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A man was critically injured in a rollover crash in the 14200 block of Midland Drive late Saturday night in Shawnee.
Report and photos from the scene.
Posted: November 10, 2019 - 4:44 p.m. A man in his 30’s was critically injured when the SUV he was driving crashed into a ditch in Shawnee l...
SILVER ALERT from Lenexa police.
UPDATE: Mr. Baryo has been safely located. Thanks to all who shared.
SILVER ALERT: We’re attempting to locate William A. Baryo, Jr, 74 yrs old. He was last seen Saturday, 11/9, in the area of 95th and I-35 hwy. He drives a gray 2005 Acura TSX with KS tag 695-GWZ and may have a small dog with him. If located or have info on his whereabouts, call 911.
An important reminder from the Olathe Fire Department.
Change smoke alarm batteries at least once a year. If it’s time for your life-saving change, change your batteries when ya change your clocks!! #ThatsAll
Olathe Police Department news release
Kansas Highway Patrol - Troop B
This afternoon, Troop B Troopers were notified of a kidnapping suspect that was supposed to be traveling east on I-70, towards Topeka, from Junction City. The vehicle was suppose to contain the suspect, who claimed to be a sovereign citizen, and the kidnapped child. Troopers located the vehicle just west of Topeka and waited for additional units and a safe location to attempt to stop him. After entering the Kansas Turnpike eastbound, Troopers attempted to stop the suspect. He refused to stop and initiated a pursuit. Stop sticks were attempted but the suspect was able to maneuver around them. Troopers were able to box the suspect vehicle in and slow to a stop. Once stopped, the suspect was taken into custody. The kidnapped child was removed from the vehicle and taken into protective custody. The child is okay. An unidentified woman was also in the truck and taken into custody for further questioning.
Charges are pending against the suspect in Geary County as well as Shawnee County.
UPDATE: Police have identified the victim as David Flick of Cass County, Missouri.
News release from the Overland Park Police Department regarding this morning's shooting near 135th Street and Lamar.
News release from the Miami County, Kansas Sheriff.
Firefighters from the City of Lenexa, Fire Department and Overland Park Fire Department rescued a man from his apartment after it caught fire early this morning in Lenexa.
Johnson County Med-Act transported the man to the University of Kansas Medical Center for treatment of his burns.
Full report and photos from Operation 100 News' Mike Frizzell.
Posted: October 19, 2019 - 6:32 a.m. Updated: October 19, 2019 - 8:15 a.m. Firefighters rescued a man from an apartment fire early Saturda...
City of Shawnee, KS Government
Here is a pretty cool example of how our Shawnee Fire Department and our community work together to make safety a priority day in and day out.
Fire Chief John Mattox recognized the Retreat of Shawnee Apartment Manager Paula Basham and Maintenance Technician Caleb Jacobs for their actions on a fire that happened earlier this month.
A lightning strike destroyed the complex's fire alarm system. The fire crews responded and placed the area on "Fire Watch". That means property staff must conduct documented hourly checks for fire around the complex on a 24 hour basis until the fire alarm is repaired.
While conducting his hourly fire watch, Maintenance Technician Caleb Jacobs found the electrical meters sparking and starting to catch the building on fire.
Because of his quick actions, and the Apartment Manager making sure that the fire watch was being conducted, no one was hurt and the property damage was not near as bad as it could have been.
Lenexa police continue to investigate after two people were seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday afternoon.
Operation 100 News report and photos on the Shawnee Mission Post.
Lenexa Police are investigating after two people were seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday afternoon. The two-vehicle crash occurred about 3:20 p.m. in
City of Shawnee, KS Government
We wanted to pass along a heads up that a 21 gun salute is scheduled to take place at a funeral home in downtown Shawnee near Johnson Drive and Nieman Road at approximately 1:30p-1:45pm today (10/7/19).
We wanted to pass this along in case anyone hears gunshots in the area around this time. As always, if you are ever concerned about any suspicious activity, please call police.
