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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

VIDEO: Overland Park home destroyed by fire

Posted: February 27, 2013 - 12:30am
Updated: February 27, 2013 - 12:50am

Firefighters from two area departments were called to battle a house fire late Tuesday evening.


The Overland Park Fire Department and Consolidated Fire District No. 2 were called to the home at 7132 Dearborn Street just before 9 p.m..

On their arrival, crews found fire showing from the roof of the one story residence with power lines down in the backyard. Crews searched the home and determined that it was unoccupied. While inside, firefighters also found there was a damaged gas line inside which was also on fire.

Due to the hazards in the backyard, inside the home and the likelihood of a roof collapse, crews battled the fire from the outside.

Overland Park Fire Department's Jason Rhodes says that crews KCP&L and Kansas Gas shut down service to the house and crews knocked down a stubborn attic fire, that took more than an hour to bring under control.

No injuries were reported and the home is a complete loss.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

One person killed in a single vehicle accident

Posted: February 25, 2013 - 2:38am
Updated: February 25, 2013 - 5:48am

Prairie Village Police are investigating what caused a single vehicle accident this morning.

Police and fire crews were called to the 6700 block of Roe Avenue around 2:10 a.m.. Mission Police had been checking the area following reports of a suspicious vehicle in their city and were first to arrive at the crash scene. Officers reported that the driver appeared to be unresponsive.

Johnson County Med-Act and Consolidated Fire District No. 2 arrived on the scene to report the accident involved one vehicle which was heavily damaged in a front yard. Crews pronounced the male driver dead at the scene a short time later.

Police say the vehicle, a white Suzuki Forenza, was traveling southbound on Roe Avenue when the driver lost control, left the roadway and struck a tree.

Officers are also investigating the possibility that the crashed vehicle is the same one that Roeland Park and Mission officers were looking for following a report of a suspicious vehicle near 51st Street and Roe Boulevard. There are also reports that the vehicle may be stolen.

The Shawnee Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit is assisting with the crash investigation.

Prairie Village Police dispatchers say that Roe Avenue remains closed as the investigation continues.

No other details were immediately available.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fourth JoCo convenience store robbed in eight days

Posted: February 20, 2013 - 3:09am
Updated: February 20, 2013 - 1:24pm

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Shawnee Police are investigating the armed robbery of another area convenience store, the fourth such robbery in eight day's time. Links to earlier stories can be found below.

Officers were dispatched to the QuikTrip, 11915 Johnson Drive, at 2:36 a.m. Tuesday. The store is located on the southwest corner of Johnson Drive and Quivira Road.

Police say a male suspect entered the store and displayed a handgun. The suspect ordered the clerk to give him the money out of the cash register, the clerk complied and the suspect left in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6'2" tall and 200 lbs. He was last seen wearing dark pants, a dark hooded sweatshirt, ski mask or bandanna and sunglasses.

Officers searched the area with a K-9 but, were unable to locate a suspect.

No injuries were reported.

This morning's robbery is the fourth armed robbery of a Johnson County convenience store in the last eight days. The first was reported February 12th in Shawnee [link]. The next two both occurred in Overland Park on February 16th [link] and 17th [link]. Shawnee Police say they continue to investigate the possibility that this robbery is related to other robberies that have occurred recently in the Johnson County area.

Anyone with information on this morning's incident is asked to call Shawnee Police at 913-631-2155 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Rollover crash critically injures one in Johnson County

Posted: February 18, 2013 - 2:29am
Updated: February 18, 2013 - 8:53am

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a serious one car accident this morning.

Emergency crews were called to a rollover accident in the 19000 block of U.S. 69 Highway at approximately 2:10 a.m., in Aubry Township. The car was reportedly traveling northbound on the highway when it left the roadway and rolled several times down an embankment.


Johnson County Fire District #2 crews found the car on its side and leaning against a shed in the backyard of an address in the 19000 block of Lowell Avenue. Firefighters estimated the car to be 100-150 feet from the highway, with "extremely heavy damage."

