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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Two armed robberies reported this morning

Posted: May 31, 2012 - 4:13am
Updated: May 31, 2012 - 5:27am

Police in Merriam are investigating after an early morning armed robbery at the 7-Eleven gas station, 6850 Antioch Road.

The robbery occurred just before 4 a.m., when two male suspects entered the store displayed weapons and demanded cash from the clerk.

One of the suspects is described as a white male who was wearing at horizontally striped brown and tan shirt, tan pants, green handkerchief over his face, and a black hat with a silver brim. The other male was described as unknown race, wearing a dark hooded coat. Both men are described as 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 10 inches in height and were last seen running northbound from the 7-Eleven.

Kansas City, Kansas Police are also investigating an armed robbery that occurred around 5 a.m., at the corner of S 55th Street and Swartz Road in Turner. The clerk reported two males, one wearing a neon green handkerchief over his face and displayed a handgun. Police say the men also attempted to steal a vehicle, before running from the area.

Merriam and Kansas City, Kansas Police are investigating whether or not the two robberies are related or separate incidents.

No injuries were reported in either robbery and Police ask anyone with information regarding either incident to contact the TIPS Hotline (816)474-TIPS (8477).

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The Merriam armed robbery was reported to Police at 4 a.m.. Operation 100 News shared the information with the public on our Twitter page at 4:07 a.m., after Police confirmed the suspects had fled from the scene. This report was published at 4:13 a.m.. Operation 100 News was the first and only media reporting either incident until after 5:15 a.m. when the story was finally picked up by another outlet. Don't get left behind again.


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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Burglary reported at Lenexa High School

Posted: May 29, 2012 - 5:47am
Updated: May 29, 2012 - 7:56am

Lenexa Police are investigating after, at least, two adult males reportedly broke into St. James Academy, 24505 Prairie Star Parkway. St. James Academy is a Catholic High School in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

A witness reported chasing two males, both wearing white t-shirts inside the building, just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police arrived and immediately established a perimeter in the area. A K-9 is searching the area for the suspects, who are believed to be on foot in the area. A Lenexa Police Officer reported spotting two males in the wooded area near the school. A passing motorist also reported spotting two subjects matching the description, just inside the wooded area.

Police say there are possibly three suspects involved and they are investigating whether or not a vehicle located in the school's parking lot is involved or not.

As of 6:50 a.m., Police have requested a second K-9 unit to respond to relieve the first K-9. The search began as Police arrived just before 5:40 a.m..

Earlier, Police checked on the availability of helicopters from both the Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Both of those helicopters were unavailable to assist in the search.

Olathe Police and Troopers from the Kansas Highway Patrol are also in the area assisting on securing the perimeter around the area, including at least one Trooper on K-10 highway.

Police broke down their perimeter just after 7:50 a.m.. Officers remain at the school, processing the scene and several officers continue to rove through the area looking for the suspects.

There was no immediate word of any damage or loss of property. Police say classes at St. James Academy ended last week.

This story was first reported, with confirmation on the search from Police, at 5:43 a.m. on the Operation 100 News Twitter page.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Police Officer suffers medical emergency

Posted: May 25, 2012 - 4:10am
Updated: May 25, 2012 - 5:07am

This morning shortly before 4 a.m., Lenexa Police were called to investigate a disturbance at an apartment complex in the 9100 block of Renner Boulevard. After the Police confirmed that the situation was stable, Johnson County Med-Act was requested to respond to the scene for a battery victim.

After arriving on scene Med-Act reported a Police Officer was having a "near syncopal episode", more commonly known as fainting. Med-Act assessed the battery victim's injuries to be minor and has requested a second Med-Act ambulance for the Police Officer.


Police are not currently confirming or commenting on this report. Scanner traffic indicates that the officer is serious but, stable at this time. The Officer is reported to be a male in his early 40's and he has been transported to an area hospital for treatment. No other details were immediately available.


