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Monday, March 31, 2014

Couple attacked, man stabbed in Lawrence park

Posted: March 31, 2014 - 2:17am
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 11:14pm

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Lawrence Police are investigating after a man was found stabbed at Centennial Park early Monday.

Officers were called to the west side of the park, located in the 600 block of Rockledge Road, around 1:30 a.m. on reports of a man injured from a fight.

Lawrence Medics reported the man had been stabbed multiple times and described his injuries as serious. He was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Police spokeswoman Kim Murphree tells Operation 100 News' reporting partners at 6 News Lawrence, a 31-year-old male and a 26-year-old female met officers in the park to report that the man had been attacked. When police arrived they found the victim injured from multiple lacerations.

6 News reports, the couple reported that they were walking from the Hillcrest Shopping Center at 9th and Iowa Streets to the man's home in the 3000 block of West 7th Street when they were approached by man. Little details are known about what was said, but at some point the two men got into a physical fight.

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According to the victim, the suspect didn't steal from the couple or threaten them in any way. However, the victim also told police that he and the woman he was with were having a verbal argument as they walked across the Pool Room parking lot toward the park.

Police officers determined that the fight took place near the southwest corner of the park in a grassy area.

The victim was only able to give police a very vague description of an approximately 6ft tall, 200lbs man.


No one has been arrested and police continue to investigate.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

One killed, another critical in tractor-trailer crash on I-70 in Leavenworth County

Posted: March 29, 2014 - 3:40am
Updated: March 29, 2014 - 10:42pm

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A 30-year-old Aurora, Colo., man was identified as the driver killed early Saturday morning after his tractor-trailer crashed into a Kansas Turnpike tollbooth at the Tonganoxie interchange on westbound Interstate 70.

Sergiy Angelchev died at the scene of the crash, which occurred just before 3 a.m. Saturday, according to a Kansas Turnpike Authority accident report.

Meanwhile, a turnpike authority official said Saturday that a passenger, Roman Ilyaich, 25 of Aurora, Colo., is in critical condition after being airlifted from the scene and taken to a Kansas City-area trauma center.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports two men were in the truck that hit the tollbooth at highway speeds, never slowing down before crashing. The truck's cab wrapped around the tollbooth and the engine landed about 50 yards from the tollbooth. The tollbooths that the truck hit are not manned by personnel.

Around noon turnpike officials said the terminal was down to one lane westbound because of the accident investigation and advised motorists to expect delays. The turnpike authority is still investigating the accident and expects delays as it continues to direct traffic through the toll booth's K-tag lane.

A turnpike official meanwhile said it is still not known for whom the men worked.

Firefighters and medics were dispatched to the toll plaza just after 3 a.m.. near milepost 217 for an injury accident involving a tractor-trailer.

Kansas Troopers arrived to report one person, later identified as Angelchev, had been ejected from the truck and was unconscious. A second injured person, Ilyaich, was still inside the truck cab with critical injuries. Angelchev died at the scene and Ilyaich transported to Kansas University Medical Center.

A LifeStar helicopter landed in the eastbound lanes of I-70, temporarily blocking several lanes through the toll plaza for a short time. Those lanes reopened around 4 a.m. All westbound lanes were closed before re-opening around 5:45 a.m. Lanes closed again around noon for the investigation.

At the toll plaza, both left and center westbound toll lanes are blocked and drivers must use the K-tag lane.

The westbound toll plaza's center cement barriers are demolished and there are no skid marks on the road. The cab appears to have split the barriers and wrapped itself around the tollbooth.

The truck was hauling garden hoses. Hundreds are strewn across a 50-yard area at the scene among the debris.

Troopers asked a Highway Patrol helicopter to respond to the scene after sunrise to photograph the accident scene from above.

