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Monday, December 31, 2012

VIDEO: Late night two-alarm house fire in Olathe

Posted: December 31, 2012 - 12:27am
Updated: December 31, 2012 - 3:45am

Firefighters from three area departments responded on a late night fire in Olathe.

The fire was initially dispatched shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday. First fire crews found heavy fire visible from the single story home at 12914 S. Pflumm Road. The incident was upgraded to a second alarm at 11:42 p.m..


Crews were forced to battle the fire from the exterior at one point. They were able to reenter the structure a short time later.

The fire was declared to be under control at 12:40 a.m..

A man, woman, and one dog escaped the house safely. Officials say a second dog and one cat were found deceased after the fire was extinguished.

One person was said to have sustained minor injuries, that person was treated at the scene and refused any further medical treatment.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

Firefighters from Overland Park and Lenexa also responded on the incident.

Pflumm Road was closed to all traffic as crews battled the fire. All lanes have since reopened.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Seven animals survive OP house fire, one firefighter sustains minor injury

Posted: December 30, 2012 - 2:53pm
Updated: January 2, 2013 - 5:01am

Update:

On Monday Operation 100 News was contacted by one of the residents of the home damaged in this fire. Aaron Kalmer tells me that three cats died in the fire. Two dogs and five reptiles all survived and are "doing great." Kalmer says the reptiles include two snakes and three bearded dragons.

Original report:

Emergency crews in Overland Park were called to a possible house fire at 7542 Hardy Street just before 2:20 Sunday afternoon.

Overland Park Police arrived at the scene to find the doors to the home locked with dogs barking inside. Officers forced the front door open to attempt to rescue the animals. At least one dog was rescued by officers. The number and status of other pets inside the home was not immediately clear. Police dispatchers informed officers of special use permits to the address for snakes and possibly other reptiles.

Firefighters arrived to report smoke visible from the roof of the single story, ranch style home. Investigation led crews to the attic where they found the majority of the fire to be.

One firefighter was treated at the scene by Johnson County Med-Act after he was exposed to high heat conditions. After being assessed, the firefighter refused further medical treatment and returned to work.

Firefighters were forced to evacuate the structure at one point by heavy smoke and high heat conditions. After about 12 minutes, enough smoke had dissipated and crews were allowed to reenter the structure.

The Merriam Fire Department assisted Overland Park Fire crews on the fire scene.

The fire was declared under control at 3:18 p.m.. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and a damage estimate was not immediately available.

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Russell Stover Candies robbery

Posted: December 30, 2012 - 2:02pm

Fairway Police are investigating after a late morning armed robbery.

Police say around 11:40 a.m., a man entered the Russell Stover Candies store at 2814 Shawnee Mission Parkway and implied that the had a weapon, the employees did not see any weapons.

Police Chief Mike Fleming tells Operation 100 News that no one hurt and the suspect remains at large.

The suspect is only described as a black male with a thin build. He possibly fled the area in a smaller extended cab pickup truck, similar to a Ford Ranger.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fairway Police at 913-262-2364 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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Pedestrian critically injured in hit and run crash

Posted: December 30, 2012 - 7:15am
Updated: January 3, 2013 - 12:50am


Update:

Shawnee Police confirmed late Wednesday that a 43-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle on Midland Drive.

A press release says Officers were dispatched to the 17400 block of Midland Drive. At the location, officers located a female who had been struck by a vehicle while she was walking on Midland Drive.

Police say her injuries are not considered to be life threatening. The striking vehicle and driver were later located in the area. Investigators do not believe that alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor in the incident.

The investigation is ongoing. According to the press release, "once the investigation is complete the case will be forwarded to the Johnson County District Attorney's office for review of possible criminal charges."

Original report:

Shawnee Police are investigating after a woman on foot along Midland Drive was struck by a passing vehicle shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Midland Drive just to the west of Interstate 435. Police arrived on the scene to find a female in a grassy area just off the roadway in the 17400 block of Midland Drive.