To the anonymous citizen who paid for several of our deputies dinner this evening:
Your kindness did not go unnoticed and we are grateful to serve in a community that supports us through good and terrible times.
News release from the Overland Park Police Department.
Johnson County, KS Sheriff's Office
It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of one of our own in an off duty incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends hurting from this loss. Out of respect for the family, we will not be sharing any further information at this time.
From the Johnson County, KS Sheriff's Office:
"It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of one of our own in an off duty incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends hurting from this loss. Out of respect for the family, we will not be sharing any further information at this time."
Thoughts and prayers with the Deputy's family, in blood and in blue.
An Operation 100 News report on the Shawnee Mission Post
Officers were able to stop traffic on the highway and the man was not hit by any vehicles. Med-Act transported the suspect to an area trauma center where he remains in stable condition.
Northwest Consolidated Fire District
Crews experienced many difficulties battling a house fire today at 127th & Cedar Creek. Delayed 911 notification (due to the remote location of the residence there was a significant delay in fire discovery and reporting of the fire to the County Communication Center), access to water, difficult driveway conditions, and energized electrical equipment contributed to the difficulties. Thank you to the City of Olathe Fire Department , City of Lenexa, Fire Department , Fire District #1 Of Johnson County, KS , and Johnson County Med-Act for their assistance.
Photos courtesy of Olathe Fire Dept.
Information from the Miami County Sheriff's Office.
**UPDATE3** A person matching the description was taken into custody today. The investigation continues between Miami County and Linn County Sheriff’s Offices.
**UPDATE 2** A subject matching the description was seen in the area of 375th Street and Rockville Rd. He was seen going through vehicles possibly attempting to find a mode of transportation out of the area. Deputies are in the area searching.
**UPDATE** A vehicle was stolen out of LaCygne and a pursuit began with the vehicle in Linn County. After the vehicle crashed in the area of 399th and Rockville Rd, a KDWP Officer began a foot pursuit with the suspect in a heavily wooded area. A perimeter was set up and agencies were called to assist with the track of the suspect, including two K-9s and a helicopter. After exhausting all efforts the manhunt was called off. Deputies will remain in the area and citizens are still urged to call 911 if you see someone matching the description in the area.
Deputies are assisting the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the Linn County Kansas Sheriff's Office search for a suspect who fled on foot from them in the area of 399th Street and Rockville Rd. The suspect is a Hispanic male wearing black shorts and possibly no shirt. If you see the suspect please call 911.
LPD is on scene at Liberty Central Middle School where there were earlier reports of a someone with gun.
We can confirm at this time, that the scene is secure and no one was found to have a weapon on school property.
We are investigating the source of the information.
Olathe Police Department news release
City of Lenexa, Fire Department
It is with a heavy heart and deepest sorrow that Lenexa Fire Department shares the news of the death of Lieutenant Michael Wells. Lieutenant Wells passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday September 14, 2019 after a fearless battle with cancer. Throughout his courageous fight he never lost his smile, faith and inspirational spirit.
Lieutenant Wells served the Lenexa Community for 14 years with a dedicated heart and passion that will not be forgotten. Details of Lieutenant Well’s funeral services will be provided at a later time. The Lenexa Fire Department expresses our deepest condolences and sympathy to the entire Wells family during this difficult time.
News release from the Overland Park Fire Department.
News release from the Bonner Springs Police Department.
Shawnee Police say they arrested a woman who was armed with box knife after she attempted to rob the Bank of Labor near 75th Street & Quivira Road on Thursday afternoon.
Report and photo on the Shawnee Mission Post.
Shawnee Police arrested a woman after she allegedly attempted to rob a bank near 75th Street and Quivira Road on Thursday afternoon. “Shawnee police
Lawrence Police Department news release
The Miami County Sheriff's Office has identified the man found dead in Hillsdale Lake this morning.
Olathe Police Department news release
News release from the Miami County Sheriff's Office.
18 years ago the world was forever changed. Lest we forget.
