From a Raytown Police Dept. Press Release
On December 16th, members of the Raytown Police Department gathered for our annual Awards Ceremony. This event is held to honor and recognize employee accomplishments and service to the City of Raytown. This year’s award winners:
OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Det. Jimmy Wolsey
Detective Wolsey was nominated and selected for Officer of the Year for many reasons, including his attitude, work ethic, and contribution to the mission of the Raytown Police Department.
Detective Wolsey does not hesitate to work through long, complex investigations and has spent many hours to further a cold homicide case as well as several other recent homicides and high priority cases this year. He truly enjoys his work, and it shows in his positive attitude that he brings to work every day.
Detective Wolsey has also taken on a substantial amount of duties and responsibilities outside out of his primary assignment, including Crisis Negotiations and Public Information Officer. Detective Wolsey is quick to help other detectives with their cases and shares his experience and knowledge with new detectives, both during their training periods and after. Detective Wolsey is a part of a great unit of detectives that work well together and is an asset to the Unit and the department as a whole.
It is with our gratitude that we recognize Detective Jimmy Wolsey as our Officer of the Year.
RESERVE OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Officer Jeff Keith
Officer Keith started his career with the Raytown Police Department on September 10th, 1979 and retired on February 11th, 2012 and remained on as a reserve officer for the department. Since retiring, Officer Keith has assisted in the Records Unit whenever they needed shift coverage.
In addition to his work in the Records Unit, Officer Keith has always assisted in the Detention Unit and Property & Evidence Room. In May 2014, Officer Keith helped the Detention Unit demolish and remove old cabinets and furniture and install the new counters and storage. He also began training in the Property & Evidence Room so he could fill in for the Evidence Technician while she is on maternity leave.
Officer Keith is always willing to serve at a moment’s notice and assist in various units throughout the department. It is commitment, dedication, and enthusiasm that make him a valuable asset to our Department and it is with our gratitude that we recognize Officer Keith as our Reserve Officer of the Year.
CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR
Kyle started his career with the Raytown Police Department as the crime analyst in 2010. He has proved to be a major asset to the Investigations Unit and invaluable to the success of the Department. He always makes himself available and places everything to the side to help with a current situation that needs to be addressed. He played a key role in helping to solve all three homicides in 2014 by gathering intelligence on dozens of suspects, witnesses, and victims. Kyle has created flow charts, timelines and has assisted outside agencies with their work regarding a group of over 30 subjects who have been involved in multiple homicides and shootings throughout the Kansas City metro area, including at least three shootings in Raytown. In addition to his regular duties, Kyle is also a valuable member of the Crisis Negotiation Team. He is the current President of the Mid-America Regional Crime Analysis Network (MARCAN) and the Training Director for the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) and has been a key in the development of the new Raytown Police Department Website. It is with our gratitude that we recognize Kyle as our Civilian of the Year.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
After attending the first New Citizen’s Academy in 2012, Todd stepped up to volunteer for future Citizen’s Academies, National Night Out events, and helped with any project that was presented to him. Late in 2013 he applied for and was accepted into the “Volunteers in Police Service” Program. Todd has worked on a variety of projects for the department while simultaneously working a full time job and handling family obligations. For example, he has worked with Property & Evidence Technician Beth Bennett to help with entering property information. Todd has volunteered for over 70 hours this year, saving the department valuable time and resources. It is with our gratitude that we recognize Todd as our Volunteer of the Year.
Officer Frank McDevitt
(The Lifesaving Award is granted to any member of the Department for a successful effort in saving a human life, which involved exceptional courage or performance.)
On Halloween night of this year, officers were told via police radio about a possible intoxicated driver traveling southbound on Raytown Rd and they began to search the area. As they searched in area of Raytown Rd and Gregory Blvd, they saw a car driving south that was on fire. The car came to a stop in the middle of the intersection where it continued to burn.
Officer McDevitt was one of the first officers on the scene. With complete disregard for his own safety, he took decisive action immediately and ran up to the driver’s side door. The driver was still inside the car and not reacting to the fire, even though the passenger side was completely engulfed in flames. Officer McDevitt had only moments to open the door, unbuckle the seat belt, and physically pull the driver out of the car to safety, before the driver’s compartment was fully engulfed in flames.
