Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Kansas City Tuesday Crime Watch



A quick collection of local crime news links worth a look, here's a resource for the top recent stories from across the metro on the topic of crime, punishment and police . . .



Kansas City Works To Support Police After Cop Suicide Shocker

Westport shop to donate portion of profits for KCPD's Care Team, suicide prevention

Modern Man Supply Company in Westport plans to donate a portion of its profits to help Kansas City police officers.The shop is all about Kansas City and features many locally-made products.The owners said they work closely with the Kansas City Police Department, and news that an officer ended his life


Suspect Confronts Lady Murder Charge

Man charged in November 2018 shooting death of woman in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man faces a murder charge after allegedly shooting a woman in a car in east Kansas City, Mo. Damon Kerr, 43. is charged in Jackson County Court with second degree murder and armed criminal action, according to court documents released Tuesday.


More Deets On KCK Homcide

Kansas City, Kansas police investigate overnight homicide

Kansas City, Kansas police are investigating a homicide after an early Thursday morning shooting.Police Chief Terry Zeigler said officers were dispatched to investigate a shots fired call in the 300 block of North 70th Terrace. Before they arrived, a person told dispatchers that someone was laying on the ground not moving.When officers arrived they found a man deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.


Heartbreaking KCK Cold Case

Nine years later, mother still searching for answers in son's Valentine's Day murder

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Its been nine years since someone murdered Johnny Valdivia on Valentine's Day, just feet away from his front door in KCK. "He picked up a heart-shaped pizza at the local pizza establishment, was on his way over with gifts for his girlfriend," said Det.


KCPD Struggle With Suicide Aftermath

KCPD leaders mourn officer's death, look to help others

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Leaders of the Kansas City Police Department are still taken aback by the loss of one of their own. A KCPD officer died Monday, days after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the parking lot of a Liberty church.


JoCo Po-Po Career Concludes

Olathe police chief announces retirement after more than 31 years with department

OLATHE, Kan. -- Olathe Police Chief Steven R. Menke announced Tuesday that he will be retiring on April 2019 after more than 31 years with the Olathe Police Department. Menke's career with the department began in March 1988 as a police officer, according to the department.


KCK Gunfire Spate Aftermath

KCK police: Woman suffers critical injuries in shooting Tuesday at Fifth, Quindaro

A woman was critically hurt in a shooting Tuesday afternoon at Fifth Street and Quindaro Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas, police said.Authorities said the shooting was reported at 12:54 p.m.Police have not released any information on the circumstances or a description of the shooter.


Kansas Rub Down Crackdown

Prostitution business at Lawrence, Topeka massage parlors | The Kansas City Star

The owner and operator of massage businesses in Lawrence and Topeka pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal prostitution-related charges.


Advocacy Against Victim Blaming

KC child victim advocates continue push for appeal in 'aggressor' case

Hide Transcript Show Transcript WEBVTT THE JUDGE IN SODEN'S CASE MICHAEL GIBBENS. DEPARTING FROM RECOMMENDED SENTENCE GUIDELINES SAYING 13-YEAR-OLD AND 14-YEAR-OLD GIRLS WERE AGGRESSORS IN A CASE INVOLVING 67-YEAR-OLD RAYMOND SODEN. >> I FEEL LIKE WE'RE LOSING THIS BATTLE IN THE COURTS OF JUSTICE.


Double Trouble Update

Two guns found at Lawrence High School in less than a week

Administrators at Lawrence High School and Lawrence police are investigating after two guns were found in possession of students at the school in less than a week. The most recent incident happened Tuesday morning. A gun was found in a student's book bag after someone issued a tip to administrators.


Northland Prays For Peace Officers

Northland church strives to help first responders

tragedy struck the Kansas City Police Department when one of their own shot himself in the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church parking lot. While the officer was not a member of the church, the congregation has a special group of people just for those who wear the badge.


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