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 woman has been arrested in a case that involves shots being fired at a house where five people were inside.

The 23-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday evening on East 21st Street, not far from where trouble started earlier this week, Wichita police Lt. Dan East said Thursday.

The chain of events began with a disturbance on Tuesday between two women at a convenience store at 21st and Grove. It’s unknown whether the disturbance was physical or verbal, East said.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12 CDT

A Kansas Air National Guardsman from Goddard has waived his detention hearing that was set for Friday on a federal sex charge in Texas.

Paul Francis Grimm, 42, a senior master sergeant who works full time at McConnell Air Force Base, waived the hearing Wednesday, according to federal court documents made available Thursday.

He is charged with having sex with a girl under 18 and taking her across state lines. The girl was a family acquaintance who lives in Ohio, where Grimm also lived before moving to Kansas.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:07 CDT

A Wichita man who pleaded no contest in January to furnishing alcohol to a 13-year-old girl and trying to sexually molest her was sentenced Thursday to 4 1/2 years in prison.

Prosecutors said Andrew Headding, 24, was staying at the home of a friend in October 2012 when he took the girl to the basement, forced her to drink vodka and played a “dirty” card game with her. Prosecutors said he then made her remove her clothes and molested her, and that a second incident involving the same girl occurred a month later.

District Judge Bruce Brown imposed the maximum sentence on Headding on one count each of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child, attempted aggravated indecent solicitation and furnishing alcohol to a minor. He ordered Headding to serve the sentences consecutively.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:20 CDT
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