Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Mission Family Picnic draws crowds. Mission residents packed Broadmoor Park Saturday night for a evening of family fun that included a free dinner and family activities all evening. A highlight of the early fun was Consolidated Fired District No. 2 letting everyone run through the “sprinkler” as firefighters set up the aerial hose.

Prairie Village police warn about uptick in thefts from cars. Prairie Village police last week issued the following message about a spike in thefts from unlocked vehicles: “Recently, we have seen a sharp increase in reported thefts from vehicles, particularly during the overnight hours. Nearly all of these thefts have been from unlocked vehicles, and therefore easily preventable. The Prairie Village Police Department would like to remind you to secure your vehicles when unattended, and if you must leave anything of value in your vehicle, please do not leave it in plain sight. As always, please do not hesitate to call us if you see something suspicious in your neighborhood or would like additional information on crime prevention measures.”

Prairie Village officers discuss stresses of policing in current environment. A reporter from WDAF rode along with officers from the Prairie Village Police Department last week and got their thoughts on the challenges of being a police officer in the wake of the past weeks’ events. “It’s been tougher on my family,” said Officer Brian Wolf. “With my wife and my kids, there’s been a lot more questions, a lot more nervousness.” [FOX 4 rides along with Prairie Village police — WDAF]

Mission police hold saturation patrol. The Mission Police Department held a saturation patrol to Saturday night focused on DUI detection.

Bank thanks police department for service.  After the shootings of police in Dallas, one Roeland Park business wanted to show its support of its local police department. U.S. Bank stopped by the department Friday with baskets of snacks and drinks to thank the officers for their service.

Miege’s Grunhard named All Metro Swimmer of the Year. Bishop Miege rising senior Cailey Grunhard has been named the Star’s All Metro Girls Swimmer of the Year. Other northeast Johnson County individual honorees on the list include Joely Merriman of SM North, who earned recognition for the 100 freestyle; Crissie Blomquist of SM North, who earned recognition for the 500 fresstyle; Sarah Allegri of SM East, who earned recognition for the 100 backstroke. SM East’s 400 freestyle relay team, 200 freestyle relay team, and Bishop Miege’s 200 medley relay team all earned honors as well. [Bishop Miege’s Cailey Grunhard is swimmer of the year — Kansas City Star]

Story only Kansas restaurant in KC area named to Wine Spectator’s 2016 Restaurant Awards list. Story restaurant in Prairie Village’s Village Shops was the only Kansas restaurant of the 16 in the metro area to make Wine Spectator’s 2016 Restaurant Awards. [2016 Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards — Wine Spectator]

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