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Oct. 23, 2015

Suspects in bomb threat on Stadium Boulevard on Thursday under detainment.

Posted to Police Beat by Allyson Sherwin on Oct. 23, 2015 at 7:23 p.m.

A man has been arrested by the Columbia Police Department officials in conjunction to a car bomb threat Thursday night along Stadium Boulevard. Sean David Rodgers, 33, has been charged with unlawful transportation of a weapon and with tampering with a vehicle. The Mid-Missouri Bomb squad assessed the explosive device ...

Oct. 19, 2015

Woman threatened with knife near Fazoli’s

Posted to Police Beat by Elane Edwards on Oct. 19, 2015 at 10:49 p.m.

At 5:48 p.m. Oct.18, Columbia police officers arrested Jemell Dupree Butler, 19, in connection to a sexual assault involving a weapon. Police said Butler threatened a 25-year-old female with a knife, demanding her to perform a sexual act, according to a CPD news release. The release stated the investigation revealed ...

Oct. 12, 2015

MUPD arrested a man for terrorist threats toward MU Hospital

Posted to Police Beat by Elane Edwards on Oct. 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Almost a week after a threatening phone call was made to MU Health Care, the MU Police Department has made an arrest in the case Saturday afternoon. According to an MUPD news release, officers arrested Ruben Espinosa in connection with making a “terrorist threat” toward hospital employees. Espinosa is not ...

Sept. 20, 2015

Five hospitalized after vehicle accident, two sexual assaults reported downtown and MU tested emerge

Posted to Police Beat by Allyson Sherwin on Sept. 20, 2015 at 11:52 p.m.

Football Collision Four MU football players, including Terry Beckner Jr., Trevon Walters, Desean Blair and Keyon Dilosa, were involved in a minor collision at the intersection of University and College avenues at around 3:52 p.m. on Sept. 18. The football players were all riding in the same SUV when it ...

April 23, 2014

Police investigating Rolling Rock Townhomes robbery

Posted to Police Beat by Jackie Olson on April 23, 2014 at 11:36 p.m.

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 ...

April 14, 2014

Adult entertainment store robbed

Posted to Police Beat by Jackie Olson on April 14, 2014 at 10:24 p.m.

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 ...

April 11, 2014

Police arrest Parkway robbery suspect

Posted to Police Beat by Jackie Olson on April 11, 2014 at 10:23 p.m.

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 ...

Burglaries increase during 2014 spring break

Posted to Police Beat by Jackie Olson on April 11, 2014 at 12:05 p.m.

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 ...

March 14, 2014

Arrest made in shooting case

Posted to Police Beat by Jackie Olson on March 14, 2014 at 5:14 p.m.

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 ...

March 6, 2014

MU students arrested for drug trafficking

Posted to Police Beat by Claire Boston on March 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

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 ...