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City council approves community policing resolution

City council approves community policing resolution

By Sam Forbes | Feb. 23, 2017

The new initiative tasks a “diverse stakeholder group” with changing CPD culture to be more engaged with citizens, especially minorities.

Homecoming Parade preparation takes into account construction, possible disruptions

By Carly Berthiaume | Oct. 20, 2016

Homecoming Parade Committee member Abrea Mizer: “We’ve been working really hard to make sure the parade will run smoothly and to make it as quick as possible, yet still enjoyable for everyone.”

Explainer: MUPD, CPD follow different procedures for marijuana possession

Explainer: MUPD, CPD follow different procedures for marijuana possession

By Brandon Buscher | June 1, 2016

MUPD is commissioned by both the state of Missouri and the city of Columbia, giving it dual jurisdiction and the ability to bypass the city ordinance that prevents those with a marijuana misdemeanor from being detained.

Police put effort toward listening to the deaf

Police put effort toward listening to the deaf

By Elane Edwards | Oct. 20, 2015

The UbiDuo “is a great first step.”

City, State and Nation : Police investigate burglary near campus

Posted to City, State and Nation by Elizabeth Loutfi on July 22, 2015 at 6:26 p.m.

A burglary was reported to the MU Police Department at around 1 a.m. Wednesday from 1112 Hamilton Way, according to an MU Alert sent out to students. Columbia Police Department searched for a suspect until 1:40 a.m. Pursuit of the suspect led CPD both on and off ...

Police investigating early morning assault in Greektown

By Katherine Knott | May 5, 2015 | Updated May 5, 2015 at 2:17 p.m.

MUPD suspended the search for the three suspects around 2 a.m., per an MU Alert update.

Administration reviewing why MU Alert ‘failed’

Administration reviewing why MU Alert ‘failed’

By Taylor Blatchford | April 26, 2015 | Updated April 29, 2015 at 12:21 p.m.

The review was spurred by the April 19 bomb threat.

Editorial: Student awareness and safety should be priority for MUPD

Students should have been made aware of a dangerous suspect on and near before said suspect was found and killed by police.

Editorial: Student awareness and safety should be priority for MUPD

Students should have been made aware of a dangerous suspect on and near before said suspect was found and killed by police.

Columbia Police Department releases 2014 Internal Affairs Report

By Paige Lalain | March 14, 2015

CPD data shows over 800 additional arrests

Body found in Hinkson Creek

By Hailey Stolze | March 10, 2015 | Updated March 10, 2015 at 6:13 p.m.

The man is in his late teens to early twenties.

Freshman in good condition after being struck by vehicle on campus

By Hailey Stolze | Jan. 22, 2015

The woman was struck by a silver van at the intersection of College Ave. and Rollins St.

UPDATE: MU Student now safe after alleged disappearance

By Covey Eonyak Son and Elizabeth Loutfi | Oct. 16, 2014 | Updated Oct. 16, 2014 at 1:44 a.m.

According to a screenshot of text messages time-stamped at 1:16 a.m., Akintola is with her family

In Print: CPD adds body cameras for 'transparency and accountability'

By Ruth Serven | Sept. 3, 2014

Cameras have been “invaluable in investigations," the department says.

In Print: Columbia Police Department acquires drug incinerator

By Hope Watson | Aug. 27, 2014

The department hopes the incinerator will efficiently dispose of drugs.

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 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.”

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: 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.

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.

Local Landmark Bank robbed yesterday

By Mark Kim | July 30, 2013

No citizens were harmed during the bank robbery.

Stabbing lands west Columbia man in hospital

By Joe Clougher | July 24, 2013

The suspect remains at large.

CPD investigating shooting on Garth Avenue

By Pranav Shastry | July 4, 2013

Officers found 27 bullet casings from three different weapons.

CPD investigates downtown shooting injuring three

By Beatriz Costa-Lima | June 15, 2013 | Updated June 16, 2013 at 1:58 a.m.

Police have no suspect description available yet.

Citizens Police Review Board requests increased transparency for complaint letters

By Mara Somlo | May 9, 2013

CPD chief said supplying the board with the records may breach confidentiality.

In Print: Keep Columbia Free President Mark Flakne arrested Saturday

By Beatriz Costa-Lima | May 3, 2013

CPD arrested him for unlawful use of a weapon and third-degree domestic assault.

