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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Child hit by car in JoCo

Posted: May 29, 2013 - 8:45am
Updated: May 29, 2013 - 11:15am

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Shawnee Police are investigating after a, 12-year-old, Kansas City, Kansas boy was struck by a vehicle this morning. The accident occurred around 8:30 a.m..

Police say the boy was riding a bicycle southbound on Halsey Street and was attempting to cross 51st Street when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle.

The driver who struck the boy, stopped at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The boy was seriously injured. His injuries are not life-threatening. He was transported to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri by Johnson County Med-Act.

The Shawnee Police Department's Traffic Safety unit continues to investigate.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Silver Alert CANCELED: 86-year-old, Ellen "Jane" Cates found & safe

Posted: May 27, 2013 - 9:37am
Updated: May 27, 2013 - 3:42pm

Update:


The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says Ellen "Jane" Cates was found by another motorist. She was found to be safe and well.

In a news release Master Deputy Tom Erickson said, "law enforcement has made contact with Cates and is working to reunite her with her family."

A source tells Operation 100 News that Cates was found along Interstate 29 in southern Iowa. "It appears she became disoriented and just kept driving. Her SUV ran out of gas, she got out and walked. Another driver stopped to check on her. The driver 'Googled' her name on a smartphone, found the silver alert and contacted authorities."

Original Report:


Ellen "Jane" Cates, 86
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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a missing woman.

Deputies say 86-year-old, Ellen "Jane" Cates was last seen on Sunday, May 26 at 7 a.m.. She was driving from her home in the Lake Quivira area to a church in Overland Park, near 79th Street and Lowell Avenue. She was driving a silver and gold 2004 Lexus RX 330 sport utility vehicle, with Kansas license plate 520CGN.


2004 Lexus RX 330
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Ellen Cates is a white female, standing approximately 5 foot, 1 inch tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. She suffers from dementia.

If you have seen her or her vehicle please call local police immediately.







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Shawnee man killed in motorcycle accident

Posted: May 27, 2013 - 1:49am
Updated: May 27, 2013 - 8:26am

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The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 38-year-old, Shawnee man was killed in a motorcycle accident Monday morning on Interstate 35 in Lenexa.

The Highway Patrol's accident report says the accident happened at approximately 1:25 a.m. on the northbound Interstate 35 exit ramp to 75th Street. The accident scene was just before the long tunnel which runs under U.S. 69 Highway, just inside of Lenexa.


Troopers have identified the rider as Jason M. Gearhart of Shawnee, Kansas. Gearhart was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident report says Gearhart's 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle left the roadway for an unknown reason and went into the right ditch. The motorcycle then struck the rock boulders and the rider was thrown.

Troopers say Gearhart was not wearing a helmet.

Another motorcyclist was following Gearhart when the accident occurred and stopped to report the accident. Troopers say speed may have played a role in the accident, no other vehicles contributed to the accident's cause.

The ramp was closed by Lenexa Police at 1:30 a.m. and reopened to all traffic shortly before 7 a.m..

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Two men sentenced following 2010 murder of Shawnee liquor store owner

Posted: May 25, 2013 - 1:07pm
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 12:19pm

October 10, 2014 Update:

Bruce Julius Ashley Jr. 31
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Bruce Julius Ashley Jr., 31, has been sentenced to life plus 43 months. The life sentence comes nearly four and a half years after the murder of Shawnee liquor store owner Gerry Grovenburg in May 2012.

Ashley was convicted of first-degree murder and attempted aggravated robbery on August 15, 2014, after his cousin, Larry Marshall testified against him.
Both Ashley and Marshall eluded arrest for more than three years after the murder. Marshall testified that he was the getaway driver.

In exchange for his testimony, murder charges were dropped against Marshall and he plead guilty to lesser charges of aggravated robbery and aiding a person charged with a felony. He was sentenced to nearly six years in prison.



August 15, 2014 Update:

On May 12, 2010, a customer found 61-year-old Gerry Grovenburg shot to death behind the counter of the liquor store he and his wife had owned for 35 years.

