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Eight arrested during felony warrant sweep
03/04/2024

Nearly 50 law enforcement officers arrested eight people who had felony warrants today in an operati…

Detention Center video visitation goes digital
03/04/2024
Clay County Detention Center visitation has gone digital.
All personal visitors will now visit w…
Missouri City man attempts to break into school
02/23/2024

UPDATE: 25-year-old Jonathen R. Estep of Missouri City has now been charged in this case. The charge…

Canine, cooperation stop man's crime spree
02/05/2024

A Nebraska man’s brief crime spree came to an end Saturday, thanks to a Sheriff’s Office canine and …

Deputies shut down Avondale fentanyl dealers
01/08/2024
After months of investigation, deputies shut down fentanyl dealers in Avondale this weekend.

On th…
Clay County Sheriff’s Office collecting puzzles and card games for inmates
01/03/2024

JAN. 15 UPDATE: You can now donate at any Clay County branch of Mid-Continent Public Library until J…

Sheriff's Office investigating homicide
12/22/2023

UPDATE, JAN. 3:

The victim is identified as 53-year-old Gildardo H. Carvajal of Gardner, Kan.

 

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K9 Lola featured in new children’s book
12/20/2023

Critical Incident Response Team K9 Lola of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is now the subject of a …

Deputies stop man from burning down house with wife and elderly relative inside
12/07/2023

A man faces multiple charges after deputies interrupted him trying to burn down a house with his wif…

UPDATE: Andrew Mullin located deceased
12/05/2023

DEC. 27 UPDATE:

On Dec. 21, a resident located the body of a man who died by apparent suicide in a h…

SILVER ALERT: Bert Torrey
12/05/2023
DEC. 7 UPDATE: A very sad update in this case: Mr. Torrey was located deceased this afternoon by Ra…
Donations accepted for Shop with a Sheriff
11/28/2023

If you're looking to support a great cause on this Giving Tuesday, consider the Shop with a Sheriff …

Deputies honored for acts of heroism
11/15/2023

Sheriff Akin presented dozens of Sheriff’s Office members with awards for heroism, compassion and in…

Voters approve fee for funding 911
11/08/2023

Clay County Proposition A, which asked voters to implement a $1 monthly fee on cell phones to fund 9…

Residents invited to upcoming town hall meetings with Sheriff
10/19/2023

Clay County residents can get answers to their questions about Proposition A and what’s happening at…

Sheriff's Office investigating ultralight aircraft crash
09/14/2023
Deputies are investigating the crash of an ultralight aircraft that led to the pilot suffering sever…
Voters to decide on fee for funding 911
09/07/2023

Clay County voters will decide on Nov. 7 whether to implement a $1 monthly fee on any wireless devic…

Man strikes deputy with car, narrowly missing his own child
09/05/2023

A Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy was not injured after a driver struck her with his vehicle on …

Sheriff’s Office hosts free shredding event Saturday
09/01/2023

Residents who want to prevent identity theft can take advantage of a free Community Shredding Event …

Sheriff’s Office, Liberty Police host huge National Night Out event
07/30/2023

Residents are invited to get to know the public safety professionals who serve them in a fun environ…

Information sought in fatal hit-and-run crash
08/24/2023

UPDATE, AUG. 24: 

A $5,000 reward is now available for information leading to the arrest of the driv…

Sheriff's Office investigating fatal plane crash
07/20/2023

UPDATE, August 10: The National Transportation Safety Board has issued their preliminary report in t…

UPDATED: Ford Plant Evacuated as Sheriff's Office Investigates Threat
07/18/2023

UPDATE, 5:15 P.M. JULY 19

Zachariah A. Peterson, 19, has been charged with one count of making a ter…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office K9 Argos receives donation of body armor
07/03/2023

Clay County Sheriff’s Office K9 Argos has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a cha…

Sheriff’s Office is first stop for radio station’s law enforcement tour
06/22/2023

KCMO Talk Radio 710 AM/103.7 FM will host its inaugural stop for the “Back the Blue Tour” at the Cla…

Major Phil Coffer graduates from FBI National Academy
06/16/2023

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Major Phil Coffer was one of 238 law enforcement officers who graduated…

Sheriff’s Office offers free steering wheel locks to Kia, Hyundai owners
07/21/2023

July 21 Update:

After running out, steering wheel locks are once again available at the Sheriff's Of…

Deputies find dozens of stolen IDs, checks and drugs after pursuit
06/08/2023
Deputies made a big bust shortly before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, recovering dozens of stolen item…
School Resource Deputy talks suicidal teen down from water tower
05/25/2023

A suicidal teen asked for his School Resource Deputy last night, who was able to talk him safely dow…

Cyber security scam leads to $200,000 loss
05/04/2023

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scam that led to a resident losing $200,000 this week.

