Police notes

Shootings reported at homes

Shootings into occupied homes were reported on July 14 at different locations, according to a social media post by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.

Police responded to the 900 block of Scott Avenue and found evidence. While at the location, a caller from another location said their home had been struck while occupied. Officers responded and made a report, photographing the damage. The suspect is unknown, according to the report.

Police also responded to the 1000 block of Hasbrook for a shooting into an occupied home on July 14, according to a social media report by the police. The victims said an unknown person discharged a firearm at their residence and vehicle, causing damage, according to the report.

Burglary reported on Southwest Boulevard

An attempted commercial burglary was reported July 14 in the 600 block of Southwest Boulevard, according to a social media post by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.

An employee told police that an unknown suspect attempted to gain entry into the business by causing damage to the wall and window. No one was in custody, according to the report.

Robbery reported on Metropolitan

A robbery was reported July 14 in the 2800 block of Metropolitan Avenue, according to a social media report by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.

Officers responded and the victim said a suspect approached her, grabbed her cell phone and keys, and fled the area in her vehicle. The victim was not injured. Detectives went to the scene.

Shooting reported on North 18th

A shooting into an occupied vehicle was reported July 14 in the 1800 block of North 18th Street.

The victim said he was involved in a road rage incident with the suspect, the report stated. The victim said he heard a gunshot and a single round struck his vehicle. The suspect fled, according to the report.

BPU to meet Wednesday

The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Public Utilities will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, for a work session, followed by the regular meeting.

The regular session will follow at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The meetings will be remote meetings through Zoom and telephone.

On the work session agenda is board ethics training.

On the regular agenda are a COVID-19 update and CARES Act update; a bond sale recap; a legislation update; miscellaneous comments and board comments.

The work session and regular meeting are not being held in a room that is public, but are conducted on the telephone and internet, with the public able to listen in.

Information about access to the meetings:

Toll free Info: 1 (888) 475 4499
Meeting ID: 474 681 940

Join Zoom meeting
https://zoom.us/j/474681940

Use ZOOM
Meeting ID: 474 681 940


To access the board meeting information packet, click the link below:
https://www.bpu.com/Portals/0/pdf/board-information-packet-7-15-20.pdf

Members of the community who wish to speak to the board must be logged in to the Zoom meeting via the internet using their browser or the Zoom application. Members of the public will be asked to raise their hand to signal they wish to address the board.

During the public comment section of the agenda, community members will be asked to provide their name and address and will then have 5 minutes to speak.

The zoom application is free and can be downloaded from zoom for the following platforms:

PC – https://zoom.us/support/download

Mac – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings&hl=en

iOS – https://apps.apple.com/us/developer/zoom/id530594111

You may also join from any web browser https://zoom.us/j/474681940

To raise your hand, click on the “Raise Hand” feature at the bottom of the application or window or press *9 if connected by phone only.

Heat advisory issued for Wyandotte County

Wyandotte County is in a marginal risk area for storms tonight. (National Weather Service graphic)
The heat index could be over 100 today. (National Weather Service graphic)
Between 1 and 3 inches of rain is possible Tuesday night through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)

Wyandotte County is under a heat advisory this afternoon, with storms possible tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

The heat advisory is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 14. The heat index this afternoon could rise to about 102 in Wyandotte County, the weather service said.

Residents are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors, according to the weather service. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances, the weather service said.

Those who work outdoors or spend time outside should take extra precautions, according to the weather service. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities for early morning or evening.

People should wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothes when possible, the weather service said. Those who do outdoor work should schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency and people may call 911.

Severe storms are possible Tuesday evening into the overnight hours, according to the weather service. Large hail and damaging winds are the main hazards during the evening hours.

Hail and wind hazards transition to heavy rain and flooding hazard overnight across areas mainly north of I-70, the weather service said.

Dangerous heat also is possible later in the week, according to the weather service.

Today, there is a 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10 a.m., with a high of 94. The heat index may be as high as 102. A south southwest wind of 7 to 11 mph will gust as high as 21 mph.

Tonight, there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4 a.m., with a low of 72, according to the weather service. A south southeast wind of 5 to 8 mph will become east after midnight. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain are possible.

Wednesday, there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 86 with an east wind of 3 to 7 mph. Between a quarter and half-inch of rain is possible.

Wednesday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 70 and a light northeast wind, according to the weather service.

Thursday, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., with a high near 90, and a light east wind, the weather service said.

Thursday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 75, according to the weather service.

Friday, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 96, the weather service said.

Friday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 79, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98, the weather service said.

Saturday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 79, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be sunny and hot, with a high near 98, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 77, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny with a high near 96, the weather service said.