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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Firefighters report heavy fire showing from Olathe house

Posted: May 23, 2012 - 9:42am
Updated: May 23, 2012 - 10:06am

Crews from Olathe and Lenexa are on the scene of a house fire at 561 E 126th Terrace in Olathe. First arriving crews reported heavy smoke showing and then spotted flames visible on the rear of the two story home. The fire was reported shortly before 9:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Upon further investigation, Firefighters reported a rear porch was "fully involved" with fire. The fire also spread to the second floor and attic. Those firefighters also reported a downed power line in the backyard. A second-alarm was added to the call at 10 minutes into the incident.

A Battalion Chief on the scene sent a crew to ventilate the roof while another attacked the fire from the inside. As soon as the vent hole was cut into the roof, fire poured from inside.

The fire was declared to be under control at 10:01 a.m.. No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and a damage estimate was not immediately available.

Firefighters from the Shawnee and Overland Park Fire Departments, along with Johnson County Fire District No. 2 are filling in at Olathe fire stations currently.

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Authorities investigating vandalism at local High School

Posted: May 23, 2012 - 5:07am
Updated: May 23, 2012 - 6:30am

Authorities in Stillwell are investigating after receiving a report of vandalism at Blue Valley High. Officers were called to the school, located at 6001 W. 159th Street, around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday morning after a Janitor reported finding an exterior door open and spray paint on several of the building's windows.

Deputies say that "obscenities" were painted onto several windows of the building using what appears to be shoe polish. School District officials have not cancelled or delayed any classes today and are working to clean up the vandalism. The Sheriff's Office continues to investigate.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Two check lanes planned for this weekend

Posted: May 18, 2012 - 6:49am
Updated: May 18, 2012 - 7:32am

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and Olathe Police say they will be conducting two sobriety checkpoints this weekend. One is planned for within the city of Olathe, another is planned for western Johnson County.

Olathe Police say they will be conducting the check lanes Friday, May 18th into the early morning hours of Saturday, May 19th. During the check lane, all drivers in the designated area will be stopped and contacted in an effort to look for signs of impairment. Drivers found to be in violation of the intoxicating liquor laws will be arrested and motorists will be checked for a valid driver's license.

The check lanes will be funded as part of the Impaired Driving Deterrence Program, administered by the Kansas Department of Transportation. Mutual aid efforts between local Johnson County Municipal agencies also help make the check lanes possible.

Olathe Police say they will continue to operate check lanes throughout the year as part of its ongoing traffic safety program.

Previous results:
A check lane conducted, last weekend, Friday, May 12th into the early morning hours of Saturday, May 13th in Overland Park resulted in 673 car coming through the check lane. Police say they tested 38 drivers, made five DUI related arrests, three drug related arrests, three for transporting an open container and one minor in possession.

A previous check lane in Olathe, May 5, 2012 resulted in 68 traffic citations issued, 37 of those were for no driver's license and four were for expired/suspended driver's licenses. An additional eight were for seat belt violations, two DUI related arrests and two drug related arrests.


All information provided by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Olathe Police Department and Overland Park Police Department.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Yelekal "Kal" Alemu found deceased in rural Douglas County

Posted: May 14, 2012 - 2:45pm
Updated: June 1, 2012 - 5:47pm

UPDATE: Douglas County officials confirmed Friday that the body found on Thursday is that of Yelekal Alemu. Mr. Alemu was reported missing on May 12th. Police do not suspect foul play in his death. His vehicle was found in the same area shortly after his disappearance. More on this story can be found here from my reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

Original Story:

Lawrence Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing adult.

Police say Yelekal Alemu, also known as Kal, was last seen since Saturday morning, May 12, 2012. Family and Friends tell Police that Mr. Alemu has failed to show up for important family gatherings. Alemu's vehicle was located later Saturday evening in rural Douglas County, southeast of Lawrence. His whereabouts remain unknown.

Yelekal Alemu is a 23-year-old, black male who stands 5'10" and weighs approximately 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a striped shirt (pictured below).


Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr Alemu, is urged to call the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509 or the Douglas County CrimeStoppers Tips Hotline at 785-843-TIPS (8477). Calls to the Tips Hotline can be may anonymously and rewards for information in this case may be available.

All information provided by the Lawrence Police Department.


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Saturday, May 12, 2012

$75,000 in damages to Lawrence home following fire

Posted: May 12, 2012 - 4:47am
Updated: May 14, 2012 - 3:11am

Update: Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical, Chief Mark Bradford tells my reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World, that damage is estimated at $75,000. Investigators determined that the fire was accidental and caused by landscaping mulch covering an in-ground lighting source. The fire extended to inside the house, where crews found fire in lower level utility and storage area. (Link)

Original Post:

Lawrence firefighters were called to an address in the 1700 block of Lake Alvamar Drive around 4:10 a.m. Saturday. Lawrence Journal-World story.

Initial reports from the resident were of a small fire in the basement utility closet of the two story house. Police confirmed that all occupants of the house were safely outside. Officers also reported visible flames at the bottom of the basement stairs.

Upon arrival and preliminary investigation, fire crews confirmed that there was a working fire in the basement. A second alarm response was added to the incident for additional manpower. Firefighters outside of the home reported fire visible on an exterior corner with extension into some landscaping material. The fire inside and outside was quickly knocked down and later was declared to be out, about 30 minutes after crews arrived on the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and a damage estimate has not been released. No injuries were reported.

More on this incident can be found from my reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World, with new details as they become available.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Fire reported at Overland Park home

Posted: May 11, 2012 - 8:28am
Updated: May 11, 2012 - 8:51am

Overland Park and Lenexa Firefighters are on scene of a house fire in the 10500 block of W 92nd Place.

Firefighters were dispatched at 8:20 a.m. for a reported fire in the laundry room of the house. Upon arrival crews reported heavy smoke from two sides of the split level home.

Further investigation led fire crews to a fire in a basement wall with extension to a first floor kitchen closet. Crews are also making access to the attic to check for extension. Crews were able to confirm, with the homeowner, that everyone was evacuated safely.

No other details were immediately available and no injuries have been reported.

This is the second fire that Overland Park and Lenexa firefighters have responded on this morning. The first fire was reported around 6:40 a.m., more information on that fire can be found here.

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Fire reported at Lenexa apartment complex

Posted: May 11, 2012 - 7:05am
Updated: May 11, 2012 - 8:06am

Lenexa Firefighters extinguished a small fire in the attic of an apartment building in the 9500 block of Monrovia Street. Initial reports were of smoke in the area. One fire crew responded to the area with police and found light smoke visible from the roof of one building.

That building was quickly evacuated and a small fire was found in the attic of a second floor apartment. A full alarm response was ordered to assist with evacuations of the building. 

Officials say they pulled ceilings in several apartments to confirm that the fire was completely extinguished.

Firefighters from the Overland Park Fire Department were also called and assisted with the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and a damage estimate was not immediately available. No injuries were reported.

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Driver identified in fatal Interstate 435 accident

Posted: May 11, 2012 - 2:32am
Updated: May 11, 2012 - 11:43am

Update: The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified the deceased driver as, 22-year-old, Clayton S. McCully of Bonner Springs, Kansas. Troopers say McCully was traveling southbound on Interstate 435 at milepost 8.8, or .2 miles south of Woodend Avenue in Edwardsville, when his vehicle collided with a stationary construction vehicle.

According to Troopers, the stationary construction vehicle, a 2006 Chevrolet C5500 Truck, was parked inside a construction zone transition area. The area was marked with orange cones, yellow lights, and an arrow board indicating for traffic to move over to the right. For an unknown reason, McCully's 2002 Ford Ranger, continued into the construction area where it crashed into the rear of the parked truck.

Troopers say McCully was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Original Post:

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after an early morning fatality accident on Interstate 435 in Wyandotte County.

Troopers say the accident occurred around 2 a.m. when a southbound 2002 Ford Ranger crashed into the back of a parked construction signal truck at the beginning of a construction site.

