Kansas City Crime Scene: Contraband, Property Crime Court Cases & Consequences

Kansas City Crime Scene: Contraband & Consequences

A quick bit of crime reporting catch-up in this compilation from across the metro . . . We focus on rising local violence, ongoing investigations and just a bit of hope toward the end of the compilation.

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TSA finding more weapons in carry-on bags at KCI Airport

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There's been a big jump in the number of guns turning up in carry-on baggage at Kansas City International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration has seen a rise in the number of guns found in carry-ons at KCI over the last several years.

Lee's Summit Police Department investigating string of car break-ins in parking lots

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Police in Lee's Summit are investigating a string of recent car break-ins - the most recent happening early Thursday morning to five cars. The Lee's Summit Police Department says most of the time vehicle break-ins are crimes of opportunity where thieves head to a packed parking lot and look for the easiest car to break into.

Leawood family mourns woman killed by suspected drunk driver

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A Leawood family searches for justice after their loved one was killed by a suspected drunk driver. That man had his first court appearance Tuesday, and FOX4 had a camera there. Family of the woman who was killed were also at court.

Kansas City, Kansas, police ask public for assistance in solving 2020 homicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department is asking the public for assistance in solving a 2020 homicide . KCKPD says detectives have no new leads in the killing of Enice Fuel, and are asking for any information to prevent the case from going cold. On Dec.

Johnson County high school teacher charged with child sex crimes

OLATHE, Kan. - A Johnson County, Kansas teacher faces multiple child sex crimes charges. According to court records filed this week, Nicholas Grey Prutsman, 28, is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. He was a teacher at Gardner-Edgerton High School at the time of the alleged crimes, according to court records.

Police seeking surveillance in Blue Springs home invasion, Independence shooting and police chase

Police are asking the public to check their surveillance video after a home invasion and police chase that wound through several areas of eastern Jackson County, Missouri. Blue Springs police said this started as a home invasion.Officers were dispatched to the 9000 block of Southwest 10th Street around 7 a.m.

Buckner police attempting to locate armed, dangerous home invasion suspect

BUCKNER, Mo. - The Buckner, Missouri Police Department is attempting to locate a suspect involved in a recent home invasion incident. Police said it look place between the hours of 11:00 .m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 300 block of Hazel Avenue.

Kansas City organization helps formerly incarcerated find new life through entrepreneurship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Some say you'll never work a day in your life if you love what you do, and Craig Lark loves his work. "I was raised by a single mother of three, so I kind of took up the part of cooking around the house," he said.

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