It was found that the driver of the car was highly intoxicated and without the response and actions of Officer McDevitt, he would have certainly been severely burned or even killed by the fire. It is with his selfless actions in mind that we are proud to present Officer Frank McDevitt the Life Saving Award.
Malcolm D. Johnson, 25 from Kansas City, has been charged with the Oct. 24th murder of Monteario Hogan. Mr. Hogan was found lying on the pavement behind the Family Dollar Store at 5242 Blue Ridge Blvd at about 10:00 PM. Witnesses stated that the victim had earlier lifted his shirt to display a gun during an argument in the nearby McDonald’s and that Johnson arrived later in response to a phone call from a party to the disagreement.
From the Raytown Police Dept. Nov. 25th press release.
A 25-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Monteario Hogan in Raytown on Oct. 24, 2014, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Malcolm D. Johnson, dob: 8/14/1989, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, Hogan was found lying outside a Family Dollar Store in the 5200 block of Blue Ridge Blvd in Raytown. Witnesses told Raytown Police that they observed Johnson shooting at the victim and get into a vehicle and leave at a high rate of speed.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000.
The charges against Johnson were filed earlier this month but not released until today. He was recently taken into custody.
Raytown Police Chief Jim Lynch announced today that Raytown Police Sergeant Michael “Mike” McDonough, will be retiring after serving the residents of Raytown for 40 years. Sgt. McDonough’s retirement date is 01-02-2015.
Sgt. McDonough first started working for the City of Raytown in the Street Department, in 1974. In August 1975, Sgt. McDonough started his police career as a district patrol officer, later becoming a detective, a fire investigator, and has been the Sergeant over the Detention Unit, Investigations and then Traffic, where he currently serves. He has worked in almost every facet of police work. Among his career accomplishments, are Raytown Police Officer of the Year and the Lifesaving Award from the Metropolitan Chiefs and Sheriffs Association. Sgt. McDonough also received the Raytown Fire District James Schneider Award for Lifesaving.
Sgt. McDonough was the recipient of a 2014 Truman Heartland Community Foundation Outstanding Citizen Award. The Outstanding Citizen Award honors area citizens in our communities who, thanks to their service and charitable support, have made significant contributions to the places where we live and work.
Sgt. McDonough is the Secretary of the Raytown Police Benefit Fund. During his tenure, the Fund has been involved in many fundraising events. In the last ten years, nearly $150,000.00 has been raised for local charities including Hope House, Raytown Emergency Assistance Program (REAP), Raytown Educational Foundation, Shriner’s Hospital, and Truman Heartland Community Foundation.
Sgt. McDonough is a past Board Member of the Friends of the Rice-Tremonti Home and current Board Member of REAP, and remains very involved with REAP’s events and efforts.
Sgt. McDonough, nearly lifelong Raytown resident, was elected to the Raytown Charter Commission, where he has joined other Commissioners in writing, and later proposing, a Charter for the City of Raytown.
The man found shot by Raytown Police in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 5200 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard on Friday Night, 10-24-2014, has been identified as Monteario Hogan, 22 years old, of Kansas City, Missouri. The Raytown Police are actively investigating the incident, and there are no persons of interest in custody.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 816-474-TIPS.
Raytown Police were called to the parking lot of a shopping center in the 5200 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard on Friday night, 10-24-2014, around 9:52 p.m., regarding the sound of gunshots. Officers arrived and found an unresponsive black male, who appeared to be in his 20’s, who had been shot. He was taken to an area hospital, where he died. The man’s identity has not been confirmed and will not be released at this time. There is no suspect information and no persons of interest are in custody at this time.
