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Raytown Homicide – Victim Identified

Shukriyyah “Shu” J. Simmons

 

The victim of the Raytown homicide that occurred in the 7300 block of Ash on February 23rd has been identified as Shukriyyah “Shu” J. Simmons, 29, of Raytown.

The Kansas City Metropolitan Major Case Squad (Metro Squad) is working with Raytown Police Department in order to expedite the investigation.

Anyone having information regarding this homicide is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 474-TIPS or the Metro Squad at 816-737-6034.

Homicide 7300 block of Ash

PRESS RELEASE

RAYTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

 SUBJECT:            Homicide 7300 block of Ash

 DATE:     02-23-2010

 Raytown Police responded to the 7300 block of Ash at about 8:30 this morning on a reported shooting. Initial reports indicated that several gun shots were heard and a woman was lying in the driveway of a residence. Responding officers discovered a female deceased in the driveway of a home. Witnesses in the area had seen a black male running away from the scene.

Officers surrounded the home where the woman was found and made entry to ensure there were no other victims or suspects at the location.

The victim has not been identified at this time. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow with the Jackson County Medical Examiner.

A suspect has not yet been identified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the TIPS hotline at 474-TIPS.

Explosion and Gunshots at Raytown Residence

PRESS RELEASE

RAYTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

SUBJECT:   Explosion and Gunshots at Raytown Residence

DATE:              02-20-2010

CONTACT OFFICER:  Lt. Wayne Wisner

Raytown Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of an explosion and house fire in the 6400 block of Blue Ridge cutoff at about 11:45 this morning. When officers arrived they were met by a man and a woman. Officers received information that there was still a man in the house at which time officers entered the residence to locate the man. As soon as the officers entered, they were confronted by an older man armed with a handgun yelling at them to “get out” of his house.

Officers exited the house and called an “operation 100” for the armed man. Fire and Police personnel were able to move back from the scene along with the man and woman they had initially contacted. While containing the scene, officers heard several shots inside the residence. Within 40 minutes, tactical officers had begun to arrive at the residence. The man that was in the residence came out the front door armed with a handgun and a large knife. Officers instructed the man to drop the weapons. After the man had dropped the weapons, he was taken into custody by the police. The suspect appeared to have some minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

Officers secured the house as a crime scene and were obtaining a search warrant to continue the investigation and to help in determining what may have caused the explosion. Residents of the home did confirm that medical oxygen tanks were in use at the home during the time of the explosion.

Officers will be continuing the investigation through the evening.

Police Blotter Feb. 12th to 19th 2010

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Little Blue Elementary School children sing for the Aldermen

New content coming soon

I apologize for the lack of new items. I have been under the weather a little bit. Fortunately my equipment has recorded the Board of Aldermen meeting and we will have the kids from Blue Ridge School singing for us from that. You might want to take time to actually watch the whole meeting on cable if you can, as there was a good presentation from the park department.

Board of Aldermen Agenda for 02/16/2010

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Police Blotter Feb. 10th to 12th 2010

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Raytown School District Budget Cuts

The Raytown School Board cut or reduced the size of many programs Monday (02/08/2010) evening.  Arts Partners was eliminated and Northwood School will no longer provide services for special needs student living outside the district.  The cuts were made to compensate for decreased revenue.

Fox 4 News has more on this http://www.fox4kc.com/wdaf-story-raytown-school-cuts-020810,0,1729283.story

There is also a online document on one of the School District’s web site that outlines 3 levels of proposed cuts by program. https://www.raytownschools.org/budget/Documents/Program%20Review%20Spreadsheet%20Tracking%20%20Discussion%20Tool%202%20Jan%2025.pdf

It should be noted that there are two websites. The site that comes up on top in most websearches and is also listed in links on many news agencies is http://www.raytown.k12.mo.us/.  This site appears to be out of date.  The site that appears to be newer is http://www.raytownschools.org.  The change over was to happen on Sept. 9th according to the old website.

 

 

 

Police Blotter Policy Change

Raytown Online will continue posting the Raytown Police Blotter, but not daily.  We now have the software to combine multiple daily reports into one file.  The reason for this change is to keep other news at the top of the page longer.   Expect to new blotter postings once or twice a week depending on the amount of police activity and the amount of other news items.

Michael N. Downing

Editor

Police Blotter Feb. 9th 2010

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Police Blotter Feb. 8th 2010

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Two Raytown men charged with breaking into a Lee’s Summit home

John D. Haun, 22 and Jeffrey S. Lamping, 22, were charged with first-degree burglary and resisting arrest for the Feb. 2nd, 2010 .

More on this story at kansascity.com  http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/1727031.html

Boy Scouts celebrate 100th year of service to our communities

Raytown man pleads guilty in a case of stolen drugs

42-year old Blake Folsom of Raytown, Mo plead guilty and faces up to 20 years for his role in a case where 1,000 lbs. of meth components were stolen.

For more on this story go to NBC Action News

http://www.nbcactionnews.com/content/news/crime/story/Guilty-Pleas-in-Decade-Long-Drug-Scheme/UsjVZyhUIEGIxl06Jk42Bw.cspx

Nancy Thompson, Raytown City Attorney Resigns

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Police Blotter Feb. 5th 2010

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Police Blotter Feb. 3rd 2010

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Letter to the Editor from Ward I Alderman Joe Creamer

I recently brought to the BOA meeting a discussion item in regard to solid waste. The Municipal Committee which I am a member of had just voted down sending out a 2 yr letter to local trash haulers with the intent of considering going to single trash hauler in the City of Raytown. The reasoning with voting down the 2 year letter was that we want to promote free enterprise in our community.

The reason for bringing up the solid waste issue again came from reviewing our current ordinance on the books. I believe our current ordinance needs to be updated to current standards comparible with other cities. The thing that I found was that the minimum insurance requirements set forth in the ordinance are way under valued. The standard for liability insurance in other communities is $5,000,000, the current ordinance requires $500,000. There are other things that stand out in the current ordinance but this is one example of what needs to be changed. I believe that we owe it to our community that the ordinance be updated.

I want to make it real clear that it is not my intent to put any trash hauler out of business or prohibit them from hauling in our city. I do not want to create a war among trash haulers or make citizens feel like they need to battle their neighbor for who should haul trash on their street. It is my goal however to bring common sense to the situation.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 816-517-4773, I will be happy to discuss this with you.

Alderman Joe Creamer

Feb. 1st 2010 Police Blotter

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Our Lady of Lourdes – Taco Fundraiser Photos

Chief Jim Lynch and former Chief Chris Turnbow

Bill Van Buskirk – Alderman (Ward IV) and former Alderman Greg Walters

Officer Mike says watch out for ice

Board of Aldermen Agenda for 02/02/2010

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