It 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.