The tractor-trailer cab wrapped around the tollbooth
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The heavily damaged tractor-trailer after the crash
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All structural supports under the toll plaza are bent, middle booth demolished
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The truck's engine landed about 50-yards from the tollbooth
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Related reports:

Operation 100 News report on LJWorld.com
Operation 100 News report on ShawneeDispatch.com

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wrong-way vehicle causes several accidents on Interstate 35 in JoCo

Posted: March 25, 2014 - 1:02am
Updated: March 25, 2014 - 2:19am

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after a wrong-way driver allegedly caused several accidents on Interstate 35 late Monday night.

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Olathe Police and Highway Patrol Troopers responded on three accidents just before midnight, all reportedly caused by the same wrong-way vehicle. At least one of the involved driver's reported that a vehicle was northbound in the southbound lanes of the interstate and swerved towards traffic to cause the accident.

The first accident was reported near Lone Elm Road. At least two others were reported near 151st Street.

Troopers believe the wrong-way vehicle also struck a barrier wall and rolled over near the weigh station, north of 167th Street, before continuing northbound in the southbound lanes.

Johnson County Med-Act says no one was injured in the accidents.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle reportedly ran from the final crash scene, after his vehicle was disabled. Police believe the suspect ran westbound from the crashed vehicle. A child seat was found in the crashed suspect vehicle. Troopers do not believe a child was in the vehicle at the time of the accidents.

A K-9 unit searched the area for more than an hour. That search did not locate the suspect, who is possibly injured.

Olathe Police have not released a suspect description or any other details at this time.

The Kansas Highway Patrol closed all southbound lanes of Interstate 35 at Old 56, just after midnight. All lanes reopened just before 2 a.m..

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office and one Lenexa officer assisted with traffic control in the area.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Traffic delays expected Monday on I-435 in Lenexa

Posted: March 24, 2014 - 1:31am
Updated: March 24, 2014 - 3:41pm

Update: 

KDOT says the necessary repair work was completed by 2 p.m. Monday.

Original report:


Overhead sign and guardrail damaged by accident
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The Kansas Department of Transportation says crews will be forced to block one lane of eastbound Interstate 435 near Lackman Road on Monday to repair a damaged sign. The overhead sign was damaged by a Sunday morning accident.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, at approximately 6:10 a.m. Sunday, a California woman was driving too fast for conditions and lost control of her 2001 Ford Explorer. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a guardrail and rolled over, coming to rest against the support pole for the overhead sign.

No serious injuries were reported in the accident.

A statement from KDOT says a boom truck will be parked in the median of the interstate to support the sign until repairs can be made.

KDOT says the left lane of eastbound I-435 will be closed during the day Monday for crews to make the needed repairs.

The sign is located just before the Lackman Road exit.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Eight people injured in 22 vehicles accident | Numerous accidents throughout the area

Posted: March 23, 2014 - 7:37am
Updated: March 23, 201 - 9:51am


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Emergency crews from at least five area agencies responded on a big accident Sunday morning.

The accident was first reported just before 6:30 a.m. on the overpass from southbound Interstate 35 to to southbound U.S. 69 Highway.

Lenexa Police arrived to report 15-20 vehicles involved in an accident that was completely blocking the highway.

Firefighters from Overland Park, Lenexa and Merriam all responded when the incident was upgraded to a Level I MCI (mass-casualty incident).

Johnson County Med-Act says eight people were injured and transported to an area hospital.

Ambulances transported nearly 20, who were not injured, to a nearby fire station to keep warm.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says at least 22 vehicles were involved in the accident, least 15 of those vehicles were towed away from the scene.

Both southbound lanes reopened to traffic at 9:50 a.m. Sunday.

Other accidents:


Sunday morning's rain and snow caused traffic problems across the Kansas City area. Accidents were reported in various locations around the south side of the Interstate 435 loop, Kansas Highway 10 near De Soto and Interstate 70 near Lawrence.

Around 3 a.m., Lawrence fire medical crews, police and Kansas Turnpike troopers responded on at least four accidents on the Interstate 70 turnpike. Two people were seriously injured in a rollover accident. A total of six people were treated for minor injuries in various different accidents on I-70 in Douglas County. Operation 100 News report on the Lawrence Journal-World.

