Friday, November 15, 2019

Kansas City Crime Scene Roundup



Right now we share a litany of news links related to alleged misdeeds, court cases, police action and all manner of news on the sordid topic of increasingly violent Kansas City life.


KCMO Dumping Crackdown

Judge sends message with jail sentence for first-time illegal dumper

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The city is getting tougher on illegal dumpers. A municipal judge sentenced a first-time offender to jail this month for what investigators call a routine illegal dumping case. The dumping location, near 45th Street and Garfield Avenue, may have had something to do with it.


Tragic Kansas City High School Gunfire Makes The Trend List

In 46 weeks this year, there have been 44 school shootings

They have occurred across the country, from Georgia to California, at elementary, middle and high schools and on college and university campuses.


Golden Ghetto Body Cam Tech Surveillance Coming Soon

Overland Park police to begin using body cameras next week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Overland Park police officers will begin wearing body cameras next week after city leaders approved the technology earlier this year. Police Chief Frank Donchez said in a tweet the department will deploy the body-worn cameras on Monday. "Looking forward to providing another level of transparency and accountability," Donchez said.


Sex Crime Conviction Report

Jury convicts Independence man of sex crimes involving 13-year-old girl

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A Jackson County jury convicted an Independence man Friday of sex crimes involving a 13-year-old girl. James Dodd Jr., 36, was convicted of two counts of child molestation, attempted statutory sodomy, statutory sodomy and statutory rape. According to court documents, Dodd molested the victim on three separate occasions beginning when she was just 7-years-old.


Real Scare Over Toy Gun

Replica handgun leads to teen's arrest at Belton school

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 16-year-old at Belton Middle School was arrested Thursday for brandishing a replica handgun. The incident happened at 4:30 p.m. after school had been dismissed for the day, but other students were still present at the school.


Life After Local Football

Former Kansas City Chiefs player faces additional charges in drug trafficking conspiracy

(From the U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri) Additional charges have been filed against a former Kansas City Chiefs football player and eight co-defendants for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that operated primarily in Eastern Jackson County. Saousoalii P.


Lady Connected Kansas City

Police: Bloody carpet found in missing St. Louis area woman's home

A suburban St. Louis man who is charged with evidence tampering in the disappearance of his wife was spotted on video purchasing cleaning products and bleach-soaked bloody carpeting was found in the couple's home, police said.Beau Rothwell, 28, was initially jailed on $100,000 bond, but a judge on Friday increased it to $500,000.


Mugshot Aftermath

Husband of missing St. Louis County woman from KC now charged with murder

ST. LOUIS -- A 28-year-old Missouri man is now facing murder charges in connection with his wife's disappearance along with tampering with physical evidence. On Friday prosecutors filed second degree murder charges against Beau Rothwell. Court documents say he is being held without bond. Jennifer Rothwell had been missing since early Tuesday morning.


Deadly Gunfire And Hard Time After Brutal KC Robbery

Man sentenced to 20 years in deadly Kansas City robbery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, man who fatally shot an argumentative robbery victim has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Danzel Reese, 27, was sentenced Thursday for involuntary manslaughter and first-degree robbery in the 2010 fatal shooting of Lance Rutter.


JoCo Rub Down Crackdown

2 more people charged in connection with 'illicit' JoCo spas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More individuals were named and more charges were filed Friday in connection with an investigation into illicit massage parlors in Johnson County, Kansas. Local and federal authorities executed a series of search warrants at homes and businesses in Olathe and Leawood on Thursday.


Tragic Truck Crash Postscript

Charges filed after deadly crash on I-435, Oldham Parkway

The Kansas City Police Department has filed involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident charges against Skylar K. Waddell after a bizarre crash that left a man clinging to the side of a truck on Interstate 435.The crash occurred about 1 p.m. Wednesday on I-435 and Oldham Parkway.


New Tech Against Cold Cases

Drug-testing device improves safety, helps backlog at KCPD

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Officers in the Kansas City Police Department's Crime Scene and Drug Enforcement units are safer with the help of a relatively new piece of technology. Every patrol division now has a drug-testing device known as TruNarc. The handheld device allows officers to identify deadly drugs without touching them.

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