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Monday, October 31, 2011

Deffenbaugh garbage truck crash in Miami County kills one, critically injures another

Posted: October 31, 2011 - 12:52pm
Updated: November 1, 2011 - 12:24pm

UPDATE:
The Miami County Sheriff's Office today says that the Deffenbaugh truck was traveling westbound on 223rd Street when it left the roadway and drove into a ditch, the truck then swerved back onto the road, the driver over corrected and crashed into the same ditch. While the victim's names have not been released, the Sheriff's Office says that the driver of the truck is expected to recover and the passenger of the truck was killed in the accident. Both had to be extricated from the truck after the crash.

Original Post:
The Miami County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatality accident at 223rd Street and Quivira Road, near Bucyrus. The accident is reported to have occurred just after 12:45 on Monday afternoon. Fire crews arriving on the scene reported the involved truck sustained "extremely heavy damage."

Emergency Dispatchers confirm that one truck was involved in the accident. That truck was occupied by two people. One is reported to be in critical condition and the other was pronounced deceased at the scene. Extensive extrication was required. A heavy rescue rig from the Overland Park Fire Department along with a "large tow truck" responded to the scene for additional assistance with extrication.

Crews were on scene for just over 1 hour and 10 minutes before the patient was fully extricated from the truck. During extrication, one firefighter is reported to have suffered an eye injury. That firefighter was transported to an area hospital for treatment, reported to be "hydraulic fluid" in the eye.

A LifeFlight Eagle helicopter responded to the scene and transported one patient to a Kansas City area trauma center.

A dispatcher advised that from the time the call was received until the extrication was completed, 1 hour and 34 minutes had elapsed.

Deffenbaugh Industries has confirmed, by phone, that one of their vehicle's was involved in the accident. That vehicle was assigned a two person crew, according to a spokesperson.

Fire services are provided to this area of Miami County by Johnson County Fire District No. 2. Emergency Medical transport services are provided my Miami County EMS.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest details as they become available. Remember where you heard this news first. Operation 100 News, reporting the news to the public as it breaks.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Spring Hill house fire, October 29th

Posted: October 29, 2011 - 10:16am
Updated: October 29, 2011 - 10:33am

Firefighters from Fire District No. 2 of Johnson County were called to the 200 block of N Main Street just minutes after 10 a.m..

Responding crews immediately advised that they were seeing heavy smoke from a distance. A responding Battalion Chief quickly added a Second Alarm assignment to the call, even before anyone had arrived on scene.

As Fire Crews arrived at the scene they found heavy fire showing on the rear of the house and also received reports of a car on fire in the garage. Upon further inspection the Battalion Chief called off the Second Alarm assignment.

The Olathe Fire Department along with Johnson County Fire District No. 1 assisted on the fire.

As of 10:30 a.m. crews were still battling the blaze. Firefighters are also chasing small grass fires that are slowly moving towards an Industrial area near the residence. No injuries have been reported.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest details as they become available. Remember where you heard this news first. Operation 100 News, reporting the news to the public as it breaks.


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Johnson County Burn Bans

Posted: October 29, 2011 - 5:40am

Numerous area's of Johnson County remain under active Burn Bans this weekend.

These areas include; click on the city/area name for more information.
If your area is not on this list or if you have any questions regarding burn bans, contact your local Fire Department/Fire Protection District.


Olathe House Fire, October 29, 2011

Posted: October 29, 2011 - 3:24am
Updated: October 29, 2011 - 3:17pm

Update:
Investigators say the residents used a chiminea fire pit on their deck last night. The ashes from the fire pit were discarded near the house. An occupant awoke to find a fire on the side of the house which was spreading to the roof and attic. All occupants of the house were able to safely evacuate. Damage is estimated at $25,000.

Even with Olathe under a burn ban, the use of fire pits is not included in the ban. More information about Olathe's Burn Ban can be found here.

Original Post:
The Olathe Fire Department was called to a house in the 1300 block of N. Anne Shirley Drive in Olathe. The call was dispatched at 3:14 a.m. with Olathe Police arriving at 3:17 and the Fire Department at 3:19 a.m.. Fire was reported to be visible from the roof of the two story residence upon arrival.

Olathe Police were able to quickly confirm that all of the occupants, of the house, were evacuated.

Firefighters were able to knock down the fire quickly and reported the incident to be under control at 3:30 a.m.

One apparatus from the Lenexa Fire Department was also dispatched to the scene to assist.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest details as they become available. Remember where you heard this news first. Operation 100 News, reporting the news to the public as it breaks.


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Friday, October 28, 2011

Olathe issues Burn Ban

Posted: October 28, 2011 - 4:27pm
Updated: October 29, 2011 - 5:54am

The city of Olathe today issued a burn ban that will go into effect beginning Saturday, October 29th.

A statement released this afternoon says that the ban will be in place as a preventative measure and will exclude grills and recreational activities like fire pits.

Olathe Fire Department Division Chief and Fire Marshal Brad Henson said, "Proactive fire prevention measures such as this are important to helping reduce the community's risk to fire."

The ban will remain in place indefinitely, until the unseasonably dry weather conditions improve.

Previously issued burn permits are also suspended and the Fire Department will not be issuing any new burning permits until the ban is lifted.


Related Story:
Johnson County Burn Bans


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Unincorporated JoCo Burn Ban issued

Posted: October 28, 2011 - 12:48pm
Updated: October 29, 2011 - 5:53am

The Board of Johnson County Commissioners has issued a burn ban covering the unincorporated areas of Johnson County.

The news release cites continued excessively dry conditions. The release also states that the ban is effective immediately and will remain in effect indefinitely, until fire conditions improve.

Burn Permits previously issued have been suspended and new Permits will not be issued until after the ban is lifted.

The Board's decision adds to the burn ban which the Northwest Consolidated Fire District put into effect on October 3rd.

Related Story:
Johnson County Burn Bans

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Reward offered in Overland Park apartment fire investigation

Posted: October 26, 2011 - 4:37pm
Updated: October 27, 2011 - 3:30am

Original Story from August 8, 2011

Investigators are now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction, in the investigation of the Evergreen Apartments fire from August 8, 2011. The complex is located at 9209 W 79th Street in Overland Park.