Shawnee Fire and Johnson County Med-Act assessed the woman to be in her early 40's and critically injured. She was transported to an area trauma center for treatment.

A source familiar with the investigation tells Operation 100 News that the woman suffered "face and leg injuries. Her shoes were found on Midland Drive and the woman was knocked into the grass off of the side of the road."

Police closed Midland Drive between Elmridge Road and Red Oak Drive as they investigated the accident. Midland Drive has since been reopened.

Shawnee Police are confirming very few details surrounding this investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this accident is urged to call Shawnee Police at 913-631-2155 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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No details from any other media until after 8 a.m., and even then nothing more than the location. No details regarding the accident being a hit and run or the seriousness of injuries.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Two pedestrians struck in Lenexa hit and run

Posted: December 29, 2012 - 2:25am
Updated: January 11, 2012 - 12:55am

Update:

Lenexa Police have provided some updated information regarding this incident.

Police say shortly after 2 a.m., they were called to a bar near 97th Street and Quivira Road on reports of a pedestrian struck by a car. On arrival officers learned that the vehicle involved had fled the scene towards Oak Park Mall, just across Quivira Road from the bar.

Oak Park Mall security located the suspect vehicle within minutes of an "Attempt to Locate" being issued. Mall security attempted to make contact with the suspect driver, who ran away on foot. Police from Lenexa and Overland Park worked together in the area to locate and apprehend the suspect.

Police say the suspect, a 35-year-old man from Topeka, was trying to report his car stolen while hiding in a dumpster. He was located and arrested by Overland Park Police, who then transferred custody to Lenexa Police.

The man was less than forthcoming about his identity and provided officers with a false name in attempt to avoid an additional charge for an outstanding warrant. He also has three prior DUI convictions according to Police.

Officers transported their suspect to Johnson County's Central Booking in Olathe, where he was booked on charges of felony DUI, reckless aggravated battery, obstructing the legal process, and other charges for leaving the scene of an injury wreck.

Lenexa Police say the victims injuries were non-life threatening and both are expected to fully recover.


Original report:

Lenexa Police are investigating after two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle near 97th Street and Quivira Road around 2 a.m. Saturday.

A caller reported one subject "ran over" by a vehicle near Saint's Pub & Patio, 9720 Quivira Road, just before 2:10 a.m.. The caller reported that the man was struck by a red Ford Fusion which fled from the area.

Police arrived in the area to report that the man who was struck was standing and cooperating with the investigation. Johnson County Med-Act reported the man's injuries to be minor.

Officers from Lenexa and Overland Park began checking the area for the suspect vehicle when dispatchers received information from Oak Park Mall security that a man had just ran from a vehicle in their parking lot. The description that Mall security provided appeared to match the description of the driver Lenexa Police were searching for.

As the search continued, Police back at the accident scene were informed that a second person was also struck by the same vehicle. At least one of the victims was said to have been walking on a sidewalk when the vehicle left the roadway and struck the person. Injuries to both victims were said to be minor, both refused to be transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

Overland Park Police located the suspected driver near the bank at 95th Street and Nieman Road just before 2:30 a.m.. He was arrested and turned over to Lenexa Police after being identified as the driver by at least one of the victims.

Police continue to investigate the incident and if alcohol may have contributed to the accident. As of this report no formal charges have been filed.

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Johnson County home damaged by early morning fire

Posted: December 29, 2012 - 1:42am
Updated: December 29, 2012 - 1:50am

Shortly after 1 a.m., firefighters from three area departments were called to a house fire near Kansas Highway 10 and Evening Star Road in Lexington Township, between De Soto and Eudora.

The 911 caller reported a fire on the front side of the home and was evacuating residents at 39905 W. 103rd Street.

A Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy arrived at the scene at 1:11 a.m. to confirm that there was active fire on the home's exterior.

Firefighters from Northwest Consolidated Fire District reported a working fire on their approach to the scene. Once on scene crews reported a single story manufactured home with flames on the front side.

No one was home when the fire was reported. Firefighters did rescue a dog from the structure.

