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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Possible explosive found in Overland Park apartment complex

Posted: October 30, 2012 - 11:25am
Updated: October 30, 2012 - 12:05pm

The Overland Park Fire Department was called to the Wycliff West Apartments in the 10500 block of Mastin Street shortly before 11 this morning.

Fire officials say they were called after someone found what they believed to be a stick of dynamite near a dumpster. The person transported the possible explosive to the apartment clubhouse, where an employee called 911.

The Overland Park Police Department's Bomb Squad was called to the scene to investigate the item. An area around the clubhouse was secured according to a news release.

The item was determined to be a road flare. Officials say there is no danger of an explosion and the road flare has been removed from the premises. All roads have been reopened around the complex.


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Man dies following Gardner crash

Posted: October 30, 2012 - 9:24am
Updated: October 31, 2012 - 4:07pm

Update:

Gardner Police say the man involved in the Tuesday morning crash at 175th Street and Interstate 35 has died as a result of his injuries received in the crash.

Police have identified the man as, 49-year-old, Edward Joseph Jasperse of Gardner, Kansas. Authorities say Jasperse succumbed to his injuries late Tuesday afternoon.

The accident remains under investigation by the Gardner Police Department.

Original Report:

A 49-year-old, Gardner man was critically injured in a single vehicle accident this morning near Interstate 35.

Gardner Police say they were called to the 175th Street bridge over Interstate 35 at 8:02 a.m. on a single vehicle accident. Officers arrived at 8:05 to find one vehicle with heavy damage after colliding with the westbound concrete jersey barrier of the bridge.

Investigators say the vehicle was traveling eastbound on 175th Street over Interstate when, for unknown reasons, veered across oncoming lanes crashed into the jersey barrier.

Firefighters from Johnson County Fire District No. 1 responded to the scene and reported one person was pinned inside the heavily damaged vehicle and would require "extensive extrication". Crews worked for nearly 20 minutes to extricate the injured man from the vehicle.

A LifeFlight Eagle helicopter was requested to respond to the scene but, was later canceled and the man was transported to an area Trauma Center by Johnson County Med-Act.

No other information has been released at this time. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is assisting with the investigation according to a news release from the Gardner Police Department.


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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Olathe accident victim identified

Posted: October 28, 2012 - 11:14am
Updated: October 29, 2012 - 3:40pm

Update:

Olathe Police have identified the victim as Arthea E. Saller, 82, of Overland Park, Kansas

Original Post:

Olathe Police say they are investigating a fatality accident that occurred Saturday evening.

Officers were called to the intersection of 151st Street and Pflumm Road for an injury accident at 5:28 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012.

Police say a Chevrolet Impala was traveling westbound on 151st Street and attempted to turn southbound on Pflumm Road when it was struck on the passenger's side by a Hyundai Elantra, which was traveling eastbound on 151st Street.

An 82-year-old female passenger in the Chevrolet was transported to an area hospital, where she later died from her injuries. Her identity has not been released.

The Olathe Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate the accident. Anyone with information regarding the investigating is asked to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Victim identified in fatal hit-and-run accident

Posted: October 24, 2012 - 3:42am
Updated: October 24, 2012 - 5:01pm

Update:

Overland Park Police have identified the victim of last night's accident as 35-year-old Tiana J. Beall of Overland Park, Kansas. 

Authorities say they have located the vehicle involved in the accident. No arrests have been made in the case at this time. Detectives are actively pursuing leads and no other information is currently available.

Original Story:

Overland Park Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle, late Tuesday night.

Around 10:40 p.m. emergency personnel responded to the area of W. 71st Street, just to the east of Metcalf Avenue on reports of a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian.

A 35-year-old, white female, was found critically injured. Johnson County Med-Act transported her to a local hospital, where she later died as a result of her injuries. The victim has not been identified.

