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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Stretch of Shawnee Mission Parkway to close briefly Thursday morning

Posted: August 28, 2019 - 4:30 p.m.

The City of Shawnee says the intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Long Avenue will be closed for a short time Thursday morning.
The closure is expected to begin at 11:00 a.m. and will remain in place for approximately 15 minutes as KCP&L crews run an overhead line across the intersection.

Due to this work, the city says southbound Long Avenue will be closed starting at 9 a.m.

There will not be a marked detour. Drivers are being asked to use alternate routes to get around the closing.

Shawnee Transportation Manager Kevin Manning is encouraging drivers to use Pflumm Road or Quivira Road to access Johnson Drive or 67th Street as alternate routes.

Road closure barricades will be in place between 50ft and 300ft from the closed intersection. The Shawnee Police Department along with Shawnee Public Works will be helping to slow and block traffic.
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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Kansas City area home improvement company owner arrested after "assist the officer" call in JoCo

Posted: August 10, 2019 - 8:28 p.m.
Updated: August 12, 2019 - 3:04 p.m.

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man after responding on a reported "pending disturbance" late Friday evening.

John Michael Bartrom, 42
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Sheriff's Office booking logs show, 42-year-old, John M. Bartrom was arrested at 11:03 p.m.

Bartrom is the owner of Jericho Home Improvements according to the company website and lists himself as the chief executive officer and founder of the company on LinkedIn.

Johnson County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer, Deputy Claire Canaan confirms deputies were initially called to the home at 18720 Mission Road, in Stilwell, shortly before 10 p.m.

Bartrom and his wife are listed as owners of the home on Mission Road according to Johnson County property records.

Deputies were initially called to the home at 18720 Mission Road in Stilwell, by a family member who did not want an intoxicated man to leave the house in a vehicle, according to recorded radio traffic.

Recorded radio traffic indicates the man was able to leave in a 2017 Nissan Titan, registered to the business, before deputies could arrive at the address.

The truck reportedly returned to the home about 10:40 p.m. and the male driving went inside the house.

At 10:54, deputies requested additional units respond, saying that they have contact with the man inside the house, but he's "argumentative."

"While on scene at the house, the subject became uncooperative and began fighting with deputies resulting in an 'assist the officer' to go out," Deputy Canaan said in an emailed response to questions.

An 'assist the officer' is a call for emergency assistance from any nearby law enforcement.

The 'assist the officer' was canceled about two minutes later, with deputies reporting the suspect is detained.

Officers from the Overland Park Police Department and Johnson County Parks Police also assisted with the call. Several other agencies had officers responding, who were disregarded when Bartrom was taken into custody.

Radio traffic from one deputy, who requested an ambulance for Bartrom, stated there were "four taser deployments," and a "possible head injury."

Deputy Canaan confirms no deputies or officers were injured during the call.

On Saturday, John M. Bartrom was charged with; battery of a law enforcement officer with contact, obstruction of the legal process, and DUI. All charges are listed as misdemeanors.

Bartrom was booked into the Johnson County Adult Detention Center at 5:08 Saturday morning. He posted $7,500, through a bonding company, and was released from custody at 5:27 Saturday evening.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20 in Johnson County District Court.

Operation 100 News has reached out to Jericho Home Improvements for comment. These messages have not been returned.

Check back with this report for updates as more information becomes available.

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