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Belton Police Department unveils ‘soft’ interview room

Belton Police Department unveils ‘soft’ interview room By Raymore Journal staff In an effort to make victims and witnesses more comfortable, the Belton Police Department is launching what it calls its new “soft” interview room. Recently, the Belton Police Victim Advocate Unit unveiled its new “soft” interview room and announced the appointment of a dedicated sex crimes / domestic violence detective. The additions to the Belton Police Department is the work of Victim Advocate Crystal Beal. What is a soft interview room? You might be familiar with normal interview rooms typically seen in crime...

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Raymore Police Department going the extra mile

25 new troopers to graduate from Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy

25 new troopers to graduate from Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy By Raymore Journal staff Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 25 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, June 24, 2022. The ceremony will take place in the Academy gymnasium, 1510 E. Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO, and the public is invited. The graduation ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. and be live-streamed via the Patrol’s Facebook page. The 113th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on January 18, 2022, to begin the...

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Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol commissions six commercial vehicle officers

Missouri State Highway Patrol commissions six commercial vehicle officers By Raymore Journal staff Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces six commercial vehicle officers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy earlier this month. The ceremony took place at General Headquarters. The 13th Commercial Vehicle Officers Class reported to the Academy on January 3, 2022, to begin the 22-week training. Colonel Eric T. Olson addressed the class during the graduation ceremony. Captain Kevin C. Kelley, Q/CVE, also spoke to the graduates. The Honorable...

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Captain Jim Wilson named Raymore’s next police chief

Captain Jim Wilson named Raymore’s next police chief By Raymore Journal staff Raymore Police Department’s Capt. Jim Wilson will replace Chief Jan Zimmerman as the city’s top cop after she retires in August. The city made the announcement on Wednesday, May 18, after a lengthy search. According to the city, Wilson has nearly three decades of service with the Raymore Police Department and currently serves as Operations Division Commander. His professional history within the department includes patrol, investigations and all facets of administrative duties. “I believe deeply in teamwork and customer...

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Criminal drive in to longview lake

Police pursuit in Raymore ends in Longview Lake

20220512-sheriff-pursuit-lake-1 Police pursuit in Raymore ends in Longview Lake By Raymore Journal staff Around 12:30 Wednesday morning, May 4, deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle in Raymore near Ward Road and County Line Road.  The vehicle began speeding away at which time the deputy deployed his Grappler device and stopped the vehicle. The driver refused to exit the vehicle, struck the patrol car nearly hitting one deputy, and sped away at a high rate of speed. Deputies continued pursuing the vehicle that was partially disabled...

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Belton Police Department hit by malware attack

Belton Police Department hit by malware attack By Raymore Journal staff The Belton Police Department announced on May 6 that it had recently identified a network incident affecting some police department computer systems. “We determined that certain systems in our network have been encrypted by malware that prevents the police department from accessing files stored on them and other services used by employees,” said Belton Police Chief Scott Lyons. “We immediately isolated and disconnected those systems from the network as a precaution, notified the FBI and launched an investigation with the...

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Makayla J. Kettler, 27, of Paola

Deputies arrest Kansas woman after stolen car chase

Makayla J. Kettler, 27, of Paola, Kan., was arrested after fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle. (Courtesy Photo) Deputies arrest Kansas woman after stolen car chase By Raymore Journal staff A police chase of a stolen vehicle that started in Kansas ended in Cass County. On Friday, April 22, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Makayla J. Kettler, 27, of Paola, Kan., following a pursuit of a stolen vehicle Kettler was driving. Cass County deputies were called to assist deputies with the Miami County, Kan., Sheriff’s Office pursuing a vehicle that crossed into Missouri near West...

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Stabbing in Raymore

Man stabs Independence woman in face in Belton

James W. Cook was arrested by Belton police on Monday, April 25, regarding a stabbing. (Courtesy Photo) Man stabs Independence woman in face in Belton By Raymore Journal staff The Belton Police Department has arrested a person of interest regarding a stabbing that occurred on Monday.At about 8 a.m. on Monday, April 25, Belton police received a call about a stabbing victim located at a convenience store near 163rd and Cornerstone Drive. When emergency personnel arrived, they located the victim inside a vehicle. The victim is a 46-year-old Independence, Mo., resident. The Belton Police Department...

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Two suspects arrested near Peculiar after police pursuit

Two suspects arrested near Peculiar after police pursuit

Cass County man arrested for drug overdose death By Raymore Journal staff Two adults from Memphis, Tenn., were arrested on Sunday, March 13, after attempting to flee from Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Tairnika L. Collins, 33, of Memphis and James E. Wells, 30, also from Memphis, are facing charges stemming from a police chase. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the two suspects tried to drive off during what was thought to be a routine traffic stop. On Sunday afternoon, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Collins near Highway 7 and Walker Road for...

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