Kansas City Crime Scene: Gunfire, Rumors, Scams & Mugshots

Tonight we play catch-up with local crime reports, news of police action and consumer warnings . . . As always, we attempt to finish the round-up with a bit of good news . . .

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Kansas City neighbors still searching for answers in deadly triple shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The community still has questions while police investigate a triple shooting that happened Monday on Kansas City's east side. Three people, including a child under the age of five, were shot inside a home at 26th Street and Hardesty Avenue.

Congressman, Jackson County warn of rising deed fraud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - You've heard of stolen cars, now Kansas City, Missouri is dealing with a new problem on the rise. Someone stealing your entire home. Now that crime trend has the attention of Congress.

Cass County residents pushing for new laws after dog bite complaints on property

The Cass County presiding commissioner said he has directed the county attorney to review potential changes to county ordinances in response to a property with multiple dogs on chains or tethers near a popular state trail.The new development comes after KMBC 9 Investigates first reported about the property last month, after complaints from Cass County residents about dog bites, debris, and trash near the Rock Island Spur of the Katy Trail.Cass County Presiding Commissioner Bob Huston said he has heard concerns about the site along with complaints about dog bites near the property.

Gladstone police ID alleged thief man says delivery driver handed package to

GLADSTONE, Mo. - The Gladstone Police Department says officers have identified the man accused of stealing packages from an attorney's office. FOX4 News is not identifying the man since charges are not official yet, but officers say theft charges are pending. Police also recovered the car they believe he was in.

Man charged in Labor Day weekend boating crash that injured 2 people

GARDNER, Kan. (KCTV) - A 46-year-old man has been charged with boating while under the influence and two counts of aggravated battery in connection with a crash over Labor Day weekend. A probable cause document alleged James Michael Allen was driving a boat on Gardner Lake at a high rate of speed when it crashed just after 11:30 p.m.

Kansas City family searching for missing teen pleads for false serial killer rumors to stop

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rumors on social media are causing more pain for a Kansas City family who is desperately searching for a missing teen. The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department says social media rumors of a serial killer targeting women in KCMO are "completely unfounded.

Grocery store worker accused of videoing women in restroom

PARKVILLE, Mo. - Platte County prosecutors charged a grocery store employee after police say he admitted to taking pictures of women as they shopped, and also videoing them using the store's bathroom. Bruno Alejandro Barrera Lumbreras, 29, faces a felony invasion of privacy charge.

Victim in KC shooting on Independence Avenue was innocent bystander: Court records

One person who was shot last week on a busy thoroughfare in Kansas City's South Indian Mound neighborhood appeared to be an innocent bystander caught up in an exchange of gunfire between the occupants of two vehicles, according to court records. On Sept.

'There is hope': KC mom reacts after suspect charged in son's murder a year later

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri man is facing multiple murder charges in connection to a double homicide in August 2020 and a homicide in September 2021 in the 18th and Vine District. Cleon D.

Court docs: Man accused of shooting, killing victim may have tracked them through social media posts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man accused of shooting and killing another man last September may have used social media posts to track the victim, according to court documents. Cleon D. White, 35, is charged with second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action in the shooting death of Mortez C.

Preliminary hearing set for accused Olathe East HS shooter

OLATHE, Kan. - The Johnson County District Attorney will begin presenting his case against a teenager charged with a shooting inside Olathe East High School later this year. Jaylon Elmore is charged with attempted capital murder in the March 4 shooting. A Johnson County judge scheduled the preliminary hearing in the case to begin Dec.

Interim KCPD Chief Mabin calls DOJ investigation 'opportunity' to improve department

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Interim Chief of Police Joseph Mabin addressed the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division's investigation into possible discriminatory employment practices within the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department on Tuesday at the Board of Police Commissioners meeting.

Police commissioners welcome federal civil rights investigation into KCPD

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The president of the police board says commissioners welcome a federal investigation into the employment practices at the KCPD. The U.S. Department of Justice's civil rights investigation may be the result of a number of recent lawsuits by police officers accusing the police department of racial discrimination and retaliation.

Kansas Highway Patrol receives national reaccreditation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas Highway Patrol has received national reaccreditation from the Commission of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA accreditation comes after a rigorous assessment and signifies "excellence in public safety and commitment to community," according to a release.

MISSING: 11-year-old last seen Tuesday night in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department is looking for an 11-year-old girl last seen late Tuesday night. Liliana Klenklen was last seen in the area of NW Barry Road and NW Roanridge Road at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday. She stands 5-foot-6-inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.

Day of Remembrance honors homicide victims in Kansas City and beyond

On Sunday, metro area families who have lost a loved one to violence honored their memory. It was the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.The anti-violence advocacy group KC Mothers in Charge invited families to gather with photos of their loved ones at Visitation Church near the Country Club Plaza.

Top Missouri lawmaker urges federal prosecutors to intervene in Agape abuse case

Missouri's highest ranking legislator is asking federal prosecutors to intervene and shut down Agape Boarding School, alleging "undeniable corruption" and "inaction" by local officials who he says "could do the right thing and have consistently chosen not to."

Shawnee Police Department hosts National Night Out

SHAWNEE, Kan. (KCTV) - The Shawnee Police Department was out in force Tuesday night, hosting National Night Out - a free night of education and family fun. "We just have hot dogs, chips and drinks for everyone to come out and enjoy," said Sgt. Matt Burger.

Group urges community involvement in KC neighborhood with recent gun violence

A group hit the streets Tuesday in an effort to stop violence in Kansas City. There have been 120 homicides so far this year. That's nine more murders than this time last year.The Blue Hills Neighborhood Association, Kansas City police, and KC Mothers in Charge went door to door Tuesday on Olive Street from 49th to 52nd streets with a singular message - prevent homicides and solve crimes."Homicide is a learned, taught behavior in the home.

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