The Overland Park Fire Training Center (12401 Hemlock) will host a memorial service beginning at 7:30 a.m., see the attached news release for full details.
If you didn't have a chance to see them tonight, the spotlights will be on again Wednesday after dark.
Shawnee, KS 66216
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Briefing from Olathe Police Department Sergeant Logan Bonney regarding a water rescue along College Boulevard east of Lone Elm Road.
One adult female rescued and transported to a hospital in critical condition. Divers in the water now to make sure no one else is in the water.
Each year at midnight on Christmas morning, the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) shares a Christmas message with all of the member agencies who are monitoring.
Here's this morning's message as captured by Operation 100 News owner Mike Frizzell.
RAW VIDEO: Man arrested inside eastern Shawnee home
Booking logs show a 28-year-old Kansas City, Missouri man was arrested at 4:47 a.m. after he was found inside a Shawnee home.
Officers initially responded to the area on a report of suspicious activity.
Police have not provided any additional information.
Firefighters from Overland Park and Lenexa responded on a quadplex fire just before 8 Sunday morning in the 9400 block of Nieman Road.
Fire crews arrived to report heavy smoke visible from the two story quadplex. A fire was found in the basement of one unit, which had extended to both levels and the attic.
It took about an hour for the fire to be brought under control.
No one was injured. All four units were damaged by fire.
Five adults and three children were displaced and are receiving assistance from the Red Cross.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Residents of one unit told firefighters that they woke to the smell of smoke, but did not hear any fire alarms. Firefighters reported hearing alarms in the other units.
Scene video provided by Overland Park Fire Department Media Manager Jason Rhodes.
Scene video and news release from the City of Olathe Fire Department.
Fire damages three apartments, displaces residents
(OLATHE, KAN.) – Yesterday, firefighters responded to a fire near Old Hwy 56 and Harrison Street (801 S. Harrison) in Olathe. The fire occurred at the Harrison Square Apartments just after 10 p.m. When firefighters arrived, flames were coming from a second floor apartment. Firefighters quickly attacked the fire, which damaged three apartments and displaced approximately five people. The American Red Cross and Mission Southside assisted the displaced residents.
Fire investigators are working to determine the fire’s cause and a damage estimate. Two firefighters were transported to an area hospital for minor medical issues.
Firefighters from Lenexa along with officers from the Olathe Police Department and paramedics from Johnson County Med-Act also helped at the scene.
News release and scene video from the Overland Park Fire Department regarding a three-alarm fire at the Meadowlark Hills Apartments (9121 Robinson Street) on Saturday afternoon.
Just after 2:30 p.m. crews from Overland Park Fire responded to a building fire call in the 9100 block of Robinson at the Meadowlark Hills Apartments. First units on the scene reported smoke showing from a two-story apartment building. Residents were being evacuated. One man and his child were rescued from a second story balcony.
Firefighters found and quickly extinguished a fire in a basement storage area, but the fire had extended into the walls and attic of the structure. Additional units were called to assist and the fire eventually reached three alarms.
Accessing the attic fire was difficult, due to roof construction. The roof contained multiple layers of sheeting and required significant labor to remove. It took crews about two and a half hours to bring the fire under control.
Crews from Consolidated Fire District #2, Leawood Fire, Lenexa Fire, and Olathe Fire, together with Johnson County Med-Act and Johnson County Emergency Communications all assisted with the incident.
Two people were treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation. No significant injuries were reported. Fire was contained to the building of origin, but six units were heavily damaged by fire and an additional six apartment units will be displaced due to disconnection of utilities. The Red Cross is assisting displaced residents and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Investigators are on scene trying to determine what started an overnight house fire in the 14600 block of Nieman, Overland Park.
Media Manager Jason Rhodes says the residents woke to a loud clap of thunder just before a child reported smelling smoke and the smoke alarms began to sound.
Two adults and two children made it out of the house safely.
Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire from the roof of the house.
It took about an hour for the fire to be brought under control.