Three years later, two men were arrested and charged in the murder. Today, both men remain in the custody of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

Bruce Julius Ashley Jr., now 31, is on trial for first-degree murder and aggravated robbery. He entered a plea of not guilty on September 24, 2013.

Larry Marshall, now 34, is scheduled to change his not guilty plea to a guilty, as part of a plea agreement to testify against Bruce Ashley.




June 5, 2013 Update:

New information: May 28, 2013


Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe is asking for the public's assistance in locating a second man allegedly involved in the murder of Shawnee liquor store owner Gerry Grovenburg.

Authorities say Bruce Julius Ashley Jr. and Larry Marshall are suspects in the May 2010 death of Mr. G's Liquor Store owner and Spring Hill resident Gerry Grovenburg. The murder allegedly occurred when their attempt to rob the store didn't go as planned.

Larry Marshall was arrested in Arkansas on May 17th and is now in the custody of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, full report below.

Officials say, 30-year-old, Bruce Julius Ashley Jr. remains at large. His last known location was in the Kansas City area and he is believed to still be in this area.

A news release from the Johnson County District Attorney's office says, "Mr. Ashley is a fugitive from justice." The release says that Mr. Ashley should be considered armed and dangerous. District Attorney Steve Howe also said that anyone found to be helping Mr. Ashley will be charged with a felony.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of  Bruce Julius Ashley Jr. is asked to call Shawnee Police at 913-742-6795 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

The Shawnee Police Department has been assisted in this investigation by a Kansas City Metro Squad, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, the Johnson County Crime Lab, FBI, the Blytheville (Arkansas) Police Department, and the Mississippi County (Arkansas) Sheriff's Office


Updated original report:


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Larry Marshall, 33
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A source familiar with the investigation tells Operation 100 News that an arrest has been made in the 2010 murder of Shawnee liquor store owner, Gerry Grovenburg. Gerry and his wife Mary Ellen Grovenburg owned Mr. G's Liquor Store, located at 7635 Quivira Road.

Johnson County Booking Records show, 33-year-old, Larry Marshall of Blytheville, Arkansas was transferred to the custody of Johnson County authorities on Friday, May 24th. Marshall has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated robbery. He is being held at the Johnson County Adult Detention Center in Olathe on a $1 million bond.



Marshall was arrested at a home in Arkansas on Friday, May 17th and later transferred to Johnson County.

Mr. G's Liquor Store 7635 Quivira Road in Shawnee
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The arrest comes just over three years after a customer found Gerry Grovenburg shot to death on the floor of his business.

Court records show that the case was filed by Shawnee Police on Monday, May 13, 2013. A Johnson County Judge issued an arrest warrant for Marshall and ordered the case sealed until the suspect was in Sheriff's Office custody.


Johnson County court records of the case were unsealed when Marshall made his first court appearance on May 28th.

The murder occurred sometime before 10:30 p.m. on May 12, 2010. Grovenburg was 61-years old and had planned to retire in 2011.

On July 13, 2010, Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Larry Marshall for battery on a law enforcement officer. He was eventually sentenced to and served 10 months in jail. It is unclear if Marshall was considered a person of interest during that time.

The Kansas City Metro Squad handled the early stages of the investigation. The case was handed back to Shawnee Police after the Metro Squad detectives interviewed several persons of interest in 2010.

At that time, detectives said the suspect did not take any alcohol, merchandise or money from the business. Before disbanding, the Metro Squad released the sketch seen below. Investigators have not released a possible motive.

May 2010 person of interest sketch
Kansas City Metro Squad
Sources tell Operation 100 News that the suspect is believed to have moved out of state following the murder.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Charges filed in Halftime Liquor's robbery; additional charges pending

Posted: May 24, 2013 - 11:47am
Updated: May 26, 2013 - 6:02am

Antwan Tyrone Robinson, 26
Johnson County Sheriff's Office booking photo
A 26-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man has been charged in connection to Thursday evening's robbery of the Halftime Liquor Store in Shawnee.

Antwan T. Robinson currently faces a single count of aggravated robbery. Court records show Robinson is being held at the New Century Adult Detention Center, just outside of Gardner, on a $250,000 bond.