The driver, said to be a female in her 40's, was the only occupant of the red BMW convertible and was partially pinned under the vehicle for a short time. She suffered critical injuries and has been transported to an area trauma center for further treatment.

A source familiar with the accident tells Operation 100 News that the driver reported that she swerved to miss a skunk that was crossing the highway.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate and has not confirmed any other details.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Three JoCo convenience stores robbed in less than a week

Posted: February 17, 2013 - 11:54am

Overland Park Police are investigating following the armed robbery of a convenience store. The third such robbery in less than a week's time. Links to the earlier stories can be found below.

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Police say they were called to the Kicks 66 at 8150 W. 151st Street at approximately 6:30 a.m..

Two males entered the store and demanded money and other merchandise from the clerk. Both men were wearing ski masks, one was armed with a rifle and the other had a black handgun.

The pair ordered the clerk to the floor before they fled in a red mid-size vehicle. The vehicle was last seen turning northbound onto U.S. 69 Highway.

Police say the man carrying the rifle was last seen wearing a dark hooded jacket, blue jeans, tennis shoes and a black ski mask. The man with the handgun was wearing a brown jacket, red shirt, white shoes, black gloves and ski mask.

The clerk did not report any injuries in the incident.

This incident is the third convenience store robbery in just under a week, two of them just this weekend. The first was in Shawnee on Tuesday, February 12th, the second was in Overland Park on Saturday, February 16th. Currently no word from Police on whether any of the robberies may be connected.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Overland Park Police at 913-895-6300, the Overland Park TIPS Hotline at 913-327-5700 or the Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Johnson County Quik Trip robbed

Posted: February 16, 2013 - 3:31am
Updated: February 16, 2013 - 4:03am

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Overland Park Police are investigating after a man held up the Quik Trip gas station and convenience store on Shawnee Mission Parkway just to the west of Metcalf Avenue this morning.

Police were called to the store, 7400 Shawnee Mission Parkway just before 3:10 a.m.. The clerk told Police that a black male entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money.

The suspect is only described as a black male. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, dark colored pants and a mask. The man is said to be armed with a silver handgun. He fled through the rear door of the business and was last seen running northbound.

Police established a perimeter and searched the area with a K-9. As of this report, no arrests have been reported.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Overland Park Police at 913-895-6300 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Water main break in Johnson County

Posted: February 15, 2013 - 2:40am
Updated: February 15, 2013 - 4:35am

An eight inch water main break has forced lane restrictions on a stretch of Antioch Road in Overland Park.

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Overland Park Police were called to the area of W. 102nd Street and Antioch Road shortly before 2 a.m. Friday to check on a report from a passing motorist of a possible water main break. The arriving officer reported that there was water coming from under the pavement and that it had caused a section of the roadway to become impassable. Officers immediately closed Antioch Road to all traffic between 101st Street and 103rd Street.

As of 4:30 a.m., the roadway has since partially reopened. There is currently only one lane of traffic in each direction getting through the stretch

Crews from Johnson County WaterOne were called and are working to repair the water main and the roadway surface.

The work is expected to last until around 10 a.m.. Drivers in the area should expect delays and congested traffic.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

SILVER ALERT CANCELED | Mark D. Vassershteyn has been located

Posted: January 14, 2013 - 11:43pm
Updated: January 15, 2013 - 12:07am

UPDATE: 

Overland Park Police say Mr. Vassershteyn has been located. He is safe and back at home. No other details are being released.

Original report:


Mark D. Vassershteyn, 64
Overland Park Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing man with dementia.

Police say 64-year-old, Mark D. Vassershteyn was last seen around 8 p.m., in the area of W. 147th Terrace and Hardy Street. This intersection is between U.S. Highway 69 to the east and Antioch Road to the west.

Mr. Vassershteyn is a white male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches, 135-140lbs, with short grey hair and glasses. He is possibly wearing layered clothing. Police say he walks with a forward lean and only speaks Russian. He does not have access to a vehicle, and should be on foot in the area.

