Thursday, May 15, 2008

Northeast Industrial businesses offer reward to catch A/C thieves

Northeast and east Bottoms industrial businesses are teaming up to catch the thieves stealing more than a dozen air conditioners from around the area.

They are putting up additional money for anyone who comes forward with tips that could lead to an arrest.

From the Northeast Industrial Association:

Between March 24th and April 28th there were 14 incidents of A/C theft and destruction in The Northeast Area that were reported to the Police Department. It is estimated that the damage to property as a result of these thefts is approaching $100,000. To our knowledge there have not been any incidents since April 28th.

The Northeast Industrial Association in conjunction with several businesses in the area and in partnership with the Kansas Crime City Commission's TIPS Hotline have posted a reward of $1,250 in addition to the TIPS Hotline reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for these thefts.

Northeast community partners to protest expansion of downtown strip club

From officials at the Community Action Network:

There is no CAN meeting Wednesday, May 21.

Instead, residents and business owners are requested to come to 6612 Independence Avenue by 12:30 p.m. We will travel to City Hall to protest the expansion of Temptations — a downtown strip club.

In the U.S., the commercial sex industry generates billions of dollars each year by exploiting women and young girls. A recent survey indicates that nearly every woman who works in a strip club is repeatedly exposed to verbal and sexual abuse by customers, employees and managers in these clubs on a routine basis.

The expansion and abuse that will accompany it is something that we cannot tolerate in our community. Please use this opportunity to show the sex industry that we value the safety, health, and wellbeing of women and young girls. The Council is scheduled to vote on the matter at 1:30. For more information call Cathy at 816-483-6754.