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Crime

UPDATE: Police investigate north Columbia shooting death

Police found a man dead inside a residence at 920 W. Texas Ave. on Tuesday afternoon, Columbia police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said. Police were looking for a green Chevrolet Impala.

Man accused of stabbing son-in-law with scissors in north Columbia

The victim was transported to a local hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Columbia police: Gunman, 2 others break into home, steal marijuana

Three men, one with a handgun, broke into a house on the 1400 block of Rolling Rock Drive on Monday evening. They left with less than a gram of marijuana.

Man arrested in connection with car accidents in south Columbia

Police arrested Elgar Secundino on suspicion of driving under the influence, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. 

Former Columbia resident sentenced to four years for sexual crimes

Shaun Dierker exchanged sexually explicit emails and texts with a detective he believed to be a 14-year-old boy, the Boone County Sheriff's Department says.

Iowa runaway still in the hospital after single-car crash near Hartsburg

Four of the five teenagers in the stolen car were reported runaways from Des Moines, Iowa.

UPDATE: Early morning vandalism leaves Lakota Coffee Co. splattered in paint, following string of previous incidents

Splattered paint and broken windows at Lakota Coffee Co. didn't stop business from operating as usual Friday. This incident seems to be the latest in a vandalism trend in The District. In the last month, several other downtown businesses have reported property damage.

Suspect arrested in connection with Columbia vehicle thefts

Police arrested Andrew Ryan Birmingham Thursday in connection with two thefts from parked vehicles.

Police make arrest in Passions robbery case

Derrick Orlando Webster of Columbia faces a charge for unlawfully concealing a weapon with a bond set at $4,500. He also faces charges of armed criminal action and robbery in the first degree with bonds for both charges still to be set.

Passions robbed at gunpoint

The suspect selected two videos before demanding money, police said.

Man arrested in thefts from vehicles in Boone County

The Sheriff's Department said a man on the the 6400 block of North Highway VV had items including a credit card, a computer tablet, an MP3 player and a watch, which were items that had been reported as stolen.

Police arrest suspect in connection with armed robbery

Jason P. Smith, 19, was arrested Friday morning in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday at Parkway Apartments, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. Police are still seeking other suspects.

No charges pressed against Missouri's Green-Beckham; women cite fear of backlash

According to a burglary incident report obtained by the Missourian on Thursday, the alleged victims feared the media and community backlash that could result from the incident, given Green-Beckham's status as a Missouri football player.

Police find handguns, controlled substance during routine patrol

Police stopped two men for obstructing traffic during a routine patrol and later found concealed handguns and a controlled substance.

2 arrested after handguns, drugs found in car near Clark Lane, U.S. 63 intersection

Boone County deputies arrested two Columbia residents late Monday night after finding handguns and drugs in the car they were in. According to a news release, the driver is a frequent offender.

Bail reduced for mother of dead 8-month-old

A court has reduced Anna Steele's bail from $1 million to $250,000. If released, Steele will await trial under house-arrest at her parents' residence.

UPDATE: Missing Jefferson City toddler found in Atlanta; endangered persons advisory canceled

An endangered person advisory was issued for 23-month-old Jack M. Randolph by the Jefferson City Police Department around noon on Sunday.

Missouri state Democratic lawmaker charged with 2 DWIs

A Missouri House of Representatives lawmaker was charged Friday for two separate instances of driving while intoxicated.

Oscar Pistorius takes witness stand for first time

The double-amputee runner testified Monday that he was trying to protect Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend, who died from multiple wounds after he shot her through a bathroom door in his home last year.

UPDATE: Police arrest three in connection with armed robbery at The Reserve

A 20-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning at the student-housing complex, according to the Columbia Police Department. Police arrested Jared Hemme, 20, and Leonard Neves, 19, in connection with the robbery.

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