Crime, courts & safety

Motorcyclist injured in crash near Johnson Drive and Barker Road
July 19, 2018
One person was injured when a motorcycle tried to take a curve on Johnson Drive too fast.
Early morning pursuit from Bonner Springs ends in Shawnee
July 18, 2018
A driver with multiple felony warrants led Bonner Springs Police on a pursuit shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday
Lenexa Police investigate overnight shooting
July 14, 2018
A man with a gunshot wound walked into the Casey’s General Store near 79th and Quivira late Friday.
Police investigating homicide of woman reported missing on July 6
July 14, 2018
Shawnee Police are investigating after a woman who had been reported missing on July 6 was found dead inside a Shawnee home. A 47-year-old resident of the home was arrested and now faces charges in the death.
Four rescued from Shawnee Mission Park Lake after boat capsizes
July 1, 2018
Johnson County Park Police, with the assistance of Shawnee Mission Park Marina staff, rescued four people from the lake after a boat reportedly capsized Sunday afternoon.
Man admits to string of armed robberies in Kansas City area
June 28, 2018
A western Missouri man is expected to spend 25 years in federal prison for a series of armed robberies that ended when another suspect was fatally shot by police.
Two adults escape late night house fire
04:22 a.m., June 27, 2018 Updated 05:55 p.m.
Shawnee Fire investigators are working to determine what sparked a late night fire which heavily damaged a home near 56th Terrace and Noland Road on Tuesday. Firefighters were dispatched to 13248 West 56th Terrace at 11:11 p.m.
Shawnee man sentenced for armed bank robbery in Overland Park
June 26, 2018
A Shawnee man was sentenced today to 85 months in federal prison for robbing an Overland Park bank at gunpoint.
Woman killed in motorcycle crash on Johnson Drive
June 26, 2018
Police say a 35-year-old Shawnee woman was killed when the motorcycle she was a passenger on crashed on Johnson Drive near Barker Road late Monday night.
Kansas priest defrocked after abuse allegations
June 25, 2018
A Kansas priest has been revoked of his rank years after an investigation into multiple child sexual abuse allegations against him.
Prosecutors charge Shawnee man in Houston Lake shooting
June 25, 2018
A Shawnee man has been charged in the shooting death of Jacob Stowers in Houston Lake, Mo.
Hampton Woods Apartment Homes fire ruled accidental
05:09 a.m., June 20, 2018 Updated 11:48 p.m.
Firefighters from Shawnee and Lenexa were called to respond on the fire just after 2 a.m. Wednesday.
Shawnee woman arrested after allegedly threatening her brother with a knife
12:02 p.m., June 17, 2018 Updated 04:21 p.m.
A 25-year-old Shawnee woman was arrested early Sunday after she allegedly threatened her brother with a knife.
Assist the Officer’ called during large disturbance overnight
June 17, 2018
No one was injured or arrested after Shawnee and Lenexa officers broke up the large disturbance.
Disabled vehicle, being pushed by pedestrians, sideswiped on I-435 overnight
June 17, 2018
Two people were transported to area hospitals after a vehicle, which had run out of gas and was being pushed by pedestrians, was struck on southbound Interstate 435 in Lenexa.