Massive police response as officers chase suspect into Prairie Village neighborhood

Police cars from a number of local agencies lined the streets of Village Drive in Prairie Village Monday morning.

More than a dozen police cars from multiple local agencies as well as a police helicopter flocked to the neighborhood near 75th Street and Roe Avenue Monday around 11:30 a.m. as officers chased a suspect from Kansas City, Mo., across the state line.

Police had Roe Avenue blocked just north of 75th Street, where a grey sedan with Missouri plates sat apparently abandoned. Officers also had Village Drive, just to the east of Roe, blocked off for a search. Residents said police informed them that a driver had been involved in an incident in Kansas City, Mo., and police had followed the car.

Responding units included officers from Kansas City, Mo., Prairie Village, Overland Park, the Kansas Highway Patrol and Mission.

We’ll update the story as more details come in.

UPDATED 2:25 p.m.: Here’s the press release put out by the PVPD:

On September 10, 2018 at approximately 11:32 AM, Prairie Village Officers were monitoring Kansas City Missouri Police who were involved in a vehicle pursuit in their jurisdiction regarding felony charges of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer.

The pursuit entered the city limits of Prairie Village westbound from 75th and State Line Rd. A short time later the suspect vehicle was involved in a single vehicle accident at the intersection of 75 th and Roe Avenue. Two male subjects exited the vehicle and foot pursuits ensued with officers from both agencies. Both subjects were taken into custody a short time later.

No injuries were reported during this incident. Both subjects were later transported to the Johnson County Adult Detention Center.

A helicopter hovered over the neighborhood.
Police had Roe blocked off north of 75th Street.