Police blotter (4/22/2011)
The following investigations are in progress, and the following people were arrested or issued summons, according to police reports.
Apr. 22, 2011
Dispute results in assault, child endangerment charges
A woman called Columbia Police Department officers at about 9 p.m. Monday concerning a disturbance at 5506 Hunley Court, CPD spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said in an email.
The woman told officers that she and the suspect, Shane Bratkowski, were arguing when he came home from playing golf, Stroer said. The woman said he grabbed her hair from behind while she was sitting on the couch and holding her 3-week-old infant.
Stroer said the victim told police that Bratkowski nearly tipped the couch on its back. Bratkowski then reached around her head and grabbed her neck. Bratkowski tried to leave with their son, but the victim pleaded with him not to take the child. Stoer said the victim told police Bratkowski kicked her.
Bratkowski was arrested on suspicion of second-degree domestic assault and second-degree child endangerment. The victim did not require medical attention.
Suspected trespasser arrested at VA Hospital
A man was arrested at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital early Wednesday after refusing to leave to building.
"The subject was asked to leave the premises by hospital security and refused to do so," MU Police Department Capt. Scott Richardson said.
Richardson said Edward Alves, 53, was not listed as a patient in the facility. Alves, a Columbia resident, was arrested by MUPD officers on suspicion of first-degree trespassing at about 12:30 a.m.
Suspect charged with stalking, assault
Officers were called to a disturbance at 11:09 p.m. Wednesday at 201 W. Texas Ave.
Christopher B. Kimmons came to a house where the victim and their child were at and assaulted her, Stroer said. During the altercation, Kimmons reportedly punched the victim in the face multiple times and took her keys.
When the victim left the house, Kimmons contacted her from the backyard of another residence. The victim told police she feared Kimmons would assault her again, Stroer said. When police arrived, they arrested Kimmons on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault, second-degree domestic assault, stalking and tampering.
Two students arrested on drug charges
Two MU students were arrested on drug charges Wednesday evening outside Responsibility residence hall.
"An officer on foot patrol was walking in the area of Responsibility Hall when he smelled the odor of marijuana," Richardson said. "He was walking near the north side of Responsibility, then made a right turn to go south and made contact with the subjects."
Richardson said the officer found marijuana and a glass pipe in the suspects' possession.
Sophomore Riley Cowing and freshman Rawley Bingham were arrested on suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana just before 6 p.m. Bingham, 19, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.