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In Print: Five arrested in Columbia for prostitution-related charges

By Maddie Foster | July 9, 2014

As part of a larger FBI operation, five in Columbia were arrested for prostitution.

Police Beat: 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 ...

Police Beat: 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 ...

Police Beat: 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 ...

Police investigate armed robbery at Parkway Apartments

By Jackie Olson | April 10, 2014

Columbia Police are investigating an armed robbery in the 200 block of West Broadway at the Parkway Apartments. At 1:29 a.m. Wednesday, officers were dispatched to the apartment. Three victims had been waiting for a friend, who arrived with two other men and was armed with a handgun ...

In Print: Rape reported in Tenth and Cherry garage

By Jackie Olson | April 8, 2014

A 21-year-old victim reported the incident Saturday.

Armed robber takes cell phone, arrested with two others

By Jackie Olson | April 7, 2014

Columbia Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred around 3:30 a.m. Saturday at The Reserve, 2500 South Old Highway 63. A female, 20, had her cell phone stolen by a male with a handgun, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. Leonardo Neves, 19, entered the ...

16-year-old found dead in motel

By Jackie Olson | April 4, 2014

Police are searching for the man who called 911.

Third suspect in Tolston murder extradited to Boone County

By Covey Eonyak Son | April 3, 2014

Lambert’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 23.

Ryan Ferguson sues for $100 million

By Jackie Olson | March 19, 2014

Ferguson was imprisoned for nearly 10 years for the murder of Kent Heitholt.

Police Beat: 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 ...

Students arrested for drug trafficking

By Jackie Olson | March 9, 2014

The students also had more than $23,000 in cash.

Police Beat: 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 ...

In Print: CPD Domestic Violence Enforcement Unit receives grant

By Jackie Olson | March 5, 2014

The unit handles 850-1,000 domestic violence cases per year.

In Print: Death of Columbia infant leads to second-degree murder charges

By Jackie Olson | March 5, 2014

An autopsy showed signs of blunt trauma and shaking.

Broadway car crash hospitalizes four

By Jackie Olson | Feb. 11, 2014

An early morning head-on car crash on Broadway sent four travelers, including an infant, to the University Hospital around 1 a.m. Saturday. One driver, Dennis Atim, remains in critical condition, said Brian Tate, a Columbia Police Department officer and crash investigator. According to a CPD news release, Atim, 35 ...

Police Beat: 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 ...

Violent crime down in Columbia in 2013

By Jackie Olson | Feb. 5, 2014

A spike in reported rapes may be explained by a new definition.

Police Beat: 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 ...

Two more suspects sought in Tolston murder

By Covey Eonyak Son | Jan. 7, 2014 | Updated Jan. 7, 2014 at 6:26 p.m.

Martrell T. Smith was arrested for second-degree murder.

Columbia Police Department investigates killing on Newton Drive

By Covey Eonyak Son | Jan. 3, 2014

Man was pronounced dead at a local hospital after sustaining “serious injuries.”

Columbia Police Department investigates shooting on Benton Street

By Covey Eonyak Son | Dec. 26, 2013

A 41-year-old female suffered “non-life-threatening injuries," according to police.

Police find possible link between recent burglaries

By Mara Somlo | Nov. 24, 2013

There have been nine accounted for since June 26.

City, State and Nation : Burton, review board discuss complaint handling

Posted to City, State and Nation by Mara Somlo on Nov. 15, 2013 at 9:29 p.m.

Police Chief Ken Burton met with the Citizens’ Police Review Board on Wednesday to talk through issues of concern and listen to recommendations of how the Columbia Police Department can improve its relationship with the people of Columbia. Under the city’s Code of Ordinances, Burton is required to meet ...

Police Beat: Police respond to report of rape in Aspen Heights

Posted to Police Beat by Mara Somlo on Nov. 12, 2013 at 12:27 p.m.

Columbia Police Department officers responded to University Hospital on Monday in reference to a forcible rape that occurred in the Aspen Heights apartment complex. The assault reportedly occurred around 2 or 3 a.m. on either Nov. 1 or Nov. 2. The female victim, 19, was walking near the clubhouse ...

Police Beat: Sexual assault report near MU campus leads to Clery Release

Posted to Police Beat by Mara Somlo on Nov. 11, 2013 at 7:33 p.m.

An account of sexual misconduct was reported across the street from MU's campus near the 1400 block of Bouchelle Avenue around 2 p.m. Friday. The female victim told Columbia Police Department officers a male stopped her while she was walking home. The suspect grabbed the victim's breast ...

Police Beat: Police search for missing woman

Posted to Police Beat by Mara Somlo on Nov. 8, 2013 at 12:48 p.m.

A missing woman might be in the company of man who is wanted on a felony warrant for her domestic assault. The Columbia Police Department is actively searching for Cassandra Leaann Laronge, a 27-year-old who has been missing since Oct. 26. Laronge was staying with a friend in the 100 ...

Victim found on I-70 not yet IDed

By Mara Somlo | Oct. 28, 2013

Police investigating incident after calls reported blood, clothes on I-70

Police Beat: Shots fired near Stadium Boulevard and Bernadette Drive

Posted to Police Beat by Beatriz Costa-Lima on Oct. 27, 2013 at 2:44 p.m.

The Columbia Police Department is investigating reports of shots fired shortly after midnight Sunday morning near Stadium Boulevard and Bernadette Drive. Officers responded to the area after receiving multiple calls reporting shots heard and cars driving away in the area, according to a CPD news release. Two males with gunshot ...

Police Beat: Columbia Police investigating rape on Locust

Posted to Police Beat by Beatriz Costa-Lima on Oct. 26, 2013 at 2:49 p.m.

Columbia Police Department officers are investigating a forcible rape that occurred on the 1000 block of Locust Street early Saturday morning. The suspect entered through an unlocked door while a female victim was asleep in her bedroom. After entering into the bedroom, the suspect threatened the victim with some sort ...

City, State and Nation : Aspen Heights under lockdown after outbreak of crime

Posted to City, State and Nation by Maggie Stanwood on Oct. 12, 2013 at 9:54 p.m.

Aspen Heights issued a temporary lockdown on the complex as a result of tenants and parents complaining of the crime, according to an email sent out by the complex. On Oct. 6, shots were fired in one of the Aspen Heights’ apartment buildings at a party being held there, and ...

Citizens Police Review Board asks for CPD reports, recieves funding for Mediation Task Force

By Mara Somlo | Oct. 10, 2013

The board wants to see a breakdown about how many complaints have been filed.

Police Beat: Suspect fled scene after armed robbery at Kaldi’s coffeehouse downtown

Posted to Police Beat by Mara Somlo on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

Kaldi’s on Ninth Street was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning. Columbia Police Department officers responded to the coffeehouse at 5:35 a.m. The suspect “entered the store through the back door after an employee had opened (it) for another employee,” according to a department news release. The suspect ...

CPD to receive three sworn positions, despite requests for more

In Print: CPD to receive three sworn positions, despite requests for more

By Mara Somlo | Oct. 1, 2013

Budget constraints did not allow CPD to have all its requests filled.

Aspen Heights still working on housing students after construction delays

In Print: Aspen Heights still working on housing students after construction delays

By Maggie Stanwood | Sept. 4, 2013

Some tenants experienced further delays regarding the features Aspen Heights had promised them.

CPD arrests sex offender from Nevada

By Mara Somlo | Aug. 30, 2013

Surveillance video from a business on Conley Road helped identify the suspect.

In Print: CPD investigating second burglary at Brookside on College

By Mara Somlo | Aug. 28, 2013

The incident and suspect description matches those of previous cases.

Two arrested in narcotics search warrant Thursday

By Christian Conway | Aug. 25, 2013

The Columbia Police Department SWAT Team arrested two suspects after it served a narcotics search warrant. The team served the warrant Thursday at approximately 9:10 a.m. Two suspects were arrested inside the unit after the officers found marijuana, ecstasy, drug paraphernalia, an undisclosed amount of money and two ...