Rhodes says lightning is believed to be the cause of the fire, but fire investigators remain on scene working to confirm the cause.
Scene video provided by Overland Park Fire Department Media Manager Jaso Rhodes.
Spring Hill Apartments fire, 8819 West 121st Terrace. May 14, 2018
Scene video and information provided by the Overland Park Fire Department.
Just before 4:30 a.m. crews from Overland Park and Leawood Fire were called to an apartment fire in the 8800 blk. of W.121st Terr. at the Spring Hill Apartments. Crews reported fire visible from blocks away. A second alarm was immediately called.
First units on the scene reported fire through the roof of the two-story apartment building with evacuations in progress. Firefighters went to work attacking the fire while additional crews conducted search and rescue operations.
All but one unit of the building have been searched and cleared. The remaining unit is inaccessible due to a roof collapse, though it’s believed all residents are out. It took more than an hour to bring the fire under control and crews continue to conduct deep-seated overhaul on remaining spot fires.
One juvenile was transported to an area hospital in good condition for minor smoke inhalation. Crews are working to make access and search the last apartment and have established collapse zones in several parts of the building. The Red Cross is currently assisting the 22 displaced residents. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
House fire, 15704 Windsor Street, Overland Park, KS - 03/14/2018
News release and scene video provided by the Overland Park Fire Department.
Just before 10:30 p.m. crews from Overland Park and Leawood Fire were called to a house fire in the 157th block of Windsor. Crews reported fire visible from several blocks away. First crews on the scene reported heavy smoke and fire from the back side of a two-story, single family home. Neighbors reported the homeowners were away at the time of the fire.
Due to the heavy volume of fire and impending collapse risk, crews immediately took up a defensive posture and fought the fire from the exterior. A second alarm was called and crews from Consolidated Fire Dist. #2 and Olathe Fire were called to assist.
It took firefighters about an hour and a half to bring the fire under control. The family was located by phone and all members were accounted for. Crews will be on the scene for quite some time conducting overhaul.
No injuries are reported. The home is likely a complete loss. Fire investigators are on the scene and beginning their investigation into the cause of the fire.
About 300 Mill Valley High School students held a 'walkout' to remember the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Shawnee Police had a significant presence in the area.
Three pickup trucks repeatedly drove past displaying "come and take it" flags.
The De Soto School District would not allow media on the property to cover the student organised event.
Look for a full report in the coming days from my reporting partners at the Shawnee Dispatch.
Scene video from the Overland Park Fire Department from an apartment fire this morning at the Meadowlark Hills apartments, 9100 block of Robinson Street.
News release in the first comment.
Scene video from the Overland Park Fire Department showing a house fire in the area of 152nd Street and Hardy on Monday.
News release available in the first comment.
The Overland Park and Leawood Fire Departments extinguished a fire at Pinstripes, 13500 Nall Avenue this morning.
See the first comment for the full news release.
Video from the scene of a duplex fire this afternoon in Overland Park, 75th Terrace and Kessler Street.
The news release is posted in the first comment.
Provided by the Overland Park Fire Department.
Have a listen to the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center's annual Christmas message.
Merry Christmas from Operation 100 News!
OPFD investigating fatal fire at Overland Towers
Overland Park Fire Department news release:
Just after 2:30 p.m. crews from Overland Park and Lenexa Fire along with Johnson County Med-Act responded to a building fire call at the Overland Towers Apartments in the 8500 block of Farley.
Firefighters found a fire in a second story apartment. While crews went to work attacking the fire, additional crews worked to evacuate the 8 story building which houses mainly elderly and lower-income residents.
During fire suppression, crews found a deceased victim in the fire apartment. The adult female is not yet been identified but is believed to be the resident of that unit. Additionally, two residents from other apartments were transported to area hospitals with minor smoke inhalation.
Currently, crews are working to clear smoke from the hallways and help residents reoccupy their units. Residents are not being allowed on the second floor currently, but we hope to reoccupy all but the fire unit later. Apartment management will work to help place anyone displaced by the fire.
