Crime of the Week - Wichita and Sedgwick County
Crime of the Week - Wichita and Sedgwick County
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On October 28, 2018 a car parked near the Keeper of the Plains was broken into and a purse was stolen from the trunk of the car. Credit cards from the purse were later used by an unknown male.
On October 14, 2018 some time between 8:30 and 8:50pm an unknown suspect drove into the driveway of a residence located in the 12000 block of W. Harvest Court. The suspect exited what appears to be a dark colored Honda and was driving the vehicle. The suspect is wearing jeans, white shoes, and a grey and blue long sleeve shirt. He can be seen checking the doors of the two vehicles in the driveway.
Crime Stoppers Case 1838
CRIME STOPPERS CASE 1836
FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT CASE NUMBER: 18S008980On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, a burglary occurred in southwest Sedgwick County some time around noon. A suspect was captured on surveillance and is shown below. A gun safe with several guns inside was stolen with an estimated value of $5,000.00 – $6,000.00. At least one of the suspects was caught on video attempting to enter through a door of the residence. If you have any information, please cal
FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT CASE NUMBER: 18C524133The suspect shown below stole a flute valued at $1,500.00 from Damn Music Center located at 8945 W. Central on September 10th at approximately 3pm. The suspect was captured on the store’s surveillance cameras. Witnesses report the suspect possibly left the area in an unknown vehicle with another individual. The suspect is described as 5’10”/200 lbs with slight facial hair. The serial number on the flute is: FL2
FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT COLD CASE HOMICIDESome time between 6pm on Saturday, November 24, 2012 and 1:30 pm on Sunday, November 25, 2012, 73 year old Robert Newman, was killed inside of his home at 2501 W. 9th Street, from a gunshot wound. Mr. Newman was retired, but he repaired small engines and ATV’s.                       Robert NewmanIf you have a
FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT BURLGALRY SECTION 18C520758

On August 8th around midnight, the suspects shown below attempted to gain entry into Range 54, 5725 E. Kellogg Drive. The suspects came from the east and used a large rock they found in the alley behind the business to damage the rear door. The suspects smashed the rock on the rear door handle numerous times for approximately 15 minutes, trying to get inside. The lock and handle were damaged at an est
FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 30, 2018
WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE K. MAR


The WPD burglary sections needs your help to identify the suspect below. In the early morning hours of August 1st, the suspect below broke the glass out of the back door and entered the Westview Baptist Church, 1325 S. Meridian. He took a flat screen television and a bag that was filled with food taken from the church.







If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You ca

FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 16, 2018
WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE J. MILLER


On August 2, 2018 at approximately 7pm, a family of 4 was driving in the area of 1100 N. Emporia. The suspect was driving behind them, and when he passed, he pointed a handgun at the vehicle, placing them in fear. The victim vehicle made several turns in an attempt to evade the suspect, but the suspect continued to follow; eventually firing one round while in the area of St. Francis and Zimmerly
FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 9, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE MILLEROn July 30, 2018, at approximately 6am, an unknown white male burglarized “In The Bag Cleaners,” located at 119th and Maple. The suspect is a white male and forced entry through the back door. He stole the cash drawer and hid it in a bush before riding away on his bicycle. He returned a short time later in the yellow car in the pictures and put the cash drawer in the back of the car. Video surveillance also shows the sus
FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 2, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE SUPANCICOn Monday, July 9, 2018 at approximately 11pm Officers responded to an armed robbery call at the Walmart in the 10600 block of west 21st St. North.Upon arrival, officers contacted a 24-year-old male employee of Walmart who reported an unknown suspect entered the Walmart, brandished a knife, and demanded money from a female employee. The employee was forced to put the cash in a camouflage backpack. The suspect fled fro
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 28, 2018
WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE DAVIS