City council, CPD tackle increase in violent crime

In Print: City council, CPD tackle increase in violent crime

By Joe Clougher | Aug. 21, 2013

From January to June, uniform crime reporting statistics show 274 reported violent incidents.

CPD arrests suspect for Conley Road homicide

By Joe Clougher | Aug. 2, 2013

He faces charges of murder and robbery.

Three suspects arrested in The Greens apartment complex robbery

By Mark Kim | Aug. 2, 2013

While the suspects were armed, the victim left the incident unharmed.

Local Landmark Bank robbed yesterday

By Mark Kim | July 30, 2013

No citizens were harmed during the bank robbery.

Community members hold vigil for teen's death

Community members hold vigil for teen's death

By Mara Somlo | July 17, 2013

Tre'Veon Marshall, 17, was killed in a shooting Sunday on McKee Street.

Shootings, car chase leads to crash

By Crystal Duan | July 9, 2013

The two vehicles apparently engaged in a chase may have hit an uninvolved vehicle.

Columbia public safety satisfaction is less than national average

In Print: Columbia public safety satisfaction is less than national average

By Jennifer Beatty | July 7, 2013

Analytics show the highest concentration of incidents involving the police occurred between Fifth and Hitt streets from Ash to Locust streets.

CPD investigating shooting on Garth Avenue

By Pranav Shastry | July 4, 2013

Officers found 27 bullet casings from three different weapons.

City Council and CPD divided over crime prevention, statistics

By Jennifer Beatty | June 27, 2013

Police chief suggested a curfew, but only the mayor also supported it.

Police Beat: Columbia man dies in shooting Sunday

Posted to Police Beat by Beatriz Costa-Lima on June 24, 2013 at 10:24 a.m.

The Associated Press is reporting that the Columbia Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday. Officers responded to call reporting a shooting in o a parking lot of a shopping center at the corner of Conley and Brickton roads. Police found the 25-year-old male victim next to a ...

Police Beat: Shots fired at party Sunday morning

Posted to Police Beat by Beatriz Costa-Lima on June 23, 2013 at 8:18 a.m.

Four to five shots were fired at a party early Sunday morning. Columbia Police Department officers responded at 1:04 a.m. to a call of shots fired near 1505 Bodie Drive, according to a CPD news release. The caller reported that the shots were fired at a large party ...

Police Beat: CPD investigates Cosmo Park Rape

Posted to Police Beat by Beatriz Costa-Lima on June 22, 2013 at 4:49 p.m.

Columbia Police Department are investigating a report of a sexual assault. Officers responded to a report of forcible rape at 2:12 a.m. Thursday, according to a CPD news release A 41-year-old victim reported that she was forcibly raped at Business Loop 70 E, Cosmo Recreation Area, at approximately ...

Police Beat: Shots fired at Lakewood Apartments

Posted to Police Beat by Beatriz Costa-Lima on June 22, 2013 at 1:28 p.m.

A caller reported to the Columbia Police Department that shots were fired Friday evening at 206 Old Highway 63 N., Lakewood Apartments. The caller told officers that a suspect fired three to four shots a victim was possibly shot in the leg. The caller also reported the suspects left the ...

Arrested assistant professor released on bail

By Katherine Knott | May 9, 2013

Hack was scheduled to leave Mizzou after this semester.

Police Beat: Shots fired on Oak Street

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on April 29, 2013 at 3:29 p.m.

Columbia Police Department officers responded to a shots fired report at 1:19 p.m. Monday afternoon. According to a CPD news release, officers on the scene found three shell casings in the roadway. The shots may have come from a red vehicle heading northbound on Oak Street. A bullet ...

Police Beat: CPD responds to home invasion on Hanover Boulevard

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on April 29, 2013 at 3:28 p.m.

Columbia Police Department officers were dispatched to Hanover Boulevard in reference to a home invasion robbery at 1:37 a.m. Monday morning. According to a CPD news release, three men with handguns forced open the apartment door, then ransacked the apartment and fled in an unknown direction. The victim ...

Police Beat: Robbery at Break Time on Forum Blvd.

Posted to Police Beat by Lakshna Mehta on April 26, 2013 at 6:49 p.m.

Columbia Police Department officers responded to an armed robbery at Break Time Convenience Store on Forum Boulevard today. No one was injured during the incident. According to a CPD news release, a white man entered the store, pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded money. The suspect fled the ...

Police Beat: MUPD clery release issued, CPD investigates sexual assault

Posted to Police Beat by Lakshna Mehta on April 19, 2013 at 5:20 p.m.

A female was sexually assaulted early Friday morning by an unknown white male. The incident occurred near College Avenue and Anthony Street. The victim was walking alone at 1:35 a.m. when she was assaulted. Officers from the Columbia Police Department were dispatched to the local hospital at 3 ...

Police Beat: Police seek information on reported sexual assault

Posted to Police Beat by Kelsey Maffett on April 6, 2013 at 10:31 p.m.

The MU Police Department and Columbia Police Department are seeking information about the driver of a white truck in connection with a sexual assault that occurred Saturday morning. According to a CPD news release, Columbia police arrived at University Hospital at 7:35 a.m. Saturday in response to a ...

Police Beat: CPD obtains search warrant for shooting suspect

Posted to Police Beat by Lakshna Mehta on Feb. 25, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

The Columbia Police Department has obtained a warrant for the arrest of a male in relation to the shooting at Quail Drive last Sunday. Lucius Clarence Bowers, 36, is wanted for the unlawful use of a weapon, according to a news release from CPD. CPD officers were dispatched to the ...

 Cop Block tour makes a stop at The Blue Fugue

In Print: Cop Block tour makes a stop at The Blue Fugue

By Katherine Knott | Feb. 8, 2013

Cop Block's slogan is "badges don't grant extra rights."

Police Beat: CPD investigates fight, involved juvenile detained

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

The Columbia Police Department received referencing a fight at Fifth and Park Street. The caller mentioned a knife, according to an email from CPD spokesman Joseph Bernhard. The fight was over before officers arrived, but a 14-year-old boy was pointed out by a witness as being involved in the fight ...

CPD searches for suspects in Business Loop 70 shooting

By Claire Boston | Feb. 5, 2013

The 22-year-old victim did not appear to be the target of the gunfire.

In Print: One dead after altercation between Truman Veterans Hospital patients

By Mara Somlo | Feb. 5, 2013

Patient Robert O. Hill, 78, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Teenager calls Columbia Police Department after being followed

By Maggie Angst | Feb. 5, 2013

The suspect is in his 20s with brown facial hair.

In Print: Former CPD officer Rob Sanders' canine Fano sold to Clarence Police Department

By Jennifer Beatty | Feb. 1, 2013

Fano was not sold to Sanders due to liability concerns.

Police Beat: Armed robbery on Vandiver Drive

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Jan. 19, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Columbia Police Department officers were dispatched to an armed robbery Thursday at Pro Kutz on Vandiver Drive. According to an email sent by CPD spokeswoman Latisha Stroer, three males entered the store wearing all black clothing and ski masks. They demanded money, and two of the three suspects were armed ...

Police Beat: Traffic stop recovers a stolen vehicle

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Jan. 19, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

An officer from the Columbia Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Grindstone Parkway and Rock Quarry Road while working burglary prevention detail Thursday evening. The suspect vehicle refused to stop for the officer, but was disabled after striking a traffic control pole. The two occupants ...

Police Beat: Man arrested, gun found in hotel room

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Columbia Police Department officers responded to a handgun disturbance Wednesday night at a residence on Argyle Drive. Upon arrival, a witness told officers Quincy Avant, 39, was driving recklessly in the street. The victims stated that Avant was picking up his girlfriend and child at the time. Avant pulled a ...

Police Beat: Columbia Police Department investigating woman's death

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

A 59-year-old female was found deceased Thursday outside of 1207 Larch Court. According to an email sent by the Columbia Police Department's PR Unit, the cause and circumstances of her death are still unknown. The Columbia Police Department is currently investigating the incident.

Columbia police officers conduct SWAT training at local mall

By Tracy Cook | Jan. 14, 2013

The entire police department will be trained in active shooter tactics this summer.

