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Crime

Survey results underestimate support for legalizing pot, activists say

More than a quarter of those surveyed said they opposed legalization entirely, even for medicinal use.

Highway Patrol arrests Boonville man after car chase

After leading a state trooper on a car chase, Robert Jean Jackson, 40, slipped in a creek, hit his head and was subsequently arrested.

 

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of selling synthetic cannabis

Robert Eugene McTye, 38, was arrested after the Boone County Sheriff's Department learned that synthetic cannabis was being sold at Room 110 of Royal Inn.

Two men wanted for armed robbery

Two men, one armed with a handgun, attempted to rob a man in the rear parking lot of Boone County National Bank branch late Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: MU student reports forcible rape

It is unclear whether an arrest will be made after a woman reported she was raped Sunday at an MU residence hall.

Two arrested after short police chase

Two Columbia residents were arrested Tuesday night after a license plate reader recognized their car as stolen.

Armed robbers invade occupied home on Alpine Drive

A man in the home was hit in the face with a handgun and sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Columbia men arrested after meth, marijuana found during search

Officers found 2 ounces of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia at a residence on Highway UU.

Seven Columbia residents indicted in drug trafficking conspiracies

Nineteen defendants were charged in a 40-count indictment for marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine conspiracies. Seven are Columbia residents.

MU student charged with felony sexual assault

According to the probable cause statement in the case, the victim was visibly intoxicated when the assault occurred in the 800 block of Richmond Avenue. This is relevant to the charge.

Police investigating robbery of Stadium Boulevard Break Time

Columbia police are investigating an armed robbery of the Break Time convenience store at 2205 N. Stadium Blvd. on Tuesday morning.

City sees lowest report of violent crime in past 20 years

According to the Uniform Crime Reporting statistics, there has been an overall decline in reported violent crimes and property crimes in Columbia between 2013 and 2014.

Columbia police chief discusses body cameras, community policing at Muleskinners event

In a speech to the Muleskinners, Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton said he has worked to improve accountability in the department and implemented wider use of body cameras.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of distributing child porn

Investigators from the Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force  arrested Gary Steven Daniel, 6627 S. Maple Meadows Drive, after an investigation that began in September.

Five arrests made in Lake of the Woods Road burglary

Three suspects were arrested Thursday and two were arrested earlier this week on suspicion of burglary and stealing at a home on Lake of the Woods Road.

Hickman choir director faces felony charges in stalking incidents

Matthew Felts, Hickman High School choir director, was charged with three counts of first-degree stalking in connection to stalking incidents that took place in December.

Shots fired on Washington Avenue

Police responded to shots fired Wednesday morning on the 600 block of Washington Avenue. There were no reported injuries.

Texas criminal court halts Wednesday execution of Garcia White

Garcia White's lawyers argued he may have been mentally impaired when he waived his right to an attorney during interrogations.

 

Columbia watchdog activist no longer has to wear GPS while under house arrest

In order to get Matthew Akins' bond reduced, the defense argued that he had sustained employment and had passed a series of drug tests.

Electronics stolen during armed home invasion in north Columbia

One of the culprits threatened an occupant of the home with a gun.

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