Dispatchers say the accident was reported just before 2:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 435 near Woodend Road. The accident was reported by the construction crew. No one was in the signal truck when the accident occurred. There are not believed to be any witnesses to the crash.

Edwardsville Fire and Police responded to the scene and reported a small pickup truck had crashed into a construction truck. Command reported that the single occupant of the pickup truck was deceased and would require extended extrication.

The Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department also sent units to the scene who assisted with the accident, including a Haz-Mat unit for a fuel spill. The impact of the pickup truck into the construction truck is said to have punctured the construction truck's fuel tank.

The deceased driver has only been identified as a white male in his mid-twenties.

Troopers say the highway was never closed southbound. Traffic was restricted to only one lane for nearly four hours. All lanes reopened to traffic just after 5:45 a.m..

No other information was immediately available.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Check lane announced and results from last week's efforts

Posted: May 10, 2012 - 4:11am
Updated: May 10, 2012 - 4:30am

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The Overland Park Police Department announced that they will be conducting a DUI Check Lane, Friday night into early Saturday morning, May 11-12, 2012.

Police say they will have assistance from other local law enforcement agencies including; Lenexa, Merriam, Mission and Olathe.

A statement released Wednesday afternoon encourages people to designate a sober driver.

A similar check lane held last Friday night, May 4th, by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, checked 362 cars. Deputies say they made 12 DUI arrests, two drug arrests, 1 for transporting an open container and one for driving while suspended.

The Olathe Police Department's Traffic Unit conducted a driver's license check lane and saturation patrol last Saturday night, May 5th. A statement released by Olathe police says that Officers issued 68 traffic citations during the effort, 37 of those citations were for no driver's license. Four were for driver's license suspensions, eight seat belt violations, two DUI arrests and two narcotics arrests.

Funding for most of these efforts is provided by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), designed to reduce alcohol related crashes in the State of Kansas

KDOT says, across the State of Kansas, fatality accidents are down 26.2% from the same time last year with much of the credit going to enforcement of the primary seat belt law and DUI enforcement.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Escaped Lansing Inmate back in custody

Posted: May 9, 2012 - 3:07pm
Updated: May 10, 2012 - 6:34pm

The Kansas Department of Corrections announced this afternoon that escaped Lansing Inmate Gary Leslie Furthmyer is back in custody.

Authorities says that Furthmyer was captured around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in the 600 block of Nebraska Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.

Officials say they received more than a dozen tips regarding Furthmyer and one of those led directly to his arrest.

Officers booked Furthmyer into the Wyandotte County Jail on Wednesday afternoon where he will await transfer back to the Lansing Correctional Facility.

Furthmyer walked away from his minimum security job assignment at the Lansing Correctional Facility's steam plant around 3 a.m., April 18th.

There were several possible sightings of Furthmyer including several near a downtown Kansas City, Missouri homeless shelter last Friday.

His sentence was six to 25 years for a conviction of indecent liberties with a child and aggravated failure to appear, in 1985.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

One person critically injured in violent crash

Posted: May 8, 2012 - 2:19am
Updated: May 8, 2012 - 8:26am

The Overland Park Police Department's Traffic Unit is investigating after a driver was critically injured in a rollover accident near 87th Street and Conser Street around 2:15 a.m., Tuesday.

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Police arrived on the scene, about two minutes after being dispatched, to find one vehicle on its roof and the driver partially ejected from the rolled Jeep Cherokee. An Overland Park Fire Department unit arrived and reported heavy damage to the vehicle. Fire crews worked about 20 minutes to extricate the critically injured driver, who was partially pinned under the overturned Jeep.


Police say the Jeep Cherokee was stolen, sometime overnight, from an address in Overland Park. The same Jeep was also involved in a hit and run accident, of at least one parked car, in the 8300 block of Robinson Street. A witness to that crash then followed the suspect. That witness tells Police that the suspect turned off all of the vehicles lights and tried to speed away. The suspect attempted to turn eastbound on 87th Street from Robinson when the vehicle rolled over.

