Crime and law enforcement

Basehor recognizes police officers, public works employee who helped arrest sex offender
May 20, 2015
The Basehor City Council Monday recognized several members of the Basehor Police Department as well as a public works employee for their outstanding efforts in uncovering a crime that occurred in Basehor late last year.
Edwardsville councilman accused of making racist statements
May 12, 2015
A newly elected Edwardsville City Council member is being investigated after a teen says he made threats and called her racial slurs in a May 3 incident in Bonner Springs.
Bonner Police to mark Police Memorial Week with ceremony
May 12, 2015
In honor of National Police Memorial Week this week, the Bonner Springs Police Department will hold its annual police memorial ceremony at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kelly Murphy Memorial Park, 129 Elm St., Bonner Springs.
Bonner schools look to increase building emergency options
April 8, 2015
Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204 schools are looking to add another layer of preparation in the case of an emergency.
New Bonner police chief focused on creating succession plan
April 1, 2015
New Bonner Springs Police Chief Mark Zaretski may have many goals for the police department, but he is being careful to focus on what is achievable for now.
Lenexa man suspected of injuring kids, damaging cars
March 24, 2015
Police in Lenexa say a man has been arrested on suspicion of injuring three children, damaging vehicles and threatening people with what turned out to be a pellet gun.
Edwardsville police implement new body cameras for officers
Bonner still testing its options; Basehor waiting for now
March 19, 2015
The Edwardsville Police Department is in the process of implementing some new technology, and body cameras are among those new items.
Second to none: Longtime Bonner police chief announces retirement
City planning reception Wednesday
March 12, 2015
The Bonner Springs Police Department’s motto, Nulli Secundis, means “second to none.” And in the last 16-plus years, under the leadership of Chief John Haley, it’s clear that the department has lived up to that motto.
Friday morning police chase, shooting originates in Bonner Springs
06:00 a.m., February 14, 2015 Updated 10:02 a.m.
Kansas Highway Patrol troopers Friday shot and killed a suspect while assisting Edwardsville and other local police in pursuit of an armed robbery suspect.
Kansas bills on body cameras get support, raise questions
January 20, 2015
An effort to require Kansas law enforcement officers to be equipped with body cameras has gained some bipartisan support in the Legislature, but questions about costs at a time when the state is facing a budget crisis threaten to bring that momentum to a halt.
Bonner police using new gear
January 14, 2015
Patrol officers of the Bonner Springs Police Department may have a new look.
First-degree murder charges filed in robbery attempt at She’s A Pistol
January 9, 2015
The robbery of a gun store Friday afternoon in downtown Shawnee turned into a firefight resulting in the death of one of the store’s owners.
Bonner Springs man sentenced in Leavenworth County for explosives, drug possession
December 15, 2014
Leavenworth County District Court last week sentenced a Bonner Springs man to 52 months in prison for the possession of drugs, guns and explosives.
Bonner Springs man charged in Lowe’s shooting death
December 9, 2014
Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome A. Gorman today announced that George Daniel Lingenfelser, 28, of Bonner Springs has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Janet Billings.
Bonner Springs man dies in Friday morning crash
December 7, 2014
A Bonner Springs man identified as Arnulfo V. Ramirez, 32, died in a crash early Friday morning near Kansas Highway 10 and Interstate 435 in Lenexa.