Thursday, April 30, 2009
From KCPD: KCMO PD Property Crimes detectives are attempting to identify the individual in the attached surveillance photos. He’s a suspect in the stealing of a wallet from the 24 Hour Fitness, 301 NE Englewood Rd, on April 11, 2009. The suspect then went to Best Buy and Target where he purchased more than $3,000 worth of merchandise with the victim’s credit cards.
Anyone with information in regard to his identity/whereabouts is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816.474.8477.
A judge has dismissed a case against Kansas City, Kan., attorney Rod Turner, who stood accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from the Board of Public Utilities.
But that ruling does not necessarily put Turner’s legal challenge behind him: Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome A. Gorman said that he would appeal the judge’s decision Friday morning.
Kansas Senior Judge Jack Lively told The Star this afternoon that he ordered the case dismissed Tuesday. His decision, Lively said, was based on testimony provided to a Wyandotte County grand jury that he believed had tainted jury members.
Connecticut legislators pass a law making it illegal for little kids to use machine guns. It was passed because a little kid died using a machine gun.
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Police say a 72-year-old man, an insurance adjuster previously convicted of two sexual assaults, is charged with two murders from the 70s, but investigators are seeing whether he has ties to something like 30 other unsolved cases.
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Next week will mark the second anniversary of the Belton teen's disappearance. The case generated some national attention the other day, when Nancy Grace featured Kara as one of her unsolved cases.
Frederick Darrington, 20, is going away on a federal carjacking charge. He's the deadbeat who shot and wounded a KCPD officer during a traffic stop. (Darrington was driving a stolen car.) This doesn't resolve the 12 state charges that Darrington faces, which include murder. More here from Mark Morris.
From Platte County prosecutor: A former employee of the Platte County Collector’s office will be required to repay more than $55,000 in stolen tax payments and spend 90 days in the Platte County jail after pleading guilty to felony stealing and tampering with a public record. Barbara K. Milton, 30, of Parkville, received the sentence April 30, when prosecutors sought the maximum amount of shock jail time allowed and five years of probation.
... Milton admitted to stealing cash payments made at the Platte County Collector’s South Annex beginning in May or June of 2008. She also confessed to altering computer records involving cash payments, in order to conceal her theft. Milton used the money to gamble at Kansas City area casinos.
The CARE Team helps KCPD officers and their families when they go through a major life event, whether that's a line-of-duty death or a military deployment. Pam Bear, who's with the group, says the volunteers have helped police retirees make their homes wheelchair-accessible and mowed the lawns of officers serving overseas.
The golf tourney is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 1 at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex in Smithville. It's a four-person format with a $90 per player fee. The registration deadline is May 15. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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From KCPD: The Kansas City Missouri Police Department will increase annual renewal fees from $35 to $40 per false security system alarm beginning May 1, 2009.
The increase will apply to both residential and business alarm users. Residential users are allowed two free false alarms and will now be charged $40 for each subsequent false alarm up to $120. Businesses pay $40 for each false alarm. Residents and businesses are not required to pay the annual renewal fee if they have had no false alarm. New permit fees have not changed. Police will not respond to alarms not registered with KCPD.
The purpose of the city’s false alarm ordinance is to minimize the number of false alarm dispatches, thereby keeping more officers available for emergency calls. About 97 percent of Kansas City’s security alarms are false alarms. The ordinance defines a false alarm as “an alarm signal eliciting a police response when a situation requiring immediate response does not in fact exist.”
Interesting story from the New York Times. A mechanic was inspecting the helicopter of an Indian industrialist -- one of the country's richest men -- and found evidence that somebody had tampered with the aircraft. Days later? The mechanic himself turns up dead ...
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No word on where the governor stands. The bill would make it legal for motorcyclists 21 and older to ride without a helmet on any Missouri road, except for the interstates.
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A former Liberty school superintendent was arrested and booked into a Florida jail late last night on a Missouri warrant for two counts of stealing relating to his tenure with the district.
William Scott Taveau, 60, of Hudson, Fla., was arrested by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Land O’ Lakes, Fla, detention center about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to booking information on the sheriff’s website.
He was being held on Missouri charges of two counts stealing, according to the booking information. The arrest warrant is regarding an indictment handed down in Clay County.
A Clay County grand jury indicted Taveau Tuesday on one count each of stealing by deceit and attempted stealing by deceit. Both charges are felonies.
In the count referring to stealing by deceit, the indictment alleges that Taveau improperly received benefit payments from the Missouri Public School Retirement System while serving as superintendent.
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