Olathe PD respond and subject shoots self

A person stopped by Olathe police Aug. 28 about 10 p.m. in the 16400 block of West 119th Street on suspicion of an aggravated assault received life-threatening injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police said they arrived at the scene and found the potential suspect vehicle in a parking lot of the surrounding businesses. After stopping the vehicle a single gunshot was heard from the suspect vehicle.

The subject remained conscious and moving but was non-compliant with officers. The Olathe Tactical Support Unit responded to the scene and was able to secure the weapon inside the vehicle. The subject was transported to an area hospital and the person’s condition is unknown.

This case remains under investigation by the Olathe Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.


You drink, you drive…you lose!

If you or someone you know occasionally drives after drinking alcohol be warned that during the period, Aug. 15 through Labor Day, Sept. 2, there will be additional enforcement of the Kansas drunk driving and other traffic laws.

The Olathe Police Department along with almost 150 other local police agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol, will be educating about impaired driving and will be removing impaired drivers from the roadways. Known as You Drink. You Drive. You Lose., the crackdown is underwritten by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). Continue reading

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).


Public police dog demonstration tonight, June 6

The NAPWDA (North American Police Work Dog Association) National Conference began on Monday June 3 and will run through Friday June 7 at several different venues throughout Olathe.The public demonstration is tonight at 7 p.m. at the College Boulevard Activities Center, 11031 S. Valley Rd. (111th & Lone Elm Rd).This demonstration will include all the K-9 specialty phases such as narcotics detection, bomb detection, and tracking. The demonstration will also include obedience and aggression drills as well as tactical deployments.

Police Dog Conference in Olathe June 3-7

The Olathe Police Department will be hosting the NAPWDA (North American Police Work Dog Association) National Conference June 3-7.

Police K-9 teams from all over the country including the Bahamas will be in Olathe to train and certify in many utility phases including police patrol scenarios and tactical techniques. Training also will cover specialty phases such as narcotics, explosives, cadaver, and accelerants.

There will be a public demonstration at 7 p.m. June 6 at the College Boulevard Activities Center, 11031 S. Valley Rd (111th & Lone Elm Rd). This demonstration will include all the specialty phases listed above as well as suspect apprehension and tracking.

Olathe PD conducts alcohol compliance checks

During the evening hours of Thursday May 23, members of the Olathe Police Department’s School Resource Officer Unit conducted alcohol compliance checks throughout the City of Olathe.

These compliance checks focused on establishments that sell alcohol. The purpose of the operation was to insure that these establishments are checking customer’s identification and not selling alcohol to under-aged individuals. Out of 59 establishments checked, 55 complied by asking for ID. The four establishments that did not comply were cited for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor and given municipal court dates. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of May 20

City Council

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.

Memorial Day Closures

City of Olathe offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday.  Trash and recycling collection will not be impacted.

The Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park and the Indian Creek Branch, 12990 S. Black Bob Road, will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27.

Storm Debris Pick-up

Due to Sunday’s storms, the City of Olathe will take bulk pick-up requests for storm debris collection this week only.  The free bulk pick-up service will occur on your regular collection day. Customers with a Monday collection day will be serviced on Monday (5/27).  Continue reading

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