(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) US MARSHALLS REPORT: Marshal Mark S. James announces the results of ‘Operation Triple Beam’ conducted in Kansas City during the summer of 2021 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.21: The United States Marshals Service for the Western District of Missouri conducted a 60-day Operation Triple Beam from mid-July to September 2021 in support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative (PSN). PSN follows four key design elements of successful violent crime reduction initiatives: community engagement, prevention and intervention, focused and strategic enforcement, and accountability.

#AceDailyNews reports on ‘Operation Triple Beam’ and the U.S. Marshals in Kanas City Announcement Results of the 60-days that was identified by ‘Project Safe Neighbourhoods’

The Marshals Service supports PSN in the greater Kansas City area by engaging in focused and strategic enforcement priorities; Identifying persons with active felony warrants issued by local, state and federal prosecutor’s offices and having a propensity to engage in violence within the community. The Marshals Service then works with local law enforcement departments to seek out and arrest those persons, bringing them to justice before the court in which they’ve already been charged.

During the summer of 2021, Operation Triple Beam was a USMS organized, collaborative effort with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension & Arraignment Section (FAAS) conducted in close partnership with the Independence, Missouri Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and the United States Attorney’s Office.

The operation paid special attention to violence related crimes that occurred in the most disproportionately affected neighborhoods of Kansas City as identified by the local Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative and resulted in the following:

  • Arrest of 150 state, local, and federal fugitives
  • 2 gang members arrested
  • 10 firearms seized
  • 0.145 kilograms (kg) of narcotics seized
  • 96 rounds of ammunition seized
  • $4,498 in U.S. Currency seized

Of those arrested, 3 were for sexual offenses, 1 for burglary, 11 for sexual assault, 14 for assault, 4 for homicide, 27 for narcotics, 10 for robbery, 40 for weapons violations, and the remaining for a variety of other offenses such as failure to register as a sex offender, fraud, resisting or interfering with arrest, vehicle theft, etc. Over 93% of the arrests were for violence related crimes.

This Operation Triple Beam was the 5th in a series of targeted enforcement operations conducted by the U.S. Marshals that began in the summer of 2018 in support of Project Safe Neighborhoods and the DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance- Public Safety Partnership (PSP). To date, these operations have resulted in the following:

  • 2018- Operation Washout (10 days)- 56 arrests for felony warrants, 12 firearms and numerous narcotics seized.
  • 2019- Operation Triple Beam (90 days)- 355 Arrests and the seizure of 69 firearms (43 handguns, 18 rifles, 8 shotguns), 4.4kg narcotics, 2,382 rounds of ammunition and $1,228 in currency.
  • 2020- Operation Relentless Pursuit (60 days)- 176 arrests and the seizure of 12 firearms (9 handguns, 1 rifle, 2 shotguns), 1.034 kg narcotics, 141 rounds of ammunition and $3,581in currency.
  • 2020- Operation LeGend (90 days)- 488 arrests, 76 firearms seized, 5.49kg narcotics and $33,757 in currency.

KCPD Chief Rick Smith stated, “Our department would like to thank the U.S. Marshals and all of the other participating agencies for their hard work and dedication to this operation. This collaborative effort had an impact on reducing violent crime in our city and we are grateful for the successful outcome of Project Safe Neighborhoods.”

For more information on the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative in Kansas City, please visit: https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdmo/project-safe-neighborhoods-1.

The U.S. Marshals Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force-Kansas City Division, operates in conjunction with members of the Kansas City, Independence and St. Joseph Missouri Police Departments, Jackson, Cass, Clay, Buchanan and Nodaway County Sheriff’s Offices, Missouri State Highway Patrol and other federal law enforcement partners. The task force objectives are to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug offenses, sex offenders and other serious felonies. It also provides direct support to law enforcement agencies in tracking down and recovering missing children. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 67 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

Tips can be submitted anonymously to the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers via the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477, on the internet at KCcrimestoppers.com or on the free mobile app available at P3Tips.com. Tips can also be submitted to the U.S. Marshals service directly by downloading the USMS Tips app to your Apple or Android device. It can also be accessed online at https://www.usmarshals.gov/tips/index.html.

