KC Crime Scene: Confronting Threats, Search For Missing & School Shooting Redux

For close readers of the blog we keep up with police action, ALLEGED misdeeds and all manner of recent crime reporting in this post.

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'He's been gone over a month': Family looking for Kansas City teen missing since early February

There's a renewed effort this week to bring home a missing 13-year-old boy from Kansas City. Jayden Robker has not been seen since early February. He was last seen near Northwest Plaza Drive and Northwest Plaza Avenue. Family members say he had left his home, hoping to sell Pokemon cards to help start his own car wash business.

Man charged for allegedly robbing Chase Bank in Leawood on Feb. 23

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man faces an aggravated robbery charge for allegedly robbing a Leawood bank. Troy Robbins, 54, of Smithville, is in the Johnson County Adult Detention Center. Robbins allegedly robbed the Chase Bank branch Feb. 23 near West 119th Street and Roe Avenue. Police arrested Robbins a few hours later.

Man found guilty in burglary and shooting death

getty images Judge's Gavel GETTY - 27077051 SOURCE: getty images A Kansas City man is convicted in the shooting death of another man from March 2021.The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office says 37-year-old Brandon Pritchard is guilty of voluntary manslaughter, armed criminal action, and first-degree burglary relating to the death of Michael Utley.Prosecutors say Pritchard entered Utley's home near White Avenue and Lexington Avenue and started yelling in a threatening way.

Former William Jewell College student charged with making terrorist threat

LIBERTY, Mo. - Police say a man accused of making threats directed at William Jewell College students now faces charges. Liberty Police announced the Clay County Prosecutor's Office charged 21-year-old Dominic A. Lee, of Kansas City, Kansas, with making a terrorist threat.

Woman accused of helping fiancé in robbery that ended with 2 shot in south Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman has been charged for her alleged role in a robbery Thursday that ended with her fiancé and a victim shot in south Kansas City, Missouri. Maya J. Ward, 31, is charged with two counts of armed criminal action, first-degree robbery and one count of first-degree assault.

Missouri House debates legislation targeting catalytic converter thefts

Courtesy Adobe A House committee considered three bills Wednesday that seek to tamp down on catalytic converter thefts. Rep. Don Mayhew, R-Crocker, is sponsoring legislation that would make it a felony to possess a catalytic converter with the intent to sell it.

One year after Olathe East shooting, district reflects on response, changes

OLATHE, Kan. - One year later, the superintendent of Olathe Public Schools reflects on the shooting at Olathe East High School. Gunfire injured a school resource officer and an assistant principal, as well as student who is now awaiting trial for attempted capital murder.

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