A man…

Three men arrested in operation targeting child sexual exploitation during NFL Draft
05/01/2023

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Kansas City worked toget…

Brief phone outage scheduled Thursday, 911 not affected
04/25/2023

Sheriff’s Office phones will be shut down for an upgrade for approximately 30 minutes Thursday eveni…

Deputies safely apprehend armed carjacking suspect
04/24/2023

Despite the suspect reaching for a gun he had dropped after running from them, deputies were able to…

Deputies respond to large fight at high school
04/21/2023

A School Resource Deputy had to request assistance to break up a large fight at Winnetonka High Scho…

Shooting suspect surrenders
04/18/2023

Andrew Lester, charged in the shooting of 16-year-old Ralph Yarl, surrendered at the Clay County Det…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office K9 Argos to get donation of body armor
04/12/2023

Clay County Sheriff’s Office K9 Argos will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a cha…

Deputies respond to large disturbance at Worlds of Fun
04/10/2023

A deputy working off-duty security at Worlds of Fun heard on the radio from park security about a fi…

Sheriff's Office releases 2022 Annual Report
04/04/2023

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has released its 2022 annual report, which shows significant reduct…

Canine escapes coat to capture fleeing suspect
03/20/2023

Despite a suspect’s efforts to throw a coat over the dog’s head, a Sheriff’s Office canine stopped a…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office seeks public input in accreditation process
03/08/2023

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is pursuing national accreditation and seeks public input as part o…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office pledges to increase percentage of women deputies
03/01/2023

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is the first sheriff’s office in Missouri to sign the 30x30 Pledge …

Sheriff's Office awarded for outstanding partnership with Homeland Security Investigations Kansas City
02/23/2023

From the Kansas City office of Homeland Security Investigations:

CLAY COUNTY, Mo. – Homeland Securit…

Sheriff's Office investigating after explosive device found in Missouri City
02/21/2023

Deputies investigated a potential explosive device at Gano and Water streets in Missouri City (south…

Fatal crash investigation underway
02/02/2023

UPDATE: The victim is identified as 44-year-old Eric B. Starr of Excelsior Springs, Mo.

 

The Clay C…

Sheriff's Office investigating apparent fatal workplace accident
01/31/2023

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 42-year-old Bobby Joe Allen of Gladstone, Mo.

ORIGINAL:

Th…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office investigating apparent suicide in Detention Center
01/23/2023

Detectives are investigating an apparent death by suicide of an inmate in the Clay County Detention …

Deputies safely capture armed, wanted man
01/23/2023

 

Clay County deputies safely took an armed man into custody Friday who was wanted for a home invasi…

Man charged with child endangerment after fleeing from deputies, crash
01/13/2023

A Lawson, Mo., man has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest aft…

Deputies respond to fights at skating rink
12/31/2022

Shortly before 10 p.m. Dec. 31, deputies working a traffic grant stopped a woman who was speeding. S…

Child getting off school bus struck by hit-and-run driver
12/15/2022

UPDATE 2: Kyle P. Barrett, 39, of Lawson, Mo., has been charged with leaving the scene of an acciden…

Traffic Safety Unit investigating fatality crash
12/15/2022

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality crash that took the life of a teenager …

Deputies to brighten Christmas for 40+ children
12/08/2022

Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies will help 19 families with 42 children have a fantastic holida…

Teenager, deputies to receive awards for saving lives
11/16/2022

At a ceremony Thursday night, Sheriff Will Akin will present awards not only to deputies who saved a…

Sheriff's Office Investigating Fatal Bridge Collapse
10/26/2022

UPDATE, Oct. 27: The deceased victim in yesterday’s bridge collapse was 22-year-old Connor R. Ernst …

Investigation continues in Excelsior Springs kidnapping case
02/14/2023

This page contains all of the official information released by law enforcement regarding the investi…

Sheriff's Office investigating Excelsior Springs Police officer-involved shooting
10/01/2022

UPDATE, Oct. 2: The suspect is now deceased. He is identified as 65-year-old Carl J. Carrel, a white…

Sheriff's Office investigating life-threatening crash
09/26/2022

Oct. 3 UPDATE: The motorcycle driver in this case has died. He is identified as 34-year-old Donald J…

School bus crash investigation complete
09/20/2022

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s Traffic Safety Unit has concluded its investigation into the scho…

Sheriff’s Office, Liberty Police host biggest-ever National Night Out event tonight
09/13/2022

Residents are invited to get to know the public safety professionals who serve them in a fun environ…

Deputies investigating school bus crash
09/12/2022

Deputies are investigating a school bus crash near Smithville. Shortly after 8 a.m. Sept. 12, deputi…

Victim identified in almost 40-year-old murder case
09/08/2022

Deoina Mitchell just had to know. What happened to her mother?

