Olathe man killed in Miami County crash

Victor Kingsakounthong, 65, Olathe, died in a single-car wreck Monday, June 10, according to a report by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened about 12:15 p.m. near 240th Street and Clare Road.

According to the sheriff’s office, Kingsakounthong was driving a 1999 Honda Passport on 240th Street when he continued straight as the road curved. His vehicle left the road, struck a tree and burst into flames.

Kingsakounthong died at the scene.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.


Olathe accidental shooting not life threatening

At approximately 10:15 p.m. on June 6, Olathe Police officers were dispatched to a reported accidental shooting inside a residence in the 1400 block of E. 124th St.

When officers arrived they found an adult female who had suffered a single gunshot wound that was not life threatening. The adult female was transported to a local hospital for treatment and was later released.

Several other subjects were inside the residence at the time of the shooting.  The investigation is active.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS hotline at (816) 474-TIPS (8477).


Sobriety checkpoint tonight, April 19

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies, with assistance from area law enforcement agencies, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Johnson County tonight, Friday, April 19 into Saturday, April 20.

Drivers suspected of being intoxicated will be given brief sobriety tests and those drivers who are confirmed to be impaired will be arrested.

Efforts will be made not to severely interrupt the flow of traffic.  Citizen’s patience and cooperation will assist with this important safety effort.



Charges filed against JC Sheriff’s deputy

Erin Rogers

Erin Rogers

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy Erin Rogers Wednesday, April 10, was charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, child endangerment and battery charges for incidents that allegedly took place in the past several years.

A Sheriff’s spokesman said the department began investigating the alleged incidents, which are said to have taken place while Rogers was off duty, in January. The spokesman said no one of the public was involved.

Rogers, 45, who had lived in Gardner, was placed on administrative leave in January when the investigation as well as a Professional Standards inquiry began.

His bond was set at $25,000.

Commercial vehicle checks today

The Olathe Police Department today, Wednesday, April 3, in conjunction with the KHP Motor Carrier Assistance Program, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Overland Park Police Department, will conduct a commercial vehicle inspection check lane and saturation patrol in Olathe.

The Olathe Police Department currently utilizes two traffic officers who are full time commercial motor vehicle inspectors certified to enforce federal, state, and local laws relating to the safe operation of commercial vehicles. Since the implementation of the Olathe inspection program in 1999, numerous unsafe vehicles and/or drivers have been placed out of service for critical safety violations.

At the upcoming check lane inspectors will thoroughly inspect each commercial vehicle for mechanical defects, brake performance, and proper load securement. Drivers or vehicles that have critical out of service violations will be prohibited from further operation until those violations have been corrected.


Four liquor stores cited for selling to minors

The Olathe Police Department’s School Resource Officer Unit focused on businesses that sell alcohol while conducting alcohol compliance checks throughout Olathe during the evening hours of March 29.

The purpose of the operation was to insure that these establishments are checking customer’s identification and not selling alcohol to under-aged minors. Out of 59 establishments checked, 54 complied by asking for ID. The five establishments that did not comply were cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor and given municipal court dates.

While the high number of compliant businesses is encouraging, it is the continued goal of the Olathe Police Department to attain 100 percent compliance throughout the city. The Olathe Police will continue to routinely conduct compliance checks throughout the upcoming year.

Businesses and the community as a whole are asked to help in our efforts to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors.

“This is just a part of the police department’s continuing effort to prevent under-aged drinking and insure that businesses that sell alcohol are doing their part to help keep our community safe,” Chief Steven Menke said.


Car and Motorcycle Show to benefit Olathe Police Foundation

The Olathe Police Foundation will host its 4th Annual Benefit Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May 18 at the corner of Santa Fe (K-150/135th Street) and Chestnut in downtown (Original Town) Olathe.

Spectators are welcome and admission is free.

The car and motorcycle show is a fun-filled, family oriented fund-raising event that supports the men and women of the Olathe Police Department. For the first time since its inauguration, this event will be part of National Police Week. Continue reading

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