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Raytown Police Respond To Shots Fired And Find Three Men Dead

Raytown Police Respond To Shots Fired And Find Three Men Dead

At about 8:21 P.M. Sunday (September 30, 2018) Raytown Officers responded to the 11000 Block of E. 74th Terrace in response to the sound of shots fired. While en-route, Officers were informed that the reporting party believed they saw what appeared to be bodies lying on the ground in front of a residence.

Upon their arrival, Officers located three deceased men, appearing to have sustained gunshot wounds. At that time the Raytown Police Department Investigations Bureau was notified and responded to the scene.

An active investigation is currently underway. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-TIPS (8477.)

The 11000 Block of E 74th Terrace runs from Harvard for 1 block to the East and dead ends. The is a photo of the block looking towards Harvard Drive.

Shooting reported near E. 59th and Crescent

Reports indicate a person was shot near the intersection and a suspect is in custody. More on this as it develops.

Police arrived at the scene at 4pm on July 17th to find a 19-year-old male with a serious gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to a local hospital. No information on his condition at this time. A male  acquaintance of the victim was taken into custody at the scene.

Raytown Board of Aldermen attempt to change rules on Fireworks

On Tuesday June 19th the Raytown Board of Aldermen attempted to change the laws governing the use of fireworks in Raytown. The reason I use the word attempted is that they actually failed to vote on the ordinance.  The actual voting was on an amendment to the ordinance. The video clearly shows that the actual ordinance was not voted on.

The proposed changes would allow for shooting off fireworks for 4 days instead of 1, allow the use of Roman Candles, and strike the section requiring adult supervision of minors under the age of 16.  It also allows for the shooting of fireworks on New Years Eve.

There was also an interesting discussion between Alderman Black and Chief Lynch concerning the Police Dept. requesting to be paid by Parks and Rec. to patrol the park for people setting off fireworks (which is illegal in Raytown). Chief Lynch cited force reduction due to budget cuts as a reason more attention cannot be given to patrolling Parks. Alderman Black attempted to bring up that this was the same policy that existed before the budget cuts, but did not get far on this point.

Raytown Online has no immediate knowledge about past actions concerning the parks on the 4th of July, but does know that the Raytown Police Dept. has ask for overtime payment from the parks to patrol Super Splash and the Summer Music and Arts festival in the past.

There are more details on this subject on the Raytown Report, click HERE  The video below is the complete portion sourced from the city’s website.

Police Warn Of Skimmers Found At Gas Pumps

 

On Monday June 4th at approximately 8:28 AM police were sent to the Conoco gas station at 8100 Westridge for a Fraud. When officers arrived, it was reported that a credit card skimmer device had been located inside one of the gas pumps.

Four hours later, police received a call to Raytown Petroleum gas station at 5304 Raytown Road where another credit card skimmer device had been located inside a gas pump. Both skimmers were removed.

It is unclear if the two incidents are connected. It is unknown how long the devices have been inside the pumps. It is unknown if any information captured by the devices were accessed before they were discovered. Both devices were inside the pumps, so they were not visible to customers. There is no suspect information at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

Raytown Police are contacting all Raytown gas stations to advise them of the discovery of the skimmers, so that they may inspect their pumps. The Missouri Department of Agriculture, who regularly inspects gas pumps in the State of Missouri, was also advised of the discoveries. Raytown Police ask anyone that may have used their credit card at either gas station to monitor their transactions and accounts for any unusual activity.

Consumers may protect themselves from skimmers by:

Checking for external skimmers- External skimmers fit over the outside of the card reader and steal the credit card information as the card is being slid into the slot. They may look slightly different than the other card readers (color, texture, etc.). Often they will feel loose when you try to wiggle them and may even come off in your hand.

