Kansas City Crime Scene: Standoff Postscript & Homicide Aftermath

Without question this town is getting more violent as the weather warms. So tonight, in order to keep constant readers up to date .  . . We compile more than a few news items on the topic of police action, ALLEGED misdeeds, court cases and all matter of crime reporting.

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Standoff ends with wanted man not found in KCMO residence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An hours-long standoff with a man wanted for a possible sex crime ended late Monday night when officers searched a residence and did not find the man. According to KCPD Sgt. Jake Becchina, a spokesperson for the department, the standoff was in the 4300 block of NE 45th Street.

Dispute that escalated into a shooting at a Kansas City home now a homicide after victim dies

A case has been transferred to homicide detectives after the death after the late death of a shooting victim in Kansas City. According to the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, 28-year-old Sylvester Roberts died nearly ten days after he was shot during a dispute in a KC residence.

Kansas City mom wants justice after teen son killed while protecting siblings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City mom wants justice after her son was gunned down last week. Darrell Weldon was shot to death in front of his home. "He knew the guy was coming, and he sat outside and waited for him because his younger siblings were inside the house," Arnita Logan, Weldon's mom, said.

KCK man sentenced to 154 months for role in deadly Overland Park crash

News Chopper 9 SOURCE: News Chopper 9 A Kansas City, Kan., man has pleaded guilty in connection to a 2019 fatality wreck that killed one person in Overland Park. Eric Segovia pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and failure to stop at an accident of a known death.

Family pushes for change after motorcyclist killed in KC-area police chase

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A driver charged with running from police and killing two people on a motorcycle appeared in Jackson County court on Monday. Melvin T. Brown, 26, an Independence resident, faces five charges after police report he led them on a high-speed chase last Wednesday.

82-year-old Kansas City man dies from injuries 1 month after collision

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, man died Saturday due to injuries sustained in a collision that took place one month prior. On Feb. 25, the driver of a white Toyota Corolla was driving north on Troost Avenue and did not stop at a red light at the intersection of Troost and Meyer Boulevard.

Family of 2-year-old girl killed by police during Kansas standoff files lawsuit

The family of a toddler who was fatally shot by a police officer during a standoff last year between her father and law enforcement has filed a federal lawsuit over her death.Kansas authorities have said that 2-year-old Clesslyn Crawford was shot by a Joplin, Missouri, police officer during a confrontation March 26, 2022, in Baxter Springs.

FBI Internet Crime report highlights Missouri and Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A new report out from the FBI shows Americans lost more than $10 billion to cyber criminals in 2022. "At the end of the day, all fraud boils down to this: it's a lie to steal your money," said David Nanz, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Springfield, Illinois Office.

St. Joseph School District superintendent arrested on Sunday evening

St. Joseph School District superintendent Dr. Gabe Edgar is facing potential charges after an arrest in Buchanan County.Missouri State Highway Patrol records show Edgar, 49, was arrested at 6:48 Sunday evening.Arrest records show MSHP cited charges for misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway.As of Monday afternoon, Missouri court records do not show official charges yet.A district spokeswoman confirmed in an email that the arrest record is accurate for Edgar, the current superintendent.The district released the following statement Monday:"The St.

KCPD says elderly woman with dementia last seen at KCI booked flight to Florida

UPDATE: KCPD says investigators have determined she booked a plane for a destination out of state in Florida late Sunday. They will be working with those local authorities there and her family to attempt to determine future destinations from there. KANSAS CITY, Mo.

For 5 days, KCPD didn't alert public of missing 18-year-old. He was found dead Thursday

In the five days from the time Oscar Cabral's family reported him missing to the day his body was found last week, Kansas City police did not alert the public that a search was on for him. The 18-year-old had been missing since leaving home at 5:42 p.m.

Olathe Police Department mourns loss of officer who died Thursday

OLATHE, Kan. - The Olathe Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its officers who died on Thursday. According to the department, Officer Brandon Blom, who served the department in the patrol unit for eight years, died after a medical emergency at his home.

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