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April 23, 2014

Police investigating Rolling Rock Townhomes robbery

Columbia Police are investigating a robbery that occurred in a unit at Rolling Rock Townhomes on the 1400 block of Rolling Rock Drive, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. Police were dispatched to the home where investigation revealed three male suspects had robbed two male victims at gunpoint just before 9 a.m. Monday. When one victim investigated the sound of footsteps in the upstairs hallway, an unknown male armed with a handgun confronted ...
April 14, 2014

Adult entertainment store robbed

Columbia police are investigating an armed robbery at Passions Adult Entertainment Store, 1108 East Business Loop 70, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. Officers were dispatched to the store at 10:32 p.m. Investigators said a male had entered the store, picked out two videos and then pulled a handgun on the clerk. The suspect demanded money and left the store in an undisclosed direction. Police are not certain if he left on foot ...
April 11, 2014

Police arrest Parkway robbery suspect

Jason Smith, 19, was arrested in connection with the Wednesday armed robbery at Parkway Apartments, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. Police arrested Smith at 600 E. Walnut St. early Friday for first-robbery and unlawful use of a weapon. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected in the case. Smith entered the residence of his friends with a handgun and two other unidentified males Wednesday. Once in the residence, he demanded ...

Burglaries increase during 2014 spring break

Burglaries from March 22 to April 1, MU’s spring break, were up from previous years, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. Twenty-six residential burglaries occurred that week. They were spread throughout the city, although multiple burglaries were reported on Anthony Street. Police department records do not separate students from non-students. The department warned students before break that extended absences have the potential to increase burglary risk. There were 21 residential burglaries, three commercial ...
March 14, 2014

Arrest made in shooting case

Deazjon Ramon Brown, 18, was arrested Thursday by Columbia Police Department detectives for a shooting March 10 at 2102 Paris Road, according to a department news release. Brown’s bail is $4,500 for first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. He is being held at the Boone County Jail. Brown’s arrest occurred at 10:15 a.m. on the 300 block of North Providence Road. More arrests are expected in this active and ongoing ...
March 6, 2014

MU students arrested for drug trafficking

Two MU students were arrested for drug trafficking Wednesday afternoon. Joshua Dillick, 22, of 4600 Fenimore Drive, and Nicholas Kampe, 23, of 911 E. Ash St., were taken into custody by the Columbia Police Department for felony distribution/delivery/manufacture/production of a controlled substance around 3:25 p.m. MU directory information lists Dillick as a senior in the general studies department. Kampe is listed as a senior in interdisciplinary studies. Columbia Police’s Vice, Narcotics and Organized Crime detectives ...
Feb. 7, 2014

Police seek suspect in hit-and-run accident

The Columbia Police Department is searching for a woman who struck a city vehicle, injuring the worker inside, and then fled the scene. A silver Mercury SUV fled after striking a city of Columbia John Deere tractor as it worked to clear snow early Wednesday morning, according to a department news release. Just after midnight, police drove the employee inside the tractor from 701 East Broadway to a local hospital to receive treatment for a ...
Jan. 24, 2014

Ellis Library arsonist receives 6.5-year sentence

Christopher Kelley, the 28-year-old convicted of arson in April 2013, will serve a six-and-a-half-year sentence without parole for his arson and vandalism of Ellis Library and a Stephens College classroom in 2011. Police said that Kelley set fires and broke computer monitors, windows and security cameras inside Ellis Library in the early morning of Sept. 10, 2011. An undamaged surveillance camera caught his actions on video. Kelley pled not guilty to arson, though he did ...
Jan. 19, 2014

Police investigate downtown stabbing

Columbia police are investigating an early morning assault near Hitt Street and Broadway. Officers were dispatched to 1101 E. Broadway around 1:36 a.m. Sunday in regards to a disturbance involving several males. The police located a white vehicle that was leaving the area at the intersection of Broadway and Providence Road. Inside the vehicle, officers found a 24-year-old black male victim from Sturgeon with a knife wound from the incident. The victim was transported to ...
Jan. 1, 2014

Suspect arrested in Dollar General robbery

A 47-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection to a Monday afternoon armed robbery of the Dollar General on the 3700 block of Monterey Drive. Investigators arrested suspect Kenneth Malone at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. During Malone’s apprehension, investigators recovered the pellet gun he used in the incident as well as the puffy coat he had worn. Investigators say Malone entered the store with a handgun and demanded money from a cashier, who did not ...