From the Raytown Police Dept.
Man Charged In Raytown Shooting
Raytown, MO – A 25-year-old Raytown man has been charged in the shooting Monday evening of another man in front of a Raytown residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Michael D. Monroe-Davis, dob 10/22/1989, faces Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, the 23-year-old victim was found by Raytown police who responded to a reported shooting in the 9400 block of East 82nd Street in Raytown. Witnesses told police that the defendant shot the man after they had been fighting inside the residence and in the front yard. The defendant pulled out a handgun and shot the victim one time in the chest. Then he left the scene. Raytown and Kansas City police found the defendant hiding in a house in Kansas City the next day and he was arrested.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000/10 percent.
From the Jackson County Prosecutors Press release.
On 08-17-15 at around 1653 hours, Officers were dispatched to 9418 E. 82nd St. Raytown, Missouri
64138 regarding a shooting. Officers arrived and observed that Mr. William L. Jones black male born 08-
06-1992 suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest. Witnesses stated that Mr. Michael Monroe-Davis
black male born 10-22-1989, with a street name “Meechi” shot Mr. Jones after a physical fight. They
began to argue inside of 9418 E. 82nd St. Raytown, Missouri and continued to the front yard. Witnesses
stated while outside Mr. Monroe-Davis pulled out a silver semi-automatic handgun and shot Mr. Jones in
the chest one time. Witnesses stated Mr. Monroe-Davis ran to his black Ford F-250 pickup truck, leaving
the scene. The victim was later transported to an area hospital.
On 08-18-15 at around 1600 hours, Detective Wolsey received an anonymous tip that Mr. Monroe-Davis
was hiding in a house located at 62xx E. 17th St. Kansas City, Missouri. The tipster also stated the
suspect’s truck was located in the area of 62xx E. 151h Terrace Kansas City, Missouri, abandoned behind a
vacant house. Detectives Wolsey and Scott Gillespie located Mr. Monroe-Davis’ truck in an alley behind
the said address. Detective Wolsey verified the truck as being a black Ford F-250 Super Duty truck
bearing Missouri license of7DU-xxx with a VJN of IFT7X2B6XEEBxxxxx. Detective Wolsey verified
that the vehicle was stolen 08-11-15 from 22xx SW Walden Place Lee’s Summit, Missouri and that it was
our suspects vehicle. The SHP number for the stolen truck was 150811-08xxxx.
Mr. Monroe-Davis stated on 08-17-15 at around 6:00AM he received threatening text messages from Mr.
Jones. He stated Mr. Jones stated he was going to shoot Mr. Monroe-Davis 3 times. At around 2 or 3:00
PM Mr. Monroe-Davis decided to travel over to 94xx E. 82nd St. Raytown, Missouri 64138 to visit
friends. He stated he drove to the house driving the recovered stolen Ford F-250 listed above. He stated
Mr. Jones was at the house and they began to argue about the threatening text messages. Mr. Monroe-Davis
stated his friends broke the fight up while inside the house. He said he walked outside near the
driveway when Mr. Jones ran outside. Mr. Monroe-Davis said he observed Mr. Jones running towards
him with his right hand behind his leg as if he was holding a gun. Mr. Monroe-Davis stated he pulled the
handgun recovered from his backpack and shot him one time. Mr. Monroe-Davis stated he did not mean
for the gun to go off. Mr. Monroe-Davis stated he thought he killed Mr. Jones so he got back into his
black Ford F-250 and traveled back towards 62xx E. 17th St. Kansas City, Missouri. He said he got into a
short pursuit with KCPD and lost them, later parking the truck behind the 62xx E. 15th Terrace address.
Mr. Monroe-Davis stated he got the handgun from a friend after reading the threatening text messages
from Mr. Jones. Mr. Monroe-Davis had nothing further to add and was taken back to the booking area.
The new football stadium at Raytown South High School goes into service this Friday. The first game will be against Truman High School and game time is 7:00 pm.
Below is a birds-eye view of the facility courtesy of the Raytown School District.
NWS issued severe thunderstorm warning for SE Jackson County until 2:42 PM
The Raytown School District is pleased to announce its Alumni Hall of Fame Class for 2015. The class includes six individuals who will join the ranks of other respected alumni on during the September 18 and 19 Induction Weekend activities.