An investigation of the incident is underway. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
Minutes after 11:00 pm, on Monday night, 10-07-2014, four black males, armed with guns, forced their way into a residence in the 8400 block of Woodson Court and demanded money and drugs. Minutes later, the males left the residence with a small amount of money and a television. There was no suspect vehicle description. An adult female resident, who was home alone at the time, was uninjured, but shaken. The suspects were described as:
1. Black male, 20’s, dark skin complexion, short, 5’5” tall, 150 pounds, wearing an orange and/or red hoodie.
2. Black male, 20’s-30’s, light skin complexion, tall, 6”00”, 180 pounds
3. Black male
4. Black male
It was believed that the residents were not the intended target of the Robbery, as the family had recently moved into the home. Raytown Detectives responded to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS (8477).
Raytown Police were alerted to a Raytown High School student that noticed a suspicious man near East 63rd Street and Hedges Street, on Thursday afternoon, 10-02-2014 around 2:30 p.m. The student, a 15 year old female, was walking home from the school bus stop when a red pickup truck drove by very slowly. The student felt as if the man driving the truck was watching her, and observed him waving as he passed by. The man was driving a newer model, red, two door pickup truck and was described an older white male, between 40-50 years old, balding, and wearing a grey t- shirt. The man never stopped the truck and left the area at a slow speed. There is no further description of the man or truck, at this time. The investigation of the incident is underway.
Raytown Police encourage parents to talk to their children about strangers and recognizing, and how to handle, potentially dangerous situations. Parents may choose to use the resources of the National Crime Prevention Council’s website, http://www.ncpc.org/topics/violent-crime-and-personal-safety/strangers, to start that conversation.
David Flores, a 19 year old Raytown man, was charged with shooting his mother after a disturbance in the home, in the 8600 block on Stark, on the evening of Sunday, 09-07-2014. Flores fled the scene and the woman suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to her hip.
Flores was charged with 1st Degree Assault, Armed Criminal Action and Tampering 1st Degree/Stolen Auto, on 09-08-2014. Flores was taken into custody by the Raytown Police Department on 09-20-2014.
On Saturday, September 27th, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Raytown Police Department will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The public may bring medications for disposal to the parking lots of Raytown City Hall, 10000 E. 59th Street, or Apple Market, E. 350 Highway and Raytown Road. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
During this event, officers will be accepting unwanted prescription medications, but will not be accepting aerosols, inhalers, hypodermic syringes or other sharps.
The Raytown Police also have a receptacle for citizens to deposit their unwanted prescription drugs at any time. The mailbox-shaped, steel box is located in the lobby of Police Headquarters. The public may drop off unwanted prescription and over the counter drugs, excluding sharps/syringes, and pressurized aerosols/inhalers, at any time, anonymously. The box was donated by the Public Water Supply District #2 as a means to protect the public and our water supply.
Joe Shockey, Jr., a 46 year old Raytown man, was charged in relation to two fires near the Woodson Village shopping center, 63rd Street and Woodson, Raytown, on Thursday morning, 07-03-2014. One fire was a dumpster fire and the second, about two hours later, was a vehicle fire.
Shockey was charged with two counts of Knowingly Burning or Exploding, Felony, on 09-08-2014. Shockey was arrested by the Raytown Police Department on 09-19-2014
Raytown Police released the booking photo of accused murderer Jayron Wright today. Wright is accused of murdering Patterson Jennings at 69th
and Hunter on August 26th of this year.
Local police obtained a subpoena for location information for the victim’s cell phone. Using information from the result of that subpoena, they were able to locate the victims cell phone on the East side of I-435, just north of 63rd St. Information from that cell phone indicated the last call was to a Jayron J. Wright.
A court order was allowed the police to get the phone records for the suspects phone, and those records revealed that The Victim and Wright talked 6 times between 11:19 pm on Aug. 25 and 1:02 am on Aug. 26th. It also revealed that the suspect was in the vicinity of the crime.
On 9/16/2014 local police were informed by the Kansas City Kansas Police that Jayron Wright was in custody in Wyandotte County, KS for a burglary stop order, traffic, and drug charges that occurred on 9-16-14. Local police interviewed Mr. Wright in Kansas after he waved his Miranda Rights.
Subsequent to that interview and interviews with other acquaintances of Mr. Wright, he has been charged with murder in the 2nd degree and armed criminal action.