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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saturday Morning- KC-MO Police Chase- Assist and Swim

t was another busy weekend pre-dawn around Metro Kansas City- particularily in Kansas City Missouri- where "black-outs" indicated there were no officers available to answer calls in some areas.

Around 12:45 a.m.- police ground units- assisted by the helicopter- pursued a silver S.U.V. through downtown streets into KC-KS..

It was reported that an officer had tried to remove a male driver from the vehicle prior to the chase when the driver sped off- "almost" dragging the officer along.

The chase went downtown along Broadway- along Southwest Boulevard where there was possibly a minor wreck involving the suspect vehicle- then south on I-35 into Kansas.

At 12:54 a.m.- the driver went up Rosedale Drive near 10th Street- abandoned the silver S.U.V. and ran.

Two minutes later- KC-MO officers caught-up with the driver and arrested him.

Shortly after 1 a.m.- Center Zone patrol officers were surrounding Penn Valley Lake- where a person wanted for an unknown offense had jumped into the water trying to elude arrest.

Fire and EMS crews were called in- the police helicopter flew in from the pursuit- and for more than 30 minutes the man eluded police in the water- "among the cattails" as one officer put it.

By 1:30 a.m.- the fire department finally ordered one of their rescue boats- but wouldn't put into the lake "unless an officer came along."

At 1:40 a.m.- the man finally gave up- and suffering form mild hypothermia- was taken to Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill for treatment in police custody. 

With KC-MO's police busy with the above and other calls- the Grandview police department needed assistance around 1: 30 a.m..

The "assist-the-officer" call was in the 12000 block of Blue Ridge and the GPD dispatcher "couldn't reach one of thier officers" by radio at the scene of "a large disturbance."

At 1:34 a.m.- that GPD officer is heard from- and it's reported "5" people were "detained- one" person was "Tasered-" there was "a large crowd" and he wanted KC-MO cars to continue to the scene.

The assist was officially cancelled at 1:37 a.m. and at least 1 injured person went to a hospital by private vehicle.

Since midnight- there were also 2 shooting incidents- but none of the victim's injuries are reported life-threatening.

One shooting was at 39th Street and Brooklyn just after 3 a.m..

The 50-year-old female victim had been shot in the leg- and taken to a hospital while police investigated.

The next shooting was reported at 3:15 a.m. in the 3800 block of East 69th Street.

This victim was driven by someone else to nearby Research Med Center where his condition was stabilized.

No suspect information was available in either incident.


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