February 10, 2016

Sheriff’s officer charged in Gardner stand-off

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com A Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy was charged today following a stand-off in the St. Johns Trace subdivision on Dec. 5. Ethan Moss, 40, was charged with aggravated assault, criminal restraint and domestic battery. Moss, Gardner, is on administrative leave from the sheriff’s office. He is a six-year veteran of the office. Police Continue Reading

Bus accident in Edgerton injures three

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com U.S. 56 Highway is closed near Four Corners Road in Edgerton after a school bus accident this afternoon. Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an accident involving three vehicles and a school bus at approximately 4 p.m. on May 15. According to Tom Erickson, Public Information Officer for the sheriff’s office, the 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

County employees deployed to Alabama for disaster relief

Two Johnson County employees have been deployed for up to two weeks to assist in recovery efforts in the aftermath of deadly tornadoes in Alabama. Tom Erickson, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office, and Adam Crowe, assistant director of community preparedness for Johnson County Emergency Management and Homeland Security, left for Clanton, Ala., on Continue Reading

Texting while driving now banned

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com The texting while driving law may have taken effect on Jan. 1, but local law enforcement agencies patrolling Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill streets have yet to write a ticket for it. Deputy Tom Erickson of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, the agency that patrols the city of Edgerton and outlying parts Continue Reading

Updated: Two killed in traffic accident in Gardner

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family,” said Heath Sigg, Principal of Wheatridge Middle School. “We are a strong caring community and we will help and support each other through this extremely difficult time.”