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Crime

Scammers targeting Columbia residents, police warn

Callers claiming to be from Columbia Water and Light, the Internal Revenue Service, and Ameren Missouri have been targeting Columbia residents, the Columbia Police Department warned.

 

Columbia man arrrested on child pornography charges

Tyler R. Creath, 29, of Columbia was arrested after a search turned up hundreds of images of children and infants being molested.

Man arrested on suspicion of robbery at Dollar General

The Kansas City man had a 5-year-old and 6-year-old with him and was reportedly believed to be under the influence of PCP.

Man arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary, parental kidnapping

A man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of breaking into a residence on Godas Drive and kidnapping an infant.

Second suspect arrested in shooting that injured two

A second suspect in the July 5 shooting that injured two women on West Worley Street was arrested Monday morning.

 

Man arrested after shotgun wielded in ATV argument

David Baker, 63, of Columbia, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon after a man pulled out a shotgun during an argument with all-terrain vehicle riders.

Hickman football coach pleads guilty to DWI

Arnel Monroe, 47, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Tuesday. As of Wednesday morning, he was still an employee of Columbia Public Schools, a district spokeswoman said.

Empathetic approach yields results for Missouri's at-risk youths

Missouri's model of teaching, rather than punishing juvenile offenders has led to low recidivism rates and positive results. 

Columbia police seek man in Super 8 armed robbery

Columbia police responded to an armed robbery in progress early Wednesday morning at the Super 8 hotel on Clark Lane. The perpetrator is still at large.

Columbia police seize heroin from Mikel Street home

The subject of the search warrant wasn't at the home when officers searched it Thursday night. Officers were looking for the person Friday.

UPDATE: One dead after shots fired on Wagon Trail Road

Authorities responded to reports of shots fired at 6120 Wagon Trail Road around 7 p.m. Wednesday. A 47-year-old man died from the altercation, and a 36-year-old womanwas taken into custody as a suspect.

 

Columbia police's proactive patrolling yields 16 felony arrests since gun incidents

The Columbia Police Department's reinforced effort has resulted in 96 traffic stops and 39 checked subjects.

Boone County man pleads guilty to child pornography possession

More than 25,000 pornographic files were found on John S. Littell's hard drive, some containing sexually explicit depictions of minors.

Hickman football coach Arnel Monroe returns to practice

Hickman High School football coach Arnel Monroe held practice Wednesday night, according to Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark.

Gunshots strike car, residences on Sanford Avenue early Wednesday

The Columbia Police Department responded to reports of gunshots on the 400 block of Sanford Avenue shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. No one was injured, but shots hit two residences and a parked car.

Hickman High School football coach arrested for DWI

Hickman High School's head football coach Arnel Monroe was arrested early Sunday morning on charges driving while intoxicated.

Two injured after shots fired on West Worley Street

A woman and a teenager were injured after a shooting on the 300 block of W. Worley Street.

Columbia man shot while driving in Moberly on Saturday

The 29-year-old man was treated for non-life threatening injuries at University Hospital and released. An investigation is ongoing.

Gunshots strike house, parked car in central Columbia

Columbia Police responded to multiple reports of  shots fired at the intersection of Worley Street and McBaine Avenue at 12:34 a.m. Friday.

Man injured in central Columbia shooting

A 39-year-old man was taken to an area hospital Thursday evening after a shooting at the intersection of Garth Avenue and Oak Street. His injuries were not life-threatening, and no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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