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Law enforcement calls: Dec. 30-Jan. 5

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the following calls in De Soto in the last week:

  • Friday, Dec. 30 at 7:52 p.m.: a report of an intoxicated driver in the 33500 block of Lexington Avenue.
  • Sunday, Jan. 1 at 2:53 a.m.: a request to check on a pedestrian in the 8500 block of Kill Creek Road.
  • Monday, Jan. 2 at 9:52 p.m.: a report of a domestic disturbance in the 8800 block of Thompson Drive.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 9:47 a.m.: a report of a forgery/fraud in the 33100 block of W. 83rd Street.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 3:56 p.m.: a report of a non-injury accident at the intersection of W. 83rd and Shawnee streets.
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Sheriff's department welcomes new deputies

Nine new deputies and one K-9 officer were honored today during a pinning ceremony by Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning on Thursday, Jan. 4. Front row: Deputy Travis Turner and K-9 Nora. Middle Row, from left to right: Daniel Stach, Sabrina Sherman, Adam Livengood, Lauren Andreasen and Chad Jennings. Back Row, from left to right: Clinton Peterson, Tanner McGee, Skyler Johnson and Benjamin Giffin.

Nine new deputies and one K-9 officer were honored today during a pinning ceremony by Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning on Thursday, Jan. 4. Front row: Deputy Travis Turner and K-9 Nora. Middle Row, from left to right: Daniel Stach, Sabrina Sherman, Adam Livengood, Lauren Andreasen and Chad Jennings. Back Row, from left to right: Clinton Peterson, Tanner McGee, Skyler Johnson and Benjamin Giffin.

After more than six months of training in the field and in the classroom, nine new deputies will officially be joining the Johnson County Sheriff's Department this afternoon.

Sheriff Frank Denning will be welcoming Lauren Andreasen, Benjamin Giffen, Chad Jennings, Skyler Johnson, Adam Livengood, Tanner McGee, Clinton Peterson, Sabrina Sherman and Daniel Stach with a badge pinning ceremony this afternoon at the Johnson County Administration building in Olathe.

Training to be a sheriff's deputy is broken down into four stages, according to department public information officer Master Deputy Tom Erickson.

Once hired the new personnel spends three weeks in pre-academy training learning the basics of "driving, fighting and shooting," according to Erickson. Next up are 16 weeks at the academy, followed by two weeks in the classroom learning procedure and paperwork and then a final six weeks of training at the jail. All new deputies are first assigned to detention.

The new deputies come on the heels of fifteen deputies who retired at the end of December.

The department will also be welcoming new K-9 officer Nora, a nearly three-year-old German Shepard, to the force. Nora spent five weeks training with her handler and is trained to detect marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin. Like most police dogs, Nora was bred in Europe, in Amsterdam, where breeders are of higher quality, according to Erickson. She joins two other K-9 officers, Ace and Figo.

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Law enforcement calls: Dec. 16-22

Johnson County Sheriff's deputies responded to the following calls in De Soto in the past week:

  • Monday, Dec. 19 at 5:19 p.m.: a report of a theft from an automobile in the 8500 block of Primrose Street.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 8:46 a.m.: a report of an animal pick-up in the 32200 block of W. 91st Street.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 5:39 a.m.: a report of a non-injury accident at Kansas Highway 10 and Sunflower Road.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6:41 a.m.: a report of a non-injury accident at Kansas Highway 10 and Sunflower Road.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7:12 a.m.: a report of a non-injury accident at Kansas Highway 10 and Lexington Avenue.
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More than 20 retire from sheriff's department at year's end

The Johnson County Sheriff's Department will be 22 employees smaller in 2012 thanks to the county's retirement incentive program offered this year to help with budgetary concerns.

The 22 employees, 15 of which are deputy sheriffs and remainder are civilian support staff, help make up the 175 employees throughout the county who have chosen to reitre this year, according to a press release sent out by the sheriff's department.

“Although we are losing a lot of knowledge and experience, we have been planning for these departures and I can assure the community that the service they are accustomed to from the sheriff’s office will continue as expected,” said Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning in the release.