The driver has only been identified as a male in his 20's with extremely critical injuries. Officers say the man did not have any form of identification with him.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Severe weather strikes Douglas & Johnson counties Sunday

Posted: May 7, 2012 - 5:50am
Update: May 7, 2012 - 6:07am

This morning, the National Weather Service says two tornadoes briefly touched down in Olathe on Sunday evening.

The first touchdown was reported at 6:10 p.m., near Kansas 7 Highway (K-7) and Santa Fe Street by a Trained Weather Spotter.

About 10 minutes later, another touchdown was, reported at 6:22 p.m., near Interstate 35 and United States Highway 169 (US-169) by Olathe Fire Department personnel. See the YouTube video at the bottom of this post for audio of this report.

Weather Spotters and Law Enforcement also reported rotation and lowering in the area of K-7 south of 119th Street and to the southwest of the K-7 and K-10 interchange. This lowering was not reported to have made contact with the ground.

No injuries or damage were reported directly related to the brief tornado touchdowns.

Severe Weather Reports to the National Weather Service
Hail was also reported just outside of Eudora and in Lawrence. Hail reports in Douglas County varied from Dime to Half Dollar in size. Minor damage was reported to a few vehicles in Douglas County as a result of the hail.

Several hundred were without power for times in both Douglas and Johnson Counties. Westar Energy reported nearly 600 Douglas County customers without power around 6:30 p.m..

Here is a rare glimpse behind the scenes of what was going on here at Operation 100 News as the second touchdown was being reported in Olathe. This recording includes audio from four scanners, with audio from Law Enforcement, Fire Department, and Weather Spotters. Some of the audio is difficult to understand as scanner volumes varied and the camera was closer to the Law Enforcement scanner than it was to the Spotter and Fire Department scanners. 


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Friday, May 4, 2012

WaterOne's Quivira Road construction completed early

Posted: May 4, 2012 - 5:17pm
Updated: May 5, 2012 - 2:58am

Johnson County WaterOne has wrapped up their part of a major construction project which forced the closure of the southbound lanes of Quivira Road from 75th to 85th Street.

The project began Wednesday, April 25th and was fully reopened around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4th. Work was initially expected to last as long as three weeks.

Crews replaced valves on the 30-inch transmission water line which lies under the southbound lanes of Quivira Road. A statement released late Friday says that crews often worked until 10 or 11 p.m. and this allowed them to complete the project in only 10 days.



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Escapee possibly spotted in downtown Kansas City

Posted: May 4, 2012 - 12:34pm
Updated: May 4, 2012 - 1:05pm

Kansas Department of Corrections officials say escaped Lansing Correctional Facility inmate, Gary Furthmyer 59, has possibly been spotted in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
Officials say that they have received reports of several possible sightings of Furthmyer near homeless shelters. The statement says it is possible that Furthmyer has grown his hair and has additional facial hair. He has previously used the alias of Frank Schell.

Furthmyer walked away from his minimum security job assignment around 3 a.m., April 18th. There have been no confirmed sightings since. He is 5' 9" and 185lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes.

KDOC reminds the public that all escapees should be considered armed and dangerous.

Furthmyer was serving a sentence of six to 25 years for Indecent Liberties with a child and Aggravate Felony to Appear. All of his charges were out of Sedgwick County, Kansas. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gary Leslie Furthmyer is urged to call 911 or the Lansing Correctional Facility at 913-727-3235.


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Single vehicle accident leaves one seriously injured

Posted: May 4, 2012 - 6:55am
Updated: May 5, 201 - 4:46pm

Accident scene on outside shoulder
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The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after a man was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 35 in Lenexa.

Troopers say the accident occurred around 6:00 a.m.. One vehicle left the highway and rolled. Investigators identified the driver as 24-year-old Jason A. Varughese, of Pahrump, Nevada.

