March 27, 2015

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 …

Fire services becomes fire district function

Danedri Thompson

Gardner is officially out of the fire protection business.

As of Friday, Nov. 26, the city’s fire services merged with Johnson County Fire District No. 1.

The city inked a lease service deal with the fire district …

Thief steals wheelchair

Amy Cunningham

For one Gardner resident the holidays haven’t rolled along quite as smoothly as she had hoped.

Police were called on Monday, Nov. 22 to the home of resident Jo Ann

Fetting to investigate a stolen wheelchair.  The …