Crews worked for just under 10 minutes to knock the fire down. The fire was reported to be under control at 1:27 a.m. and said to be out at 1:47 a.m..

Firefighters from the Eudora Fire Department and Olathe Fire Department also assisted with the incident and coverage of the NWCFD area.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A damage estimate is not yet available. No injuries were reported.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Overland Park hotel robbed

Posted: December 24, 2012 - 1:15am
Updated: December 24, 2012 - 1:44am

Overland Park Police are investigating an armed robbery at a local business this morning.

Police were called to the La Quinta Inn & Suites, 10610 Marty Street, at 12:55 a.m.. The clerk told officers that two men armed with black handguns had robbed the business.

The suspects allegedly forced the clerk to the floor and took money from the cash register before fleeing the scene.

Police say there was possibly a third male involved in the robbery. All three possible suspects are described as black males in their early 20's wearing dark colored hoodies. One of the men was said to be wearing thick black rimmed glasses. Two of the suspects were armed with semi-automatic handguns.

No injuries were reported.

Officers continue to investigate and no other details were immediately available.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Numerous storage lockers burglarized in Shawnee

Posted: December 21, 2012 - 10:25am
Updated: December 21, 2012 - 12:40pm

Police in Shawnee are investigating after several storage lockers were found burglarized this morning.

Around 3 a.m., an officer was checking businesses in the 22100 block of W. 83rd Street when he discovered a partially opened storage locker.

Shawnee Police Lieutenant Doug Orbin says, "further investigation revealed that several lockers had been entered with forced entry."

Radio traffic at the time indicated possibly as many as 30 lockers had been burglarized. Lieutenant Orbin says, "the investigation is ongoing and the information on the total number of lockers entered, and items missing, is still being gathered."

Anyone with information on these burglaries is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Jesse Perez at 913-742-6878 or the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

While other area media outlets continue to report on the same crime night after night in Kansas City, Operation 100 News is reporting news in Douglas and Johnson counties in real time.

This story was first reported in our Twitter feed shortly after police discovered the crime and determined that there were not suspects remaining at the scene.



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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Interstate 35 reopens following three vehicle crash

Posted: December 20, 2012 - 3:31am
Updated: December 20, 2012 - 4:21am

Merriam Police were forced to shut down all lanes of Interstate 35 for about an hour this morning following an injury accident.

Officials say three vehicles were involved in the crash which began after a Jeep spun out and was then struck by another vehicle. A third vehicle then struck the vehicle already involved.

Three people were transported from the scene. One of those injuries was said to be serious but, non-life threatening.

The Interstate was closed at 3:20 a.m. and all lanes were cleared at 4:20 a.m.

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Accidental shooting reported in Shawnee

Posted: December 20, 2012 - 12:39am

Shawnee Police were called to an address in the Carlyle Apartments, near 75th Street and Quivira Road shortly after midnight Thursday following an accidental shooting.

Officials say a man, in his early 60's, reached into a drawer where he kept his .38 Smith & Wesson when the gun fired. The bullet grazed the man's hand.

Johnson County Med-Act arrived at the scene and reported the man's injury to be non-life threatening. He was transported to an area hospital for further treatment.

No other details have been released.

This is the second accidental shooting in Johnson County within just the last three days. Early Tuesday morning a sleeping De Soto man was shot in the genital area.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Accidental shooting reported in De Soto

Posted: December 18, 2012 - 1:02am

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a shooting this morning.

Shortly after midnight, Deputies were called to an address in the 34000 block of Orchard Drive in De Soto on reports of an accidental shooting. Deputies found an 18-year-old man with a single gunshot wound to his genital area.

The man was reportedly asleep on a couch when the gun that a man on a different level of the home was handling accidentally discharged. A single round is said to have been fired through the floor and then "grazing" the genital area of the sleeping man.

Johnson County Med-Act and Northwest Consolidated Fire District crews reported the man's injuries to be non-life threatening. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Deputies continue to investigate the incident. No other details were immediately available.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

VIDEO: Overland Park armed robbery

Posted: December 16, 2012 - 12:19am
Updated: December 18, 2012 - 9:40am

Overland Park Police are investigating after a Cricket Wireless store was robbed early Saturday evening.


