Raytown Police Department

  • Agency: Raytown Police Department
  • Address: 10000 E 59th St, Raytown , 64133 MO
  • Chief: James B Lynch (Chief of Police)
Phone: 816-737-6020
Fax: 816-737-6108

Raytown Police Department is located at 10000 E 59th St, Raytown , 64133 MO. The Chief of Police of the department is James B Lynch. The Raytown Police Department phone number is 816-737-6020.

Raytown Police Department News

The loss of fellow law enforcement officers is felt by everyone here at the Raytown Police Department. We would like to send our condolences to the members of the Wyandotte County Sheriffs Department and the families of both deputies as they deal with the tragedy that occurred yesterday.

Thank you to Raytown Connection Point Church for hosting Kids Day at Kenagy today. You still have time to enjoy the fun if you haven't had a chance to stop by yet; doesn't end until 1pm today.

Police Locate Woman Seen in Video, Metro Squad Disbands Raytown MO – Police have contacted the unknown black female seen in surveillance video at Applebee’s prior to the incident where a man suffered a gunshot on June 8, 2018. The Metro Squad, investigating the shooting of Sammy Holmes, a 30-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man, sought the public’s help in identifying a black female. Late last night, June 11, 2018, the Metro Squad disbanded and the investigation will continue with the Raytown Police Department. The Metro Squad convened on June 9, 2018, with many investigators from both sides of the state line participating in the investigation. Police continue to ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). Chief Lynch and the Raytown Police Department wish to thank each member of the Metro Squad staff for their hard work. Report 18-1677

**Update** Female has been contacted. The investigation will continue. Metro Squad Releases Additional Video to Identify Female Raytown MO – The Metro Squad, investigating the shooting of Sammy Holmes, a 30 year old Kansas City, Kansas man, has released additional video and photos in an effort to identify a black female seen in surveillance video at Applebee’s prior to the incident where Holmes suffered a gunshot. The female was seen on video wearing a dark sleeveless shirt and patterned shorts or skirt. Investigators wish to speak with the female. She is asked to call the TIPS Hotline so that investigators may contact her. The additional video was released by police this afternoon. It can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ZtAmFWwGIw0. Police are also seeking tips on the incident itself. Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). The incident occurred at approximately 5:57 PM on 06-08-18, in the Applebee’s parking lot, 9330 E. 350 Highway. The Metro Squad convened on June, 9, 2018, and the investigation is ongoing. Report 18-1677

**Update** Female has been contacted. The investigation will continue. ***PLEASE SHARE*** Metro Squad Seeks Identity of Female, Releases Video Raytown MO – The Metro Squad, investigating the shooting of Sammy Holmes, a 30 year old Kansas City, Kansas man, seeks the public’s help in identifying a black female seen in surveillance video at Applebee’s prior to the incident where Sammy Holmes suffered a gunshot. The female was seen in video wearing a dark sleeveless shirt and patterned shorts or skirt. Investigators wish to speak with the female. The female is asked to call TIPS Hotline so that investigators may contact her. The female is pictured in a surveillance video segment, which was released by police this afternoon. The video may be viewed at this link: https://youtu.be/XyHUPCzOYcU. Police are also seeking tips on the incident itself. Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). The incident occurred at approximately 5:57 PM on 06-08-18, in the Applebee’s parking lot, 9330 E. 350 Highway. The Metro Squad convened on June, 9, 2018, and the investigation is ongoing. Report 18-1677

Man Dies from Gunshot Wound, Metro Squad Activated Raytown MO – Sammy Holmes, a 30 year old Kansas City, Kansas man, died overnight after being shot in the parking lot of Applebee’s, 9330 E. 350 Highway. Raytown Police requested the assistance of the Metro Squad. The Metro Squad, consisting of 13 detectives, convened today, June 9, 2018. The incident occurred in a high traffic shopping area and along 350 Highway. Police believe that someone may have seen the incident or activity that will be valuable to the investigation. Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). The shooting occurred at approximately 5:57 PM yesterday, 06-08-18. Officers were called to the parking lot of Applebee’s for a report of shots fired. Moments after officers arrived, it was reported that a car had crashed nearby at Sonic, 9014 E. 350 Highway, and Holmes was lying in the street. It was discovered that Holmes had been shot. It was believed that Holmes had been shot in the parking lot of Applebee’s then was found near Sonic. Holmes was transported to an area hospital for treatment where he later died. The investigation is ongoing. No suspect information is available at this time. Report 18-1677

