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Jackson County Prosecutor Baker on KCNOVA

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.

Craigslist Caper Preys In Raytown & 10 Tips To Avoid Being a Target

raytown-police-looking-for-graphic-designer-to-design-new-logo-patchFrom 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.

  1. Trust your instincts.
  2. Don’t go alone.
  3. Insist to meet at a public place such as a police department.
  4. Do not meet in a secluded area.
  5. Do not invite strangers into your home, and do not go to theirs.
  6. Be cautious when buying/selling high value items.
  7. Perform the transaction during daylight hours.
  8. If it sounds too good to be true, it normally is.
  9. Tell a friend or family member about your intentions.
  10. 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).


 

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Raytown Twin Brothers charged with Rape

From the Raytown Police Dept.

Two Raytown brothers have been charged in an alleged rape of a woman in her Raytown apartment, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mark C. Hill and Matthew J. Hill, both born on 1/13/1998, faces a charge of Rape ro Attempted Rape 1st Degree.*

 

 

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According to court records, the victim, 18, told Raytown Police who responded to the scene in the 9200 block of E. 54th Terrace in Raytown that the Hill brothers, who lived nearby, and at least one other man refused to leave her apartment after entering. They grabbed her and dragged her by the hair, stripped her and forced her to repeatedly have sexual intercourse over about an hour.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000.


From other sources…

The victim named a third attacker so far only identified as James.  The accused are claiming they had consent, but security footage from the accused’s apartment complex has an audio of the accused making statements that are contrary to their claims of consent.

 

 

Raytown Police to Host Citizen’s Police Academy, Fall of 2015

raytown-police-looking-for-graphic-designer-to-design-new-logo-patchThe Raytown Police Department will host a Citizen’s Police Academy from September 9th to October 28th, 2015. The Citizen’s Police Academy gives citizens a chance to learn about the police department and how it operates. Topics covered during this 8 week program include: crime analysis, patrol operations, and many other police functions, units, and divisions. The instructors are the police officers and civilians that actually perform the work.

The academy sessions will be held on Wednesday nights, generally from 5:30 pm to 8:45 pm. It will be held at the Raytown branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL,) 6131 Raytown Road.

To register for the Academy:

 Visit the MCPL Events calendar (Raytown,) http://www.mymcpl.org/events
 Register in person at the Raytown MCPL
 Call the library at 816-353-2052, to register by phone

Upon registration, prospective participants will be contacted by the Raytown Police Department, which must complete a background check on all participants before confirming enrollment in this program. Participants must be at least 18 years old to participate in this program.

 

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2 Armed Men Surprise School Board Member’s Husband During Early Morning Robbery

From the Raytown Police Blotter…

On June 2nd at 1:00 AM Raytown Police officers were called to a home in the 8400 Block of Woodson Drive for 2 black males that had assaulted a home owner and his family during a robbery. Officers contacted the home owner and were told that when he arrived home and opened his garage door he was approached by 2 black males armed with handguns and forced into his residence.  When taken inside, the suspects demanded items from his home and he fought back in an attempt to protect his family.  During the struggle the home owner was injured and transported to a local hospital for evaluation.  The suspects were last seen driving away from the area in a red Monte Carlo.

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


 

Other sources identified the victim as 69-year-old John Saulsberry, who is married to Raytown School Board member Bobbie Saulsberry.  The area of 84th and Woodson has had multiple burglaries in the last month.

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Raytown Police to Host Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

The Raytown Police Department will be hosting free CERT training, beginning June 5, 2015. The training provides an excellent opportunity to learn about preparing yourself and your family for a variety of emergencies and disasters that could affect our community. Training includes basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. The program culminates with a mock disaster exercise where the participants put CERT skills to use. For more information about CERT, please visit http://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps.

Classes will be held on:

Friday, June 5, 2015: 6:00 pm to 10 pm-Raytown PD Station-10000 E. 59 St.

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm-Raytown EMS-10020 E. 66 Tr.

Friday, June 12, 2015, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm-Raytown PD Station-10000 E. 59 St.

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm-Raytown FD Station 1-6020 Raytown Trafficway

Participants must be 17 years old, or older and will be required to complete an enrollment form and a background check.

For an enrollment form, or more information, contact Melanie Lanigan at 816-737-6022, or laniganm@raytownpolice.org.

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The Raytown Times response to Police Chief Lynch’s Letter to the Editor

Recently Police Chief Lynch submitted a letter to RaytownOnline.com. It met our standards and was published. In some ways it was cryptic, as it was in response to an article in the Raytown Times, that was not published on RaytownOnline.com.  The Raytown Times has given permission to reprint their piece on the matter of the Raytown Police Pension Fund. 


