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Suspicious Item Causes Evacuation, No Threat Found

Press Release

 By: Captain Dyon Harper

Date: 02-10-2020

Suspicious Item Causes Evacuation, No Threat Found

 Raytown, MO-On 02-10-2020, at about 3:17 p.m., Raytown Police received a call about a suspicious item that was left in the Quik Trip store, 8733 E. 63 Street, about an hour earlier. The circumstances surrounding the item and the person that left it caused the staff to call the police and initiate an evacuation of the store, in an abundance of caution.

When police arrived, they assisted in clearing the property of staff and customers. The Kansas City Missouri Police Bomb Squad was called to assist. The squad arrived, examined the item, and at about 5:10 p.m., determined that the item, a suitcase, and contents, were not dangerous. The store reopened for business after the item was deemed safe.

Report: 20-0461

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Two Injured in Overnight Shooting

Press Release

Prepared by: Captain Dyon Harper

For release: October 24, 2019

Two Injured in Overnight Shooting

Raytown, MO – On Wednesday night, 10-23-19, at about 10:37 pm, Raytown Police responded to a residence in the 5600 block of Crescent, after receiving a call of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found two gunshot victims at the residence, both adult males. Both victims were transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries. Detectives responded and the investigation is ongoing.

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

Report number 19-3249

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Raytown Police Continue to Offer Free Gun Locks and Encourage Secure Gun Storage

Press Release

For Release: 09/25/2019

Prepared By: Captain Dyon Harper

Raytown Police Continue to Offer Free Gun Locks and Encourage Secure Gun Storage

Raytown, MO – In light of the tragic death of a toddler in the metro area yesterday, and as part of an effort to curb crime and gun violence, the Raytown Police Department will be publishing a series of public safety announcements, starting tonight, in which gun owners will be encouraged to properly secure their firearms. Part of that campaign includes reminding the public that the Raytown Police Department continues to offer free cable gun locks to anyone that wants them to secure their weapons.

Free gun locks may be obtained in the lobby of the Raytown Police Department, 10000 East 59th Street, Raytown, Missouri, 64133. Anyone can visit the lobby and ask for one or more locks to secure their firearms.

In the spirit of helping people secure their guns, and possibly preventing another tragedy:

  • Anyone may have a gun lock. They do NOT have to be a Raytown resident.
  • There is no charge for the locks.
  • They may have as many locks as needed to secure their firearms.
  • There is no identification required, with no questions asked.
  • Police personnel will not retain any information on who receives a gun lock.

The idea is that, if a person owns a gun, they responsibly secure it.

Rls 092519 9pm gun locks

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Two Injured in Overnight Shooting

Press Release

Prepared by: Captain Dyon Harper

For release: September 6, 2019

Two Injured in Overnight Shooting

Raytown, MO – On Thursday night, 09-05-19, at about 11:30 pm, Raytown Police responded to a residence in the 11700 block of East 77 Terrace, after receiving a call of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found two gunshot victims at the residence, one adult male and one 16 year old male. The victims had been shot outside the residence by unknown suspect(s) who were in a vehicle at the residence. The vehicle, no description available, fled the scene. Both victims were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Detectives responded and the investigation is ongoing.

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

Report number 19-2680

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Man Charged After Driving Stolen Truck in Pursuit, Leaving Vehicles Damaged

Press Release

 For Release:               September 4, 2019

Prepared By:               Captain Dyon Harper

 Man Charged After Driving Stolen Truck in Pursuit, Leaving Vehicles Damaged

 Raytown MO- The Office of Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney, has charged Ryan M. Templeton, a 38-year-old Harrisonville, Missouri man with Tampering with a  Motor Vehicle, D-Felony, and Resisting Arrest/Detention/Stop by Fleeing-Creating a Substantial Risk of Serious Injury/Death, E-Felony.

The charges stem from a pursuit Tuesday night, September 3, 2019, in which Templeton fled from Raytown Police in a stolen truck. When Templeton encountered traffic congestion at the construction zone near the interchange ramp from southbound Interstate 435 to westbound Interstate 435, he struck five vehicles in an apparent attempt to drive around them. He then attempted to drive up an embankment, but could not. He was taken into custody at that time. No injuries were reported.

Ryan Templeton Mug Photo:

Rls 192645 Templeton, Ryan

 

Report 19-2645

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Raytown Police Launch 9PM Routine Campaign

Press Release

Prepared by: Capt. Dyon Harper

Date: September 3, 2019

Raytown Police Launch 9PM Routine Campaign

Raytown, MO-Raytown Police will launch a social media campaign tonight (September 3, 2019) in an effort to prevent crime. The campaign, called the “9PM Routine,” will encourage Raytown residents to take crime prevention steps every evening. Raytown Police will use Facebook and Twitter to send alerts around 9 PM periodically through each week. The alerts will remind members of the community to secure their vehicles and homes each night, as well as take other simple, but effective steps to prevent crime. There are many steps that a person can take to prevent being a victim of a crime. Simple actions include bringing valuables from vehicles into the home at night, making sure that garage doors are closed, exterior lights are turned on, and gates and sheds are closed and locked.

The success of this initiative relies on the participation of our residents. Every person can take personal steps to make our community safer from criminals seeking to target unlocked homes, cars, and sheds. The Raytown Police look forward to joining our residents in reducing crime in Raytown; however, anyone can join the 9PM Routine, no matter what community they live in.

Follow the Raytown Police at https://www.facebook.com/RaytownPolice/ and https://twitter.com/RaytownPD to receive 9PM Routine reminders.

The 9PM Routine has been successfully adopted by many other law enforcement agencies and the Raytown Police are excited to bring the initiative to Raytown.

 

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4-Year-Old Boy Missing, Search Underway

UPDATE: Joey has been found safe!

Press Release

By: Captain Dyon Harper

Date: 08-30-2019

4-Year-Old Boy Missing, Search Underway

Raytown, MO-On 08-30-2019, at about 2:52 a.m., Raytown Police received a call about a 4-year-old boy that was missing from a residence in the 8800 block of Richards Drive. A family member discovered the boy missing and it appeared that he walked out of the house. The boy, a 4-year-old white male, was believed to have only been wearing a diaper. The boy, Joseph, who goes by “Joey,” is on the Autism spectrum. He also has birthmarks on his right leg and stomach. Crews from area agencies, including search K9’s, are assisting with the search.

Photos of Joseph:

 

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