Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Kansas City Crime Scene: Tuesday Roundup

Quick peek at some of the stories we're watching whilst everybody else waits to riot . . .

Po-Po Spy Tech Arrives

800 body cameras deployed to KCPD

By John Sharp The Kansas City Police Department should finish deploying over 800 body cameras to uniformed officers in all its patrol divisions and in its tactical and traffic units by April 16, Police Chief Rick Smith said at the April 12 meeting of the South Kansas City Alliance.


Cold Case Solved

Detectives crack 36-year-old murder case from Roeland Park

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man has been charged in the 1985 murder of Gary Watson in Roeland Park. During an early Tuesday afternoon news conference, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced his office has filed murder charges against Geter Rhymes. Howe said Rymes, 65, was recently arrested in the St.


Youngster Tragedy Postscript

Police identify 14-year-old killed in Kansas City hotel shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police have identified the teenage boy who was killed after a shooting at the HomeTowne Studios hotel in the Northland. Officers responded to the hotel at 301 N. Corrington Ave. on April 17. When they arrived, they found one juvenile with a gunshot wound.


Murder Case Postscript

Second suspect charged in murder of Missouri mom found in duffel bag in ditch

A second person has been charged in the homicide of a Missouri woman whose body was found in a duffel bag in a roadside ditch in 2020. A Missouri Department of Transportation worker found a body inside a duffel bag in a ditch on the 500 block of Vincent Road in Faucett at about 1 p.m.


Gearing Up For Kansas City Parking Ticket Crackdown

Kansas City police look to hire more parking officers, claim high turnover rate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police say they're trying to hire four to five more parking control officers, following a city audit critical of police for not writing enough parking tickets. Back in 2018, police pledged to maintain a staff of ten parking control officers to crack down on growing illegal parking problems downtown.


Shocking Risk Confronts Po-P0: GET WELL SOON!!!

KCPD officer recovers after shock from downed electrical wires

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, police officer is recovering after being shocked by downed electrical wires Saturday night. The officer was working in an off-duty capacity at a restaurant on Southwest Boulevard near 30th Street, when, according to a KCPD news release, a vehicle "doing donuts struck a power pole."


Healing After Conviction

After following Yust trial closely, Jessica Runions' friends focus on her memory

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. - Friends of Jessica Runions are sharing memories of her after a jury convicted Kylr Yust in her murder last week. Runions disappeared in 2016, her remains found seven months later, in the same area where Kara Kopetsky's were found. A jury convicted Yust of second-degree murder and recommended he spend life in prison.

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