The Overland Park Fire Department says the fire destroyed six units, totaling about $750,000 of damage. Investigators have not been able to determine an exact cause of the fire. They do continue to call it "suspicious."

The $5,000 reward is being offered by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who is assisting Overland Park Police and the Fire Department with the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the ATF Arson Hotline at 1-888-ATF-FIRE (1-888-283-8477) or the Greater Kansas City Crimestoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477).

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Olathe Gas Line Ruptured

Posted: October 26, 2011 - 8:25am
Updated: October 26, 2011 - 9:18am

Olathe crews are standing by at a ruptured 4-inch, high pressure, natural gas line which lies approximately 30-40 yards from Olathe Medical Center, according to an emergency dispatcher. The hospital is located in the 20300 block of W 151st Street, near 151st Street and Interstate 35 in Olathe.

A crew from the Gas Company, Atmos Energy, has arrived on the scene and has discontinued gas service to the hospital building as of 8:55 a.m.. The boilers inside the hospital building have been shut down. Air monitoring is in progress in the building and the surrounding area.

The leak was reported to dispatchers just after 8:15 a.m. after it was struck by a construction crew working on the property.

The leak has been shut off as of 9:17 a.m..

No evacuations or injuries have been reported at the time of this report.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest details as they become available. Remember where you heard this news first. Operation 100 News, reporting the news to the public as it breaks.


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National Take Back Initiative - Saturday, October 29, 2011

Posted: October 26, 2011 - 4:35am



This Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. is the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) along with state and local law enforcement agencies across the country will be hosting the event to collect unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

Residents are invited to drop off unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications at any of the listed locations, no questions asked. Tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms will be collected. Intravenous solutions, injectable medications, and syringes will not be accepted.

According to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs. Each day more thank 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America.

Locations in Douglas County:

  • Eudora - Eudora Medical Plaza, 600 East 20th Street.
  • Lawrence - Douglas County Law Enforcement Center, 111 East 11th Street (Short term parking lot between the Courthouse & South Park).

Locations in Johnson County:
  • Gardner/New Century - Sheriff's Office Operations Building, 27747 W 159th Street.
  • Leawood - Leawood City Hall, 4800 Town Center Drive.
  • Lenexa - Lakeview Village, 9100 Park Street.
  • Olathe - Johnson County Courthouse, 125 N Cherry Street (East Entrance).
  • Olathe - Olathe City Hall, 100 E Santa Fe Street.
  • Overland Park - Myron E. Scafe Justice Center, 8500 Antioch Road.
  • Overland Park - W. Jack Sanders Justice Center, 12400 Foster Street.
  • Prairie Village - Prairie Village Police Department, 7710 Mission Road.
  • Shawnee - Shawnee Police Department, 5850 Renner Road.



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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More construction coming to K-10

Posted: October 25, 2011 - 4:15am
Updated: October 31, 2011 - 6:00am

The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced that on Monday, October 31st, a contractor will begin work on an emergency bridge repair project along K-10. Locations effected by the repair work include the westbound K-10 bridges over Lexington Avenue, Kill Creek and Mill Creek, in Johnson County. The work  will occur during daylight hours, Monday through Friday.

The project will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, October 31st and westbound K-10 will be reduced to one lane, 24/7, round the clock, from Ridgeview Road to Woodland Avenue (approximately one mile), in Lenexa and from the Kill Creek bridge to Lexington Avenue (approximately one and a half miles) in De Soto. Concrete barriers will be in place and a 55 mph speed limit posted throughout the project work zone. A 12-foot lane width restriction will also be in place, as well as no shoulder availability over bridges throughout the length of the project.

Advance signage will be in place to alert drivers to the lane closures. Drivers through the area should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes as possible.

PCI Roads will be the primary contractor for the $91,094 bridge repair project. The project is scheduled to be fully compelted by mid-November 2011, weather permitting. This project is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010. More information on this and other T-WORKS projects can be found at http://kdotapp.ksdot.org/TWORKS

KDOT reminds all motorists to be alert, obey warning signs and "Give 'Em a Brak!" when approaching and driving through project work zones.

All information provided by the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Monday, October 24, 2011

K-10 rollover accident in JoCo

Posted: October 24, 2011 - 10:05am
Updated: October 25, 2011 - 1:39am

Emergency crews from Lenexa and Olathe were called to respond on a reported rollover injury accident on westbound Kansas Highway 10 just to the east of Cedar Creek Parkway, minutes after 10 a.m. Monday morning. Lenexa Police arrived on the scene and confirmed there is one vehicle with extensive damage in the center median. Police say the accident involved a car and a semi truck.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says, 27-year-old, Richard Treas III, of Clearview City, Kansas was driving eastbound on K-10. He was driving a 1990 Ford Escort, in the right lane, when he was overtaken (passed) by a semi truck pulling a trailer, traveling in the left lane. That truck was driven by 42-year-old, Katherine Reeder of Drexel, Missouri. Reeder attempted to change lanes from the left lane to the right lane, when her semi truck struck Treas'. Treas' vehicle began a counter-clockwise rotation, entered the grassy median and overturned, with the vehicle coming to rest on its wheels, according to the accident report.

Injuries sustained by Richard Treas III were said to be serious but, non life threatening. He was transported to an area hospital for further treatment. Katherine Reeder was not injured. Both drivers were the only occupants of their vehicles and were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.

Lenexa Police also received a report of a dog running in the center median of K-10. It is not known if that dog was involved in the accident.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest details as they become available. Remember where you heard this news first. Operation 100 News, reporting the news to the public as it breaks.


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Overnight paragliding crash in Shawnee

Posted: October 24, 2011 - 8:37am
Updated: October 24, 2011 - 9:45am

Shawnee Police are investigating after a reported crash involving a power paraglider. A Police Officer on routine patrols located an abandoned vehicle in the 5300 block of Frisbie Road just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. Upon further investigation Police located a crashed paraglider in a nearby field with signs of blood.

Police were unable to locate anyone near the scene and began calling local hospitals for anyone with injuries matching those that could have been sustained in such a crash. Dispatchers were able to determine that a man was brought in to the Prairie Star Medical Center, near K-7 Highway and Prairie Star Parkway in Lenexa. That man was then transported by Johnson County Med-Act to Overland Park Regional Medical center for further treatment.

