February 7, 2016

Police armed with candy

Debbie Hickman Special to The Gardner News On Halloween night, watch out for Gardner Police Officers walking neighborhoods. They may be armed – with candy. No costumes though, they will be wearing the real thing – the new official GPD uniforms. Chief Gerald Cullumber and Captain Jim Moore will be taking to the streets as Continue Reading

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 reported in an area bordered by Spruce, Oak, 183rd and 184th streets in southern Gardner. Continue Reading

Law enforcement train in town

Although law enforcement officers from a variety of agencies surrounded and taped off property on south Center Street on Oct. 1, it was all part of a training activity, Gardner Public Safety Information officer Ilena Spalding said. Gardner Public Safety did have one officer involved in the training, but Spalding said she didn’t know which Continue Reading

UPDATED: Child struck by car in Gardner accident last night

A 14-year-old Gardner girl was transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries after being hit by a car in the 900 block of Buffalo Trail in Conestoga Estates Tuesday night. Gardner Public Safety officers responded to a report of a pedestrian strike in the 900 block of Buffalo Trail in Conestoga Continue Reading

Public safety, fire consolidation would be county’s second

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The Johnson County Board of Commissioners authorized a $4.4 million bond issue on Sept. 23 that will allow Fire District No. 1 to finance the purchase of Gardner’s fire equipment including the public safety station on 183rd Street. Fire District No. 1 and Gardner fire operations have been negotiating a possible merger Continue Reading

3 car accident stops traffic Friday morning

A three-car accident slowed traffic on East Santa Fe Street in Gardner Friday morning. According to Ilena Spalding, Gardner Public Safety information officer, police responded to an accident during rush hour Sept. 24. All three vehicles were traveling eastbound on the street Friday morning. One car rear-ended the car in front of it, causing that Continue Reading

Gardner Public Safety reports

July 5 1700 Blk E Santa Fe, DUI 800 Blk S Juniper Terr, Ambulance Call 400 Blk S Moonlight, Ordinance Violation 18400 Blk S Spruce, Suspicious Activity 600 Blk E Valerie, Death Investigation 600 Blk E Valerie, Ambulance Call 18300 Blk S Mimosa Ct, Traffic Complaint 1100 Blk E Santa Fe, CDP Under $1000 1100 Continue Reading

Gardner Public Safety reports

June 2 700 Blk N Spruce, Harassment by Telephone 500 Blk E Shawnee, Citizen Assist 1000 Blk E Wilderness Tr, Ambulance Call 16700 Blk S Conestoga, Outside Agency Assist 18500 Blk S Spruce Ct, Citizen Assist 18700 Blk S Gardner Rd, Vehicle Accident – Non-injury 100 Blk S Moonlight, Motorist Assist Parma & White, Animal Continue Reading

Two critically injured in suspected DUI accident

Two people, including a 7-year-old girl, were critically injured in a traffic accident in Gardner early Sunday morning. Their vehicle was struck almost head on by a man who was arrested for driving under the influence. According to police reports, Gardner Public Safety officers responded to a crash in town at about 1:30 a.m. on Continue Reading