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4/15/2014April Sobriety Checkpoint
The Independence Police Department will conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint this weekend.
4/11/2014Suspect Charged in Vehicle/Property Crimes
Kevin Harris has been charged with eight seperate felony counts and could face more in month long crime spree
4/10/2014Efforts to Curb Aggressive Driving
Independence Police Officer to join the County's effort to make roadways safer
3/26/2014Suspect arrested for sex offenses
Charges have been brought against Chester R Oberg Jr in reference to past sex offenses
3/8/2014Homicide Victim Identified
Independence Police have identified the homicide victim.
3/8/2014Jones Road Homicide
Police are investigating an overnight homicide on Jones Road.
3/7/2014Bass Pro Burglary Update
3/3/2014Bank Robbery
Suspect drove up to the bank’s drive thru window, threatened a bomb and displayed a demand note . . .
2/28/2014Public Safety Advisory
The National Weather Service is expecting a winter storm to arrive in the Independence area . . .
2/26/2014Identify Robbery Suspect
The suspect has a tattoo of a cartoon like baby on his chest with the name "Lucas" above it . . .
2/14/2014Reward of up to $5,000
2/3/2014Public Safety Advisory
The National Weather Service is expecting a winter storm to arrive in the Independence area Tuesday morning with high accumulations of snow . . .
1/30/2014Pursuit of assault suspect and victim
IPD Officers pursued a assault suspect and his victim before he crashed into a vehicle on 39th @ Little Blue
1/28/2014Reward Increased in Homicide
The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the homicide of Corey Lakovich is now $7,000 . . .
1/23/2014Two Important Events of Interest
Two cases involving the deaths of innocent people will be heard tomorrow, January 24, in Division 17 . . .
1/21/2014Double Shooting
The suspect is alleged to have gone to the victim's home, and after attacking the husband, shot both and left.
12/20/2013Identify Suspect
Suspect stole truck and became involved in pursuit then rammed police car assaulting officer . . .
12/19/2013Money Raised for Memorial Fund
Chick-Fil-A takes lead in helping raise funds for IPD officer who was killed . . .
12/18/2013Career Opportunities
The Independence Police Department is currently looking to fill several police and civilian positions . . .
12/16/2013Pedestrian Dies
The pedestrian struck by a tractor trailer at MO-291 and Salisbury on 12/10/13 has died from injuries sustained in the crash.
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