Kansas City Crime Scene: Hit & Run, Gunfire Aftermath & COVID Cash Theft

Lots of stuff to cover tonight as cowtown streets remains dangerous even in cold weather. 

As always, we put the nicer news links toward the end of the compilation . . .

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Driver seriously injured following hit-and-run crash Friday night in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run crash Friday night that left one person with serious injuries. The crash was reported just after 6:30 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Benton Avenue.

Kansas City man accused of shooting into apartment, killing mother of four

Charges have been filed in the fatal shooting of a mother of four Wednesday night in Independence.Jackson County prosecutors charged Bobby G. Peoples III, 29, of Kansas City, on Friday with second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, and two counts of armed criminal action.Independence police officers were called to an apartment in the 16900 block of East Larkspur Lane Wednesday on a report of shots fired.

Man charged with murder in killing Independence mother of four

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (KCTV) - An argument over a gun led to a shooting death at an apartment complex Wednesday night, according to charging documents. A probable cause statement released Friday states that Nicolett Marshall was killed when Bobby Peoples fired into the apartment where Marshall was staying with her partner, Christopher Staggs.

Woman pleads guilty Friday to fraud for using $10,000 in COVID relief money for personal use

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman pleaded guilty Friday in the Kansas City, Missouri, federal courthouse to wire fraud for lying about owning a shoe business to get $10,000 in COVID relief money. Nicole R. Cortez, 41, of KCMO, let a co-conspirator use her personal identification information to submit an application for CARES Act money, according to a news release from the U.S.

Las Vegas man accused of raping fellow guest in downtown Kansas City hotel

A Las Vegas man faces three felony charges for allegedly pulling another guest from the elevator at a downtown Kansas City hotel, forcing her into his room and raping her, according to charging documents. Alejandro Carrillo, 41, is accused of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sodomy in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Kansas City police arrest suspected porch pirate, return stolen gifts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Members of the Kansas City Police Department stopped an accused thief from trying to steal Christmas from a number of families. Four officers from east patrol responded to a call about a stolen vehicle earlier this week. When they arrived, the officers found much more than just the stolen car, according to the department.

Silver Alert: Authorities looking for Harrisonville woman left at KC-area hospital by medical transport service

Authorities are extremely concerned for a Harrisonville, Missouri, woman missing in Kansas City. Harrisonville Police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol have issued a Silver Alert for 74-year-old Margorie Nell Tompkins. Police said Tompkins was transported from Meadow View Health and Rehab in Harrisonville to University Health/Truman Medical Center in Kansas City Thursday for a medical appointment by Express Transportation.

KCKPD looking for suspect vehicle from May homicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Months after a homicide in Kansas City, Kansas, the police department released images of the suspect vehicle and is asking for the public's help in finding the suspects. According to KCKPD, the homicide happened on May 8 just before 9 p.m.

Former Independence, Missouri, Interim Police Chief files discrimination suit against city

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man who served as interim police chief in Independence, Missouri, is suing the city, alleging age discrimination and a hostile work environment. An attorney for Ken Jarnagin filed the civil suit on Nov. 11 in Jackson County Court. KSHB 41 reached out to the city of Independence about the lawsuit.

Carrying out executions took a secret toll on workers - then changed their politics

Pretending to die isn't typically part of a correctional officer's job. But when the court issues a death warrant, there's often a team that has to rehearse the execution of the prisoner. In Nevada, one of the people they practiced on was officer Catarino Escobar.

Inmate indicted for attempting to murder correctional officers

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KCTV) - A federal grand jury in Kansas City has charged an inmate at the Leavenworth Penitentiary with two counts of attempted murder of a correctional officer.

KCKPD Chief to collaborate with WyCo DA in Golubski case review

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Kansas, Police Chief Karl Oakman says he plans to create a team of detectives and captains in his department to be a part of a review of all case files of former Det. Roger Golubski. Oakman's team will work collaboratively with Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree's office.

Fundraiser seeks help to bury mother of four slain in Independence on Wednesday night

A fundraiser has been launched on GoFundMe to help pay the funeral costs for a woman shot and killed Wednesday night in an Independence apartment. The fundraiser seeks donations for the young woman, identified as a 27-year-old mother of four children - ages 9 and under - named Nicolett.

Missouri man talks about starting second career as highway patrol trooper in his 40s

From keeping cattle to keeping the public safe, a Missouri man talks about the love he has for his second career in law enforcement.If you're in the area of Clinton, Missouri, you may encounter Missouri State Trooper Michael Henderson. Chances are you may leave that encounter feeling you've made a new friend.

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