Kansas City Crime Scene: Teachers Targeted, Celebratory Gunfire Curbed

In this quick compilation we take a peek at court cases, police report and all manner of ALLEGED local misdeeds as crime continues to ramp up this year. 

And of course we always try to finish these compilations with a bit of hope . . .

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Rash of car break-ins and thefts is targeting area teachers

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -- As if teachers aren't having a hard enough time these days, a thief is targeting school parking lots in Missouri and traveling the nation to do it. Local law enforcement has identified three teachers victimized and want to hear from any school staff who have recently had their cars broken into and their purses or wallets stolen.

Suspect taken into custody for targeting, stealing from teachers

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop A is looking to speak with teachers who have had items stolen from their vehicles while at work recently. According to a tweet from MSHP Troop A, a suspect has been taken into custody who has been targeting teachers at school.

Former Overland Park nursing home worker charged with raping resident

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - An Overland Park nursing home employee is in the Johnson County jail Wednesday night after being arrested and charged with raping a resident. "Thinking about an older woman who likely was not able to protect herself being sexually assaulted is just heartbreaking," said Mitzi McFatrich, interim director of Kansas Advocates for Better Care.

Independence police investigate shooting on East 23rd Street

KMBC file image SOURCE: KMBC file image Police in Independence said they are investigating a shooting Wednesday afternoon in the 9400 block of East 23rd Street.Authorities said officers were called about 3:15 p.m. on a report of a person shot in the leg at a home.When officers arrived, police said they found a man suffering a gunshot wound.

KCPD announces new South Patrol major

By John Sharp Highly decorated KCMO police veteran James Buck who has served the last two years as a watch commander for the South Patrol Division since being transferred there following his promotion from sergeant to captain in January 2020 was named the new South Patrol Commander and promoted to major on January 16.

Rally held outside the Jackson County Courthouse for Keith Carnes

There is new support for a Kansas City man who says he was wrongly convicted of murder.

Reports of celebratory gun fire are down

Pleas by community and faith leaders, elected officials and police to not engage in celebratory gunfire appeared to have had some effect this New Year's holiday since 911 calls about shots fired in KCMO the evening of New Year's Eve and the early morning of New Year's Day were down from 303 last year to 259.

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