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Mark D. Vassershteyn, you are urged to contact the Overland Park Police Department at 913-895-6300 or your local law enforcement agency.


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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Shawnee convenience store robbed

Posted: February 12, 2013 - 1:37am
Updated: February 12, 2013 - 4:14am

Shawnee Police are investigating following the armed robbery of a convenience store.

Sergeant Phil Burger says officers responded to the Temp Stop gas station and convenience store, located at 13515 W. 63rd Street, just after 12:40 Tuesday morning following a hold up alarm. The store is on the northwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Pflumm Road.

The clerk told Police that the store had been held up by an unknown man with a handgun.

Police quickly established a perimeter in the area of the business and called for a K-9 unit to respond from the Lenexa Police Department. The perimeter was held for about 20 minutes as the K-9 checked the area for any signs of the suspect. The search was concluded about 1:10 a.m. with the suspect remaining at large.

Sgt. Burger says the man got away with an undetermined amount of money.

The suspect is described as a black man, possibly older. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, dark pants, and black mask. He was armed with a gray revolver and was last seen exiting the backdoor of the store.

No injuries were reported.

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

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Towing lot burglarized; suspect arrested nearby

Posted: February 11, 2013 - 5:00am
Updated: February 11, 2013 - 2:21pm

Police in Overland Park are investigating after the Santa Fe Tow Service lot was burglarized early Monday morning. The lot is located at 8717 Lenexa Drive, just southeast of the Interstate 35 and W. 87th Street interchange.

Overland Park Police Sergeant Gary Mason tells Operation 100 News that the call was received about 4:30 a.m. Monday.

The owner of the business arrived and informed officers that he had spoken to a witness who had followed a possible suspect vehicle from the scene. Officers learned that the possible suspect vehicle had been followed to a self-storage facility that is just under two miles from the tow lot.

Police entered the self-storage property, located near W. 79th Street and E. Frontage Road, where they located and detained the alleged suspect for questioning.

Sgt. Gary Mason says that the suspect allegedly cut the lock on the gate of the tow lot and took several wheels and tires.

As of Monday afternoon, booking records show that a Missouri man has been arrested and booked. He has not been formally charged.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

VIDEO: Olathe firefighters rescue family dog from an afternoon house fire

Posted: February 9, 2013 - 12:37am
Updated: February 9, 2013 - 12:56am

Olathe firefighters rescued a family's dog from a house fire on Friday afternoon.


Captain Mike Hall says the fire was reported just after 3 p.m. near 141st Street and S. Mur-Len Road. Crews worked for about 20 minutes to control the fire.

Firefighters rescued the family's Schnauzer, named Spicy, from the house and reunited the dog with the family, as seen in the provided video. The family also had two cats; one died in the fire and the second is still missing.

No one was home when the fire started and no injuries were reported.

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

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Missing Overland Park woman found in Kansas City, Missouri

Posted: February 6, 2013 - 12:07am
Updated: February 6, 2013 - 2:43am

Overland Park Police say, 78-year-old, Doris Marie Keller has been located this morning in Kansas City, Missouri.

Doris Marie Keller, 78
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Police say Doris left her home in Overland Park sometime around 2:30 p.m., Tuesday. And had not arrived back home or contacted any family members by 9 p.m..

Family members contacted Police.

This morning Police say she has been located, uninjured, by Kansas City, Missouri Police. She is being reunited with her family.


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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Attempted abduction reported in Johnson County

Posted: February 5, 2013 - 11:18am

As you first saw from Operation 100 News on Twitter (post below) this morning, there has been another attempted abduction of a child in Johnson County. This is the third attempt within the last two weeks.

Overland Park Police say they are investigating after a 14-year-old female walking to her bus stop was approached by an unknown man. The incident occurred near 80th Street and Glenwood Street around 8:30 Tuesday morning. Police say the girl attends Indian Hills Middle School in Prairie Village.

