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Press Release

For Release: October 12th, 2017

Prepared By: Sgt. Jimmy Wolsey

Police are Seeking Your help to Identify Suspect Caught on Camera after Multiple Burglaries.

Raytown, MO – Early on September 24th at around 1:50 A.M., Raytown Police responded to Shanghai Express, 6340 Raytown Rd.  Upon the Officers arrival, they observed that the business had been burglarized.  The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was caught on video and appeared to be a large male with a thin beard, wearing a hooded sweatshirt with dark jeans.

The business was burglarized a second time on October 11th, around 12:30 A.M.  Still images and video from the surveillance cameras from the Sept. 24th incident are provided below.  A link to the video:

Anyone with information regarding these crimes please contact the Raytown Police Department at (816) 737-6020 or call the TIPS Hotline, (816) 474-8477

Report numbers:  17-3318 & 17-3490

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Police Continue Dangerous Driving Enforcement Near Schools

Press Release

For Release: 10/08/17

Prepared By: Records Clerk Nicole Growney

Police Continue Dangerous Driving Enforcement Near Schools

Raytown, MO – Police continue efforts to reduce dangerous driving near Raytown’s schools, by announcing in advance which specific school areas the dangerous driving enforcement will occur.

During the week of 10-09-17 to 10-13-17, dangerous driving enforcement will occur near:

Raytown High School

Raytown South Middle

Blue Ridge Elementary School

If advanced notice of the enforcement reduces dangerous driving, the community goal of safer roadways for our children is reached, potentially with no tickets issued! It’s a “win-win.” Of course, our officers will be present to stop and speak with those that choose to drive dangerously anyway. The goal is to reduce dangerous driving near schools, not issue citations; that’s why the specific areas of enforcement will be announced in advance.  

Officers will still be conducting their patrol of other areas and roadways; though they will specifically be present near those designated schools each week. 

Any requests for traffic-related enforcement may be made directly to the Traffic Unit at 816-737-6106. The Traffic Unit will need the location and likely time of occurrence of the traffic infraction(s.)


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Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle

Press Release

For Release: 10/06/17

Prepared By: Records Clerk Nicole Growney

Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle

Raytown, MO ––A man has died as the result of injuries sustained after he was struck by a vehicle on 10-05-17, at 9:07p.m., in the 9300 blk of Gregory Blvd. The man has been identified as Reginald Early, 67 years old, of Raytown.  Early was attempting to cross Gregory Blvd when he was struck by the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, a 41 year old man, was traveling on Gregory Blvd. Early was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. His family has been notified.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with police.  There were no indications that excessive speed or alcohol contributed to the crash.

The investigation is ongoing. Traffic Investigators request that anyone that may have witnessed the crash call Officer Sheets at 816-737-6112.


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 Officer Arrests Suspect After Citizen Alerts Him Of Suspicious Activity

Press Release

For Release: 10/05/17

Prepared By: Records Clerk Nicole Growney

 Officer Arrests Suspect After Citizen Alerts Him Of Suspicious Activity

Raytown, MO – On 10-05-17 at approximately 1:50 a.m., a Raytown Officer was flagged down by a citizen about a group of people casing a business. When police arrived at Boost Mobile 7536 Raytown Rd, the officers attempted to make contact and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle later crashed in the area of 9500 block of 79th Street.  All four occupants fled from the vehicle.  The police apprehended one juvenile black female.  The remaining three black male occupants were not located. It was later determined that the business had been burglarized.  The investigation is still underway.

If you have any information on this or any other crimes please contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).



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Gunmen Rob Store

Press Release

For Release: 10/04/17

Prepared By: Records Clerk Nicole Growney

Gunmen Rob Store

Raytown, MO – Police responded to a call of a robbery at CVS, 5310 Blue Ridge Blvd, at about 9:50 p.m., on Tuesday night, 10-03-17. It was reported that 2 black males in hooded jackets with handguns entered the store and demanded money from multiple registers. Both males left the store in an unknown direction in unknown vehicle.

No injuries were reported. An investigation is underway. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, at 816-474-8477 (TIPS.)


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Man Charged After Stabbing Grandson

Press Release

For Release:  10-03-2017

Prepared By: Capt. Dyon Harper

 Man Charged After Stabbing Grandson

Raytown, MO – Jose D. Ortega, a 67-year-old Raytown man, has been charged with the stabbing of his 12-year-old grandson earlier this morning, 10-03-17. The incident occurred at a residence in the 8000 block of Hunter.

When police arrived at the scene, they found that a 12-year-old boy had been stabbed by Ortega. Ortega left the scene by the time police arrived, but later returned and was taken into custody without incident. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.


Ortega Mug Photo

Rls 173414 Ortega mug photo




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Raytown SWAT Team Responds To A Barricaded Suspect

Raytown SWAT Team Responds To A Barricaded Suspect

Raytown, MO – On 10-03-17, while Raytown Police were on the scene of a stabbing they received a call at approximately 9:20 a.m. from the Veterans Administration about a suicidal person at a home in the 8000 block of Hedges.  Officers arrived, contained the area and requested the Raytown Swat and Crisis Negotiations Teams respond to the scene.

Negotiators arrived and began talking to the man. The man’s wife was inside and assisted with ending the situation. Around 11:00 a.m. the man was taken into custody without incident and transported for an evaluation.  The female was not harmed and currently there will be no charges filed pending further investigation.

8000 Hedges.pdf

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