Police say at approximately 5:35 p.m., they were called to the business at 10221 W. 75th Street following an armed robbery. This address is on the southeast corner of the intersection of W. 75th Street and Switzer Road.

The store employee told officers that a man came into the store, displayed a black handgun and ordered the employee to the ground, he then took money from the cash register and also took some cell phones. The suspect then fled from the address on foot.

Police say the suspect is a white male in his late 20's, approximately 200lbs, 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with a short sleeved, red striped shirt over the hoodie, and blue jeans. The man was also wearing black sunglasses and is said to be clean shaven.

No injuries were reported during the robbery.

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

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Dryer fire forces partial evacuation of Shawnee assisted living facility

Posted: December 15, 2012 - 2:44am

An early morning dryer fire forced the partial evacuation of an assisted living facility in Shawnee.

Firefighters from Shawnee and Lenexa were called to Shawnee Heartland Assisted Living, 16207 Midland Drive, shortly after 1:30 Saturday morning.

Arriving firefighters reported light smoke inside the building upon their arrival. Three Johnson County Med-Act ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

Radio traffic indicates that around 20 residents were evacuated from their rooms to the waiting ambulances and other wings of the building that were clear of smoke.

Shawnee Fire Marshal Corey Sands tells Operation 100 News that there was a dryer fire. One fire sprinkler head activated and extinguished the fire. No one was injured.

All residents were allowed to return to their rooms before 2:15 a.m..

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Change in service hours notice

Posted: December 13, 2012 - 7:58am

Beginning on Sunday, December 13, 2012, the business hours of Operation 100 News will change.

My new hours will be from 12 a.m. (midnight) until 5 a.m., seven days a week.

The change in hours comes at the request of one media contract who is seeking to fill a gap in their overnight news coverage. I am hopeful that these hours will attract additional media inquiries for overnight and/or weekend morning coverage.

More and more media outlets are being forced to make budget cuts. Operation 100 News is here to help you remain within your budget constraints while remaining on top of breaking news. Additional information for interested media outlets can be found here. Rates are very affordable and flexible based on your specific needs.

As many of my longtime followers know, Operation 100 News is the work of one person with privately purchased equipment. Without media contracts and occasional donations from the public, I would not be able to provide real-time updates to the public at no cost, as I have done on Twitter since July 2009.

I continue to explore the option of making Operation 100 News a paid-subscription based service. This option would allow me to turn a profit, instead of just barely breaking even. While not popular with most current followers, I have to make a living for myself. Any changes to a paid service would be in the future, at least a year away.

Thank you for your continued support of Operation 100 News.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about anything regarding Operation 100 News, please contact me directly by email at Operation100News@gmail.com.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Suspicious subject reported near a Shawnee elementary school

Posted: December 12, 2012 - 8:27am

Nieman Elementary School's Principal sent a letter home with students on Tuesday informing them of recent suspicious activity near the school.

Shawnee Police say two girls were walking home from school around 3:30 p.m. Monday. The girls were on 65th street, just to the west of Nieman road when they were approached by a man. The man, possibly in his 60's, asked the girls what school they attended.

The girls reported the incident to officials at the school on Tuesday morning. School officials notified Police of the suspicious activity.

Shawnee Police Department spokesperson, Captain Dan Tennis, tells Operation 100 News that Police "took a report of a suspicious subject."

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Threat discovered at Olathe South High School

Posted: December 7, 2012 - 3:40am

Olathe School District officials and Police are investigating a messages found at Olathe South High School, 1640 E. 151st Street.

Police say a student discovered the message just before 1 p.m., Thursday, written on restroom stall. The message referred to blowing up the school on Friday, December 7th.

Olathe Police say "the safety and security of students and staff are a primary concern and we are working closely with the Olathe School District to investigate the incident."

Classes will go on as scheduled. Police say they will have extra officers in and around the school.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).

