Archive for Thursday, November 4, 2004

Police keeping an eye on track

November 4, 2004

Basehor police chief Terry Horner said he wants the public to be aware, but not frightened, of an incident last week at Basehor-Linwood High School.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, a Basehor resident reported a strange note was left on her vehicle after she'd finished jogging at the high school track. Horner said the note was non-threatening, but could be considered sexual in nature.

The police chief said residents using the track should not be scared away by the incident, but should exercise some caution.

"If you are jogging early in the morning or later in the evening, be aware of your surroundings and use a little bit of caution," Horner said. "If you see something, do not hesitate to call. We are checking into some non-school district (sanctioned) activities."

Horner said the woman who reported the note indicated a white male was seen in the area when she was leaving. The woman reported the man's description and the make of his vehicle.

Police have spoken to administrators from the Basehor-Linwood School District about the incident, and Horner said he was issuing a directive for police to monitor the track area more frequently in the mornings and evenings.

"We're going to be spending some time up there," he said.

To report suspicious circumstances, contact the police department at (913) 724-1370.

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