July 5, 2015

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 …

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 …