Linda Rae Chappell is a 1965 graduate of Raytown South High School. She is the owner and president of SpiritWorks Cheerleading and Dance Company, the former owner and president of Dynamic Cheerleaders Association, an educator and an author. Stephanie L. Davis is a 1995 graduate of Raytown High School. She is the CEO and Founder of The Advocate Group, the Co-Artistic Director/Founder of Unbound Collective, and a marketing and branding consultant, Social Terra.
Sgt. Major Kent Dolasky is a 1986 graduate of Raytown High School. He has served as the Commander of Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, is the recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Army Commendation Medals, and is an Incarnate Word University Alumni of Distinction Award Winner. Tim Dollar is a 1977 graduate of Raytown High School. He is an award winning trial lawyer, has served as the Special Assistant Prosecutor, Jackson County, Missouri, and is a Founding Partner, Dollar, Burns & Becker, LC.
Eddie Lee is a 1974 graduate of Raytown South High School. He is and internationally known cellist, performer, and teacher, is the Principal Solo Cellist of the Korean National Orchestra, and the Musical Director of the Ulsan Sinfonia Players (Professional Ensemble). Trevor Vance is a 1985 graduate of Raytown High School. He is the Senior Director of Groundskeeping and Landscaping for the Kansas City Royals, a member of 15 Superbowl and 3 Pro Bowl grounds crews, and a civic-minded volunteer.
The six inductees will meet with students at the two district high schools, will be featured speakers at a luncheon, and will be introduced at the Raytown South vs. Raytown football game all on Friday, September 18; the formal induction is on Saturday, September 19.
This is the 11th class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, which began in 2005.
RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION
Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Las Chili’s, 6210 Raytown Trafficway, Raytown
Come early at 6:00 PM to dine and make new friends!
Our speaker will bePaul LeVota
MO State Senator 11th District
Thank you for helping to keep MO Blue
President Richard Tush (816) 356-0003
Vice President Fred Hartwell (816) 353-4431
MO State Representative 27th District
MO State Representative 28th District
HOLD THE DATE
Saturday July 25th 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
RDA Annual Picnic
County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker Tweeting a photo of the audience at the last Raytown Democratic Association meeting
THE RAYTOWN ARTS COUNCIL
announces their 2015 Summer Musical Cast
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
DIRECTOR: Ms. PATRICIA MCLAUGHLIN
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Mr. Ryan Sullivan
ACCOMPANIST: Mr. James D. Walters
ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR: Mr. Eric Eckhoff
CHOREOGRAPHER: Ms. Kristen Sullivan
ASSITANT DIRECTOR: Ms. Pam Gieseke-Becker
Performance Dates & Location: July 17-18, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee: July 19, 2015 @ 2 p.m.
Performances held at RAYTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Robert B. Atkin Performing Arts Center @ Raytown High School
6019 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133
Tickets will on sale beginning June 22nd, 2015 at the RAYTOWN HY-VEE STORE, 9400 E 350 Hwy (intersection of 350 Hwy & Gregory Blvd.), Raytown, MO, 816-358-9940 or online through our website. Ticket prices are: $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
Seated: Caleb McCarroll. Standing: Sharon Sawaya, Julianna McCarroll, Kyrstin Stoneking, Madie Hill, and Bailey Shaw in a scene from the musical of RAC’s BRIGADOON. Photograph by Sharon Propst, RAC Publicity.
Khalid Johnson as Tommy Albright; Hannah Fabean as Fiona MacLaren; Caleb McCarroll as Charlie Dalrymple; Israel Hanke as Jeff Douglas; Bailey Shaw as Jean MacLaren; Jim DeFries as Andrew MacLaren; Michael Rowe as Angus McGuffie; Pete Berney as Archie Beaton; Zach Kujath as Harry Beaton; Julianna McCarroll as Jane Ashton (NY); Madie Hill as Kate; Hannah Steele as Meg Brockie; David Fast as Mr. Lundie; Gabe Sawyer as Stuart Dalrymple;Julianna McCarroll as Maggie Anderson, Paul Lee as Sandy Dean; Kyrstin Stoneking as MacGregor and Sharon Propst as Frankie, the bartender (NY). Ensemble: Shirley Johnson and Sharon Sawaya.
THE STORY OF THE SHOW
“Once in the Highlands, the Highlands of Scotland, two weary hunters lost their way.” It is this desolate situation which Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas, two young New Yorkers, are contemplating when the curtain rises on a misty glen in Scotland. As the two exhausted men reflect on what they have forsaken in the States for their present predicament, a lift in the Highland veil reveals to them the awakening village of Brigadoon; a village which comes into being for only one day in each century.
