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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Police arrest man suspected in Great Clips burglaries

Posted: August 26, 2014 - 9:01am
Updated: August 30, 2014 - 2:23am

Great Clips located at 22403 W. 66th Street
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Overland Park police say they arrested a man they believe to be connected with the numerous burglaries of Great Clips hair salons around the Kansas City Metropolitan area, including two in Shawnee.

Officer Jackie Zickel said Overland Park police arrested the man following Thursday night burglaries of a Great Clips in Lenexa and the Shoe Carnival in Overland Park. The arrest was made in coordination with the US Marshals Service Fugitive Apprehension Task Force.

"We have reason to believe he has been involved in several of the other robberies as well," Zickel said.

Shawnee police began investigating two burglaries of Great Clips hair salons on Aug. 23. Officers were called to the first store, located at 22403 West 66th Street, around 6 a.m. for a burglar alarm. On arrival officers found the glass in the front door had been shattered and the business had been burglarized.

Other officers began checking the three other Great Clips locations in the city and found that the store at 15943 West 65th Street had also been burglarized. Again, the glass in the front door had been broken out and someone had burglarized the business.

Major Doug Orbin said the Johnson County Crime Lab processed both scenes.

At least 12 Great Clips stores have been burglarized since June according to police although Zickel said she could not confirm if the man arrested this week has been involved in all of them.

The Great Clips located at 5012 Roe Boulevard in Roeland Park and the location at 11732 West 95th Street in Overland Park were both burglarized early Friday, August 22nd.

Anyone with information regarding any of the burglaries is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

The Shawnee Dispatch contributed to this report.

Great Clips located at 15943 W. 65th Street
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Great Clips located at 22403 W. 66th Street
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Friday, August 22, 2014

75th Street and Interstate 35 construction project update

Posted: August 22, 2014 - 4:09am

The Kansas Department of Transportation says the ramps on the south side of 75th Street will reopen on Tuesday, September 2nd. The ramps were closed in July for pavement repair work.

Beginning Tuesday, September 2nd through late October the ramps on the north side of 75th Street will be closed for the same work to be completed.

Marked detours will be provided.

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The detour for traffic on southbound Interstate 35 will exit at 67th Street, east to southbound Antioch Road, back to 75th Street.

The detour for drivers trying to get onto northbound Interstate 35 will continue also use Antioch Road and the 67th Street entrance ramp.

Traffic on 75th Street will be shifted to the south side of the bridge, with one through lane in each direction.

KDOT says drivers should expect major delays during peak commute times.

The entire project is scheduled to be completed by Spring 2015 and is being overseen by the city of Overland Park.

Related reports:

August 22, 2014 - More construction this weekend on 75th Street
July 3, 2014 - 75th Street construction project underway, already causing major delays
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More construction this weekend on 75th Street

Posted: August 22, 2014 - 3:51am
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The intersection of 75th Street and Switzer Road will be closed this weekend for storm drainage repair work.
Overland Park project manager Brian Scovill says the closure will start Friday between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.. Work is expected to keep the intersection closed until around 6 a.m. Sunday, weather permitting.

Miles Excavating will be replacing a storm drainage pipe which runs under the intersection.

Scovill says there will be marked detours and businesses in the area will be open throughout the weekend.

Westbound traffic will be detoured at Antioch Road to Shawnee Mission Parkway.

Eastbound traffic will be detoured at Nieman Road to Shawnee Mission Parkway.



Related report:

August 22, 2014 - 75th Street and Interstate 35 construction project update
July 3, 2014 - 75th Street construction project underway, already causing major delays

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Employee robbed in Taco Bell parking lot

Posted: August 22, 2014 - 12:08am
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 12:39am

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Shawnee Police are investigating after a Taco Bell employee was robbed in the parking lot Thursday morning.

Police say the robbery occurred at approximately 10:14 a.m. at the Taco Bell in the 10 Quivira Plaza shopping center. The Taco Bell is located at 12014 Shawnee Mission Parkway, just west of Quivira Road.

