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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 ...

Feb. 7, 2014

Police seek suspect in hit-and-run accident

Posted to Police Beat by Jackie Olson on Feb. 7, 2014 at 7:57 p.m.

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 ...

Jan. 24, 2014

Ellis Library arsonist receives 6.5-year sentence

Posted to Police Beat by Jackie Olson on Jan. 24, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

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 ...

Jan. 19, 2014

Police investigate downtown stabbing

Posted to Police Beat by Claire Boston on Jan. 19, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.

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 ...

Jan. 1, 2014

Suspect arrested in Dollar General robbery

Posted to Police Beat by Jordan McFarland on Jan. 1, 2014 at 11:52 p.m.

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 ...