Just after 3 a.m., Lenexa police closed the flyover ramp from westbound I-435 to southbound I-35 following a seven vehicle accident. No injuries were reported.

Around 3:15 a.m., Overland Park police were forced to close both eastbound and westbound lanes of I-435 after several accidents caused by vehicles travelling too fast over the Metcalf bridge. One of these accidents involved a vehicle crashing into the back of an Overland Park police department vehicle that was on the scene of an earlier accident. The officer was not injured. No serious injuries were reported.

At 3:20 a.m., Leawood police and fire crews, along with Kansas City, Missouri police closed all eastbound and westbound lanes of I-435 at State Line Road following several accidents and slide offs. One of the accidents involved four vehicles. No serious injuries were reported.


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Saturday, March 22, 2014

VIDEO: Apartment damaged by late night fire

Posted: March 22, 2014 - 2:40am
Updated: March 22, 2014 - 2:53am

Overland Park Fire crews are investigating after a small fire was extinguished inside an apartment.

Firefighters were called to 12330 Craig Street in the Pointe Royal Apartments around 11:30 Friday night.

Arriving fire crews reported flames visible inside one ground level apartment. Firefighters forced entry and extinguished a small fire in the back living room area.


Overland Park Fire Department media manager Jason Rhodes says no one was home at the time of the fire and there were no working smoke alarms in the apartment.

The fire was contained to one apartment, which sustained moderate fire damage and significant smoke damage, according to Rhodes.

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

Overland Park Fire reminds the public that a working smoke alarm is the cheapest form of life insurance you can buy. More information on fire safety can be found on the Overland Park Fire Department's website.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bonner Springs 7-Eleven held up by armed man

Posted: March 20, 2014 - 2:26 am
Updated: March 20, 2014 - 2:55am

Bonner Springs Police are investigating after a man armed with a gun robbed the 7-Eleven convenience store near Kansas Highway 7 and Interstate 70 this morning.

Police were called to the store, located at 34 N. 130th Street, around 2 a.m. Thursday.

Officers learned that a white male entered the store, displayed a black handgun, and demanded money from the clerk.

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The clerk complied and the suspect was last seen running northbound from the business.

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6-foot 2-inches to 6-foot 5-inches. He had a shirt wrapped around his face and was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

Police set up a perimeter in the area and a Shawnee Police Department K-9 unit conducted a search of the area.

The search ended just before 3 a.m. with nothing found.

No other information was immediately available.

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Troopers identify two men killed in K-10 crossover accident

Posted: March 20, 2014 - 1:27am
Updated: March 20, 2014 - 8:12pm

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The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after two people were killed in a head-on accident on Kansas Highway 10 in De Soto.

The accident was reported shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of K-10, east of Kill Creek Road.

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies arrived at the scene to report two vehicles with heavy damage.

Johnson County Med-Act reported two people dead at the scene.

Both eastbound lanes of the highway were closed, with traffic being diverted to Kill Creek Road. All lanes reopened to traffic at 6:15 a.m..

Troopers say, 45-year-old, Johnnie Royce Jackson of Kansas City, Missouri, was driving his 2007 Chevrolet Silverado westbound in the eastbound lanes of K-10 after crossing the grassy center median. The wrong way truck then crashed nearly head-on into an eastbound 2013 Toyota Avalon. The Toyota was being driven by, 20-year-old, Robert Anthony Zevenbergen of Kansas City, Kansas. 

An accident report says Jackson was not wearing a seat-belt and was ejected from the truck. Zevenbergen was properly restrained and had to be extricated from his car.

Trooper Howard Dickinson says the crash was not survivable because of the force of two vehicles traveling at 70 mph and crashing into each other.


The Kansas Highway Patrol continues to investigate if alcohol played a role in the accident's cause.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Domestic dispute turns violent, two stabbed in Lawrence apartment

Posted: March 18, 2014 - 1:44am
Updated: March 18, 2014 - 1:55am


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Lawrence Police are investigating a domestic dispute that turned violent early Tuesday.

