Police Department

Press Releases

10/1/2015Death Investigation: Apparent Murder/Suicide

(reference previous death investigation notification)

9/30/2015Death Investigation

Death investigation involving two subjects in the 800 block of S. Ash Ave.

9/23/2015Suspect Charged With 2nd Degree Murder

Suspect charged in murder of her infant son

9/22/2015Suspect Charged With 2nd Degree Murder

Suspect was charged with the September 21, death of Mr. Paul T Doughty.

9/18/2015Homicide Investigation - Shooting

Independence man was shot in front of home

9/14/2015Train Fatality

The person is believed to have been lying down on or near the railroad track

9/10/2015Shooting Investigation

Shooting occurred at Phillips 66 (23rd and Crysler Avenue)

9/3/2015Home Invasion

A suspect shot one of the residents and fled the house.

9/2/2015Vehicle Pursuit Suspect Arrested

Suspect was arrested when he responded to KU Medical Center for treatment.

9/1/2015Vehicle Pursuit

The suspect knowingly struck the police car with the intent to escape being blocked in.

8/26/2015Motel Sweeps Net Large Number of Arrests

Search warrants were obtained after havin received several complaints of criminal activity.

8/25/2015Help Identify Attempted Armed Robbery Suspect

The suspect entered the service station about 7:50 p.m. and pointed a handgun at the employee . . .

8/17/2015Sobriety Checkpoint Results

Six people arrested for DWI during saturation patrol and checkpoint initiative.

8/3/2015Suspect Charged in Shooting

Police were called at approximately 12:05 a.m. to the 1700 block of N. Lynn St.

7/27/2015Sobriety Checkpoint Results

Independence Police Traffic Safety Unit conducted city wide DWI saturation patrol

7/27/2015Excessive Heat Warning - Cooling Center Open

The heat index will range from 103 - 107 degrees, effective 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. today

7/24/2015Suspect Charged with Invasion of Privacy

Suspect arrested and charged with Invasion of Privacy reference a camera-phone dressing room incident

7/21/2015Theft/Pursuit/Agg Assault of Police Officers

Suspect driver swerved toward officers trying to deploy stop sticks and also rammed a police car

7/20/2015Disaster Debris Hotline Closing

The Disaster Debris Assistance Hotline will close on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

7/15/2015Homicide Investigation

Shooting at 30th terr. and Lee's Summit Road

7/13/2015Excessive Heat Warning

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning ...

7/8/2015Suspect Identified

The name of the suspect in the carjackin, pursuit, and fatal shooting is being released.

7/7/2015Carjacking / Pursuit / Shooting

The victim of a carjacking was at a stop sign when a suspect got into his vehicle . . .

7/2/2015Fireworks Safety and Ordinance Information

Fireworks within the City limits shall only be permitted on July 3 and July 5 of each year . . .

7/1/2015Storm Damage Drop-Off

The City's offer of free Drop-off for storm damage has been extended

7/1/2015Motorcycle Crash

A northbound motorcyclist lost control and was ejected from the vehicle

6/26/2015Storm Damage Drop-Off

A drop-off location to take storm damage refuse will be available at no charge.

6/24/2015Missing Person

Mr. Demeree was last seen on June 13.

6/23/2015Sobriety Checkpoint Results

Independence Police Traffic Safety Unit and Jackson Cournty Traffic Safety Task Force Conducted Asobriety Checkpoint

6/18/2015Robbery / Shooting

Suspect entered business demanding money and then shot the victim

6/16/2015Escaped Prisoner Apprehended

The suspect ran away from an officer who was preparing to walk him into the jail