A statement released by Shawnee Police, Monday morning, says that the investigation is ongoing, charges against the man are not expected. The extent of the man's injuries has not been released.

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One critically injured after rollover accident in Lenexa

Posted: October 24, 2011 - 3:02am

Lenexa Police are investigating a single vehicle rollover injury accident this morning in the 8600 block of Lenexa Drive.

The accident is said to have occurred around 2:45 a.m. Monday morning. A man, described as being in his "mid to late 20's", was the only occupant of the vehicle and was ejected onto the roadway. He was transported to a local trauma center and said to be in critical condition.

No other information was immediately available from Police.


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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Two mobile homes catch fire in JoCo

Posted: October 23, 2011 - 9:04am
Updated: October 24, 2011 - 2:10am

Fire Crews from Johnson County Fire District's No. 1 and No. 2 were called to a mobile home fire in the 900 block of Cimarron Trail. The address is located in the Conestoga Mobile Home Community in Gardner. The call was dispatched at 8:51 a.m.. Responding fire crews immediately advised that smoke was visible from outside of their station. A Johnson County Fire District No. 1 Battalion Chief arrived at the address and advised that the mobile home was "well involved" on arrival at 8:55 a.m..

A source familiar with the incident tells me there were three people inside the home when the fire broke out. Two were able to escape on their own and a third person was rescued from the home by firefighters, she is said to be in her 60's. The two other victims are reported to be a male in his 30's and a female in her 40's. All three victims were transported to an area hospital by Johnson County Med-Act and none of their injuries are said to be life threatening or involve any burns. Initial radio traffic indicated that one of the subjects possibly attempted to reenter the home to attempt to rescue a pet from inside.

The fire also spread to a neighboring mobile home which was searched and confirmed to be vacant.

The fire in the first trailer was reported to be out as of 9:42 a.m.. The fire in the second trailer was reported to be under control as of 9:45 a.m.. Incident Command requested 2 additional fire apparatus to the scene at 9:55 a.m..

Investigators say it appears the fire started on a deck of the occupied trailer. A damage estimate is not currently available.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest details as they become available. Remember where you heard this news first. Operation 100 News, reporting the news to the public as it breaks.

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Two KCMO men face charges after JoCo Bank Robbery

Posted: October 23, 2011 - 3:57am

Dennis Bowen - Booking Photo
Provided by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office
The Johnson County District Attorney's Office has filed Robbery charges against the two men arrested after a Friday afternoon Bank Robbery in Prairie Village. Two Kansas City, Missouri men now face charges related to the robbery. 40-year-old, Dennis Bowen and 19-year-old Joshua Parker are both being held in the Johnson County Jail on $250,000 bond

Joshua Parker - Booking Photo
Provided by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office
Police say one of the men was dressed as a woman when he entered the US Bank, located at 6940 Mission Road, demanded money and then fled in a vehicle, driven by another man. Police spotted a vehicle matching the description given by a witness. The vehicle was stopped by Police and a male passenger ran from the vehicle. Both men were taken into custody

Both men have been arraigned on the charges and are scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon.

The FBI continues to investigate whether or not these men are involved in the other Kansas City Metropolitan area bank robberies which involved a cross-dressing male.

Previous Story:
Prairie Village Police arrest 2 after Bank Robbery

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Johnson Drive closure

Posted: October 21, 2011 - 3:40pm
Updated: October 28, 2011 - 6:24pm

UPDATE: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad has announced that this closure will remain in place until Saturday  November 5th. Construction was initially scheduled to be completed by October 29th. No reason was given for the extension.

Starting Saturday, October 22, 2011, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) has closed a stretch of Johnson Drive in Merriam. The closure extends from between Slater Street and Kessler Lane, about 0.27 miles. This closure will also force Interstate 35 traffic to seek an alternate route as all of the ramps between Interstate 35 and Johnson Drive are also closed.

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Routes marked in red will be closed

Traffic controls and marked detours will be posted on all sides of the closure notifying motorists and providing alternate routes.

The closure is in place to allow the BNSF to complete a reconstruction of the mainline railroad crossing at Johnson Drive and is expected to remain in place through Saturday, October 29, 2011. The length of the closure could be shorter or longer depending on weather and construction conditions.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the project is directed to the following
  • Merriam's City Engineer - (913) 322-5522
  • Merriam Public Works Department - (913) 322-5570
  • BNSF Roadmaster - (913) 807-0071

Prairie Village Police arrest 2 after Bank Robbery

Posted: October 21, 2011 - 2:44pm
Updated: October 23, 2011 - 3:58am

Updated Story:
Two KCMO men face charges after JoCo Bank Robbery

The Prairie Village Police Department and the FBI say a black male, wearing women's clothing and a second black male were arrested after the US Bank at 6940 Mission Road was robbed this afternoon. Police say the robbery occurred at 2:15p.m..

Bank employees described the robber as a man dressed in woman's clothing. That man is said to have entered the bank, demanded money and then fled after employees handed over some cash.

An FBI spokesperson says that a vehicle seen leaving the area, just after the robbery, was spotted by Prairie Village Police. Police initiated a traffic stop of that vehicle and one person fled on foot. Both the driver of the vehicle and the passenger who attempted to flee on foot were quickly taken into custody.

Two Kansas City, Missouri men have been booked into the Johnson County Jail and face Robbery charges. Both men are currently being held without bond and awaiting arraignment on the charges.

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Sunflower Showdown Saturation Patrol

Posted: October 21, 2011 - 10:27am

The Kansas Highway Patrol has announced that they will be conducting saturation patrol on Saturday, October 22.

Troopers are anticipating the added traffic on the Turnpike of Jayhawk and Wildcat fans along with regular travelers passing through the area. Extra Troopers will be in the area assisting with traffic control and then a post-game saturation patrol.

Lieutenant Scott Harrington says that drivers who are coming to Lawrence using westbound Interstate 70 use the West Lawrence exit (exit 202) due to ongoing construction of a bridge off the East Lawrence exit (exit 204).