The Overland Park Police Department's Traffic Safety Officers continue to investigate the accident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Scott Ferguson with the Overland Park Traffic Safety Division at 913-895-6289 or the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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Police investigating Overland Park home invasion

Posted: October 24, 2012 - 2:48am
Updated: October 24, 2012 - 10:36am

Overland Park Police continue investigating following an aggravated robbery Tuesday evening.

Authorities say they were called to an address in the 9400 block of Nieman Road around 8:50 Tuesday evening on what was initially a 911 open line. Dispatchers reported hearing what they believed to be some type of disturbance in the background.

Officers arrived and made contact with a female who told them that two white males came through her front door, tied her up and hit her across the face with a handgun. The men demanded money and other items.

Following initial interviews, Police determined that the female was not the victim and was not home at the time the incident occurred. The actual victim is a male who remained at the residence and was afraid to talk to the police because he had outstanding warrants.

Police say they continue to investigate the incident as an aggravated robbery.

The suspects are said to be white males with heavy builds, both were last seen wearing white T-shirts. One man had brown hair and the other had blond hair. Both men were armed, one was carrying a shotgun and the other had a handgun.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477) or the Overland Park Police Department's Investigation Division at 913-344-8750.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Firefighters make quick work of JoCo house fire

Posted: October 19, 2012 - 6:48am
Updated: October 19, 2012 - 6:57am

Firefighters made quick work of a De Soto house fire.

Dispatchers say the call was dispatched just before 6:30 a.m. when they received a call from a resident.

Firefighters from Northwest Consolidated Fire District arrived on the scene to report nothing showing from the single story home at 8155 Wea Street.

Crews located a working fire in the home's attic at 6:38 a.m. and reported that fire to be under control at 6:48 a.m..

One crew from the Lenexa Fire Department responded to the scene to assist with the incident.

The American Red Cross has been requested to assist three adults and four children who were displaced by the fire.

No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Driver critically injured in collision with parked vehicle

Posted: October 19, 2012 - 6:11am
Updated: October 19, 2012 - 3:40pm

Update:

The Kansas Highway Patrol report says that a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was legally parked on the right shoulder of southbound Interstate 35 near mile marker 227.3 or just north of the 75th Street bridge. 

Michelle D. Huff, 50 of Kansas City, Kansas, was traveling southbound in a 2004 Ford Taurus when the she drove onto the right shoulder and rear-ended the parked Jeep Grand Cherokee. Huff was transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center with critical injuries. She was wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred.

Troopers say the Jeep Grand Cherokee was unoccupied at the time of the collision.

Original Post:

One woman was critically injured this morning when the vehicle she was driving struck a car which was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 35.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident was reported shortly before 6:00 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 just north of the 75th Street overpass, and one person sustained life-threatening injuries.

The injured person is only described as a "female in her 50's".

A Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher says that the exit ramp from southbound Interstate 35 to 75th Street remains open.

No other information is currently available.

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Man run over and dragged in Oct. 19 accident

Posted: October 19, 2012 - 1:47am
Updated: October 31, 2012 - 3:58am

Update:

A Lawrence Police accident report, obtained by the Lawrence Journal-World, says that, 22-year-old, Elbert Davis Jr., had fallen face-down on North Seventh Street, just north of Ash Street. Davis has medical issues and had been drinking alcohol before the fall.

About 1:30 a.m., a Dodge Stratus driven by Wade Briscoe, 21, of Lawrence, turned the corner on Ash Street and headed north on North Seventh Street. Briscoe ran over Davis, dragging him 56 feet.

Lawrence Police suspect Briscoe had been drinking alcohol, and administered tests. The results of those tests are pending and Briscoe has not been arrested or charged.

Davis was transported to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka, the Journal-World reports that an update on Davis' condition has not been available.

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Original Story:

Lawrence Police are investigating this morning after a subject was run over by a vehicle.

Police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were dispatched to the intersection of N 7th Street and Ash Street at 1:23 a.m. after a caller reported that a person was lying in the street when a vehicle "rolled over" the subject.

