Fairway police issue crime alerts on car break ins. Fairway police on Friday issued a crime alert notifying residents that they have taken a number of reports in recent weeks from residents who had their cars broken into overnight. Police noted that in all of the incidents, the car owners had failed to lock their vehicles. “Please remember to lock your cars and keep garage doors closed,” read the alert. “Valuables and garage door openers should be kept out of plain sight if they must be left in the vehicle. Never leave the keys in your car even if it is parked in the garage. A few simple preventative measures can save you a tremendous amount of grief.”
1950s time capsule from Leawood home makes Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal late last month covered the discovers of a 1954 time capsule discovered in the pillar of a colonial home on the small lake near 88th Street and Mission Road. Matt and Lori Keenan, who bought the home in early 2013, found a letter from a then 12-year-old girl named Wendy Proud who expressed anxieties about the cold war. [A Time Capsule in a Lakefront Kansas Colonial — Wall Street Journal]
Seatbelt citations issued in Mission. During the recent two-week “Click It or Ticket” statewide law enforcement campaign, Mission police stopped 160 cars and issued 163 seatbelt citations and 49 other traffic citations.
Planned balloon release attracts TV coverage. KSHB ran a story Friday on Queen of Paws owner Christine Gregory’s plan for a balloon release to memorialize deceased pets. See our coverage from Thursday here. [Proposed balloon release in Prairie Village to raise money for pet's medical bills angers some — KSHB]