Hot night in the old town last night.

Michael Bushnell
Northeast News


Things were certainly hopping last night about 7:30 pm on Independence Avenue between Maple Boulevard and Garfield Avenue. In the picture on the Left, four KCPD vehicles can be seen in the parking lot of the BP at Independence and Maple. In the picture on the Right, at least three KCPD units offer back up to a traffic stop that culminated in the BP parking lot. The stepped up presence and enforcement is in response to last Saturday’s community meeting where residents defined specific target areas that warranted increased Police attention. No word back from PD on the number of arrests that were made or detentions that occurred but witnesses indicated the attention seemed to focus on “the wall” area on the north side of Independence that has lately been a magnet for loitering, crime and drug related activity. Earlier in the day Independence Avenue CID Angels advised business owners in the vicinity of stepped up enforcement efforts by KCPD.

Comments are closed.

  • Prosecution seeks 89 years in Mesh, Leggio Arson Death

    22 hours ago
    by

    By Michael Bushnell and Paul Thompson Prosecutors have released a 31-page memorandum requesting a sentence of 89 years for convicted […]


    Affordable Housing Policy hits the docket in KCMO

    September 19th, 2018
    by

    Paul Thompson Northeast News The City of Kansas City, Missouri is taking big steps to ensure that the dream of […]


    Drizly now operating in Kansas City

    September 19th, 2018
    by

    Paul Thompson Northeast News Alcohol delivery in Kansas City, Missouri is now live, thanks to a new ordinance passed by […]


    Healing House ribbon cutting marks beginning of new era

    September 18th, 2018
    by

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News Bobbi Jo Reed is glowing. She’s standing in front of a microphone, before a large […]


    KCMO scrap metal ordinance held for a month, stakeholders to provide more input

    September 13th, 2018
    by

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News A proposed Kansas City, Missouri City Council ordinance that would provide more regulation for salvage […]


  • Parks Director McHenry announces retirement

    September 12th, 2018
    by

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News Forty-four years after it all began, Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Director Mark McHenry […]


    Northeast Newscast Episode 60 – the expansion of J. Rieger & Co. with co-founder Ryan Maybee

    September 12th, 2018
    by

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News Northeast News managing editor Paul Thompson visited the J. Rieger & Co. distillery this week […]


    Collapsed: a story of structural and interpersonal deterioration

    September 12th, 2018
    by

      By Paul Thompson Northeast News Janice James sits at her kitchen table in front of a jam-packed manila folder […]


    National Cheeseburger Day is Tuesday, September 18

    September 12th, 2018
    by

    Johanna Pounds Editorial Assistant Northeast News The Northeast News invites readers to join them in celebrating National Cheeseburger Day on […]


    NEKC Chamber hosts International Taste and Tour

    September 12th, 2018
    by

    Bryan Stalder Northeast News The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce hosted the International Taste and Tour at the Don […]


  • What’s Happening

  • Local Weather