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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Two killed, seven others injured in crash with tree

Posted: April 9, 2017 - 8:31amUpdated: April 10, 2017 - 11:17am



Lenexa Police are investigating after an attempted traffic stop led to a crash that killed two teenagers and left seven others injured.

Master Police Officer Danny Chavez of the Lenexa Police department says, "at approximately 4:35 a.m. a Lenexa patrol officer observed a vehicle traveling in the 15700 block of West 87th Street with its lights off."

"The officer lost sight of the vehicle and turned off his emergency equipment, disregarding the traffic stop," Chavez said. "A short time later the officer came upon the vehicle which was wrecked into a tree at 80th Street and Maurer."

Recorded scanner audio indicates that the officer attempted to make a traffic stop a white Mitsubishi Galant near 85th Street and Maurer Road. The officer can be heard telling his dispatcher that the vehicle is "blacked out," or driving without any lights. The officer reported the Galant was driving "about 80" miles per hour.

Seconds later a supervisor can be heard asking the officer for an update on speeds, the officer replies, "I'm at 50, they're going about 90." 

The supervisor then tells the officer to "disregard." The officer found the car crashed with multiple people trapped inside less than a minute later.

The Lenexa Fire Department and Johnson County Med-Act responded to the scene and reported nine people were inside the car. Two were pronounced dead at the scene, three were transported to area hospitals in critical condition and four others had minor injuries.


Police have identified the deceased as Isaiah Stoble, 15, and Angelito X. Espinosa, 13, both of Kansas City, Kansas. Chavez says the other occupants of the vehicle are all between the ages of 13 and 15. All are believed to be from Kansas City, Kansas.

The Lenexa Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances and cause of Sunday's crash.

"This investigation involves the initial responding patrol officers, as well as detectives and traffic crash investigators," Chavez says. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of the deceased, as well as to all others involved in this tragic situation."



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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Shawnee Police investigating possible drive-by shooting

Posted: April 17, 2016 - 6:38am
Update: April 18, 2016 - 2:09pm


Shawnee Police are investigating after someone fired shots at an occupied duplex early Sunday morning.
Police examine bullet holes in the siding of the building
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Police Sergeant Matt Seichepine checks his computer near the scene
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Officers were dispatched to the area of 49th Terrace and Nieman Road just after 2:30 a.m. on a report of possible gunshots heard in the area. According to radio traffic, the initial caller reported hearing what they believed to be five gunshots.

While checking the area officers contacted a man and woman in the 10900 block of West 49th Street.

A neighbor contacted Operation 100 News to report a duplex in that same area was hit by gunfire.

At the scene, Sergeant Matt Seichepine confirmed to Operation 100 News that officers are investigating "shots fired into an occupied dwelling."

Sgt. Seichepine said no one was injured and there is no suspect information to be released.


A man, woman, and two young children could be seen outside of the duplex as police examined bullet holes in the siding.

While on scene around 4:30 a.m., Operation 100 News and Shawnee Police heard a single gunshot to the north of the scene. The sound was followed by a siren in the same area. Sgt. Seichepine said the siren was not Shawnee Police and was possibly Kansas City, Kansas Police.

No other information has been released.

Two officers check for evidence in the street in front of the duplex
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On Monday, Major Dan Tennis said the Johnson County Crime Lab has not confirmed the caliber of the weapon used.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Shawnee Police at 913-631-2155 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Olathe man identified as Double Nickel murder victim

Olathe Police and Johnson County Crime Scene vehicle near the scene
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Posted: March 31, 2016 - 3:27am
Updated: March 31, 2016 - 3:24pm


Olathe Police are investigating after a man was shot to death inside a bar late Wednesday.

Sergeant Bryan Hill says police were called to the Double Nickel, 189 S. Rogers Road, at 11:39 p.m. on reports of shots fired.

"Officers arrived and found a 38-year-old man who was suffering a gunshot wound to the chest," Sgt. Hill said in a news briefing near the scene. "Despite their efforts, the person passed away here at the Double Nickel."

Police have identified the shooting victim as 38-year-old William Ray Schutkesting of Olathe, Kansas.

Witnesses told police that the suspect ran out of a back door after the shooting. An Olathe Police K-9 tracked down the 28-year-old male suspect across Interstate 35 from the bar, where he was taken into custody.

Police have identified the suspect as 28-year-old Michael Chinn of Augusta, Kansas. Chinn is being held at the New Century Adult Detention Center near Gardner, where he is awaiting his first court appearance.

Sgt. Hill says the shooting occurred inside the Double Nickel Bar & Grill and officers continue to interview witnesses. Officers are still investigating whether or not the victim knew the suspect.

