KCFD firefighter pleads guilty to animal neglect when dog dies after being left in apartment

A firefighter with the Kansas City Fire Department received a 15-day jail sentence with suspended imposition of sentence after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of animal neglect late last month in Platte County Circuit Court.

Blayne Theunissen, 25, pleaded guilty after leaving his chocolate labrador locked in her crate after he was evicted from an apartment complex near I-29 and Barry Road in June of 2017. In September the dog was discovered by apartment complex staff as they were preparing the apartment for a new tenant.

Thuenissen will serve two years probation, complete 40 hours of community service and not possess any animals while on probation or the jail sentence will be carried out.

Blue Springs man charged with stealing steak

A Blue Springs resident is facing a felony charge of stealing after allegedly taking steak from his former employer.

Jordan A. Singh, 30, had a warrant issued for his arrest on March 19 in Platte County after he was accused of theft in Riverside.

According to court documents, Singh took a company truck on Sept. 19, 2017, from the Iowa Steak Company and returned it Sept. 25, 2017 with missing product. At the time, it was determined that $983 worth of product was missing. The truck was reloaded and Singh was told not to leave and warned he would be fired if he left.

Singh then left and the truck was found four hours later at 2101 Pennway Avenue in Kansas City — using GPS — with all of the products missing, valued at $2,527.

Singh, a convicted felon, had numerous outstanding warrants when Riverside PD took the report on Sept. 28, 2017. Numerous attempts to contact Singh failed and on Feb. 26, a former associate of Singh said he might be living in California.

A $10,000 cash only bond has been issued for his arrest.

Pursuit leads to charges

An Independence man is facing two charges after he led a Platte County Sheriff’s Office deputy on a pursuit on Jan. 27.

Lowell David Wheeler, 50, is facing a felony resisting a lawful stop and a misdemeanor driving while revoked. A warrant was issued for his arrest on April 11 with a $10,000 cash or surety bond and conditions included not being able to operate a motor vehicle and unable to posses any lethal weapons.

PCSO attempted to stop Wheeler going 79 miles per hour in a 60 zone on Missouri 45 Highway and West Side Drive at 4:39 p.m. on Jan. 27. When the stop was attempted, Wheeler drove as fast as 103 mph. After a two-mile pursuit, Wheeler pulled over and was placed under arrest, according to court documents.

When he was searched a Taurus 9 millimeter handgun was found in a holster on his belt. A check of the gun showed it to be stolen from Bates County. A further check of Wheeler showed he was driving while revoked and isn’t eligible for reinstatement until Aug. 20, 2020.