Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Kansas City Tuesday Crime Scene

Here's our quick peek at court cases, police action and all manner of alleged, local misdeeds . . .

Fed Case Targets Kansas City EPIC & Sketchy Arsenal

Man pleads guilty to illegal possession of 15 firearms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 28-year-old Missouri man who illegally bought 15 firearms after denying he used drugs pleaded guilty to two federal charges. Jay Miller, of Lee's Summit, pleaded guilty Monday to illegally possessing firearms and to making a false statement on a federal form in order to buy the weapons.

Money On The Table

KCPD missed chance to seek witness protection money, Jackson County prosecutor says

Kansas City police detectives have had to use their own money to relocate witnesses during murder investigations because there is no true witness protection program in Missouri, according to a recent assessment of the department's homicide unit.

Shawnee Smack Down

Victim pistol whipped during armed robbery in Shawnee

SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) -- One person was pistol whipped during an armed robbery in Shawnee. It happened near West 63rd Street and Hallet just before 1 a.m. Tuesday. Shawnee police say the victim was taken to the hospital. Police haven't said if they have the suspect. Refresh this page for updates.

Old School Dude Missing

Statewide Silver Alert issued for 69-year-old who's been missing for nearly a month

SALINA, Kan. -- Kansas officials have issued a statewide Silver Alert for a missing 69-year-old man from Salina who hasn't been seen for nearly a month. Kenneth Reitcheck was last seen on Nov. 4. Police say the 69-year-old has "diminished mental health capabilities" and is on disability.

Crime Teachable Moment

Lawn equipment stolen from Boy Scouts group

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Thousands of dollars in lawn equipment have been stolen from teens in the Boy Scouts of America program. Over the weekend, thieves targeted a shed behind the Good Shepherd Community of Christ Church on Blue Ridge Boulevard. At least $16,000 worth of lawn equipment that belongs to Venturing Crew 2334 was taken.

$500K To Study Kansas City Shot Spotter Tech

National Institute of Justice Awards $1.2 Million For Criminal Justice Research at John Jay College

Dark web fentanyl networks, gunshot detectors, and mass shootings will be the subjects of new, groundbreaking research, thanks to three grants totaling more than $1.2 million from the National Institute of Justice awarded to John Jay College of Criminal Justice professors Marie-Helen Maras, Jana Arsovska, Adam Scott Wandt and Eric Piza as well as Ph.D.

Kansas City Community Outreach Reconsidered

Badges for Basics Helps KCPD Develop Community Rapport | EfficientGov

TechBeat By Becky Lewis After the first 20 minutes, the officers staffing the "pop-up" Badges for Basics table might have begun to wonder if the whole thing was a mistake. Although the event gave community members a chance to obtain much-needed toiletries for free, it appeared that the officers couldn't give the products away.

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