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Crime

Police officers called to Aspen Heights more than 300 times this year

Saturday's shooting, which left one injured and two in custody, is the latest in a series of criminal issues at Aspen Heights apartment complex. Since January 2014, there have been 326 calls placed to Columbia police from the complex.

Diamond earrings stolen from Buchroeder's Jewelry

Three men escaped with a pair of diamond stud earrings valued at $20,000 after a "small scuffle" ensued, according to the store's owner.

MU student admits to setting multiple fires in Hawthorn Hall

Keiser Witte has been charged with two felony counts of arson. He admitted to setting a fire in Hawthorn Hall on Saturday and other small fires there earlier.

 

Columbia and Boone County shell out nearly $300,000 for Ryan Ferguson lawsuit defense

With six remaining defendants who are either current or former Columbia Police Department employees, the city's bill in the case will rise.

Columbia police find blood but no victims at Hanover Boulevard

Columbia police said people in two cars parked next to each other in the 1600 block of Hanover Boulevard started fighting and shots were fired. The SUV sped away from the scene.

Missouri swimmer arrested in connection with Hawthorn Hall fires

The swimmer is suspected of setting Saturday's fire, as well as one in January.

Hallsville man charged with domestic assault, robbery, arson, animal abuse

Authorities charged 36-year-old John Powell on Thursday following a domestic dispute at his home on Wednesday, according to the probable cause statement.

'Ban the box' language revealed at Columbia's Mayor's Task Force meeting

"Ban the box" campaign, which let ex-convicts apply for jobs without stating their criminal history, moves one step forward.

Annual MU crime and fire safety report released

MU crime data distributed Wednesday reveals an increase in alcohol-related arrests and a decrease in drug-related arrests last year.

UPDATED: Two men apprehended following credit union robbery

A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper arrested one suspect after the getaway car spun off U.S. 63 in a car chase. The second suspect ran away from the scene, but he also was soon arrested.

Columbia Neighborhood Watch program hopes to re-energize membership

Columbia Neighborhood Watch looks for more board members and increases in training and advertising for the program.

 

Suspect flees after alleged arson, assault and theft, Sheriff's Department says

A woman said the suspect physically assaulted her, set fire to an RV and fled on foot with her purse, according to a Boone County Sheriff's Department news release.

 

Columbia authorities looking for two suspects in connection with Break Time armed robbery

There are no leads in an early morning armed robbery of a Columbia Break Time store, according to the Police Department. The police investigation showed two unidentified men took money, cigarettes and alcohol from the store at 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Sturgeon teen suspected in theft of two vehicles

A 17-year-old was charged Tuesday with two counts of tampering with a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a motor accident, according to court records.

Friends and families gather in Jefferson City to honor homicide victims

The Central Missouri Area Wide Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children honored the National Day of Remembrance on Saturday by holding a memorial luncheon and balloon release.

Columbia Police Department hires first civilian public information officer

Bryana Maupin is the first civilian to be hired for the public relations unit. She will begin work at the end of the month.

19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of domestic assault

Columbia police say the man entered the woman's house while she was asleep.

Columbia Public Schools not notified about shots-fired incident

A shooting Thursday in Cosmo-Bethel Park near Gentry Middle School did not trigger the notification system, according to the Columbia Police Department.

Columbia man arrested in connection with firearms theft

A man already on probation was arrested on suspicion of theft of three guns and ammunition.

Title IX officials investigate two reports of rape near MU campus

These are the first two reports of rape during the 2014-2015 academic year. On Sept. 9, campus police reported a sexual assault near Jesse Hall.

 

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