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12/21/2014Found body identified
The body found in the woods near Truman and 291 has been identified by the Medical Examiner.
12/18/2014Burglars Steal Christmas Presents
Burglars entered home while family members were at home . . .
12/8/2014Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
From mid-December through New Year's Day Independence Police will be out
12/7/2014Phone Threats
The Independence PD wants to alert citizens to ongoing phone threats.
12/4/2014Telephone Scam Warning
Warning about a recent telephone scam that is targeting Hispanic citizens
12/1/2014Scam Warning
A utility scam is being used in the metropolitan area to steal mony from victims
11/27/2014Pedestrian Identified
The deceased pedestrian from the accident on 40 Hwy and River has been identified.
11/26/2014Fatality Accident on 40 Hwy
The Independence Police Department's Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal accident
11/25/2014Missing Endangered Person
The Independence Police Department is looking for Craig Faith Jr. (CJ)
11/25/2014Earlier Reported Missing Person Was Located Deceased
The missing engangered Independence man was located deceased
11/14/2014Charges in the Mullins' Homicide
Charges are being brought against the male person of interest
11/14/2014Suspect ID
Shawn M. Hughes has been identifed as the suspect in the Mullins' homicide
11/13/2014Homicide Victim ID
The victim of the homicide on 11/12/14 has been identified.
11/13/2014Shell Homicide
IPD is investigating a homicide at the Shell station at 9040 E 40 Hwy
11/12/2014Missing Juvenile Found
Missing juvenile found unharmed and reunited with her family.
11/7/2014Names Released
The identity of both victims who were fatally injured on I-70 Wednesday evening are . . .
11/7/2014Identify Armed Robbery Suspect
Help Identify an Armed Robbery Suspect
10/21/2014Officers Help With Playground Rebuild
Police Officers assist with rebuild of neighborhood park playground after it was destroyed by suspicious fire.
10/20/2014Checkpoint Results
The DWI saturation patrol and sobriety checkpoint results from Friday night
9/26/2014Missing Elderly Female
76 year old, white female, Janet Sue Hendren was last seen on 09/25/14 at 830pm
9/25/2014Operation Life Saver
Independence Police and the Union Pacific Police enforce railroad crossing
9/19/2014Missing Person
The Independence Police Department is asking for assistance in locating a missing person.
9/13/2014Armed Carjacking
On 09-13-2014 just before 5 pm an orange Dodge Charger was stolen at gunpoint
9/13/2014Checkpoint Results from 09-12-14
Friday's Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation patrol resulted in three arrests for DWI
9/11/2014Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint
Independence Police to conduct DWI saturation patrol this weekend . . .
9/9/2014Suspect Charged in I-70 Vehicular Assault
Suspect received state charges of Vehicular Assault, a Class C Felony, and . . .
9/6/2014Pedestrian struck along I-70
Traffic crash investigation
9/4/2014Help Identify Armed Robbery Suspect
Surveillance photos of an armed robbery at Stop and Shop (203 N. M 291 Highway)
9/3/2014Help Identify Aggravated Assault Suspect
Surveillance Photos Attached of Suspect
8/29/2014Identify Person of Interest in Armed Robbery
Surveillance photos are attached of person of interest and suspect vehicle
8/29/2014Independence Police Citizen's Academy
A new Independence Police Citizen's Academy is starting in October - limited seating
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