Mission, KS Police Arrest & Cavity Search Mom After Toddlers Drop Pebbles in Mail Slot

Catrina Engle is just a simple mother of four and wife to her husband. On the evening of March 3, 2013 she was leaving the Mission, Kansas Post Office and had just placed two of her children, ages 4 and 2, in her minivan when she was approached by Officer Michelle Pierce and ordered to render her identification without reason. From that point on the day turned into a tragedy for her as she was arrested and a body cavity search was conducted out in the middle of the public by Officer Pierce. What was her crime? Apparently her kids put a couple of pebbles in the mailbox and though the Post Officer was closed, she tried to get someone to help her and when they wouldn't she was in a loud conversation on her cell phone in the lobby with her husband before leaving. Full dashcam footage follows.

Mrs. Engle recounts what happened after she put the girls in the minivan. She says Officer Pierce approached her. "She stated, "I'm going to need your identification." I asked her, "Why?" Again, she said, "Give me your ID." I again asked her, "Why?" The third time she was more demanding & said, "Give me your identification." I then agreed that I would give her my ID but I wanted to know why first. I said "Okay, but why?" She still would not tell me. At that point, you can see what happens in the video. Without warning, she started walking towards me, twists my arm, starts cuffing me, flings me around & slams me on the ground while finishing cuffing me. At that point, Officer Tim Gift arrived & assisted her. They hurt me when they dropped me on the ground & also got my thumb stuck in the cuffs. You can hear my toddler age girls crying & screaming in the car as they took me down & throughout the hour or so they had me there."

The video backs up the ridiculous nature and force of her arrest.

A third officer who showed up later and who Mrs. Engle claims threatened to call Child Protective Services and have her children taken away from her, was not listed on the report. However, Engle found out who the officer was via a third party, a local senior citizen who said he had been abused by the same officer. His name is Tige Dean.

No attempt was made to look after Engle's girls over the following hour that she remained on the scene. Her oldest girl thought the officers were going to shoot her mother, according to Engle and the girls cried the entire time.

Engle attempted to get the officers to call her husband to come and get the girls. They finally did it though it took a long while for them to do so. One of the officers even mocked her stating that she had not given him the number. She immediately rattled the number off and he simply threw up his hands, eventually making a call just before she was subjected to a body cavity search.

Engle also pointed out the nature of raising her voice in the lobby. "I later found out that the Postal Employee, Yvette Jenkins, called 911 after saying that I was yelling at her, kicking the door & throwing rocks at her through the mail slot! In reality, I was arguing with my husband on the cell phone in an empty Postal lobby while using the automated machine. My bored toddlers dropped pebbles in the mail slot. You can also hear Yvette Jenkins say on the video while the cops are talking to her that the Post Office has protocol & that they asked me to leave. Yet another lie. She was actually in the back warehouse area where I couldn't even see her & she never came out to speak to me. I was leaving on my own accord."

You will see in the video that they subject Mrs. Engle to a humiliating body cavity search right out in the open while cars are driving by, which is completely uncalled for.

Though dashcam video should be enough to bring charges against these tyrants, one would like to see them permanently removed from the force and punished for their behavior.

"I'm disgusted with The Mission Kansas PD," said Engle. "From the illegal cavity search, to horrifying my children, to the lies in the police report, lies from the post office, trumping up charges on me to cover their asses & then lying again saying there was no videos of anything– out of three police dash cams & a federal building (Post Office)."

"We have also been threatened by the Prosecutor of Mission, Kansas himself–Mr. David Martin," she concluded.

Obviously they were able to obtain at least one of the dashcam video feeds from one of the cars. I find it hard to believe there are not cameras inside federal post officer.

Here's a video created by her husband and posted to YouTube to make the arrest public.

The Mission Police Department would not comment on the arrest. However, you can give support to Mrs. Engle and call for the firing and subsequent filing of charges against the arresting officers via the contact info below:

Mayor of Mission Kansas
Laura McConwell
[email protected]

Chief of Police
John Simmons
6090 Woodson Road
Mission, KS 66202


Officer Tim Gift (Badge # 861)


Police Dept Main Line:

Officer Michelle M. Pierce (Badge # 865)
Police Dept Main Line:

Officer Tige Dean
(The bald cop who was NOT EVEN mentioned in the Police Report!)
Police Dept Main Line:

Mission Kansas Post Office
6029 Broadmoor St
Mission, KS 66202
(913) 831-5325
Store Manager: Mitch Bilyeu
Post Employee who made FALSE REPORT to 911: Yvette Jenkins

Lead Prosecutor of Mission (Who threatened us)
David Martin
11000 King St.
Overland Park, KS 66210
Phone (913) 469-4100
Fax (913) 469-8182

Governor of Kansas
Sam Brownback
300 SW 10th Ave,Ste 241S
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-3232

Catrina Engle
[email protected]
My personal site with FULL LENGTH video.

