Crime and law enforcement

Edwardsville council approves funds for new, donated police building
July 16, 2014
The Edwardsville City Council Monday approved funding necessary for the set up of a new, free modular building to serve as police department headquarters.
Bonner Police join Twitter
June 19, 2014
The Bonner Springs Police Department has announced that it has joined the world of social media with a Twitter account.
Bonner police continue to investigate downtown thieves
June 17, 2014
A downtown business victimized by a thief at the beginning of the month has been struck again, though police say they don’t think the two incidents are related.
Bonner police ask for help finding downtown-area thief
June 6, 2014
A thief stole more than $13,000 worth of items from Downtown Bonner businesses earlier this week, and Bonner Springs Police are now asking for the public’s help.
Edwardsville officer completes training
June 1, 2014
Edwardsville Police Department patrol officer Jacob Bell was among 57 new law enforcement officers to graduate from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in May.
Kansas: Former bandmate enters plea in death of rap artist
April 27, 2014
A Kansas City, Kan., man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a rap artist known as Creepyface.
Bonner Springs police volunteer perseveres despite health issues
April 1, 2014
The example of service in Bill Mason’s family was set by his grandfather, who was a Bonner Springs police officer.
Bonner armed robbery suspect arrested
March 25, 2014
Police have arrested a Kansas City, Kan., man in the March 15 armed robbery of a Bonner Springs business.
Bonner Springs police seek armed robbery suspect
March 17, 2014
Bonner Springs Police, with the help of the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s office, are looking for a man who committed an aggravated robbery over the weekend.
Edwardsville police identify man killed in tree-cutting accident
February 11, 2014
Edwardsville police have identified a man killed by a falling tree yesterday Robert Freeman, 68, the husband of the late Phyllis Freeman, who served as Edwardsville’s city clerk for more than 23 years.
Edwardsville police rule Monday evening death as accidental
February 11, 2014
Edwardsville police have verified that a man who died around 5 p.m. Monday was killed in a tragic accident.
Bonner Springs police, city shut down ‘nuisance’ home
January 8, 2014
Members of the Bonner Springs City Codes Department and Police Department today placed a “do not inhabit” notice on a home officials said is notorious as a neighborhood nuisance.
Edwardsville trucking center used as drop point in drug trafficking organization
January 6, 2014
A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts against three men convicted for their roles in a $28 million drug trafficking conspiracy, in a case that was partially investigated in Edwardsville.
Bus rollover, new EMS among area’s top stories for 2013
January 2, 2014
The following are The Chieftain’s selections for the top stories of 2013 in Bonner Springs and Edwardsville.
Bonner resident charged with intent to distribute meth
December 19, 2013
A Bonner Springs resident was listed among indictments released today by the U.S. Attorney’s office.