Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Kansas City Crime Scene Tuesday

Right now was share a collection of court cases, police action and all manner of ALLEGED MISDEEDS in this collection of stories from across the metro.

Kansas City Runaround

KCPD chase involving kidnapping suspect ends in Sugar Creek

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More than a dozen police cars converged on a kidnapping suspect after a chase ended Friday morning on U.S. 24 in Sugar Creek. Officers with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department began chasing the vehicle around 10:45 a.m. in the 9000 block of Belmont Avenue.

Cleared In Golden Ghetto

Olathe police who shot at two teens were justified, Johnson County DA says

Charges won't be filed against two Olathe police officers who shot at a pair of teenagers, one of whom was injured, during a November burglary investigation. The shooting was justified, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said Monday. In a news release, he detailed the "mayhem" that unfolded on November 24 and led to officers firing three separate times at the 16-year-olds.

Holding The Line For Help

Frustrated metro family starts their own tip line in search for missing Liberty teen

LIBERTY, Mo. -- Patti Tam has waited for answers for nearly three years. That's how long her youngest child, Desirea Ferris, has been missing. "Her room is pretty much the same. I mean, besides the big poster boards that we hung up, I mean, it's just Bruno Mars or Michael Jackson," she said.

Tragic Wreck Aftermath

"KC truck driver who killed mom, twin daughters in Indianapolis crash, pleads guilty but mentally ill"

INDIANAPOLIS - Bruce Pollard, the truck driver accused of killing a mother and her twin daughters in a crash, has but to several criminal charges, according to the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.

Show-Me Parole Dispute

Missouri law enforcement group and state on different pages about release of prisoners - Missourinet

The State Department of Corrections and Missouri Sheriffs Association have very different accounts about the release of convicted felons from prison. Kevin Merritt, executive director of the Missouri Sheriffs Association, says many convicted felons are getting out of the state's prisons too soon. He says changes in state law and Department of Corrections policies are ...

Cash For Kansas Crime Victims

Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board awards financial assistance to 199 victims of violent crime

The Kansas attorney general's office announced Monday that it has awarded financial assistance this month to nearly 200 victims of violent crime. According to a news release from Attorney General Derek Schmidt, the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board, at its January meeting, awarded financial assistance to people in 92 new cases and offered additional assistance in 107 previously submitted cases.

Crime Stat Check

Dangerous states: Which states have the highest rates of violent crime and most murders?

There were more than 1.2 million incidents of rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and murder reported in the United States in 2018 - a 3% decline from the previous year. The decrease in violent crime represents the continuation of a long-term trend. The U.S.

Inconvenient Credit Check

Police investigate compromised credit cards at gas station

ODESSA, Mo. - Police are trying to figure out how multiple debit cards are being compromised at a Shell gas station, otherwise known as The Whistle Stop. Odessa Police Chief Josh Thompson told 41 Action News Monday the department has received about half a dozen reports of fraudulent behavior after cards were used at the location.

KCK Po-Po Delay

KCK urgently needs new police chief, but months later, the search hasn't even started

Six months after Kansas City, Kansas Police Chief Terry Zeigler announced he was retiring amid demands for his firing, there doesn't seem to have been any movement on finding a permanent replacement. Given the department's many problems and deservedly tarnished reputation, you'd think that finding the best possible new leader would be an urgent matter, but it isn't.

Nice Doggie Finish

KCKPD rescue dog from crawl space

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Kansas, police rescued a dog Sunday that was trapped in a crawl space. KCKPD responded to a call for a "large dog" stuck under a home, according to a social media post. The female dog was coaxed out of the space with treats.

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