Single vehicle accident kills driver

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single vehicle crash at 164th and Lackman.

On Thursday, July 7, at approximately 5:50 p.m., a driver of a Dodge 1500 lost control on Lackman Road near 164th and hit a telephone pole. The impact flipped the vehicle, which landed on it’s roof. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation continues into the cause of the accident.

Standoff in Olathe

Olathe police along with members of the Kansas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force are involved in a standoff in Olathe Friday night, July 8. When task force officers attempted to make contact with Carlos Gonzalez, 21, who is wanted on multiple felony warrants, he barricaded himself inside the home.

The standoff is near 144th and Ashton. Officers currently are trying to safely resolve the standoff.

The task force, consisting of U.S. Marshal’s Service, Kansas Department of Corrections, Overland Park Police Dept, Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office, and Immigration Customs Enforcement along with the Career Criminal squad, which is made up of U.S. Marshals, KCMOPD, ATF and FBI, developed information that Gonzalez was at a specific address in an Olathe neighborhood.

The Task Force requested assistance from Johnson County Law Enforcement, and members of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Warrant’s unit, tactical team, and the Olathe Police and Fire Departments responded.

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