On Wednesday June 27th at approximately 11am, the suspect pictured below robbed the AT&T store in the 400 block of South Rock Road. The suspect is described as a black male, 5’8” – 6’00”, thin build, between 25 – 30 years old, dark complexion, light brown eyes, mustache, goatee, sleeve tattoos on both arms, and scratches or scars on his left forearm. The suspect was armed with a handgun and was obs
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 21, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE TUZICKAOn November 18, 2017 a car was broken into in the parking lot of the East YMCA. The victim reported a purse, wallet, numerous credit cards, and a cell phone were stolen. At several different times in February and March, one of the stolen cards was used to purchase items at the Hobby Lobby on N. Ridge Road. The male shown in the photos below was captured on video using the stolen card at the register. The female shown in
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 14, 2018
WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE MILLER
On April 22, 2018, shortly before 2am, an unknown suspect vehicle drove West on Central, toward Mt. Carmel from Meridian, and turned north on Mt. Carmel. The car slowly drove in the neighborhood before parking in the driveway and knocked on the door to the victim’s home. When there is no answer, the suspect left.
A short time later, the suspect returned from the north on Mt. Carmel and parked in the street, walking to
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 7, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE MANUEL/OFFICER BURNSOn May 13, 2018 at approximately 2pm, Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of North Glendale for a shots fired call. The calling party reported seeing a gold Cadillac CTS similar to the one pictured below with a dent on the rear drivers side leaving the area. Witnesses report seeing two groups of shooters firing at one another across the street near 11th and Glendale. Numerous vehicles and residences
FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 17, 2018 CRIME STOPPERS WARRANT PROJECT WANTED SUBJECTImanuel Norwood is being sought for multiple warrants and is featured on the Crime Stoppers 2018 Warrant Project. Norwood has Sedgwick County Felony Warrants for Possession and Distribution of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and Probation Violation. He is also being sought by the FBI for a Federal Warrant for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. He is flagged armed and dangerous and is an active gang member.
FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 10, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: 18C29080 DETECTIVE J. MILLEROn May 7, 2018 at approximately 4pm the victim in this incident was stopped in traffic in the area of 1st and Broadway in an early 90’s red Ford Pick Up with a Confederate flag on the rear window. The victim revved his engine to get the vehicle ahead to go once the light turned green, but, the vehicle did not move. The victim switched lanes, drove around this vehicle, and ended up southbound behind a 2010 Whit
FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 3, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENTOn August 4, 2012 the Wichita Police Department worked a homicide case that occurred in the 800 block of S. Erie. The victim, Pheng Xiong, was found deceased inside the residence as a result of having his throat cut. Rathanak Chea has been charged with First Degree Murder in reference to this case. Investigators believe he has left Wichita and need the public’s help in locating him. This subject being featured on the Crime Stoppers Warrant
FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 26, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: On April 19, 2018 at approximately 10:45pm, a Wichita Police Department Officer was working an off duty security job at the East Regal Cinemas located at 11611 East 13th Street North. During the course of performing these security related duties in the parking lot of the business, a suspect/s driving a dark colored Suburban or Tahoe drove onto an unpaved embankment with the headlights off. The suspect positioned behind the security vehi
FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 19, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE K. DAVIS 18C22401On April 9, 2018 shortly before 9pm, Officers were dispatched to a Robbery at Johnson General Store at 5400 N. Meridian. A suspect walked up to the register and placed a note on the counter demanding money. The suspect then told the employee that no one would get hurt if he got the money. The employee complied and the suspect left with the note and the money. The employee did not see a weapon.The suspect is d
FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 12, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT BURGLARY SECTION CRIME TRENDThe Burglary section of the Wichita Police Department is investigating multiple non-residential burglary cases they believe are related. The MO in all (6) six incidents is similar, and there is one attempted case. The suspects have been breaking into businesses between 4:30 – 6am. The suspects have been cutting alarm wires located on the outside of some of the businesses, stealing the DVR’s, and stealing cash
WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE BALTHAZORWICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: 18C21023 & 18C21004On April 3,2018 shortly after 6pm, Officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of 24th and Ellen. Officers located numerous cartridge casings, several different calibers. Several residences in the area were struck, with no reported injuries. Investigators have learned that suspects from two vehicles appear to have been firing gunshots at each other. Attached is a vehicle that was seen in
FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 22, 2018
WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE MILLER
WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT CASE NUMBER: 18C16968