Checking for evidence of tampering (to install an internal skimmer)- Look for broken or missing tamper tape on access panels. Look for evidence of forced entry into an access panel, which could include pry marks, scratches, or broken locks.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

 

David Jungerman charged in the murder of Kansas City lawyer Thomas Pickert

Raytown resident and businessman David Jumgerman has been charged with the muder of Thomas Pockert. The presumed motive was that Mr. Pickert won a multi million dollar judgement against Mr. Jungerman in a case involving Mr. Jungerman shooting unarmed trespassers on his property. Mr. Jungerman has twice made major news in the past. The first time was for suing the City of Raytown, claiming that the Police lost his Rolex watch, when he was arrested for pointing a weapon at children on his property. The second was for putting a large billboard on the side of a truck calling Democrats parasites. It was later revealed the Mr. Jungerman was the biggest recipient of Federal farm aid in the area. You can learn more on this by clicking HERE.  Some of the supportive links in this archived article no longer work.

The following videos are courtesy of KCTV 5 news, and we thank them for providing the code to embed these videos in this article.

http://www.kctv5.com/clip/14265616/raw-widow-of-slain-brookside-attorney-reflects-on-loss-of-husband
http://www.kctv5.com/clip/14265587/raw-charges-announced-in-murder-of-kansas-city-lawyer-thomas-pickert

Shooting Leaves One Wounded, Three Arrested

At about 8:25 PM Wednesday (January 17, 2018) Raytown Officers were called to the Valero Corner Store, 6509 Raytown Road, regarding a shooting in progress. Moments after the call was received, a vehicle arrived at police headquarters, 10000 E. 59 Street, which was occupied by an adult female passenger that had been shot at least twice. EMS was summoned while other officers, on patrol and those working an off-duty job, responded to the store. Officers there subsequently arrested two adult males, relating to the shooting. The woman was transported to an area hospital where she was listed in critical condition. The adult male that drove the female to police headquarters was also taken into custody relating to the incident at the store.

There were no other injuries reported and the investigation is ongoing.

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

Police say Jungerman not a suspect

From KMBC 9 NEWS

“During a police briefing on Thursday, authorities said detectives have talked to the owner of the van. They said the owner is not in custody, not a person of interest nor a suspect.

Raytown resident suspect in Brookside homicide

Police are looking for Raytown resident David Jungerman as a suspect in the murder of 30-year-old attorney Tom Pickert in front of the victim’s Brookside home. Mr. Pickert was a prominent Kansas City lawyer who recently won his client a 5 million dollar judgment against Mr. Jungerman.   Jungerman’s 1997 white Chevy van was seen fleeing the scene and has since been found.  click HERE for KCTV5 coverage on this story.

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Raytown Town Hall meeting on the budget

The Raytown Board of Aldermen moved their regular meting to 6:pm on Tuesday, Sept. 5th 2017 to have a town hall meeting on the proposed budget at 7:00 pm.

The town hall meeting was packed, with people seated in a spill over room, watching it on TV. At least 80% of the crowd seemed to be supporters. friends, police, or their family members.  While the meeting at times got loud and there was some heckling, the actual numbers of disruptive people were a small minority of the people attending and the Mayor did a decent job of settling them down.

City manager Cole did an overhead projector presentation of the details of the budget and the information table had plenty of copies of data from past years. The audience submitted questions with the aldermen and Mr. Cole responding to them. After that there was a public comments and questions from the podium. You can view the meeting video by clicking HERE.

The almost sole issue in the town hall meeting was the reduction of the amount of funds the Raytown Police Dept. requested.  The Raytown GeneraL fund has a projected income of 10 million and the police requested 7 million of it. The 7 million is above and beyond the 2.7 million from the Public Safety Sales Tax and the Capital Sales Tax.

The primary argument for the 7 million for the police was, give the police what they are asking for or we will not be safe. The primary position by the aldermen was, we don’t have the money. In truth the Aldermen could have given the police 2 million more, by draining the contingency funds, but that would have been a one year fix that would have left the City seriously weakened for any emergency that might occur. Once the fund is drained, there would be nothing left for the next year.  Other areas addressed by the audience were crime rates and crime spillover (implied KCMO residents not staying in their area), low property taxes, TIF mistakes. I did not have enough battery power to video tape the entire meeting, but do have audio for almost all of the meeting, and probably better than the city’s recording. I will post the audio and may be able to post specific requested video if it is earlier in the meeting.