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FOUND: Tyler S. Wilson

Posted: December 7, 2012 - 3:29am
Updated: December 20, 2012 - 11:17pm

Update:

Olathe Police say Tyler S. Wilson has been located. He had been missing since November 11, 2012. No other details were released.

Original report:

Tyler S. Wilson
Last seen in Olathe, Kansas
Olathe Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing runaway juvenile.

Police say, 14-year-old, Tyler S. Wilson ran away from the Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center in Olathe on November 11, 2012. Officers reported spotting him near Kansas Highway 10 in Olathe, but he ran from the officers when they attempted to contact him. He was last seen running northbound into Lenexa.

Before his stay at the Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center, Police say he had been staying in Shawnee. He has also made comments about trying to get to Oklahoma.

Tyler is a white male, born March 31, 1998. Police say he is approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 110lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue Fox Racing shirt, white shorts with thin black stripes, and white tennis shoes. His left ear is pierced and he is known to wear a diamond stud earring.

If you have seen Tyler S. Wilson you are urged to call your local Police Department immediately. Olathe Police can be reached at 913-971-7500.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Standoff comes to an end in Shawnee apartment complex

Posted: December 6, 2012 - 12:37am
Updated: December 6, 2012 - 2:37pm

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Shawnee Police called out their Special Tactics and Response (STAR) Team to assist with a situation at the Shawnee Station Apartments, late Thursday morning.

The apartments are on the northeast corner of W. 65th Street and Maurer Road.

Police were reportedly called to the area around 10:15 Thursday morning to check the welfare of a subject.

Around 11:30 a.m., Police could still be seen in the area of the apartment complex awaiting the arrival of the STAR Team.

Shortly after noon, Shawnee Police spokesperson Captain Dan Tennis told Operation 100 News, "there is currently an Operation 100 [situation involving a barricaded subject] going on at the Shawnee Station Apartments. There is a suicidal subject allegedly armed with a gun."

Johnson County Med-Act and Shawnee Fire were seen at the staging area near the Command Post.

Officials say the incident came to an end shortly after 2 p.m. when Police entered the apartment and found the man had taken his own life.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, there is help available. Know the warning signs of suicide (SAVE.org Suicide Awareness Voices of Education). National and Kansas helplines. Calling 911 or going to the Emergency Room of a local hospital are also options.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Several animals killed in De Soto house fire

Posted: December 5, 2012 - 2:42am
Updated: December 5, 2012 - 6:44am

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Northwest Consolidated Fire District crews are battling a house fire in De Soto this morning. The structure is a single wide trailer home at 8820 Waverly Road.

Crews were called to the scene around 2:10, Wednesday morning after a resident reported a fire under the home.

A Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy arrived to report that the residents were making their way out of the structure and smoke was visible.

Firefighters arrived to report a working fire on the rear side of the structure. Crews began an interior attack but, were forced to evacuate after conditions inside deteriorated.

A Safety Officer reported that there was fire visibly "blowing through" three or four windows on the rear side and the fire appeared to extend the entire length of the structure. Crews began defensive operations from the exterior of the home.

Residents reported that their pets were believed to still be inside the structure.

The Lenexa Fire Department has one fire crew and a Battalion Chief at the scene assisting with fighting the fire. One Olathe Fire Department crew is standing by at Northwest Consolidated Fire District Station 1 for coverage of the area.

The fire was declared to be under control at 3:20 a.m.. An official cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Authorities say the Red Cross will be assisting the three adult residents. The structure has been declared a total loss. Several animals died in the fire including; a bird, dog and a snake. A cat remains unaccounted for. The homeowner is said to be a veterinarian.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Head-on crash on K-10 seriously injures one person

Posted: December 4, 2012 - 5:59am
Updated: December 4, 2012 - 11:06am

Update:

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office tells the Lawrence Journal-World the accident occurred about 5:40 a.m..

A westbound Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Jakob Devore, 21 of Ottawa, drifted into the eastbound lane.