On March 16, 2018 shortly before midnight, Wichita Police Officers were dispatched to an alarm at Seeders, located in the 4100 block of S. Broad Street in Wichita. When Officers arrived, it appeared the gate had been rammed off the rails and two overhead garage doors were also damaged. The damage is estimated at approximately $10,000.00. The suspects also took lawn eq
FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 15, 2018
WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE BROWN
WPD CASE NUMBER: 18C504480
On February 16, 2018, the several antique cannons and other military memorabilia were stolen from outside of Abay Neuroscience Center, 3223 N. Webb. The owner of the business reported this occurred some time overnight. The loss is estimated at approximately $45,000.00.
A video camera captured the suspect vehicle, a blue late 90’s Chevrolet extended cab pick-up truck, shown below.
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FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 8, 2018
WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE MELLARD
WPD CASE NUMBER: 18C014178
On March 5, 2018 the two individuals shown below, forced entry into Central Steel located in the 200 block of West 10th Street. They gained entry by forcing open a window. Once inside, they spray painted the interior and stole a fork lift and a radio from the business. The forklife was located nearby.
This is the third incident at the business this year. Investigators believe the same two
FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 1, 2018
WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE MILLER
On February 22, 2018 shortly after 2pm, the three suspects in the red car pictured below, burglarized a residence in the 800 block of S. Lightner shortly after the resident left the home. A neighbor’s surveillance system recorded the suspects driving by the home twice in an unknown red four-door vehicle before the resident left. The suspects then backed into the driveway to load property after the resident was gone. Ent
FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY15, 2018
SUSPECT WANTED IN 2016 HOMICIDE CASE
On October 26, 2016, Samuel Resendez met with Faustino Martinez Jr. in the parking lot of 2025 S. Seneca at approximately 4:45 pm. During this time, they got into an argument and Faustino Martinez shot and killed Samuel Resendez and fled in a 2010 white Range Rover. The vehicle was recovered close to the scene, but Faustino Martinez is still outstanding. He currently has an outstanding warrant for 1st Degree Murder, Crim
FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8, 2018
On January 18, 2018, an unknown white male exited the passenger side of a vehicle, then smashed the window to the Asian Super Buffet at 7600 E. Douglas with a hammer to gain entry. Once inside, he used his hammer to smash the glass on two machines where he took the items displayed in those machines, including jewelry and gift cards.
Please view the Crime of the Week video for a better look at the suspects.
If you have any information, please call Crime Stopper
FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 22, 2018
WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT: DETECTIVE SUPANCIC
WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT CASE NUMBER: 18C011187
On February 20, 2018 at approximately 6:15am, a white male wearing a blue hoodie, dark pants, gloves and black ski mask walked up on foot and ordered food at the Sonic located on the corner of 135th and Maple Street. Once he received the food, he followed the employee back in the store and forced her to open the safe. The cook ran out the back door and called 911
FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2, 2018 On January 28, 2018, Officers responded to an armed robbery at the Family Dollar Store located in the 900 block of S. Woodlawn.Witnesses report four black males ran into the store all wearing gloves, masks and armed with handguns. Two of the suspects ran to the cash registers and the other suspects began walking through the store. Suspects fled out the front door after taking cash from the business and property belonging to one of the customers inside the busin
FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 25, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARMENT: DETECTIVE L. NGUYENSome time between December 11, 2017 and December 14, 2017, the owner of the property at 1745 N. Waco reports unknown persons entering the residence and taking appliances. The following items were taken: A metal bench, a Whirlpool stove, and a Frigidaire refrigerator. The total loss is valued at approximately $950.00. The tenants who had been renting the residence were in the process of being evicted and the residen
FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 18, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARMENT: DETECTIVE W. CROWEOn January 14, 2018 at around 10:45 am, an unknown suspect entered the Dollar General store in the 900 block of South Glendale. The suspect walked up to the register, brandished a firearm from his pocket, and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect is described as a 25 year old male, 5’5” tall with red hair and a jaw line beard, wearing a blue jacket, blue camouflage pants, and a blue KC ball cap. The suspect left w
FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 11, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARMENT: VIRGIL MILLERSome time after 9pm on December 29, 2017, the suspect shown below smashed the glass door to Buffet City in the 600 block of N. West St, then smashed the glass on the “claw” game machine and stole Visa and Subway gift cards. He was driving a dark colored van. The following day, December 30, 2017, the same suspect went inside the Metro PCS store in the 2500 block of S. Seneca and stole an iPhone 8+. The manager tracked the p
CRIME STOPPERS CASE 1801FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 4, 2018 WICHITA POLICE DEPARMENT: DETECTIVE E. GUZMANOn July 18, 2017 at approximately 4:30 pm, two suspects entered the Office Depot located at 3035 N. Rock Road. The suspects pictured below made a merchandise return, then both picked up two different lap top computers and removed the security tags. The female suspect attempted to leave via the front door with the computer, but after a being confronted by a store employee, left the store withou