After the game has ended, the Highway Patrol will be conducting a RAVE saturation patrol. RAVE is short for Roving Aggressive Violation Enforcement and is an effort to help reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads and encourage safe driving practices. The Highway Patrol conducts a RAVE saturation patrol when troopers converge on a specific area with the primary focus on the detection of impaired drivers. This Saturday's RAVE deployment will be funded by an Impaired Driving Deterrence Program (IDDP) grant, courtesy of the Kansas Department of Transportation.

The Kansas Highway Patrol advises travelers to be prepared for delays, remain patient and always designate a sober driver.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Overland Park issues burn ban

Posted: October 20, 2011 - 3:30pm
Updated: October 29, 2011 - 5:55am

The Overland Park Fire Department announced today that the city is now under a burn ban until further notice. City officials cite continued extreme dry conditions and low humidity for the ban.

All open and recreational burning is banned. Previously issued burn permits are also currently suspended. Anyone found to be in violation of this burn ban can be fined $500.

Residents with any questions regarding the burn ban can contact the Overland Park Fire Department at 913-438-4888.


Related Story:
Johnson County Burn Bans

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lenexa Burn Ban updated

Posted: October 19, 2011 - 1:56pm
Updated: November 11, 2011 - 2:30am

UPDATE: November 11, 2011 this burn ban has been suspended. More information.

The City of Lenexa has updated their already in effect burn ban to allow the usage of BBQ grills.

In a news release provided Wednesday afternoon, the Lenexa Fire Department states;

"Due to continued low humidity and dry conditions, the temporary ban on open burning will remain in effect until further notice. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning except outdoor cooking grills. Outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, bonfires and yard chimineas are NOT allowed during the ban."

Open-burning permits will be issued until the environmental conditions improve and the threat of fires has decreased.

The Fire Department also offers the following outdoor fire safety tips:
  • Always dispose cigarettes in approved fire-safe containers. Do not discard cigarettes in areas of grass, mulch, brush, leaves or from vehicles.
  • Charcoal grills and other open-flame cooking devices should not be operated within 10 feet of combustible construction or materials.
  • All grills and open flame devices should be attended at all times when in use.
  • Ensure all open flames, charcoal, and hot embers are fully extinguished and cooled when cooking is completed.

Related Story:
Johnson County Burn Bans

K-7 accident in Shawnee

Posted: October 19, 2011 - 1:04pm
Updated: October 19, 2011 - 1:35pm

The Kansas Highway Patrol and Shawnee Police are investigating an injury accident that occurred shortly before 1 p.m. at Kansas Highway 7 near the 43rd Street intersection.

There are reported to be two injuries involved. One of those is reported to be serious.

Reports from a witness at the scene is that a truck was T-boned by another vehicle. The truck rolled onto it's side and was then pushed back to its wheels by witnesses. The Shawnee Fire Department advised that the truck involved sustained heavy damage.

The truck's driver is reported to be a male in his late 60's.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says that a vehicle was traveling westbound on 43rd Street, ran a red light while entering the intersection and struck a truck traveling northbound on K-7 Highway.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest details as they become available. Remember where you heard this news first. Operation 100 News, reporting the news to the public as it breaks.

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Tactical team called out in Shawnee

Posted: October 19, 2011 - 12:01am
Updated: October 20, 2011 - 10:15pm

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Updated Post:

An Overland Park man, Jeffry Hurd, 32, has now been arraigned on several charges related to the Wednesday morning standoff. Those charges include; Reckless Stalking, Aggravated Assault, Battery/Domestic Violence, Criminal Damage to Property, and Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm. Hurd was also ordered to have a "Mental Health Evaluation" prior to being able to bond out. He is being held on at $10,000 bond in the Johnson County Jail. The next court date is scheduled for November 16, 2011.




Original Post:

The Shawnee Police Department worked a standoff situation "Operation 100" in the 10500 block of W 55th Street or just east of Nieman Road on W 55th Street. Police say the situation began before midnight.

A witness tells Operation 100 News he heard "12 pops," "around 11:30." He says a short time later he noticed flashing lights and "saw several units flying down 55th. I kept an eye out and saw one police car billowing smoke from the engine. The police were walking around with assault rifles." Police are not commenting on the report of a damaged police vehicle. The same witness also says police "set down stop sticks" in the area of the situation.

Shawnee Police's STAR Team was called out, shortly after midnight. Team members assembled at a staging area at West Flanders Park, on the northeast corner of 55th Street and Nieman Road.

The situation reportedly involved a male armed with a handgun in a parked vehicle, who possibly fired that weapon prior to the tactical call out. That male subject was communicating with Johnson County Dispatchers until negotiators arrived. The man was alone in the vehicle.

The man is alleged to be a suspect in crime that occurred in Prairie Village on Tuesday night. Prairie Village Police responded to the staging area in Shawnee to speak with the victim of that alleged crime.

Armored Tactical vehicles arrived at the scene and blocked the man's vehicle in place shortly after 1:30 a.m.. The man surrendered peacefully at 2:11 a.m.. He was cooperative with the negotiators and prior to surrendering tossed his weapons, including a gun, knife and collapsible baton, from a window of the vehicle.

Police from Merriam as well as Lenexa assisted in the beginning stages of the operation.

No injuries were reported. As standard procedure, a Johnson County Med-Act Tactical Medic responded to the scene.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest details as they become available. Remember where you heard this news first. Operation 100 News reporting the news to the public as it breaks.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Johnson County Bank robbery

Posted: October 18, 2011 - 11:55am
Updated: October 18, 2011 - 2:18pm

Leawood Police and the FBI are investigating an armed robbery at the M&I Bank at 8840 State Line Road. Police say the robbery was reported to them at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday morning. Shortly before that Police say a man entered the bank armed with a gun and demanded money. How much money the man got away with remains under investigation

There were reported to be two male suspects involved. Only one of the men is reported to have entered the bank, the second man was driving the get away vehicle. The man who entered the bank is said to have been a black male, medium to slender build, in his 40's and wearing a Halloween mask. The second man, the driver, was described as a black male who was also wearing a stocking cap.

The suspect vehicle is reported to be a silver Dodge, possibly an Intrepid. That vehicle did not have a rear license plate and was last seen traveling eastbound on 95th Street from State line road into Kansas City, Missouri.

