Police report

Bonner Springs teen sentenced for killing father in Shawnee
October 20, 2014
A 16-year-old Bonner Springs teenager was sentenced to five years and four months in a juvenile facility for the second-degree murder of his father last summer in Shawnee.
Burglary suspect rams Shawnee police vehicle, leads officers on 40-mile chase
03:43 a.m., October 14, 2014 Updated 12:14 a.m.
Shawnee police were involved in a high speed pursuit that covered around 40 miles early Tuesday morning. The pursuit ended in Blue Springs, Missouri.
Local volunteers support victims of child abuse through CASA program
September 25, 2014
A local Shawnee volunteer with the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties shares his experience helping victims of child abuse. The organization is having a benefit event on Sept. 26 in Lenexa.
Woman pleads guilty in federal adoption fraud case
September 18, 2014
A Texas woman pleaded guilty on Sept. 17 to defrauding four families, including a Shawnee couple, that wanted to adopt children.
City confirms fire that engulfed $1.5 million home was result of arson
September 14, 2014
The fire that destroyed a Shawnee home valued at $1.5 million Wednesday was intentionally set, city officials have confirmed.
Three businesses burglarized early Saturday
01:23 a.m., September 14, 2014 Updated 08:17 a.m.
Overland Park and Shawnee Police are both investigating commercial burglaries that occurred early Saturday morning.
Plants being stolen from Wonderscope garden
September 9, 2014
The Kansas State University Extension and Research Master Gardners and the Shawnee police are looking into several incidents in which the Wonderscope Children’s Museum garden near downtown Shawnee has been pillaged and rare plants have been stolen.
Patrol says armed suspect dies in confrontation
September 1, 2014
The Kansas Highway Patrol says an armed suspect was shot and fatally wounded during a confrontation with law enforcement officers.
Teenager arrested after trying to burglarize liquor store
06:15 a.m., September 1, 2014 Updated 06:31 a.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating after two people attempted to break into a liquor store early Monday.
Police arrest man suspected in Great Clips burglaries
11:41 a.m., August 29, 2014 Updated 02:20 a.m.
Overland Park police say they arrested a man they believe to be connected with the numerous burglaries of Great Clips hair salons around the Kansas City Metropolitan area, including Shawnee.
Johnson County Parks Police searching for missing man
August 29, 2014
The Johnson County Kansas Parks Police are asking for assistance Thursday night in locating a 56-year-old man.
Shawnee auto burglaries increase in recent months
August 29, 2014
A string of recent auto burglaries in Shawnee has prompted the Shawnee Police Department to remind citizens about protecting their vehicles from burglary.
Shawnee is second safest city in state, study says
August 22, 2014
Shawnee has been ranked the second safest city in Kansas by a real estate company that analyzed 2012 FBI crime data.
Shawnee police investigating Thursday morning robbery
August 21, 2014
Shawnee police are investigating the robbery of Taco Bell employee that occurred Thursday morning just outside the fast food restaurant.