Police Beat: Suspect arrested, stolen handgun recovered

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

A male victim informed the Columbia Police Department that Jerry Goldman, 30, put a gun to his head and threatened to kill him on Fourth Avenue. The victim reported Goldman was under the influence of a controlled substance. Officers with the Street Crimes Unit located Jerry Goldman outside a residence ...

Police Beat: Columbia Police Department busts marijuana growing operation

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Columbia Police Department officers were sent to an apartment on North Eighth Street in reference to a check subject call Friday night. Officers contacted Brenner Dawson, 32, outside the residence and could smell the odor of fresh marijuana when he opened the door, according to the Columbia Police Department's ...

Police Beat: Armed robbery at Petro Mart

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Officers were dispatched to an armed robbery at Petro Mart on Falling Leaf Lane at 2:17 a.m. this morning. A male entered the store with hand gun and demanded money from the clerk, taking an undisclosed amount of money. According to the Columbia Police Department's news release ...

Police Beat: Man shot at Bonny Linn Drive

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Jan. 11, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Columbia Police Department officers were dispatched to Sherwood Drive around 10:39 p.m. Wednesday night. Joint Communications informed them of a male victim with a gunshot wound to the leg at a residence on Bonny Linn Drive. According to the Columbia Police Department's news release, officers searched the ...

Police Beat: Armed robbery at America's Best Value Motel

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Dec. 22, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Columbia Police officers responded to an armed robbery at 4:24 a.m. today at America's Best Value Motel on Providence Road. According to the Columbia Police Department's news release, the suspect knocked on the locked door and was let in by the clerk. The suspect displayed a ...

Police Beat: Armed Robbery at Range Line Petro Mart

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Dec. 21, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Columbia Police officers were dispatched to a Petro Mart Convenience Store on Range Line at 4:24 a.m. Friday morning in reference to an armed robbery. According to a Columbia Police Department news release, the suspect entered the store with a knife and demanded money from the two clerks ...

Columbia City Council discusses forfeiture funds with Police Chief Ken Burton

By Laurien Rose | Dec. 20, 2012

The School Building Revolving Fund uses forfeiture funds to provide financial assistance to Missouri school districts financing capital construction projects.

Man arrested in Shelby County after multi-county chase

By Laurien Rose | Dec. 19, 2012

The suspect ensued in a pursuit with Missouri State Highway Patrol Officers two weeks ago.

Police Beat: Pizza Hut delivery driver victim of armed robbery

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Columbia Police Department officers were dispatched to Ridgeway Avenue on Sunday night in reference to a robbery. A delivery driver for Pizza Hut exited his vehicle and was approached by two men demanding pizza and money. The shorter suspect implied he had a gun, but did not display it. After ...

In Print: Police investigate shootings at roller rink, Business Loop

By Elissa Chudwin | Oct. 30, 2012

One incident left a bullet hole in a Columbia Police Department vehicle.

In Print: Two robbed in own vehicle in Taco Bell parking lot

By Kara Tabor | Oct. 23, 2012

The armed suspects entered the back of the vehicle, demanding money and valuables.

Police Beat: Police chief names 3 internal finalists for deputy chief position

Posted to Police Beat by Kelsey Maffett on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:53 p.m.

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton named three finalists, all from within the Columbia Police Department, for the deputy chief position in a news release Wednesday. The candidates announced were Capt. Dianne Bernhard, a 20-year member of the department working in administrative support; Lt. Shelley Jones, a 19-year member working in ...

Police Beat: Police search for suspect in downtown stabbing

Posted to Police Beat by Kelsey Maffett on Aug. 15, 2012 at 4:42 p.m.

Columbia police are searching for a male suspect involved with the stabbing of a 19-year-old woman Tuesday night near Columbia Cemetery. The woman was walking along Broadway near the cemetery at about 8 p.m. when a man grabbed her from behind and took her to the ground, according to ...

Police Beat: Seven arrested following delivery driver robbery

Posted to Police Beat by Kelsey Maffett on Aug. 14, 2012 at 1:22 p.m.

Columbia police arrested seven men Tuesday afternoon in connection with the robbery of a Domino's Pizza delivery driver. Officers received an anonymous tip at 12:48 p.m. Tuesday that three men involved in the robbery were walking on Quail Drive, according to a police department news release. Officers ...

Police Beat: Woman assaulted on East Campus

Posted to Police Beat by Lizzie Johnson on Aug. 8, 2012 at 5:37 p.m.

A woman was assaulted in the 1500 block of University Avenue at 1:42 a.m. Wednesday. The victim was walking home by herself when an Asian man grabbed her by the shoulders and knocked her to the ground, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. The suspect headed ...

Police Beat: Driver flees scene in single-car accident

Posted to Police Beat by Kelsey Maffett on Aug. 1, 2012 at 4:11 p.m.

Columbia police are looking for the driver in a one-car accident that left a vehicle on the steps of a Paris Road apartment building early this morning. A 2005 Honda Accord was southbound on Paris Road near Hinkson Avenue just before 1 a.m. when it veered off the road ...

Police Beat: Downtown shooting confirmed by CPD

Posted to Police Beat by Kelsey Maffett on Feb. 11, 2012 at 2:30 a.m.

Columbia Police Department officers confirmed a shooting near the intersection of Ninth and Walnut streets took place early Saturday morning. Just before 2 a.m., another CPD officer confirmed there were multiple suspects in custody. Several CPD police cars were present at the scene, and Ninth Street was taped off ...

Columbia man starts fire in ex-girlfriend’s residence

By Lizzie Johnson | Nov. 28, 2011

The suspect was charged with first degree arson, first degree burglary and felony stealing.

Police Beat: Columbia police track suspected arsonist in Blue Acres fire

Posted to Police Beat by Margaret Gallagher on Sept. 26, 2011 at 4:01 p.m.

The Columbia Police Department is investigating an alleged act of arson that occurred early Thursday morning. The fire started around 4:40 a.m. Sept. 22 inside a mobile home in Blue Acres Trailer Park on Ponderosa Street, according to the news release. The suspect is a 21-year-old white male ...

Thieves seek catalytic converters in string of thefts

In Print: Thieves seek catalytic converters in string of thefts

By Daniel Shapiro | Sept. 20, 2011

Twenty-three thefts have been reported to MUPD and CPD this summer.

Law enforcement cracks down on child safety in motor vehicles

By Jessica Anania | Sept. 20, 2011

Officers will be looking for children who are not properly secured in booster seats.

CPD, MU combat impaired driving

In Print: CPD, MU combat impaired driving

By Valirie Morgan | Sept. 13, 2011

Missouri law enforcement focused on impaired drivers from Aug. 19 through Sept. 5.

In Print: Police blotter

By Kelsey Maffett and Turner Johnson | Aug. 26, 2011

The following investigations are in progress, and the following people were arrested or issued summons, according to police reports.

In Print: Citizens Police Review Board meeting sparks debate

By Kelsey Maffett | Aug. 26, 2011

Several residents spoke in favor of making police policy more accessible.

In Print: Police investigate Fast Lane robbery

By Dani Kass | Aug. 26, 2011

Police attribute the increase in robberies to the recession.

Police Beat: CPD adopts new website to track crime

Posted to Police Beat by Caitlin Holland on Aug. 24, 2011 at 5:41 p.m.

The Columbia Police Department partnered with analytics company Bair Software to launch a new crime mapping and analysis website called RAIDS Online for the city last May. Crime analyst Jerry East said the police department decided to switch to RAIDS Online from another crime tracker, Crime Reports, because RAIDS Online ...

Local police stress safety tips

In Print: Local police stress safety tips

By Kelsey Maffett | Aug. 23, 2011

MUPD advises students to walk in well-lit areas and travel in pairs.

Bank robbery suspect in custody after suicide attempt

By Emmy Boyd | Aug. 18, 2011

Thaddeus Thompson, 30, was taken into custody after being linked to two bank robberies.

Police Beat: Crime in Columbia decreases over summer as population drops by 25 percent

Posted to Police Beat by Turner Johnson on July 12, 2011 at 4:35 p.m.