Shots Fired Sends One to the Hospital Raytown MO - At approximately 5:57 PM today, 06-08-18, officers were called to the parking lot of Applebee’s, 9330 E. 350 Highway, for a report of shots fired. Moments after officers arrived, it was reported that a car had crashed nearby at Sonic, 9014 E. 350 Highway, and man was lying in the street. It was discovered that the man had been shot. It was believed that the man had been shot in the parking lot of Applebee’s was the same man that was found near Sonic. The man was transported to an area hospital for treatment. He was listed in critical condition. The investigation was underway. No victim or suspect information is available at this time. Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). Report 18-1677

***Post Edited*** Original post was corrected to show this was first reported at Minit Mart and not Conoco Police Warn Of Skimmers Found At Gas Pumps Raytown MO- On Monday June 4th at approximately 8:28 AM police were sent to the Minit Mart 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). Reports 18-1609, 18-1614

Our VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service) have been hard at work planning the 2018 Safety Fair. Our motto for this year is "Arming you with knowledge today for a safer tomorrow." Here are a few of the many exhibitors who will be joining us. There are more activities and exhibitors to be added, so watch for future posts!

Police Warn Of Skimmers Found At Gas Pumps Raytown MO- 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). Reports 18-1609, 18-1614

Man Charged After Shooting, Standoff Raytown MO- The Office of Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney, has charged Larry B. Sommerville, a 52 year old Raytown man, with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, a Class D Felony. Bond has been set at $25,000. The charges stem from a shooting and standoff that occurred yesterday (June 2, 2018.) Detectives from both agencies continue to investigate, with future charges possible. On the morning of June 2, 2018, police officers were called to an apartment in the 10300 block of 63rd Street for an adult male resident, who was wounded. When officers arrived, they learned that the man had been shot by Sommerville, within the same building, overnight. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment, and was later released and was expected to recover. Missouri State Highway Patrol investigators arrived to investigate the incident, with Raytown officers assisting. The Missouri State Highway Patrol SWAT team was summoned to the scene, due to the dangerous nature of the incident. Sommerville refused to communicate with police and exit the apartment peacefully. Eventually, a form of “tear gas” was introduced into Sommerville’s apartment. Several minutes later, Sommerville was taken into custody. Sommerville was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation and was later released to police. Report 18-1597

Arrest Made After Overnight Shooting, Standoff Raytown MO- At approximately 6:50 AM today, June 2, 2018, police officers were called to an apartment in the 10300 block of 63rd Street for an adult male resident, who was wounded. When officers arrived, they learned that the man had been shot by an adult male neighbor, within the same building, overnight. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment, and was later released and was expected to recover. Missouri State Highway Patrol investigators arrived to investigate the incident, with Raytown officers assisting. The Missouri State Highway Patrol SWAT team was summoned to the scene, due to the dangerous nature of the incident. The neighbor (suspect,) refused to communicate with police and exit the apartment peacefully. Eventually, a form of “tear gas” was introduced into the suspect’s apartment. Several minutes later, the suspect was taken into custody. The suspect was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation and was later released to police. The suspect is in custody but has not been charged at this time. Detectives from both agencies continue to investigate. Report 18-1597

Be smart, be safe, and have a great weekend!

Remember to #moveover as you travel this weekend (and always)

Happy National EMS Week to our Raytown Emergency Medical Services! Their great staff works tirelessly, day and night, to help our community when we need them the most! Every one of us at the Police Department is so grateful for each of them, and appreciate everything they do. Join us today in telling them “Thank You!”

Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Chad Russell, Griffin & Clarks for this awesome gift to our Officers. We appreciate your hard work.

If you have dispatch experience or don't have experience but have interest in being a dispatcher, please apply online at www.raytownpolice.org!

Thank you to River Church & Taking It To The Streets for lunch today. We appreciate it! 🍕

Thank you to Spring Valley Baptist Church for all the sweet treats today. We appreciate it! 🍪🍇🍎

President Kennedy signed a proclamation in 1962 designating May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week it falls in as National Police Week. The Raytown Police Department would like to thank all of the women and men in Law Enforcement throughout the nation and especially the Kansas City Metro Area that gave the ultimate sacrifice for their communities. We ask that you take a moment on May 15th to remember the fallen.