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.

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 $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.

 Sgt. Scott Plummer
Wichita/Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers

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