The victim says the man was driving a white pickup truck, stopped beside her and told her to get in. The man was holding a black handgun, but did not point it at the victim. The victim ran away from the suspect towards her bus stop. The suspect left the area.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30's. He was last seen wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and wire rimmed glasses. He also had a trimmed beard and mustache.

Anyone with information on this person's identity is asked to contact Overland Park Police at 913-344-8750 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Two earlier attempted abductions were reported in Shawnee. The first occurred January 25th. The second occurred February 1st.



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Silver Alert canceled after missing man found dead

Posted: February 5, 2013 - 12:20am
Updated: February 5, 2013 - 9:50am

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A Silver Alert was issued late Monday for a missing 92-year-old, Earl "Andy" Anderson.

This morning Paola Police say the Silver Alert has been canceled after he was found dead less than a mile from the nursing home that he walked away from. Officials say he was located near the railroad tracks.

No other details were immediately available from authorities.

Original report:


Earl "Andy" Anderson, 92
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Earl "Andy" Anderson is said to have walked away from a nursing home in Paola on Monday. The nursing home is the Country Club Estates at 2 Lewis Drive. He was last seen around 7:30 Monday evening according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

He suffers from Dementia and easily becomes confused.

Anderson is a white male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 167lbs, with gray hair. He was last seen wearing a light gray sweatshirt, suspenders, dark colored pants, dark coat and glasses. He does not have access to a vehicle.

As of 12:25 a.m., there was a search in progress. Paola Police and Fire Department, along with several Search and Rescue K-9 from Johnson County were searching the area where he was last seen.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday, Police have called off the search for the night, with plans to resume at 7 a.m.. A source familiar with the search tells Operation 100 News that there is a group headed to Paola from Wichita to help when the search resumes in the morning.

If you have seen Earl "Andy" Anderson you are asked to call Paola Police at 913-259-3640.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Tanker spills gasoline into JoCo storm drain

Posted: February 4, 2013 - 4:38am
Updated: February 4, 2013 - 5:41am

Overland Park authorities are investigating after a tanker truck spilled approximately 100 gallons into a storm drain while attempting to refill underground storage tanks at a gas station. The incident was dispatched at 4:16 a.m..

The scene is the QuikTrip, located at 9200 Santa Fe Drive just west of 87th Street & Antioch Road.

Crews from the Overland Park Fire Department are on scene working to contain the spilled gasoline.

The fire department's hazardous material team is on the scene.

The Kansas Department of Emergency Management and Johnson County's Department of Health and Environment have both been notified of the spill and are responding to assess the spill and begin clean up.

Officials say that firefighters have been monitoring the air in the storm drains to make sure that there no danger of an explosion. At this time, levels are said to be safe.

Police have closed several streets in the area. The QuikTrip parking lot and fuel pumps are partially blocked off, but the store and a few pumps remain open.

No injuries have been reported and the cause of the spill remains under investigation.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Second attempted abduction reported within seven days in Shawnee

Posted: February 3, 2013 - 12:45pm

Shawnee Police say they are investigating a second attempted abduction in about a week's time. The first attempt reportedly occurred on Friday, January 25th and this most recent incident is said to have occurred on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Police say they were contacted by a juvenile male and his mother who reported that the juvenile was approached by an unknown man while walking home, in the 7400 block of Bond Street.

The juvenile tells police that he noticed at 2000's model faded red SUV, possibly a Cadillac Escalade or GMS Denali with tinted windows, parked on the street. As he approached the vehicle, a black male got out of the driver's side and attempted to grab the boy while telling him to "get in the car." The boy ran from the unknown man to his home where he called his mother and reported what happened.

The boy described the suspect as a black man, approximately 28-35 years old, 5ft 10in tall, weighing 150-175lbs. and wearing a red sleeveless shirt, blue jeans and Nike Air Jordan basketball shoes. The suspect is said to have shoulder length dread locks, possibly with beads woven into the hair. He was also wearing a black ball cap with a flat bill being worn backwards. The boy tells police that the man also had a scar on his left arm and a tattoo on his upper right arm, and may have some gold caps on his teeth.

