Kansas City Crime Scene: Dox, Suspected Creepers, Courtroom Moves & Community

In this quick post we catch up on recent crime news, police reports, court cases and all manner of ALLEGED misdeeds. 

As always, we try to focus on more inspiring stories toward the end of the compilation . . .

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Ex-analyst with Kansas City's FBI pleads guilty to keeping national defense docs at her home

A former FBI analyst pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to two counts of unlawfully retaining documents related to the national defense in her Kansas City home, according to the U.S.

Clay County prosecutor seeks new leads in Excelsior Springs rape, kidnapping case

NOTE: Details in this story may be considered graphic to some.The Clay County prosecutor is looking for fresh leads in a kidnapping and rape case involving Tim Haslett Jr., 39. Haslett is charged with first-degree rape, kidnapping, and second-degree assault after a woman escaped Haslett's home in Excelsior Springs last week.

Advocacy groups to woman who escaped from Excelsior Springs home: We're here for you

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The young woman who escaped from an Excelsior Springs house last week spent her 22nd birthday as a captive in the basement. There is still a lot more to learn about the horrifying situation - who the young woman is and how she first crossed paths with Tim Haslett, the man accused of keeping her captive in his house.

Video shows police taking rape, kidnapping suspect Timothy Haslett Jr. into custody

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. (KCTV) - An Excelsior Springs neighbor recorded the arrest of a rape, kidnapping and assault suspect, unaware that a days-long, large-scale investigation would soon follow. Timothy Haslett Jr. was charged with rape, kidnapping and second-degree assault after a woman told police on Oct.

Federal case against former Kansas City, Kansas, Detective Roger Golubski could expand

Disgraced former Kansas City, Kansas, Police Detective Roger Golubski was in federal court in Topeka Wednesday for his third appearance in a case that prosecutors say is already amassing reams of evidence and will likely grow as the investigation continues. Golubski, 69, wearing a navy blue suit, tie and leather loafers, was quiet during the seven-minute hearing.

Former Kansas Officer of the Year indicted for rape, sexual battery

DODGE CITY, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas' 2021 Officer of the Year has been indicted on charges of rape and aggravated sexual battery. A Ford County grand jury returned an indictment against former Dodge City Police Officer Guillermo Gutierrez on Tuesday, October 4.

City removes defense for teachers, librarians, retailers, providing obscene materials to minors - The Sentinel

Teachers and librarians, even store clerks, in the City of Edwardsville no longer have legal protections if, in the course of their duties, they provide obscene materials to minors. City Council stripped them of those protections, so-called "defense to prosecution" (a legal reason why you cannot be charged with a criminal offense) outlined in the Uniform Public Offense Code (UPOC), provided to each Kansas city by the League of Kansas Municipalities.

Independence man pleads not guilty in death of Cass County highway worker

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. - An Independence man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to driving while intoxicated, which caused the death of a highway worker on Interstate 49 early Saturda y . In addition to the felony DWI charge, 24-year-old Trent Mitchell is also accused of involuntary manslaughter, leaving the scene of a crash, operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner, and aggravated endangerment of a highway worker.

Missouri ranks near bottom in jury compensation; here's what area counties pay

PLATTE CITY, Mo. - Missouri ranks at almost the very bottom nationwide for how much it pays it jurors. While inflation and hourly rates for most jobs are going up, Missouri pays its jurors just $6 a day. Some prosecutors and lawmakers hoping to change that.

Missouri State Highway Patrol releases safety reminder ahead of Halloween

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is encouraging Missourians to have a safe Halloween with several safety reminders ahead of the holiday.Their reminders naturally focus on roadway tips and safety notices. For adults, MSHP wants people to make sure their costumes don't hamper their vision when driving and if they're attending an event with alcohol to prepare a sober trip home.

Missouri teen credited for arrest of kidnapping suspect

HOLT, Mo. - A quick-thinking 14-year-old provides deputies with key information to arrest her alleged abductor. Austin Gaal is charged with attempted kidnapping, resisting arrest, and possession of drug paraphernalia charges. Charging documents show Gaal tried to convince the 14-year-old to get into his car near Lake Arrowhead Tuesday afternoon after she got off the school bus.

Children's Mercy and KCPD teaming up to make sure babies have a safe place to sleep

Business Owner Donates E-Bike To KCPD

The Kansas City Missouri Police Department is the new owner of an electronic bicycle (e-bike) courtesy of a local business owner who wants to help officers strengthen community bonds.

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