Robinson is accused of holding up the Shawnee liquor store, located at 15810 Shawnee Mission Parkway, around 8:30 Thursday evening. He is said to have held an employee and clerk at gunpoint, demanded money and then forced both people into a cooler so he could make his escape.

Previous report on the Halftime Liquor Store robbery and chase.

Shawnee Police happened to be just around the corner when the robbery occurred and arrived at the scene in time to see the suspect getting into a black Chevrolet Cobalt. Those officers pursued the vehicle into Kansas City, Kansas, where they lost sight of it.

The vehicle was spotted again shortly after midnight, sparking a car chase which ended after Robinson was shot by Shawnee Police on Interstate 70 near Kansas Highway 7. Robinson allegedly drove westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70, after being shot. His vehicle collided with a FedEx truck and Robinson ran from the crash scene.

Kansas City, Missouri Police had their helicopter overhead and quickly helped officers on the ground locate and apprehend Robinson. He was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left forearm.

Sources tell Operation 100 News that Antwan Robinson is the same man who at least twice held up the Temp Stop convenience store, 13515 W. 63rd Street in Shawnee, both times he is said to have handcuffed the clerk with zip ties before fleeing. Robinson could face more than 15 felony charges in connection with numerous robberies across Johnson and Wyandotte counties, according to our sources.

Related reports from Operation 100 News:

Friday, May 24, 2013
Zip tie robber apprehended after liquor store robbery, high speed chase and shootout

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Temp Stop robbed for second time in five days; third time since February

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Shawnee Temp Stop robbed for second time since February

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Shawnee Quik Trip robbed

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Overland Park Quik Trip robbed

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Shawnee Temp Stop convenience store robbed

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Zip tie robber apprehended following high speed chase and shootout

Posted: May 24, 2013 - 1:31am
Updated: May 24, 2013 - 5:28am

Updated report: Charges filed in Halftime Liquor Store robbery; additional charges pending

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A source familiar with the investigation tells Operation 100 News that an early morning car chase led to the arrest of a suspect in at least 14 robberies across five cities.

The most recent robbery occurred Thursday night at the Halftime Liquor Store, 15810 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Shawnee.

Police say they were called to the business around 8:35 p.m.. Two officers happened to be right in front of the store as the robbery took place. Those officers pursued the suspect vehicle into Kansas City, Kansas. Those officers lost sight of the vehicle but, remained in the area with Kansas City, Kansas Police to watch for the vehicle.

Shawnee Police say two victims of the liquor store robbery were placed in a cooler prior to the suspect leaving the business. No injuries were reported.

Two earlier Shawnee robberies occurred at the Temp Stop convenience store, 13515 W. 63rd Street, on May 9th and again on May 14th. Both times a clerk, working alone, was approached by a man with a gun. After the clerk complied with the suspect's demands, the suspect handcuffed the clerk with zip ties and ran from the scene. Both times the suspect description was similar and included dark clothes, a bandanna over his face with sunglasses. Since the robberies, Shawnee Police have stepped up patrols around Temp Stop and other 24-hour convenience stores in the city.

At 12:15 Friday morning, Kansas City, Kansas Police reported spotting the vehicle that was seen fleeing the liquor store robbery. The driver of the black Chevrolet Cobalt refused to stop when police attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Interstate 435 and Leavenworth Road. Instead the driver sped away, into oncoming traffic on Interstate 435. The suspect was southbound in the northbound lanes of the interstate, police did not pursue.

The vehicle was spotted again southbound on 94th Street, just south of State Avenue. Kansas City, Kansas Police lost sight of the vehicle between Interstate 70 and Kansas Avenue.

Shawnee Police were watching Interstate 435 for the suspect to possibly make his way back south. This preparation paid off for police when an officer at Interstate 435 and Johnson Drive spotted the vehicle traveling southbound.

The officer began to pursue the suspect car as they merged onto westbound Shawnee Mission Parkway from Interstate 435. Speeds were reported to have reached 110 miles per hour on Shawnee Mission Parkway, just before Monticello Road.

