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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Olathe Police investigate shooting

Posted: January 29, 2013 - 2:53am
Updated: January 29, 2013 - 9:12am

Olathe Police are investigating after one person was shot this morning.

Officers responded to the Ramsgate Apartments near W. 129th Street and Mur-Len Road around 2:30 Tuesday morning. Police were reportedly searching the area for evidence of a drive-by shooting.

"Very sketchy information right now," says Olathe Police Sergeant Grant Allen. "The vehicle is either a white Suburban or Scion."

Police responded to an area hospital where a shooting victim was being treated.

Sgt. Allen says, "it is still unclear where this actually occurred but it's reportedly possibly somewhere 'in Olathe'."

The victim's injuries are said to be non-life threatening.

Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is asked to contact the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Life threatening injuries reported in Overland Park crash

Posted: January 28, 2013 - 1:50pm

Police block W. 143rd Street traffic as they investigate the accident
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Overland Park Police are investigating following a single vehicle crash early this afternoon.

The accident was reported just after noon in the area of W. 143rd Street and Hemlock Street.

Police say that the preliminary investigation shows that the driver was traveling eastbound on W. 143rd Street and lost control. The vehicle rolled several times according to police.

The driver was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Overland Park Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit continues to investigate the accident. No other details were immediately available.

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Shawnee girl reports attempted abduction

Posted: January 28, 2013 - 12:15pm

Shawnee Police are investigating after a 12-year-old girl reported an attempted abduction.

Police say the incident occurred around 7:50 a.m. on Friday, January 25th, in the 14400 block of W 67th Street. The girl was walking eastbound to her bus stop, when she says there were two men walking westbound on the opposite side of the street.

Both men are said to be in their 20's, one is a white male and the other is a black male. The girl tells Police that the white male yelled across the street, asking if she would like to come to his house. The 12-year-old replied 'no' and began running away eastbound along 67th Street. At that time both men reportedly crossed the street and began to chase the girl.

The girl tells Police that she ran a short distance when a gold sedan, driven by a black male in his 20's with short dreadlocks, pulled into a driveway and blocked her path. The driver again asked the girl "you want to come with us?"

Police say the girl then crossed 67th Street and ran northbound through backyards of several homes. She says that when she looked back she observed the first two men get into the gold vehicle, which then left westbound on 67th Street. The girl continued to her bus stop and went to school. She did not report the incident to her mother until after school that afternoon. The girl's mother contacted Police on Saturday, January 26th.

A statement from Police on Monday, says that the vehicle involved is a gold unknown type four door sedan.

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

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Missing child FOUND following extensive search

Posted: January 24, 2013 - 5:19am
Updated: January 24, 2013 - 9:56am

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Lenexa Police have confirmed that the boy and his dog were found safe in a nearby apartment just before 8 a.m. Police say the boy left his mother's apartment sometime before midnight and walked to family friend's apartment down several doors in the same building. The resident at that apartment attempted to contact the child's mother but, was unable to make contact with her at that time.

The family friend, the boy and his dog spent the morning in the apartment down the hall. Police began knocking on doors in the building around 5 a.m., at that time the friend says she did not hear Police at the door. When officers went door-to-door a second time before 8 a.m., the friend answered and learned that there was a frantic search in progress for the boy.

Police confirmed that the boy was safe and was not in need of any medical care before returning him to his mother.

Original report

Lenexa Police are searching for a missing boy this morning after he disappeared from his home in the Oak Park Village apartments sometime overnight. The child was reported missing around 4:45 a.m., according to Police.

Police confirm the child is a three and a half year old white male. He is believed to be wearing a one piece pajama from the Disney movie 'Cars' and is not believed to have a coat. The family dog, described as a tan and white Yorkshire Terrier and Schnauzer mix, is also missing from the apartment. Lenexa Police say the boy has let himself out of the apartment in the past.

The boy was last seen at his home, an apartment in the complex southwest of the intersection of 95th Street and Quivira Road. The actual address is in the 9500 block of Monrovia.

While also unconfirmed, it is believed the boy has not been seen since around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Lenexa firefighters are using thermal imaging cameras to assist in the search. Officers from the cities of Overland Park, Olathe, Merriam and the Kansas Highway Patrol are also assisting with the search.

