Have you been curious about what our officers have been up to all month?

The Independence Police Department is sharing a sample of the calls for service each month to inform and educate community members on the work we do.

MARCH 2024

During March, Officers engaged in over 713 activities, including 21 arrests (adults and juvenile referrals), 18 check welfares, 11 domestic disturbances, 4 hit-and-run crashes, 10 emotional health calls, and 46 suspicious persons/vehicle calls.

  • A young man rode by an acquaintance, pulled out his CO2 bb gun (shaped like a semi-auto handgun), and pointed it at him. He was later arrested for Menacing and the BB gun was seized. Later that day, a man was arrested after he went to a local house looking for the menacing suspect above. He kicked open the house door and pushed over an elderly man.
  • School Resource Officers conducted an investigation where it was alleged that some students shared an inappropriate video of a sexual nature involving students.
  • Multiple theft-related incidents at Hi-School Pharmacy:
    • A female was arrested for theft of Pokémon cards.
    • A man stole expensive items from the hardware section.
    • A man attempted to steal a Milwaukie tool kit. He was confronted and left after placing the toolkit back on a shelf. Later that day, the man was stopped by an OSP Trooper and was served with a Notification of Trespass.
  • A domestic violence investigation led to the arrest of a man on the charges of Assault IV domestic and Strangulation domestic. Follow-up interviews revealed additional crimes of Kidnapping and Bias Crime 2.
  • A person reported that someone had dumped a mattress and bedsprings underneath the northwestern corner of the Independence Bridge. Investigation revealed the people who had been camping there were cleaning up the camp and moving elsewhere.
  • Three large uncapped hypodermic needles were found in Riverview Park. The needles were found just off the pavement in the parking lot near the old boat ramp.
  • Theft report of a catalytic converter in the 100 block of 2nd Street. In another call, a car was stolen from the 300 block C street and taken to the south side of Calvary Chapel where the catalytic converter was removed. According to the victim, the keys were still inside the car.

This is just a sample portion of what your Independence Police Officers do on a monthly basis. Reach out if you need us! We’re here to serve you.