An eastbound Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Lauro Salas Garcia, 51 of Topeka, collided head-on with Devore's car. The Sivlerado overturned, trapping Garcia.

Sergeant Steve Lewis of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office tells the Journal-World that Garcia was transported by air ambulance to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. The extent of his injuries were unknown. Devore refused medical treatment.

Link to the Lawrence Journal-World report.

Original report:

Douglas County authorities are investigating a head on collision on Kansas Highway 10 bypass this morning just outside of Lawrence.

The crash was reported just before 5:40 a.m. on the South Lawrence Trafficway (K-10 bypass) just to the south of Clinton Parkway.

Deputies arriving at the scene reported two vehicles involved, one had rolled onto its roof and sustained heavy damage. The driver of that vehicle was extricated from the wreckage.

One person was transported from the scene to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka by a LifeStar air-ambulance.

A second person, said to have minor injuries, refused medical treatment.

Authorities closed K-10 to all traffic due to debris being scattered across the highway and for the LifeStar helicopter to land on the roadway. All lanes were reopened at 6:45 a.m. and the crash scene was completely clear by 7:45 a.m..

More on this accident can also be found from Operation 100 News reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Lenexa Police seeking information regarding vehicle seen near attempted abduction

Posted: December 3, 2012 - 8:22am
Updated: December 6, 2012 - 3:15am

Update:

Lenexa Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating the occupant and driver of the vehicle seen in this traffic camera footage.


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Courtesy: Lenexa Police Department

Police say this vehicle was in the area of Sunday's attempted abduction and matches the description of the description given by the victim.

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Courtesy: Lenexa Police Department
Anyone who may information about this car or occupants is asked to call the Lenexa Police Department at 913-477-7300 or the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).


Original report:

The Lenexa Police Department says an 11-year-old boy was nearly abducted early Sunday afternoon.

Police say the boy was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk near the intersection of 101st Street and Cherry Lane, at approximately 2:15 p.m., when he noticed a vehicle slowly pass him traveling the opposite direction.

Seeing this as suspicious, the boy dismounted his bicycle in preparation to flee if confronted. The vehicle pulled along side of him and a male passenger is said to have pointed a black handgun at the boy and told him to "get in the car." The boy ran to a nearby business to report what happened.

The suspect vehicle is a white 4-door passenger car, unknown make or model. The car was only described as being dirty. The passenger who was armed with the handgun is described as a white male with a dark complexion, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. The boy was unable to get a good look at the driver of the vehicle. The vehicle was last seen driving westbound on 101st Street towards Woodland Road.

Police say the juvenile was very alert to his surroundings and knew that he shouldn't get into the vehicle under any circumstances.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Greater Kansas City Crime Stopper's TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

All information provided by the Lenexa Police Department.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Two injured in head-on crash

Posted: December 2, 2012 - 6:16am
Updated: December 2, 2012 - 6:34am

Leavenworth County authorities are investigating after two vehicles collided head-on this morning south of Tonganoxie.

The accident was reported around 5:15 a.m. on U.S. Highway 24-40, also known as Chieftain Road, just to the south of 222nd Street. The crash scene was approximately one mile south of Tonganoxie.

First responders arrived at the scene to report two trucks were involved and both had sustained heavy damage. Each vehicle was said to have been occupied by only a driver. Crews had to extricate both men from their trucks.

A responding EMS unit reported thick fog with visibility of under 0.25 miles. Due to the decreased visibility, one medic unit was dispatched to respond from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical. That Lawrence medic unit was cancelled prior to their arrival at the scene.

Officials say the injuries are serious and both men have been transported to a Kansas City area trauma center.

Initial reports indicate that one man was wearing a seat belt, the other was not. It is estimated that both trucks were traveling at approximately 50 miles per hour when they collided head-on.

Officials are working to determine what led up to the accident and what role the weather may have played. As standard procedure, authorities are also investigating if either driver was possibly intoxicated.

U.S. Highway 24-40 was shut down to all traffic while crews were on the scene. As of 6:30 a.m., there has been no official confirmation as to whether or not the roadway has reopened.

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