The exact cause of the fire and the fatality are under investigation. Overland Park Police are working to notify the victim's family.
Media Manager, OPFD
**Note- This release has been updated with corrected information from the Overland Park Fire Department. The initial release identified the victim as an adult male. OPFD now says the victim was an adult female.
High water strands drivers in Overland Park, Leawood
---NOTE--- Information in the news release was accurate as of 2:52 a.m. Numerous water rescues/assists have occurred since this release was received.
Scene video and news release from the Overland Park Fire Department.
Overnight OPFD responded to 16 water assist calls as motorists found themselves stalled in high waters. Two people had to be plucked from the roof of their car at 103rd and Antioch around 11:30 p.m. and an hour later, Leawood Fire rescued a young woman from a car in the flooded creek at 151st and Kenneth Road. Both situations were dangerous.
Fortunately, no injuries are reported, but Overland Park Fire wants to remind motorists to avoid driving into water covered roadways. Most of the people who needed help tonight were stranded when their cars stalled in the high waters.
Fatal Overland Park Fire - 08/15/2017
Scene video from the Overland Park Fire Department.
Johnson County Med-Act says they brought 11 units on scene to provide care to patients, firefighters and assist command staff. Med-Act took care of 10 patients and transported seven people to four area hospitals.
Overland Park Fire Department news release:
Just before 2:30 a.m. crews from Overland Park, Consolidated Fire Dist. #2 & Leawood Fire Departments responded to a building fire in the 8800 block of Broadmoor Street at the Colonial Gardens Apartments. While in route, units received reports of victims trapped in the structure and immediately called for a second alarm.
First units on the scene reported heavy smoke and fire from the front and back of a two story apartment building with several burn patients outside. Paramedics began treating the burn patients, while firefighters began an aggressive search and fire attack.
In the end, two children were found deceased. An adult female was transported with minor burns and smoke inhalation. Two adult males were transported with severe burns and one more with minor burns. Additionally, one firefighter was transported in good condition for heat related issues and another was evaluated at the scene.
It took about two hours to completely extinguish the fire. Four units were damaged by fire, but all of the building’s twelve units are evacuated until building safety inspectors can evaluate the structure. The Red Cross is on the scene and assisting fifteen to twenty residents with lodging.
Investigators are beginning their investigation into the cause and origin of the fire. Overland Park Fire is working with those displaced to try and get them back into their residences as soon as is practical.
Overland Park Fire wants to thank all the agencies who responded and assisted with this trying event and our hearts go out to the families who lost loved ones.
Video provided by Overland Park Fire Department Media Manager Jason Rhodes.
Just after 8 p.m. Monday, crews from Overland Park Fire responded to a hazardous materials call on the southbound ramp from I-35 to US 69 Highway. An overturned semi was believed to contain several drums of hazardous materials. The driver of the semi was uninjured, but the overturned truck made the highway impassable.
Crews identified sodium hydroxide as the chemical of concern. This chemical can be corrosive. Hazardous Materials Teams located several drums in the semi trailer and determined they were not leaking. Upon further reconnaissance, crews determined the drums contained a commercial degreaser. Sodium hydroxide was determined to be an active ingredient in the degreaser and was in low concentrations not believed to be dangerous.
HazMat teams are demobilizing and the trucking company will work to upright and move the semi. Southbound US 69 Highway will be closed until the truck can be moved.
The ramp reopened shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday.
News release and scene video from the Overland Park Fire Department.
Just before 5 p.m. crews from Overland Park and Leawood Fire Departments responded to an apartment fire call in the 6600 block of W.140th Street at the Lakes at Lionsgate Apartments. First units on the scene reported heavy smoke from a two-story apartment building, with residents being evacuated.
Firefighters quickly went to work attacking a fire in an upstairs apartment, while additional crews searched the building to be sure all occupants were out safely. The fire was brought under control in about 20 minutes.
