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Saturday, October 25, 2014

PHOTOS: At least two injured in separate Saturday morning crashes

Posted: October 25, 2014 - 6:09am
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 12:23pm


Two people were transported to area hospitals following three different crashes this morning in Shawnee.

The first crash was reported around before 2:30 a.m. in the area of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Noland Road. Arriving officers reported the car was on its roof, on 62nd Terrace west of Richards Drive.

A Shawnee firefighter stands near the overturned car.
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Shawnee firefighters and Johnson County Med-Act reported the person's injuries to be minor. The driver was the only occupant, and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Police at the scene would not answer any questions regarding the accident or the condition of the driver.

Major Dan Tennis tells Operation 100 that the driver's injuries were "very minor."

Officers could be seen photographing an aluminum street light pole that had been knocked down and snapped in half, between Shawnee Mission Parkway and 62nd Terrace. A fence, a speed limit sign, and a concrete retaining wall on the west side of Shawnee Cycle Plaza were also damaged in the crash.

A Shawnee police officer photographs property damaged by the car
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Although officers would not confirm, it appears the Toyota Corolla was westbound on Shawnee Mission Parkway when the car jumped a curb, struck a light pole, crossed 62nd Terrace, struck a speed limit sign, crashed through a chain-link fence post and a concrete retaining wall, causing the car to roll and land on its roof in the east parking lot entrance of PowerPlay Family Entertainment Center.

The second accident was reported around 3:15 a.m. on the ramp from northbound Kansas Highway 7 to westbound 67th Street. Again, one vehicle had rolled, and came to rest off of the highway in a grassy area.

Major Tennis says, "the driver was going the wrong way on the off ramp from northbound K-7 to Shawnee Mission Parkway."

The driver of the second crash was not injured.

The third accident was reported shortly before 3:30 a.m. on northbound Kansas Highway 7, south of Johnson Drive. A vehicle left the right shoulder of the road. It is unclear what the vehicle struck. One occupant of the vehicle was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Dense fog may have contributed to the accidents on Kansas Highway 7. Shawnee and the rest of Johnson County remain under a dense fog advisory until 9 a.m. Saturday.

Major Tennis says "alcohol may be a factor in both, more so than the fog."

All three crashes remain under investigation. Shawnee Police have not released any additional information.

Shawnee Police, Fire and Johnson County Med-Act on the scene.
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Shawnee Fire on the scene
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Johnson County Med-Act on scene
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A Shawnee police officer photographs the path of the car
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The car came to rest in the east entrance to Mill Creek Center
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The overturned car and some of the debris scattered across the pavement.
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A Shawnee police officer writes down the car's information as a tow truck operator prepares to clean up the scene.
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A Shawnee police officer watches as the tow truck operator works to put the car back on its wheels.
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The tow truck operator putting the car back on its wheels before loading it onto the flatbed.
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Where the light pole belongs. Tracks from the car also visible in grass.
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The base of the light pole.
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Where the light pole ended up. The base is picture just below the street name sign and stop signs.
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The speed limit sign was thrown at least 10 feet.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lenexa man killed in car vs motorcycle accident

Posted: October 15, 2014 - 12:42am
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 12:46am

Lenexa Police are investigating after a motorcycle rider was killed in a head-on crash with a car, late Tuesday night.

Police, Fire and Med-Act were called to the area of Santa Fe Trail Drive and Pflumm Road for an injury accident involving a motorcycle at 11:33 p.m..

Lenexa Fire arrived in the area to find the crash scene in the 9200 block of Santa Fe Trail Drive, in Old Town Lenexa. Firefighters confirmed a car vs motorcycle crash.

Aerial image of the area
Accident scene marked in red. Road closures in yellow.
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Master Police Officer Dan Friesen says, "the car and motorcycle collided head-on resulting in the death of the motorcycle rider. The driver of the car was not injured."

Wednesday afternoon, Lenexa Police officially identified the motorcycle rider as James Michael Raupp, 25, of Lenexa, Kansas.

Raupp was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Police say no charges are anticipated.

The Lenexa Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit continues to investigate the accident.

Santa Fe Trail Drive reopened at 6:45 a.m.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Burglary suspect rams Shawnee police vehicle, leads officers on 40-mile chase

Posted: October 14, 2014 - 3:44am
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 12:10am

Bent push bumper on the K-9 vehicle
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Shawnee Police are investigating after a K-9 officer's vehicle was backed into by an aggravated burglary suspect early Tuesday.

At 2:08 a.m. the officer reported that his patrol vehicle had been "rammed" in the parking lot of the QuikTrip at 20605 Shawnee Mission Parkway.


Sgt. Tom Lynch said in a news release that the officer, "observed a white Ford Edge that has been reported used in several aggravated burglaries and criminal use of financial cards in Shawnee and other cities in Johnson County."

According to Sgt. Lynch, "the officer notified Shawnee dispatch he would be checking on a suspicious vehicle, and the white male driver of the Ford Edge backed up and rammed the patrol car, while the officer was inside the vehicle."