Police continued to pursue as the driver turned onto northbound Kansas Highway 7, where speeds increased to around 120 miles per hour. The chase continued into Bonner Springs and back into Wyandotte County.

Four Shawnee Police officers remained in pursuit of the vehicle as they approached Kansas Avenue, where the vehicle ran a red traffic signal, around 100 miles per hour.

The driver then took the ramp from Kansas Highway 7 to eastbound Interstate 70. This is where Police reported the vehicle had spun out. Officers boxed the vehicle in and reported "shots fired."

No officers reported injuries in the exchange of gunfire. The suspect continued to flee, in the vehicle, now westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70. Police say the vehicle traveled about 1.5 miles in the wrong direction before being involved in an accident. A source tells Operation 100 News the vehicle was disabled when it crashed into a FedEx truck on Interstate 70.

The suspect took off  on foot from the crashed vehicle. By this time, the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department's helicopter was overhead and followed the man as he attempted to flee. The helicopter located the suspect a few blocks south of the crash scene, laying on a dock on a small pond. He was taken into custody around 12:40 a.m..

A source familiar with the incident tells Operation 100 News that the suspect was found to have a single gunshot would to is left forearm, just below his elbow. Bonner Springs EMS transported the man, in police custody, to the University of Kansas Hospital. His injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Police continue to investigate the officer involved shooting scene at Interstate 70 and Kansas Highway 7.

In a statement released just after 3:30 a.m., Shawnee Police say that the description of the suspect in the liquor store robbery was similar to other recent robberies in the city. At this time police are not officially confirming any relation between this suspect and the Temp Stop robberies earlier this month.

Shawnee Police say that detectives are working closely with the Bonner Springs and Kansas City, Kansas Police Departments to investigate this incident in its entirety. Additional information is expected to be released throughout the day.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Police arrest two men following a double shooting in Lawrence

Posted: May 19, 2013 - 4:18am
Updated: May 20, 2013 - 9:41pm

Update:


Lawrence Police have arrested two men following Sunday morning's shooting.

Police say that detectives arrested a 20-year-old Topeka man on two counts of attempted first-degree murder and a 29-year-old Topeka man on charges of domestic battery in relation to Sunday morning's shooting. Both men were arrested in Shawnee County and have been transported back to Douglas County.

Our news partners at the Lawrence Journal-World report report the victims to be 33-year-old Tommy D. Andrews, and 27-year-old Michael A. Holford, both of Topeka.

Andrews was taken to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Holford was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. A condition report for Andrews was not available, but Holford was reported to be in critical but stable condition on Sunday afternoon.

Original report:



Operation 100 News report on the Lawrence Journal-World.

Officers were called to Club Magic, located at 804 W. 24th Street, at 3:41 a.m. after receiving 911 calls reporting 10 people fighting inside the business. One of the people involved in the fight was reportedly armed with a gun. Police responded and learned that a security guard had taken the firearm from the man. The man then left the business before police could arrive.

At 3:51 a.m., Lawrence Police were dispatched to the area 22nd and Alabama Streets following several reports of gunshots heard in the area. This intersection is about three blocks north of Club Magic. At least one caller reported hearing four or five gunshots and a female screaming.

As officers responded to check on the reports of gunshots, one officer's patrol vehicle was struck by a vehicle being driven by a shooting victim in the parking lot of the McDonald's, 901 W. 23rd Street, just across the parking lot from Club Magic. The officer requested medics respond and that the driver had been shot multiple times.

Other officers continued their response to the area where gunfire had been reported. A second shooting victim was found in the 800 block of Greever Terrace, which is about four blocks north of Club Magic. Both men were reportedly shot on Greever Terrace. Following the shooting, one of the victims drove a vehicle back towards Club Magic to look for help, his vehicle collided with a Lawrence Police Department patrol vehicle in the McDonald's parking lot.

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Lawrence Medics reported the victim found at McDonald's to be a 27-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the arm, shoulder and "base of the neck". He was transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

The shooting victim who was found on Greever Terrace was determined to be 33-year-old male with two gunshot wounds. His wounds were said to include on in the foot and a "through and through" to the lower abdomen. He was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas with life threatening injuries.

