Anybody who has lived in this town for more than a few days knows that the weekend hosts gunfire from across the metro.
Moreover, let's not ignore the fact that crime is ramping up amid warmer weather and worsening economic conditions for the working poor. Here's a quick recap of some of the top crime stories we're watching . . .
Local Carjacking Report
LIBERTY, MO (KCTV) -- A man threatened a teenager with a knife and robbed her in broad daylight in the parking lot outside Texas Roadhouse on Mother's Day, police say. Nathaniel T. Bryant, of Liberty, faces first-degree robbery and armed criminal action charges. His bond was set at $100,000.
Car Dealer Crime Suspect
The Liberty Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a person of interest after three cars were stolen from Heartland Chevrolet.Police said the person of interest is connected to the theft of a purple Dodge Challenger, a red Chevy Corvette and a white Chevy Corvette.If you have any information about the thefts, you are asked to call the Liberty Police Department at 816-439-4701.
Shooting Doesn't Stop For Mama
Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here's what you should do if you witness illegal activity. (Nicole L. Cvetnic / McClatchy) Two shootings within an hour Sunday evening in Kansas City left one man in critical condition and another suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
KCK Police Presser
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A cooperative effort between police, citizens and federal marshals is credited for cutting violent crime by nearly 30 percent in some of this city's most crime-ridden neighborhoods. The 60-day crime crackdown targeted gang activity, narcotics and guns. About 25 KCK police officers were deputized as special U.S.
Meth Town Po-Po Lookout
The Independence Police Department is asking for help to locate a man wanted on outstanding warrants who is believed to be armed and dangerous.Police said Hasani Bakari, 23, has felony warrants out of Jackson County for second-degree statutory rape, two counts of second-degree statutory sodomy and three counts of first-degree promoting prostitution with a $100,000 cash only bond.Police said Bakari also has a Missouri parole violation warrant for a weapons offense and should be considered armed and dangerous.
JoCo Bomb Scare
Police are investigating. The Olathe Police Department and bomb squad are investigating a call at a Johnson County Motor Vehicle office.Authorities were called to the scene after a reported threat around 11:15 a.m.Police worked to evacuate the office and requested assistance from the Olathe Fire Department bomb squad.Authorities were on scene for nearly an hour before allowing people back into the office.
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