Police Department

Press Releases

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

6/5/2015Burglary in Progress

Suspect fled the house and got into stolen vehicle with two other suspects . . .

6/3/2015Aggravated Assault

Independence Police received a call at 2:15 a.m. this morning that a man had been shot

5/24/2015Aggravated Assault

One person is held in custody on suspicion of shooting two people

5/19/2015Driver Killed Identified

Driver of pickup truck killed on Thursday, May 14, is identified

5/19/2015Passenger Killed at M-78 and Holke Identified

The passenger who was killed at the intersection of M-78 and Holke on Monday, May 18, was . . .

5/19/2015Driver Killed on I-70 Identified

The driver was killed in a collision on westbound I-70 just east of 470 on Saturday May 16.

5/17/2015Armed Robbery

A female robbery suspect accosted an employee and forced the employee to obtain . . .

5/14/2015Fatal Traffic Collision Investigation

Fatal accident is still under investigation.

5/13/2015Reported Shooting

A police officer was close by when the call came out that someone had been shot

5/11/2015Sobriety Checkpoint

Independence Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint Friday, May 15 . . .

5/4/2015Train Accident Victims Identified

The names of the two individuals who were struck by a train on Friday, May 1, have been released.

5/4/2015Seat Belt Enforcement

Independence Police Department is participating with state-wide law enforcement May 18 - 31

5/1/2015Train vs. Pedestrian Collision

Train vs. Pedestrian Collision at Winner Rd. and Home Ave involving two pedestrians

4/30/2015Missing / Endangered Person

Missing Endangered Person: James L. Kinder

4/30/2015Suspect Charged in Residential Burglary

One Arraigned in Court on Residential Burglary

4/30/2015Suspect Charged in Child Molestation

Independence Man Charged with Child Molestation 1st Degree and Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree