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Police Blotter for the week ending 12/3/2010

Blotter for 11/29/2010

Blotter for 11/30/2010

Blotter for 12/1/2010

Blotter for 12/3/2010

Here is the missing blotter data for 12/2/2010

Crime: 13045f – CITY, STEALING SHOPLIFT – FEL
Incident: 10-3217PD
Date: 12-1-2010
Time: 10:40 pm
Location: Specialty Store (TV, Fur, Etc.)
Address: 99XX E 350 HWY, RAYTOWN MO 64133-

Crime: 13031 – CITY, ASSAULTS
Incident: 10-3220PD
Date: 12-1-2010
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Parking Lot / Garage
Address: 66XX RAYTOWN RD, RAYTOWN MO 64133-

Crime: 570.030 – STEALING/OVER $500/MOTOR VEHICLE PART ACC (F)
Incident: 10-3226PD
Date: 12-1-2010
Time: 10:35 pm
Location: Residence / Home
Address: 68XX LANE AVE, RAYTOWN MO 64133-

Crime: 13031 – CITY, ASSAULTS
Incident: 10-3225PD
Date: 12-1-2010
Time: 10:01 pm
Location: Other / Unknown
Address: 114XX E 350 HWY, RAYTOWN MO 64138-

Raytown Police Pension Board of Trustees open meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Raytown Police Pension Board of Trustees will conduct an open meeting at 8:00 a.m., on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, in the Raytown Police Department Squad Room, located at 10000 East 5911′ Street.:

Stabbing Victim Dies of Injuries

Raytown Police report that the young man, who was stabbed during a fight in the parking lot of a local McDonald’s on the 18th of November, has succumbed to his wounds.  Police investigators say that Michael D. Givens, a 19 year old Kansas City man passed away Wednesday evening (11/24/2010) in the hospital where he was taken by ambulance the night of the incident.  Another Kansas City man was taken into custody at the scene that night, but has since been released as police continue their investigation. 

Police continue their investigation into the incident and expect to submit their results to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office soon.  No charges have been filed in the case so far.  Police will not discuss the case further while their investigation is being prepared for review by the prosecutor.

The Sunday Funnies

Raytown Neighborhood Community Meeting

There will be a community meeting on safety and other issues 6:30 pm December 6th at Raytown South High School in the cafeteria. The public is invited to attend. Pleasae enter through the South Doors.

For more information, call Steve Mock at 225-3217

UPDATE

Raytown Neighborhood/Community Meeting

Monday December 6th, 2010

6:30pm

RSHS Cafeteria

Agenda

I.                  Welcome

II.               Introductions

III.            Holiday Safety Tips- Chief Lynch

IV.            Raytown Times- Randy Battagler

V.               Youth Partner- Pastor Scales

VI.            Citizens Crime Watch Organization

VII.         Committee Actions from Oct Meeting- Michele Sipes

VIII.      Comment Card Instructions

IX.            Breakout – Action Groups

a.     Youth Outreach

b.    Community Safety

X.               Calendar

XI.            Adjournment

Raytown Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Raytown Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Friday December 3, 2010
6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Downtown Raytown
Ceremony begins at the Pocket Park
Southwest Corner of 63rd Street and Raytown Road

Please join Mayor Bower, the Chamber of Commerce, Santa Claus and his elves and the downtown businesses as they kickoff the holiday season in Raytown.

6:15 PM            The Holiday Lighting Ceremony includes the lighting of the Pocket Park, the arrival of Santa Claus and holiday music provided by Little Blue “Sing-O-Gram” Team

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM    Tour Open Houses in the Downtown Businesses

Visit Santa inside UMB Bank and listen to music provided by Raytown Community Band Flutes

Hop on a hay ride around downtown

Sit by the fire in the Greenspace at 62nd Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard (across from Mr. Goodcents) and listen to holiday music provided by Raytown Quality Schools

Stop by the Gingerbread House in the Greenspace at 62nd Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard (across from Mr. Goodcents) to enjoy a cookie and sip cider

For more information check the city’s website at www.raytown.mo.us

Alderman Ertz and Mayor Bower give developer a message

After an hour of discussion on development of the area around the new Walmart, Alderman Ertz has some plain words about what is expected of Block Development and Mayor Bower made it even more clear why past actions (or in-actions) have soured the relations.

The 15 minutes of interaction leading up to the strong admonishments by Alderman Ertz and Mayor Bower. WARNING !!! the contents of the second video may put you to sleep.  It is also sometimes a major effort to figure out if the attorney has actually responded to the aldermen’s question and what that answer means. Lots of ducking and dodging, but all and all a fairly boring fight.

Thanksgiving Day at Hope Network

The Hope Network will hold its annual Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Atrium reception room inside the ROC entrance of First Baptist Raytown, 10500 E. Missouri 350.
 