In Print: TSA employee fails integrity test after not returning 'lost' wallet

By Mara Somlo | May 3, 2013

The test required the individual to return a “lost” wallet, which contained cash.

In Print: CPD engages community with contest

By Katherine Knott | April 26, 2013

The contest was inspired by the Houston Police Department.

In Print: Judge dismisses police department civil rights lawsuit

By Katherine Knott | April 16, 2013

If the appeal is denied, the case could go to Supreme Court.

In Print: CPD sees increase in spring break burglaries

By Jennifer Beatty | April 12, 2013

There were 21 residential and three commercial burglaries

CPD accepting applications for Citizens' Police Academy

By Mara Somlo | April 12, 2013

Participants can engage in simulated police activities.

Review board upholds Chief Burton's decision on Jordan case

By Mara Somlo | April 12, 2013

Jordan continuously asked the board what his rights were.

St. Louis biohazard cleanup company’s website could be a scam

By Jennifer Beatty | April 5, 2013

The company stole about $89 from each victim.

Columbia police to enforce checkpoints this St. Patrick's Day

In Print: Columbia police to enforce checkpoints this St. Patrick's Day

By Laurien Rose | March 15, 2013

The Columbia Police Department received $12,000 from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Columbia Police Department to enforce seatbelt usage among youth

In Print: Columbia Police Department to enforce seatbelt usage among youth

By Kathryn Costello | March 15, 2013

Only 66 percent of Missouri teens wear their seatbelts.

In Print: Shots fired on Bethany Drive

By Lakshna Mehta | March 8, 2013

Four people were inside the house at the time.

Multi-million dollar lawsuit against Columbia Police Department adds another plaintiff

By Laurien Rose | March 1, 2013

The plaintiffs are now seeking $12.6 million, up from the original $2.7 million.

Stover City police officer arrested on rape charges

By Lakshna Mehta | March 1, 2013

Aaron Nelson was arrested at his California, Mo., home.

In Print: CPD and MUPD 'change things up' in snow

By Mara Somlo | Feb. 22, 2013

University hospitals, clinics and emergency rooms remain open.

In Print: CPD's "Click It or Ticket" campaign delayed by storm

By Kathryn Costello | Feb. 22, 2013

“Click It or Ticket” campaign may be delayed by weather.

In Print: Police dog Fano sold back to former officer Rob Sanders

By Jennifer Beatty | Feb. 15, 2013

Police Chief Raymond Barton sold Fano for $1.

In Print: CPD officers to take plunge for Special Olympic athletes

By Tracy Cook | Feb. 15, 2013

This year’s fundraising goal is set at $84,000.

In Print: David Riley accepts $55,000 settlement from City of Columbia

By Kyle Lock | Feb. 1, 2013

CPD officer Chris Hessenflow resigned before Riley's appeal.

In Print: Burglaries over break decrease for first time

By Jennifer Beatty | Feb. 1, 2013

The highest increase in burglaries was in 2010.

Joe Bernhard promoted to PR Unit Supervisor at Columbia Police Department

In Print: Joe Bernhard promoted to PR Unit Supervisor at Columbia Police Department

By Katherine Fallon | Jan. 25, 2013

Bernhard hopes to make the department more open to Columbia citizens.

CPD to host active shooter training for the public

By Laurien Rose | Jan. 25, 2013

The first two training sessions are being offered next weekend.

Police Beat: Columbia Police Department dispatched to Golden Corral after bomb threat

Posted to Police Beat by Catherine Johnson on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Officers were dispatched to the Golden Corral at 3:17 on Monday, January 5th after receiving an anonymous bomb threat, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. They arrived at 3421 Clark Lane after telephoning the restaurant, alerting them of the possible threat. Management and officers evacuated the scene ...

Police Beat: Petro Mart armed robbery

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Dec. 13, 2012 at 6:53 p.m.

Columbia police were dispatched to Petro Mart on St. Charles Road at 4:58 a.m. Thursday in reference to an armed robbery involving two suspects. According to a Columbia Police Department news release, the suspects entered the store and approached the cashier. The first suspect displayed a handgun and ...

Police Beat: Armed robbery at Brookside Apartments

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Dec. 13, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Columbia Police officers were dispatched to Brookside Apartments on Tenth Street in reference to an armed robbery Wednesday night. According to Columbia Police Department news release, a neighbor called the police to report three male suspects with guns leaving the apartment. The victims of the armed robbery were not cooperative ...

