Police Department

Burglars Steal Christmas Presents


Independence Police Department

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence, MO 64050-3013

Public Information Office

Officer Tom Gentry

(816) 325-7258


News Release

 For immediate release:  December 18, 2014


Burglars steal Christmas Presents

At approximately 12:50 p.m. today Independence Police received a call that a Burglary was in progress in the 3200 block of Thornbird Street.  Family members were at home but managed to hide from the suspects while they stole items from the home, including Christmas gifts. 

Independence Police Officers responded and were able to spot the vehicle, a cab truck, leaving the area toward 39th St.  A pursuit ensued and ended in the area of 50 Hwy and Easly Rd. near Lake Lotawanna.    

The suspect vehicle was stopped and two of the suspects fled on foot.  One of the suspects was taken into custody where the truck was stopped.  The two suspects who fled were eventually tracked down and arrested.

There were no injuries to anyone during the incident and all of the stolen property was returned to the victims.

Felony charges are pending against the suspects.