Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Arrest made in Belton

On Monday, April 4, 2022, at about 8:10 a.m. an alert citizen called the police department about a suspect with a mask attempting to steal vehicle(s). 

While officer(s) were in route, the suspect exited a neighbor’s vehicle with some property and was last seen around Stacey Dr. and Monroe Ave. Witness(es) had observed the suspect remove items from one vehicle and put into another vehicle. 

When officers located the suspect, he attempted to flee resisting arrest, but the officers were able to secure him. The officers on scene learned the truck used by the suspect was stolen out of Kansas City.

The officers confirmed prior to their arrival that the suspect attempted to steal a 2010 Ford Ranger by rolling it approximately 20 feet, but he could not get it started. The subject went back to the stolen vehicle where officers were able to take him into custody. This is a great example of valuable information that we get from our citizen(s). Citizen(s) know how to spot suspicious behavior in their neighborhoods since they know what is out of the ordinary.
 
This case led to the arrest of a thief preying on our community.
 
Kayondez R. Avalo (see booking photograph), 21 yrs old last resided at 500 E. 3rd St., Apt #324, KCMO and frequents the 600 block of Trevis, Belton, Mo. Avalo was arrested and charged with the following crimes: Tampering with a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree; Property Damage 1st Degree and Resisting/Interfering with Arrest, Detention or Stop. The bond for Avalo for these crimes is $10,000 Cash Only by Judge J. Rumley, Cass County.

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