Investigators say Varughese was northbound in the right lane of Interstate 35, traffic in front of his vehicle slowed and in attempt to avoid colliding with one of the slowing vehicles, Varughese made an avoidance maneuver to the right. His vehicle went off of the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned. Varughese was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.
Traffic backed up on I-35 just north of 119th Street
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After crashing Varughese extricated himself from the crashed 2001 Toyota passenger car and began walking northbound along the highway, where he was located by the Kansas Highway Patrol. He was later transported by Johnson County Med-Act to an area hospital, where he was said to be in serious condition Friday morning.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Woman arrested after man is stabbed

Posted: May 2, 2012 - 5:12am
Updated: May 2, 2012 - 3:15pm

Update: Lenexa Police say that a 50-year-old woman has been arrested in connection to this morning's stabbing. The male victim was treated and released from an area hospital. Police also say that the man and woman lived together in the apartment where the disturbance took place. The female suspect has not been formally charged at this time, records show she faces a charge of "Aggravated Battery causing great bodily harm."

Original Post:

Lenexa Police are investigating after a man was stabbed around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

The incident occurred in the 12800 block of Lord Nelson Drive, south of 95th Street, just east of Interstate 35. A witness reported two people fleeing in a red passenger car, northbound from the apartment complex. Officers located that vehicle and conducted a felony car stop near 96th Terrace and Westgate Street. Two people have been taken into custody for further questioning.

The victim is said to be a male in his early 50's with at least two puncture wounds. One wound is said to be "superficial" on his left hand and another wound to his "lower right rib cage." The man was transported to an area trauma center for further treatment.

Police continue to investigate and no other details are currently available.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Chase B. Lekan found safe in May 2012

Posted: May 1, 2012 - 3:23pm
Updated: November 12, 2012 - 9:59am


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November 2012 - Chase B. Lekan is missing from Olathe, Kansas



Update: The Olathe Police Department announced this afternoon that Chase B. Lekan was located at 12:50 p.m. today. He is said to be in good health. No further details are being released at this time. In a statement released this afternoon, Police thanked the public for their assistance in the matter.

Original Post:

The Olathe Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing teenager.

Chase B. Lekan
Missing from Olathe, Kansas
Police say Chase Lekan has been a resident of an Olathe Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility since August 2011. He was on a weekend pass visiting his family when he ran away from their home in Olathe.

Chase suffers from Bi-polar Disorder, Anxiety Disporder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and ADHD. Chase also has a Heart Arrythmia and is on prescription medications which he left without.

Chase is a 15-year-old, white male, 5'11", and 160-170lbs.

He has also been know to have past violent tendencies, has been suicidal and is a known drug user.

Chase was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, grey hooded sweatshirt, long khaki shorts, Nike Air Jordan high top shoes, and a blue KC Royals hat.

He is known to frequent Two Trails Park in Olathe and also stated that he was planning on leaving for Texas according to Olathe Police.

If you have seen Chase or have any information regarding his whereabouts please call you local police department immediately.

All information provided by the Olathe Police Department.

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Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols planned for this weekend

Posted: May 1, 2012 - 11:33am
Updated: May 4, 2012 - 12:03pm

The Olathe Police Department's Traffic Unit has announced they will be conducting a driver's license check lane and saturation patrol as part of their ongoing efforts to reduce alcohol related crashes and remove intoxicated drivers from the roadways. The effort will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 5th.

Officers will set up the check lane in an effort to check motorists for valid driver's licenses, while also looking for signs of impairment, seat belt use.

Police say that anyone found to be driving without a valid driver's license will be accordingly charged and intoxicated motorists will be arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Anyone who observes erratic or dangerous driving in Olathe is always encouraged to contact the Olathe Police Department at 913-782-0720 or 911 for emergencies.

Funding for this even is provided through a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation, designed to reduce alcohol related crashes in the state of Kansas.

All information provided by the Olathe Police Department's Traffic Unit.

-The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says they will also be conducting a checkpoint Friday night into early Saturday morning in the De Soto area.

-Overland Park Police will be conducting a Saturation Patrol, Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

-Kansas City, Missouri Police say they will be conducting a checkpoint sometime over the weekend.


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