No injuries have been reported.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest details as they become available. Remember where you heard this news first. Operation 100 News reporting the news to the public as it breaks.

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Car vs building accident in Shawnee

Posted: October 18, 2011 - 6:48am
Updated: October 18, 2011 - 7:49am

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Photo provided by the Shawnee Police Department



Just after 6:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, emergency crews were called to "Char House Barbeque and Fried Chicken" located 12200 Johnson Drive in Shawnee after a car crashed into the building.


Police say the female driver was helped from the car by the Fire Department and she was transported by Johnson County Med-Act to an area hospital with minor injuries. No one was inside the business at the time of the accident.

A witness at the scene tells Operation 100 News that the woman appears to be in her 60's. She was wearing her seat belt and the car's airbags were deployed. That witness also states that the woman was conscious and telling Police that she "swerved to miss another car" just before the crash.

No other injuries were reported.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest details as they become available.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Street closures coming to Lawrence

Posted: October 17, 2011 - 3:23am
Updated: October 17, 2011 - 6:30am

The City of Lawrence has announced that beginning Monday, October 17th, the roundabout at Harvard and Monterey Way will be closing until Friday, October 21st or as weather permits.

The closure is due to a leak in an 8-inch water main valve. A news release from the city says that the conditions surrounding the valve are more complex due to the depth of rock and pavers in the intersection. The repairs need to occur immediately to avoid hazardous road conditions that may result from colder weather predicted in the coming weeks. The work will be completed by a contractor.

Southbound traffic will be allowed through the roundabout; northbound traffic on Monterey Way and westbound traffic on Harvard will not be allowed. The city is encouraging motorists to utilize alternate routes to avoid the site and minimize backups. Detours will also be in place.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

MISSING: Ryan Bradley from Olathe, Kansas

Posted: October 16, 2011 - 2:25pm
Updated: December 15, 2011 - 4:32am

The Olathe Police Department continues searching and asking for public assistance in locating a missing adult. Police say Ryan A. Bradley has been missing since October 9th, 2011. Police say they have very little information.

Ryan is a white male, 23-years-old, 5 foot 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a scar on his left forearm and the outside of his left ankle. Ryan's left arm is "bowed" and he walks with a slight limp. Police say he typically wears a t-shirt, jeans and tennis shoes. He was last seen walking to a friend's house from his residence in the 800 block of East Layton in Olathe.


Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ryan A. Bradley is urged to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-7500 or 913-782-0720.

All information provided by the Olathe Police Department.

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Missing Olathe man found dead in Miami County

Posted: October 16, 2011 - 4:21am

The Olathe Police Department reports that at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October, 15th, with the assistance of the Miami County Sheriff's Department and Kansas Highway Patrol, located the body of an adult male in a wooded area near 239th Street in Miami County, Kansas.

The deceased man has been identified as Samuel J. Hargrove, a white male born, December 29, 1990. Hargrove was reported missing from Olathe on October 13th, 2011. Police advise there were no indications of criminal activity.

Police ask that anyone with information regarding this incident contact them at 913-971-7500 or 913-782-0720.

All information provided by the Olathe Police Department.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mission DUI Checkpoint, October 28th

Posted: October 15, 2011 - 10:40am

The Mission Police announced that they will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint next weekend somewhere in the city.

Police say the checkpoint will be in place from Friday evening, October 28th and remain in place into the early morning hours of Saturday.

A statement released by police states "The effectiveness of sobriety checkpoints lies not only in the fear of being arrested, but also in the number of people who plan in advance to take cabs home after drinking."

Police also go on to say "drivers determined to be impaired would be arrested."

The location of such checkpoints are not disclosed by Police or Operation 100 News in advance. Operation 100 News also does not report the location of ongoing checkpoint operations.

All information provided by the Mission Police Department and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

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Samuel Hargrove found dead in Miami County


Posted: October 15, 2011 - 10:23am
Updated: October 16, 2011 - 4:21am

Updated Story: Missing Olathe man found dead in Miami County

The Olathe Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing adult. Samuel J. Hargrove was reported missing on October 13th, 2011.

Samuel is a white male, 20-years-old, standing 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 155 pounds with red hair, blue eyes and wears wire-framed prescription glasses.

Samuel is believed to be driving a green 1997 Buick LeSabre with Kansas license plate XSA-858.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Samuel J. Hargrove is urged to call Olathe Police at 973-971-7500 or 913-782-0720.

All information provided by the Olathe Police Department.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

2011 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend LIVE

This year marks the 30th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service and will honor six Kansas Firefighters. 72 firefighters died in 2010 and will be honored along with 17 firefighters who died in previous years who will be remembered at this official national service held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.


The National Firefighters Foundation says, in 2010 27 states lost firefighters in the line of duty. Illinois lost eight, New York and Pennsylvania each lost seven. Kansas lost six.


This year's memorial weekend is being held, October 14-16 2011.


John Bradford Glaser, age 33, of the Shawnee, Kansas Fire Department was separated from his crew and later found deceased inside the structure. He and his crew were attempting to locate a civilian reportedly in the structure on May 22, 2010. Glaser was also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and had been with the Shawnee Fire Department since 2004. He is survived by his wife Amber and two children. Firefighter John Glaser is among six Kansas Firefighters who will be memorialized this year.




You can watch LIVE on this site thanks to Motorola Solutions and WUSA9.com.


>>Candlelight Service will be broadcast on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Telecast begins at 5:15 p.m.; Service begins at 5:30 p.m. Central time.


>>Memorial Service will be broadcast on Sunday, October 16, 2011. Telecast begins at 8:30 a.m.; Service begins at 9 a.m. Central time.


Fatal motorcycle accident

Posted: October 14, 2011 - 12:43am
Updated: October 14, 2011 - 4:27am

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle accident this morning. The accident occurred at 12:33 this morning according to the Highway Patrol. One motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the accident which occurred on southbound Interstate 635 on the ramp to eastbound K-5 Highway in Kansas City, Kansas.

A short time before this accident occurred, a Platte County, Missouri Sheriff's Deputy reported a motorcycle that failed to yield to him. That motorcycle was last seen traveling at a high rate of speed southbound. The description of that motorcycle and the one involved in the Kansas City, Kansas crash are similar however, the Kansas Highway Patrol is still investigating if this is the same motorcycle.

