Kansas City Crime Scene: More Creepers, Car Crime, Corruption & Prostitution

This local news roundup is pretty bleak and doesn't offer a very flattering picture of our metro. 

Per ushe, we try to mix in just a bit of good news in order to keep the faith . . .

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Jury finds man guilty of molesting child in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A jury has found a man guilty of molesting a 5-year-old child in Kansas City, Missouri, more than two years ago. According to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, 29-year-old Gustavo Ramos was convicted of first-degree child molestation. The jury recommended a sentence of 17 years.

Dozens of cars busted, broken into at Raytown apartments

RAYTOWN, Mo. - Dozens of drivers woke up to a surprise at the Flats at Wildwood Apartments in Raytown, Missouri. Overnight someone broke into cars, busting windows and left behind a mess. "What did you do it for?" resident Sheila Lee said. "That's just crazy."

Kansas Highway Patrol issues statement after trooper alleges corruption in the agency

For the first time in a two-year KMBC 9 investigation, the Kansas Highway Patrol is speaking out over allegations of intimidation, harassment, and wrongful termination.The agency sent KMBC 9 Investigates a statement Wednesday saying:"Bryce Whelpley violated our standards of professional conduct. We take such violations seriously, especially from employees who supervise and give instruction to other officers.

Video tip shows uniformed former KCK officer paying for sex

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A former Kansas City, Kansas, police officer lost his officer certification last month in connection to a criminal incident in which he pleaded guilty to official misconduct. Earlier this year, Travis Toms pleaded guilty to state charges of official misconduct in connection to an incident caught on video showing Toms paying $200 for consensual sex with a sex worker.

'We don't have a democracy': Johnson County Sheriff Hayden doubles down on election conspiracies

OLATHE, Kan. - Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden doubled down on claims the 2020 election was rigged in a recent video while still refusing to address other outside inquiries about the investigation he launched and oversees.

DEA hosts drug summit in Overland Park to address opioid crisis

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Drug Enforcement Agency will host a free, day-long drug summit Wednesday in Overland Park, Kansas, as part of its Operation Engage Kansas City initiative. The outreach effort spotlights threats from opioid and methamphetamine use in the region.

Gardner coffee shop donates $87,000 from tips to domestic violence shelter

Groundhouse Coffee has been a fixture in the heart of downtown Gardner after Steve and Beth Hines opened more than a decade ago."Actually, my husband came home one day and said, 'I think God wants us to open a coffee house in Gardner, and I said, 'Let me pray about that,'" Beth Hines said.After a couple of weeks, the couple decided to move forward.

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