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Raytown Police Safety Fair

On July 21, the Raytown Police Department and the Raytown Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) will host the annual Raytown Police Safety Fair at The Point, 5600 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Raytown, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. This family friendly fair is to promote positive community relations and supply information to enhance public safety and crime deterrence.

Exhibits from various community resources will be on hand, with up-close and personal vehicle displays from the Raytown Police Department, Raytown EMS, and the Raytown Fire Department. LifeGuard Youth Development will present “Drive of Your Life,” a fun, interactive, situational simulation that gives teens a chance to practice making healthy decisions for their life. The Drive of Your Life™ helps teens recognize some of the hazards that could detour them from reaching their future goals. Resource materials will be made available to parents.

Raytown PD personnel will be presenting information on gun safety in the home and giving away FREE gun locks. Some of the other vendors and displays include the Jackson County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse, services & programs for the Elderly, AARP, Hope House, Amateur Radio Club, Midwest Animal Rescue, D.A.R.E., and Raytown Rocks!  Cotton candy and snow cones will be provided free to the public so come early to enjoy.

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Officers Locate Shooting Victim At Local Convenient Store

Officers Locate Shooting Victim At Local Convenient Store

Raytown MO – At approximately 10:50 AM today, 07-18-18, officers were called to the parking lot of QuikTrip, 9323 E. 350 Highway, for a report of a male with a gunshot wound. The man was transported to an area hospital for treatment. He was listed in serious condition. The investigation is underway. No victim or suspect information is available at this time.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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Raytown Police Respond To Shots Fired And Discover Shooting Victims At Local Hospitals.

Press Release

For Release: 07/17/2018

Prepared By: Sergeant Gary Davis

 

Raytown Police Respond To Shots Fired And Discover Shooting Victims At Local Hospitals.

Raytown MO- At about 4:04 P.M. Tuesday (July 17, 2018) Raytown Officers responded to the 8600 Block of Utopia Drive, in regard to a reported shooting. While en-route, Officers were notified that residents of the complex had observed several vehicles leaving the scene and reported that they had heard arguing and then the sound of gunshots coming from the parking lot.

Upon their arrival, Officers were unable to locate victims at the scene, but discovered evidence leading them to believe that a shooting had occurred. As Officers combed the scene for clues into what had occurred, the Raytown Police Department Dispatch Center was notified by family members of the victims that they had been taken to local hospitals for treatment, prior to the Officer’s arrival.

At that time the Raytown Police Department Investigations Bureau was notified and responded to both the scene, and local hospitals, where two victims were discovered. A forty three and a twenty one year old male were both reported to have non-life threatening injuries. No arrests have been made in conjunction with this incident, and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-TIPS (8477.)

 

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Raytown Police Respond To Find Man Suffering From Gunshot Wound Inside Home

Raytown Police Respond To Find Man Suffering From Gunshot Wound Inside Home

Raytown MO- At about 4:08 P.M. Tuesday (July 17, 2018) Raytown Officers responded to the 5900 Block of Crescent Avenue in reference to a man that had been shot. When Officers arrived on the scene, they located a nineteen year old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. A person of interest that was known to the victim was taken into custody at the scene. The Raytown Police Department Investigations Bureau was contacted and responded to the scene. An investigation is currently underway.

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Police Locate Woman Seen in Video, Metro Squad Disbands

Press Release

For Release:                June 12, 2018

Prepared By:               Captain Dyon Harper

Police Locate Woman Seen in Video, Metro Squad Disbands

Raytown MO – Police have contacted the unknown black female seen in surveillance video at Applebee’s prior to the incident where a man suffered a gunshot on June 8, 2018.  The Metro Squad, investigating the shooting of Sammy Holmes, a 30-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man, sought the public’s help in identifying a black female.

Late last night, June 11, 2018, the Metro Squad disbanded and the investigation will continue with the Raytown Police Department. The Metro Squad convened on June 9, 2018, with many investigators from both sides of the state line participating in the investigation. Metro Squad activations are typically three days in length.

Police continue to ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Chief Lynch and the Raytown Police Department wish to thank each member of the Metro Squad staff for their hard work.

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Metro Squad Releases Additional Video to Identify Female

Press Release

For Release:                June 11, 2018

Prepared By:               Captain Dyon Harper

Metro Squad Releases Additional Video to Identify Female  

Raytown MO – The Metro Squad, investigating the shooting of Sammy Holmes, a 30 year old Kansas City, Kansas man, has released additional video and photos in an effort to identify a black female seen in surveillance video at Applebee’s prior to the incident where Holmes suffered a gunshot. The female was seen on video wearing a dark sleeveless shirt and patterned shorts or skirt.  Investigators wish to speak with the female. She is asked to call the TIPS Hotline so that investigators may contact her.

The original video showing the black female was released on June 10,, 2018 and can be viewed at this link: https://youtu.be/XyHUPCzOYcU. The additional video was released by police this afternoon. It can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ZtAmFWwGIw0.

Police are also seeking tips on the incident itself. Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

The incident occurred at approximately 5:57 PM on 06-08-18, in the Applebee’s parking lot, 9330 E. 350 Highway.

The Metro Squad convened on June, 9, 2018, and the investigation is ongoing.

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Metro Squad Seeks Identity of Female, Releases Video

Press Release

For Release:                June 10, 2018

Prepared By:               Captain Dyon Harper

Metro Squad Seeks Identity of Female, Releases Video  

Raytown MO – The Metro Squad, investigating the shooting of Sammy Holmes, a 30 year old Kansas City, Kansas man, seeks the public’s help in identifying a black female seen in surveillance video at Applebee’s prior to the incident where Sammy Holmes suffered a gunshot. The female was seen in video wearing a dark sleeveless shirt and patterned shorts or skirt.  Investigators wish to speak with the female. The female is asked to call TIPS Hotline so that investigators may contact her.

The female is pictured in a surveillance video segment, which was released by police this afternoon. The video may be viewed at this link: https://youtu.be/XyHUPCzOYcU.

Police are also seeking tips on the incident itself. Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

The incident occurred at approximately 5:57 PM on 06-08-18, in the Applebee’s parking lot, 9330 E. 350 Highway.

The Metro Squad convened on June, 9, 2018, and the investigation is ongoing.

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