Category: Police

Police Department closed off due to bomb threat

A package left at the Warrensburg Police Department caused the lobby and surrounding area to be blocked off Friday afternoon. According to a Warrensburg Police Department Facebook post, a man walked into the station around 3:15 p.m. Friday and said he placed a bag containing a bomb near the flagpole in front of the station. Chief… Read more »

Warrensburg Police Department fundraise for new life-saving tools

The Warrensburg Police Department is looking to replace its automated external defibrillators, which are 15 years old and quickly approaching the end of their lives. However, the department’s budget doesn’t allow for AED replacements. Denise Sawyer, an evidence technician, came up with the idea to start fundraising. “Our budget has been such that we haven’t… Read more »

Sept. 24 Police Beat

Warrensburg Police Department Justin L. Clinton, 38, of Centerview, was arrested at 3:14 p.m. Sept. 11 in the 500 block of Shotwell Street on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon. Peter L. Pugsley Jr., 34, of Warrensburg, was arrested at 5:07 a.m. Sept. 14 in the 100 block of South Holden Street on suspicion… Read more »

Train crash victims remain in serious condition

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – A Warrensburg girl and her grandmother remain hospitalized after their vehicle was hit by an Amtrak train Sunday evening. Catherine M. Downing, 42, is in the intensive care unit at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, according to a hospital spokesman. Rebecca Langner, 3, is in critical condition at Children’s Mercy… Read more »

Woman, child injured when train hits vehicle in Warrensburg

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported the age of the 42-year-old victim. WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) — Police say a woman and her granddaughter are hospitalized after their vehicle was hit by an Amtrak train in Warrensburg. Warrensburg police say the vehicle was hit by the train Sunday evening. Cpl. Dustin Mayden… Read more »

KC bus passenger sprays others with gas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman sprayed Kansas City Metro bus passengers with gasoline and tried to light a fire. The Kansas City Star reports ( ) that the incident occurred early Monday on a Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s Metro bus. Cindy Baker, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, says… Read more »