Crime of the Week - Wichita and Sedgwick County
On Monday, Nov. 5, thieves burglarized two residences in the Reflection Ridge housing edition. The burglaries took place between 6:30 and 9 p.m., and are believed to be related. The suspects forced open a rear door and took jewelry, electronics and other items valued at more than $35,000.

If you have information about this burglary or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 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 $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.


A Wichita man who was a registered sex offender at the time he committed sexual crimes against a 14-year-old girl was given two life sentences Friday.

Sedgwick County District Judge Bruce Brown handed down the sentences for Gerrian Green, 32, for criminal sodomy and sexual exploitation of a child, District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a news release.

Brown ordered the sentences to be served consecutively and without the possibility of parole. Green was sentenced under the state’s aggravated habitual sex offender law, a Bennett spokesman said.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:55 CDT

A 35-year-old woman head-butted a police officer as he tried to arrest her and then damaged his patrol car, according to a Wichita police report.

The incident started about 2 p.m. Thursday at a convenience store in the 800 block of South Meridian. A 31-year-old man told police the woman ripped a blinker off his company car, the report said.

When the officer started to take the woman into custody, she smacked him in the head with her head, Lt. Dan East said.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:32 CDT

Like pieces of a puzzle, Kansas City police used tips about an erratic driver, a fingerprint from a plastic bag of shell casings and a bullet from a house that was shot last year to link Mohammed Whitaker, 27, to a series of recent highway shootings.

Jackson County prosecutors on Friday announced 18 felony charges against Whitaker involving nine separate shootings. Two of the charges relate to cases in which victims were wounded. In each case, police recovered, tested and matched spent .380-caliber bullets.

Whitaker remained in jail Friday in lieu of a $1 million cash-only bond. While being transferred between the police jail and the county jail, Whitaker shook his head, no, when asked by a Star reporter whether he committed the shootings, which had terrorized motorists and captured national attention.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:07 CDT
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