During school breaks, Columbia’s population decreases by about 25 percent. And though this might mean an increase in open parking spots for locals, it also means a decrease in crime for police. “Generally, what changes the most is that we see less nuisance parties,” Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Jill ...

Police Beat: Four injured after party of approximately 300 broken up by police

Posted to Police Beat by Turner Johnson on July 12, 2011 at 4:35 p.m.

At approximately 1:07 a.m. June 25, Columbia police officers were dispatched to a large party in the vicinity of 1912 Foyer Court. According to a news release, there were “approximately 300 people” at the party. As the officers were ordering the partygoers to disperse, shots were fired approximately ...

Columbia party law strikes state-wide trend

By Hunter Woodall | June 6, 2011

Missouri State University is looking at laws similar to those in Columbia, which would limit college parties.

In Print: With government aid comes scam artists in Joplin aftermath

By Jimmy Hibsch | June 1, 2011

Executives warn donors to take care with relief funds.

In Print: Racial profiling initiative making way to 2012 ballot

By Drew Koch | June 1, 2011

More than 90,000 registered voters signed the initiative, qualifying it for a statewide vote.

Woman slams door on man at Boone Hospital Center

By Anthony Michael Martinez | May 27, 2011

The woman was identified as Nichole Wright.

Suspect in Boone County National Bank robbery still at large

Suspect in Boone County National Bank robbery still at large

By Jimmy Hibsch | May 25, 2011

The Columbia Police Department released surveillance photographs of the suspect.

In Print: Police blotter (5/6/2011)

By Ally McEntire and Kelsey Maffett | May 6, 2011

The following investigations are in progress, and the following people were arrested or issued summons, according to police reports.

In Print: Activists accuse CPD of hiding asset forfeiture information on Facebook

By Teddy Nykiel | May 6, 2011

The Columbia Police Department removed an option from their Facebook poll, drawing criticism.

Editorial: CPD’s Facebook page shows lack of transparency, honesty

Hopping on the train of the digital age, the Columbia Police Department created a Facebook page to serve as a public relations platform. The page advertises itself as venue for “input and positive comments about CPD,” and initial posts by CPD have already provided relevant information to its subscribers. Recent ...

In Print: Police find weekend burglar hiding in bedroom

By Sally French | May 4, 2011

The suspect was charged with sexual misconduct and two counts of burglary.

In Print: Police blotter (5/3/2011)

By Kelsey Maffett and Tony Puricelli | May 3, 2011

The following investigations are in progress, and the following people were arrested or issued summons, according to police reports.

In Print: Police continue search for Kylan Stubler

By Dani Kass | May 3, 2011

Stubler, 17-years-old, disappeared April 21.

Stolen car rates steadily decline in Columbia

In Print: Stolen car rates steadily decline in Columbia

By Tony Puricelli | April 29, 2011

The Ford Taurus is the most commonly stolen car in Missouri.

In Print: Police stop 69 cars at sobriety checkpoint

By Dani Kass | April 29, 2011

MUPD issued nine citations that evening.

In Print: Students, residents disagree with Citizens Police Review Board decision

By Kelsey Maffett | April 29, 2011

The board discussed closing certain sessions at its last meeting.

In Print: Police blotter (4/22/2011)

By Ally McEntire and Kelsey Maffett | April 22, 2011

The following investigations are in progress, and the following people were arrested or issued summons, according to police reports.

In Print: CPD: No dynamic entries conducted so far this year

By Tony Puricelli | April 22, 2011

In 2010, 91 search warrants were conducted.

Police Beat: Suspect reported masturbating in downtown parking garage

Posted to Police Beat by Sally French on April 18, 2011 at 6:35 p.m.

A man was reported masturbating on the first floor of the Tenth and Cherry Street Parking Garage on Friday morning. A woman called the Columbia Police Department at 7:43 a.m. reporting a white male with dark hair was masturbating nearby, CPD spokeswoman Jill Wieneke said. “This is the ...

In Print: Columbia Police Department investigates new phone scam

By Kelsey Maffett | April 15, 2011

The caller said the victim needed to send money to bail out a family member in Mexico.

Citizens Police Review Board opts for closed sessions

In Print: Citizens Police Review Board opts for closed sessions

By Kelsey Maffett | April 15, 2011

The board would require a two-thirds majority to hold closed sessions.

In Print: Police continue investigating armed robbery at Ramada Inn

By Sally French | April 12, 2011

CPD is investigating tips received through Crime Stoppers.

In Print: Citizens Police Review Board complaint hits dead end

By Kelsey Maffett | April 5, 2011

Officer Chris Hessenflow accepted a job at the Department of Homeland Security.

In Print: Footprint trail leads police to snow-covered suspect

By Sally French | April 5, 2011

The suspect was charged with first-degree burglary.

Police Beat: Police arrest man for impersonating police officer

Posted to Police Beat by Sally French on March 24, 2011 at 1:00 a.m.

Police identified and arrested a suspect at a traffic stop Wednesday night for impersonating a police officer. Zachary L. Rugen, 20, was arrested after officers asked him for a consent search of his vehicle and found items related to the crimes. He voluntarily came to the police department for further ...

In Print: Police increase DWI enforcement during St. Patrick's Day weekend

By Kelsey Maffett | March 22, 2011

Police arrested a convicted felon with an assault rifle during the checkpoint.

In Print: Suspect robs Flow's Pharmacy at gunpoint

By Megan Hager | March 22, 2011

Police are still looking for a suspect.

Police Beat: Car shot more than five times on I-70

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on March 16, 2011 at 12:58 p.m.

Police are investigating a Tuesday night shooting at the Interstate-70 and Highway 63 connector. According to a Columbia Police Department news release, the victim, who was not injured during the shooting, told investigators he passed a black Dodge Ram style truck that was driving in the left lane. He then ...

Police Beat: Jimmy John's driver reports armed robbery on Paquin Street

Posted to Police Beat by Jimmy Hibsch on March 15, 2011 at 10:03 a.m.

A Jimmy Johns driver reported an armed robbery at 1109 Paquin Street around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. Upon speaking to officers, the 22-year-old victim said the suspect approached him with a handgun and demanded his money. The victim gave him his wallet and the suspect proceeded to flee from ...

In Print: Suspect in Domino’s Pizza robbery remains unidentified

By Jimmy Hibsch | March 15, 2011

The suspect allegedly had a handgun when he attempted to rob the restaurant.

Police review board debates closed sessions

In Print: Police review board debates closed sessions

By Kelsey Maffett | March 11, 2011

The board will decide if police officers or witnesses can request closed sessions.

Police Beat: Armed suspect attempts robbery at Domino's Pizza

Posted to Police Beat by Sally French on March 10, 2011 at 12:13 p.m.

Police responded Wednesday evening to a report of attempted robbery at Domino’s Pizza on Green Meadows Way. An employee reported that at approximately 10:55 p.m., a suspect with a black handgun rapidly approached her as she was walking through the restaurant’s parking lot. She managed to ...

CPD releases end-of-year report, more custody arrests reported

By Jimmy Hibsch | March 4, 2011

Tasers were drawn 39 times throughout the year.

Police Beat: Hy-Vee sexual assault suspect commits suicide after police confrontation

Posted to Police Beat by Sally French on March 2, 2011 at 11:31 a.m.

Editor's note: This blog has been updated as a full-length article. Police are responding to three related incidents that occurred Tuesday night, one of which was a sexual assault at the Hy-Vee on Conley Road. According to a Columbia Police Department news release, after the third incident, police confronted ...

UPDATE: Police confirm suspect in Hy-Vee sexual assault

By Sally French | March 2, 2011

A CPD spokeswoman said Tuesday night’s incidents are not related to the rape that occurred at Laws residence hall.

Drunk driver crashes through church entrance

In Print: Drunk driver crashes through church entrance

By Kari Paul | March 1, 2011

The car narrowly missed a group of high school students.

In Print: Weekend shooting at gas station hits cars with children inside

By Sally French | March 1, 2011

One adult victim suffered a gunshot wound to the arm.

