KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A task force in Kansas City arrested 51 fugitives in January as part of an initiative by the US Marshals Service.
Operation North Star II, a “high-impact fugitive arrest initiative aimed at combating violent crime,” focused on the apprehension of fugitives, criminals with a history of violence, sex offenders, and gang members.
In addition to the 51 people arrested for murder, assault, robbery, sex offenses and gun violation, 11 more people were arrested in cases that included federal probation violations and distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamine, according to the US Marshal Service
Additionally, three firearms were seized in Kansas City as part of the drive.
“Through our partnerships with the community, crime stoppers and law enforcement in the area, we work hard every day to help break the cycle of violence to keep all of Missouri safe,” US Marshal Scott Seeling said in a statement. written statement.
833 fugitives have been arrested in 10 cities that have a “significant” number of murders and shootings.
In all 10 cities, authorities arrested 95 murder suspects, 70 robbery suspects, 98 people with gun offenses, 200 people accused of assault and 68 sexual assault suspects. 181 firearms, 160 kilograms of drugs and $229.00 were seized.
The cities involved in the operation were:
- New Mexico
- New York
- Kansas City
- Puerto Rico
For jurisdictions using the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online, or via the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.
Details and annual homicide data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.