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Crime

Arrests made in connection with burglaries at businesses

The burglaries occurred Thursday morning at several businesses in an east Columbia office complex.

Columbia police warn residents about phone scam

Scam callers are asking for credit card or bank information for the Columbia Police Department or the Columbia Police Officers Association.

Arrest warrant issued for registered sex offender

After past convictions and a gun- and drug-related arrest in April, Shawn Michael Turner is wanted for not reporting a change of address, in addition to probation and parole violations.

Charvez Smith granted continuance

Charvez Smith, who was arrested in May on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon, was granted a continuance Tuesday afternoon.

Man pleads guilty to six charges in Anita Court shooting

Eric Dawon Jamison was sentenced for each of the six charges, including second-degree murder.

Suspect in Hobson shooting pleads not guilty

A date for Darris Arlando Peal's trial could be set in the next 10 days.

Student who brought handgun to school pleads not guilty

Alonzo Stevens, a 17-year-old, has been charged with three felonies related to January shootings.

Columbia police face difficulties in identifying and defining gangs

There are gangs in Columbia, but within the Columbia Police Department, opinions vary on what a gang is and whether local gang activity is on the rise.

PHOTO GALLERY: Aim4Peace tries to prevent violence

Aim4Peace works to end violence, especially retaliatory shootings and homicides. Along with working with gang members, Aim4Peace also works with gang members’ friends and relatives to change their positions on violence.

Murder charges dropped in Coleman case

The Boone County Sheriff's Department said it was acting in good faith when it charged Deangelo T. Grant with second-degree murder. The investigation of the fatal shooting of Donnell G. Coleman continues.

Police search for man in connection with robbery at Boone County National Bank

Police are looking for a man who entered the Paris Road branch of the bank and demanded money. No one was injured during the robbery on Friday afternoon.

Bill awaiting Nixon's signature would eliminate jail time for some first-time driving offenses

First-time offenders are rarely jailed for such crimes as failing to maintain liability insurance or driving without a valid license, but the bill would eliminate all possibility.

Kraig Kahler denied trip to son's custody hearing

A judge suggested that Kahler could participate by phone. He has been charged with killing his wife, two daughters and his wife's grandmother in November 2009.

Columbia police warn businesses of counterfeit bills

Businesses across town have received counterfeit $20 bills, and all are now being encouraged by Columbia police to carefully check bills' security features.

Man charged in triple homicide will be tried in Boone County

Joshua Maylee is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the Oct. 26 killings of three people in Callaway County.

Man arrested Saturday in connection with northeast Columbia robbery

The San Francisco resident was arrested in connection with a robbery in the 4700 block of East Heller Drive in Columbia.

Armed man attempts to rob Flow's Pharmacy

Witnesses described the man as a white male in his mid-20s who is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds, according to a Columbia Police Department release.

UPDATE: MU employee arrested on stalking charges

Fulton Police arrested Charles W. Fay on Wednesday on charges of stalking. Since it is a misdemeanor, the maximum penalties would be either one year of jail time or a fine of up to $1,000 if he is found guilty. 

 

 

MU employee arrested on stalking charges

Fulton Police arrested Charles W. Fay, an MU employee, on charges of stalking. Fulton police tracked Fay's MU username to 358 harassing e-mails all sent within 90 minutes. 

Three assaulted with sharp weapons during fight in northwest Columbia

A knife and axe were involved as one man chased another from West Sexton Road to Banks Avenue.

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