Police: Teen girls detained after alleged assaults on the Plaza

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police used Twitter to alert the public of two separate incidents involving multiple teens on the Plaza.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on Saturday night Chief Daryl Forte with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department tweeted that a 14-year-old girl allegedly assaulted a 13-year-old and 18-year-old.

FOX 4 went to the scene and discovered the fight took place near Eddie Bauer, which is located at 436 Nichols Road.

Chief Forte tweeted that the 14-year-old was in police custody as of Saturday night.

Then again, just before 10 p.m. police tweeted a second fight broke out which involved female teenagers. Police said a 15-year-old girl was detained, but later released to the custody of a parent.

24 comments

    • John

      Why should the Mayor be responsible for this? Why are the children on the plaza UN-supervised in the first place? The Mayor is not responsible for children’s action’s… The parents have failed to be responsible in keeping the children at home, or in activities that would put them at risk… Good grief people grow up, and do your job as parents and teach them the golden rule…. You reap what you sow… Don’t expect the City, Police or Mayor to handle your lack of proper parenthood.

  • Traci

    Such a sad thing! Last weekend, we were at the Plaza, eating an early dinner after our daughter’s graduation. We came out of the restaurant about 6:30 PM and saw all the police starting to show up, it was like we lived in a police state. Instead of spending an hour, or so, walking around the Plaza, we got in the car and left. Such a disappointment. I’m sure the retailers there are feeling the pinch. Every time one of our kids wanted to stop and go into a store, we reasoned that there was the same store in a mall we could go to later…:(

  • Terry Roberts

    yes but soon something will be done by the police and mayor and ruin it for all kids because of a few. Plaza maybe could hire more off duty cops to patrol on foot with the warm weather coming and catch the kids and take them in. Yes parents are responsible so start nailing them too. Guess you will hear “I didn’t know what they were doing” Well it’s a parents responsibility to know where they are and what they are doing. Get off your tail and actually make sure your kid is where they say and if they are running in gangs.

  • Deborah Peek

    We women are always complaining about men disrespecting us….when are we going to respect ourselves enough to behave civilly? I get so tired of hearing….SOMEONE else needs to do something when it lies with EACH person to do it. We need to educate our children at home to respect themselves and others STRONGLY.

  • sandi

    Why can’t these kids learn to behave themselves? Starting fights is not a grown up thing like they seem to think. It shows just how immature they are in their ideas, and thoughts. They also need closer parental supervision, altho they will not like it. Just where were the parents when this happened? Shame on them for not watching their kids more closely, and monitoring what they do , and where they are. They are a poor excuse for parents. These girls need to act like ladies, not barbarians. Teach these spoiled brats to show respect.

    • w

      …or BROWN listed——-all of these people responding seem to ignore the fact that these kids are there to START trouble——their parents (if known) don’t care–just wait til school is out—cops will be busy—i will not go down to the plaza at all!!

  • Sheila Baker

    what did they do to the girl in custody? the other they just released to a parent. whoa…that did a lot of good. ban these kids from the plaza altogether, unless they are with a parent. a parent…not another adult. maybe if you do this for a while they will get the message. then really punish them if they disobey. don’t just send them home.

  • Jay Tee

    I was on the plaza Saturday night with my wife. Its very apparent these kids are there just to cause trouble. They aren’t shopping and they aren’t eating. They are simply running around yelling at each other and trying to get people to notice them. Its very very annoying. The once prized gem of Kansas City aka the Country Club Plaza is slowly turning into the Bannister Mall. The story says that chief forte claims most kids were acting “ok.” Well, I can tell you with utmost certainty a majority of them aren’t. Yet, nobody seems to care.

  • Sherry Curtis

    Wow! Times have truly changed! When I lived in KCMO my boyfriend worked at the theatre located in the mall. And we roamed that place with no problems. It was always full of us teenagers. We neither started fights nor even heard of any in such a nice place. And my friends and I all were from the hood. Society is moving further and further away from being a “polite society” anymore. smh!

    • Slc

      I disagree. Children are welcome to utilize it just like anyone else. No matter how uncomfortable it makes some people feel. I worked as a waitress there in the hospital coffee shop as well as shopped inside the stores located there. I later rented an apt. In one of the nearby apt. Buildings before moving away. Not all of the “children” who frequent the place are up to know good.

  • John

    How horrible for Kansas City that the police and Mayor can’t do anything to keep the Plaza safe for tax paying citizens. You know those are the ones that are shopping and eating at the Plaza, not these “teens”. Yet we will let them continue destroying it for everyone else and the Mayor will turn his head. Brillant, shall we send them to Zona Rosa or Oak Park Mall to terrorize people next???

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