Kansas City Crime Scene: Grindr Hostage, Storm Scams & Deadly Drunk Driving

Right now we take a quick moment to roundup some of the more important local crime news we've been watching amid the current news cycle. 

In this post we check police reports, court cases and, as always, trying to finish with something nice. 

Check TKC news gathering . . .

KCPD: Suspected drunk driver kills recent UMKC School of Law graduate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A recent University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law graduate and student representative to the University of Missouri Board of Curators died in a Thursday morning car crash. A suspected drunk driver ran a red light and collided with a car driven by Remington Williams, 25, at West 75th Street and Ward Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri, according to KCMO police.

KCK police say total of 15,000 counterfeit pills containing fentanyl seized last week


Kansas City man accused of holding Grindr date hostage with gun at downtown luxury hotel

A Kansas City man is accused of holding another man he met over the dating app Grindr hostage for hours inside a downtown hotel room before robbing him and then trying to kidnap him. Irakoze Jackson, 22, was charged Saturday in Jackson County Circuit Court with first-degree robbery, kidnapping, trafficking stolen identities and two counts of armed criminal action.

Johnson County DA warns of scams following storm

OLATHE, Kan. - Johnson County, Kansas, District Attorney Steve Howe is warning residents of potential home repair and insurance scams following the possible tornado and heavy storms in the area overnight Wednesday. Howe's office urges residents to call their insurance directly and not give any personal information to door-to-door individuals who may be pretending to be insurance representatives.

Resident out $3.5K after falling victim to fake 'Lenexa Police Deputy' scam

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Lenexa Police Department is warning people about a scammer who has been calling people and posing as a representative of the department. According to the department, the caller is identifying himself as "Deputy Martins." The scammer is telling people that a warrant has been issued for their arrest because they missed jury duty.

KCK woman speaks out after her daughter was gunned down in April

A grieving mother is searching for answers after her daughter was killed and her granddaughter was wounded.Tai-Lin Davis sat down with KMBC's Andy Alcock to talk about her daughter Tia and gun violence.On April 30, a man shot and killed his fiancée, Tia, and shot and injured her 15-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself.Davis said she feels compelled to speak out about gun violence."Why do the people we try to be protected from, why are they the ones with guns?

Northeast mourns young lives lost to gun violence

By Abby Hoover On Tuesday, May 31, educators, parents, lawmakers and community members gathered at Latinx Education Collaborative (LEC) at 2203 Lexington Avenue to mourn the lives of children lost to gun violence. LEC hosted a candlelight vigil for the 19 students and two teachers killed, and those injured, in Uvalde, Tx., on May 24.

Bomb Dog Donated After Bomb Technician's K-9 Passes

Jobe is Flick's partner. He's a bomb technician and a fire investigator at KCPD who handles ammunition disposals, hazardous device calls, and explosives. For the last five years, Jobe partnered with K-9 Officer Denis. But after a few months of battling cancer, Denis passed away this spring.

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