No injuries are reported. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen of a second
story unit. The apartments did have working smoke alarms. Fire damage was contained to the unit of origin which suffered significant fire and smoke damage. One adjacent unit also suffered significant smoke damage. The residents from the two affected apartments have made arrangements for temporary lodging. Residents from the two unaffected units will be able to reoccupy. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.
UPDATE: Overland Park Fire Investigators says careless smoking was the cause of this fire. Overland Park Regional confirms two people remain hospitalized, recovering from smoke inhalation. One is in critical condtion, the other is serious but stable.
Scene video and news release from the Overland Park Fire Department.
Just after midnight, crews from Overland Park and Olathe Fire Departments were called to a house fire in the 141st block of Parkhill Street. First units on the scene reported a working house fire at a two-story, single family home. The home was reported to be a residential group home for people with disabilities.
Police met crews in the front yard and indicated that four people had been evacuated, but that two people were still in the structure. Crews immediately went into rescue mode and located the two additional residents on the second floor of the home. Additional crews knocked down the fire, which was located at the back of the house.
All occupants of the home were transported to area hospitals, one in critical but stable condition, one in serious condition and four in good condition. The fire was brought under control in about thirty minutes. Fire damage was contained to the back portion of the house, including the kitchen and basement areas, while the rest of the home suffered moderate smoke damage.
The home did have working smoke alarms. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Overland Park, Kansas 8-alarm City Place fire
Here's a look at video from the various structures damaged by Monday's 8-alarm fire at Overland Park's City Place development.
The fire damaged 22 structures. Three firefighters were treated for minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.
Overland Park Fire Chief Bryan Dehner says this is the largest fire event in Overland Park's history.
Firefighters from across Johnson County were assisted by crews from Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, and Lawrence, Kansas.
During a media briefing near the site on Tuesday evening, Overland Park Fire Marshal Mark Sweeney reported that the cause of the fire was accidental. A welder working on the site is believed to be the source of the fire. That worker was able to escape the building after the fire started.
News release and video provided by the Overland Park Fire Department.
Just after midnight crews from Overland Park and Consolidated Fire District No. 2 responded to a house fire call in the 8400 block of W.55th Street. First units on the scene reported smoke showing from a two-story, single family home. The resident was reported out of the home safely.
Firefighters went to work attacking fires in the garage and attic area, while additional crews searched the home to be sure it was unoccupied. The garage fire was quickly extinguished, but the attic fire proved stubborn. Crews worked for over an hour extinguishing fires in tight void spaces within the attic and roof structure.
No injuries are reported. The resident said she was awakened by alarms sounding. She reports having working smoke and CO alarms and a home alarm system. She credits alarms with alerting her to the fire.
The home suffered significant fire and smoke damage and will be uninhabitable. The resident will stay with a friend.
Gardner-Edgerton High School Burglary
News release and surveillance video provided by the Gardner Police Department.
At 12:03 p.m. Sunday, Gardner Police Department patrol officers were dispatched to the Gardner-Edgerton High School (USD 231) at 425 N. Waverly regarding reported damage to the interior of the school.
Upon arrival, officers met with USD 231 employees, who reported finding forced entry into the school and damage to property inside the building. Once inside, officers discovered significant vandalism throughout the school.
Due to the extent of the damage and the time needed for cleanup and repair, USD 231 has canceled classes for GEHS students for Monday, February 27.
It is unknown at this time the dollar amount associated with the damages or what additional loss of property may have occurred. Gardner P.D. detectives and Johnson County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigators are processing the crime scene and working with USD 231 staff to determine the full extent of the damage and any loss of property that may have occurred.
Video retrieved from the school’s security system shows three male suspects approximately 18-25 years of age. Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects in the video please call the Gardner Police Department at 913-856-7312 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
News release and scene video from the Overland Park Fire Department.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m. crews from Overland Park and Johnson County Consolidated Fire District #2 were called to a house fire in the 9500 block of Lowell Avenue. First units on the scene reported heavy smoke and fire from the garage of a single story, single family home. All occupants were reported out safely.
