Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Prairie Village police help local youth find gifts for themselves and their families as part of the "Shop With a Cop" program.
Prairie Village police help local youth find gifts for themselves and their families as part of the “Shop With a Cop” program.

PVPD accepting donations, cell phones for “Shop with a Cop.” The Prairie Village Police Department is accepting donations from local businesses and residents for its annual “Shop with a Cop” program, where officers help less fortunate children do some holiday shopping for their families and themselves. The officers take a group shopping in early December and then host a pizza party and a tour of the police station with them. The department is also collecting old cell phones to help support the program. There is a cell phone collection box in the lobby of the police station. If you’d like more information about making a contribution to Shop with a Cop, contact Megan Buum at 913-385-4662.

Van with stolen ATM found in Oklahoma. Garvin County, Okla., law enforcement officials have recovered a stolen van in which they found what is possibly the ATM that had been taken from the Roeland Park Walgreen’s early Saturday morning. At this point there are no suspects in the case and the investigation is pending. Roeland Park police are waiting for the Oklahoma investigators to conclude their work to determine if it is the same ATM taken in Roeland Park. The ATM was loaded into a white van after being hauled out of the Walgreens.

SM North choir honors members. The SM North choir had eight students earn a position on the Northeast Kansas Honor Choir for the 2014-15 school year. Erin Grochowsky, Matt Mahr, Jacob Moyer, Kealie O’Brien, Hannah Patterson, Chelsea Turner, Alex Vonderschmidt and Michael Webb were selected by blind audition last week. Hannah Patterson has the distinction of being a three-year member of this choir, having been selected each year she was eligible. The students will perform with the other selected singers from across northeast Kansas on December 6 at SM Northwest.

New Johnson Drive parking regulations adopted. The Mission City Council has formally adopted the recommendations of its Johnson Drive Parking Task Force. Included in this recommendations is the new two-hour parking limit that will apply to Johnson Drive from Nall to Lamar.