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Tommy Wright returns to law enforcement as Chief of Police in Greenwood, Missouri

Former Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright has returned to the field of law enforcement with another community. According to a Lee’s Summit Tribune Facebook entry, Tommy Wright Senior has accepted the role of Police Chief of Greenwood, which is a town of about 5,200 people. The community is located on the southern Jackson and northern […]

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Lieutenant Rex Ross to assume command at Trenton Police Department during search for new Police Chief

City Administrator Ron Urton reports the existing change of command will be used, once Tommy Wright concludes his tenure as the Trenton Police Chief. Wright’s last day on the job is Friday, July 6th then, the second in command, Lieutenant Rex Ross will assume duties of the Police Chief, which he did in 2012 when […]

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Nuisance officer and downtown buildings dominate Trenton Administrative Committee meeting

Discussion of two topics dominated a meeting last night of the Trenton City Councils’ Administrative Committee. One involved downtown buildings with the other designating one person to handle nuisance violations on behalf of the city. For the last few years, Trenton Police officers have been responsible for investigating nuisances such as tall weeds, automobile parts; […]

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No discussion on process for selecting Police Chief at Trenton City Council meeting

There was no discussion during the public portion of the Trenton City Council meeting earlier this week on the process for selecting the next chief of police at Trenton. Tommy Wright who has resigned from the police chief position effective July 6th attended the city council meeting as the police chief usually does. City Administrator Ron Urton […]

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Audio: Tommy Wright comments on resignation with Trenton Police Department

Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright has resigned from the police department, effective July 6th and spoke briefly with KTTN, offering this message to the community.     Wright says the Trenton City Council will determine the process of hiring a new police chief and believes the council will select someone “good for Trenton”. Wright states he […]

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Trenton City Council deals with nuisance investigations and DNR compliance at special meeting

Two ordinances were adopted at a special meeting last night of the Trenton City Council. But there was a lengthy discussion on a third topic, one that pertains to the police officers handling investigations of nuisances. It was January of 2013 when police were assigned duties related to enforcement of Trenton’s ordinance on nuisances, such […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board changes status on properties

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board evaluated several properties of concern during a nearly one-hour meeting last night at City Hall. The board voted to remove three of the locations from the list after determining issues had been abated. These are at 825 West Crowder Road, owned by Bill Grubb, 1909 Carnes belonging to Rogelio Olivo and […]

Charges Filed

Trenton man charged with stealing ambulance at Wright Memorial Hospital

A charge has been filed in Grundy County Associate Circuit Court for a Trenton man who allegedly stole a Grundy County ambulance. Online court information shows the Trenton Police Department arrested 37-year-old Bobby Dean Morgans the Second Tuesday for felony stealing a motor vehicle, watercraft, or aircraft. His bond is $15,000 cash only, and arraignment […]

Phone Scam

Police Chief Tommy Wright reports phone scammers hitting Trenton

The Trenton Police Department has received reports of a phone scam involving a 1-800 number (1-800-981-4002). Police Chief Tommy Wright reports the caller identified himself as being from Trenton Municipal Utilities and threatened to shut off services if payment was not made over the phone.  Wright notes when the police first called the number, the person […]

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Trenton City Council has full plate at December 11 meeting

With the city of Trenton facing a July 2019 deadline per a settlement agreement with Department of Natural Resources on a bypass elimination disinfection plan, the City Council last night reviewed a draft of a design-build agreement on proposed wastewater plant improvements. Burns and McDonnell of Kansas City presented a two-phase project. The first one […]