Police Beat: Gas station shooting leaves one injured

Posted to Police Beat by Sally French on Feb. 26, 2011 at 9:32 p.m.

Gunshots at Midwest Petroleum struck multiple cars and left one victim with a gunshot wound to the arm. The Columbia Police Department got a call around 7:30 p.m. Saturday of shots fired at Midwest Petroleum at the intersection Rangeline Street and Interstate 70, CPD spokeswoman Jill Wieneke said ...

In Print: City manager shoots down excessive force complaint against CPD

By Kelsey Maffett | Feb. 25, 2011

City Manager Bill Watkins issued a letter siding with the police department.

Editorial: Review board should provide real check on police power

The wheels of bureaucracy have been a-turnin’ within the Columbia Police Department and the Citizens Police Review Board, and, as usual, nothing seems to be moving. In the review board’s latest case, the board ruled in favor of Derek Billups and his claim that excessive force was used against ...

Police Beat: Police make multiple narcotics arrests

Posted to Police Beat by Sally French on Feb. 24, 2011 at 4:46 p.m.

The Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Department, Mustang Drug Task Force, and the Fayette Police Department made six arrests on charges of delivery or manufacturing of narcotics. The outstanding warrants stemmed from a long-term undercover operation in central Missouri, a CPD news release stated. Police also had warrants ...

In Print: Burton requests city-funded attorneys for CPD officers

By Kelsey Maffett | Feb. 22, 2011

The city only provides officers with attorneys if they have been named in litigation.

Man arrested after threatening store clerk at Tiger Stop

By Tony Puricelli | Feb. 22, 2011

The suspect had a past criminal record.

Police Beat: Police arrest suspect in Jefferson Street shooting

Posted to Police Beat by Allison Prang on Feb. 20, 2011 at 11:34 a.m.

At about 6 p.m. on Friday, Columbia police officers went to 1108 N. Eighth St. to find Jermell Burnett, who is a suspect in the Thursday shooting on the 1000 block of Jefferson St. He was arrested and upon the search of his residence, officers found durg paraphernalia and ...

DWI Unit sees increase in arrests during first year

In Print: DWI Unit sees increase in arrests during first year

By Tony Puricelli | Feb. 18, 2011

There has been a decrease in accidents where alcohol was a factor.

In Print: Police investigate second racially charged graffiti incident

By Jimmy Hibsch | Feb. 18, 2011

This graffiti message targeted Jewish people.

Police Beat: Police make arrest in stabbing near The Blue Fugue downtown

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Feb. 16, 2011 at 11:35 p.m.

Police responded to a stabbing Wednesday evening in an alley next to The Blue Fugue between Ninth and Tenth streets. In an e-mail, Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Jill Wieneke said the victim was stabbed in the abdomen and transported to a hospital for medical attention. He was able to talk ...

Police Beat: Teenager stabbed in midst of apparent drug-related altercation

Posted to Police Beat by Jimmy Hibsch on Feb. 16, 2011 at 10:56 a.m.

The Columbia Police Department received a 911 call at about 9:25 p.m. Tuesday from a man who said he was in the middle of the 600 block of Claudell Lane and had just been stabbed. The victim, 19-year-old Damoris Pierce, had multiple stab wounds to his body, according ...

Police Beat: Police respond to home invasion

Posted to Police Beat by Jimmy Hibsch on Feb. 15, 2011 at 2:34 p.m.

Early Tuesday morning, Columbia Police Department officers responded to a robbery at 3200 Martha Drive. Upon arrival, the victim said she heard someone at her door and, thinking it was a friend, began to open it. The door was then shoved open immediately, causing her to lose her balance. Two ...

 Deaton hands down temporary suspension for graffiti suspect

In Print: Deaton hands down temporary suspension for graffiti suspect

By Jimmy Hibsch and Kelsey Maffett | Feb. 15, 2011

Police are investigating a similar graffiti message left near campus Saturday.

Board tackles Tasers, new complaints

In Print: Board tackles Tasers, new complaints

By Kelsey Maffett | Feb. 11, 2011

Several students spoke against SWAT raids at the meeting.

Police Beat: Highway chase ends in Columbia

Posted to Police Beat by Allison Prang on Feb. 8, 2011 at 8:42 p.m.

Columbia Police Department officers assisted with a high-speed chase down I-70 in pursuit of a stolen car from Callaway County. The suspect then crashed the stolen car in Columbia, CPD Lt. Tim Moriarity said. He said he thinks the suspect was the only one involved in the crash. According to ...

Columbia sees spike in gang-related crimes

In Print: Columbia sees spike in gang-related crimes

By Jimmy Hibsch | Feb. 8, 2011

The Columbia Police Department said the problem has been worsening.

Winter storms spur several car accidents

In Print: Winter storms spur several car accidents

By Jimmy Hibsch | Feb. 4, 2011

About 32 car incidents were reported from Monday to Wednesday.

Eight suspects involved in beating

By Allison Prang | Feb. 4, 2011

Columbia resident Cortez Brimmage was arrested on multiple charges, including assault.

In Print: CPD promotes four officers

By Teddy Nykiel | Feb. 1, 2011

The department wants to finish reorganizing by Feb. 13.

In Print: Teen found with gun linked to weekend shootings

By Jimmy Hibsch | Jan. 28, 2011

Police arrested two students at Douglass High School on Tuesday.

Police Beat: Suspect reportedly assaults stepmother

Posted to Police Beat by Kari Paul on Jan. 27, 2011 at 3:04 p.m.

At about 12:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, Columbia police officers were dispatched to 3612 Sugar Tree Lane, responding to a reported assault. When officers arrived they were told a 16-year-old female assaulted her 33-year-old stepmother. The officers were advised the stepmother was in the University Hospital emergency room ...

Police Beat: Victim holds larceny suspect at gunpoint

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Jan. 26, 2011 at 12:57 p.m.

Columbia police officers responded to a report of an in-progress larceny at Tuesday on W. Texas Avenue. According to a Columbia Police Department news release, a woman called 911 at about 1:45 a.m. and told dispatchers the suspect had locked himself in a truck and her husband was ...

Police Beat: High school student connected with weekend shootings

Posted to Police Beat by Allison Prang on Jan. 25, 2011 at 6:59 p.m.

Columbia Police Department officers arrested Alonzo Stevens, 17, Tuesday after school administrators at Douglass High School reported a student who had a loaded gun. A 16-year-old suspect was arrested as well. According to a CPD news release, a staff member at the school saw Stevens and the other suspect student ...

Police Beat: Student with gun found at Douglass High School

Posted to Police Beat by Jimmy Hibsch on Jan. 25, 2011 at 2:08 p.m.

Columbia police were dispatched to Douglass High School at about 10:17 a.m. Tuesday to respond to a student who was found in possession of a handgun, a Columbia Police Department news release said. After a member of the school's staff saw the student acting suspiciously, school administrators ...

In Print: Police investigate multiple shootings

By Allison Prang | Jan. 25, 2011

The first incident was reported shortly after midnight on Sunday.

In Print: Search for former MU student continues

By Jimmy Hibsch | Jan. 25, 2011 | Updated Feb. 5, 2011 at 3:04 p.m.

Nicholas Coppola has been missing since Dec. 12.

Police Beat: Suspect arrested in James Porter murder

Posted to Police Beat by Steve Cassidy on Jan. 23, 2011 at 8:49 p.m.

Zachariah Peterson, who was been wanted for felony resisting arrest since Dec. 8 has been located by police. According to a Columbia Police Department news release, Peterson was reported to police when he was seen walking on N. Providence Road. According to the news release, Peterson was interviewed by Columbia ...

In Print: Misconduct, marijuana to be discussed in CPRB

By Kelsey Maffett | Jan. 21, 2011

The board will discuss search warrants at their next meeting.

In Print: CPD changes interoffice relationship policy

By Allison Prang | Jan. 21, 2011

Two CPD members were recently promoted to new positions.

In Print: Police step up Winter Break burglary prevention

By Ally McEntire | Dec. 10, 2010

Last year, the police responded to 71 holiday burglaries.