The driver of the Ford Edge fled the parking lot eastbound on Shawnee Mission Parkway from Woodland Road at speeds well over the posted speed limit. The suspect turned onto southbound Interstate 435 where he accelerated to 110 miles per hour in his attempt to elude officers.

Two Shawnee police officers continued to pursue the vehicle across the state line into Kansas City, Missouri.

Shawnee officers reported "damp roads" as they passed Holmes Road and continued to the east side of the Interstate 435 loop and northbound towards Interstate 70.

The suspect led officers onto eastbound Interstate 70, passing the Truman Sports complex at around 100 miles per hour.

Kansas City, Missouri officers were able to catch up and join the pursuit east of Blue Ridge Cutoff.

Shawnee officers continued in pursuit as the suspect took the ramp from eastbound I-70 to Noland Road and then immediately re-entered eastbound I-70, to avoid spike strips laid by Independence, Missouri officers.

Other Independence officers were able to get spike strips down in front of the suspect vehicle as they reached the western city limits of Blue Springs, Missouri.

With the vehicle's tires deflating, the chase slowed to around 20 miles per hour as they approached Northeast Adams Dairy Parkway. The vehicle came to a stop just to the east of Adams Dairy Parkway and the driver was taken into custody without further incident.

Google map with the pursuit's path marked in blue.
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The pursuit covered about 40 miles, in just over 30 minutes.

Sgt. Lynch says the pursuit was for aggravated battery against a law enforcement officer.

"Neither the suspect, the officers involved, nor any civilians were injured in this incident," Sgt. Lynch said in the news release.

Shawnee officers were assisted by several other agencies including: Kansas City, Missouri Police, Jackson County, MO. Sheriff's Office, Independence Police, and Blue Springs Police.

Several Johnson County agencies attempted to assist in the pursuit. However, due to Shawnee officers initially calling the pursuit on an encrypted radio channel, few officers were able to monitor the approaching chase and did not have enough time to get in place ahead of the suspect vehicle.

Operation 100 News has been able to confirm that the suspect vehicle was displaying a switched license plate and the driver was wanted in connection to at least two aggravated burglaries in Johnson County.

The suspect is being held in Jackson County, Missouri Jail and has not been formally charged in Johnson County, Kansas.

Bent push bumper on the K-9 vehicle
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Shawnee convenience store robbed

Posted: October 5, 2014 - 7:08am
Updated: October 7, 2014 - 1:37am


First suspect with the weapon
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Shawnee police are looking for two men who robbed the Fuel Expresso convenience store and gas station near 83rd Street and Kansas Highway 7 early Sunday.

Police were called to the store, located at 23000 West 83rd Street, at 5:55 a.m. Sunday. The clerk told dispatchers that two black males, one armed with a handgun, had robbed the store. Shawnee police said Monday that the men entered the business wearing masks, then displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspects stole cash from the registers and cigarettes from the business before fleeing the scene in a silver Dodge Stratus.

The vehicle was later found abandoned just off of 83rd Street and Woodsonia Drive in Lenexa. Shawnee police said that the vehicle had been stolen in Kansas City, Mo., earlier that night.

Officers from Shawnee and Lenexa, along with Troopers from the Kansas Highway Patrol set up a large perimeter as they searched with a K-9 and Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter. The search was called off around 7:50 a.m., with no suspects located.

Officers temporarily blocked off all access to the Westside Family Church, 8500 Woodsonia Drive, as this is the area where the suspect vehicle was found. That access was reopened when the search was called off.

One suspect is described as a black male, 5’6” - 5’8” tall, and 140-160 lbs. He was wearing dark colored jeans and a black sweatshirt with “Nike” across the chest, according to police. The suspect was also described as wearing white gloves and white tennis shoes.


First suspect
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The second suspect is described as a black male, 5’6” - 5’8” tall, and 140-160 lbs. He was wearing a black and turquoise sweatshirt turned inside out. The suspect was also described as wearing blue gloves with white fingertips and black and white shoes.

Second suspect
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Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Shawnee Police Department at 913-631-2150 or the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Man in custody after a fight involving a machete

Posted: October 4, 2014 - 6:43am
Updated: October 7, 2014 - 1:53am

Walmart Neighborhood Market, 11010 W. 74th Terrace
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Shawnee Police are investigating after an argument escalated, leaving one of the men with cuts on his neck from a machete.

Officers were called to the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, 11010 west 74th Terrace, at 5:35 Saturday morning.

An employee of the store told police that a man with cuts around his face, walked in and asked for help.

Police arrived at 5:46 a.m. and made contact with the man who told them where the disturbance had occurred.

The victim, only identified as a 39-year-old man, was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Major Doug Orbin said on Monday that "the victim went to the suspect's apartment in the 6800 block of Nieman Road. An argument ensued, at some point the suspect grabbed a knife and during the scuffle cut the victim around the neck area."

The victim left the apartment and went to the Walmart Neighborhood Market, where store employees called the police.

Officers returned to the apartment where the disturbance took place and took the suspect into custody. Johnson County Sheriff's Office booking logs show a 30-year-old Shawnee resident was arrested at the address and faces a charge of aggravated battery.

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