Kansas City Crime Scene: Burglars Target Westport, KCK Hit & Run Suspect Surrenders, Drug Trade Surges As Violence Escalates
Right now we share some of the top local crime news we’re watching that suggests that local crime also blossoms & blooms amid Springtime. After the jump we’ve sharing a dozen items regarding alleged metro misdeeds, mugshots, police action and maybe just a bit of hope for justice.Crooks Hit Midtown
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Business break-ins have been on the rise since the pandemic started, according to police. One shop in Westport continues to feel the blow. The owner said criminals aren't getting anything valuable, but they're costing him tons in damage. Sacred Leaf is picking up the pieces after another break-in.
Fire Bug Suspected In JoCo
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Overland Park authorities are searching for a vehicle in connection to a suspicious fire that happened Tuesday evening. The fire was reported around 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment complex in the 11700 block of Melrose Street.
KCK Mugshot Aftermath
Police say suspect who struck woman with vehicle outside Kansas City, Kansas middle school has turned herself in
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is reporting that the female suspect that allegedly struck another woman with her vehicle Tuesday afternoon outside a local middle school has turned herself in to police. Officers responded to the incident just after 3 p.m.
JoCo Crime Spree Conviction
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Overland Park, Kansas, man pleaded guilty Wednesday to five business robberies in Kansas City, Missouri. Joshua West, 28, also pleaded guilty to two counts of brandishing a firearm, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office in Kansas City, Missouri.
EPIC Bust On The Outskirts
Harrisonville police SOURCE: Harrisonville police Harrisonville police said they seized thousands of dollars in cash, along with methamphetamine, marijuana products and pills after searching a vehicle Wednesday.Police said they were checking a vehicle in the 1400 block of Missouri 291 Highway and found $6,574 in cash, 248.5 grams of methamphetamine, 52.6 grams of marijuana products and a variety of pills.Authorities said no arrests were made because lab results are pending.
Drug Traffic Bust
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Today, a California man was charged in federal court with transporting more than four kilograms (8.8 pounds) of fentanyl from LA to Philadelphia aboard a bus that stopped at a KCMO bus station. Miguel Angel Duran, 28, was charged with one count of possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute.
KCMO Cycle Of Violence Spiraling Out Of Control
Gun violence has increased this month in Kansas City, with the number of shootings surpassing those of previous months this year and April of 2020. Fifty-one people have been shot this month in the city, according to numbers provided by the Kansas City Police Department and data tracked by The Star.
Show-Me Peanut Creep Charge
A St. Joseph man reportedly used peanuts to try and hurt his mother's boyfriend, who has several peanut allergies, prosecutors said. Jacob Andes, 27, was charged Wednesday with assault, the Camden County prosecuting attorney said in a news release. The victim told police Andes put peanuts in his coffee, laundry soap and underwear drawer in his Camdenton home.
Deadly Mystery Report
Libby Caswell was 21 years-old when she died. Her death would light a fire under her mother, Cindy Caswell, and a team of experts to shine a light on what they think really happened. "There's not a picture I have where she's not smiling big and laughing," Caswell said.
Local Turnaround Success
Throughout the month of April, KMBC 9's Cody Holyoke will profile graduates and members of the 'Second Chance' program--an effort to help formerly incarcerated people return to our community.The Second Chance Risk Reduction Center is a program run by the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, a local nonprofit group.A team of people works to help former offenders break the cycle of crime and get back on their feet.
East Side Wants Justice
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of KaShawn Haskell is asking the public to provide answers to the unsolved homicide one year after the woman's death. The 24-year-old was shot and killed in the 8200 Block of Troost Avenue on April 29, 2020.
Safe On The Outskirts?!?
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- According to a release from SafeWise, the Kansas City metro has half of the 20 safest cities in the Sunflower state. Basehor is at No. 2 and Mission Hills sits at No. 5. According to Safewise, the two cities reported just one violent crime each last year.
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