Man charged in Head for the Cure trailer theft, other crimes

Posted at 7:57 PM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 20:57:03-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Grandview man faces more than a dozen charges in the theft of a charity's trailer and other crimes.

Robert Clark, 28, is charged in Jackson County Court with eight counts of stolen property, property damage and charges related to drugs and a stolen gun.

Court records state Clark admitted to Grandview police he stole the Head for the Cure charity's trailer.

The trailer was stolen on Oct. 31 in south Kansas City.

Clark told detectives he took the trailer, removed the contents and spray painted it black to cover the Head for the Cure logos, according to the court records.

He dumped the trailer in the parking lot of a Leawood apartment complex.

The trailer was found two days later.

Officers found and arrested Clark on Nov. 13 after he tried, but failed to start a pickup truck he had stolen from a North Kansas City casino.

Clark was a passenger in an SUV stopped by police in Kansas City.

Officers took Clark's black backpack from the SUV and found what appeared to be illegal drugs inside, according to court records.

They also found a stolen Glock 27 handgun in his waistband that had an extended magazine with a round in the chamber.

Grandview police searched Clark's home in Grandview and found most of the items stolen from the trailer.

The missing items were a generator and four speakers, court records state.

The drugs found in the backpack were Alprazolam and amphetamines.

A judge set Clark's bond at $25,000.