In Print: Suspect in downtown theft arrested

By Aimee LaPlant | Dec. 10, 2010

The suspect was going through the stolen purse when police arrived, police say.

CPRB undecided on misconduct definition

In Print: CPRB undecided on misconduct definition

By Alex Pesek | Dec. 10, 2010

The board says it would rather discuss statute revisions with the police chief.

In Print: Victim threatened with handsaw during assault

By Sally French | Dec. 10, 2010

Ryan White was charged with armed criminal action.

In Print: Downtown Columbia underage drinking levels decline

By Tony Puricelli | Dec. 7, 2010

CPD believes the trend is a result of the creation of the downtown unit.

Woman assaulted while doing laundry

By Sally French | Dec. 7, 2010

Anthony Harper was charged with sexual misconduct and trespassing.

In Print: Downtown Taser incident unresolved

By Allison Prang | Dec. 3, 2010

Police used a Taser on an uncooperative suspect during a November incident.

In Print: Police chief responds to CPRB recommendations, disagrees

By Kelsey Maffett | Dec. 3, 2010

The Citizens Police Review Board voted that an officer acted improperly.

In Print: Students charged with felony theft for stealing holiday decorations

By Allison Prang | Dec. 3, 2010

Police say the students stole the decorations to decorate their fraternity house.

Editorial: Sassy letters between CPD, CPRB do little for justice

The Columbia Police Department is at it again with its constant, dramaturgical approach in dealing with the Citizens Police Review Board. Up front, of course, CPD says they want to cooperate with CPRB in order to build trust with Columbia citizens and eventually have such a harmonious relationship that CPRB ...

Police Beat: Police make arrest in Katy Place assault

Posted to Police Beat by Megan Hager on Dec. 1, 2010 at 6:21 p.m.

A Columbia resident was arrested in connection with a sexual assault that took place at Katy Place Apartment Homes. Columbia Police Department officers responded to a call at the apartment complex at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 25. The victim woke up to find her friend sexually molesting ...

In Print: Police see burglary spike during Thanksgiving Break

By Jimmy Hibsch | Nov. 30, 2010

More than 20 burglaries were reported in the last week.

In Print: CPD steps up traffic enforcement for holiday season

By Sally French | Nov. 30, 2010

Officers will increase patrols on busy intersections.

In Print: Police search for serial flasher

By Steve Cassidy | Nov. 30, 2010

The suspect could face charges of sexual misconduct and assault.

In Print: Police stake out East Campus in search of naked jogger

By Megan Hager | Nov. 16, 2010

Two witnesses reported seeing the suspect.

City Council addresses SWAT search warrants

In Print: City Council addresses SWAT search warrants

By Steven Dickherber | Nov. 16, 2010

The council voted to contract Affion Public to search for its next City Manager.

In Print: Police review board’s decision sparks controversy

By Kelsey Maffett | Nov. 16, 2010

Board member Steve Weinberg found fault in an officers association’s statement.

In Print: Police officers association ‘outraged’ over board ruling

By Kelsey Maffett | Nov. 12, 2010

The Citizens Police Review Board found an officer acted inappropriately in a 2009 incident.

In Print: Police see spike in burglary arrests

By Sally French | Nov. 12, 2010

The arrests are attributed to a high number of leads.

Police arrest seventh suspect in Hobson homicide

In Print: Police arrest seventh suspect in Hobson homicide

By Steve Cassidy | Nov. 12, 2010

CPD still wants to talk to one person in relationship to the case.

Man arrested for third-degree assault downtown

By Tony Puricelli | Nov. 12, 2010

The suspect started a fight by saying racial slurs to the victim.

Police Beat: Police arrest seventh suspect in Hobson homicide

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Nov. 10, 2010 at 10:06 a.m.

A seventh suspect has been arrested in connection with the October shooting death of Aaron Hobson. Police arrested Lee W. Carter, 23, on charges of second-degree murder and second-degree robbery on Tuesday. He was transported to the Boone County Jail. Hobson, 22, was shot and killed during an apparent robbery ...

In Print: Man to appear at preliminary hearing on charge of forcible rape

By Jared Grafman | Nov. 9, 2010

CPD spokeswoman Jessie Haden said the buddy system is the best defense against rape.

In Print: Telephone scam asks for bail money

By Kelsey Maffett | Nov. 5, 2010

Two Columbia residents have been targeted.

In Print: Taser ban defeat draws reaction from both sides

By Allison Prang | Nov. 5, 2010

Almost 80 percent of voters rejected Proposition 2.

In Print: Semi truck hits victim, leaves scene

By Celia Ampel | Nov. 5, 2010

The victim suffered injuries to both of her legs.

Police Beat: Police search for missing child

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Nov. 3, 2010 at 12:05 p.m.

Police located a missing Columbia boy Wednesday afternoon, a day after he was reported missing. At about 12:30 p.m. a tipster called police and reported seeing Jacob Taylor, 13, walking along I-70 between the I-70/US-63 Connector and the Lake of the Woods exit. Police found Taylor walking ...

In Print: October sees rise in Columbia burglaries

By Kelsey Maffett | Nov. 2, 2010

There were nearly 90 burglaries reported in October.

In Print: Police still looking for seventh suspect in Hobson murder

By Alicia Stice | Nov. 2, 2010

CPD is looking for Jason Long in association with the murder of Aaron Hobson.

Police Beat: Sixth suspect arrested in Hobson homicide

Posted to Police Beat by Steve Cassidy on Oct. 31, 2010 at 11:31 p.m.

A sixth suspect was arrested in the shooting of Aaron Hobson, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. Anthony J. Carr of Columbia was taken into custody in connection to the murder of Aaron Hobson, cousin of Trey Hobson, an MU football player. Police acquired a warrant for the ...

Board reviews first excessive force case

By Kelsey Maffett | Oct. 29, 2010

Derek Billups said police used excessive force when restraining him.

Cousin of Missouri football player shot and killed

In Print: Cousin of Missouri football player shot and killed

By Steve Cassidy | Oct. 26, 2010

The police are still looking for suspects.

In Print: Burglar arrested after home break-in

By Jimmy Hibsch | Oct. 26, 2010

The victim was not injured.

Police step up enforcement for Homecoming weekend

In Print: Police step up enforcement for Homecoming weekend

By Kelsey Maffett | Oct. 26, 2010

30 fans were arrested for rushing Faurot Field after the game.

In Print: Whitworth family denies city counterclaim in SWAT raid lawsuit

By Wes Duplantier | Oct. 22, 2010

The city denied all the Whitworths’ allegations in its response.

Local law enforcement prepares for Homecoming

In Print: Local law enforcement prepares for Homecoming

By Kelsey Maffett | Oct. 22, 2010

MUPD and CPD will coordinate their efforts.

In Print: Man arrested for throwing knife at car

By Alicia Stice | Oct. 22, 2010

Two children were present during the incident.

In Print: Police investigate vandalism at FarmHouse

By Alicia Stice | Oct. 19, 2010

A student found paint splattered on his car.

In Print: SWAT team arrests suspect after standoff

By Jared Grafman | Oct. 19, 2010

The standoff lasted about eight hours.

In Print: Boone County Sheriff's Department arrests robbery suspect

By Tony Puricelli | Oct. 15, 2010

The suspect is still in custody.

CPRB discusses Tasers, SWAT policies

In Print: CPRB discusses Tasers, SWAT policies

By Alicia Stice | Oct. 15, 2010

The board voted against receiving notification of SWAT policy changes.

Police look for thousands of dollars in stolen equipment

By Sally French | Oct. 12, 2010

The Columbia Police Department responded to a report of someone removing the locks on a trailer parked outside of Victory Lane Automotive on Brown Station Road. They stole a laptop, radios, tools and other electronic equipment totaling more than $18,000, according to a department news release. During the night ...

In Print: Sophomore arrested in fraternity house vandalism case

By Alicia Stice | Oct. 12, 2010

According to CPD, the student targeted her ex-boyfriend during the incident.

Police Beat: CPD aims to bridge gap between civilians, officials with informational videos

Posted to Police Beat by Sally French on Oct. 8, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.