Officers at the scene have also requested the Kansas Highway Patrol's helicopter to respond from Topeka as soon as it is available at daybreak this morning. A command post is being established in a nearby shopping center parking lot.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911 immediately.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Man critically injured and pinned in vehicle after collision with tree

Posted: January 19, 2013 - 4:50am
Updated: January 19, 2013 - 9:50am

Lawrence Police are investigating after a single vehicle crash critically injured one person.

The crash was reported at approximately 4:35 a.m., in the 1000 block of N. 3rd Street, to the south of the Interstate 70 bridge in North Lawrence.

Reports from the scene indicated that the driver was pinned inside the vehicle and a passenger, against the advise of emergency dispatchers, was trying to free the driver from the wreckage.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical units arrived on the scene to confirm a single vehicle versus a tree. The vehicle was said to have heavy front end damage. Medics confirmed that the driver of the vehicle was in critical condition and "pinned under the dash."

Crews worked for about 15 minutes to extricate the driver from the vehicle.

The driver, said to be a male in his early to mid-30's, was transported by Medics to Lawrence Municipal Airport where a LifeStar helicopter was standing by and transported the man to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Investigators say the man was not wearing a seat belt. I was not immediately clear if the passenger was wearing a seat belt or not. The passenger of the vehicle refused any medical treatment or transport by Medics from the scene.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Man dead after pointing handgun at Police in Johnson County

Posted: January 18, 2013 - 8:47pm
Updated: January 18, 2013 - 11:58pm

Olathe Police say they were called to the area of E. Santa Fe Street and N. Clairborne Road at 7:47 p.m., Friday after a report of a vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes.

Officers arrived to discover that the wrong way vehicle had struck the center median and fled the scene. A trail of car parts, vehicle fluids, and other evidence led officers to the parking lot of the Dollar General Store at 112 N. Clairborne Road where the vehicle had possibly been involved in another accident. The suspect vehicle was now unoccupied.

Police entered the Dollar General Store where they were confronted by a man who pointed a handgun at an officer. The officer shot the armed man. Johnson County Med-Act and Olathe Fire personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene. The officer was not injured.

No other injuries were reported. Several other media outlets falsely reported that there was a second person shot. Olathe Police confirm that there was only one person shot and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

As standard procedure, the officer involved is now on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by the Johnson County Multi-Jurisdictional Officer Involved Shooting Team. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Two people injured in head-on collision

Posted: January 17, 2013 - 6:35am
Updated: January 17, 2013 - 7:29am

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating after two vehicles collided head on this morning.

The accident was reported at approximately 6:15 a.m. on 199th Street about one-quarter of a mile east of Switzer Road in Aubry Township.

Initial reports indicate that one driver may have been driving erratically and crossed the center line in attempt to pass another vehicle just before the collision occurred. There are also reports that the roadway is slippery, possibly patches of black ice in the area.

Johnson County Fire District No. 2 and Johnson County Med-Act responded to the scene where the found two people injured. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage, one ended up in the ditch off the side of the roadway. One person had to be extricated from the vehicle that came to rest in the ditch.

One driver is said to be a male in his mid 50's with an apparent broken leg. He was wearing a seat belt and was pinned in his vehicle when first responders arrived. Crews worked for about 15 minutes to extricate that him from the vehicle. His injuries are said to be serious.

The second driver is said to be a male in his mid 20's. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, possible back injury.

Sheriff's Deputies and Overland Park Police have shutdown both directions of 199th Street between Switzer Road and Antioch Road.

Dispatchers tell Operation 100 News that the roadway will remain closed for an extended period of time.

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Two injured in rollover accident on Interstate 70

Posted: January 17, 2013 - 2:34am
Updated: January 17, 2013 - 3:00am

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating following a one vehicle accident on the Interstate 70 Turnpike in Lawrence this morning.

The accident was reported shortly before 2 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near mile marker 201.2, between the west and east Lawrence interchanges. Troopers reported one vehicle rolled over and came to rest on its top.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical units arrived on the scene to report only one vehicle involved, which had sustained heavy damage.