Riverside, Missouri Police reported watching a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Interstate 635 approaching the river, crossing into Kansas. Police were not in pursuit and did not attempt to stop the motorcycle as it sped by.

It was just minutes after that Riverside officer reported that speeding motorcycle that Kansas City, Kansas Fire and EMS crews along with the Kansas Highway Patrol were called to respond on a single motorcycle accident.

According to a preliminary report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, the motorcycle was southbound on I-635, attempted to exit to K-5 eastbound. The motorcycle "failed to negotiate the curve" and struck a bridge rail. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle and pronounced deceased at the scene.

As of 4:15 a.m. KHP says the driver of the motorcycle was 18-year-old, Rainey Evans of Liberty, Missouri. Investigators say Evans was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Operation 100 News was the first and only media outlet in the area to report this story online. It was first posted here before 1 a.m.. Nothing by any other local media until after 5:20 a.m.. Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest details as they become available.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Deputy involved shooting leaves 1 dead

Posted: October 13, 2011 - 8:03pm
Updated: October 14, 2011 - 5:10am

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal, officer involved shooting that occurred around 7:30 p.m. at 238 North Keeler Street in Olathe.

Several witnesses claim to have watched the events that led up to the shooting. At this time, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office will only say that a Deputy did shoot a person to death. No Deputies were injured.

A News Release from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office states that a Deputy observed a vehicle facing the wrong way on Buchanan Street. The Deputy stopped to investigate and one person fled on foot. A second deputy encountered this male subject a short time later in the 200 block of Keeler. During this encounter the deputy fired his weapon and the suspect was struck. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Both deputies involved in this incident were not injured.

Early Friday morning, Investigators have identified 46-year-old Matthew White as the man who was shot to death by a Deputy.

According to the Kansas Department of Corrections, White served time incarcerated for Aggravated Battery causing great bodily harm and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. He was paroled on July 15, 2011 and remained under supervision by Johnson County. He was categorized as a "High" Supervision Level




Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest details as they become available.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lawrence shots fired call results in 2 arrests

Posted: October 9, 2011 - 12:40am
Updated: October 9, 2011 - 12:57am

Two men have been arrested by Lawrence Police after a report of shots fired in the 800 block of W 24th Street at 12:31 a.m.. Police were informed that the shots were fired from a gray Cadillac. Witnesses were unable to tell officers if the shots were fired at a person, an object or fired randomly into the air.

Officers were able to locate a vehicle matching the description of the Cadillac witnesses reported seeing. The vehicle was spotted in the 1800 block of W 23rd Street. Numerous Lawrence Police Officers converged on the vehicle and conducted a felony stop. Two male occupants were taken into custody at gunpoint.

No injuries were reported related to the initial incident or the vehicle stop and arrest.

The men have now been booked into the Douglas County Jail and are awaiting arraignment on charges. Both men show to live in Leavenworth. The first man, a 21-year-old, is being without bond on charges of Criminal Discharge of a Firearm and Aggravated battery. The second man, a 19-year-old, is being held on a $2000 bond on a charge of Aiding a Felon.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Prairie Village House Fire

Posted: October 8, 2011 - 4:22am
Updated: October 8, 2011 - 4:50am

Firefighters were called to an address in the 3400 block of west 77th Terrace in Prairie Village at 4:17 a.m.. Dispatchers received several calls regarding the fire. Those callers told dispatchers that the house was being renovated and no one was currently living in the house. The Fire Department arrived and advised that the house was heavily involved with fire. Neighbors continue to tell Firefighters that the house is vacant.

Crews reported electrical lines are down and arcing in the backyard. Firefighters did not initially make access into the structure due to the heavy fire. Defensive operations were used to contain the fire to the residence involved. After knocking down the majority of the fire using defensive and aerial operations, fire crews were able to enter the structure to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters from Consolidated Fire District No. 2 of Northeast Johnson County along with the Overland Park Fire Department responded on the call.

The fire was reported "under control" at 4:37 a.m. and then reported to be out as of 4:48 a.m.. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no injuries have been reported.

Operation 100 News was the first to break this story to the public as it unfolded. Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest information as it becomes available from Police and Fire crews.

Severe accident in Overland Park

Posted: October 8, 2011 - 2:24am
Updated: October 11, 2011 - 12:10am

Franklin Arita - Booking Photo
Photo provided by: Johnson County Sheriff's Office
Operation 100 News has learned that Monday morning, Franklin Arita, a 25-year-old Shawnee man, has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and DUI. Bond was set at $100,000. Arita's next court date is set for early Tuesday afternoon.


Original Post:

The Overland Park Police Department is investigating an accident that has left one man deceased. The accident occurred around 2:15 a.m. in the 8700 block of west 79th Street. Upon arrival Med-Act advised that one vehicle remained at the scene. Police received several reports from witnesses that several people were leaving the scene in different directions. The driver of the involved vehicle is one of the subjects reported to have fled on foot. That driver was apprehended by Police in an apartment complex near 79th Street and Grant around 3 a.m.

Med-Act initially reported the one and only man remaining in the vehicle was a possible fatality due to the severity of the accident scene. That man was assessed further and determined to be in extremely critical condition. He was extricated from the vehicle by the Overland Park Fire Department. Reports indicate that the man was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. Police report that the vehicle was "wrapped around" the utility pole. That man has since died at an area hospital.

A witness who is believed to have followed the subjects that fled from the scene, reported that the vehicle they were in was at the McDonalds near Interstate 35 and 75th Street. Merriam Police arrived there, located the vehicle and requested Med-Act respond to check at least one subject who was bleeding. That subject's injuries are reported to be minor.

There have been a total of four people treated who were involved in the accident. One is now deceased, the three others all suffered non-life threatening injuries. All of the subjects are reported to be Hispanic, only Spanish speaking and under the age of 30. Three of the four subjects are male. At least one is reported to be under the influence of alcohol. It is unclear at this time if the intoxicated subject was the vehicle's driver.

Overland Park Police say that charges are pending against the driver of the vehicle. Whether or not that driver was intoxicated remains under investigation as of 5:30 a.m..

