iPods, cell phones and televisions is valued at more than $15,000.

The two suspects are dressed in jeans and black hoodies. The vehicle used in the burglaries is a silver, four-door sedan with a sun roof and a spoiler.

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The Wichita Police Department is trying to catch a suspect believed to have robbed three banks. He robbed the Commerce Bank at 1701 S. Broadway on Saturday, Aug. 13; the Conway State Bank at 121 W. Kellogg on Thursday, Sept. 1; and the Fidelity Savings at 3525 E. Harry, on Wednesday, Sept. 7. In each case the teller was handed  a note demanding money. No weapons were seen.

The white male is approximately 6 feet tall, 170 to 180 pounds with short brown hair. In at least one of the robberies witnesses reported a second suspect. This person was driving the getaway vehicle described as a white '95-'97 Dodge Caravan. 


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The Wichita Police Department is seeking your help to solve a homicide. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, Timothy McGuigan was suppose to meet his son for breakfast, but didn't show up. When he failed to come in to work, co-workers asked his son if he would check on him. The son went to his father's house in the 2500 block of North Woodridge and found his body. Police officers said he had been shot multiple times with a small caliber handgun. There were no signs of forced entry, and robbery does not appear to be the motive.


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On the morning of Saturday, September 3, at approximately 1:30 a.m. the Wichita Fire Department responded to a shed on fire at the Woodlands Mobile Home Park at 4480 S. Meridian. The shed suffered extensive damage and was determined to be arson. Less than two hours later, The Wichita Fire Department responded to a second shed fire in the same mobile home park. The second fire spread quickly to the home, which was occupied by an adult and three children that were sleeping. Everyone escaped without injury. Both fires were ruled arson and caused over $10,000 in damages.


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Burger King Robbery 2  On the morning of Monday, Aug. 8, a black male waited outside the Burger King at 2150 W. 21st. When the manager left the restaurant, he was struck in the face. The suspect then took his money bag and ran off. He chased the suspect and another brief struggle occurred. The suspect escaped and fled in a green, four-door sedan driven by a woman.

The manager flagged down a passerby and followed the vehicle to the area of 13th and Tyler, but lost it. The Wichita police Department later found the car in a nearby neighborhood; the suspect was not located. After checking surveillance video at a nearby grocery store, the manager was able to identify the suspect. He is 5-foot-7, 200 pounds and wearing jean shorts and a black T-shirt.


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Around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2011 a residence in the 6500 block of West Briarwood was burglarized. The suspect broke the glass pane in the front door and was able to unlock the deadbolt. The suspect took two safes containing cash and jewelry valued at over $45,000.00.

Surveillance video of the home showed the suspect to be an Asian or Hispanic male, about 5'10” tall with a medium build and wearing wearing a light colored t‐shirt, blues jeans and a hard hat. The suspect's vehicle is a newer model, gray, midsize Chevy vehicle.


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 Shortly after 2 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, two black males robbed the Quik Trip at 2801 S. Hydraulic.  One suspect entered the store armed with a handgun; the other held a stun gun. One suspect used the stun gun on an employee stocking the shelves. They then  forced the employee to open the cash register and give them the money and fled on foot. Loss was minimal, and the clerk was not injured.

The suspect with the stun gun was in his 20s, 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt; black pants; black shoes with white soles; a black hat with a gold sticker on the bill and gold writing on the front; a black mask; and brown cloth gloves.

The other man was also in his 20s, 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a green shirt, black pants, a black mask and brown cloth gloves.


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On Tuesday, Aug. 9, at approximately 9 p.m. the Dollar General Store at 915 S. Glendale was robbed. A black male entered the store with a black handgun and demanded  money from the register and a customer standing in line. A second employee attempted to intervene, and the suspect struck that employee in the head multiple times with the gun. The robber fled without any money; the employee suffered minor injuries.

The suspect is in his late teens to early 20s, 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds. He wore a gray mask, black short sleeve shirt, black pants and  black shoes.


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In the early morning hours of Thursday, July 28, an arsonist struck at the First Pentecostal Church, 1755 E. MacArthur. The target was a fleet of buses used by the church to transport members to services. Trash cans were placed in two buses and lit on fire, which spread to other buses in the lot. Four buses are a total loss; four other buses suffered fire damage. Total loss exceeded $30,000.


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On Monday, July 18, at approximately 11 p.m. the Bobby McGee Liquor and Smoke Shop at 2119 E. Central was robbed. Two black males entered the liquor store, put a gun to the employee's head and demanded money from the register. The first suspect took the money and ran out of the store. The second suspect went into the smoke shop and aimed a gun at that employee. He took cash from the register and then ran out of the store. Loss was cash and a bottle of liquor.

Suspect one had light colored skin, 25 to 30 years old and weighed 200 to 225 pounds. Suspect two was 35 to 40 years old, 6 feet tall and weighed about 200 pounds. Both had short hair and were armed with a handgun.


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The Wichita Police Department needs your help to solve a copper wire theft that is one in many in an ongoing string of thefts. Sometime between Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13, unknown person or persons stripped the copper wire from an external Central Air Conditioning Unit at Lincoln Street Elementary, located at 1210 S. Topeka. The loss and damage to unit exceeded several thousand dollars.