For more information click HERE.

 

Raytown School District installs Child Check system on Busses

Raytown School District is installing a system called Child Check insure that all kids have exited the bus at the end of the route.  The driver has to walk to the back of the bus and push a button to prevent an alarm from going off. Hopefully the driver will check and notice any child still on the bus in his trip to the back.

To read more on this at fox4.com click HERE.

Police Blotter for the week ending 11/26/2010

Blotter for 11/22/2010

Blotter for 11/23/2010

Blotter for 11/24/2010

11/17/10 around 8:00 PM two black males wearing dark clothing and masks entered Goodcents, in the 6200 Block of Blue Ridge Boulevard. Both men were armed with handguns. They ordered an employee to open the safe from which they took an undetermined amount of cash. An undetermined amount of cash was also taken from the cash register. The suspects left in an unknown direction in an unknown, possibly silver vehicle. There were no shots fired and no injuries.

Raytown Police Department now has a blog

Raytown Police Department has a news site at http://raytownpolice.blogspot.com/.

The first two articles are on the Burglary season and Vandalism at Laurel Hills.

The Sunday Funnies

Board of Aldermen agenda for 11/16/2010

Click here for the agenda

Power line spectacle at 77th and James A Reed

At the end of last month KMBC took some stunning video of a power line arcing sparks in Raytown. This is not breaking news, but well worth a look.

To see the KMBC story and video click HERE.

Police Blotter for the week ending 11/19/2010

Blotter for 11/15/2010

Blotter for 11/16/2010

Blotter for 11/17/2010

Blotter for 11/18/2010

Blotter for 11/19/2010

Officers were called at 6:23PM to the McDonald’s at 5260 Blue Ridge Blvd. A victim had been stabbed in the parking lot and is in serious but stable condition at an area hospital. A suspect was taken into custody.

UPDATE

The incident stemmed from a fight between two individuals.  Both are residents of Kansas City, MO.  During the fight one of the men (18yoa) stabbed the other (19 yoa).  Friends took the man who was stabbed to the Raytown EMS station where they gave aid and then removed him by ambulance to a local hospital where he remains.  His injuries are life threatening.  The other young man was taken into custody and held during the first part of the investigation.  He was released later while the case is being assembled for the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office to review.  Charges have not been filed yet. 

Java Jays coffee shop in Raytown High opens

Java Jays serves coffee from 7:00 am to 9:10 am 5 days a week in the library commons area.

Ben of Benetti’s Coffee shop has provided assistance in the creation of shop which is a life skills program. The program is designed to teach job skills to special needs students.

For more on Benetti’s click HERE.

The Sunday Funnies

Kansas City police shoot up backfiring van

Kansas City police shot up a van backfiring at the  Gregory Boulevard and Interstate 435 area  Thursday night.

Click HERE for a KMBC detailed report on this and video. 

Click HERE for a previous KMBC report where the Kansas City Police were claiming that shots from the van shattered a police windshield.  It turns out that the windshield was actually shot out by Kansas City police as they exited their vehicle.

Public hearing over water rate increases

There will be a public hearing on Dec. 1st starting at 5:30 pm at Raytown City Hall.  The subject of the hearing is the $471,205 revenue increase Raytown Water Company wants by raising the rates it charges.

To read a previous Raytown Online report on this matter click HERE.

To read the latest Missouri Public Service Commission’s press release on this matter (which includes more detail and information on how to comment online) click HERE.

KCMO firefighter injured helping fight a Raytown fire

A house fire about 4:15 a.m. in the 8900 block of East 83rd Terrace in Raytown resulted in an injury to a Kansas City firefighter. 

For more on this story click HERE for the Kansas City Star article.

Raytown School Board on football teams making State playoffs

Local Quick Trip this weeks crime center

This has been a bad week for the intersection of 63rd and Blue Ridge Cut Off.  At the start of Monday, just after midnight and after closing, the local Quick Trip was robbed at gunpoint. Three days later on Thursday, the area was the scene of a forcible rape.

Police Blotter for the week ending 11/12/2010

Blotter for 11/8/2010

Blotter for 11/9/2010

Blotter for 11/10/2010

Blotter for 11/11/2010

Blotter for 11/12/2010

Board of Aldermen agenda for 11/9/2010

Click here for the agenda

Buy American for Christmas

 

Buy American for Christmas

 

The holiday shopping season is almost upon us.  If ever there was a time when buying American made sense, it is now. Most Christmas purchases are optional, so why not choose something made here and help keep Americans working.

Here are a few links the feature American Products.

http://madeinusaforever.com/

http://www.madeinusa.org/

http://www.americansworking.com/

http://www.buyamerican.com/

http://www.stillmadeinusa.com/

Please leave comments on where to find American made products locally.