Kansas City Power & Light is at that scene as the utility pole involved was damaged and is holding a transformer.

Operation 100 News was the first to break this story to the public as it unfolded, no mention by any other local media until after 6:30 a.m..

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest information as it becomes available from Police.

Friday, October 7, 2011

BURN BAN announced for Shawnee

Posted: October 7, 2011 - 2:50pm
Updated: October 29, 2011 - 5:56am

The city of Shawnee has announced a burn ban and reminds citizens of the extremely dry conditions in the area.

The burn ban is effective immediately and bans all outdoor burning, regardless of if a permit has been previously issued. Residents that already hold burn permits are asked to contact the Fire Department at (913) 631-1080 to make arrangements to use the permits once the ban is lifted. The Fire Department will continue to monitor conditions and will resume issuing burn permits as soon as safe burning weather conditions will allow.

Citizens are also reminded to carefully discard smoking materials during this ban and cautioned against allowing vehicles to run while parked in grassy areas as both can ignite fires. Charcoal and other grills should be carefully monitored to insure that these fires remain contained to the grill.

"Simple precautions can help prevent fires from occurring withing our community and keep everyone safe," says Acting Fire Chief John Mattox in a statement released this afternoon.


Related Story:
Johnson County Burn Bans

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Fire Department Open Houses this Weekend

Posted: October 7, 2011 - 2:22pm

Overland Park and Olathe Fire Departments will be holding an open house this weekend, as a kick off to Fire Safety Week.

Overland Park - Saturday, October 8th. At the Overland Park Fire Department Training Center located at 12401 Hemlock Street. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Get directions

Olathe - Sunday, October 9th. At Olathe Fire Station #1 located at 501 E. Old Highway 56. From 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Get directions

Also on Saturday, the City of Shawnee and the Shawnee Fire Department are hosting the 2nd Annual John Glaser Memorial 5K Run/Walk at Shawnee Fire Headquarters at 6501 Quivira Road Get directions

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Operation Impact

Posted: October 5, 2011 - 9:20am
Updated: October 6, 2011 - 6:25am

Law Enforcement on both sides of the state line will be participating in a joint effort to reduce "accident-causing violations" in the Kansas City Metropolitan area on October 6th. 

The Kansas Highway Patrol says they and other agencies taking part in the effort, "will be using enforcement techniques to reduce the number of people injured in accidents and the dollar amount of property loss directly associated to vehicular accidents."

The Shawnee Police Department says Officers will be stepping up enforcement and watching for drivers who fail to signal lane changes, fail to make complete stops and follow other vehicles too closely, among other violations. 

Operation Impact traces its history back to December of 1989 when six area agencies met in Overland Park with representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The meeting discussed the speeding problem throughout the United States. These six agencies included from Kansas; Overland Park Police, Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas City Police. From Missouri; Independence Police, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Kansas City Police.

John Glaser 5K



Posted: October 5, 2011

The John Glaser 5K Run/Walk will be held this Saturday, October 8, 2011. The even honors Shawnee Firefighter John Glaser and benefits the John Glaser Memorial Fund and SAFE (The Surviving Spouses and Family Endowment Fund). SAFE supports the families of Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers and Emergency Services Personnel who have lost their lives protecting the community in the Kansas City Metro area.

John Glaser was a firefighter in the city of Shawnee, Kansas who died in the line of duty on May 22, 2010. Firefighter Glaser was working on the scene of a structure fire where there were reports of an occupant still inside. Glaser was also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and had been with the Shawnee Fire Department since 2004. He is survived by his wife Amber and two children.

The John Glaser 5K Run/Walk begins and ends at Shawnee Fire Headquarters, located at 6501 Quivira Road, Shawnee, Kansas.

For more information about John Glaser, the charities and the event please visit the JohnGlaser5K.com. You can also register to participate or simply contribute a donation online. All ages are welcome. Participants will receive;  IPICO chip timing, cotton race shirt, raffle prizes and top overall, masters, 5 year age group awards along with food and beverages at the finish.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Overland Park 3-Alarm townhouse fire

Posted: October 4, 2011 - 6:18pm
Updated: October 4, 2011 - 8:30pm

The Overland Park Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out Tuesday evening, before 5:45 p.m. in the 8300 block of Hadley Street.

The Fire Department says that witnesses reported hearing what they believed to be an explosion just before they noticed the fire, which then moved up the walls of the complex

Overland Park Firefighters were assisted by crews from Merriam, Lenexa, Johnson County Consolidated Fire District No. 2, Shawnee and Olathe.

The fire was declared to be out shortly after 8 p.m.. 

Initial reports indicate that more than six units were damaged along with numerous garages. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No injuries were reported. One firefighter was treated at the scene for heat exhaustion. No one was transported from the scene.

Lisa Irwin Search

Posted: October 4, 2011 - 7:45am
Updated: December 30, 2011 - 12:20pm

Operation 100 News will NOT be reporting each and every move by investigators. Instead, I will continue to keep this page updated with important information and as soon as there is a break in the case, the page will be updated.


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Kansas City, Missouri Police issued an Amber Alert on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 for a missing 10-month-old girl. Lisa Irwin was last seen in a purple shirt with white kittens on it. She was last seen Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. asleep in her crib. She was discovered to be missing around 4 a.m. the next morning. The Amber Alert expired just before 7 p.m. Tuesday however, the Police are still searching for the whereabouts of the baby and continue to ask for the public to be on the lookout.

Lisa has blue eyes, blonde hair, approximately 30 inches tall, weighing between 26-30lbs. She has two bottom teeth, a beauty mark on right outer thigh, a small bug bite under her left ear and she has a cold with a cough.

Police say "It appears the suspect entered and exited through a bedroom window. Evidence at that scene leads Police to believe the child has been abducted." According to Kansas City, Missouri's News Release. Police were called to an address in the 3600 block of North Lister Avenue at 4 a.m. Tuesday, October 4th.

Lisa Irwin is now 12-months-old.

As of Thursday, October 20, 2011, Kansas City, Missouri Police say that the rumors spreading around are false. There HAS NOT been a body located "We are still searching for the baby" says a statement released this morning.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of  
12-month-old Lisa Irwin, is urged to call 
The Greater Kansas City Crime Stopper's TIPS Hotline 
(816) 474-TIPS (8477)


All information and photos provided by the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department.

