October 22, 2014

Police to host Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics on May 31

The Gardner Police Department will partner with the local Special Olympics team, Gardner Gold, in a mini, law-enforcement torch run.

The first annual Gardner Community Torch Run will begin promptly at 8 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and …

Gardner police conducting truck safety inspections today

The Gardner Police Department is conducting a truck safety inspection check lane this morning. The inspections will continue through noon.

The check lane will be setup in the 300 block of Stonecreek Drive, with various trucks being escorted to the …

Stabbing in Conestoga closes roads

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
In response to a physical altercation and stabbing, police blocked roads leading to and from Conestoga Mobile Home Park overnight.
Police and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene in the 1000 block of Buffalo Trail at …

Gardner police investigating armed robbery

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. on May 2 in the 1500 block of East Santa Fe in Gardner.
A 24-year-old victim was approached by a man with …

Gardner Police Department offers winter driving tips

With the impending winter storm approaching, the Gardner Police Department would like to provide some winter driving tips.

The best advice is to avoid driving in severe snow and ice, if at all possible.

If you must drive in snowy …

Police Chief Francis dies – (updated with service information)

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Kenneth Francis, longtime Gardner police chief, has passed away.

Gardner Police Chief Kenny Francis died on Sept. 14. File photo

Francis, 66, spent more than 40 years in public safety, and more than 20 of those in …

Morning accident results in minor injury

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
One person sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident near the 175th Street and Interstate 35 interchange on March 7.
The accident happened at 7:30 a.m.
According to Ilena Spalding, public information officer for the Gardner Police …

December 2011 citations issued in Gardner

4 arrested following vandalism spree

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Three juveniles and an 18-year-old were arrested Dec. 28 following a rash of vandalism in the previous evening in Gardner.
The vandalism included damage to Christmas decorations and mailboxes.
Six incidents of vandalism to Christmas decorations were …

Francis explains police department’s arrest policy

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Many Gardner News readers are asking why no arrests were made after Councilman Dennis Pugh allegedly assaulted fellow Councilman Larry Fotovich following Monday night’s council meeting.
According to Chief Kenneth Francis of the Gardner Police Department, police …