Paul D. Cramm


22-year-old Kansas man to serve 63 months in prison for human trafficking in Omaha

22-year-old Jason Gregory Johnson has been sentenced to serve more than five years in jail as he was involved in human trafficking in Omaha. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Robert Pratt sentenced Johnson to 63 months in jail on Thursday for the offense of transporting an individual with the intention to engage in prostitution. A press release showed that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa said Johnson sent a minor through Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa, where she was used as a prostitute. He received a specific percentage of the amount earned by the minor for being… Read More →

15-year-old Overland boy fatally shot himself while taking selfie

OVERLAND – On Friday, 15-year-old DaMontez fatally shot himself in the chest as he was attempting to take a selfie when he accidently pressed the trigger of the gun. According to the police, the teen died because of his mistake. No other individual was involved in the case. He suffered a wound on his right upper chest and the shooting has been ruled an accident. The shooting occurred around 7:30 p.m. at a home in the 9500 block of Page Avenue. 2 of DaMontez’s brothers were home when the incident happened. No adult was at home. The selfie has not… Read More →

Former Wichita School Safety Supervisor Sentenced For Child Sex Crime

WICHITA, Kan. – Alex Robinson, a former Wichita school safety supervisor, has been sentenced for child sex crime after he was accused of molesting boys in Kansas and similar offenses in Colorado. Robinson was sentenced Tuesday in El Paso County, Colorado, to 16 years in prison. He is facing two counts of sexual assault of a child by a person in a position of trust. The child was aged between 15 to 18 years. According to Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett, the Kansas case is expected to resume soon. Robinson previously worked as a police officer and school employee… Read More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

St. Louis Law Enforcement Look To Kansas City For Possible Solutions To Violent Crime

KANSAS CITY, MO – Officials from St. Louis travelled to Kansas City to get a close look at their NOVA program. The program called “The Kansas City No Violence Alliance” aims to bring law enforcement, businesses and community together so they can combat violent crimes in Kansas together. St. Louis law enforcement spent the day in Kansas to learn more about how the city reinvented their fight against gun violence. News Source: KPLR11

227 Violent Crime Victims Awarded Financial Support In Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – On Thursday 12 February, 227 victims of violent crimes in Kansas received financial help from the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board at its February meeting, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. Awards were given in 124 new cases and in 103 previously submitted cases. The total amount of money awarded was $290,899.77. The Division of Crime Victims Compensation in Schmidt’s office manages the Crime Victims Compensation program, which was created in 1978 to assist victims of violent crimes to pay for unexpected expenses like the cost of medical treatment, mental health counseling, lost wages due… Read More →

Kansas City Man Gets 30-Years For Robbing A Northland Business

On Monday, 44-year-old Rowdy M. Offield, who robbed a Northland business of more than $700,000 in jewelry, received a 30-year federal prison sentence. Since 1993, he has gathered 14 felony convictions and once confessed to police officer that he was a “serial robber,” he said on Monday. According to Michael Green, an assistant U.S. attorney, “This defendant has an incredible and troubling criminal history”. Offield currently is serving a 60-year sentence in a Missouri prison due to the high number of previous convictions in Clay, Saline and Johnson counties. He will not be eligible for his 1st state parole hearing… Read More →