Crime, courts & safety

Heating pad blamed for Friday evening fire
October 13, 2018
Shawnee Fire investigators say a heating pad which was left on with no one home caused damage to a northern Shawnee home on Friday evening.
Shawnee man injured in car versus tree on Blackfish Parkway
October 11, 2018
A 24-year-old Shawnee man crashed a Chevrolet Corvette into a tree on Blackfish Parkway near Park Street on Wednesday afternoon.
Arrest warrant issued following three attempted sexual assaults
03:18 p.m., October 1, 2018 Updated 03:53 p.m.
An arrest warrant has been issued for William Louis Elliot, an 18-year-old. The warrant, issued in the Johnson County District Court, is for aggravated burglary and aggravated sexual battery.
Overland Park man injured in I-435 rollover
September 30, 2018
A 26-year-old Overland Park man was injured when his vehicle rolled multiple times on northbound Interstate 435 late Saturday evening.
Former Shawnee city councilman arrested, charged with unlawful sexual relations
September 27, 2018
Justin Adrian was arrested on Tuesday afternoon.
Shots fired into the air when resident confronts auto burglars
September 24, 2018
Shawnee Police confirm a suspect fired a gun into the air during an incident early Monday morning near 67th Street and Quivira Road.
Shooting suspects lead officers on high speed chase into Shawnee
September 24, 2018
Kansas City, Kan. Police say they arrested three people who led their officers on a high-speed chase after a shooting.
Police investigating after shots fired into occupied apartments
September 24, 2018
Shawnee Police say they’re investigating after someone fired shots into multiple occupied apartments late Sunday evening in eastern Shawnee.
Former Shawnee Mission North basketball star suspended from Oklahoma State, charged with felony grand larceny
September 20, 2018
Shawnee Mission North alumnus Michael Weathers is facing criminal charges for felony grand larceny and knowingly concealing stolen property.
Former Mill Valley administrator faces sentencing for sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old; former Shawnee student may also be a victim
September 20, 2018
As a former Mill Valley associate principal faces prison for sexual assault in Nebraska, a potential victim from Mill Valley has stepped forward, the Omaha World-Herald reports
Overland Park Police seek public’s help locating van, possible kidnapping suspects
September 13, 2018
The Overland Park Police Department is investigating a possible kidnapping, which was reported on Wednesday.
Sixth grade student hit by car while riding bicycle to school
September 11, 2018
Ray Marsh sixth-grader injured on the way to school.
Elementary teacher from Shawnee indicted on child sex charge
September 10, 2018
An elementary school teacher in Kansas City, Kan., has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor.
New fire station in western Shawnee nears completion
September 10, 2018
Shawnee elected officials and city staff received a firsthand glimpse of what will soon be a brand new fire station in northwestern Shawnee.