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Kansas Gunman Kills 4 In Workplace Shooting

According to police reports, a gunman in Kansas opened fire at multiple locations, including his workplace due to which 3 individuals died and 14 others sustained injuries before which he was shot and killed by the authorities. The gunman was armed with a long gun and a pistol. In a news conference, Harvey County Sheriff T Walton said, “Everybody says it can’t happen here, but it happened here. This is a fairly peaceful community. And to have something like this is tragic”. He added that the reason behind this incident is not known. He did not believe the shooting was… Read More →

Overland Park 18-Year-Old Sentenced To More Than Five Years In Prison

18-year-old Conner Estrella of Overland Park has been sentenced to more than five years in prison in connection to a drunken-driving accident that killed a man standing next to a parked vehicle last year. The sentence was passed Thursday as Estrella had pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to 66 months in prison as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. The incident took place on 7 August 2014. Estrella was driving under the influence of alcohol when he hit and killed 52-year-old Kevin Patrick Moroney in the 8400 block of Tomahawk Road. Maureen Hogg, who was standing… Read More →

24-Year-Old Olathe Man Charged After Crash That Killed Part-Time Police Officer In Overland Park

24-year-old Dana Patton of Olathe has been charged in the killing of a part-time Louisburg, Kan., police officer. The traffic crash took place on 16 October, 2015, at 123rd Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park when the Olathe man was involved in a crash that resulted in the death of 58-year-old David M. Stubbs. Patton was charged in Johnson County District Court on multiple charges including alternative counts of reckless second-degree murder or involuntary manslaughter. Details of the incident were provided by Overland Park police, stating that Stubbs was killed when the driver of a stolen car ran a… Read More →

33-Year-Old Man Arrested After An Explosives Investigation

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – 33-year-old Jeffrey Schelbar was arrested on Thursday after a warrant was issued for him, related to an investigation that started in September. As a result of that investigation, Schelbar faces one count of criminal use of explosives. The incident took place in the 10200 block of Melrose on September 25 when Overland Park police responded after someone in the neighborhood heard a loud explosion in the early morning hours. The night before, the Kansas City Royals clinched the American League Central Division. However, investigators soon came to know that the explosive noise heard by the neighbor… Read More →

Death Sentence Imposed On F. Glenn Miller Jr. In Overland Park Hate Crime Killings

On Tuesday, a 74-year-old Missouri man was sentenced to death as he killed 3 Christians by shooting. Other than the death sentence, he was also charged for three counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and discharging a firearm into an occupied building. The sentencing decision was made by the Johnson County District Judge, Kelly Ryan, on the recommendation of the jury that found F. Glenn Miller Jr. guilty of capital murder. The incident happened on 13th of August last year at Overland Park. The violent behavior of Miller outside the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom care center left… Read More →

Overland Park Considers Rental Inspections To Target Crime

There is a possibility that landlords will be charged for rental inspections as the Overland Park leaders noticed a link between crime, code violations, and renters. Officials of the city’s planning agency told that the rental residential properties have had a high number of code violations in the past few years due to which the city established a licensing and exterior inspection plan. According to Jack Messer, Overland Park’s Director of Planning and Development Services, “Those are two indicators that tell us something is happening at those properties that might require a little more attention”. In the city of Overland… Read More →

High-Speed Chase Into Kansas Leads To The Arrest Of Two Teenagers

Two teenagers, both aged 15-years-old, were arrested early Wednesday after a high speed chase that started in Jefferson County in southeast Nebraska and ended in a neighboring county in Kansas. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the pursuit was related to a stolen pickup out of Lancaster County. The pursuit began around midnight, about 4 miles north of Fairbury, and ended about 9 miles into Washington County in northern Kansas. During the pursuit, the vehicle crossed speeds of 90 mph while traveling along Nebraska and Kansas Highways 15. Fairbury police and deputies from Jefferson County and Washington County Sheriff offices… Read More →

Victims Of Violent Crimes Receive More Than $400,000 In October

The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board handed more than $400,000 to victims of violent crimes in Kansas this month. A total of $403,166.23 was given to 349 cases of violent crimes, as reported by the Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt in a news release. The grant money can be used by the victims to pay for unexpected expenses, including medical expenses, mental health counseling, lost wages, dependent support, and funeral expenses, that may be prompted by the violent crime. These awards, announced monthly, are capped at $25,000. The compensation program, which was established in 1978, is administered by Schmidt’s office.… Read More →

Residents In Northeast Kansas City Focus On Reducing Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In an attempt to make a change and decrease the rate of crime, individuals living in Northeast Kansas City are coming together. According to Grandmother Stacy Holst, she sees “Prostitution drugs, murders, guns” everywhere. The Indian Mound Neighborhood Association meeting was held on Monday and every person who attended had the same question. 1 female asked at the meeting, “What is being done about the crime?” Mother Renee Starrett said, “Something’s gotta change, I don’t even want to walk to school to get my daughter right now”. Parents told that they are afraid to go to… Read More →

Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board To Give Support To 250 Violent Crime Victims

TOPEKA, Kan. – On Friday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt told that the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board has given financial support to 250 victims of violent crime at its meeting that was held in September. According to Schmidt, financial help is provided to 114 new cases and financial support was given to 136 previously submitted cases. The total amount given in the form of financial help was $226,783.71 in all cases, showed the new release. The Crime Victims Compensation program is managed by the Division of Crime Victims Compensation in Schmidt’s office that was started in 1978 to assist… Read More →

Baxter Springs Woman Arrested In Suspected DUI Fatality

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office told that 52-year-old Lisa Dannette Jones was taken into custody for the accident she caused on Thursday that left a Joplin man dead near Riverton, Kansas. The accident happened at about 3:17 p.m. Police charged her for involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence. According to Sheriff David Groves, 55-year-old William R. Johnson III was rushed to Freeman Hospital in Joplin for the treatment of life-threatening injuries he sustained in the accident but was pronounced dead around 4 p.m. The sheriff’s office told that Jones was behind the wheel of the motor vehicle when she… Read More →

Attorney Paul Cramm’s Opinion On Use Of UBER Service Leading To Decrease In DUI Deaths In Kansas

Attorney Paul Cramm comments on an article in about a research claiming the UBER services lead to decrease in DUI deaths. These statistics tend to support what I have always believed about DUI.  Nobody heads out on a Friday or Saturday night ‘intending’ to commit the crime of drunk driving.  Yes, people knowingly enjoy alcohol and knowingly drive home at the end of the night.  But not one of my clients has ever said ‘I knew I was loaded but I just didn’t care…’  Instead, my clients say ‘I knew had a few, but I felt fine to drive … I… Read More →