Kansas City Crime Scene: U.S. Marshals Kill Suspect As Local Violence Worsens

Right now we offer a roundup of local crime news we've noticed from the Kansas City metro news cycle. 

This is mostly a doomscroll but still important for those of us who want to keep up with the stories that impact local streets. 

Toward the end of the compilation we place good news where we can find it . . .

Check TKC news gathering . . .

U.S. Marshals shoot, kill suspect in Wednesday shooting in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - U.S. Marshals shot and killed a suspect in Kansas City, Missouri, while serving a warrant in the 3500 block of Bellefontaine Wednesday afternoon. Marshals were working alongside Kansas City, Missouri, police while serving the warrant. A police spokesperson said no law enforcement were injured.

Grandview man pleads guilty to meth scheme linked to two killings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 39-year-old Grandview, Missouri man pleaded guilty this week in federal court for his role in a $4.1 million drug-trafficking scheme that is linked to two killings, which distributed about 520 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas. Markus Michael A.

Platte County authorities searching for man who escaped from custody at KC hospital

Platte County Sheriff's Office SOURCE: Platte County Sheriff's Office The Platte County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding a man who escaped from custody.The sheriff's office said Jacob Meineker, 38, ran off from deputies Wednesday afternoon while at Saint Luke's Hospital on Barry Road.Authorities said Meineker was last seen wearing blue hospital pants with no shirtand no shoes.

Owners of Excelsior Springs house where woman says she was held captive want to take possession back

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The owners of the house where Tim Haslett allegedly held a woman captive and sexually assaulted and tortured her for a month want to evict him from the property. Haslett is behind bars on assault, kidnapping, and rape charges after the 22-year-old woman escaped from his home in early October and told neighbors the horrors she endured while tied up in his basement.

Kansas City man convicted of 2018 murder rampage that left 3 dead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A jury convicts a Kansas City man of a 2018 rampage that killed three people and injured a 4-year-old. The jury found 39-year-old Issac Fisher guilty of two counts of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, armed criminal action, burglary, unlawful use of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police identify man who died in shooting at Independence home Tuesday night

UPDATE, Oct. 26 | Police have identified the dead man as 18-year-old Adrian Williams. EARLIER | A man died in a shooting that happened in Independence on Tuesday night. At around 8:15 p.m., Independence police responded to the 800 block N. Park Avenue on reports of a shooting.

Video shows shoplifters stealing shoes from Johnson County store

LENEXA, Kan. - Police are looking for a group of people accused of walking into a Johnson County store, and leaving without paying for hundreds of dollars worth of shoes. Investigators said the six people wore masks when they shoplifted as many as 30 pair of shoes, handbags, and other items from a store near 95th Street and Quivira.

Black women say KCKPD detective Roger Golubski preyed on them for decades. Stacey Quinn was one

Chapter 3: Stacey Quinn's story. Kansas City, Kansas, detective Roger Golubski started taking advantage of Stacey Quinn when she was only a teenager, according to her family. Local activists allege this was a pattern for "Golubski's girls": The detective would pick up vulnerable women in the neighborhoods he patrolled, sexually abuse them for years, and manipulate them into silence.

Hearing continues for two men claiming former KCK detective pressured witness in murder case

Two men convicted of murder who've spent more than 20 years in prison are back in court today.They maintain their innocence and say police detectives forced witnesses to lie in their cases.At The Wyandotte County Courthouse, the hearing continued with a key witness the courtroom also saw yesterday, retired Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Roger Golubski.Golubski is under house arrest on a federal indictment for violating the civil rights of several women back in the 1990s.

Will 'the Lamonte McIntyre issue' help free two Kansas City, Kansas, men who say they are innocent?

His back straight, his anger barely contained, Brian Betts wondered out loud Tuesday just why, when law enforcement is suspected of lying, should he be the one to pay for it. Testifying at a hearing that will determine whether he wins a new trial for a 1997 murder for which he was convicted, Betts told a Wyandotte County judge that he is innocent.

Sheriff says autopsy will determine if Amazon delivery driver was mauled to death by dogs

The investigation continues into whether an Amazon delivery driver, who was found dead Monday evening at a Ray County home, was mauled to death.The sheriff said the driver was found with multiple bite marks, and it is suspected the man was attacked by two dogs.Ray County Sheriff Scott Childers told

New development in deadly hit-and-run case outside Arrowhead could be potential game-changer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Court testimony from Tuesday reveal an additional charge against Thomas Weyer, 19, could play into the existing case against him. Weyer is accused of hitting Steve Hickle, 66, a Wichita man who was attending a Kansas City Chiefs game with his wife on October 10, 2021.

Video: Authorities are looking for a Missouri man who has stolen thousands of dollars worth of wine

A thief with very expensive taste has been targeting St. Louis area wine shops.Authorities in Missouri are on the lookout now that his crimes have been caught on surveillance cameras.Dustin Endicott was busy stocking shelves at the wine merchant in Clayton, Missouri, on Tuesday when he heard a customer come in."My co-worker greeted him.

Kansas City steps in to help after cyclist severely injured in suspected hit-and-run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The community raises thousands of dollars overnight to help a cycling advocate get back on his feet following a crash. Zeke Shepherd is a mechanic at Velo Garage and Tap House in North Kansas City. Friends organized a GoFundMe account after they say he was injured in a crash near 18th and Troost on Oct.

KCPD Receives Leadership In Law Enforcement Research Award

The award recognizes an agency demonstrating excellence in conducting and using research to improve police operations & public safety. The newer approach of RBP, implemented citywide in 2019, helps reverse policing's tendency to over-rely on enforcement and instead seeks a balance between prevention and response.

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