Town Hall on budget 2017 audio

I am not interested in dwelling of all the negative statements about Raytown that were made to instill fear and justify expenditures. The bottom line is we cannot spend what we do not have.  We need to work to promote Raytown and Raytown businesses to increase tax revenues and every department in the city needs to tighten it’s belt.  Below are two charts that show the proposed budget and historical spending by department.

 

Ian McCarthy captured

Ian McCarthy was captured 7 or 8 miles south of Clinton Mo. on Highway U near Truman Lake. McCarthy was on foot and with a gunshot would. He Has been charged with the slaying of Clinton Officer Michael.

 

Robbery at 87th St. Phillips gas station

Murder suspect at large

Ian McCarthy has been charged with the murder of Clinton MO. police officer Gary Michael. The shooting occurred in Clinton MO. at about 10:45 pm on Sunday August 6th. Clinton is about an hour Drive South East from Raytown.

Click HERE for a KMBC channel 9 article on this news.

Police respond to armed robbery with shots fired at local loan store

Police were called to the 7300 block of Raytown Road on 06-06-2017 at around 1:30 P.M., after a robbery was reported at a local loan company. It was reported that a subject approached the business from the south on foot. Upon entering the business the subject displayed a hand gun and demanded money. As the subject fled the scene he fired shots in an unknown direction. Witnesses stated that the suspect left in black newer model Chevrolet Camaro in an unknown direction.

The man was described as standing between 6’00” and 6’04” with a thin build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, jeans and had a red bandana.

There were no injuries reported. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Tips Hotline, at 474-TIPS.

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Vehicle Taken in Armed Carjacking Located by KCMO Police

Vehicle Taken in Armed Carjacking Located by KCMO Police

Update: Kansas City, MO- Shortly after a female was carjacked in Raytown, MO, the Kansas City, MO Police located the victim’s vehicle. After a short pursuit, the vehicle crashed into a building in the 2600 block of Truman Road. One male was apprehended and transported to a local hospital. Detectives are not releasing his name at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

On 4-4-17, at approximately 2:50 p.m., Raytown Police Officers were called to the Raytown Schools Education and Conference Center located at 10750 E. MO 350 Highway, Raytown, MO 64138 on a reported carjacking that had occurred. The female victim reported that a white male followed her from the building to her vehicle. The male pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded the keys to her vehicle. The suspect left westbound from the area in the victim’s vehicle. There were no injuries reported. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477)

Help Raytown Police catch Dominique Byers killer

Help us solve the murder of Dominique Byers on January 28 ,2017, in Raytown, MO. Please take a look at the photos below and pay attention to the marking on the back of his hand and let us know if you recognize either man in the picture.
Call: 816 474 TIPS (8477)

Man Killed in Parking Lot Shooting Identified

A man killed in a shooting at a Raytown parking lot has been identified. Dominique D. Byers, a 23 year old Kansas City man has died as a result of the shooting Saturday night, 01-28-17, which occurred in the 6600 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Police were called at about 11:20 p.m. Saturday night regarding the sound of shots fired and a report that a man had been shot. Officers arrived and an adult man (Byers) that had been shot, in the parking lot. Byers was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made in connection to the incident. The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call TIPS Hotline, at 816-474-8477 (TIPS.)

Deceased Man Found Shot in Parking Lot

Raytown Police were called to a parking lot in the 6600 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard on Saturday night, 01-28-17, at about 11:20 p.m. The call was regarding the sound of shots fired and that someone had been shot. Officers arrived and found an adult man that had been shot, in the parking lot. He was deceased.

Detectives are questioning any witnesses and processing the scene. No arrests have been made in connection to the incident.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call TIPS Hotline, at 816-474-8477 (TIPS.)

Standoff Ends Peacefully, Man Found Shot

Raytown Police were called to a residence in the 10400 block of E. 78 Terrace on Saturday morning, 01-28-17, at about 4:10 am. regarding a disturbance. Officers arrived and contacted an adult female who said that a man had assaulted her then she shot at him with a gun and ran to a neighbor’s residence for help. She told police that she thought that the man had a gun also. The female was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Police attempted to contact the man at the residence, but no one would answer. Officers saw indications of movement from within the residence, but the man would not answer the door.

