Monday, July 13, 2020


The spate of Kansas City metro violence persists amid this turbulent Summer 2020 and in the shadow of civil unrest, campaign season and the worsening pandemic.

To wit . . .


Compare this to only 75 murders counted last year at this time. The spike represents an increase of 34.67% so far, with about half the year left to go.

The weekend was relatively peaceful in terms of homicide and the last to murders seem to be an elderly couple on Prospect found decomposing under "suspicious" circumstances.

As always, we remind our readers that deadly crime in KCMO has a tendency to spill over into other parts of the area and so the latest crime scene news compilation offers a peek at police action, reports of violence and murder investigations across the metro.

KCPD Share Local Beat Down Clip Of The Day

KCPD releases graphic video of June 25 robbery to help identify suspects

WARNING: The attached video may be considered graphic to some.The Kansas City Missouri Police Department is asking for help to identify two men in connection with a brutal June 25 robbery.The incident happened at a home near 31st Street and Highland Avenue.Officers were dispatched to the area around 10:25 a.m.

Shooting Then Suicide At Lake

Man dead, woman injured in shooting near Longview Lake

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man has died and woman has been injured in an overnight shooting at Longview Lake in southern Kansas City, sheriff's officials said. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Monday, deputies said, during a domestic disturbance, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said.

Murder In Olathe

Olathe police investigate homicide on West 127th Street

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Olathe police are investigating a homicide in the 15900 block of West 127th Street. Police said officers were called to the location around 2:22 a.m. Monday on a disturbance. When they got there, they found a 41-
year-old man dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Dead-Tree Petty Cash Targeted

Investigation opens into burglary at The Pitch offices in KC

KCPD on Broadway. // Photo by Brock Wilbur Over the July 11th weekend, police suspect that one or more people broke into the offices of The Pitch (3543 Broadway Blvd) and made off with a laptop and business funds in the form of petty cash.

Golden Ghetto Scout Master Charged With Sex Crimes

Former Overland Park Boy Scout leader charged with rape, child abuse

A former Boy Scout leader was charged with rape and child abuse for crimes dating back years. The Kansas City Star reported 45-year-old Andrew Rowland of Overland Park, Kansas, faces charges of rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child involving sex, and two counts of child abuse.

Big Pharma Pandemic Parole

Pandemic leads to early release for Kansas City pharmacist convicted of diluting lifesaving medication

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A Kansas City pharmacist who diluted prescriptions for profit will be released from federal prison early. KCTV5 News has learned Robert Courtney qualifies for home confinement as part of a new federal program to help with prison populations. Families of Courtney's victims are starting to be notified, and they are very upset.

Silence Echoes After KCMO Youngster Shot Dead In Sleep

KCPD release new image of suspect vehicle in LeGend Taliferro's murder

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Missouri, released a clearer image of the suspect vehicle in a shooting that left 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro dead . KCPD previously released a short surveillance video clip and photo of the vehicle June 30, but authorities hope the clearer image will generate more tips in the case.

Newspaper Reports Suspected Coronavirus Lunch Crime

Man flashed gun when told to wear mask at Johnson County restaurant

When an employee at RJ's Bob-Be-Que Shack in Mission instructed a customer to wear a mask, he responded by flashing a gun. The employee said he was only trying to follow Kansas' statewide mask mandate and that the exchange felt like a threat.

Investigation Into KCK Tragedy Continues

Eyewitness led KCK police to trail where they found body of missing 3-year-old girl

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Sources say an eyewitness led police to the spot where 3-year-old Olivia Jansen's body was found Friday near 34th and Steele Road. The KCK girl's body was found in what police describe as a shallow grave off a path in a wooded area about nine hours after her father, Howard Jansen III, reported her missing Friday.

Lucky Local Lady Pays It Forward To Po-Po

Woman turns found $1 bill into lottery win, donation for injured KCPD officer

The Kansas City Police Department said it received a call this past Friday from a woman who wanted to donate the winnings of a lucky lottery ticket to help the officer that was shot on July 2 and remains in the intensive care unit at Truman Medical Center.According to police,

Developing . . .


Anonymous said...

so we could see more than 150 murder before Christmas. Very naughty.

Anonymous said...


Get an essential job said...

Notice that meth and liquor involved in a lot of the crimes. This whole pandemic thing has been very tough on poor whites.

Anonymous said...

And we are supposed to defund the police?

Anonymous said...

Wonder why crime and homicides are spiking upwards?

* KCPD funding was cut after the Ferguson riots.
* Funding cut again this year.
* 200 less police officers.
* Marxist Democrat Party is anti-law enforcement.
* KCMO Mayor kneels with those who loot and burn.
* KCMO Mayor back-stabs KCPD.
* Democrat Party - County Prosecutor - frees criminals.
* Sleepy Joe Biden wears Depends.
* Democrat Party - County Exec, Frank White, blames Andrew Jackson statue.
* Kansas City football team is named the Chiefs.
* Mrs. Butterworth's syrup.

Anonymous said...

6:51 forgot all about the landmarks named after J.C. Nichols. The murder rate should drop off now.

Anonymous said...

Of course, the violence is not sparking across the metro.
90% of metro homicides take place on the east side of KCMO, lots occur in KCK, and a few happen in Olathe.
Like James Baldwin said years ago, "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced".
Should be the motto for KCMO city hall.

Anonymous said...

The Mayor made a huge miscalculation. He has no chance in the northland. Less cops in the city will disproportionately affect residents north of the river. The police union will remember how they were stabbed in the back and the far south won’t go with Lucas because of crime.

He listened to advisors who have no idea how to run a city. The question is who is going to step up and actually run on an anti-crime platform.

Anonymous said...

Two thumbs up for quoting Baldwin!

Anonymous said...

Crimes up all across the midwest. Statistically, KCMO is neither under nor overpoliced. There is a higher administrative payroll in KC vs almost any other US city. We know the murders are BonB, but I havent seen a discussion if it is domestic, drugs, gang, robbery or what. Maybe I missed it, but it would be helpful to have info beyond the raw death count.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, in the major leagues, Baltimore has 175 murders and Chicago has 392. Chicago has 102 murders in the last 30 days. Our hood rats are inept and third-rate.

Anonymous said...

We need a prosecutor who isn’t a worthless piece of shit. Petersucker is useless and soft on crime. Petersucker is weaker than Countrytime Lemonade.

Anonymous said...

Wonder why crime and homicides are spiking upwards?

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Anonymous said...

Where are all the social workers? Wasn’t the ‘reimagined’ law and order supposed to provide trained social workers to prevent all these people from killing each other? Talk them through conflict resolution and so forth? Well, maybe with the $10 million the city shorted the police department the city can offer some community outreach on conflict resolution and such. Hmmm....I won’t hold my breath.

Clayton Bigsby said...