From Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association:

We received a report of an incident involving two men and a woman at a private residence along North Gladstone late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning. Witness reported loud shouting (possibly an argument) in the street that lead to one man pounding on a nearby resident’s front door before destroying the screen door in attempt to gain entry to the porch. Fortunately, entry was not gained and no one was hurt before police arrived. A machete was left behind at the scene.

As you may recall, a similar incident occurred just two weeks ago at the intersection of Windsor Ave and N. Gladstone Blvd in which a loud argument between two men in the street escalated to a fight in which one was severely injured by the other with a machete.  

KCPD has not identified nor apprehended suspects in either case and, at this time, have not positively linked the two incidents.

The suspect in was a white man in his late 30’s to early 40’s. The woman was much shorter, dark hair and fair complexion. The second man was on a bike and had shaggy hair. Obviously, suspect is prone to extreme violence and may be chemically dependent so it is advisable to avoid any confrontation.  

Always call 911 in case of an immediate threat/crime or the non-emergency number at 816-234-5000 to report an incident first. We then encourage you to report any incident to us at so that we may work with our Community Interaction Officer to address trends in crime. 

If you have any information, please call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or you can fill out an online form by clicking here.