February 6, 2016

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 holiday quickly approaching, the sheriff’s office would like to remind everyone that deputies will be Continue Reading

County sheriff’s office seeks missing man

Kevin Schlitter is missing, and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for 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 May 2, and he was last seen in the area of 31st Street and Linwood in Kansas Continue Reading

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, into the early morning hours of Saturday, May 5. Drivers suspected of being intoxicated will Continue Reading

4/20 marijuana raid

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 processed marijuana. The story

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 including hashish and methamphetamine.   Officers also seized over $3,100 in cash, three guns, a stolen Continue Reading

Edgerton standoff ends peacefully

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com 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 Tom Erickson, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, the man refused to come out Continue Reading

Sheriff’s office dedicates new $30 million crime lab

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com 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 on March 2 for the $30.2 million facility that is being paid for with a Continue Reading

Deputies locate hit-and-run suspect

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com 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 the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle believed to be a pickup truck struck the Continue Reading

Johnson County Sheriff’s office marks 150th anniversary

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com 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 as well as tours of the administration office and jail. Perhaps one of the more Continue Reading

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 Buchanan Street in Olathe at about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. When a deputy stopped to Continue Reading