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Crime

Two men arrested after robbery on Wilkes Blvd.

Two men were arrested after police responded to suspicious activity in and around the MediaCom office near College Avenue.

Two Missouri men arrested on drug charges

Two men were arrested Monday on suspicion of drug-related charges after being stopped for several traffic violations. 

Former Jefferson City police officer shot to death in apparent homicide

Holt's Summit Police Chief Kyle McIntyre says 52-year-old Paul Plunkett was shot Saturday afternoon inside his home.

Driver charged with breaking traffic law and resisting arrest

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving carelessly and resisting arrest. His passenger, a 16-year-old boy and previously reported runaway, was found with cocaine. 

Police are investigating a commercial burglary and gas station robbery

Police have arrested one man in connection with an attempted burglary at Kilgore's Pharmacy at Providence Road and looking for two more suspected of being involved in that incident. Police are also looking for two men suspected of robbing Midwest Petroleum on Paris Road.

Bridger enters not-guilty plea in shooting death of Aletha Turner

Ryan C. Bridger pleads not guilty in the shooting death of Aletha M. Turner in her home in northeast Columbia.

Cyber Crimes Task Force wins case against owner of child pornography

Anthony M. Thompson struck a plea bargain with the Boone County prosecutor's office, admitting he possessed child pornography in exchange for having a charge of promoting child pornography dropped.

Man charged in Turner murder knew her through niece

Ryan Bridger is charged with the second-degree murder of Aletha Turner, who was shot in her home earlier this week and later died. Bridger has been held in the Boone County Jail since Tuesday on a burglary charge.

Death of Breezewood Estates resident is now homicide

Aletha Turner was found unconscious on Monday morning. She died Wednesday afternoon at University Hospital. Sheriff's Detective Tom O'Sullivan said it was obvious to responders that her injuries were substantial.

Columbia Police spokeswoman Jessie Haden reassigned

The public information officer has been laterally reassigned to the Patrol Division, Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton announced Wednesday.

Utility companies receive complaints about scams

Boone Electric Cooperative and the City of Columbia Utilities Department are receiving complaints from customers who are getting suspicious calls asking for credit card information.

Five arrested in connection with home invasion robbery

Three men and one woman are suspected of entering a home and stealing wallets from five people within.

Third suspect arrested in burglaries at accident victim's home

The rural home of a man who died Nov. 9 in a car wreck has become the site of multiple burglaries in the past month.

 

 

Five homes burglarized in northeast Columbia

Although Columbia has had a low number of burglaries in the past week, police spokeswoman Jessie Haden said that even five is too many and that cops will be working proactively to keep the numbers low.

Man arrested for exposing himself, linked to five other cases

Zebulun Ore was arrested Wednesday and has been linked to five cases of sexual misconduct. He exposed himself to a 19-year-old woman in Target at the Columbia Mall.

Sheriff's Department seeks Columbia man wanted for child pornography charges

Officials believe the 18-year-old man may have left the country during an investigation of computers and other media seized from his residence.

Eighth suspect sought in Hobson murder

Police have obtained a warrant for Patrick Rashad Marshall, the eighth suspect in the shooting death of Aaron Hobson.

Derrick Washington granted continuance in misdemeanor trial

The next court date for the former Missouri football player is set for Jan. 5. This is the third continuance in the case.

Deputy Chief of Police Tom Dresner to retire after 26 years of service

Dresner recounts some of his highs and lows of being a Columbia police officer and deputy chief.

Men released from Boone County Jail on plea bargain

Two men arrested in the spring were released from jail on Monday after accepting a plea bargain that would lessen rape and sodomy charges to sexual misconduct.

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