September 23, 2014

DUI checkpoint set for Sept. 21

The Olathe Police Department will conduct a DUI Check Lane from 11 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21.
During the course of this check lane, all motorists in the designated area will be
stopped and contacted in an …

Man struck by train

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
A man escaped serious injury after being struck by a train near 167th and U.S. 169 Highway on Sept. 15.
According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the man was struck just before 3 a.m. as he …

DUI checklanes planned for Johnson County

 The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance of area agencies, will conduct DUI checkpoints this weekend (Aug. 24-26) in areas known to have high occurrences of vehicle crashes.
This enforcement will be conducted in multiple locations throughout the county.
Drivers …

‘Gang Free Kansas’ aims to combat gang activity

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
According to Tom Erickson, public information officer for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, gang activity in Johnson County is “probably much more prevalent than people are aware of.”
There are currently seven confirmed gang members and nine …

Sheriff’s Central Booking Facility ready for business

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office dedicated its newly renovated Central Booking Facility on July 20.
The facility recently underwent an 18-month, $27.3 million facelift.
The first floor of the former Johnson County Adult Detention Center was expanded …

Aggressive driving enforcement to begin this week

This week additional Johnson County deputies will be on the roads looking for aggressive drivers. Deputies will be looking for people engaged in traffic offenses that may be a danger to others on the roadways such as: Speeding, excessive lane …

Deputies respond to assault near Gardner Lake

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an assault near Gardner Lake on July 4.
Tom Erickson, public information officer, said one person was struck on the head with a hammer and another person sustained wounds to their …

Sheriff’s Office to enforce fireworks ban in unincorporated Johnson County

During the Fourth of July Holiday week, deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will be keeping a watchful eye out for those who might be celebrating Independence Day with a little too much flare.

With the Fourth of July …

County sheriff’s office seeks missing man

Kevin Schlitter is missing, and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for

Kevin Schlitter

help in locating him.

The white, 40-year-old man is 5-foot, 10-inches tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds.

Friends and family last spoke to him on …

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Kansas Highway Patrol to conduct sobriety checkpoint

A program to identify intoxicated drivers will be conducted this month by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint near De Soto in the late evening hours of Friday, May 4, …