Police Department

Bus Stop Safety Advisory

News Release

For immediate release:  November 15, 2013

 Bus Stop Safety Advisory

The Independence Police Department wants to advise citizens, specifically parents, of suspicious vehicle that approached a child at a morning school bus stop location.  A report was made yesterday evening concerning a red, older model late 70’s or early 80’s truck with dark tinted windows that was driving suspiciously around a bus stop in the area of Truman Road and River Boulevard.  The truck was reportedly driving slowing behind a child who was walking to a bus stop. The reporting party could not provide any further information on the truck or the occupants and we only received one report on the truck.  Patrol Officer will be providing extra patrol in the area. 

The Department requests anyone with any further information on this incident or similar incidents to contact us at 816-325-7852 or 816-325-7300.