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  • Omar

    Since obama became king the postal service has degraded immensely. I
    live in a small town in cerrillos new mexico and the hateful guy that
    seems to run the post office is unbelievable.The lead guy acts like you
    are interrupting his nap when you ring the bell for service. God help you if you have a child with you. The disgusted looks and attitude from this 40 dollar an hour employee should be framed.
    I will give some credit. The newer people there seem to care and so
    far are nice but they won't stay there long under Hitler. I would
    suggest that the PO fire the lying pos that started this fiasco but that
    will never happen. The police department will promote these officers and the mayor will be re-elected as usual.

  • Caroline Margaret Smith McCull

    I am so sorry you had to go through this...totally outrageous!!!!!! You needed to call your husband right away and that Jerk tries to torment you needing the number then not even call. Treating you like a common criminal with two kids in the car....they see mommy get upset BUT being thrown to the ground by police?! A whole different story. They could have they wouldn't even open the van door or let you in to sit with the children, it's amazing they even sat that long...poor dears...I hope these officers really get in trouble for making such a scene over a woman having bad day.

  • L.C. in Texas

    These officers are inhuman, and do not belong in the service of the people.

  • L.C. in Texas

    Lock these terrorists up, they are inhuman and do not belong in the service of the people.

  • 7LibertyForAll

    Rocks? Effing rocks? Geeze, I'm really glad these thugs feel so free to commit these crimes, treating people who pay their salaries like scum. Such important matters for them to concern themselves with; getting away with whatever they can. Tyrants have to hang together.......and so they will.

  • AlabamaSouthernBelle

    These "Nits" make Barney Fife look like a model police officer. I have never seen such arrogance by these so called law enforcers. Rummaging through her purse is illegal--illegal search, demands a search warrant. I'm surprised they didn't get the kids out and handcuff them and have them out on the ground. I would hope that the first 2 so called arresting officers are no longer with the police department. What would they do if they really did have a crime. Such absolute Stupidity. I hope they are hung out to dry along with the liars in the postal service.

  • Guest

    Cops are poorly trained. They don't know how to investigate anything. And clearly that woman with a minivan and two kids was an obvious threat to the community. Cops have too much power and zero brains on how to use it.

  • http://www.cidpusa.org Dr Imran Khan

    These cops need to be fried in hot oil

  • [email protected]

    Get a GOOD lawyer and sue their asses!

  • MrSilenceDogood

    The female officer should be charged with criminal sexual contact. Same as the female Texas trooper was for doing the same thing on a public road. A pat frisk is one thing, placing your hands inside someone's pants is another. The cop can't say she was giving a pat frisk, she stated "Yeap" when asked if she was going to do it with the male cop looking on.

  • organsm

    Mission, KS is run by the devil. I used to work in OP and lived in KC, MO. The best route was through Mission. After being stopped by Mission cops numerous times and being falsely arrested once I went out of my way so I didn't have to go through Mission. I knew the mayor at the time and talked to her about it. She knew of this and was trying to clean up the department but said it was so out of control it would take time. Since that was 25+ years ago she obviously didn't get much accomplished.

  • panam60

    when this is over. i hope she owns the town, and fires the entire police dept. and the mayor!

  • Jack_Reacher

    Officer Dik and Dikless on the case are now supported by Officer Komplete Dyick.

    Talk about some totally unprofessional turds posing as police officers. Shame on these losers.

    As for the actions of the lady in question. I don't think she's all that innocent and maybe next time she won't throw a PMS fit at the post office. And do not forget: Never cause trouble around the donut hour. Dangerous.

  • pearl87

    These are criminals who belong in jail. They didn't "step over the line",they violated their oath, violated a citizen, and are nothing but thugs.

    • Jeffrey Gerolmo

      They are there for money and to make money for their respective department . This is how cops act all around the country especially towns like this where the persecutor .....oops prosecutor will bring these bogus charges and support even openly fraudulent arrests .Money , money , money , MON-ay . And some for the local defense attorneys , bail bondsman and clerk of court that charges court costs .

  • http://www.talkshowamerica.com/ Jay Are

    Even if Engle had been disorderly in the post office, the officers should have handled this differently. As a 30 year Police Officer holding the rank of Sergeant, I find these officers behavior deplorable to say the least. Especially in retrospect of the minor offense she was accused of. These officers had no regard for the woman's children either. And what was the reason for the cavity search ? Disgusting and deplorable. These officers should be dismissed and charged criminally.

    • Slam Dunk

      On top of all the charges on them for what they did to this woman....they should also be charged with child abuse.