We, at the Peculiar Police Department, always want to push out factual and timely information when a major incident occurs. Regarding this morning’s incident, here are the facts as we know them:
The Belton Police were initially called about the suspect illegally dumping trash and driving like a maniac. They pursued for a short time, but disengaged once the suspect got into Raymore. The City of Raymore received reports of the suspect driving through yards and wreaking havoc, but he left Raymore and went south on J Hwy. Thereafter, the Peculiar Police received reports of the same suspect doing donuts and driving off road near J Hwy and Brockview.
When our officers first encountered him, he was already driving off road and through yards without any police involvement. Our officers tried to stop him, but once he went into a tree line away from residences and civilians, we stopped chasing him. It was at that point, he drove back into residential neighborhoods and began driving crazy again, and was then pursued by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.
He wrecked on 211th St. and was taken into custody, at which point the truck was discovered to be stolen. The safety of the public is always our primary concern, and this particular person was determined to threaten that safety, long before law enforcement was ever involved.