Crime and law enforcement

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.
Police: Shawnee bank robbed by man with sawed-off shotgun
December 16, 2013
Shawnee police are investigating an armed robbery at the Intrust Bank near Barker Road and Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Toy drive benefitting Head Start marks 10 years
November 18, 2013
For the 10th year, a Bonner Springs Police officer is gathering items to benefit students at Head Start Preschool in the holiday season.
Effort to overturn mayoral veto of union negotiations fails
November 13, 2013
An effort to overturn Bonner Springs Mayor Jeff Harrington’s veto of the council vote on union negotiations failed at Monday’s Bonner Springs City Council meeting.
Mayor vetoes city council’s union vote
04:59 p.m., October 31, 2013 Updated 02:28 p.m.
Though the Bonner Springs City Council Monday voted 5-3 to approve allowing contract negotiations with city employee unions, Mayor Jeff Harrington has vetoed the vote.
Bonner Springs will allow union negotiations
October 30, 2013
The Bonner Springs City Council Monday voted 5-3 to become the 16th city in the state to allow contract negotiations with city employee unions.
Missouri woman dies in I-70 accident just west of Bonner Springs exit
October 23, 2013
An accident on Interstate 70 in the early hours of Saturday morning resulted in the death of a passenger, the Kansas Turnpike Authority reports.