Firefighters quickly knocked down the garage fire and checked the residence to be sure the fire had not spread to the living areas. Fire damage was contained to the garage and a hallway that leads to the garage. The entire home suffered significant smoke damage.
No injuries are reported. Two adults and two children are displaced by the fire and will be staying with other family members. The residents believe a malfunctioning lighter may be to blame for the fire, bu the exact cause is under investigation.
Media Manager OPFD
Here's a look at some helmet cam video from Overland Park Firefighter DJ Hollandsworth working to extinguish Friday's grass and brush fire along U.S. 69 Highway near 143rd Street.
Investigators believe the fire was caused by a discarded cigarette tossed into the dry vegetation on a windy day.
Please remember to fully extinguish cigarettes in sand or water before disposing of them.
Thank you to the Lenexa Police Department for injecting a little humor into a Monday morning.
The officer checked the area and did not find a Christmas tree on the Interstate.
Scanner audio recorded by Mike Frizzell/Operation 100 News
Here's the annual Christmas story from the Johnson County, Kansas Emergency Communications Center.
Recording property of Mike Frizzell
The City of Shawnee, KS Government Fire Department delivered Santa to Country Club Bank, 21911 W 66th Street, this morning. He's here until noon.
Video courtesy the Overland Park Fire Department.
UPDATE: Fire Investigators have ruled this morning's fire an arson. No other information has been released.
ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE: Shortly after 6 a.m. this morning crews from Overland Park, JoCo Fire Dist. #2 and Leawood Fire responded to a house fire call in the 165th block of Metcalf Avenue. First crews on the scene reported smoke and fire showing from a two-story, single family residence. Crews also noted a small fire on the exterior of a detached outbuilding.
Firefighters initially made an interior attack, but had to back out and go defensive due to the large volume of fire and the fact that the home was thought to be unoccupied. After a quick knockdown from the outside crews reentered and extinguished the remaining fire. They conducted a search and confirmed that no one was inside.
No injuries are reported. The home is a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Shawnee Police news conference, September 11, 2016
Shawnee Police news conference regarding this afternoon's incident at the Walmart store near 65th Street and Maurer Road.
News release and traffic camera video from Overland Park Police Department
On July 25th, 2016, around 1:45AM, the Overland Park Police Department responded to the area of W 119th Street and Metcalf Ave for a reported armed disturbance. Officers checked the area and contacted the victim regarding this investigation.
The victim told officers a black sedan followed them from the parking lot of a business in the 6900 block of W 119th Street. While driving westbound on W 119th Street, near Metcalf Ave, the victim reported hearing at least one gun shot. The victim reported the occupants of the black sedan continued shooting at them as they traveled along westbound W 119th Street. The victim reported the black sedan was last seen in the area of W 123rd Street and Lowell Ave. No injuries were reported involving this incident.
The Overland Park Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit is actively investigating this incident. The suspect vehicle is described as possibly a black Nissan sedan.
If you have any information on this case, please call the TIPS HOTLINE at 816-474-8477 or the Overland Park Police Department at 913-895-6300.
Final Call for KCKPD Captain Melton #1799
Kansas City, Kansas Police Department Captain Robert 'Dave' Melton's final call.
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Police arrest auto theft suspect in Shawnee apartment complex
Shawnee and Overland Park police arrested a man who allegedly stole a taxi this morning.
The taxi was stolen from the area of 95th Street and Switzer Road in Overland Park. GPS on the vehicle led officers to the Shawnee Station Apartments, near 65th Street and Maurer Road, where officers found the taxi in the parking lot. The cab driver was able to give officers the man's name.
Officers went into the building and came out with their suspect in nothing more than his boxers and handcuffs.
I have contacted both the Overland Park PD and Shawnee PD public information officers for more information. Check back with this page for updates.
NOTE: The video has been edited so that the alleged suspect's face is not clear, as he has not been charged with anything at this time.