Overland Park police looking for man who broke into Santa Fe Trail Elementary overnight

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Overland Park police this afternoon put out a call for help identifying a man who broke into Santa Fe Trail Elementary School just after midnight.

Police say the suspect is a slim white male between 6′ and 6’2″ in height. He was wearing a black hooded Nike sweatshirt, dark Nike sneakers and a pair of distressed denim jeans. Police say the man fled the scene southbound on Walmer Street in a maroon sedan.

Security footage appears to show the man using a fire extinguisher to attempt to enter a door:


Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Overland Park police at 913-895-6300 or call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Jay Senter
Jay Senter

Jay Senter is the founder and publisher of the Post.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he worked as a reporter and editor at The Badger Herald.

He went on to receive a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, where he earned the Calder Pickett Award. While he was in graduate school, he also worked as a reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World.