Initially two helicopters were requested to the scene. The second helicopter, based southeast of Kansas City, was canceled after reporting an estimate of nearly 30 minutes to arrive on the scene.

A Lawrence fire unit established a safe landing zone for the LifeStar helicopter in the Hallmark Cards production center parking lot, 101 McDonald Drive.

A male and a female, both in their early 20's, were said to have suffered serious injuries. The male possibly had a broken leg, and the female who was transported by LifeStar air-ambulance was said to have a head injury. Their injuries were said to be serious but not immediately life threatening.

The female was said to be wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, it is unclear if the male was wearing a seat belt.

The accident remains under investigation.

Report from Operation 100 News' reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

One seriously injured after vehicle smashes into 'The JO' commuter bus

Posted: January 16, 2013 - 6:15am
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 6:43am

Shawnee Police are investigating after a car crashed into the side of a commuter bus on Quivira Road.

The accident was reported just after 5:45 Wednesday morning near the intersection of 76th Street and Quivira Road.

Police reported the car involved had sustained heavy damage and the driver was "in and out of consciousness."

Johnson County Med-Act reported the female driver to be seriously injured. No one on 'The JO' bus was injured.

A county inspector is said to be responding to see if the bus remains "drive-able" or if it will need to be towed from the scene. Police are directing traffic near the crash scene.

The Lenexa Fire Department also assisted with the incident.

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Driver critically injured in rollover accident; vehicle also struck a tree

Posted: January 16, 2013 - 6:12am
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 8:27am

Overland Park Police say they are investigating after a vehicle rolled and collided with a tree shortly at approximately 5:35 this morning.

The accident occurred in the 11500 block of Mastin Street. Police arrived on the scene to report that it appeared the vehicle had rolled and came to rest upright.

In a statement, Police Public Information Officer Gary Mason says "preliminary investigation indicates the driver was traveling at a high speed and lost control. The vehicle rolled over and struck a tree."

Officer Mason also confirms that the male driver suffered critical injuries. The man is said to be in his late 20's.

The department's Traffic Safety Unit continues to investigate.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

$3,000 reward offered following desecration of at least 30 headstones at local cemeteries - Photos of the damage

Posted: January 14, 2013 - 1:08pm
Updated: January 17, 2013 - 11:45pm

Shawnee Police announce reward offered for information:

On Thursday afternoon, Shawnee Police announced that there is now a reward being offered for information in this case.

Police say the Catholic Cemeteries of Northeast Kansas and the City of Shawnee are offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for knocking over and damaging at least 31 headstones and grave markers.

Anyone with information about who may have desecrated these grave markers, some of which date back to the 1890's, is encouraged to call the Shawnee Police Department at 913-631-2155.


Original report:

Shawnee Police are investigating after more than 30 headstones in three Shawnee cemeteries were damaged.

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The cemeteries include the Shawnee Cemetery Est. 1872, the Saint Joseph's Catholic Cemetery Est. 1880, and the Pleasant View Cemetery Est. 1895. All three line the east side of Quivira Road from the 6000 block to the 6200 block.

Captain Bill Hisle says 31 headstones were knocked over and some damaged late Friday or early Saturday morning.

A passerby discovered the damage and reported it to Police around noon Saturday.

Police believe the headstones were knocked over by using physical force and say there is no evidence to indicate that a vehicle or any kind of equipment was used.

Monday morning, the headstones were still laying damaged on the ground. More photos of the damage can be seen below this report. County records show that the three cemeteries cover nearly 18 acres.

Police say there is no information on possible suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call Shawnee Police at 913-631-2155 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Rollover accident kills one near Leavenworth and Jefferson County line

Posted: January 6, 2013 - 5:07am
Updated: January 6, 2013 - 4:42pm

Emergency crews from Leavenworth and Jefferson Counties were dispatched on a possible fatality accident in the 25000 block of Ragtown Road in western Leavenworth county around 4:45 Sunday morning. The accident scene is about three miles northeast of McLouth or approximately six miles to the northwest of Tonganoxie.

First responders from Union Township of Jefferson County were first to arrive on the scene and reported a person, possibly deceased, pinned under an overturned vehicle.