The following sheriff's department employees will be retiring: Major Phillip Livengood; Major Lynn Garcia; Captain Mike Marshall; Lieutenant Stephen Quigg; Sergeant David Haney; Sergeant David Parker; Master Deputy Mary Holman; Master Deputy David Walker; Master Deputy Scott Atwell; Master Deputy Tim Markey; Master Deputy Gary Smith; Master Deputy Bernard Beletsky; Master Deputy Frank Morse; Master Deputy Kelly Harmon; Deputy Loren Youngers; Crime Analyst Beverly Redding; Crime Analyst Pat Benn; Crime Analyst Joanna Graves; Animal Control Officer Kenny Allenbrand; Accounting Assistant Linda Wray; Account Assistant Kathy Wade and Senior Secretary Pam Wright.

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Law enforcement calls: Dec. 9-15

Johnson County Sheriff's deputies responded to the following calls in De Soto in the past week:

  • Friday, Dec. 9 at 11:11 a.m.: a call to assist an outside agency in the 35400 block of W. 91st Street.
  • Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1:24 p.m.: a report of obscene/harassing phone calls in the 8400 block of Timber Trails Drive.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 11:22 p.m.: a report of a non-injury accident at Ottawa and 84th Streets.
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Law enforcement calls: Dec. 2-8

Johnson County Sheriff's deputies responded to the following calls in De Soto in the past week:

  • Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8:52 p.m.: a report of a non-injury accident at Kill Creek Road and W. Kansas Highway 10.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 9:57 a.m.: a theft report in the 34100 block of W. 85th Terrace.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 5:49 p.m.: a report of a non-injury accident at W. 83rd Street and Cedar Creek Road.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6:50 p.m.: a report of a loose animal in the 8500 block of Ottawa Street.
  • Thursday, Dec. 8 at 3:48 p.m.: a report of a previous theft in the 3200 block of W. 83rd Street.
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Law enforcement calls: Nov. 28-Dec. 1

Johnson County Sheriff's deputies responded to the following calls in De Soto in the last week:

  • Monday, Nov. 28 at 5:55 p.m.: a report of a non-injury accident at Lexington Avenue and Golden Lane.
  • Monday, Nov. 28 at 9:29 p.m.: a report of a non-injury accident at Kansas Highway 10 and Lexington Avenue.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6:53 p.m.: a report of harassment in the 8800 block of Thompson Drive.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m.: a warrant service in the 8200 block of Kaw Avenue.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 1:21 p.m.: a theft report in the 31700 block of W. 83rd Street.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8:09 p.m.: a report of an overdose in the 28400 block of W. 95th Street.
  • Thursday, Dec. 1 at 11:32 p.m.: a report of a criminal threat in the 34200 block of Commerce Drive.
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Council approves 2012 contract for police services

The De Soto City Council unanimously voted to approve a $428,000 contract with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for police services in 2012, a nearly 7 percent reduction from expected costs.

The original amount set aside for the services in the 2012 city budget was $455,000, according to City Administrator Pat Guilfoyle, but that number was reduced thanks to fewer calls in De Soto in recent years. The city will still be receiving the same service as in the past, Guilfoyle said.

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Guns, explosives removed from De Soto home during search

Two people were arrested at a home in eastern De Soto on Wednesday, Nov. 30, after a search by Johnson County Sheriff's deputies resulted in the seizure of several firearms and explosive devices, among other items, according to a release from the department.

Deputies searched the home after more than four months of investigation into the residence. Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Erickson said the type of explosives were not known at this time but the Olathe Fire Department's bomb squad were called in to dispose of the devices.

In addition to the guns and explosives, deputies seized methamphetamines and marijuana.

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Sheriff's department investigating theft of Olathe police uniform

The Johnson County Sheriff's department is investigating a theft from the home of an Olathe police officer, according to a press release from the department.

According to the release, a service weapon, a pair of handcuffs and multiple Olathe Police Department uniform shirts were stolen from the Spring Hill home of an officer sometime between Nov. 18-24, while the officer was out of town. The theft was reported on Friday, Nov. 25.

The sheriff's office is conducting interviews in connection to the theft but is not naming a suspect at this time, according to the release. They ask that anyone with any information regarding any of the stolen items or the theft contact the sheriff's office at (913) 715-5560 or call the TIPS hotline at (816) 474-TIPS (8477).

Due to the serious nature of the stolen items, the sheriff's office warns in the release that anyone questioning the authenticity of a police officer or sheriff's deputy to ask for personal identification. The release also states that if an officer in question cannot produce identification then 911 should be called immediately.

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