Officer needs assistance call escalates to standoff

Posted: October 4, 2011 - 1:13am
Updated: October 5, 2011 - 9:00pm

Shane Tucker
Booking Photo
Provided by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office
October 5 - 9 p.m. Update:
Shane Tucker has been arraigned on five charges, three are felony charges and two are misdemeanors. Theses charges include, two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, two counts of Criminal Damage to Property and Domestic Battery. His bond was set at $10,000. His next court date is set for October 13th.

October 4 - 11:30 a.m. Update:
As of just after 10 a.m. this morning Shane Tucker was booked into the Johnson County Jail. According to booking records he faces numerous charges. He is yet to make his first court appearance to be formally arraigned.

Original Post:

Gardner Police tell Operation 100 News, 27-year-old, Shane Tucker is in custody facing charges of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Domestic Violence charges. Police were called to an apartment complex in the 700 block of E. Lincoln Lane shortly after 12:40 a.m. on reports of a domestic disturbance. Officers arrived and spotted a man who was wielding several knives just outside of the front door of one apartment.

Reports indicate that several knives were thrown at Police from the front door of the residence. The man retreated into the apartment. Reports indicate that there is an 11-month-old child inside the apartment with the suspect, however officers have not confirmed these reports. A short time after the male suspect ran into the apartment, officers at that scene reported gunshots being fired. Officers at the scene called for emergency assistance at that time. Numerous outside agencies responded from all over Johnson County.

Officers from; Gardner, Spring Hill, Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Olathe, Lenexa, Shawnee and Mission were all involved on the initial call for assistance.

Gardner Police have confirmed that shots were fired, believed to be from inside the apartment.

Patrol officers established a perimeter around the apartment building and have evacuated neighboring apartments in the complex.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office tactical team arrived at the scene around 2 a.m. as the man remains barricaded inside the residence. The Sheriff's Office will only say that they have made contact with the suspect inside the apartment and hope to maintain that communication.

3 a.m. only 1 minor injury has been reported and that is believed to be a result of the initial domestic disturbance that occurred prior to Gardner Police being called. Tactical Medics from Johnson County Med-Act are on scene standing by.

4:20 a.m. the 11-month-old has been reportedly been handed out of a window to the Tactical Team who is taking the child to a waiting Med-Act unit for assessment at the scene.

4:58 a.m. the 11-month-old has been checked by Med-Act and is with family.

5:43 a.m. the male suspect was taken into custody outside of the front door of the apartment. He was tased by the tactical team.

5:55 a.m. suspect being prepared to be transported to hospital for a "self inflicted knife wound."

Operation 100 News was the first to break this story to the public as it unfolded. Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest information as it becomes available from Police.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Gunshot to the leg results in serious injuries

Posted: October 2, 2011 - 2:20am
Updated: October 2, 2011 - 3:15am

Shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday morning, Miami County Sheriff Deputies and EMS crews were called to the 1000 block of North 2nd Street East in Louisburg on reports of a subject with a gunshot wound. Deputies arrived on scene and confirmed that the scene was secure for Medics to respond in.

Upon arrival at the address, Medics confirmed that the subject had a serious gunshot wound to a leg. Initially a Life Flight Eagle medical helicopter was dispatched to respond due to the distance between trauma centers and the scene. That helicopter was cancelled after Medics arrived on scene. 

The Sheriff's Department continues to investigate and few details are available regarding the circumstances surrounding the incident. No other injuries were reported.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest information as it becomes available.

Fatal Overland Park duplex fire

Posted: October 2, 2011 - 1:35am
Updated: October 12, 2011 - 10:30am

Today, Overland Park Fire Department Investigators have released the cause of this fire is believed to have been related to an electrical issue in the duplex's attic.

Original Story:

Video provided by the Overland Park Fire Department.


The Overland Park Fire Department is investigating a duplex fire in the 10200 block of west 86th Street. The fire broke out around 10:50 p.m. Saturday night. Responding fire crews were advised that a young child was in an upstairs bedroom and other residents were unable to get to that bedroom to rescue the child.

Upon arrival at the scene, fire crews reported smoke showing from a two story duplex. Firefighters were able to rescue the young female from the second floor. She was found to be in extremely critical condition with second degree burns to all of her body. She was transported to an area hospital where a short time later she passed away.

Overland Park Fire says four others, including two boys and another girl, were able to escape from the residence prior to the arrival of fire crews. The fire was quickly extinguished with the structure only sustaining minimal damage. One other child received treatment at the scene for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.

Preliminary reports indicate that there was a smoke detector in the duplex but, the battery had been removed after the unit began chirping to indicate a low battery level, about a week ago.

Monday morning investigators say it appears the fire originated in the bedroom where the child was found by firefighters. The child has been identified as 8-year-old, Taylor Jackson, who was at the duplex spending the night with a friend. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Investigators remind the public that October is Fire Prevention Month.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter for the latest information as it becomes available.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October is Fire Prevention Month

Posted: October 1, 2011 - 6:00am

The American Red Cross and local Fire Departments across the area are reminding the public that October is Fire Prevention Month and encouraging everyone to take steps to lessen the risk of a fire in their home.

The National Fire Protection Association says there are between 350,000 and 400,000 house fires in the United States every year. Making house fires a larger threat to families than floods.

The American Red Cross encourages people to remember two key fire safety steps: installing smoke alarms and developing a fire escape plan.

It is recommended that each and every smoke alarm in a residence is checked, by pushing the test button, at least once a month and replacing the batteries every year, or as needed. Fire escape plans should include at least two escape routes from every room in the home and a convenient meeting place at a safe distance from the home. This escape plan should be practiced at least twice a year and revised as necessary. Families are reminded to pay particular attention to developing and regularly practicing escape plans for children and older adults.

Additional recommendations include:

  • Keeping matches and lighters away from and out of the reach of children.
  • Don't leave the kitchen or especially your home while you're frying, grilling or broiling food.
  • Once you are out, stay out! Call the fire department from a neighbor's home.
All information provided by the American Red Cross