May 23, 2015

Police Chief Francis dies – (updated with service information)

Mark Taylor
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
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
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
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 …

Gardner Police Reports May 29 through June 5

600 Blk S Oakcrest Cir Animal Control
183rd & Center Suspicious Activity
900 Blk E Main DUI
900 Blk E Main Alarm Call
500 Blk S Plum Creek Animal Control
100 Blk N Pear Animal Control
600 Blk E …

Police ask couple to leave vacant property

Amy Cunningham

A homeless couple was asked to leave a site they had been squatting on at the intersection of Clare Road and 175th Street in Gardner on Wednesday morning.

The home, long vacant, was destroyed by the property …

Alleged Nebraska car thief arrested in Gardner for 2nd time

Mark Taylor

A man arrested in Gardner last month after allegedly stealing a car in Nebraska and leading

Christopher Lee Butcher

police on a chase is back behind bars as a suspect in a similar crime.

Ilena Spalding, public …

Police to step up traffic enforcement

The Gardner Police Department will be participating in a special traffic enforcement program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation.  The “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign will run from May 23 through June 5.

Gardner Police Department will have …

Vandals break door at auto parts store

Danedri Thompson

Customers don’t just stop in for parts at Napa Auto Parts. They’re also known to stop in, sit down in front of the diner-style counter and grab a bag of popcorn to discuss the latest news.

But …