February 13, 2016

Denning, Edgerton to host public safety townhall

Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning will answer questions and address public safety concerns at a forum in Edgerton next week. The city of Edgerton is hosting a townhall meeting with the sheriff on Sept. 15. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at Edgerton Elementary School.

Sheriff’s office to host sobriety checkpoint

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Johnson County the weekend of April 24, 2015. Drivers suspected of being impaired will be given a brief sobriety test.  If the individual is determined to be impaired, they will be arrested and taken into custody. Efforts Continue Reading

Sheriff’s office seeks assistance in Airstream theft

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s assistance to solve a recent crime. On Oct. 17, a silver 1974 Airstream travel was stolen from 19920 Gardner Road. At approximately 3 p.m., witnesses and neighbors observed a female and possibly a male in the area cutting trees and wire fence around the property in order Continue Reading

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. When law enforcement and fire fighters arrived, the car was still on fire. They discovered Continue Reading

Authorities identify human remains found south of Gardner last spring

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com 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 to a press release, Olathe police officers dedicated significant resources to finding Ryan after his Continue Reading

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 registered to the sheriff’s office in an attempt to solicit money. When the scammer calls, Continue Reading

Skull not first remains discovered south of Gardner

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com 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 the past 20-plus years. Those cases have never been solved. The bodies of Candice L. Continue Reading

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 discovered south of Gardner on March 18. Master Dep. Rick Howell, of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, said the skull was found by hunters at 213th Street and Gardner Road. The call came in at 3:30 p.m. Continue Reading

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 a non-injury accident, the Sheriff’s Office asks that they move their vehicle off the roadway and Continue Reading

Sheriff’s office hosts virtual ride along

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com 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, the deputies updated via Twitter the happenings in 141-characters or less. “Headcounts happenings, gotta make Continue Reading