The police chief for Overland Park, Kansas now has his own blog.  You can find it at http://oppdchief.blogspot.com/.

Recent updates include notifications of additional traffic enforcement by the Overland Park Traffic Safety Unit, local crime stories, and crime prevention tips. [click to continue…]

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An Overland Park man started his SUV one morning and then ran inside while it warmed up. While away, his car was stolen. Lucky for him—there’s an app for that.

The man is said to have left his cell phone in the vehicle and once his son reminded him of the GPS feature, he logged on to the computer and phoned the police. He was able to tell the cops where to turn and how to stay on the trail of the suspected car thieves. [click to continue…]

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A High School principal is facing a number of serious criminal charges relating to a domestic incident prior to being hired. [click to continue…]

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The US Supreme Court as a whole decided not to take up a Virginia case that decided an anonymous call is not sufficient evidence by itself for police to pull over a car. [click to continue…]

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In the most unusual Kansas DUI story of the week, and man was arrested after stealing an ambulance in Lawrence. Apparently, in his mental state this seemed like the most logical way to get himself home. [click to continue…]

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In many states across the country law enforcement has taken the option to refuse a DUI breath test away on some weekends. Kansas law enforcement officials are looking at including this type of crackdowns in their arsenal as well. [click to continue…]

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The case of the police officer sending naked pictures of himself from a police computer is likely to end in a plea agreement.

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The chemical substance known as GHB has become a popular party drug and even considered (inaccurately) to be a bodybuilding aid in some circles. Once known as the “date rape drug”, it’s usage and popularity have become widespread.  This man-made chemical solution is addictive, illegal, and deadly. [click to continue…]

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An accident that occurred on Monday left one woman dead and an Independence man in custody.

Eighty-four year old Rita Huscher was killed on Monday when her van was rear-ended, sending her to crash head on into a bridge support pillar according to the Kansas City Star. The accident occurred on Kansas 7 and 95th Street in Lenexa. [click to continue…]

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Many people would be surprised at just how many homicides and assaults in the Kansas City Kansas area are domestic incidences. We hurt the ones we love the most is taken to a macabre extreme when we talk about domestic violence.

According to Sam Hartle at the Kansas City Kansan, a middle aged man was allegedly stabbed to death by a woman he had some sort of domestic relationship with. She was taken into custody at the scene. [click to continue…]

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