Police stop burglary in progress, three schools put on lockdown

Police near the car the burglars abandoned, 64th Street and Delmar.

Details are still coming in, but Prairie Village city officials have confirmed that a burglary in progress was stopped this morning. Three suspects were apprehended in the neighborhood near Indian Hills Middle School after a vehicle and foot chase. The area was swarming with law enforcement activity including officers from six agencies. A Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter and a Leawood police canine unit were part of the operation.

Three local schools — Highlands Elementary, Prairie Elementary, and Indian Hills — were on lockdown during the incident.

UPDATE #1: Fox 4 News reports that a neighbor saw the burglars kick in the front door of a home, run in and grab a flat screen TV. The neighbor followed the suspects in a car. The schools were put on lockdown at 9 a.m. and the lockdown was lifted at 9:40 a.m. All three of the suspects were in custody by 10 a.m.

Big thanks to shawneemissionpost.com reader Nancy for sending in the picture.

We’ll update this afternoon after the police release their report.

The KHP helicopter that participated in the law enforcement activity this morning.