Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Kansas City Crime Scene Tuesday

For our most voracious newshounds, here's a roundup of police action, court cases and alleged misdeeds from across the metro:

Downtown Jail Cleanup Cont'd

Former Jackson County guards convicted of beating inmate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Two former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center have been convicted of assaulting a handcuffed inmate and violating his rights. A federal grand jury on Friday found Kansas City residents Travis Hewitt and Terrance Dooley, Jr. guilty of violating the prisoner's Constitutional protection against unreasonable force.

Dangerous KC Art?!?!

Neighbors say art sculpture attracting kids to sex offenders yard

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An art sculpture in one Kansas City neighborhood, has some people very upset. Neighbors say it's attracting kids to this man's yard. The man is a registered sex offender. People who live in the Blue Hills neighborhood say this bike sculpture is drawing lots of attention from kids.

Crazy Kansas Legal Fight

Supreme Court's new term opens with Kansas insanity case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court began its election-year term Monday by wrestling over whether states must allow criminal defendants to plead insanity. The one minor surprise when the justices took the bench just after 10 o'clock was the absence of Justice Clarence Thomas.

Police Search For This Duo

Merriam police ask for help identifying two men

MERRIAM, KS (KCTV) - Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two men. The Merriam Police Department is looking to identify two men for their involvement in some auto burglaries that occurred over the past week. They are driving a very unique colored Ford Ranger that is blue/green with a red/maroon tailgate.

JoCo DayCare Showdown

Shawnee day care owner charged with battery tells police her side of story

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Records reveal new details about the claims a Shawnee day care owner is making about how a baby in her care got injured. Kathleen Konon was and charged with aggravated battery against a 6-month-old baby.

Family Demands Justice

Kansas City father still waiting for tips after son found shot to death in car in 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City father is still hoping that someone will come forward to help put his son's killer behind bars -- despite detectives receiving no tips in the case. Leron Walls, 33, died on Dec. 28, 2018.

Domestic Drama Postscript

22-year-old charged in killing of Wyandotte County Sheriff captain

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old man in connection with the killing of a captain with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office. Zachary C. Arnold faces charges of second-degree murder in the killing of his father, 57-year-old Chris Arnold Saturday evening, following a domestic dispute.

Car Crime Waiting Game

KC man waiting for police to release car used in robbery

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas, man feels he's paying for other people's crimes. Ryan Hood said his 2001 Jeep Cherokee was stolen more than two weeks ago when he parked it near East 40th Street and Warwick Boulevard near the Hyde Park neighborhood to attend a party in Kansas City, Missouri.

Golden Ghetto Gunfire Report

Lenexa police ask for public's help to solve shooting near I-35 and 87th Street

LENEXA, Kan. -- Lenexa police are asking for the public's help to solve a shooting that happened on I-35 last weekend. According to police, on Saturday around 5:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of I-35 and 87th Street on a report of a shooting.

Kansas City Still A Dump

'People just drive around and throw garbage.' KC has a serious illegal dumping problem

Piles of illegally dumped trash usually greet Rodrigo Alvarez as he makes his way to work each morning in Kansas City's Ivanhoe neighborhood. As facility manager of the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council, Alvarez is charged with organizing the clean-up of the unsightly sites that are a drag on the community.

Hope For Inmate Turnaround

Local rehab program changes criminal behavior by restoring human dignity

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- More than half of all prisoners in the United States end up back behind bars after serving their sentences. A Kansas-based rehabilitation program is helping dramatically reduce that re-offender rate. Reaching Out From Within started nearly 40 years ago counseling inmates serving life sentences.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

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