Independence Police

Independence Police Department
Marc LaVoie
July 16, 2019 - 5:54 am
Independence, MO - Police are asking for the public's help in finding three robbers who broke into a Gates Bar-B-Q restaurant and shot an employee multiple times. The employee was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to an IPD news release. The incident occurred around 2:45...
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Rebecca Crockett
March 13, 2019 - 9:06 pm
Independence, MO - The Independence Police Department is introducing Josie, a two-year-old golden retriever/border collie mix, as their first ever certified therapy dog. The dog, donated by the nonprofit K9s For Freedom & Independence of Texas, is aimed at improving the psychological well-being...
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Marc LaVoie
September 20, 2018 - 8:57 am
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has revealed its latest educational tool in their effort to reduce drinking and driving - the "Choose Your Ride" vehicle. The Ford Crown Victoria is outfitted like a police cruiser in the front and like a yellow taxi cab in the rear. The idea is to remind people...
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Jim Cunningham
July 05, 2018 - 5:41 am
The Independence Police Department is implementing a program designed to substantially reduce the number of costly, time-wasting false alarms. The police department responds to an average of 15 false alarms per day, with each alarm requiring a two-officer response. Each call lasts an average of 30...
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KMBZ News Staff
June 27, 2018 - 3:13 pm
Independence, MO - Early Wednesday morning an Independence Power & Light work truck was stolen from a job site at 39th and Noland Road. It's a white 2015 Ford F550 Supercab with IPL Plates #5004. An equipment trailer connected to the truck was also stolen but was later recovered at Santa Fe...
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December 08, 2017 - 3:33 pm
Hundreds of people gathered along a route in Independence cheering and waving signs to welcome Independence Police officer Tom Wagstaff home. He's been in Nebraska for eight months in a rehab facility after suffering a critical head injury on the job. He was shot in the head while responding to a...
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September 27, 2017 - 8:36 pm
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today a 17-year-old faces murder in the 2nd degree and other felony charges in connection with a fatal shooting of Eliud Lisboa in Independence. Antonio Stocker faces murder in the 2nd degree, assault and two counts of armed criminal action...
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August 05, 2017 - 10:41 am
Independence police are investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning on Truman Road at Baker Street. A 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up, traveling west on Truman Road crossed the center line and struck a 2004 Ford Focus head-on. The driver of the Focus, a 45 year old female,...
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