Crime of the Week - Wichita and Sedgwick County
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CRIME STOPPERS CASE No. 1302
On Wednesday, January 9, a sculpture was found vandalized at Heritage Square Park located at 115 E. William in downtown Wichita. The sculpture is a life size depiction of a female that sits on a base of a fountain at the park. The statue was found lying on the ground and broken in half. The amount of cost to repair the “Heritage Woman” is unknown at this time.
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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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A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal possession of a firearm after an apparent accidental shooting in which a 3-year-old Wichita boy died on Tuesday night, police said.

Jahmez Hunt, 3, and his older brother were playing with a gun belonging to their mother’s boyfriend at their home at 525 E. Lincoln just before 5 p.m. Tuesday when Jahmez accidentally shot himself in the chest, Lt. Jeff Gilmore said.

Jahmez died a short time later while undergoing surgery at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, Gilmore said.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:06 CDT

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When he finally left, the 56-year-old woman reported the rape to police. Her case stands out for two reasons:

Rapes committed by perpetrators unknown to the victim account for less than 10 percent of all cases, local crime statistics show.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:41 CDT

Wichita has a new domestic violence prevention and education website to help victims and create awareness in the community.

DVFreeWichita.org is the website introduced Monday by the Wichita Crime Commission.

“There are many resources in our area and statewide to help victims of domestic violence,” Gordon Bassham, executive director of the commission, said in a statement. “When a victim needs help immediately, there is little time to search the Web to track down where to go or who to call.”

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:47 CDT
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