 

Raytown is indebted to the Police Pension Fund to the tune of $7.5 million and it could be 20 to 30 years, or more, before that debt is retired, depending on market fluctuations.

A third party hired by the Police Pension Board indicated the fund would have to show a 20 percent return annually to be fully funded, leading city officials to believe that the fund could no longer be sustained. Police Chief Jim Lynch disagreed with that assumption, holding that stock market gains would grow assets and require less contribution from the city.

In January 2014 the Board of Aldermen moved all current sworn officers of the police department into the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System (LAGERS) with other city employees. Officers who were vested with at least 10 years of service at the time of the change will continue to draw part of their pensions from the Police Pension Fund and part from LAGERS. The change will have no affect on retired officers, or widows, already drawing pensions.

The Police Pension Fund has been in existence since 1966. The city’s contribution to the fund grew through the years and remained 100 percent funded until 2000. The unfunded liability grew from about $74,000 in 2000 to more than 3.3 million in 2005. It ballooned to $7.5 million by 2014. In that six-year period, 2000-2005, the city ‘s contribution to the fund rose from $110,000 annually, or 6.7 percent of payroll, to nearly $420,000, or 17.8 percent of payroll. By December 2010 the city’s contribution to the pension fund grew to $747,643, or 25.1 percent of payroll, and city officials became worried about its sustainability.

Police officers contributed 3 percent of their pay to the pension fund up until 1999. The Board of Aldermen ended the practice that year, prompted by new rules from the Internal Revenue Service that prevented pension funds from piling up surpluses.

In 2004, a study showed that Raytown police salaries were the lowest of all surrounding departments and a 5.5 percent salary adjustment was enacted. For the next six years the salaries were raised annually by 5.5 percent, thus annually increasing the city’s contribution to police pensions. Those increases put the department into a competitive position among suburban departments.

There is discrepancy in how those raises were enacted, however. Lynch maintains the pay plan was approved by the Board of Aldermen in 2004. Approval by the city could not be found in city records.

The stock market collapse in 2008 immediately reduced the pension fund assets by $1.5 million, thus increasing the city’s contributions even more. Facing a budget bind, the city froze all city employee salaries in 2009, bringing an end to the annual 5.5 percent increases for police. All employees received a 3 percent increase in November 20 14, the first since the recession hit.

Normal retirement for police officers is 55 years of age with 20 years of service. The police department provided the Times a spread sheet showing a range of retiree pensions and the percentages of their pay at the time of retirement. Pension amounts range from $14,376 annually (22 percent of final compensation) to $79,800 (112 percent of final compensation). The lowest was a patrolman who retired early at the age of 46; the highest was a sergeant who worked nine years beyond his retirement age of 55. Pension benefits grow substantially when officers work over 20 years and past the age of 55.

In summary, city leaders felt strongly that the Police Pension Fund could not be sustained while police officials believed it could with improving market conditions. The two sides finally agreed to move police officers to the LAGERS plan, but philosophical differences between the two remain. It is important to realize that during the period from 2000 to 2014, the political landscape changed with new administrators and new elected leaders. All were factors in creating “The Perfect Storm” of controversy over the Police Pension Fund.

Two Men Charged in Raytown Armed Robberies

Two men connected by Johnson County, Kan., police to an armed robbery and murder of a gun shop owner there earlier this year have now been charged in connection with two Raytown robberies and an assault, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

londro-patterson-mugLondro Patterson III, 20, of New Century, KS, faces Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*

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In addition, Hakeem Malik, 18, of New Century, KS, faces Robbery 1st Degree.*

According to court records, Patterson’s charges relate to the robbery and assault of a store employee at the Whiskey Barrel liquor store on Raytown Road in January. During that robbery, one employee was shot. Malik’s charges relate to the robbery in late December 2014 of the Kwik Auto Finance business on Blue Ridge Blvd in Raytown.

Both defendants remain in custody in Johnson County, Kan.

Car Thief Strikes at 63rd St. Quick Trip

Bold Car Thief’s Identity Sought by Police

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Raytown Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man that stole a car at a gas station in the 8700 block of East 63 Street, Friday morning, 03-20-15. The man was seen entering and driving away in the vehicle, a gray 2008 Nissan Maxima, which was parked in front of the store. The theft happened at about 7:34 AM, while there were several customers in and around the store. The car has not been located.

The man was wearing a black Carhartt-style jacket, yellow shirt, yellow gloves, and a black backpack.

Images of the thief were obtained and released by the police in an effort to identify the man.

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

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