October 21, 2014

Sheriff’s office finds body in burned car near Gardner

According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, deputies are investigating a dead body found in a burned car at 183rd Street and Clare Road.

Deputies responded to a car on fire at about 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. …

Authorities identify human remains found south of Gardner last spring

Danedri Thompson
Police have positively identified remains found south of Gardner last spring. According to the Olathe Police Department, the skeletal remains belong to Ryan A. Bradley, a 23-year-oldOlathe man who was reported missing on Oct. 9, 2011.
According …

Sheriff’s office warns of phone scam

When the sheriff’s office contacts someone about a warrant, they don’t demand cash over the phone.

That hasn’t stopped scammers from seeking a big payday, however. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that scammers are using a telephone number …

Skull not first remains discovered south of Gardner

Danedri Thompson


A human skull found south of Gardner last week isn’t the first human remains to be found south of town.

At least three other bodies have been found within a few miles of the skull’s location in …

Hunters find human skull south of Gardner

Mark Taylor
Special to the Gardner News
Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a human skull that was

Considerable law enforcement activity continued on Tuesday, March 19, along a private road northeast of 215th Street and Gardner Road, one day after a human skull was found in a field at that location. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office had charge of the investigation. An extensive search of the area was being conducted in an effort to locate other bones and evidence that could possibly help make an identification of the remains. The location was just north of the Johnson-Miami County line. Submitted photo courtesy of  Larry Byers

Considerable law enforcement activity continued on Tuesday, March 19, along a private road northwest of 215th Street and Gardner Road, one day

Sheriff’s office initiates emergency ops due to weather

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is initiating emergency operating procedures for tonight through Tuesday the 26th  due to the severe predicted winter storm.  This procedure will affect non-injury accidents and towing of abandoned vehicles.

If anyone is involved in …

Sheriff’s office hosts virtual ride along

Danedri Thompson
Twitter followers got a first-hand account of the central booking facility during a virtual ride-along on Oct. 25.
Using the hashtag, “#jocotweetalong,” deputies live-tweeted during a shift from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
As the shift began, …

JoCo Sheriff’s Office to live tweet from central booking

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is inviting tweeters to ride-along as deputies live tweet the action inside the central booking facility from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 25.
Tweet-along events allow Twitter followers to virtually ride with the …

Former Johnson County deputy charged with unlawful sexual relations

A former Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy has been charged with unlawful sexual relations.

Vernon Finkenbinder was placed on administrative leave after he allegedly  inappropriately communicated with and touched a female inmate while in custody at Central Booking Facility between Sept. …

Law enforcement collecting unused meds today

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies and local law enforcement will be collecting unused prescription medications at the Gardner Price Chopper this weekend.

Residents can drop off unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the grocery …