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Car Stolen at Gunpoint, Located Nearby

Press Release

For Release: 06-23-17

Prepared By: Captain Dyon Harper

Car Stolen at Gunpoint, Located Nearby

Raytown, MO –Police were called to the area of 87 Street and James A. Reed on Friday afternoon, 06-23-17, at about 4:25 p.m., for a carjacking. The vehicle owner explained that, prior to the carjacking, he and two other adults met another male, somewhat known to them, at a parking lot in Kansas City, Missouri, for an unknown transaction. Minutes later, the three occupants of the vehicle met the suspect at a gas station at 87 Street and James A. Reed. 

The suspect produced a gun and demanded the victim’s car. The three occupants ran away, while the suspect took the victim’s vehicle. The vehicle was located only blocks away. No shots were fired and nobody was injured. The suspect was not located. The suspect was described as a light complected black male in his early 20’s, who was wearing all blue clothing. 

An investigation is underway. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, at 816-474-8477 (TIPS.)

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Police Seek Information on Two Series of Property Damage

Press Release

For Release: 06-20-17

Prepared By: Captain Dyon Harper

Police Seek Information on Two Series of Property Damage

Raytown, MO –Police are seeking information on two series of property damage, in which vehicles were damaged.

The first series occurred in and around the area of the apartments in the 8600 block of Utopia. Those incidents occurred overnight from 06-12-17 to the early morning of 06-13-17. Approximately 14 separate reports were made, in which vehicle windows were broken. In some cases, items were stolen from the vehicles.

One witness described the suspect as a black male, approximately 18-19 years old, large build, with short dark hair. He was wearing a black hoodie with a lime green Nike logo on the front, dark pants, and black shoes.

The second series occurred south of 79 Street, with most near the area of 84 Street and Booth. Those incidents occurred from 06-16-17 to 06-18-17. Approximately 13 separate reports were made, in which vehicle windows were broken or painted with spray paint. In some cases, items were stolen from the vehicles.

A neighbor in the second series saw two white male juveniles in the area carrying paint cans in their hands. The first juvenile was approximately 14-15 years of age, approximately 5’8″ tall, heavy set with long curly dirty blonde hair wearing a t-shirt and jeans. The second juvenile was described as 14-15 years of age, approximately 5’8″ tall with a thin build, short hair and dressed in a t-shirt and jeans.  Each was carrying a spray paint can.

An investigation is underway. Police are asking anyone that sees anything suspicious, especially someone with a spray paint can, to call the police immediately at either 9-1-1, or 816-737-6020. Anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, at 816-474-8477 (TIPS.)

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Man Robs Woman of Car at Gunpoint

Press Release

For Release: 06-20-17

Prepared By: Captain Dyon Harper

Man Robs Woman of Car at Gunpoint

Raytown, MO –Police were called to a church parking lot in the 9500 block of East 59 Street on Monday evening, 06-19-17, at about 7:50 p.m. The call was regarding a woman who had been robbed of her car at gunpoint. Officers arrived and contacted the adult female victim, who said that she was confronted in the parking lot by a white male. The male produced a gun and demanded the victim’s purse and vehicle, a gold Buick Rendezvous. The suspect left the lot in the Buick, with the purse, westbound on 59th Street.

The man was further described as being around 30 years old, bald, with no facial hair. He may have had a scar on his face. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

The victim was uninjured and an investigation is underway.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, at 816-474-8477 (TIPS.)

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Police to Host Coffee with a Cop Event with Business Community

Press Release

For Release: 06-17-17

Prepared By: Capt. Dyon Harper

Police to Host Coffee with a Cop Event with Business Community

Raytown, MO — On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Raytown Police Officers
will be present at the Raytown Chamber of Commerce A.M. Connections Networking event, for
Coffee with a Cop. The event will be held at Clark’s Appliances located at 9715 E. 63rd Street.
This is a perfect time to stop in and see Clark’s Appliances “new” building, grab a cup of coffee,
discuss community issues and ideas and build relationships, all in a relaxed atmosphere. This is a
great way for the business community to meet our officers.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or
emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship
building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are
unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.  

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice,
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the
country, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.  

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving
relationships between police officers and community members, one cup of coffee at a time. 

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Raytown Police to Host Safety Fair

Press Release

For Release:                05/26/2017

Prepared By:               Cheri Hennig

Raytown Police to Host Safety Fair 

The Raytown Police Department will host its annual Safety Fair at C. Lee Kenagy Park at 79th Street & Raytown Road on Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM. Exhibits from various community resources will be on hand, including police, fire, and EMS vehicles. The free, family-friendly Safety Fair is open to all ages! Prizes and giveaways will be handed out throughout the evening.

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RAYTOWN POLICE PRESENTS “COPSICLES” COMMUNITY PROGRAM

Press Release

For Release:                05/22/17

Prepared By:               Cheri Hennig

RAYTOWN POLICE PRESENTS “COPSICLES” COMMUNITY PROGRAM

The Community Services Unit of the Raytown Police Department will begin a program called “Copsicles” on May 24- the final day of school in Raytown, MO. Copsicles aims to build relationships with the community in a fun and unique way, by providing free popsicles in parks and other locations throughout the city during the summer. Once every two weeks, an officer will take the custom-built Copsicles cart to a location that will be announced the night before on social media, to offer popsicles to anyone in the area who would like one. The first Copsicles event will happen at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, May 24, at C. Lee Kenagy Park, 79th Street and Raytown Road. Follow us on Twitter (@RaytownPD) and Facebook (facebook.com/RaytownPolice) to find out where we will be and when!

Rls 170522 copsicles pic

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Man Found Shot outside Residence

Press Release

For Release: 04-18-17

Prepared By: Captain Dyon Harper

Man Found Shot outside Residence

Raytown, MO – Raytown Police were called to a residence in the 5600 block of Woodson on Tuesday afternoon, 04-18-17, at about 12:30 p.m. The call was regarding the sound of shots fired and that someone had been shot. Officers arrived and found an adult man that had been shot, lying in the grass outside. Officers worked quickly from a trauma kit to render first aid to the victim, applying an occlusive dressing (chest seal) to the chest wound, and applying a tourniquet to an arm. The victim was responsive and was taken to an area hospital for treatment by Raytown EMS. It appears that the man will recover.

Two men have been taken into custody in connection with the shooting, but have not yet been charged.

Detectives are questioning witnesses and processing evidence.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call TIPS Hotline, at 816-474-8477 (TIPS.)

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