The Columbia Police Department launched a new outreach campaign to bridge the cap between civilians and officers via informational videos that describe various aspects of police operations, policies and procedures. The videos address topics like the Forensics Evidence team and common things that happen at a traffic stop. The next ...

In Print: Phi Kappa Theta vandalized

By Alex Pesek | Oct. 8, 2010

Most of the damage was done with a fire extinguisher.

In Print: Suspects jump from car during chase

By Maiya Kelley | Oct. 8, 2010

Police found cocaine in the car.

Man threatens ex-girlfriend with knife, throws TV

By Tony Puricelli | Oct. 8, 2010

The man had traveled from Kentucky to visit the victim.

Robbery suspect turns self in

By Kelsey Maffett | Oct. 8, 2010

Surveillance images spurred the suspect to come forward.

Council votes to change SWAT policy process

In Print: Council votes to change SWAT policy process

By Steven Dickherber | Oct. 5, 2010

Columbia Police will have to approve changes with the council and city manager.

Police Beat: Missouri defensive lineman arrested

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Oct. 4, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.

Missouri football sophomore defensive lineman Jimmy Burge was arrested Saturday for drinking alcohol while driving, according to Columbia Police Department arrest records. This is the fifth time this semester police have arrested a member of the Tiger football program. Three other players and one assistant coach were arrested for driving ...

In Print: Restraining order issued in Quinton’s fall case

By Kelsey Maffett | Oct. 1, 2010

Kelsi Poe has been released from the hospital.

Fundraisers rappel from Tiger Hotel

In Print: Fundraisers rappel from Tiger Hotel

By Lauren Bale | Oct. 1, 2010

Over the Edge benefits Special Olympics of Missouri.

In Print: Police find ticket after refusing to apologize

By Ally McEntire | Oct. 1, 2010

CPD Chief Ken Burton said it was inappropriate to apologize because it was not a matter of misconduct.

Police Beat: Update: Police look for missing child

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Sept. 30, 2010 at 9:52 p.m.

Columbia police have found an 11-year-old who was reported missing Thursday evening. Eleven-year-old Brondale Wilkerson went to school Thursday at Gentry Middle School, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. Wilkerson took a bus to school and remained on the bus when his sister exited at Park Avenue and ...

In Print: Columbia sees increase in sobriety checkpoints

By Celia Ampel | Sept. 28, 2010

Thursday’s checkpoint yielded three DWI arrests.

Police Beat: Driver leaves scene after crash

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Sept. 27, 2010 at 6:44 p.m.

The driver of an SUV involved in an accident at Rogers and Fifth streets fled into Douglas Park, a Columbia Police Department news release stated. At about 4:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the accident. The crash involved an SUV and a passenger car. Responders extracted the driver ...

In Print: CPD makes arrest after Walgreens robbery

By Alexis Hitt | Sept. 24, 2010

Gary Roberts has been charged with first-degree robbery.

Columbia family sues city over February SWAT raid

In Print: Columbia family sues city over February SWAT raid

By Steve Cassidy | Sept. 24, 2010

The family is seeking damages for the killing of their dog and damaged house.

Police Beat: Trespasser suspected in Tiger Ave. sexual assault

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Sept. 22, 2010 at 6:25 p.m.

Police responded to the Delta Upsilon fraternity chapter house this weekend concerning a sexual assault, according to the Columbia Police Department dispatch log. The suspect in this case is not a member of the fraternity. CPD spokeswoman Jessie Haden said the suspect was at the house and refused to leave ...

Police Beat: Columbia family sues city, police (DOWNLOAD)

Posted to Police Beat by Wes Duplantier on Sept. 21, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.

A Columbia family sued the city of Columbia, the Columbia Police Department and several police officers yesterday for damages relating to a February SWAT raid on their house. In a video of the raid posted online, SWAT team members shot and killed one of the family's dog and wounded ...

Police Beat: Man shot in head at Columbia Apartment

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Sept. 21, 2010 at 10:37 a.m.

A shooting victim suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot in the head early Tuesday morning. According to a Columbia Police Department news release, officers were dispatched to 1510 Sylvan Lane at about 4:50 a.m. They arrived at the scene within three minutes of the call. Police located 30-year-old ...

Police Beat: Sorority member reports online threats

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Sept. 21, 2010 at 7:33 a.m.

Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly threatened a member of Zeta Tau Alpha via Facebook. The victim, 18, reported the threats to police on Sept. 10, shortly after noon. Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Jessie Haden said the victim received threatening messages after adding someone named Michelle Jenson as ...

In Print: Washington accused of prior abuse

By Alicia Stice | Sept. 21, 2010

Washington was accused of assaulting the victim in previous incidents before his first arrest.

On Campus: UPDATE: Package outside Veterans Hospital cleared by bomb squad

Posted to On Campus by Zach Toombs on Sept. 17, 2010 at 9:01 p.m.

A package outside the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital which was investigated by a bomb squad has been cleared, MUPD Capt. Brian Weimer said at 9:40 p.m. Friday. "There was nothing in there," he said. A bomb squad was dispatched to the Veterans Hospital on Hospital Drive ...

Police chief meets with citizens group

In Print: Police chief meets with citizens group

By Gregory Zajac | Sept. 17, 2010

The group discussed crime rates and a controversial arrest.

In Print: Car thieves strike as students move back, CPD says

By Jared Grafman | Sept. 17, 2010

Police say the thieves are looking for items to steal and pawn.

In Print: Police complaint process under City Council review

By Kelsey Maffett | Sept. 17, 2010

The proposed changes to the process offer CPD more options when receiving complaints.

Police Beat: Woman injured in rollover accident

Posted to Police Beat by Kimberly Duncan on Sept. 14, 2010 at 1:43 p.m.

One woman was injured after a rollover accident near the intersection of I-70 and Stadium Boulevard. A Ford Tempo was reported to be traveling south on Stadium Boulevard while an Isuzu Rodeo was turning left onto westbound I-70 entrance ramp when the two cars collided. The Columbia Police Department and ...

Washington arrested, denies domestic assault

In Print: Washington arrested, denies domestic assault

By Alicia Stice | Sept. 14, 2010

The former Missouri football captain posted $1,000 bond Sunday.

In Print: String of vehicular theft continues

By Steve Cassidy | Sept. 14, 2010

Multiple unlocked cars in Columbia have been broken into.

In Print: Ten arrests made in Labor Day weekend checkpoint

By Maiya Kelley | Sept. 10, 2010

The number of arrests this year was a decrease from last August's checkpoint.

Police investigate fatal shooting

By Kaitlyn Gibson | Sept. 10, 2010

The shooting allegedly began over a romantic rivalry.

Vandals slash 22 tires downtown

By Ally McEntire | Sept. 10, 2010

The police think the crimes are related to parties.

Police Beat: Woman fractures skull at downtown bar

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Sept. 4, 2010 at 8:57 p.m.

A woman fractured her skull, neck and face after falling off of the internal stairwell at Quinton's Restaurant and Bar on S. Ninth Street, a CPD news release stated. Someone called 911 at about 5 p.m. on Saturday. The caller hung up after telling the operator someone had ...

Police Beat: Police search area around US Bank robbery for suspect

Posted to Police Beat by Sally French on Sept. 3, 2010 at 2:39 p.m.

A man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash after robbing the US Bank at 1000 East Broadway on Friday afternoon, a Columbia Police Department news release stated. CPD spokeswoman Jessie Haden said officers were looking near campus for the suspect since the bank is nearby. “I overheard ...

In Print: Downtown bar patron attacked

By Jordan Cook | Sept. 3, 2010

The victim was attacked with a box cutter.

Police Beat: Man attempts to steal officer's bike

Posted to Police Beat by Steve Cassidy on Sept. 2, 2010 at 6:57 p.m.

Early Saturday morning at 1:15 a.m., a St. Louis man was found attempting to steal a Columbia officer’s bike valued at $1,200. Greg Hoffmeyer left Shiloh Bar & Grill in downtown and saw the bike parked and unsecured outside. He then jumped onto Columbia Police Department Sgt ...