Police were called to an apartment in the 1400 block of Coventry Manor around 1:10 a.m. on reports of a stabbing.

Medics arrived to find a 22-year-old man with a serious stab wound to his lower back and a female with minor lacerations. The man has been transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Initial reports indicate that the female stabbed the male and then turned the knife on herself. She has been detained for questioning.

Lawrence Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. No other details were immediately available.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

FBI and local police investigate following armed bank robbery

Posted: March 17, 2014 - 4:07pm
Updated: March 17, 2014 - 8:17pm

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Shawnee Police and the FBI are investigating after a man robbed the Capitol Federal bank Monday afternoon. Police were called to the bank, located at 5700 Nieman Road, around 3:30 p.m..

Bridget Patton, spokeswoman for the FBI's Kansas City office says the suspect is a Hispanic male wearing a white mask and a hooded sweatshirt.

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Bank employees describe the suspect as a Hispanic or black male in his early-mid 20's. He is described as approximately 5-foot, 6-inches tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds with an average build. He was last seen wearing a white mask, black hooded sweatshirt, black jacket and blue jeans.


The FBI confirms the suspect handed the teller a white plastic grocery bag, brandished a small black handgun and demanded money.

It is unclear which direction the suspect fled or if there were any vehicles involved.

Shawnee Police set up a large perimeter in the area, which was then searched by a K-9 unit. That search did not locate any evidence or the suspect.

Police say no one was injured in the incident.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

PHOTOS: Overland Park Police investigating apparent murder-suicide

Posted: March 16, 2013 - 1:37am
Updated: March 16, 2013 - 4:05pm

Johnson County Med-Act, Overland Park Fire & Police on scene
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Overland Park Police are investigating after two people were found dead inside of an SUV early Sunday morning.

Emergency crews were dispatched to respond on a reported injury accident on Mastin Street south of College Boulevard, shortly after 1:05 a.m..

Police arrived on the scene to report two people inside of a white Jeep Grand Cherokee, both with gunshot wounds.

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Johnson County Med-Act reported that both people were deceased.

Overland Park Police say they are investigating the incident as an apparent murder-suicide.

A male and female were found deceased inside the vehicle from apparent gunshot wounds, according to a statement from Overland Park Police.

On Monday, police identified the people involved as Jamie Lee Newkirk, age 27, and Jason Hershey Crabtree, age 33.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Two detained following nearly four hour manhunt

Posted: March 11, 2014 - 2:17am
Updated: March 11, 2014 - 5:14am

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Law enforcement officers from at least seven different agencies searched for a suspect in an early morning burglary and at least one vehicle theft.

Around 1:40 a.m., Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies attempted to stop a white Chevrolet Tahoe that had been reported stolen. The vehicle crashed through a fence and took off southbound on Metcalf  Road near 199th Street.

Deputies discontinued their pursuit as the driver turned off all of the vehicle's lights and continued speeding into Miami County, still on Metcalf.

The Miami County Sheriff's Office confirms they were called to a home near 255th Street and Metcalf Road around 2 a.m. after a resident reported had struggled with an unknown man in his garage. The unknown man fled in the resident's tan Acura SUV. A deputy responding to the call quickly located the Acura SUV northbound on Metcalf Road and began to pursue it near 331st Street.

The pursuit went off road and into a field just south of 227th Terrace in Wea Township. The suspect crashed into a tree, heavily damaging the stolen SUV. As the deputy drove to the crash scene, he reported the suspect was running eastbound into the field and the vehicle was on fire.

Miami County Deputies requested assistance from Johnson County agencies to set up a large perimeter in the area.

Deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, along with officers from numerous Johnson County departments including; Gardner, Leawood, Olathe, Overland Park and Spring Hill.

Those agencies surrounded an area from Metcalf Road east to Rockville Road (Nall in Johnson County) and from 223rd Street south to 231st Street. At least two K-9 units were brought in to search the area.