Fire Medical crews requested two helicopters to respond and transport the victims. Due to weather conditions, no medevac helicopters were able to respond. Both victims were transported by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical ambulance units.

Lawrence Police say they are seeking several persons of interest in connection with the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lawrence Police at 785-832-7509 or Douglas County Crime Stoppers at 785-843-8477. Calls to Douglas County Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous. Tipsters with information that leads to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Our reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World report that a 22-year-old Topeka man was arrested for displaying a firearm in the bar during the initial disturbance and interfering with the duties of police.

The Journal-World also reports that both victims are Topeka residents. The condition of the 27-year-old shooting victim was said to be in stable condition and improving as of Sunday afternoon. The 33-year-old victim was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital, who told the Journal-World that they do not provide information on victims of violent crimes.

Club magic has been the scene of at least two other disturbances involving guns just this year, according to the Journal-World.

The club has previously been called Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill. A 30-year-old, Lawrence man who was working as a bouncer at the club was shot in the parking lot in March 2012.

Operation 100 News was the only media with a full report on this incident for nearly 12 hours.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Man attempts to rob Olathe restaurant with BB gun

Posted: May 17, 2013 - 2:48pm

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Olathe Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man who attempted to rob a local restaurant in late April.

Police say on the evening of April 27, 2013, a male suspect entered the back door of the Subway restaurant at 11140 S. Lone Elm Road shortly before 9:30 p.m.. The man pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money.

The clerk refused his demands after realizing that the weapon was a BB gun. The suspect ran out the front door of the business, leaving his sunglasses and the BB gun behind. Police say no injuries were reported.
Surveillance video image provided by Olathe Police

The suspect is described as a white male in his late teens or early 20's. He stands approximately 6 feet 2
inches, around 150 pounds with a thin build. He had a shaved head and acne scarring on his cheeks.

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


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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Convenience store robbed for second time in five days; third time since February

Posted: May 14, 2013 - 2:01am
Updated: May 14, 2013 - 10:05am

TempStop Convenience Store, 13515 W. 63rd Street
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Shawnee Police are investigating another armed robbery this morning.

A statement  from Shawnee Police says that an officer patrolling the area around 1:50 Tuesday morning when he noticed that he could not see the clerk of the TempStop convenience store at 13515 W. 63rd Street. As the officer parked his patrol car, he was approached by the clerk who had his arms restrained in zip ties behind his back and reported that the store had been robbed.

This morning's incident is the third robbery since February. The store has only been in business for about six months. The first robbery occurred on February 12, 2013, the second occurred around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9th. Operation 100 News is the only media outlet that has reported all three robberies.

In a statement released around 9 a.m., Police say that the suspect is a black male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slender build. He was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, black gloves, sunglasses, and had a black bandanna covering his face.

Police say the suspect approached the clerk while displaying a silver or dark gray revolver and demanded cash from the register. Before leaving, the suspect told the clerk to lie down and used zip ties to handcuff the clerk's arms behind his back. The suspect left on foot and no vehicles were seen. The clerk was not injured.

A K-9 unit from the Lenexa Police Department conducted a brief track which led behind the business where it ended, indicating the suspect probably got into a vehicle.

Shawnee Police Department Major Bill Hisle tells Operation 100 News that "there are similarities in motive to the May 9th robbery," but it is not believed to be the same man.

A source with knowledge of the investigation tells Operation 100 News that Kansas City, Kansas Police and Shawnee Police are investigating a possible connection between the Shawnee robberies and similar cases in Kansas City, Kansas. The latest Kansas City, Kansas robbery occurred at a convenience store near Interstate 435 and Leavenworth Road. In that robbery the clerk was also handcuffed with zip ties.

Regarding the Shawnee robberies, Major Hisle tells Operation 100 News, "this is the third robbery this particular clerk has been a victim of. We are currently exploring the possibility of these robberies being connected to other robberies in the metro, but nothing definitive has been determined as of right now."