Operation 100 News was on scene shortly after the robbery and confirmed with a Shawnee Police Sergeant that the robbery occurred outside of the business and no one had been injured.

Police set up a perimeter in the area and called in an off-duty K-9 officer to conduct a search of the area. The search did not locate the suspect.

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In a statement released just before 5 p.m. Thursday, police say the victim told them, "he was approached by the suspect who demanded the money he was carrying."

Operation 100 News has learned that the employee was carrying an unlocked bank bag when the suspect approached the victim and implied that he had a weapon.

Police say the suspect is a black male in his late 20's, approximately 5ft 11in to 6ft 2in tall, and 170-190lbs. He had short hair and a full stubble type beard. The suspect was wearing black jeans and a burgundy polo shirt with horizontal stripes. He was last seen in a burgundy, late 1990's or early 2000's model, Ford Taurus with a damaged front corner and broken headlight.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Shawnee Police Department at 913-631-2150 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Police: driver suffered a seizure, causing crossover accident

Posted: August 16, 2014 - 1:11pm
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 2:02am

Update:

Operation 100 News has obtained a copy of the accident report from last weekend's accident, which left four people injured.

The report states that police and emergency room doctors believe the driver of the white Ford Mustang suffered a seizure, causing him to lose control of the vehicle, and cross the raised center median.

According to the report, the Mustang was traveling eastbound on Shawnee Mission Parkway, just east of Nieman Road, when the driver suffered a seizure. The Mustang crossed the median and collided head on with a Chevrolet Equinox that was traveling westbound on the inside lane.

A 19-year-old Shawnee man was behind the wheel of the 2006 Ford Mustang. Police say he was on his way to work in Merriam. He was wearing his seat belt and the vehicle's front airbag deployed in the crash.

A 24-year-old Leavenworth woman was driving the westbound 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. A 27-year-old woman was a front seat passenger and the driver's one-year-old son was secured in a car seat in the back seat. Police say both women were wearing seat belts, front and side impact airbags also deployed in the accident.

The report also confirms that four Johnson County Med-Act ambulances transported all four people involved, to area hospitals. The one-year-old was transported to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Police spoke to a man who was traveling westbound, behind the Equinox, who witnessed the Mustang cross the median and the crash.

A Shawnee Fire Battalion Chief was stopped on northbound Nieman Road at Shawnee Mission Parkway when he heard the collision. He made his way to the crash scene, called for additional fire and medical resources and the police to respond.

Operation 100 News will not be identifying those injured in the accident, as no drugs or alcohol are suspected and one driver suffered a medical condition.

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An eastbound vehicle crossed a median and collided head-on with another vehicle, forcing officers to close all lanes of Shawnee Mission Parkway late Saturday morning.

Maj. Doug Orbin of the Shawnee police said that just before 11 a.m. Saturday, the driver of a white Ford Mustang suffered a "medical episode" and crossed over the raised median on Shawnee Mission Parkway. The Mustang collided with a Chevy Equinox heading westbound and carrying three people.

The accident occurred just east of Nieman Road.

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Operation 100 News independently confirmed that Med-Act transported four people from the scene. An adult was critically injured, another adult seriously injured, and a juvenile along with a third adult both sustained minor injuries.

Orbin said all four passengers were transported to the hospital, all with non-life threatening injuries.

The Shawnee Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the accident.

Several lanes of Shawnee Mission Parkway were opened just before noon, with the remaining lanes opened about 12:30 p.m..

Shawnee Police investigating the accident
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Fourth injured person waited for an ambulance in the Battalion Chief SUV
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Shawnee PD Traffic Safety Unit painting skid marks
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Missing Overland Park man found, Silver Alert canceled

Posted: August 16, 2014 - 1:54am
Updated: August 16, 2014 - 4:37am

UPDATE: 

Operation 100 News has confirmed that Mr. Collins has been located. A person driving in the area of 95th Street and Hardy reported a Honda Civic, with the same license plate, driving slowly on 95th Street. The driver followed the slow moving car until police could catch up. Officers are in contact with him and are working to reunite him with his family. He is currently being evaluated by Johnson County Med-Act, checking to make sure he is OK.