After about an hour of searching, around 1:50 a.m., a man turned himself in to deputies near the vehicle fire, where the search started.

Deputies arrested a second man in the 21000 block of Metcalf Road for an outstanding warrant. Johnson County Deputies say he was not related to the car chase.

Officers continued to hold their perimeter positions as the area was checked for the possibility of other suspects. A resident in the area reported his dogs had barked at someone in the area. Around 5:00 a.m., all agencies released perimeter positions.

Miami County officials say only one subject was involved in the car chase. The suspect has not been officially identified. Deputies say he was booked on several charges including burglary.

The white Chevrolet Tahoe that was involved in the Johnson County pursuit, was recovered abandoned near the Miami County home where the Acura SUV was stolen.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Two people critically injured in separate Douglas County accidents

Posted: March 9, 2014 - 1:14am
Updated: March 9, 2014 - 3:08am

Douglas County Deputies are investigating two accidents this morning.

First accident

The first was reported shortly before 12:30 Sunday morning near the intersection of N. 950 Road and E. 850 Road, south of Clinton Lake.

Emergency crews arrived on the scene to report one vehicle, on its side and in the ditch. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle.

Medics reported the driver's injuries to be critical. A LifeStar Helicopter transported the injured driver to Stormont-Vail HealthCare center in Topeka.

Clarion Springs EMS, Clinton Township Fire, Wakarusa Township Fire and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical all assisted on the scene and the helicopter landing zone.

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Second accident

The second accident was initially reported as a possible grass fire just before 1:10 a.m.. It is unclear who reported the fire but, an arriving deputy found a vehicle down a steep embankment at the intersection of N. 1550 Road and E. 1625 Road in Wakarusa Township.

Medics reported the driver's injuries to be critical and requested a helicopter for transport. Dispatchers contacted LifeFlight Eagle and LifeNet, both were unavailable due to fog in the area east of Lawrence.

The injured driver, only identified as a 55-year-old man, was transported by a Lawrence Medic unit to the University of Kansas hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. His injuries are said to include a head laceration.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Arrest made in Saturday morning homicide | Police continue to investigate

Posted: March 8, 2014 - 3:24am
Updated: March 8, 2014 - 4:18pm

Dustin D. Walker, 29
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A 29-year-old Lawrence man faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in the 2400 block of Cedarwood Avenue early Saturday.

The shooting was reported just before 3:10 a.m.. Officers located a male, now identified as Patrick D. Roberts, 39, with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews reported the Roberts' injuries to be critical. Medics rushed him to Lawrence Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A resident in the area told police that a person ran from the building eastbound and then northbound towards 23rd Street. That person was only described as a male wearing a black jacket.
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Police detained two people for questioning shortly after the shooting. One ran from an officer in the area of 27th Street and Redbud Lane. He was apprehended at 4:25 a.m..

Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley tells the Lawrence Journal-World that Dustin D. Walker, 29 was arrested shortly after 9 a.m..

The second person that was detained for questioning was released later Saturday morning.

Police continue to investigate the incident and ask anyone with information to contact them at 785-830-7400 or the Douglas County CrimeStoppers at 785-843-TIPS (8477).

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PHOTOS: Life threatening injuries in JoCo motorcycle accident

Posted: March 8, 2014 - 12:45am
Updated: March 8, 2014 - 12:48pm

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Olathe Police are investigating an accident involving a motorcycle on Interstate 35 this morning.

Police say they were called to the scene at 11:42 Friday for an accident in the southbound lanes of the interstate, just south of Santa Fe Street.

Officers located an unresponsive 23-year-old male who was the motorcycle rider.

A news release states that initial reports indicate that the motorcycle was southbound on Interstate 35 when it struck the rear of another southbound vehicle.

The rider was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle stopped at the scene and was not injured in the accident.

Olathe Police, with the assistance of the Kansas Highway Patrol and KDOT shut down the southbound lanes for nearly three hours as they investigated the accident.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Olathe Police Department Traffic Unit at 913-971-7500 or 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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