Officers from the Lenexa Police Department, along with Deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office assisted Olathe Police with holding a perimeter during the suspect search.

Police continue to investigate this homicide and are asking anyone with information to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Police: Speed and alcohol contributing factors to Pflumm Road crash

Posted: February 16, 2016 - 3:21am

Updated: March 10, 2016 - 12:37pm

Shawnee firefighters extricate a woman trapped in the car
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Additional photos below report.

Update:

Shawnee Police have determined the, 21-year-old, Olathe woman who was injured in a February 16 crash at 63rd Street and Pflumm Road was driving nearly 80 m.p.h. when she lost control and crashed. The posted speed limit on that stretch of Pflumm Road is only 30 m.p.h.The police department's accident narrative says, "Vehicle 1 was determined to be going 78 m.p.h.," in the left lane of southbound Pflumm, when the car struck the center median at 62nd Terrace and began sliding sideways. 

"Vehicle 1 continued sliding southbound in the inside [left] lane of travel and then into the outside [right] lane of travel," the report says. "Vehicle 1 then left the roadway at 63rd Street and Pflumm, where Vehicle 1 first struck a fire hydrant, then a city light pole, and a wooden utility pole."

The impact with the fire hydrant is believed to be when the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu rolled over, trapping the driver inside.

Shawnee firefighters worked for more than an hour to extricate the injured woman from the overturned car.

Johnson County 
Med-Act Public Information Officer Angela Fera confirms the woman was transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

The police department's accident report shows that a preliminary impairment test determined the driver's blood alcohol content to be 0.11. The legal limit in Kansas is 0.08.

Major Dan Tennis of the Shawnee Police Department says the woman has been released from the hospital, but he was not able to say when.

"The driver was issued citations through Shawnee Municipal Court, for DUI, Speeding, and Reckless driving," Tennis said. "The driver should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court."

The accident report also states that the roads were dry when the crash occurred. It started raining shortly after the emergency crews arrived at the scene.

Operation 100 News has chosen to withhold the woman's name until after she appears in court.



Original report:



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An Olathe woman was critically injured in a single car crash at 63rd Street and Pflumm Road early Tuesday morning.

Shawnee Police, Fire, and Johnson County Med-Act were called to the intersection around 12:50 a.m. on a report of a car on its roof.
Firefighters worked for just over an hour to safely extricate a woman from the overturned car.
Johnson County Med-Act Public Information Officer Angela Fera says one woman was transported from the scene in critical condition.
Major Dan Tennis of the Shawnee Police Department said the woman is from Olathe and is expected to live. Tennis said she was not seriously injured.
The crash damaged a fire hydrant, throwing it approximately 75 feet from its base. A street light pole was also knocked over in the crash and a low hanging utility line was damaged.
Maj. Tennis said alcohol and the speed the woman was driving were contributing factors to the crash.

The Shawnee Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit continues to investigate.


Shawnee firefighters work to extricate the trapped driver from the overturned car as water spews from where the fire hydrant was sheared off by the impact.

Response vehicle belonging to Johnson County's Medical Director

Firefighters work from all sides of the car to remove the injured woman safely

A firefighter puts away tools in the back of the department's heavy rescue

Firefighters survey the damage after the woman was transported away from the scene by Med-Act


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Monday, February 15, 2016

Delivery driver carjacked in Shawnee apartment complex

Posted: February 15, 2016 - 12:24pm

Shawnee Police say they are investigating after a Pizza Hut delivery driver was robbed by three suspects late Sunday night.

Shawnee Police with the alleged suspects' vehicle in the 6200 block of Rene Street
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In a news release early Monday afternoon, Shawnee Police Major Dan Tennis says the aggravated robbery occurred around 11 p.m. Sunday in the 6300 block of Widmer Road.

The victim told police that three people robbed him while he was delivering pizza in the Cottonwood Park Apartments. One of the suspects was allegedly armed with a silver handgun.

"They took his money and his vehicle," Major Tennis said. "He was not injured."

"Officers located the victim's 2013 Kia Soul and the alleged suspects' 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix in the 6200 block of Rene Street," the release says.

Major Tennis says officers arrested a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, both have addresses in Kansas City, Kansas. Both of the juveniles were arrested without incident. A third suspect ran from police.

Operation 100 News was in the 6200 block of Rene after 3 a.m. as a police K-9 searched backyards for the suspect. Officers were not able to locate anyone.

Shawnee Police with the alleged suspects' vehicle in the 6200 block of Rene Street
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"Detectives are still working on the case," Tennis says in the release. "They have a good idea who the third person is and are working this morning to locate him."

Police have not released a description or any other information regarding the third suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Shawnee Police Department at 913-631-2150 or the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477.

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