Medics reported finding one person in critical condition near the intersection and requested the availability of a LifeStar helicopter. Dispatchers reported that the helicopter was unavailable due to high winds.

The injured person, was transported to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.

The vehicle which struck the person reportedly remained at the scene. No other details have been released.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Merriam convenience store robbed

Posted: October 17, 2012 - 4:36am
Updated: October 18, 2012 - 8:16am

Merriam Police are investigation after two men robbed the gas station near 67th Street and Interstate 35. The robbery was dispatched to officers at 4:08 a.m. at 9500 W. 67th Street.

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Google Earth view of the initial robbery scene
9500 W. 67th Street, Merriam, Kansas
The suspects are described as Hispanic males, both said to be in their late teen's or early 20's. Both men were wearing hooded sweatshirts and armed with handguns. The men reportedly fled the area in a silver passenger car westbound on 67th Street from the scene.

A witness told Police that the suspect vehicle ran the railroad crossing gates just as a train was approaching.

Shawnee Police received a report that a man with a handgun entered the QuikTrip store at 6637 Nieman Road. The man reportedly walked into the store and immediately ran back outside. An officer arrived at that scene to learn that a customer was the only witness, and that customer had left the area.

Around 4:20, a Shawnee officer reported a silver car traveling at a high rate of speed near W. 69th Street and Switzer Road. The officer lost sight of the vehicle and then spotted it crashed into a parked vehicle in a driveway in the 10100 block of W. 69th Terrace in Merriam. That officer reported a Hispanic male running southbound from the vehicle. Unconfirmed reports indicated officers have located a handgun inside the now crashed vehicle.

The crashed vehicle that one man was seen running from is also reported to have been the suspect vehicle in a Hit-and-Run accident in Kansas City, Kansas earlier in the night.

Shawnee, Merriam and Overland Park Police established a perimeter in the area and searched for the suspect with the assistance of the Shawnee Police Department's K-9 unit. Officers concluded their area search at 5:53 a.m.. Both suspects remain at large.

At 6:10, Merriam Police reported that they have located the cash drawer near the intersection of W 67th Street and Farley Street, about one-quarter of a mile west of the robbery scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Police or contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

This incident was reported to the public by Operation 100 News on Twitter at 4:13, after Police had arrived and confirmed that the suspects were no longer in the area. No mention by any other news media.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Two men burglarize Overland Park jewelry store

Posted: October 16, 2012 - 11:22am


Overland Park Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two men who burglarized a jewelry store early Saturday morning.

Police responded on an alarm shortly after 1:00 a.m. Saturday at the Noble House Jewelry store at 11620 Metcalf Avenue. Officers arrived and found that someone had forced entry into the front of the business. Several glass cases were also smashed near the front of the store.

Detectives say the two men were able to grab a large amount of jewelry before leaving the store. The lost of property is estimated to be significant but is still being inventoried.

Police have released a clip from the surveillance video.


The first suspect is said to be a white male, stocky build, wearing a multi-color patterned stocking cap with a thick black band, charcoal sweatshirt, dark sweatpants, dark tennis shoes with white soles, a multi-colored mask and dark gloves.

The second suspect is an unknown race male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, dark tennis shoes, dark mask with white knuckles and fingers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Operation 100 News was the only news media outlet with any information regarding this incident reported to the public on Saturday morning. No mention by any other media until a Press Release was sent out Tuesday morning.


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Monday, October 15, 2012

Historic steam locomotive rolls through Johnson County

Posted: October 15, 2012 - 8:54am

Union Pacific Steam Locomotive No. 844 as seen by
the Kansas City Scout traffic camera at Interstate 35
and Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City, KS

The last steam locomotive built for the Union Pacific Railroad rolled through Johnson County, Kansas this morning.

Steam Locomotive No. 844 is a high-speed passenger engine which was delivered to Union Pacific in 1944. The locomotive ran passenger trains until diesel locomotives took over that role in the 1950's. No. 844 was placed in freight service in Nebraska between 1957 and 1959.