#AceNewsDesk report ………………Published: Oct.21: 2021:

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(KANSAS CITY) Federal Court Report: A man has pleaded guilty on Thursday to his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than three kilograms of heroin that was intercepted by DEA law enforcement officers when it was shipped from Calif. to K.C #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.13: According to court documents, a Kansas City, Mo., police detective intercepted a suspicious package at a local FedEx facility. The package, which was being shipped from California to a Kansas City, Mo., address, contained a black metal safe. Inside the safe were three bundles of about 3.2 kilograms of heroin.

#AceDailyNews reports on DEA Investigation: Solomon B. Hawthorne, 31, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to participating in a conspiracy to possess heroin with the intent to distribute.

An undercover law enforcement officer conducted a controlled delivery of the package on Nov. 20, 2020. The undercover detective knocked on the front door of the residence but no one answered. He placed the package on the steps of the porch and officers initiated surveillance. In less than an hour, an individual arrived via Uber and began continuously walking the block, texting and talking on his cell phone for a couple of hours, appearing to be keeping an eye on the parcel. At one point, he walked up to the house and repositioned the parcel on the porch in order to conceal it from the street.

A couple of hours later, Hawthorne arrived, driving a 2016 Dodge Ram truck. The individual got into Hawthorne’s truck and they drove around the block before pulling into the driveway of the residence. Hawthorne and the other individual were taken into custody.

When officer’s searched Hawthorne’s truck, they found a large clear storage bag that contained approximately 134 grams of heroin. They also found a black bag that contained $48,680 in cash and a Glock 9mm magazine with 10 rounds of ammunition. Another Glock 9mm magazine, which contained 15 rounds of ammunition, was found in a hidden compartment underneath the dashboard.

According to court documents, Hawthorne had conducted similar transactions twice over the previous few months and had paid approximately $100,000 to purchase heroin that was shipped to Kansas City.

Under federal statutes, Hawthorne is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of life in federal prison without parole. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing is scheduled on Dec. 16, 2021.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, and the MoWIN Task Force.

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: Aug.13: 2021:

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(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Federal Court Report: A man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing the firearm he accidentally fired in a fatal shooting at the Kansas City Zoo #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.12: According to an affidavit filed in support of the federal criminal complaint, Kansas City police officers were called to the scene of an accidental shooting in a parking lot at 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2020. The victim, identified in court documents as “J.S.,” had been shot while he was sitting in the driver’s seat of a 2005 Toyota Camry, which was occupied by three other persons…..

#AceDailyNews reports on Operation LeGend: Says that a KC Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm Used in Fatal Shooting: Anthony R. Meneses, 28, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays on Monday, Aug. 9, to being a felon in possession of a firearm……

Meneses was sitting behind the driver’s seat; there was another passenger in the back seat and in the front passenger seat. Meneses grabbed the gun, a Glock 9mm pistol, from the back pocket of the driver’s seat when the gun accidentally fired. The bullet traveled though the driver’s seat, striking J.S. in the chest.

J. S. was transported to Research Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Meneses has a prior felony conviction for tampering with a motor vehicle.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley K. Kavanaugh. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Operation LeGend: Is a federal partnership with local law enforcement to address the increase in homicides and violent crime in Kansas City, Mo., in 2020. The operation honors the memory of four-year-old LeGend Taliferro, one of the youngest fatalities during a record-breaking year of homicides and shootings. Additional federal agents were assigned to the operation from the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.12: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) Justice Dept Court Report: An employee of the FBI’s Kansas City Division has been indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally removing numerous national security documents that were found in her home #AceNewsDesk report

FBI Report: ‘Kendra Kingsbury, 48, of Dodge City, Kansas, was charged in a two-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Missouri, on Tuesday, May 18. That indictment was unsealed and made public today upon Kingsbury’s arrest and initial court appearance in the District of Kansas’

Note: A full copy of the indictment can be viewed here.

