JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) — A neighborhood man can breathe a sigh of reduction in the present day after police have been in a position to search out and return a number of stolen music tools gadgets.
It was at a storage facility on E. forty seventh St. in Kansas Metropolis the place Warfus Powell’s tools was stolen.
“I’m a martial arts grasp and to make a grasp cry, it should be one thing actually efficient,” Powell mentioned.
Three weeks in the past, greater than $200,000 price of musical tools had disappeared.
Powell mentioned that tools was meant for native organizations just like the Breakthrough Venture and Travis Kelce’s STEM undertaking that assist preserve youngsters out of hassle by music.
Powell wasn’t the one sufferer. Earlier this week, police served a search warrant and located stolen gadgets from Kansas Metropolis, Blue Springs, Overland Park, and whilst far out as Louisville, Kentucky.
Objects like scuba gear, classic bikes, and concrete mixer tools have been all discovered along with Powell’s music tools.
“The detectives, they did such an awesome job and such a quick job in finding a number of the tools. So, a minimum of the scholars and the children will nonetheless have music, one thing that they’ll play on, one thing to do after faculty,” Powell mentioned.
He’s nonetheless lacking some audio system, guitars, vinyl and different musical gadgets.
Police mentioned what they have been in a position to assist recuperate was largely because of what Powell did earlier than the incident.
“When you’ve gadgets, you need to be certain for those who take a photograph you may etch your initials in that property. Take photos and write the serial numbers down. That’s what actually, actually helps us have the ability to monitor gadgets,” mentioned Leslie Foreman with the Kansas Metropolis Police Division.
Police are nonetheless working to attach these different stolen gadgets to their house owners, however say an area trucking group is volunteering to assist transport Powell’s heavy tools again to him.
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