KC Crime Scene: Vandals Target Tech, KCK Shooting Postscript, Teen & Baby Missing

There's a lot to cover tonight police ask for community assistance, legal fights continue and we check police action, crime reporting and continued local impact of rising violence.

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Police looking for vandals cutting fiber optic cables along I-435

Kansas City police say communications companies have experienced several fiber optic cable cuts along the Interstate 435 corridor on the Missouri side. Police say the motive of cutting the cable usually is tied to individuals attempting to find copper.

Teen, 2-month-old baby missing after getting Uber in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Police Department is attempting to locate a missing 15-year-old girl and her 2-month-old baby. Police said Sapphire Stinson was last seen Wednesday at 2:20 p.m. at 74th Street and Bellefontaine Avenue.

Amaree'ya Henderson's family, attorneys demand release of KCK police shooting footage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of Amaree'ya Henderson and attorneys who represent the family demanded the release of the body-worn camera and dashcam footage related to his shooting death by Kansas City, Kansas, police. Henderson was finishing up a DoorDash delivery around 8:30 p.m. on April 26, according to his family.

Kansas City, Kansas, police shooting of DoorDash driver turned over to DA

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The investigation into a Kansas City, Kansas, police shooting that left a DoorDash driver dead is now in the hands of prosecutors, according to police. The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department handled the investigation into the April 26 shooting where Amaree'ya Henderson was killed in Kansas City, Kansas.

KCK police announce arrest in connection to murder of 6-year-old boy

Kansas City, Kan., police have arrested an 18-year-old in connection to the fatal shooting of Sir'Antonio Brown. Cassandra Sledge, 18, was charged on Wednesday in Wyandotte County with obstructing prosecution in the case.She is being held on a $40,000 bond. Police say Sledge "knowingly provided false statements" to law enforcement.

Family of man killed by Independence police to file federal lawsuit

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The family of a Jackson County man shot and killed by Independence police say they plan to file a federal lawsuit. Independence police shot 39-year-old Tyrea Pryor in March 2022. Now his family is filing a lawsuit against the city of Independence and the officers involved, Jamie Welsh and Hunter Soule.

Slain woman filed kidnapping report with NKC police 2 weeks before her death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Less than two weeks before Riley N. O'Laughlin was killed by an ex-boyfriend in a suspected murder-suicide, she filed a kidnapping report with the North Kansas City Police Department, according to an incident report obtained by KSHB 41 News. John C. Hadley, 36, shot O'Laughlin, 27, then himself around 10 a.m.

Man sentenced to prison, ordered to pay $550K restitution for fraud against 2 Johnson County, KS, residents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Arizona man will serve more than 3 years in prison and be required to pay $550,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to defrauding two Johnson County, Kansas, residents. John Myers, 66, was sentenced Tuesday in Johnson County District Court after reaching a plea agreement earlier with prosecutors on charges originally filed in 2019.

Police searching for truck, suspect involved in several commercial mower thefts across the metro area

Police are asking for the public's help to find a truck and suspect responsible for multiple thefts of commercial mowers in the metro area. The Lenexa, Kansas Police Department is asking for help to locate a black Chevrolet Z-71 pickup truck pulling a trailer.Police said the suspects involved are wanted in connection with multiple felony theft cases in which lawn care companies had stand-on commercial mowers stolen as crews were working on job sites.

Police Chief holds first listening session in south KC

The public is invited to attend the first of what is expected to be a continuing series of quarterly engagement and listening sessions throughout the city with new KCMO Police Chief Stacey Graves from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at United Believers Community Church, 5600 E. 112 th Ter.

Kansas City police utilizing new language app that provides 24/7 access to translation services

The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department is utilizing a new tool that allows officers to better communicate with the community.KCPD says it successfully launched department-wide use of the Propio ONE language translation app in April of this year. The app provides 24/7 access to translation services.

Vigil planned to remember 6-year-old killed in Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - An emotional gathering is expected to take place Wednesday afternoon as friends and family plan to remember 6-year-old Sir-Antonio Brown. A week has passed since someone drove past and shot the little boy near 31st Street and Greeley Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.

KCK police, community demand information on 6-year-old's shooting death

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Sir'Antonio Brown's family and friends were joined by community leaders and law enforcement Wednesday night, demanding more information about who shot and killed the 6-year-old one week ago. "He plays here with Sir every day," said Destiny Thomas, referring to her own 4-year-old son.

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