Aerial image of the store's location
Northwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Pflumm Road
Anyone with information on either robbery of the business is asked to call Shawnee Police at 913-631-2155 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

All three men who escaped from Lansing are back in custody

Posted: May 10, 2013 - 9:39am
Updated: May 10, 2013 - 11:00pm

Update: 11pm:

The Kansas Department of Corrections says that all three men are back in custody tonight.

Allen Hurst and Scott Gilbert were arrested in Clinton County, Missouri following a car chase, shootout  and standoff with law enforcement. The men made it approximately 25 miles from the prison.

Randy Ridens, Sr, was apprehended just inside of Topeka, Kansas before 10:30 Friday evening. Ridens made it approximately 40 miles from the prison.

Update 1:17pm:

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says they have surrounded a home near Trimble, Missouri (Clinton County). Two of the escaped convicts are said to be in the home. The third man is unaccounted for currently. Authorities have not said which men are in the home and which man remains unaccounted for.

An alert Platte City, Missouri officer spotted a vehicle on Interstate 29 around 10 a.m.. That officer believed that the occupants resembled two of the escapees. The officer gave chase and was joined by the Platte County Sheriff's Office. The escapees fired shots at law enforcement while on Interstate 29.

After exiting the Interstate, the chase wound through Edgerton, Missouri and east on State Highway Z. The men ran into a home in the area of Highway Z and U.S. Highway 169. The two men remain holed up in that home as of this update.

Officials say they currently have "no info" on the third man.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the homeowner told authorities that he is an avid gun collector and his collection is in the home. No one was home when the men broke in.

Original Report:

Authorities throughout northeast Kansas are on alert after three minimum security inmates escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility on Friday morning. The facility is located in Leavenworth County.

Prison officials say that at approximately 7:40 a.m. it was confirmed that the three men were declared on escaped status.

Two of the men have convictions out of Sedgwick County, Kansas. The third man has convictions out of Douglas County and Shawnee County.

All three men should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of these men should call 911, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-572-7463 or the Lansing Correctional Facility at 913-727-3235.

Allen M. Hurst
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Born March 8, 1982 (31-years-old). He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs approximately 220 pounds, has brown hair, and blue eyes. Hurst has several tattoos  on his arms, legs, and chest. His left ear is also pierced. He was being held on a 2010 conviction out of Sedgwick County, Kansas for multiple counts of burglary and theft. His known aliases include Alan Hurst and Allan Michael Hurst

Scott A. Gilbert
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Born November 26, 1963 (49-years-old). He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs approximately 231 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. Gilbert has tattoos on his arms and chest. His tattoos are said to include a several swastikas (right side, abdomen, and right chest) and the words  "white power" on his right chest, among many others. He was being held on a 2010 conviction out of Sedgwick County for multiple counts of burglary and theft. His known aliases include Raymond L. Cox and Gilbert A. Scott.

Randy A. Ridens
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Born November 11, 1955 (57-years-old). He stands 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs approximately 230 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. Ridens has numerous tattoos on his arms, legs, chest, and back. He also is said to have a six inch scar on his right forearm and a 14 inch scar on his abdomen. He was being held on 2010 convictions out of Douglas County and Shawnee County for multiple counts of burglary and one count of theft. He is known to go by the name "Blue".



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Thursday, May 9, 2013

JoCo convenience store held up for second time in three months

Posted: May 9, 2013 - 2:30am
Updated: May 9, 2013 - 10:14am

TempStop Convenience Store, 13515 W. 63rd Street
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Shawnee Police are investigating after a local convenience store was robbed this morning.

Police say they were called to the TempStop convenience store at 13515 W. 63rd Street shortly before 1:30 Thursday morning. The store is located on the northwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Pflumm Road.


This same store was also robbed on February 12, 2013, previous report.

Shawnee Police Department Major Bill Hisle tells Operation 100 News that a black male suspect entered the store, approached the clerk from behind and demanded money.

The clerk told police that the man was armed with a handgun, possibly a revolver. The suspect is described as a black male who was wearing a dark colored hoodie, sunglasses, and a bandanna covering his face.

