Expect the unexpected. Police officers are trained to do just that. The law enforcement mantra of “there’s no such thing as a routine traffic stop” came into play during a Landmark Newspaper ride-along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Memorial Day weekend. Sgt. D.J. Hedrick welcomed the newspaper aboard for his shift that began at 7 p.m. Saturday and would end at 3 a.m. Sunday. The rainy Saturday evening was enlivened for Sgt. Hedrick and his ride-along passenger Ivan Foley of The Landmark when just before midnight a 29-year-old black male fled in his car after being pulled over for no license plate near I-29 and Barry Road. The fleeing suspect was already on probation. He had no driver’s license and was driving a car that wasn’t registered. The fleeing suspect was eventually involved in a hit-and-run crash near 72nd Street and Montrose, west of I-29 at Platte Woods, in front of the Park Hill Christian Church.
The City of Riverside and Platte County celebrated National Trails Day at E.H. Young Park along the Missouri River. Both Riverside and Platte County displayed their plans to build more trails in the area. Platte County has already constructed nearly 12 miles of trails since starting in 2002. There are plans to build an additional eight miles, including five miles to serve as a Missouri Riverfront Trail. Riverside is planning several new trail projects to connect different communities within the city limits, as well as connect to larger county and metropolitan trails.