The locomotive was saved from being scrapped in 1960 and was held by the railroad for special service.

Union Pacific's webpage dedicated to No. 844, says "the engine has run hundreds of thousands of miles as Union Pacific's ambassador of goodwill."

No. 844 is beyond the halfway point in a 13,000 mile trek through 15 states as Union Pacific celebrates their 150th anniversary and 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln created the original Union Pacific by signing the Pacific Railway Act on July 1, 1862. The journey began in California, with a two day celebration, September 29-30th.

The train includes a 1960's vintage Promontory baggage car that has been retrofitted into a state-of-the-art traveling museum and a recently launched Union Pacific Locomotive which reduces emissions and provides a glimpse into the future of railroading.

This past Saturday, No. 844 steamed through Lawrence, Kansas where it was captured on video by the Lawrence Journal-World's Chief Photographer, Mike Yoder.

No. 844 was also captured on video this Monday morning as it passed through Merriam, Kansas, near Shawnee Mission Parkway and Interstate 35 by Operation 100 News follower, Curtis Wells.


The train is scheduled to arrive at in Houston, Texas on Friday, October 26th at 2 p.m. local time.

You can stay up-to-date with the location of the train by following GPS tracking on Twitter. The schedule for the remainder of the journey can be found here and more information on the famous Living Legend No. 844 can be found here from Union Pacific.

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Child on bicycle struck by vehicle in Olathe

Posted: October 15, 2012 - 8:30am
Updated: October 15, 2012 - 9:04am

Olathe Police are investigating after a 9-year-old boy on a vehicle was struck by a vehicle this morning.

Police say they were called to the 1800 block of Dennis Avenue at 8:13 Monday morning. The juvenile is said to have been crossing Dennis Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle that was traveling eastbound.

Johnson County Med-Act says the boy was transported to an area hospital for evaluation and his injuries were considered minor.

Investigators say the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, uninjured, and is cooperating with the investigation.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Several early morning burglaries in Johnson County

Posted: October 12, 2012 - 4:43am
Updated: October 12, 2012 - 5:12am

Leawood Apple Store burglarized with help of a vehicle

Leawood Police are investigating a burglary at the Apple Store early this morning.

Police say they responded on a burglary alarm at 2:40 a.m.. Arriving officers found a vehicle backed into the front of the Apple Store at 4529 W. 119th Street #283. Authorities suspect the vehicle to be stolen.

Police say no arrests have been made and the vehicle has been towed from the scene.



Lenexa business burglarized

Lenexa Police were are also investigating a burglary this morning.

Police say they responded on a burglary alarm around 3 a.m. in the 11400 block of Strang Line Road. Arriving officers found that front glass on the building was damaged enough for someone to have possibly made entry.

Officers established a perimeter in the area before clearing the interior of the building.

A K-9 unit from the Olathe Police Department also responded to assist in the search. No one was found inside the business or in the surrounding area. No arrests have been made.


Prairie Village auto burglaries

Prairie Village Police were called to the area of 78th Street and Roe Avenue around 3:45 a.m..

Police located several vehicles which were burglarized within a four block area.

Officers requested assistance from the Shawnee Police Department's K-9 unit and one additional patrol unit from the Fairway Police Department. Officers determined that there was no loss worth deploying the K-9 in a search for.

Police conducted a vehicle stop near 75th Street and Delmar Street which was suspected to be related to the auto burglaries. Officers checked three juvenile occupants and eventually released them to their parents. Police did not make any arrests.

Anyone with information in any of these incidents is urged to call local Police or the TIPS Hotline (816)474-8477.


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Monday, October 8, 2012

Firefighters rescue cat from early-morning fire

Posted: October 8, 2012 - 6:08am
Updated: October 9, 2012 - 12:48am

Lawrence Fire crews were dispatched on report of smoke alarms sounding at 312 Bowstring Drive at 5:46 Monday morning. The address is just north of the intersection of Lawrence Avenue and Princeton Boulevard.