Mitchell never really knew her mom, G…

Sheriff’s Office, Verimore Bank host free shredding event
09/01/2022

Residents who want to prevent identity theft can take advantage of a free Community Shredding Event …

Fake social media posts spread fear
08/17/2022

Fake posts warning of murderers and serial killers on the loose are showing up on local social media…

Deputies find, arrest shooting threat suspect moments after crime
08/16/2022

Within minutes of it occurring, deputies found and arrested a suspect who showed a woman a gun and t…

Sheriff announces fall 2022 Citizens Academy
08/10/2022

Sheriff Will Akin is pleased to announce that the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is r…

UPDATE: National Night Out postponed
07/29/2022

UPDATE, AUG. 1: Due to the predicted heat for Aug. 2, we are postponing our National Night Out event…

Clay County residents being inundated with scam calls
07/22/2022

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has fielded numerous phone calls this week from residents who are r…

Grand jury issues no true bill in school abuse allegations
07/21/2022

A Clay County grand jury has determined no charges will be filed against a teacher accused of abuse …

Investigation reveals meth overdose as cause of death for man who died in custody of ESPD
07/18/2022

The Clay County Investigative Squad has concluded its investigation into the May 8 in-custody death …

Dump truck driver helps stop fleeing felon
07/11/2022

A dump truck driver and a tire-deflation device helped end the pursuit of a suspect with multiple fe…

School Resource Deputies stop thief who stole teachers’ catalytic converters
06/24/2022

School Resource Deputies tracked down and arrested a man after he stole catalytic converters from th…

Tactical resources safely quell disturbance at Detention Center
06/22/2022

Inmates causing a disturbance in the Clay County Detention Center and then refusing to lock down ton…

New task force to focus on human trafficking in Clay County
06/21/2022

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has launched a task force to investigate child sexual exploitation …

Community Drug Education Summit aims to combat overdoses
06/15/2022

Amid an uptick in fatal and near-fatal overdoses linked to the recreational use of pills laced with …

Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrests six in child enticement sting
06/13/2022

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Kansas …

Deputies recover two stolen cars, arrest teen
05/31/2022

Deputies recovered two stolen vehicles and took a juvenile into custody Saturday night in an inciden…

Sheriff’s Office, School District, investigate reports of assault
05/11/2022

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Excelsior Springs School District to investigat…

Sheriff’s Office launches new web site
05/11/2022

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office launched its first new web site in at least a decade today.

The new…

Man found dead in homeless camp died of natural causes
05/10/2022

An autopsy has confirmed that a man found dead in an apparent homeless camp on March 3, 2022, died f…

Deputies to receive awards for saving lives
05/04/2022

Sheriff Will Akin will present awards to more than two dozen deputies and staff who have saved lives…

Community Drug Education Summits continue to combat overdoses: Vineyard Church and Oak Park High School
04/20/2022

Amid an uptick in fatal and near-fatal overdoses linked to the recreational use of pills laced with …

Community Drug Education Summit aims to combat overdoses - Gladstone
03/16/2022

Amid an uptick in fatal and near-fatal overdoses linked to the recreational use of pills laced with …

First Annual Report highlights Sheriff’s Office’s 2021 work
03/08/2022

For the first time, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is providing an annual report to the community …

Community Drug Education Summit aims to combat overdoses
02/25/2022

Amid an uptick in fatal and near-fatal overdoses linked to the recreational use of pills laced with …

Overwhelming response to Paperback Book and Puzzle Drive benefits inmates metro-wide
03/11/2022

The response to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s Paperback Book and Puzzle Drive for Detention Cen…

Sheriff Announces Spring 2022 Citizens Academy
02/10/2022

Clay County, Missouri – February 10th, 2022– Sheriff Will Akin is proud to announce that the Clay Co…

Detectives hope reward money, new information can help solve homicide one year later
02/09/2022

Detectives are hoping new information and additional reward money will help solve the homicide of 45…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office investigating apparent suicide in Detention Center
01/12/2022

Detectives are investigating an apparent death by suicide of an inmate in the Clay County Detention …

Clay County Sheriff’s Office collecting paperback books and puzzles for inmates
01/01/0001

They were getting tired of romance novels.

That’s why the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a …