Kansas City Crime Scene: Creeper Suspects, Drug Ring Bust & Taco Bell Robbery Postscript

In this post we check local police reports, court cases and word of today's latest drug war round-up.

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Former St. Thomas Aquinas choir director charged with 30 sex crimes posts bond

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The former high school choir director at St. Thomas Aquinas High School accused of 30 child sex crimes posted bond Tuesday and is out of jail. Heidesch had spent more than 250 days in jail since being charged with sex crimes involving children.

16 KC area residents indicted for drug trafficking conspiracy

copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Sixteen residents of Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City, Kansas, and Independence, Mo., have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl.The members of the group were charged in a 19-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday, June 21.

Blue Springs terror suspect ordered to drug treatment center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 19-year-old Blue Springs man charged with making a terror threat appeared in court Thursday. Treshawn Hardridge is accused of threatening a mass shooting and posting his plans on social media earlier this month. Someone saw the Snapchat video and notified Blue Springs police.

KCMO man sentenced for robbing Taco Bell, family at gunpoint in 2 robberies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, man will spend over 12 years in prison for his role in two separate robberies that took place in 2019 and 2020. Chase M. Murphy previously pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence.

Pedestrian suffers critical injuries in early morning hit and run

A female pedestrian who was standing in the traffic lanes of Independence Avenue around 2:30 Thursday morning near the intersection ...

Kansas City man sentenced for shooting woman riding ATV

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A judge sentenced a Kansas City man to 20 years in prison for a deadly shooting in July 2020. Glenn Rucker, 39, shot and killed Sharon Heifner-Douglas near East Red Bridge Road and Bennington Avenue. Heifner-Douglas was riding an ATV at the time.

Ex-JoCo police chief took Black employee's personal records home, intimidated him: lawsuit

A federal civil lawsuit filed by a former Spring Hill city worker accuses officials of maintaining a racially hostile work environment, including allegations that former Police Chief Richard Mann illegally took the employee's personnel records home and once berated him for listening to rap music.

FBI urges public to be on guard against cyberattacks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The FBI is urging the public to be on alert against cybersecurity threats as attacks are on the rise. A supervisory special agent of the FBI cybercrimes task force told KSHB 41 common issues in the Kansas City area include SIM swapping where the criminal can gain access to a victim's cellphone SIM card and steal personal information.

McCoy Park Splash Pad in Independence closed after vandalism

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Families in Independence enjoy taking advantage of the splash pad at McCoy Park. However, Thursday, the sprayground was closed after city crews received reports it was vandalized. Latisha McCarver and her little ones love the McCoy Park and splash pad.

Clay County human trafficking task force works with nonprofit to find predators, help victims

A new task force in Clay County is targeting human trafficking and child exploitation. The sheriff's office is working with a nonprofit to get predators in custody and get victims the help they need. In a building on Independence Avenue, the seeds of hope are planted.

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