The Independence Police Department is investigating a string of property damage cases that may be related. The first incident was reported in mid-April and the most recent was reported this Tuesday. At least three juveniles with matching descriptions have been seen at multiple different incidents. The suspects are known to have thrown a rock, brick, or piece of asphalt through residents’ windows in the late evening to early morning hours. Many of the events occurred near the high school with one residence being damaged twice.
Police are trying to determine if there is any connection between the victims and are attempting to locate one identified suspect. Police are asking anyone who lives near the locations listed below to review their surveillance cameras. Police Chief Jerry Harrison says they need the community's help identifying and stopping these suspects as the severity of damage appears to be increasing. If you have any information call IPD (620)332-1700.
1500 Block of Irving after 9 pm on 4-18-22
900 Block of N Pennsylvania Ave. early morning hours 4-19-22
200 Block of Hackberry within a few days prior to 4-19-22
600 Block of N Park Blvd. before 2 am 4-21-22
600 Block of E Myrtle before 8:30 pm 4-22-22
1600 Block of N 10th 2:24 am 4-23-22
1500 Block of N 10th 1:46 am 2-28-22
1000 Block of N 10th 2:20 am 5-12-22
1500 Block of Irving 8:48 pm 5-17-22
300 Block of S 12th 8:15 pm 5-18-22