April 16, 2014

4/20 marijuana raid

Staff photo by Mark Taylor

Sheriff Frank Denning displays a marijuana plant seized during Operation Constant Gardener II, an operation aimed at shutting down indoor marijuana grow facilities on April 20. The plant was large enough to produce between 1/2 pound to 1 pound of …

JOCO Sheriff participates in 4/20 marijuana raid – UPDATED

Tom Erickson, public information officer for the Johnson County Sheriff’s office: “During this year’s Operation Constant Gardener II, officers arrested 13 people, seized over 40 live marijuana plants, over a pound of processed marijuana and several grams of other drugs

Edgerton standoff ends peacefully

Mark Taylor
Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in Edgerton at 6:30 p.m. on April 10 on a report of a suicidal person.
The incident took place in the 19800 block of Edgerton Road.
According to …

Sheriff’s office dedicates new $30 million crime lab

Bethany Stone, forensic scientist II for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, demonstrates how bodily fluids are collected from a T-shirt for DNA evidence. Staff photo by Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor
Construction work on the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office’s new Criminalistics Laboratory is completed and the facility is expected to be operational by the end of the month.
The sheriff’s office held a dedication ceremony and open house …

Deputies locate hit-and-run suspect

Mark Taylor
Authorities have located a suspect they believe was involved in a hit-and-run accident Feb. 18 in Gardner.
The accident happened about 2:20 a.m. on Interstate 35 near Gardner Road.
According to Tom Erickson, public information officer for …

Johnson County Sheriff’s office marks 150th anniversary

Sheriff Frank Denning gives a presentation on the history of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office during the department’s 150th Anniversary Celebration on Nov. 5 at the Fred Allenbrand Criminal Justice Complex. Staff photo by Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office celebrated its 150th Anniversary with an open house on Nov. 5.
Participants were treated to a display of vintage sheriff’s uniforms and law enforcement memorabilia documenting the agency’s history in Johnson County …

Sheriff’s office investigates Olathe officer-involved shooting

County authorities are investing the shooting death in Olathe of 46-year-old Matthew White this morning. A Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy is on leave of absence pending the outcome of the investigation.
Deputies noticed a vehicle facing the wrong way on …

Sheriff’s Office to conduct sobriety checkpoint

A program to identify intoxicated drivers will be conducted by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in the rural portion of the county in the late evening of Saturday Aug. 27 and early morning of Aug. 28.

Drivers suspected of being …

Car strikes building, driver unhurt

Mark Taylor


An elderly man escaped injury after driving his car into an unoccupied building at New Century AirCenter this morning.

Tom Erickson, public information officer for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, said the man, who had a medical …

Police seek truck’s driver as witness to deadly accident

Hannah Apperson

Amy Cunningham


Police are hoping to question the driver of a pickup truck as a possible witness to Wednesday evening’s collision on U.S. 56 Highway that took the lives of two Gardner residents.

The truck is described as a …