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Mar 18 2013
Mar 16 2013
This is from the “Statement of Probable Cause” concerning the recent incident at Dollar General on 350 Highway.
On 03-15-13, at approximately 2110 hours, Brandon D. Burkhardt (a white male born on 05- 11-93) assaulted an employee at the Dollar General located at 9047 E. 350 Highway, Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri 64133 with a knife. The employee was identified as xxx (a white male born on 08-29-90). Mr. Burkhardt waited until Mr. xxxx opened the front door, for the last customer to exit, before he forced his way into the store. An altercation took place between the two men that resulted in Mr. xxxx receiving injuries from the knife that Mr. Burkhardt displayed in his left hand as he entered the store. Mr. xxxx was able to run from Mr. Burkhardt and, with the aid of a coworker named xxxx (a white female born on 03-21-87), lock the front door from the outside; the result kept Mr. Burkhardt separate from both Mr. xxxx and Ms. xxxx and locked him inside for a short period of time. Ms. xxxx called 911 and members of the Raytown Police Department, Fire Department, and Emergency Medical Services arrived to secure the scene and medically treat Mr. xxxx; he was ultimately transported to Research Medical Center. Mr. xxxxx’ s injury was listed as a puncture wound, approximately one inch in length and one inch in depth, to the area of his upper right buttock.
Mr. xxxxx was kept overnight at the hospital.
Ms. xxxxx eye witness account
According to Ms. xxxxx, at approximately 9:05P.M, Mr. xxxxx was helping the last customer out of the store when Mr. Burkhardt came in through the front door and yelled, “I’m going to (deleted curseword) kill you!” Ms. xxxxx advised that Mr. Burkhardt and Mr. xxxx started fighting, with both of them holding the other in a headlock. Ms. xxxxx advised that Mr. Burkhardt had a knife in his hand; she described the knife as having a black blade approximately three to four inches in length. Ms. xxxxx said that Mr. Burkhardt stabbed Mr. xxxxx and they separated. She advised that Mr. Burkhardt chased Mr. xxxxx around the store until she yelled for him to go outside. According to Ms. xxxxx, she and Mr. xxxxx ran outside the front doors and locked Mr. Burkhardt inside the building.
The Suspect is caught.
At approximately 2328 hours, Raytown Patrol Officer Uriel Ojeda, located Mr. Burkhardt near the Raytown Water Company water tower located in the 9000 block of Gregory Boulevard, located south of the Dollar General.
Sources for RaytownOnline.com stated that the suspect in the reported armed robbery was a former employee, who was dismissed from employment recently. They go on to state that the suspect cased Dollar General for an extended period of time from across 350 Highway before crossing to confront the manager that fired him and stabbing his former manager with a knife. Another brave young female Dollar General employee rushed the injured manager out of the store to another store to the West in the strip of shops. Raytown Police were called, arrived and found the suspect still in the Dollar General store hiding.
Mar 16 2013
Raytown Police Dept. Press release #1
On 03/15/2013 at approximately 9:10 p.m., police responded to an armed robbery in progress at a store located in the 9000 block of 350 highway, Raytown, Missouri. One employee was found injured when police arrived. The suspect was believed to still be inside the business. Police searched the business and found that the suspect had escaped. The suspect was described as a white man in his early twenties, wearing a red plaid shirt and blue jeans. Police believe he is armed with a knife.
Raytown Police Dept. Press release #2
The Raytown Police have advised that the have taken a party in custody for questioning in regard to the Robbery that occurred earlier this evening in the 9000 block of 350 highway. The incident is still under investigation and there are no further details to release at this time.
Mar 11 2013
Mar 11 2013
At the February 19th Board of Alderman meeting, Chief of Police Jim Lynch presented Public Water District #2 Manager, Pat Ertz, Board Member, Jim McClanahan, and Secretary of the Board, Richard Tush, with an award for the water district donating a drug take back box to the City of Raytown.
The dug take back box is located in the lobby of the Raytown Police Department and is for the disposal of prescription and over the counter medication.
The City of Raytown will benefit from the reduction in both the risk of contaminating the water supply and from the illegal actives related to many prescription drug use that occurs when others raid medicine cabinets for forgotten prescription drugs.
Mar 07 2013
Raytown Police are Cracking Down on Impaired Driving. Law enforcement officers across Missouri will be cracking down on impaired drivers with increased enforcement March 14th thru March 17th. Raytown Police will be participating in this effort. In 2012, 231 people were killed and 841 seriously injured on Missouri roadways in crashes involving alcohol and drugs.
Mar 06 2013
The Raytown Police Department announced today they are joining with statewide law enforcement March 15-31 for an aggressive youth seat belt mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities.
Only 66 percent of Missouri teens wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Eight out of ten teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.
Under the Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) law, teens are required to wear their seat belt as it’s a primary offense, meaning they can be pulled over solely for not wearing their seat belt.
Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up seat belt enforcement. The Police will be out there to remind you seat belts can – and do – save lives. Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
Buckle Up and Arrive Alive. For information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.
Mar 04 2013
Feb 26 2013
Feb 21 2013
The Raytown Police Department request non-injury accidents be walked into Police Station due to the snow storm.
Feb 20 2013
Feb 14 2013
Raytown Police were called to the 5300 block of Appleton today (02-14-13) at about 1:00 p.m., on a report of a disturbance. When officers arrived they found a woman outside, who had suffered minor facial injuries. She said that her husband, a 35 year old man, had assaulted her and ran back inside their house. Prior to entering the house, he made a comment that could be interpreted as suicidal in nature. The officers attempted to contact the man, but did not receive a response. Police were unable to confirm that the man still remained in the residence. The presence of any weapons, in the residence, was unknown. The Raytown Police Tactical team was called to the scene. Negotiators attempted phone contact with the man, but were unsuccessful.
At about 4:00 p.m., officers entered the home and found that no one was present. Police personnel cleared the scene and the investigation was ongoing.
Feb 11 2013
Feb 06 2013
Usually Monday marks the first day of a long work week and this Monday was like any other for one Raytown resident living in the 8300 block of Elm when the homeowner left for work today (01-28-2013). One difference however was a phone call from the Police saying Detectives were in her house and it had just been burglarized. Raytown Police Officer’s responded to the area of 83rd Street and Elm around 1:00 p.m. to investigate a report of a person “breaking into” a house. When Police arrived they surrounded the house and confirmed someone was inside. A black man in his late teens ran out of the house and Police chased him on foot for a short time. The man was taken into custody and held on an investigative hold. Charges are pending with The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office and the investigation is ongoing. Police credit alert neighbors that did not hesitate to call the police.
Three horses belonging to Diana Douglas were stolen on Jan. 9th from the Raytown Equestrian Park on 63rd Street. The horses descritions are a black gelding Tennessee Walker, black mare Standard Breed and a a greyish-white mare Quarter Horse.
We thank FOX4KC for providing the code to embed there video coverage of the theft.
Jan 22 2013