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Brother Of A 20-Year-Old Killed In Overland Park Crash Urges Hit And Run Driver To Come Forward

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The brother of a 20-year-old victim who died in a hit-and-run accident is requesting the driver to come forward. On Monday, images of a dark-colored Honda Odyssey were made public by the Overland Park Police which was believed to be involved in an accident that killed 2 individuals on Saturday. 20-year-old Samuel Siebuhr was behind the wheel of the gold Toyota Avalon which was hit by a van. The collision sent it across the median of 151st Street into the path of a vehicle being driven by 18-year-old Matthew Bloskey. Both drivers, Siebuhr and Bloskey, died… Read More →

Kansas City Man Robs Bank After He Was Left With $14,000 Debt From A DUI

41-year-old Ryan Michael Cothern decided to rob an Overland Park bank last October as he had to pay a $14,000 debt from a DUI. He succeeded in getting just $615 before he was taken into custody. He entered in the bank and said to a bank teller to put the 100s, 50s and 20s in the bag by typing it on his cell phone. When the teller hesitated, he warned him not to do anything which can land him into trouble. The teller put the money in the bag and a GPS device as well which assisted in arresting Cothern… Read More →

35-Year-Old Overland Park Woman Charged With Arson In July Apartment Fire

35-year-old Shanda Braithwaite is charged for arson as she set an apartment on fire on 28th of July. The apartment which was set on fire was located near 92nd Street and Robinson in Overland Park, Kansas. The incident was severe; a man was caught in the apartment with his kid. They both were rescued by firefighters. Braithwaite included various charges including: 5 counts of aggravated arson 1 count arson of a dwelling Felony count of theft Her bond is set at $250,000. Source:

Man Charged With Second-Degree Murder In Overland Park Shooting Incident

OLATHE, Kan. – Elijah Lewis King has been charged with second-degree murder for being involved in a shooting case due to which an individual died and a child sustained injuries. The shooting case occurred at a duplex near 83rd and Switzer on Tuesday morning. He shot his girlfriend’s father, 52-year-old David Slater and also his daughter, who was just 6-year-old. It was said that he was visiting his girlfriend with his daughter when a verbal fight ended in shooting which left his daughter injured and the girlfriend’s father dead. King’s charges also included aggravated battery and aggravated endangerment of a… Read More →

Man Takes Own Life In Overland Park As Authorities Were Attempting To Serve Him With A Warrant

On Wednesday, a man attempted suicide in Overland Park as authorities were trying to serve him with a warrant. At around 3:15 p.m., the deputies saw a man inside the house and then the sound of a gunshot was heard after which they asked the residents nearby to leave their homes. They also set up a perimeter. They found the man dead after 5 hours at around 8:30 p.m. The location of the incident was Goodman Street and 142nd Terrace due to which it was shut down for several hours. Other streets in the area were opened again by 10:30… Read More →

Overland Park Preacher Accused Of A Series Of Crimes

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Bruce Byrd, who was accused of targeting dental offices in Johnson County and other places for robbery, has been taken into custody by the cops. He was wanted by the police for targeting the dental offices of Dr. Frank Wolfson at College and Quivira. He walked through the door of the dental office and stole credit cards from the doctor’s wallet. On Wednesday, he appeared before the judge for multiple charges including identity theft and burglary. He was a preacher prior moving to Kansas City. Source:

59-Year-Old Overland Park Man Accused Of Child Rape

Gabriel Gomez Lara, 59, has been charged with sexually assaulting 2 kids over a period of more than 7 years. His charges included: 1 count of child rape 4 counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child The ages of the victims were less than 14-year-old and 16-year-old when they were raped. The rape incidents happened between January 2011 and February 2018. On Friday, Lara was taken into custody and his bond was set at $500,000. He was summoned to court on Monday. Source:

Leaders In Overland Park Hope Development Plan Will Decrease Crime Rate In Troubled Area

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Leaders in Overland Park expect that future development will assist in reducing crime rate in the area. There are 2 vacant hotels in the area at the corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Metcalf Avenue which both shut down on 31st of December as crime rate in the area is too high due to which law enforcement is attracted to the area. According to the owner of Don Freely Auto Clinic, Mike Kromer, “A lot of drug action going on. You could tell there was drug transactions going on right there in front of your eyes.”… Read More →

Shot Fired Near Congressman Kevin Yoder’s Home In Overland Park

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Friday night, a shot was fired across the street from Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder’s home. The case didn’t involve Yoder and no family member was present at his home when the incident happened. Yoder’s neighbor and a contractor were involved in the case as they were arguing over a cost issue for air conditioning repair. The neighbor said that he will not get his service and will find another individual who will charge less. As he was going out of his home, the contractor started a physical fight by throwing a hammer at the neighbor.… Read More →

43-Year-Old Charles Webb Dead, Hours After Exchanging Shots With Overland Park Officers

According to the police, 43-year-old Charles Webb, who was shot by the cops on Friday, died after a few hours. The police were reported about shots fired in the parking lot and courtyard of an apartment complex in the area of West 79th and Grant streets. The cops approached the area where they confronted the gunman. They gave him several orders, but he didn’t obey. He fired at the cops due to which they also fired at him and he sustained gunshot wounds. They sent the gunman to a hospital and sealed the apartment complex. Shell casings and broken glass… Read More →

Overland Park Teenager Charged With Arson After Firing A Flare Gun

18-year-old Luis Fernando Samano has been charged with firing a flare gun in multiple apartments and none of them were empty. He fired the flares into 4 apartments from which 2 apartments were in the 10200 block of West 81st Terrace and the other 2 were in the 8000 and 8100 blocks of Perry Street. One apartment caught fire due to the flare, but it was immediately extinguished by the firefighters. No individual sustained injuries by the flare gun firing. Samano was charged in Johnson County District Court with four felony counts of aggravated arson. He was also charged with… Read More →

Kansas City Man Charged With Setting Fire That Destroyed Overland Park Apartment Building

On 14th of May, 38-year-old Ronald Levon Buchanan set an Overland Park apartment building on fire for which he has been arrested. The location of the incident was the Spring Hill Apartments in the 8800 block of West 121st Terrace. 2 individuals, from which one was a baby, were harmed by the fire. A pet dog also lost its life. His charges included 10 counts of aggravated arson and one count of cruelty to animals. On Friday, Buchanan appeared before a judge in Johnson County District Court. His bond was set at $50,000 and a request to reduce the amount… Read More →