Police say they checked the area after receiving the information and were not able to located any subjects or vehicles matching the description.

Anyone with information in the case is encouraged to contact Shawnee Police at 913-631-2155 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Driver flees; leaves three critically injured behind

Posted: February 3, 2013 - 2:19am
Updated: February 3, 2013 - 1:10pm

Olathe Police are investigating a serious accident this morning.

Police say the accident was dispatched at 1:58 a.m., on E. Dennis Avenue near S. Sunset Lane.

Police arrived on the scene to find one person had been ejected from the vehicle and ways laying unresponsive in the roadway. Two others remained inside the vehicle, one of them was also unresponsive.

Olathe firefighters reported that the vehicle had sustained heavy damage in the crash and that there would be minor extrication needed to remove the two injured from inside.

Johnson County Med-Act reported two people were critically injured, the third was seriously injured. All were transported to area hospitals for further treatment.

Sunday afternoon, police say that three male passengers were transported from the scene in critical condition. One of the injured was ejected from the vehicle in the collision.

The men reportedly range in age from mid 20's to mid 30's.

In a statement released Sunday afternoon, police say that the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Dennis Avenue when the driver lost control, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver fled from the scene before officers could arrive.

Police say the driver is a Hispanic male, approximately 180lbs, with a shaved head. He was last seen wearing dark colored clothing.

Police closed a section of E. Dennis Avenue while they investigated the accident. The roadway was reopened at 4:40 a.m..

The vehicle was reportedly also involved in a very minor non-injury hit and run accident a short distance away from this crash scene. As of Sunday afternoon, police were not willing to comment on the earlier incident.

Police say the case remains under investigation by the Department's Traffic Unit. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Olathe Police investigate a stabbing

Posted: February 3, 2013 - 1:14am
Updated: February 3, 2013 - 12:35pm

Olathe Police are investigating after a man was stabbed this morning.

Police say the incident was dispatch at 12:24 a.m. in the 400 block of W. Elm Street.

Officers arrived to find a 32-year-old man with multiple stab wounds and learned that the suspect had fled from the scene.

Olathe Fire and Johnson County Med-Act reported the victim's injuries to be critical. He was transported to an area hospital with stab wounds to the abdomen and hand.

The suspect is described at a Hispanic male in his 20's, with black hair, multiple tattoos and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark colored jacket and brown work boots..

Police attempted to search the area with a K-9 but, were not able to track the suspect. There were also reports that the suspect fled from the scene in a vehicle.

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

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Toddler shot in Johnson County

Posted: February 1, 2013 - 10:33am

Police say a 3-year-old boy was accidentally shot yesterday afternoon, January 31, 2013, inside an apartment in the 6900 block of W. 52nd Street.

Mission Police say the boy's father was preparing to clean his Glock 9mm handgun. The gun was loaded and left unattended within reach of the young boy.


While the father's back was turned, the boy reached the firearm and pulled it towards himself. While doing so, the firearm discharged. The round traveled through the boy's forearm, into his abdomen and out of his lower body.

Johnson County Med-Act transported the boy to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, in critical condition. As of Friday morning, Police say the boy is now in stable condition.

Police have sent their investigation report to the Johnson County District Attorney's Office, who will review the case and determine if charges are filed. The father is not in custody.

Mission Police are also reminding the public of important firearm safety tips:

  • Treat all firearms as if they are loaded
  • Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction
  • When handling or cleaning a gun, adults should never leave the gun unattended
  • Lock the unloaded gun in a secure location. Use a firearm safe, locked box or a trigger or chamber lock to secure firearms. Hiding a gun is not enough to keep it out of reach of chlidren.
  • Lock the ammunition and store it apart from the gun.
Mission Police and Project Child Safe have cable-style gun locks available for free to Mission residents upon request. Additional information about Project Child Safe can be found on their website.

There have been three accidental shootings in Johnson County since December. More on those stories can be found here from Operation 100 News.

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