Major Hisle says that before leaving, the suspect used zip ties to handcuff the clerk behind his back. A customer entered the store a short time later and cut the zip ties off of the clerk.

The suspect left on foot and no vehicles were seen, according to police.

Officers established a perimeter and searched the area with a K-9 unit from the Overland Park Police Department. Major Hisle says that the K-9 track led officers to the Sheridan's Frozen Custard parking lot where it ended, indicating the suspect probably got into a vehicle.

Police are unsure if this robbery is related to the previous one or not.

Anyone with information on either robbery of the business is asked to call Shawnee Police at 913-631-2155 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fuel spill in McLouth

Posted: May 4, 2013 - 1:14am
Updated: May 4, 2013 - 3:44pm

Lawrence Journal-World, Mike Yoder photo
Haz-Mat Response employee places a hose to suck up diesel fuel in a ditch
near 106 E. Pearl Street in McLouth, Satruday morning, May 4, 2013
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Emergency crews from at least two counties responded on a diesel fuel spill late Friday night. The scene is the BP station, located at 101 E. Lake Street. The station is on the southeast corner of Lake and Union Streets in the heart of McLouth.

Outside of McLouth, Lake Street is known as Kansas Highway 16.



A diesel tanker was reportedly resupplying the gas station's diesel tank when 1,200 to 1,300 gallons of diesel spilled onto the ground. Crews reported that some of the fuel had ran downhill and into storm drains. The spill was also reported to have "covered" at least one neighbor's backyard.

A caller to the Lawrence Journal-World said that "homes all around the area were being evacuated."

Emergency crews on the scene include; McLouth Police & Fire Department, Oskaloosa Fire Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Fire Districts 8 & 9, and Leavenworth County Emergency Management. An earlier report from the Lawrence Journal-World says that Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical was also involved on the call. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management has also been notified of the spill.

These crews are also being assisted by a private contractor, Haz-Mat Response Inc., of Olathe, Kansas.


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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Victim stabbed during robbery

Posted: May 2, 2013 - 4:29am
Updated: May 2, 2013 - 4:40am


Gardner Police are investigating after a man was robbed and stabbed this morning.

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Police were called to the Arby's parking lot at 1870 E. Santa Fe Street shortly before 4:00 a.m.. Officers contacted the victim and learned that he had been robbed of his wallet, struck on the head and stabbed in the abdomen. The Arby's is located just west of Interstate 35 and 175th Street, which is also U.S. Highway 56.

Johnson County Med-Act says the victim's injury is serious. The victim, said to be a male in his mid-20's, was transported to an area hospital.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 50 years old, standing 5 feet 10 inches and approximately 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red jacket and walking westbound towards the Conestoga Estates mobile home park at 1199 E. Santa Fe Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gardner Police at 913-856-7312 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Arrest made in Lenexa robbery, attempted robbery

Posted: May 1, 2013 - 1:21pm

Darryl L. Scott, 49
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Lenexa Police say calls to the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline led to the arrest of the suspect in connection Monday morning's robbery and attempted robbery.

Darryl Leroy Scott, 49, of Kansas City, Kansas was arrested Tuesday evening and appeared in court Wednesday.

The Johnson County District Attorney has charged Scott with two counts of aggravated robbery. Bond has been set at $100,000. He remains in custody at the Johnson County Adult Detention Center in Olathe.


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Lawrence woman struck by vehicle on I-435 in Lenexa.

Posted: May 1, 2013 - 12:33am

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Interstate 435 in Lenexa.

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Troopers say the accident occurred in the northbound lanes of I-435 between Kansas Highway 10 and 95th Street, around 10:15 Monday night.

The Highway Patrol's crash log shows that a 2002 Lexus LS430, driven by a 48-year-old, Kansas City, Missouri man, struck a female pedestrian.

Troopers have identified the injured pedestrian as Jamie Eisenbarger, 28, of Lawrence.

Eisenbarger was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing and Troopers say it is currently unknown why Eisenbarger was walking on the highway or why she stepped into traffic.

The driver of the Lexus was wearing a seat belt and did not report being injured.

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