A caller to 911 reported visible smoke inside the residence. Police arrived at the scene to report flames visible from the south side of the home. Firefighters reported flames showing from the second floor of a two story, single family residence.

A statement released Monday afternoon says all occupants evacuated the structure prior to Fire Department arrival. The fire was quickly extinguished and an all clear under control was declared at 6:11 a.m..

Officials say one cat was rescued, however an additional cat succumbed from the conditions of the incident.

The Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross has been contacted to provide assistance for the displaced occupants.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and damage estimates are not yet available.

No injuries were reported.

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Firefighters rescue woman from Johnson County well

Posted: October 7, 2012 - 2:12pm
Updated: October 7, 2012 - 2:39pm

Firefighters from two area departments rescued a woman from a Johnson County well this afternoon.

Crews from the Merriam and Overland Park Fire Department's were called to an address in the 9800 block of Hocker Drive in Merriam at 1:56 Sunday afternoon.

Merriam Firefighters reported the victim, a 72-year-old female, fell into a 20 foot well, which contained approximately 10 feet of water. Crews were able to lower a flotation device to the woman until they could setup rescue equipment.

Officials say the woman was alert and talking to rescuers throughout the ordeal.

Crews had the woman removed from the well in under 10 minutes. She was transported by Johnson County Med-Act to an area trauma center to be checked out. Her injuries were not said to be serious.

Fire crews say they have covered the well.

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Lawrence man killed in early morning accident

Posted: October 7, 2012 - 2:56am
Updated: October 8, 2012 - 3:54am

Update: 

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office confirms to Operation 100 News reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World that at 34-year-old Lawrence man was killed in this accident at 2:10 a.m..

Deputies say David Leroy Smart was driving northbound near the 2000 block of County Road 1045 when his 1997 Chevrolet truck drifted into a ditch and struck a culvert.

Sergeant Steve Lewis tells the Journal-World that Mr. Smart was pronounced dead at 3:52 a.m. by emergency room staff at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

No other information is currently being released.

Original report: Last updated October 7, 2012 - 4:25am

Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called just before 2:30 to the 2000 block of E 1400 Road (County Road 1045) for a single vehicle accident.

Deputies arrived at the scene to find on vehicle had left the roadway and crashed into a culvert. The driver of the vehicle sustained critical injuries and was pinned in the crash.

Fire Medical crews arrived to report the vehicle on its side off of the roadway with "major damage." Medical crews confirmed the driver to be pinned with critical injuries and immediately requested a LifeStar helicopter respond to the scene.

Crews worked approximately 30 minutes to extricate the injured driver from the vehicle.

At 3:30, LifeStar's pilot reported that the patient had "coded", meaning they had stopped breathing, and that the injured person would be transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by ground ambulance. LifeStar's medic crew rode on the ambulance to assist with patient care.

Sheriff's Deputies closed all lanes of E 1400 Road between N 2000 Road and N 2100 Road and LifeStar was landed on the roadway. The roadway remains closed as the accident investigation continues. Deputies have requested public works to bring barricades to assist with blocking the roadway.

No other details or updates were immediately available.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Apartment fire in Shawnee

Posted: October 6, 2012 - 7:10am
Updated: October 6, 2012 - 9:18am

Firefighters from Shawnee and Merriam are on scene of an apartment building fire this morning.

The call was dispatched just at 7:02 a.m. at 13901 W 63rd Terrace at Cottonwood Park Apartments.

A caller reported that the bathroom ceiling was on fire. Police arrived to report visible fire in the bathroom and began evacuating the building.

Firefighters arrived and located fire in a bathroom wall on the third floor, with extension to the attic. Crews have confirmed that all of the apartments in the building are evacuated.

Crews reported the fire to be under control at 7:22 a.m.