The Raytown SWAT and Crisis Negotiations Teams were called in to attempt to resolve the situation peacefully.

At about 9:25 am, SWAT officers made contact with the man inside the residence, without incident, but found that he had been shot. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Detectives continue to investigate and question those involved, so charges have not been filed yet.

Raytown Police seeking help locating a missing elderly female

mrsdaleOn 11/24/16 at 1048 P.M., Raytown Police was alerted by the family of Cenola Dale that she was missing. The family reported Ms. Dale had been missing since Thanksgiving evening when she walked away from the home, located in the area of 10400 block of East 69th Street in Raytown. Ms. Dale is a black female, 83 years of age approximately 5’0” and 160 lbs. She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, a skirt and a plaid scarf. Ms. Dale does not have a vehicle and uses public transportation to travel. Prior to Ms. Dale’s disappearance she had made statements of traveling to the area of Oklahoma City to see family. Ms. Dale has been without her required medication.

A Silver Alert was issued for Ms. Dale regarding her disappearance. If anyone knows her whereabouts or has any information please call the Tips hotline at (816) 474-TIPS (8477).

Man Killed in Gas Station Shooting Identified

A man killed in a shooting at a Raytown gas station has been identified. Marlin D. Williams, a 24 year old Kansas City man has died as a result of the shooting Saturday night, 11-19-16, which occurred in the 5200 block of Blue Ridge Cutoff.

One Man Dead Following Shooting at Gas Station

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One man has died after a shooting at a Raytown gas station in the 5200 block of Blue Ridge Cutoff on Saturday night, 11-19-16. Police were called at about 7:09 p.m. regarding the sound of shots fired. Officers arrived and found two adult men that had been shot, in the lot. Both men were transported to a hospital. One of the men has died, and the seriousness of injury to the other man was not known. The age and name of the deceased man was not known.

No arrests have been made in connection to the incident. The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call TIPS Hotline, at 816-474-8477 (TIPS.)

Raytown man charged with firing multiple times into vehicle, killing one, injuring others

deandre_m_jackson2A 24-year-old Raytown, MO, man faces a murder, assault and other felony charges for firing multiple times into a stranded vehicle with four women, killing one and injuring others, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Deandre M. Jackson, dob: 12/1/1991, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, three counts of Assault 1st Degree, and five counts of Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records filed today, police were dispatched on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, to 21st and Cleveland on a shooting and found four female victims who were suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims, Maryanna Pennington, died from her wounds.

Investigation of the scene, according to court records, revealed that the victim’s vehicle had stopped due to a broken front axle. The victims had called for assistance. Nearly three dozen shell casings were found at the scene around the vehicle. Witnesses and victims told police that a shooter was “Day Day” who was Deandre Jackson. One said he had been fighting with one of the victims that day. Another witness also identified the defendant as the person who opened up the front passenger door of the stranded vehicle and shot into the vehicle.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $500,000 cash. The case remains under investigation.

 

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Raytown man arrested in Brookside

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Raymond C. Hoblia

A 35 year old Raytown resident Raymond C. Hoblia was arrested in the Brookside area of Kansas City. A man in the 400 block of W. 59th Terrace saw Hoblia trying to open a sliding door side of his home. The he called police. Officers already nearby responded. The officers found the suspect in a nearby house. A K-9 officer was brought in and apprehended Hoblia who was hiding in a bedroom closet.

While all the news refers to Hoblia as a Kansas City man, the charging documents give his address in the 5900 block of Kentucky Ave. which is in the heart of Raytown. Hoblia has felony convictions in 2001 for Robbery and Armed Criminal Action and another conviction in 2011 for Burglary. Both these convictions were for crimes committed in Jackson County, MO.

RaytownOnline thanks FOX 4 for providing code to embed their video in this article.

Police identify suspect in home theft video

A 91 year old Raytown resident was robbed recently in her home.  After items in the home started disappearing, the woman’s son installed a surveillance system in the home and the theft was caught on video.

RaytownOnline thanks KCTV for providing code to embed their coverage of this.

Click HERE for the full KCTV article