“As an intelligence analyst for the FBI, the defendant was entrusted with access to sensitive government materials,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers for the Justice Department’s National Security Division. “Kingsbury is alleged to have violated our nation’s trust by stealing and retaining classified documents in her home for years. Insider threats are a significant danger to our national security, and we will continue to work relentlessly to identify, pursue and prosecute individuals who pose such a threat.”

“The breadth and depth of classified national security information retained by the defendant for more than a decade is simply astonishing,” said Alan E. Kohler, Jr. Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division. “The defendant, who’s well trained in handling classified information, put her country’s sensitive secrets at risk. The FBI will go to great lengths to investigate individuals who put their own interests above U.S. national security, including when the individual is an FBI employee.”

“Our community’s safety and our nation’s security were jeopardized by this criminal behavior,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore for the Western District of Missouri. “Those entrusted with such grave responsibility must be held accountable if they violate their oath and betray their country. I appreciate the diligence and professionalism with which the FBI thoroughly investigated one of their own and brought the perpetrator to justice.”

“Every FBI employee swears to support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” said Special Agent in Charge Timothy Langan of the FBI Kansas City Field Office. “With that oath comes the obligation to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure to safeguard our national security. Kingsbury’s actions are a betrayal of trust not only to the FBI but also the American people. They can be reassured that the FBI takes any and all allegations of wrongdoing by employees with the utmost gravity and remain committed to investigating these allegations to the fullest extent.”

The federal indictment alleges that Kingsbury improperly removed sensitive government materials – including national defense information and classified documents – from June 2004 to Dec. 15, 2017. Kingsbury allegedly retained these materials in her personal residence.

Kingsbury worked as an intelligence analyst for more than 12 years in the Kansas City Division of the FBI, until she was placed on suspension in December 2017. She was assigned to several different FBI squads during that time, including squads that focused on illegal drug trafficking, violent crime, violent gangs, and counterintelligence. Kingsbury, who held a top secret security clearance, had access to national defense and classified information.

The federal indictment charges Kingsbury with two counts of having unauthorized possession of documents relating to the national defense.

Count one of the federal indictment relates to numerous documents classified at the secret level that describe intelligence sources and methods related to U.S. government efforts to defend against counterterrorism, counterintelligence and cyber threats. The documents include details on the FBI’s nationwide objectives and priorities, including specific open investigations across multiple field offices. In addition, there are documents relating to sensitive human source operations in national security investigations, intelligence gaps regarding hostile foreign intelligence services and terrorist organizations, and the technical capabilities of the FBI against counterintelligence and counterterrorism targets.

Count two of the federal indictment relates to numerous documents classified at the secret level that describe intelligence sources and methods related to U.S. government efforts to collect intelligence on terrorist groups. The documents include information about al Qaeda members on the African continent, including a suspected associate of Usama bin Laden. In addition, there are documents regarding the activities of emerging terrorists and their efforts to establish themselves in support of al Qaeda in Africa.

According to the indictment, Kingsbury was not authorized to remove and retain these sensitive government materials, nor did she have a need to know most, if not all, of the information contained in those materials. Kingsbury knew the unauthorized removal of classified materials and transportation and storage of those materials in unauthorized locations risked disclosure and transmission of those materials, and therefore could endanger the national security of the United States and the safety of its citizens. She also knew that violating the rules governing the handling of classified information could result in criminal prosecution.

The charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patrick C. Edwards and David Raskin in the Western District of Missouri, with the assistance of DOJ Trial Attorney Scott Claffee with the Counterintelligence & Export Control Section of the National Security Division. It was investigated by the FBI Field Office in Omaha, Nebraska.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.25: 2021:

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