Shawnee Fire Chief John Mattox said Investigators are at the scene but, it appears the fire may have been burning for several hours in the attic space before it was noticed by a resident. Damage was contained to one apartment, all other residents are expected to be able to return home this afternoon.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Police identify men killed in Saturday crash

Posted: October 6, 2012 - 5:59am
Updated: October 9, 2012 - 1:24am

Overland Park's traffic unit is investigating after a two vehicle crash killed two men Saturday morning.

Dispatchers say the accident was reported around 5:40 Saturday morning at the intersection of 103rd Street and Nall Avenue.

First fire crews arrived on the scene to report two vehicles involved and one had rolled onto its side. Police reported both vehicles would require extrication. A fire crew reported one vehicle would require extensive extrication.

Police say a Ford F-250 pickup truck was southbound on Nall Avenue when it ran a red light and struck a Buick passenger car which was traveling westbound on 103rd Street. The collision caused the pickup truck to roll onto its side.

Authorities have identified the driver of the Ford F-250 as, 49-year-old, Wayne A. Willeford of Prairie Village and the driver of the Buick as, 77-year-old, William G. Pennington of Overland Park.

Willeford was pronounced deceased at the scene, while Pennington was transported to an area hospital where he died a short time later, according to Overland Park Police.

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Heavy fire reported from Overland Park high rise

Posted: October 6, 2012 - 2:01am
Updated: October 6, 2012 - 4:29am

Six area fire departments responded this morning on a high rise fire in Overland Park.

Video courtesy: Overland Park Fire Department

Officials say the call was dispatched shortly after 1 a.m. at 9350 Metcalf Avenue. Fire crews arrived to report heavy fire showing from the roof of an 11 floor office building. A high-rise alarm was immediately dispatched.

Overland Park Fire Department spokesperson Jason Rhodes says fire crews made access to the roof and quickly knocked down a fire in a rooftop cooling unit. Firefighters spend about an additional hour conducting overhaul operations and making sure the fire was completely extinguished.

Photo courtesy: Overland Park Fire Department
Fire damage was contained to cooling unit area on the top of the building. There was smoke damage throughout the building. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Fire crews from Consolidated Fire District #2, Leawood, Lenexa, Merriam, Olathe and Shawnee Fire along with Johnson County Med-Act and Johnson County Emergency Communications assisted with this incident.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Domestic disturbance call results in one man's death

Posted: October 4, 2012 - 3:17am
Updated: October 5, 2012 - 7:15am

Travis Lee Maupin - December 10, 2008
Photo courtesy: Kansas Department of Corrections
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has been called to investigate after a domestic disturbance this morning in Miami County turned fatal. A statement released this morning has identified the deceased man as 32-year-old, Travis L. Maupin.

Authorities confirm the Osawatomie Police Department responded on a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Chestnut Avenue shortly before 1:30 this morning. Officers found a female who reported she had been strangled during a disturbance with Mr. Maupin.

Maupin had barricaded himself inside a home. Osawatomie Police requested assistance from the Miami County Sheriff's Office at the scene. As that backup was arriving, Maupin emerged from the residence and ran from officers on foot.

Officers caught up with Mr. Maupin about a block away from the scene, where he continued to resist arrest. One officer deployed a Taser and Maupin was taken into custody. Prior to being transported to jail, officers reported that Maupin had become unresponsive.

Miami County EMS was already on the scene treating the female who was injured in the initial disturbance. Medics reported Maupin had stopped breathing and requested a second ambulance respond "emergency" to the scene on Chestnut. He was rushed to Miami County Medical Center, where he later died.

A statement released this morning says it is normal protocol for the KBI to be brought in to investigate a death that occurs while a subject is in police custody.

Kansas Department of Corrections records show Maupin was discharged, at the completion of his sentence, from the Lansing Correctional Facility in December 2008. He was convicted in Anderson County, Kansas on charges of Forgery and Aggravated Battery from 2006.

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