Do to the ongoing thefts of copper wire from air conditioning units the Wichita Police Department would also like to ask any citizen that witnesses and suspicious activity near any air conditioning units to call 911 for law enforcement to investigate.


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On Saturday, July 2 at approximately 4 a.m. two individuals broke a glass door to the Sprint store at 2330 N. Maize Rd. The thieves entered the business through the broken door and took multiple cell phones, laptops, and tablets. The total loss is estimated to be over $6,000.00.

The two suspects were wearing jeans and dark colored hoodies.

 
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In the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 5, two individuals went to Valley Center High School located at 9600 N. Meridian. There is currently construction taking place and several vehicles and construction equipment left on scene. The two suspects were able to get into a 2004 Chevy truck and a Case front loader. The two vehicles were used to drive across the practice field, strike several trees, and knock down three goal posts before getting stuck in a nearby milo field. Damage to the football field and the vehicles is estimated to exceed $46,000.00.

The two suspects were white males that arrived and left on a dark colored moped. One suspect was wearing all dark clothing and the second suspect was wearing a light colored shirt with dark colored shorts.

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On the afternoon of Sunday, June 12, the manager of Goodwill Industries at 5525 W. Central was headed to make the daily deposit. The manager was inside their vehicle ready to go, when a black male got into the back seat. The suspect forced the manager to drive through a near by neighborhood, stopping at Central and Custer. The suspect was getting into the front seat when the manager attempted to get away. A short struggle occurred and the manager was able to escape. The suspect left with the deposit and the vehicle. The vehicle was recovered a few blocks away.

The suspect is a black male, 35 – 45 years of age, 5’07, medium build, and was wearing a blue wind breaker with white vertical stripes, and sunglasses.


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Shortly after 3 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29th a black 2011 Ford Fusion was stolen from a business parking lot in the 2100 block of north Topeka. The suspects intentionally drove the vehicle into the Plaza Mexico shopping center at 828 W. 25th St. N. Damage to the shopping center exceeded $11,000.

The two unknown suspects were wearing hoods, gloves, and covering their faces with an article of clothing.

 


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On Tuesday, June 7, between 8 and 8:30 p.m., two males attempted to abduct a 14- year- old female in the 22000 block of West 61st Street N. The men were driving an older model black truck with faded paint. The truck had dark tinted windows, a regular cab and a dent along the bottom of the driver’s door.

Suspect 1, the driver, was a white male, 18-20 years old, dirty blond hair with long bangs and a pierced right ear with a diamond stud. He was wearing black gym shorts, a white cutoff shirt and tennis shoes.

Suspect 2, is a white male, 18-20 years old, 5’11 to 6′ tall, muscular build and brown hair. He was wearing a ball cap with the letters “ DC “ on it in white lettering, black and red gym shorts, a white cut off shirt and tan sandals.

               


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Sometime between Monday, May 30th at 9:30 A.M. and Tuesday, May 31st at 6:30 A.M. unknown person(s) broke into a construction trailer owned by North American Lafarge on a work site at 7300 E. Harry. The thieves took miscellaneous tools that included a Stihl Quiksaw, 2 water pumps, and various blades. The suspects also damaged the ignition to a work truck on site. The total loss is valued at $13,000.00 and an additional $1,000.00 in damage

 

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At approximately 9:00 p.m. on May 11, 2011 a woman was approached by an unidentified male while in her garage, threatened with a knife and assaulted. The woman lives in the Glen Hills Addition in Derby.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5’10″ to 6’, thin to medium build, wearing a black ski mask, black nylon jacket, tight black jeans, black high top tennis shoes and black gloves. He fled the scene on foot. No vehicle description is available.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Derby Crime Stoppers at 788-TIPS.

The Wichita Police Department Homicide Section needs your help to solve a murder. On Saturday, May 28th , around 3:00 a.m. an Asian male got into an argument with three other Asian males in the parking lot of a restaurant located at Rock Road and Bluestem. The victim fled on foot, east across Rock Road on Bluestem being chased by the three suspects. The victim was shot multiple times and died at the scene. The suspects fled in a 4 door vehicle.

The description given of the suspects were 3 Asian males. 


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The Wichita Police Department’s Robbery Section is seeking information on a man believed to be responsible for a series of robberies last weekend.

On May 14 the Quik Trip at1610 E. Lincoln was robbed at 11:47 p.m., and  on May 15 the Quik Trip at 3216 E. Harry was robbed, at 6 a.m. and the Dollar General Store at 2747 E. Boulevard Plaza at 8:10 a.m.

He is described as a black male in his 40s or 50s, 6′ to 6’2”, weighing between 190 and 200 pounds. He has short wavy hair, a mustache and glasses, and was wearing a green jacket, blue jeans and white shoes.

 


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Sometime between Sunday, April 17, and Friday, April 29, an unknown person or persons removed 22 brass light fixtures from the landscaping in the round-about located at Riverside Park. The fixtures were bolted into the concrete. Total loss is valued at $22,000.


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Sometime between 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th and 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 8th a man was fishing at 3500 W. 21st Street N. under the bridge where the Arkansas River spillway empties into the Big Ditch. The man was knocked to the ground and stomped by 3 unknown males, breaking his jaw. The robbers took the victim’s cell phone and got into his vehicle taking his car stereo along with some other miscellaneous items.


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