The strained and strange greetings of the villagers bedecked in 18th century costumes, who have gathered in the market square to sell their wares and to discuss the final wedding preparations of Jeannie MacLaren and the boyish Charlie Dalrymple, are softened for Tommy by his encounter with Jeannie’s lovely sister, Fiona, and enlivened for Jeff by his reluctant entanglement with the maid, Meg Brockie.
The blissful occasion is momentarily tinged with gloom when the fate of Brigadoonis threatened by Harry Beaton, Jeannie’s rejected suitor. And Tommy, now burdenedwith the knowledge of Brigadoon’s secret and enraptured by the gentle charms of the beautiful Fiona, is confronted with the choice of remaining forever at the side of the Scottish lass or returning to the unsatisfying world familiar to him. At the close of the day he is still unable to commit himself without doubt or regret to Fiona and to Brigadoon, and leaves with Jeff for America.
Restless and unhappy in New York, Tommy finally yields to the haunting memory of Fiona and, guided by the faith and strength of his love, finds his way back to Brigadoon.
The misty mood of this Highland setting is strikingly complemented by bright 18th century costuming, contrasting the idyllic Brigadoon villagers with the malcontent young hunters. The fanciful flavor is augmented by superb choreography by Agnes de Mille which gracefully mingles the regional with the modern. An outstanding band orchestration by Philip J. Lang, as well as the standard orchestral accompaniment, offer a memorable resonance to the production.
Like Tommy, the audience delights in the whimsical loveliness of the Highlands, and it is with similar reluctance that they exit Brigadoon.
Show tunes include Almost Like Being in Love, The Heather on the Hill, There but for You Go I, Come to Me, Bend to Me, My Mother’s Wedding Day, I’ll Go Home with Bonnie Jean and Waitin’ for My Dearie.
Julianna McCarroll, Hannah Fabean, and Bailey Shaw (seated); Front Row: Sharon Sawaya, Hannah Steele, Khalid Johnson, Jim DeFries, Caleb McCarroll, Kyrstin Stoneking and Sharon Propst. Back Row: David Fast, Gabe Sawyer, and Israel Hanke. The musical cast of RAC’s BRIGADOON. Photograph by James. D. Walters, RAC Publicity.
Scrapbook stuff. . . Electronicsrouters, DVD Players, TV, Stereo equipment, TurntableFish tanksReptile habitatSmall Mammal habitat Graco Car seat basesSkisChristmas TreesFormula (enfamiland similac gerber )SuitcasesLots of girls shoes Twinkle Toes, boots, name brand clothingLots of teenager/womens clothes sizes 0-10Crafts & art suppliesHome office & computersLawn care & garden toolswood chipperCameras & phonesBaby things & kids toysFurniture & beddingHome Interiordishescollectibles,
LOTS of items priced under $1! Snacks & drinks available.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
10:00 am -5:00 pm
7215 Manchester Ave Kansas City Mo 64133
These are examples of the damage done by the first big storm in late June.
This is a short version of video from a nice backyard fireworks display on the 4th.
Tornado Waring till 6:00 Pm Monday July 6th NOW, Take shelter.
Ok since last post, NWS issued a tornado warning for Northern Jackson County. In case you have not noticed, the sky is dark, the rain and thunder are starting and the tornado sirens are blaring in Raytown. It is 5:40 pm on Monday July 6th.
NWS has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Jackson County untll 530 Pm
Jackson County Jean Peters Baker on KCNOVA (Kansas City No Violence Alliance) after a presentation on the organization to the Raytown Democratic Association at the regular June meeting. The distortion in the audio is due to the amount of cleaning needed to reduce street background noise.
The Kansas City No Violence Alliance (KC NoVA) is a collaboration among several organizations committed to reducing violent crime in the urban core. It is spearheaded by a Governing Board consisting of the following organizations:
For more about KCNOVA, click HERE to visit their website.
Just in from the National Weather service. Severe thunderstorm, 60 mph winds and quarter size hail warning for Jackson County at 7:06 pm.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until midnight for Jackson County Mo.
Raytown is specifically mentioned on the NWS website ….
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CENTRAL JACKSON COUNTY
UNTIL 700 PM CDT...
AT 636 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO
WAS LOCATED NEAR RAYTOWN...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.
HAZARD...TORNADO AND GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL.
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.
IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE
TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE DAMAGE IS
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BLUE SPRINGS...LAKE TAPAWINGO AND UNITY VILLAGE.
THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES...
I-70 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 11 AND 21.
I-470 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 7 AND 16.
||TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
Guest editorial by Nicole Nickens:
Teacher educators support higher standards for admission into teacher education programs, and value rigorous and valid assessment of education students. However, much controversy has arisen surrounding interpretation of the initial results of the new tests for future teachers.
Faulty conclusions are based on low pass rates by prospective teacher candidates on a series of new standardized licensure tests called Missouri Content Assessments.
When a test produces a very high fail rate, a good educator doesn’t say, “My students are all stupid,” but rather, “I did not adequately help my students understand this content” or “This instrument is not a valid measure of the content/skills I intended to measure.”
The first groups administered the Missouri Content Assessments took a test that is not a valid measure of what they learned in their education programs because the curriculum in those programs was aligned to Praxis, the testing series formerly used for licensure.
This is like teaching your teen to drive an automatic, and then expecting him to drive a stick shift during his driver’s test. Your teen understands how to drive and may actually be skillful, but he won’t be able to show off those skills using unfamiliar equipment.
Blaming the test takers for a high fail rate is as incorrect as assuming that the high pass rate on the previous licensure test indicated the test was “too easy”. Does a high pass rate automatically mean a test is too easy? Consider:
- University of Missouri reports that in their Physical Therapy program, the licensure examination [ultimate] pass rate is 100 percent according to Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (2010, 2011, 2012).
- Washington University in St. Louis boasts a 96 percent pass rate for Internal Medicine Board Exams 2012-2014.
- In Missouri, 88.34 percent of candidates with a bachelor’s degree in nursing passed the NCLEX Exam.
- For 2014, the first-time pass rate for the Missouri Bar Exam was 87.5 percent.
Using the logic of some state education leaders, it’s very easy to become a physical therapist, a doctor, a nurse or a lawyer in Missouri.
An alternate explanation for a high pass rate is that students must meet entrance criteria for any professional program in Missouri, including teacher education. Upon successful completion, they are well educated and thus well prepared for the exam.
Finally, there is no evidence yet to demonstrate these tests are technically sound in any way. The State Board also acknowledges biases against minority students, who represent the highest fail rates.
For these reasons, critics should step down. Teacher education is working hard to meet unreasonable timelines for implementing a system that is fraught with problems. We all want the same thing: quality education for all the children of Missouri.
Nicole Nickens lives in Lee’s Summit. She is a professor of Educational Psychology and department chair of Elementary & Early Childhood Education at University of Central Missouri and an executive board member of Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
This op-ed piece was written by one of my colleagues at UCM and also appears in the Kansas City Star today:
Scrappy was lost Saturday, June 20. He is 10+ years old and has survived a lot in his lifetime including a house fire. The family had just brought home a new puppy a few days before and she started to stray from the (fenced) yard. Scrappy went after her (we believe) and the two have not been seen since. The new puppy is Small blue/grey/silver boxer mix w floppy ears about 6-8 months old her tail is long her name is Mary.
His home is in the area of 87th and Blue Ridge. There is a $50 reward for him also.
Here are some pictures of him. Thank you so much for helping us get the word out. He means a lot to his family.
From the Raytown Police Dept.
Raytown Police are currently investigating several robberies that have manifested from Craigslist meetings within the last month. Each meeting was in the late evening hours between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Each meeting was to buy/sell electronics and each meeting was in a parking lot. Agreements were made between the buyer and seller to meet to exchange the property for money. The buyers were described as two black males in their late teens. A gun was displayed at two of the robberies while physical force was used during the third.
Raytown Police are encouraging its residents to be proactive when meeting with potential Craigslist buyer/sellers by following a few simple tips.
- Trust your instincts.
- Don’t go alone.
- Insist to meet at a public place such as a police department.
- Do not meet in a secluded area.
- Do not invite strangers into your home, and do not go to theirs.
- Be cautious when buying/selling high value items.
- Perform the transaction during daylight hours.
- If it sounds too good to be true, it normally is.
- Tell a friend or family member about your intentions.
- Take your cell phone with you.
Raytown Police Chief James Lynch is offering the parking lot of the Police Station, 10000 E. 59th Street, as a meeting place for those interacting in Craigslist transactions. If you have any information on the Craigslist robberies please call 816-474-TIPS (8477).