Operation 100 News was the ONLY Kansas City area media to report the Silver Alert when it was active. See below this report for a sampling of our tweets.


Original Report:


Alva 'Al' Collins, 82
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Overland Park Police have issued a Silver Alert for, 85-year-old, Alva 'Al' Collins.

Police say Mr. Collins told his family Friday evening the he was going to visit his wife in the area of 110th Street and Nall Avenue, but never showed up.

Mr. Collins is described as 5ft 6in tall, 140 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing black pants and a dark gray, short sleeve, button up shirt.

Collins is believed to be driving a silver 2012 Honda Civic 4-door with Kansas license plate 762CGP.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Collins is asked to call local police or the Overland Park Police Department at 913-895-6300.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Four arrested after early-morning burglaries

Posted: August 14, 2014 - 1:05am
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 8:12pm

Lawrence police arrested four people following several burglaries early Thursday.

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Police were called to an address in the 3700 block of Stetson Drive shortly before 12:30 Thursday morning for a residential burglary in progress. The residents of the address was asleep inside the home when the suspects attempted to get in. One of the residents went downstairs to investigate the sounds and saw the silhouette of someone standing outside the kitchen window and called police, Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley tells my reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

An arriving officer was involved in a brief foot chase with one of the suspects, who was found trying to hide in a vehicle. A second person was arrested just minutes later near the same vehicle.

While investigating officers found evidence suggesting that the suspects had damaged window screens and broken a basement window, all in attempt to get inside the home.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found items that belonged to the home next door. Police say the resident of that home awoke to her dog barking, when she went to investigate she saw a man standing in her living room. She screamed and the man ran off.

Officers searching the suspect vehicle also located a laptop that belonged to an address in the 300 block of Sharon Drive. Officers responded to that address and found obvious signs that the home had been broken into.

A garage door opener, belonging to a home in the 300 block of Stockade was also found in the suspect's vehicle. Officers say that opener was taken from a vehicle that was burglarized in front of the address. Police are still investigating whether or not that opener was used to enter the home.

At 3:45 a.m., police received a report of someone attempting to enter a home through a side door in the 3800 block of Sierra Court. The resident of that address armed himself with a handgun, called police and the suspect fled according to Sgt. McKinley.

A short time after, officers spotted a man attempting to break into a vehicle in the 3800 block of Overland Drive. The man was quickly arrested.

The Journal-World reports that the fourth suspect was located just before 7 a.m. near the Hy-Vee in the 4000 block of West Sixth Street. He attempted to flee, McKinley said, and was arrested after a lengthy foot chase.

The suspects have been identified as Tyler Snipes, 18, of Lawrence, Michael Dale Eller, 20, of LaCynge, and Stephan Thompson, 21, and Stafan Davis, 21, both of Parker.

Police continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call Douglas County CrimeStoppers at 785-843-8477 or Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Two alarm house fire in JoCo

Posted: August 12, 2014 - 2:36am
Updated: August 12, 2014 - 12:58pm

Firefighters from three area departments were on the scene of a two alarm house fire early Tuesday.

Leawood Police say a passerby reported flames from the back of a home near College Boulevard and Mission Road at 2:16 a.m.. Police and fire units were dispatched to the area to investigate the report. At 2:19 a.m., dispatchers received an automatic fire alarm from a home at 4109 West 110th Terrace.

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Police arrived at 2:21 a.m. and reported visible fire from the home on 110th Terrace. Officers quickly contacted the residents and confirmed that everyone was out of the home.

Fire units started arriving at 2:23 a.m. and reported the fire was through the roof of the single story home. A second alarm was dispatched at 2:32 a.m.. The second alarm brought in additional manpower, equipment, and a Johnson County Med-Act Special Operations Unit. The special Med-Act unit serves as a firefighter rehydration and cooling area.

A neighboring home was evacuated as a precaution.

The fire was reported under control at 2:23 a.m.. The cause remains under investigation.

No injuries have been reported.

Fire crews on the scene were from the Leawood Fire Department, Overland Park Fire Department, and Consolidated Fire District No. 2.

Firefighters from Johnson County Fire District No. 2, the Lenexa Fire Department, and the Olathe Fire Department and are filling in at fire stations in Leawood and Overland Park.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Charges filed against teen involved in deadly Overland Park crash

Posted: August 8, 2014 - 12:10am
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 1:52pm


Update:

The Johnson County District Attorney's office has charged 17-year-old Conner Estrella of Overland Park with one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of aggravated battery. The charges stem from an August 7th crash in Overland Park. Prosecutors have also filed a motion for Estrella to be tried as an adult.

Kevin Moroney, 52, was standing near a parked vehicle along the street with his girlfriend Maureen Hoag. The crash killed Moroney and critically injured Hoag.


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Overland Park Police are investigating after one person was killed and another was injured in a vehicle versus pedestrian accident.
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Police and fire crews were called to an address in the 8400 block of Tomahawk Road at 11:57 Thursday night.

First units arrived on the scene just after midnight to report one vehicle with major damage.

Johnson County Med-Act reported one person deceased and another with critical injuries.

Overland Park Police have called out their Traffic Safety Unit for accident investigation.

Sergeant Scott Ferguson says a black car, being driven by a 17-year-old male, was traveling southbound on Tomahawk Road. Both pedestrians were standing on the west side of the street, near a parked white car, when they were struck.

The southbound vehicle struck both pedestrians and the parked car.

Police confirm a male pedestrian was killed and a female pedestrian was seriously injured.

The driver of the black car remained at the scene with minor injuries. Police are investigating if he was impaired by drugs or alcohol.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Store employee accidentally shoots himself

Posted: August 7, 2014 - 3:28pm
Updated: August 7, 2014 - 3:36pm


Shawnee Police are investigating after a man accidentally shot himself inside a business early Thursday afternoon.

Police say they were called to Boost Mobile, located at 10329 West 75th Street, just before 12:40 p.m. on reports of an accidental shooting.

Officers arrived to find a 25-year-old employee of the business had shot himself in the right foot.

Johnson County Med-Act transported the man to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Initial reports indicate that the gun was a 9mm.

Police continue to investigate the incident and no other details were immediately available.

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PHOTOS: Lightning sparks overnight house fire

Posted: August 7, 2014 - 12:58am
Updated: August 7, 2014 - 9:16am

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Firefighters from Shawnee and Lenexa responded on a house fire late Wednesday.

Crews were called to the home in the 7400 block of Cottonwood Street at 11:34 Wednesday night.

The residents were able to get out of the house prior to the fire department's arrival.

Smoke and fire was visible from the roof of the two story home when fire crews arrived.

Shawnee Fire Marshal Corey Sands says, "lightning struck the home, causing the wood shake roof to catch fire."

The fire was declared under control shortly before midnight.

"The rain helped slow down the progression of the fire, and kept the fire in check above the bedroom," says Fire Marshal Sands.

No one was injured.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Two injured in alleged central Lawrence stabbing

Posted: August 5, 2014 - 2:32am
Updated: August 5, 2014 - 3:08am

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Lawrence Police are investigating a reported stabbing on Redbud Lane this morning.

Officers were called to an apartment in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane just before 2:20 Tuesday morning.

Police located a 38-year-old female with a laceration to her forearm. Medics transported the woman to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


The victim and witnesses were able to give police a name and description of the alleged suspect. Officers were familiar with the alleged suspect and quickly located her in an apartment on building north of where there altercation occurred. The suspect was taken into custody for aggravated battery.

A second ambulance was dispatched to the 2500 block of Redbud Lane at 2:43 a.m., for the alleged suspect to be looked at. The suspect refused treatment from medics and was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by police.

The incident remains under investigation.

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