Police Beat: Driver arrested for traffic crash fatality

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Dec. 11, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Michelle Morrow, 24, passed away Friday due to injuries sustained during a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Missouri Route 163 near Hinkson Creek Bridge. Morrow and driver Michael Tufts, 23, were transported from the scene to University Hospital by emergency personnel after a 2000 Volkswagon Bettle crossed the center line ...

Police Beat: CPD finds vehicle stolen during Walmart armed robbery

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Dec. 7, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Columbia Police Department dispatched officers at 4:52 p.m. yesterday to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was parked at the intersection of High Quest Drive and Fenimore Drive. After reaching the vehicle, it was confirmed as the stolen vehicle from the armed robbery that occurred Monday night at ...

Police Beat: Traffic crash leads to serious injuries

Posted to Police Beat by Laurien Rose on Dec. 7, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

A two-vehicle crash on Missouri Route 163, southbound, left two with life threatening injuries. Driver Michael Tufts, 23, and passenger Michelle Morrow, 24, were transported from the scene to University Hospital by emergency personnel. The other passenger, 21-year-old John Kalogeris, was transported from the scene to University Hospital for non-life ...

Police Chief Ken Burton calls forfeiture funds 'pennies from heaven'

In Print: Police Chief Ken Burton calls forfeiture funds 'pennies from heaven'

By Laurien Rose | Nov. 27, 2012

The forfeiture funds are to be given to local schools, according to the Missouri Constitution.

In Print: Suspect in 1999 Gillett Hall rape arrested on felony charges

By Claire Boston | Nov. 13, 2012

The suspect was 34 years old at the time of the crime.

In Print: Two arrested after staging robbery at Walgreens to obtain pain medication

By Kelsey Maffett | Nov. 6, 2012

The two were both in Boone County Jail as of Monday night.

In Print: Newly promoted captain, deputy chief take on positions

By Daniela Sirtori Cortina | Nov. 2, 2012

Combined, Jill Schlude and Dianne Bernhard have nearly three decades of Columbia police experience.

In Print: Sheriff’s office searches for suspects in Southview, Demaret Drive shootings

By Claire Boston | Nov. 2, 2012

The sheriff's department has been dispatched to Demaret Drive 500 times since Jan. 1.

In Print: Methamphetamine lab discovered in Boone County trailer park

By Lisa Conley | Oct. 30, 2012

The search warrant was for an address in Blue Acres Trailer Park.

In Print: Sheriff's department searching for assault suspect

By Beatriz Costa-Lima | Oct. 30, 2012

The man is charged with assaulting a 19-year-old in her Columbia home.

No city policy for apartment crime alerts

In Print: No city policy for apartment crime alerts

By Adrienne Donica | Oct. 23, 2012

Students said they want to know when crime occurs in their community.

MSA Senate resolutions support CPD programs

In Print: MSA Senate resolutions support CPD programs

By Cassa Niedringhaus | Oct. 19, 2012

Resolution 52-22, one of two resolutions recently passed by the MSA Senate, states its support of crime reduction programs in Columbia apartments.

In Print: Suspect involved in shooting, robberies arrested by Fulton police

By Daniela Sirtori Cortina | Oct. 19, 2012

Justin Campbell is suspected to be involved in three different assaults on the same day.

In Print: DGB arrest highlights contrasting procedures between MUPD, CPD

By Ian Servantes | Oct. 16, 2012

Columbia residents voted to make marijuana possession a lowest-priority offense in 2004.

In Print: CPD demands for helicopter use among unrealistic new guidelines

By Paula Ottoni Candido | April 17, 2012

CPD adopted a controversial new policy manual March 1 in an effort to gain accreditation.

Police Beat: Columbia police policies manual to go online

Posted to Police Beat by Dee Silney-Bah on Jan. 12, 2012 at 10:39 p.m.

The Columbia Police Department will post its policies manual online within the next 60 days, allowing most policies to be available to anyone. The plan was discussed Wednesday night at the Citizens Police Review Board meeting in City Hall. This action will be in accordance with the city ordinance requiring ...

Bias-free Coalition focuses on diversity

In Print: Bias-free Coalition focuses on diversity

By Kay Yeung | Nov. 4, 2011

The group has plans to touch on federal immigration policies with Muslim and Hispanic speakers.

In Print: New CPD model faces obstacles

By Kelsey Maffett | Oct. 25, 2011

CPD introduced the beat-based policing model two years ago, but it has yet to be fully implemented.