Kansas City Crime Scene: Standoff Aftermath & Local Roundup

Right now KCMO continues along a record pace with last year's historic murder count -- We're hoping this is a more peaceful weekend than last and the heat inspires people to chill.

Now . . . 

In this quick post we take a peek at overnight police working to keep KC safe and then share some of the top local notes that deserve a bit of attention.

First the standoff aftermath . . .

Shortly after midnight, tactical officers utilized CS gas and less lethal bean bag to assist in removing the male from the vehicle and place him into custody.

The male was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation and he also has outstanding warrants.

The dogs were also secured at the scene.


Accordingly, here's more news gathering on police action, ongoing cases and ALLEGATIONS of misdeeds via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .

Surveillance camera shows man stealing thousands of dollars of tools from Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City

Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City is hoping the community can help them find the man who stole thousands of dollars in tools from a trailer outside of one of their warehouses.Surveillance camera shows the thief breaking the vent off the top of one of their tool trailers, looking inside for nearly half an hour, and then taking off with thousands of dollars in tools.

Roommate: No idea accused NKC officer murderer made ghost guns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Joshua Rocha, the man accused of killing North Kansas City officer Daniel Vasquez, was renting a room in a Northland house with his mother. According to their roommate, Rocha and his mother had been there for about four to five months.

Man accused of fatally shooting Kansas City motorist with AR-style rifle

A 27-year-old man is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of a man who was found shot to death inside a crashed SUV in Kansas City's Park Farms neighborhood last week. Charles F. Miller Jr., of Kansas City, was arrested Thursday on the murder charge along with two counts of armed criminal action, unlawful firearm possession and unlawful weapon use.

Man sentenced to prison for his 3rd federal conviction on a firearms charge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man will spend seven years in federal prison after his third conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. A federal judge in the Western District of Missouri sentenced Dana McCoy, who was already on federal supervised release, when he shot up a south KCMO nightclub on March 14, 2021.

Shooting at Independence QuikTrip leaves man with life-threatening injuries

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Independence, Missouri Police Department is investigating a shooting Friday afternoon that left one person critically injured. Officers responded just before 1:15 p.m. to a reported shooting near E. 39th Street and Bolger Road. They initially responded to the QuikTrip for a reported disturbance.

Trial date for accused Indian Creek Trail murderer delayed to January

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Accused Indian Creek Trail killer Fredrick Scott trial's has been delayed despite objections from the state. Scott's trial was originally set for Sep. 6, 2022 , but according to the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's office, the trial will now be moved to a date that has yet to be determined in January.

KC-area woman shares warning so others don't fall victim to metro home contractor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City area woman is sharing her warning before someone else becomes one home contractor's next victim. "When you opened this door there was nothing."

Lawsuit: Black students faced constant racial harassment at Kearney schools

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A lawsuit filed in federal court in Kansas City states Black students were constant targets of racial harassment in the Kearney School District. The suit was filed by Tiffaney Whitt, whose children were allegedly victims of racial slurs and threats, according to the lawsuit.

Judge sentences Independence man to 175 years for multiple child sex crimes

A Jackson County judge has sentenced a 36-year-old Independence man to 175 years in prison for multiple child sex charges.A jury found Glenn M.

Police: Kansas man pistol-whips father walking home with his children

Officers saw the suspect vehicle in the 2800 block of Fleming Street and attempted to stop it, but Salas allegedly refused to pull over and a brief pursuit ensued. Police believed Salas returned to his home in the 400 Block of West Chestnut.

Independence police ask for public's help in find missing man with autism

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Independence Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a missing man. Drayton Fanning, 23, was reported missing on Friday at about 2 p.m. and is diagnosed with autism. Fanning left a house in the 16000 block of East 37th Terrace and got into a Black car.

Lawrence police move to use more bean bags instead of bullets with new tool

The Lawrence Police Department is making a significant change in its choice of weapons.New 'shotguns' are designed to diffuse situations without the risk of death.The sound of the gun is jarring, but these bright orange weapons are not firing bullets.

JoCo Sheriff Hayden says there was 2020 voter fraud - but he was elected that year, so ...

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden has gone off the rails in search of supposed widespread voter fraud. (July 17, 20A, "Sheriff's partisan election lies poison JoCo's good life") My question: If there was all this voter fraud in the 2020 election, how did he and all the other Republican proponents of this supposed outrage get elected?

Judge cites "illegality" of City of Edgerton annexation - The Sentinel

A lawsuit brought by a group of Johnson and Miami County homeowners against annexation of adjoining property by the City of Edgerton was thrown out for lack of standing, but the judge agreed with their premise and suggested they seek remedy from Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

Kansas City Police Department uses technique called combat breathing

There is a groundbreaking technique for members of law enforcement which has them focus on breathing.It sounds simple. What's known as combat breathing can be an officer's best defense in a crisis.

KCPD Training Lands Sergeant In Helicopter Cockpit

He joined KCPD in June of 1999 and though he's now in the department's Helicopter Unit, it took him 20+ years to bond his passion for policing and flying. Hess has worked many assignments over the years which include Patrol, Internal Affairs, Sex Crimes, Crimes Against Children, and Investigations.

Kansas City-area police departments add mental health resources

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The line-of-duty death of North Kansas City police officer Daniel Vasquez on Tuesday has served as a reminder of the importance of mental health as the community mourns his passing. The Lenexa Police Department has a peer support group to help fellow officers out when they need to talk.

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