February 10, 2016

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 intoxicated will be given brief sobriety tests and those drivers who are confirmed to be Continue Reading

Car strikes building, driver unhurt

Mark Taylor submissions@gardnernews.com 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 condition, missed a turn and struck the building. The driver was uninjured and the building Continue Reading

Police seek truck’s driver as witness to deadly accident

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com 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 light colored, full-size pickup with two bumper stickers – one on the rear bumper with Continue Reading

Sheriff’s deputy involved in shooting near Gardner

A Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a shooting near Gardner on Friday night. The deputy responded to a report of an erratic driver at 151st Street and Edgerton Road around 7 p.m. on Oct. 22. The deputy attempted to stop the driver of the vehicle, however, the driver fled. The deputy did not Continue Reading

Investigators hunt for human remains in Mission

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and crime scene investigators will continue draining ponds at an abandoned industrial site in Mission Road in a search for human remains. Investigators began the search after receiving a tip early last week. Deputies have not said how they received the tip or who they expect to find. Work to Continue Reading

1 dead, 2 injured in car accident

A Gardner Edgerton High School student is dead and two adults are injured after an accident at 159th Street and Four Corners Road shortly after 6 p.m. in Gardner last night. Sixteen-year-old Andrew Hurd of Gardner was killed after the Jeep Cherokee he was driving struck a Dodge Ram 3500 pick-up truck driven by James Continue Reading

Police find malnourished boy in arrested mom’s attic

DE SOTO – Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies found a six year old boy in the attic of his mother’s house hours after her arrest on Aug. 17.  At approximately 5 p.m. on Aug. 17, deputies went to the home, located in the 8200 block of Center Drive in De Soto,  at the request of a Continue Reading

Sheriff’s Dept. seeks help identifying 3 men for questioning

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department is asking for assistance in identifying three men in a surveillance photo. The men are wanted for questioning in the use of stolen credit cards at three convenience stores in Olathe. The credit cards were taken on June 23 during a string of auto burglaries in the unincorporated area of Continue Reading