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MULTI-AGENCY RAID CONDUCTED IN WEST BELTON

Three arrested in case connected with crimes against children

By Allen Edmonds

Led by the Belton Police Department’s Special Response Team, officers from multiple agencies served a search warrant on a residence in the 17200 block of Chula Vista in West Belton Friday morning in connection with an ongoing investigation with BPD’s Criminal Investigation Division based on information initally received by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Internet Crimes Against Children.


NCH photo/Allen Edmonds

As a result of the search, two adult males and one adult female were taken into custody without incident, according to Lt. Mary Bruegge of the Belton Police Department.

After the Special Response Team secured the residence, officers from Belton’s Criminal Investigations Unit, the FBI’s Heart of America Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, the South Central Missouri Computer Crimes Task Force, the Raymore Police Department and Cass County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of the residence, outbuildings and vehicles on the premises, Bruegge said.


After the search was completed, the residence was posted as condemned by the Belton Codes Department.


Identities of the three arrested suspects will not be released until charges are filed. Bruegge said the department “will provide further information as circumstances permit.”On the morning of April 5th, 2024, officers with the Belton Police Department’s Special Response Team served a search warrant in the 17200 block of Chula Vista.  The warrant was issued as part of an ongoing investigation by the Belton Police Department Criminal Investigation Division based on information initially received by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Internet Crimes Against Children.  As a result of the search, two adult males and one adult female were taken into custody without incident.

 

After the Special Response Team secured the residence, Belton’s Criminal Investigations Unit, FBI Heart of America Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, South-Central Missouri Computer Crimes Task Force, Raymore Police Department, and Cass County Sheriff’s Department conducted a thorough search of the residence, outbuildings, and vehicles on the premises. After the search was completed, the residence was posted as condemned by the Belton Codes Department.


Following the search, the Belton Codes Department condemned the residence. The Belton Police Department will not release the identities of those taken into custody until formal charges are filed. The department will provide further information as soon as circumstances permit.

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