Police Beat: Robbery suspect surrenders after eight hours

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Sept. 1, 2010 at 12:08 a.m.

A robbery suspect surrendered to police late Tuesday night nearly eight hours after police sought him at his home. According to a Columbia Police Department news release, officers attempted to locate suspect Michael J. Robinson, 29, at his home in the 2900 block of Leeway Drive at about 3:45 ...

McDavid on city budget: 'Show us some savings'

In Print: McDavid on city budget: 'Show us some savings'

By Steven Dickherber | Aug. 31, 2010

Proposals include cutting General Fund in half, reinstating firefighters.

In Print: Police puzzled by shuttle shooting

By Kelsey Maffett | Aug. 31, 2010

Investigators believe the bus was shot during its morning route.

In Print: Reported shootings spike in Columbia

By Jared Grafman | Aug. 27, 2010

No fatalities have resulted from the increase.

In Print: Shooting victim uncooperative with investigators

By Anna Carlson | Aug. 24, 2010

Police are unable to move forward with the investigation.

MUPD, CPD increase presence as students return to Columbia

In Print: MUPD, CPD increase presence as students return to Columbia

By Alicia Stice | Aug. 24, 2010

Law enforcement agencies are watching for theft and alcohol violations.

In Print: CoMoCitizens works for permanent change in CPD policy

By Samantha Sunne | Aug. 24, 2010

A SWAT raid incited the group's formation and action.

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting: Budget, Tasers on City Council agenda

Posted to Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting by Steven Dickherber on Aug. 16, 2010 at 6:35 p.m.

The Columbia City Council meeting has just been called into session. Issues that will be covered tonight include the council’s decision on a ban of all tasers, stun guns, and other conducted electrical devices. If passed, the ordinance will make it a Class A misdemeanor for private citizens and ...

Police Beat: CPD searches for suspects in targeted shooting

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Aug. 16, 2010 at 10:58 a.m.

The victim of a weekend shooting spoke to police Sunday, a Columbia Police Department news release stated. Shortly after midnight Sunday, police officers were dispatched to University Hospital's emergency room because a gunshot wound victim, whose name was not released, was being treated after being shot in the hip ...

Police Beat: Walgreens on Broadway reports robbery

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on Aug. 10, 2010 at 9:49 a.m.

A Walgreen's clerk reported a robbery to police around 3:40 Tuesday morning . According to a Columbia Police Department news release, the suspect entered the business, located at 222 E. Broadway and approached the cashier's station. The clerk told police the suspect said he would shoot him if ...

Police Review Board approves changes to CPD raid policy

By Wes Duplantier | Aug. 4, 2010

An officer will be assigned to know whether children or animals are present in the home before each SWAT raid.

Police Beat: CPD seeks tips in weekend crimes, shots fired

Posted to Police Beat by Wes Duplantier on July 26, 2010 at 3:47 p.m.

The Columbia Police Department is investigating two crimes that occurred near campus Friday and is seeking more information in a string of incidents involved gunshots being fired, according to a Sunday press release from the department. According to the release, a 22-year-old woman reported her burgundy 1995 Buick Le Sabre ...

On Campus: UPDATE: Three children injured in three-car collision

Posted to On Campus by Wes Duplantier on July 21, 2010 at 8:35 p.m.

The City of Columbia has issued a press release with official details of a three-car collision that blocked traffic on College Avenue near Locust Street around 6:20 p.m. tonight. According to the release the Columbia Fire Department was called to the accident at 6:22 p.m., with ...

Columbia Police Review Board hears first complaint

Columbia Police Review Board hears first complaint

By Matthew Patane | July 15, 2010

The complaint was filed by a California marijuana activist in response to the February CPD SWAT raid.

Columbia Today: Columbia Today: June 28, 2010

Posted to Columbia Today by Jessica Silverman on June 28, 2010 at 9:37 a.m.

Today’s News The Columbia Police Department’s aggressive SWAT tactics for marijuana raids are called into question. See the Columbia Tribune. Historical properties owned by Stephens College on Walnut Street may be demolished. Get the scoop from the Columbia Missourian. Northeast Columbia is no longer required to boil water ...

Alpha Kappa Lambda leaves MU

By Jimmy Hibsch | June 25, 2010

Alcohol and fire code violations in May resulted in the loss of the fraternity's charter.

Police Beat: Missing man last seen near campus

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on June 17, 2010 at 10:12 a.m.

Police are still looking for a man who has been missing since May 28 after he was released from University Hospital. Edward Acosta, 46, was reported missing on May 30. He was last seen May 28, when he was released from University Hospital at about 10 p.m., Columbia Police ...

Burton presents changes to SWAT team policies

By Matthew Patane | June 8, 2010

The changes come almost four months after a controversial SWAT raid on a Columbia home.

Police Beat: Police see spike in bike thefts near campus

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on June 6, 2010 at 9:05 p.m.

The Columbia Police Department is asking students to lock up their bicycles due to a recent string of thefts. Between May 3 and June 5, five bikes were reported stolen near campus, CPD spokeswoman Jessie Haden said in an e-mail. These thefts were reported on University Avenue and in downtown ...

Police Beat: Downtown business burglarized

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on June 3, 2010 at 1:42 p.m.

A business located on Ninth Street was burglarized earlier this week, according to the Columbia Police Department. On Monday, TNT Designs employees told investigators someone forced open the business' door and stole money. The burglary happened sometime after the store closed at 8 p.m. on Sunday, CPD spokeswoman Jessie ...

CPD nabs door-to-door salespeople for permit violations

By Jimmy Hibsch | June 2, 2010

All three salespeople were residents of other states.

CPD chief Burton calls for pot law reforms

By Gregory Zajac | June 2, 2010

The chief made the remarks at a May 21 press conference

Police Beat: Man shot near Stadium and Ash

Posted to Police Beat by Alicia Stice on May 28, 2010 at 6:43 p.m.

Columbia Police Department Sgt. Bruce Houston confirmed a 19-year-old man was shot near the Tiger Village Apartments on Friday evening. Houston said the victim, who was shot in the foot, has been released from the hospital. Police have not made any arrests at this time, he said. Detectives with the ...

CPD talks Tasers with Citizens Police Review Board

By Wes Duplantier | May 19, 2010

Some residents wonder about a change in the police department’s mentality.

In Print: MUPD, CPD increasing alcohol law enforcement

By Lyndsie Manusos | May 7, 2010

This weekend, the MU Police Department and other agencies are participating in events to patrol and enforce alcohol violations. MUPD Capt. Brian Weimer said the department will be conducting a youth alcohol saturation late Friday to early Saturday morning. According to an MUPD news release, additional officers on foot, bike ...

In Print: Boone County Sheriff's Department arrests four

By Samantha Sunne | May 7, 2010

Deputies arrested two men and two juveniles on suspicion of burglary yesterday, Boone County Sheriff's Department Major Tom Reddin said. They are suspected of burglarizing two homes in southwest Columbia on Wednesday morning. Deputies responded to a call from a citizen who reported seeing four people leave a neighbor ...

In Print: CPD arrests man on charge of sexual misconduct

By Samantha Sunne | May 7, 2010

Yuan Liu, 24, was arrested and charged with first-degree sexual misconduct. He made unwanted sexual advances to a woman in a car in southeast Columbia on Sunday, Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Jessie Haden said. The woman reported him to police after he kissed and touched her without her permission, Haden ...

Downtown Safety Summit discusses crime prevention

By Alicia Stice | March 26, 2010

The summit was part of a plan for the community to work with CPD on safety measures.

In Print: CPD Mounted Unit preparing for patrol

By Nichole Ballard | March 5, 2010

The Mounted Unit is comprised of six volunteer officers.

In Print: Columbia Police Department increases traffic enforcement

By Lyndsie Manusos | Jan. 22, 2010

Officer presence will increase downtown and near campus.

In Print: CPD, Sheriff's Department conduct prostitution sting

By Alicia Stice | Jan. 22, 2010

Seven women were arrested on suspicion of prostitution Jan. 6.