Late Sunday afternoon, Leavenworth County Sheriff's Deputies tell Operation 100 News a 25-year-old man from rural Jefferson County was killed in this morning's accident.

Deputies say the 25-year-old man was a passenger in a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old man from the Topeka area. The vehicle, for an unknown reason, left the roadway and overturned east of 251st Street on Ragtown Road.

The 25-year-old was killed in the accident, the driver sustained only minor injuries and was cooperating with the investigation. Deputies say the driver is not being held in custody as the investigation continues.

Deputies continue to investigate if drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident's cause. The man killed in the accident has not been officially identified as of late Sunday afternoon.

Operation 100 News reported this story on Twitter at 4:56 a.m., followed by this full report at 5:07 a.m., and mention in my "Early Morning wrap-up" blog entry on the Lawrence Journal-World at 7:04 a.m.. No mention of this story from any other media until the evening reports at five. Remember where you heard this news first, Operation 100 News, reporting the news to the public as it breaks.

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Video: Overland Park restaurant fire

Posted: January 6, 2013 - 5:05am
Updated: January 6, 2013 - 6:31am

Firefighters from Overland Park and Leawood were called to the Joy Wok restaurant at 11920 Metcalf Avenue just before 4:50 Sunday morning.


Two callers are said to have reported the fire, the first an employee of a neighboring business reported smoke visible from the roof. The second caller reported a burning odor in the area.

Overland Park Police arrived to report smoke from the roof of the building. Firefighters made access to the building and found fire in the kitchen area.

Overland Park Fire Department spokesperson Jason Rhodes says, crews quickly extinguished the fire which covered about 25% of the kitchen. The fire was placed under control in about 20 minutes and was contained to the kitchen area.

No one was inside the restaurant at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Homeowner interrupts burglary

Posted: January 5, 2013 - 11:17pm

Shawnee Police say they were called to an address in the 5800 block of Long Avenue to investigate a residential burglary around 2:30, Saturday afternoon.

In a news release late Saturday, Sergeant Jon Pirie says initial investigation has revealed a female victim entered the home, interrupting the burglary. The suspect threatened her with a firearm and then fled the scene in the homeowner's vehicle.

Police also investigated a residential burglary in the 6100 block of Long Avenue on December 31, 2012. It is unclear if the two incidents may be related.

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

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Off-duty police officer killed in Wednesday morning crash

Posted: January 2, 2013 - 3:01am
Updated: January 3, 2013 - 12:42am

Lawrence police officer Matthew Edward Klock, 29
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Lawrence Police and the Kansas Highway Patrol confirmed early Wednesday evening that the man killed in this morning's accident was an off-duty Lawrence police officer.

Troopers say Officer Matthew Edward Klock, 29, was killed when his 2012 Nissan Altima collided with a pole near W. 6th Street and Wakarusa Drive.


The Kansas Highway Patrol crash log of the incident says that Klock's vehicle was eastbound on the inside lane of 6th Street, when the vehicle went left of center and struck a light pole on the east side of the intersection with Wakarusa Drive. Klock was not wearing a seat belt. Troopers continue to investigate what, if any, role alcohol or slick roads may have played in the accident's cause.

Klock joined the Lawrence Police Department in 2007.

Lawrence Police Sergeant Trent McKinley told 6 News Lawrence that "a member of the force drove to Derby, Kansas, where Klock grew up, to personally notify family members this morning."


Original report:

Lawrence Police are investigating this morning after one person was fatally injured in an apparent single vehicle accident.

Officers were initially dispatched on a non-injury accident at the intersection of W. 6th Street and Wakarusa Drive just after 2:15 Wednesday morning.

On arrival at 2:20 a.m., officers reported the lone occupant of the vehicle was unconscious. Medics were immediately dispatched to the scene and upon their arrival reported one vehicle with "major damage".

The occupant was initially said to be in critical condition as of 2:30 a.m.. Medics pronounced the person to be deceased at the scene, just before 2:40 a.m..

Police have shutdown the intersection completely as they investigate the accident.

Very few details were immediately available. It remains unclear what the vehicle struck.

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